Advanced Eros-Spirit Massage: Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
“The beauty and wisdom of Tantra is that it enhances sexuality as a doorway to the 'ecstatic mind of great bliss'. We pierce through the illusion of fragmentation and separation, and glimpse the unity and interconnectedness of all beings. And through our partner we fall in love with life. “ ~Margot Anand
This course is for people with previous experience giving tantric massage. You will:
extend your understanding of the basic principles of erotic massage
learn new ways to manipulate the body to allow access to all the juicy parts
practice and receive from other experienced practitioners
receive more detailed instruction about ways to stroke and pleasure the phallus
explore new types of pleasure with anal and prostate massage
become a better lover by learning to slow down and delight in the whole body
The weekend includes movement exercises, guidance in tantric massage, sharing circles, and much more.
See Event Page to see photos of what we’ll be doing.
The mornings will consist of easy movement drawn from yoga, tai chi and dance, as well as guided imagery/meditation and toning/chant. These tools will help you relax, get into your body, and prepare you to share healing touch.
The afternoons will encompass massage instruction which focus on nurturing and creating safety and trust.
Saturday afternoon, you will learn new maneuvers, stretches, types of touch, and phallus strokes that will take your tantric massage skills to the next level.
Sunday afternoon, you will learn about anal and prostate massage.
Sunday will also include a final 4-handed massage to bring it all together!
THE CULTURAL CONTEXT OF OUR WORK
Tantra is a spiritual tradition rooted in ancient India and has been around for thousands of years. This meditation-based tradition differs from Western ideologies in that it encourages us to explore all states of consciousness instead of splitting our world into right and wrong. The sexual element of tantric culture has resonated in the West because the West has historically been sexually repressed. However, tantra is not solely focused on sex, but rather understands sex as simply part of the full scope of life.
During the colonization of India, tantric practices were outlawed. Like in many other places subject to Western imperialism, countries like India have been ingrained with sexual negativity. Part of our decolonizing work is acknowledging the oppression and violence that has occurred in these countries while sharing these practices with others.
Ziji and Jeff are settlers to the unceded homelands of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Neither are from India, but we have personally benefited from tantric teachings and have been given permission to teach these practices. With ongoing learning, we are doing our best to sustain these teachings, while acknowledging the complexity of not being from its culture of origin. We are connecting with a lifelong learning process in bringing an anti-colonial approach to our practices and understanding the protocols of those whose land we are visiting. Our questions and practices continue to shift as our knowledge grows with time.
Your facilitators are both quadruple vaccinated.
We commit to adhering to the most current guidelines allocated by the BC Health Authority towards RMTs in practice and the Provincial Health Order Guidelines. Currently both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are permitted to register. Please know that these protocols may change by December. Please stay home if you have symptoms of COVID, or have been in contact with others who have contracted COVID.
If circumstances shift and Ziji and Jeff need to cancel this workshop, all participants will be refunded in full (not including the PayPal transaction fee). We will proceed while prioritizing the utmost safety of ourselves, our participants, and our communities.
At Men in Touch, we strive to be a safer, inclusive space for queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. There is zero tolerance for racist, classist, homophobic, sexist, and/or transphobic behaviour.
The workshop room has a 3 ft. wide front entrance door. There are gender-neutral washrooms available in the workshop space. No stairs are required to access the majority of the workshop space.
To ensure that our space is accessible to those who live with scent-sensitivity, we ask all participants to not use any colognes, perfumes, or essential oils, and to make sure we’ve showered these things off if we’ve used them the day prior.
If you have any concerns about COVID safety or any access needs for the weekend, please let us know and we’ll work on a plan to ensure your safety and comfort.
See Gallery Page to see what we’ll be doing.
"This was an exquisite and powerful weekend, bringing our group of men into joyous communion with each other, as it deepened our individual relation to body and self. It gave us a radiant experience of the sublime, and the skills to incorporate deeper touch into our relationships that will last far beyond the weekend." -Mar 2022
"I have attended several of these Men in Touch massage workshops and have always come away feeling nourished and relaxed, both physically and mentally. The warm, safe, inclusive environment instills trust and allows us to be vulnerable without feeling vulnerable. It is a great way to expand your boundaries all the while learning massage techniques to share with others." -Sep 2022