Our aim is to make this festival as integrative and inclusive as possible so you can have the best experience for you. Here are some of the ways we are commited to doing that.
Family Sharing Groups & Emotional Support – every day we will all gather in the mornings to connect in dance and song before the individual workshops as well as presenting the daily program. During this time we will also have a chance to individually listen and share what in arising in us in small groups of 5-6 people. This group will be your “family” during the festival which gives you a chance to have mutual support as well as a safe harbour of people you know. Your group will be there to listen to your sharing without feedback or advice. It can be very touching and vulnerable at times and a gift to hear others as they move through the same human emotions, hopes, fears and dreams. There will also be a number of people available for emotional support throughout the festival – where you can share a cup of tea, talk about what is moving for you and maybe just get a hug when needed.
Respect for all Relationship Styles and Choices – The festival will offer spaces to support all the relationship styles and choices you make. Workshops will allow couples to pair up for more intimate exercies and the choice to stay with their own partner if that is their choice – teachers will annouce this to the group so they are aware when to make this choice. It will also be possible for individuals (and couples) to experience many different partners in exercises – seeing how it is to practice with a variety of people. Most importantly there will be no emphasis or pressure that one relating style is better than another and we encourage everyone to be really aware in their choices and to communicate as much as possible.
Creating a safe space – It’s important for us that you feel safe, this helps us all to open up and deepen. As well as all the above we will be encouraging you to be aware of your boundaries, and give specific tools for this. There will be no pressure to do anything that doesn’t feel right for you and the best tantric practice is being able to honor your truths. We aim to remind us all of that throughout the festival.
Presenting a variety of workshop types – Tantra has become such a diverse field with so many different paths. We aim to present a variety of these and also to have variety in the workshops offered. You will always have a choice of different workshops throughout the day so you can find something that is resonating with you.
These are our commitments and aims to support you, and we are always open to feedback and new ideas as this feild continues to evolve and refine – if you have sometihng you would like to share with us then you are most welcome to contact us.