Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tantra Teacher Training in Montreal, Canada

July 19-25, 2012, The Art and Business of Teaching Tantra in Montreal, Canada

Module 1- Stepping onto the Path
•    Attend  Awakening the Ecstatic Body: Opening the Path to Bliss
•    Teach the practices covered in the weekend workshop.
•     Do a self assessment to evaluate your strengths and weakness.
•    Meet your “Inner Master Teacher.”
•    Create a personal mission statement.
•    Identify who you will be teaching when you return home.
•    Guidance will be provided around launching your new businesses.

Following the weekend, we will examine the content, dynamics and flow of the workshop.  Informed by this knowledge, you will  teach the material covered in the weekend. Within a supportive environment you will evaluate  your presentation skills.  Between modules you will be required to teach and implement the information covered.Certification will be granted to those who have completed all modules and requirements successfully.

Pre-registration required, please include your phone number.  Cost $1500 per module $4500 for full training.

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Call 928-282-5483 or cell 928-862-0762

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Monde Ose Brings SkyDancing Tantra to Montreal

July 20-22, 2012
Discover the Magic of SkyDancing Tantra in Montreal

Awakening the Ecstatic Body : Opening the Path to Bliss

Friday Night Puja 7-10 pm

Saturday 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM Sunday 10 AM-6 PM
  • Open Your inner Flute
  • Explore and Attune Your Chakras
  • Expand Your Ability to Tap into Bliss
  • Learn to Communicate Your Desires Effectively
  • Experience a Heart-Opening Tantric Puja
By the end of the weekend you will feel an expanded flow of energy, awareness, and ecstasy throughout your being. You will leave this weekend with tools to create a more joyful, pleasure-filled, awakened life. This weekend is open to individuals and couples. There is no nudity in this class.
$300 per person / $500 per couple Pre-registration required, please include your phone number.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Shamanic Breathwork in Occidental, CA

June 30 in Occidental, CA

The Shamanic Breathwork Experience

Saturday 9:30 am - 6 pm 

  • Awaken your Inner Shaman
  • Activate and clear your chakras
  • Release blocks and connect with your True Self
  • Journey to powerful music attuned to the chakras
  • Integration Ritual in the forest on Sunday
This powerful healing process takes you on a journey through the chakras. When you breathe with clarity, consciousness and clear intent you recognize that all life is sacred.  The time has come for a major shift on Earth. Together we can create a world of Love and Freedom. Bring a journal, water bottle, sack lunch, pillow and blanket. Wear comfortable clothes. Pre-registration required, please include your phone number.

Cost- Early Bird $125 per person after June 15th $150

To register contact Sarah Dole, 707-829-3475  or Email
Workshop taught be Crystal Dawn Morris Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Shamanic Minister.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Awakening the Beloved Within

I was just in Asheville, NC teaching my Awakening the Ecstatic Body: Opening the Path to Bliss workshop. Everyone at it had a powerful, transformational experience. One of the journeys I took people on, was to meet their Inner Lover. The Inner Lover helps you to cultivate your ability to love yourself and others unconditionally. (Learn about my upcoming events at .)

I also taught another powerful tool for “awakening the beloved within,” the timeless art of eye gazing.  This simple practice allowed, Jallaludin Rumi, the 13th century Sufi poet, to become fully awakened. His life was radically changed when he met Shams of Tabriz. Immediately, they recognized they were destined to dive deep into the pool of the Beloved together. They went into a private retreat and both emerged several months later in a state of ecstatic bliss. Rumi’s poems tell us that this awakening occurred through their shared experience of eye gazing. Below are some examples of these poems.

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere,
they're in each other all along.

From Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks

Suddenly the drunken sweetheart appeared out of my door.
She drank a cup of ruby wine and sat by my side.
Seeing and holding the lockets of her hair
My face became all eyes, and my eyes all hands.

From Thief of Sleep
by Shahram Shiva

The Freshness

When it's cold and raining,
you are more beautiful.

And the snow brings me
even closer to your lips.

The inner secret, that which was never born,
you are that freshness, and I am with you now.

I can't explain the goings,
or the comings. You enter suddenly,

and I am nowhere again.
Inside the majesty.

From Soul of Rumi
by Coleman Barks

With the Beloved's water of life, no illness remains
In the Beloved's rose garden of union, no thorn remains.
They say there is a window from one heart to another
How can there be a window where no wall remains?

From Thief of Sleep
by Shahram Shiva

 Some Kiss We Want

There is some kiss we want with 
our whole lives, the touch of 

spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At

night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its
face against mine. 

Close the language- door and
open the love window. The moon
won't use the door, only the window.

From Soul of Rumi
by Coleman Barks

When your chest is free of your limiting ego,
Then you will see the ageless Beloved.
You can not see yourself without a mirror;
Look at the Beloved, He is the brightest mirror.

From Thief of Sleep
by Shahram Shiva

Above poems from the books, Essential Rumi and Soul of Rumi both translated by Coleman Barks and Thief of Sleep  translated by Shahram Shiva.

Monday, June 4, 2012

10 Invitations for the Sacred Masculine

A Call to the Sacred Masculine: Ten Daring Invitations from the Divine Feminine.

If I am going act like a goddess, I want a man who acts like a god.

Yet all this talk lately of the goddess and the Divine Feminine seems like new-age wishful thinking, a fantasy archetype with as much to do with real life as Superwoman or the Fairy God Mother.
While goddess propagandists promote the unilateral concept of a spiritually elevated womanhood—strong but supple, decisive and nurturing, wild yet wise—glaringly absent is a call to the Sacred Masculine counterpoint. Women can forever rally around each other, cheerleading new heights of intuitive and open-hearted power, but without the cooperation of menfolk stealing their own fire from the gods, we are preaching to the sistah choir.
Bottomline? Organizing a spiritual revolution as women without inviting men to the front lines with us means we are orchestrating a collective reframe with only half the available power. Real change means humanity—yes both genders—opts for the cosmic upgrade to Divine Class together.

So, on behalf of the X chromosome, here is my invitation to mortal men who wish to dance as gods with wanna-be goddesses.

1. Show us your heroic heart. We know you want to save what is worth saving and to rescue this planet from peril. Wage a hero’s battle against poverty, needless strife, environmental ruin or whatever stirs your courageous heart. It might be a plan to increase your neighborhood safety, to improve your child’s education, to plant a vegetable garden in your backyard or to stop prejudice wherever you see it. The world needs your brave heart to take bold action.
2. Unsheathe your sword. As a man, you wield a sword of truth that can cut through cultural distractions to what really matters. The faster car, the better sports team, the bigger salary are all fine and dandy but on your deathbed, what unfulfilled vision will you regret the most? What risk did you back away from? What chance did you refuse to take? Before you die, be bold enough to discover and live your truth.
3. Dare to dream. Before you played the role of mortal, you (well, we) created the heavens and earth. What do you wish to create here and now? What beautiful order do you wish to bring forth from the chaos of this world. What implausible dream do you want to manifest for the greater good of all? It doesn’t have to be grand, like solving world hunger. It can be simple, like solving your child’s homework problem because you are dedicated to being a great father. All we care about is that something brings you alive with passion.
4. Steer the ship. Aim your life for a noble horizon. It’s not like there’s a second in command who will captain your destiny while you snooze on the sofa after too many beers and potato chips with the TV droning in the background. Get to the helm of your life and navigate by your own pole star, the true north of your heart’s burning desire. Tip: if you don’t know what port you’re headed for, no wind is favorable.
5. Bring your soul to work. Work for more than the mortgage and car payments—work because you find some measure of joy in your job. And if the job is just to make ends meet for now, then meet that employment with gratitude and a call to service. Know that it’s not what you do, but what you bring to what you do, that matters.
6. Care deeply. As a man, you might have been taught to feel lightly and think hard, to hold your emotions back, as if you can build a dam against what naturally must flow. But your caring is what this world cries for. The tender-hearted masculine is both wise and merciful. When you weep, you give women permission to be strong. When your heart breaks we want to know it so that we can heal it together.
7. Love fearlessly. Show us the way by standing firm when we are in a beautiful rage. Don’t run from our fury—after all it might contain magical wisdom. In the gale force of feminine anger, your calm is a powerful reminder that we are met and accepted by our beloved partner.
8. Ravish your woman. Every now and then, take her wholeheartedly, without apology. Press her against a wall and bind her with your kisses. Possess your goddess, oh great god that you are, and then let her possess you. Polarity is a potent nectar and the current runs both ways.
9. Slay your demons. We all have them, the dark part of our hearts, the crevices where our fear and loathing hideout. Notice what keeps you awake at night and stalk it. Hunt your darkness and drag it into the light for loving and healing.
10. Leave your mark. Don’t settle for a fleeting cameo in which your appearance in this kingdom is so quickly forgotten. What do you want your children to say about you? Your great-grandchildren? The greatest legacy is not the wealth you leave behind, but your heartfelt message that echoes forward to future generations.
Ultimately, this dance of the divine in both genders is not about lighting incense, chanting at kirtan, wearing white or even gathering in gender-specific goddess groups or men’s Iron John style movements designed to reclaim a lost chest-thumping masculine. Rather, it’s about being real 360-degree humans, embracing both the sacred and the mundane within ourselves and each other.
When men are willing to meet women heart-first and to live from that divine place of kingly wisdom, warrior courage and boy-like vulnerability, we women are given the gift of receiving all of you. And we are given permission to reveal all of who we are—the nurturing goddess, the juicy seductress and yes, even the nasty b*tch.
In the end, the call to a Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine is perhaps just the simple yearning to get out of our crazy-busy heads and into our still-knowing hearts. As Rumi says, “I looked in Temples, Churches and Mosques. I found the Divine in my heart.”
Whatever the divine really is, let’s find it together.

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Lori Ann Lothian is the creator of the popular The Awakened Dreamer blog which hit the stands following an overnight Enlightenment Episode that revolutionized her sex life and destroyed any chance at ever being miserable again. Her newest blog creation, Love Stripped Down explores the "Naked Truth about Sex, Romance and Relationships" and the possibility for enlightened love between the sexes. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. Lori Ann lives in Vancouver, Canada, where she has learned to transcend the rain and surrender to mega doses of vitamin D.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tantra in Asheville, NC June 2-3

Experience a weekend of SkyDancing Tantra with Crystal Dawn Morris , Certfied SkyDancing Tantra Teacher and founder of Tantra for Awakening June 2 and 3. This 20 hour workshop is  open to individuals for $250 and couples for $475 by May 19th. Prices are $275 and $500 after.

SkyDancing Tantra has 9 International Institutes. It was formed by Margo Anand, a personal tantra teacher of Master Osho. This tradition rooted in 8th century Tibetan Tantric Buddhism weaves modern mysticism and transpersonal psychology. Sky Dancers are devoted to equal partnership between men and women.

Crystal Dawn Morris  has been teaching and healing for over 20 years. She is a certified SkyDancing Instructor, ISTA (International School of Temple Arts) Faculty and founder  of Tantra for Awakening. Known for her warmth and ability to create a safe space where magic unfolds, Crystal is passionate about Tantra because it transforms people, moving them beyond separation and into connection.
By the end of the weekend you will feel an expanded flow of energy, awareness, and ecstasy throughout your being. You will leave this event with tools to create a more joyful, pleasure-filled, awakened life. There is no nudity in this class.

  • Open Your inner Flute
  • Explore and Attune Your Chakras
  • Expand Your Ability to Tap into Bliss
  • Learn to Communicate Your Desires Effectively
  • Experience a Heart-Opening Tantric Puja
Saturday 9:30am -9:30pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. This class is limited to 20 and will operate with a minimum.

$250/Person/weekend workshop/Early registration
$475/Couple/weekend workshop/Early Registration
$275/Person/weekend workshop/After May 19th
$500/Couple/weekend workshop/After May 19th
SkyDancing Tantra: Awakening the Ecstatic Body: Opening the Path to Bliss
06/02/2012 9:30 am
06/03/2012 6:00 pm
250/475 early bird
Crystal Dawn
Asheville Tantra School
2 Westwood Pl., Asheville, 28806, United States
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