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Tantra Teacher Training in Sedona

Tantra teacher Training Sedona The Art and Business of Teaching Tantra

This is a program that has 3 modules. They can be taken in any order. The course unfolds over approximately 12-18 months. You also get personal mentoring from Crystal as well as group coaching calls to discuss progress.

Register at: https://www.magicoftantra.com/registration

More info: https://www.tantraforawakening.org/tantra-teacher-training

Each module begins by attending a different “The Magic of Tantra” weekend workshop. This gives you an opportunity to experience the work as a participant while observing the group process as it unfolds within the context of a workshop. Following the weekend, we will spend time examining the content, dynamics and flow of the workshop. Informed by this knowledge, we will practice teaching what we have learned within a supportive environment, giving and receiving feedback to our fellow-students. Each day, time will be spent on the art, business and inner-work of teaching Tantra, planting the seeds for success as a professional Tantra teacher. The training can also be done in one-on-one format.

 Includes The Dance of Masculine & Feminine Tantra Weekend Workshopamore small

 Friday, March 17, 2017,  7:00 pm –

Sunday, March 19th, 6:00pm

Tantra Teacher Training with a focus on “Coaching and Ethics”

Monday March 20th –

Wednesday 22nd, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • Attend “The Magic of Tantra: The Dance of Masculine and Feminine” event.
  • Teach the practices covered in this weekend workshop.
  • Do a self-assessment to reevaluate your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn how to facilitate a Tantra coaching session.
  • Start building or enhancing your website.
  • Learn simple ways to use YouTube to find your audience.
  • Begin writing and publishing online education-based articles.
  • Create online products that build your list and create income.
  • Review professional ethics and student-teacher dynamics.
  • Learn how joint ventures can grow your business.

Register at: https://www.magicoftantra.com/registration

Takes place in the Magic of Sedona, AZ 2-6-06 114

 

 

The Dance of Masculine & Feminine Tantra Weekend in Sedona

2-6-06 114March 17th-19th, 2017

At a private retreat space in Sedona, AZ

Friday 7 pm – Sunday 6:30 pm

Join us for a weekend of Tantra. Relationships can be both inspiring and challenging come and learn powerful tools that can help you to gracefully navigate and enjoy the dance between masculine and feminine energy.  Discover how intimacy can enhance awareness and cultivate harmony in all life situations. We will create a powerful container for transformation and dive into the pool possibilities as we expand our capacity for love and freedom.  You will leave this weekend with practices that allow you to manifest a more present and juicy life, full of love, freedom and abundance. This event is open to individuals and couples. No previous experience with Tantra is required.

  • Discover that Life is a Dream
  • Experience the Power of Presence
  • Connect to the God/Goddess Within
  • Realize the True Self as Love and Freedom
  • Playfully Engage Masculine and Feminine Energy

Register

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magic-of-tantra-dance-of-masculine-feminine-3-day-workshop-tickets-31189805548

or Email Rick Priddis if you have questions: rick@priddis.com

There is no nudity in this class. However there is a hot tub at the venue that is clothing optional.

Facilitated by

Crystal Dawn Morris, Tantra Teacher and Love and Freedom Coach she is dedicated to guiding people to live a more conscious, connected and juicy life. She is based in Sedona, AZ, USA and she teaches trainings and offers retreats both locally and internationally. www.TantraForAwakening.org

Shamanic Breathwork in Sedona 1/21/2012

The Shamanic Breathwork Experience
Date – Saturday, January 21, 2012
Time – 9:30 am -6 pm Cost – $120 per person
Location – West Sedona (address given with registration)

Shamanic BreathworkTM is a powerful healing process that takes you on a journey through the chakras, activating your “Inner Shaman”. In the process you release what no longer serves you and are aligned with your True Self. When we breathe with clarity, consciousness and clear intention we recognize that all life is sacred. Birthing us into a new paradigm of love and freedom! No previous experience necessary. Please bring an open heart, a water bottle, lunch, a pillow and a blanket. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in.

To register contact John at 928-203-4096 or email johnL111 at commspeed dot net

This workshop facilitated by Crystal Dawn Morris and John Livingston,
Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitators and Shamanic Ministers.
Learn more about them at their websites.
www.TantraForAwakening.org
www.john-livingston.com

10 Keys for Awakening Bliss

Ten Keys for Awakening Bliss

1) Honor your body as a Temple and treat it with love and respect.

2) Breathe deeply with awareness; this detoxifies the body, supports your immune system and calms the mind.

3) Do a daily movement practice such as; dance, yoga, walking, qigong or other aerobic exercise, this increases vitality, releases endorphins and connects the body with the breath.

4) Live in the Now, shift your awareness away from past and future.  This supports you in being more conscious, connected and in the flow. Every moment is an opportunity to show up and be present.

5) Spend time in prayer or meditation. Discover the “Emptiness Within” as your true nature.

6) Experience pleasure daily by allowing your senses to become finely tuned and savor the beauty around you.

7) Offer gratitude for the wonders and miracles in your life. Recognize that you are a co-creator of your life experience.

8) Eye gaze with your beloved and breath together. If you are single or alone this can be done in front of a mirror as you honor the beloved within. This practice was used by Rumi and many others to become enlightened.

9) Celebrate life, make love or self-pleasure often, practice compassion and welcome what is arising.

10) Commit to creating an ecstatic life and share this gift to others.

Copyright 2007    Crystal Dawn Morris    www.TantraForAwakening.com

Tantra – A Spiritual Path for Planetary Awakening

I recently discovered this article on my friend Jivana’s website https://www.tantrichealingtouch.com/ and it is reprinted with her permission. This article does a wonderful job of explaiing that tantra is about much more than sex, it is about the transformation of global consciousness. I hope you enjoy it! I would love to hear your comments.

TANTRA: AN ANCIENT SPIRITUAL PATH FOR PLANETARY AWAKENING
INTO A NEW AGE OF LOVE AND ONENESS
by JIVANA KENNEDY

If you’re like many people I know, the word Tantra conjures images of generously endowed gods and goddesses in lusty cement poses, circling ancient temples in the Far East. At a glance, it may generate thoughts of a hedonistic culture that fell to it’s demise through over indulgence in the physical senses. When you hear it in a modern context does it cause discomfort for reasons not fully understood by the conscious mind?

Please allow me to attempt to demystify the ancient spiritual path of tantra, and try to reveal how it may relate to a great healing of our planet and Her people. I use the pronoun ‘Her’ because in Her fertility and Her ability to recreate life, the earth may be seen as a ‘she’….and in that sense she requires the male principle to spark and protect her generativity so that she may continue her cycles of replenishment. The yin and the yang that make up the whole. No higher or lower is implied here. Both are vital to the creation of balance and wholeness.

The ultimate goal or essential experience of the ancient tantrika was union with God. Oneness with all life. Sometimes called nirvana, or samadhi, or enlightenment. The ancient tantrikas had awakened to the reality that in the depths of sexual union, partners became gods and goddesses, illuminated by the uninhibited flow of source energy. Thus the union of the lovers became an energetic prayer that blessed the relationship, the family, the community and the world. These ancients were a matriarchal culture honoring the abundant capacity of the feminine principle to open, energize and shine light, beauty, and replenishment upon all within her energyfield. They understood that all sentient beings emerge from the union of male and female and to honor this aspect of life was to bring honor to the forces of nature, and nurture their divinity.

But to think that tantra was all about sex is akin to thinking the tail is the elephant. The tantric path was about bringing awareness and balance to every aspect of life. And thus the use of meditation to quiet the mind, bring attention into the body and into the present moment was one of the vital disciplines of the tantric initiate. They saw themselves as a part of a much greater interconnected whole and dedicated their union responsibly to the balance and upliftment of the whole. Does that make you wonder what kind of world we might be living in now if that path had flourished? It does me.

Emerging out of the awareness of the physical empowerment and spiritual enlightenment that became available in the union of two, came the path of yoga, which also means union with the divine, and seeks to harness the power of source energy through awareness of breath, postures and disciplines, and create a meditative awareness in the yogi and yogini. Tantra yoga is the aspect of yoga and one of a very few spiritual paths on our planet that uses the most vital force of nature to create more consciousness of the god that dwells within and animates physical form.

Well then, where did we go wrong? I suppose if we look at our current planetary predicament from a place of non-duality then everything is at this moment, perfect as it is. All is just grist for the evolutionary mill. But a quick look at some of the historical elements (and forgive me here… I am a very simple historian), may evoke a spark of a ha..

The postulation that Christ and Magdalene were adepts in the Egyptian mystery schools, married and tantric lovers is not the exclusive idea of Dan Brown in the Da Vinci Code. Many contemporary religious and secular writers believe this, and I have heard it said that Christ evoked the power of their sacred union to endure the crucifixion. Then as the Christian religions were forming, and men were exerting their dominance and control, Magdalene became a whore and sex became a sin, except in situations deemed virtuous by the all powerful patriarchal church. And humanity as a whole, began to fear and mistrust its own basic nature. I ask you, what might the world look like if Christ were not the celibate son of a virgin mother, and Magdalene was not cast as a prostitute? The implication that sex is bad is buried deep in our collective psyche.. The contemporary theologian Matthew Fox calls the church’s attitude towards sex the mortal sin of religion. And the Indian Tantric master Osho claimed that sex was the elemental pathway to the flowering of love and consciousness.To repress a society is to be able to control it, and limits growth, awareness and spiritual development.

In my practice for the past 16 years I see daily the fallout of this. People starving for touch and intimacy, who are as though traversing a foreign territory. We have all the tools to dangerously overpopulate the earth, but have we yet harnessed the love to sustain it?

We need to reclaim and honor the wholesomeness of our natural humanity, forgive each other for our past blindness, and emerge a victorious people moving purposefully into a new age of love, peace, sensuality and enlightenment. This then frees us to replenish our beautiful planet with our love, and the ecstatic recognition of our intrinsic and eternal Oneness..

Tantra Tip of the Day- Live From the Heart

When my heart is open, I feel good. Joy natural flows through me and out into the world. I see the beauty all around me. The open-heart loves fearlessly.

When I am stuck in my thoughts, I sometimes feel like I am a hamster stuck on an exercise wheel. Thinking, thinking, thinking. It is easy to get trapped in the mind. The mind is always trying to figure things out. There is no figuring it out. Life is. Change happens.

Too much thinking can lead to anxiety, fear, worry and dissatisfaction. When you get in that state of mind the best thing you can do is shift out of your head and reconnect with your heart. I like to begin with the Heart Salutation as a way of reconnecting to my heart.

The Heart Salutation
Extend your arms towards the earth, palms together. Inhale, as you bring them to your heart while keeping your palms together. Exhale, as you bow forward and acknowledge the Divine in with the Sanskrit salutation Namaste. “Namaste” means, “I see the Divine in you as a reflection of the Divine within me.” In this example you are acknowledging the world as a mirror for seeing the Divine within yourself. Inhale, as you straighten back up. Finally, exhale as you allow your hands to return to the starting position, pointed towards the earth.

Bring your awareness into your heart center and breathe into it for a few minutes. Notice if your heart is open, closed or somewhere in between. Allow it to gradually begin to relax and open as you breathe into the center of your chest. Close your eyes and think of someone or something you love deeply and allow love fill your being. When you are ready open your eyes. Look around you and notice how you feel and what you experience around you.

(C) Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.

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Crystal Dawn Morris is a Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher and the founder of Tantra for Awakening. She is committed creating a more conscious and compassionate world. She lives in Sedona, AZ where she teaches Tantra workshops, offers private coaching sessions, practices yoga, and writes. She loves to travel and is open to teaching and coaching in your community.

Emptiness Blooms in the Heart- A Weekend with Gangaji, Jan. 10-11

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I read Gangaji’s book The Diamond in Your Pocket: discovering your true radiance. This book is a gold mine of wisdom. I found answers to questions I have been curious about for years. She speaks with such clarity about emptiness, which is not so easy to do. As I read the words, I began to notice a real shift in my consciousness. My ego seemed to be dissolving. (It is an interesting thing to watch, this letting go of me as a separate being.) I have had many experiences over the years of entering ecstatic states of bliss, oneness, unity consciousness and they were marvelous, but as Gangaji points out- they end. This process is different. I am not in an ecstatic state. Instead of an “I” being aware, there is awareness of Awareness, that which never changes. This is a shift into a new way of being.

After Christmas I went online to see if she had any workshops in the near future and, to my joy, she was scheduled in San Diego Jan.10-11. I signed up immediately. My time with her was delightful. Her presence has a translucent quality and I could feel the Truth flow from her as a gentle, penetrating light. On Saturday afternoon, as we meditated with her, I felt a bouquet of roses, the color of emptiness, blossom and open my heart. This was so visceral I could almost smell the love and freedom as they filled the room. The path of self- inquiry she shares is so direct and powerful. Awareness is so clear and pure. I see now that thoughts, feelings, and desires will continue to come and go and yet this Awareness is always here in each moment.

This morning, I awoke at 4 a.m. and there were negative thoughts, fears that I am not being productive enough, to-dos, and concerns about the future. (There has been a noticeable desire to be in the flow and not to do for the past several weeks.) I lay in bed and watched the thoughts. I stayed aware and still the thoughts came and went. My mind remained busy until about 6:30, when I dozed off. I got up at 7:30 a.m. and watched a Gangaji DVD. It helped to hear her speak of Awareness and the traps the mind sets. Awareness settled in again. What I am learning is to stay present and watch the mind to see the story and not get caught in it, to feel the emotions but not become them, allowing whatever is arising to be as it is- conscious of it all and yet knowing it is not me. It is a new way of being and seeing.

Questions arise, lots of questions and, as Gangaji so beautifully suggested, there is nothing to expect and who is there to expect it anyhow?” So I relax, stay present and allow Truth to be revealed. https://www.gangaji.org/

“Life is the Guru kissing, slapping, confirming, denying. What does it mean to be true to who you are?” Gangaji