SkyDancing Tantra Workshops

May 19-20,  Sedona, AZ

June  2-3, Asheville, NC

Awakening the Ecstatic Body: Opening the Path to Bliss

  • 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.

Nov.10-11, Sedona, AZ

Awakening the Ecstatic Body: The Full Body Orgasm and Beyond

  • Learn the 3 Steps of the Ecstatic Response
  • Open the Bliss Channel and Experience Orgasmic Energy
  • Explore the Multi-Orgasmic Response in Men and Women
  • Move Beyond Time in the Heart Wave Meditation
  • Experience a Juicy Tantric Ritual

In this experiential weekend workshop you will learn how to awaken bliss in every cell of your being and you will experience a full body orgasm outside a sexual context. You will leave this weekend feeling more alive and with a tool kit for creating bliss in your life and relationships. This event is open to individuals and couples. There is no nudity in this class.

March 2013, Sedona, AZ

Awakening the Ecstatic Body Weekend: From Sexual Union to Spiritual Communion

  • Explore Masculine and Feminine Energy
  • Define Love, Romance and Sexual Polarity
  • Discover Non-Duality as a Path of Awakening
  • Practice self-inquiry and Open the Deeper Truth
  • Experience Merging with the Divine in a Tantric Ritual

In this experiential weekend workshop you will learn how to gracefully navigate the dance of polarities,  keep your heart open, share your truth, heal the shadow, live more in the Now and melt into ecstasy. Discover how your relationships can become a doorway into communion with the Divine. You will leave this weekend feeling more connected, present and aware with a tool kit for creating bliss in your life and relationships. This event is open to individuals and couples. There is no nudity in this class.

To Register Email Crystal@TantraforAwakening.com or

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

Check for up coming dates and locations, www.tantraforawakening.org/schedule/

These workshops are facilitated by Crystal Dawn Morris, a Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher. Crystal is known for her ability to create a safe space where magic unfolds. Her workshops and coaching sessions give people practical tools for ecstatic living.

Tantra & Conscious Relating Symposium with Margot Anand in Bali

ISTA’s Tantra & Conscious Relating Symposium Bali

06 Apr 2012 – 07 Apr 2, 2012

ISTA’s Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Training for Practitioners

East Bali – 09 Apr 2012 – 15 Apr, 2012

Learn more

Spiritual…Sexual….Shamanic …each of these three areas
alone carry enormous charge and potential for liberation
as well as shadow and misuse of power. Together, integrated
we begin to see what it means to be awake, empowered and
in service as love in the world.

Margot Anand, Deborah Taj Anapol, Baba Dez Nichols, Crystal Dawn Morris and Robert Silber.

Valentine's Day Spiritual Singles Mixer in Phoenix

Valentine’s Day Mixer in Phoenix 2/10

Friday, February 10, 2012, 7:00 PM

Vision Quest Bookstore 2225 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

The Meeting Room will be to your right as you enter (Pay cashier if you didn’t pay in advance–$10 in advance/$12 Day of the Event)

Love is in the air at Vision Quest Bookstore! Come join us for an evening of connecting, learning about Soul Mates, Tantra and ways to attract more love and romance into your life! There will be fun group activities designed to help us all connect and meet each other. This will be an opportunity for those in our Spiritual Community looking for love to meet others of like mind and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a “Metaphysical flair!”
The evening will feature talks from Soul Mate Guru Daniel, Crystal Dawn Morris and Apollo. We are expecting at least 100 spiritual singles,(couples are welcome)looking to learn, meet and have fun! Over 45 people are already registered.

ATTRACTING & RECOGNIZING A SOUL MATE ROMANCE

• Understand the concept of soul families and romantic soul mates

• Learn about twin flame soul mates

• Explore the best ways to find a romantic soul mate

• Discuss the FIVE key ways to recognize a soul mate
Soul Mate Guru Daniel is the Founder and Organizer of the Soul Mate Sanctuary. He has years of experience conducting presentations and workshops on the topic, and has personal experience with a number of romantic soul mates. Daniel conducted dating and relationship workshops in his capacity as Director of the HeartLight Center in Boulder Colorado, and as a psychotherapist, relationship coach and marriage counselor has worked with a variety of couples and singles on romance issues.
THE DANCE OF SHAKTI AND SHIVA: The Art of Sexual Polarity

• Connect with your inner masculine and inner feminine

• Learn how to create sexual polarity

• Explore how sexual energy attracts its opposite pole

• Enjoy the play of sexual polarity in your relationships

Crystal Dawn Morris is the founder of Tantra for Awakening. She is a certified Sky Dancing Tantra teacher. Her classes, workshops and private coaching sessions give people practical tools for creating an ecstatic life. She is passionate about sharing Tantra with others because it transforms with love and compassion. Tantra moves you beyond separation into connection, where you can access more passion, abundance and joy.

HOW TO ATTRACT LOVE IN YOUR LIFE!
We all deserve to be loved and cherished! Apollo will give you practical tips on how to attract the perfect mate using the Laws of Attraction! Think it! See it! Believe it! Have the relationship of your dreams!

Native American intuitive Apollo has 30 years of research and experience in metaphysics. Hailing from Kansas City Missouri, Apollo, has traveled the country as an Award Winning Motivational Speaker lecturing and teaching classes on a vast array of metaphysical subjects including Angels, Extraterrestrials and Psychic Development. A natural psychic since childhood, he is a psychic consultant and has built a practice for doing individual readings, television and radio shows as well hosting psychic parties.

*Due to the large turnout expected, if necessary please park in the Goodwill lot, SOUTH of and NEXT TO Vision Quest
**Everyone who attends will receive 10% Discount on all items bought at the store THAT NIGHT!

Become a Tantra Teacher

Are you a Marriage Counselor, Yoga Teacher or Holistic Health Practitioner? Are you feeling a desire to expand your expertise? Is Tantra something you have always been curious about? Would your clients be interested in learning how:

To Expand Their Capacity for Bliss
To Be Free of Emotional Baggage
To Find Peace in Every Moment
To Accept Life as It Is
To Practice Authentic Communication
To Embody Unconditional Love

To Experience More Love and Freedom

If this excites you then register today and receive a $300 discount off the year-long training.

The Art and Business of Teaching Tantra offers:

  • A unique “Mentoring for Success” program
  • Self-Inquiry, meditation and breathwork  practices
  • Skills to sensitively navigate private coaching sessions
  • The skills to create your own Tantra workshops and events
  • A unique curriculum that takes you on a journey of awakening
  • Guidance for creating the vision, look and feel of your business
  • Marketing ideas to generate income as a successful Tantra teacher

Training is taught in three 1-week modules:

Module 1: June 2012
Module 2: November 2012
Module 3: March 2012 and 2013

This comprehensive training is designed to create successful Tantra teachers and coaches that make a difference in the world. Participants will be expected to integrate and teach what they learn between modules. Conference calls are included, to track your progress, offer support and answer questions. The training will be taught in Sedona; this beautiful location in the heart of the red rocks will support and accelerate your learning process. This training can also be brought to your community. Contact Crystal for more information on that option.

The cost of this training is $6000. It includes 3 weeks of training, training materials, and conference calls as needed. Payment plans are available. The course is limited to insure individual attention.

After completing this training you will:
1. Be able to teach evening, one-day and two-day Tantra events.
2. Coach individuals and couples.
3. Know 4 ways to grow your Tantra community.
4. Understand how writing a blog that can attract new students and clients.
5. Learn 3 ways your website can generate income.
6. Receive phone and email support to help you succeed.
7. Have developed a vision for successfully teaching Tantra in your community.

This course is taught by Crystal Dawn Morris, a Certified Sky Dancing Tantra Teacher. She draws on a diverse background as a Shamanic Minister, nurse-midwife, intimacy coach and entrepreneur.

The Mystical Songs of Lalla

Lalla’s poetry is always an inspiration for me.   She was born in Kashmir in northern India in 1320 and died in 1392.  She was both, a mystic of the Kashmiri Shaivite sect and a Sufi saint. Her poetry are some of the earliest compositions in the Kashmiri language.  She is the Kashmiri equivalent of Germany’s Hildegard of Bingen.

Lalla married at age twelve and moved into her husband’s family home. She was mistreated by her mother-in-law and  her husband. In her early 20s, she left left her marriage and became a disciple of a respected saint in the Kashmir Shaivism tradition of tantra. She dedicated her life to Lord Shiva. Lalla was called to wander from village to village,  nearly naked, and singing songs of rapture. Her short, simple, and direct songs spoke to common people. Her words  open a window to the soul and allow Truth to be seen.

Read her poetry at the link below.

https://www.poetseers.org/spiritual_and_devotional_poets/sufi/lp/

Tantra and Ultimate Unification

Art available at Mandalas.com

Ultimate Unification -Article by Ma Ananda Sarita PhD, published in Kindred Spirit, Issue 93, July/Aug 2008. Sarita is author of two books, Divine Sexuality and Tantric Love, translated into many languages throughout the world.

In her work as a teacher of Tantra, Mahasatvaa Ma Ananda Sarita PhD is often asked, ‘What is Tantra?’ The mass media and subsequently the collective mind imagines this life approach to be all about six-hour sex, better orgasms, orgies, and more. In fact, it is a refined path to enlightenment which uses all facets of the human being as springboards into the vast sea of consciousness.

Perhaps the Western mind has become fixated on the sexual dimension of Tantra simply because we have undergone 2,000 years of sexual repression. Certain influential individuals created a spiritual world view which repressed women and consequently diminished our potential of having direct access to the divine through sexual ecstasy.

Tertullian, one of the founding fathers of orthodox Christianity, said: ‘Women are the gate by which the demon enters.’ Tantra is not fixated on sex but simply accepts and honours it as our primordial energy.

My beloved Master Osho wrote a book called From Sex to Superconsciousness. That title sums up in a nutshell the Tantra approach to life. Tantra methods offer a milieu in which an alchemical process is instigated through the union of opposite polarities. When the alchemy of union reaches a certain exquisite refinement, there is a sudden awakening into oneness with the whole. The fragrance of such experience is innocence and playfulness.

Abundance of Unity

Practitioners of the Tantric arts have been described as walking on air, because they tread so lightly and joyously through life, with hearts, minds and consciousness wide open to all that is. In Tantra, there is true choice-less awareness. Sex and spirit are considered as one. Light and dark are equally revered. Life and death are both fuel for Samadhi.

The path of love and devotion (primarily a feminine approach) and the path of witnessing and meditation (primarily a male approach) are embraced equally, with sensitive intelligence. Volumes have been written on Tantra, but it can truly be understood only by those who are willing to dive into the practice of Tantra techniques.

Each Tantra meditation method opens a door into enlightened consciousness, using many different facets of human experience. The methods are traditionally passed on as a living transmission from teacher to student. The teacher creates a potent atmosphere for a student to be able to extract the nectar from a meditation technique through the deeply lived experience of it.

Divine Spark

It is said in Tantra scriptures that each cell of the body contains the whole universe; the microcosm is the macrocosm. If we penetrate even deeper into this analogy, we can observe that our whole phenomenal world is created through opposite polarities in a constant dance together. As a song from the radio of my childhood says, ‘let me tell you bout the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees, and the stars up above, and a thing called love.’ Seduction, sex and love as well as cognitive manifestations are all ‘God in action’.

By studying our own bodies and reproductive actions as the microcosm, we may surmise that the ‘big bang’ was not so much a ‘bang’ as a great orgasm! (Perhaps scientists are aware of this but just don’t have the courage to say it). In order to play with the alchemical union of opposites, it is helpful to become fully empowered in our opposite polarities. When a polarity is fully charged in its unique qualities, there is magnetic attraction towards its opposite. Women need to understand and resonate in the polarity of the feminine, and men need to understand and resonate in the polarity of the masculine. When these two elements meet, it’s electric!

Lingam and Yoni: Sacred Symbols of Cosmic Unity

In Shiva temples throughout India, which is the place where Tantra developed many thousands of years ago, we find beautifully sculpted images of the male phallus sitting within the female vagina. The male phallus is called lingam, meaning ‘wand of light’ and the female genitalia is referred to as yoni, meaning, ‘sacred place’.

The ancient sages from pre-Aryan history discovered a great secret: God is to be found in the harmonious union of our male and female genitals. ‘Universal energy, the substance of the world, is represented by the Yoni which grasps the Lingam. It is only when the phallus, the giver of semen, is surrounded by the yoni that God can manifest and the universe appear.’ (from Karpatri, a Sanskrit scripture, translated by Alain Danielou)

Some people may find this shocking, since as a culture we still carry a hangover from Catholic and Victorian anti-sexual morality in our mental and physical conditioning. But just imagine for a moment a whole society which envisions sex as bringing us into oneness with God. Such a society would naturally regard all of life as sacred. Rape of people or the environment would be impossible for such people.

Restoring Balance

Now, let us consider the immense phallic symbols which are present in many cities of developed countries, large pillars, proclaiming the masculine as the dominant force throughout the world. These edifices are sadly lacking a feminine yoni of equal proportions to sit within.

Even if we just change this one highly visible outward symbol of imbalance, transforming it into a lingam within a yoni rather than a large phallus standing alone, our society will change dramatically. Symbols, particularly sculpted ones, contain potent messages which affect our subconscious orientation.

The masculine principle is charged with testosterone, a hormone which gives rise to the urge for action, adventure, aggression, creativity, competition, hierarchy, clear structures, protection of the feminine and goal-oriented sexuality.

If the male attributes are not balanced with the female progesterone dominant qualities of love, devotion, nurturing, nesting and compassion, then we will have a world of testosterone running amok, which is the case.

To bring these two polarities together we need to find intelligent ways of accepting and honoring both. Let us start by understanding something very basic – how woman’s and man’s temperaments and sexuality function.

Feminine abundance

The nature of woman is yin, receptive, cool, resting, flowing, yielding, soft, dark, and mysterious. She is in essence the womb of the universe, from which all emerges and to which everything returns. She is loving, compassionate, nurturing. She is tremendously powerful in the same way a river or an ocean is powerful. Water yields, and yet it can wear away rock. She is juicy, like a ripe fruit.

Her sexuality is triggered through love and sensual play which she may like to continue for hours. In general, a woman takes 20 minutes to reach full sexual arousal. Once aroused, she can have multiple and full body orgasms. After orgasm, she remains at peak arousal for another 20 minutes. When she is satiated, her love and devotion knows no boundaries.

Many women are not aware of their beautiful, powerful qualities and try to emulate the masculine, thinking this will fulfill them. However, it only makes them confused and resentful.

The places in a woman’s body which can best serve her in getting in touch with feminine power are: belly (second chakra) representing emotional fluidity, sensuality, birth and death; breasts, (fourth chakra) representing love, nurturing, compassion; and forehead (sixth chakra) representing clairvoyance and intuition.

In sexual union, in meditation and in daily life, if the woman can be touched in these areas, or can focus on these areas, her capacity for orgasm, for abundance and for feeling at home within herself will be greatly enhanced.

Male reverence

The nature of man is yang, hot, active, hard, strong, outgoing and target oriented. He is in essence the ‘protector’ of the feminine. He is so powerful that in one ejaculation he offers enough sperm to populate half the planet! When he gives of his essence he gives his very life and is therefore also quite vulnerable.

Balancing power and vulnerability is the lesson each man needs to learn. In biological terms, which also affects his psyche, his role is to plant the seed (not a genetically modified one!) and to then protect the delicate seedling carried within the vessel of the woman till it reaches maturity.

His sexuality is triggered through visual and cognitive stimulation which creates an immediate response in his sex centre. A man can arrive to full arousal in a matter of three minutes (though some men have discovered how to prolong their pleasure for hours). Once he is at peak arousal and ejaculates, he experiences a great loss of vital energy and needs to rest and recuperate before further arousal.

When a man feels truly honoured and received by his beloved, he connects with his deep instinctual desire to revere and protect her as well as to reveal his vulnerability and tenderness with her.

His full potential is realized when he is able to become the custodian and protector not only of his woman but of the family, the community and ultimately, our mother earth. Many men are not aware of how to contact and live their full vibrant potential. Men of our days tend to vacillate between being over-dominant and emotionally cut off , or being timid and unsure of their role.

The Key of Being a Real Man

Chintan Norbert Bila, my co-teacher in Tantra, says, “The patriarchal foundation of our society for the last few thousand years has given rise to male supremacy. However, with the recent rise in women’s liberation man is now in mutation, and even in the process of losing his sense of identity.

Men get into stress, trying to juggle power and vulnerability. His contradictory nature has a tendency to nurture frustration and destructiveness. He reaches a point of no return, where he needs a catharsis as an outlet for the steam of his internal pressure cooker.

This masculine tendency is what gives rise to war, power politics, highly competitive forms of business, or competitive sports. Luckily, nature offers a rainbow bridge between his contradictory qualities.

The bridge of transformation for men is a sense of humour and playfulness, leading to detachment and relaxation. These qualities engulf and transcend the social and rational games of society.

In the Indian tradition, this playful approach to life is called Leela, the ‘divine play’ or ‘God’s play’. Testosterone needs to be expressed, but it can have other outlets besides conflictual competition. If a man orientates himself around the worldview of a society based on conqueror and conquered then he will live within the law of the jungle, the struggle for the survival of the fittest in a competitive environment.

If he integrates a vision of himself and the world which is larger and more fluid, the possibility for expression becomes multidimensional. He can be a clown, a lover, a practitioner of martial arts, an artist, a child, a king, and a sage all at once. The multifaceted aspects of his nature can come together in a spiral dance, making him vast enough to contain all the contradictions of life.

In Tantra, women function as the initiatress of the man. He surrenders himself before the power and grace of the maternal feminine. He lets go of his ego which was built around a jungle based mentality. This permits him to be reborn with the joyful innocence of his inner child intact.

He discovers renewal of life with a strength which bubbles up naturally, without effort. This time, he is deeper and more authentic. His heart shines forth, his consciousness is vaster, his eyes are open to both seen and unseen worlds, and his creative masculine role is radiantly apparent.”

Secrets for Masculine Fulfilment

The places in a man’s body which can best serve him to get in touch with his fulfilment in sexuality, creativity and spirituality are: the sex centre (first chakra) representing survival, sexuality, animal instinct; the solar plexus (third chakra) representing the meeting of all contradictions and the expression of one’s individual soul calling; and the throat (fifth chakra) representing creative expression, becoming the master of your own destiny.

If a man can be touched and honoured in these areas, can accept his animal nature and apply the creativity of the fifth chakra to it, and can unlock the koan of the meeting of power and vulnerability posed by the third chakra, he is well on his way to becoming a god.

Yin and Yang Sex

The male and female chakra systems fit together like lock and key. The chakras where the male energy is empowered, are where the woman is receptive, and the chakras where the woman is empowered, the man is receptive. We can become adept at making love through the whole chakra system, realizing a full spectrum of ecstatic potential.

In such union, we are catapulted into a space beyond duality, expressed through the crown chakra. When we apply the refined intelligence of Tantra methods to opposite polarities in life, learning to surf the waves of yin and yang inherent in our bodies and all of nature, we are gifted with illimitable bliss. A woman who is flowing in her yin power will become an initiatress on the Tantra path.

A man who is comfortable in his yang energy will become a master lover who carries the power of god in his magic ‘wand of light’. Each one regenerates the other in an infinite circle of conscious love. A simple secret for ultimate sexual fulfi lment is to give equal space to yin and yang energies during love union.

The Mud and the Lotus

In Tantra, there is a potent symbolism which is used to illustrate the spiritual path. A beautiful lotus floats on the surface of the water.

Its roots arise from the rich mud at the bottom of the lake. The lotus represents spirit and the mud represents sexuality. It is said, ‘no mud, no lotus’. By accepting these polarities and really exploring them (not just thinking about it!), we are transformed.

In my Tantra groups, I have found that the deeper we can go into conscious and loving exploration of our instinctual sexuality, the higher we fly into spiritual awakening. And the more we can enhance the polarities of male and female aspects, the deeper the ecstasy which arises from such a union.

Men and women learn how to truly honour, accept, love and balance each other. By embracing and exploring the ‘mud’ of our beings, we discover the lotus of love, and in the meeting of the opposite polarities of male and female, sex and spirit, we discover innocence. We come home.

The long pilgrimage away from ourselves towards an unknown god ceases, and we find a new dawn within ourselves. We are plugged into the infinity loop of the union of opposites. In Sanskrit, this is called Ardhanareshvara, the representation of God who is half male, half female.

Reprinted from the Osho World Online Newsletter May 2011

www.oshoworld.com

Tantra Teacher Certification in Boston begins April 15-20

New East Coast Tantra Teacher Training  Begins April 15
This training is flexible. Join at any time. Continue until you complete all 3 Modules.


The Art and Business of Teaching Tantra provides:

• A unique “Mentoring for Success Program”
• Effective resources for dynamic Tantra workshops
• A graceful transition into the role of teacher
• Tools to sensitively navigate coaching sessions
• Marketing skills that generate interest and income

Taught in three one-week modules:
Module 1- April 15-20, 2011
Module 2- TBA
Module 3 TBA

This comprehensive training includes 3 weeks of training, training materials, 9 conferences calls, and accommodations. This program is designed to create successful Tantra teachers and coaches. The cost of this intensive is $4500. Course is limited to 16 people, insuring individual attention. Payment plans are available on an individual basis, please inquire.

After completing this training you will:
1. Have the skills to teach evening, one-day and two-day Tantra events.
2. Be able to begin coaching individuals and couples.
3. Know 4 ways to grow your Tantra community.
4. Begin writing a blog that can attract new students and clients.
5. Learn 3 ways your website can generate income.
6. Receive phone and email support to help you succeed as a Tantra Teacher.
7. Create a clear vision for successfully teaching Tantra in your community.

Email Crystal@TantraforAwakening.com Call: 928-282-5483 Cell: 928-862-0762
More info at: https://www.tantraforawakening.org/tantra-teacher-training/

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” Yogi Bhajan

5 Keys to Eye Gazing for Soulful Sex

A Timeless Practice

The eyes are the “windows to the soul.” When we gaze deeply into the eyes of another person, we can see beyond their physical body and personality into their essence. The practice of eye gazing is an ancient practice found in both Hindu and Buddhist Tantra as well as in the Sufi tradition. This practice is considered to be a path to enlightenment. It is a wonderful way to connect at the soul level. It can to done with your beloved before and during sex.

Eye gazing is something you have probably done naturally, while gazing into the eyes of a newborn baby or when you first fell in love. Even when you are in a conversation and maintain eye contact, you are doing a less focused form of eye gazing. Eye gazing can be done as a one-on-one meditation with a friend or beloved. It can also be done solo by gazing into a mirror. You can integrate it into daily life by engaging people briefly, in passing, with the intent that when you meet their eyes you will see beyond their form, into their essence. Some of the benefits of this practice include: becoming more present, opening your heart and expanding your awareness of the Divine in all beings.

1) The Heart Salutation

You begin this practice by acknowledging the Divine in each other with a Heart Salutation. Sit across from your partner and look into their eyes. Maintaining eye contact throughout the rest of the process, begin by extending your arms towards the earth, palms together. Then, inhale and keeping your hands in prayer position, bring them to your heart. Exhale, as you bow forward and acknowledge the Divine in each other with the Sanskrit salutation “Namaste,” which means “I honor the Divine in you as a reflection of the Divine within me.” Inhale, as you straighten back up. Finally, exhale as you allow your hands to return to the starting position, pointed towards the earth.

2) The Bubble

Now, create a bubble around you and your partner. Do this by waving your arms around both of you defining the shape of the bubble that surrounds you. Then gesture, as if removing an object from your bubble and verbally say out loud what you are removing from the bubble. These are things that won’t serve you in this practice (the past, distractions, anger, worry, etc.) Next, gesture and state what things you want to bring into the bubble. These are things that will enhance your connection (love, willingness, presence, trust etc.) At this point, you may want to offer an appreciation or blessing to the other person (“I honor your heart, which gives so much love to the world.”) Creating the bubble helps to call you into present moment awareness and creates a safe space in which to practice the eye gazing meditation.

3) Share Your Desires, Fears and Boundaries

Once the bubble is created, share your intentions/desires, fears and boundaries related to this practice. First, one person speaks while the other person listens without judgment or commentary. Then you switch roles. Here is an example:

“I desire to stay present, open and connect deeply to your soul.”

“My fear is that I will get self-conscious and will start acting silly.”

“My boundary is to stay connected to you, even if resistance arises.”

Why boundaries? When I teach this practice in my classes, people often have resistance to setting boundaries. I explain that boundaries are not walls, they are bridges. Bridges help bring people together. Intimacy happens when people have “healthy” boundaries. Healthy boundaries allow you to feel safe, stay open and be present. Boundaries are dynamic, so it is important to check-in periodically with yourself to see if your boundaries have changed. If they have changed, update your partner so they can honor your new boundaries. Here are a few examples:

“I need to end this practice by noon.”

“I don’t want to be touched during this meditation.”

“I am committed to staying present in this practice. If I go into thinking, I will close my eyes for a moment and bring myself back into the practice.”

4) Eye Gazing Practice

Once you have created the bubble and shared your desires, fears and boundaries, begin the eye gazing practice. Traditionally, it is recommended that you begin by gazing into left eye. This is because the left side of the body is considered to be the receptive side. Use a soft gaze. This is not a staring contest. It is ok to change eyes if and when you feel called too. Just relax, breathe and allow the experience to unfold. Notice what arises without judging it. Be open and curious, like a child.

You can do this practice for as long as you want. I suggest you begin with 2 to 5 minutes of eye gazing the first time you try it. Then close your eyes, go inside and reconnect internally for 1-2 minutes. When you are ready, open your eyes and begin again. Extend the time as you get more comfortable with the process. Doing this practice for an extended period of time can take you to new levels of connection. Set aside a time when you can practice for 45 to 60 minutes. Eye gazing is a great way to discover how open you are and to notice when resistance arises. If you feel resistance, allow it to be there. Feel it and see if you can allow it to melt away.

5) Share Your Insights

Afterward discuss your experience with your partner. How does it feel to be seen? How does it feel to look deeply into another person? Were you able to see beyond their body and personality? Did you notice their face changing form? Did you feel your heart open? This is a great practice for developing intimacy. It can be helpful to keep a journal of your experiences.

Eye gazing is a simple and powerful practice. It cuts though illusion and opens the door to Truth. When done regularly, it can transform your understanding of who you are. Even if this is the only Tantric practice you ever do, you could Awaken through it alone. I invite you to practice eye gazing with your friends as well as your lovers. When done before and during sex eye gazing can enhance your connection both sexually and spiritually, making love then becomes a powerful meditation.

Copyright 2011 Crystal Dawn Morris

The Power of Shamanic Breathwork

The 3 Keys of SkyDancing Tantra are breath, sound and movement and all are incorporated in the Shamanic Breathwork process. Breathwork is a powerful tool for healing and transformation. Over the years I have experienced may different forms of breathwork; from Lamaze breathing, when I had my kids, to body-centered therapy, and Osho’s active breath meditations, so I wasn’t expecting Shamanic Breathwork to be that that different from other things I had done before.

I was first introduced to Shamanic Breathwork by Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins in Sedona, May of 2010. Since I was already familiar with breathwork and shamanism I mainly attended their event to meet them and show my support for their work. I was blown-away by my first Shamanic Breathwork journey. The combination of the music, circular breathing, shamanic healing and sacred art was profound. I recognized that this was something I wanted to become proficient at and share with others. Since then I have experienced the process 12 times. Each time has been powerful and unique. Over the past 9 months I have experienced many benefits from this work. It has unlocked and cleared old patterns and enhanced my ability to live in flow and trust Source.

Learn more about the upcoming trainings:

https://shamanicbreathwork.org/training/breathworkcertification/SBWsedona.php

Here are a few testimonials from others:

I have found the Shamanic Breathwork Process to be incredible for me at a personal level. It has helped to open doors that I didn’t even know I had. It has also been a remarkable tool to use in my workshops for health professionals.

– Lee Lipsenthal, MD, ABHM

CEO, Finding Balance in a Medical Life

As holistic physicians, my husband and I are familiar with many different modalities and have seen the value in looking “outside the box” of traditional Western medical techniques. Shamanic Breathwork is one of the most powerful healing modalities we have seen. It gets to the heart of the physical, emotional or spiritual problem in order for shifts to occur very rapidly. In addition, it taps into the person’s core strengths and honors the deep wisdom within us all, since true healing inevitably starts from within.

– Molly Roberts, MD, MS

Physician

Synchronicity Center & Canyon Ranch Health Resort

Tucson, Arizona

I confess that I approached the technique of breathwork with some skepticism as to its value, having tried so many experiences that failed to make a meaningful difference in my life. Well, all it took was a one day introductory Shamanic Breathwork session for me to know that this unique combination of altered state experiencing of guided, theme based teachings was an extremely effective method of processing core level issues, issues that can be huge stumbling blocks to our spiritual progress.

I am truly thankful for the blessing this program has been for me, and would highly recommend it to anyone dedicated to their spiritual journey. Nothing I have experienced previously has been more beneficial. It has made a believer out of me in the work being done here, and I intend to support it in any way that I can.

– Buzz Gibbs

Businessman and Entrepreneur

Gainesville, GA

Full Body Orgasm Tantra Workshop in Sedona

Are ready to expand your capacity for pleasure and learn to have more bliss in your life and relationships?

Please join us this weekend May 22-23, 2010 in Sedona.
Awaken the Ecstatic Body- The Full Body Orgasm and Beyond
Saturday 9:30am-9:30pm and Sunday 10am-6pm

Open Your Channel of Bliss
Learn the 3 Steps of the Full Body “O”
Explore Sexual Magic as a Tool for Abundance
Experience a Powerful Tantric Ritual
Deepen Your Capacity for Ecstacy

In this experiential weekend workshop you will learn how to awaken bliss in every cell of your being and you will experience a full body orgasm outside a sexual context. You will leave this weekend feeling more alive and with a tool kit for creating bliss in your life and relationships. This event is open to individuals and couples. There is no nudity in this class.

$300 per person / Register https://sedonatemple.com/
Email crystal@TantraforAwakening.com for more info

This workshop is facilitated by Crystal Dawn Morris, a Certified Sky Dancing Tantra Teacher, assisted by Jim Miller. Crystal is known for her ability to create a safe space where magic unfolds. Her workshops and coaching sessions give people practical tools for ecstatic living.