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Tantra Teachers 2019

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Lin Holmquist

The Art of Love

She comes from the deep forests of Sweden and that is where she started her spiritual journey with the indigenous shamanism, connecting to the treas and stones. In her twenties her journey took her to India to study yoga and tantra. After working as a yogatherspist for ten years she had a powerful kundalini awakening that brought her to dedicate her life to tantra. Lin is now one of Swedens foremost therapists in tantra and sexuality. She travels the world teaching tantra and she runs Ängsbacka Tantra Festival, the largest tantrafestival on earth. Lins passion is to whitness people grow and to open up to their divine nature!

Sadhu-Valakhilyas

He loves to share his gifts as space holder and facilitator of deep process work. He brings a rich fusion of experience in sexual shamanic work, Sexological Bodywork, tantra, shadow work, and embodiment practices, working with both individuals and groups.

Sadhu’s work facilitates your deepening of your connection to your body, your emotional and sexual expression, and supports you to live in conscious relationship with yourself and others. He is a sacred sexual priest, devoted to living the return of the ways of love in our world. His work emphasizes our profound capacity to collaborate & co-create with life, and each other.

Sadhu is also a movement, yoga & meditation teacher, storyteller, and facilitator of very LGBTQA+ friendly events and workshops, including trainings specifically for men. His ‘Empowerment Through Eros’ trainings serve as initiations into your personal power and the immense resource of your sexuality, your creative power! These trainings weave sexual healing rituals with profound archetypal work to access, nourish and liberate the deeper layers of your being.

He is devoted to his own individual heart expanding, transformational life path, and is grounded, creative and committed to authentic human expression. He has a deep passion for play, movement, touch, ritual, mythology, sexual freedom, collaboration, community, Goddess, and embodying the flow of life! He currently lives in Amsterdam.

Wilrieke Sophia

Exploring Deeper

Wilrieke Sophia has a vision of bringing something to the world that’s so much more than an experience, event or workshops. It's a movement. A place of belonging and exploration. A place for you to find a home, to be amongst friends, to belong. It's also a place to discover new parts of yourself, find the edges of your comfort zone and tiptoe across - for exploration.

Wilrieke is definitely a relationship and intimacy geek. From being a shy and insecure girl, the people she invited into her life took her on a wild ride through the realms of tantra, BDSM & Kink, non-monogamy, healing, shamanism, mindfulness, and meditation. Her horses taught her about empowered leadership and dynamics between individuals based on body language and charisma since she was a child. Now she feels like an empowered woman who is growing and unfolding every day - about which she openly shares through her Social Media channels.

Through her company Exploring Deeper Wilrieke hosts a wide range of workshops, retreats and individual sessions in The Netherlands and the rest of the world. She loves bringing inspiring teachers to The Netherlands. Wilrieke is also a passionate writer, writing for her own blog as well as a guest writer for e.g. Elephant Journal, Postmodern Woman and Rebel Society.

She is the founder of Knuffelworkshops Nederland & België and Cuddle Workshops International, holding teacher trainings and master classes for practitioners and facilitators.

Besides all this, she’s a mother of three daughters and she holds a MSc degree in Forest and Nature Conservation.

Rakesh Mijling

Art of Loving

Raised in the Osho Commune and received his name Swami Deva Rakesh in 1981 by Osho. He kept this name ever since, even after leaving the commune. He traveled throughout India and many times in the Himalaya’s on his journey to self-realization. He is well experienced in Osho meditations, Vipassana, Kriya Yoga, Advaita Vedanta, Buddhist Tantra and Neo-Tantra. 

He started his own center Art of Loving in 2007. There he developed Tantric Dance, this is now shared throughout the Netherlands and Belgium for over 10 years by trained teachers and is also sharing this at different festivals worldwide.

For many years he hosted men groups, mixed tantra retreats and since 2017 the Tantra Festival Amsterdam together with his beloved Elfriede. Tantric Dance is a fun and deepening way of self-inquiry.

Elfriede van der Sanden

Art of Loving

A passionate tantrica, with background in the Healing Tao. Together with her partner Rakesh, she brings many beautiful events in this world: like Tantric Dance, Wild Women Day and the Tantra Festival Amsterdam.
For her, it's all about embodiment, bringing the 'new energy' in the body. She is not so much about adding new things to learn, but more about unlearning and surrendering to the not knowing, and to the beingness of the body.

"It is my passion to work with sexual energy, since I feel this is the most powerful transformative tool we have as humans. I hope to meet you in a place of connection and freedom." 

In the TANTRIC DANCE you explore both polarities: masculine (guidance) and feminine (surrender). We do this by diving into the body and use breath and movement as our tools to open.

Marie Winter and Troy Carter

Iokai, Institute for Evolutionary Intimacy

Troy Carter and Marie Winter live life as a path of curious exploration, learning and self-awareness. They bridge a vision for global system change with passionate research in intimacy with self, lover, community, and all of nature.
Marie has a professional background in horse-assisted therapy, social work, and personal coaching and holistic therapy. Troy has been a serial entrepreneur and consultant. Together they are immersed in deep inner and relational work, tantric study, and council. They are based on Hawai’i, where they work together to create containers for deep transformation and activation of soul purpose. They have founded Iokai, Institute of Evolutionary Intimacy, from where they offer trainings and retreats.
Their work is based on many beautiful teachers that they love and honor: including Jack Zimmerman, A.H. Almaas, Thomas Hubl and Centrum voor Tantra Amsterdam.

Monique Darling

Monique Darling, Author of 'Beyond Cuddle Party' and workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 2000 workshops in the past 10 years. She is the founder of Everyday Tantra an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has taught at colleges across the US including Yale. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the globe. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating. Learn more about Monique by going to www.everydaytantra.com or track her whereabouts at www.whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com

Peter Petersen

Has been teaching qigong for the last 18 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 15. Over the last 5 years Peter has also been teaching dance, meditation, and Tantra with his partner Monique Darling in retreats and festivals all over the EU, North America, Asia, and Australia. We take people on a journey using breath, movement, sound, and touch to find out what's most alive in their heart and how they can best fall in love with ourselves.

Freya McFarlane

Born of the mystic forests of Britain and trained around the world, Freya McFarlane is an Internationally tantra teacher, Chi-Gong instructor, sacred sexuality coach, and women’s mystery school facilitator.

Based in Toronto

Bringing the essence of sensuality, connection, and pleasure, Freya delights in teaching groups and individuals to rediscover their erotic desires and awaken their sexuality.

From a background of midwifery, Freya brings a unique birthing energy to her space-holding that reignites the wonder of sexuality. She works with a range of tools and teachings to help embody self-love, authentic tantra & sexual empowerment, and the deep activation of breath.

Freya delivers trainings, workshops, and private sessions in the UK, Europe, North American, South America, and Southeast Asia.

To learn more about her work go to: www.facebook.com/freyatantra
Or follow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/freya_mcfarlanefor future special offers.

Brechtje Schoofs

 Brechtje is a bodyworker and a Taoist alchemist who works with women. She teaches them to come into their pelvis and to develop their own inner alchemy. 

Dymphi Peeters

Dymphi is a world music voice artist and voice healer, who accompanies herself on the African kora and creates medicine music. Her music is best described as intuitive meditative world music based on free improvisation and sounds like Mari Boine meets Loreena Mckennitt and Lisa Gerrard.

In an ocean of world music, she stands out – in addition to the special instrumentation of the African Kora – through the great expressiveness in timbres and emotions in her voice that brings to various parts of the world, but also because she sings in an intuitive primal language that invites you to sink with your attention out of your head and into your body. Fans describe her as a “primeval woman” who can touch your heart and soul with her music.

The “Ask your Heart” CD released in 2017 from the unique Mehmet Polat Trio in which she plays the kora, received many international positive reviews from the world music and jazz scene.

January 2019 Dymphi released her solo album: “Gaia” together with with composer and producer Andre Schoorlemmer. She performs as a solo artist, in Dragonfly – Ecstatic Dance Band and in the Mehmet Polat Trio.

The Kora is an old West African harp, originally from Mali. African Kora players are called Griot’s or Jeli’s. With their music and stories, the Griot’s guide the leaders to stay in leadership with themselves and their own feelings and to connect with their inner source to make decisions from there.

In addition to her work as a musician, she focuses on voice work. Voice work is an instrument for expressing and transforming feelings and energy. It is not about beautiful singing, but about expressing in sound what you feel. It works as a kind of energetic cleanup and helps you to liberate yourself and develop your voice and improvisation skills at the same time. It is also called voice expression or voice healing.

“I love my music to bring release and peace and it is my mission to empower women to free their voice”

Jeroen Biegstraaten

Centrum voor Tantra

Always believed that only one form of me would be the right one. What a stress! And what a loss of love and life force. Because I love both Heavy Meta and Mantra, Martial Arts and Tantra. The power of vulnerability. How beautiful that the walls between illusion disappeared and my love for all shapes emerged. Yes!
Since 2007 I am a student of the Centrum voor Tantra in Amsterdam, where I am trainer since 2012. I am founder of Taekwondotraining at Black Bear and combine this for my love of men trainings like: The Lion's Roar and Riding the Tiger. My inspiration comes from the flow of life, from flower to base guitar, from soccer to Vajra and from fire to butterfly. Be everything, don't exclude anything, say 'Yes' and cherish the raw heart. I'm with you.

Renske & Alexis

Renske and Alexis share intimate love, a path of conscious relating and a passion for guiding others through life with deep transformational work and play.

Renske is a holistic therapist and workshop facilitator, specialized in Drama therapy, Trauma processing, Shadow work, Psychosomatics and Bodywork. Her gift is bringing awareness, loving presence and healing to the deeply hidden and abandoned parts in ourselves, that stop us from being healthy and living life fully. Helping these fragile places open up, allows blocked energy to flow, so we feel free again. Guiding people in fully embracing themselves, so they say Yes to life, is her passion and calling.

Alexis is a trained life coach and bodywork therapist, combining Western and Eastern insights and techniques to guide people to more vitality and health. His passion is unlocking the inner wisdom of our thoughts and emotions, our body and our intuition. He also brings experience in non-violent communication (developing self-connection, self-compassion and self-expression), psychosomatics (stress management and burnout prevention), men's work and nutrition. A world full of open, conscious and passionate people, that is his dream. Contact: rensietij@hotmail.com