KINK IN THE LIGHT
d/s & ENERGETICS TRAINING
Om Rupani & Teeni Dakini
about This course
I believe that the path of our spiritual evolution is essentially a journey of INTEGRATION.
Integration is not about the adding of something new or superfluous. It is about discovering that which is already here—inside of us. It’s about looking at aspects of ourselves that, for one reason or another, we have pushed aside and not given our attention to. In no other area of our life is this pushing aside of true aspects of our self more prevalent than in our Eros.
This course is for EVERYBODY! Fifteen years ago I used to politely tell people that maybe exploring BDSM is not for everyone, that if it’s not your cup of tea, then just take a pass on it. I actually don’t believe that anymore. Unless you are some rare and evolved human being who is COMPLETELY integrated in your sex center, I believe that this exploration has something to offer you.
We all have sexual shadow. We all have sexual shame. And we have oodles of turn-on that we have not discovered yet. And the education and journey presented here is an invitation towards venturing into this area and having that discovery, finding that fun, claiming that integration.
This is a Level I course. You don’t need any prerequisite to take this workshop.
This is a hands-on course. You will take turn embodying the archetype of the Dominant and the Submissive. You will practice with classmates by creating mini-scenes together throughout the weekend—you will practice expressing your desire, asking for what you want, listening to your partner, designing and creating play together —while expressing your limits and boundaries in real time.
I’m delighted to be partnering with the amazing Teeni Dakini for this course. Teeni is a dear friend as well as a mentor of mine. I have taken her classes, participated in her rituals, attended her gatherings over many years. We have travelled to India and back together. We have conversed passionately for the past decade about the dynamics between men and women, the issues confronting men and women separately, about modern Tantra and D/S and energetics and every other topic related to sensuality and spiritual growth.
She has many gifts, among them her intricate knowledge of energetics. The way we teach D/s, we deeply emphasize the energetic aspect of the dynamic between Dom & Sub.
Teeni is also superlative at creating and holding RITUAL. Ritual is an intrinsic aspect of D/s Play and scenes.
I have pursued personal growth and emotional release since 1990. In 2005 I launched my sacred sexuality classes, focusing on the healing possibilities through embracing one's sexual life force energy. I continue to study with renowned energy teacher Lynda Caesara of Berkeley, CA.
I am passionate about masculine/feminine polarities in relationship, healthy communication, and clean energetic interaction as a responsible adult in a world that is moving into a new consciousness. My energy awareness work brings much-needed skills and boundaries into everyday interactions. My focus is supporting people in being real about who they are and what they need: emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and sexually. By developing a keen sense of reading the human body's subtle and overt responses and energetic flow, I have supported many clients and students in embracing their spiritual and sexual selves.
Being interested in the many ways we express our sexuality and desire, I have engaged in D/S play in intimate personal relationships as well as working in a supportive role with dominatrixes in their field. The result is seeing more erotic connection than disparity between these two worlds- THE SACRED & THE PROFANE ARE ONE! The ecstatic heights of pleasure are available whether we are engaged in "kink" or "tantric sex"- both involve ritual, respect, and life force energy in motion.
This course is for those practicing dakinis, shamans and explorers of tantra who wish to bring aspects of dominance and submission play into their sessions and/or practice. In this weekend journey Om and I will explore the combination of tantric awareness and creating D/S scenes for clients and/or partners. The art of Dominance & Submission / BDSM expertly plays with the darker side of our Eros. Some of the topics that I will be bringing my knowledge and expertise to are:
--- Basic D/S Principles
--- How to safely create and manage D/S scenes
--- Attuning to clients and managing difficult clients
--- Creating Tantric alignment within oneself and with one's client.
--- Ritual and Spiritual protection in a session
Course is open to practicing dakinis and those who have studied tantra. Looking forward to seeing you there!
About Om Rupani
Om has been practicing and teaching the D/S arts for over a decade. He has developed and facilitated curriculum in the arenas of D/S play, sexuality, and masculine/feminine dynamics for various organizations including OneTaste, Dark Odyssey, and Masculine Underground. He teaches his own workshops regularly in NYC, where he lives, as well as across the country. Take a look at his new book, ‘Prerequisites to Ecstasy’.
Learn more about Om HERE.
About Teeni Dakini
My intention is to use my gifts of understanding, compassion, guidance and playfulness to aid in opening the hearts of those I work with. I encourage all to embrace the many facets of themselves in order to come into alignment and partner with our Earth and each other to create a more tolerant, loving world. I am especially interested in helping men and women to tap into their own radiance and sources of empowerment. I want to facilitate a healthier sense of sexuality and spirituality within our culture.
Lear more about Teeni HERE.