Tantra meets BDSM

Integrating the Light & Dark of our Eros and our being.

With Laurie Handlers & Om Rupani

January 27th & 28th.  Phoenix, AZ

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Osho on Tantra

Tantra looks at life with a total vision.  It wants to look at life as it is.  Tantra encounters life face to face.  Neither thinking, ‘This is good’, nor thinking, ‘This is bad’.  Simply facing that which is.  

Tantra does not split you.  All the religions of the world except Tantra have created split personalities.  They make something bad in you and something good.  And they say the good has to be achieved and the bad denied.  The devil has to be denied and God accepted.  They create a fight within you.  Then you are continuously feeling guilty.  Because how can you destroy the part that is organically one with you?  You may call it bad, you may call it names, but how can you destroy it?  It is a part of you.  You never created it.  You have simply found it given to you.  Anger is there.  Sex is there.  Greed is there.  You have not created these.  These are given facts of life like your eyes and your hands.  You can call them names, you can call them ugly, but you cannot kill them.  Nothing can be killed out of existence.  

Nobody has reached to the divine by saying no to existence.  This is the vision of Tantra.  

 Tantra accepts you in your totality.  Unless Tantra becomes the foundation of human life, man will not be complete.  Because no other vision accepts man in his totality.  

Tantra says be yourself.  That is the only true being you can ever achieve.  


Course Description

In this weekend journey, Laurie Handlers and Om Rupani will create a permission field in which the participants can discover a greater YES for their being, their desires, their Eros.  No aspect of our being has been more shunned by society, more relegated to second class status than our Eros—especially the so called darker aspects of our Eros.

 

The art of Dominance & Submission / BDSM expertly plays with the darker side of our Eros.  In this journey we will take the participants through solo practices of release and self-acceptance, as well as partnered exercise and SCENES in which they may give themselves permission for their desires around POWER, DOMINANCE & SUBMISSION, the giving and receiving of CONTROL and the deeper experience of SURRENDER.

 

We invite you to come explore and deepen your Spiritual and Erotic journey. Integrate the various aspects of your psyche, discover new levels of turn-on in your relating and sexing.  Say YES to life, to your desires, and to your BEING.

 

Course is open to singles & couples.

 

Course Fee:  $490 per person for the weekend


About Laurie Handlers

Laurie Handlers is a Sex and Happiness Coach, author of Amazon #1 International Bestseller Sex & Happiness. She offers sexual health and awareness courses throughout the world and has hosted a weekly radio show where she discusses all topics about sex and happiness for over a decade. She is also a film producer and is currently a Lead Faculty Member of ISTA (International School for Temple Arts).

Lear more about Laurie HERE.

 

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 complementarity for various organizations including OneTaste, Dark Odyssey, andMasculine 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.



Student Testimonials for TANTRA meets BDSM


Before the course, I had some people ask me about what Tantra could possibly have in common with BDSM, and I can now say that it's that deepest intimacy and connection they both strive for. It's about the energy of the dynamic first and foremost, and everything else is nice but not essential extras. 

But we did learn about the extras - the basics, but what absolutely fascinating material! The experiential exercises were powerful but not intimidating, and I so appreciated the safe container that was created for everyone to play and explore in to the degree each wanted to.

I learned lots about myself - what I'm like and what I like. Confirmed some things about my preferences, surprised myself with new discoveries and stretched my preconceived ideas about my sexuality. 

But the the most important part for me in this work is, just how integrated it is with spirituality and personal development. It's so much more than just sex. It's about healing and connection and coming home to ourselves.

--- Y.Z.

This class has truly changed my views towards BDSM. I have learned to embrace what I have always kept hidden (my "dark side") as something that's always been a part of me that deserves to be acknowledged. I am now armed with tools to bring those sides of me to light - to be freed, to be free. Thank you so much, Om and Laurie.

---J.Z.

The Tantra - BDSM class offered by Laurie Handler and Om Rupani is one of the most transforming classes I've ever attended where I could go out of control and feel safe and handled with love and care. For anyone out there looking to know their darkness and bring it to light, this is the class where you will feel healed and you'd have learned a way of going to alternate states of consciousness through the most potent force in our bodies, your sexual energy.

---L.K.

Om and Laurie have further clarified my understanding of consent, making requests without the baggage of shame and emtionally releasing in a 'clean', manner which does not project on to another. I have been given a magical insight into a new modality of d/s play where I can see the potential of reclaiming themes of where I have been powerless and turn them into scenes of remarkable healing, outstanding! Thank you so much......

Please put on another workshop soon!

---K.H.