A 2.5-day journey facilitated by Seani Love and co-presented by Æris Grace and Magical Liesbeth
May 12-14, 2023
Our erotic shadow is often suppressed both personally and culturally. Our darker desires: to control or be controlled, to release something of our inner beast or slut; to live with wild sexual abandon and similar unrestrained impulses can bring with them levels of shame and confusion. There is a huge fear that if we explore these archetypal qualities we will become lost, out of control, shamed, disrespected, or somehow not an OK person.
And yet, these archetypes are rich sources of love, power and self-knowledge and bring with them powerful opportunities for healing, empowerment and personal growth. By exploring our erotic shadows, we are taking a lit candle into the more hidden recesses of our psyches, shining a light on our inner motivations and thus learning more about who we truly are.
In practical terms, Shadow Tantra is about combining conscious sexuality practices with mindfulness, Conscious Kink, neotantra, ritual and BDSM. We will spend the first day exploring and setting personal boundaries allowing these to come from heart and body as much as from mind. Consent and boundaries, and good communication are the foundations of this kind of work. Only once we are sure that all present are capable of expressing and asserting our boundaries, can we start to explore within the spheres of the erotic shadow using BDSM techniques.
This event is an opportunity to safely and consciously access some of our more challenging impulses and desires in facilitated exercises. To get a solid sense of the importance of boundaries, clear communication, working with energy, and in negotiating around the personal differences in level and types of activities people prefer.
Shadow Tantra offers opportunities for exploring the deepest recesses of the psyche, powerful tools of intimacy and connection as well as frivolous light-hearted fun (and everything in between!)
Seani Love has been teaching erotic ritual techniques to clients, private groups, couples and workshops since 2010. A long-term explorer in this unique field, Seani received the prestigious industry award ‘Sex Worker of the Year’ in London in November 2015. His work combines ritual techniques, Conscious Kink, Neotantra, and many other disciplines. His sessions and workshops enable his clients to go on profound journeys into their inner worlds, helping them find power, wisdom, love, and pleasure within themselves.
Æris Grace is an Embodied Sexuality and Conscious Kink Practitioner and Facilitator. As a Practitioner, they help people take their Erotic Expressions to new levels. They love to create spaces where humans of all genders, with or without neurodivergence, of different generations and with a diversity of body types feel at home. As organizer they are working on further connecting Belgium to the international world of Embodied Sexuality and Conscious Kink.
Magical Liesbeth is a Kinkster and Sexpositivity Activist who sometimes loves organizing events and/or assisting in presenting them. She entered the magical world of Kink in 2011 and has deep-dived into Shibari and Conscious Kink since then. Liesbeth loves to help people to open up, explore new parts of themselves and embrace their sexuality whilst letting go of all the stigma and limits society has imposed on us during our upbringing.
Friday 12th: 6pm-10pm
Sunday 14th: 10am-6pm
The venue is a central brussels location and will be emailed to you closer to the due date.
Please arrive between between 17:15 and 17:45 on the first day to make sure we are all settled in and able to start on time
Price: 195 euros if booked before March 18. 225 after that.
For further information please contact Æris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0456 59 14 87.