The School of Erotic Mysteries

The next Shadow Tantra Sacred Sexuality Practitioner Training will happen in August 2021 in Brandenburg, Germany.

This is all very new to me. Will I be out of my depth?


If you feel this is very new to you then yes, you will be out of your depth. To be suitable to attend the workshop, we’ll assume you are extremely comfortable in ‘Sex Positive’ spaces and that you have some exposure to one of kink, BDSM or (Neo)Tantra.

(If in doubt please contact Cosima to discuss your concerns.)

Do I need to attend with a partner?
No. You can come on your own and explore techniques with the many other wonderful people in attendance. You are welcome to attend with your partner if that is your desire. Please let the organiser know when booking.
(All boundaries are honored and great communication coached and supported.)
What exactly is a ‘practitioner’?
Someone who intends to practice the wonders of Shadow Tantra in an empowered, informed and responsible way. We are aiming this workshop at both professionals, and at those who wish to dive deep into the mysteries of Shadow Tantra and Conscious Kink in their personal/relational lives.
What is this about scholarships?
We have a limited number of scholarship places. Scholarships are by application only. Please send a 3-minute video explaining why one of these scholarship places should be yours. (The video will be treated confidentially and will not be shared outside the team).
Update 23rd of Oct 2020: All Scholarship places are taken.
Will I get a certificate?
This course can be considered professional development work and as such we do give a certificate to people who complete it to a satisfying level. If the teaching team perceives that you have understood consent and boundaries, the structure of a Shadow Tantra ritual and are able to start taking people on journeys using this structure then we’ll award you a certificate. The teachers’ decision is final. If you aren’t awarded a certificate you will be told why.
How sexually explicit is the content?
The exercises vary from energy (no physical touch) to deep intimate, sexual journeys. No particular sex act is ever mandatory! Consent and boundaries are an inherent part of every exercise. We have a high safer sex standard and encourage conversations about this in each exercise. You might see other interacting in a sexual, erotic way and you need to know that is welcome in this space. Erotic exploration is the purpose of the event so please only register if exploring and reclaiming your sexuality are intentions you have. Sexual activity is never obligatory for any participant in any particular exercise.
We try to create a safer container to welcome all emotions and triggers that come up during the week. We encourage all participants to take a break from the program, when it’s needed.
What’s the difference between this and the previous practitioner training?

The previous workshop (Temple Whore) essentially had 2 elements that you were introduced to:

  • The complete session cycle (negotiation / safety / altered spaces / archetypes / safe landings) 
  • Several wonderful techniques we can use to access the altered spaces mentioned above (impact play, con non con, D/s, Tantra massage etc)

The next workshop (Shadow Tantrika) will recap the essential parts of this and then will put emphasis on the archetypal journey. This includes very accessible bits like role play and personas but also goes deeper into things like expanding your repertoire of archetypes and allowing your clients to access archetypes of their own. The whole cycle here is to bring forth the erotic shadow into a place of power, healing and self-love and we go way beyond simple technique practices.

For this level 2, we have a strict application process for attendees and ensure everyone is at a suitable skill level. This really is only for advanced students.

What shall I wear?

There is no dress code at this workshop but it’s certainly best to wear something clean and fresh. Wearing fun clothes can be good too – so some people like to dress in a way that highlights their Eros and makes them feel good. If you are looking for a general rule, I’d just wear something comfortable and easy to move in.

I’m a single man, can I come on my own?

Yes, absolutely! We are not doing a gender balanced workshop which means we’re not going to be strict in the pairings in the exercises and it wouldn’t be fair to guarantee a partner of a particular gender in each exercise. That’s just not how it works.. Having said all that, it is usually about 60% women and 40% men who come to these workshops and we’re bound to have a good time. You are very welcome to come as a single man.

Please explain what the exercises are.

The exercises are specially formulated to maximise safety and connection first and foremost with yourself then with the other participants in the room. Seani is an expert at reading what a room needs and doesn’t give a play-by-play of what is going to happen. Indeed, the exact exercises are subject to change depending on what the room needs in each moment. Having said that, we will certainly be starting with exercises that ensure everyone in the room is empowered enough to communicate their consent and express our boundaries. That’s the most important thing. We’ll also be exploring powerful ways of holding each other so that we all feel safe when we start to ‘surrender’ in certain activities. There will almost certainly be impact play of some kind which is a consent-driven powerful way to explore many kinks. Most importantly, there will be some exercises that enable us all to access Eros within and thereby step into our own power.

For any further questions, please get in touch with Cosima