3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Moth and Moon Studio
What is Tantra?
Tantra literally means “to weave.”
Tantra is not an event or single experience; it is a practice in the same way that Yoga is a practice.
The practice of yoga includes poses, breathing and meditation. The elements that make up the practice of tantra include movement, breath, sound, stillness, mediation and more.
The goal of the practice of tantra is to cultivate in-the-moment consciousness of body, mind and spirit, so that daily life can be experienced as a unified flow of present moments, as opposed to a series of events.
Life on Earth is full of distractions; both external and internal. Those distractions are what pull us out of the present moment. The greatest human challenge we face is quieting our internal chatter. It is that chatter that keeps us separated from our Divine origin; our truth; our purpose; our peace.
Tantra offers a very practical way to quiet the chatter and reunite with your divine self. As your practice of tantra grows so does your ability to experience even the most difficult moments of life with a heart full of joy, compassion, forgiveness, hope and purpose.
What Tantra is Not
In the Western World, Tantra has often been equated with sexual practices. Though there are practices that can be done with sexual partners, those experiences generally evolve over time, and after each partner has done the work needed to clear the way for that level of connection. The sexual elements of tantra are not the focus of this workshop.
Authentic tantra practices are not designed to be a pick-up technique for engaging in sex. Sexuality is but one thread in the body-mind-spirit weave, and usually doesn’t play a role until many other threads are well-anchored.
What will you experience?
In this workshop the focus is on developing the rudiments of mindfulness that are core to tantra. You will be introduced to practices like breath work, body movement and mindful connection in a light and playful environment of exploration.
Who is this workshop for?
Any adult who wants to explore their personal mind-body-spirit connection in a safe supportive environment.
This workshop is for you if:
- You are looking to broaden your own spiritual practice
- Clear inner obstacles keeping you from experiencing a more vitality-filled life
- Open yourself to living more fully in the present moment
Cost is $30 per person. Click here to register!
About Matooka Moonbear
Matooka Moonbear is an earth based spiritual practitioner with over 30 years of experience. Her spiritual work is a rich blend of Native American and Pagan traditions. Matooka is an accomplished Kriya Massage Therapist and Reiki Master Teacher for over 17 years having received training from DoveStar Institute. Matooka works closely with nature based teachings including those of Sun Bear, crystals and animals. Through her work with animals and their powerful medicine, she was taught to continue their sacred journey and how to use their bodies and call on their spirit to create strong medicine that births into drums, rattles and other Shamanic tools.
Matooka has also closely studied with a Mohawk spiritual person for 4 years. During this time, she learned the ways of the red road and Sacred Pipe. Amritanandamayi, also known as Amma the hugging saint, is Matooka’s Sat Guru. While living in New Mexico, she joined a local Satsung and studied Amma’s teachings for 2 years. Matooka has also studied with Granny Moon at Sisters of the Burning Branch (a Goddess School). There she completed 4th degree High Priestess training and initiation. Matooka is a 10th generation graduate of Priestess Path and an ordained minister for the Temple of Witchcraft.
For more information on Matooka’s offerings or to book a session, please visit www.MatookaMoonbear.com!