Iron Garden invited me back, and I'm SO grateful they did! It was such a total blast! I lead two separate presentations; one on Orgasmic Meditation, an actual meditation folks, my style of Kundalini Orgasmic Meditation, and a separate segment for couples and partners on Intimacy and Touch.
The Orgasmic Meditation piece everyone was filled in the room, sitting upright, following the guided meditation process of breathing into the belly, and after a while when I could hardly hear anyone breathing I facilitated their process to exhale actually making sounds, and eventually making orgasmic sounds of pleasure. They all laughed and thought it was a blast! Each presentation was only fifteen minutes each, so I didn't have a lot of time. and, they all realized that practice could have gone into 30 minutes or even an hour and been utter joy!
The Intimacy and Touch piece was geared towards couples, and in the beginning there were hardly any couples sitting in the room. I was all warmed up at the microphone because I had no trouble facilitating people to get into partners. Many were resistant, but we were left eventually with about 6 or 7 couples. I'm grateful to the couples who were to partners and willing to partner up anyway. They were resistant at first, but later learned its just a gentle practice to can help someone open up, feel connected, and can be used later with their true partners. We did just about all the practices listed in the segment below, although a bit rushed, it was still fun, and sweet to facilitate!
This was the write up for the event:
Kundalini Orgasmic Meditation
Intention: A gentle meditation practice incorporating breathing into the belly and expanding the breath throughout the entire body. Orgasmic Meditation helps to ignite pleasure in the body, feel peace, but also bliss. It is a guided meditation to channel sexual energy throughout the body, clear energy, and raise sexual and spiritual energy.
Grounding and Shielding: You will find yourself a seat in the room, choosing to sit upright or laying down on a pillow or blanket. You will start with breathing into the belly, breathing in the nose and out the mouth. Feel your connection to the earth, but also your body and the energy around you. Notice the frequency in your energy field. Get present to how you feel, and breathe that knowing into your belly, exhaling out the mouth to release any stress you feel.
Balancing: As you feel deeper into your body and feel more comfortable with your breathing, you will start to inhale in through the top of the head, and exhale the breath down the legs.
Intention and Declaration: This practice is a connection to your deeper self. Whatever intention you have is for your personal awareness. Examples are: love myself deeper, love my partner deeper, clear myself of stress, remove stagnation or armor, open my heart more for giving and receiving love, gain the ability to make love longer, etc.
Completion and Grounding: As you go deeper into your breathing process, you will forget you are sitting in a room with other people, you will enjoy the pleasure of your breath, and appreciate your body more. You may have a mini full body energetic orgasm, or a HUGE one! However, you will gain a taste of the possibilities this provides, and if your energy is open, receive incredible joy from the process. As we come to a close you will breathe slower, longer, and more gently, exhaling into the earth to connect, get settled, and ground.
This is not a chakra meditation practice, but a kundalini meditation to help bring opening throughout the chakra channel, removing blocks along the central pathway of the body, and inhaling to increase the sexual energy flow, and exhaling by bringing the sexual energy down to ground.
It helps to bring awareness to how open your energy is, and also is a practice that can be learned to do on your own. It helps with erectile dysfunction, healing the prostate, elongating your love making experience and strengthening your sexual muscles for health, pleasure and multiple orgasms. Great for men and women!
Intimacy and Touch
In this short Intimacy and Touch segment, Asttarte will lead you through a few simple intimacy practices great for couples to do together to increase their bond, trust, safety and intimacy with one another. This practice can also be done with a stranger to help with opening your heart, learning to accept people for who they are, to see their greatness, and building the ability to let down your guard, gaining love for yourself, the ability to receive love, but also give. It helps to create a balance of giving and receiving in yourself, and find the beauty and love in everything you see. The practice helps increase your appreciation for your loved one, but also life in general. To appreciate life, is to feel grateful, and with gratitude all your desires can be manifest. The practice also helps one to be seen, witnessed, and often when we are witnessed in our true authentic nature, we can more easily be our true self with others, those we love, but also strangers and life itself. To be authentic is to be the real you, and nothing creates joy more than by being who you are.
In this practice of Intimacy and Touch, couples that came together will have an opportunity to get closer and learn a couple simple practices you can take home with you. You can also partner with someone new, and learn how to be vulnerable with a new person and feel safe knowing, it is new for them too.
Some practices during the 15 minute segment will be:
Belly Breathing while Eye Gazing, 5 minutes or longer as time permits for eye gazing, starting with the belly breath to get grounded and connected with your partner.
Scanning their body with your hands, non Touch, find out where your partner felt the energy and where they did not
Firm holding pressure as your partner allows, slowly going into the position and slowly coming out
Heart to Heart Link Connection
Holding hands to ground and close.
Check out the links to the events page at: Iron Garden
I prepared a manuscript for this evening to give out after the presentation. I called it Awaken To Living; Tantra for Your Whole Life, to represent the name I had used for many years before switching my blogs over to wordpress. It is a compilation of many blog posts and articles to cover the many aspects of healing, tantra sex, energy dynamics, sexual concern and more! I am now inspired to continue adding to it and doing this now!
The art by Jacqueline Hernandez is absolutely gorgeous folks. check out her work at: http://artofjacqueline.wixsite.com/jacquelinehernandez. I got a painting of hers, the Babylonian and Ancient Mythological one.
A link to more photos is at: https://moonrisemedia.shootproof.com/gallery/4048094/
Check out his business page at: MoonriseMedia.com
I had SO much fun assisting Anita in her fun Tantra Couples Class, post Valentine's Day. Most were students, young couples, but some were more mature adults and married. We did many exercises for moving energy, getting people out of their comfort zones, listening to different types of music, getting a little sensual promiscuous (with clothes on), feeling sexy, primal, feeling adored, pampered and loved! I assisted my style of Orgasmic Meditation, which I'll call Kundalini Orgasmic Meditation, and helped people to get int touch with their own energy, and some suppressed energy, and more vulnerable parts of themselves. It was so great to assist in this process and be a support, sharing love, comfort and kindness. I loved doing this with Anita. She's a blast! I hope to do many more with her again!
The Secrets of Tantric Sex - Live Presentation
I was invited by the lovely Madame X and have grown quite fond of her. Here she introduces me to her community.
"Meet Asttrate Deva Shakti Bliss - she will be joining us as our Keynote Speaker presenting on the "Secrets of Tantric Sex" at our next gathering on April 29th." Madame X
Here are some Questions that were asked:
I was inspired mainly by an intuitive process.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you begin your spiritual path and what are you doing now?
2. What is Tantra?
3. There are different colors of Tantra? White, Pink, Red, Black?
4. What is Tantic Sex and does it have anything to do with the KamaSutra?
5. Why is Tantric Sex considered left hand path or occult magic?
6. Tantric sex implies male and female partners, does it apply to same sex partners or group sex or even just for an individual?
7. Do you have any advice for empaths or energy workers when it comes to Tantric Sex?
8.Do you recommend any specific books or authors?
9. How can we get a hold of you if we need you?
It was my first time up at a microphone speaking directly to the audience. I felt completely at ease and comfortable. It was the initial getting started I needed to overcome. After that it was a breeze! I ended up talking a lot of the Coaching aspect of emotions that get stuck in the energy centers of the body, the body armor, the chakras, and releasing emotions to help the flow and channel of ones energy.
Here's a link to the event! Iron Garden
I then created a Meetup Group called Temple of Love the summer of 2010 as a project in my Self Expression and Leadership Program through Landmark Education. I offered Group Healing events for gentle connection in a Hugging Power classes, Tantra Meditation, Spiritual Healing and Basic Spiritual dialogue in Tantric Yoga. These were held in my private space.
Basic Information on the Meetup Group:
The Temple of Love Meetup Group combined many aspects of healing and tantra and offered meetups to groups of individuals wanting to be a part of a community, a group of people on a similar journey, and to receive the benefits of this work at a lower cost than a private session.
In the Temple of Love Philadelphia Meetups, we explored basic practices of healing up to extremely advanced practices of healing. We did an Orgasmic Breathing practice and Hugging Power in Lansdale, and were graced with Goddess Pamela, a Massage share, Drumming and chanting, a Tantra Book Club gathering, a Reiki event in my private space and more!
Each Meetup covered something different. Some examples were: Reiki Shares, Reiki Initiation classes, Self Healing Practices, Empowerment For Women, Yin Yoga for Beginners, Yin Yoga for women & Mothers, Massage Gathering, Tantra Study Group, Emotional & Stress Release Techniques, Ascension Meditation Gathering (Raising Your Vibration Gathering), Kundalini Awakening Meditation, Spiritual Play Group (for parents and children), Tantra Dance & more! The vision was having additional teachers and Leaders featured, and offering classes as well.
The meetup was found at : Templeoflove.us.
Now, I am bringing back the Temple of Love through the Tantra Philadelphia Community and facebook. I am planning the first event March of 2017. It will either be a Reiki Share or a Massage Trade.
I was a Lead Presenter at Tantric Maya's home for our initial Tantra Community Gathering on Jan. 9th, 2010. We all did a meditation and then I moved us into soul music and sang for about 15 minutes. Then we moved into a circle. We introduced ourselves and spoke of our present goals in our growth of working on ourselves and any boundaries that are present or issues with touching. Then we moved into an eye gazing practice; each person got a chance to eye gaze with myself as the Leader, and then I used Maya as an example for moving from eye gazing to hugging. She was an excellent example of removing layers and the slow process of energetic shifting and letting go to moving in deeper into the hug. Everyone witnessed the process of the energy movement between her and I and saw her slowly melt into my arms. There was initial resistance but eventually she surrendered into an embraced hug. It was a beautiful evening and there will be monthly gatherings, by invitation, at this Tantra Community event.
I was featured at the Erotic Literary Salon in Philadelphia as a Tantra Healer and Teacher Tuesday, December 15, 2009. I offered a chanting chakra mantra singing meditation to welcome in an erotic poem by my English Professor girlfriend and co-partner in the presentation. Then I lead a Kundalini Awakening Breathwork Meditation for an audience of 40 and closed with a Tantric poem of my own called: Pleasure with All Your Clothes On.
Old link to Awaken To Living Blog from years ago!
Erotic Literary Salon Meetup Group from 2009
Pleasure With All Your Clothes On
Awaken Your Body
Awaken Your Mind
With your Breath
Your Breath Alone
Breathe, into stillness
Breathe into bliss
Breathe into your pain
Breathe into yourself
And watch, notice, feel
All of your sensations heightened
Feel all of you
Excitement of your senses
Be in touch with spirit
Let your spirit be touched
Your breath is the miracle to your healing
Your breath is the miracle to your pain
Your breath is the miracle to your pleasure
Full body, standing alone, all your clothes on kind of pleasure
Just stand and watch yourself be ignited with pleasure
As you breathe into your own ecstasy of the divine......
Yet, so profound.
With Love, Asttarte
I was a guest Tantra Yoga Teacher with the beautiful Dr Susan Kay in her college class to her students studying Human Sexuality. I answered questions about the chakras, the breath, and the energy that gets stored in the body, holding patterns, and simple tantra. It was sweet to be around students who were curious about yoga and tantra and wanting to learn how to open up to the deeper parts of themselves, even in a structured college classroom.