5 Reasons Why the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program is the Professional Retreat We All Need Right Now

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Apr 012017
 

Let me guess...you're a giver.

You're the practitioner who gives every single client 100%...

You're the therapist who schedules one more session so you can help one more person...

You're the involved parent, or the nurturing caregiver that keeps your family going strong...

You're the compassionate healer who holds space for everyone's growth...

You're the driven entrepreneur who's innovations shift perspectives...

You're the engaged activist who fights for the whole community...

...and you're exhausted, depleted, and perhaps even completely overwhelmed.

I know you, because I am you.  I've held every one of these roles at some point in my life, and I know the pitfalls and challenges that arise when you give all of yourself to your work.

During my more than 25 years in the field, I've seen powerhouse practitioners, compassionate councilors, and excited educators burn themselves out trying to make it all work.

That's why I created the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program—to share valuable tools that make this work more worth doing, for everyone!

Here are 5 Reasons Why the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program is the Professional Retreat We All Need Right Now: 

1.) Mind/Body/Spirit Healing

     I've created a nourishing immersive experience that will gently carry your whole person through a 6-day transformative journey. Breathwork sessions to invigorate your soul, massage to ease your body, expertly facilitated intellectual discussions to tease your mind, and plenty of time for integration, journaling, and making new friends. Also worth mentioning, we have a great deal of fun, frolic, and play during this training. 

     This is an experiential process, I vary learning styles and subjects daily.  We'll have dance breaks, moments of meditation, deep discussions, sacred experiences, peaceful moments, and more than a few good belly laughs.

2.) Professional-to-Professional Love...there's nothing quite like it.

     An amazing thing happens when you get a room full of practitioners together.  There is a mutual respect, a deep witnessing, and expert skill sharing that never ceases to amaze me.

     I created this program out of the need for this type of connection.  There isn't another pace quite like it out there. When you step into the program, you're met with a community of practitioners, teachers and healers.  You're encouraged to bring your uniqueness to the circle, and we're all better off because you did.  

     It may sound like a short amount of time, but we pack a lot of connectedness into these 6-days. You’ll walk away with lifelong relationships.

3.) Sweden at Midsummer

    The Urban Tantra Professional Training Program is taking place at my absolute favorite Swedish retreat center, Skeppsudden, during the Midsummer Holiday!

We'll be utilizing the fertile energy of the longest days of the year to bring even more life, creativity, and depth to this generation of the program.

     In addition to the usual 6 days of advanced, experiential Urban Tantra technique and training, there will be at least one brand new ritual experience to capitalize on the supple joy and exuberance of the Midsummer Festival.  

     You’ll enjoy looooong warm days and bright sunny evenings in the quintessentially Swedish woods and on the water. It is the perfect place, at the perfect time to dig into your desire for more, to deepen your connection to your purpose and vision, to learn how to create delicious experiences for yourself and/or your clients.

Did I mention that Skeppsudden has one of Sweden's most luscious saunas?

4.) Business Skills, Boundaries, and Best Practices

     You're committed to your practice, your vision, your business, and I'm committed to teaching you the practical skills that will keep you loving your work.

     You may come in feeling overwhelmed, but you'll leave with:

◦ clarity around your target market, marketing language, and your mission, so you'll attract more of the people that you want to be working with and less of the ones you don’t;

◦ marketing knowhow to further your reach, increase your prospects, and create a whole new set of potential income streams;

◦ a new skill-set and practice around setting healthy boundaries that will keep you grounded in yourself, weed out energy vampires, and help you maintain a healthy work/life balance;

◦ easily integrated embodied practices that leave you feeling nourished, connected and energized so that you can show up more powerfully in your work and in your life.

5.) Inspiration

     The individuals that show up for this work are incredibly unique folks from all over the world. We will sit in circle for 6 magical days, sharing experiences and wisdom with hearts open. During this time, new Ideas take shape and perspectives begin to shift.

     You'll get to explore your edges. I'll encourage you to try something new, to take that risk, to ask that question, to peruse that taboo.  My hope and deepest desire is that this exploration ignites your passion and creativity.

     There is no "right way" to use this work. Yes of course there are standards and ethics, but I encourage you to season what you learn at the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program with your own flavor.  Evolve it, explore it's power, and use it to create more ecstasy!

am a giver, I'm enthusiastically engaged with my community, and I care about every single person who finds their way to my work. 

So if you're ready to join me for 6-days of sacred soul journeying, community connection, and nourishing inspiration, email register@urbantantra.org

The Urban Tantra Professional Training Program

20-25 Jun 2017

Norrköping, Sweden

Find out more here.

Yours in ecstasy, 

Barbara

Jun 252013
 

Today we have a guest post by my friend and colleague, Artemisia de Vine, conscious sex worker, kink practitioner and author of the upcoming book, "Lessons from a Whore". www.consciouseroticarts.com and www.consciouskink.com. Artemesia and other graduate members of the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program frequently discuss the practical applications of seeing  gender beyond the binary of masculine/feminine. Here Artemesia shares her recent “Ah hah!” moment. I think it’s beautifully stated. Thanks, Artemesia!

So excited that I was finally able to articulate something that is so important to me. Funny how I can instinctively know something for years but just can't put it in words...so I get all frustrated and hot under the collar because I know it really matters but can't communicate it properly, even to myself. I can just feel that damage is being done and it needs to change. Suddenly it is so simple and I can just say it.

Worshipping the gender binaries of masculine and feminine encourages us all to project stereotypes onto each other rather than be present and truly see, experience and connect with ourselves and each other. Today I'm making the effort to approach each individual person as a unique being I know nothing about and allow them to unfold in front of me like the exquisite mystery they are.

Yes there will likely be recognizable gendered patterns that emerge but the difference is, I will allow them to emerge naturally rather than assume they are there in the first place. That way I won't miss the times when they are not there. I won't be blind to the unique combination of characteristics in each person. I will unconsciously assume power dynamics less often...

Feeling into myself in each moment and experiencing what is... What's there beyond gendered boxes? The words "masculine" and "feminine" are being banned from my vocabulary today so I can see and be beyond them.