News from Barbara Carrellas & Urban Tantra®
See you in September…
and October… and November
It’s still summer! Join me for some late-season ecstatic fun
at the New York Open Center on 7 September.
First and foremost, I want to thank you all for the overwhelming support you’ve given me and Kate Bornstein this past year. Kate is recovering nicely from all the cancer treatments and we are both looking forward to a more “normal” autumn.
I’ll be visiting a lot of my favorite places in the next three months and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you that I have missed this past year. The fun will begin on Labor Day weekend with FetFest. Then I’ll be back at the New York Open Center with my one-day Urban Tantra workshop. In October I’ll be returning to Sweden for two intensive workshops. Then it’s off to London for a introductory evening for my May 2014 Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program in the U.K.. I’ll kick off November at the Mind Body Spirit Festival in Brighton. Then it’s back to the U.S. and on to Pasadena for Hay House’s I Can Do It conference. Details for all of these are below.
If you can’t make an in-person workshop this fall, you can take a workshop with me virtually. This summer I recorded Orgasms with Spirit—a four-part online course featuring some of the most popular elements of my in-person workshops—and it is now On Demand at Hay House. You can add some love and ecstasy to your life without leaving your house!
If you’re waiting to hear about dates for the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, just hang in there. We’ll be announcing the dates very soon.
30 August – 2 September 2013
I’m thrilled to be returning to FetFest for it’s third year. FetFest is a festival that brings together the BDSM, LGBT, GSM, Queer and Poly Communities to connect, share, love, learn and grow in a respectful consent culture environment. I’ll be facilitating two workshops and co-facilitating two events.
7 September 2013
Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century
New York Open Center
10:00 am – 5:30pm
Urban Tantra® is a radically updated Tantra practice for modern sexual and spiritual explorers—it can be used anywhere and by everyone. Tantra is not only a sexual practice, it also is a sensuous way of life and a path to spiritual growth and fulfillment. On the Tantric path, pleasure, vision and ecstasy are celebrated and can be as available in everyday life as they are in peak sexual experiences. In this workshop, you’ll learn Tantric techniques for intense full-bodied orgasms, breath-and-energy orgasms, amazingly deep, heart-centered connections (with a partner or with yourself), and the bliss that comes when your spiritual and sexual paths are one.
This workshop is for both couples and singles. All genders and sexual preferences are welcome. There will be no nudity and no explicit sexual touch. There will be partnered practices in the afternoon. Singles will be paired, with consent. To be assured of working with a partner of your choice, come with a friend.
17 – 20 October 2013
Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century
I’m thrilled to be back in Sweden with Urban Tantra®!
Urban Tantra® as an approach to sacred sexuality that adapts and blends conscious sex practices ranging from Tantra and Tao to BDSM. On the Tantric path, pleasure, vision and ecstasy are celebrated. Tantra is not only a sexual practice, it also is a sensuous way of life and path to spiritual growth. In this intensive workshop, you’ll learn Tantric techniques for intense full-bodied orgasms, amazingly deep, heart-centered connections (with a partner or with yourself), and the bliss that comes when your spiritual and sexual paths are one.
Here’s some of what you’ll experience in this unique and transformative weekend:
• You’ll explore the vast ecstatic possibilities of breath, and you will learn how to have a breath and energy orgasm.
• You’ll practice touch and massage that is both given and received as an orgasmic, heart-centered experience.
• You’ll fly into ecstatic, timeless states of consciousness-and you’ll learn how to do that on a regular basis.
• You’ll experiment with conscious power exchange and discover how the conscious, intentional use of active and receptive energies can amp up the energy in any kind of erotic relating.
• You’ll learn how to avoid the traps of falling into assumptions and disappointments about roles varyingly (and often confusingly) referred to as yin/yang, dominant/submissive, top/bottom, butch/femme, male/female.
• Best of all, we will spend our days together speaking, living, loving, and laughing from the heart. You will be encouraged to develop your own personal style of Tantra and sacred sex-something that matches your sexual preferences, lifestyle, relationship style, and spiritual needs.
24 – 27 October 2013
Sexibility Coach Training
Dagsås Yoga Mangalam
(about 10 miles southeast of Varberg)
I will be offering a weekend module as part of the Sexibility Coach Training.
30 October 2013
An Evening with Barbara Carrellas
Join me for a taster evening for those interested in attending the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Programme in 2014. The evening is free, but you’ll need to sign up in advance. Registration for this evening will open in early September. Registration for the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Programme in May, 2014 is open now. Contact Rebecca Lowrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 November 2013
Mind Body Spirit Brighton Festival
I am so excited to be a part of the legendary Mind Body Spirit Festivals! And in Brighton—one of my favorite places! Join me on Saturday afternoon for Ecstatic Breathwork: How to Have a Breath and Energy Orgasm. Check out the venue—you’ll be having energy orgasms in a glass-walled venue right on the sea. (Can you tell I’m excited?)
8 – 10 November 2013
I Can Do It Conference
Join me at Hay House’s legendary I Can Do It weekend. I’ll be presenting a workshop—Sex + Spirit = Ecstasy—on Saturday afternoon. I Can Do It’s are some of my very favorite events. So many amazing speakers—including Louise Hay—all in one place on one weekend.