Tantra Sweat Lodge Retreat: Living with Heart
Time & Location
About the event
This event is limited to 16 participants.
Welcome to the Conscious Sexuality Tantra Sweat Lodge Retreat for Men who love Men:
Living With Heart
· Do you desire true intimacy and self-acceptance?
· Does the mystery and wisdom of tantra excite you?
· Do you want to know what Living with Heart could mean for you and your life?
In this residential retreat for single and partnered men who love men, you will discover:
· Kundalini, the tantric Heart energy, and how it can deepen your experience of intimate expression.
· Classical tantric teachings on pleasure, joy, wisdom, and play.
· Authentic and practical tantric practices to work with, both at the retreat and at home, to deepen your experience of true intimacy and self-acceptance.
In this interactive and fun retreat, Conscious Sexuality teacher Grant Shepherd will guide us in a shared exploration of Living with Heart and what it might mean for us as men who love men. Together we’ll explore Heart-centred classical Tantric technology to deepen our intimate connection with ourselves and others. The entire retreat is sacred safe space; all exercises will be consent based and respectful at all times. Bring your curiosity, willingness to share, and your sense of fun and play!
The Sweat Lodge:
The retreat will culminate in us entering the Heart in a traditional Sweat Lodge, a ceremony of purification and renewal. This sacred ceremony brings healing, blessings, and new beginnings into our lives. Our ceremonial facilitators are TeRangimarie and Rob Carter, who spent many years participating and leading purification ceremonies under the guidance of respected elders and teachers from North America, Canada, Alaska, and here in New Zealand.
TeRangimarie and Rob have a personal commitment to honouring their elders and teachers and received blessings from them to offer these ceremonies at Manu Wairua, a nurturing, peaceful place of retreat. TeRangimarie and Rob will skilfully guide us on each step of the sweat lodge journey.
About Manu Wairua Retreat :
TeRangimarie and Rob created their property as a spiritual retreat 22 years ago. The accommodation space is a renovated and comfortable woolshed with fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, outdoor outhouse toilets, and a large outdoor deck with BBQ. It sleeps up to 15 with a combination of beds, couches, and air mattresses on the floor, or you are welcome to bring a tent and camp on the land—please note if camping you will still be charged the accommodation fee.
Things to know:
The property is alcohol and drug free. Please refrain from drugs or alcohol at least 48hrs before and after the retreat and ceremony. This will ensure you mind and body are clear so you can receive maximum benefit from your time on retreat.
What to wear into the lodge:
Our teachings are from traditional ways. Men wear shorts or sarong; a t-shirt is optional. Please refrain from nudity.
What to bring:
· A sacred item for our altar co-creation.
· A white sage bundle for your own personal sweat lodge offering.
· Anything you need for your personal wellbeing: toiletries, medication, earplugs, bug repellent, etc.
· Your own bedding (we supply bottom sheet, pillow with pillowcase.)
· A towel for a shower after the lodge.
· Shared snacks for the time you are here.
Sweat Lodge Tobacco Offering:
Ceremonial medicines: Tobacco is one of the traditional plant medicines used in the sweat lodge and is traditionally offered to the Elder running the ceremony. The Elder offers it on all our behalf, asking for healing and protection, as an offering to the Creator and the Spirit Helpers. Tobacco holds a spiritual energy and is known by some Native Elders as “The Grandmother who brings ‘the honouring to the ceremony’”. It is customary to gift a pouch of tobacco to the Lodge Elder as an honouring for hosting the ceremony. Grant will offer this on behalf of all attending the retreat.
Registration Fee (all inclusive: accommodation, meals, tuition, tobacco offering, pipe ceremony, and sweat lodge:)
Please contact Grant directly for registration payment details.
If you wish to attend, but registration at this time is an issue for you, you are most welcome to contact him directly to discuss other options:
We warmly invite you to join us on this sacred Tantric journey to Living with Heart.