August 2012 – A Blossoming Month

 
Tantric Blossoming - Martina Hughes
A blossoming month  |  August 12
Dear Tantric Blossoming Friends
What we have for you in this month’s newsletter:

~ Tantric Wisdom for your life
~ A personal note from Martina
~ July highlights
~ Tantric Hearts ~ meet our community, featuring Martina Hughes
~ Tantric quote
~ Calendar of events

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Tantric Wisdom for your life

Many people ask what Tantra is and how it can benefit them in their lives. Tantra works on all levels of your being – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To hear more about this, watch this video clip where I speak in more detail about these levels and the benefits for your life…

Tantric Wisdom video

I regularly receive feedback from our clients about how they love the way in which we address all areas of lives through the Tantric sessions and workshops – supporting people to live truly holistically through opening the heart and sexual energy. I look forward to sharing more tantric wisdom with you over the coming months at our events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
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A personal note

Phew… It’s taken some time to write this newsletter (first one since early June), and I wasn’t sure why until this morning when I lay in bed procrastinating!

It’s my very deeply personal journey of transition over the last 18 months – and as I am entering a new phase, feeling a little awkward about what to share, and how. Many of you know that I have been exploring vulnerability in all areas of my life, releasing the holding and control, revealing more deeply who I am over this last year or so. And it’s been a very tender process and awkward at times and uncomfortable – for me and for some of the people in my life.

And now over the last few months, the vulnerability is transitioning… There is an opening of wildness in me, which has a whole new flavour of vulnerability and revealing. But in the wildness there are aspects of my feminine that are no longer willing to live in the self-imposed box … seeing how I have adopted certain ways of being (through family, relationships, work) to fit into society. And now the boxes are falling away and I don’t know what this wild woman wants to say or do, or the choices she is going to make. What I do know is it’s the most exquisite blend of power and vulnerability stirring in me.

So.. all that is left is for me to trust in the vulnerability I have been exploring and allow this wild women to express and move through me.

Winter into Spring transition
A very dear and respected teacher said to me earlier this year that I was in a very long Winter period of my life and that I would move into my personal Spring round about now!! And that certainly feels like it’s happening in many ways … feeling the new buds bursting through, feeling the awkwardness that comes with growth and the internal stirrings that are constantly shifting and letting me know it’s time … and so much more I can feel that I don’t know how to express just yet.

And as always that new growth is reflected in what we are doing at Tantric Blossoming: we have had some incredibly powerful events in the last month and we have more events than ever on our calendar just now, for September and October.
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July highlights

~ Intimate Nights for Women launched in Melbourne – such an incredibly rich, powerful, liberating and enlivening weekend for all of us … it was as though each woman illuminated an aspect of the collective feminine unconscious and together we held space to recognise that in ourselves and create group healing and transmutation. It’s right up there as one of my favourite events! And I took the opportunity to express this beautiful unfolding of wildness in me and felt very honoured by the way in which the women held space for me
~ David Anderson launched The Masculine Man – a 2 day event for men in Sydney. The feedback has been awesome – click here to let the men speak for themselves…
~ KundiTantra launched in Melbourne with Tara Fischer and myself co-facilitating a beautiful evening of embracing sexual and heart energy and supporting the 70 people in attendance to be empowered in these areas of life. Many have shared their deep healing experiences that were activated on this evening.
~ Webinars launchedWe have been holding For Men Only and For Women Only webinars for the last 2 months and they are providing great opportunities for men and women around Australia to share and experience the wisdom we share at Tantric Blossoming.
I notice that the men and women participating are really enjoying our practical, down to earth, direct approach to discussing sexuality, relationships, and embodying masculine / feminine essence.
~ Celebrations for 4 years of Tantric nights! – At the July Tantric Nights in Sydney, we celebrated 4 years of Tantric Nights which included acknowledging our ‘Tantric Nights Lovers’ (those who have attended more than 12 times) and our ‘Tantric Nights Super Lovers’ (those who have attended more than 20 times).
  The Tantric Blossoming team
The Tantric Blossoming team dressed in red and black
to celebrate 4 years of Tantric Nights

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Upcoming highlights

I am very excited to be involved in the below events and would love to see many of you join us. Each event is a beautiful opportunity for you to open your heart – to feel more of yourself, to express more of yourself, to be the person that you know is living inside!

Voice of the Sacred Feminine ~ Voice of the Sacred Feminine ~
Women’s Mysteries


Peruquois –
Melbourne
I Am Woman 2012 I Am Woman – Kangaroo Valley
KundiTantra KundiTantra – Sydney and Melbourne
Being a Sexual man Being a Sexual Man – Sydney
The Masculine Man The Masculine Man – Sydney and Melbourne
See the website and below for further details of these events.

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2013 Facilitator Training – please register your interest

I am currently working on the program for the 2013 facilitator training, to be held in Melbourne. Applications will open in September. Please let me know if you are interested in this program as there are only 16 places available and I have received expressions of interest from 8 people already.

With love, wildness and inspiration,
Martina

Martina Hughes

Tantric Quote

“If the genitals are used exclusively in the service of love, which is actually their higher design and function, then they literally become ‘generative organs’ and sex becomes an act which generates vitality, as opposed to discharging it.

Reproduction is only part of the function of the sexual interaction. With a new understanding of the genitals, in accordance with male-female, polarity, it is possible to give love a new expression. These are not dreams of the future, but possible in the here and now, and with the person you are together with. You learn to contain the vitality and expand with it, dissolve into it.

With taking responsibility for the emotional aspect arises a unique chance to freely determine our sexual encounters without limitations and independent of past experiences.

When a man and a woman begin to make love consciously and begin to avoid ’emotional’ sex, there is an immediate and remarkable shift in the emotional state of the woman.
She feels herself more open, more loving, more serene, more content and not so touchy, easy to upset and do the wrong thing by (low grade emotionality).

Men too report a positive change in their own emotional state: less irritable or restless or aggressive. They feel more centered, more grounded in their bodies, more present and aware, more relaxed and loving.

Love expresses as relating, but the source of love is not in relating; the source of love is in meditating. When you are absolutely happy in your aloneness – when you don’t need the other at all, when the other is not a need – then you are capable of love. If the other is your need, you can only exploit, manipulate, dominate, you cannot love.”

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From
Tantric Love, Feeling vs Emotion
by Diana Richardson

 


More information and purchase

 

 

Tantric Hearts

Tantric Hearts ~

 Meet our community
members


Martina Hughes
Martina Hughes
Martina at the Golden Glow Awards ceremony celebrating the 2011 Facilitator Training in Sydney

Role:
Founder and Inspiration of Tantric Blossoming

Location ~ Melbourne is where my bed is, but I can be found in Sydney for a few days each month and Brisbane every couple of months! And right now, I am dreaming of a tropical holiday.

Favourite Tantric Blossoming event ~ Tantric Opening and Transformation – our 12 month facilitator training – an incredible opportunity to go deeply into a journey with a group of people. I am so excited about sharing this event in Melbourne in 2013 and broadening our work here in Melbourne with more trained facilitators.

Favourite other event ~ Satori with Kira Kay – coming up again in December in Byron Bay. Which is why I am taking most of December off this year!!

Best ever tantric experience ~ There have been so many, but I would have to say my first opening to tantra. Feeling myself open so deeply during sex that I had no way out, that I was truly home to myself with nowhere to run and hide. In that experience my life changed forever – I knew and experienced myself so deeply from the inside out that the searching stopped. I dropped into deep bliss and peace which lasted weeks afterwards and even after that as things started shifting again, I knew that I had this to come home to inside of myself. Also, in that experience I knew that I didn’t have to perform or please men, that I could simply allow and trust my body to move energy and be. Knowing that tapping back into that experience is as simple as stopping and breathing is what brings liberation and peace to my life everyday (even in the midst of chaos and wildness!).
Describe your ideal day ~ My ideal day would include the following elements – strong warm sunshine, yummy healthy food, a swim in warm ocean waters, a beautiful walk in nature, friends to laugh and share deeply with and a lover to embrace for loving affection and blissful ecstatic lovemaking that makes me shake from the inside out!
Recommended tantra book ~ Tantric Orgasm for Women. by Diana Richardson.
Favourite food ~ Some people think it’s chocolate, but those who really know me, know the truth – raspberries, raspberries and more raspberries!!
What makes your heart sing ~ Creating spaces for men and women to know their true essence.
Favourite song ~ Love Me Unique by Michael Franti for a soft sensual sexy tune. And my favourite album is Peruquois’ Breathing Love. I use it for most sessions and many workshops and the music on there is still so deeply opening and relaxing to me that I listen to it in my personal time also!
What would you like to be remembered for ~ Creating inspired communities of men and women who are making a difference in the lives of others globally..

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Calendar ~ forthcoming events
To book go to www.tantricblossoming.com/calendar.htm
or call me on 0438 271 637
 
Voice of the Sacred Feminine ~ Voice of the Sacred Feminine ~ Women’s Mysteries
Peruquois

Melbourne  More
Sun 9 Sep,
1pm-6pm
Brigids Parish Hall, cnr Nicholson St & Alexandra Pde, Nth Fitzroy

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Being a Sexual man Being a Sexual Man
Note – this workshop is renamed, it was previously known as Sacred Sexuality
– an introduction for men

Sydney   More
Thurs 6 Sep,
7pm-10pm
152 Victoria Rd, Bellevue Hill
Facilitator: Martina Hughes

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Tantric Nights Tantric Nights
Social Evening for men & women, singles & couples  More

Sydney
Sat 20 Oct, 7pm-11pm
Yoga in Daily Life, 117 – 119 Anzac Parade, Kensington

Melbourne
Sat 25 Aug, 7pm-11pm
Breathing Space, Level 1/217 Chapel St, Prahran (above Chapel St Bazaar)

Brisbane
Sat 20 Oct, 7pm-11pm
Vitalelife, 83 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

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Beauty of Woman - a monthly woman's circle Beauty of Woman – monthly women’s circle 

Sydney   More
Tues 11 Sep,
7pm-10pm
152 Victoria Rd, Bellevue Hill
Facilitator: Alison Petrie

Melbourne
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Tues 21 Aug, 7pm-10pm
Hughesdale (nr Chadstone), address provided on registration
Facilitator: Martina Hughes

Brisbane   More
Thurs 13 Sep, 7pm-10pm
Red Hill, address provided on registration
Facilitator: Lilamani

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For Women Only - webinar For Women Only – webinar

Online  More
Tues 4 Sept, Tues 2 Oct
Facilitator: Martina Hughes
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For Men Only - webinar For Men only – webinar

Online  More

Mon 10 Sep, Mon 8 Oct
Facilitator: Martina Hughes
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KundiTantra KundiTantra

Melbourne   More
Friday 14 Sep, 7pm-10pm
Venue tba
Facilitator: Martina Hughes and Tara Fisher

Sydney   More
Friday 21 Sep, 7pm-10pm
Venue tba
Facilitator: Alison Petrie and Tara Fisher

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Other community events
I Am Woman 2012 Loving Being
with Nemone Sloane

Kundalini Dance inspired workshop

Dance your heart chakra,
Opening to love!

Friday 24 Aug, 7pm to 10pm
Prana House, 1/885 High St, Thornbury

Kundalini Dance with Nemone is a safe, sacred space for you to be, feel, move and heal through ecstatic dance, breath, sound and movements meditation set to soulful, global music.

View the flyer  |   www.namonaha.com/dance-workshops

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I Am Woman 2012 I Am Woman 2012 –
Empowerment, Cooperation, Celebration

 

Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat
Friday August 31 (2pm) – Sun September (4pm)

You are invited to a unique event for women only.
Join us for a luscious and transformative weekend in the beautiful natural surrounds of Kangaroo Valley NSW.

Immerse yourself in the feminine.Be supported to journey deeply into yourself through ceremony, ritual and powerful workshops with amazing presenters.

Deepen your Intuition,
Explore your Sexuality,
Love Yourself,
Free Your Voice,
Dance Wildly Rest,
Recharge and relax in our Nurturing Space.
Play, express yourself and have fun in our Creative Space
Enjoy luxury accommodation
Feast on delicious, nourishing vegetarian meals and snacks

Everything is set up to allow you to relax, let go, discover and celebrate your beautiful self.

For more information or to book online visit www.iamwomanglobal.com

 
Martina Hughes | 0438 271 637 | inspiration@tantricblossoming.com