Martina Hughes

Martina Hughes

Hi there, I’m Martina Hughes. Thanks for visiting the Tantric Blossoming website – it’s always a delight to meet new people who are exploring a tantric journey. It’s been an incredible path for me and I feel very blessed now to be sharing it with others.

Let me tell you a little about myself…

My passion and life’s work is creating spaces where men and women can experience deeper meaningful connections with their unique essence and also with their intimate partner, friends, family and community. I do this through facilitating sessions, workshops, retreats and trainings based on Tantra and Sacred Sexuality as this has been my own greatest catalyst for transformation.

I feel inspired to support people in knowing who they are, being able to live in alignment with their inner being and to restore the masculine and feminine polarity in our world.

Even as a child I loved to sit with people and understand what was going on in their lives, to support them to share, to hear what was happening in their hearts. I knew that I had a gift for listening from a place of support and openness and from that grew my desire for working with people intimately. But I obviously wasn’t ready to take that step: a few twists and turns as a teenager led me to become a chartered accountant. After almost 10 years of chartered accounting and a party girl lifestyle, one day I suddenly woke up to the deeply shocking realisation that I was using career, partying, friends, food, shopping – everything – in a futile attempt to fill a ‘hole’ inside me.

That inner pain became the catalyst to return home to myself, to find peace in being me, to enjoy rather than run from myself. The urge to work closely with people was re-awakened; but, I knew that I needed to do my own inner work before I could truly offer my gifts to others. Transformation came through reading inspirational books, moving away from my home town of Launceston, breathwork sessions, meditation, exercising, adopting a healthy lifestyle, living in London, studying shiatsu and energetic healing, taking 6 months to travel the world, and then returning to Sydney to undertake an intensive training in breathwork and rebirthing.

All of this allowed me to slow down, to know myself, to make peace with my life experiences to date and to align my deepest heartfelt values with my actions in life. Still, there was something missing and I was searching for how to bring home the last disconnected pieces of myself. And then I discovered Tantra.

Ahh, such bliss and contentment……

I knew that my feminine had been underplayed throughout my life, but I hadn’t been able to work out how to bring her home. And then I dropped inside of myself so deeply that I found her and I realised that my tenderness, my receptivity and lovingness, my intuition and beauty were to be shared, rather than locked away inside as they had been for many years. With the gift of Tantra, my life transformed forever, I knew that having come home to myself in this way, there was no way out, that I could be at peace with all the feelings and experiences that move through me, that I could trust myself and feel safe in my body and enjoy incredible pleasure.

And so with the discovery of Tantra and coming home to myself, I also discovered my life’s work.

Tantra has been and continues to be my greatest teacher – for me, tantra is about all of life – the way I eat, the way I treat my body, the way I meditate, the way I relate to friends and family, the way I connect with my intimate partner as well as how I experience my sexual energy.

It’s been an amazing journey and I love how clients inspire me to continue expanding in creativity to find new ways to share what I have received. I look forward to having the opportunity to share these gifts with you.

Intensive is very apt. Every feeling I experienced seemed intensified. Nothing was beige. There was challenge, support, love and connection. A beautiful environment that facilitate further connection. The depth I dropped into was amazing. At times I felt raw, tender, frustrated, light, dark and so much more. The connection and love that I feel for the other participants has been ongoing and continues to evolve and deepen. We all continue to ride life's waves but the voyage is so much easier now with this crew in my boat. The retreat is now an essential part of my life's learning.


Fergus, Canberra

Thanks for the very lovely evening last night....the atmosphere of trust, openness and intimacy you create is very very beautiful.


Judy, 56, Melbourne

I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing weekend. It was excruciatingly painful, interesting, insightful, powerful and worthwhile. I feel more connected with my husband than I have for some time, and my mind is still processing a lot of my own 'stuff'. And, yes, there has been some sensational sex since.


Woman, 43, Sydney, married 20 years

It was a real pleasure to come together with others who are open to sharing and experiencing the beauty of connecting using the tantric practices you teach. I look forward to being more aware of my own energies and bringing consciousness into my intimate interactions with others. The hugging exercise was really blissful.


Rebecca, 33, Sydney

"When I see your facebook posts or an email in my mailbox, my heart fills with grace and love. That is why I decided to send you a letter of love and gratitude to express how important my journey with you has been, and how much it has supported me to step further into my feminine empowerment.

My story: I found Martina accidentally on facebook whilst I was researching Australian tantra communities, and I was immediately drawn to her because of a deep feeling of trust and purity that combined with huge respect for her fully embodied feminine essence.

I was working with her for six months in monthly skype sessions where she supported me to refocus my attention from the outside world to myself, so I could fully relax and express my fears, my personal story and everything that makes me feel small and not enough. We were working on my childhood sexual traumas, which enabled me to see how my victim behavior was based on low self-worth and trying to satisfy my partner’s needs without being able to express my own needs.

The time spent with her was so transformative for me and I highly recommend working with her.

Thank you, Martina, for being a wonderful example of an empowered woman who is not only gentle and protective, but speaks her truth in the most loving way possible."

 

Magdalena

Thank you Martina for a life changing series of sessions. You were able to pierce through my layers to the core of the issues that plagued my sexuality. I've been amazed at the results we achieved in so little time. I now have a whole new world of sexuality ahead that already feels so wholesome and rewarding and not just for me.


Peter, 36, Sydney

I wanted to take this time to thank you for the amazing influence and inspiration you have had on my life to get me to this stage where I can commence a new life of service. You were my first introduction to tantra. I have so much gratitude for your presence in my life. Your presence, the space you hold, your wonderful shining heart and your professional integrity are such gifts to the world.


Sean, 41, Melbourne

Thank you for the workshop, saying thank you seems inadequate for the gift of awakening which has occurred within me. It truly was a night of reconnection to myself, my femininity and my sexuality - all of which I have been disconnected from for such a large part of my life. For the first time I could feel the energy within all of me at once and its ebb and flow, where usually I only feel energy circulating around my heart centre or solar plexus. I discovered what it felt to be whole again from within.

For various reasons, sex and love making have not been a part of my life but after tonight I feel ready to explore this aspect which I have denied myself for so long, and that in itself is a major miracle! So once again, thank you Martina for such a profound workshop.

Much love.


Belinda, Sydney

The course provided deeper insight into myself. I am more accepting of myself. I feel I am closer to living in joy and contentment. I love how everything could be revealed including my fears, anger and sadness. I feel I have grown as a man. I will have a much better relationship with myself and a partner. The learning from this course was fantastic - I have learned and gained so much.


Anon

WOW!! The space that was created at Sacred Sexuality for Women last night and the wisdom shared by Martina took me to a place within myself that was raw and vulnerable but also authentic and exciting! Feeling into the openness and the aliveness of the energy in the room was healing, inspiring and transforming. Thank you Martina!


Sabrina, Sydney