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.

The Walking on the Edge retreat was amazing! I’ve never experienced anything like that. For me there is a depth of love and openness that I have only felt in the retreat space. A certain magic that happens when people are free to open, to bring all the deepest darkest parts of who they are to the table - to be seen, to be heard and received for all they truly are. And then held in love, with compassion and empathy as they journey through what is showing up for them. There’s a certain awe for me around watching Martina create this space and the community around Tantric Blossoming. For me it’s more than that, the love, the safety to show up as I am in that moment - to be heard and supported in ways I have never felt before. It’s like what I imagine as the ideal version of family. Yet it goes much deeper for me - to receive love, so much love, it frightened the pants off me. Yet leaving the retreat, I was so sensitive to my environment. I could feel so much, the people in the street, the sounds, the energy of Byron. And as I settle into daily life I long to return to a place of love in such abundance. To open with my new friends and journey together to places deep within and shine the light of love on places not yet explored.  See you on retreat!

Rod, 44, Torquay

This workshop is the most beautifully supportive and safe environment to conquer body issues, if you truly wish to do so. Martina holds such a nurturing, accepting and beautiful space!!! This is not just 'one of those workshops' :)

Wayne, 34, Melbourne

I felt the six weeks was a time of coming home to womanhood, sinking deeply into myself, my knowing, and the Divine within. Martina holds such a nourishing, nurturing, comforting, inspiring, revealing and unfolding space. I was invited into a deep rest within, letting my own truth be seen and heard without the need for explanation or words of justification. During this time, I moved within, feeling grounded in every sense and essence, giving myself permission to live fully, freely and passionately as a woman.....opening my heart to love and be loved..... Thank you for the beautiful gifts you share, so open heartedly from within.

Kate, 29, Sydney

The retreat was a wonderful experience and I felt inspired by the processes and communication that occurred. The space that was created by you and the other participants was very special. so, thank you. 

Vanessa, 38, Sydney

Never before have I struggled so much with a testimonial; there are no words to accurately describe Martina Hughes or the Being Man retreat. Martina is quite simply amazing. She plays the game (of life) as a Grand Master with the subtlety of butterfly kisses and the power of hurricanes. She is woman! Hear her roar! Ably assisted by a team of angels and surrogate father figure and Qi Gong practitioner par excellence Jared, and using little more than touch, breath, movement and visualisations. I was cocooned in love to safely explore the scariest of places, my heart. I had no idea I could experience so much pleasure with my clothes on!

Andrew, 55, Melbourne

Thank you for beautifully facilitating the feminine sexuality workshop last month. I released old baggage and became aware and connected to myself as a feminine woman for the first time this lifetime! It has been very empowering with it rippling into my life in more ways than I could of imagined! Thank you!!

Heather, 43, Melbourne

Thank you so much for the workshop. After a very long time of feeling closed emotionally and “in my head”, I speak the truth when I see and now feel with an open heart that I am on a journey to authentic sharing. I found your “speak” and use of analogies enlightening thus allowing myself to put pieces of repressed emotional and sexual energy together. The education you gave relating to a man and a woman’s polarity and how they come together has now allowed me to bond on a more spiritual level with the beginnings of an open heart ready to receive the love of my partner/lover. I can’t thank you enough and I look forward to attending more workshops and also Tantric Nights.

Mal, 47, Melbourne

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

Intimate Nights has been a beautiful experience of personal understanding and growth both for me and the others present. It was wonderful to interact with such lovely souls, who gave such love in return. I have realised that my view of myself has been blinkered by my own sense of worth. I am worthy of love. We are all so worthy of love. Tantra has opened my eyes to a different way of living in the world, and this is the flow that I am buoyed by. It has helped me to look in the mirror and smile... Thank you gifted teacher.

James, 53, Melbourne

What you are doing is changing my life. I live for this; it is a much more beautiful way of being. Thank you.

Mark, 42, Sydney