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.
I joined this training to learn how to deepen connection and intimacy with others whilst develop my understanding of Tantra and energetic bodywork. The training has supported me beautifully with this, and it has become the most revealing, intimate, heart-opening journey into the self that I have experienced. It has profoundly altered my perception of myself and deepened my self-love, which ultimately deepens every other relationship in my life. Martina and her team hold amazing space each retreat; it is like being held in an energetic capsule that instigates change and growth. It is one of the most empowering, loving things that I have ever done for myself.
I had done over a decade of self development work before I attended the Being Man retreat, where I experienced some of the biggest shifts in my life in relating with myself, my sexuality and women.... I wouldn't only recommend this to men, I'd suggest it's a must go! This work has been key in relating with all women in my life including mum and sisters and positively impacted on all areas of my life.
I have been to many events facilitated by Martina and never cease to be impressed by her capacity to be rational yet intuitive, penetratingly forensic yet warmly feminine. 'Being a Sexual Man' was no exception. A bunch of us men, with many different yet somehow similar issues to work through, were inspired and challenged as we worked through a series of emotional and physical exercises with Martina. As a result, I feel better equipped to rejoice in, and celebrate, my essential masculinity. Thank you Martina! All good blessings.
Thank you for a wonderful retreat. The course was professionally organized, well structured and ran well. The food was delicious and nutritious and I felt well satisfied with the servings. Speaking from my heart ... You opened up my eyes to see how I was connecting with both men and women. My masculine man was dormant and has now re-awakened. I feel so energized as a sexual masculine man again. I'm finding it easier to stay centred, and to feel grounded in my unique male energy. I felt that my body and mind was cleansed and allowed to start fresh again. The workshops with the women and how to read their bodies and to allow space, was very insightful and powerful and has already been put into positive practice. Thank you for creating the space for a group of courageous men to challenge life and grow.
My husband Brett attended the Men's Retreat, he wanted to go but was a little sceptical. WOW, what an amazing transformation for us. We now have a new love, bond, connection and amazing energy after 9 years of marriage. I have fallen in love with my husband all over again. His touch is electric and his whole being is different in such an unexplainable way. We always thought we had a good marriage and now it's just more than we ever expected and everything in our lives has become magical.
Thank you so much for your work, I find you really inspiring, and your work very revealing. I seemingly have some trauma around intimacy and I notice that doing the exercises you recommend has really got things moving. It feels a lot better than the stuck feeling I have had around intimacy for years.
Feel calmer after the course, happier, more relaxed. Able to feel energy moving in my body. And I now enjoy sex.
We want to thank you both for an amazing experience on Sunday - we learned so much about what is possible for us and you provided us with many tools that we can now practice and enjoy. It was a caring, intimate atmosphere and we would like to be kept in the loop on forthcoming events.
Thank you so much for the wonderful weekend retreat, it was powerful and transformative. There really are no words to describe what we experienced but what we experienced we will have forever. All our senses were tantalized and you helped us explore and feel our essence, letting us feel safe in a cocoon of nurturing energy. I loved every single activity - I felt very vulnerable and confronted with some but you always made me feel safe to open up and with each activity I felt more free in my body. Greg and I are now more connected on a deeper level and we feel more alive; it is so beautiful and we are grateful to have had this experience together. You are so beautiful and what you do is a gift; please continue doing what you do as you touch people's lives in such a special way.
The Tantric Couples weekend was one of the hardest things I’ve done but also one of the best things I have ever done. The practices and discussions led by Martina and her team released a lot of suppressed emotions in me and I finally allowed myself to cry and start releasing grief. It was an amazing feeling and I found myself finally “free”. Free to explore and free to connect at a deeper and more intimate level with my partner. Thank you Martina for a wonderfully enlightening weekend with lots of caring, listening and tips for us as a couple to take home to our everyday life.