200 hour tantra yoga teacher training Bali festivals have exploded in popularity over the last few years, with a massive number of gatherings popping up in tantra retreats Bali centres and cities across the world. I’m not surprised by the number of people starting to go to a tantra festival, to see what it is all about.
Tantra Festival – Guide to Top Tantra festival Every week, my yoga friends ask me to tell them ‘the truth’ about tantra or want to pick my brains about this ancient healing practice. They feel curious. They’ve heard that tantra is a way to connect better with themselves, gain new insight into to their experience, heal past wounds and explore their sexuality in a safe and supportive environment. They admit that they’ve already been searching for the hashtag #tantrafestival on Instagram, but they want to be clued up enough to choose the right type of 200 hour tantra yoga teacher training Bali festival to get started with.
Best Tantra Festivals?
Below is a list of the top tantra festivals around the world, with dates and info wherever possible. Please check individual websites for full info on schedules, teachers, accommodation and tantra workshops.
What is a Tantra Festival?
A 200 hour tantra yoga teacher training Bali festival is a gathering of like-minded people in a safe space which fosters healing and connection. You’ll start to break down your internal barriers, open up to the wisdom of nature and get to know (and love) yourself a whole lot more, body hang-ups and all!
Did I mention that all of this is a whole lot of fun?
Not only are they great fun but can also be very insightful and healing too. You don’t need a certain level of 200 hour tantra yoga teacher training Bali experience to go along as they’re open to beginners and the more experienced Tantrikas(someone who practices Tantra) too. They’re open to individuals, couples and the LGBT community, no one is uninvited!
What can I expect at a tantra festival?
Every 200 hour tantra yoga teacher training Bali festival is unique, offering a beautiful combination of workshops, activities, therapies and fun to suit everyone. At some of the smaller festivals, you’ll be expected to attend all these sessions to help the energy of the gathering to stay consistent and help you can enjoy maximum awakening and healing benefits from the event. However, most tantra festivals allow you to choose which workshops and activities you take part in, with some of the larger festivals having 6-8 different workshops running at one time. The festivals are almost always strictly drug and alcohol-free, serving nutritious vegetarian and vegan food.
Almost all include a special morning gathering where you’ll have a chat about the activities for the day, find out what workshops are on offer and perhaps take part in some dance or yoga to wake up your sleepy bodies. You’re also likely to be put into a small group called a ‘sharing circle’. You can check in various times throughout the tantra festival to share your insights and experiences, and discuss your thoughts with a supportive and understanding group of people. Most of the sessions will be dedicated to tantric healing, including bodywork, therapy, tantric massage, sensual massage, energy activation and biodanza or ecstatic dance. In addition to all of this, you’ll have a range of evening entertainment to keep you amused, including live music, parties, skinny dipping or swimming, open mic sessions, sauna and other activities.
Finally, you might also have access to areas called ‘Love Lounges’ or ‘Love Temples’ where you can explore your physical side or connected more deeply with a person you’d like to get to know better through massage, kissing and sensual touch.
Are tantra festivals just about sex and nudity?
No, tantra festivals certainly aren’t all about sex, nor are they seedy or dodgy places to be. Nudity can be an optional part of some workshops offered but it’s certainly not mandatory.
If you’re hoping to find an orgy or a partner for a one-night stand, then you should certainly look somewhere else. Of course, tantra festivals can involve connecting with someone (or getting to know yourself better) on a more intimate level. But that’s not the be all and end all when it comes to 200 hour tantra yoga teacher training Bali festivals. They’re about so much more than just this. They’re about connecting with yourself on a spiritual, emotional and physical level to overcome those internal barriers that hold you back in life. They’re about discovering more about yourself and your inner desires, learning to love yourself unconditionally, and opening up to the wonders of the world.
It’s also important to mention that no rudeness, judgement, intolerance, violence or pressure is tolerated at these tantra retreats Bali. In general, everyone is respectful, understanding and supportive at a 200 hour tantra yoga teacher training Bali festival. However, it is also important to exercise caution at times, be very clear with your boundaries and realize everyone has different reasons for attending.