TANTRA EMPOWERMENT RETREAT
NOVEMBER 2-10-2018 | THE GODDESS GARDEN, CAHUITA, COSTA RICA
Join Chinnamasta for the second transformative Tantra Empowerment retreat in Costa Rica. This retreat is all inclusive, for singles, partners, and all genders. It is for anybody seeking to dive deep in the heart of Tantra practice, a way of living that embraces all aspects of your being: sensual, sexual and spiritual.
What is Tantra?
There is a lot of misunderstanding about Tantra. Most think it is ( mainly) sexual practice. The Classical Tantra path that Chinnamasta teaches is devotional and sensual in nature ( white & pink tantra) and embraces sensuality, spirituality and sexuality as a way to merge with the Divine. This means that 80 % of the practices that Chinnamasta will be sharing is sensual, subtle and always with cloths on and focusses on ways of opening and preparing the body mind heart to Divine flow. A small part of the practice includes sexual practice ( red tantra). Chinnamasta does guide couples who wish to overcome obstacles in their relationship and learn how to love each other more deeply and support each other in their personal growth. Yet this only for partners who are in a committed relationship and both are willing to focus on a devotional sadhana. If you wish to come with your partner, and you have never met me, you may consider a session to see if this is a good match for you both. Often partners start with a focus on connecting to themselves and their personal healing and ony from that grounding may continue to work together.
What does Tantra do?
Tantra helps you to bring every fiber of your being back alive and to dissolve any block that prevents you from flowing easily from your true potential. Any feeling, thought, memory, experience has an energy and settles unconsciously in our body, resulting in areas where we feel open and other areas where we feel stuck. Tantra helps you to disentangle, to become free, to experience abundant energy and to truly love and feel loved at all times. Tantra increases your intuition, your capacity to keep your body vibrant with energy and to tune in to meeting the right partner who respects and loves you and/or heal traumatic sensual and sexual wounds. Tantra helps you to connect to your Inner Beloved which is considered the highest goal and when the time is right to meet your Outer Beloved. Tantra transforms conditionings and stuck believe systems, unlocks Shakti and unleashes your creativity. Shakti is your creative Source of Energy and Being. Everything comes alive because of Shakti and everything dissolves into that Source.
How does Tantra work?
Tantra is a subtle, creative and dynamic practice. A Tantrika believes that anything in daily life is a tantric experience and embraces any situation to go right through it, learning how to become fearless, bold, empowered and incredibly loving.
Step one is learning to perceive your energy and to become more sensual inwardly. Learning to watch and follow your energy. Through dance, music, mudra, tantra asana, vinyasa ( gently flow like dance like yoga) , guided meditation, touching your own body on chakra locations ( nyasa practice), mantra, puja, nature.
Step two is increasing awareness of your body, mind and your heart and finding where the door is open. To unlock the key. And than to expand from that place.
Step three is to see what is ready to come up, to be released that is blocking you in you uninhibited flow of being. Tantra is an experiental path, you have to do it and be in the practice. There are tools, yet the tools can only lead you back home with appropriate and experienced guidance beyond your mind by somebody who is walking their talk.
Chinnamasta has been guiding people from all walks of life one to one, couples and in group settings in finding their way back to their Source and connecting to Shakti in a safe way for many years. She is living this life style from the core of her Being. She knows how to be gentle with you, how to keep you protected, guide you and always seeks to support you were you are open and long to express yourself. Chinnamasta is coming from a heartfelt and compassionate place having lived a Tantrik relationship with her Beloved in the flesh and beyond.
It is spontaneous, magical and heart based. It is intimate, secretive and sacred.
We will come together as a group twice a day for a morning and an afternoon session of about 2 -3 hours hours each. The sessions will include:
- Tantrasana & Vinyasa Shakti flow to prepare your body
- Pranayama, mudra, mantra, prayer
- Dance/ tandava. A sensual, fluid, organic form of dancing to release tension and create space
- Wisdom poetry from Tantrik sources such as the Devi Mahatmya, Spandakarika, Vijnana Bhairava Tantra
- Guided meditation
- Medicinal garden tour
- Partner practice ( white tantra - cloths on) if you prefer not to practice this it is ok, Chinnamasta will adapt the practice for you.
- Rituals & initiation
The flow of the retreat is organic, soft and leaves time in between the sessions to rest in a hammock, rejuvenate receiving an Ayurvedic treatment from John Jairo, a highly specialized Ayurvedic Massage Therapist and Healer( not included may be booked onsite) , explore the rainforest & ocean and enjoy the fabulous meals at the premises as a group.
For who is this tantra retreat
This tantra retreat is for anybody, single, gay, couple, lesbian, friends. You can come alone, with your partner or with a friend.
No previous experience is needed with Tantra, although it is highly recommended to start reading the book Tantra Yoga Secrets, by Mukunda Stiles as several of the practices described in the book will be shared in the retreat. Chinnamasta has the capacity to give everybody in the group the practice and tools that will lift them to the next level in their personal life.
This practice is subtle, magical and empowering. For you to become independent, strong, juicy, joyful, embracing all aspects in your life.
It is a life transformer. It is a happy practice and it brings juice to all areas of your life.
About the location:
The Goddess Garden is something special. From the first moment I arrived here 10 years ago I was hooked. The lush nature, the incredible birds and frogs, the flowers, the huge butterflies dancing around you, the perfumes of the rainforest while you float in warm ocean water, the Caribbean music, Shamanic sculptures and howling monkeys. It just includes everything good in life.
It is a piece of paradise on earth tucked away, about a 4-5 hours drive from the San Jose airport on the Caribbean Coast. From your room you hear the ocean and while seated on your porch you see the magic unfolding in front of you. Your nervous system unwinds, your heart opens from all that beauty and you get a chance to truly be off the grid. Since that time I returned 3 times and it has always been my dream to offer a tantra retreat in this perfect setting.
I invite you to come and join me to give yourself a piece of paradise. I would be honored to guide and hold you.
You can reserve your spot by selecting your room choice below and sending a request to Chinnamasta for registration. She will send you an invoice for payment. Your registration is confirmed once you have made your payment in full. The retreat includes all teachings, your room of choice, all vegetarian meals and a shuttle from and to the airport San Jose November 2nd departing at 11 am and November 10th returning at 10 am.
You book your flight yourself flying into San Jose airport of Costa Rica, arriving on November 2ne or early morning November 3d and departing either November 10th from 5 pm ( the included return shuttle from The Goddess Garden to the airport leaves November 10th after breakfast at 10 am) or book you return flight from San Jose on November 11th and have another overnight stay in the airport hotel at San Jose.
If you arrive November 2nd ( highly recommended to adjust to the climate, to recover from your travels, enjoy the pool and unwind) you book a room at http://www.adventure-inn.com/promo/goddessgarden
or www.airporthotelcostarica.com. Both are excellent hotels ranging from $60-$90 per night. They are both within 10 minutes from the airport and provide a free airport shuttle.
Shuttle to final destination: A shuttle to the final destination of The Goddess Garden at Cahuita is leaving at 11 am November 3d from a pick up place at the airport called Restaurante Malinche. The van will be waiting there with a sign "The Goddess Garden".Restaurante Maliche is located at the ground level (where people leave the airport when they arrive) about 50 m right hand side after the main exit. The second floor is the departure level. When you arrive with the taxi you have to tell the driver that they go to arrivals (not departure). Your hotel shuttle will drop you off here upon your request. This shuttle is included and will take about 5 hours.
If you cannot make the free shuttle included in your retreat you can book the 2 pm shuttle yourself for $54 per person online here: www.interbusonline.com There are daily 2 shuttle times either 6 am or 2 pm leaving from the airport at San Jose.
Once you arrive you get settled in your room and we meet for dinner at 6.30-7 p.m.
Note: please let Chinnamasta know if you have food allergies so the chef can offer options
Cancelation: Full refund till August 31st, minus $150 non refundable registration fee. 50% refund till September 30.
No refunds from October 1st, no exceptions!
Welcome to the Goddess Garden
Meet the owners Marcelo and Jacqueline, as they walk you through the premises of the Goddess garden. I have known them for 15 years and they are lovely hosts with big hearts.
It is the most lush and inspiring place nourishing all your senses,
for a Tantric Retreat with Chinnamasta.