This course will be held by 2 International Tantra and Spiritual Teachers, between them they are responsible for seeding the largest Tantra Festival in Europe and more Tantra Festivals across the world than anyone else. As well as that being a huge growth path and worldcentric initiation for them, it also means they are in a unique position to be able to allow multiple opportunities for graduates of the the Awaken As Love trainings to get spread their offerings to larger audiences.
James’s passion is to help call forth our human potential and our soul. His weave brings together more than 19 years experience in techniques, practices and information from the cutting edge of Neuroscience, Tantra, Biodanza, Shamanic & Energy Work, Integral theory and Taoist practices to create a spirituality that is rooted in the body. His evolutionary approach is to work on all lines, levels, states and parts of ourselves in bringing forth our fullest potential.
His work in meditation and tantra work draws on many different traditions and paths he has studied from Kashmir Shaivism, Baul mysticism, Advaita Vedanta, Vajrayana Buddhism, Integral systems and Neo-tantra. He was very much influenced by the enlightened master Osho and enjoyed spending time in Pune and the Humaniversity where he became an AUM meditation leader.
His shamanic work includes being Vision Quest rites of passage guide, holding Sweatlodge Ceremonies as well as Sacred Cacao Rituals. He is also part of the International School of Temple Arts faculty. He has been dancing Biodanza since 2003 and now works as a teacher and a didactic teacher (qualified to teach other teachers in Biodanza Schools). He also leads ecstatic dance sessions, and ran the popular Awaken conscious night club in Edinburgh for many years. www.awakenaslove.com
Lin Holmquist is yogatherapist, yoga teacher, tantric body and energyworker and dakini. She started her journey on the shamanic path in the forrest with the stones and the lakes as guides. Later she dived in to the magic of the physical realms trough the body and the movement of life in it. When she was initiated in to tantra – both worlds met – the physical and the metaphysical.
Lin is a proud mother of two children and she travels the world arranging workshops and festivals (including one of the largest Tantra Festival in Angsbacka) and to give private sessions. Her dharma in life is to open consciousness and awareness and to spread love in the world trough her work. Her work is all about giving back all the gifts she has been recieving from life!
Helping to support this process will be 3 Awaken as Love apprentice teachers who are already very well known and active in the fields of Spirituality and Tantra and now learning to facilitate this particular experience.
Riya is James’s partner – as well as a famous singer for last few years she has been discovering spiritual path, through Tantra and other unconventional methods of exploring inner world- where she also uses her soprano.
She travels around the world to offer to people: a “voice- bath” that can take to deep relaxing states of mind, tantric practices– that improve people’s lives and relationships, and evening concerts with her own music or mantras and kirtans.
She is a trained guide of Vision Quest– which is a 10 day process based on age old tradition rite of passage – taking people to the land to reconnect with the nature and themselves and is apprenticing with James in Awaken as Love. www.riyasokol.com
Peter Petersen, has been teaching qigong for 16 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong instructor for the last 14 years, where he has been facilitating in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, Yale University and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat.
Peter is also a body/energy worker. This energy work Peter does, helps release stuck mental/emotional energy that can cause illness and disease. Once this stagnate energy can be released,a rejuvenation of mind and body can occur to increase your vitality tremendously. www.awakenbodyandsoul.com
Monique Darling, author of ‘Beyond Cuddle Party’ and workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 1500 workshops in the past 8 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has taught at colleges across the US including Yale.
She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the globe. Learn more about Monique by going to www.juicyenlightenment.com