Awaken as Love Retreats

Your Facilitators

Stage 1, Initiation: 11-17th June 2019, Awakeland

Stage 2, Deepening: 20th-24th June 2019, Awakeland

Your Facilitators

These retreats will be held by 3 different 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 Stevenson – Lead Facilitator Stage 1 and 2.

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.

Lin Holmquist – Co Facilitator Stage 2.

Lin Holmquist is yoga therapist, yoga teacher, tantric body and energyworker and dakini. She started her journey on the shamanic path in the forest with the stones and the lakes as guides. Later she dived into the magic of the physical realms through the body and the movement of life in it. When she was initiated into 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 through her work. Her work is all about giving back all the gifts she has been receiving from life!

Riya Sokol – Co Facilitator Stage 1 & 2.

Riya is an artist. Known as a singer, activist but also awakening &sex  coach, tantrica, vision quest guide. Trained by Amazonian Medicines, she is very connected to earth medicines and ceremonial spaces as well as to Tantra in the integrated version- initiated by Kaula Heart of All, and influenced by the Baul Mystics but mostly her Beloved James and their relationship.

She travels around the world, using her voice for singing and speaking, sharing her gifts with groups. She is dedicated to spirituality as much as she is to her “down to earth” life, contributing to the evolution that is happening now and as part of it she wants to bring balance and harmony in all the aspects of hers and others lives.

Puja Love – Supporting Teacher Stage 1

Puja Is a lover of the depths of Life, Love and Truth.

As an International Tantra teacher and Shamanic sensualista, she creates many in-depth more-day Temple Spaces called BEYOND where life becomes Living Art with living a Temple Life. Puja is the co- initiator and creator of the successful annual International Tantra Festival Holland, and creates as well various retreats and workshops all over the world.

In her work she brings men and women back to their divine true nature. Creating more Expansion & Consciousness for Embodied Presence & Sexual Empowerment to rise. For living a Juiceful High Quality Life by using the life forces of Eros, that makes us thrive in all aspects of our lives.

The essence of her teachings is about embodiment in loving alignment. The space where we can trust to descend fully into the body and the Unknown, raise our consciousness, getting out of the way and be led by Life itself.

Puja embodies a deep truth of shifting the paradigm of love and relationships, being in service to the source of love itself, tuning into a deeper truth, lifting the veil of fear and dropping into a deeper vulnerability.
She has thoroughly investigated all forms of relating and the relationship behaviour & evolution of men and women in this time.
“What does love need, right now?” Is her favorite question.

“If you cultivate all aspects of your sexuality, you cultivate all aspects of the life you want to live.” ~ Puja

Peter Petersen – Supporting Teacher Stage 1

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.

Monique Darling – Supporting Teacher Stage 1

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. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating. Learn more about Monique by going to or track her whereabouts at

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