About The Celtic Gateways

Comments we have received:

“My inner fire is burning strongly now, after a long, cold winter . . .  had so much fun. . . You both hold the space  so beautifully every time, and I am so glad to have found you and Celtic Tantra. . .  such an important part of my life, a heartbeat through my year. . . Thank you to you both for the courage and energy you have put into building the strength of our community ” 

“I regard my time with you and your teaching as being one of the most critical things I have done. It has opened doors I did not even have much idea of the existence of. Particularly over the past year I have come to some understanding of just how profoundly ‘revolutionary’ all this is.  It is as if I am heading now into a very different world…It is to do with having shifted the point of perspective. . .  Having absorbed aspects of Celtic Tantra into my life, I am now seeing the very real consequences. . .  I sometimes wonder if you realize the very profound changes your teaching enables in your participants! ” 

Robert writes:

To live in sympathetic harmony with the rhythms of the natural world that sustains them is the common concern of all indigenous cultures. The eight Gateways in the Celtic year are turning points at which Celtic peoples shifted the focus of their human activity in alignment with the changing seasons. In Celtic Tantra, we invitate you to explore with us the relationship between Inner and Outer in each Gateway.   The “Celtic”  element in our workshops lies in the way we take our inspiration from the Celtic calendar, and embrace the seasonal, social and human issues linked with traditionally linked with each Gateway.   The “Tantric” element is equally fundamental.    Tantra invites us to explore the dance between masculine and feminine, self and other, as a mirror dance.  Our workshops  use Tantric structures and meditations both to awaken us to the inner world of our own energy flow, and to align us with the energy flow of the natural world that contains, has shaped, and surrounds us. Whether we recognize it, like it, or fight it. Our breath, our heart-beat, our growing and aging are ultimately measured by the yearly round of day and night, month and season.   In these workshops what we celebrate  and share together — individually and collectively– is simply what is present and can be met. The experience is both deeply personal, and  communal — and is unique to this group, at this time, in this space.

As W.B. Yeats puts it: 

O chestnut tree, great-rooted blossomer,

Are you the blossom, or the bole?

O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,

How can we know the dancer from the dance?

— W.B. Yeats, Among Schoolchildren