“Oh what a catastrophe, what a maiming of love when it was made a personal, merely personal, feeling, taken away from the rising and the setting of the sun, and cut off from the magic connection of the solstice and equinox! This is what is the matter with us. We are bleeding at the roots, because we are cut off from the earth and the sun and stars, and love is a grinning mockery, because, poor blossom, we plucked it from its stem on the tree of life, and expected it to keep on blooming in our civilized vase on the table.”
— DH Lawrence, Apropos of Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Contemporary mainstream western culture has exiled itself from its natural roots, and mistaken exile for freedom. Celtic Tantra workshops are about coming home to relationship and integration, connecting more deeply both with our own natural vitality as loving, sexual beings, and with the nourishing Earth to whose rhythms we were once so deeply attuned. The journey we travel with you is a journey of integration, “Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart”, as the poet Wordsworth puts it.
We run three main kinds of workshop:
The Celtic Gateway workshops are seasonal, and follow the cycle of festivals traditionally celebrated by our ancestors throughout northern Europe. At their heart is the quest to restore and deepen our connection with our primary relationship, which is with nature. They are suitable for both singles and couples.
The Couples workshops are for partners whose desire is integration with the beloved, and who wish to deepen their relationship at every level — sex, heart and spirit — experiencing the dance between self and other as the dance between man and woman, masculine and feminine, Shakti and Shiva.
Our Integration workshops are based on Deborah Anapol’s teaching on Pelvic Heart Integration, and involve the most intimate journey of all –- the individual’s inner journey towards integration of the masculine and feminine, the yin and the yang, the pelvis and the heart, within the self.
We also offer Individual and Couple sessions in connection with both our Couples’ work and the Integration workshops, and we host Women only workshops led by Marian Rose, supported by Marta. We look forward to meeting you and exploring this work together.
Robert & Marta