Tantric Breathwork & Cuddles

A new monthly series at Devanta in Seattle with David Imiri

 

What is “Tantric Breathwork”? Is this like pranayama?

Well no, this isn’t like that. Most things folks would call Tantric Breathwork ARE forms of pranayama, but this is a deep experiential reclining breathwork session with music, more like Holotropic or Rebirthing type breathwork. I’m offering and holding it as a White Tantra practice here, with a specific intent.

The idea is that we have ways our system is set up to resist or narrow down the flow of energy, which interferes with our experience of freedom, pleasure, and power in life and in Tantra. There’s an edge beyond which we are uncomfortable with the feeling of energy flowing freely, which forms kind of a ceiling or lid on the energy we can experience, I call that our Alive-O-Stat. It’s like a thermostat that keeps the energy within an allowed comfort zone. That’s usually connected to ways we were suppressed in the past, and our ideas of what is “appropriate” and safe to feel and express. This kind of breathwork helps us expand that range, and lift our Alive-O-Stat setting. Ultimately that feels good, and helps us open to waves of pleasure, which is a Tantric capacity. But often there’s also challenging emotions there that need to flow to open the pipes. So we might experience either waves of pleasure or emotional release in this breathing, in any combination. We also might experience the numbness and disconnection that’s separating us from strong energies and feelings. It’s all part of the process.

Then what’s the cuddles? Are we cuddling while we do the breathing?

No, we’ll do the breathing in our own space, then have sharing and a break. The cuddles are optional after that. It’s not intended to be a sexual experience, and no one will actually have sex. But this isn’t an official “Cuddle Party” brand experience, and we’re more free to explore Tantric connecting and intimacy in ways we feel moved, with our own healthy boundaries, and respect for the comfort of everyone.

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January Hibernation ~ Ahhhh....

Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Tue Jan 16

7-10:30 PM

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Trigger Happy!
Live AND Online

Devanta,
Seattle WA
AND Online

Tue Jan 30

7:00-10:30 PM

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Empowering Mature Masculine Eros
(for ♂ and ♀)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Sat Feb 311:30-5:30 PMRegister Now
Divine Love Poetry Jam!Devanta,
Seattle WA
Sat Feb 97-10:30 PMRegister Now

Tantric Dating
w/Catherine Auman
& David Imiri

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Thu Feb 15

7-10:30 PM

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Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Tue Feb 20

7-10:30 PM

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Language of Love:
Foundations of Compassionate
Communication
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri Mar 27-10:30 PMRegister Now

Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri Mar 97-10:30 PMRegister Now

Ocean of Devotion
Tantric Kirtan Puja

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Sat Mar 17

1-10:00 PM

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Tribal Eros ~
Awakened Poyamory
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Tue Mar 207-10:30 PMRegister Now

Trigger Happy!
Live AND Online

Devanta,
Seattle WA
AND Online

Sat Mar 24

7:00-10:30 PM

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Sacred Cacao
Ceremony
w/Paula Kohatsu

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Thu Mar 29

7-10:30 PM

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Erotic Devotion
(Passionate Awakenings Level 1)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun Mar 30 - Apr 1Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9
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Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Fri Apr 13

7-10:30 PM

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Intimate CommunicationDevanta,
Seattle WA
Fri Apr 207-10:30 PMRegister Now
Self-Sourcing
(Passionate Awakenings Level 2)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun Apr 27-29Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9
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The Heart of Tantra
Intro & Puja

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Fri May 11

7-10:30 PM

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Tantric Cuddle Yoga SutraDevanta,
Seattle WA
Fri May 187-10:30 PMRegister Now
Awakening the Constant Heart
(Passionate Awakenings Level 3)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun May 25-27Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9
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Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Tue Jun 5

7-10:30 PM

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Empowering Mature Masculine Eros
(for ♂ and ♀)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Sat Jun 1611:30-5:30 PMRegister Now

The Heart of Tantra
Intro & Puja

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Sat Jun 16

7-10:30 PM

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Keys to Freedom
(Passionate Awakenings Level 4)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun Jun 29 - Jul 1Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9
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Intro to Erotic HealingDevanta,
Seattle WA
Fri Jul 67-10:30 PMRegister Now
Erotic Healing for LoversDevanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun Jul 13-15Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-6
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Intro to Erotic HealingDevanta,
Seattle WA
Wed Jul 187-10:30 PMRegister Now
Erotic Healing Arts
(3 Month Practitioner Certificate Training)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Opening Intensive
2 Weekends
Jul 27-29, Aug 3-5
Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9
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Tantric Awakening Experience Retreat
w/ David Imiri
& Paula Kohatsu

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dec 28 - Jan 2

6 Days

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Erotic Healing Arts in Brazil
(3 Month Practitioner Certificate Training)

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Opening Intensive Week
Jan 9

6 Days

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~ Anne Marie, Santa Rosa

“David holds a beautiful, welcoming, and forgiving space. His passion is clearly directed towards life and in service to the awakening of all. His wisdom runs deep and thorough. Satisfying for the mind, heart, and body.”
~ Lisa Price, Oakland

“Wow! No words. Heart wide, smile bright, energy flowing in deeeeeep appreciation. Receiving and savoring. Grateful. So much appreciation for all the heart, body and spirit wisdom that you bring in each precious unfolding moment. Thank you David. Your essence brings so much medicine.”
~ Lorina Manzanita, Somatic Relationship Coach and Workshop Leader, CA

David Imiri: David’s work is about awakening and stabilizing authentic Heart presence, with a focus on sacred intimacy. He brings deep and well-honed abilities of holding space, insight & articulation, intuition & gentle challenge, and nurturing care. Having practiced individual and relationship counseling, bodywork, and led groups for 30 years, David has received initiation in several spiritual traditions and been mentored by a number of eclectic trailblazers. Devotional by nature, his special pleasure is in mentoring clients and beloved friends into greater love, authenticity, self-empowerment, and expansive possibility. David aims to do all things in a relaxed spirit of skillful, creative play and adventure.