Passionate Awakenings: Level 1

In Seattle: December 15-17 2017 or February 9-11 2018 (residential options)

Friday 12-10:00 PM, Saturday 1-10:00 PM, Sunday 12-6 PM

Includes Trigger Happy! ~ Welcoming & Working with Triggers  (optional) Tue 12/12/17 or 2/6/18, 7 PM

Only 20 spots ~ Reserve Now for Earlybird & Couple Discounts!

Passionate Awakenings Events Schedule (Click to open)
EventLocationDateTimeRegister
Love Tides ~ Awakened IntimacyDevanta,
Seattle WA
Tue 11/147-10:30 PMRegister Now
Language of Love
Foundations of Compassionate
(Non-Violent) Communication
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Tue 11/217:00-10:30 PMRegister Now
Intro to Erotic HealingDevanta,
Seattle WA
Tue 11/287-10:30 PMRegister Now
Erotic Healing for LoversDevanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun 12/1-12/3Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 1-10, Sun 12-6
Register Now

Awakening Salon

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Tue 12/5

7-10:30 PM

Register Now

Intro to Tantra
from the INside Out

GIVING: a weekend of kink, Seattle WA

Fri 12/8

1-3 PM

Register Now

A Tantric Approach to Kink!

GIVING: a weekend of kink, Seattle WA

Sat 12/9

1-3 PM

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Heart of Tantra:
Puja & Tantric Play Party

GIVING: a weekend of kink, Seattle WA

Sun 12/10

8 PM - ?

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Trigger Happy!Devanta,
Seattle WA
Tue 12/127-10:30 PMRegister Now
Erotic Devotion
(Passionate Awakenings Level 1)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun 12/15-17Fri 12-10,
Sat 1-10, Sun 12-6
Register Now

Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA
Tue 12/197-10:30 PMRegister Now

The Heart of Tantra
Intro & Puja

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Sat 12/23

7-10:30 PM

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Intro to Erotic HealingDevanta,
Seattle WA
Fri 1/57-10:30 PMRegister Now
Erotic Healing Arts
(3 Month Practitioner Certificate Training)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Opening Intensive
2 Weekends
Fri-Sun 1/12-14,
Fri-Sun 1/19-21
1st Fri 12-10,
2nd Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 1-10, Sun 12-6
Register Now
A Feast of Empathy
(in honor of Martin Luther King)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Mon 1/157-10:30 PMRegister Now

Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Tue 1/16

7-10:30 PM

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Empowering Mature Masculine Eros
(for ♂ and ♀)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Sat 1/2711:30-5:30 PMRegister Now

The Heart of Tantra
Intro & Puja

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Sat 1/27

7-10:30 PM

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Awakening Salon

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Tue 1/30

7-10:30 PM

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Divine Love Poetry Jam!Devanta,
Seattle WA
Tue 2/67-10:30 PMRegister Now
Erotic Devotion
(Passionate Awakenings Level 1)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun 2/9-11Fri 12-10,
Sat 1-10, Sun 12-6
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Ocean of Devotion
Tantric Kirtan Puja
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Sat 2/241-10:00 PMRegister Now
Self-Sourcing
(Passionate Awakenings Level 2)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun 3/2-4Fri 12-10,
Sat 1-10, Sun 12-6
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Awakening the Constant Heart
(Passionate Awakenings Level 3)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun 4/6-8Fri 12-10,
Sat 1-10, Sun 12-6
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Keys to Freedom
(Passionate Awakenings Level 4)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun 5/4-6Fri 12-10,
Sat 1-10, Sun 12-6
Register Now

Bold = multi-day training   Green = Monthly Events   Purple = Online Events  Red = Special Events & Appearances  Blue = Tour Events 
All times are Pacific

The Passionate Awakenings Core Training is a Mystery School that has 4 levels, and is a profound initiation into the nitty gritty of

“Tantra as a path of Awakening, from the INside Out”

Level 1 lays the foundations by allowing us to directly experience how our energy & attention flows in the Core Dynamics of Relating, introducing important understandings for work on Awakening & Tantra, and practicing safe & authentic connecting within our community.

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What is Erotic Devotion really?

How can we experience it, and how is it different from what we usually do in lovemaking or Tantra?

It is said that all our central longings are really the longing for God in disguise. Our erotic and relationship longings are among the most powerful and compelling, and are a guide to our core separation wounds, and to our own road home into a more complete, lasting, and stable heart awakening. This shows up in how we see our partners, and how we hold our own inner experience in intimate encounters. We can welcome and use everything we experience in erotic connecting to further our awakening. This may happen on it’s own for skilled people, but we can learn to shift our attention and expectations to make more space for this awareness, which opens more emotional safety and insights, and allows for more healing and liberation from mild or strong triggered states.

~ We ARE what we Seek ~

That’s at the center. But what do we do?

Practices are the easy part. There’s lots of places you can learn positions, rituals, Hindu words, and theory. I do some of that too, but I find that what people really need to practice Tantra are the insights and skills that can help us to consistently deepen self-connection, authentic contact, and flow with energy. And what I’m most interested in is what interrupts that and sends us into going past what feels good, staying shallow or faking along, or reaching a trigger and bailing. Ouch. Fortunately there are principles and that can help us, and experiences that highlight our own responses to the dynamics of intimate relating. That’s the fast track to more of what we actually want from practicing Tantra, with our partners, ourselves, and the world…

In Level 1 We Explore:

☸ What is Erotic Devotion?
☸ Leading & Following.
☸ Giving & Receiving.
☸ Coming & Going.
☸ What stops the flow?
☸ How are boundaries different in Awakened states?
☸ The important difference between concepts and phenomena.
☸ What exactly is Heart Awakening, and how can we practice it?
☸ What skills and sensibilities do we need to cultivate for a full bodied Tantric approach to life?
☸ Engaging our desires from a more fulfilled place, with more feeling of play, lightness of being, and generous tenderness.
☸ How to create a “container of Sacred Relationship”, where all our dreams and longings for love can actually be fulfilled.

What to expect:

☸ Experiential exercises we do alone & with others.
☸ Raps on topics, group inquiry & dialogue, deep sharing.
☸ A culminating puja celebration.
☸ A Tantric Breathwork journey.
☸ This event is appropriate for all experience levels.
☸ This training is authentic work on Awakening.

Come join us for a deep weekend dive into these mysteries, in a deeply heartfelt space of sacred safety and tribal community, where everyone is respected and at full choice. Includes a beautiful puja celebration of sensual heart connecting…

TESTIMONIES of past attendees:

“I see that you are a real master of love, and that you excel in guiding people into a space of flowing relaxed openness and presence.”
~ Amara Karuna, Tantra Teacher

“Just finished a LUSHous workshop with David Imiri and every cell in my being is radiant with Sutras. If you’re looking for an inspirational, life changing, heart flowering, self pampering, nurturing set of experiences to take with you through life…”
~ Artemis

“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

“I loved how expansive, articulate, and precise you were about specific aspects of the heart awakening process – the missing piece of Tantra taught elsewhere. If you want advanced guidance for deepening into your heart center, go be in this man’s field – he’s brilliant.”
~ Jill Nagle, founder, Wisdom of The Body

“Take this before signing up for other Tantra workshops – it gives a necessary foundation for working with oneself.”
~ A Workshop Leader

“A lot of the juiciest work with David is subtle and under the surface. Even if it seems slower or less intense than other Tantric workshops, my experience is that this is more sustainable, integratable, enjoyable, and authentic.”
~ A Tantra Teacher, CA

“I have found David to be totally authentic, and a master of his work. When someone has truly mastered his work, the wisdom and clarity just flow. That is the case with David. In every moment, in the group setting, each person got exactly what he/she needed. There was never any phony, airy-fairy bullshit that can sometimes arise in a “consciousness” or “personal growth” or “spiritual” or “tantra” workshop. It’s obvious that David truly loves and cares about the people that show up as his students. He is able to create an incredibly safe space, and a space where people can go very deeply within to parts of themselves that need healing, or need expression. It is easy to find one’s voice in that kind of warm, safe cocoon. I recommend David’s work to anyone who feels a calling to live his/her best life, who wants to live from his/her most authentic self, or who wants to be fully expressed in love, aliveness, and fulfillment.”
~ Joyce Gerber, Owner of Health Is An Inside Job

“I felt safe and seen, and the quality of what David shared was high. David comes truly from his heart, things become light around him. David knows how to shift pain to love and acceptance, like no other. A man who knows the heart of women and men who long to turn to love. Your openness and wisdom, your genuine love and interest… Thank you David.”
~ Carolina

Love Tides is usually included with registration in Passionate Awakenings Level 1: Erotic Devotion
It’s a stand alone event, and also a prelude to the content we dive deep with there.
You can also apply your registration for Love Tides towards Erotic Devotion if you choose to register that night.

Heart presence is the gateway to awakened intimacy, and a key to Tantra. But how can we cultivate and practice that?

In this highly experiential evening, we dive deep into that luscious space in ways that can create new neural pathways, enlarge our capacities, and re-imprint our embodied sensibilities about this. Through sharing in dyads and connecting exercises, we will have the chance open our hearts and enjoy movement, sound, and breath together with many in the room, or stay with one partner (or even just with ourselves) if we prefer. The exercises are unique, designed to bring us into deep self-connection and drop us into the “Ocean of Love that Surrounds and Connects Us”, then to connect with others from that place.

Join us for this juicy ecstatic evening of elevated sensuality. Highly recommended for Erotic Devotion attendees.

Love Tides is a “clothing on” event.

Only 20 spots ~ Reserve Now for Earlybird & Couples Discounts!

What is Awakening?

Sacred Relationship

About David:

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.

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.

About David: