Tantra for the Awakening Heart

Now a monthly series at Devanta in Seattle with David Imiri

Tantra is for sex, right? It’s about spiritual sex, isn’t it?

Well, sort of. Definitely that’s a part of it, but listen to this. Tantra is an ancient tradition of Awakening. We may use sex, intimate relationships, and erotic energy in Tantra, but Tantra is really about Heart Awakening, and spreading that to all our experiences in life ~ just like we learn to spread the energy through our bodies and all our chakras during sex.

I talk about Heart Awakening because when we hear the word Awakening by itself, we sometimes get an image of something about our mind, or something moving up towards the top of our head and our upper body. We may forget that the Heart is at the center of our experience of ourselves, and I would say it’s most important to focus there.

In this workshop we’ll have a brief introduction to Tantra and my approach to teaching it, and then do some experiential exercises for connecting with ourselves and each other. The main part of the evening is a Tantric Puja Ceremony, a ritual of heart centered authentic playful practices for sharing the energy and spirit of Tantra together. We’ll have the opportunity to connect with many in the room, in safe and honest ways, or we can do the entire evening with one partner we come with if we prefer that. We’ll work with Breath, Sound, Movement, and Touch, in a variety of ways. Some of the experiences can become sensual and arousing if our energy mutually wants to go there, but no one will be disrobing or having sex, and nothing is ever required ~ we are encouraged to give ourselves and our partners the gift of our full authenticity at all times.

Tantra is a great practice to:

☸ Increase Intimacy and Love between partners
☸ Help us heal our Heart wounds and separation from Source
☸ Become skilled in Sensing, Following, and Directing life force energy in our bodies
☸ Learn to flow with life with more Ease, Grace, Sensitivity, and Playfulness
☸ Integrate our own inner Feminine and Masculine
☸ Heal inhibitions and embrace our full power in a Heart centered way
☸ Awaken more Love, Joy, and feeling of Connection in life

Join us for this beautiful evening of Heart Awakening…

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
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Awakening Salon

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Tue 12/5

7-10:30 PM

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Intro to Tantra
from the INside Out

GIVING: a weekend of kink, Seattle WA

Fri 12/8

1-3 PM

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

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.
Your voice was wonderful to listen to.”
~ Amara Karuna, Tantra Teacher

“David is a holistic slow jam tantra event master. He creates an open and supportive space to feel into the moment in full sensuality experiential mode with yourself and others in a safe and nurturing way. I was overflowing with heart opening after the events! Highly recommended!”
~ Paul Antico

“Yes totally beautiful, luscious night of heart centered communication, flow and intimacy! Thank you David for creating such an authentic heart space for us to commune in!!!”
~ Leah Zahner

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.