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Spirit of Intimacy – Festival of Temple Arts | Ashwem/Mandrem, North Goa | Feb 8 – 10

February 8 - February 10

This boutique tantra festival offers an intimate buffet of 20+ PLAY-shops, WORK-shops, ritual, ceremony, ecstatic dance, fire ceremony offerings curated from the spaces where sacred sexuality, spirituality, shamanism, temple arts & neuroscience meet. You’re invited to come by yourself, with a partner, or with friends.
Intimacy is also my/your capacity of in-to-ME-SEE. Being SEEN is Intimate. Revealing vulnerability and witnessing others there without judgement and be seen there. The veils of lesser identity drop to sip the passion-play of our cosmic affinity. Past participants have called this juicy festival *Occupying Intimacy* from the inside-out, loving first, then being, and then doing.
The festival supports the elevation of sensuality, consciousness, embodiment, sexuality, intimacy, heart-fullness, art, beauty & life-force energy instead of disembodiment, time, money, and fear. The festival unfolds over 3 days and 2 nights by the beach in Mandrem/Ashwem.
The festival is a living organism, evolving with each edition. The Spirit of Intimacy was launched in the Danish countryside on the island of Møn in June 2017. This is the third edition of the festival. The second edition of the festival is in Byron Bay, Australia (Dec 15 – 17, 2017) with upcoming editions in Denmark & the UK.
Limited tickets (66) available for this weekend to facilitate the creation of a held, personal container for this weekend. This is an International School of Temple Arts (ISTA)-affiliated festival.
“…in these times of transition,
the intention of this festival,
is to cultivate, nurture and grow,
the spirit of intimacy,
occupying intimacy,
to fuel social change,
from the inside,
radiating outside,
reflecting the hall of mirrors,
of reality,
while drinking,
the spirit of intimacy..”
– Binoy Milton Dsouza

 <<What happens at the Spirit of Intimacy?>>

The festival honors curiosity, like the artist honors the mystery. Safety, Boundaries & Consent are a central part of the festival experience, alongside play, emotional release, activation, pleasure celebration, ritual, grounding & integration.

The festival is a safe, sex-positive environment with spaces shape-shifting between a laboratory, playpen, dojo, temple, dance floor and cuddle space. Facilitators create held spaces using tantra, the temple arts, plant medicine teachers, play, breath, movement, bodywork, healing, un-learning & learning.

<<<Who is appearing at the Spirit of Intimacy?>>>

The following international sacred sexuality guides & artists are serving you a juicy buffet of offerings for your mind, heart, belly, and sex:
– Elaine Young (UK)
– Komala Lyra (Europe/Brazil)
– Binoy Milton Dsouza (India/Sweden/Planet Earth)
– Xavier Arya Bouquillard (France/Aus)
– Issia Patricia Miller (US/Aus)
– Roisin Allana Kiernan (UK)
– Clara Gomez Santos (Spain/UK)
— Sprout Love Martin (Canada)
– Baul Madhu Sudhan (India)

Workshop offerings include:
Preserving Self – Safety, Consent & Boundaries •  Breath of Bliss • Layers of Intimacy •  Kundalini Yoga Activation • Energetic Sex • Pleasure is Aliveness • Cacao Ceremony • Sacred Song Circles • Love Song Circles •  Tuning Into YOU: Embodied Meditation Journey• Awakening the God/ess within  •  Tantra Love Dance •  The Art of Surrender  • Making Love to the Unknown: Sacred dance of the Feminine  •  Layers of Intimacy

Festival Schedule – Full-Schedule-Spirit-of-Intimacy-Goa-2018

Festival program – Festival Program – DescriptionsofOfferingsGoaFeb2018


<<Who is this gathering for?>>
Calling yogis, visionary creatives, spiritual rebels, conscious activists & change makers who can be bridge-builders between communities across the world, and thereby inspire others. Whether you are single or in a relationship, or if you prefer not to have any labels around your relating, and irrespective of your gender, race, sexuality, beliefs, wherever you have come from and wherever you are going, this festival is for you.

The nutrition for the weekend is designed to raise your vibration. The nutrition will be primarily Vegeterian. We will have herbal elixirs, tonics, and lots of superfood potions for sale.

<<<What do tickets cost & where do I buy them?>>>

There are a limited number (66) of tickets available for this weekend to facilitate the creation of a held, personal container for this weekend.

Early Bird – 145 Euros – SOLD OUT

Regular prices – 205 Euros (LESS THAN 10 tickets now available)
This ticket includes food and access to all the workshops during the weekend.

Scroll below on the page to buy your tickets –

<<<Refund Policy>>>
Keep it simple – No Refunds. You can transfer your ticket to a friend.
<<<Other events happening in India around the same time>>>
Jan 16 – 21 : Khajuraho Tantric Temples India – The secret language of love sacred site tour, Khajuraho, India –
Feb 12 – 18, Arambol, Goa – First-ever ISTA Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic Experience (SSSEx – Level 1) training in Goa – (FULLY BOOKED)
Feb 23 – March 1, 2018 : Women Who See In The Dark – A Vision Quest, Turtle Beach, South Goa, India –
<<<Getting to the location>>>
Exact details of the location mailed to you in the Welcome Letter on registration. The approximate location of the festival is by Ashwem/Mandrem beach. Doors to the festival open at 2:22 pm on Feb 8, 2018.
Since the hippie flower children landed on it’s magical shores in the 60s, the beaches of Goa around Ashwem/Mandrem have been evolving into a welcoming community of locals, tourists and long-term visitors, where peace and love prevail. Like other emerging new age vortexes around the planet, Goa attracts creators in different forms – artists, musicians, dancers, movers, thinkers, bodyworkers, painters co-creating vibrantly to support the emergence of a more evolved paradigm of consciousness.
You can fly into any of the the major metro cities of India (for example – Mumbai or Delhi), and then fly onwards to Goa. Alternatively, you can fly direct to Goa (Dabolim airport) with charter flights companies from different parts of Europe and the Middle East during the tourist season in Goa (Nov – March). For example, Monarch Airlines offers direct flights from London Gatwick and Manchester, and Thomsonfly offers direct flights from East Midlands, Gatwick and Manchester from November to March.
Get a pre-paid taxi from the airport to Mandrem/Ashwem beaches.
 <<<About the facilitators>>>
<Elaine Young>
Elaine is a Sexuality, Tantra, Shamanic Breathwork & Bodywork Facilitator and Guide. She facilitates events for ISTA and her own offerings in London and overseas. Elaine has a busy private client practice in London.
Elaine utilises skills from more traditional Tantra, Shamanism, Transformational Somatic Sexological Bodywork and Breathwork. She loves to work with the integration of sexuality & spirituality , the body, the mind and the soul energies. Elaine’s work with clients often begins with reconnecting them to their body and their sexual energy. She longs to support clients to live life as emotionally and sexually expressive beings.
Her work includes sexuality issues, lack of libido, orgasm & self pleasuring, understanding and changing unhealthy sexual /relationship patterning, genital somatic clearing of pain or disconnection, freeing oneself from shame and guilt around sexuality, consent and boundaries, working with the emotional body including childhood wounding, cultural and religious conditioning, grief healing and transformation through shamanic breathwork journeying.
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<Komala Lyra>
Komala’s life has been adventurous, living & learning around the planet, sharing Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra as one path.
She shares the experience of the body as a channel for consciousness, integrating sensuality and sexuality as a natural expression of boy-heart-soul. In a spontaneous and intuitive way, she invites daring to move beyond limitations, touching the space of freedom where love is our nature…Her unique presentations awaken core life force, and activate essential power.
Her gifts embrace refined skills, sharp intuition, clarity, gentleness, and mystical experiential resources. She invites intimacy with ourselves, while igniting awareness in all aspects of relating. Her presence inspires others through dance, touch, healing, aliveness, meditative awareness, and deep silence.
Komala has over 30 years experience offering workshops, retreats and educational programs internationally. She is the creator of Ayurveda Mandala and Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra programs, has authored several books, is a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association, USA), certified Panchakarma educator by the Ayurveda Institute (Albuquerque, NM, USA), has been part of Osho Multiversity and Mystery School faculty (in India and USA) for over 15 years.
Presently, she is co-creating a retreat place in Alto Paraiso de Goias, at the center of Brazil – her birthplace.
More info –
<Binoy Milton Dsouza>
Binoy co-creates group fields celebrating the mystery of love all over the planet. He loves exploring paradoxes and the dance beyond dualities: mind and animal; masculine and feminine; spirit and body; personality and soul. He is committed to exploring the depths and the heights of the journey of being human.
He is the creator of the Love Movement Evolution & apprentice faculty at ISTA, the International School of the Temple Arts.
Website –
<Clara Gomez Santos>
Clara is an avid explorer of the relationship between intimacy and empowerment, drawing on her rich personal experience as a Dakini, Conscious Sensuality Teacher and Coach.She has trained extensively in the fields of Tantra, Sexual Shamanism and Mysticism and has spent the last 3 years sharing her experience internationally, supporting groups and individuals through intense processes of transformation towards empowerment while holding a space centered in love, truth and personal sovereignty.Clara is passionate about facilitating the re-connection to our wild, embodied nature and clearing our system of dogmatic programming so that sexual and emotional energy may serve as fuel for our evolution.A regular presenter at the Sexuality and Evolution of Consciousness conference in Israel, she is faculty with the Institute for Conscious Sensuality (Hawaii) and faculty apprentice with ISTA – International School of Temple Arts.Clara will be available for private consultations in Arambol from January 29 to February 14. For more information and bookings please email:
<Xavier Arya Bouqillard>
“Living a Sacred life with clear Loving intention as a constant choice.“
Xavier is a powerful Love Warrior dedicating his life to being a channel through which Love can manifest. He practices everyday with many different tools and modalities to continually deepen into his capacity.
With full presence and gratitude and leading by example Xavier is working to heal and teach in the areas of presence, sexuality, relating and the power of the divine masculine and feminine. Studying as much as possible and being in service on a daily basis.
Born in France in the 70s, Xavier now lives in Byron Bay Australia where he surfs, gardens and works on his life mission. Over the years he has studied with many teachers and masters. Moving into his own unique practices and techniques, he has recently begun offering them publicly in the form of counseling sessions, tantric healing massages, Holographic kinetics, Reiki, coaching and training.
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<Issia Patricia Miller>
A world-wide traveller, Issia comes from California with a background as a therapeutic bodyworker, yoga instructor, Tantrika & Steiner teacher. Issia is passionate about personal development, self healing and empowerment work. She believes that healing occurs when emotional, mental and spiritual bodies align with the physical. Her life’s purpose is to support the collective field to reawaken and remember that all is sacred.
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<Roisin Allana Kiernan>
Roisin Allana is a born and bred Londoner with Celtic roots and a free-spirited nature.
Naturally curious and contradictory, she’s equally at home leading mantra meditations and cutting shapes on a bass-driven dance-floor. She can hermit away and write for days but also loves the freneticism of life on the road.
Her yoga classes and workshops have run throughout the UK and she offers one-to-one sessions or courses, either in person or via Skype, tailored to suit the individual. She has taught for the Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (KYTA) at The Yoga Show. Is a regular teacher at Morning Gloryville. Curator for the Soul Dome at Bestival. A founding member of the vibration-raising community-driven nights, Beulah Tribe and the yoga and dance festival, Beulah. Her passions of writing and yoga have also amalgamated into Wild Writing sessions at many UK festivals and through the creative writing critique and workshop group, Cut It Out.
In sharing her joys, Roisin Allana encourages others to listen to the stirrings of their own souls and start to live their truth. She believes it is imperative in this paradoxical age, of disconnection despite global connection, that people start tuning in to their feelings – rather than numbing and escaping. Regardless of societal, familial or peer-driven expectations, she encourages people to reconnect within, really listen (to themselves and others), find a way to release negative patterns and do more of what makes them truly happy.
 <Sprout Love>
Sprout has been on a long journey exploring love, intimacy and sexuality. Really it started as a personal journey into his shadows. The aspects that had tainted him in childhood have turned into a gift he shares with the world. Finding his spiritual path as love itself, allowing love freedom to express in which ever form it comes is something his soul yearns for. Co-creating new-paradigms of relating, Taoism, Tantra, Sacred Sexuality, Shadow Work and Shibari are some of the gateways that got him here and now he shares from an embodied platform. We must first drop what we believe love to be in order for love to teach us.
<Baul Madhu Sudhan >
The Bauls are the Indian Sufis, mystical musicians from Bengal. They sing from the heart and pour out their feelings and emotions in their songs. Their music reflects bonds of the heart, subtly revealing the mystery of life, the laws of nature and the ultimate union with the divine. A Baul is a mystic nomad dealing with human relations, emotions and spontaneously expressing their spiritual ideology through music & dance. The music of the Bauls, Baul Sangeet, is a particular type of folk music. Its lyrics carry influences of the Hindu bhakti movements and the songs of Kabir. Their music represents a long heritage of preaching mysticism through songs in Bengali. Their lyrics intertwine a deep sense of mysticism, a longing for oneness with the divine. They seek the divinity in human beings. Metaphysical topics are dwelt upon in a humble fashion and in simple words. To them we are all a gift of divine power and the body is a temple, music being the path to connect to that power.
The great Indian mystic Osho Says “A Baul is a flowering. A Baul is a flowing energy. The Baul is not a seeker, the Baul is one who has found. The Baul is a SIDDHA: one who has looked into life and realized that all is available and there is no need to seek. One has just to participate in this mystery called life. He dances, he sings, he enjoys, he is blissful for no reason at all.”
About the instruments:
The Bauls use ancient shamanic instruments that tune the human body to the universal cosmic frequency. The most common instrument used is the ektara, a one-stringed “plucked drum” drone instrument, carved from the epicarp of a gourd, and made of bamboo and goatskin. Others include the dotara, a long-necked fretless lute (while the name literally means “two stringed” it usually has four metal strings) made of the wood of a jackfruit or neem tree. Drums like the duggi, a small hand-held earthen drum, and and khol; small cymbals called khartal and manjira, and the bamboo flute are also used. Ghungur and nupur are anklets with bells that ring while the person wearing them dances. They also play the “ananda -lahori” which literally translated means “waves of ecstacy”.
About their songs:
The songs of the Bauls highlight the essence of Tantra in many ways. They will have a dialogue with the six psychic centers in the subtle body to the primal memories of the soul wandering in the mother’s womb. Their songs dance with the dormant state of cosmic energy or Kundalini energy in the body. They also transmit the essence of the immortality of the soul through poetry.


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