I’m Jon Gosling – a certified tantra massage practitioner and tantra teacher, a trained sexologist, somatic educator, certified energy healer and a workshop facilitator and coach with over 30 years’ experience. I’m passionate about helping people to connect with themselves through the body and their energy rather than experiencing primarily through the conditioned mind.
I’m co-founder of Sacred Light Tantra, Sacred Light Community and The Pathways Studio, Manchester, UK and also a member of the teaching faculty at The Paths of Transformation and have taught across Europe.
I teach a yearlong programme of Transformational Tantra Massage, together with Elara, for those that want to expand their massage skills and pleasure and also those who would like to practice professionally. For details see: www.transformationaltantramassage.co.uk
THE ART OF TRANSFORMATIONAL TANTRA MASSAGE
In this session Jon will introduce what is Transformational Tantra Massage and will explain how your relationship with pleasure can be transformed using it.
He will then invite you into an experience of expanding your relationship with pleasure using various tantric self-massage practices.
The amount of clothing you wear in this session will be entirely up to you and for the massage element you have the option to have your camera on, off or pointed away from you.
Jon teaches a yearlong programme of Transformational Tantra Massage, together with Elara, for both those that want to expand their massage skills and pleasure or those who would like to practice professionally. For details see: www.transformationaltantramassage.co.uk
- A candle (and a means of lighting it) for ceremony
- Towels (one big size to sit on, and one small size)
- Your favourite massage Oil (coconut, olive, almond, sesame…)
- A means of warming your oil if that is your preference eg candle or hot water
AN INVITATION TO PLEASURE
Jon sets off the festival with An Invitation to Pleasure.
Pleasure has been defined as “A feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.” We have many associations with pleasure from the simple to the complex, exploring what sits behind our pleasure can be a revelation! However being able to have pleasure is something we are born with and also something we develop as we experience life. Sometimes we learn pleasure in dysfunctional ways such as addiction or unhelpful habits. So the path of pleasure is not always straight forward!
The Pursuit of Pleasure Online Festival is an invitation to consider your existing somatic (body) routes to pleasure and to explore new possibilities.
This session is an invitation to explore your current relationship with pleasure in your body and if/how you want to expand into new possibilities. We will do this with some written exercises and meditation so that you can use your discoveries to guide the sessions you attend during the festival and beyond it.
- An open mind!
- A pen and few sheets of paper
- An object that gives you pleasure