As a certified SOMATIC SEXOLOGIST, BODYWORKER and TEACHER OF THE TANTRIC PATH, it is my hope that the magic of Tantra will assist you in realizing and connecting with your authentic self, uncovering your true desires in life and your ability to manifest them.
Moving from London to Berlin in 2010, working within the dance music culture that absorbed my complete attention at that time, I spent what seemed like endless hours contacting a part of myself I rarely knew outside of dance floors. You could say it was an opening into consciously experiencing embodied meditation, despite often being pretty outside of normal consciousness.
At some point I fell into a kind of rabbit hole and am still exploring it to this day. The world as I had known it turned inside out and a curiosity to know more about the nature of reality took hold. After quite a rough adjustment period, it became clear that this feeling from long nights in clubs could be uncovered and savoured elsewhere in life through being in better alignment with my body thanks to experiments with yoga, meditation, drinking less and detoxing more.
Rather than continuing to assist DJs to tour in the role of booking agent, there was a longing to discover and live my own outlet for creativity, this having never been clear. I consider art to be an expression of spirit into matter - a moment in time experienced through the senses that alters our usual perception and transcends somehow the duality between within and without. It turned out that my connection to spirit is best expressed through touch - a discovery I made after following an impulse to purchase a selection of materials on Tantra in a bookshop in Varanasi one morning and resolving to sign up to learn TANTRA MASSAGE through Berlin’s Kashima studio.
It was a joy to connect with the 'other' in this way. There's such potential for beauty in those moments of flow, an intensity that's so pure and refined can be teased into being through meditative touch. I celebrated the joy of creativity, the warmth of sensual meditation - the sharing of tenderness, intimacy and open-hearted love. It was clear that this was exactly what I had been searching for - a new way to express and explore this otherworldly feeling best known through memorable moments where music reached through to touch my very core. And in some ways it felt similar in that, with the right synchronicity energetically, its possible to take someone on a curated ride through peaks and drops using conscious touch - gradually coaxing them out of their usual awareness, going beyond the control of the mind and masks and letting go into a full-bodied experience of the here and now.
After joining Barbara Carellas for her URBAN TANTRA graduate programme, CONSCIOUS KINK revealed novel ways to bring variety and further depth to these journeys. Delving into the polarity of dominance and submission brought intriguing tools to probe the concept of self further in terms of the shadow, surrender, power and permission. John Hawken's PATH OF DARK EROS brought further consciousness to working with energy in this way and the potential to bring an expansion beyond the trappings of fear, guilt, shame and the need for everything to be faster, harder and more intense, enjoying instead an excitement rooted in increased sensitivity, presence and freedom to choose who you are and what you enjoy sexually in each moment - outside of labels and beyond any conditioning we may conform to.
John Hawken's THE ART OF TANTRA MASSAGE year long training brought focus to a deeper teaching component within sessions. Working through the elements, it is possible to experience various qualities of the tantric paradigm, with the potential for initiation. The effects of this work have been so intense for my own personal process and within the sessions I held that I felt called to complete his other year long trainings THE MEDICINE PATH, BIOENERGETICS and SACRED BODY, PASSIONATE SPIRIT.
Having worked with so many different bodies over the years, the connection between how the body is formed and the behaviours presented in terms of personality became increasingly noticeable. The link between body and mind, subconscious and conscious, matter and energy became of more and more interest and I began researching within the realm of body psychotherapy with a wish to develop on the one year introductory course in BIOENERGETICS further through an accredited training in the near future. For now, sessions are supported with an awareness around the effects of character structures and trauma within patterns of tension in the body as well as practicing to gently hold space for emotional release at the INTEGRAL BODY INSTITUTE with a 200hr MYOFASCIAL ENERGETIC RELEASE bodywork training under Satyarthi Peloquin alongside a special skills training on HEALING DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA.
With these new learnings around guiding the process of positive change through ongoing focused work, the limitations inherent in taking people on beautiful one-off journeys into the world of energy, without knowing how to recreate such experiences within their own lives, became apparent. For many of us, encountering this level of surrender, depth and connection to ourselves occurs more easily within a session with a practitioner. I currently enjoy to offer, alongside tantra massage experiences, a series of SOMATIC SEX COACHING sessions based on Joseph Kramer's Sexological Bodywork programme. Embarking upon John Hawken's TANTRA TEACHER TRAINING will develop over the next years the possibility to share this work through group alchemical processes spread over one year in the form of four 4-day teaching blocks.
Currently there is a focus on transitioning from giving massage sessions to also teaching those curious as to how to get more in touch with their bodies and their pleasure, release imprints of shame around sex and feel free to give themselves permission to fully access and enjoy their sensuality. Through somatic sex coaching, its possible to practice under guidance tools to overcome sexual limitations and enter into relaxed awareness within arousal or ecstatic energetic states - through conscious, embodied and creative self-pleasure practices, by learning the skills needed to explore such experiences with lovers if single, or with their partner through couples coaching. My longterm intention with this work is to empower both men and women to find a sense of harmony and acceptance within themselves and with each other, rising up to boldly create, communicate and embody the fulfilling sexual life that they wish for - however that may look for them.
At SNATCH, I offer a supportive space to explore yourself and your connection to the universe.
Powered by ongoing trainings in body- and breathwork, I work lovingly and compassionately to teach greater awareness within the body, exploring this gateway that lies deep within the present moment, through which you may fly beyond the everyday into a true reality beyond.
BASIC & ADVANCED COURSE
KASHIMA | BERLIN
1yr PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
John Hawken & Judith Antell
John Hawken & Judith Antell
OSHO LEELA, UK
IISB CERTIFIED DIPLOMA
Joseph Kramer & Didi Liebold
Prema McKeever & Giten Tonkov
THE TAO OF SEXUAL MASSAGE
Kristina Brustik & Frieder Eckert
Felix Ruckert & Marina Kronkvist
SCHWELLE 7 | BERLIN
Kitty Mooschief & Steven James