March 18, 2008 at 5:02 pm #27824
Taoist Sexual Arts Retreat for Singles and Couples
Cibola Center For Integral Studies
Bear Mountain Range, New Mexico
August 9-16, 2008
$750 includes room, board, tuition and course workbook
Recommended books will be available for purchase by registrants
$200 deposit required upon registration-refundable until May 1st, 2008
Full Payment due June 1, 2008
Amara Hsien Ku and Shyena Hsien Shen will offer a seven day Taoist Sexual Arts retreat at the Cibola Center For Integral Studies
This retreat is an introduction to spiritual sexuality for men and women. We will be presenting teachings from the White Tigress Green Dragon Daoist Tradition to help bring vitality and harmony into your intimate relationships. Any man or woman may enroll and will benefit from learning a more spiritual approach to your sexuality. We will demonstrate and share experiential exercises
to bring greater intimacy, healing and beauty into your sexual life. You may attend as a single, or as a couple.
The retreat will include an introduction to the origins and philosophy of the White Tigress Green Dragon Daoist Teachings regarding Sexual Health, Restoration and Longevity.
Health benefits of sex for men and women
Nourishing the Three Treasures of Life
Understanding the Three Poisons and what ages us sexually
Healing Tigress and Dragon Restoration Practices
Tranquil Sitting, and Walking Meditations
Contemplative Daoist Ceremonies
Methods for enhancing Yin and Yang Sexual Harmony
Sexual Arts, including skills for enhancing feminine and masculine attraction
Some of the Daoist practices we will do over the course of this week include daily Tigress and Dragon qigong exercises, chanting in homage to Kuan Yin, along with several contemplation ceremonies based on scriptures from the White Tigress Manual and the Hua Hu Ching. In the evenings we will be facilitating group experiences presenting the sexual arts, skills of seduction, and the Dao of yin yang sexual harmony. You will have ample private time to explore these beautiful practices on your own. Amara and Shyena will lead the group in a unique experience called the Dance of the Tigress and Dragon, putting these teachings into motion with live music and poetry to awaken the spirit. We will also be sharing insights and reflections within the group.
On a personal note, Amara, has been practicing and teaching in the Shamanic and Daoist traditions for more than 20 years. Shyena brings her delightful spirit, embodying the essence of being a Tigress to life. She and Shyena are students of Hsi Lai, author of The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress and Jade Dragon and are authorized to share these types of sacred retreats. Both are devoted to helping men and women awaken their spirits as they create a gentle, safe, and loving place to understand and explore a more spiritual approach to sexuality in a Daoist way.
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Please note that we wish to have a gender balance for this retreat so we suggest you reserve a space early as space is limited to 12 participants
Amara (Hsien Ku) is A spiritual sexuality instructor, author and poet, she has taught workshops and mentored students since 1989 throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand. She is the founder of Nourishing Arts offering trainings for people to cultivate and refine their sexuality for greater health and longevity. Trained in both the Taoist White Tigress and Quodoushka Shamanic traditions Amara has been a special guest on HBO Real Sex, BBC and ABC Radio shows. She is the author of Sexual Agreements: A Guide for Reawakening Sexual Passion. She currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Shyena (Hsien Shen)
Trained in the Taoist White Tigress tradition and co-founder of Nourishing Arts, Shyena specializes in devotional music and has performed worldwide for over 15 years. Teaching people how to connect with their inner rhythms, she has taught throughout the United States, New Zealand and Australia. Shyena has been a master masseuse for over 25 years and is also an international entrepreneur for natural womens products. As both studio artist, live performer, businesswoman and healer Shyena playfully offers her inspirational gifts in devotion to spirit.March 18, 2008 at 5:03 pm #27825
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