INTENSE 9 MONTH PROGRAM – 3 WEEKS/6 WEEKENDS/INDIVIDUAL MENTORING
Hopefully the Corona teachings will soon come to an end, and we can put into practice what we have learned about our strength and fragility, our need for connection and power in solitude. The Bloom training program offers you the opportunity to do so in connection to others, and in an environment of trust and support.
In this immersive 9 month program Elle invites you to enter into a transformational process in three stages: healing, connecting, and expansion. In the first meetings we work on healing the divide between who we think we are and what is actually there, including the greatness and the shadows, the joy and the anger, the ecstacy and the fear hiding under the surface. In a second phase we connect to the other, as a companion, a mirror and a gate towards the unknown. And in the third part of the teachings dive into expansion, becoming spacious and wide, opening all orifices to invite the alien in.
This is a Tantra training that follows the path of contemplation and confrontation. An intense path, full of both humor and (sometimes painful) insights. Of pleasure, and (sometimes) frustration. This non-dual path tries to make space for us not to stay stuck in opinions and preferences, not to hold on to what we think we already know, not to accept only the questions we already know the answer to. Black is white, as white moves to grey. The tools are pleasure and surrender, sensuality and death, breathing and moving from state to state, ritual to ritual. Taking off more and more layers of falsehood and hypocrisy on the way. Until we stand in front of each other, naked, without pretences.
Practically, we will use basic tantra tools like the Ancient Tantra Kriya Yoga, Tantric Pranayam, dynamic meditations, Buddhist psychology and creative rituals to practice together. The practice is built up in sections of kaula practice of one week, in which we meet and work as a community, taking care of ourselves and the others in a Tantric spirit of sharing, challenge and generosity. The weekends have more of a workshop character and introduce new elements into the group that will then be deepened in the kaula weeks. After every collective weekend you will get some incentives to work at home, alone or with a partner. We will also develop a personal practice for everybody, that is supported in the individual mentorings, and that will become the basis for your individual path.
The training takes place in The Monastery Live in Solwaster, a lovely little place close to Spa in the Ardennes. Some people can stay over there, others might find it more comfortable to sleep in one of the many B&B’s in the vicinity. We will make use of the studio there, as well as the forests around for ritual practice and contemplation.
12-18/4/2021: OPENING KAULA WEEK
14-16/5: HEALING 1: HEALING CIRCLES
25-27/6: HEALING 2: DEMONS AND DRAGONS
23-29/7: KAULA PRACTICE WEEK
20-22/8: CONNECTION 1: I AM THE OTHER
17-19/9: CONNECTION 2: SEXCHANGE ADHANARISHVARA
15-17/10: EXPANSION 1: INSIDE OUT
12-14/11: EXPANSION 2: ECSTACY
26-31/12: KAULA END WEEK
For all information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the whole intensive training (3 kaula weeks, 6 weekend workshops, individual mentoring: 2000 euro, exceptional reduction for full-time unemployed and students: 1500 euro