Are you ….
… open to discover new dimensions within yourself?
…. willing to embrace all aspects of life?
… curious to actually see the other, daring to lower your shields?
… opening up for true connections and intimacy?
Do you feel a YES? You are warmly invited to join us as the Odessa Amsterdam Tantra Festival 2022, together with 250 people of various genders, nationalities, believes and sexual preferences, sharing a similar openness to life.
At the Odessa Amsterdam Tantric Bliss Festival, we will gather for 5 days at a beautiful location in the city of Amsterdam. During these five summer days, we will offer a program that enables you to discover and enjoy tantra in all of its aspects.
A team of international teachers will facilitate workshops, ranging from sacred meditations and rituals to massages and tantric kink. They will invite you to discover your playful and cheerful self as well as to face deeper emotions and traumas in a safe environment, where all aspects of yourself are welcome.
There will be yoga, dynamic meditations, biodanza, tantric meditations, de-armouring, tantric pranayama, shibari, tantric temples, tantra for couples, tantric massages, intuitive music and ecstatic dance. There will be time to relax, to dance, to connect and to celebrate life.
Who should attend?
If the festival appeals to you, you are welcome, exactly as you are!
Tantra experience is not required; the festival is suitable for newbies as well as experienced tantrica. There is a wide variety of choice in each time slot, and the teachers know how to work with people who are just introduced to tantra as well as participants with years of experience.
Together we will create a space where you all can create your own experience.
Our view on tantra
The essence of Tantra is to fully embrace all aspects of life. Behind that simple sentence lies a world of ancient wisdom, passed through from generation to generation, from teacher to pupil. Tantra is about getting wisdom through experience.
The classical tantra has it source in three different religions, distinct from these sources by one ideal: it should be open for everyone (not just for monks) and be possible to integrate in your daily life. This is still suitable to us, after many ages!
Typical tantric elements that help us to experience life in its full potential are: body awareness, meditation, awareness of the energy system (chakra’s), mantras and rituals. These elements can help us to deeper connect to ourselves, to others and to the whole. Tantra does not deny, judge or block anything in ourselves. Anger, sadness, love, sensuality, all is welcome. We are invited to observe it, to accept it, to enjoy it.
At the Odessa Amsterdam Tantric Bliss Festival, there will be room for classical tantra as well as neo-tantra. Our core intention is to be loyal to the essence of tantra, while creating a safe environment for everyone. We use clear guidelines and agreements. All facilitators at the festival will agree to this and help to create the safe environment that is needed. We will ask the same agreement from all participants.
In this way, we wish to enable you to awake to the potential of tantra, and to give you the tools to explore more of what tantra can be for you, by finding suitable teachers, or, at your choice, to just enjoy what is being offered to you.
Program & teachers
We are excited with the team of international and dutch teachers that already have confirmed:
Anand Rudra, True Tantra, Mexico
Andy Buru, Rope artist, Sweden
Kabira, Kundalini rituals, NL
Chris van der Weide, NL
Cristiano Martins, Biodanza, Portugal
Li Tadaa, Dance, Conscious Kink, Sweden
Play Partners, Conscious Contact, NL
Marta Ozenu, Osho meditations, Poland
Arja Hendrikx, Sacred sexuality, Classic Tantra, NL
Marc Swillens, mantra singing, NL
Kees Schenk, singing bowls concert, NL
Bart Jan Docter, massage workshops, NL
Wendy Doeleman, NL
Nina Beem, Burlesque for all, NL
Komala Amorim, Womens work, Open Voice, Brasil
Mark Dowe, Vinyasa Flow, Germany
Stine Kragge/Amosoma & Asim, Orgasmic wave, Sex Magic, Denmark & NL
Ilona Bezema, de-armouring, NL
Janneke Aronson, Womb Wisdom, NL
Ménou Spauwen, The Goddess Within, NL
Joris van der Geest, Leef!Tantra
Mark Oostermeijer & Anna Prat, couples workshops, conscious touch workshops, Growing Loving Relations
We will introduce more of the teachers over the coming period.
The program will be wide and diverse. Each day will be divided in blocks (early morning, morning, afternoon and evening). In every block, there are five options to choose from, in five different rooms in the same building. During the festival, we will use clear signs that indicate what can be expected in each workshop or activity. Also, there will be a daily opening ceremony where all teachers present their workshops.
The festival will take place at the urban paradise Odessa Muiderpoort, a beautiful location close to the centre of Amsterdam. The location has a variety of large and smaller workshop areas, a lounge are and a garden. The food will be served in the main area. During the entire festival, the will be various spaces to relax and connect, including silent spaces.
Places to stay
As the festival is without accommodation, we like to help you with possible places to stay, depending on your budget:
– Ask the community: Odessa Amsterdam has a large and caring community willing to accommodate people. We will create a Facebook group where places can be offered and asked for.
– Camping: https://www.campingzeeburg.nl
If your budget allows, there are several options for hotels or apartments in the area that can be found via Airbnb or Booking.com
All tickets are for five days and include lunch and dinner.
First 50 tickets: 325,-
Next 100 tickets: 355,-
Remaining tickets: 385,-
Date: 13 -17 July 2022
Time: First day starts at 14.00
Other Day: 8.00 – 24.00
Last day ends at 16.00
Location: Ter Gouwstraat 3, Odessa Muiderpoort, Amsterdam
To the Facebook event page
Growing Loving Relations; Mark & Anna – firstname.lastname@example.org
Leef!Tantra: Joris van der Geest – email@example.com