Tantric Awakening Festival

13 + 14 mei 2023, Odessa Amsterdam

What does reading this word trigger in you? Curiosity? Tension? Love? Excitement?
Are you curious and a bit nervous at the same time?
Does it trigger a longing to experience (again) the magic of tantra – in various flavours and colours, at a place where you feel comfortable, around like-minded people?
Please feel welcome to join us at the Tantric Awakening festival!
Tantric Awakening is a small-scale tantra festival where you can explore and experience what tantra can be for you. In a safe and playful way, in the intimate setting of Odessa Amsterdam.
At this festival, you will be invited to open up to new experiences.
You will be invited to awaken the full potential within yourself. The potential to feel, to connect, to breathe, to dance, to play, and to love with full awareness.
The Tantric Awakening Festival offers a menu of workshops that may help you to discover what you really want. To discover what fits you and what doesn’t. To find alternatives to patterns and limiting beliefs where you may be stuck, even without knowing. To enjoy your playfulness and curiosity. ‘
To enjoy relaxing in your own body and relaxing in connections with others, who may be longing for the same. Or to simply enjoy.
The Tantric Awakening festival is suitable for all levels, from newbies to experienced tantrica’s!
**** The meaning of Tantra – and our vision 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, not through learning in theory.
The classical tantra has its 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 into your daily life. This is still suitable for us, after many ages!
Typical tantric elements that help us (normal people) to experience life to its full potential are: body awareness, meditation, awareness of the energy system (chakras), 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, vulnerability. All are welcome. We are invited to observe it, to accept it, to enjoy it.
Sometimes, the element of connecting deeper to our body and that of others are being misused, unfortunately. What is called tantra is sometimes far away from its original meaning. This has created misconceptions about tantra, which is not only harmful to the people involved, but also to people who are, guided by misconceptions, and decide not to open up to the potential of tantra.
With tantric awakening, we do not pretend to have all the wisdom about what tantra is and what it is not.
However, we have the intention to be aligned with the essence of tantra, while creating a safe environment for everyone.
We only invite facilitators that are aligned with this essence as well.
We use clear guidelines and agreements.
In this way, we wish to enable you to awaken to the potential of tantra, and to give you the tools to explore more of your tantra, by finding suitable teachers, or, at your choice, to just enjoy what is being offered to you.
*** Location: Odessa Amsterdam ****
The festival will take place at the urban paradise Odessa, with excellent locations for the workshops and relaxation during the breaks. Odessa is a conscious vegan art ship where city and nature are intertwined, a platform for conscious events and communities.
The location, surrounded by (swimming) water, will give an extra juicy vibe to the festival and includes a Spa deck with a sauna. This offers possibilities to enjoy and relax between and after the workshops in all types of weather.
*** Who should attend? ***
– Suitable for singles and couples
– Suitable for all levels
– Safe environment, clear guidelines, clothes will remain on
– Workshops will be given in English (unless everyone is Dutch)
*** Vegan Food ***
Our vegan cook Flora Inghels will prepare lunch and dinner. This food is not only healthy and delicious but it is also prepared with love and care and with organic and seasonal ingredients that will support you to fully enjoy the festival.
A vegan food package (2 lunches and 2 dinners) is an optional part of the festival, which gives you the full experience and ability to enjoy and relax during the lunch and dinner breaks.
~ Menu ~
Saturday 13th
– Pumpkin soup
– Dutch quinoa salad with lettuce, bell pepper, radish, tomato, seeds, and a Dutch bean
– Pesto Rosso Dip
– Pita bread / sourdough bread
– Curry with seasonal vegetables
– Oat Grain
– Green salad with fresh herbs and mustard dressing
Sunday 12th
– Lentil soup
– Beet burgers / falafels
– Babaganoesh (roasted eggplant) dip
– Salad of turnip greens/lettuce, roasted potato, carrot, almonds, and capuchins
– Savoury cake with seasonal vegetables and buckwheat
– Dip made from Dutch beans and nuts
– Salad with roasted sweet potato, cucumber, carrot, spinach, mushrooms, and seeds/nuts
You can order your vegan meal package until the 6th of May at 18:00
Allergies? Please let us know (no later than May 6th at 18:00) by sending an e-mail to info@eigentijdsnederland.com, with your allergies(s) and phone number.
You can order your vegan food package in our ticket shop which you will find through the link below.
Location: Odessa, Veemkade 259, Amsterdam
Time: 10:00-19:00
Saturday the 13th of May 10.00 to 19.00 (followed by Ecstatic Dance, which is included in the tickets)
Sunday the 14th of May 10.00 to 19.00 (followed by Ecstatic Dance, which is included in the tickets)
We have shiva (men) and shakti (women) tickets to get a balance in male and female energy. If you don’t identify yourself as a man or woman, you are welcome to choose either a shakti or a shiva ticket.
We recommend a ticket including the vegan food package, which gives you the full experience and the ability to enjoy and relax during the lunch and dinner breaks.
You may also opt for bringing your own meals and get a ticket without food.
Early Bird with food: 179,-
Early Bird without food: 135,-
(there is a limited number of 14 early bird tickets available).
Regular ticket with food: 199,-
Regular ticket without food: 155,-
There is a limited number of 14 regular tickets available).
Late ticket with food: 219,-
Late ticket without food: 175,-
Vegan meal package (2 * lunch and 2 * diner for 1 person): 50,-
If the event is canceled, your ticket will be refunded.
Otherwise, tickets are non-refundable. 
Parking tip: 1 Euro a day at Zeeburg P+R (in combination with roundtrip tram).
For questions:
info@eigentijdsnederland.com (for practical information),
info@leeftantra.nl (for information about tantra, the program, and facilitators)

To the Facebook Event Page 


***Festival Program***
YES! Here it is! The program that will take you on a transformative Tantric Awakening journey.
SATURDAY | September 10th 2022
09:30-10:00 | You are welcome
10:00-10:30 | Tantric Awakening Openings ceremony (up and downstairs)
10:30-12:00 | Tantric Buddhism: Meeting the true self by Kees Schenk (lower deck)
10:30-12:00 | Sensual Yoga by Afke Reijenga (up deck)
12:00-13:30 | Lunch
13:30-17:00 | Tantric workshop (name will be revealed soon) by Chris van der Wijde (lower deck)
13:30-17:00 | Tantric workshop (name will be revealed soon) by Elina Zhang (up deck)
17:30-18:30 | Diner
18:30-22:00 | Ecstatic Dance (silence on the boat!)
SUNDAY | September 11th 2022
09:30-10:00 | Doors open
10:00-10:30 | Day ceremony (up and downstairs)
10:30-12:00 | Contact Beyond Contact dance by Amber Grothe (lower deck)
10:30-12:00 | Mantra singing by Marc Swillens (up deck)
12:00-13:30 | Lunch
13:30-17:00 | Sacred Sexuality by Joris van der Geest (lower deck)
13:30-17:00 | Tantric workshop (name will be revealed soon) by Bart-Jan and Laura Eggens
17:00-17:30 | Tantric Awakening Closing Ceremony (welcome to stay afterward)
17:30-18:30 | Love Diner
18:30-22:00 | Ecstatic Dance (silence on the boat!)