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Workshops @ Tantric Joy Festival Amterdam

19th July 2023 @ 08:00 - 23rd July 2023 @ 17:00

KABIRA will facilitate 3 workshops and 1 temple evening at this festival organised by Loving Relations & Odessa Amsterdam.

Loving Awareness in Motion…

Do you wish to?
… explore how you can integrate tantra in your daily life… connect to people with a similar openness to life… expand and grow in a container of professional guidance… experience different types of tantra practices… have fun and share your joy with others…be surrounded by high awareness due to Natural High (no drugs & alcohol)… relate to others from authenticity and vulnerability? See you then in July!

We will meet 5 days of joy together: 30 amazing international facilitators and choice from… 55 workshops, 6 Temple Nights, Concerts, Performances, 4 Ecstatic Dance sets & 8 vegan meals.

Welcome to the Tantric Joy Festival Amsterdam!

The theme of the 3rd edition of the festival is Loving Awareness in Motion. Let’s allow life to move us!!

The festival begins on Wednesday 19 of July at 14:00 hrs. and ends on Sunday 23 July at 16.00 hrs. 5 days of joy with the choice from 45 workshops, 4 Temple Nights, Concerts, Performances, Ecstatic Dance every day & 8 vegan meals. An amazing team of international facilitators will offer you a range of different tantra practices and support your tantric path with workshops, meditations, ceremonies and temple nights. A group of musicians, performers and DJ’s will be also part of the joy!

You can come to the festival with or without experience in tantra. A festival is a beautiful space to become acquainted with different tantra styles. The diverse facilitators will invite you to explore and express different aspects of your being, with respect for your boundaries and what you need at that moment. All aspects of your person are welcome to show up. Your most light and joyful parts, but also the more difficult ones.

We wish the festival to be a space where you feel welcome whatever sexual expression or gender identification you have. We are open to the discussion about the concepts of women, men, the polarities masculinity and femininity and the concepts of masculine and feminine energy. We are also aware to adhere to what pronoun/other participants and leaders would like to be addressed. We celebrate diversity and that is why we do not have a day dedicated to men and women genders, but try to learn from all different genders and expressions. There may be some workshops that you can go if you identify with a specific gender, but most of them will be open to everybody.

What is tantra for us?

We see Tantra as a practice that enables us to embrace all aspects of life. Tantra can be seen as a way of living. You can integrate tantra in your daily life and it is accessible to every human being.

As you can see we offer you a wide variety of traditions: Classical tantra, Neo-tantra, Shamanic tantra, Tantric Kink, Tibetan tantra… Every facilitator will give you another taste of tantra because of their lineage, school, knowledge and experience. As there are quite a lot of different yoga schools and styles, there are in tantra also a big range of schools.

Tantra is an ancient practice that has found the way to our modern times. It is not easy to be sure which part of what we are practicing nowadays, would be called tantra around the 9th-12th centuries, when tantra had its peak in India. Even the interpretation of the sacred texts in Sanskrit or the meaning of tantra is not unambiguously. The word tantra has such different connotations as: theory, book, spiritual practice, weave, wisdom that saves, stretch…

Tantra practices use different elements to support the intention to embrace life in all aspects: meditations, knowledge and practices of the spiritual physiology (subtle body and chakra system), rituals, visualizations, breath work, body awareness… In the festival we offer you therefore a big range of different practices.

About boundaries, safety and support

We find it important that the tantra facilitators at the festival are aware of psychological processes, groups processes and about how important safety is in in the process of learning and personal growth. This means that they are aware of the importance of boundaries and will offer you as much safety as possible in their workshops. So a facilitator will never push you to do any practice that you don’t feel you should do and will always respect your boundaries.

Tantra practices can bring us in a state of huge joy, ecstasy and feelings of deep connection. All the beauty and mystery of life can unfold in a lovely way. Tantra can also bring us in contact with the most difficult parts of life: feelings of loneliness, emptiness, shame, sadness or fear. It is not uncommon that you can feel overwhelmed. Therefore we have an emotional support team of professional therapists. They are there not there to give you therapy but to support you if you are too triggered to handle a given feeling or situation.

All facilitators and emotional support team have agreed with the: ‘Agreements of the Tantric Joy Festival Amsterdam’, for professionals. And all the participants and space holders agree with the ‘Participants Agreements Tantric Joy Festival Amsterdam’. The agreements are meant to provide a container for physical & psychological safety for everybody. We all know that in a festival there is not a way to guarantee for 100% that everybody will feel safe. We can’t control all behaviors and we can’t prevent that traumas are being triggered. What we can do is to establish agreements which support an open and save environment and invite you to explore what tantra can mean for you.

The Schedule

It is important to mention that we consider some parts of the program as very important and therefore as a requirement. As a part of enhancing awareness about a safe environment, we ask all participants to attend the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday at 14:00 hrs. We also want all participants to begin the day together at the Day Opening at 9:15 hrs. every day. At that moment the facilitators will present their workshops and we will offer you short exercises to explore how we can optimize the relation with ourselves and others.

In a festival you have a lot of choices and that can be quite challenging. Be aware that to skip one workshop can be the most tantric decision you can make…


13:00 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 15.30 Opening Ceremony & Workshop about desires and boundaries (for all required)
16:00 – 18:30 5 Midday Workshops
18:30 – 19:45 Dinner
20:00 – 23:00 Fire Ceremony & Ecstatic Party


08.00 – 09:00 2 Yoga / Osho Meditation / Breathwork
09:15 – 10:00 Day Opening about Nourishing your body & emotions
10:00 – 12:30 5 Morning Workshops
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15.00 Family Meeting
15:00 – 17:30 5 Midday Workshops
17:30 – 19:00 Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 Concert / Performance
21:30 – 23.30 2 Evening Workshops / Temple Night / Ecstatic Dance


08.00 – 09:00 2 Yoga / Osho Meditation / Breathwork
09:15 – 10:00 Day Opening about the path of love and awareness
10:00 – 12:30 5 Morning Workshops
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15.00 Family Meeting
15:00 – 17:30 5 Midday Workshops
17:30 – 19:00 Dinner
19:00 – 20.00 Concert / Performance
20:30 – 23:30 2 Temples / Ecstatic Dance Latin


08.00 – 09:00 2 Yoga / Osho Meditation / Breathwork
09:15 – 10:00 Day Opening about moving your life force energy
10:00 – 12:30 5 Morning Workshops
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15.00 Family Meeting
15:00 – 17:30 5 Midday Workshops
17:30 – 19:00 Dinner
19:00 – 20.00 Concert / Performance
20:30 – 23:30 2 Temples / 2 Workshops


08.00 – 09:00 2 Yoga / Breath Work
09:15 – 10:00 Day Opening about Spirituality and Integration
10:00 – 12:30 5 Morning Workshops
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 End Ceremony
16:00 – 17:00 Karma Yoga


🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️ Mark Oostermeijer & Anna Prat i Bascompte, Growing Loving Relations. www.growinglovingrelations.com For questions about the festival you can contact us at this email: growinglovingrelations@gmail.com

In Co-creation with Odessa Amsterdam: Odessa Amsterdam www.odessa.amsterdam



19th July 2023 @ 08:00
23rd July 2023 @ 17:00


Growing Loving Relations
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Odessa Muiderpoort
Ter Gouwstraat 3 + Google Map