Dates: 14 – 21 August 2022 (starts Sun 8.30 pm, ends Sun 2 pm, 7 days)
Venue: Hof Oberlethe, Germany
Pricing: €760 + food & accommodation
Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next opportunity: 2 – 9 July 2023
Please know that to participate in this workshop you need to have completed Body, Heart & Soul One.
PLEASURE, SURRENDER AND ECSTASY
“Ecstasy defies description just as much as it defies planning. It is a mystery of body, heart and soul that can, however, be invited..” Alan
Unbounded pleasure can open you to two precious human qualities: surrender and ecstasy. The one leads to the other. Both have a remarkably transforming influence on every aspect of your personal life.
Ecstasy, in its fusion of beauty, joy, love and understanding, provides something we all need and deserve. It reveals mysteries of life and being that remain otherwise hidden and unknown to us. Experiencing sensual-erotic ecstasy is one way to make a discovery that can change your entire perspective on life. Whilst ecstasy cannot be programmed, there is a key that unlocks the door and opens our way there. And what a transforming key it is! What ecstasy asks of us to carry us into its blissful mystery is our utter and complete surrender.
So much of our normal upbringing emphasises control, and in all kinds of situations – interpersonal, business and professional, sporting, performing arts, meditative practices and so on – control is indeed beneficial. It enhances our experience of pleasure too. But unless we have also learned to give up control, it keeps us always confined within its limits. Significantly, it is in letting go completely that sex and death meet each other. Sexual surrender is a letting-go as unmanaged as our final breath of life, and as boundless and mysterious too.
In the 7 days of Body, Heart & Soul Ecstasy (BHS2) you are invited and guided into sensual and erotic processes, rituals and trance journeys that open you more and more to the experience of pleasure, and empower you to own it as a valuable quality, both of your sexual nature and your whole being. You come repeatedly to the psychological edge where pleasure invites surrender – the relinquishing of all control. Here, as needed, you are guided and helped to dissolve fears that may have deep roots, and to find the trust that releases you from their clutches. If discovering ecstasy involves work, it is here, in learning how to surrender when your upbringing has taught you only the opposite.
In the workshop, ecstasy is rarely mentioned! The special ceremonies of the workshop surely invite it. And it remains the jewel that can only be found in opening to the pleasure, learning to surrender, and letting go … of agendas, expectations, and the goal itself.