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* Please arrive on time to check in and receive your dating materials.
* Ceremony portion begins 30 minutes after start time. Doors will be closed for the duration of the ceremony. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. See cancellation/late policy below
* Events do sell out, so purchase tickets online to guarantee your spot. Door tickets are cash only and subject to capacity and gender balance. Tickets are non-transferable and cannot be sold or exchanged.
We recommend parking in the gravel lot across the street if it is after 4pm (AUS 12 zone and pay M-F 8am-4pm)
*If you park on the street you are in AUS 8 zone and pay M-S 8am-12midnight
ENTRANCE: Walk through the big main entrance. Make your first right down a short corridor into the courtyard. The Synergy room is on the right. (We may sometimes be in the Tranquility room across the courtyard.)
Well, for starters, it's not what you saw in American Pie! Tantra is thousands of years old and has become a buzzword, which unfortunately has some misleading definitions. Translated from Sanskrit, it means "weaving," which means bringing oneness to yourself and consciousness to what you do. The exercises are designed to bring you into a state of being more present when you meet your dates. And who doesn't want to be more present, right?
A Puja is an intentional ceremony. In Sanskrit it means reverence, honor, an offering. It is a ritual designed to open our hearts and allow us to see the inner beauty within ourselves and all beings. It invites us into the elegant dance of masculine and feminine in a warm space of oneness and connection--what a great way to start your first date!
Participants form two circles facing each other. The men form the outside circle and the women form the inside, with each woman facing a man. Each pair then share a meaningful exchange through a directed exercise (a Puja “station”), which can be for a few seconds or a few minutes. Then they put their hands together in Namaste, thank each other and--like a speed date--rotate to the next person. The ceremony ends when everyone has rotated a full circle.
Thanks for asking! While the exercises are straightforward and fun, you are always 100% at choice for how you wish to participate. If you find an exercise that doesn't work for you, then--just like in yoga--you have the option to modify or completely opt out. Everyone is encouraged to participate at their own comfort level, and our facilitators demonstrate what that looks like so everyone is clear before we begin.
Some events are open and some have a specific age range (stated in the title)--though it's merely a suggestion, not a rule. See our statistics and learn why people love the open events on our FAQ.
Bella LaVey is a certified Human Potential Coach and a Holistic Sex and Relationship Coach. She is also the bestselling author of Fetish Girl: A Memoir of Sex, Domination and Motherhood. Bella facilitates several workshops in the the domains of Tantra, intimacy, polarity, qigong and somatics at Temple Shakti, her private studio in Austin, Texas. BellaLaVey.com