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Well, for starters, it's not what you saw in American Pie! Tantra is thousands of years old (of Hindu and Buddhist tradition) 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.
Danny Neifert was born on the Navajo reservation in Monument Valley, Utah. True to being a former white water river guide she believes that life is an endless changing river of adventure and the best way to understand something is to jump in and get dirty. She has immersed in several communities including The Society of Friends (Quakers), the Right Use of Will movement, a Gurdjieff commune as well as studying closely with Michaela Boehm and Sofia Diaz from 2007 on. Danny is a holistic healing solo entrepreneur and mother of two grown children, ages 26 and 29. She has extensive experience in sustainable home building, elder care, gardening, nutrition, death & grief, yoga, somatic healing, eating chocolate, bubble baths and off-grid living. Danny is happily engaged and divides her time between Santa Barbara, CA and Boulder, CO.