" of Tantric massage" massage weekend

Planned for 1-2 February 2014

Workshop is composed in such a way that you can get the best of it, that You could learn and feel what is sacred touch,
that You would allow
healing energy of love into your body and life .

Mastering the art of giving and receiving tantric massage is opening us on many levels :
– Helps to recover energy
– Teaches us sacred touch
– Raise awareness of the body
– Is Introduction to tantric sex
– Developing our potential of love .

Is not possible to mention all benefits of tantric massage but first of all it is an experience of deep inner joy , bliss , cleansing , peace and ecstasy. It is the experience of being whole.

We will mainly focus on the feelings in the body and not only on the techniques . First of all, we want to ensure that participants would experience the touch, that they would open up for receiving and giving on the body level, that they would open up for feeling the pleasure of being a giver and receiver of a massage.

We want to go deep into the levels of feeling pleasure, bliss , flow of the love energy. We want to free all the tension out from our bodies, let them go away to make more space in the body, to make in the place of the blockades space for flow of life energy.

Schedule for the weekend ( may always change , depending on the needs of the group )

First day:
Ocean Massage

Three Temples of the Body – Three types of touch
Breathing Exercises

The second day :
Kashmiric Massage. Shiva – Shakti

Preparing for Awakening Kundalini energy. Intensive weekend in Basic School of Tantra

Planned for 5-6 April 2014

Kundalini Energy, serpent power, strongest energy possible to use for human body. By some cultures awakening the Kundalini energy is  recognised as enlightenment, blessing and goal of live, biggest liberation…

Suddenly all your senses would be awaken on 1000%. You may see, feel, experience things what You never before was aware about. Your ecstasy would shift to other higher level. Intensity of life at that state may increase to the point that may scare You.

Be prepared. Be aware. Observe and accept…. or eve better permit Yourself to be. To be who You really are. Recognise god/goddess within – feel it and become one. Life would never be the same. You're not alone.

General Information

…There would be 1 hour break  for vegan food
There is possibility to stay over night for few people.

The program could change and evolve due to the energy and needs of the group .

Workshop is designed for amateur massage , couples , singles , for professional massage therapists who want to develop their skills, for both beginners and advanced .
You do not need to have experience in massage or tantra, to take part in the activities .

Take your costume to the practice, sheet or large towel , organic massage oil – good is coconut , almond, olive or other.

We expecting and teaching respect to the limits of the participants, but in the same time we are making You aware that the progress is happening outside the comfort zone. Just as we are flexible and open to spontaneous change,in the same way,  we
welcome any willingness and openness for taking a step into the unknown.

In

Love Laboratory at Willem Dreeslaan 10, 1544 SB Zaandijk (only 15 minuts by train from Amsterdam Central station)

Costs would be 150 E but if You would decide to take 9 different weekends You would pay for all only 1200 E.
Registration only through the e-mail: mgriks@gmail.com Payment in advance 20 E to make sure reservation of the place.
Please send the bank transfer to the following account: 390212989 Triodos Ethical bank

Amount of the places are limited.

Here You could check updates, share and invite Your friends ( soon would be updated )

For more info check: http://tantramovement.blogspot.nl/

There would be special Extra information and invitation made just before the weekends would start. To not miss that we advise You to subscribe for our newsletter

Love and Light

Michal Marek Griks

2 Level – only for couples or people who are ready to work together
8 Wednesday course [from 19.00 till 22.00]

Every second Wednesday from 5.2.14 – 14.5.14
In Mirror Centre at Ter Gouwstraat 3 Amsterdam
45 Euro for single workshop and only 270 for whole course

We have few students who continue in to the second level but we would also like to give a chance for those new in our school, who are dedicated and would like jump in to the second level. What we require from them is: being in a couple ( at least for the time of the workshop ) openness, willingness to learn and experience and catching up by participation in other workshops if needed. To keep the energy on our workshops first we would like to meet both of You at one of our first level workshops, what have places in Fridays.

Like after the first Level we honour the people who finished by giving them certificate what allow You to continue further education.

Especially for this one amount of the places is very limited so book Your place quick -> mgriks@gmail.com

Love and Light

Michal Marek Griks
http://tantramovement.blogspot.nl/

Tantra Movement invites you to practise with us. We meet regularly together to experience, to discover and to develop potential of our possibilities. Whatever you want to enter the tantric path slowly and safely or you like fast and intense experience, We always support you in your decisions.

We always welcome the openness and willingness to change, because real progress is happening outside of the comfort zone.
We do not guarantee that you will become a better,happier being, but that you will discover new values, new quality, which may change your life

1 Level – for everyone

10 Fridays course [from 18.00 till 21.30]
Every Friday from 31.1.14 till 9.5.14
except:
– 21.2.14
– 07.3.14
– 14.3.14
– 21.3.14
– 25.4.14
in il cielo Oostzaanstraat 46 Amsterdam
45 E for single workshop and only 300 for whole course

Whole days Ceremonies – for everyone
Every third Saturday of the month (except march so 15.2.14, 19.4.14 and 17.5.14)
[from 13.00 till 21.00]
in il cielo Oostzaanstraat 46 Amsterdam
90 Euro for day

Every first weekend of the month – Intensive weekend for everyone – 150 Euro

2 Level – only for couples or people who are ready to work together
8 Wednesday course [from 19.00 till 22.00]

Every second Wednesday from 5.2.14 – 14.5.14
In Mirror Centre at Ter Gouwstraat 3 Amsterdam
45 Euro for single workshop and only 270 for whole course

Individual private workshops, massage and skype sessions possible by appointment

Tantra for us that's knowledge of Love, what You learn mainly through experience. Its healing our sexuality and taking it out of shame, guilt, taboo etc. and transforming it into the sacred. Not only in You but in your partner, society and entire universe as well. Tantra is bringing your sex, You, your Love, everything to higher ecstasy and energy. Are You ready ?

If you are looking for spiritual growth and you want to consciously build your sexual potential , these classes are for you.

Do not hesitate to ask the questions and always let us know you're coming
mgriks@gmail.com
0(031)687761892

To each event there would be more detailed information and invitation. To keep yourself update subscribe to our newsletter, joint the events on facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/249934051842060
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Love and Light

Michal Marek Griks [Tantrik, Kundalini yoga teacher] and

10 Fridays Course as whole is created in the way that You would go deep in Your inner ecstasy, bliss and healing.
Are You ready for the biggest change in Your life ? Go for intensive transformation of Love to the higher levels.
The workshops are from 31.1.14 till 14.5.14 ( Fridays ) from 18.00 – 21.30 in il cielo Oostzaanstraat 46 Amsterdam
List of the workshops:
1. Expanding Consciousness. Being here and now.
2. Love Yourself – recognising Your inner lover
3. Sacred energy
4. Journey to Awaken the Senses
5. Male and female energy
6. Face Your shadow, work with Your Ego
7. Dance with tantra
8. Sacred Sexuality
9. Preparing for awakening Kundalini
10.Tantric massage
More detailed description of those workshops You could read below

The costs of 10 workshops is only € 300
Costs of the single workshop is 45 . Sending email to mgriks@gmail.com means confirming Your reservation. Amount of the places are limited.
Finishing the course is honoured with the certificate what would open the door for your further experience and education.
For updates, more info or to invite Your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/681367985217048/

Check: http://tantramovement.blogspot.nl/

Expanding Consciousness.

We invite You to create the space for expanding consciousness.
You going to find out:
What is consciousness ?How to get ready to open Yourself for full consciousness ?
How in the conscious way dissolve blockages and open Yourself for a flow of energy of Love?
How in daily life we could develop and cultivate our inner consciousness?
Expanding consciousness that's one of the main purpose of tantra. At this workshop we going to awake, discover, explore and expand, consciousness of here and now, consciousness of female and male energy, consciousness of the witness, consciousness of energy… This workshop may open Your eyes, hart and mind in the way that You 
would never be the same

Sacred energy.

Together we create at the workshops safe space and together we experience transformation processes, remembering, however, that the real change happens outside the comfort zone. We work in a group, in pairs and individually. This Friday we will focus on the flow of energy through the body, how we experience it and how to inspire and cultivate that. What is blocking us and how to be consciously permeable for those blocking energies.
Tantric path opens us to experience our own, our partners and groups deep energy levels. Thankful Tantric and sexual Tao techniques, we become aware of subtle energies which link the apparent opposites: spirit and matter, sexuality and spirituality, light and darkness, consciousness and unconscious, masculinity and femininity ..
By using the keys to the door of connections, to regain our inner strength, we are giving right direction to the flow of energy.

Love Yourself!

Loving ourselves is the foundation of real love, when we love ourselves we can truly love others. When we feel good about our self we will have the self esteem needed to act in love towards another being. To truly love ourselves may increase the chance of amplifying the love shared with our partners, family, animals, nature, whole planet and the universe. So how You may notice it have nothing to do with selfishness but rather with expanding love in healthyway…

Journey to Awaken the Senses.

Listen to the quiet whispers of your own body. Shhhh…..

When we fully experience our senses, we enter into the heart, into love with existence. And instead of thinking about and analysing the world, we love it, we feel it, we become a part of it. We experience the bliss, ecstasy and deep fulfilment that can come to us through our senses.

To practise this, we do a ritual that awakens each sense in turn and allow ourselves to absorb this bliss in our hearts. This is a totally yummy, luscious and deep meditation that touches the body, heart and soul. For anyone who wants to expand the experience of their senses or use the body as a gateway to the self. Done to each other it is great way to connect and feel gratitude and more love, sympathy to Your partner. It bring a child in us, a child,who is playing in the adult games of love…

Sacred Sexuality


At this workshop we would go for a journey to the past to heal our memories mainly connected to our sexuality. We live in the society where very often sex is considered as something bad, dirty, what develop guild and shame in us. We going to heal our wounds in intention to bring sacredness and pride to not only to genital parts of our bodies but to whole concept of sex in our life. We going to free ourselves from stereotypes what are stopping our love.

According to tantra human sexuality is located in the centre of spirituality. Over the millennia, was pushed only to have role of procreating. The wider truth was available only to a few. At the present time the consciousness of humanity is mature enough that the truth of the sacred sexuality is revealed to all.
The consciousness of humanity at the present moment goes beyond the circle of material activities and experiences. It rises together with the energy of the Earth. Old Masters now revealing ancient mysteries , which before often were available only for the elites. Using those secrets could be solution for all sort of crisis what the humanity and individual people are facing nowadays.
On the other hand, we have at the present time wide available pornography , which massively distorts the image of human sexuality . On large scale , we are bombarded with sexuality ragged of beauty, holiness , power, and intimacy….

At the workshop You would have chance to deeply answer to Yourself for the questions below:
How sacred sexuality is different from the usual sexuality ?
How can I have access to sacred sexuality in my life?
In what way, based on sacred sexuality I can shape reactions with myself , with a partner , with other people, with nature and whole universe ?
These and other questions will not get ready answers , but in a series of our workshops we offer opportunity to experience the methods which can help you to expand your consciousness in the field of sacred sexuality.

On that workshop we will focus on the dissolution of the concepts and blockades, what had accumulated around the topic of sexuality. We will recognise patterns , which we toked over from family, from school ,society, Hollywood movies etc. To recognise the sacred sexuality, we will unfold veil of ignorance.
To achieve that we will use :
movement
meditation
touch, massage
breath
play
communication

You may establish an intimate relationship with yourself .
You may enrich , raise to the higher levels relationship with your partner.
You may attract into your life partner and lover of your dreams.
You may heal the wounds from your sexual life and those passed to you from generations to generations. 

Male and Female energy

Nowadays not so many people are aware that within us exist male and female energy. Doesn't matter what sex we are, from balance of those energies depends our health, our contentment, our happiness and fulfilment in our relationships.
At this workshop we would met our inner woman and man within us. We would recognise their energies. We would hear from them how is to live with us, what are their needs, what are concerns. How we can improve their (our) life…

Besides of that we would get to know differences between male and female bodies. We would learn how to approach them in the way, that beautiful sexual energy of love would flow freely, would not be forced or imposed on someone and would not be blocked by some wrong behaviour.

Preparing for Awakening Kundalini energy.
Kundalini Energy, serpent power, strongest energy possible to use for human body. By some cultures awakening the Kundalini energy is recognised as enlightenment, blessing and goal of live, biggest liberation…
Suddenly all your senses would be awaken on 1000%. You may see, feel, experience things what You never before was aware about. Your ecstasy would shift to other higher level. Intensity of life at that state may increase to the point that may scare You.
Be prepared. Be aware. Observe and accept…. or eve better permit Yourself to be. To be who You really are. Recognise god/goddess within – feel it and become one. Life would never be the same. You're not alone.

"MAgic of Tantric Massage" workshop
This workshop is composed in such a way that you can get the best of it, that You could learn and feel what is sacred touch, that You would allow healing energy of love into your body and life .

Mastering the art of giving and receiving tantric massage is opening us on many levels :
– Helps to recover energy
– Teaches us sacred touch
– Raise awareness of the body
– Is Introduction to tantric sex
– Developing our potential of love .

Is not possible to mention all benefits of tantric massage but first of all it is an experience of deep inner joy , bliss , cleansing , peace and ecstasy. It is the experience of being whole.

We will mainly focus on the feelings in the body and not only on the techniques . First of all, we want to ensure that participants would experience the touch, that they would open up for receiving and giving on the body level, that they would open up for feeling the pleasure of being a giver and receiver of a massage.

We want to go deep into the levels of feeling pleasure, bliss , flow of the love energy. We want to free all the tension out from our bodies, let them go away to make more space in the body, to make in the place of the blockades space for flow of life energy.

Two of the last workshop You may extend and continue on intensive weekend

The program could change and evolve due to the energy and needs of the group

There would be separate information and invitation for any particular workshop.

Love and Light
Michal Marek Griks

Michal Kali Griks

 

We ask beautiful energy of unconditional love to flow through us, to guide us, to allow us to be a channel that the love flow from universe, through those words to you. We share with you as much as we could give, as much you`re ready to receive. Then let the energy of love flow. From universe, to you, then to universe. In all possible ways, through all levels, bodies and dimensions – Tantra

Michal Kali Griks

I´m a Tantra, Kundalini yoga teacher and also a tantric masseur, relationship and life coach. I began my Tantric journey over 11 years ago. I graduated Tantra Masseur and Group Trainer level at the Rasayana Tantra Academy (Gratitude to the teachers below). Tantra became a way of living for me and since more than 6 years ago, I began sharing my wisdom and journey as a teacher of Tantra. While Tantra has several paths, I recognized that for me sacred sexuality is the most efficient way to improve:
my self esteem,
my physical
and mental health,
my intimate relationship,
my love ( also to myself ),
my energy and all other aspects of life…

For me, sexuality is the most beautiful, intimate, and powerful expression of love. When I recognized how important this is in my life, I asked “If love is the most important necessity for humankind, where are our efforts and energy to contribute the love and sacred sexuality in people’s education?” So, I wish that by establishing Tantra Movement School I can help fill this great need. In my life I experienced sex as way to hell but I have been very fortunate to also experience it as way to heaven. Now I´m bringing sexuality out of guilt and shame to it´s rightful place sacredness and honor.
I´m a tantric, who’s destiny is to share tantra and love.

Others about me:

I did 3 intensive Tantra trainings and retreats with Michal and can highly recommend it to anyone ready to go deep and meet his/her shadows and who wants to learn from an authentic Tantric who practises what he preaches! He is not only super passionate about spreading Tantra with all of its aspects for healing, love and growth but he is also completely authentic. No masks, no pretence, no show. So, if you are ready to go deep in a safe space, I can highly recommend his offerings! Thank you for everything and I look forward to seeing you soon in Europe, continuing the path!!!

Nadine Bose – Berlin

As tantra movement page is more to promote the events, to avoid superabundant information here, I also have blog where I share much more not only about myself: http://aktywnatantra.blogspot.nl/
And here you may watch playlist with some videos with me:

And because many of you are asking who was my teacher I share here…

Gratitude to my Tantra Teachers.

With all big thanks to all of you who one way or another reflect in my teachings and life.

List of the teachers who inspired me before and during and after my study at Rasayana Tantra Academy: From the most inspiring
My Daughter
Margot Anand
Hari Kaur Entous van de Zwan
Mahasatvaa Ma Ananda Sarita .
Anand Rudra.
Osho 
David Brown
Diana D’Light and Martin Heese c-h-a-i.dk/tantrazone/

Bruce and Sharon Lyon
Marjanne Hurks
Vincent and Roxana Hewett
John Hawken
Advaita Maria Bach

Kenneth Ray Stubbs
Han Thorig & Marita

Andrew Barnes
Flaviu Pop.
Edyta Baghira Weber
Silja Rehfeldt, (Berlin), www.unitedbliss.com
Dirkje Veltman

Nirav Beej en Mudra 
Deborah Sundahl
Colin Willby
Sanjay Vishwakarma
Maarten Ghysels
Rakesh and Marcia from Art Of Loving
all my lovers
and all my students
and all who I forgot here (please forgive me )

           I’m

to all of you

Michal Kali Griks

How to contact us ?

Here is a link to our most current information regarding classes and other activities http://tantramovement.blogspot.nl/
Can You Hear Me Now?
Other communication:

Universal:

At the left side of the page http://tantramovement.blogspot.nl/ you’ll see a window where you can sign up for our newsletter.

Of course this newsletter is only one of many ways we use to communicate with you. Some have specific areas of interest such as political and environmental activism or the history of our Tantra. We invite you to check each out and see what interests we share.
1. http://aktywnatantra.blogspot.nl/ Tantra, Love and Activism – our page with a political, environmental and social twist. The Tantra Movement page is mainly to promote our events, while this one is designed to share our thoughts, opinions, and movies and books we find interesting etc. This is a great page if you would like to have a deeper insight into our goals, ambitions, and dreams. Everything is there 🙂
2. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tantra-Movement/218745438268319?ref=hl Our Facebook page is designed to help spread knowledge of tantra in order to bring positive change to ourselves and to the world. Feel free to contribute. We also hope that the Facebook page will encourage open communication and friendship among those experienced in the energy and love of Tantra and those who are just beginning to seek the bliss and joy that comes through Tantra. The page is for all of us. Together we are stronger.

3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1638114036464621/ – secret fb group only for our students, to keep deeper connections and share more
4. https://www.facebook.com/groups/233570066784768 – Tantra Movement public fb group


5. http://www.youtube.com/user/spiritofsquatters This Youtube channel is friendly to us and Tantra as well as other topics important to us. You’ll find there special Tantra play lists.

6. Leaflets and folders – You ‘ll find our leaflets and brochures in Organic shops, and in some spiritual centres or other public spaces in Netherlands and Romania. Spread them to your friends !
Romania:

7. http://tantraromania.blogspot.nl/ – our Romanian blog.

8. http://info-spiritual.ro/ – page of our main organiser in Romania

9. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1485346635019318 Tantra Movement Romania fb group

Rainbow:

10. https://www.facebook.com/groups/tantraonrainbow – Tantra Movement on Rainbow fb group

11. https://www.facebook.com/tantraonrainbow – Tantra Movement on Rainbow fb community page ( like us 🙂

Direct:
12. You can contact us directly:
facebook Michal Kali Griks https://www.facebook.com/mgriks (‘friend’ me to make chance bigger to receive invitations to all events)
Skype: Michal Marek Griks
Phone:
0(034) 642075516 when I’m home in Spain.
0(031) 684955749
when I’m in Netherlands.
0(040) 773012038 when I´m in Romania.
0(0359)888081061 only when I´m in Bulgaria

What´s up:
0(040) 773012038 it may change into spanish nr. in the near future

Please do not leave voicemail -it’s better use email, sms or call us again later

And if you happen to see me around and recognize me, please say ‘hello’ an introduce yourself

Michal Marek Griks
http://tantramovement.blogspot.nl

Just another interview about tantra and Rainbow Ghathering

Just another interview from Rainbow:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJfoXonsqFs&feature=share&list=UUgXZ0HZz4N-HUoaiDkEV90A
“This is a 6-minute interview with me, my dear friend and Tantra Teacher Marek made. Watch it to hear a bit about the place of tantra and Rainbow gatherings in today’s society according to me and more about what we learned, felt, experienced, brought back with us…

♥Maggie Nazer is a social entrepreneur, activist, blogger and current Middlebury college student.”

Copied and pasted from

http://mnazer.com/2013/08/13/tantra-dance-ritual/#more-785

Thanks Maggie !

This series of articles is inspired by the workshops given by my first teachers of Tantra- Mihal and Edyta from Poland, who I met during the European Rainbow Gathering in Greece and who led me with care and love through a deep and transforming exploration of my sexual energy. You can read more about their workshops in Amsterdam on their website.

The tantra dancing workshop began with a short explanation about female energy, given by Edyta and Mihal, which succeeded to get me excited and curious to stay till the end and participate fully. I had read about tantra before and I was definitely interested, yet there was some slight discomfort caused by my not knowing what is to follow. Exactly the feeling to make me thank for this opportunity and go for it.

After we brought the musicians and Mihal asked everyone to stay until the end so that the energy is not broken by someone’s leaving, we formed two circles- the outer one was Shiva’s circle or the circle of the men. Inside the bigger one, Shakti’s circle was formed by women holding hands together.

Shakti Female energy

With the start of the music Shaktis started to move and gather their energy, helping each other accumulate the strong creative power needed for the ritual. Shakti is a personification for the sacred feminine sexuality, fertility, empowerment. I started dancing slowly, feeling the rush of blood into my face, calming myself through breathing. I had just arrived at the Rainbow gathering so I knew nobody except for my two friends right there on the outer circle, but I refused the idea of caring about it in a way different by simply being happy that we are all going through something we have never even thought of.

As the other women and I danced gracefully in the circle looking at each other, Mihal told us to pay respect to the Shivas- the man in the outer circle whom we had to greet by dancing to them as they watched us holding on each other. There were some 20-year-old boys, men with different eyes, different height and presence that held different intensity, some folks in their sixties, or who knows- may be even older…

At first I felt like a little girl, scared to look in their eyes, naked in the lack of confidence in my moves. With the time I got to use it as my power, as I gave the floor to my Mohini energy- the flirtiness and playfulness of the little girl that men can see as they look at me, combined with the strong will, growing desire and delayed, for the sake of prolonging the happening of the inevitable, action of the woman that I have grown to be. Kali’s presence in me is always to be found in my calm, but strong desire to torture in the sweetest way of all or even stop it all, just like that.

As I moved from partner to partner I tried to hide my discomfort by looking directly into their eyes and searching for signs. Some men were just as uneasy as I was, If not more, yet there was pleasure in the way they were breaking the eye contact, swallowing and then looking again the moves of the women dancing for them inspired by the sacredness of the ritual. Praising them as gods and celebrating their male power and energy, not because they knew them but for their simply Being.

There was a boy I had seen earlier which looked as someone I had met before on last year’s Rainbow, so I made a steep turn and went to dance for him. It was а deep, dense emotion I was floating into. He was beautiful and attractive as hell and he was almost naked dressed only in his boxers. As our eyes met, my lips were trembling and I was both trying to stiffen my body and keep dancing softly, but I was losing my breath so I turned my back and went to one of the oldest men- somehow feeling more secure dancing for him as if I weren’t still dancing for a man…

Later I went back to Gaal, as I got to know he was called after, sinking into the everything-but-hidden erotica of pushing my body into his, touching him, creating and destroying distance between us. It was a deep, profound experience which spinned my head.

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When Mihal told Shivas to dance for us and with us, it was an explosion of wild, unrestrained, orgiastic movement. Shiva- the “Destroyer” and “Transformer”- was awakened in each body ready to present himself in all his might. A part of me was protesting as I was willingly letting myself be shifted by his hands, my body moving as weightless. The male energy I have come to exercise readily because of the usual passiveness of men was surrendering.

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In the next part we had to change partners again and hold each other in Shiva and Shakti pose. My first partner was Paul- a man in his thirties who very much reminded me of the centaur of Narnia, who had a deep, healing gaze you could surrender into. His touch was soft and ours was a slow, magic dance of secrets shared through the breath, through the touch of the skin and the intention to give all your love and tenderness to this creature of heaven staring back at you, transforming into you for a moment and then releasing the energy so that it can heal not only us two, but the whole world.

As I moved one person to the left, I faced Kaloyan. I wanted to share this with him as I saw he was observing without having a partner. As I sat on his lap, I felt his body was tense. At first I tought I have to be more active to balance, but then I let go and we just holded each other and felt each other’s pulse, and touched almost without touching.

My next partner was may be one of the oldest guys in the group. I felt akward, yet it was a profound experience of opening. Had I ever tought I could share any possible physical proximity with a man at this age other than helping someone cross the street or give them a kiss on the cheek? Clearly not. But this men with his looong beard and elderly skin was not touching or moving as an old man. There was passion and spirit in his every heartbeat.

In the end partners should dance together, so I sat on the ground next to Martin feeling dizzy. Gaal looked at me and invited me with his gaze, so I went back to him for the most sexually and energetically stimulating dance I have experienced.

We closed the ceremony with a group hug.

♥Maggie Nazer is a social entrepreneur, activist, blogger and current Middlebury college student.