Tired of swiping, mindless chit-chat and awkward first dates in San Diego? This new event: Tantra Speed Date may be for you!
DATE AND TIME:
Sun, April 1, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
*This is a monthly event, so if you cannot make this one, there will be another one just a few weeks after!*
575 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Dubbed “Yoga for your Love Life,” this Tantra Yoga-inspired workshop is not your average dating event! Equal parts relationship class and speed date, you’ll share a moment of guided connection with up to 24 dates infused with positive relating, so you’ll pick up some skills in addition to potential matches. During the event, you’ll do some basic connection exercises: breathing, meditation, light partner yoga, speaking a vulnerability, eye-gazing, dance, conscious touch (holding hands, hands on heart)… things that go a bit beyond the obligatory “what do you do/where are you from.” Of course, you’re always in charge of how you want to participate. After the event, you’ll receive your matches. Experience the magic for yourself and see why singles from New York to San Francisco–to now London!–are falling in love with Tantra Speed Date. Learn more and buy tickets here.
What is Tantra Yoga?
Well, for starters, it’s not what you saw in the movie 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 we have come to understand as oneness. Bringing oneness to yourself and consciousness to what you do. The exercises involving breathing and meditation that are a part of Tantra are designed to bring you into a state of being more present. And who doesn’t want to be more present, right?
What is a Puja?
A Puja is an intentional ceremony. Translated from 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!
What does it look like?
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 in Namaste, thank each other and–like a speed date–rotate to the next person. The ceremony ends when everyone has rotated full circle.
So how is this a dating event?
What makes this a “date” is that you get to choose who you enjoyed interacting with, and we’ll put you in touch after the event. We like to let the women choose. The women will get to sense each man’s personality and presence and decide who they may want to get to know better. Men will be instructed on how to be grounded and open-hearted so they can be felt. We find when we trust the wisdom of the feminine somehow it all works out.
Want to know more about what to wear, who else will be there, and who this event is NOT a good fit for? Head to their event page and learn more!
*This story is sponsored by The Tantra Institute*