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Tantric Joy Festival • Summer Edition

July 19, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - July 23, 2023 @ 5:00 PM

Tantric Joy Festival • Summer Edition


Event Link: https://www.tantricjoyfestivalamsterdam.com/

Loving Awareness in Motion…

We will meet 5 days of joy together: 30 amazing international facilitators and choice from… 55 workshops, 6 Temple Nights, Concerts, Performances, 4 Ecstatic Dance sets & 8 vegan meals.

Early Bird € 385 (BEFORE 21 MAY)

Early Bird Bring a Friend € 750 (BEFORE 21 MAY)

Regular Bird € 415

Regular Bird Bring a Friend € 810

Late Bird or Support Bird € 435

If you have a low budget, we can offer you a space-holder ticket: € 125 (4 hours work a day)

Send us a message with some information about you to growinglovingrelations@gmail.com

Tantric Joy Festival Amsterdam, Summer edition 19-23 July 2023


WORKSHOP 1 Thursday July 20th 10- 12.30 hrs

The Power of Emotional Orgasmic Profusion

Recognition & Activation of the 1st two kundalinis

The act of loving is not only a feeling or and emotion that is perceived by us. Love is an embodied energy that is amazingly powerful. When my hearth is awakened by love and these energies are developed on my body but at the same time my sexual energy is the one propulsion the interconnection either with myself or with other ones ; we experience PROFUSION. First we will awaken the two 1st Kundalinis and then I would invite you to experience how we can connect energies from lower chakras (sexual pulsation ) with the power of Emotions coming out from anahata and how energy orgasms linger both!!

::: Sarong, Oil , Towel

::: Semi nudity to nudity

::: Singles, couples

::: Be prepared to mingle; touch and been touched 

Kakawa ancestral Cacao Ceremony Thursday July 20th 20-21hrs

Ascending Love & Soul

Heart, Thymus & Anahata by the power of 3; the awakening of the sacred knowledge of soul by the pineal

In this ceremony we will connect with Kukulkan ( the feather serpent) to awaken the heart kundalini and activate the pineal with the purpose to acknowledge the power of how love can drive the ascension of our soul .

In this ceremony is very important not to have consumed any kind of substances, not being tired and if you have high blood pressure, it is recommended not to do the kriyas and the exercises, just the consumption of the Cacao

Cacao was consumed by the Olmec, the Zapotec, the Mayans, and the Aztec. It plays a central part in the Mayan Creation Story (the Popul Vuh).


This is often called the ‘bliss molecule’ and is an endocannabinoid. Anandamide is a substance that your body produces that binds to our cannabinoid receptors. Yes, cannabinoid – pure cacao stimulates your endocannabinoid receptors, much like THC (found in marijuana) does.


This compound is similar to amphetamine and is naturally present in our brains. If taken in higher doses, it releases dopamine into the pleasure centres of your brain. This creates feelings of exhilaration, lowered fatigue, and a general sense of well-being.


Caffeine wakes you up and increases your alertness. While too much caffeine could be harmful, cacao has moderate amounts of this substance – especially compared to coffee and tea. A 1-oz piece of bittersweet chocolate has between 5-10mg caffeine


An essential amino acid that increases the production of serotonin. Serotonin is a natural stress-reducer and anti-depressant.

This is a natural opiate that lifts your mood and reduces pain. Polyphenols

Polyphenols and other antioxidants inhibit oxidation. This is a process of damage to your body and is linked to aging and (potentially) to the formation of some cancers.


Temple Night “ Orgasmic Living; the path ecstatic Life Force Energy”

Saturday July 22 by Karlijn & Ezequiel 21-23.30

In ancestral times the temple was the sacred place where Dhakas & Dhakinis could cultivate , heal and transform all the acquired knowledge regarding Tantra and wisdom.

Today we will propose you to discover how to ignite your life force energy to enjoy an orgasmic state of living as in ancestral times the Dhakas and Dhakinis did with the target to be in wisdom and in the joy of existence.

WORKSHOP 2 Sunday July 22nd 10- 12.30 hrs

The Orgasm & the state of bliss; the path for enlightening your Essence 

An orgasm is an implotion or an explotion of energies. When in awareness of the pranic energy, the sexual energy and the life force energy we can access to these processes . When you continue with the ecstatic feeling and perception of a continue orgasmic state of consciousness, bliss comes in to the game. We will deliver two instances to generate enlightenment  of your being  and therefore connect to the spiritual self and then the essence.

With the target of connecting with the inner wisdom that your being carries on and keeps in continues access to the source.

::: Sarong, Oil , Towel

::: Semi nudity to nudity

::: Singles, couples

::: Be prepared to mingle; touch and been touched

::: Comfortable clothes also


Do you wish to…
… explore how you can integrate tantra in your daily life… connect to people with a similar openness to life… expand and grow in a container of professional guidance… experience different types of tantra practices… have fun and share your joy with others…be surrounded by high awareness due to Natural High (no drugs & alcohol)… relate to others from authenticity and vulnerability? See you then in July!


Welcome to the Tantric Joy Festival Amsterdam

The theme of the 3rd edition of the festival is Loving Awareness in motion… Let’s allow life to move us!!

The festival begins on Wednesday 19 of July at 14:00 hrs. and ends on Sunday 23 July at 16.00 hrs. 5 days of joy with the choice from 55 workshops, 6 Temple Nights, Concerts, Performances, Ecstatic Dance & 8 vegan meals. An amazing team of 30 international facilitators will offer you a range of different tantra practices and support your tantric path with workshops, meditations, ceremonies and temple nights. A group of musicians, performers and DJ’s will be also part of the joy!

You can come to the festival with or without experience in tantra. A festival is a beautiful space to become acquainted with different tantra styles. The diverse facilitators will invite you to explore and express different aspects of your being, with respect for your boundaries and what you need at that moment. All aspects of your person are welcome to show up. Your most light and joyful parts, but also the more difficult ones.

We wish the festival to be a space where you feel welcome whatever sexual expression or gender identification you have. We are open to the discussion about the concepts of women, men, the polarities masculinity and femininity and the concepts of masculine and feminine energy. We are also aware to adhere to what pronoun/other participants and facilitators would like to be addressed. We celebrate diversity and that is why we do not have a day dedicated to men and women genders, but try to learn from all different genders and expressions. There may be some workshops that you can go if you identify with a specific gender, but most of them will be open to everybody.


What is tantra for us?

We see Tantra as a practice that enables us to embrace all aspects of life. Tantra can be seen as a way of living. You can integrate tantra in your daily life and it is accessible to every human being.

As you can see we offer you a wide variety of traditions: Classical tantra, Neo-tantra, Shamanic tantra, Tantric Kink, Tibetan tantra… Every facilitator will give you another taste of tantra because of their lineage, school, knowledge and experience. As there are quite a lot of different yoga schools and styles, there are in tantra also a big range of schools.

Tantra is an ancient practice that has found the way to our modern times. It is not easy to be sure which part of what we are practicing nowadays, would be called tantra around the 9th-12th centuries, when tantra had its peak in India. Even the interpretation of the sacred texts in Sanskrit or the meaning of tantra is not unambiguously. The word tantra has such different connotations as: theory, book, spiritual practice, weave, wisdom that saves, stretch…

Tantra practices use different elements to support the intention to embrace life in all aspects: meditations, knowledge and practices of the spiritual physiology (subtle body and chakra system), rituals, visualizations, breath work, body awareness… In the festival we offer you therefore a big range of different practices.


About boundaries, safety and emotional support

We find it important that the tantra facilitators at the festival are aware of psychological processes, groups processes and about how important safety is in in the process of learning and personal growth. This means that they are aware of the importance of boundaries and will offer you as much safety as possible in their workshops. So a facilitator will never push you to do any practice that you don’t feel you should do and will always respect your boundaries.

Tantra practices can bring us in a state of huge joy, ecstasy and feelings of deep connection. All the beauty and mystery of life can unfold in a lovely way. Tantra can also bring us in contact with the most difficult parts of life: feelings of loneliness, emptiness, shame, sadness or fear. It is not uncommon that you can feel overwhelmed. Therefore we have an emotional support team of professional therapists. They are there not there to give you therapy but to support you if you are too triggered to handle a given feeling or situation.

All facilitators and emotional support team have agreed with the: ‘Agreements of the Tantric Joy Festival Amsterdam’, for professionals. And all the participants and space holders agree with the ‘Participants Agreements Tantric Joy Festival Amsterdam’. The agreements are meant to provide a container for physical & psychological safety for everybody. We all know that in a festival there is not a way to guarantee for 100% that everybody will feel safe. We can’t control all behaviors and we can’t prevent that traumas are being triggered. What we can do is to establish agreements which support an open and save environment and invite you to explore what tantra can mean for you.


The Schedule

It is important to mention that we consider some parts of the program as very important and therefore as a requirement. As a part of enhancing awareness about a safe environment, we ask all participants to attend the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday at 14:00 hrs. We also want all participants to begin the day together at the Day Opening at 9:15 hrs. every day. At that moment the facilitators will present their workshops and we will offer you short exercises to explore how we can optimize the relation with ourselves and others.

In a festival you have a lot of choices and that can be quite challenging. Be aware that to skip one workshop can be the most tantric decision you can make…



13:00 – 14:00 Registration

14:00 – 15.30 Opening Ceremony & Workshop about desires and boundaries (for all required)

16:00 – 18:30 5 Midday Workshops

18:30 – 19:45 Dinner

20:00 – 23:00 Fire Ceremony & Ecstatic Party



08.00 – 09:00 2 Yoga / Osho Meditation / Breathwork

09:15 – 10:00 Day Opening about Nourishing your body & emotions

10:00 – 12:30 5 Morning Workshops

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15.00 Family Meeting

15:00 – 17:30  5 Midday Workshops

17:30 – 19:00 Dinner

20:00 – 21:00 Concert / Performance

21:30 – 23.30 2 Evening Workshops / Temple Night / Ecstatic Dance



08.00 – 09:00 2 Yoga / Osho Meditation / Breathwork

09:15 – 10:00 Day Opening about the path of love and awareness

10:00 – 12:30 5 Morning Workshops

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15.00 Family Meeting

15:00 – 17:30 5 Midday Workshops

17:30 – 19:00 Dinner

19:00 – 20.00  Concert / Performance

20:30 – 23:30       2 Temples / Ecstatic Dance Latin



08.00 – 09:00 2 Yoga / Osho Meditation / Breathwork

09:15 – 10:00 Day Opening about moving your life force energy

10:00 – 12:30 5 Morning Workshops

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15.00 Family Meeting

15:00 – 17:30 5 Midday Workshops

17:30 – 19:00 Dinner

19:00 – 20.00  Concert / Performance

20:30 – 23:30       2 Temples / 2 Workshops



08.00 – 09:00     2 Yoga / Breath Work

09:15 – 10:00      Day Opening about Spirituality and Integration

10:00 – 12:30       5 Morning Workshops

12:30 – 14:00       Lunch

14:00 – 16:00       End Ceremony

16:00 – 17:00 Karma Yoga



The festival will take place at the urban venue Odessa Muiderpoort, see further for a map, a beautiful location close to the center of Amsterdam.  The location has a variety of large and smaller workshop areas, a lounge are and a silent garden. The vegan food will be served twice a day in the main area. During the entire festival, there will be various spaces to relax and connect, including silent spaces.


Places to stay

As the festival is without accommodation, we like to help you with possible places to stay, depending on your budget:

🏡 Ask the community: We will create a private Facebook group for participants where places can be offered and asked for. You can also ask for accommodation at the FB page Odessa Community Amsterdam

🏡 Camping Zeeburg is nearby: www.campingzeeburg.nl. It is open all year. You can bring your own tent, caravan or camper. They also have cabins and other housing for rent.

🏡 There are some hotels nearby, but don’t wait too long to reserve. And you can always look Airbnb.



🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️ Mark Oostermeijer & Anna Prat i Bascompte, Growing Loving Relations. www.growinglovingrelations.com For questions about the festival you can contact us at this email: growinglovingrelations@gmail.com

In Co-creation with Odessa Amsterdam: Odessa Amsterdam www.odessa.amsterdam

Loving Awareness in Motion… let´s allow life to move us!



July 19, 2023 @ 8:00 AM
July 23, 2023 @ 5:00 PM