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Tantra Speed Date "More than Dating" is a fresh new take on dating that combines a relationship skills class with a Puja-style "speed date. Then through fun connection exercises from various practices such as Tantra, meditation, partner yoga, actor's improv, eye gazing, dance you have an opportunity to practice getting to know someone in a more meaningful way. As a result people walk away with not only matches, but new skills, and potentially a new perspective on what relationships can be.
Either way, people say it sure beats the traditional ways of meeting people! Our facilitators are trained to create a safe and fun atmosphere which supports daters in stepping into their best, most authentic selves. And what better way to meet a mate? This is why we believe attendees can't stop raving about it! Start your next relationship with your best foot forward. Choose your city above for more information and upcoming event dates!
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. What kinds of exercises are there? The exercises are non-romantic, based in basic human connection: What's unique is that each exercise has a kernel of positive relating skills. So you're practicing healthy relationship skills while you're having fun! What if I don't want to do an exercise? Just like in yoga when you find a pose you're not comfortable with, you have the option to modify, or completely opt out of any exercise.
Everyone is encouraged to participate at their own comfort level, and our facilitators go over what that looks like at each event, so everyone is clear before we begin. 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. What is the schedule for each event? Doors open at the published start time. That's when we check you in and give you your dating materials everyone must check in to participate.
You also receive a playing card for our IceBreaker game. You'll have until the ceremony begins to play the game. Anyone that hasn't checked in before this time will not be able to participate. What should I wear? You'll want to look good, yet also be comfortable enough to sit, stand, and move. Though we've had some folks show up after work in suits and they've managed okay you want to be able to move comfortably during the more movement-based stations.
Don't worry about shoes, we'll take those off before we start. And remember, you're going on a date. So do make sure to groom yourself and have good hygiene as appropriate to interact with potential dates.
Is there food or drink at the event? There is no food or drink provided at the event unless it's a special occasion. It's a good idea to bring a bottle of water. You could bring a snack for before or after note that some venues may not allow food. However, you will have only a short moment with each date, so you probably won't want to eat during the ceremony.
What is the gender balance at the event? We do our best to aim for an equal gender balance at each event. So far just about every event has been sold out, and since we have an equal number of tickets per gender, we've had a near-perfect gender balance at each event. We also use door sales to balance out gender. What is the average age range? Most of our events are open age range. So far it has managed to work out every time; there are always plenty of dates for everyone.
On occasion we may have one or two stations with a wide age gap. But, interestingly enough, participants report that that works out too, sometimes in quite powerful ways. This is one of the reasons we refer to it as "More than Dating;" It seems that connection itself can be quite healing, sometimes especially when there isn't a romantic interest. However, if you're into numbers and absolutely must know, email us: