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Can U? A 5 Rhythms Heartbeat Weekend with Kate Shela in San Diego

CAN U show up in your body ~ Inhabit your own skin?

CAN U show up with your emotions ~ Illustrate your own heart?

CAN U show up with your thoughts ~ Demonstrate your own mind?

CAN U witness yourself and others ~ Occupy your own soul?

CAN U hold the empty space ~ Welcome in Spirit?


Kate Shela will guide you on a deep dive below the surface of your habitual day to day behavior into the rich, fertile soil that lies beneath. Moving through the landscapes of the 5Rhythms Waves and Heartbeat map, we will dance to retrieve the unknown shapes, places and territories of our own being and tether ourselves to the heart of our matter.

In CAN U? we will experience what it is to embody ourselves fully and know that our emotions: Fear, Anger, Sadness, Joy and Compassion are vital life essence, required for us to be whole human beings, living and breathing with a spontaneous capacity to be present in every moment.

workshop prequisite: 3 5Rhythms classes

DETAILS: Friday 7pm-10pm / Saturday 11am-6pm / Sunday 11am-5pm

location: Dancessence Studios, 2441 Impala Dr. Carlsbad 92010

cost: $275 earlybird until September 14 / $325 after ~ Friday Only $35

contact: eugene@sheddingskins.com

kate shela is a dynamic shapeshifter and healer, who skillfully and naturally brings transformational medicine to every dance floor. Known as a catalyst with heart, she drops deep into the belly of listening and draws out the powerful healer in each of us. Kate met Gabrielle Roth in 1992 and is accredited to teach both Waves and Heartbeat maps of the 5Rhythms. She is a shamanic healer and teacher within the Path of Pollen. She lives in LA and teaches internationally.

Tantra Massage and Sacred Sexuality Practitioner Training in San Diego, CA

Are you ready to expand fully into your sexual, sensual and energetic power? Are you ready to come into ease and authority with this power, so it may be a gift shared to inspire and uplift others personally and/or professionally?

This week long Sacred Sexuality, Tantric Touch and Energetic Body Mastery course is for you.

This course is designed for current and potential practitioners or those who simply wish to learn these arts for their personal life and power.

Eugene Hedlund & Cathleene Cienfuegos, two expert veteran practitioners and teachers of these healing arts invite you to join us for 7 days and 6 nights at a luxurious and private Mansion in the San Diego foothills this October, where we will learn, practice and come into a personal mastery and professional understanding of the tantric healing arts of sacred sexuality, healing touch and energetic awakening.

 Is this You?

*You are ready to offer your community a space for Sacred Sexual Healing

*You personally wish to feel more sexually integrated and empowered

*You would love support, guidance and tools for your own Mastery so that you may guide others.

*You are a healer/practitioner that intuits that sexual healing/empowerment is the next appropriate step for your client and would love to incorporate more energy and touchwork into your sessions

*You have a sensual massage offering that you’d love to uplevel to a Tantric coaching practice and infuse it with more transformational power.

*You long to invite more of the Sacred into your offering with Tantric Arts

*You desire to increase your client load, the quality of your clientele and your income.

You will learn:
*Basic De-Armouring and Trauma Release (Internal and External) *Awakening the Energetic Body for increased or renewed sensitivity
*Connecting Breath to Physical and Energetic Body to support increased and prolonged pleasure (length and intensity) without harsh physical techniques
*Yoni and Lingham massage for healing and pleasure
*Kashmiri Massage to reconnect the entire physical, emotional and energetic body with ease.
*Understanding Sex Magic, Intention and Great Union Rituals
*Healing through Pleasure – Including the Science and Spirituality of why this works!
*Fluent understanding of how the physical, emotional and energetic bodies interact
*Understanding of the trauma body and how to support healing that lasts without creating new wounds
*Explore our own blocks and residual guilt or shame in sexuality or body image, so as to hold clean non-egoic space for clients and lovers
*Space to practice and receive loving feedback and support
*Tips and tools for marketing yourself in your community as a healer
*How to incorporate these tools in your personal relationships and/or your professional life through session work
This is a training and practice intensive. The techniques we learn will be demonstrated and practiced. You will have opportunities to work with others in the group, as well as the facilitators and receive feedback with the intent of supporting you in personal mastery and growth.
That, said we are a commitment to body sovereignty and creating a safe and spacious container, therefore: You will have the opportunity to practice with other participants during this course, which will be your choice as this and all of your choices you make around sexuality, body sovereignty and emotional expression are supported moment by moment.
You are welcome to bring a partner (paid attendee) to work or find one in the space or change. There is no pressure to pre plan this and discovering how you move energy with others, where you open or close is a healthy part of the process and valuable learning before taking these arts into your personal or professional life, so we are in joy to support in this discovery as well.
The space will be a closed container. We must require a commitment to attend the entire course, so we will all feel safe to dive deep and create this temporary community together.
Price includes 3 meals per day plus shared accommodation In this beautiful private Mansion with gorgeous views, hot tub, swimming pool and more!
Space is strictly limited to 20 participants and it will sell out. Only your completed booking and payment guarantees your space.
Sign up below…just scroll down!
Investment in Self: $2,499 (Special price $1,999 until September 1!)
Price includes shared accommodation and 3 prepared meals per day, transport to and from the venue, plus all course materials and certification.
$500 Non-Refundable Deposit holds your place and locks in your price.
About the Facilitators:

Eugene Hedlund, Founder of the School of Tribal Tantra has been teaching these transformational arts around the globe since 2008.

He founded The School of Tribal Tantra as a gateway to accelerate those who are ready to step into their mastery. Eugene’s core passion is to use these tools and gifts in an integrated way which best serves each student.

Tribal Tantra a practice of movement meditation, shamanic ritual and tantric ceremony which is born from and returns to our heart center.

From this center there are four “ways” of Surrender, Connection, Wholeness and Seeing, which we explore to learn the subtle nature of how we may invite non-duality into our lives which facilitates spontaneous awakening to our true and authentic selves

Full calendar of events and trainings:

More info videos about Tribal Tantra and Eugene Hedlund here
“I am not here to offer anything new, but to help us remember something old, something true, something that has always been…that you are complete. You are enough. You are worthy of loving and being loved.”

Ang 5

Cathleene Cienfuegos is a Dakini, Tantra Teacher and Love Coach and creatively weaves ancient wisdom streams with contemporary technologies to offer unique sessions and classes to inspire and invite Conscious Evolution in the areas of Intimate Awakening, Self-Expression and Creative Relating. Cathleene brings deep spiritual lineages, as well as new age philosophies, cutting edge practices and much humor, compassion and knowledge. Her mission is to assist individuals and couples in being fully empowered, fully expressed, and feeling deeply connected to life.

Cathleene has been a featured teacher and author on Playboy.com and mytinysecrets.com for her groundbreaking work in pleasure and healing with full body orgasm. She currently holds classes and private sessions in the San Diego area and is a Co-Organizer of the California Tantra Festival.

5 Rhythms – Awaken the Ecstatic Body

The 5 Rhythms map is an exquisite tool to support us in feeling more not only in the dance, but in all aspects of life.

Together we will explore how the dance invites us to awaken the subtle body through breath and movement. As we slow down and notice the transitions, the pause and surrender between each rhythm we also attune ourselves to the natural flow of our physical and sensational body.

Noticing how we transition and integrate thru the dance builds new body awareness and memory to support us in navigating an often insensitive world with increased sensitivity rooted in presence so we may feel and experience more of the magic of the physical world around.

Come join us for a special day of learning from our body wisdom and from each other.

September 25 11 – 4:30 Cost $80 (Early Bird discount $60 by Aug 11)


Eugene Hedlund is a Accredited with the 5 Rhythms Teachers Association. All hours danced with Eugene count toward the 5R advanced training programs.

An Evening of Heart Opening Songs with Fia Forsstrom – Swedish Singer/Songwriter

This is a special evening of original Heart Opening and inspirational songs with Fia Forsström, before the release of her debut album this winter.
Fia is visiting the US for the first time. She shared two concerts at Burning Man festival to packed rooms and will be a feature performer at the California Tantra Festival.
Fia Forsström is a singer-/songwriter from Sweden who with a unique voice , exquisitely beautiful melodies and heart opening words which inspire and supports us in being and expressing our authentic selves. Anchoring divine wisdom and sharing it in a clear and powerful way that goes straight to the core, she reminds us of who and what we are beyond our limiting beliefs, wounds or stories. Fia’s songs guide us back home to ourselves and each other.
Tune in and let yourself be moved by these soundscapes. Accept the invitation to open up, embrace and surrender to all that is…finding that what we are looking for is already here and that we ARE worthy of life’s gifts and treasures, remembering that in any moment we may choose to open our hearts and receive the love we are yearning for in abundance.
”The moment we stop running from the demons in our heads, and instead we choose to love them, when saying yes to life, both shadow and light, our suffering is done, we come alive.”From the song ”Shedding Skins”
“I am ready to receive all the love that’s given me, knowing I am worthy, Yes and more Please” –
From the song “Yes and more Please”

A Tantric Journey into Intimacy in San Diego, CA

The word Tantra is derived from Sanskrit root “tan” meaning to increase, expand or stretch, with tantra meaning to weave, loom or woven together. Thus it can be said to mean we increase as we bring together, we expand as we integrate.

The word intimacy can be considered as “into-me-see” – How many of us are yearning for exactly this? To be seen. And to see. To see clearly the world around and our relationship to it. And to see ourselves. To see or to “know” our true nature.

The practical application of Tantra to our modern lives offers the key to find the freedom we yearn for and intimacy we desire.

Tickets Here: http://bliss-life-april-2016-sd.eventbrite.com/

Tantra is elegantly simple at it’s core. It invites us to bring consciousness to that which was unconscious. That is all. And it is enough. From this consciousness we find the building blocks to fulfill two great desires:

*Know who I am
*Love myself

Ours will be a journey of uniting of our heart and mind. Our body and soul. Our sexuality and spirituality. We will use ancient tantric teachings and meditations as a foundation to support the release of guilt, shame and fear which hinders us in fulfilling our purpose in this life.

*learn how our sexuality can power our creativity

*discover how our desire can open our heart

*reawaken our primal intuitive nature

*discover how science is proving spirit

*surrender to receive the love you have been chasing

We will utilize experiential practices connected to the ancient tantric texts with time for commentary, reflection and integration of what was learned, so you may take the tools with you.

This journey into our own heart will be lovingly guided, but will also require the courage to show up, for that part of us which would remain small will manifest into fear, hesitation and doubt, so we must ask, Are you ready?

*Are you ready to move toward grace, ease and empowerment?
*Are you ready to experience and fully embody your right to be loved, to create, act and express?
*Are you prepared to be fully empowered and expressed in your clear masculine/feminine?
*Are you ready to let go of the guilt, fear, shame and limiting beliefs holding you back from living your life?

We will practice classic Tantric ceremonies and meditations. We will work with the tantric elemental and chakra systems. We will work on our own, with partners and in the group field. Emphasis will be on healing, empowerment and integration over strict adherence to a timeline and exercise cramming.

This is a transformational weekend. If you are ready, answer the call.

This 6 Hour Tantra Experience will be facilitated by International Tantra Teacher Eugene Hedlund.

Saturday April 23rd
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
(please be at least 15 minutes early so we can start on time)

Tickets Here: http://bliss-life-april-2016-sd.eventbrite.com/

A practical and clear note on sexuality and sexual energy:

Tantra is associated with sexuality, because it is the one system which integrates sexuality as creative life force energy and says yes to this vibrant and vital aspect of self. Which begs the questions, how or will we work with sexuality in this workshop? Will there be nudity? Will I be required to touch, be touched or otherwise connect with other persons and can I modify any instructions?

1) We will work with sexual energy. We will talk about it. Learn about it. We will move and raise energy through movement and breath with the intention of developing some mastery on the personal level and re-patterning our understanding of this energy as self-sourced versus something others spark within us. We will move energy with partners and in group ritual. This will also be movement, breath and through visualization. There is no sexual or genital contact during the workshop itself. We will instead discover how our sexuality, physicality, spirituality are all interconnected separate from intercourse or sexual acts, so that we may foster greater power and choice regarding how we share our sexual energy with others and how we use this energy to support our purpose as we move through life.

2) There is no required nudity. If there are exercises or ceremonies where nudity or stages of undress are invited, these are to comfort and as they support your process but will not be a requirement in this workshop

3) Any touch exercises may be modified to energetic touch and you are free to change your mind during exercises so as to honor your own body sovereignty.

All of these will be reemphasized as they are relevant during the workshop itself.

If you reading this you are already being called. Say yes to that which is saying yes to you. We will meet you there.

5 Rhythms in San Diego – 5 Keys to Embodied Wholeness –

You are invited to a rare and special opportunity for in-depth exploration of the 5 Rhythms® Movement Meditation Practice in San Diego.

There is magic in expressing ourselves through the dance, however our body temple is also a source of limitless wisdom, once we have cultivated the skills of listening.

We will use the simple but profound 5 Rhythms Movement Meditation map to tune into this language and ultimately begin to attune ourselves toward its subtle frequency, so that we may begin access the greater intelligence of the body, which is literally our birthright.

Through this practice we learn language of expressing and being expressed through our body/heart/mind/spirit – individually, clearly, but without having to separate.

The Rhythms show us our starting place on this journey. The body cannot lie. It has no ego to satisfy or satiate. In the dance we can unlock that innate body wisdom. From within the body temple we can find the personal answers to our deepest questions and secret longings.

The dance will teach us our relationship to attention and awareness, self-expression, control versus surrender, moving with ease and presence with our self. As we embody our resistance with the same attention with which we welcome our ease, we also fashion the tools to truly live embodied and whole.

Come discover how the gentle yet clear guidance provided by the 5 Rhythms will unlock pathways both seen and unseen to greater understanding, discovery, empathy for and ultimately expression of your authentic self.

Malashock Dance Studio


Eugene Hedlund is a certified 5 Rhythms® teacher based in San Diego, CA and leads workshops in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

In 2014 alone, Eugene taught in 11 countries and 18 states. He is constantly inspired and re-inspired by the invitation to share sacred circles where seekers gather to open their hearts and invite others to do the same.

He has observed that in the end we are so much more alike than different the world over and it is intentional gatherings such as this which will offer the way to a genuine global spirit of oneness in our lifetime.

Coming Home in San Diego: A Heart Opening Journey of Sacred Tandava Dance and Tribal Tantra

The world around us is changing at an every swifter pace. Old paradigms are shifting before our eyes. While it may seem there is a great war going on between the new and old, many of us know, or have at least sensed that what really lies before us is a new age…

The change has already happened, we are simply surrendering to this new evolution at differing paces. What we witness in the world outside is less a struggle for outcome than the holding on to the old ways for fear of the unknown.

The truth is, there is no war. The War is Over. The time for protecting, defending…hiding this heart, your heart, has passed. There is a new calling… A calling to a new service: the service of love. The old armor, the sword and shield are no longer required. This is a calling to remember…and return to you…

Here begins the journey home. Step by step, unpeeling the layers, releasing the armor of false security and revealing the vibrant, living, breathing heart underneath…at last to revel in the freedom of spaciousness, as your unbound true and higher self is given permission to see, be seen and soar.

This calling is to set aside the armor and step into the vital vulnerability. Stand tall with an open heart and shine as the beacon of light inviting others to find and fall in love with themselves in your heart’s reflection.

We arrive Friday night into our bodies, supported by the Elemental and Sacred Tandava dance. From this rooted and lifted place, the ways of Tribal Tantra will invite us to soften our defenses and allow our Anahata, Fourth or Heart Chakra to open.

This path is not easy, but the rewards are beyond measure. Mercifully, we are not alone and our tools are many.

As individuals, in partnership and with tribe, we will undertake a transformational journey of dance, art and ceremony born from the spirit of shamanic journey work, heart centered tantric ceremony and the body presence of moving meditation and dance.

You are invited to this Sacred Gathering February 20:

Malashock Dance Studio in San Diego, CA.

All sessions and course materials included.
Friday Night Only $35

Accept the call. The time is now. Welcome home. ~ Eugene

Cover Art used with generous permission from JR Slattum: http://www.facebook.com/jrslattum


Tribal Tantra is a practice of dance, ceremony, ritual, seeing and being seen which is born from and returns to our heart center. From this center there are four “ways” which we explore to learn the subtle nature of how we invite duality into our lives which veils us from the awakening to our true and authentic self.

The Four ways are: Surrender, Connection, Wholeness and Seeing.

The School of Tribal Tantra offers a full curriculum to support each individual seeker to discover, embody and share their unique gifts with the world through transformational workshops to Teacher Trainings for those called to the Movement Meditation or Tantric Paths.

The first US Level I Trainings for Movement Facilitators and Tantric Guides will be offered in April/May 2015. For more information or to be on the waiting list, email eugene@sheddingskins.com


Eugene Hedlund is a certified 5 Rhythms® teacher and founder of The School of Tribal Tantra. He is based in San Diego, CA and leads workshops and trainings (TT) in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

In 2014 alone, Eugene taught in 11 countries and 18 states. He is constantly inspired and re-inspired by the invitation to share sacred circles where seekers gather to open their hearts and invite others to do the same.

He has observed that in the end we are so much more alike than different the world over and it is intentional gatherings such as this which will offer the way to a genuine global spirit of oneness in our lifetime.