True Intimacy

A 4-Day Relationship Workshop

with Valentina Cannavò and Ian Wilkes

June 5–8, 2024

Presented in English in Longeval, France

A Complete Path to Healing and Awakening to the

Essence of Who We Are through Relationships

True Intimacy is a 4-day initiatory experience in healing and awakening through the art and beauty of relationships.

This workshop was born out of a deeply felt need to unite the worlds of personal healing and Tantra into one coherent and clear path. Shadow work, inner child work, embodied polarity practice, trauma release, and relationship therapy all come together as a foundation for genuine harmony, healing, and authentic awakening in relationships.

True Intimacy is a 4-day initiatory experience in healing and awakening through the art and beauty of relationships.

This workshop was born out of a deeply felt need to unite the worlds of personal healing and Tantra into one coherent and clear path. Shadow work, inner child work, embodied polarity practice, trauma release, and relationship therapy all come together as a foundation for genuine harmony, healing, and authentic awakening in relationships.

We will share proven methods and practices to work with and take care of each other’s nervous systems, integrate your psychological shadows, heal emotional wounds, and open to Spirit in a safe, practical way together. This workshop is open to couples and singles, with no previous experience required.

In our perspective, the personal and spiritual dimensions must be understood simultaneously to manifest an authentic, lasting unfolding of compassion, love, and true spiritual intimacy.

We will share proven methods and practices to work with and take care of each other’s nervous systems, integrate your psychological shadows, heal emotional wounds, and open to Spirit in a safe, practical way together. This workshop is open to couples and singles, with no previous experience required.

In our perspective, the personal and spiritual dimensions must be understood simultaneously to manifest an authentic, lasting unfolding of compassion, love, and true spiritual intimacy.

In this workshop, we will bring light and clarity to the questions:

  • Why do I keep running into triggers, patterns of intense conflict or sexual stagnancy, or wanting to run away from intimacy?
  • Where do these triggers come from, and how can I heal them to experience the love I’ve always wanted?
  • How can I create spirals of healing and deepening in love instead of cycles of conflict, further wounding, and re-traumatization?
  • How can we authentically walk the spiritual path together without bypassing emotional wounding and trauma?

What You Will Learn

  • To communicate in a way that takes care of each other’s nervous systems without making each other wrong for how you’re feeling.
  • To understand the source of your emotional triggers in relationships and how to heal them. 
  • To express your needs and boundaries while simultaneously honoring your partners without abandoning either of your hearts. 
  • The pillars of Tantric sexuality. 
  • To release traumatic and emotional charges in an embodied and safe way with one another. 
  • To identify your core childhood wound, how it shows up in your relationship, and how to work towards healing it together as opposed to re-traumatizing each other unconsciously. 
  • To walk the spiritual path in relationships by using romantic love as a way to awaken the essence of who you are. 
  • To embody your innate masculine and feminine gifts as a way to awaken, heal the nervous system and amplify the arc of sexual polarity in relationships. 
  • To perform traditional Tantric rituals at home as a way to open to the spiritual dimension of your being.

Workshop Leaders

Valentina Cannavò

At a young age, Valentina was fortunate enough to travel. It was during these travels that she first encountered meditation at a Vipassana retreat. She immediately felt an urge to explore this deeper dimension of Being and cultivated a strong meditation practice, serving and sitting in many Vipassana retreats.

Valentina arrived at Hridaya Yoga Mexico in 2012 and fell in love with the encompassing vision and teachings of the Heart. She completed the HTTC in 2014, benefiting from the transmission of the teachings and presence of Sahajananda. Inspired by the depth of the Heart, Vale teaches Hatha Yoga classes, 3- and 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats, and yoga and meditation workshops in Europe, Asia, and America. She is a qualified Tantra teacher and has shared many workshops on conscious love and relating. She teaches in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Valentina regularly dedicates time to her personal practice with lengthy periods of solitude and dark room retreats. She recently completed a 50-day dark room retreat.

Valentina Cannavò

At a young age, Valentina was fortunate enough to travel. It was during these travels that she first encountered meditation at a Vipassana retreat. She immediately felt an urge to explore this deeper dimension of Being and cultivated a strong meditation practice, serving and sitting in many Vipassana retreats.

Valentina arrived at Hridaya Yoga Mexico in 2012 and fell in love with the encompassing vision and teachings of the Heart. She completed the HTTC in 2014, benefiting from the transmission of the teachings and presence of Sahajananda. Inspired by the depth of the Heart, Vale teaches Hatha Yoga classes, 3- and 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats, and yoga and meditation workshops in Europe, Asia, and America. She is a qualified Tantra teacher and has shared many workshops on conscious love and relating. She teaches in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Valentina regularly dedicates time to her personal practice with lengthy periods of solitude and dark room retreats. She recently completed a 50-day dark room retreat.

Ian Wilkes

Ian is a Hridaya teacher, yoga therapist, breathwork facilitator, musician, and Holistic Life Coach from Vermont, United States. After going to business school and living in New York City as a hotel manager for seven years, Ian experienced a deep longing for truth, healing, and depth and left normal Western life behind.

Ian spent eight years traveling the world, studying and practicing with masters from many ancient spiritual traditions from the Himalayas to the Amazon. In 2016, he started the charity project Anahata Ma to help bring clean water to tribal villages of southern India. He also started teaching yoga and meditation and hosting kirtans internationally while based mostly in Berlin, Germany.

Today, Ian continues to share the teachings of the Heart, mostly online through weekly kirtans and by supporting others with Holistic Life Coaching and fundraising to keep the Anahata Ma project going.

Ian Wilkes

Ian is a Hridaya teacher, yoga therapist, breathwork facilitator, musician, and Holistic Life Coach from Vermont, United States. After going to business school and living in New York City as a hotel manager for seven years, Ian experienced a deep longing for truth, healing, and depth and left normal Western life behind.

Ian spent eight years traveling the world, studying and practicing with masters from many ancient spiritual traditions from the Himalayas to the Amazon. In 2016, he started the charity project Anahata Ma to help bring clean water to tribal villages of southern India. He also started teaching yoga and meditation and hosting kirtans internationally while based mostly in Berlin, Germany.

Today, Ian continues to share the teachings of the Heart, mostly online through weekly kirtans and by supporting others with Holistic Life Coaching and fundraising to keep the Anahata Ma project going.

“True Intimacy is a 4-day intensive workshop for 

couples and practice partners on how to both 

heal and awaken through relationships.”

Schedule

Wednesday–Saturday

7:00-8:00Meditation (optional)
8:00-9:00Breakfast
9:00-13:00Morning session
13:00-15:00Lunch and break
15:00-18:00Afternoon session
18:00-19:30Dinner
19:30-21:00Evening session
21:00-22:00Rest or optional activities
22:00Mauna (noble silence)

Pricing and Registration

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DATESCOURSETEACHERSPRICING AND REGISTRATION
June 4–9, 2024True IntimacyValentina Cannavò and Ian WilkesPricing and Registration

Please Note:

  • This workshop is presented in English at our center in Longeval, France.
  • The dates listed above are for accommodation. The workshop begins the morning after arrival and ends the evening before departure. Check-in is available from 14:00 on June 4th. Checkout is on the morning of June 9th.
  • Each night, we will have a different Tantric ritual. Men must wear white, and women may wear anything, making themselves as beautiful and unique as they’d like.
  • Please read our Payment, Refund, and Amendment Guidelines before booking.
  • For more information about our center, including how to get to Longeval, please visit this page.

 

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