Fredag 13. oktober klokken 17:00 - Søndag 15. oktober klokken 18:00
We welcome you to Oslo for an amazing and playful weekend with ANDY BURU and his teachings!! 🕺🏻💃
«My work aim to create magical rooms where people can rest, heal and grow.» Andy Buru
«One should be humble and have humour; anyone that has to assert their power with violence doesn’t own it.» Andy Buru
Andy Buru is worldwide known for his soft and sensitive tantric rope tecnique, and has recently been in Norway via NYT-festivalen, holding weekend retreats focusing on surrender&bondage. Through this we also get to know our relationship with power.
Video with Andy and ropes:
For more about Andy and his teachings scroll down.
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEKEND:
Friday we get to know each other and focus on bounderies and consent. Saturday we will be doing instructed excersises the whole day (mostly with ropes), both dominating and surrendering to each other. We mostly pair up two and two, switching partners and genders frequently throughout the weekend. Also some excersises are in groups.
This is a different way to get to know a person on a deeper level, without so many words, and still both playfull and loving.
On saturday we end the day with free flow play of what we have learned (IF you want), and on sunday we continue excersises, with focus on integration work.
WHO IS IT FOR
This weekend retreat fits both beginners and more experienced, and people who want to explore power/dominating as well as surrendering/submitting.
Beginners require almost zero previous experience or practical knowledge. You don’t have to know beforehand what you like and don’t like. You need no desires or fantasies. Instead, the teaching style will provide you with a number of experiences to try out, of which some you might love and others you might hate.
You are welcome with a partner, lover, friend, or you can come solo. Some of the exercises can be in trios so if you come as a duo, not wanting to switch partners within the weekend, it’s good to have talked about that beforehand.
Note! It will always be possible to step out and observe excersises if you don’t feel like doing what is suggested. We will also have space to share and reflect on the experience throughout the weekend.
THERAPEUTIC ASPECT OF THIS WEEKEND:
Playing with hierarchies makes one more resilient to them in everyday life. And, of course, as in any play with polarity, there is also space to experience the other end – the submission and surrender – to learn, challenge and to worship.
Majorstua, Oslo centre, Norway. You will get the specific location when you register.
If you do not live in Oslo we ask you to fix accommodation privately.
There will be served us 4 delicious vegitarian and gluten free meals (lunch&dinner). Between the meals we will have te/coffee, snacks and fruits. If you have any allergies or other preferences let us know when you register.
Program (changes can occur)
17.00-17.30 Arriving and landing
17.30-18.30 Finger foods/light dinner
9.00-10.00 Morning movement for tuning in
19.00-22.00 Ritual, Free Flow Play Party
9.00-10.00 Morning movement&integration
17.00-17.30 Cleaning the space together and goodbye for now
Early bird: 3900 NOK/pers (before 15.sept)
Late bird: 4200 NOK/pers
Kristina is a tantra therapist, course instructor and a kundalini yoga teacher. She is the organizer, and you are welcome to reach out to her if you have any questions.
This workshop is organized in cooperation with Nytfestivalen, www.nytfestivalen.no and Lås Opp Ditt Indre, utbrent.no
MORE ABOUT ANDY BURU AND HIS TEACHINGS:
If I break down my teachings, there are three philosophical themes—SURRENDER, POWER and DESIRE.
SURRENDER is the most introverted process. To let go and fall, trusting that one will be caught, by life, by love, by wonder, by another. Surrendering brings great pleasure when one learns to let go of controlling the body, the emotions and the ego, and devote oneself to something greater.
POWER, on the other hand, is relational. It’s submitting your control to empower the dominant person and discover what they will do with this power, and what play you will create together.
Finally, DESIRE is a group process where you’ll be a part of a kinky family, a little bit like a theatre ensemble, that will unfold their shared deviant fantasies through rituals and play parties.
MORE ON POWER & SURRENDER (Andy Buru):
Being dominant is vulnerable because one has to expose the desire for power. The more deviant and taboo, the scarier it is. Still, what is shown in mainstream media is often emotionless masters and their mistresses hiding behind their cruelty. Instead, I think one should blossom in their raw self-expression. Power is an opportunity to explore new avenues of esoteric intimacy that are profoundly energetic and sensual.
On the other side - learning to wield and surrender to power consciously and with consent, requires a great understanding of one’s boundaries, and being safe and brave enough to reject anyone overstepping them. At the same time, one should be humble and have humour; anyone that has to assert their power with violence doesn’t own it!
Being dominant is a balance between holding space and allowing oneself to be selfish. Holding space is learning how to create a safe container for oneself and others to play with power, while being selfish is to express to the other what you desire.
Unfortunately, there is an overvaluation of power in today’s society, and everyone is fighting for it, while surrender is undervalued. Playing with power though, can become a way to make a parody of already existing power structures, while reclaiming a more healthy relationship to masculine energy (masculine energy: the «do’er» we all have inside ourself- nothing to do with gender!).
Indirectly you also learn how to hold space for anothers’ process of letting go when learning to stand in your power. Participants describe it as intimate, vulnerable and trusting, and it makes them more resilient to the hardships of life.
In the surrender part you learn to let go and open yourself up to receive what you are given, and to allow your self to trust that you will be taken care of and held in whatever comes.
More about Andy:
We are looking forward to meet you and to be in this weekend journey with you!🥰
Kristina and Andy