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Intimacy Immerson
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We all want to be happy, and many factors go into a happy and fulfilled life. For most of us, the most important one is the quality of our loving connections. Relationships are a foundation to rising up to our full potential, relaxing into being who we are and experiencing joy, pleasure and fulfilment.

In this connecting weekend workshop, we will explore the ingredients of intimacy and conscious relating. “By day”, with Nonviolent Communication to improve the empathy and honesty we share, and “by night” with conscious sexuality to discover the elements of creating a sacred erotic dimension of loving.

One of the main struggles in our intimate relationships is deep, effective communication. Couple relationships are a space for exploring trust, joy and pleasure, but also for meeting and integrating our attachment wounds and those areas of our life we haven't yet brought into the light of loving awareness. We are offering this safe space for couples to support deepening of connection, both in moments of difficulty as well as in beautiful times. Close friends wanting to learn together are also welcome.

The approaches we will explore are:

From Nonviolent Communication:

Self-Awareness with NVC
Embodied empathy
Scary Honesty
Anger processing
Embodied emotional release
Guilt and shame processing

From Tantra:

Elements of Sacred Sexuality
Principles of Conscious Relating


There will be no sexual practices in this workshops, those are left for homework. If you join the workshop as a single with a close friend, we trust that you can feel comfortable to engage in the methods together with your friend.


Friday 30.6. - Sunday 2.7.

Friday: 18.00 - 20.00
Saturday: 10.00 - 18.30
Sunday 10.00 - 18.30

We will have a lunch break on Sat and Sun for one hour, during which you can eat your own food or dine in any of the nearby restaurants.

We still reserve the right to small amend in the schedule.


Joogakoulu Shanti or another venue in Helsinki Area, TBA


Early Bird until 9th June: 290€/person
Regular Price: 360€/person



Mironel de Wilde & Gloria Salo

Mironel is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and an RYT200 certified yoga teacher. He has studied and practiced various forms of spiritual and personal growth since he was a teenager in the 1990’s and committed to yoga as a spiritual path in 2001. He began teaching yoga in 2004 and has trained and taught across Europe, Asia and North America. His first contact with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in 2014 changed his life perspective. He has been living and sharing NVC since then and continues to study in depth with some of the most experienced and innovative NVC trainers in the world.
Mironel strives to live in full authenticity, compassion and empowerment.

He is now based in Nepal working to train trainers for NVC in schools, mediation and counselling. He comes to Europe for special occasions such as this offering!
He is also a film-maker and you can see more of his offerings, articles and films at

Essence Drops Weekend
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Welcome to a 3 day transformative weekend immersion on the embodied awakening.

This weekend immersion focuses on the practices of tantrik yoga that assist in building a strong energy body (somatic psyche) that can digest any experience. We will dive into the three ‘bindus’ or Essence Drops that constitute the totality of our embodied experience. The practices taught are also useful in emotional digestion, a term referring to the integration of unresolved experiences such as trauma.

No previous background in nondual shaiva tantra is required. Meditations are simple yet profound. Practice is weaved together with the exploration of undivided awareness that we call Awakening. Deliciously empowering embodiment practices - restorative yoga and somatic exploration - are included in the program.

The program consists of:
* meditative contemplation (tattva bhavana)
* embodied yoga and somatic movement sessions
* deep and nourishing teachings
* strengthening the energy body (somatic psyche)
* emotional digestion
* authentic sharing

When we abide in direct experience there is amazing fullness to the reality of our senses. We are in touch with the mysterious aliveness that animates everything and expresses as everything. We connect with others and the world around us with fresh eyes and openness. Instead of interpreting our experience through the mind we taste the astonishing immediacy of That Which Is.

However, if we want to access this mode for more than just occasional glimpses, it is useful to have practices that supports this direct immediacy. Nondual shaiva tantra is a path of awakening that recognises aliveness as a doorway to the infinite presence-awareness that is our true nature. Cultivating natural rest as the still spacious core of being, together with absolute intimacy with all our experiences, is what makes this approach so direct and potent.


As facilitators we draw from our background in various forms of yoga, tantra, meditation, inquiry, integrative therapy, dance, movement, somatics, trauma-informed therapy and nonviolent communication (NVC).

Friday - Sunday 25.8. - 27.8.
Fri: 18.00- 20.00
Sat: 10.00 - 17.00
Sun: 10.00 - 18.00
There will be a one hour lunch break on Saturday and Sunday

VENUE: Joogakoulu Shanti

Early bird until 17th of July €299€
Regular: 369€


This weekend is especially suited for you if you want to increase your ability to meet everything that life brings without getting overwhelmed. Energy body practices help to strengthen our capacity to deal with intensity of any kind: be it energetic, somatic or emotional. This weekend is especially good for you who are feeling stuck on your journey or practice and wish to experience more efficiency, openness and flow. Having genuine curiosity and openness without any previous background is a very good indication to join this immersion

On Sat 26.8. 18.00 - 20.30 There will be an celebrational evening program in the same venue: a beautiful and profound nondual tantrik ceremony that peaks into ceremonial Ecstatic Dance. This is a different event facilitated by Gloria, Viivi and Tuomas Saarela. More information coming soon. You can participate to both or just one of the events according to your liking.

TEACHERS: Viivi Jokela & Gloria Salo

Viivi Jokela
Viivi Jokela shares about the universal wisdom of recognizing the nature of Reality and the deeper truth of what we are. Her background is in the lineage of nondual shaiva tantra (Kashmir shaivism), which she first encountered academically (MA), and later on experimentally as direct experience. She is especially inspired by the aesthetic aspect of the tantrik path: the innate capacity of consciousness to savor wonder and beauty in all life experience. Grounded on the awareness cultivation of the Direct Way, she integrates somatics, music, and ecstatic dance to explore this natural mode of being called Awakening. Her main teacher is Christopher Hareesh Wallis. Other teachers that she has studied with are Adyashanti (nondual zen), Paul Muller Ortega (shaiva tantra), Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (bön dzogchen), and Rupert Spira (Kashmir shaivism & advaita).

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