Who are we?
We are Shashi and Shahid, and it is our passion to teach Tantra specifically to couples. With so much of Tantra aimed at singles, we felt that it was necessary to create retreats that were 100% designed for couples....hence, The Tantric Couple.
Shashi Solluna has been teaching Tantra for nearly 20 years, runs teacher trainings and is the author of Tantra Made Easy (Hay House).
Shahid van Helden is trained in Kashmiri Tantra Massage and is a trainee facilitator of the Tantra Essence School of Tantra. He leads men's groups in Holland.
The Tantric Couple Retreats are held in locations carefully chosen to inspire romance, relax body and mind and take the couple away from everyday life for a while. We take great efforts to find retreat centers that honour the sacred, give us the privacy needed for this work, and also have accommodation suitable for couples.
A Guided Journey
The Tantric Couple Retreats are designed as a journey into deeper intimacy together. Before we begin the journey, we help you to create a safe container, plus a plan for what to do in moments you might get triggered (easily happens as we endeavor to open up deeper). Then each day will give you practices to deepen into your connection with each other.
Your Private Time
Unlike singles Tantra workshops, at the Tantric Couple Retreats you have part of the practices in the classroom and part of the practice in your own private room. We believe it is important to bring the tantric practices and rituals into your private life, and this starts on the retreat. You will be given "homework" (trust us, it could be the best homework you were even given!) to do in your own time in the privacy of your own room. Later you can share your experience, both the highlights and the challenges.
In Tantra, the secret to happy relationships and intimacy is to learn how to take full responsibility for:
And the knack is to find how to be sovereign, and yet still enter into deep intimacy with another.
At The Tantric Couple, we teach you how to own your own sexuality and truth, so that you can fully show up to meet your beloved.
* Tantra refers to Neo-Tantra, a modern-day path that fuses ancient concepts with modern psychotherapy in a trauma-informed way. It is designed to suit modern-day people. This is a path with no guru, but the methods themselves teach you by experience. Thus it trusts in the Universal Intelligence.
The Tantric Couple practices include: