As a child I grew up in the Osho Commune. This has given a free view of life and laid a foundation for self-development. I received the name Rakesh in 1981 from Osho (Bagwhan) and have kept it ever since. The path of tantra has created enormous openness, sensitivity and acceptance. I would love to share the knowledge and experience that I have gained during my years of research.
My whole life has been a gradual expansion of consciousness. Accession to various meditations started at an early age. Great inner changes have taken place through initiations in Osho Meditations, Vipassana, Kriya Yoga, Advaita Vedante and Tantra. I feel most connected to Tantra. After years of tantra training, I can circulate energies that go beyond the body. Now I walk the path that creates deep openings and lets inner strength blossom.
Besides giving workshops, I am involved in consciousness related projects.
Elfriede van der Sanden
I have been on the path of awareness for about 10 years now. All my life I have been looking further: who am I, what am I doing here, what is this world?
At some point I discovered that we are so much more than our heads, that an infinitely mystical world exists alongside physical reality. This started my flame, and since then I have had an intense passion to light this flame with other people.
I do this in different ways, such as with Wild Hearts, which I also do with Rakesh, and with Tantric Dance.
The beauty of Tantric Dance is that it invites you to go to a place of total 'embodiment'. To a place where all words disappear, and there is only a movement that takes you: higher, deeper, softer, wilder ... ..
I have traveled a long way within Tantric Dance. At the beginning I didn't like it and even walked away. Later it made me realize that the fears I had back then were in fact fears for myself. Now I feel safe in contact, because I know that I take care of myself. Because I found empowerment IN the contact.
It is my wish to be "fully alive". With whatever there is: sadness, joy, love. That every feeling may be completely felt. That we don't have to make a story of it or keep something high. That head can take it easy, the body and heart open: a journey begins that never ends, the colors become more and more vibrant and one miracle creates the next!
I hope I can meet you too. Because we have so much to give each other. The veils are falling and we find out that we have been talking to ourselves all along. Welcome home!
Life purpose: To find peace, love and peace in myself so that I can share this.
Tantra is a tool or sometimes a way of life for me. I have experienced a lot through Tantra. Tantra helps me to come back to myself, to feel again, to be free, to experience love, to have joy, to gain confidence, to get energy. For me, the result of this is “more and more life from the heart”. A loving, exciting, unpredictable life.
Authenticity inspires me. Then I feel at home. Openness about what is. Show everything that was going on in this moment. When negative emotions or thoughts arise, consult myself, so meditate on them so that these habits give way to the silence and contentment that is always within.
Becoming aware of my illusion of imperfection and the identity based on it with associated conditioning and patterns. Because of this I find peace, love and peace in myself so that I search less and less outside myself and arrive at my life purpose.
Tantric Dance is a simple and very pleasant way for me to get back into my feeling. To get out of the head in a short time and be able to be from the heart.
Marita Mistar Damen
I have been dancing through life from my earliest childhood.
After practicing many forms of dance, I came into contact with Tantric Dance.
Through Tantric Dance I met the Goddess in me.
The woman who can seduce.
The mistress, the whore, the witch, the virgin, the mother. the Priestess.
All my passions came together; dance, relationships, sexuality, yoga and Tantra;
my drive to touch people, to set them in motion, to connect and to make them remember.
It was as if a gate was opened that gave access to my true nature.
Besides being a Tantric Dance teacher, I am also a yoga teacher and I give private Tantra sessions for couples.
Grateful that I can walk, live and share this Tantra path.
I would like to take you on this beautiful, wonderful path of deepening and connection!
TD Teacher Training graduates
Marita Mistar Damen (2020)
Hein van den Heuvel (2020)
Katrin Dürkoop (2020)
Erik van Kammen (2020)
Inge Kramp (2020)
Former TD Teachers (trained)