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Review: A Very Tantric Valentine's Day

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My girlfriend and I took our first tantric sex class this past Valentine’s Day. Our collective curiosity was peaked as a new erotic adventure stood before us on the most amorous of holidays. Despite instructor Deva Charu’s tantric explanation -- “contrary to popular belief, Tantra is not all about sex” -- I though yeah, right!

It turns out I was wrong. Charu continues on tantra: “it is actually a path of meditation…what sets it apart from other ‘paths’ is that it looks to the wisdom of the body and the senses as a means to becoming more present and alive in every aspect of our life.” That all happened over the course of this three hour session. I was somehow alright with being wrong.

School’s In Session

Having brought our own pillows and blankets (oops -- we left them there,) my girlfriend and I descended upon Sacred Energy Arts, a Santa Monica yoga studio. The students looked a mix of curious first-timers seeking unique Valentine’s Days, and tantric returnees sporting confident looks.