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Retreats and Classes

Throughout the year Galiana offers different retreat paths:

Most of the events, as well as a weekly Kundalini Yoga class are offered from Spring to Fall.

Seven String Tantra Series

During a series of seven initiations students explore the tantric subtle energy system, creating a beautifully tuned instrument out of their body and mind. As the student progresses on this path, his or her primal connections with nature get restored. Realizing our own nature and our connection with the universe deeper and deeper, we learn how to interact with the world in a new way. Gradually, we shed self-judgement, clinging and fear of impermanence like a snake sheds the skin that does not serve her anymore. Step by step we let go of the unneeded paternal messages and destructive conditioning. Layers and layers of frozen painful memories will gradually peel off, revealing the radiant splendor of your heart and original ability to love.

Each retreat in the series has a focus on a certain chakra:

  1. Barefoot Tantra (Root Chakra)
  2. Magnetism of Feminine and Masculine (Sacral Chakra)
  3. Tantric Warrior Sadhana (Solar Plexus Chakra)
  4. Awakening the Flame Within (Hearth Chakra)
  5. Aligning Body, Speech and Mind (Throat Chakra)
  6. Liquid Body, Cosmic Mind ( Third Eye Chakra)
  7. The Art of Being and Nothingness (Crown Chakra)

The Seven String retreats include all aspects of tantra, including individual and partner work, tantra philosophy, tantric sexuality, kundalini practice, yoga (asanas, mantra, yantra, puja, bhakti), meditation, ayurveda and massages.

As you go through the series of initiations, you will start feeling an ongoing ecstatic connection between your body, your mind and your soul, which will radiate into every aspect of your life. We highly recommend this deep and carefully designed path to every serious tantric practitioner.

Our unique blend of practices is rooted in Hindu and Buddhist tantra, as well as in the most efficient techniques of modern psychology. Every form of practice we do, including kriya, ritual, dance, energy work, singing, touch, breathwork or improvisation is a form of full presence, a form of meditation. Some meditations are still, others are dynamic, some are done independently, others with a partner or in a group.

“When I remember I am everything, that is love. When I remember I am nothing, that is wisdom. Between these two, my life flows.” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

  1. Prerequisite: White Tantric Healing Cirlce. Each of the retreats in the series has its own prerequisites.
  2. Our Teacher Training program is offered to the graduates of the Seven String series.

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Couples Path: The Art of Ecstatic Union

The search for a harmonious relationship and ecstatic sexual union is the search for our original oneness. Feeling love is feeling ecstatic oneness with another. Tantra can take your relationship to the next level of unity, excitement and harmony.

During couple’s retreats we learn how to fully understand each other, how to spark each other, how to keep the fire alive, how to communicate – through words, through touch, through eyes, through sheer intent. We dive deep into the idea of soul mates, a concept so important to many of us, and learn what tantra has to offer.

When tantric union in any form is practiced, the man sees a woman as the divine mother, Devi, and approaches her with an attitude of devotion and surrender. The woman honors the man as pure consciousness, while he honors her as pure love. We will learn to raise our spirit to that place and to build relationships based on trust and unconditional love.

Through breath work, movement and meditation, we open the pores of perception, clear the channels, charge our chakras and become free and fluid. Using the alchemy of attraction of polar opposites we raise the electricity in the room and send it through our bodies like a shooting star travels straight into the stratosphere, illuminating everything on its way.

“Two lovers can be transformed so deeply that all their seven centers can start meeting. Tantra is the science of turning ordinary lovers into soul mates. It is one of the greatest treasures that is lying there, unused. The day humanity uses it, the earth will become aglow with a new love.” Osho

*The Couples practice includes Vigyan Bhairav Tantra meditations, tantric massage, therapeutic exercises, the art of seduction, sexual healing emotional release and sensual feast.
** If this retreat falls on a full moon, Luba gives an energy transmission of SaktiPurusa – an ancient well-kept tantric jewel, which teaches partners how to help each other to experience prolonged states of ecstasy.

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Tantra Without Borders (TWB) Retreats

If you feel that you love what we do and want to get involved deeper, please come. These retreats are held for a nominal charge, to provide support for our community and to be of service.

Luba Evans: “Tantra Without Borders is a part of the universal movement which serves the evolution of consciousness through love. We are helping the feminine to return to love, and the masculine to reflect it. We are helping the masculine to return to love, and the feminine to reflect it. Once this mutual healing goes into motion, more and more of us are reflecting love, we become one and nobody knows where the movement originates, where it begins, where it ends – there are no borders. ” More on the Tantra Without Borders movement.

TWB retreats are community gatherings, which include tantric practice, karma yoga (being of service), performances and festivities. Karma yoga is focused on our projects: Healing the Broken Heart, Galiana Development Project and Interactive theater.

    “An unforgettably moving and loving weekend! This weekend was truly a taste of paradise!” By Meshkenet
    “Five Stars! Thank you all for the maintenance, and the growth. Now I know which tools to bring for the next one.” By Hal
    “Absolutely amazing. NO other words” By Danius
    “Magical blissful experience Of pure love….ahhhh om!” By Marc
    “WOOOOW… what an amazing weekend! It was an unforgettable experience of singing together, dancing together, meditating together, working together…and just being together. ” by Meera

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Healing the Broken Heart Retreat

Most of us have known the feeling of being abandoned by somebody we loved with all of our heart. Some hearts fully recovered and are able to love again, some did not. When a break up occurs, sometimes it is not clear where to turn. A single second of pain from withdrawal can feel like eternity. There is a tendency to muffle the pain by self-medicating, engaging in self-destructive behaviors, substances, work, shopping, or arranging rebound relationships.

We can fight, freeze or run. Whatever we start with, the tendency is to fully protect the heart and securely seal it at the end of the recovery process. Most of us walk around with hearts which are either completely closed, or ready to be closed at any sign of danger. Is that a real recovery? Is that a victory of love?

When a lover finds herself or himself in the pain of withdrawal she is willing to do anything to reduce the pain. The immediate karmic circle of friends is ready to share their opinions and strategies, but does not have the resources required to fully help with recovery.

How might a process of recovery work by using the pain from the broken relationship as the medicine itself? To transform the breakup into a brave path of self discovery, going through a series of stages starting with the wailing wall and flowing into the full heart healing and opening?

Tantra, ayurveda and plant medicine have provided invaluable tools for the recovery of the broken heart and love addition. This retreat is for people who are now going through a breakup andpeople who still cannot let go of their previous relationships. This retreat is for people who need to heal the heart.

Healing the Broken Heart retreats are taught by Galiana staff andguest teachers. It is a part of the Healing The Broken Heart project.

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Galiana Goddess Rejuvenation Program

Awaken and activate the divine feminine within: grace, love and compassion!

Our unique, revolutionary Galiana Goddess Rejuvenation Program combines precious sacred knowledge of yoga, ayurveda, raw foodism and tantra.

Ayurveda: the 5000-year-old Indian life science is famous for Rasayana – rejuvenation practices. “Rasa” means taste. Being youthful means having a taste for life. Ayurveda believes that digestion is key to the fountain of youth – when we fully digest our input, whether it is physical or mental, we stay joyful, feminine, foxy and flowing. The key to great digestion is fire. This fire is our life force. In this retreat we bring you rejuvenation by increasing the fire and passion in the stomach, in the sexual body and in the heart using a combination of the most effective cross-cultural practices. If you want to test whether you are digesting your inputs fully, go to the mirror and look at your tongue. If your tongue is perfectly pink, without any whiteness, you are on your path toward rejuvenation. Ayurveda also offers amazing body treatments and unique approach to your personality type.

Tantra: This sacred set of teachings from the East pays pays special attention to Kundalini, the snake goddess. Her power is so great that, when it is fully unleashed, it can bring a person to the fullest state of oneness with the divinity. When Kundalini increases our sexual drive, our zest for life and our creativity increases too; the voice becomes deep and sensuous, the hugs become invigorating yet relaxed..

Raw Food has been proving itself as an excellent elixir of youth. A raw food cleanse is a journey on its own. Combined with other activities, it will bring you to an incredibly deep experience of the Self. As you delve into the raw food experience, your eyes will clear up, your skin will glow and a smile will naturally stay on your face.

We also conduct a transformation group to get to know each other better and to let go of old patterns that might not be serving you any more. This deep work will help you stay in a healthy and radiant space in the weeks that follow the retreat.

“Youthfulness is not determined by age. It is determined by one’s life force. One who possesses hope is forever young. One who continually advances is forever beautiful. ” — Daisaku Ikeda

I’m still riding the wave from the weekend so my spirits have been up. My energy went down when I started eating regular food again though! I’ll definitely have to think about doing a raw food cleanse more often. I am so grateful to all of you for making the weekend so special.

Thank you very much for the wonderful retreat. Thank you for all the love and thoughtfulness that you put in this program.”

I’m still riding the wave from the weekend so my spirits have been up. My energy went down when I started eating regular food again though! I’ll definitely have to think about doing a raw food cleanse more often. I am so grateful to all of you for making the weekend so special. I had forgotten how wonderful it is to make connections with other women.

Thank you to everyone for being so kind, open, supportive, loving, caring, and thoughtful during the retreat. Luba and Meera- it was so well organized and planned… it felt like you read my mind and thought of everything I needed/wanted to work on.”

“I’ve officially given up my “coffee every morning” routine and substituted it with an “herbal tea every morning” routine, so that’s one positive step… I’ve also taken up an almost-daily-dancing-in-my-living-room practice, so that’s been fun too.”

We offer spring, summer, fall and winter Galiana Goddess Rejuvenation retreat.

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Entering Shivahood Men’s Retreat

There is a gigantic need to men’s retreats here on the East Coast. Our brothers in California are really ahead of us in this area. We are creating a program which will empower and inspire men to be spiritual heroes, warriors, poets, dancers and tantric lovers, to live with a purpose, to work with their hands, to be in harmony with nature, in alignment with their center, to live in truth and integrity, to be leaders and protectors, to manifest their divine potential to the fullest!

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Kundalini Yoga Class (Summer) – weekly

Kundalini is a practical and powerful tool for self-healing that can be practiced by anyone. Kundalini LOVE Flow combines classic Kundalini Kriya with the an invigorating Vinyasa flow ~ utilizing postures, movement and stretching along with breath, sound current and meditation to work out all aspects of your being.

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Our Services: Core Transformation, Tantra Yoga Instruction, Ayurvedic Treatment, Shiro Dhara, Reiki Usui are available during certain retreats and by appointment.


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  • Galiana land carries sacred healing energy

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  • You will return to the radiance of your true self

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Tantra Without Borders is a part of the universal movement which serves the evolution of consciousness through love. We are helping the feminine to return to love, and the masculine to reflect it. We are helping the masculine to return to love, and the feminine to reflect it. Once this mutual healing goes into motion, more and more of us are reflecting love, we become one and nobody knows where the movement originates, where it begins, where it ends – there are no borders. We hold regular gatherings at Galiana. Go Deeper »

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