In 2007 I started exploring sensual massage and Tantra with Body Electric School, Gay Love Spirit and Men in Touch, I started my trainings with Authentic Eros in Berlin in 2014. In a 1 year training and an additional module of Sacred Intimacy I became a certified Sexological Bodyworker.
Andy Saich, one of my teachers, invited me to perform my first workshop in London in 2016 where he introduced me as Touch-therapist and Erotic Shaman. Combining my shamanic path, spiritual studies and my background in dance and theatre I created different workshops and rituals with the aime to explore healing and conscious touch, connecting sensuality with spirituality in a safe, colorful ritual in which we celebrate diversity, life and love.
Over the last years RespiRo presented workshops in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Rotterdam, Krakov and Barcelona, coming soon Stockholm, Paris, Tel Aviv, Milano, Ibiza and Sao Paolo
A workshop that focusses on our common journey, our challenges as gay/queer men and on our powers to heal, balance, enlighten, activate and stand out. Through a customized guided meditation we connect to the different chakras and corresponding colors and qualities, experiencing a holistic glow of the rainbow Spirit Oxumaré.
Through bodywork and movement we will connect to ourselves and explore what needs attention, care, love and healing. Giving space and expression to these sensations to then gently flow into the connection with other men.
Together we will do several exercises, like holding, listening, caressing, erotic touching etc. to help each other process, accept and embrace our (sensual) being. Healing shame, insecurity, pain, addiction through the qualities of forgiveness, abundance, harmony, gratitude, love and joy.
It is our birthright to be free, to fully express our sexuality, to feel alive and sensual, to play and to celebrate our sacred sexual spirit.
United we stand as a tribe of rainbow-warriors. In this workshop we invite the Afro-Brasilian Orixá Oxumaré. This serpent deity is known for his healing qualities on sexuality and the balancing of fe-male energy. We will meditate, paint, sing and dance. Meditating on the qualities and healing aspects of several Queer deities from different cultural backgrounds, inviting their colors and spirits into our hearts, consciousness and surroundings. A magical journey connecting Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Aztec mythology, traveling from Ancient Greece, Egypt, Africa to Scandinavia. Inviting the 4 directions to open a ritualistic space in which we invoke our Queer Spirits and give bodily expression through the use of organic bodypaint. Become your own Totem, be inspired and color your Brother! With your spirit-up, your energy strong and flowing we will dive into the healing touch of the Sensual Healing, a treatment that is a true gift to the reciever and can be a healing experience for the healer as well. With conscious touch you will guide your partner into a deep, warm and safe journey, offering a powerful and Tantric experience.
Together we will dance and celebrate the diversity of our II Spirit tribe, of our rainbow family honoring Pacha Mama, Madre Tierra.
A workshop-ritual connecting body and spirit, exploring shamanic pathways in combination with spirited and sensual healing. Explore your inner shaman through the use of medicinal herbs, flowers, healing waters and smoke. Connect to spirit guides and energize the chakra-system through shamanic movement and bodywork. Experience a playful and magical jungle full of surprises, incorporate different Totem animals and work with their healing qualities. In this workshop I share my experience as a healer in spiritual, shamanic ceremonies. Together we focus on the shamanic touch of healing. You will receive herb-baths and explore and experiment how to work with different herbs to help clean and relax the energetic body. Especially for this workshop I created the Totem animal mediation, an active-guided meditation in which we connect to our Spirit guides, an inspiration for the rest of this day or for any project or challenge in life.
A playful workshop in which we enter an enchanting forest where magic, intimacy, pleasure and healing takes place. A safe and playful space to invoke you inner healer. Key ingredient in RespiRo ritual is the Sensual healing, you will exchange this warm and healing touch with another brother while I guide you through it, creating a space to deeply enjoy loving care and attention and to dive deep into delicious sensations.
Stand strong in Queer brotherhood with your rainbow tribe singing, praying, playing and dancing!
A one day workshop for men that are interested in exploring spiritual awareness in sexual contact, pleasure and intimacy.
This workshop emphasizes on channeling the Tantric energies throughout the whole body during an erotic massage. Through bodywork and meditation we will connect to our own sacred space after which we will encounter other men and share touch, healing and intimacy experiencing and enjoying our sensual capacities. We will practice simple breathing techniques that will help channel the intensity of a Tantric massage and spread this energy throughout the whole system to be able to experience a higher vibration of sacred sexuality. The Tantric massage will be demonstrated and once you are partnered up you will be guided the whole session through.
In this workshop we will enter a conscious state of mind and create a connected sense of physical and spiritual awareness towards ourselves and to the rest of the group. A workshop to share interests, to experience the power of a group of sexual explorers and most importantly a day of celebrating life, warm intimacy, magic and fun!
Each day of this weekend starts with a specific cleansing ritual in which you receive pure healing touch in a playful, powerful form. Experience a herbal car-wash and a beautiful bathing of the crown chakra, clearing, cleansing, bringing loving attention to the corona chakra.
Deepening our shamanic movement series, Tensegrity, rebalancing our physical and energetic bodies. These potent "magical passes" from ancient Mexico will bring you into the here and now, stimulating body awareness. To empower ourselves we invite and meditate with Totem animals, introducing a new line of Spirit guides that will inspire and touch hearts. Incorporating their healing powers to benefit the process of this weekend and prepare ourselves for the period to come.
Through exercise and demonstration you will find ways of connecting to your healing qualities, intuition and the healer within you. In the vibe of joy and enchantment we open the shamanic and sensual playground of Shamanic Eros, offering you the opportunity to explore, enjoy and put into practise what you have studied and embodied. As ritual requires we will pray, dance and sing, honouring our ancestors, creating space for inspiration, bliss and a harmonious connection. Calling the 4 directions we will explore our creative souls with the help of organic bodypaint, putting back our most stylish creations and adourning our fellow companions with colors inspired by Indiginous tribes worldwide. Creating our own Rainbow tribe, invoke II Spirit and dancing, honouring PachaMama, Madre Tierra.
Get ready to open up, release, relax, and receive. Let yourself be enchanted, nurtured and inspired! Let’s come together and boost our systems, through harmony, love and brotherhood, expressing ourselves ànd gratitude for the opportunities life is offering us!
A touch of Sacred Intimacy
This weekend workshop reflects and recaptures all of the previous workshops. During the first day we will repeat different material of healing touch, including the Sensual Healing. On the second day participants are invited to create a customized session for the partner they couple up with.
Participants receive information, tools and skills to create a try out version of a Sacred Intimacy session. Experience what it is like to create a safe space in which Intimacy is the tool to helping the other open up, share, express and indulge in a semi-professional session.
Practise holding space and experience what is it like to serve and offer your qualities to anoher man. An important aspect of this work is how to protect yourself, how to keep ground and stay true to your own bounderies.
Besides sessions this weekend will be full of playful bodywork, meditations, demonstrations of healing and massage and lots of magic, colors and surprises.
RespiRo Touch on tour
A two day workshop in which elements of the previous workshops will be repeated and put into practice. Combining elements from the workshops Sensual healing, Shamanic Eros and healing Eros. A weekend with ritualistic work, home-made meditations, shamanic practices, exploring bodywork and of course connecting and healing touch exchange. Exploring your own healing capacities, the connection to yourself and others and developing skills for deepening intimacy in your life, or men .
We will come together in a healing circle of men in all its colors of all ages and backgrounds, sharing one mission : the celebration of diversity, of spirited intimacy and sacred sexuality, a tribe getting together to share, support, love and enjoy. Honoring our different cultures, pathways and spiritual backgrounds, all in a safe, warm, loving and respectful environment.
Respiro touch-workshops are based on conscious sexuality, touch with awareness, sacred ritual and the joyful expression of our physical existence.
Give yourself this special treat and surround yourself with like-minded men, reconnecting to your tribe, to your sacred spirit and experience standing strong together.
Projects and festivals
RespiRo is part of the Stretch festival Berlin, where these workshops are offered in powerful two hour slots together with many other amazing facilitators, artists and bodyworkers in our home base, the Village. In these times of Corona the workshops are offered online.
Gay Love Spirit offers every summer an outdoor festival with powerful rituals, performances, bodywork in the Summer festival in the forest near Berlin at the lake for a wonderful community of queer men Connections festival in London is another amazing family that comes together anually to present lots of beautiful spiritual, eplorational and sensual workshops, celebrating all colors of the Rainbow-tribe.
In Amsterdam we have Man-to-Manifestation, a young platform for the gay/queer community.
Ness, hosted by Vala Tomasz is a queer ceremonial space that shares magic in Poland and Denmark.
In Barcelona RespiRo works together with Espai d’homes, a loving community that offers lots of therapeutical, physical, sensual and spiritual work.