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Sadhu Valakhilyas.
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Sadhu Valakhilyas
  Hello! I’m Sadhu Valakhilyas. I have a great passion for vibrantly soulful living, and have devoted myself to practices that establish me in the rich awareness of the heart for over 15 years. I delight in sharing transformational tools and practices for empowerment in the workshops, courses, classes and individual sessions I offer.  In my work as sexual shamanic practitioner I facilitate your deepening of your connection to your body, your emotional and sexual expression, and support you to live in conscious relationship with yourself and others. I am also a yoga, meditation and AcroYoga teacher, shadow hunter, yoga therapist, masseur and facilitator of men’s events and trainings.  I live and work in service of love, as sacred sexual priest of Rhiannon, Goddess of love. I bring great openness, light hearted playfulness, depth and powerfully supportive space holding to all I offer. I am a keen story teller, and use evocative narrative and mythological archetypes in my work to kindle your imagination as you craft your inner landscape, and forge a more empowered relationship with yourself.      
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 I offer a space for you to profoundly encounter yourself, and revel in the unique gift of your embodied presence in the world. I have been offering transformative individual sessions and workshops, courses & classes internationally since 2004.    My work reflects my deep desire to live the return of humanity’s choosing of love as the foundation for society. I have a deep passion for movement, touch, ritual, mythology, sexual freedom, collaboration, community and embodying the flow of life!  I offer events and sessions in Amsterdam where I live, as well as in London & around the UK. I have also lived and worked in New Zealand, Guatemala, Indonesia and the U.S.A. Sadhu’s Training & Experience Sacred Sexuality & Neo-Tantra Background   I initiated as a sacred sexual priest under the exquisite guidance of Priestess Katinka Soetens, who is a great inspiration for me in my work in sexuality, empowerment, and shadow hunting. I have completed several year long trainings with her as well as shorter intensive programs. I became certified as a Sexological Bodyworker under a teaching team that included Joseph Kramer, and have also attended Betty Martin’s ‘Like A Pro: Wheel of Consent’ 5 day training. I graduated from the ISTA (International School Of Temple Arts) practitioner training in which I trained as a sexual shamanic practitioner, and I’ve both participated in numerous ISTA trainings (levels 1, 2 & 3), and assisted on them also. I completed the professional Sacred Intimate certification training with Authentic Eros and have also attended trainings with The Body Electric, Gay Love Spirit and Newman Alexander. I have facilitated workshops for London’s Men In Touch, Tantra 4 Gay Men and at numerous tantra, intimacy and LGBTQA+ festivals worldwide. In 2003/2004 I apprenticed a new age shaman in Guatemala for 9 months practicing sex magic and shadow work. Yoga & AcroYoga Background  I trained extensively across the globe from 2005-2011 with John Friend; the founder of Anusara Yoga, and was a licensed Anusara Inspired Yoga Teacher for 4 years. I enjoyed more than 1600 hours of Anusara Yoga training, and remain richly influenced by this yoga methodology. I have trained all over the world with highly skilled yoga teachers from a wide range of approaches, and have received comprehensive schooling in the Iyengar Yoga system, Integral Yoga tradition and from AcroYoga International.  I spent more than a year in India exploring both yoga and spiritual communities (ashrams), and have also lived and served at Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville, Virginia, U.S.A, for which I have a deep affection. I have staffed numerous Integral Yoga teacher training programs at Yogaville, and have taught on yoga teacher trainings for Yoga-Minds in the Netherlands and for Blissworks in the U.S.A. Bodywork Background  Touch has always been a very awakened experience for me, and an integral aspect of life. My profound affinity with touch directed me unknowingly to work with autistic children in my late teens, where I received rich insight into the communicative and nurturing depths of touch. In my early twenties I trained in numerous bodywork and massage modalities including neuromuscular trigger point therapy, Indian head massage, foot reflexology and kinesiology. I have also trained in erotic bodywork and Reiki.  I have a great love of biomechanics and studied yoga therapy with several Anusara Yoga Therapy teachers including John Friend. I love supporting clients & students in navigating injuries & ailments of all kinds to find greater freedom in their body.   Meditation & Classical Tantra Background  I have studied with expert meditation, yoga & tantric philosophy teachers such as Sally Kempton, Douglas Brooks, Swami Karunananda, and Carlos Pomeda. I have completed meditation teacher trainings with Integral Yoga and Sally Kempton. I was first exposed to meditation as a teenager when I attended Triratna Buddhism meditation classes. I later studied the mystical Kabbalah and tarot in depth on both the one month and three month immersive meditation courses at Las Piramides in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Personal Retreat Experience  A big part of my own spiritual journey has been the practice of personal retreat. In 2003 I undertook a 40 day silent retreat as part of Las Piramides 3 month meditation course in Guatemala. Since this time I have derived great insight from numerous periods of retreat, and at the beginning of 2012 I spent 3 months living out in the wilds of New Zealand, immersing myself deeply in the practices of meditation, yogic breathing & journaling, and in the enchanting ways of the natural world.