I live in a small town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia having moved from Melbourne two years ago. I found that I wasn’t making the most of living in a big city as much as I was when I was in my 20s and 30s, and am really loving my ‘tree change.’ I studied as a massage therapist in 1998 and since then have been offering massage either full-time or part time. I love seeing someone really connect with their body and am a firm believer in a mind/body/spirit connection. My teenage years were spent in the Christian Penticostal Church which provided me with many wonderful moments. However, I grew up believing my attraction to other men was evil and sinful; something I needed to repent from. When I accepted that I was gay at age 25, I didn’t see a way of being both spiritual and sexual so I focused on the sexual and ignored the spiritual. One of the things I really love about discovering Tantra is that it has allowed me to celebrate my sexuality and use it to connect with my spirit.
JON'S TANTRA JOURNEY
I attended a Tantra Club in London in 2014. I remember being so nervous about walking through that door! What I loved about that evening was the sense of being connected with other men. We were all naked and exploring different aspects of touch and intimacy, and it felt wonderful – like I’d come home! Since then, I’ve attended a week-long Tantra retreat in Thailand and flown to the UK for three years to complete Tantra4GayMen’s Diploma in Tantra. Tantra has really opened me up. I am much more loving and confident man as a result of Tantra. As well as offering one-on-one Tantric Massage sessions and Couple Tuition, I also facilitate Tantra clubs in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. These are small group workshops where men get together to explore Tantra. There are so many things I absolutely LOVE about being a Tantric practitioner, but the biggest is seeing men experience love, understanding they are worthy of love, and have the capacity to give love. I love that I create safe and comfortable spaces for that to happen.
TANTRA4GAYMEN TOUCH, MASSAGE, & INTIMACY EVENTS
- Three-hour group workshops to learn about and experience Tantra
- One-to-one bodywork sessions (110 minutes)
- Two-hour sessions designed for couples to learn about Tantra with each other