About Jan Day
Relationship expert and coach, Jan Day brings extraordinary warmth and compassion to her work in groups, with individuals and with couples. To her workshops on intimacy, sexuality and healing the inner you. To her one-day singles workshop where she enables participants to gently explore what they would like in their love relationships and how they can learn to have the confidence to step forward and create the relationships they desire.
She creates a learning environment where people can get a vital education in communicating effectively, creating authentic intimate long lasting relationships, understanding their sexual nature and how to find a warm hearted and healthy expression of their sensual nature.
Central themes of Jan’s work are self-acceptance and self-forgiveness. Having trained for 15 years with Art of Being founder, Alan Lowen in Europe and Hawaii, as well as being a CTA certified coach, Jan has spent the last 18 years helping men and women learn to trust their own unique journeys, to embrace and move beyond the limitations of their own wounds and to move towards their potential.
Her life and work have been influenced by a wide spectrum of eastern and western teachers including Osho, Jack Kornfield, David Deida, Ron Kurtz, Ken Wilber & Core Integral, Genpo Roshi, Ammachi, Anne Geraghty and many more.
Her work has evolved a distinct style known as "Jan Day Workshops", "School of Being", "Living Tantra" and "Meetings without Masks". She has trained many teachers who are now teaching influenced and inspired by her work. The School of Being is the umbrella for all these teachers. School of Being teachers have all trained for a minimum of 18 months with Jan.
Jan brings great joy to this endeavour of what it is to be human - all our vulnerabilities as well as our fun-loving traits – and encourages us to be everything, yes, everything that we are as human beings. She knows exactly how important it is, to be seen for everything that we are.
At the core of her work is her past experience. “I have been divorced and married,” she says. “I have known the darkness of depression, the despair of great loss and the joy of finding my way home again. Above all, I believe in the basic goodness of life and people. Sexual healing, self-acceptance, forgiveness and the all-embracing life acceptance of tantra have been and continue to be powerful tools in creating this education for life.
Jan is happily married and lives with her husband, Frieder, in Kent. She draws again and again upon this rich relationship to nurture, teach and inform others. Both singles and couples. Jan is also unusual as a coach and workshop leader in that her work includes sexuality. Her gift is to enable participants to celebrate themselves as gorgeous sexual human beings.
Types of work
*Personal telephone coaching for singles and couples. (Currently available only to participants of the 18-month training programme)
*Workshops on relationship, intimacy, sexuality, self-love and communication.
*Meetings Without Masks, a one day, gender-balanced workshop for singles where participants can explore what they would like in their love relationships and learn and practice opening in a safe and held environment.
*The Living Tantra series and training which prepares participants to live more fully in love and trust of their own being, and often inspires their journey into teaching.
Telephone 0208-1239831 or 01227-636 821
www.janday.com and www.meetingswithoutmasks.com
The School of Being
What is the School of Being?
The School of Being is a network of teachers who have completed the 18-month Living Tantra Training with Jan Day, and who have subsequently assisted and deepened their ability to be with people in a caring, compassionate way to encourage each person to live their fullest potential in all areas of their life. Some of them offer workshops based on the work that Jan teaches. Others are adapting and applying the learning from their training with Jan to a body of work that they were already teaching.
Louise de Caux
The simple truth is that we all need more love, more connection with both ourselves and with each other and ‘keeping it simple’ is one of Louise’ s greatest mantras in life. ‘I worked for many years in the Corporate world which massively over complicates things, and I managed to burn out twice along the way. I lost touch with anything but work and it cost me my connections with my family, a loving relationship and my health. I longed for something different and found it through my work in coaching, heart meditation, dance and tantra. I discovered who I was as a woman and that I rather liked myself. This discovery has enabled me to reach out and forge easier and more enjoyable intimate relationships and build a supportive community around me. I am very excited about bringing Meetings Without Masks to Cambridge. All you will need is your willingness and curiosity to open the door to your Heart.’
Louise lives in Ely, nr Cambridge. She trained with Jan Day and is a Graduate of the School of Being, a workshop facilitator, coach and counsellor. She helps people to find and embrace their aliveness and runs a monthly dance class in Cambridge.
Quotes about Louise’s work:
Louise created a wonderfully supportive and inviting space that made it easy to drop into my body and feelings – something I often have difficulty with. The openness and softness I was left with at the end of the session lingered for days afterwards. I could easily become addicted to this work! – Andy, Lecturer
Charlotte is a UKCP reg psychotherapist, creative arts therapist and coach working with individuals and couples in her London clinics and further afield. She facilitates groups, workshops and retreats in the UK and internationally centered around the themes of intimacy and creativity. She is a School of Being teacher, having trained and worked with Jan Day, who she now regularly assists and continues to be inspired by and learn from. Charlotte brings a body-mind-soul approach to her work with individuals and groups; her passion is supporting people to heal, grow and thrive in their lives.
The Art of Being®
Jan Day trained with Alan Lowen, founder of the Art of Being, for many years and then taught alongside him from 2000-2008. His work has informed her work and although her teaching has naturally developed its own unique style, it is still influenced by those years of exploration and deep learning.
What is The Art of Being® ?
"The Art of Being® is a remarkably human path of personal and spiritual
growth. Touching, passionate, humorous, and celebrative, it is potent
in its power to transform and awaken! It calls you into the present and
teaches you how to keep being here when old habits would shut you down
or impair your wholeness and your intimate connection with life happening
here and now.
Art of Being® workshops and courses cut through the intellectual and
verbal layers of knowledge and information to the sensing-feeling depths
where you can learn to truly befriend and appreciate the totality of your
being. They enable you to heal the wounds that keep you limited, open
to all your inner resources, celebrate your nature as a sensual man or
woman, find fulfillment in your friendships and intimate relationships,
and live in an ever-deepening communion with the spiritual dimension of
existence. They nurture consciousness, compassion, grace and beauty in
the way you live your life.
The workshop themes are those which touch and move us the most deeply:
sex, love and intimate relating; our death and birth; and the art of being
fully ourselves in our daily living. Whatever the theme, the essence is
the same; to be here now is to be in love!" Alan Lowen, founder of The Art of Being
About Alan Lowen (founder of The Art of Being®)
Alan Lowen has been teaching for 34 years and has established an
international reputation as a guide for people seeking to accept,
integrate and celebrate all the aspects of their personal life and
being. He studied psychology at London and Oxford universities,
trained in many areas of personal growth and spent 8 years as a
disciple of Osho Rajneesh. In 1986 he returned to the public arena
and founded The Art of Being® as a path to happy, healthy and
enlightened living. His workshops and courses focus on the energies
of the body, feelings, emotions, sex, self-expression and the soul.
The purpose is self-realization, heart awareness, life fulfillment
and spiritual awakening. He chooses to engage with the essential
personal themes of our lives - with our nature, our stories and
relationships, with sex and love, with the influences on us of our
birth and childhood, with the universal experience of death and
dying. Above all he invites us to honor and celebrate our own unique
art of being.
Other teachers of The Art of Being®
There is a growing circle of teachers of The Art of Being® around
the world who are licensed to teach under the name The Art of Being®.
Details of those who are currently offering Art of Being® workshops
or individual sessions are listed below:
Saleem Matthias Riek, Germany (Founder of The School of Being, Germany - Schule des Seins)
Saleem Matthias Riek, has trained in Body-Psychotherapy and Tantra with several teachers since 1982 and trained and assisted for many years with Alan Lowen and Paul Carter and Niyaso Carter in The Art of Being® Groups and Trainings.
Saleem has been leading German-language Art of Being® workshops since 1994, offering introductory weekends, holiday- and intensive-groups, Tantra-trainings and the group leader training “Being with People".
Saleem is the author of the two books "Herzenslust - Lieben lernen und die tantrische Kunst des Seins" (Kamphausen 1999) and "Leben, Lieben und Nicht Wissen" (BoD 2006).
Info & Contact
Saleem Matthias Riek
Vaubanallee 43 * D 79100 Freiburg
Tel: (0049) 0761-45369-0 Fax: 45369-11
Ausführliche Homepage: www.art-of-being.de
Devaka Hoffman, Germany
Devaka Regine Hoffmann, licensed Art-of-Being (r)-Teacher,
is an experienced healing practitioner using psychotherapy, bodywork and Tantra.
She lives in Freiburg, Germany and offers her special developed Training and workshops for women to explore and expand female sexuality.
fon: 0049-(0)761-13 79 79 66, www.sinnliche-wege.de
Stefan Eigenmann, Switzerland
Stefan was born in 1960, remarried and is father of a daughter. He (co-) leads Art of Being® workshops in Germany and Switzerland in cooperation with Saleem Matthias Riek and Devaka Regina Hoffmann. In his therapeutically “Werkstatt for Contact & Dialog” in Bulach/Zurich, Switzerland, Stefan mainly works with couples. He is the author of the book “Liebst du mich?” (BoD 2006).
Info & Contact
Stefan Eigenmann, Werkstatt for Contact & Dialog
Bahnhofstrasse 34, CH-Bulach
Tel: 0041 – (0)43 928 23 00
Annette Goldbach, Germany
Annette Goldbach , 1967 geboren, Mutter zweier Söhne- bietet Seminare für Frauen an:
Frauenzeit: "Auszeit für Mütter- ganz Frau sein"
Info + Contact:
Annette Goldbach, Silvanerstr. 1, D- Worms
Tel: 0049- (0)6247 991 551