This week for Sexy Shabbos, meet Jeremy Kurn.
I am a Daka, a male tantric healer. After a grinding heartbreak with enormous frustration, I wanted to learn new ways to relate and love myself and others. I wanted a better model of intimacy and relating.
I went to a few pujas with Dawn and Gerard of Sacred Tantric Journeys. (A “puja” is a word for ceremony or celebration where men and women gather together in circle to reawaken and restore harmony through Tantric breath, touch, dance, ritual poetry and silence). I found this challenging, yet liberating. After a while, for I signed up Charles Muir and Leah Alchin’s beginner and intermediate Tantra workshops. This is where I really came to life. I realized how stifled my sexuality was previously.
For me, Tantra means the embodiment of spirituality through worshipping my partner as the divine. It has allowed me to share myself more openly in any situation, to live more fully and richly, with all of the energy active in my body—sexual energy, physical energy, spiritual energy. Tantra has allowed me to be more alive in the world.
2) What kind of clients do you see?
Some of my clients are healing trauma, such as rape or emotional abuse. Some are trying to sort out relationships issues. Others are curious about a better model of sexuality and love relationship, or are seeking greater heights sexually. Some begin by learning yoga and meditation. So far I’ve worked with about 25 different people in the year and a half I have been doing this work. I teach both men and women, though I do massage work only with women. Sessions normally lasts about 2 hours and am always open to working with new clients.
3) How has Judaism affected your work?
My mother was typical Jewish mom that seemed somewhat repressed with her sexuality. However, I do recall learning about the mitzvah of sex on Shabbat—so I had in mind there was some permission. Sex was not all sin! Though, Judaism has not informed my Tantra work at all to be honest.
4) Hamentaschen or Challah?
Hamentaschen—because it’s filled with yummy, warm jam!
If you are interested in Jeremy or his work, please contact him at: Jeremy Kurn, 303-903-2765. firstname.lastname@example.org. And of course, don’t forget to have a sexy Shabbos!