A Day of Self Enquiry 11 May

Find meaning at the root of yourself. A day of deep Self-Enquiry using Dyad techniques from Enlightenment Intensives.

Tickets here, with concession rates available: https://dandelion.events/e/g9z48

No phones, no watches, no social chat… escape from the myriad choices your character is forced to make every day. – Instead, allow yourself to be held by Damian and Rachel as you to put your social masks down.

Combining the Zen kaon “Who am I?” with modern western communication techniques, this Self-Enquiry Dyad method is suitable for anyone with a genuine desire for self-discovery.

We guide you gently as you focus on your intention – “to directly experience the truth of who you are”. This process aligns with any tradition, religion or philosophy. The process itself can be deeply revealing and healing on a psychological – emotional level, often leading to moments of spiritual insight. But it’s real purpose is to facilitate a direct experience of your own truth. An awakening.

This is a rare and relevant opportunity if you’re working on self-development, self compassion, or you feel a call to be on your spiritual path.

Arrive 10.15 am; Our day will start with meeting  your fellow seekers to relax share and find a sense of safety.  We’ll then explain the technique which involves working in pairs.

Throughout the day; No phones, no watches, no social chat, our aim is to put down the myriad choices your character is forced to make every day.

Lunch: Bring your own, there will be a break to have lunch in quiet contemplation. Tea, and fruit will be provided.

Finish 5pm: We will finish with some integration exercises, an opportunity to feedback, and some optional social time.

Before each session there is a guidance talk to help you sink deeper into your enquiry. Over the day the mud and stones of your thoughts will settle and you will find yourself in the clearer water of who you really are.  This dyad technique was developed by Charles Berner over many retreats into a three day process called The Enlightenment Intensive.  If you find this Self Enquiry Day useful then there will be an invitation to join a 3-day Seeking Yourself Enlightenment Intensive to be held in Scotland in October.

Tickets here, with concession rates available: https://dandelion.events/e/g9z48

Edinburgh Massage Therapy

Enquire about availability and book a spacious 90 minute massage in The Urban Yurt.

  • Release anxiety & Soothe tension.
  • Relief from pain & Heal from injury or surgery
  • Release emotion – Find safety and strength in your own self.

Damian is a qualified Swedish Massage (SMS) and Oncology Massage (Cancer Support Scotland) therapist. He’s also qualified as a counsellor in the Psychology of Consciousness, he is spiritually aware and a ninja-level listener. – a uniquely healing space –

Clients say “I felt deeply respected and cared for“, “(it) has helped me in my relationship with myself“, “…my heart fully unburdened herself of all pain trauma and sorrow“, “…a safe professional container, but also playful, real, connected and relaxing“, “Damian’s touch is wonderful“, “A truly magical journey of self healing“.

Find out more about Massage in Edinburgh’s Urban Yurt

Ask me about availability and book a session.

Snuggle Sunday April 14th

GET YOUR £25 TICKET FOR THE APRIL 14th SNUGGLE SUNDAY

Float home on your own private cloud of cotton wool – Boost your system in a safe and caring environment with no agenda apart from making you feel good and woozy and safe. Learn how to feel into and express your boundaries. Allow yourself to feel and ask for what you want in a safe space where you’ll find most humans need the same basic thing – a cuddle.

Snuggle up! let us guide you through our unique consent and connection exercises. Breathe feel and relax, express your boundaries in safety and learn how to communicate without fear of rejection. We will lead you into consensual platonic touch (if you choose) with a pile of like minded souls. Feel that natural state of “rest and restore” when your body finally knows it’s safe to put your system into a fully relaxed state.

GO HERE TO GET YOUR £25 TICKET FOR THE APRIL 14th SNUGGLE SUNDAY

Snuggle Sunday – March 10th (SOLD OUT)

GET YOUR £25 TICKET FOR THE MAR 10th SNUGGLE SUNDAY

 I learnt so much about myself! I definitely recommend

Boost your system in a safe and caring environment with no agenda apart from making you feel good and woozy and safe. Learn how to feel into and express your boundaries.

Snuggle up! let us guide you through consent and connection exercises. Breathe and relax, feel and express your boundaries in safety as we lead you gently into consensual platonic touch (if you choose) with a pile of like minded souls. Feel that natural state of “rest and restore” when your body finally knows it’s safely home.

GO HERE TO GET YOUR £25 TICKET FOR THE MAR 10th SNUGGLE SUNDAY

A Day of Self Enquiry 24th Feb (SOLD OUT)

Find meaning at the root of yourself. A day of deep self-enquiry using techniques from the Enlightenment Intensive process. All welcome, meditation skills are not necessary, just curiosity and a sincere intention to find the truth.

Tickets here, with concession rates available: https://dandelion.events/e/g7t1i

No phones, no watches, no social chat… escape from the myriad choices your character is forced to make every day. – Instead, we carefully hold the space for you to put normal life down. We guide you in the simple technique of self-enquiry dyads so you can focus on the truth of who you are. This method is suited for everyone, and everyone is welcome, the process aligns with any tradition religion of philosophy.

In this a safely held confidential space, you may allow all to emerge. In a small group we will guide you in the simple dyad process. The technique was developed as a combination of Zen self-enquiry and modern communication techniques. Practiced and refined around the world over decades. The aim is to facilitate you to a direct experience of your own truth. An awakening. The process itself can be deeply revealing and healing on a psychological – emotional level, often leading to moments of spiritual insight.

Gentle guidance combined with your courage and determination can lead you to a direct experience of your truth. This is a rare and relevant opportunity if you’re working on self-development, self compassion, or you feel you’re on your spiritual path.

Arrive 10.15 am; Our day will start with meeting  your fellow seekers to relax share and find a sense of safety.  We’ll then explain the technique which involves working in pairs.

Throughout the day; No phones, no watches, no social chat, our aim is to put down the myriad choices your character is forced to make every day.

Lunch: Bring your own, there will be a break to have lunch in quiet contemplation. Tea, and fruit will be provided.

Finish 5pm: We will finish with some integration exercises, an opportunity to feedback, and some optional social time.

Before each session there is a guidance talk to help you sink deeper into your enquiry. Over the day the mud and stones of your thoughts will settle and you will find yourself in the clearer water of who you really are.  This dyad technique was developed by Charles Berner over many retreats into a three day process called The Enlightenment Intensive.  If you find this Self Enquiry Day useful then there will be an invitation to join a 3-day Seeking Yourself Enlightenment Intensive to be held in Scotland in October.

Tickets here, with concession rates available: https://dandelion.events/e/g7t1i

Snuggle Sunday 04th Feb 2024 (SOLD OUT)

Yes yes yes Snuggle Sunday is back

GET YOUR £25 TICKET FOR THE FEB 4th SNUGGLE SUNDAY

So we invite you to boost your system in a safe and caring environment with no agenda apart from making you feel good and woozy and safe. Amazing feedback from previous events has kept us going through those darkest days. Snuggle up! let us guide you through consent and connection exercises. Breathe and relax, feel and express your boundaries in safety as we lead you into consensual platonic touch (if you choose) with a pile of like minded souls. Feel that natural state of “rest and restore” when your body knows it’s safely home.

GO HERE TO GET YOUR £25 TICKET FOR THE FEB 4th SNUGGLE SUNDAY

Multi-Handed Massage – 10th Sept

Another chance to experience the meltingly wonderful facilitated multi-hand massage sessions in the cosy Urban Yurt:

A conscious touch workshop. You’ll be guided through some caring methods to understand and communicate what each person wants to feel (including yourself), then we’ll be taking turns to Give and Receive massage with genuine care in a small group. This is a very unique workshop and a rare opportunity to be present in the amazing sensation of being massaged by multiple pairs of hands.

You’ll also be guided in some techniques to reduce strain on your own hands and wrists whilst giving massage.

The good feelings of care and shared love in this workshop reach beautiful highs. This is an open, non judgemental space where emotions are welcome and healing is supercharged – all is welcome.

This is a popular event so book early places are limited.

Snuggle Sunday July 30th 4-7pm (Sold Out)

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Ooooh Sunday’s can be tough for many with the threat of Monday morning back in a stressful job. So we invite you to boost your system in a safe and caring environment with no agenda apart from making you feel good and woozy and safe.

After such a beautiful and successful sell-out event last month and amazing feedback – we’re doing another (with the consideration of making these a monthly(ish) thing.) in July on Sunday 30th (2023).

Snuggle, cuddle, hug, wriggle, soothe, lean-in, breathe and relax with a pile of like minded souls in Edinburgh. Make your own Oxytocin and feel that natural state of “rest and restore” when your body knows it’s safely home “in the pack”.

GO HERE TO JOIN US FOR THE JULY 30th SNUGGLE SUNDAY EVENT

Last month it all happened, there were plenty of giggles, long sighs, and even a couple of tears – all was welcomed with care and open acceptance. Snugglers went home with renewed feelings of trust in humanity and insights in self awareness.

Or as always, feel free to get in touch via

Multi-Handed Massage Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Relaxing practical workshop designed to melt you in care and love. Give massage and then receive soothing massage from up to 10 hands at a time. Places are limited and our last event sold out – so please book early to avoid disappointment.

GET TICKETS FOR MULTI-HANDED MASSAGE WORKSHOP HERE

Join the energy in a small group that’s focused on caring for one person at a time, all giving consensual massage. Then take your turn and surrender to receiving consensual care from 10 hands, you, of-course, decide exactly where and how you’d like to be massaged. The whole experience can be totally enjoyed with all clothes on, or in your underwear, or anything in-between, whatever you feel comfortable with. Open to anyone over 21 no massage experience necessary.

The event takes place in the private space of the Urban Yurt – a safe and confidential container where you can let your hair down, slow down and breathe.

What happens at this event?

You’ll be guided by two facilitators: Damian, qualified in Swedish massage, experienced in leading consensual and conscious touch workshops. And Cheryl, a qualified Swedish massage therapist with alternative therapy experience. Whilst we can guide and provide ideas and inspiration, this is not a massage “class”. Instruction is focused on allowing safe consensual touch and on helping you drop deeply into the giving and receiving roles. This workshop is itself a judgement-free container where all people, emotions and states are welcome.

We’ll start with some exercises on consent and boundaries (informed by the work of Betty Martin) to get to know each other. Then we have some fun instruction about touch, followed by 2 hours of slow multi-handed massage, taking turns to give and receive.

If you have questions – then let us know, we’d love to hear form you.