The Art of Love

A 4-Day Workshop on Sacred Lovemaking

with Antoaneta Gotea & Arnaud Philibert

August 18 – 21, 2021

Presented in English

The Art of Mystical Lovemaking


This workshop is designed to reclaim the unity between sexuality, love and sacredness. It will guide you to discover the sacred flavor of lovemaking, to awaken your senses, to enrich your intimate understanding, to be more creative and spontaneous, and to channel the sexual energy in reaching altered states of consciousness, profound love and intimacy.

If you hear the calling to all these, whatever your experience level, this workshop will help you learn methods and practices that will create the proper conditions for exploring the art of sacred intimacy.

It will explore practical, efficient methods and techniques from Tantra, Taoism, and mysticism through which the practitioner can guide sexual energy to reach a sublime union. Special attention will be given to explain the different ways of lovemaking according to the ascension of the sexual energy through the chakras.

This workshop is appropriate for men and women, couples and singles. Many of the practices presented are meditation-based and can be practised alone or together. There will also be teachings on more specific topics such as pleasure anatomy, the art of foreplay, cultivating sexual energy, prolonging intercourse and multiple orgasms (male and female).

Teachings and practices will be presented to the whole group, as well as separate sessions for gender-specific teachings. All teaching will be presented with a commitment to the sacredness of sexuality and with respect, compassion, and authenticity.


Whether your intention is to overcome barriers to intimacy, to take already profound lovemaking to new heights, or something in between, the nature of this workshop will provide you with excellent tools to realize your desires.

The Art of Love workshop does not include any nudity or explicit sexuality. It will be co-led by Senior Hridaya Teachers Antoaneta Gotea and Arnaud Philibert.

“The real suppression in Occident is not the sex suppression but the suppression of the unity between sexuality, feelings and sacred love.”

– Fausto Antonini


  • Alchemical dance for guiding the sexual energy
  • The divine play between feminine and masculine principles
  • Lovemaking and chakras
  • The art of foreplay in Tantra
  • Women’s pleasure map (the G-spot and other sensitive points) and men’s pleasure map
  • Methods from the Taoist and Tantric traditions for prolonging intercourse
  • Karezza – the art of mystical lovemaking
  • Cultivating female sexual energy
  • What does it mean to be multi-orgasmic
  • What does it mean to make love in a mystical way


Wednesday – Saturday


7:00-8:00 Meditation (optional)
8:15-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:30 Teachings and practice
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:30 Break
15:30-19:00 Teachings and practice
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Free time
22:00 Mauna (noble silence)

Pricing and Registration

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Dates Program Teachers Pricing and Registration
August 17 - 22, 2021 The Art of Love Antoaneta Gotea and Arnaud Philibert

This workshop is presented in English. 

Please read the Payment and Refund Guidelines before booking.

For reference, please see our current on-site Covid-19 measures here.

The dates listed directly above are for accommodation. The workshop begins the morning after arrival and ends the evening before departure. Check-in is available from 14:00 on the date of arrival.

Hridaya Yoga France is a non-profit organization and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to practice, which is why we keep our prices low. If the prices still exceed your budget, you are welcome to apply for a scholarship. We will happily consider your request and try to find a way to support you.

This workshop will be held at Domaine de Longeval, a beautiful property nestled in the Beaujolais countryside.

This workshop is open to both men and women.