Tantra festivals have exploded in popularity over the last few years, with a massive number of gatherings popping up in retreat centres and cities across the world. I’m not surprised by the number of people starting to go to a tantra festival, to see what it is all about.
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Best Tantra Festivals?

Below is a list of the top 20 tantra festivals around the world, with dates and info wherever possible. Please check individual websites for full info on schedules, teachers, accommodation and tantra workshops.

Tantra Festival Calendar

Feburary

Hawaii Tantra Festival (USA)

March

Australia Tantra Festival

April

Amsterdam Tantra Festival (Holland)

May

Baltic Tantra Festival (Latvia)

East Coast Tantra Festival (USA)

Stockholm Tantra Festival (Sweden)

June

Croatia Tantra Festival (Tantra Spirit Festival)

Portugal Tantra Festival

Canadian Tantra Festival

July

UK Tantra Festival

Estonia Tantra Festival

Sweden Tantra Festival – Angsbacka

August

Gay Tantra Festival – Men (UK)

Holland Tantra Festival

September

Israel Tantra Festival

California Tantra Festival (USA)

October

Czech Republic Tantra Festival

Ibiza Tantra Festival (Spain)

November

India Tantra Festival

London Tantra Festival (UK)

What is a Tantra Festival?

screenshot-www.flickr.com-2018.09.03-13-57-55 Tantra Festival - Guide to Top 20A tantra festival is a gathering of like-minded people in a safe space which fosters healing and connection. You’ll start to break down your internal barriers, open up to the wisdom of nature and get to know (and love) yourself a whole lot more, body hang-ups and all!

Did I mention that all of this is a whole lot of fun?

Not only are they great fun but can also be very insightful and healing too. You don’t need a certain level of tantra experience to go along as they’re open to beginners and the more experienced Tantrikas(someone who practices Tantra) too. They’re open to individuals, couples and the LGBT community, no one is uninvited!


What can I expect at a tantra festival?

Every tantra festival is unique, offering a beautiful combination of workshops, activities, therapies and fun to suit everyone. At some of the smaller festivals, you’ll be expected to attend all these sessions to help the energy of the gathering to stay consistent and help you can enjoy maximum awakening and healing benefits from the event. However, most tantra festivals allow you to choose which workshops and activities you take part in, with some of the larger festivals having 6-8 different workshops running at one time. The festivals are almost always strictly drug and alcohol-free, serving nutritious vegetarian and vegan food.

Almost all include a special morning gathering where you’ll have a chat about the activities for the day, find out what workshops are on offer and perhaps take part in some dance or yoga to wake up your sleepy bodies.
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You’re also likely to be put into a small group called a ‘sharing circle’. You can check in various times throughout the tantra festival to share your insights and experiences, and discuss your thoughts with a supportive and understanding group of people.

Most of the sessions will be dedicated to tantric healing, including bodywork, therapy, tantric massage, sensual massage, energy activation and biodanza or ecstatic dance. In addition to all of this, you’ll have a range of evening entertainment to keep you amused, including live music, parties, skinny dipping or swimming, open mic sessions, sauna and other activities.

Finally, you might also have access to areas called ‘Love Lounges’ or ‘Love Temples’ where you can explore your physical side or connected more deeply with a person you’d like to get to know better through massage, kissing and sensual touch.

Are tantra festivals just about sex and nudity?

No, tantra festivals certainly aren’t all about sex, nor are they seedy or dodgy places to be. Nudity can be an optional part of some workshops offered but it’s certainly not mandatory.

If you’re hoping to find an orgy or a partner for a one-night stand, then you should certainly look somewhere else. Of course, tantra festivals can involve connecting with someone (or getting to know yourself better) on a more intimate level.  But that’s not the be all and end all when it comes to tantra festivals. They’re about so much more than just this.

They’re about connecting with yourself on a spiritual, emotional and physical level to overcome those internal barriers that hold you back in life. They’re about discovering more about yourself and your inner desires, learning to love yourself unconditionally, and opening up to the wonders of the world.

It’s also important to mention that no rudeness, judgement, intolerance, violence or pressure is tolerated at these retreats. In general, everyone is respectful, understanding and supportive at a tantra festival. However, it is also important to exercise caution at times, be very clear with your boundaries and realize everyone has different reasons for attending.


London Tantra Festival

The London Tantra Festival brings together a range of tantra experts with one core goal in mind- to create an increase of love throughout the world. Built to be broad and varied in content, it hopes to offer couples and singles a chance to sample the wonders of tantra.
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When: 17th & 18th November
Length: 2 Days
Established: 2014
Capacity: 700 – 1000 people
Accommodation: None available onsite – Click here for best value accommodation options.

Location: Shoreditch, London, N1 6TA
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UK Tantra Festival 

The UK Tantra Festival is the world’s longest-running sexuality festival, which continues to grow in popularity. Boasting returning tantra experts, meditation teachers, biodanza leaders and many more, this five-day tantra festival is split into two chunks which happen every year in July and August.
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Ticket Price: £250-£450
When: July/August
Length: 14 days
Capacity: 200 – 300 people
Accommodation: Private rooms, dorms, camping available. Check website for prices.
Location: Gillingham, Dorset, England
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Tantra Love Festival – Gay Men

Tantra Love Festivals for men are to discover the amazing world of Tantra with an incredible group of men who love men. All about love, exploration, connection, and shared ecstatic experiences. Forge deep friendship with like-minded men, explore together, and do just as much Tantra as you like.Check out their program for more information.


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Ticket Price: £593 – £673
When: Late August
Length: 5 Days
Established: 2012
Capacity: 100 – 130 people
Accommodation: Private rooms, dorms, camping available. 
Location: Glastonbury, Somerset, England
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Ibiza Tantra Festival

The Ibiza Tantra festival is based in a gorgeous resort in the north of Ibiza with an inspiring view of the sea, and an equally-inspiring programme of activities. Hosted by the wonderful Santoshi & Niten, this week of awakening includes ecstatic dance, musicians and performers, sound meditation, fire dancers and more.

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When: October
Length: 6 days
Capacity: 250 – 400 people

Accommodation: Singles, twins, doubles
Location: Club Hotel Portinatx 14, Cala Portinatx. San Juan de Labritja
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Estonia Tantra Festival

This small and intimate tantra festival is held in the Estonian countryside, boasts the guidance of numerous world-renowned tantra teachers, and will help you connect with yourself, with others, and with nature. You can choose between various levels of workshops, lectures, meditations and also bodywork sessions to create the tantra experience that best suits you.


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When: July
Length: 6 days
Capacity: 250 – 400 people

Established: 2015
Accommodation: Dorms of 2-8 and camping.
Location: 45km outside Tallinn, Estonia
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Sweden Tantra Festival

Angsbacka, the largest and perhaps most famous of Tantra festivals, always seems to sell out well before the day. Extremely well organised and in a beautiful location by lakes and endless alpine forests. This is a festival you need to visit whether you want to deepen your connection with the nature or explore your sexuality. Thanks to the on-site team of therapists, it’s also a safe space to heal your sexual issues and move forward with the rest of your life. Not to be missed!


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Ticket Price: 4100 SEK to 5200 SEK – includes camping spot, food and workshops.
When: July-Aug

Length: 5 days
Capacity: 800 people
Accommodation: Double room, dorms or camping
Location: Molkom, Sweden
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Stockholm Tantra Festival

The Stockholm Tantra Festival says it best; “It’s about relationships, intimacy and sex. It’s about yoga, meditation, health & self-esteem. It’s about a vulnerable exploration, a celebration & the balance of life.” Come along and experience the true heart of tantra, where nudity is kept to a minimum to allow profound spiritual growth and awakening.
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Ticket Price: 1070 SEK to 1470 SEK
When: May
Established: 2018Baltic Tantra Festival (Lativa)
Capacity: 250 – 450 people
Accommodation: None available onsite – Click here for best value accommodation options.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Baltic Tantra Festival (Lativa)

This 4-day tantra festival takes place deep in the Latvian countryside, about as far away from city life as you’d find. Focused around the notion of opening up and saying ‘Yes!’ to the world, to yourself and to life, you’ll enjoy this journey into tantra through meditation, dance and celebration.
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Length: 3 days
Capacity: 300 -500 people
When: May-June
Accommodation: Shared rooms, dorms and camping
Location: Ratnieki, Latvia (65km from Riga)

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Holland Tantra Festival

Are you looking for more intimacy in your life? Want to get into the heart of nature, enjoy organic, vegetarian food (included in the price) and discover how to reconnect with yourself and with others more honestly and effortlessly? The 6-day Holland Tantra Festival is the one for you. Book early if you’re interested- they always sell out!


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Length: 5 days
Capacity: 300 – 450 people
When: August
Accommodation: Twin shared rooms or camping
Location: Havelte, Netherlands
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Amsterdam Tantra Festival

The Amsterdam Tantra Festival wants to show you how tantra can bring more colour into your life, providing new insights and liveliness to your whole being. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or more experienced in Tantra, this loving and supportive festival will help you discover yourself all over again.

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When: April
Length: 3 Days
Capacity: 250 – 400 people

Accommodation: None available onsite – Click here for best value accommodation options.
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Portugal Tantra Festival

Surround yourself with like-minded people as you enjoy the vegetarian food, soak up the gorgeous Portuguese countryside and learn from the skilled tantra facilitators that these guys have lined up for the 5-day tantra festival. You’ll come away feeling revived, open and able to find more meaning in your life.
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Ticket Price: €432.00 – €666.00 includes accommodation, food and workshops
When: June
Length: 5 days
Established: 2017
Capacity: 300- 500 people
Accommodation: Double, triple, camping, dorms.
Location: Mexilhoeira Grande, Portugal
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Czech Republic Tantra Festival

For one weekend in Prague, the best practitioners and teachers in the Tantra world from the Czech Republic and Europe will come together to create a dynamic and exciting program of lectures, workshops and presentations on a broad number of tantra topics. The festival will also include inspiring performances, games and other activities.


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When: October
Length: 2 days (Weekend)
Established: 2012
Capacity: 200- 300 people
Accommodation: Can stay at the hotel complex at a special rate (€85 a night including breakfast) or click here to find more local accommodation options in Prague.
Location: Prague
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India Tantra Festival

Visit the birthplace of tantra and explore the wisdom of the tantra masters when you join the supportive and loving India Tantra Festival. Including biodanza, workshops, a Love Lounge, healing temple and musicians, this place you come to change your life!
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Ticket Price: £205 – not including food and accommodation(workshops only)
Length: 6 days
When: Late November

Accommodation: Doubles, triple, dorms, tented dorms.
Location: New Delhi, India

 


Israel Tantra Festival


Raise your vibration at the 6th ISTA Festival of Sexuality and the Evolution of Consciousness in Israel. This 4-day festival includes transformational and experiential workshops in love, intimacy, sexuality & relationships, live music, ecstatic dance, a cacao ceremony and delicious vegetarian food.
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Ticket Price: £220 not including accommodation. 
When: Mid – September
Length: 4 days

Capacity: 400 – 500 people
Established: 2012
Accommodation: Not included but available.
Location: Dead Sea, Israel
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Australia Tantra Festival

‘A Taste of Love’ is Australia’s biggest tantra festival and offers workshops and one on one sessions which explore a variety of themes, including intimacy, trust, communication and healing. They hope their sessions will offer something unique to everyone, whether simply curious about tantra or more experienced.


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Ticket Price: $295 – $895 depending on accommodation option. 
When: Early March
Length: 3 days
Capacity: 200 – 400 people

Established: 2018
Accommodation: None available onsite – Click here for best value accommodation options.
Location: Byron Bay Community Centre, NSW, Australia

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USA Tantra Festivals

Hawaii Tantra Festival

The Hawaii Tantra Festival has been lovingly designed to help you bring the divine to all that you do, open the energy within your body and reach out into the world. Through your choice of daytime workshops, ecstatic dancing, tantra pujas, and exploring sex as prayer, you’ll overcome your burdens and truly heal within.
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When: February
Length: 4 days
Accommodation: Singles, doubles, Glamping or camping
Location: Lolia Place Eco-Village, Hawaii

 


California Tantra Festival

Weave spirituality into your life, explore ecstatic dance and deepen your yoga practice by attending the California Tantra Festival. Not only will you heal your past wounds and discover brand new things about yourself and your sexuality, you’ll wake up like never before.

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When: Sept
Length: 5 days

Accommodation: Camping, dorms, private cabins
Location: Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, California, USA

 


East Coast Tantra Festival

Set your soul on fire by enjoying the yoga, biodanza, mediation, concerts, DJs, vegetarian food and awakening experiences on offer at the East Coast Tantra Festival. That’s not to mention the international tantra facilitators, choose-your-own-adventure style workshops and other life-changing content.

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When: May-June
Length: 5 days

Capacity: Unknown
Accommodation: Dorms or camping.
Location: Abrams Creek Center, West Virginia, USA

 


Tantra festivals are the perfect way to disconnect from the madness of modern life, foster a stronger bond with yourself, heal, and grow your sense of intimacy through community, understanding and sexuality,

Which of these will you buy yourself tickets for? Have you been to any of these festivals? Let us know in the comments section. Wish you a happy and alive Tantra festival experience!

Perhaps you would like to go on a women’s only retreat instead, check our global guide to the best places to go here.

Or maybe you feel like you would like to go on a Tantra Retreat, click here to read our guide and find a Tantra retreat.