Tired of Swiping? Tantra Speed Date is not your average singles event, and it's back in person!
Dust off those quarantine cobwebs and come out to meet new singles at Tantra Speed Date.
This is not the drab traditional speed dating experience you may have had. Relationship skills games + speed date, you'll share moments of fun, guided connection with up to 20 dates in a Puja circle.
Over 15,000 singles have gone on 80,000+ dates in 30+ cities worldwide. 95% have matched with one or more dates. If you don't match, your next event is on us!
Exercises are playful, PG-rated (verbal dyads, dance, light partner yoga, improv), and infused with positive relating skills. You'll walk away not only with matches, but with a refreshing perspective on what relationships can be.
~ IMPORTANT DETAILS ~
* Please arrive on time to check in and receive your dating materials.
* Ceremony portion begins 30 minutes after start time. Doors will be closed for the duration of the ceremony. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. See cancellation/late policy below
* Events do sell out, so purchase tickets online to guarantee your spot. Door tickets are cash only and subject to capacity and gender balance. Tickets are non-transferable and cannot be sold or exchanged.
~ COVID-19 INFORMATION ~
In regards to masking/social distancing, we will follow the venue guidelines that are in effect at the time of the event.
Updated 3/7/22 - New York City Mayor's Office no longer requires proof of vaccination. Masks are also now not required.
~ FAQ ~
What is Tantra Yoga?
Well, for starters, it's not what you saw in American Pie! Tantra is thousands of years old (of Hindu and Buddhist tradition) and has become a buzzword, which unfortunately has some misleading definitions. Translated from Sanskrit, it means "weaving," which means bringing oneness to yourself and consciousness to what you do. The exercises are designed to bring you into a state of being more present when you meet your dates. And who doesn't want to be more present, right?
What is a Puja?
A Puja is an intentional ceremony. In Sanskrit it means reverence, honor, an offering. It is a ritual designed to open our hearts and allow us to see the inner beauty within ourselves and all beings. It invites us into the elegant dance of masculine and feminine in a warm space of oneness and connection--what a great way to start your first date!
What does it look like?
Participants form two circles facing each other. The men form the outside circle and the women form the inside, with each woman facing a man. Each pair then share a meaningful exchange through a directed exercise (a Puja “station”), which can be for a few seconds or a few minutes. Then they put their hands together in Namaste, thank each other and--like in speed dating--rotate to the next person. The ceremony ends when everyone has rotated a full circle.
What if I don't feel comfortable doing the exercises?
Thanks for asking! While the exercises are straightforward and fun, you are always 100% at choice for how you wish to participate. If you find an exercise that doesn't work for you, then--just like in yoga--you have the option to modify or completely opt out. Everyone is encouraged to participate at their own comfort level, and our facilitators demonstrate what that looks like so everyone is clear before we begin.
What's the age range?
Some events are open and some have a specific age range (stated in the title)--though it's merely a suggestion, not a rule. See our statistics and learn why people love the open events on our FAQ.
What is the covid-19 policy?
We will follow the venue requirements that are in effect at the time of the event . See the Covid-19 Information section the page for your event
~ YOUR FACILITATOR ~
Rafael A. Martinez Certified Life Coach & OM Trainer, Artist & Teacher. Born in Pereira, Colombia, Rafael Martinez has lived as an artist in New York and San Francisco since arriving to the United States as a child. Martinez has studied scientific illustration at The Bronx High School of Science and Art Education at City College in Harlem, as well as Fresco restoration in Lorenzo de Medici school in Florence, Italy.