Stephanie Von der Thannen
Massage & Tantra Therapist, Coach, Workshops
I am a calm and optimistic person and enjoy to be in nature.
I grew up in a small village in Austria, surrounded by big mountains, beautiful nature, lots of snow in the winter.
Having an identical twin sister, I experienced the joy of unity and the challenge and need to find my own path.
In my youth I had often the feeling of not fully fitting in. I was very interested in spiritual topics and busy with questions like: "What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? What is my purpose?" etc. I was longing to follow my heart and to live and work in a way that truly resonates with me. There was an inner knowing that there must be so much more to life than commonly teached - there must be more possibilities than the usual life path in my village (to marry, to build a house and to get children).
With age 21, this inner voice in me got so strong, that I decided to take a leap of faith and to follow it fully. This was scary and a big relief at the same time. It was the start of a great discovery journey, which led me to leave my village and to live in an Eco-village community in Portugal for many years, to explore life and finding my own truth, to travel to different countries, the joy of finding like-minded people and getting to know my gifts and turning them into my profession.
I learned that my sensitivity is not a weakness, but a strength. My interest in the physical and energetic levels of life led me to study different modalities and techniques of massage, energy work and healing.
I feel grateful for life and all the support I received on my path.
Since 2017 I live in Stockholm (Sweden).
Now I am passionate to support others to fill their sensitivity with confidence, to be relaxed and alive in the body, to follow their inner truth and creating a fulfilled and happy life.
some of Stephanie's experiences in life
LIFE EVENTS, COURSES & EDUCATIONS
- 2020 ... Tantra for couples (Beginners) workshops, Stockholm
- 2020 ... Tantric Women Circle , Stockholm
- 2020 ... Dakini Temples in Tantra Festival, Ängsbacka (Sweden)
- 2020 ... Awaken into your potential - One day tantric workshop for women (Stockholm)
- 2019 ... Awaken your inner Goddess - One day tantric workshop for women (Stockholm)
- 2019 ... Monday-Oxytocin-massage workshops (Noden) - every week for 8 months (Stockholm)
Educations in Massage, Bodywork, Tantra & Coaching
De-armouring education Level 1 & 2
Tantra Therapist / Dakini Training
2020 - assisting the 1 month training
2019 - 1 month training in Thailand with Lin Holmquist, www.dakinitraining.com
Transformational Bodywork - Alchemy of Touch
2020 Thailand (Oil massage with Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Fluid Touch ..)
with Tapesh Paradiso & Anouk Devi
Zen Coaching Education
2018 - 1 year education with Kåre Landfald, Visit the website
2017 India => 3 month Integrated Shiatsu Education,
(including Qi Gong & Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Tantra massage, Yoni massage, Lingam massage
(sensual whole-body massage that works with life-force energy)
Several educations in tantra massage since 2008 in Germany (Düsseldorf, Essen, Berlin), Thailand, Sweden.
Working with tantra massage since 2008 in different institutes and self-employed.
Starting point for my interest in Tantra: Diana Richardson's books (Slow sex ...)
Studying Diana Richardson's books were immensely inspiring and expanding my own life & sexuality. That's why it is worth mentioning it here. Her books were a big starting point for my strong interest in tantra.
Courses & seminars (some of which I attended or assisted)
Assisting Seminars & Festivals:
- Tantra Festival - Dakini Temple & Healing Circle (giving individual sessions) - 2019 Ängsbacka Sweden
- Tantra Massage for couples - Lin Holmquist - 2019 Stockholm
- Free to love - Tantra Heart (Kobi) - 2019 Ängsbacka Sweden
- Global Love School - Sabine Lichtenfels - 2012-2015 Tamera Portugal
Attended Seminars :
- Tantra Massage for couples course - Lin Holmquist - 2018 Stockholm
- Opening to Intimacy - Talib & Shubhaa Fisher - 2018 Baravara Sweden
- Silent retreat with Mooji - 2018 Portugal
- Intimacy & Freedom - Talib Fisher - 2017 Sweden
- Path of Love - Talib & Turiya - 2017 Sweden
- Expand the Box - Clinton Callahan, Portugal
- Life teacher education (Ausbildung zum Lebenslehrer) - Kurt Tepperwein
- and many more ...
Studying & working with Leonie
Online courses: Abundant Passionpreneur, Manifesting Epic Love Academy ....
Travels for self-development, educations, spiritual quests and visiting ancient places
2019 & 2020 Thailand (Courses in Yoga, Tantra, Bodywork)
2018 India (3 month intense Shiatsu education with Chi gong & meditation)
2017 Thailand (Yoga & Tantra) & Bali
2016 Camino de Santiago = Own pilgrimage for reflection on the next steps in my life.
2010 Mexico (Teotihuacan "City of the gods", Mayan temples in Palenque ..) - Visiting the ancient temples of Mexico was always a dream.
2010 North America (New Mexico) - With a group of my Tamera community we were visiting a place which was holding a lot of indigenous knowledge and teachings. I was supporting the "vision quest" of a friend.
2009 & 2010 Initiation journey to India and New Zealand -> I call it initiation journey because it felt like an initiation to go into the world fully by myself (without my twin sister or community). It was a very expanding experience after facing all the fears around it, meeting so many amazing people and cultures and getting a very clear connection to my inner voice.
India (Delhi, McLeod Ganj - Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, Rishikesh, Kashmir, Varanasi ...) & New Zealand (North and South island)
2009 England = A magical journey by walking and hitch-hiking with 2 friends to places like Glastonbury, Stonehenge, the megaliths and crop circles ...
Tamera Eco-Village & Peace Research Center (Portugal)
(2006-2016 Studying, living & working in Tamera)
Watch the trailer
Working for Sabine Lichtenfels (Medium, writer and co-Founder of Tamera eco-village)
2012 - 2016
Co-Organizing Global Love School, Tamera
Love School & Mystery School (spiritual research) of Tamera:
studying and working
Watch the trailer for the film that is produced about Tamera's love school
Read more about Tamera's spiritual research
Joining Grace Pilgrimages & Global Campus in crisis areas:
2007 / 2012 / 2013 Israel & Palestine - Watch the film
2008 & 2010 Columbia (Peace Community San José de Apartado) - Watch the film
3 years Monte Cerro Peace Education (2006 -2009):
- studying and attending many courses around the social, spiritual, sexual, ecological, technological and economic areas of life and how to create a functioning community that is based on truth, trust and mutual support.
- Internships in Tamera's permaculture gardens, campus kitchen, solar village, school, horse place, Aldeia da Luz (healing plants ...) ....
- Ecovillage Design Education (EDE)
2000-2005 Bezauer Wirtschaftsschulen (Handelsakademie)