My Story

Welcome Beloved

Since I was young I was looking for something that most people didnt seem to look for. I asked myself the questions ‘Who am I?‘ ‘What am I doing here?‘.

I always felt connected to something beyond ‘me’.

I was looking for anwers in many philosophy books and theorys, and then something happened that changed my life. I decided to dive into the Unknown, in the field beyond the thinking mind.

I started to listen within.

I found that ‘I’ am a Mystery, something far beyond words or understandings.

My Life is a journey of love. A journey of becoming REAL. Of connecting heaven and earth. Dancing with the polaritys, and it is my souls mission to spread magic, love and authenticity.


My Life story (in short)

When I was just 18, I was in the theatre school in Maastricht. I was there one year, (it didnt fit me and was not happy there) and after that I took a break and had a wild life while I was working at a cafe.

About a year later I was at the film academy in Hilversum to study and make art films. In the third year there I discovered spirituality and energy work.

From then my life wasnt the same anymore: I went to India and dove straight into self discovery and meditation.

Quickly I started to host women circles (about 10 years ago) and got to know the “Healing Tao”.

After all the energy work and meditation, Healing Tao gave me grounding and embodiment. I became a teacher and studied in Whales for this.

Some years later, I met my beloved Rakesh and got in touch with tantra.

First I didnt like tantra (in other words I was triggered ;)) but later on I felt in love with it and recognised the triggers where all about me and not so much about ’them’.

After some years attending tantra workshops, tantric dance and many tantra festivals I stood in front of groups myself, with the loving help of Rakesh who is a teacher for about 15 years already.

Now I love to host groups combining Healing Tao, Tantra and also I do priestess work.

With whole my heart I welcome you to my events.
It is my deep passion and mission to do this.

My background &trainings

* 4 weeks temple training in India (2010) on meditation, chakras and energy woirk
* Many Healing Tao trainings with Arri Berghout and Inge Maassen (2010)
* Giving women workshops since 2011
* Healing Tao Teacher Training and certifcation with Berry Spendlove in Wales,
England (2011)
* Certification Chi Nei Tsang (organ massage) practicioner (2012)
* Certified and active Tantric Dance Teacher since 2017
* Hosted 2 Tantric Dance week retreats in Ibiza (2017 and 2018)
* Co founder and organiser of the known Tantra Festival Amsterdam and Wild Hearts
(consious dance party)
* Attended Priestess Training week with Winter Jade (2019)
* organiser of many tantra couple weekends + retreats
* organised priestess retreat in Ibiza, first one in 2023 May



 Beautiful tantric exercises that flow smoothly into each other with the loving guidance of Elfriede & Rakesh. A good tip for couples who want to connect tantrically with each other!


I could see and feel how Elfriede trusted the omniscient field and her own intuition. That was very nice to experience and therefore all parts of the evening were very valuable to me. Every time I went home satisfied with a treasure under my arm.


The meditations, exercises and rituals that we did took me to the heart of what was going on at the time, which shadow pieces I wanted to see most, and what I longed for.


Elfriede feels the group perfectly and the exercises always fit. I already miss the temple and advise all women to experience this. Feel the softness, the love and the power. It’s magic!



In my work an important element is ’the body’. I believe there is a big intelligence in the body. All our memories and believes are stored there, and there is the work to get our potential to the ground.


Breathing is a key element in my work. How we breath is how we live. When we can keep on breathing no matter what, we are safe.


Lifeforce is something I find important too. This is because it gives you the strenght and the will to transporm. Next to that it makes you enjoy life!


Our sensuality is a very powerfull creative energy, situated in our lower belly. When we learn to use this energy for healing, miracles can happen. Next to that, this energy simply feels delightfull!


I work a lot with the chakras. These are energy points on your body. When you align these, you awaken your full potential.

Conscious Touch

One of the main ‘needs’ of being human is being touched in a loving and conscious way. I believe miracles can happen this way.

Elfriede van der Sanden


Located in the Netherlands

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