Love, Orgasms and Relationships

Bridging Biology and Tantra

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Thursday 14th March

Discover the nature of love, orgasms, and relationships in a lively discussion with author Dr Liat Yakir, a highly respected keynote speaker on topics of the biology of human emotions, and experienced Tantra teachers Maria Porsfelt and Foca Yariv.  

Dr Yakir has just published her book, A Brief History of Love, well received in her native Israel. Maria Porsfelt has been teaching Esoteric Tantra Yoga for over 15 years and practising since 2001. She has been guiding men and women in workshops on eroticism, orgasms and relationships. Foca Yariv has been practising Yoga & Tantra since a young age, and has also been teaching for over 15 years. He has been guiding men on the spiritual path, supporting them in the practice of amorous erotic continence and tantric lovemaking.

The talk will take us on a journey of understanding love from the perspective of the chemistry of the brain and how this relates to spirit, how orgasms are a necessity for both the body and soul, and how relationships are a celebration of the game between the complementary nature of the masculine and the feminine

Discover the hormones that drive us and how by understanding our biology we can wisely navigate life and go beyond this drive, know ourselves better and achieve an elevation of the consciousness.  

This discussion will be hosted by journalist Vivienne Rush.  

Copies of Dr Yakir’s book, A Brief History of Love, will be available for purchase and signing. 

Meet the speakers

Liat Yakir, Ph.D

Liat Yakir is a biologist, public educator and the author of the book ‘Brief History of Love’. Yakir holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Biological regulation (Hormones’ research) from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. She also completed postdoctoral program in Genetics at the Weizmann Institute. She finished her bachelor degree in Life Sciences in Tel Aviv University. After completing her graduate studies served she joined the the Davidson Institute of Science Education – the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute to practice science education and science communication for the benefit of the general public. Today Dr. Yakir is a highly respected key note speaker on topics of the biology of human emotions – the evolutionary roots of human behavior. Liat is mostly passionate about elucidating the science of love – studying the biology of attraction, pair bonding, family and relationships in general, especially in the modern era. She also participated as a biology expert in the popular program ‘Marriage at First Sight’ on the Israeli national TV. Liat strongly believe in the power of communicating science for the benefit of humanity.

Maria Porsfelt

Maria started her journey of self-discovery through Yoga and Tantra in 2001 – a journey that started in Denmark and took her to both Thailand and India. She has been with Tara in London as coordinating teacher since 2009, teaching Yoga, Tantra and meditation, and facilitating women’s groups, and running workshops and retreats on various topics. Through her own practice Maria has discovered how, in accordance with universal principles and laws, each life experience has its own purpose and significance on the path to the realisation of the Self. The fundamental aspects of this journey include erotic fulfilment, and fully enjoying the beauty and sensual pleasures of this world while centring more and more in our true nature. Maria’s style of teaching is practical and approachable, expresses a deep understanding gained through personal experience and is animated by a great joy of life.


Foca Yariv

Born in Jerusalem, Foca had a keen thirst for spiritual knowledge from an early age. He began practising yoga and Tantra at the age of 17 in 2001, and has since devoted himself to the spiritual journey. He has been teaching since 2009 around the globe. Since 2011 he has been living in London, teaching yoga and Tantra and offering workshops on a wide range of topics from the Purpose of Life and the Art of Dying, to workshops on masculinity, the Kama Sutra and eroticism. He teaches Tantra in London and Cambridge and guides groups for men.