»To remember the freedom of the dance is to remember that we must dance to the rhythm of life.«
Meet Boto, an Australian-born, half-Japanese dynamo based in Berlin. Boto, also known as Mama Shiva or Ben Okamoto, is a multifaceted artist who seamlessly weaves together the worlds of Kundalini activation, performance, music, DJing, club culture, drag queen artistry, and dance. At his core, he’s a passionate teacher, dedicated to awakening heart-based consciousness, happiness, and pleasure in those who cross his path.
Boto’s unique classes draw inspiration from the vibrant and electrifying Berlin Rave scene. He imparts ancient wisdom through cutting-edge practices, showing how one can attain elevated states of consciousness that overflow with pleasure. Boto’s teaching arsenal incorporates powerful tools like sound, movement, and the exploration of the elements, encouraging individuals to deeply connect with their inner and collective selves, embracing their sexuality, igniting their inner fire, flowing like water, breathing in the air, and grounding in the earth’s groove.
One of Boto’s most remarkable achievements is the creation of the legendary Pyramid Party, Berlin’s pioneering heart-based conscious Techno rave. This electrifying event serves as a channel to elevate personal and collective vibrations. At Pyramid Party, participants embark on intense, steamy, and provocative guided raves, led by drag queen shamans who guide them through a transcendental experience.
What started as a revolutionary concept has now grown into a movement. Pyramid Party has become an international sensation, captivating audiences far and wide. In the past year, Pyramid Party has left its electrifying mark at renowned festivals such as Garbicz Festival in Poland, No Concerns Festival in Lithuania, Feel Festival in Germany, Journey to the East in Glasgow, Bucht der Träumen in Germany, Whole Festival in Germany, and Horse Meat Disco in Germany. It has even journeyed to Babakamp in Turkey, leaving a trail of ecstatic transformation in its wake.
Boto’s vision extends beyond the dance floor. He’s branched out Pyramid Party into the bi-annual Pyramid Retreat, offering five-day immersions in the transformative energy of Brandenburg’s natural landscapes. These retreats provide a unique opportunity to deepen one’s connection with self and the collective.
Boto’s journey is one of transformation, awakening, and exploration. Through the fusion of ancient practices and contemporary art forms, he invites all to join him on a path toward higher consciousness, joy, and ecstatic pleasure. In a world where transformation is an ever-present possibility, Boto is a guiding light, leading you to discover the hidden depths within yourself.
Kundalini Yoga & Gong
Kundalini Yoga and Gong: creatively taught by Ben Okamoto (Boto). Kundalini yoga is one of the quickest methods of ascension into ‘nirvana’ – where every moment of infinity is perfect and pleasurable. The teaching and practice of ancient techniques used in Kundalini such as physical asana, meditation, mantra, breath-work and imagination allows us to activate dormant powers of connection, creativity and physical mastery that is available to all beings.
Thursday’s 5.30PM & Saturday’s 1.15PM
Kundalini Dance Activation
A fusion of Kundalini yoga and dance floor meditation, this class unlocks the path to ’nirvana,‘ where each moment is perfect and pleasurable. Explore your body’s potential, express your inner life, and embody the present. Dive into a movement meditation within a dancefloor setting, harnessing sound frequencies to cleanse your being. This is a sacred yet bold sanctuary, a space to recognize, release, and transform blockages and limitations. Connect to the power of your groove, give in, surrender, and exchange energy. The more you invest, the more you receive. Discover pleasure, passion, and freedom within the groove. Join us for an energy-filled journey!