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The Centre of Tranformation

The Centre of Transformation (former Tantra Centre), the residential retreat and self-development seminar house of John Hawken for up to 40 people, was created in a renovated mill near Blatna in the charming countryside of South Bohemia, 90 kms south of Prague. This quiet location, not affected by stress, frenetic civilization or tourism, is ideal for an uninterrupted experience of tantric, shamanic and bioenergy activities and also for resting and relaxing when not in teaching sessions.

A variety of self-development and retreat courses and workshops run by international teachers take place at The Centre of Transformation throughout the whole year, including weekend and weekly courses of John Hawken himself. John Hawken is one of the first teachers of tantra in Europe (he has been teaching Tantra, Bioenergetics and Shamanism for over 40 years).

Within the grounds, there is a lake where you can bath or take a romantic trip on a boat. There is a shamanic stone circle below the dam next to the creek which magically transfers you to the atmosphere of the birthplace of the owner of the Centre – sacred Cornwall.

The whole surroundings of The Centre of Transformation is magical, including the hill nearby with the remains of an ancient castle and a group of stones – a great place to experience the atmosphere of Czech Celtic sacred places as well as an ideal destination for relaxing walks, biking and meditation.

The Centre of Transformation offers a wide variety of services and amenities to assure the guests satisfaction, both indoors and outdoors, such as charismatic mill room with the fireplace, relaxing greenhouse chill-out lounge, romantic Eagle’s Nest, a spirit-lifting cafe, outdoor table tennis, joyful and stress-relieving trampoline, cheerful kids corner, uniquely designed old barn Pigeon House and free-spirited maringotka.

We cooperate closely with  The Paths of Transformation


Coming up

Bioenergetic Training (Block 1)
  • Date of Event: 20.5.-24.5.2020
Tantric Training for Couples (Block 2)
  • Date of Event: 9.6.-14.6.2020
Shamanic Training (Block 1)
  • Date of Event: 15.07.-19.07.2020


If you have any question, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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About our team


Katarina Němcová

GM & PR Manager

Katarina, John’s partner, is one of the most respected European matchmakers and relationship consultants. She has been running her own matchmaking and self-development agency Find L’Amour since she returned to Europe from New York City and Shanghai where she worked as Communications and Marketing Manager of global companies.

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John Hawken

Owner & Founder

John is one of the most experienced teachers of energy in Europe. He has a first class degree from Cambridge, studied experimental theatre with Grotowski at the Theatre Laboratory, and taught drama before training as a humanistic psychotherapist specializing in energy and bodywork, with a private practice in Germany for ten years.


Pavel Valenta

Main Caretaker

Pavel is looking after the Centre most of the time. He has a big passion for this magical place, including everything happening there. Thanks to Pavel’s enthusiasm, determination, hard-work and pragmatism many new projects have recently been executed at the Centre. At his free time Pavel enjoys the moments with his beloved partner and daughter.



Here is a video of the Centre from 2015 but it will give you an idea. We are currently working on an update.


General Manager Katarina Nemcova

We will be glad to help you hold your event in The Centre of Transformation. Feel free to contact our General Manager Katarina Nemcova via email or phone for further inquiries. Katarina speaks Slovak, Czech, English, Russian and Chinese.

To secure the dates of your event, please send us the deposit to our centre
bank account: The Tantra Centre, 107-3972380267/0100.

  • AM 8 - PM 8
  • Tantra Centrum / Centrum transformace
    388 01 Černívsko 1
    okr. Strakonice, Jižní Čechy

Gift vouchers

We offer a range of gift vouchers that can be personalised or tailored for any occasion. Please don’t hesitate to talk to us if you need any help or have any questions.

If you want to create a bespoke gift experience at The Centre of Transformation call the centre manager Katarina at 00420 702 272 621 or email katarina@thepathsoftransformation.com to design your individual voucher and the stay itself.