Shakti's Tantra Events

Tantra workshops and events, including BlissDance, introductory, day and weekend workshops.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Conscious Sexuality for Couples

with Shakti Malan, Ph.D. and Aaron Swanson

London, England

19 - 21 September 2014

 


Waking Up as Couples


Couples who are in a committed sexual relationship face unique challenges and opportunities. When the couple’s shared focus is on higher realization of truth and love, this accelerates the process of awakening on every level, including sexually.

What is sexual awakening?

Sex as we know it in the world is at best a fun encounter with a short lifespan that is seldom really profound. This is so for three reasons:
1. We have forgotten who we are. We have become identified with our personalities and our experiences and don’t realize that we are consciousness embodied. We are Gods and Goddesses wrapped in flesh.
2. We have not been taught what sex is for. In our culture and in our ancestry, sex has come to only serve our superficial wants and needs and our obligations. The true purpose of sex is to merge the masculine and feminine in us and to realize divine bliss and profound truth, in our bodies.
3. We have not been taught how to make love. A society that shuns sex, or objectifies it, does not know how to make love. When sex becomes making love, the dance of sexual union turns into an alchemy of mutual awakening. There is an art to making love – and it is time to immerse ourselves in that art.
It is time to awaken our sexuality. By this I mean
• Activate our sexual energy from its sleep state to become a continuous flow of vital life force
• Refine our sexual energy by infusing it with consciousness. When this happens, sexual energy becomes Kundalini or higher frequency sexual energy that vastly expands our sense of our physical body and catalyzes deeper levels of spiritual awakening.
• Learn to direct our sexual energy. We have been conditioned to believe that orgasm and ejaculation is the same thing, and that orgasm is a release through the genitals. It is possible to open to orgasmic sexual energy and to direct it through the subtle energy body, all the way to the crown of the head, filling your whole being with orgasmic energy.

Awakening sexual energy
The aliveness of your sexual energy does not need to depend on whether you are ‘turned on’ in the moment. There are secret sexual gateways in the subtle body that can be activated with awareness and subtle movement. I will introduce you to these gateways and give you practices to access and open these gateways.
Activating masculine and feminine principles
In lovemaking, the highest principles of the masculine are presence, stillness and consciousness. We will cultivate these qualities through embodied awareness practices. The highest feminine principles are profound love and receptivity in heart and body. We will use partner bodywork (including body de-armoring) and movement to awaken these qualities.
Riding the waves of sexual energy
When we bring higher consciousness into our sexuality, we can develop control over the flow of our sexual energy. This means that the time we are able to make love can be significantly extended and the experience of sexual union can be taken to unprecedented states of orgasmic bliss. Learn how to attune to the flow of sexual energy in your own body and that of your partner. Wen we learn how to ride the sexual energy like waves, we can go to ever increasing heights without being ‘dumped’ by an unexpected ejaculatory orgasm or loss of arousal.
I will teach you how to use breath, attunement and pacing of movement to begin mastery of the waves.




Tantric partner practices
On this workshop, I intend to impart to you my contemporary interpretation of sexual partner practices from the ancient Tantric traditions of India and Tibet.  Most of the practices take place in a traditional position called Yub Yum, where the woman is sitting on the man’s lap with her legs wrapped around him. Once the principle is understood, the practices can be used in any sexual position. The practices make use of breath, sound and movement to activate awakened sexual energy and to circulate it between the partners. These practices include:
• accelerate the awakening of sexual energy
• create a strong energetic connection between sex and heart
• circulate orgasmic energy through the body
• bring the couple together in ecstatic union
• infuse the couple with vast stillness and presence

About Shakti Malan and Aaron Swanson
Shakti Malan (Ph.D.) is South African born and has an extensive international practice as facilitator of conscious sexuality. She is author of Sexual Awakening for Women and does extensive work with women on the awakening of the unique qualities of feminine sexual essence. Aaron Swanson has a business in California, and has dedicated his life to the quest for awakening and the cultivation of the masculine principle of consciousness. Aaron and Shakti have been in relationship for 3 years, are engaged to be married and have taught together in South Africa, England and California.


  
Booking

Cost:  £380 per person Early-Bird offer if you book by August 31/£450 after August 31.
Deposit of £150 will secure a place for the couple
10am-6pm all three days
Venue: Clerkenwellbeing Centre, 178 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DT 
bookings with Meera: eliza.metere@gmail.com



Conscious Sexuality for Couples

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 September 2014

Conscious Sexuality for Couples Retreat Intensive with Shakti Malan and Aaron Swanson

Shakti Malan & Aaron Swanson
Shakti Mari Malan and Aaron Swanson
Waking Up as a Couple

Couples who are in a committed sexual relationship face unique challenges and opportunities. When the couple’s shared focus is on higher realization of truth and love, this accelerates the process of awakening on every level, including sexually.
What is sexual awakening?
Sex as we know it in the world is at best a fun encounter with a short lifespan that is seldom really profound. This is so for three reasons:
1. We have forgotten who we are. We have become identified with our personalities and our experiences and don’t realize that we are consciousness embodied. We are Gods and Goddesses wrapped in flesh.
2. We have not been taught what sex is for. In our culture and in our ancestry, sex has come to only serve our superficial wants and needs and our obligations. The true purpose of sex is to merge the masculine and feminine in us and to realize divine bliss and profound truth, in our bodies.
3. We have not been taught how to make love. A society that shuns sex, or objectifies it, does not know how to make love. When sex becomes making love, the dance of sexual union turns into an alchemy of mutual awakening. There is an art to making love – and it is time to immerse ourselves in that art.

It is time to awaken our sexuality. By this I mean
• Activate our sexual energy from its sleep state to become a continuous flow of vital life force
• Refine our sexual energy by infusing it with consciousness. When this happens, sexual energy becomes Kundalini or higher frequency sexual energy that vastly expands our sense of our physical body and catalyzes deeper levels of spiritual awakening.
• Learn to direct our sexual energy. We have been conditioned to believe that orgasm and ejaculation is the same thing, and that orgasm is a release through the genitals. It is possible to open to orgasmic sexual energy and to direct it through the subtle energy body, all the way to the crown of the head, filling your whole being with orgasmic energy.

Awakening sexual energy
The aliveness of your sexual energy does not need to depend on whether you are ‘turned on’ in the moment. There are secret sexual gateways in the subtle body that can be activated with awareness and subtle movement. I will introduce you to these gateways and give you practices to access and open these gateways.

Activating masculine and feminine principles
In lovemaking, the highest principles of the masculine are presence, stillness and consciousness. We will cultivate these qualities through embodied awareness practices. The highest feminine principles are profound love and receptivity in heart and body. We will use partner bodywork (including body de-armoring) and movement to awaken these qualities.

Riding the waves of sexual energy
When we bring higher consciousness into our sexuality, we can develop control over the flow of our sexual energy. This means that the time we are able to make love can be significantly extended and the experience of sexual union can be taken to unprecedented states of orgasmic bliss. Learn how to attune to the flow of sexual energy in your own body and that of your partner. Wen we learn how to ride the sexual energy like waves, we can go to ever increasing heights without being ‘dumped’ by an unexpected ejaculatory orgasm or loss of arousal.
I will teach you how to use breath, attunement and pacing of movement to begin mastery of the waves.

Tantric partner practices
On this workshop, I intend to impart to you my contemporary interpretation of sexual partner practices from the ancient Tantric traditions of India and Tibet. Most of the practices take place in a traditional position called Yub Yum, where the woman is sitting on the man’s lap with her legs wrapped around him. Once the principle is understood, the practices can be used in any sexual position. The practices make use of breath, sound and movement to activate awakened sexual energy and to circulate it between the partners.

These practices include:
• accelerate the awakening of sexual energy
• create a strong energetic connection between sex and heart
• circulate orgasmic energy through the body
• bring the couple together in ecstatic union
• infuse the couple with vast stillness and presence

When: September 20-22, 2014, 10am - 6pm all three days
Where: Clerkenwellbeing Centre, 178 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DT
Cost: £380 per person Early-Bird offer if you book by August 31/£450 after August 31.
Deposit of £150 will secure a place for the couple.

For more information please contact Meera meera@onlyforart.com
Shakti Mari Malan and Aaron Swanson
About Shakti Malan (Ph.D) and Aaron Swanson
Shakti Malan (Ph.D.) is South African born and has an extensive international practice as facilitator of conscious sexuality. She is author of Sexual Awakening for Women and does extensive work with women on the awakening of the unique qualities of feminine sexual essence. Aaron Swanson has a business in California, and has dedicated his life to the quest for awakening and the cultivation of the masculine principle of consciousness. Aaron and Shakti have been in relationship for the past 3 years and have taught together in South Africa, England and California. Their sexual relationship is a deep exploration of sexual awakening in the coming together of man and woman.
VenueClerkenwellbeing
Address178 Goswell Road, London
More informationEvent Info page
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Friday, 13 June 2014

Subtle Body Sexuality England 12 - 17 September 2014

Awakening the Subtle Sexual Body Intensive and Facilitator’s Training

with Shakti Malan and Aaron Swanson

Northamptonshire, England
12 – 17 September 2014

 What is the Subtle Sexual Body?

If you are reading this invitation, you are probably one of the rare people on the planet who are questioning what sex really is. You have come, in your own time, to the understanding that sex as presented by pornography, billboards and Hollywood is not the real thing. You have a strong knowing that sex is in fact a profound gateway to your Real Self – that which is beyond your limited perception of who you are.


The Subtle Sexual Body is what opens in us when we take sex to the next level of consciousness, and the next level of awareness. Subtle body sexuality is not inspired by the thoughts that come from our conditioned mind. It comes from holding a space of vast clarity, stillness and presence – the true masculine. When this clarity penetrates into our sexuality, we enter into the mystery of the Subtle Sexual Body. We awaken to that which is beyond the body of excitement and titilation. We fall into the Body of Bliss. We experience sensation, love and awareness on exquisitely fine levels. From being based purely in the genitals, sexual energy now starts to awaken our entire body. From there, our sexual energy moves into the various levels of our energetic body. Ultimately, we experience a union with the Beloved in all of life.

In summary, this retreat is an opportunity to get deeply immersed in the Real of Sex – without having to engage in what the culture calls “sex” at all.



An Intensive

This 5-day intensive gives you the opportunity to have a profound breakthrough in your relationship with your sexuality; not only to take it to the next level, but also to ground this realization in the texture of your living.

In this intensive you will:
  • practice deepening your consciousness and bringing that to your sexuality
  • empty out old ideas and old forms of sexuality that no longer reflect who you now are
  • have an opportunity to find a powerful yes to being totally alive and embodied in your sexuality
  • learn how to access and activate subtle body sexuality
  • opening up specific points in our subtle body that allow for the flow of sexual energy
  • learn how to direct sexual energy through your subtle body
  • discover how to cultivate subtle body sexuality in a sexual relationship

Methods

  • The learning on this intensive will happen through
  • subtle movement, sounding and breath work practice
  • guided meditations, contemplation and visualization
  • working with the elements and finding them in your body
  • warm water movement and breath work
  • subtle body energy work
  • group sharing and reflection on everything you bring to the intensive
  • expert tracking and facilitation of your personal process by Shakti and Aaron
  • BlissDance, a movement practice designed by Shakti to open the body into states of deep intimacy

All methods used during this retreat do not require nakedness and are deeply respectful of your personal and relational boundaries. The Intensive is as suitable to individuals as it is to couples or people in sexual partnership.

Facilitator’s Training

In this retreat, Shakti and Aaron give participants a rare opportunity to learn how to facilitate Subtle Sexual Body Awakening for others. Participants in previous facilitation trainings Shakti has done across the world have found this aspect of the retreat to be extremely helpful both in their personal relationships and professional careers. If your interest in the retreat is purely for your own evolution, you will find this training to be very helpful in your relationships. Aaron and Shakti have been practicing the skills taught here for years in an ever-deepening sexual relationship. If you have a professional interest in this training, you will find that the training powerfully augments the skills you already have.

In the facilitator’s training, you will learn:
  • Subtle body facilitation skills: deep listening and attunement on level of sensation, heart and consciousness
  • How to identify and speak what you perceive on these levels
  • How to become aware of your own and another’s subtle body, including the aura, by using your senses
  • How to work with boundaries and deepening intimacy on the level of the subtle body
  • How to support clients in clearing blocks to the flow of subtle sexual energy
  • How to enter into the client’s personal narratives about their sexuality and create space for real transformation.


About Shakti Malan and Aaron Swanson

Shakti Malan (Ph.D.) is South African born and has an extensive international practice as facilitator of conscious sexuality. She is author of Sexual Awakening for Women and does extensive work with women on the awakening of the unique qualities of feminine sexual essence. Aaron Swanson has a business in California, and has dedicated his life to the quest for awakening and the cultivation of the masculine principle of consciousness. Aaron and Shakti have been in relationship for 3 years.


Cost and booking:

£550 facilitation fee, excluding food and accommodation.
Accommodation:
Twin en-suite £580
Tripple en-suite £545
Twin shared bathroom £545
Tripple shared bathroom £510
Dormitory shared bathroom £480
Camping £430

For more information or bookings, contact Meera: eliza.metere@gmail.com

Monday, 26 May 2014

Conscious Sexuality for Couples Califonia 10 - 12 October 2014

099 Shakti Malan 2437

Conscious Sexuality for Couples

Retreat Intensive with Shakti Malan, Ph.D

Waking Up as Couples

Oct 10, 11, 12 at a private home in Marin County CA
Couples who are in a committed sexual relationship face unique challenges and opportunities. When the couple’s shared focus is on higher realization of truth and love, this accelerates the process of awakening on every level, including sexually.

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What is sexual awakening?

Sex as we know it in the world is at best a fun encounter with a short lifespan that is seldom really profound. This is so for three reasons:
1. We have forgotten who we are. We have become identified with our personalities and our experiences and don’t realize that we are consciousness embodied. We are Gods and Goddesses wrapped in flesh.
2. We have not been taught what sex is for. In our culture and in our ancestry, sex has come to only serve our superficial wants and needs and our obligations. The true purpose of sex is to merge the masculine and feminine in us and to realize divine bliss and profound truth, in our bodies.
3. We have not been taught how to make love. A society that shuns sex, or objectifies it, does not know how to make love. When sex becomes making love, the dance of sexual union turns into an alchemy of mutual awakening. There is an art to making love – and it is time to immerse ourselves in that art.
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It is time to awaken our sexuality. By this I mean
• Activate our sexual energy from its sleep state to become a continuous flow of vital life force
• Refine our sexual energy by infusing it with consciousness. When this happens, sexual energy becomes Kundalini or higher frequency sexual energy that vastly expands our sense of our physical body and catalyzes deeper levels of spiritual awakening.
• Learn to direct our sexual energy. We have been conditioned to believe that orgasm and ejaculation is the same thing, and that orgasm is a release through the genitals. It is possible to open to orgasmic sexual energy and to direct it through the subtle energy body, all the way to the crown of the head, filling your whole being with orgasmic energy.
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Awakening sexual energy
The aliveness of your sexual energy does not need to depend on whether you are ‘turned on’ in the moment. There are secret sexual gateways in the subtle body that can be activated with awareness and subtle movement. I will introduce you to these gateways and give you practices to access and open these gateways.
Activating masculine and feminine principles
In lovemaking, the highest principles of the masculine are presence, stillness and consciousness. We will cultivate these qualities through embodied awareness practices. The highest feminine principles are profound love and receptivity in heart and body. We will use partner bodywork (including body de-armoring) and movement to awaken these qualities.
Riding the waves of sexual energy
When we bring higher consciousness into our sexuality, we can develop control over the flow of our sexual energy. This means that the time we are able to make love can be significantly extended and the experience of sexual union can be taken to unprecedented states of orgasmic bliss. Learn how to attune to the flow of sexual energy in your own body and that of your partner. Wen we learn how to ride the sexual energy like waves, we can go to ever increasing heights without being ‘dumped’ by an unexpected ejaculatory orgasm or loss of arousal.
I will teach you how to use breath, attunement and pacing of movement to begin mastery of the waves.
Tantric partner practices
On this workshop, I intend to impart to you my contemporary interpretation of sexual partner practices from the ancient Tantric traditions of India and Tibet.  Most of the practices take place in a traditional position called Yub Yum, where the woman is sitting on the man’s lap with her legs wrapped around him. Once the principle is understood, the practices can be used in any sexual position. The practices make use of breath, sound and movement to activate awakened sexual energy and to circulate it between the partners. These practices include:
• accelerate the awakening of sexual energy
• create a strong energetic connection between sex and heart
• circulate orgasmic energy through the body
• bring the couple together in ecstatic union
• infuse the couple with vast stillness and presence
 Driftwood-beach
WHEN? 
October 10, 11, 12  2014 
WHERE? 
At a private home in Marin County, CA.

COST
$395 per person
Click here for REGISTRATION 

Paying by check? Mailing address & instructions included on the registration page.

Questions? Contact Robyn@thepresentsense.com or call 206.579.2603 to inquire.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Events in France September 2014

 
 
Merci pour votre soutien à tous/toutes

Parution du livre du Dr Shakti Malan ( titre en français/prix  pas encore finalisé)  en juin 2014 aux éditions Tredaniel. Vous pouvez aussi me commander le livre.

Conférence le 2 septembre ( 15 E) soir aux Miroirs de l'âme ( 18ème )
Bliss dance le 3 septembre ( 20 E avant le 31/7/14.. 30E après) aux aux Miroirs de l'âme

Stage de formation pour facilitatrices du 4/9 septembre dans la Drôme provencale. Le plan du lieu vous sera envoyé lors de l'inscription.
Traduction assurée par Alexandra et Flore

Coût du stage 600 E ( 530 E avant le 30/6//14 avec acompte de 160 E avec tarif préférentiel pour conférence et bliss dance .
! 23 places 

! Shakti consacre du temps en privé si besoin sur place pour les participantes du stage..pas de séances individuelles prévues.
Hébergement 55 E/jour + 10 E linge
Pour des raisons
d'organisation/préparation Merci de vous inscrire avant le 31/7/14.

http://www.women.shakti.co.za/2014/05/sexual-awakening-intensive-in-france.html (en anglais)
La traduction vous sera envoyée ultérieurement
Shakti Malan enseigne le Tantra, L’Art de la sexualité consciente, à des milliers d’hommes et de femmes à travers le monde entier et en France depuis 2012,  grâce à des stages et formations. Shakti, auteure de L’éveil sexuel pour pour les femmes (parution en français 2014),  est titulaire d’un doctorat en anthropologie sociale  et originaire d’Afrique du Sud. L’écoute des significations sociales codées dans les silences, l’a préparé à travailler profondément avec le subconscient sexuel-incluant les traumatismes sexuels individuels et culturels- afin de pouvoir aider les gens à accéder au bonheur sexuel.  Par ce travail, nous nous connecterons profondément à notre essence sexuelle féminine et l'autoriserons à bouger dans nos corps, à danser activement la vie.
Prochaine venue en France contacter Kathy
katowlea@gmail.com ou tél 06.20.56.45.21 Sites web ; www.shakti.co.za et www.totalitytherapy.com
Merci encore pour votre soutien ..Si vous voulez faire suivre à des personnes  qui pourraient bénéficier de ce travail..

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Sacred Eros Easter weekend in London




Sacred Eros

When the divine meets our sexuality, true evolution happens


An Easter Tantric workshop in London
18 - 20 April 2014


 The invitation
How would it be to be 100% passionate about your erotic life and 100% on fire for spiritual awakening? Wouldn’t the doors that separate the sacred and our lives fling wide open in unadulterated ecstasy?

This workshop
Over this year’s Easter weekend in London, Shakti is creating a sacred fulcrum for the coming together of Spirit and Matter, Soul and Body, consciousness and form, in your life – and the celebration of your true nature as oneness incarnate. This we will do through embodied spiritual practice combined with transcendent erotic practice.

What we will be doing on this workshop:
Embodied meditation practices from ancient and contemporary mystical traditions of the world
Practices to awaken and direct the flow of Eros through your body and your life, coming from ancient Tantric traditions and contemporary Tantric masters
Bhakti or devotional practices to evoke the deep flowering of the heart in Eros
Inquiry to bring the parts of us that are lost, home to our essential nature.

Date: Friday, April 18 - Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time: 10am - 6pm all 3 days
Venue: The Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London, N5 1JT
Workshop Investment: Early-Bird £350 if booked by April 1, £420 after April 1
Booking http://www.tantrawithoutborders.co.uk/?event=sacred-eros-a-tantric-weekend-workshop-with-shakti-malan_2156#tabs-2

Monday, 20 January 2014

Sexual Awakening for Couples
Cape Town, Sunday 16 March 2014


Waking up as couples
Couples who are in a committed sexual relationship face unique challenges and opportunities. When the couple’s shared focus is on higher realization of truth and love, this accelerates the process of awakening on every level, including sexually.

We live in a world that sorely lacks wisdom and understanding of how to deepen our sexual relating as couples on this journey of awakening. In this day workshop, Shakti and Aaron will share with you their learning in this field based on their own experience and study with realized masters.  The main focus of the day will be to support you in navigating through your own unique relational landscape using a few principles and techniques that they will introduce.
 
The themes of the day are:
  • ·      Principles for keeping a sexual relationship vibrant and alive over time
  • ·      Useful techniques for addressing the shadow material of your relationship
  • ·      Methods for taking intimate communication to the next level
  • ·      Principles and practice for deepening presence and awareness in lovemaking
The workshop will be limited to 10 couples as this is a workshop that requires time for the facilitators to work with each couple. All exercises are done fully clothed and with respect for the privacy of relationship.


About Shakti Malan and Aaron Swanson

Shakti Malan (Ph.D.) is South African born and has an extensive international practice as facilitator of conscious sexuality. She is author of Sexual Awakening for Women and does extensive work with women on the awakening of the unique qualities of feminine sexual essence. Aaron Swanson has a business in California, and has dedicated his life to the quest for awakening and the cultivation of the masculine principle of consciousness. He has studied Aaron and Shakti have been in relationship for the past 2 ½ years and have taught together in South Africa, England and California.

Time: Sunday 16 March 9am - 5pm

Cost:
Early Bird Registration (paid in full before 26 February): R850 per person per day
After 26 February: R1 000 per person per day
Special offer for attending both workshops (Sexual Awakening for Men and Women and Sexual Awakening for Couples):
Early Bird Registration (paid in full before 26 February): R1 600 for both days
After 26 February: R1 750 for both days

Booking:
Book with Tiffany: tiffany@shaktimalan.com
Your place is confirmed upon receipt of payment advice (sent to tiffany@shaktimalan.com). Please note: Put YOUR NAME in as reference (not Shakti's).

Payments to: 
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Dr. S. Malan
Standard Bank current account
Thibault Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811

Place: Bindi Sanctuary Claremont, 7 Hillwood Road, Claremont.
Bring: a packed lunch for yourself, and a pillow to sit on.