Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Introduction to Tantra workshop

Tantra and Earth
Saturday 28 June 11am - 2pm
Abundance Yoga Centre, Claremont

Cost: R210pp
Bring: a pillow, a blanket, and a snack to share that has a smell that you enjoy.
Wear yellow if you can (this is the colour of the earth element in Tantra).

The workshop will have three parts:
1. An introduction by me on what Tantra is
2. And experiential part where I will guide you in some Tantric exercises exploring the element of earth. These typically involve touch, movement and breath work
3. Sharing food and drink aroma's (In Tantra, the element of earth is related to the sense of smell).

Earth in Tantra
being in your body
slowing down
deepening pleasure

Single people and couples of any orientation equally welcome.
The workshop will be as much fun for complete beginners as for those of you who are already immersed in the practice of Tantra.
For more on Tantra and my practice, see and

Bookings confirmed upon receipt of full payment. No bookings will be taken after Tuesday 24 June

Account details:
Dr S.Malan

Standard Bank current account
Merriman Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811



Tantra News June 08 - Jan 09

Tantra Events

Saturday morning 28 June,
at Abundance Yoga Center, Claremont. : Introduction to Tantra workshop

When I started teaching Tantra in Cape Town, I held monthly introduction workshops that became very popular. June's event will mark the return of these monthly workshops. The workshops are meant to give some introduction to Tantra and a taste of the practice. They are structured in such a way as to be accessible to a complete novice, while at the same time being stimulating to those who have explored the field before. Cost R210 includes a light lunch

Saturday 9 August whole day, The Forge, Kalk Bay: Loving woman!

What better way to celebrate National Women's Day than with a day of Tantra focused on the feminine! Female sexuality is a great and wonderful mystery that really leads the way in Tantra. The sad truth of our world is that we are not taught or encouraged to explore this mystery much, so our experience of the sexual is mostly male - also for women! Men know this as much as women do, and we all have a great yearning to immerse ourselves in the feminine more. That, in my opinion, is why so many men have fantasies about threesomes, and women have fantasies about being with other women. This day will be open to both men and women who want to explore, discuss, learn and experience more about female sexuality. And it will of course be a celebration! Cost R700

Saturday and Sunday 6-7 September, The Forge Kalk Bay: Soulmates

This two day workshop is one I have been excited about for a long time. In our collective psyche's the dream of finding the soulmate moves strongly - that 'other' who will meet and fulfill me completely. And, as my teacher Rahasya says, there is a real soulmate for each one of us. But that person is inside. Inside ourselves we are both masculine and feminine. The lovers and loved ones that cross our paths are our mirrors and a rich fulfillment - embodying of our inner soulmate. Getting to know the 'other' - the opposite gender - in yourself is not always so easy. On day one of this workshop we will explore our inner masculine and feminine deeply, through movement, dance and role play. On day two we take our inner discoveries into the external, and explore ways of meeting each other, men and women, the Tantric way. R1 600

Friday 3 - Monday 6 October, Nau Ma in the Little Karoo: Uncoiling the Snake (unlocking female sexual energy)

A long weekend for women only to explore one of my favourite things in the world: opening the flow of female sexual energy. This happens through the opening of the chakras or energy centers in the body. Typically in sexual encounter, we send our sexual energy outwards. We may experience deep bliss for a while, but generally this does not last. With Tantric awareness, our sexual vitality starts to move up our bodies like a snake that uncoils, from the root or base of the body all the way up through the crown. This retreat takes place on an exquisite farm at the foot of the Anysberg. We are completely private and safe here to explore with nature as our guide and container. Cost R2 500

7 - 9 November, Lekkerwater Lodge, De Hoop Nature Reserve: Tantric Bliss at the Beach

This retreat is getting booked up, so jump if you still want in! Cost R2 100

9 - 11 January 2009, Bodhikaya Retreat Centre, Standford: Tantric New Year's Retreat

Join me on the first full moon of 2009 for a Tantric retreat. The focus will be two-fold:
a) Meditations from the Book of Secrets: Vigyan Bhairav Tantra or the Book of Secrets is a treasure chest of Tantric meditations that I have been exploring and developing into meditations that can be done with or without a partner. They are exquisitely sensual while taking you deep into the bliss and awareness of the moment
b) Celebrating the new: There will be plenty celebration over this weekend, with dance, movement, touch, delicious food and magnificent surrounds.
I have booked this venue so far in advance because it is that popular! Cost (including food): R2 500

Tantra sessions

I do Tantra sessions for men, women and couples in Franschhoek. A session is typically 2 hours in length. Some innovations and ideas I would like to introduce:
Tantric weekend in Franschhoek: Franschhoek is a town of indulgence and sensuality; the perfect place for a Tantric weekend with your partner, or your inner soulmate! Especially for those from far away. It is a powerful experience to book several sessions with me over a weekend; this gives you an opportunity to get a big injection of Tantric awareness and experience in a brief period of time.
Multiple person sessions: Our Tantra school works with the principle that "Eros leads to Gnosis" - if you follow your eroticism, this will lead you to Gnosis/truth, particularly to an integrating of that which is unconscious in you. I often see people whose eroticism is towards multiple partners or encounters with a stranger. This may be simply the desire to do a session with a man (if you are a single woman), or an interest in exploring Tantra with two or more other people. Such encounters can become profound Tantric rituals of awareness. I have decided that I am willing to facilitate such events, so let me know a) if you are interested and b) what formation of meeting you are interested in. Thus I will be able to put people together for a multiple person session. Please note that this concept differs radically from what is conventionally known in our society as "orgies" - indulgence without awareness. The aim is awareness through a deep and conscious exploration of the erotic. Participants will be screened. for readiness.

I end this email to you with a quote from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra:

Shiva says: "Gracious one, play. The universe is an empty shell wherein your mind frolics infinitely."

So, I look forward to playing with you beloved.