Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Monday, 25 August 2008

Tantric awareness retreat 17 - 20 October

17 to 20 October 2008
Clearview Lodge, Broederstroom, 1 hour from Johannesburg,
Facilitated by Rahasya and Shakti

On Tantra

Tantra embraces the body and the power of sexual energy as a doorway to awareness. In our times, the ancient mysteries of Tantra are becoming available to seekers who are ready for a path of total integration.

The Retreat

You are invited to a weekend immersion into the mysteries of Tantra under the guidance of two experienced Tantrikas. This will be a weekend of devotion and surrender to the truth/ existence/ the tao/ the divine in all of us. We will take you by the hand on a journey of uncovering and moving through the projections, associations, fantasies and fears that keep you from accessing the spiritual power of your sexuality.

Who is the retreat for?

We expect of participants to have had at least one individual or group session with a member of the Advait Tantra School, or alternatively an interview with Rahasya or Shakti, as a way of selecting participants who are ready. This is an intermediate level course for people who are already on a path of consciousness. You do not need to be experienced in Tantra. You are welcome to come on your own or with a partner.

The Venue

The retreat is taking place at Clearview Lodge, a Bushveld retreat venue outside Broederstroom, which is less than an hour from Johannesburg. The lodge offers comfortable shared accommodation and group work will take places in a conference room with a magnificent vista over the bushveld.

The facilitators

Rahasya is the director of the Advait Tantra Yoga School. The school has teachers in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Shakti runs a Tantra practice in Cape Town and has presented numerous retreats and workshops. This is the fourth time we present the Tantric Awareness Retreat, and the first time this retreat takes place in Gauteng.

Cost, bookings and inquiries

The cost of the retreat is R2 500.00 per person, which includes facilitation, meals prepared for you and accommodation. Please note that numbers are limited and we expect this retreat to be very popular. Your place will be reserved once we have approved your participation and full payment has been received.

For bookings and inquiries, contact Shakti :

Cell: 0833010399

Participants' Reflections on the October 2007 Tantric Awareness Retreat

“I'm battling to find words to describe (my experience of the retreat). It certainly was one of the most amazing experiences I've had in a long time. The main reason is I broke through so many of my limiting beliefs. I feel as a result so liberated… The tenderness, gentleness, acceptance, openness and purity of our sharing made it so exquisite and safe for me to explore territories I never knew existed. As a result I feel I have a more intimate connection to the Divine and my heart has opened to loving at greater depths.”

“My mind has been opened to new possibilities. I was so blissfully blessed, and wish to continue on this journey with Tantra.”

“It was a divine and blissful sharing of simple love energy and I’m hugely grateful for the journey of the weekend and for every individual who was there that contributed in many and varied ways to make it what it was. It was a deliciously blissful time and I hope to see you all again on the next one!”

“I can’t tell you how wonderful, blissful and full of energy I feel (after the retreat). I can’t remember when last I felt like this. I am so happy without blockages, I feel like a butterfly in the air. There is a sensation on my skin… it feels like I can move mountains.”

On making love after the retreat: “(I found myself) making love slowly and just ‘allowing’ sensation and sensuality to gradually saturate my body. Once saturated; waves and ripples of blissful lightness-energy moving throughout my entire body; Smaller ripples riding upon bigger waves; Bigger waves being interspersed with calm blissful silence, then resuming again and again; going on an on; never seems to exhaust itself or getting tired of blessing me; making me giggle like a little girl and laugh like a boy riding the rollercoaster for the first time.”

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

The Soulmate Within


Two experiences for singles and couples
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September
The Forge, 12 Windsor Rd Kalk Bay, Cape Town

The Soulmate Within is a weekend experience in which we will explore the relationship between our inner masculine and feminine. When this relationship becomes alive and conscious in us, it dramatically opens up our experience of life, and takes our external relationships to another level.

I have rearranged the weekend so that it now consists of two experiences. You can come to the one and not the other. If you want to make a commitment to the deepening of your inner love affair, I strongly suggest you do both days.

Male-Female Meeting: The dance
Saturday 6 September 10 am - 6pm

Come join me for 6 hours of dance and movement exploration around the theme of masculine-feminine meeting. The aim of this day is to explore thoroughly, in our bodies and experience, the possibilities of masculine and the feminine in ourselves. Before real inner integration can happen, we first get to know our inner masculine and feminine qualities. For the first two hours, we dance the masculine. The masculine in us expresses qualities such as
The next two hours is an exploration of the feminine. The feminine in us expresses qualities such as

When we have thoroughly explored the potentials of our masculine and feminine in our bodies through the dance, we enter the final two hours of dance in which the masculine and feminine in us meet.

The method: Blissdance

Blissdance is an expression of Tantra, the art of aware sexuality. Through guided but free movement and dance, we explore awareness in the body - following our own authentic impulse, as it rises from within, meeting space, the other, existence. We explore love, intimacy, and all the varying states of being that happen in existence. Tantra is a practice of non-duality - making nothing bad, saying 'yes' to all as that which is. And so we can dance our jealousy as fully as our pure passion, our anger and possessiveness as much as our tenderness and our silence.

The dance is open to all who are on a journey of awareness. No experience needed, and you are welcome to come on your own.

Cost: R600 pp. Remember to bring water; dancing makes you thirsty!
Lunch: I will book a table for us all at a local deli.

Deepening the Inner Love Affair
Sunday 7 September 9.30 - 5pm

Have you ever paid attention to the conversation between your inner masculine and feminine aspects? This day's workshop will help you to locate the voice of your masculine and your feminine, and to hear clearly where the relationship, the love affair, between the two of them is at right now. Once you start to recognize these two voices in you, you can start to deepen the relationship between them. In any relationship between two people, there are really four people there - your masculine and feminine and those of your partner. Can you see what confusion we can get into if we can't distinguish who is talking to whom? When the inner love affair deepens, a fulfillment happens in your own life which means that any relationship can be met with abundance rather than lack. We also become significantly more effective in life if we become integrated like this.

The method: Dialogue and Tantric Techniques
We will go through a step by step guided process to locate the voices of our inner masculine and feminine aspects, and to hear what the current conversation is between them.
The rest of the day will be spent immersing ourselves in the gift of the inner love affair through tantric techniques and meditations. These techniques go deep but are suitable for beginners.

Cost: R600 pp.
Lunch: I will book a table for us all at a local deli.

Please deposit the full amount of your selected course in the following account:
Dr S.Malan
Standard Bank current account
Merriman Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811

Directions to the Forge
On Kalk Bay Main Road towards Fish Hoek turn right up at the Boyes Drive robot, and immediately right again. Park in the parking lot and walk back along the Main Road until you get to Olympia Cafe. Here you turn Right up Windsor Road. The Forge (nr 12) is halfway up the road on the right hand side. Please do not park in Windsor Road.