Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Monday, 26 January 2009

Tantra workshop 14 February

Tantra for lovers of life

14 February 2009
Pakhalane Hout Bay Cape Town

TANTRA is a practice of awareness that uses sexual energy. Tantric practice can take you to an experience of ecstatic, unconditional love for yourself and all of existence. It can take relationhips to another level. I invite you, on this year's Valentine's Day, to be a Lover of Life through the practice of Tantra. Come to one or both workshops. The two workshops are suitable for both couples and single people who are on a path of consciousness. I will make sure that numbers are even so that single people can practice with each other.


Tantric meditations (10am - 1pm)

The morning workshop is an introduction and practice of Tantric meditation techniques. We use breath, movement and sound to circulate sexual energy and move it up the chakras. These meditations are done fully clothed, and with limited body contact. The focus is no experiencing the flow of energy through your own body, and between partners.

Tantric touch (2.30 - 5.30pm)

The afternoon workshop is an introduction to and practice of Tantric touch – how to use sensual, present touch to open up the energy flow of a partner. For this workshop, more skin exposure and contact will be helpful. Bring: Blanket and sheet.

Bring some sensual food to share for a lunch table (optional).

Cost: R350 pp per workshop

Bookings: Book with Shakti at shakti@shakti.co.za or 0833010399. The venue is intimate and space is limited.

Please tell friends who might be interested!

Monday, 12 January 2009

Introduction to Conscious Sexuality, Port Elizabeth


Introduction to Conscious Sexuality

A series of workshops By Shakti Malan
in Port Elizabeth

Thursday 5 - Sunday 8 February


You are invited to a series of workshops on conscious sexuality

Thursday 6 - 10pm: Introduction to female sexuality. Discussion on the unique qualities of women's sexuality. Some practice, and an opportunity to bring your questions. R250 including light meal.

Friday 6 - 10pm: Introduction to conscious sexuality. This evening will be a discussion on the subject with some practice and opportunities for you to bring your questions. Cost R250, including light meal

Saturday 10 am - 6pm: Practicing conscious sexuality. A day worskhop for men and women. Cost R500, including lunch and teas

Sunday 10am - 6pm: Going deeper with conscious sexuality. Another day of practice for men and women, following on from the Saturday. Cost R500, including lunch and teas.

On conscious sexuality

If we know how to use our sexual energy, it can take us into a beautiful flowering of the heart, into deep states of bliss and serenity. Sexual energy can also open up our authentic wildness! However, for many of us today, this potential of our sexuality is not being fully realized.

The good news is that it is infinitely possible to open the flow of your natural sexuality into a conscious expression again, no matter what your age is, and whether you have a partner or not. What it takes is a willingness to shed some illusions, and to get conscious with your life!

The workshops

This workshops are an introduction to conscious sexuality. My first intent is to deepen learning about intimacy. Whether we have been in long term or sporadic relationships, or on our own mostly, our approach to intimacy can always do with more refinement. Each workshop will be designed around the participants; where you are at and what you need (this is also why it is essential that you let me know what your motivation is for coming on the workshop).

I hope to make some of the basic concepts of conscious sexuality clear to you, and to give you a deep (and blissful) experience of what is possible, in your body. Since these are introductory workshops, you will not be required to expose yourself in any way that is not comfortable for you. The workshops will also introduce you to practices that you can take into your daily life and/or into your relationship.

What you can expect

dialogue, discussions, roleplay
dancing and movement
meditations
touch exercises

breathwork

The presenter

Shakti is a full time teacher of conscious sexuality. She has a passion for embodied awakening - using the body as an alive, responsive vehicle to help us discover the truth of who we really are. Shakti is based in Cape Town and runs workshops and retreats in Cape Town and elsewhere in South Africa. She also does private consultations. Shakti has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. For more information on Shakti see shakti.co.za. She is a member of the Advait Tantra School (see tantraschool.co.za)


Conscious Sexuality for Women

A workshop for women only
By Shakti Malan
at the Treetop restaurant at Bushbuck Ridge

Colleen Glen, Port Elizabeth
Thursday 5th Feb

On female sexuality

In ancient wisdom traditions, the sexuality of women has been revered as a gateway to the sacred. The gift of the feminine has been much misunderstood in the last 2000 years and much understanding about how female sexuality works has been all but lost. No wonder so few women find deep fulfilment in sexuality, what to say an experience of ecstatic oneness with the universe - which is the potential of our sexuality. The time has come for us to remember how our sexuality naturally flows through our bodies and to embrace again the gifts that it brings to our lives. Female sexuality is about opening, receptivity, responsiveness, creativity, sensitivity. It is possible to reawaken these qualities in your own body through solo practice; the results of which will greatly enhance your experience with lovers. Many women in our day have had sexual experiences that have been invasive and so there is a resistance to opening. This workshop will also be an opportunity to be present with such memories left in the body, and to open to new pathways of feeling and expression in us.

Bookings

Please note that teach workshop can accommodate a maximum of 12 people, so book early to avoid disappointment. Banking details are:

Dr. S. Malan
Standard Bank current account
Merriman Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811
For bookings and applications, contact Shakti on shakti@shakti.co.za or 0833010399 or Linda Jervis at ljervis@absamail.co.za



Facilitated by Rahasya and Shakti
in the Knysna Forrest

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 deep immersion into the mysteries of Tantra under the guidance of two experienced Tantrikas. Come celebrate your 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. Central themes of the retreat are:

  • Accessing and using your own erotic impulses
  • Releasing blocked emotions and sensations
  • Learning to let love flow
  • Refining the language of touch
  • Moving and circulating sexual energy
  • Practical meditation techniques
  • Deepening the heart's capacity to feel

Activities include movement and dancing, breathwork, meditation practices, Tantric touch and various forms of enactment. The programme includes individual sessions with Shakti and/or Rahasya.

The facilitators

Rahasya is the director of the Advait Tantra School. Shakti runs a Tantra practice in Cape Town and has presented numerous retreats and workshops.


Cost: R2 300 all inclusive

Bookings and enquiries

Please note that the venue limits the number of participants. Book early to avoid disappointment!

For all bookings and enquiries, contact Shakti:

shakti@shakti.co.za

Mobile: 083 301 0399
+27 833010399