Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Saturday, 29 May 2010

My event details for the UK, USA and Canada

Hello beloveds,

Several of you have asked for details of my travel plans for the two months coming. Please find below. If you have friends in these areas that will be interested in my work, let them know! My gratitude to all who have helped to make this journey of discovering, giving, loving, sharing and learning possible. I hope to come back with much to give.

If you would like to hear about my travel experiences, I suggest you subscribe to my blog at shakti.co.za/blog or become a member of Dakini Shakti fanpage on Facebook. I will also be tweeting on twitter.

While I am away, Stephen will continue to host Tantra events; subscribe to his mailing list at stephentredrea.com if you would like to be kept informed. Stephen will also be continuing BlissDance in my absence, yay!


I am due back on 20 July and have much delight in store for you thereafter.
In summary, some of the events (see shakti.co.za for more details):

Introduction to Conscious Sexuality evening workshop end July 2010
Tantra for Women workshops every second Saturday starting end July again.
Erotic and Beyond Tantra Foundation Course August-September 2010
Tantric Love Advanced Tantra Course October - November 2010
Skydancing Women's Retreat September 2010 Cape Town
Conscious Sexuality Retreat early October 2010 Knysna




6 June 2010
10:00 - 18:00
Sexual healing through Tantric Practice -
Healing Sexual Trauma

with

Dr Shakti Malan
Totality Therapy

Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms
Covent Garden
London
UK
To book call Uta
0789 111 8487
or register on-line

£125
£105 if booked before 6 May

http://www.manawa.co.uk/events.html

Sexual healing through Tantric Practice -

Healing Sexual Trauma
with Dr Shakti Malan

Sexual trauma

Sexual trauma can occur through the subtlest of means. Its impact on our individual lives and on society is vastly underestimated. It is an area of work in which I have extensive experience, both in individual and group contexts. This workshop brings you my my approach to working with sexual trauma and on how I listen to the songs being sung by these old wounds.

Is sexual trauma caused only be sexual touch? What about the impact of sexual innuendo and emotional incest? What is the impact of sexual trauma at various stages of our lives?

Sexual trauma memories are often held in the unconscious. Here we take a good look at how these unconscious memories make themselves known - through body/celllular memory, through associations in sexual life and through erotic fantasy. When we recognize these ways in which the body reveals its stories, we can encourage the old songs to be sung so that what was denied, can now be accepted and integrated into the body. An excellent tool for working with the body's response to trauma memory is following the rhythm of contraction and expansion that happens in the nervous system when old trauma gets touched. I discuss how I do this in practice, and teach you practices to do so yourself.

The Tantric response

The practice of Tantra asks of us to be total - to be willing to feel every emotion that arises, to sit in the fire of sometimes unbearable sensation. When we can be with the body's wise response in patience and totality, a deep integration happens in us. We find our "NO". We find our "YES." We honour our past stories and let them go. We come closer to the realization of who we really are.

We open up to a new song. Our desire flows in free, but healthy, ways.

What we you will learn on the workshop

  • Tantric understanding of sexual trauma and healing
  • Experiential introduction to methods you can use to assist yourself and beloveds in releasing sexual trauma
  • An appreciation for the release that can be done with the assistance of a Tantrika

Who is the workshop for

Seekers of truth who desire to live in the fullness of who you are. This includes

  • Persons searching for sexual healing
  • Partners, friends and beloveds of those who are ready for sexual trauma release
  • Healers and practitioners wanting to work with sexual healing and
  • Any sincere seekers interested in the field of sexual healing

The facilitator, Shakti Malan

I have a well established practice as Tantrika in South Africa. For details on my background, the nature and extent of my work, see shakti.co.za and totalitytherapy.com.
For more on my approach to sexual healing, see http://totalitytherapy.com/blog/2009/02/sexual-healing-copyright-shakti-malan.html

To Register: Call Uta 0789 111 8487 or register now on-line via paypal.

You are strongly advised to book in advance and pay a deposit or full amount to secure your place. Early booking is advisable as the workshop has a limited number of places.

PRIVATE SESSIONS WITH SHAKTI in London

Shakti will be available for private sessions on the 7, 8 and 9 June in London.

One hour session: Introductory consultation which takes the form of a discussion; practice is unlikely. Two hours session: This is the standard time of sessions. The extra hour allows time to do practical / experiential sessions work. Three hours and beyond: Couples’ sessions usually are three hours as we will be engaging the realities of the relationship as well as both individuals present.

Individual sessions can go up to three hours or longer. This usually happens when deep transformation processes are catalyzed.

EARLY BOOKING is recommended as there are only limited places for private sessions with Shakti!

Sessions are 1-3 hours at a sliding scale of £100-£150 per hour at the client's discretion depending on your income and value received.

For more info or book a session call Uta on 0789 111 8487.


Dragon's Nectar Tantra - 11 - 13 June 2010

at Tantra Transcendence Salisbury, England
http://www.tantra.uk.com/shaktim.html

Chakra lotus Shakti Malan Picture Kundalini
Dragon

The dragon represents our raw instinctual power, our primal connection to the elements, our uninhibited expression. It is the dragon in us that can roar in ecstasy when we make love. It is the dragon that can dance with abandon, in tenderness and in magnificence. Dragon energy also represents the power of our erotic desire. When we can learn to harness our eroticism, it leads us powerfully to the integration of what is in our unconscious.In oriental mysticism our vital life force, our sexuality, is seen as dragon power or chi. Without access to the dragon power, to the raw potency of our eroticism, we lack the vitality to live our lives fully, and to endure the challenges that come on a path of awareness.

Nectar

Nectar is the pure juice of presence that flows when our dragon power gets filled with awareness. The raw energy of the dragon needs to be cultivated; the dragon needs to be tamed so that its power becomes useful rather than destructive to those with whom it shares company.

Dragon's Nectar Tantra Retreat

This retreat will be an opportunity to open up the flow of your dragon power, your raw sexual energy - and then to refine this dragon juice into the nectar that feeds the sweetest quality of presence and awakeness in your life. For this we will use a combination of Tantric methods, including:
active meditations
dance and movement
breath work
sound work
tantric meditations
energy release techniques


Retreat objectives

  • To release suppressions and open the flow of your vital life force
  • To integrate unconscious aspects of self through guided exploration of erotic desire
  • To expand your capacity for living in bliss
  • To cultivate and refine your sexual energy as a vehicle for awakening
  • To demonstrate how energy channels can be opened up through loving, awake touch

Who is the retreat for?

Tantra is a path for the bravest warriors of the heart, the most passionate seekers of truth. It is not a mediocre, well-trodden path. It is powerfully transformative. It catalyzes you into realizing and experiencing who you truly are. This retreat is suitable for all seekers who feel this calling strongly in their beings. The retreat is also recommended for teachers who work in the field of awareness. There will be opportunities during the weekend to witness Shakti holding sessions and catalyzing the opening of energy channels in participants.

The presenter, Shakti Malan (Ph.D)

Shakti is a professional Dakini (female Tantric teacher) based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her work is infused with and inspired by the raw, catalytic potency of Africa. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. As anthropologist, she spent many years as social envrionmental specialist mediating between the realities of African communities and those of developers. This immersion has given her invaluable expertise in listening to and interpreting the unique experiences of each participant and group.

Shakti's training as energy catalyst started early on with a growing immersion in meditation, body oriented practices like yoga and tai chi, as well as shamanic work in Native American and African traditions. Through an extroadinary series of events in 2001, she received the calling to become a Dakini. The initiation into this work started with some intensive years in isolation in the desert during which she went through a death process and developed a deep understanding of the body's subtle energetics.

In subsequent years, Shakti worked intensively in her own life with techniques that are focused on processing and integrating what is in the unconscious. These techniques draw strongly from the Advaita tradition and also from the work of Osho. Shakti immersed herself in personal practice of the Taoist Tantric techniques as well as the meditations of Osho. Shakti realized that her primary interest was in the power of sexuality as a gateway for conciousness. Her final initiation into this work came through her teacher Rahasya; see advaittantra.com.

Other influences in Shakti's technique and approach are Arnold Mindel's ProcessWork Psychology, Gestalt Therapy, Wilhelm Reich's work in releasing body armoring, Biodanza (an authentic movement system in which she is trained), somatic experiencing trauma releasw work, the goddess traditions and various forms of energetic bodywork.

For more on Shakti's work and approach, see shakti.co.za and totalitytherapy.com.

Cost:for the Weekend including accommodation and meals £295 per person Bookings only through Transcendence 08453458593 or 07875435104

“Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we will harness for God the energies of love; and then for the second time in the history of the world, men will have discovered fire!” – Theilard de Chardin


2010 North America West Coast Tour

Written by Sedona Temple


with Baba Dez Nichols, June 1 - July 18, 2010

Join Baba Dez and his cast of many as he tours up the West Coast to launch his 9-month journey around the globe.

Back by popular demand, Baba Dez will give updated talks on the infamous Traversing the Cutting Edge of Spiritual Sexual Shamanism and Sex Magic.

Traversing the Cutting Edge of Spiritual Sexual Shamanism

Baba Dez shares foundational information with energetic transmissions and exercises for presencing, activation, and integration of Spiritual Sexual Energy. We will explore internal and cultural guilt, shame, and fear and how beliefs, judgments, and telepathic agreements can limit and mute our lives. We will realize how understanding and experiencing a conscious connection with our nervous systems can bring us all the way into living freedom and bliss. We will then deepen our ability to support ourselves, our people, and all humanity in conscious evolution.

Sex Magic - Manifesting your Deepest Desires

Baba Dez will share foundational information, tools, and support for reclaiming and activating the Emotional Body. This is the Divine Feminine or in shamanic terms, the engine of manifestation. Participants are then guided step by step through The Shaman Method of Sex Magic as described in his book, Sacred Sexual Healing. This ritual can be performed at each individuals discretion; solo, with a partner, or with rotating partners puja style. This is a fun, interesting, and interactive evening with no nudity and a strong emphasis on communicating and respecting individual boundaries and desires. Come experience a spiritually inspiring evening of authentic intimacy, safety, and sex magic. Namaste’

Baba Dez is available on his entire tour for private sessions, (inquire for details)Zeerak Khan

Schedule a private session or conversation with Baba Dez and/or one of his associates. Individual sessions are 1-3 hours at a sliding scale donation of $200-$300 per hour at the clients discretion, depending on your income and value received. If you would like a double session, working with any two of us concurrently, the sliding scale donation is doubled per hour.

More info on sessions at: http://www.sedonatemple.com/daka-dakini-sessions.php
To book and schedule your sessions contact the local city host or Please call 928-282-8511 - or email: dez@babadez.com dez@babadez.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tour Dates/Cities:

June 14-18, 2010 San Francisco (Baba Dez, Zeerak Khan and Shakti Malan)Shakti Malan

June 19-23, 2010 Portland (Baba Dez and Shakti Malan)

June 24-28, 2010 Vancouver (Baba Dez and Shakti Malan)

June 29-Jul 4, 2010 Seattle (Baba Dez and Shakti Malan)

July 5-18, 2010 Hawaii (Baba Dez and Shakti Malan)






Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Hello Beloveds,

I am off to the UK and the US from 2 June to around 20 July. Before I leave, you have one more - spectacular - opportunity to to a Tantra retreat: The Tantric Love Retreat at Ocean Echo Luxury Villa in Fish Hoek, 20 - 23 May. There are still some spaces left. This coming weekend, Stephen is giving a rare opportunity for men to deepen their understanding of masculine practice - don't miss it!

On my return, I will be hosting a Skydancing Retreat for women and a Conscious Sexuality Retreat for men and women. Please let us know now already if you are interested in either.

Part of the reason for my visit to the UK and the States is to build international ties, as I am coordinating the second African Sexuality and Consciousness Educators Conference which will take place in Cape Town 3 - 5 December 2010. For full details, see http://shakti.co.za/events/2010/04/sexuality-and-consciousness-educators.html

Stephen has his own newsletter and has regular introductory Tantric events that will be continuing for June and July. Please visit stephentredrea.com and go subscribe to his newsletter if you are interested!

The Masculine Identity - Workshop

by Stephen Tredrea this Saturday at Phakalane - Cape Town
2010-05-15 09.00 h - 13.00 h

A workshop for men exploring beliefs and perceptions about masculine identity, gender, sexuality and intimacy. It considers possibilities for full and authentic expression of the masculine.

Practical exercises, taking men from the head into the body, reclaim sensitivity to our inherent sensual nature, encouraging a natural and enlivening flow of sexual energy. Connecting to the raw energy of our sexuality, we harness its power in our bodies and transform it in our hearts.


Fee: R700

Booking/inquiries: contact Stephen or email info@stephentredrea.com


Tantric Love Retreat
20 - 23 May 2010
6pm Thursday - 3pm Sunday

Shakti Malan and Stephen Tredrea
Oceans Echo Villa, Fish Hoek

Sex is the seed
Love is the flower
Compassion is the fragrance
- Osho
Tantra
Tantra is a collective name used for the ancient mystery practices that access, channel and catalyze sexual energy as a force of awakening. These practices have now become available to us, and opening to their gifts can happen remarkably quickly with the guidance of experienced Tantrikas.

The practice of Tantra invites you to be fully alive, without judgment or suppression of anything that is in your life. It beckons you into a state of unconditional love, where existence itself becomes the beloved. It opens your heart and your being to the presence of your sexual beloved in blissful, transformative meditation.

Tantric Love Retreat

The Tantric Love Retreat is an opportunity for you to become acquainted with, and drink deeply from, the well of experience that is Tantra. The quote above from the great Tantric master Osho captures the essence of the Tantric Love Retreat. First we awaken the raw fire of our vital life force or sexual energy. Then we guide this energy up the body, where it touches the heart and becomes a force of love. From there, this energy, which we call Kundalini, rises up further through your being until its fragrance fills you with the knowing that you are one with all that is.

The retreat is structured to accommodate both newcomers and those of you who have already started your exploration of Tantra. If you have a deep commitment to awakening, and if you are willing for profound transformation of your reality and your sense of yourself, then this retreat is for you. You are welcome on your own or with a partner, and persons of all sexual orientations are invited.

The theme of this retreat points to two essential elements of Tantric practice:

* Awakening the fire of your sexual energy or vital life force and
* Refining the quality of your sexual energy into the nectar of divine love.

The objectives of the retreat are:

* To awaken and release the flow of your sexual energy into the flame of presence
* To free up your capacity for feeling, experience and sensation
* To deepen your capacity for love
* To assist you in integrating dualities that keep your energy and your sense of yourself in limited expression
* To introduce you to methods and techniques that connect sexual and heart energy
* To refine your sensitivity and awareness of energy and the presence of the other
* To increase your ability to direct sexual energy as a force of awakening
* To welcome the inner lovemaking that happens when we open up to the unique expressions of feminine and masculine energies in ourselves and in each other

The challenge of Tantra is: How much bliss can you stand? This retreat is an opportunity for you to explore further - how much are you willing to let yourself feel? Are you willing to feel your raw instinctual power? Are you willing to feel all your emotions and sensations without judgment and suppression? Are you willing to increase your capacity to stand the bliss of subtlety? Are you ready to start feeling the blue flames of tantric presence ripple over your skin? Are you ready to let every breath become an act of love?


Methods

For this we will use a combination of Tantric methods:
  • active meditations
  • dance and movement
  • breath work
  • sound work
  • tantric meditations
  • sensory exploration
  • touch sensitivity training

Shakti and Stephen, the presenters

Shakti Malan is presenting this retreat and will be assisted by Stephen Tredrea. We are both members of the Advait Tantraschool (tantraschool.co.za). Shakti is a dakini (female tantra teacher) with a full and lively practice based in Cape Town and has been running retreats across South Africa. She has extensive experience in retreat facilitation and a deeply lived understanding of Tantric work. She holds Ph.D. in Sosial Anthropology. For more on Shakti's work and approach, see shakti.co.za and totalitytherapy.com. Stephen is a daka (male tantra teacher) who beautifully embodies in his life and work the right approach of the masculine towards the feminine. For more on Stephen, see stephentredrea.com

The venue

Balcony view of the entire bay

Ocean Echo Luxury Villa is a place of breathtaking beauty. This villa with has glass windows on all sides looking out onto nothing but endless ocean. While giving us this nourishment of unbridled nature, Ocean Echo also provides us with total privacy and stylish luxury. And all of this without hardly having to travel to get there (for Capetonians, and for visitors from elsewhere, only a flight away)! www.oceansecho.co.za

Cost and bookings

Cost: R2 850 includes facilitation fees and three nights' luxury accommodation (Facilitation fee R2 100, accommodation R250 per night). Food is prepared amongst us. Please note that this is a residential retreat with room for a maximum of 12 participants, so book early to avoid disappointment.

All bookings with Ahrian ahrian@shakti.co.za

Please contact Shakti at shakti@shakti.co.za if you have any questions.


To confirm your booking, please deposit payment* into the following account:

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

*Please talk to me about a payment plan if you are not able to pay in one go.


Skydancing
Tantra workshop for Women
3 - 5 September 2010 Ocean Echo Villa


Tantra is a deep celebration of the power of the feminine. In Tibet, female practitioner of Tantra is called a Dakini - a skydancer. Skydancing is what happens when a woman's sexual energy starts to move up her body, though her heart and comes showering out the crown of her head. The whole body goes into an exquisite dance that happens in receptivity and relaxation.

Shakti, a practiced Dakini, invites you to come taste the nectar of the feminine that flows from skydancing. In this weekend workshop, I assist you to

* direct the flow of energy in your body through meditation, movement and breath work
* share the ecstasy and depth of the feminine with other women in dancing, chanting and story circles and
* find your own skydance as it is in the naked truth of your being, this moment.


Skydancing is a deeply authentic expression of the wild woman in all of us. This teaching from woman to woman takes some doing in our current western mind set. Women have been brought up to believe that most or all of their sexual expression is wrong and must only be presented in an acceptable way according to the culture. Skydancing invites a great unlearning. In this unlearning our true being begins to emerge and we dance again. It happens when we let go, and allow what wants to dance through us.

Whenever women gather for skydancing, we are all astounded at the beauty of the feminine - the exquisite, tender and courageous presence that comes to the fore in us. All that is needed is some guidance from hands who know the journey, and your own willingness to open and relax into the truth of your life. It is a deeply transformative meditation, recommended for those women who are ready to move through illusions, and to live with totality.

Venue: Ocean Echo Villa

Cost: R2 300, which includes accommodation and meals. Bookings with ahrian@shakti.co.za


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



Conscious Sexuality
A retreat for singles and couples
By Shakti Malan
at the Osho Neo Zen Monastery, Knysna Forest
1 - 4 October 2010



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. Some of the common reasons are:

* We have been conditioned to suppress our natural sexuality in some way.
* Out of habit, sex has become a rushed explosion of pent-up energy, rather than an experience of loving, deepening, merging.
* Experiences that we have had in the past (these can be sexual, emotional, physical, spiritual) got stuck in the body and are blocking our energy flow.
* We are simply not in our bodies enough, loving being in our bodies enough!


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 retreat

This retreat is an introduction into the art of sacred sexuality. My specific intent is to design it around the participants; where you are at and what you need. 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 this is an introductory workshop, you will not be required to expose yourself in any way that is not comfortable for you. The retreat will also introduce you to practices that you can take into your daily life and/or into your relationship.

For those of you who have already done some work with me and would like to deepen your understanding and for those who wish to go deeper after the weekend's retreat I offer an additional day (Sunday 4 pm to Monday 4 pm) in which we can explore some more. You are welcome to bring your questions and requests.

What you can expect

  • dialogue, discussions, roleplay
  • dancing and movement
  • meditations
  • breathwork
  • touch exercises
  • more delightful discussions around fires and food

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. For more on her approach, see totalitytherapy.com. She is a member of the Advait Tantra School (see tantraschool.co.za)

The venue

The Osho Neo Monastery is a unique forest venue constructed and managed by people who glow with the light of awareness. Accommodation is provided in A-frame wooden huts lovingly made by the owner. The gathering hall rises up out of the forest and opens up to it on all sides. This is a back-to-nature weekend, the best way to get back into our natural sexuality - with manually heated showers, candles and fires. Food is vegetarian and always exquisite.

What others say

To see how previous participants experienced this retreat, go to http://shakti.co.za/blog/2009/01/reflections-on-conscious-sexuality

Costs and bookings

Please note that the retreat can accommodate a maximum of 12 people, so book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings with ahrian@shakti.co.za.

Costs, including accommodation and all meals, are:
R2 700


Love and blessings to you all

Shakti