Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Tantra, the Art of Sacred Sexuality
a retreat for men and women
facilitated by Shakti Malan and Stephen Tredrea
Illovo, KZN
18 - 21 March 2011 (long weekend)

Tantra is an ancient mystery tradition in which sexual energy is used as a force for spiritual awakening. This workshop is a practical introduction to the art of conscious sexuality. What we teach, draws on ancient mystery traditions but finds its expression in accessible modern idiom. The workshop is suitable for beginners and those of you who have been practicing for a while. This is also an opportunity to introduce friends of yours who have been curiously watching your unfolding. You can come on your own or with a partner. Numbers are limited and we aim to keep the amount of men and women equal. The workshop will not require nakedness.

Topics we will explore in practice:

* Experiencing the sacred potential of sexuality
* Understanding the power of sexual energy/kundalini
* Learning how to build sexual energy
* Gauging ow to turn sexual energy into a force for the awakening of the undivided heart
* Experiencing sexual energy as force for meditation
* Learning how to practice Tantra with the opposite gender

Methods that will be used:

BlissDance, an expression of Tantra in movement
Active meditations to release energy suppressions
Tantric solo and partner meditations using breath, sound and movement
Heart filled dialogue, discussion and enactment to deepen understanding of Tantric principles
No nakedness or overt sexual expression will be required for this workshop

Who is the retreat for?

This workshop is suitable for sincere seekers of truth who desire to live beyond their conditioning into the truth of who we really are.
Tantra is deeply transformational work that shatters illusions about love and truth - so it is meant for the brave at heart. Are you ready? Then come!

The facilitators, Shakti and Stephen

Shakti and Stephen are Tantra teachers, based in Cape Town, with the
Advait Tantra School ( Their practice involves
sessions, talks, workshops, courses and retreats, working with
individuals, couples and groups. This is offered country-wide and

Shakti is a woman who has always had a deep sense of calling, which first she explored in the development field working with township communities all across South Africa. Through this work she attained a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, a discipline that teaches the practitioner to listen to the reality of groups and individuals from an insider perspective, through immersion in the texture of their lives.

Following from many years of devotion to meditation, tai chi, yoga and shamanic work, Shakti had a sudden and profound redirection of her energy into the field of Tantra. This started at the age of 33 with 18 months of death processing in the wilderness, and then a long period of intense work with the Advaita tradition of non-duality, as well as deep personal emotional processing.

Her style of teaching is influenced by Advaita teachings in general and specifically Advait Tantra, shamanism (most poignantly African shamanic traditions), systemic and processwork psychology, her intellectual training as a Social Anthropologist and also her work as a dance and movement teacher. Her central approach is to enter the totality of experience as a gateway to awakening. Shakti believes that sexuality powerfully directs us to this gateway. For more on her work, see and

Stephen has been actively exploring the value of integrating sexuality
in his own personal spiritual development for many years. This ongoing
exploration includes: dance and movement; body, energy and breath
work; mediation and Buddhist studies; Tai Chi practice; and
counselling training. Influences flow from various therapeutic,
mystery and spiritual practices including Buddhist Tantra, ancient
shamanic techniques, and Rudolph Steiner's Anthroposophy. His interest
in this work starts with the individual, extending into relationship
and deep intimacy, and then out to community. He learns from a number
of teachers as he continues to experience, reflect and share, teaching
with Shakti on a regular basis.

The venue: Chubby's Bush Camp, Illovo KZN

Chubby's Bush Camp offers guests the ultimate intimate, relaxing bush experience. it is located in a Malaria free environment and easily accessible from both Durban and Pietermaritzburg on good tar roads.

Dates and times: The retreat will begin Friday early evening and conclude Monday after a relaxed lunch.

Cost and bookings

Cost: R3 200 includes facilitation, accommodation and food.
Special offers: R2 800 pp if full payment is made before end of February.
Bookings: Book with Pieta Book soon as places are limited.
Full payment to be made into the following account:

Dr. S. Malan

Standard Bank current account

Thibault Square branch (02-11-09-00)

Account number: 073152811


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