Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Skydancing for Women

18 June 2011 10 am - 10 pm
Oakland, San Francisco

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Skydancing is a essential expression of the wild woman in all of us. This teaching from woman to woman takes some doing in our current western mindset. 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 is a return to our authentic sexual power as women. Energetically, it 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. The purpose of this workshop is to guide women into the opening, release and receptivity that turns our sexuality into a force of awakening. Some themes that may covered in this workshop (depending on the requirements of the group):

  • Awakening sexual energy
  • Opening to desire
  • Directing sexual energy
  • The essential qualities of the feminine
  • Sexuality, belonging and relationships
  • Virgin, whore, women’s union
  • Listening to yoni
  • Connecting heart and sex

The methods we use are breathwork, subtle movement, dancing, conversation and enactment.

Cost: $160
Book with Claire: Claire@Soullifefire.com

Totality Therapy Training July California

Introduction to Totality Therapy

Facilitators Training

15 – 17 July 10am – 6pm

Oakland, California

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What is Totality Therapy?

Totality Therapy is a contemporary, streamlined interpretation of the ancient wisdom of Advait Tantra. Totality Therapy uses the method of total immersion in experience while evoking a strong witness. Through deeply experiencing primary polarities such as fear and desire, good and bad, masculine and feminine, you get to break through the polarized gridlocks of your existing ego structure.

Who is the workshop for?

Totality Therapy are for people who are serious about waking up – this lifetime.

This workshop is suitable for any seeker, but particularly also for practitioners who would like to be exposed to this method.

How does it work?

Totality Therapy works as follows:

· The aim is greater awareness and presence, even if the road seems to go into unhappiness, disintegration and apparent madness.

· No expression of the person’s being is excluded – mental, emotional, physical, sexual, subtle energetic and spiritual facets are met directly as they present themselves.

· The practitioner is involved with her whole being while maintaining a state of heightened awareness. Thus no boundaries are needed and the client is encouraged to embody his/her life with totality.

Focus on sexuality

Totality Therapy focuses on sexuality because it is a potent and mystical force for awakening.

Eros is a guide to the unconscious

Sexual energy powerfully awakens our life force

Sexuality can immerse us in the moment with pure presence

Workshop aim

The aim of this workshop is to give you an experiential introduction to the seven basic methods of Totality Therapy:

  1. Lifting taboos and suppressions (facing fears) through

· Exploring your own sexual boundaries

· Touching cellular memories

  1. Embracing fantasies and desires through

· Articulating fantasies and desires

· Experiencing what has been desired

  1. Integrating polarities through

· Processing polarized ego states

· Developing a witness

  1. Expanding heart capacity through

· Experiencing and venting emotions

· Opening the heart

  1. Developing presence in the body through

· Breath awareness

· Sensory awareness

· Nervous system repatterning

  1. Male-female integration through

· Identifying the inner relationship

· Clearing external relationships

  1. Meditation in the moment through

· Meditation

· Sexual experience


Cost $300

Book with Claire: Claire@SoulLifeFire.com





Subtle energetics of Eros
Talk and mini-workshop

Oakland, San Francisco
Monday 20 June 7 - 10pm



Eros (our erotic impulse) is a guide to Gnosis (deeper wisdom or realization), said Plato. This talk and mini-workshop is an exploration of
  • what eros and how it is accessed with awareness
  • how awakened eros functions to integrate unconscious material and
  • how eros catalyzes the subtle energetics of the body.

The event is for who are interested in the awakening of consciousness through sexuality, and especially for healers and facilitators working with sexuality or in related fields. Using case studies from her practice and drawing on the experiences of participants, Shakti explains aspects of the body’s sexual bio-energetics, such as
  • The flow of energy between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • The nature of body armoring and how to work with this consciously
  • Male and female energy flows in the body
  • Sexual energy flow through the nadi’s, the chakras, and shushumna
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Bookings with Claire: Claire@SoulFireLife.com

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Shakti in the UK May - June 2011

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Shakti in the UK May - June



London, Brighton May 12th - 22nd,
Salisbury May 27 - 29,
Glasgow June 1 - 6

Chakra lotus


BlissDance

Brighton May 12th/London May 19th/Glasgow June 2nd

Shakti Malan Picture
BlissDance is an expression of Tantra, the art of integrating the sacred and sexual, and using this as a force for awakening. In a BlissDance session, you explore your inner and outer worlds through movement and stillness, music and silence.

For more information please see http://www.manawa.co.uk/blissdance.html
Cost: GBP 15.00/GBP 10.00 (concessions)

Talk: How the old wounds sing: Releasing sexual trauma and

opening to bliss through Tantric Practice

Brighton May 13th/London May 18th/ Glasgow June 3rd


This talk introduces Shaktis approach to working with sexual trauma and on how she listens 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?

For more information please see http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=107675049307901
Cost: GBP 9.00/GBP 7.00 (concessions)/GBP 15.00 (on the door)



Sexual Healing Through Tantric Practises - Healing Sexual Trauma
a weekend workshop

London May 21st – May 22nd


In this workshop Shakti will give you an experiential introduction to methods you can use to assist yourself and beloveds in releasing sexual trauma, you will learn the Tantric understanding of sexual trauma and healing it and an appreciation for the release that can be done with the assistance of a Tantrika.

For more information please see http://www.manawa.co.uk/healingSexualTrauma.html
Cost: GBP 240.00/GBP 200.00 (if booked before April 21st)


For for information and bookings please see www.manawa.co.uk or
contact Meera on 07787 950351 or email meera@onlyforart.com.

Sexual energetics - Dragon's Nectar Tantra Retreat

27th - 29th May 2011

Transcendence Tantra Yoga Center, Salisbury, England


Sexual energetics

Sexual energy is the most powerful and transformative form of energy we have got. And yet it is so misunderstood and so under-utilized in our world. This retreat will give you an experiential introduction to the following aspects of sexual energetics:


1. Sex and the unconscious


Our sexual responses is a direct guide to encountering and reclaiming energy that is trapped in the unconscious. Of particular importance here is exploring what comes up in erotic fantasy and noticing what happens at the point when erotic experience becomes unconscious. Our methods here will be:

  • working with fantasy and eroticism
  • racking body response to touch

2. Sex and body amoring


Our ability to feel and respond to intimate encounters is strongly affected by what Wilhelm Reich calls our body armoring. Body armoring is the unconscious emotional defenses we carry with us and that affect our openness to kinaesthetic and emotional intimacy.

  • We explore and release unnecessary body armoring through
  • tantric partner meditations and
  • blissdance, a free dance form that I developed for this purpose.

3. Sex and kundalini

Conventional orgasm involves intense involuntary contraction into the genitals. Kundalini orgasm happens when our sexual energy - or kundalini - is allowed and enabled to freely move up through the energy centers or chakras running up along our spines. Kundalini is often depicted as a snake that lies coiled up at the base of the spine. When this energy wakes up, it starts to run up the body, and becomes an immense force for spiritual awakening. The aspects of kundalini that we will be introducing in this retreat are:

  • ways of awakening kundalini
  • guiding sexual energy up the chakras
  • from contractive genital orgasm to kundalini orgasm

4. Sex and the opposite sex


In our essence, we are both masculine and feminine. Our journey as human beings is towards the reintegration of both sexes in ourselves. This dynamic is a core aspect of sexual energetics. In this theme, we will be looking at
  • projections and mirroring from the opposite sex and
  • deepening your inner masculine-feminine relationship

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 £395 per person Bookings only through Transcendence 08453458593 or 07875435104. Email tantra.uk@gmail.com and website http://www.tantra.uk.com/shaktim.html

“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

Glasgow June 1st - 6th

BlissDance

Glasgow, 2nd June, 7pm

BlissDance is an expression of Tantra, the art of integrating the sacred and sexual, and using this as a force for awakening. In a BlissDance session, you explore your inner and outer worlds through movement and stillness, music and silence.

For more information please see www.meetup.com/Sacred-Heart-Tantra/files/
Cost: GBP 10.00/GBP 7.00 (concessions), £15 if paid on the night


Talk: How the old wounds sing: Releasing sexual trauma and opening to bliss through Tantric Practice

Yoga Healing Glasgow, 3rd June, 7pm
This talk introduces Shakti’s approach to working with sexual trauma and on how she listens to the songs being sung by these old wounds. Is sexual trauma caused only by 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?

For more information please see www.meetup.com/Sacred-Heart-Tantra/files/
Cost: GBP 10.00/GBP 7.00 (concessions), £15 if paid on the night


Beloved - A Tantric Workshop on the Real of Love and Relationship
a one day workshop

Yoga Healing Glasgow, 4th June, 10am - 5.30pm

In this workshop Shakti will guide us to find our own inner Beloved and to integrate the polarity between the Masculine and the Feminine, exploring our rich diversity in all we really are. As we embrace our inner Soulmate a new fruitfulness becomes possible in our outer relationships.

For more information please see www.meetup.com/Sacred-Heart-Tantra/files/
Cost: GBP 100.00 (or GBP 80.00 if paid before April 30th)



Sexual Healing Through Tantric Practises - Healing Sexual Trauma
a one day workshop

Yoga Healing Glasgow, 5th June, 10am - 5.30pm

In this workshop Shakti will give you an experiential introduction to methods you can use to assist yourself and beloveds in releasing sexual trauma, you will learn the Tantric understanding of sexual trauma and healing it and an appreciation for the release that can be done with the assistance of a Tantrika.

For more information please see www.meetup.com/Sacred-Heart-Tantra/files/
Cost: GBP 100.00 (or GBP 80.00 if paid before April 30th)


For for information and all bookings please see www.meetup.com/Sacred-Heart-Tantra/files or contact Gillian on 07913 906 343 or email gillian@health-at-hand.co.uk

Kundalini

Private Sessions


Shakti will be available for private sessions, here are details for different locations. Bookings with Shakti at shakti@shakti.co.za. Details on sessions://shakti.co.za/consult.html

Brighton

Shakti will be available for one-to-one sessions from Wednesday 11th May till Sunday 15th.
Costs of sessions are on a sliding scale of £75-120.

London

Shakti is available for sessions 16 - 20 and 23 - 26 May.

Here's where I am working from: http://sacredpleasures.co.uk/thepot/boudoir/

The nearest stations are Hackney Wick (London Overground, 10 mins) and Pudding Mill Lane (DLR, 20 mins

Sessions are £100 - 150 pounds an hour at your discretion.


Glasgow, Prestwick

Shakti is available for sessions 1 - 3 as well as 6 June

Sessions are £100 - 150 pounds an hour at your discretion.