Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Friday, 17 June 2011

The Rippling Blue Flame
Introducing the Yoga of Advait Tantra
Santa Cruz
June 30
8.15 - 10.3pm
Divinitree Art Studio
www.divinitree.com

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"At the start of lovemaking
Stay with the fires in the beginning
And in so doing
Avoid the embers at the end"

- Shiva in the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra


This talk is an introduction to some of the basic principles of Tantric Yoga. Tantric Yoga is a path to spiritual liberation that employs yogic understandings of the subtle body to all areas of life, including our sexuality. The focus in this workshop will be on the yogic approach to cultivating sexual fire.

Our sexual energy, when it is uncultivated, comes out as a red flame that burns with the excitement of genital orgasm, but the flame also dies with orgasm. But it is possible to cultivate this flame through awareness. Then it becomes a rippling blue flame that courses through your whole body and over your skin. This experience is what I call kundalini orgasm, the subtle but continuous awakening of your vital life force.

Some themes that will be addressed in this talk are:
  • how to open the flow of sexual energy
  • creating a connection between heart and sex
  • the subtle energy flows of sexual energy up the body
  • what is kundalini orgasm and how it awakens
  • how to cultivate sexual energy using
  • subtle movement,
  • relaxation,
  • breath and
  • awareness

About Shakti Malan (Ph.D.)


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Shakti is a dakini (teacher of the mystery traditions of Tantra) and member of the Advait Tantraschool (tantraschool.co.za). She has a busy practice involving sessions, workshops, courses and retreats. Shakti is based in Cape Town and has been teaching internationally in the UK and the US. Her central approach is to enter the totality of experience as a gateway to awakening. Shakti believes that sexuality is the field which most powerfully directs us to this gateway. For more on her work, see www.shakti.co.za and www.totalitytherapy.com

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.

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