Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Friday, 28 October 2011

Totality Therapy Talk 3 November Oakland, CA

Get total with your life
Get total with your sexuality

A mini-workshop with South Africa's Shakti Malan (Ph.D.)
Oakland, CA
3 November 2011
6.30pm - 10pm

Getting Total
"Totality Therapy" is for you if you want to get total with your sexuality – if you want to reach the fullness of what your sexuality can take you to. This requires that you live every dimension of your life with totality – that you be fully present with every experience. It takes immense capacity to hold the fullness of what is possible in your sexuality. This capacity is a direct result of our willingness and ability to feel and experience all of what life brings us.
This event
This mini-workshop is an opportunity to get immersed in the wisdom of Totality Therapy. For those of you who have met Shakti before, it offers a space to engage with your experiences since and to get her input. The evening will be structured to also give a good introduction to those who are new to Shakti's work. At this event, Shakti will be giving details of the 14 month online training course which she will be starting in February/March 2012.

The elements of Totality Therapy are:

  1. Lifting taboos and suppressions (facing fears) through
• Exploring your own sexual boundaries
• Touching cellular memories
2. Embracing fantasies and desires through
• Articulating fantasies and desires
• Experiencing what has been desired
3. Integrating polarities through
• Processing polarized ego states
• Developing a witness
4. Expanding heart capacity through
• Experiencing and venting emotions
• Opening the heart
5. Developing presence in the body through
• Breath awareness
• Sensory awareness
• Nervous system re-patterning
6. Male-female integration through
• Identifying the inner relationship
• Clearing external relationships
7. Meditation in the moment through
• Tantric meditation practice
• Sexual experience

About Shakti Malan (Ph.D.)

Shakti is a dakini and member of the Advait Tantraschool ( Shakti is based in Cape Town, South Africa and teaches internationally. 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 and

Shakti is a woman who has always had a deep sense of calling, which she first 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 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.

You can pre-RSVP with Claire Rumore: Another email with specific location will be sent soon.