Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Tantric Bliss in Morocco 17 - 23 April 2012

Tantric Bliss in Morocco
17 - 23 April 2012


Tantra is a mystery tradition that uses sexual energy as a force for spiritual awakening. The question that Tantra asks of the seeker is: How much bliss can you stand? Your capacity for bliss increases as your capacity to feel everything else - every sensation and emotion - increases. Come join two experienced Tantrikas for an adventure in exploring your inner wildness - to expand your capacity for feeling all of life. This delightful inner journey will be seamlessly interwoven with an exploration of the outer landscapes of Morocco - land of magic and beauty.


We will spend four hours every day - two hours at the start of the day and two hours at the end for the day - gently immersing you in the delicious practices of Tantra. Specifically, these will involve
tantric solo and partner meditations using breath, sound and movement
tantric breathwork
introducing masculine and feminine sexual energy
techniques for deep opening and relaxation and

When we drop deep into the center of presence, every cell of our bodies gets infused with the eros of life. We smell the ambroisia of being. When we open to the full aliveness of our bodies, stillness arises of itself.

About BlissDance
is the balance that happens
When we fully embrace
Both our shadow and our light
And come to rest
In love

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. The dance is free and not stylized, though guided by me through the progression of a theme. I introduce the dance, show you how I interpret it, and then you find our own response.

Blissdance draws on the wisdom of Biodanza and various other dance,movement and meditation traditions.

One of the first principles of Tantra is presence – being present in the here and now, in your body, in your senses. Another is the connection between our passion, our sexuality and our hearts. Blissdance is a space where you can come rest into the simple beauty of moving in a body, with other bodies, in the dance of life.

As this happens, you get to experience and confront some of the patterns that keep us from being intimate with life:

Body armoring: We hold our bodies rigid in an attempt to protect ourselves from feeling too much - or feeling what we have been suppressing. Sometimes that is laughter or ecstasy, sometimes that is sadness. fear or anger. All these states are welcome in the dance.

Associations: Over a lifetime of suppessions, we have started to build up meaning through associations. When someone touches you, what does it mean to you? When you enjoy the touch, what fears come up? Do they relate to past experiences or future projections? In BlissDance, these subconscious processes will become conscious for you. In awareness lies the liberation.

One of the keys of BlissDance is that the dance moves you out of your habits and stuck ways. We act out some of the drama's of everyday life - like having a couple's fight - but do that in a conscious way, as a celebration of the body, and as an act of freedom. In doing that, something gives way, more space gets created, and we can celebrate our freedom more. Sometimes I use ancient shamanic techniques to help shake up the nervous system so that you can slip into this moment with no mind. Sometimes we dance wild and crazy with little structure and limitation, to let that energy be expressed and accessed in the body. Eventually, as Rumi says:

something opens up
I taste only sacredness

The moment softens. We get to feel everything intimately. We welcome what is, no longer resist, and in that we can meet the beloved, in the dance, in this moment. In the first place, that beloved is my very own being. Then I can meet him/her in the other, the group, my life, existence.

BlissDance is for those who are yearning for presence, freedom and truth. It is for the brave spiritual warriors who are not scared to dance their ridiculousness and to let their vulnerability be felt in the dance as well.

All it takes is a little willingness. The music, the facilitation and the group will carry you along into what you really want: A deep opening into this present precious moment.

During this workshop we will spend 4 hours a day on practices of Tantra.

In leisure time you can enjoy tourists attractions in Essouira:

- Visit to the hammam (traditional steam bath)
- One-day jeep trip along the coast
- Visit the picturesque surroundings of Essaouira: camel, horse or quad bike.

There is an opportunity to stay on another five days for those who want explore this magical country.

Workshop Costs: 450 €/pps
- 400 €/pps if registration an payment until 9th March 2012

Booking deadline: 17th March 2012

Riad is located in the heart of Essaouira, just a few steps from the harbor and the beach. in the heart of the medina (old city), making it an ideal base to explore Essaouira.

Costs: 400 €/pps
The price includes:
- 6 nights accommodation with full board board: breakfast and dinner, transfer to (17th April) and from (23th April) the airport in Marrakech

Maria Muskat
+48 782 148 813

Limited number of participants

Essaouira - a former Portuguese fortress and now a beautiful fishing port which
have fascinated artists and surfers for years. Quiet small medina with its narrow, beautiful streets and the countless shops with local products. Impressive coastline. It creates an amazing fairy-tale atmosphere in the city.