Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Monday, 25 March 2013

The Soulmate Within

 a Tantric Workshop on The Real of Love and Relationship 

12 - 14 July 2013, London, England

Shakti
Dr Shakti Malan
Course objective
In our collective psyches the dream of finding the Soulmate moves strongly - that 'other' who will meet and fulfill me completely. There is a real soulmate for each one of us. But that person is inside. Inside ourselves we are both masculine and feminine. The lovers and loved ones that cross our paths are our mirrors for where we are in the inner relationship between male and female. They can also be a rich fulfillment - and embodiment - of our inner Soulmate.
The split between masculine and feminine in us is a primary polarity. A central aim of Tantra is the integration of this polarity. With that comes an experience of who you really are, in all your rich diversity. Paradoxically, as we embrace our inner Soulmate, a new fruitfulness becomes possible in our outer relationships.
This is a course that I have run several times and that has profoundly impacted on people's lives. As I work with this material, my understanding deepens and more dimensions get added to the work. This is one of the reasons why I have extended the length of the course.

Aims

Aim 1: Owning projections
The significant men or women in our lives are important mirrors for us of our other halves; our masculine side if we are feminine, and our feminine side if we are masculine. What we have not consciously come to accept in ourselves, we unconsciously project out on to others. Owning projections and accepting their gifts can be one of the most liberating, enlivening experiences of your life.

Aim 2: Meeting your Soulmate
It is possible to get intimately acquainted with your inner Soulmate. In this course we will do so through
• Shamanic journeywork
• Gestalt role-play
• BlissDance

Aim 3: Deepening the Inner Relationship
Once you have met your inner Soulmate, you can deepen this relationship. We will do so on this course through
• A live, experiential exploration of male/ female ways of being in the world
• Diarizing and sharing ongoing insights about the inner relationship as it unfolds during the course
• Tantric Breath Work

Aim 4: The Energetics of Relationship
This aspect of the course will give you an understanding and lived experience of
• The unconscious energetics that get set up in sexual relationship
• Methods for realigning your energy
• The energetic shifts and deepening in consciousness that occur as your inner masculine-feminine relationship deepens
• The energetics of Tantric sexual relating

Who is this course for?
This course is for all who are willing to commit to a Tantric journey of deep transformation. Transformation here means that your cherished concepts about love may be brought to into question, and old energy structures that no longer serve you may fall away. For the ego, this can feel like death or extreme disruption. Mostly however, the shifts feel much more gracious and subtle.

When: July 12th – July 14th, all three days 10am – 6pm
Where: London, TBC
Workshop price: £350 early-bird if booked by June 15th/£420 after June 15th
You can secure your place by making a £50 non-refundable deposit payment through www.tantrawithoutborders.co.uk website.

For more information and bookings please visit www.tantrawithoutborders.co.uk or contact Meera on 07787950351 or email meera@onlyforart.com.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

The dance of Divine Attraction

Free workshop with Shakti Malan (Ph.D.)
Thursday 9 May 2013, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Aquarian Heart Studio
4920 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609

We sense the potency of what can happen in sexual attraction, but we rarely touch what it is. We feel this potential also in the attraction between our inner masculine and feminine. We know that new galaxies can be birthed from the opening of heart and consciousness that happens when two people (or our inner masculine and feminine) explode into each other, with total passion, and limitless stillness. But our conditioning, our patterning, and our ideas of who we are keep us from living THAT.

In this short workshop, Shakti will take you into an experience of this potential. We will be using a movement from the Form Reality Practice of Bernie Prior, a revolutionary movement practice that wakes up the profound masculine and feminine in us. Through the reality moment that Shakti will teach you, you will get to experience, in your felt sense and through shifts in your consciousness
  • what the essence of the masculine and the feminine are
  • why they are attracted to each other
  • what the challenges are that this attraction creates
  • how to step into this attraction with totality
  • and how, in doing so, we start to live our divinity.

This is a FREE workshop
However, booking is essential as space is limited.
Bookings with Claire: clairerumore@yahoo.com


This workshop will be followed by a Form training at the same venue 17 - 19 May 2013 for those who wish to go deeper, as well as an 8 week course on the Soulmate Within.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The Soulmate Within
a Tantric course on The Real of Love and Relationship
an 8 Week Series with Shakti Malan
Thursday 7-10pm May 16- June 20 th
San Anselmo CA


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Course objective

In our collective psyches the dream of finding the Soulmate moves strongly - that 'other' who will meet and fulfill me completely. There is a real soulmate for each one of us. But that person is inside. Inside ourselves we are both masculine and feminine. The lovers and loved ones that cross our paths are our mirrors for where we are in the inner relationship between male and female. They can also be a rich fulfillment - and embodiment - of our inner Soulmate.

The split between masculine and feminine in us is a primary polarity. A central aim of Tantra is the integration of this polarity. With that comes an experience of who you really are, in all your rich diversity. Paradoxically, as we embrace our inner Soulmate, a new fruitfulness becomes possible in our outer relationships.

This is a course that I have run several times and that has profoundly impacted on people's lives. As I work with this material, my understanding deepens and more dimensions get added to the work. This is one of the reasons why I have extended the length of the course.

Aims

Aim 1: Owning projections

The significant men or women in our lives are important mirrors for us of our other halves; our masculine side if we are feminine, and our feminine side if we are masculine. What we have not consciously come to accept in ourselves, we unconsciously project out on to others. Owning projections and accepting their gifts can be one of the most liberating, enlivening experiences of your life.

Aim 2: Meeting your Soulmate

It is possible to get intimately acquainted with your inner Soulmate. In this course we will do so through
• Shamanic journeywork
• Gestalt role-play
• BlissDance


Aim 3: Deepening the Inner Relationship

Once you have met your inner Soulmate, you can deepen this relationship. We will do so on this course through
• A live, experiential exploration of male/ female ways of being in the world
• Diarizing and sharing ongoing insights about the inner relationship as it unfolds during the course
• Tantric Breath Work

Aim 4: The Energetics of Relationship

This aspect of the course will give you an understanding and lived experience of
  • The unconscious energetics that get set up in sexual relationship
  • Methods for realigning your energy
  • The energetic shifts and deepening in consciousness that occur as your inner masculine-feminine relationship deepens
  • The energetics of Tantric sexual relating

Who is this course for?


This course is for all who are willing to commit to a Tantric journey of deep transformation. Transformation here means that your cherished concepts about love may be brought to into question, and old energy structures that no longer serve you may fall away. For the ego, this can feel like death or extreme disruption. Mostly however, the shifts feel much more gracious and subtle.

I invite those of you who have done the course to join in again.

Cost and bookings

Cost: $330 for bookings paid in full before 16 April, $400 for bookings after. $100 non-refundable deposit required to ensure your place - we have limited space for participation in this training.

Bookings with Robyn: robyn@thepresentsense.com

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Dolphin Love Tantric Dolphin Retreat by Shakti Malan and Courtney Ward
organized by Halo Gaia Holistic Travel
29 August - 1 September 2013, (extra night optional)
Ponta Malangane, Mozambique

Come dive with the dolphins - and discover you are the  Breathing Body of Love

Dolphins
I believe that dolphins have come to earth as an embodiment of unconditional love. They celebrate their desire in continuous, finely attuned sensual flow. They flow in and out of the ocean's changing rhythms with playful delight. They love without limits. And they make love, a lot.

It is my encounter with the bottle nose dolphins of Southern Mozambique that lead me, ten years ago, to the path of Tantra. Swimming with them at the bottom of the bright ocean, I felt like I never had to come up for air again. I got immersed in the power of love. Swimming in love, who ever needs to breathe air again? Their sound traveling through the waters of my body changed my resonance so profoundly that I had no choice, really. I left behind a life and opened to the work I was called for: Sharing the wisdom of Tantra

Tantra is an ancient mystery tradition that regards the body and embodied, sensual love as a gateway to awakening. Tantrikas share this understanding with dolphins. Therefore I find it very fitting to have a Tantric Dolphin Retreat at Ponta Malangane, ten years after my first encounter.

Halo Gaia is a company, lead by Courtney Ward, that approaches the dolphins with such love and skill that it never feels like an imposition to swim with them. If the dolphins want to swim with us, we will. If they are busy, we won't interfere. Either way, you will love the experience.

Dolphin Love Retreat


In this retreat, we will explore the following dimensions of dolphin reality.

1. Conscious breathing

Every breath that a dolphin takes, is consciously chosen. If a dolphin gets anethesized, the chances are that (s)he may die. Even while sleeping, dolphins have half their brain functioning, enabling them to keep consciously choosing their breath. Breath is prana, life force. The breath is the first caress that enters us, the first experience of being loved from deep inside. Imagine what it could be like if you could learn to open to your own breath as a touch of the Beloved, Existence, all that is. Imagine being able to share such presence with another. On this retreat, I will teach you how. And we will take this presence with us to the dolphins.

2. Love embodied

As human beings, our ability to love ourselves and to love others is often constricted by our unconscious fears, associations and repressions. Dolphins invite us to rediscover the real of pure, innocent love, met and celebrated in the body.

3. Feeling the flow

Our ability to flow in life gets inhibited by the body armoring we carry around us. Body armoring is emotional protection
that makes us numb or defended against the touch of another. While in some situations, such as in a business meeting, this armoring may serve us, too many of us walk around with permanent armoring, which limits our ability to feel the real of the moment, the touch of life. Dolphins live in the constantly changing flow of life. With some facilitated preparation, we can go meet them in the oceans, armored only with the power of the open heart.

4. Open to desire

I have personally witnessed numerous encounters of dolphins coming to meet humans without judgment, and with a fine attunement as to what each person needs. Despite their unconditionality, dolphins never do anything that does not flow from their own authentic desire. I will invite you on this retreat to open to yours.
What will we be doing?
  • conscious breath work
  • guided meditations using breath, sound and movement
  • blissdance and other movement meditations
  • conscious work with kundalini, our sexual energy or vital life force

Who is the retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for all committed seekers whose greatest desire it is to wake up to the fullness of love, or the truth of who we really are. This journey takes courage, the courage to leave behind what is no longer true, and to meet love in unexpected ways. If you are a spiritual warrior with a strong heart and the willingness to face your unconscious fears, then come. Though we will be working with the energy of sexuality, there will be nothing overt about the retreat, and we will remain fully clothed for this occasion. Our hearts, however, may dance in the naked oceans.

You are welcome to come as an individual or with a partner.
Some exercises are done with one or two other people. We rotate practice partners with great respect and honoring for where your energy is at.

The Facilitators: Shakti Malan and Courtney Ward

Shakti MalanShakti is a teacher if Tantra, the art of sacred sexuality. Her passion is awakening to the light of our divine nature, in our bodies and through our sexuality. She tracks sexuality as a gateway of awakening, and supports people across the world with this through retreats, sessions and online trainings.

Shakti has a PhD in Social Anthropology, the practice of which taught her to stand in people's shoes, listen to what is felt and not said, and sink into the soul of people. she had learnt much from the land and the shamanic traditions of Africa. She keeps the spirit of Africa close to her heart as she lives and teaches across the world.

Shakti has published a book entitled Sexual Awakening for Women and trains women to teach this work. She developed Blissdance, a movement practice that gives space for the wordless embodiment of tantric realization. She is well known for her work in releasing sexual trauma and for her gestalt work on the relationship between the masculine and feminine. As a teacher, Shakti is confronting but inclusive , facilitating while clearly guiding, and mindful that learning happens through the body rather than the mind.

Courtney Ward The passionate owner of Halo Gaia Holistic Travel.
Courtney is essentially a performer in the great arts of the divine; she is a talented artist, actor and musician. Courtney is especially gifted in her spontaneous ability to apply her artistic gifts and musical talents in a group dynamic in aid of personal transformation and creativity. Courtney has been exploring the powerful use of sound vibration healing for the past 13 years. It has taken her on a journey of shamanic sound discovery that lies within the seed core of us all. For the past 10 years, Courtney has worked intensively with a pod of 250+ dolphins in Southern Mozambique as Halo Gaia's leading Dolphin Swim Facilitator. Through her intimate relations with the dolphins, her love of people and her exceptional musical skills, Courtney offers an extraordinary Dolphin Assisted Therapy program during our retreats. Her playful and spontaneous joy magnetically inspires and enthuse those around her.
Dolphins. For the past 10 years, Courtney has worked intensively with the pod of 250 + Inshore Bottlenose dolphins of Southern Mozambique, as Halo Gaia's leading Dolphin Swim Facilitator. Through her intimate relations with the dolphins, her love of people and her exceptional musical skills, Courtney offers an extraordinary Dolphin Assisted Therapy program during our retreats. Her playful and spontaneous joy magnetically inspires and enthuse those around her

RATE: R4800.00 per person
Package rate INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES
INCLUDES
3 Nights SHARED accommodation in Safari two man tents on decking with bed linen
communal kitchen and bathroom facilities
Return 4x4 Transfers from border to camp ( 12km)
3 dolphin swims facilitated by Courtney Ward
Snorkeling course & Code of Conduct, Boat Safety and Dolphin sharing
Music program with Courtney Ward including Sound Journey and evening Drumming
Private gathering space for activities beautifully decorated with lanterns, mats and cushions … in real SURVIVOR STYLE!
Photographs of your Ocean experiences along with Dolphin diary “tail” of time shared
Shakti Malan’s facilitated program
EXCLUDES
All Meals & Drinks. There is a restaurant, self catering kitchen and bar in the camp
Travel
Snorkeling equipment (R75.00 per day or bring your own)
Visas (South Africans no longer need visas)
Gratuity for Mozambiquan cleaning staff and helping hands ( R50 + per person )

FOR BOOKINGS & FURTHER ENQUIRIES CONTACT:
Halo Gaia Holistic TravelKate Ballenden Tel: +27 (0)11 447 8121 / Cell: +27 (0)82 307 0424 / info@halogaia.com


Halo Gaia Holistic Travel legally operates all
Dolphin Scenic Tours under the "Transporte Maritimo Commercial de Trafego local de Passageiros" license issued to Malongane for commercial dolphin launches in Southern Mozambique

Friday, 8 March 2013

Subtle Tantra in California 17 - 19 May 2013



Subtle Tantra 
The Form Reality Practice of Bernie Prior
 Aquarian Heart Center 4920 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609
17 - 19 May 2013

TheForm Reality Practice by Bernie Prior is a subtle movement practice that brings together the masculine principle of consciousness and the feminine principle of form and sensation into a revolutionary awakening to the creative potential of this moment. During this workshop, you will be introduced to the principles of the Form and get to experience and practice parts of the Form. Some of the unique qualities of the Form Reality Practice™ are:
  • Whereas traditional meditation is solo practice, the Form can be practiced with (or without) a partner. It is a profound gift of awakening to both the giver and the receiver.
  • The coming together of movement and consciousness opens a radical awakening to this moment.
  • The Form demonstrates in our bodies the essence of the true masculine and feminine, and the dance of their uniting.
  • Any moment in The Form can be used during your day to drop you back into the ecstatic presence of the moment.
  • It opens us to intimacy with others and ourselves at the deepest, most profound level.
Feedback on the Form
Wherever I have been introducing The Form across the world, people have responded with tears of gratitude and deep recognition, deep shifts in their perception of reality, and a dropping in their bodies to a level of subtlety that they didn't know existed. Here is a blog with photo's and feedback from many people who have done this training with me. And here is my experience of the Form Reality Practice.

Bernie Prior says about The Form: “The Form generates more light to address those parts of your self that need higher integration – to perceive them, heal them, transform them, transcend and integrate them at a higher level of consciousness. All movement of the physical, mind and emotion that you are conscious of, grows you. It grows your soul light. It is the evolution of the soul of the Earth, not just the individual. The practice of The Form is facilitating conscious evolution”

Watch this video to see more about it.

Cost and bookings

$320 for Friday to Sunday full days
#220 for Saturday and Sunday





Bookings: Claire Rumore clairerumore@yahoo.com