Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Sacred Eros Easter weekend in London




Sacred Eros

When the divine meets our sexuality, true evolution happens


An Easter Tantric workshop in London
18 - 20 April 2014


 The invitation
How would it be to be 100% passionate about your erotic life and 100% on fire for spiritual awakening? Wouldn’t the doors that separate the sacred and our lives fling wide open in unadulterated ecstasy?

This workshop
Over this year’s Easter weekend in London, Shakti is creating a sacred fulcrum for the coming together of Spirit and Matter, Soul and Body, consciousness and form, in your life – and the celebration of your true nature as oneness incarnate. This we will do through embodied spiritual practice combined with transcendent erotic practice.

What we will be doing on this workshop:
Embodied meditation practices from ancient and contemporary mystical traditions of the world
Practices to awaken and direct the flow of Eros through your body and your life, coming from ancient Tantric traditions and contemporary Tantric masters
Bhakti or devotional practices to evoke the deep flowering of the heart in Eros
Inquiry to bring the parts of us that are lost, home to our essential nature.

Date: Friday, April 18 - Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time: 10am - 6pm all 3 days
Venue: The Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London, N5 1JT
Workshop Investment: Early-Bird £350 if booked by April 1, £420 after April 1
Booking http://www.tantrawithoutborders.co.uk/?event=sacred-eros-a-tantric-weekend-workshop-with-shakti-malan_2156#tabs-2

Monday, 20 January 2014

Sexual Awakening for Couples
Cape Town, Sunday 16 March 2014


Waking up as couples
Couples who are in a committed sexual relationship face unique challenges and opportunities. When the couple’s shared focus is on higher realization of truth and love, this accelerates the process of awakening on every level, including sexually.

We live in a world that sorely lacks wisdom and understanding of how to deepen our sexual relating as couples on this journey of awakening. In this day workshop, Shakti and Aaron will share with you their learning in this field based on their own experience and study with realized masters.  The main focus of the day will be to support you in navigating through your own unique relational landscape using a few principles and techniques that they will introduce.
 
The themes of the day are:
  • ·      Principles for keeping a sexual relationship vibrant and alive over time
  • ·      Useful techniques for addressing the shadow material of your relationship
  • ·      Methods for taking intimate communication to the next level
  • ·      Principles and practice for deepening presence and awareness in lovemaking
The workshop will be limited to 10 couples as this is a workshop that requires time for the facilitators to work with each couple. All exercises are done fully clothed and with respect for the privacy of relationship.


About Shakti Malan and Aaron Swanson

Shakti Malan (Ph.D.) is South African born and has an extensive international practice as facilitator of conscious sexuality. She is author of Sexual Awakening for Women and does extensive work with women on the awakening of the unique qualities of feminine sexual essence. Aaron Swanson has a business in California, and has dedicated his life to the quest for awakening and the cultivation of the masculine principle of consciousness. He has studied Aaron and Shakti have been in relationship for the past 2 ½ years and have taught together in South Africa, England and California.

Time: Sunday 16 March 9am - 5pm

Cost:
Early Bird Registration (paid in full before 26 February): R850 per person per day
After 26 February: R1 000 per person per day
Special offer for attending both workshops (Sexual Awakening for Men and Women and Sexual Awakening for Couples):
Early Bird Registration (paid in full before 26 February): R1 600 for both days
After 26 February: R1 750 for both days

Booking:
Book with Tiffany: tiffany@shaktimalan.com
Your place is confirmed upon receipt of payment advice (sent to tiffany@shaktimalan.com). Please note: Put YOUR NAME in as reference (not Shakti's).

Payments to: 
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Dr. S. Malan
Standard Bank current account
Thibault Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811

Place: Bindi Sanctuary Claremont, 7 Hillwood Road, Claremont.
Bring: a packed lunch for yourself, and a pillow to sit on.

Sexual Awakening for Men and Women, Cape Town 15 March 2014


Sexual Awakening for Men and Women
with Shakti Malan and Aaron Swanson
Cape Town, Saturday 15 March

 


The calling
 There comes a time in the life of a human being when we realize that life is about so much more than the struggle to get our individual wants and needs met. At that point, we start to get interested in waking up to who we are, beyond the matrix dream-reality of this world.

Waking up sexually
Sexuality and intimate relationships become an entirely different field of exploration from what we had known before. We want sex that is illumined with presence. We want our sexual relationship with ourselves and with each other to take us over the edge of what we have known before, into the heart of God, into the pure bliss that lies beyond our personal identity.

This workshop
In this workshop, Shakti and Aaron will explore with you the unique pathways of awakened male and female sexual energy. Our physical bodies are wired differently, and so are our energetic bodies. The feminine principle in a woman’s sexual body calls her into profound openness, receptivity and love. The masculine principle in a man’s sexual body calls him into consciousness, clarity and direction in lovemaking.

A day of practice
In this day workshop, Shakti and Aaron will facilitate you through practices that will bring you in touch with the qualities of the masculine and the feminine in your sexual essence. Specific themes for the day are:
  • ·      Practices to awaken the unique pathways of male and female sexual energy
  • ·      Practices to address blockages in your awareness and the flow of your sexual energy
  • ·      Ways of cultivating masculine and feminine qualities in your sexuality and in your life.

This workshop is suitable for men and women of any age or sexual orientation, single or in relationship. For those who plan to do the couple’s workshop, this workshop will give you invaluable practice that will not be addressed in the same way in the couple’s workshop. 


About Shakti Malan and Aaron Swanson

Shakti Malan (Ph.D.) is South African born and has an extensive international practice as facilitator of conscious sexuality. She is author of Sexual Awakening for Women and does extensive work with women on the awakening of the unique qualities of feminine sexual essence. Aaron Swanson has a business in California, and has dedicated his life to the quest for awakening and the cultivation of the masculine principle of consciousness. He has studied Aaron and Shakti have been in relationship for the past 2 ½ years and have taught together in South Africa, England and California.

Time: Saturday 15 March 10am - 6pm

Cost:
Early Bird Registration (paid in full before 26 February): R850 per person per day
After 26 February: R1 000 per person per day
Special offer for attending both workshops (Sexual Awakening for Men and Women and Sexual Awakening for Couples):
Early Bird Registration (paid in full before 26 February): R1 600 for both days
After 26 February: R1 750 for both days

Booking:
Book with Tiffany: tiffany@shaktimalan.com
Your place is confirmed upon receipt of payment advice (sent to tiffany@shaktimalan.com). Please note: Put YOUR NAME in as reference (not Shakti's).

Payments to: 


Dr. S. Malan
Standard Bank current account
Thibault Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811
Place: Bindi Sanctuary Claremont, 7 Hillwood Road, Claremont.
Bring: a packed lunch for yourself, and a pillow to sit on.


Soulmate Within 1 February Cape Town

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The Soulmate Within
Inner Masculine-Feminine Relationship

Workshop with Shakti
Saturday 1 February 2014


In this workshop, Shakti will be exploring a body of work that she has been developing over many years. It is called the Soulmate Within.

Within each one of us, resides the Masculine and Feminine principles. While we may be consciously identifying with one principle, we may unconsciously be dominated by the other principle. So for instance, many women at the end of patriarchy may be priding themselves on being liberated Goddesses, but the quality of their lives is still dictated by an outdated masculine model of productivity and goal-orientation. Our first challenge is to bring some clarity and honesty to the seeing of where our inner masculine-feminine relationship is at.

The purpose of this workshop is to
  • Introduce the conscious and unconscious models of masculine and feminine in our world
  • Guide you in discovering some of the faces of your inner masculine and feminine
  • Explore the dynamics of relating between your inner masculine and feminine
  • Bring clarity to how your masculine and feminine aspects relate to those of people you are in relationships with.

The methods we will be using are
  • Teaching and instruction by Shakti
  • Gestalt role-play
  • Projection work
  • Subtle movement practice
  • Case studies and group learning
Ultimately, the aim of the Soulmate Within work is the divine union where he masculine and feminine principles in us become one.  As logion 22 from the Gospel of Mary Magdalene says:.

When you are able
To make two become one,
The inside like the outside,
And the outside like the inside
The higher like the lower,
So that a man is no longer male,
And a woman, female,
But male and female become one one single whole..
- then you shall enter in.

This workshop will be of particular interest to people who have explored this work with Shakti before, but new participants are also very welcome. 

Date: Saturday 1 February 10 am – 3 pm
Booking:
Book with Tiffany: tiffany@shaktimalan.com
Your place is confirmed upon receipt of payment advice (sent to tiffany@shaktimalan.com). Please note: Put YOUR NAME in as reference (not Shakti's).

Payments to: 

Dr. S. Malan
Standard Bank current account
Thibault Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811
Place: Bindi Sanctuary Claremont, 7 Hillwood Road, Claremont.
Bring: a packed lunch for yourself, and a pillow to sit on.
Cost: R400