Shakti's Tantra Events

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

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Conscious Sexuality for Couples

with Shakti Malan, Ph.D. and Aaron Swanson

London, England

19 - 21 September 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.

What is sexual awakening?

Sex as we know it in the world is at best a fun encounter with a short lifespan that is seldom really profound. This is so for three reasons:
1. We have forgotten who we are. We have become identified with our personalities and our experiences and don’t realize that we are consciousness embodied. We are Gods and Goddesses wrapped in flesh.
2. We have not been taught what sex is for. In our culture and in our ancestry, sex has come to only serve our superficial wants and needs and our obligations. The true purpose of sex is to merge the masculine and feminine in us and to realize divine bliss and profound truth, in our bodies.
3. We have not been taught how to make love. A society that shuns sex, or objectifies it, does not know how to make love. When sex becomes making love, the dance of sexual union turns into an alchemy of mutual awakening. There is an art to making love – and it is time to immerse ourselves in that art.
It is time to awaken our sexuality. By this I mean
• Activate our sexual energy from its sleep state to become a continuous flow of vital life force
• Refine our sexual energy by infusing it with consciousness. When this happens, sexual energy becomes Kundalini or higher frequency sexual energy that vastly expands our sense of our physical body and catalyzes deeper levels of spiritual awakening.
• Learn to direct our sexual energy. We have been conditioned to believe that orgasm and ejaculation is the same thing, and that orgasm is a release through the genitals. It is possible to open to orgasmic sexual energy and to direct it through the subtle energy body, all the way to the crown of the head, filling your whole being with orgasmic energy.

Awakening sexual energy
The aliveness of your sexual energy does not need to depend on whether you are ‘turned on’ in the moment. There are secret sexual gateways in the subtle body that can be activated with awareness and subtle movement. I will introduce you to these gateways and give you practices to access and open these gateways.
Activating masculine and feminine principles
In lovemaking, the highest principles of the masculine are presence, stillness and consciousness. We will cultivate these qualities through embodied awareness practices. The highest feminine principles are profound love and receptivity in heart and body. We will use partner bodywork (including body de-armoring) and movement to awaken these qualities.
Riding the waves of sexual energy
When we bring higher consciousness into our sexuality, we can develop control over the flow of our sexual energy. This means that the time we are able to make love can be significantly extended and the experience of sexual union can be taken to unprecedented states of orgasmic bliss. Learn how to attune to the flow of sexual energy in your own body and that of your partner. Wen we learn how to ride the sexual energy like waves, we can go to ever increasing heights without being ‘dumped’ by an unexpected ejaculatory orgasm or loss of arousal.
I will teach you how to use breath, attunement and pacing of movement to begin mastery of the waves.




Tantric partner practices
On this workshop, I intend to impart to you my contemporary interpretation of sexual partner practices from the ancient Tantric traditions of India and Tibet.  Most of the practices take place in a traditional position called Yub Yum, where the woman is sitting on the man’s lap with her legs wrapped around him. Once the principle is understood, the practices can be used in any sexual position. The practices make use of breath, sound and movement to activate awakened sexual energy and to circulate it between the partners. These practices include:
• accelerate the awakening of sexual energy
• create a strong energetic connection between sex and heart
• circulate orgasmic energy through the body
• bring the couple together in ecstatic union
• infuse the couple with vast stillness and presence

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. Aaron and Shakti have been in relationship for 3 years, are engaged to be married and have taught together in South Africa, England and California.


  
Booking

Cost:  £380 per person Early-Bird offer if you book by August 31/£450 after August 31.
Deposit of £150 will secure a place for the couple
10am-6pm all three days
Venue: Clerkenwellbeing Centre, 178 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DT 
bookings with Meera: eliza.metere@gmail.com



Conscious Sexuality for Couples

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 September 2014

Conscious Sexuality for Couples Retreat Intensive with Shakti Malan and Aaron Swanson

Shakti Malan & Aaron Swanson
Shakti Mari Malan and Aaron Swanson
Waking Up as a Couple

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.
What is sexual awakening?
Sex as we know it in the world is at best a fun encounter with a short lifespan that is seldom really profound. This is so for three reasons:
1. We have forgotten who we are. We have become identified with our personalities and our experiences and don’t realize that we are consciousness embodied. We are Gods and Goddesses wrapped in flesh.
2. We have not been taught what sex is for. In our culture and in our ancestry, sex has come to only serve our superficial wants and needs and our obligations. The true purpose of sex is to merge the masculine and feminine in us and to realize divine bliss and profound truth, in our bodies.
3. We have not been taught how to make love. A society that shuns sex, or objectifies it, does not know how to make love. When sex becomes making love, the dance of sexual union turns into an alchemy of mutual awakening. There is an art to making love – and it is time to immerse ourselves in that art.

It is time to awaken our sexuality. By this I mean
• Activate our sexual energy from its sleep state to become a continuous flow of vital life force
• Refine our sexual energy by infusing it with consciousness. When this happens, sexual energy becomes Kundalini or higher frequency sexual energy that vastly expands our sense of our physical body and catalyzes deeper levels of spiritual awakening.
• Learn to direct our sexual energy. We have been conditioned to believe that orgasm and ejaculation is the same thing, and that orgasm is a release through the genitals. It is possible to open to orgasmic sexual energy and to direct it through the subtle energy body, all the way to the crown of the head, filling your whole being with orgasmic energy.

Awakening sexual energy
The aliveness of your sexual energy does not need to depend on whether you are ‘turned on’ in the moment. There are secret sexual gateways in the subtle body that can be activated with awareness and subtle movement. I will introduce you to these gateways and give you practices to access and open these gateways.

Activating masculine and feminine principles
In lovemaking, the highest principles of the masculine are presence, stillness and consciousness. We will cultivate these qualities through embodied awareness practices. The highest feminine principles are profound love and receptivity in heart and body. We will use partner bodywork (including body de-armoring) and movement to awaken these qualities.

Riding the waves of sexual energy
When we bring higher consciousness into our sexuality, we can develop control over the flow of our sexual energy. This means that the time we are able to make love can be significantly extended and the experience of sexual union can be taken to unprecedented states of orgasmic bliss. Learn how to attune to the flow of sexual energy in your own body and that of your partner. Wen we learn how to ride the sexual energy like waves, we can go to ever increasing heights without being ‘dumped’ by an unexpected ejaculatory orgasm or loss of arousal.
I will teach you how to use breath, attunement and pacing of movement to begin mastery of the waves.

Tantric partner practices
On this workshop, I intend to impart to you my contemporary interpretation of sexual partner practices from the ancient Tantric traditions of India and Tibet. Most of the practices take place in a traditional position called Yub Yum, where the woman is sitting on the man’s lap with her legs wrapped around him. Once the principle is understood, the practices can be used in any sexual position. The practices make use of breath, sound and movement to activate awakened sexual energy and to circulate it between the partners.

These practices include:
• accelerate the awakening of sexual energy
• create a strong energetic connection between sex and heart
• circulate orgasmic energy through the body
• bring the couple together in ecstatic union
• infuse the couple with vast stillness and presence

When: September 20-22, 2014, 10am - 6pm all three days
Where: Clerkenwellbeing Centre, 178 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DT
Cost: £380 per person Early-Bird offer if you book by August 31/£450 after August 31.
Deposit of £150 will secure a place for the couple.

For more information please contact Meera meera@onlyforart.com
Shakti Mari Malan and Aaron Swanson
About Shakti Malan (Ph.D) 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. Aaron and Shakti have been in relationship for the past 3 years and have taught together in South Africa, England and California. Their sexual relationship is a deep exploration of sexual awakening in the coming together of man and woman.
VenueClerkenwellbeing
Address178 Goswell Road, London
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Friday, 13 June 2014

Subtle Body Sexuality England 12 - 17 September 2014

Awakening the Subtle Sexual Body Intensive and Facilitator’s Training

with Shakti Malan and Aaron Swanson

Northamptonshire, England
12 – 17 September 2014

 What is the Subtle Sexual Body?

If you are reading this invitation, you are probably one of the rare people on the planet who are questioning what sex really is. You have come, in your own time, to the understanding that sex as presented by pornography, billboards and Hollywood is not the real thing. You have a strong knowing that sex is in fact a profound gateway to your Real Self – that which is beyond your limited perception of who you are.


The Subtle Sexual Body is what opens in us when we take sex to the next level of consciousness, and the next level of awareness. Subtle body sexuality is not inspired by the thoughts that come from our conditioned mind. It comes from holding a space of vast clarity, stillness and presence – the true masculine. When this clarity penetrates into our sexuality, we enter into the mystery of the Subtle Sexual Body. We awaken to that which is beyond the body of excitement and titilation. We fall into the Body of Bliss. We experience sensation, love and awareness on exquisitely fine levels. From being based purely in the genitals, sexual energy now starts to awaken our entire body. From there, our sexual energy moves into the various levels of our energetic body. Ultimately, we experience a union with the Beloved in all of life.

In summary, this retreat is an opportunity to get deeply immersed in the Real of Sex – without having to engage in what the culture calls “sex” at all.



An Intensive

This 5-day intensive gives you the opportunity to have a profound breakthrough in your relationship with your sexuality; not only to take it to the next level, but also to ground this realization in the texture of your living.

In this intensive you will:
  • practice deepening your consciousness and bringing that to your sexuality
  • empty out old ideas and old forms of sexuality that no longer reflect who you now are
  • have an opportunity to find a powerful yes to being totally alive and embodied in your sexuality
  • learn how to access and activate subtle body sexuality
  • opening up specific points in our subtle body that allow for the flow of sexual energy
  • learn how to direct sexual energy through your subtle body
  • discover how to cultivate subtle body sexuality in a sexual relationship

Methods

  • The learning on this intensive will happen through
  • subtle movement, sounding and breath work practice
  • guided meditations, contemplation and visualization
  • working with the elements and finding them in your body
  • warm water movement and breath work
  • subtle body energy work
  • group sharing and reflection on everything you bring to the intensive
  • expert tracking and facilitation of your personal process by Shakti and Aaron
  • BlissDance, a movement practice designed by Shakti to open the body into states of deep intimacy

All methods used during this retreat do not require nakedness and are deeply respectful of your personal and relational boundaries. The Intensive is as suitable to individuals as it is to couples or people in sexual partnership.

Facilitator’s Training

In this retreat, Shakti and Aaron give participants a rare opportunity to learn how to facilitate Subtle Sexual Body Awakening for others. Participants in previous facilitation trainings Shakti has done across the world have found this aspect of the retreat to be extremely helpful both in their personal relationships and professional careers. If your interest in the retreat is purely for your own evolution, you will find this training to be very helpful in your relationships. Aaron and Shakti have been practicing the skills taught here for years in an ever-deepening sexual relationship. If you have a professional interest in this training, you will find that the training powerfully augments the skills you already have.

In the facilitator’s training, you will learn:
  • Subtle body facilitation skills: deep listening and attunement on level of sensation, heart and consciousness
  • How to identify and speak what you perceive on these levels
  • How to become aware of your own and another’s subtle body, including the aura, by using your senses
  • How to work with boundaries and deepening intimacy on the level of the subtle body
  • How to support clients in clearing blocks to the flow of subtle sexual energy
  • How to enter into the client’s personal narratives about their sexuality and create space for real transformation.


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. Aaron and Shakti have been in relationship for 3 years.


Cost and booking:

£550 facilitation fee, excluding food and accommodation.
Accommodation:
Twin en-suite £580
Tripple en-suite £545
Twin shared bathroom £545
Tripple shared bathroom £510
Dormitory shared bathroom £480
Camping £430

For more information or bookings, contact Meera: eliza.metere@gmail.com