Womens' Tantra Events by Shakti

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Sexual Awakening for Women Intensive and Faciliators Training, December 2013, South Africa



Sexual Awakening for Women
Workshop Intensive and Facilitators Training
Phase 1: 30 November - 6 December, Phase 2: 7 - 12 December 2013,
Little Karoo, South Africa





Workshop Intensive

In this training, Shakti will take women through an intensive experiential journey of opening to the flow of awakened female sexual energy. This happens through the clearing of blocks in the chakras or energy vortexes in the body. The training is based on the material held in Sexual Awakening for Women: A Tantric Workbook. You will have an opportunity to encounter this work through direct transmission by the author.

Clearing blocks in the chakras

Each chakra or energy "hub" in the body holds specific unconscious patterning that needs to be cleared for energy to move freely up the body. This workshop intensive creates an opportunity for the systematic clearing of blocks held in each chakra. Here are some examples
  • Base chakra (on the perineum): Clearing our love relationship with the body, or relationship with desire, life and death.
  • Second chakra: Clearing tribal and ancestral blockages to the flow of awakened sexual energy, learning to listen to yoni (vagina) and following the flow of her energy through the body's circuits. Working through the virgin/whore/women's union archetypes in our psyches. Feeling safe to be sexual. 
  • Third chakra: Embracing our power, moving through duality, meeting men and the inner masculine. 
  • Fourth chakra: Loving our breasts, connecting heart and sex, dropping false identities, learning how to process feelings deeply and fully. 

Awakening female sexual energy  

When sexual energy wakes up in our bodies, it is called Kundalini. Kundalini is like a snake lying at the base of the spine. When it awakens, it starts to move up the body in an undulating, opening, receptive way. When this energy opens fully in us, it takes us into skydancing - the experience of full body orgasm and an ecstatic opening to the unknown, the mystery, the divine. Shakti will guide you into this experience through breathwork, movement and touch. 

Two phases

The workshop is presented in two phases. Phase 1 contains most of the material we work with in the first two chakras, and Phase two completes the process with the third and fourth chakras. It is possible to do just phase 1, but not just phase 2. The ideal is to do both.  For those who can do the first phase in July, this gives you time to integrate before doing the second phase. For international visitors, it is ideal to do both phases in one go in December.

Facilitation training

The workshop will give women the basic tools, skills and background to be able to facilitate this journey for groups of women. Some of the facilitation skills you will be guided through are:
  • how to hold a women's circle
  • deep listening
  • sexual somatic presencing - feeling what is happening in the bodies of participants, and guiding them deeper.  
Methods

Dancing 
Story circles
Subtle movement
Breathwork
Deep listening
Artwork and nature installations
Writing

Who is the training for?

The training is for women who have a deep desire to awaken female sexual energy as a spiritual force in their beings. It is possible, and entirely suitable, to do the work just for your own awakening. And the training is also offered for women who would like to facilitate this work for circles of women.


Comments from women  who have done women's work with Shakti

"I reached many times the ecstasy I’ve been searching for, through my addictions. I met my power, I held it and I promised never to abandon it, I forgave myself for not being gentle to myself, to the Divine in me. I don’t know how I can ever be grateful enough. Let me be humble, let me surrender all I am to you Divine."
"To you, Shakti, our amazing leader, and to each of you dear fellow travelers, such gratitude for exquisite times shared, profound lessons learned and in resting together in the simplicity and Okness of Being. The sheer naturalness, openness of those short days will feed my soul forever with the lightness of being. In the nakedness of truth real words are hard to find, yet I need to say how ecstatic I feel in experiencing the depth, strength, love, wisdom and beauty of womanhood expressed in each of you. My heart sings and this means yoni too!
May we continue together as champions of the feminine.
For images and reflections on previous retreats, see http://www.women.shakti.co.za/2009/08/womens-tantra-retreat-images-and.html
The venue

n!au 'ma, Little Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa
The venue for the December events is the farm n'au !ma, which is run in deep respect for nature as a place of retreat and ceremony. It is situated between Montague and Ladysmith, at the foot of the Anysberg. Accommodation is provided in beautiful Karoo style houses with broad verandas, fireplaces, gas stoves and fridges. There is an exquisite kloof on the farm, and some delicious dams. The night sky of the Karoo is something to experience. The farm is about 4 – 5 hours from Cape Town, and 3 hours from George.

Cost

  30 November - 6 December 2013: Early bird (full payment before 20 October) R7 000, includes accommodation for six nights. Bookings and full payment after 20 October: R8 250
  7- 12 December 2013: Early bird: R7 000, includes accommodation for six nights. Bookings and full payment after 20 October: R8 250
  30 November - 12 December 2013: Early bird: R13 000 includes accommodation for twelve nights. Bookings and full payment after 20 October: R14 000
Please note that the retreat is out of Cape Town and so participants are required to come the day before the workshop starts and leave the day after. Workshops will consist of five full days each.

Price includes:

Shared accommodation. Single accommodation may be available at additional cost
Full facilitation fees

Price excludes:
Meals (which will either be catered or done on a bring and share basis.Inquire for details.
Transport to and from the venue. The organizers will assist in the coordination of lifts.
 Sexual Awakening for Women: A Tantric Workbook is available for purchase at R250 a copy. You will need a copy if you don't yet have one.


Bookings
Book with Rhianne: rhiannevdl@gmail.com