Womens' Tantra Events by Shakti

Monday, 25 March 2013

Sexual Awakening for Women Workshop Intensive and Facilitators Training 

5 - 10 July 2013, Northamptonshire England

Shakti
Dr Shakti Malan
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. This will be the Phase 1 that contains most of the material we work with in the first two chakras.
Phase two will follow later in the year (DTBC) and will complete 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.

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

When: July 5th – July 10th
The Venue: Charterhouse Retreat, The Avenue, Flore, Northamptonshire NN7 4LZ
Workshop price: £500 early-bird until May 30th/£590 after May 30th (excluding accommodation)
Accommodation and food cost:
£590 for shared accommodation/£670 for single accommodation
You can book your place by paying £120 non-refundable deposit. For more information and bookings please contact Meera on 07787950351 or email meera@onlyforart.com