Womens' Tantra Events by Shakti

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Women's Sexual Cycles South Africa November 2014

   Entering the Wisdom of Woman’s Sexual Cycles
With Keriesa Botha and Shakti Malan

2 – 7 November 2014
Temenos Retreat Center, Mc Gregor, South Africa

This 6-day retreat offers a small group of women a profound and exclusive space to enter deeper into our sexuality and to tap the wisdom of our cyclical sexual nature under the guidance of two highly experienced facilitators.    

As women we are cyclical beings – we wax and wane like the moon, we have high tides and low tides like the sea.  The mystery of woman’s sexuality is that it is cyclical in nature and intimately influenced by the ebb and flow of  our menstrual cycles.    

During each cycle of the moon, our sexual body transforms through 4 different phases. Each of these four phases is a doorway into a deeper communing with our sexuality, with the essence of who we are, and with life.

In order to enter through these doorways, we are invited to listen to the wisdom of our sexual bodies and get in tune with the knowing that each phase brings. The pre-menstrual phase brings the opportunity to clarify our needs and roots us in our intuition.   Menstruation is a time for opening, softening and listening, deep into the knowing of our bodies.  The follicular and ovulation phases are times to engage in our creativity, feed our imagination  and move into the  fullest expression of ourselves in the world.

Embracing and engaging our feminine cyclical nature skillfully, empowers us to manage our energy and our daily lives with ease and nourishes our sexual expression with  joy and consciousness.

 Imagine listening to your sexual cycle as the inner guidance which keeps your life in balance and in harmony with the rhythms of life.  Imagine learning the skills of nourishing and restoring yourself during each phase of your cycle.  Imagine exploring breath practices that open the sexual body of woman. Imagine experiencing all of this through the rich medium of  process art, free writing, dance, storytelling and embodied practices in the beautiful, nurturing setting of the garden of Temenos Retreat Centre. Imagine having two experienced and dedicated guides initiating you into the wisdom of each gateway in your sexual cycle as woman.  This is what this retreat offers you.

During the retreat, we will

·      Learn about the sexual cycles of women
·      Understand how to nourish each phase of your cycle
·        Be guided in subtle movement and breath practices that open the sexual body of woman
·      Explore our own experience through art,  free writing ,  dance and story telling
·      Learn from each other’s life experiences through sharing in sisterhood circles.
·      Be nourished by the exquisite garden of Temenos.

The presenters

Shakti Malan has a profound passion for the feminine, and she believes that the awakening of female sexual energy is a key to the spiritual awakening of the world in our day. She has been facilitating the discovery of female sexual energy to hundreds of women across the world over the last decade. Her book Sexual Awakening for Women and the courses she teaches based on the book create a space for women to discover the deep feminine and to open to their true magnificence in deep resonance with the masculine.  Shakti holds a Ph.D. (UCT) in Social Anthropology.

Keriesa Botha has been one of Shakti’s mentors in the mysteries of the Feminine, and has many years of experience running workshops on the menstrual cycle and menopause. Keriesa has a post-graduate diploma in Psychophonetics Counselling and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Change Management.

Temenos, the venue

With its cottages and sacred spaces nestled amongst the Gardens of the Beloved, Temenos is the ideal venue for this women’s retreat. See temenos.co.za. 

Cost and booking:

R6 000 facilitation fee for bookings before 30 September. R6 800 facilitation fee for bookings after.
Accommodation is R310 pppn sharing and R330 pppn single. Meals at your own expense in the restaurant. The cottages are self catering so you could take care of your own meals. 
Full payment of accommodation is required to reserve your place – Temenos only has accommodation for 16 participants.

For bookings and inquiries contact Rhianne van der Linde – rhiannevdl@gmail.com

Sexual Cycles as Gateway to Feminine Sexuality
by Shakti Malan and Keriesa Botha

Tuesday 3rd June 2014, 7.30 - 9.30pm
Claremont, Cape Town 

A unique and profound quality of feminine sexuality is its cyclical nature. Within the course of one moon cycle, we go through a complete cycle of birth and death in our sexual bodies: from menstruation to ovulation and back to menstruation.

In this introductory talk, Keriesa will introduce you to the four key moments in women’s sexual cycle. When we come in tune with our sexual cycles, then our bodies guide us into a wise rhythm in our lives. We know when it is time to reflect and go inward, and when to follow the impulse of life wanting to burst forth. Shakti will talk about how the unique qualities of feminine sexual essence express themselves in our sexual cycles, and how we can live the juice of our sexual aliveness with more totality.

Shakti and Keriesa have both been walking long paths of discovery and initiation into the mystery of the sexual feminine. In the spirit of true sisterhood, they have richly and deeply shared this journey with each other. Now it is time for them to share together with women who are ready for the next level of initiation into the essence of the feminine. The evening will include some simple experiential practices.

Keriesa Botha
Shakti Malan

VENUE: 2 Avalon Road, Claremont
DATE: Tuesday 3rd June
TIME: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
COST: Free introductory event
BOOKING: RSVP essential

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Sexual Awakening Intensive and Facilitators Training in France September 2014

Sexual Awakening for Women
Workshop Intensive and Facilitator’s Training
4 – 9 September 2014, 
Drôme provençale -  France
with Dr Shakti Malan

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.

Story circles
Subtle movement
Deep listening
Artwork and nature installations

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.

Facilitator’s training:

Included in this retreat is training to facilitate this work.
This training will give you:
  •  Basic confidence to initiate and run a women’s group
  • Invaluable skills in facilitating from consciousness, the heart and sensation
  • Basic skills in how to attune to the women in your group
  • Sexual somatic presencing - feeling what is happening in the bodies of participants, and guiding them deeper. 
  • Practical guidelines on creating and maintaining the container of the group. 
Cost, bookings and inquiries

Facilitation fee 530 Euro if booked before 30 June, 600 Euro if booked after.
To inquire about full costs including accommodation and meals, and to book, contact Kathy: katowlea@gmail.com

For a full listing and description in French of Shakti's events in France, see here: http://co-evoluer.fr/

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 Oneness 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