Monday, July 28, 2008

Conscious Sexuality Workshop September

Conscious Sexuality
A workshop for singles and couples
By Shakti Malan
at the Osho Neo Zen Monastery, Knysna Forest
Level 1: 26 - 28 September 2008, Level 2: 28 - 29 September


On Conscious Sexuality


If we know how to use our sexual energy, it can take us into a beautiful flowering of the heart, into deep states of bliss and serenity. Sexual energy can also open up our authentic wildness! However, for many of us today, this potential of our sexuality is not being fully realized. Some of the common reasons are:
  • We have been conditioned to suppress our natural sexuality in some way.
  • Out of habit, sex has become a rushed explosion of pent-up energy, rather than an experience of loving, deepening, merging.
  • Experiences that we have had in the past (these can be sexual, emotional, physical, spiritual) got stuck in the body and are blocking our energy flow.
  • We are simply not in our bodies enough, an loving being in our bodies enough!

The good news is that it is infinitely possible to open the flow of your natural sexuality into a conscious expression again, no matter what your age is, and whether you have a partner or not. What it takes is a willingness to shed some illusions, and to get conscious with your life!

The workshop

This workshop is an introduction into the art of sacred sexuality. My specific intent is to design it around the participants; where you are at and what you need. I hope to make some of the basic concepts of conscious sexuality clear to you, and to give you a deep (and blissful) experience of what is possible, in your body. Since this is an introductory workshop, you will not be required to expose yourself in any way that is not comfortable for you. The workshop will also introduce you to practices that you can take into your daily life and/or into your relationship.

For those of you who have already done some work with me and would like to deepen your understanding (and for those who wish to go deeper after the weekend's workshop!) I offer an additional day (Sunday 4 pm to Monday 4 pm) in which we can explore some more. You are welcome to bring your questions and requests.

What you can expect

dialogue, discussions, roleplay
dancing and movement
meditations
breathwork
touch exercises
more delightful discussions around fires and food

The presenter

Shakti is a full time teacher of conscious sexuality. She has a passion for embodied awakening - using the body as an alive, responsive vehicle to help us discover the truth of who we really are. Shakti is based in Franschhoek and runs workshops and retreats in Cape Town and elsewhere in South Africa. She also does private consultations. Shakti has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. For more information on Shakti see www.shakti.co.za. She is a member of the Advait Tantra School (see www.tantraschool.co.za)

The venue

The Osho Neo Monastery is a unique forest venue run by Mira and Hamid, two beings that glow with love and creativity. Hamid has created this venue with his own hands, mostly out of wood. Accommodation is provided in A-frame huts. The gathering hall rises up out of the forest and opens up to it on all sides. This is a back-to-nature weekend, the best way to get back into our natural sexuality - with manually heated showers, candles and fires. Food is vegetarian and always exquisite.

Costs and bookings

Please note that the retreat can accommodate a maximum of 12 people, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Costs, including accommodation and all meals, are:
Level 1: R1 600 pp
Level 2: R500 pp

Contact Shakti on shakti@shakti.co.za or 0833010399

Private consultations

Shakti will be available for private consultations in the Garden Route on Tuesday 30 September and Wednesday 1 October.

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