Thursday, July 16, 2009

Deepening Presence: KZN retreat 4 - 6 September

Deepening Presence
A Conscious Sexuality Retreat
4 - 6 September, Elysium, KZN South Coast



Deepening Presence
A Conscious Sexuality Retreat
4 - 6 September, Elysium, KZN South Coast






Tantra: deepening presence

Tantra is a practice of presence in every moment. We do what the ancient masters have discovered: that if you open up your sexual energy to awareness, if you include it in your meditation - then presence deepens tangibly. Your sexual energy or kundalini becomes a force moving you towards your awakening to who you really are. Taking time - even a weekend away - to practice techniques that deepens the quality of your presence - can make a significant difference to the quality of your daily life.

This retreat


You are invited for a weekend next to the sea immersed in Tantric practice. The weekend will be an intense immersion in Tantric meditation practice, which is also mountains of fun! These include:
active meditations from the Osho tradition
Tantric partner meditations
dancing
playing with sound, breath and movement to deepen presence
jumping in the ocean

Times: Friday 6pm - Sunday 4pm
Cost: R1 700 includes accommodation; each person will contribute towards a meal.
Venue: A large beach cottage in Elyseum, north of Scottbrough and 50 minutes' drive south of Durban http://www.sa-venues.com/attractionskzn/elysium.php
Who can come? The retreat is open to all; beginners are welcome, single people as well as couples. If this is your first retreat with me, we will have a conversation to make sure this event is right for you.
Bookings and enquiries: This retreat can take a maximum of ten participants. Write to me or call me on 0833010399 to book or enquire.

Wishing you ever deepening presence in love and bliss
Shakti

Monday, July 13, 2009

Safe to feel Sexual: Women's workshop 25 July CT

Sacral Chakra Women's Tantra Workshops
Safe to feel Sexual
Saturday 25 July 1 - 4pm



The second chacra which is in our sacral region, is where we feel our sense of safety in the world. It is the nest from whence we venture into relating. If we feel unsafe, we sense this as a contraction in the pits of our stomachs. As part of my ongoing series for women on the chakras, I am focusing our next women's workshop on sexuality and safety. I have been very aware recently that our ability as women to feel sexual - to allow ourselves to express our sensuality, and for that to be seen - is strongly influenced by whether we feel safe or not. For some women, feeling unsafe has become an unconscious habit that keeps us permanently closed. Some of us have had sexual experiences in the past that felt unsafe. Even if you generally feel safe, it is good to know that you will be able to respond appropriately if ever you did not feel safe.

In this workshop, we will focus on how we perceive men in our world, and how that gets reflected in the relationship between our inner masculine and feminine. Our inner masculine is the one who knows how to keep us safe; if we are in right relationship to him, we can walk through the world feeling safe, open and free in our sexuality.

Cost: R350

Bookings: First, let me know if you wish to come to this event. Please pay the full course fee into the following account, and email me proof of payment:

Dr. S. Malan
Standard Bank current account
Merriman Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811

Place: Jing-an Studio, 1st Floor,Satbel centre ,2 De Smidt st (corner Main Road, just after Boardmans on the left),Green-Point Cape Town

Namaste
Shakti

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Beyond Romantic Love 9 August



Beyond Romantic Love
Tantra workshop for men and women
Sunday 9 August
Shakti Malan and Stephen Tredr
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On romantic love

As small children we learn about princes and princesses in far off kingdoms -
and the tragic circumstances that keep the potential lovers apart. Any romantic story that doesn't end tragically ends with "and they lived happily, ever after". We grow up with some investment in making this romantic dream come true. But the "happily ever after" part seem always tragically absent. We yearn for what which seems to be just out of our reach, thus the allure of romantic love is kept strong in us.But life goes on and none of really want to be bitter and twisted about loosing out, repeatedly. So what to do?


Beyond romantic love

The Tantric response to our dream of romantic love is:
Yes, there is a soulmate for you.
Yes, the love you are looking for does exist.
Yes, life can happen beyond our wildest dreams.
The secret is to start looking for these things in the right place: Inside ourselves.

A Tantric workshop


Our aim with the "beyond romantic love" workshop is to
  • guide you in discerning between what is real and what is illusion in the realm of love
  • give you powerful tools to stengthen and clarify your heart, so that you can really give and receive love
  • facilitate an experience where you can touch and be touched with the presence of love

Place: Sundara Sanctuary, Claremont Cape Town
Time: 10am - 5pm
Cost: R800
Bookings: For inquiries, contact Stephen at info@stephentredrea.com or Shakti at shakti@shakti.co.za 0833010399. To reserve your place on this workshop, please deposit full payment into the following account:
Dr. S. Malan
Standard Bank current account
Merriman Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811

Namaste
Shakti

Monday, July 06, 2009

Pure Power Women's Day Workshop Cape Town

Pure Power
A Tantric Workshop for Women
Saturday 8 August 10am - 5pm

Since ancient times, mystical traditions have understood that women's sexual power is a gateway to transcendence and a source of unconditional love. Why is it then that women have been so reluctant to own and live the power of their sexuality? For many women, past experience and patriarchal conditioning has raised in us this fundamental fear: For a woman to be in her sexuality, she has to sacrifice her innocence. And sure, as we open to our sexuality, we shed our naivity - we come to experience. But opening to our sexuality also means coming to embody purity - becoming a vehicle for pure power to move through us.

Join me for a day workshop in which we will explore, through dance and enactment, the archetypes that have kept us stuck in old beliefs. We will then use breathwork, dance and ecstatic meditation to open to the full potential of feminine archetypes - to the many expressions of our pure power. What better way to celebrate Women's Day?

Cost: R650
Bookings: All women are welcome. Feel free to invite your friends. To book or inquire, contact Shakti at shakti@shakti.co.za or 0833010399. Shakti is a Tantra teacher with many year's experience of group work with women. For more on her work, see shakti.co.za and totalitytherapy.com. She is a member of the Advait Tantaschool tantraschool.co.za

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Listening to Yoni 11 July Workshop

Yoni - how beautiful she is

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Listening to Yoni*
Women's Workshop Saturday 11 July 1 - 4pm
Green Point

Yoni is the Tantric word for the vulva. The yoni holds qualities of awareness that are so vital that Buddha called the yoni the gateway to nirvana (see picture above). And yet, many of us have grown up to be suspicious of the yoni. The word "cunt" is used as a derogatory term, and yet its original meaning, "kund", is that of the sacred container into which all the rivers of life flow. In this workshop, we will use movement, visualization, inner dialogue and breath work to access the wisdom and beauty that comes so us through our yonis.

Cost: R350

Bookings: First, let me know if you wish to come to this event. Please pay the full course fee into the following account, and email me proof of payment:

Dr. S. Malan
Standard Bank current account
Merriman Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811

Place: Jing-an Studio, 1st Floor,Satbel centre ,2 De Smidt st (corner Main Road, just after Boardmans on the left),Green-Point

This workshop forms part of a larger series; see details below


Friday, July 03, 2009

11 July at Shaktigardens (West Jhb)

Don of Shaktigardens has invited me to have another Tantra Discussion Group.

Date:
Saturday 11th July

Venue:
17 Anreith Street
Franklin Roosevelt Park

Time:
7:30pm

Cost:
R100 per person


Please contact Don 082 961 5454 to book or for further details.

http://shaktigardens.com/news/2009/07/tantra-discussion-group-july.html