Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Tantra events in Jhb 9 - 14 February 2010

Tantra for lovers of life

14 February 2010
10 am - 5 pm
Good Vibrations Rivonia

TANTRA is a practice of awareness that uses sexual energy. Tantric practice can take you to an experience of ecstatic, unconditional love for yourself and all of existence. It can take relationships to another level. I invite you, on this year's Valentine's Day, to be a Lover of Life through the practice of Tantra. The workshop is suitable for both couples and single people who are on a path of consciousness. I will make sure that numbers are even so that single people can practice with each other.

Tantric meditations

The morning is an introduction and practice of Tantric meditation techniques. We use breath, movement and sound to circulate sexual energy and move it up the chakras. These meditations are done fully clothed, and with limited body contact. The focus is no experiencing the flow of energy through your own body, and between partners.
Tantric touch

The afternoon is an introduction to and practice of Tantric touch – how to use sensual, present touch to open up the energy flow of a partner. For this exercise, more skin exposure and contact will be helpful. Bring: Blanket and sheet.

Bring some sensual food to share for a lunch table (optional).

Cost: R1000pp, which includes a sensual Valentine's lunch

Releasing sexual trauma
the Tantric way
Thursday 11 February 4 - 10pm
Good Vibrations Rivonia

Sexual trauma

Sexual trauma can occur through the subtlest of means. Its impact on our individual lives and on society is vastly underestimated. It is an area of work in which I have extensive experience, both in individual and group contexts. This workshop brings you my my approach to working with sexual trauma and on how I listen to the songs being sung by these old wounds.

Is sexual trauma caused only be sexual touch? What about the impact of sexual innuendo and emotional incest? What is the impact of sexual trauma at various stages of our lives?

Sexual trauma memories are often held in the unconscious. Here we take a good look at how these unconscious memories make themselves known - through body/celllular memory, through associations in sexual life and through erotic fantasy. When we recognize these ways in which the body reveals its stories, we can encourage the old songs to be sung so that what was denied, can now be accepted and integrated into the body. An excellent tool for working with the body's response to trauma memory is following the rhythm of contraction and expansion that happens in the nervous system when old trauma gets touched. I discuss how I do this in practice, and teach you practices to do so yourself.

The Tantric response

The practice of Tantra asks of us to be total - to be willing to feel every emotion that arises, to sit in the fire of sometimes unbearable sensation. When we can be with the body's wise response in patience and totality, a deep integration happens in us. We find our "NO". We find our "YES." We honour our past stories and let them go. We come closer to the realization of who we really are.
We open up to a new song. Our desire flows in free, but healthy, ways.

What we you will learn on the workshop
  • Tantric understanding of sexual trauma and healing
  • Experiential introduction to methods you can use to assist yourself and beloveds in releasing sexual trauma
  • An appreciation for the release that can be done with the assistance of a Tantrika

Who is the workshop for

Seekers of truth who desire to live in the fullness of who you are. This includes
  • Persons searching for sexual healing
  • Partners, friends and beloveds of those who are ready for sexual trauma release
  • Healers and practitioners wanting to work with sexual healing and
  • Any sincere seekers interested in the field of sexual healing.

Light dinner included
Cost: R800

Tantra for Women
Celebrating Female Sensuality

Saturday 13 February 10am - 4pm
Good Vibrations Rivonia

Tantra, the art of sacred sexuality, regards women's sexuality as a gateway to bliss and awakening. However, in 2000 year of patriarchy we have forgotten the true power and beauty of our sexuality as women. This workshop is an opportunity to encounter and move through what is in the way of the full celebration of your sexuality as a woman. It is also an opportunity to explore how sexual energy, kundalini, moves thorugh a woman. Our bodies are designed differently from those of men. Because men are often our first sexual teachers, many women have come to believe that our bodies should move like men in love making. Also, modern living has conditioned us into living more in our masculine and regarding the feminine as weak and impotent. No wonder so few women get to touch the depths of delight available to the feminine. Through breath work, movement and role play, I will guide you into the delicious flow of female sexual energy - the pure power of creative life force - through your body.

A lovely sensual lunch is included
Cost: R800pp

The facilitator, Dr Shakti Malan

Shakti has a well established practice as Tantrika in Cape Town and teaches all around the country. She has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. For details on her background, the nature and extent of her work as well as upcoming events, see shakti.co.za and totalitytherapy.com.

Bookings: Book with Shakti at shakti@shakti.co.za or 0833010399. The venue is intimate and space is limited.


Good Vibrations Health Sanctuary is at 9A, Eleventh Avenue
corner Homestead Road

The venue at Good Vibrations that we will be using is Synchronicity

Please tell friends who might be interested!

... And coming up next:

Tantric Love Retreat
with Shakti and Stephen
8 - 11 April 2010: Drakensberg Retreat Center

In Chinese medicine, the element of the heart is fire. When the fire of our sexual energy meets the fire of our hearts, love becomes infused with power. This retreat is for those of you who are ready to go deeper into the practice of Tantric Love. Introductory level experience is required. The challenge of Tantra is: How much bliss can you stand? This retreat is an opportunity for you to explore further - how much are you willing to let yourself feel? Are you willing to feel your raw instinctual power? Are you willing to feel all your emotions and sensations without judgment and suppression? Are you willing to increase your capacity to stand the bliss of subtlety? Are you ready to start feeling the blue flames of Tantric presence ripple over your skin? Are you ready to let every breath become an act of love? This retreat will teach you how.

Cost: Drakensberg R3 100 includes accommodation and all meals