Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tantric Orgasm: Building sexual energy
Shakti and Stephen
Monday 1 March
7 - 10/11pm
Cost R350 pp
St James, Cape Town


This workshop is an introduction to the sexual meditation of Tantra. Tantric practitioners are interested in building sexual energy and supporting the flow of this energy through the whole body as a force for awakening and pure, blissful presence. The workshop will give you a taste of some of the basic techniques and approaches we use. Some themes to be covered:
  • Genital sex versus spiritual sex
  • Sex up the chakras
  • Techniques for raising sexual energy

Bookings: Respond to this email or sms me on 0833010399. These workshop is introductory, though I will be discussing and exploring new information that old-time students can benefit from.

For more on us, see shakti.co.za and stephentredrea.com

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Johannesburg 6,7 March Tantric Integration

An intensive two day group examining two major approaches to tantra.

This group is excellent preparation for and gives a taste of the intensive residential Tantric Awareness Retreat with Shakti and me (that happening 12 to 15 March in Knysna).


Themes:
            Exploring the truths revealed by following the urges of eroticism.
            Exploring what direct experience and sensation reveals.
            Integrating these approaches in your practice.

Venue: Parktown

Teacher: Rahasya
6 and 7 March 10am to 6pm. Cost R1200.00

Contact:
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tantric Love Retreat April Drakensberg


Tantric Love Retreat
8 - 11 April 2010

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Shakti Malan and Stephen Tredrea
Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

only 3 hours from Jhb

Sex is the seed
Love is the flower
Compassion is the fragrance
- Osho

Tantra

Tantra is a collective name used for the ancient mystery practices that access, channel and catalyze sexual energy as a force of awakening. These practices have now become available to us, and opening to their gifts can happen remarkably quickly with the guidance of experienced Tantrikas.

The practice of Tantra invites you to be fully alive, without judgment or suppression of anything that is in your life. It beckons you into a state of unconditional love, where existence itself becomes the beloved. It opens your heart and your being to the presence of your sexual beloved in blissful, transformative meditation.

Tantric Love Retreat

The Tantric Love Retreat is an opportunity for you to become acquainted with, and drink deeply from, the well of experience that is Tantra. The quote above from the great Tantric master Osho captures the essence of the Tantric Love Retreat. First we awaken the raw fire of our vital life force or sexual energy. Then we guide this energy up the body, where it touches the heart and becomes a force of love. From there, this energy, which we call Kundalini, rises up further through your being until its fragrance fills you with the knowing that you are one with all that is.

The retreat is structured to accommodate both newcomers and those of you who have already started your exploration of Tantra. If you have a deep commitment to awakening, and if you are willing for profound transformation of your reality and your sense of yourself, then this retreat is for you. You are welcome on your own or with a partner, and persons of all sexual orientations are invited.

The theme of this retreat points to two essential elements of Tantric practice:

  • Awakening the fire of your sexual energy or vital life force and
  • Refining the quality of your sexual energy into the nectar of divine love.


The objectives of the retreat are:
  • To awaken and release the flow of your sexual energy into the flame of presence
  • To free up your capacity for feeling, experience and sensation
  • To deepen your capacity for love
  • To assist you in integrating dualities that keep your energy and your sense of yourself in limited expression
  • To introduce you to methods and techniques that connect sexual and heart energy
  • To refine your sensitivity and awareness of energy and the presence of the other
  • To increase your ability to direct sexual energy as a force of awakening
  • To welcome the inner lovemaking that happens when we open up to the unique expressions of feminine and masculine energies in ourselves and in each other
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?


Methods

For this we will use a combination of Tantric methods:
active meditations
dance and movement
breath work
sound work
tantric meditations
sensory exploration
touch sensitivity training

Shakti and Stephen, the presenters

Shakti Malan is presenting this retreat and will be assisted by Stephen Tredrea. We are both members of the Advait Tantraschool (tantraschool.co.za). Shakti is a dakini (female tantra teacher) with a full and lively practice based in Cape Town and has been running retreats across South Africa. She has extensive experience in retreat facilitation and a deeply lived understanding of Tantric work. She holds Ph.D. in Sosial Anthropology. For more on Shakti's work and approach, see shakti.co.za and totalitytherapy.com. Stephen is a daka (male tantra teacher) who beautifully embodies in his life and work the right approach of the masculine towards the feminine. For more on Stephen, see stephentredrea.com

The venue

The Drakensberg is the ideal setting for this retreat. This exquisite mountain range has been named "Dragon Mountain" because it evokes exactly the quality of a dragon for the onlooker. The Drakensberg Mountain Retreat has been home to some of the finest retreats in the country since its opening. Do yourself a favor and go have a look: www.drakensbergretreat.co.za. The center is situated a mere 3 hours from Johannesburg on the road to Durban. We will endeavour to coordinate transport between retreatants coming from Cape Town.

Cost and bookings

Cost: Drakensberg R3 100 includes accommodation and all meals

Please contact Shakti at shakti@shakti.co.za if you have any questions.

Banking details are:

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

With love
Shakti


“Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we will harness for God the energies of love; and then for the second time in the history of the world, men will have discovered fire!” – Theilard de Chardin

Sunday, February 07, 2010

This is an invitation to two retreats run by Rahasya and me in March 2010.
  • The Tantric Awareness Retreat (12 - 15 March) is an entry-level retreat, for people who have had an introductory experience with us before and are now ready to start an immersion into Tantric practice.
  • The Tantric Practice Retreat (19 - 22 March) is for students who have already done an entry-level retreat or course and are ready to go deeper.

Tantric Awareness Retreat (Level 2)


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with Rahasya and Shakti
12 - 15 March 2010
Osho Oasis Knysna


You are invited to a deep immersion into the mysteries of Tantra under the guidance of two experienced Tantrikas. Profound shifts have happened for people on this retreat over the years. Come celebrate your devotion and surrender to the truth/ existence/ the Tao/ the divine in all of us. We will take you by the hand on a journey of uncovering and moving through projections, associations, fantasies and fears in order to access the spiritual power of your sexuality. Activities include movement and dancing, a deep exploration of your eroticism, Tantric touch and various forms of enactment. The aim of this retreat is to unlock unconscious material touched by your eroticism - a prerequisite for deeper Tantric work.

Cost R3 100 includes accommodation and all meals** The retreat starts 6pm on Friday and concludes 11am on Monday.

Tantric Practice Retreat (Level 3)
with Rahasya and Shakti
19 - 22 March 2010
Osho Oasis Knysna


The Tantric Practice Retreat is a level 3 Tantra retreat of the Advait Tantra School for those who have already done the Tantric Awareness Retreat and on average only happens every third year. This retreat takes you deeper into the practice of what we explored during the Tantric Awareness Retreat. Our assumption is that we have all now stepped over the doorway of the unconscious in our eroticism, and we are ready to explore somewhat deeper – enact and live more strongly what is there, and get a bit more creative with it. This is a retreat for committed spiritual warriors.

Cost R3 100 includes accommodation and all meals** The retreat starts 6pm on Friday and concludes 11am on Monday.

** discount applies for students who do both retreats this year

The Venue
The Osho Oasis is in the middle of the Knysna forest. Accommodation is provided in wooden A-frame retreat cottages. A beautiful, secluded venue as a counterpoint to our usual lives.

The facilitators
Rahasya is the director of the Advait Tantra Yoga School (see tantraschool.co.za). The school has teachers in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Shakti runs a Tantra practice in Cape Town and presents numerous retreats and workshops through the country (see totalitytherapy.com and shakti.co.za)

Bookings and enquiries
Shakti : shakti@shakti.co.za Cell: 0833010399


Participants' Reflections on a previous Tantric Awareness Retreat

“I'm battling to find words to describe (my experience of the retreat). It certainly was one of the most amazing experiences I've had in a long time. The main reason is I broke through so many of my limiting beliefs. I feel as a result so liberated… The tenderness, gentleness, acceptance, openness and purity of our sharing made it so exquisite and safe for me to explore territories I never knew existed. As a result I feel I have a more intimate connection to the Divine and my heart has opened to loving at greater depths.”

“My mind has been opened to new possibilities. I was so blissfully blessed, and wish to continue on this journey with Tantra.”

“It was a divine and blissful sharing of simple love energy and I’m hugely grateful for the journey of the weekend and for every individual who was there that contributed in many and varied ways to make it what it was. It was a deliciously blissful time and I hope to see you all again on the next one!”


“I can’t tell you how wonderful, blissful and full of energy I feel (after the retreat). I can’t remember when last I felt like this. I am so happy without blockages, I feel like a butterfly in the air. There is a sensation on my skin… it feels like I can move mountains.”

On making love after the retreat: “(I found myself) making love slowly and just ‘allowing’ sensation and sensuality to gradually saturate my body. Once saturated; waves and ripples of blissful lightness-energy moving throughout my entire body; Smaller ripples riding upon bigger waves; Bigger waves being interspersed with calm blissful silence, then resuming again and again; going on an on; never seems to exhaust itself or getting tired of blessing me; making me giggle like a little girl and laugh like a boy riding the rollercoaster for the first time.”

Monday, February 01, 2010

What is Tantra? Johannesburg, Feb 2010

Is it a euphemism for sex work? Is it a religion? Is it a spiritual path? What is the relevance of ancient oriental practice in our modern world? This is an exploration of the history and practice of Tantra in the past and the evolution of modern practice and understanding.


A three week course one evening a week guided by Rahasya and Dakini Wendy.

Over the three weeks, you will explore:

  • The history, purpose and intent of Tantra.
  • The systems of the chakra and guided meditation
  • The truth contained in eroticism and fantasy.
Sunday afternoon/evenings
By request, we will be teaching a second, identical course on Sundays
for those of you who cannot make the Tuesdays.

4 - 7pm, Sunday 14 Feb, 21 and 28 Feb
 
  To book, call Dakini Wendy on 082 369 5437
Venue: Parktown, Johannesburg.
Cost: R900.00 (yes, the whole course)