28 November 2011

Stop press: Cape Town Tantra events in the next couple of weeks

Awakening Female Sexual Energy
A workshop for women

5 December 11 am - 5pm
Fish Hoek, Cape Town

Dakinis Wendy and Shakti

with a guest appearance by Rahasya


Women's sexual energy is a potent force for spiritual awakening. Patriarchy has left women feeling disconnected from our sexual essence and the beauty of our desire. It is time for us to embrace the power of our sexuality, and to reconnect our sexuality with our spiritual essence. This day offers women an opportunity to undertake this journey under the guidance of two Dakinis - women whose sexuality has been awakened and who teach the mysteries of Tantra. Some themes we will address are:
  • understanding and experiencing the unique nature of female sexual energy
  • noticing and clearing blocks in the energy system to enable awakened sexual flow
  • sexual self loving as passionate meditation
  • skydancing - waking up women's sexual energy, or kundalini, and guiding that energy
  • women's sexuality as guide into the mystery

subtle movement

Cost: R500
Bookings with Annwen Mazetti: annwenmazetti@gmail.com. Book soon as places are limited.

Eros and Enlightenment
A Talk and Mini-Workshop

with Rahasya, Shakti and Wendy
Advait Tantraschool
Monday 5 December 7 - 11pm
Fish Hoek, Cape Town

Plato said: Eros leads to Gnosis (higher truth). Very few traditions in the world understand the mystery behind this statement. The Advait Tantraschool of South Africa has a unique way of working with Eroticism and fantasy as a gateway to Awakening of higher knowing. Eroticism and fantasy is directly linked to the unconscious - to that in us which is suppressed. That which is suppressed creates filters in our ability to be deeply present, in life and in love. By consciously exploring eros, we can integrate deeply unconscious aspects of our psyches, move through dualities that pull us out of alignment and come to rest in the truth of who we really are.

In this mini-workshop, we will explore
  • The nature of eroticism and fantasy
  • How to work with eroticism and fantasy
  • How to use eros as a gateway to awakening

The presenters


Rahasya Advait is the Director of the Advait Tantraschool (tantraschool.co.za and advaittantra.com).

He started his exploration of tantra and related teachings in 1983. Most of his practical training was from Osho's community of tantra teachers. From 2002, since his own completion of the path, he has been teaching tantra. His primary work is to guide a few exceptional women to their flowering as Dakinis truly worthy of the title. He teaches groups and workshops, intensive retreats and in private individuals and couples sessions.


"I am one of Rahasya's first students and have been initiated by him into the lineage of the Dakini. In Tibet, a female practitioner of Tantra is called a Dakini, a sky dancer. Skydancing is what happens when a woman's sexual energy starts to move up her body, through her heart and comes showering out the crown of her head .A Dakini is a woman who embodies the sacred power of female sexuality. This power has a peaceful side, a sense of stillness and silence in which nothing stirs and also a wrathful side which is fierce and annihilating in the service of truth".


Shakti is a dakini or teacher of the mysteries of Tantra and member of the Advait Tantraschool (tantraschool.co.za). Shakti is based in Cape Town, South Africa but teaches and practices across the world. Her central approach is to enter the totality of experience as a gateway to awakening. Shakti believes that sexuality is the field which most powerfully directs us to this gateway. For more on her... work, see www.shakti.co.za and www.totalitytherapy.com

Shakti's purpose as Tantric dakini is to facilitate your awakening to the essence of who you really are, while remaining fully functional in your body. Shakti has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, a discipline that teaches the practitioner to listen to the reality of groups and individuals from an insider perspective, through immersion in the texture of their lives. She spent many years translating the realities of vulnerable communities to decision makers in government, development organizations and corporates in the fields of poverty management, economic development and environmental management. Shakti's training as dakini comes through the Advaita tradition and many years of immersion in meditation and conscious body practices.


Book with Annwen Mazetti annwenmazetti@gmail.com, Cost R400 pp. Further details upon registration. Limited space available.

Tantric Training:
Into the Depths

8 - 13 December 2011
Gecko Creek, Cederberg
Facilitated by Rahasya and Shakti

Tantra Intensive
13 - 16 December 211

Into the Depths is a five day intensive course brought to you by two highly experienced Tantrikas. Tantra is a mystery tradition that includes all aspects of our being, also our sexuality, in the quest for awakening. Tantra has traditionally been seen as the fast path, the most direct route to breaking through illusions and waking up to the truth of who we really are. It is a path for spiritual warriors, fools for the divine, tightroap-walkers into the depths of existence.

Want to come play?

The Facilitators: Rahasya and Shakti

Sw Advait Rahasya is the Director of the Advait Tantraschool of South Africa; see tantraschool.co.za. He is one of the rare few living Tantra masters on the planet today. Rahasya's teachings are a unique contemporary interpretation of the ancient Tantric mystery traditions. His touch is extroadinary and his style of teaching incisive, quirky and compassionate. Shakti Malan is a Dakini and member of the Advait Tantraschool. She has a strong practice in Cape Town and has been teaching internationally in the UK and US. For more on her teaching, see shakti.co.za and totalitytherapy.com

A Training Programme

Tantra is a practical path; it is a set of practices rather than a philosophy or a religion. The teaching reveals itself through personal practice. Whether you come to this event as a facilitator of others or purely for your own journey, our focus remains the same: It is through doing your own inner work that you develop the capacity to support others. The deeper you dive into your own psyche, the more of you becomes present to radiate awareness into the world.

Our focus on this training will be on your personal experience. In addition, we will bring in the meta-perspective of the facilitator, helping you to understand and access the techniques and processes we are using to facilitate your journey.

Who is this training for?

This training is for any committed seekers of truth who are asking the big questions:
Who am I (really?)
What is the truth?
How can I live in unconditional love?

The training is structured in a way that it will deeply serve both those who are coming only for their own personal work and those who wish to insert more of the wisdom of Tantra into their professional practice. We welcome practitioners from all walks of life: conscious sexuality, yoga and meditation teachers, healers, medical practitioners, psychologists and sexologists, body workers, sex workers, leaders, teachers. We are expecting participants from all over South Africa and the world. While partners are welcome to join the training together, you are most welcome to join the programme on your own.

Into the Depths

A central approach of Tantra is to open you to the full depths of your experience. We habitually and continually repress and deny much of the feeling, sensation and emotion that is available to us. Our work and play together will help you to access the depths of your experience that has been denied, and thus to open to the heights of sensation you are capable of.


Our themes for the training are:

A. Embracing desire and fear

  1. Learning to use your erotic impulse as a way to mine what is in the unconscious
  2. Acquiring practices that assist you to stay present in the fire of your deepest fears and desires
  3. Finding ways to distinguish between association and the real of experience
  4. Getting to know how the nervous system responds when what has been repressed gets accessed
  5. Witnessing, experiencing and learning how to facilitate the nervous system and the emotional body through the re-integration of what has been repressed

B. The Soulmate Within
  1. Making conscious your inner masculine and feminine and the relationship between them
  2. Understanding and practicing right relationship between your inner masculine and feminine
  3. Reclaiming aspects of your inner masculine and feminine that have been projected outward on to significant others
  4. Exploring the real of love, fidelity, trust, commitment and other concepts associated with intimate relationship


Tantric meditations
facilitated discussions
conscious touch technique teaching
witnessed individual sessions with participants
opportunities to explore and practice with each other
blissdance and waterbliss, two Tantric movement systems created by Shakti

Tantra Intensive
13 - 16 December 2011

This year's Tantra Training is followed by a Tantra Intensive. This is an advanced retreat for people who have done the Tantra Training last year or this year. The focus of the Intensive will be a deepening of the work done in the Training. The event will also be a celebration, an opportunity to immerse in the bliss of awakening with Rahasya and Shakti.

The place: Gecko Creek, Cederberg

Gecko Creek is an exquisite venue in the Cederberg, remarkably easy to access and only 2 - 3 hours' drive from Cape Town. See geckocreek.com. The Cederberg is an exquisitely beautiful wild area north of Cape Town in the Western Cape. Gecko Creek forms part of the only leopard sanctuary in South Africa. The rocky outcrops are full of San paintings, testifying to the fact that this place has been a sacred site for thousands of years. Cabins and tents all have extraordinary views over the wilderness. One of the reasons why we choose Gecko Creek is because it is a real immersion in nature, and brings us back to the basics of life.


Facilitation fee for Tantra Training: R5 500 if paid fully before 15 November
Facilitation fee for Tantra Intensive: R2 500

Food: Each person will be allocated meals to prepare.


Prices per person sharing for all five nights; single accommodation double the price

Cabin R1080
Tent (beds and bedding provided) R720
Camping R440 (Own tent and bedding)


Book with Amit Prag: amitprag@gmail.com . Book early to avoid disappointment. The training will be limited to 18 participants.


There are some extraordinary tantrikas in town at the moment.

Rahasya and Wendy are both available for sessions 6 and 7 December. To book sessions with Rahasya, contact Annwen Mazetti annwenmazetti@gmail.com. For sessions with Wendy contact me.

Andrew Barnes. He is a man of extraordinary skill, especially at healing sexual trauma for women and opening women to orgasm. Andrew is available for sessions in Cape Town for a short while - contact Sharon Devantier magicmomentsnow@gmail.com to find out and book


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