11 July 2012

Shakti's events for the rest of 2012


I am excited to announce my events for the rest of this year. I am teaching in the UK, California and South Africa. Here is a summary, and full details below.

  • Aaron and I are teaching at the   Osho Leela Tantra festival in England 7 - 12 August, and after that in Scotland 14 - 20 August.
  • Totality therapy 10 day intensive in California 28 September - 8 October: For full details, click here
  • I want to invite you to come to Africa for a magnificent summer and two very special events I am offering in South Africa:
  • Blissdance facilitators training 5 - 15 November : For full details, click here
  • Sexual Awakening for Women Intensive and Facilitators Training 1 - 10 December: For full details, click here

My book Sexual Awakening for Women is available in ebook version on shakti.co.za; soon the hard copy will be for sale from there too. If you have a look and the hard copy details are not up yet, you can have your copy posted to you by Bianca Cotton - email her to bianca.bodysoul@gmail.com.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you soon.


Totality Therapy Intensive

  with Shakti Malan (Ph.D.)

Assisted by Aaron Swanson

29 September – 8 October 2012

What is Totality Therapy?

Please read the full description of this method on the website:

Click below to see video footage:

Shakti Introducing Totality Therapy

Totality Therapy is a contemporary, streamlined interpretation of the ancient wisdom of Advaita* Tantra. It was developed and is taught by Dr Shakti Malan. Totality Therapy uses the method of total immersion in experience while evoking a strong witness presence within. Through experiencing primary polarities such as fear and desire, good and bad, masculine and feminine with intentional depth and thoroughness, we get to break through the polarized gridlocks of our existing ego structure.
* Advaita means 'that which is beyond duality'.For more on this approach, see my school's websites:www.tantraschool.co.za and www.advaittantra.com.

Training Themes

In this residential we will explore in-depth the seven basic themes of Totality Therapy:
  1. Lifting taboos and suppressions (facing fears)
  2. Embracing fantasies and desires
  3. Integrating polarities
  4. Developing presence in the body
  5.  Male-female integration
  6. Meditation in the moment


The methods that we will be using on this training include:
  • Enactments to solicit and integrate unconscious materials
  • Gestalt role play
  • Breathwork, movement, sound and gesturing
  • BlissDance
  • Group discussions and presentations by facilitators
  • Subtle body awareness practices
  • Bodily and energetic transmission
  • Precise meeting of nervous system response by the facilitators to facilitate integration and awakening
  • Shamanic tracking of the group spirit 

Residential training

The ten day residential retreat gives participants time for
a deep immersion in the material of Totality in the field
and with the support of Shakti and her assistants. This
time will support each individual into a deep meeting
with and unwinding of unconscious sexual materials, and
an awakening of our sacred sexual essence. Shakti is an
initiated dakini and her presence transmits a field that can
radically speed up the process of awakening consciousness
in our sexuality. The residential nature of the event also
gives participants an opportunity to connect and support
each other deeply through all the phases of the day.

For the full write-up on this event, click here

Cost, Inquiries and Bookings

The total cost of the course, including all meals and basic accommodation, is $2150. The cost for bookings after 28 August is $2400
For inquiries and applications, please contact Robyn Lynn:

5 – 15 November 2012
Bodhi Khaya, Stanford, South Africa


Imagine ten days of immersion in the dance of presence and intimacy, surrounded by beautiful nature and the company of kindred souls. Imagine giving yourself fully to the dance, sharing richly and deeply with other dancers, and between dances - dropping into the stillness of the moment with a cup of tea on the porch, enjoying delicious meals, or floating naked between the lilies. Ten days of bliss awaits you. Come dance, beloveds!

Facilitators training

This event will give you an insider's experience of how I create BlissDance events and give you the basic skills to facilitate BlissDance processes. The facilitators training will introduce you to the dynamics that makes the dance so blissful, and also to the unique therapeutic modalities that are built into it. Dances will be filmed and participants will be given feedback on their own dances.

Some themes we will cover are:

Balancing and integrating the flow between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system through the dance
Dropping from the mind into the body
Working through associations held in movement in touch
Breathing into movement
Working with weight and suspension
Exploring boundaries and intimacy, space/closeness
Immersing totally in experience while maintaining a witness
Releasing dysfunctional body armoring
Deepening access to feeling/emotions
Dancing shadow states

Practically, the facilitators training aspect of the intensive will give you a good introduction to
How to choose music for the dance
How to create a playlist
Facilitating key BlissDance dances
Guiding dances that can be done on their own for therapeutic purposes

Cost and bookings

 Cost including meals and excluding accommodation is R10 000 for the 10 days. After 20 September R12 000. For currency, conversion, click here
Bookings and accommodation options with Ahrian: ahriangaia@gmail.com

For a full write-up on this event, click here

Workshop Intensive and Facilitators Training
Phase 1: 1 - 5 December, Phase 2: 6 - 10 December, 
Little Karoo, South Africa

Workshop Intensive

In this training, Shakti will take women through an intensive experiential journey of opening to the flow of awakened female sexual energy. This happens through the clearing of blocks in the chakras or energy vortexes in the body. The training is based on the material held in Sexual Awakening for Women: A Tantric Workbook. You will have an opportunity to encounter this work through direct transmission by the author.

Awakening female sexual energy  

When sexual energy wakes up in our bodies, it is called Kundalini. Kundalini is like a snake lying at the base of the spine. When it awakens, it starts to move up the body in an undulating, opening, receptive way. When this energy opens fully in us, it takes us into skydancing - the experience of full body orgasm and an ecstatic opening to the unknown, the mystery, the divine. Shakti will guide you into this experience through breathwork, movement and touch. 

Two phases

The workshop is presented in two phases. Phase 1 contains most of the material we work with in the first two chakras, and Phase two completes the process with the third and fourth chakras. It is possible to do just phase 1, but not just phase 2. The ideal is to do both.  For those who can do the first phase in July, this gives you time to integrate before doing the second phase. For international visitors, it is ideal to do both phases in one go in December.

Facilitation training

The workshop will give women the basic tools, skills and background to be able to facilitate this journey for groups of women. Some of the facilitation skills you will be guided through are:

For full details on this event, click here


1 - 5 December 2012: R6 750, includes accommodation for seven nights. Bookings after 20 October: R8 000
6 - 10 December 2012: R6 750, includes accommodation for seven nights. Bookings after 20 October: R8 000
1 - 10 December 2012: R12 750 includes accommodation for twelve nights. Bookings after 20 November: R14 000

Bookings and accommodation options with Ahrian: ahriangaia@gmail.com


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