Awakening your Feminine
Sexual Essence

Initiate Your Sexual Awakening

7 WEEK COURSE
DATES: TBC 2024

During these 7 weeks, you will get the opportunity to invite yourself into the deepest relaxation you've possibly ever experienced, feeling totally at home in your body + at peace with your sexuality.

What if the way you felt about yourself, your body, your sexuality wasn’t based on how society or romantic partners viewed you? You could feel yourself from the inside out, rather than in relation to an external other?

What if you could look back on your romantic history with compassion and understanding – even regarding those questionable partners from your younger years?

What if you allowed yourself to truly drop into bliss? Expanding your capacity to deeply experience the spacious pleasure of your beautiful breathing body – no rushing, no shaming, no disconnecting?

What if you had a group of like-minded women, where you could have honest and vulnerable conversations about the reality of being a woman in modern society?

What if you could navigate your daily life with feminine spontaneity, creativity, and intuition – instead of never-ending masculine-style striving and goal-chasing?

This is what happens when you’re in touch with your feminine sexual essence.
This is what’s possible.

"I imagine many circles of women across the world gathering. I imagine your presence in the world contributing to the awakening of the Feminine everywhere on our planet."

~ Shakti Malan

Change how you relate to your body + your sexuality from here on out

You can sense that there is bliss that wants to wake up in your body, so much love and aliveness that wants to radiate from and through you.

And you know that sex is more than gratification of your needs or someone else’s.

But as a busy, modern woman, you may have become more focused on achieving — even in the bedroom — than on feeling.

Awakening Your Feminine Sexual Essence is a live, interactive 7-week program that teaches you how to access your sexuality in a healthy way + bring that power to your relationships and your daily life.

Based on Tantra teacher Shakti Malan’s ground-breaking work and led by expert facilitators Rhianne van der Linde and Kali Satyagraha Widd, this interactive program will change how you relate to your body and your sexuality from now on.

During these 7 weeks, you will get the opportunity to invite yourself into the deepest relaxation you’ve possibly ever experienced, feeling totally at home in your body + at peace with your sexuality

Experience living every day as the Awake Feminine whose sexuality is natural and wild, unfettered by the past, and an expression of deep love and creative abundance.

Create a healthier relationship with your body and sexuality, starting now.

In 7 weeks, it’s possible for you to:

  • What Feminine Sexual Essence is + how to live from it
  • How to enter into your subtle sexual body as a woman
  • Ways to clear up some of the major blocks that dam your sexual flow
  • How to allow yourself to experience the radiant, juicy aliveness of your true sexuality
  • How to find a balanced relationship with men and the Masculine in your sexuality
  • Ways we all benefit from opening into the beautiful body of the pure Feminine
  • How to turn your sexuality as a woman into a blessing to yourself and all beings

Fall in love with and come home to Yourself.
Allow yourself to experience the radiant, juicy aliveness of your true sexuality...

How is this course constructed?

  • 7 Teaching Modules in pdf written format, for those of you who prefer to learn through reading, and in audio format, for those of you who prefer to learn by listening.
  • 1 live 90-120 minute teaching + Q/A session per module on alternate Thursdays
    • (Note: there will be daylight savings time-zone changes towards the end of the course. Classes will remain 7pm SAST throughout. Reminder emails with the correct time will be sent 24 hours and 1 hour before classes)
  • 3 x 90-minute “Study Hall” style review calls

All of our teaching happens within Mighty Networks, a safe, private learning platform; and our live calls will happen on Zoom. In these places we can have lively conversations, learn from each other, and ask questions in total privacy.

Feedback from past students

Investment in Yourself

*Designed for Assigned Female at Birth

While we strive for inclusivity in all out events, courses and retreats, this specific course is intentionally crafted for those who were assigned female at birth, based on physical characteristics and XX chromosomes. Our goal is to create a harmonious environment tailored to the unique experiences and needs of this group.

From: US$300 / month for 2 months

Investment in Yourself

*Designed for Assigned Female at Birth

While we strive for inclusivity in all out events, courses and retreats, this specific course is intentionally crafted for those who were assigned female at birth, based on physical characteristics and XX chromosomes. Our goal is to create a harmonious environment tailored to the unique experiences and needs of this group.

From: US$300 / month for 2 months

Financial aid will be available to a limited number of students in the form of partial bursaries. Please note that bursary awards are based on several factors, including the size of our award fund and the approximate number of students enrolling at the full tuition rate.

All students requiring assistance are welcome to apply for financial aid. We welcome applications from serious seekers of all races, sexual orientations, and beyond.

Modules
Over the course of seven sessions, we will teach you visualizations, subtle movement, breathwork, and other practices you can use every day to help you drop deep into your sexual body and discover the sacred essence of the Feminine in you.

Session 1: Dance of Divine Attraction

Live 90-minute teaching session:  TBC

You will learn: 

  • How to relax into your womanly body using the tools of breath, sound, and movement with awareness
  • Ways to deeply experience sensation throughout your entire body
  • How to visualize your yoni / vagina as a flower that opens and closes

Session 2: Dropping Deep Into The Body

Live 90-minute teaching session:  TBC

You will learn:

  • Be guided to let go what is false in our desire body and to open to our true, authentic desires.
  • Experience and practice ways of activating awakened sexual energy in the body.
  • Explore the movement of subtle sexual energy in our yonis (vagina and uterus).
  • Learn how to relax, let go, and let life move through us.

Session 3: Sexuality And Belonging

Live 90-minute teaching session: TBC

You will learn: 

  • How ancestral and other cultural voices have shaped your perception of yourself + your sexuality
  • That you can choose what’s true for you
  • A specific creative process called “relationship mapping” that will help you recreate the social landscape within which the flower of your sexuality will thrive

Session 4: Deepening Into Sensation

Live 90-minute teaching session:  TBC

You will learn: 

  • Methods to move deeper into sensation so you can feel ALL of you as a woman
  • How to trust, listen to, and communicate with your own body of sensation
  • Tools to awaken the heart into feeling everything and loving unconditionally

Session 5: Listening To Your Yoni To Tap Into Your Sexual Muse

Live 90-minute teaching session:  TBC

You will learn: 

  • That your yoni / vagina has a voice
  • How to listen to – and truly hear – the wisdom of your yoni
  • Why you should let her sing + bring forth a new sexual energy and power in you

Session 6: Transforming The Virgin, The Whore, and The Women’s Union

Live 90-minute teaching session: TBC

You will learn: 

  • How the virgin/whore split effects women’s sexuality
  • How “The Women’s Union” – the collective voice that is viciously critical of the feminine – is expressed through all of us
  • How you can use the gem hidden within the shadow archetypes to live your highest dreams

Sessino 7: Awakening The Beautiful Body

Live 90-minute teaching session: TBC

  • You will learn: 

    • How to tune into even the most subtle body sensations
    • Ways to experience the connection between sex and heart
    • That you are profound Love and Beauty living as the essence of the Feminine

Bonuses

Original Content from Shakti Malan

Pre-recorded content

Shakti Malan, the founder of the Shakti Shiva Academy, created seven short videos to guide you in the key practices of this program. These video clips give simple, clear guidelines and also carry a transmission of the energy of the Feminine that flows through women’s bodies.

You’ll see how awakened feminine sexual energy moves through Shakti’s body — and how it touches the women who are practicing with her on the recordings.

Fundamentals of Facilitation Bonus Offering - Office Hours with Lisa Grace, senior faculty at Shakti Shiva Academy

Office Hours with Lisa Grace

A regular ongoing opportunity for connection, inquiry & sharing

Most Mondays on Zoom – event listings in our Circle of Fire on Mighty Network

Receive additional support from Shakti Shiva Academy Faculty Lisa Grace as you move through the Fundamentals of Facilitation course materials.

Please use this space to check-in, ask questions, start conversations, initiate inquiry, request support on your path or simply share what’s moving for you in your messy living loving human life. The hour together will be led by the desires of the emergent group and Lisa Grace may offer a meditation or other practice…

Think of this intimate hour as a free coaching session with Lisa!

It’s our weekly gift to you 🎁

Masterclass

LIVE Masterclass with Valentina Leo

Skydancing – The Dance of the Dakini’s Breath

A very slow and spontaneous dance that leads to the perception of the Cosmic Body and attunement to our infinitely Empty Nature. It is our Majestic Magnificence making love to the Unknown.

Tandava is the yoga of mystical union with the vast emptiness of pure space. 

A very slow and spontaneous dance that leads to the perception of the Cosmic Body and attunement to our infinitely Empty Nature. It is our Majestic Magnificence making love to the Unknown.

Knowing how to be intimate with the erotic flow of pleasure in your body will bring you confidence, purpose, and a sense of deep belonging. When the body relaxes in its divine emptiness, naked as the darkest night and aware of its intrinsic brilliancy, it becomes a portal for Endless Cosmic Orgasm – the essence of Reality and your true nature.

In this bonus masterclass Valentina will share this traditional practice with the intention of catalysing the experience of spiritual arousal in the awakening of your Beautiful Breathing Body…

VALENTINA LEO (a.k.a. MrsLove) is the Mother of the School of Fascinating Wonderment. She’s a devoted student, a mystic, a lover & a fool. Spiritual maverick, teacher of Erotic Wisdom and an Explorer of the Tantric Realms for over 20 years. Valentina is a Dakini ~ holder of the freedom lineage from the Tantric school of Fascinating Wonderment (Vismayo) ~ that spontaneously births female teachers of the pathless Path.

"I imagine many circles of women across the world gathering.
I imagine your presence in the world contributing to the awakening of the Feminine everywhere on our planet."

~ Shakti Malan

Facilitation Team

Rhianne van der Linde

SENIOR FACULTY

Rhianne walked alongside Shakti managing all of her in-person workshops and retreats from 2010 until her death in 2017. Being in Shakti’s flight path has been one of the greatest gifts in my life and as principal and senior faculty at the Shakti Shiva Academy, I remain totally in-service to the co-creation of intimate online and retreat spaces for vulnerable & embodied sharing.
An avid alchemist and a dedicated dreamer with a depth of knowledge and experience of transforming the mundane into the magical, my personal explorations have led me into working with dreams, as a companion to those busy with their journey of dying, exploring the breath as a thread connecting us directly to source & processing and ritual with groups in wild nature. Truth as emptiness and Truth as embodiment – as consciousness expressing in form, in beautiful breathing bodies of love…it is this language of the heart, this feminine language of embodiment & feeling that I am most interested in learning and sharing. Specialities: Breathwork, Dreamwork, Shadow Exploration & Integration, Sexual Awakening for Women, Embodiment and Somatic practices, Body De-armouring. To enquire about booking a one-on-one personal session you can email Rhianne: rhianne@shaktishiva.academy

Kali Satyagraha

SENIOR FACULTY

Kali is a highly skilled, deeply experienced facilitator and practitioner of BlissDance, Cuddle Parties™, CosmoForm Meditation, and Advait Tantra. She is also renowned for the sacred space she holds for the support of women’s sexual and spiritual awakening through Red Tents (The RED Retreat, AfrikaBurn, SpiritFest, Learning Man, Retreat Yourself), as well as for spinning hot tunes, DJ-ing organic world & downtempo dance music at private & public events.

Her deepest love is supporting Lovers of Truth into the discovery of their essential nature – and how to live beautifully with ourselves & others from that knowing, using mindful movement, conscious dance, meditation, ritual, ceremony, & ancestor guidance/channeling.

She counts herself blessed to have been trained & inspired by some of the world’s leading guides in spiritual & sexual embodiment, & devotes her life to the revolution of love that’s needed to re-create the world anew. Anyone with an open mind, playful curiosity & tender heart is welcome to explore & co-create together in the spaces she holds.

Specialities: Blissdance, Cuddle Parties, Women’s Sexual & Spiritual Awakening, Red Tent, DJ

To view more about the work that Kali offers you can view her website and book a session here.

Discover how to release your old sexual patterning, come home to your body of bliss and live your full power as an embodiment of the Feminine.

F.A.Q

Does the course require specific knowledge or experience?

No. Actually, sometimes the less you know, the better it is – this opens you to a beginner’s mind and enables you to meet the materials in a fresh way. What is important however, is that you are totally committed to doing the ‘work of becoming more of who you really are. This course is designed for those women who’re ready to take radical responsibility for everything in their experience. If you’re ready to birth the new world through the awakening of your sexuality, then this course is a good fit for you!

No. It’s not required that you’ve completed any previous courses with Shakti Shiva Academy. This course can be taken for personal development only and it’s also the 1st year of a 3-year learning path to become a certified Sexual Awakening for Women Facilitator. Read more about the Sexual Awakening for Women learning path here.

Shakti Shiva Academy is known for the depth of content it offers. We have three learning paths in which you can train to become a certified facilitator. You can read more about the Sexual Awakening for Women learning path here.

We’ve built in 3 “Study hall”- style sessions at the end of each semester for accountability, community and additional support. 

“Office Hours” is a weekly online gathering space hosted by Shakti Shiva faculty member Lisa Grace. You’re invited to use this space to check-in, ask questions, start conversations, initiate inquiry, request support on your path or simply share what’s moving for you in your messy living loving human life. 

If you find you require additional support aside from the LIVE calls and group coaching sessions provided with this program, then you are welcome to approach either of the facilitators and book private sessions. These sessions are booked and paid separately and negotiated between you and the facilitator in their private capacity. 

No. Because you’re able to download all the materials, you can work through them at your own pace. You will have lifetime access to the private course cohort on Mighty Network, so you can continue to interact and learn with the other course participants even after the course has completed. This course is not yet another to-do. There is a carefully curated structure in place to support you to get the most out of the materials. We do however encourage you to keep current with reading or listening to the modules and attending the LIVE calls each month. You can always return to the assignments and complete them in your own time.

Gay, straight, bi-sexual, fluid – whichever way your sexuality flows and expresses – this course is designed to open you to your unique sexual feminine essence so that you can step into who you truly are with utter acceptance and fulfilment.

While we strive for inclusivity in all our online courses, this specific course is intentionally crafted for those who were assigned female at birth, based on physical characteristics and XX chromosomes.

Our goal is to create a harmonious environment tailored to the unique experiences and needs of this group. (We cherish our transgender sisters, but we won’t actually have much to offer you in this course.)

No, this course is designed to be a personal journey, tapping into your own personal desires, fantasies and inner discoveries. For those who are in partnerships you may find that doing this work will bring a greater dimension to your relating and intimacy with one another.

Not a problem – all LIVE teaching and Q&A sessions as well as masterclasses with guest teachers are recorded and will be available within 48 hours so you can download and watch/listen to them at your convenience.

Your journey remains completely confidential. If you wish to share on the private course cohort on our Mighty Network Community platform, there is a confidentiality agreement in place.

You’ll need reliable internet access, a computer, speakers or headphones.

Only for downloading and interaction in the Q&A aspect of the live coaching calls. We will give you all the support we can – and you’ll see that, once you’re in the flow, it’s really easy.

Unless you cancel your registration timeously, the Shakti Shiva Academy does not offer a refund for any other reason. During the first month of the course, you can de-register from the course by writing an email to info@shaktishiva.academy.

More info to come when we have dates for the course

You can read our full terms & conditions here.

If you’re interested in participating in this 1-year course and still have questions that need answers, please schedule a free 20-minute discovery call with Principal & Senior faculty Rhianne van der Linde here.

A Personal Invitation from Shakti Malan

Our founder & orginator of this work

We look forward to sharing this journey of sexual awakening with you!

Join us for the year-long Sexual Awakening for Women online course beginning in 2025

After the Awakening Your Feminine Sexual Essence live course ends, you can join our next Sexual Awakening for Women (starting May 2025) that will provide a deeper dive into the same themes as well as introducing some new ones.

As a student of the Awakening Your Feminine Sexual Essence course, if you sign up for the year-long Sexual Awakening for Women Intensive course, you will receive a coupon code qualifying you for a discount (the cost of this short course) off the year-long course fees.

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