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Awakening Your Feminine Essence 4-Day Retreat (Norway)

July 20 - July 27


In this in-person retreat, we will embark on an experiential journey of opening to the flow of feminine sexual energy. Sexual energy is, at its most expanded level, the power that animates all of existence. It is the movement of consciousness coming into form and it moves through a woman’s body differently to the flow in a man’s body. Because our world has so idealized the masculine during the last 5000 years of patriarchy, our idea of sexuality has unfortunately become quite masculinized. NOW is the time for women to rediscover our own sacred sexual essence and for that to take place, we are called to dive deeply into the inner spaces of our sacred sexual bodies. Opening this flow happens through the clearing of blocks that manifest in our consciousness as contractions in the chakras or energy vortexes in the body and its energy field.

What creates these blocks?

  • Repetitive thought patterns
  • Unresolved childhood experiences
  • Collective unconscious conditioning, including family, cultural and religious beliefs
  • Sexual trauma or traumatic relationships (with sexual partners, family members, etc.)
  • False beliefs and ideas about who you are that no longer serve you well
  • Suppressed emotions

Each chakra or energy “hub” in the body holds specific unconscious patterning that requires clearing before energy can move freely up the body. During this retreat we will systematically work with the clearing of the main blocks (abandonment, rejection, betrayal) held in each of the first three chakras, allowing the natural flow of awakened sexual energy to pulsate through our beings, blowing our beautiful human hearts open to all of existence exactly as it is.

Clearing blocks in the chakras

  • Base chakra: Clearing our relationship with the body, desire, life and death. Our wild and free sexual nature as the movement of earth, air, fire, water.
  • Second chakra: Clearing tribal and ancestral blockages to the flow of awakened sexual energy, learning to listen to yoni and following the flow of her energy through the body’s circuits. Working through the virgin/whore/women’s union archetypes in our psyches. Feeling safe to be sexual. Yoni as gateway to the divine.
  • Third chakra: Embracing our power, moving through duality, meeting man and the inner masculine.

Feminine sexual energy is not goal oriented or driven – she wants to flow in undulating golden spirals of bliss, not only through our yoni’s, but up through our hearts and entire bodies, connecting us with the divine. She wakes up when we relax and listen inwards to the call of our soul, to the rhythm of our breath and the wise messages of our bodies. She is receptive, sensitive to the subtlest breeze, open to delight and longing, and is freely expressed as immeasurable power, without any need to own or control her expression.

Methods we will use:  

  • Body based meditations
  • Dancing and free movement
  • Immersion in nature
  • Liquid Yoga
  • Story circles
  • Subtle movement practice
  • Breathwork
  • Deep listening
  • Artwork and nature installations
  • Writing

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is for women who have a deep desire to awaken feminine sexual essence as a spiritual force in their own beings. It is possible, and entirely suitable, to do the work for your own awakening only and is also suited for women who would like to embark on the journey of facilitating this work for circles of women. It is only through our own embodied experience that we are able to share our learning with other women

Are you ready to:

  • Become more of who you really are?
  • Celebrate your feminine sexual essence?
  • Experience oneness with the elements?
  • Come to feel all of life – intimately & unconditionally?
  • Embrace your sexual power?
  • Integrate the Masculine & Feminine in your Being
  • Become a well of creativity and inspiration
  • Rest into your sexual divinity
  • Deepen Intimacy with yourself and in relationship with others
  • Fall more deeply in love with yourself
  • Create loving sisterhood


This 7-Day Retreat is based on ‘Sexual Awakening for Women: A Tantric Workbook” by Shakti Malan.
Women of all ages, sexual identities & orientations are welcome.

Your facilitators:

Rhianne walked alongside Shakti for 10 years managing all of her in-person retreats and workshops in South Africa. Participating quietly in the background, being in Shakti’s flight path was a great gift in her life. Rhianne’s commitment to Shakti includes the continuation of the availability of her teaching as an online learning portal – a radiantly alive and continually evolving expression of the eternal dance of the masculine & feminine. She also made a personal promise to Shakti to continue co-creating intimate in-person retreat spaces for vulnerable & embodied sharing. Rhianne is an avid alchemist and a dedicated dreamer – her personal explorations have led her 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 bodies of love…it is this language of the heart, this feminine language of embodiment & feeling that Rhianne is most interested in learning and sharing.


Devika founded Studio Fjordyoga in 2014, teaching yoga, pilates and mindful movements. She has been a bodyworker since 1985 and her skill is in inspiring people to use the body as a portal into deeper awareness. The vision of Studio FjordYoga is to inspire people to develop their own kind of yoga and supporting them in relaxing into the wisdom of the body. “It’s all about finding your unique yoga, your own everyday practice, keys that brings you into presence. From here we can stand grounded in LIFE, connected and at ease.” Devika’s friendship with Shakti began at N’auma! where they lived in community together in 2002 during the period of Shakti’s wilderness initiation. Devika co-facilitates profoundly transformational process with other teachers on a regular basis and is delighted to be creating this Sexual Awakening for Women retreat in Norway with the Shakti Shiva Academy.


Lolla is a Wilderness Guide focusing on being in Nature with all senses alert, listening and tracking our own journey as reflected by the environment and connecting to the wildness of ourselves. What inspires her is to witness the simplicity with how nature reveals our true self. She started her journey as a Nature Conservationist, River guide, Mountain guide and has been guided on a path deeper into the mysteries of the inter-connectedness of our Human & Nature. Until recently, she lived in the forest on the land where Shakti Malan made her home practicing Forest Therapy. She also guides Vision Quests for woman and leads Sweat lodges.




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Members of our Circle of Fire Community Program, qualify for a 5% discount on the facilitation fees.  If you are a member of the circle, please email us for your coupon code to use when making payment.

All payments 100% refundable until 20 June 2018, 50% refundable thereafter until 6 July  2018, and non-refundable thereafter.

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Glitretind Retreat Center
near Oslo Norway


Rhianne van der Linde