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Dancing with the Dead: A weekend intensive exploring our unconscious contracts in the realms of our sexuality and intimacy patterns inherited from our ancestors.

November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018

sexual shadow woman dancing with a skeleton


Exploring our sexual shadow provides a profound gateway for deeper understanding and awareness of ourselves and how our unconscious is playing out in our waking life. The material residing in our unconscious has been formed throughout our lives; however there are aspects which we have inherited from the family systems that we are born in.

At this time of Samhain & the Day of the Dead, when the veil between those who have passed and those of us still in this physical realm is said to be the thinnest, we have the opportunity over the course of 2 days to immerse ourselves in the embodied exploration of our family patterning around our personal sexuality and intimacy patterns.

We will explore our beliefs that we hold as true – are they our own? Are we living into the expectations or rules of those that came before us? Are you living the life of YOUR choosing? The sexual and intimate life YOU want?

After leaving this workshop you will:

  • Have insights into unique patterns playing out in your family of origin;
  • Have the tools to make your own choices allowing you to be your creator and exert free will;
  • Have the ability to critically examine the narratives that we have adopted as fact that impact our ability to experience real pleasure and flow in our relationship and sexual lives.
  • Have the embodied experience of your relationship to intimacy and  sexuality.
  • Have the tools to reclaim your lost parts and bring yourself HOME

Your facilitators:

Tiffany Rose Bowns

After growing up in a conservative religious environment, Tiffany married young and followed what she thought was “the right thing to do”. After breaking through her illusions she embarked on a life altering journey of self-discovery which has taken her through many varied terrains from tantric explorations to shamanic practices to training in ancestral lineages through family constellations work.

Tiffany has a passion for psychological processes, depth facilitation, process work and shadow work integration specializing in facilitating deep and insightful inner work dialogues using a practice to access our inner relationship dynamics through reflections in our external relating.

Tiffany now  manages and runs the Shakti Shiva Academy, a quantum learning portal, created by the late Shakti Malan, offering a variety of course and retreats  which enable you to discover the essence of what you are and to embody that in your life and your sexuality.

Claire Rumore

Claire was raised Catholic and attended Catholic school for many years. She grew up in a sexually repressed and confusing culture in the southern region of the United States. Abstinence until marriage was the expectation and “sex makes you feel guilty” was the attitude. Though at the time she felt enveloped by hypocrisy and confusion, this set of conservative circumstances proved to be blessing by later inspiring her to become a student of human sexuality and gender studies.

Bringing over 15 years worth of experience with sexual and somatic education alongside shamanic and Tantric training, Claire works as a coach, counselor, mentor, confidant and teacher of sexuality and spirituality. She has formal training in life coaching from San Francisco State University plus somatic psychotherapy through the Hakomi Institute of California, and is a certified Soul Coach trained by internationally renowned teacher Denise Linn. She is also a certified sex educator through the San Francisco Sex Information initiative, a long time student and mentee of the late Shakti Malan, a Reiki Master, a CMT, and a pagan Priestess-in-training.

About the Venue

This non-residential workshop will take place in a beautiful private residence on over a acre of luscious nature in the hills of Oakland, California (over 6 minutes from the 580).


Logistics & Bookings:

Dates: Saturday November, 3 2018 & Sunday November, 4 2018

Times: 10am – 6pm

*Early Bird Special:* Book before 19 October and pay $295. Thereafter $365 per person before 2nd November or $400 day-of if any spots remaining.

Book Here: https://dancingwiththedead.brownpapertickets.com/


Any questions please email tiffany@shaktishiva.academy or claire.rumore@gmail.com



To join us for a introductory talk on Friday 2nd November – you can view more details here: https://shaktishiva.academy/event/pandoras-box-panacea-evening/


November 3, 2018
November 4, 2018


CA 94610 United States


Claire Rumore
Tiffany Rose Bowns