Sexual Shadow Work and Masculine-Feminine Integration (South Africa)
November 30 - December 10R15,000
Following the thread of eroticism makes the subconscious roots available to the conscious mind. Working with your erotic impulse as a guide, we explore this territory with sensitivity and intelligence.
The theme of this retreat is Sexual Shadow work and masculine-feminine integration. Sexual Shadow Work addresses the dimensions of our sexuality that are held in the unconscious. What plays out in our sexuality is often the result of states, beliefs or experiences that live in our psyche. In other words, we are not yet aware of them, have not experienced them fully in our bodies, and have not embraced them with awareness and love.
We will systematically immerse ourselves in the main themes expressing in people’s sexual shadow lives. Through this work, we get to see that conscious, loving and playful engagement with what we have not allowed ourselves to fully see and experience in our sexuality not only relieves us of much shame and guilt, but more importantly, it gives us access to aspects of our psyches that have been calling for our attention.
Using powerful practices, we will also explore a fundamental Tantric principle, which is that both the masculine and feminine exist within all of us. The alchemy of the inner love affair requires of us to be aware of the different dimensions of the masculine and feminine that are at play in us – as mirrored by the men and women in our lives.
Methods that we will be using on this retreat include:
- Conversations and subtle enactments to solicit and integrate unconscious sexual materials
- Breathwork, movement, sound and gesturing
- Subtle body awareness practices
- Shamanic tracking of the group field
- Gestalt role play
- Conscious dance movement practice developing kinesthetic intelligence and intimacy awareness
- Intensive group coaching of individuals as they move through shadow states
- Precise meeting of nervous system response to facilitate integration and awakening
Who is the Retreat for?
This retreat is for people who have a keen interest in the psychological and mystical dimensions of sexuality and would like to support others in this field. The methods require a high level of commitment and presence from participants, and the willingness to have rigid ego patterns revealed. The ten day retreat is intended as an immersion in the processes and learnings that awaken you to more of your humanity – and your divinity. Your capacity to guide others as facilitator, or in life, is determined by the state of consciousness that you live from. When we meet dimensions of our being that were held in the unconscious as we do in this retreat, so much more of who we are gets integrated into the lives we live – and we are able to show up much more fully.
Rhianne van der Linde
Rhianne is an avid alchemist and a dedicated dreamer with a depth of knowledge and experience of transforming the mundane into the magical. 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.
Tiffany has an intense fascination of how we as humans, function as a manifestation of our inner landscape, and especially in relation to how we interact with one another and our environments. As a trained facilitator, coach and shamanic family systems constellator, she has a passion for psychological processes 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. She takes a no-nonsense approach in the seeking of radical clarity through honesty and often asking uncomfortable questions.
Guest Teacher: Swami Advait Rahasya
Swami Rahasya is as much a rascally trickster as he is a serious pundit of Tantric Spirituality. He uses tongue-in-cheek, irony, and colourful stories (personal, archetypal, and beyond) to share the high teachings of the Tantric adepts of old. Answering your questions and questioning your answers about your spiritual, relationship and sexual concerns from a tantric perspective, his intent is to bring truth and clarity to things, not an adjustment to comfort. Rahasya 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 is the author of The Rocky Horror Tantra Book.
Bodhi Khaya is a peaceful haven nestled at the foot of the Witkransberg in the beautiful Overberg region, Bodhi Khaya boasts 217 hectares of indigenous fynbos and milkwood forest. Connect with nature, kindred spirits, and your own heart. Only two hours from Cape Town, Bodhi Khaya is a welcoming spiritual home to all.
R15,000 ($1300) including all meals, excluding accommodation. Accommodation prices range from R305 – R465 per night.