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Basic Sexual Shadow Work

A 7-week mini course

~ Starting October 2021 ~

This mini-course is based on the modality detailed in the Basic Sexual Shadow Work eBook created by Shakti Malan, the founder of the Shakti Shiva Academy. Through this course you will learn effective methods to awaken and access the true power of your sexuality.  Together we will delve into the dimensions  of our sexuality that express themselves from our unconscious, or what Jung referred to as our "shadow."

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Shakti Shiva Academy has been created as a quantum learning portal empowering you to discover the essence of who and what you are as well as to embody that in your life and your sexuality.

Unlike most academies, this one cares deeply about your body, your being, and your humanity. Our intention is to give you access to your pure potential and unique essence as an individual - empowering you to find your wings and fly.

The Academy was founded by Shakti Malan (pictured to the right) in 2017. In the years before her death, she shared her transmissions, wisdom and experience from her deepest vulnerability and humanness. This ethos of depth, vulnerability and honoring of the human and divine sides of self continue at the Academy.

The Academy is led and managed by co-directors Claire Rumore & Rhianne van der Linde, who studied and worked alongside Shakti for many years. They are honored to be working in collaboration with various trusted colleagues and facilitators in this learning space, all of whom have had direct exposure to, as well as immersion in, Shakti's teachings and/or whose teachings resonate closely with the essence of Shakti's work in the world.




Shakti Shiva Academy is a quantum learning portal for discovering your unique essence as an expression of Life’s Essence - and cultivating the art of embodying that in your life and your sexuality.

Founded by Shakti Malan in 2017, the Academy has two tracks of programs based on the body of work developed by Shakti over the course of her career.

The first is a pathway of learning and facilitation training specifically focused on feminine sexual essence. Based on Shakti's book Sexual Awakening for Women, the Academy provides a facilitation training program to become a certified Sexual Awakening for Women facilitator. Through this program you will be trained to bring the awareness and focus of reclaiming the feminine, which is much needed for this world that has become hyper-masculine in a painfully distorted way.

The second current is open to all genders and invites you to a radical exploration of your potential through the excavation of your shadow and sexuality. It is radical in that this work invites you to constantly meet the edges of who you perceive yourself to be, both in your sexuality and with your conscious and unconscious creations.

Our work here goes against the direction of much modern Tantric practice which is only interested in having you feel good and having a fantastic sexual experience. Through the trainings we offer, you will shift from "feeling better" to "feeling more".  You will then grow up instead of fill up.

We very much look forward to supporting you on your journey of deep self-examination and personal and professional development.



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Breaking Free From the Cycle of the Victim-Rescuer-Persecutor Drama Triangle ~ by Shakti Malan

(This is a blog post originally written by Shakti Malan on Sunday 13 December 2009) Much of the work of Tantra is about uncovering and integrating what has been lying hidden in the unconscious. The unconscious is where we store all suppressed experience, which includes all experiences that were too much for us to feel to their depths at the time of their happening. This can be anything from a sexual violation to the first time our mothers decided not to breast feed us any more. If the feelings that came up as a consequence of the incident were too much for you to deal with at the time, they would have been stored in the unconscious. Feelings only move through once they have been felt. Why are we interested in integrating matter from the subconscious? Tantra is about your awakening – waking up to the truth of who you really are. On the way there, we get to face all illusions we have been holding on to. Repressed experience…


How To Do Existential Kink – the simple (but not easy) steps of this remarkably effective polarity integration methodology

How to Do Existential Kink Meditation – written by Carolyn Elliott   So there are basically three steps to Existential Kink meditation. I’ll discuss those in a moment, but first… –A Note of Caution– If you’re currently depressed, I do not recommend trying to do Existential Kink meditation, as you might just end up more frustrated. Why? Because Existential Kink requires some healthy levels of energy and perspective and humor to work, and those are qualities we lack when we’re depressed. So if you currently have depression, I would recommend that you first focus on pulling yourself out of that swamp before you embark on this kind of intensive shadow integration work. Brahmavihara Cultivation is something that can help a great deal with depression. I’ve also found that it’s best to approach Existential Kink meditation when you’re calm and in a relatively good mood. So if you’re very upset at a given situation, I recommend that you first use the Consciousness Focusing method described by Ken Keyes Jr. in the Handbook to Higher Consciousness to get centered and to…


How to Beat Yourself Up (the Fun Way): an Existential Kink practice by Carolyn Elliott

 We all know there are not-fun ways to beat ourselves up. By “beating ourselves up” of course I mean feeling guilty, ashamed, and generally bad and wrong for a host of things that we do and do not do. We always have an underlying motivation for making ourselves feel bad. It might seem like “feeling guilty” or “feeling bad” just spontaneously happens to you, but it doesn’t. It’s an unconscious choice, a strategy designed long ago by your child mind to get you something, namely, the approval of the people around you, whom you depended upon for your survival and security. Your parents learned it long ago from their parents, and they passed it down to you in a rich chain of ancestral tradition. What might start out in childhood as feeling bad about not cleaning your room or earning good grades, blooms later in life into feeling bad about accidentally missing appointments, not replying promptly to text, not eating enough vegetables, and offending people. The thing about guilt is…


Rest into the center of life’s

current moving through 

and as you. Attuning to this place of


with yourSelf is your only task and

direction in this life. 

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Soulmate Within Summit Recording Package

Over the course of four days we had the opportunity to hear some of the most brilliant and cutting­ edge experts in awakening consciousness explore how we can take our inner and outer relationship life to the next level. All of these dynamic dialogues that carry rich transmissions on coming home to ourselves as the first beloved, becoming juicy, soulful lovers in partnership, and collectively living in a way that catalyzes mutual awakening are available to download if you purchase the Summit Package. The Summit Packages includes not only these 10 session recordings, but an additional 8 bonus sessions, a 3-part video series and 2 music downloads.



Ten Tantric Partner Meditations

An audio and video series to provide you step-by-step guidance and initiation into Tantric Lovemaking from the privacy of your bedroom

There comes a time in your life when you realize that nothing – nothing you could ever achieve or possess – is as valuable as the quality of your Love.



Sexual Self Loving – The Tantric Way

An audio and video series in which Shakti provides step-by-step guidance and initiation into Tantric Self-loving practices from the privacy of your own home.

Learning to truly love ourselves in our sexual bodies is an art that reconnects us to the ecstatic joy that is our birthright

  • connecting to the subtle movement of sexual energy through the body, and
  • accessing bliss in your body that is lasting because it is real.