Fall in Love with Your Inner Self and Transform Your Outer Relationships For Good.

A 12 week online course to discover how to fall deeply and wildly in love with yourself first so that your relationships can be catalyzed into their evolutionary potential.

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

Unlike most academies, this one cares deeply about your body, your being, and your humanity. Its 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 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 with the Academy.

The Academy is run 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 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.



POSTPONED. New Dates in 2021 TBC. Freedom & the Nervous System, a 7-day Retreat for women (Cape Town – South Africa)
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Join Karin Ritchie and Rhianne van der Linde for Freedom & the Nervous System, a 7-day Retreat for w...



When you understand the difference between longing and desire, it will change your life. 

(This is an excerpt from the free, 4-part Mutual Awakening ecourse written and developed by Patricia Albere, founder of the Evolutionary Collective and guest teacher at the Shakti Shiva Academy.) When you understand the difference between longing and desire, it will change your life.   Opening ourselves to longing, activates powerful forces that will move our lives -and life itself- towards higher possibilities of love and truth.   Longing arises from a dimension that is deeper than your individual sense of self – deeper than your soul – it arises from the unknown and comes through us into this world.  Longing comes from the divine forces of love and evolution, itself, bringing new potentials into existence.  Something greater waits for us, needs us to awaken and surrender to its power, love and creativity.  If you pay close attention, when you begin to feel the longing you can sense that its a two-way affair.  Something is longing for you and through you, and that is where the immense power (and beauty) lie….


[From our bookshelf] :: How To Be An Adult In Love

From the bookshelf at Shakti Shiva Academy: How To Be An Adult In Love – a brilliant book by the legendary David Richo, a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer based in California. ( He combines Jungian, poetic, and mythic perspectives in his work with the intention of integrating the psychological and the spiritual. The excerpt below is a particularly poignant one during this month of matters-of-the-heart.  The conundrum of relationships has historically been, and likely always will be, how do I love you (regardless of who you are in my life: partner, parent, child, friend, boss, et al) AND still stay in loving connection with myself.  This can be a huge & agonizing challenge for so many of us! Dave Richo gives a refreshing perspective that lines up so nicely with Shakti Malan’s teachings and the teachings here at Shakti Shiva Academy — that we are ultimately not separate or alone, we are inherently lovable, and that letting go of the fearful ego is an act of enormous self-love. Dive in and discover…


Evolutionary Relationships: New Potentials on the Leading Edge of Human Evolution

Written by Patricia Albere, founder of the Evolutionary Collective   One winter evening, I fell in love at New York’s Carnegie Hall. I was sitting in the front row, applauding with almost three thousand others as the virtuoso cellist Yo Yo Ma took to the stage, accompanied by the great vocalist Bobby McFerrin. I knew the collaboration between these two musical giants would be something unique, but I could not have anticipated the experience I would have that night.   From the outset, the love and respect that these two performers had for each other was palpable. It seemed to bounce back and forth between them, flowing like the music itself, weaving a field of irrepressible joy that rippled out from the stage. I felt lifted up on a wave of creativity and ecstasy that compares to the experience of falling in love. Indeed, it seemed as though the whole auditorium was falling in love, not with any particular person but with the joyful energy that was pulsing amongst us….


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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Being Your Own Best Lover

In this audio, I guide you to connect to your inner sensual body through breath, subtle movement, sound and visualization. Experience the bliss that is inherent in your body, waiting to be awakened through loving awareness.

How many of us have ever received guidance on how to make love to ourselves? Masturbation can be exciting, but ultimately not deeply fulfilling. In Meditation for Being your Own Best Lover, I guide you in:

  • truly meeting yourself in love
  • communicating self love into your own body
  • connecting to the subtle movement of sexual energy through the body, and
  • accessing bliss in your body that is lasting because it is real.



Sexual Awakening For Women Ebook

This book takes women on an experiential journey to awaken the deep feminine in our sexuality. The practices, case studies and theory create a systematic journey of releasing the main blocks in the flow of women’s sexual energy. Through the softening, the returning to ourselves and the opening to sensual bliss in our bodies, women awaken to the true nature of our sexual ecstasy.