Sexual Awakening
for Women

Personal & Practitioner Mastery

1 YEAR COURSE
STARTING 15 MAY 2025

The Invitation

Imagine living every day from inside the juicy, fluid ecstasy of your womanly sexual body. Imagine creating a world of Sisterhood, where women come together supporting each other in awakening the fire of our love-infused sexuality. Imagine unleashing that power into the world. Imagine the world we could create.

The time has come for us to live this dream. Patriarchy is over.  Let’s put down the battle armour, let go our drive to perform, and surrender the outdated patriarchal model of sexuality that has created our world. We can come home to our womanly bodies. We can come to rest in the essence of the Feminine that we are. She whispers the most tender love through our limbs. She caresses our throats with the finest song. She calls us to come home, home to the warm embrace of our essential nature, inside our awakened sexual bodies as women.

The journey home is going to take some time. We invite you to dedicate nine months to gestate this child of your feminine sexual essence. This time will ask of you the attention, the care, and the love that it takes to birth a new creation into the world. In this period, we will tend the subtlest awakenings in our sexual bodies. We will hone our capacity to do sexual shadow work and to heal our personal and collective sexual wounds. We will let go of sex that no longer serves us. We will open and soften and learn how to direct the fire of our sexual essence as it runs up through our bodies.

Experience living every day as the Awake Feminine whose sexuality is natural and wild, unfettered by the past, and an expression of deep love and creative abundance.

The time is NOW...

For centuries, sages and mystics have been studying what happens when sexual energy wakes up as a spiritual force in us. They have called this awakened sexual energy Kundalini Shakti.

The time has come for women across the world to awaken to the fullness of our spiritual-sexual essence. The time has come to take radical responsibility for everything in our experience. It is through the awakening of our sexuality that a new world can be birthed.

This is our power and potential as women. Go share your love with the world – with confidence.

What to expect...

During the year-long Personal Intensive, we will work through many of the practices in Shakti Malan's book, Sexual Awakening for Women, which is the culmination of her years of work with thousands of women from across the world (an eBook version is included in this course).

By the end of the year long program, these practices and subtle, blissful ways of being in your sexual body will have become your natural state. You will have formed lasting bonds with a group of women from around the world with whom you have shared this journey of discovery and embodiment in a container of rich and meaningful sharing.

How is this course constructed?

  • 1 Year of lessons in both written and audio formats to suit your learning style
  • 2 Live teaching sessions per month (18 total) + group Q & A
  • 3 “Study hall”- style sessions for accountability and community
  • 3 Masterclasses with skilled experts in the field

All of our teaching happens within Mighty Networks, a safe, private learning platform; and our live calls will happen on Zoom. In these places we can have lively conversations, learn from each other, and ask questions in total privacy.

Live Teaching Classes will be on Thursdays. Study Halls will be on Fridays

Class times: 7pm SAST – 10am PT – 1pm ET – 6pm UK

Please take note of Daylight Savings, class time will always remain 7pm SAST, and all other time zones will shift by an hour accordingly.

If we really want to connect to the wildness of who we are and to our untamed, free and spontaneous expression as the feminine principle, then we have to understand that she, ‘The Feminine Principle’, does not have just one face. She has a thousand million faces.

Application Process

There are 3 parts to this application process. You do not need to complete the parts in order, but please ensure that you do complete all 3 parts for your application in order to be enrolled successfully.

1. Sign up to the WAITLIST

2. Complete the Application Form

3. Book your Discovery Call (optional)

*Designed for Assigned Female at Birth

While we strive for inclusivity in all out events, courses and retreats, this specific course is intentionally crafted for those who were assigned female at birth, based on physical characteristics and XX chromosomes. Our goal is to create a harmonious environment tailored to the unique experiences and needs of this group.

Financial aid will be available to a limited number of students in the form of partial bursaries. Please note that bursary awards are based on several factors, including the size of our award fund and the approximate number of students enrolling at the full tuition rate.

All students requiring assistance are welcome to apply for financial aid. We welcome applications from serious seekers of all races, sexual orientations, and beyond.

Investment in Yourself

There are 3 parts to this application process. You do not need to complete the parts in order, but please ensure that you do complete all 3 parts for your application in order to be enrolled successfully.

1. Complete the Application Form

2. Book your Discovery Call

3. Secure your spot by completing your payment for this course

*Designed for Assigned Female at Birth

While we strive for inclusivity in all out events, courses and retreats, this specific course is intentionally crafted for those who were assigned female at birth, based on physical characteristics and XX chromosomes. Our goal is to create a harmonious environment tailored to the unique experiences and needs of this group.

From: R4,695 / month for 12 months

Financial aid will be available to a limited number of students in the form of partial bursaries. Please note that bursary awards are based on several factors, including the size of our award fund and the approximate number of students enrolling at the full tuition rate.

All students requiring assistance are welcome to apply for financial aid. We welcome applications from serious seekers of all races, sexual orientations, and beyond.

"I imagine many circles of women across the world gathering. I imagine your presence in the world contributing to the awakening of the Feminine everywhere on our planet."

~ Shakti Malan

Feedback from past students

Modules

Semester 1

Module 1 ~ The Sexual Feminine - She is Wild, She is Free

Live Class: 15 +29 May 2025

Learn why our sexual energy feels trapped and how we can return to our wild, natural state. In this session, we will:

  • Meet the unique qualities of Feminine sexual essence in her natural, free state and start to experience them in our lives.
  • Get to understand the anatomy of the subtle sexual body – including Kundalini, chakras and krijas.
  • Discover how the flow of the subtle sexual body gets blocked through our unconscious patterning.
  • Begin to clear blockages and open to the flow of awakened sexual energy.

Module 2 ~ Lighting the Fire of our Sexual Essence

Live Class: 12 + 26 June 2023

Discover how to consciously activate sexual energy as a woman by working with the dynamics of attraction and finely attuning to our bodies subtle responses. In this module, we will:

  • Be guided to let go what is false in our desire body and to open to our true, authentic desires.
  • Experience and practice ways of activating awakened sexual energy in the body.
  • Explore the movement of subtle sexual energy in our yonis (vagina and uterus).
  • Learn how to relax, let go, and let life move through us.

Module 3 ~ Riding the Tiger

Live Class: 10 + 24 July 2025

Learning how to direct the power of our sexual energy catalyzing the awakening of our essence. In this module, we will:

  • Get grounded in the qualities of love, receptivity and surrender that take us to our true, uncontrolled nature as the embodiment of the Feminine.
  • Be introduced to Skydancing – the movement of awakened sexual energy through women’s physical, energetic and spiritual bodies.
  • Receive training and initiation in the different pathways through which sexual energy moves as it awakens in the physical, spiritual and energetic bodies.

Semester 2

Module 4 ~ Sex and Power

Live Class: 11 + 25 September 2025

Release blockages and let the power of life run through your sexuality. In this module, we will:

  • Learn how to work with anger, frustration and other emotions that dam up the flow of our true power.
  • Get trained in attuning to the flow of sexual power that opens in our bodies when we awaken to the Feminine.
  • Discover how to bring our awakened power into relationships in a way that is free from manipulation, control and resistance to our own natural essence.

Module 5 ~ Transforming Sexual Archetypes of the Feminine

Live Class: 9 + 23 October 2025

We will deeply explore and transform the sexual archetypes that have shaped women in the age of patriarchy. In this module, we will:

  • Explore the facets of patriarchy’s shadow archetypes – the Virgin, the Whore and the Women’s Union – in our lives as women.
  • Immerse in the practices held within the potential at the heart of each of these archetypes.
  • Find our own archetypal expressions of the Feminine.

Module 6 ~ Setting the World Alight with our Sexual Power

Live Class: 6 + 20 November 2025

Let our new sexual consciousness inspire a better world. In this module, we will:

  • Experience our awakened sexual energy as a universal force of creation.
  • Discover pathways for attuning through our bodies to another’s, and to the world.
  • Explore what our sexual power wants to do in the world.

Semester 3

Module 7 ~ Sex and Creativity

Live Class: 15 + 29 January 2026

Awakened sexuality opens the floodgates of our creativity in all areas of our lives. In this module, we will:

  • Receive a meditation to letting old forms in our sexuality die and a dance to nourish the seed of the new.
  • Meditate on the source of creativity held within our yonis.
  • Create from our awakened sexual energy, using writing, movement, sound and visual arts.
  • Begin to create the life of our deepest knowing by carefully listening to our hearts and yonis.

Module 8 ~ Fire in the Heart

Live Class: 12 + 26 February 2026

Opening the flow between sex and love in our energetic, sexual and emotional experiences. In this module, we will:

  • Practice meditations and techniques to purify our hearts, transforming everything moving through them.
  • Discover the spiritual power of our breasts and their connection to our hearts.
  • Experience an unobstructed flow between our awakened sexual energy and our awakened hearts.

Module 9 ~ Making Love to God

Live Class: 12 + 26 March 2026

Discover how our sexual experience can be totally surrendered to the Ultimate. In this module, we will:

  • Experience total surrender in lovemaking with ourselves or with another.
  • Learn how to practice Bhakti, or devotion, in our relationships with our partners and with the Divine in all of life.
  • Be guided to open the higher centers that facilitate the movement of our sexual energy into oneness with God.

Masterclasses

with Guest Teachers

Marcia Baczynski

Growing up the Good Girl

Live class: TBC

Marcia Baczynski is an internationally-recognized speaker, writer, coach and expert on sexual communication, relationships and women’s empowerment. Her primary mission is to help women and the people who love them to overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want — romantically, sexually and relationally — even if it’s off the beaten path.
As co-founder of Cuddle Party, Marcia has helped tens of thousands of people to speak up for the kind of touch they want, say No unapologetically, and foster more connected, affectionate relationships. Marcia brings wisdom, humour, and creativity to all aspects of her work, and offers a fresh perspective on love, sex and relationships. Each year, she works with a select group of private clients, helping them identify their needs, boundaries and deepest desires. Since 2003, she has helped tens of thousands of people through her private coaching, workshops and group programs. Marcia is a sought-after presenter and coach, and she has made over 100 magazines, newspapers, TV shows, books and radio appearances, including The Rolling Stone, The Montel Williams Show, Fox News, NPR, the Washington Post, the New York Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Marie Claire, People, Newsweek, The Daily Mail, and Penn & Teller’s Bullsh*t, to name just a few. She has been interviewed for, and cited in, a number of books as well. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more about Marcia here: https://askingforwhatyouwant.com/

Pema Salem

Intimacy – The Essence of Woman

Live class: 5 March 2026

You are invited to join Pema in the depths of true Intimacy as the pulse of the Feminine Force. The Power of Creation was Always present in the depths of Nature and in our opening of our bodies as women, we truly get to unwrap the gifts of Intimacy in the nakedness of receptivity, pleasure and passion – the deepest nature of Woman.

Pema Salem is a danish born woman and spiritual teacher, who has been in service since 2001 for groups and gatherings across the globe in countries like; Spain, Poland, Germany, Norway, USA, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, UK, Scotland, South Africa, India and more.
In 2019 Pema founded a centre called Nari Sanctuary in Denmark. A place breathing the deep frequency of the divine Feminine. Nari is an invitation to the re-educations of man, to live in a way which breathes the vision of Beauty on every level as the only sustainable future of All-Inclusion. A future of deep self-rest, connection and creativity in the fruitfulness of human wholeness in union with nature.

Pema is available in periods through-out the year, at Nari Sanctuary in Denmark. In addition she supports a group of women online in a Wise Women’s Network as well as travels on tours in various countries. The webshop on her site offers written, audio and video publications from the last 20+ years of teaching.

The spiritual journey of- and foundation behind the teaching of Pema Salem, reaches back through 22+ years of radical awakening and cultivation of Truth, Life and Passion in deep merging with Source and absorption of transmissions by great masters. Onwards from and through that, Pema has been on a journey of evolving in every area of Life – from emergence as the Endless Expanse of cosmic consciousness into the Deepest of Intimacy and human wholeness, Existence and union with the Power of Creation. A wide range of transmissions breathe through this woman, as she has traversed the entire expanse beyond the beyond and back again.

With a life fully lived – in motherhood, marriage, work and boundless creativity unto the deepest of union with the force of nature, the cosmic and beyond – Pema has and continues to evolve into the endlessness of our true human potential in full union with Life.

Kali Satyagraha

Dancing Polarities

Live class: TBC

Kali is a highly skilled, deeply experienced facilitator & practitioner of BlissDance, Cuddle Parties™, CosmoForm Meditation, & Advait Tantra, whilst also being renowned for the sacred space she holds for the support of women’s sexual & spiritual awakening through Red Tents.

Her deepest love is supporting Lovers of Truth into the discovery of their essential nature – and how to live beautifully with ourselves & others from that knowing, using mindful movement, conscious dance, meditation, ritual, ceremony, & ancestor guidance/channeling.

She counts herself blessed to have been trained & inspired by some of the world’s leading guides in spiritual & sexual embodiment, & devotes her life to the revolution of love that’s needed to re-create the world anew. Anyone with an open mind, playful curiosity & tender heart is welcome to explore & co-create together in the spaces she holds.

Specialities: Blissdance, Cuddle Parties, Women’s Sexual & Spiritual Awakening, Red Tent, DJ

To view more about the work that Kali offers you can view her website and book a session here.

"Talk less and feel more. Truth is not a conversation but a sensation in the body, for the body."

~ Shakti Malan

Bonus

Study Hall Sessions

Accountability & Community 

Live class: 26 Jul 2025, 29 Nov 2025 + 28 Mar 2026

We’ve built in 3 “Study hall” style sessions at the end of each semester for additional support.

The purpose of these sessions is to provide 90-minutes of unstructured time for questions, conversations, exploration & inquiry.

There’ll be an opportunity for you to share about how the course is going for you and breakout groups will give students a chance to get to know each other and share personal experiences and insights.

You can also simply use this time to focus on your assignments – you’ll have accountability built right in.

Sexual Awakening for Women

eBook by Shakti Malan

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.

Office Hour with Lisa Grace

Mondays on Zoom – Event Listings in our Circle of Fire

A regular ongoing opportunity for connection, inquiry & sharing.

Receive additional support from your facilitator Lisa Grace as you move through the course materials.

You’re invited to use this open door time for check-ins, sharing, inquiry and conversation. The time together will be led by the desires of the group.
These hours are for whomever shows up and will not be recorded.
Think of this intimate hour as a free coaching session with Lisa!

"Talk less and feel more. Truth is not a conversation but a sensation in the body, for the body."

~ Shakti Malan

Facilitation Team

Rhianne van der Linde

SENIOR FACULTY

Rhianne walked alongside Shakti managing all of her in-person workshops and retreats from 2010 until her death in 2017. Being in Shakti’s flight path has been one of the greatest gifts in my life and as principal and senior faculty at the Shakti Shiva Academy, I remain totally in-service to the co-creation of intimate online and retreat spaces for vulnerable & embodied sharing.
An avid alchemist and a dedicated dreamer with a depth of knowledge and experience of transforming the mundane into the magical, my personal explorations have led me 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 breathing bodies of love…it is this language of the heart, this feminine language of embodiment & feeling that I am most interested in learning and sharing. Specialities: Breathwork, Dreamwork, Shadow Exploration & Integration, Sexual Awakening for Women, Embodiment and Somatic practices, Body De-armouring. To enquire about booking a one-on-one personal session you can email Rhianne: rhianne@shaktishiva.academy

Valentina Leo

SENIOR FACULTY

Based in Cape Town, Valentina Leo (a.k.a. Mrslove) is an Artist, a Lover, a Mother and a Fool. A Tantric Practitioner, teacher of Enlightened Sexuality and an Explorer of the Tantric Realms for over 15 years. Initiated into the embodied wisdom of Human Sexuality by Shakti Malan, Valentina is a Dakini and devoted student of the Traditional Kaula-Tanra lineage of Kashmir Shivaism that recognises the body as Vibration, Space and a Celebration of Cosmic Divinity

Valentina is known for her unique talent in creating safe and sacred spaces where seekers of all ages can claim their own Spiritual Eroticism. With grace, charm and humour, she has guided and supported many men and women on their sacred journey towards themselves. From this place, ultimate Freedom can be experienced as the True Essence of Love – which is the heart of all Tantric teachings.

Her deepest desire is to birth a generation of TRUE LOVERS to populate our Beautiful Planet. Italian by birth she has been living in Cape Town for over two decades, offering classes, retreats and private sessions.

 
Specialities: Tantra Yoga, Kashmiri massage, Tandava, Advait Tantra (non-duality), Bliss Dance
 
 
To view more about Valentina’s work, you can view her website and book a session here.

Feedback from past students

F.A.Q

Who is this 1-year Sexual Awakening for Women course for?

This course is designed to be both a stand alone personal development course and it’s also part of a 3-year learning path to qualify as a certified Sexual Awakening for Women facilitator. This course is designed to empower women in both their personal and professional lives and is suitable for facilitators, educators, practitioners, bodyworkers, therapists, and individuals seeking both personal and professional growth.

It is especially recommended for women who have achieved a high degree of mastery in the world of work and the masculine and are now ready for the feminine to birth herself. It will also be of particular interest to those professionals wanting to work more intimately with sexuality.

No. Actually, sometimes the less you know, the better it is – this opens you to a beginner’s mind and enables you to meet the materials in a fresh way. What is important however, is that you are totally committed to doing the ‘work of becoming more of who you really are. This course is designed for those women who’re ready to take radical responsibility for everything in their experience. If you’re ready to birth the new world through the awakening of your sexuality, then this course is a good fit for you!

No. It’s not required that you’ve completed any previous courses with Shakti Shiva Academy. This course can be taken for personal development only and it’s also the 1st year of a 3-year learning path to become a certified Sexual Awakening for Women Facilitator. Read more about the Sexual Awakening for Women learning path here.

Shakti Shiva Academy is known for the depth of content it offers. We have three learning paths in which you can train to become a certified facilitator. You can read more about the Sexual Awakening for Women learning path here.

We’ve built in 3 “Study hall”- style sessions at the end of each semester for accountability, community and additional support. 

“Office Hours” is a weekly online gathering space hosted by Shakti Shiva faculty member Lisa Grace. You’re invited to use this space to check-in, ask questions, start conversations, initiate inquiry, request support on your path or simply share what’s moving for you in your messy living loving human life. 

If you find you require additional support aside from the LIVE calls and group coaching sessions provided with this program, then you are welcome to approach either of the facilitators and book private sessions. These sessions are booked and paid separately and negotiated between you and the facilitator in their private capacity. 

No. Because you’re able to download all the materials, you can work through them at your own pace. You will have lifetime access to the private course cohort on Mighty Network, so you can continue to interact and learn with the other course participants even after the course has completed. This course is not yet another to-do. There is a carefully curated structure in place to support you to get the most out of the materials. We do however encourage you to keep current with reading or listening to the modules and attending the LIVE calls each month. You can always return to the assignments and complete them in your own time.

Gay, straight, bi-sexual, fluid – whichever way your sexuality flows and expresses – this course is designed to open you to your unique sexual feminine essence so that you can step into who you truly are with utter acceptance and fulfilment.

While we strive for inclusivity in all our online courses, this specific course is intentionally crafted for those who were assigned female at birth, based on physical characteristics and XX chromosomes.

Our goal is to create a harmonious environment tailored to the unique experiences and needs of this group. (We cherish our transgender sisters, but we won’t actually have much to offer you in this course.)

No, this course is designed to be a personal journey, tapping into your own personal desires, fantasies and inner discoveries. For those who are in partnerships you may find that doing this work will bring a greater dimension to your relating and intimacy with one another.

Not a problem – all LIVE teaching and Q&A sessions as well as masterclasses with guest teachers are recorded and will be available within 48 hours so you can download and watch/listen to them at your convenience.

Your journey remains completely confidential. If you wish to share on the private course cohort on our Mighty Network Community platform, there is a confidentiality agreement in place.

You’ll need reliable internet access, a computer, speakers or headphones.

Only for downloading and interaction in the Q&A aspect of the live coaching calls. We will give you all the support we can – and you’ll see that, once you’re in the flow, it’s really easy.

Unless you cancel your registration timeously, the Shakti Shiva Academy does not offer a refund for any other reason. During the first month of the course, that is up to and including 31 May 2025, you can de-register from the course by writing an email to info@shaktishiva.academy.

If you selected the monthly payment plan when registering, we will cancel your future payments, however, please take note that no refunds will be provided.

If you selected to pay in full upfront when registering, we will refund 80% of your payment. After 31 May 2025, you can no longer de-register from the course.

You can read our full terms & conditions here.

If you’re interested in participating in this 1-year course and still have questions that need answers, please schedule a free 20-minute discovery call with Principal & Senior faculty Rhianne van der Linde here.

A Personal Invitation from Shakti Malan

Our founder & orginator of this work

Certification

You are welcome to do this 1-Year course for Personal & Practitioner Mastery only.

This course is part of our 3 year certification track for Sexual Awakening for Women.

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