Sexual Shadow
Integration Work

Personal & Practitioner Mastery


The Invitation

Our in-depth, year-long flagship course will help you build a clearer, more authentic relationship with your erotic and sexual self. We will help you move past old hang ups and traumas – not by ignoring or mantra-ing your way out of them, but by understanding where they come from and why. And we do all this in a way that’s playful, loving, and practical. Yes, we’ll talk about sexual fantasies, edgy role plays, and taboos galore. And we’ll also teach you grounded, practical, methods and tools you can start using immediately.

We know that working through issues around sexuality can be triggering and overwhelming. So we’ve worked hard to create an engaging, supportive program that meets you where you are – regardless of your sexual history, busy schedule or relationship status.

This work is important and sometimes hard. We’ve done our best to make sure it’s fun, too.

“Accessing the luminous power of our sexuality requires the willingness to love our sexual shadows – every aspect of our sexuality which plays out from the subconscious.”

~ Shakti Malan

Is this your sexual journey?

You’re a smart, capable human who’s usually good at pretty much everything you put your mind to. Whether you are at the start of your journey or far along the path of discovering your sexual self, there is always more to learn.

You’ve found that some of your experiences have helped, while others seem to trigger the same or new challenges. (Agh!) Maybe, along the way you’ve tried one night stands, worn provocative lingerie, used high-tech sex toys, intentionally scheduled date nights with your sweetie, watched every kind porn imaginable, and have read all the self-help books you could find…

But the results don’t last and you know you’re not getting to the root of the issue (because you’ve only been staying on the surface!).

And this is what you’ve been left with...

You feel disconnected from your body and can’t stop judging your physical appearance, imagining no one could ever love you or find you attractive. You find it really, really hard to get over bad sexual experiences in your past and you’re worried you never will.

You see patterns repeat again and again in your intimate relating, and you wish for a different result but just keep doing the same things over and over. Rinse, repeat. You don’t know what you want or like sexually.

Or maybe you DO know what you want but don’t know how to ask for it.

What if you could...

  • Have a clear, loving, authentic relationship with your sexual self as well as the sexual selves of others?
  • Feel confident taking radical responsibility for your life – both socially and sexually?
  • Become more of who you are and really love that person fully?
  • Live and love fully from the present, no longer repeating -over and over- what you experienced in the past.
  • Understand why your body and brain react the way they do and feel totally at peace with those reactions, plus know how to pilot new reactions and experiences?

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 Tuesdays. Study Halls will be Saturdays

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.

“The ability for consciousness will be limited by what we are willing to feel.”

~ Shakti Malan

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)

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

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.

Feedback from past attendees


Semester 1

Module 1 ~ Exploring Sexual Shadow and Desire

Live Class: 13 + 27 May 2025

  • Learn 5 reasons why you should embrace your desire (and what happens when you do)
  • Understand why (and how) to engage your sexual fantasies fully
  • Learn to look at your desire with equanimity and come to see why your desire isn’t unholy

Module 2 ~ Youth, Innocence, and Virginity

Live Class: 10 + 24 June 2025

  • Discover how to move from seeking fulfillment based on someone/something outside of yourself to finding it within yourself first 
  • Learn how to hold sensations in awareness, without judging them or rushing through them
  • Train yourself to lean into your innocence and your beginner’s mind

Module 3 ~ Law of Duality

Live Class: 8 + 22 July 2025

  • Learn what traps you in the see-saw of desire and fear
  • Understand why you attract the same people and events over and over, and learn how to break the cycle
  • Master the art of “polarity processing,” a tool that will help you transform + integrate unconscious thoughts, desires, and repulsions

Semester 2

Module 4 ~ Frozen In The Act

Live Class: 9 + 23 September 2025

  • Analyze your archetypal fears (and realize you’re not alone in having them)
  • Investigate ways in which your fears of being shamed or embarrassed affect your sexual experiences
  • Cultivate your “Lion’s Roar” – your ability to find inner peace in the face of any situation

Module 5 ~ Dancing With The Dead

Live Class: 7 + 21 October 2025

  • Understand better some of the ancestral origins of your sexual challenges
  • Free yourself from unconscious, inherited beliefs about intimacy
  • Come to realize how heavily your relationships, addictions, compulsions, behaviours, actions and decisions have been influenced by your conditioning 

Module 6 ~ Power Of Three

Live Class: 4+ 18 November 2025

  • Understand the victim + perpetrator + rescuer triangle and how it applies to our sexual lives
  • Learn the 8 ways to free yourself from getting hooked by “drama”
  • Do the honest self-reflection on how you sabotage yourself by identifying as the victim in a situation

Semester 3

Module 7 ~ Domination Can Be Subtle

Live Class: 13 + 27 January 2026

  • Explore the subtle yet potent aspects of power and control within eroticism
  • Examine conscious and unconscious power dynamics, submission vs. control and bondage
  • 3 exercises to release anger safely and restore balance to your emotional energy

Module 8 ~ Wild, Public, and Not-So-Public

Live Class: 10 + 24 February 2026

  • Unpack erotic fantasies that break taboos – threesomes, group + public sex, extramarital sex, and wilderness fantasies
  • Learn how to release shame around our fantasies
  • Allow yourself to love who you fully are and trust what you truly desire

Module 9 ~ Releasing Sexual Trauma

Live Class: 10 + 24 March 2026

  • Understand how sexual trauma is stored in the unconscious + how it becomes conscious
  • Develop a better relationship with your body + learn to trust your nervous system
  • 4 practices to find your conscious “yes” and empowered “no”

“Every aspect of our experience - including our sexuality - can be used as a gateway to the full realisation of our spiritual essence.”

~ Shakti Malan


with Guest Teachers

Marc Peridis

Exploring Our Most Shameful Sexual Fantasies

Live class: TBC

Exploring our most shameful sexual fantasies can often lead to a process of radical transformation. What gets us wet, hard, and excited, will inevitably offer us a valuable insight into who we are and the type of nourishment we are seeking. Marc will create a safe space for fantasies to be observed, held, and explored. You will also gain the tools and insights needed to continue this rich exploration on your own.

Based in a small coastal town outside of Barcelona, Marc is a Canadian-born facilitator who has been working with tantra and spirituality since 2010.

He spends most of his time teaching his own practice, Orgasmic Shamanism, which uses energy work and spontaneous movement to harness the energy of the orgasm for spiritual growth and personal transformation.


His approach is often considered radical and his passion lies in transmuting our deep and most shameful shadows into our highest and most transformative power.

He is also a mystery school initiate and guide; initiated into the mysteries in 2012 and was initiated as a shaman in 2014.
He has spent the years following his initiation travelling the world leading ceremonies, and workshops at some of the world’s most powerful sacred sites.

He has completed the 20 levels of the path of the sexual shaman training, By Arizona-Based sexual Shaman Kenneth Ray Stubbs who has been his mentor since 2016.
He has taken Buddhist refuge under Tharig Rinpoche in Kathmandu.

In 2013, he completed the Authentic Eros 1-year tantra and sexual explorations training with Kai Erhardt and Volker Moritz in Berlin.

He is also a trained facilitator in theta-healing, emotional freedom technique, and Reiki as well as a somatic movement facilitator.

His work of orgasmic shamanism emerged from his years of working with tantra, somatic movement and energy transmission work. He is passionate about providing a radical and integrated approach that supports clients and workshop participants in their journey to empowerment, higher purpose and limitless creativity.

Specialities: Somatic movement, tantra, shamanism, energetic transmission, trauma healing, higher purpose, abundance, sexual shame, sexual dysfunctions etc.

To view more about the work that Marc offers you can view his website and book a session.

Master Hines

Playing with the Devil

Live class: TBC

Exploring kinky activities can be a fun, very pleasurable way to connect and deepen intimacy. But there can be physical as well as psychological and emotional risks involved that should be taken into consideration. This class will discuss potential risks, warning signs and red flags as well as ways to minimize them so that consenting adults can safely explore their kinky fantasies.


Master Hines has been a practitioner of the BDSM arts since 1992. As an educator, he has taught and given presentations, classes, demonstrations, and private workshops throughout the Southeast and the S.F. Bay Area. Core to his BDSM philosophy is spirituality through power exchange. Etiquette, trust, and love are the basis for the spiritual connection he seeks to provide for others.


His professional service, Loving Dominance, provides a safe, private, caring place where clients can feel free to explore and fulfill their submissive and kinky desires. During sessions, Master Hines acts as dominant, teacher, guide and confidante. There to provide the space for you to explore your fetish fantasies, safely and free of judgment through clear communication and the intimate power of touch.

You can get more information about his services by visiting his website at You can also find more information about Master Hines and read some of his writings on Fetlife at MasterHines. Master Hines is also a photographer and an accomplished artist specializing in contemporary painting, see


Study Hall Sessions

Accountability & Community 

Live class: 27 Jul 2025, 30 Nov 2025 + 29 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.

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!

Original Recorded Content

Conscious BDSM – A Talk By Shakti Malan

This 2-hour talk breaks down the deeper emotional and existential components of kink and BDSM-based sexual fantasies as well as how to explore and integrate them mindfully. Shakti shares the depth of her perspectives and experiences helping others unpack their kinky erotic responses, mining for the gold that these fantasies and desires possess.

“The body always attempts to show us what we haven’t fully felt - and particularly the sexual body.”

~ Shakti Malan

Facilitation Team

Lisa Grace

Based in the Bay Area, California, Lisa has spent the last two decades gathering tools to support humans in being fully embodied, expressed, and able to stay present with the truth of What Is.
With a degree in Performing Arts and Psychology, she has since traversed BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism otherwise known as “kink”), the extreme non-violence of mindfulness based Hakomi Therapy, Advait Tantra (non-duality and the expansive liberation of sexual energy as universal consciousness), and is a Master Practitioner of Transformational NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). Lisa’s work is about getting real with all the internal polarities (such as masculine and feminine identification, desire and fear, guilt and innocence) that motivate pursuits and avoidances, creating grasping, shame, and fear- and finding the full power and authenticity hiding in the shadows. She is especially passionate about furthering conversations around gender and the queering of Tantra. In 2011 Lisa met Shakti Malan who quickly became a major influence in her life through her Totality Therapy Training, Soulmate Within, Sexual Awakening for Women, and Somatic Healing for Sexual Trauma courses. Lisa was a Senior Student of Shakti from 2014-2017 and is currently in training with Sacred founders, Justin Patrick Pierce and Londin Angel Winters. Specialities: Shadow work, parts integration, Western Sacred Sexuality, Advait Tantra (non-duality), Transformational NeuroLinguistic Programing, mindfulness and guided meditation, somatic education, kink, polyamory, and other alternative forms of relating To view more about the work that Lisa offers you can view her website and book a session. Website:

Swami Advait Rahasya


Swami Rahasya is as much a rascally trickster as he is a serious pundit of Tantric Spirituality. He uses tongue-and-cheek, irony, and colourful stories (personal, archetypal, and beyond) to share the high teachings of the Tantric adepts of old.

Rahasya has been a lifelong student of tantra. His worldly involvement has included the practising of several professions, the learning of an unusual range of skills and the sexual learning available through several relationship styles, including 14 years of monogamy.

He’s the founder of the Advait Tantra School, a school known for producing remarkable teachers (several of his students are now significant tantra teachers in their own right) and author of The Rocky Horror Tantra Book.

The Rocky Horror Tantra Book is a deep exploration of Tantric practice and has become a standard work for modern students of tantra. It describes the path through stories and discourse. Be warned. This book strongly challenges many popular ideas about love, relationship, spiritual endeavour. It is also powerfully and unashamedly erotic, as is the journey of tantra itself.

“Tantra is the roughest, rockiest and unquestionably the most horrible of spiritual paths. It is not a journey for the faint-hearted, the weak-minded or the emotionally troubled. It presents serious difficulties even to the heroic. It is as harsh as the Truths of Life themselves. Just reading about it though, is probably not all that dangerous …”

Rahasya has been teaching tantra since 2002 – he lives and teaches in South Africa and is now mostly teaching the volunteers who’re helping him build Little Tibet, a retreat centre 200km from Cape Town.Specialities: Shadow work, erotic work, touch work, fantasy & taboos, polarity processing

Watch Rahasya on YouTube || Join the Advait Tantra School on Facebook

Feedback from past students


Who is this 1-year Sexual Shadow Integration Work 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 Shadow Work facilitator. This course is designed to empower you in both your personal and professional lives and is suitable for facilitators, educators, practitioners, bodyworkers, therapists, and individuals seeking both personal and professional growth.

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 Shadow Work Facilitator. Read more about the Sexual Shadow Work 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 Shadow Work 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.

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

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.

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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 Shadow Integration.

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