Sexual Awakening for Women Online Personal Intensive
~ Starting May 2021 ~
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.
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 Let's put down the battle armour, let go our drive to perform, and surrender the outdated patriarchal model of sexuality that has created our world.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 learning how to direct the fire of our sexual essence as it runs up through our bodies.
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.
A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER AND CREATOR OF THIS WORK: SHAKTI MALAN
"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 (Ph.D)
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
During the nine months of the 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 (a ebook version is included in the training). By the end of the nine months, 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.
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE
Fortnightly teaching sessions (live calls* and written pdf)
Homework Assignments and supplementary materials with reflection questions
Practice videos for each module demonstrated by Shakti Malan
Access to a course website to access all materials and facebook group to share and explore with fellow participants.
Supplementary bonus teaching sessions with guest teachers
A copy of the Sexual Awakening for Women EBook by Shakti Malan
A Student WhatsApp Group for sisterhood support and sharing (optional participation)
** Calls will take place on Thursdays at 9am PT (6pm SA, 5pm UK) and will last approximatley 90 minutes. All calls will be recorded for those who are not able to attend the live sessions.
HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
MODULE 1: THE SEXUAL FEMININE - SHE IS WILD, SHE IS FREE
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
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
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.
MODULE 4: SEX AND POWER
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
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
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 anothers, and to the world.
- Explore what our sexual power wants to do in the world.
MODULE 7: SEX AND CREATIVITY
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
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
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.
WHAT PREVIOUS STUDENTS HAVE SAID
"Taking this course was a wonderfully transformational experience, I was able to dive deeper into my inner being than I ever thought possible. Eternally grateful for all I have learned!"
Carla, Yogini, Canada
"How do I pen the unraveling of my soul and all it's wounds? How do I pen the experience of kundalini moving through my being for days on end? How do I pen the sadness of that stopping? I have opened in so many ways that I feel ill-equipped to describe. In the opening to the sweetness that pain can bring and being truthful about every desire that arises in a witnessing way, even if that desire is death and even if that desire brings shame. I do not mean an acting out of the desire but an acknowledgment, a compassion for it when shadowy. The ride of this past year has been one of much polarity and intensity: intense joy and intense pain. In some of the practices, especially around the heart meditations, I have touched places of bliss through pain, I feel so alive and yet I have no concept of 'I' in those moments of intensity. The experience of the online forum has cultivated for me a greater capacity to hold space for myself and greater capacity to ask for help when I need it and greater capacity to be of service when I can."
Sakina, Lawyer, South Africa
"I began this course with a little bit of 'I know it all' attitude but hoping that it could give me something to add to what I offer in terms of working with women. Well, what a wake-up call that was. I am embarrassed to say that I never thought the course would take us as deep as it did. And more than anything, I am so grateful for the impact on my own life. In each exercise, I went deeper within myself, uncovered another layer and noticed a new awareness of aspects of myself. In sharing this work with other women, it has been such a beautiful blessing to have a role in their blossoming and awakening. I will keep coming back to the work we have covered and your book for many a year - both for my own life and for other women. Thank you for the depth of my heart."
Karen, Relationship Counsellor, United Kingdom
"The course helped to deepen and integrate all that I have learned over the years with Shakti. During the course, my awareness in my being and in my body expanded and the texture of the sensations in my yoni, heart and belly have become more subtle and I feel the energy moving in my body more now. I LOVED all that I learned in this training, especially at this time in my life, where I find myself stepping more into my power and finding the treasures in my own life journey - a kind of treasure well I have discovered within myself."
Giulia, South Africa
"As a full-time mother, I felt I never had time for myself. And I have been realising that my spiritual journey means to me more than I ever thought. So over the last few years, I have felt disconnected, lost my power, myself really. And there never was time for myself. For me really the biggest gift of this training was that I made time for myself, to do the practices, to join the calls. It really forced me to do that. And it helped me to realise that actually, it is possible. Also the ongoing calls and practices every week I found gave me much more opportunity to integrate the experiences and teachings into my daily life. I often feel that when I do a weekend workshop, I connect deeply, I find myself, I feel God within. But then sooner or later after the workshop is finished it all goes back. This ongoing process really helped me to bring the practice in between my everyday duties, to make it part of my everyday life. That was very very important for me at this moment of my life. I feel like I had collapsed on the ground, and now slowly by slowly I am gathering the bones together, carefully getting up onto my feet. My legs are still weak and trembling, but the awakening is happening. I can feel it right through."
"This course changed me. And, of course, my life. My relationship with my husband was not only saved, but considerably deepened. I now feel loved, fulfilled, met and connected where before I felt invisible, frustrated and alone. Investigating, and then effortlessly untangling many of the frameworks I had unconsciously imbued from my parents, school, society etc has been absolutely freeing. What was particularly delightful was how gracefully the changes happened. The enormous forcefield manifested by the women on the course created a matrix that enabled change to occur simply by being, and being curious. In moments of discomfort, the unconditional love of this sisterhood was so profound that dropping into what was required to Let Go, became effortless. Not only was all of me accepted, but all of me was loved so I could drop into my vulnerability like never before, and in doing so see myself truthfully, and without judgement. I found that it is from this place of love, that real change, and (self) integration, is possible. The course also changed the trajectory of my life. The last exercise we did is currently manifesting itself in bricks and mortar as I move towards what I dreamed into on our last day. Without rush. There is an ease to my being now, a part of me that knows that everything is perfect just the way it is. I don’t have to ‘fix’ anything. I just have to love it."
Christine, South Africa
"Through the course, I have been called and supported in embodying my wisdom more deeply in my body and my being and called to bring it forth into the world through purposeful action. Going through this process in community made me feel held and supported so that I could then support others in this journey for themselves."
"I find the work quite confronting, so for me there is always an initial contraction followed by an expansion into greater capacity and openness a while later... This work is so valuable - giving you the tools to work with and to stay connected and tuned into our essential sensual selves which is in touch and tuned in exquisitely to everything around us. It also helps to prevent the habitual shut down, which for me happens so easily. I have found continual connection to the work in these different ways helps me to stay tuned in and more open. My life has been profoundly changed for the better so it’s absolutely worth diving in deep and tolerating the discomfort of confrontation."
Ayla, Midwife, South Africa
"I have deepened my embodiment of the feminine. I feel a settling in the essence of who I truly am as a women... I am a kind, loving, beautiful women living in goodness and integrity. I have deepened my inner masculine as stillness, space and presence inside of me and this has made my life more spacious and still. My vision for my life is clearer and I can move from this place. I find home inside of me time and time again when I get lost. When life is turbulent I can hold myself in love."
Juliet, Teacher and Facilitator, Denver
"…what I found was a new way of being, of relating to myself, to my body and to other women. I found a new way of thriving in this world. What I found was a kind of sexuality I never dreamed of…Empowered, Present, Incarnated, mine, mine, MINE"
"Learning to listen to my yoni was a precious and transformational experience. Finding that I could tap into my inner knowing in this way, and receive the motherly wisdom, guidance and unconditional love of my inner feminine with such ease was a priceless gift. Facing my deep fears of participating on this course was transformational. I overcame the fears, to a large extent, and as a result have been able to sign up for the 12 month course, knowing that a similar process of conquering my fears will take place for me in this new situation. Doing the practices on my own, with the audio and video guidance, was transformational for me, as I realised I could focus my whole being on the work, instead of being distracted by my feelings of inadequacy in relation to people around me, as has happened to me in previous group situations. The progress that I made on my own was confirmation that I could justify signing up for the 9 / 12 month course - I have faith that I will be able to open myself more and more in this next course, and will hence be able to dive much more deeply into healing and awakening my feminine sexual essence than I ever have before."
Kerry, South Africa
"The Sexual Awakening for Women material is constant reminder that putting attention and respect on the most subtle of experience can be wildly transformative. Whatever your current threshold is, this course will meet you there and guide you to profoundly meet with life and your own erotic nature. And having this work held in a global circle of devoted women is tremendous. Feeling a sister in Spain share about what could be my own soul struggle in California is indescribably deep medicine of belonging."
Lisa Grace, Sacred Awakening Coach, California
"My sexual awakening for women journey with the Shakti Shiva Academy and in particular with the legendary Shakti Malan started in 2014. At that stage of my life, I was already exploring my sexuality, but I was in a stranglehold from the guilt and shame of that exploration and recognised that I needed to be guided, that I needed a teacher.
I knew that my marriage was ending, I just didn’t yet have the courage to do it, and I knew that an active exploration of my sexuality was going to be my life. And most importantly, I knew that I needed to be guided through the intense shame and fear I felt in this opening up of who I am as a woman, a sexual being. As Shakti guided us women, from all around the world, there were three most profound shifts that happened for me:
- I began to feel and see my sexuality as a gateway to my divinity, that I feel moment by moment, in my body.
- I began cultivating an honourable love relationship with my pussy, and
- I wanted to belong to a conscious tribe of sexual beings that would allow me to sink deeper into the truth of who I am.
Through the online course my relationship to me, my body and my sexuality shifted profoundly, and I was now ready to meet the Shame and fear. That meeting and my relationship with the Academy and Shakti was deepened over time through the retreats that allowed me to dive even deeper into my sexual essence: the Liquid Body Dolphin retreat in Mozambique in November 2016, a New Year’s Eve retreat in the Cederberg mountains in January 2017, the SAW Facilitators Training Retreat in November 2017 and the Intelligence, Breathe, Heart Dolphin Retreat in May 2018 in Ponta Malongane with Rhianne and Lolla. The Academy continues to provide me with a connection to a tribe, that greatly serves my journey as a Tantrika and Tantric practitioner."
Ridwana, Sexuality and Relationship Coach, South Africa
"It has been a magical and magnificent journey into the mysteries of the feminine. When I first signed up for the training I didn't know what to expect but I felt a deep calling and a sense of urgency that would not accept any objection nor delay. The time has come... She called me... and invited me to so many new dimensions of me, of Life, showing me the gifts of the feminine, openness, receptivity, love and true power. And this unfolding continues every day with Life moving through me and taking me closer to my real, authentic self and allowing me to manifest my true essence into the world as I walk this new path, vulnerable, but with a vibrant heart, soft mind and overwhelming sense of bliss and admiration."
Olga, Yogini, Poland
MEET YOUR LEAD FACILITATORS
Claire has been on a multi-decade journey of reclaiming connection to her feminine essence, which she cut herself off from at a young age, favoring her perception of the privilege and power of masculinity over the seeming weakness of the feminine. Meeting Shakti Malan in 2010 fortified this reclamation and empowered Claire in ways she could have never anticipated. Now a decade later Claire is a skillful guide for individuals and couples into understanding their sexuality, gender, and identity through a Tantric lens. She’s a particularly helpful resource for other women who rejected or never were in touch with their Feminine sides. Claire has a background in human sexuality, Tantric spirituality, and sex education, as well as coaching, counseling, and dance. She was a senior student of Shakti Malan from 2012-2017, and has been teaching with the Shakti Shiva Academy ever since. Claire is based in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California.
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.
Rhianne has been active in being the organizer of many in-person retreats and for many years had the blessing and privilege of working alongside Shakti as her organizer for her in-person offering and thus being present and participating in countless retreats and processes alongside her. Rhianne joined the initial series of weekend workshops for women from out of which the book Sexual Awakening for Women: A Tantric Workbook, was birthed and is delighted to play a part in continuing the offering of this important work. The Women’s Union is the Heart of the Patriarchy and when we do this work together, we come to clearly see how we are the ones that are creating the world.
YOUR SUPPORT FACILITATOR & PROGRAM MANAGER
Tiffany Bowns Stone
Tiffany has been running the Shakti Shiva Academy since its inception, initially alongside Shakti Malan as her online program manager and subsequently alongside Rhianne as partners in the continuation of this important work.
As an alchemist of human growth and transformation and dancer of inner worlds, she finds the magic in human lives and enables people to own their own growth and transformation. She 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. Traditionally trained in the modalities of Depth Facilitation from the work of Arnold Mindell and the Process Work Institute, Family Systems Constellations & Psychology as well as being a certified coach accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), her approach is often quirky and radical as she weaves together a multitude of frameworks and applications in her search for truth and the underlying beliefs and motivations.
Throughout this course, Tiffany will perform a more "behind-the-scenes" role as she supports in holding the container from a technology perspective to ensure a smooth course experience for everyone involved. Where necessary she may engage as a support facilitator where the demand arises.
COURSE STARTING AUGUST 2019
Register for the course for either a discounted once-off fee of $1300 or an easy monthly payment plan of $149 on registration and then 9 monthly payments of $149 per month for the duration of the course
EARLY REGISTRATION BONUSES
- The first 10 women who join this program will receive a personal 1:1 session with Rhianne van der Linde.
- All women who register for this course before 21 July, will also receive access (worth $199) to "Awakening Your Feminine Sexual Essence" (a 7 module course to release your old sexual patterning and initiate your true sexual flowering)