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  Let's put down the battle armour, let go our drive to perform, and surrender the outdated patriarchal model of sexuality that has created our world.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 learn 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.

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"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)



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 (an 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.




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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


BONUS CALL with Guest Teacher Betty Martin (Tuesday 21 September 2021)

We live with a seeming paradox. On the one hand, we are inherently connected to each other, part of the great matrix of life. On the other hand, our ability to enjoy that connection depends on our ability to be separate, autonomous and responsible for our individual desires and choices. And that allows us to know, and then communicate, our limits and boundaries. And that allows us to have way more fun with our connections. Ironic, isn’t it? But true!

Learning to respect our autonomy is the surest and most grounded way to develop the capacity to enjoy intimacy.

In her framework, “The Wheel of Consent®” Betty traces the fundamental roots of consent back to our childhood conditioning. As children, we are taught that to be “good” we must ignore our body’s discomfort and be compliant: to finish our food even if we’re full, to go to bed even if we’re not tired, to let relatives hug and kiss us even if we don’t want to. We learn that our feelings don’t matter more than what is happening, and that we don’t have a choice but to go along, whether or not we want it.

Betty has had her hands on people professionally for 40 years (some of it legal and some of it questionable). 30 years as a Chiropractor and then 15 years as a Body Electric School trained Sacred Intimate. Other goodies include Neuro-Emotional Integration, Educational Kinesiology, Sexological Bodywork, Taoist Erotic Massage, Kashmiri Tantric Massage, and good 'ol sex work. She describes her long career as basically Surrogacy with variations. She loves it.

These days her passion is training other hands-on practitioners in consent skills and  how to teach their clients empowered choice - so they can stop doing what they think they are supposed to do, and start doing what it is they want to do. Big difference.

Her book, which is just being released, is The Art of Receiving and Giving: The Wheel of Consent. www.wheelofconsentbook.com Additionally, you can discover more about the work Betty offers at www.bettymartin.org

BONUS CALL with Guest Teacher Marcia Baczynski (Thursday 11 November 2021)

Marcia 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. Her popular virtual course, “The Good Girl Recovery Program,” helps women to break out of the roles that keep them small and unsatisfied, and move into being more of who they are in all areas of their lives.

You can discover more about the work Marcia offers at: www.goodgirlrecovery.com/program/ and www.askingforwhatyouwant.com

BONUS CALL with Guest Teacher Valentina Leo (Tuesday 1 March 2022)

With an exquisite blend of ancient teachings, contemporary practices and embodiment of Tantric transmissions, Valentina will take us on a journey towards the centre of our being: where time expands into Infinite Perfection and existence invites us to participate in the endless cosmic orgasm...

"I surrender my Divine Humanity to Existence, to be seduced by my true Form" - Valentina Leo

“I was made in Italy at the dawn of the Seventies - definitely made for untidy rooms and rumpled beds. I have always questioned the answers. I have travelled a lot, experienced a lot and tried all that I could! I have lived in caves, ashrams and apartments. I engaged in mystic conversations with wandering Gurus and drank enlightening teas with silent Sadhus. I have sung the endless heart song with giggling Shamans and laughed at cosmic jokes with invisible friends. I have travelled Africa barefoot and Europe on high heels. I have made love over cremation grounds and romanced the Cosmos - made love, literally, with the stars and the planets!  I have danced till the early colours of the morning and counted the million stars in the sleepless nights of the darkest hour of self doubt. I have found myself on all fours, on the floor of my bedroom, throwing up a lifetime of emotional toxins and realized much later that this was the awakening experience… I have explored all kind of therapies, modalities, meditations and movement practices, healed traumas, danced the divine ecstasy, the shadow, the inertia, the chaos…the Cosmic Drama, before Endless Cosmic Orgasm.

You can discover more about the work Valentina offers at: www.thelaboratoryoflove.com


  • 9 Teaching Modules in pdf written format, for those of you who prefer to learn through reading, and in audio format, for those of you who prefer to learn by listening.

  • 2 live 90-minute teaching + Q/A sessions per module on alternate Thursdays @ 10am PST / 1pm ET / 6pm BST / 7pm CAT

  • (3) 90-minute "Study Hall" style review calls (one every three months)

  • Access to a course portal to retrieve all materials and a closed course forum to share assignments and reflections (lifetime access)

  • Homework Assignments and supplementary materials with reflection questions

  • Practice videos for each module demonstrated by Shakti Malan

  • ★BONUS★: 3 Live Bonus Classes led by guest teachers who are leaders in the field of conscious sexuality, relationships and intimacy on the path of awakening. (Details of these can be found below)

  • A copy of "Sexual Awakening for Women: A Tantric Workbook" (EBook) by Shakti Malan

  • Private Facebook group to share and explore with fellow participants (optional participation)

  • A Student WhatsApp Group for sisterhood support and sharing (optional participation)

  • (Optional) Successful completion of this course fulfills 1 of 2 required parts to qualify as a Sexual Awakening for Women Facilitator

** Calls will take place on alternate Thursdays at 10am PT// 1pm ET// 6pm GMT// 7pm CAT and will last approximately 90 minutes. (Note: there will be daylight savings timezone changes in November. Classes will remain at 10am PT throughout. Reminder emails with correct times will be sent 24 hours and 1 hour before classes) All calls will be recorded for those who are not able to attend the live sessions.


Claire Rumore

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 enhanced 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.

Learn more about Claire's work here.

Rhianne van der Linde

My Tantric journey of deep transmutation started 15 years ago with the break-up of an important relationship which brought all of my cherished concepts and beliefs about Truth, Love and Reality into question. This shattering of the glass-jar of my ego and the falling away of old energy structures that no longer served was a rich time of taking back projections and taking radical responsibility for absolutely everything in my experience.

I participated in the initial series of weekend workshops for women out of which the book Sexual Awakening for Women: A Tantric Workbook, was birthed and I'm delighted to now be playing a part in continuing the offering of this very 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!

I’m eternally grateful to have 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 a co-director of the Shakti Shiva Academy, I remain totally in-service to continuing and supporting the sharing of Shakti’s work in our world which surely needs it now more than ever before…

Now based in Redhill, Cape Town, I live a simple life with my partner in synch with seasons and cycles and continually exploring the ever deepening, ever revealing Truth and Beauty of love between equals.

Learn more about Rhianne's work here

Lisa Grace

Lisa is a master of the practice of fully trusting and surrendering to the moment, holding that as the most terrifying, gorgeous, and powerful thing to ask of the Feminine. In a world that doesn’t always show up as trustworthy, the ferocious authenticity of the deep Feminine is the medicine needed most.  From an early age Lisa thrived in sexual experiences that are considered taboo and has continued in that pursuit ever since, formally studying human sexuality and consciousness for the last 16 years.  Life and body awareness evolved from structured study of ballet to the intensity of karate and wild freedom of Ecstatic Dance. It wasn’t until meeting Shakti in 2011 that the full self-love piece came in with permission to expand into bliss, reclaim innocence, and develop the divine dance of the inner Masculine and Feminine.  Lisa served as a Senior Student with Shakti from 2014-2017 and has since been deep in the Alpha and Omega developing practice of The Yoga of Intimacy.  A Holo Level Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programing and trained in Hakomi Therapy, Lisa is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at the Pacific School of Religion.

Learn more about Lisa's work here




The dates for all of our teaching calls are as follows:

Module 1 - THE SEXUAL FEMININE - SHE IS WILD, SHE IS FREE: 15 July 2021 & 29 July 2021

Module 2 - LIGHTING THE FIRE OF OUR SEXUAL ESSENCE: 12 August 2021 & 26 August 2021

Module 3 - RIDING THE TIGER: 9 September 2021 & 23 September 2021

~Study Hall Review Call - 2 October 2021~

Module 4 - SEX AND POWER: 7 October 2021 & 21 October 2021

Module 5 - TRANSFORMING SEXUAL ARCHETYPES OF THE FEMININE: 4 November 2021 & 18 November 2021

Module 6 - SETTING THE WORLD ALIGHT WITH OUR SEXUAL POWER: 2 December 2021 & 16 December 2021

~Study Hall Review Call - 2 January 2022~

Module 7 - SEX AND CREATIVITY: 13 January 2022 & 27 January 2022

Module 8 - FIRE IN THE HEART: 10 February 2022 & 24 February 2022

Module 9 - MAKING LOVE TO GOD: 10 March 2022 & 24 March 2022

~ Final Course Review and Wrap-up - 2 April 2022 ~

Teaching PDF Release Date:

The teaching PDF and audio recording for each module will be posted to the course forum on the 1st day of each month





The Sexual Awakening for Women 9-Month Intensive Course is open for those with (or who have had) uteruses only 


until 11:59pm PST on 1 June 2021

$1495 one time payment, or

$160 x 10 monthly payments

A currency related price of ZAR15500 (for one-time payment) is available for South Africans paying by EFT

Please email rhianne@shaktishiva.academy for further details

FULL PRICE thereafter:

registration closes at 11:59pm PST on 14 July 2021

$1795 one time payment, or

$190 x 10 monthly payments

A currency related price of ZAR18500 (for one-time payment) is available for South Africans paying by EFT.

Please email rhianne@shaktishiva.academy for further details


  1. The first 10 women who join this program will receive a personal 1:1 session with either Claire Rumore, Rhianne van der Linde or Lisa Grace. (value $160)
  2. All women who register for this course before 1 June 2021, will also receive access to "Awakening Your Feminine Sexual Essence" Home Study Course (value $195) - a 7 module mini-course to release your old sexual patterning and initiate your true sexual flowering


  • Do I need a partner to do this work?

    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 this will bring a greater dimension to your relating and intimacy with one another. 

  • I can't attend the coaching sessions live - what now?

    Not a problem – all live teaching and Q&A sessions as well as bonus calls are recorded and will be available within 24 hours so you can download and listen to them at your own convenience. 

  • Do I have to finish the course in a certain time period?

    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 course forum and community website so you can continue to interact and learn with the other course participants even after the course has completed.

  • Terms & Conditions

    You can read our full terms & conditions here

  • What if I need more support?

    If you find you require additional support aside from the group coaching sessions provided with this course, then you are welcome to approach any 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. 

  • What about confidentiality?

    Your journey remains completely confidential. If you wish to share on the community website, there is a confidentiality agreement in place. Participation in the course Facebook and WhatsApp groups is entirely optional.

  • Is this course for straight women only?

    This course is geared toward women who have or have had a uterus, so cis-gender women - because much of our exploring will be based on physiology and anatomy. (We cherish our transgender sisters, but we won't actually have much to offer you in this course.) Gay, straight, bi-sexual, fluid - whichever way your sexuality flows - 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.

  • Does the course require specific knowledge or experience?

    No. In fact, sometimes the less you know, the better it is – this opens you to beginner’s mind and to meeting the material in a fresh way.

  • Do you provide refunds?

    Withdrawal from the course is only possible during the first month of Module 1. Should you decide to withdraw, your future payments will be cancelled; however no refunds will be issued. After 31 July 2020, de-registration is no longer permitted and all payments will be required.  Forfeiting payments without communicating with us will forfeit your access to the course until the balance is paid in full. If you find yourself unable to keep up with the course then no problem: You will have lifetime access to the course and can also retake the course when it is offered in the future at 50% of the course fee. All materials are also downloadable for you to work through at your own pace.

  • I'm a man - can I purchase this course for my partner?

    Yes, even though this course is only open to woman-identified beings with (or who have had) a uterus, men are welcome to purchase this course for their beloved - a precious gift to give your lover on the path of intimate relating and awakened sexuality.


We know there will definitely be questions and challenges arising all along the way, so to get the most out of this course, you need not only training, but ongoing support and a deep connection with others on the same path. A powerful learning community for your growth. When you register for Sexual Awakening for Women you’ll become part of an inspired, vibrant global learning community of individuals just like you who are seeking to connect with like-minded women. You’ll be engaging with the materials provided, and also with your fellow students from around the world through a private community website created exclusively for the participants in this course.