SoulMate Within

Ignite the Eros of your Inner Wholeness

An intimate, immersive live 7-week online course about truly meeting, receiving, and falling deeply in love with your very own self.

STARTING 2 JULY 2024

It is through the deeply embodied erotic, we encounter Love: a mystery, veiled in our very flesh.

When we inhabit this land of true love, life itself becomes enchanted.

It’s that feeling you get when you’ve met someone new…the whole world disappears itself.

It’s only You and your Lover…

You are known, spiritually, sexually, so exquisitely…completely. 

Colors, brighter. Meaning, life drenched in purpose, wholeness, fulfillment.

We are this Mystery

Feeling this way all of the time is not only possible: but it can be your new reality.

It’s time to liberate your own unwavering fullness. To rest in eternity, with your one true love: your inner lover. 

Our quest is that of the ancient Tantric masters...
to get to know both our inner Masculine and Feminine aspects, and to bring them together in unity - into a personal Hieros Gamos sacred marriage.

To be born, is to inherit a deep longing of Reunion.

In our culture, the myth of the external Soulmate runs deep – the idealised notion that there is only one person ‘out there’ meant for you. 

And it’s this lie, fanned by consumer society, that keeps us chasing the illusion. It keeps us missing the mark when it comes to real and embodied love. Entwined with our self worth, we feel we have failed unless we have “that thing”. 

It’s time to wake up and return home to yourself – to discover the power in pulling back your projections and expectations. To release these is to become free; and in this awakened awareness, to love more fully, beautifully, and honestly throughout all of your relationships.

Because… “The One” is indeed real… but it’s Inside of You.

The one who will meet you fully, complete you, and satisfy the requirements of your soul, your sexuality, and your heart perfectly.

It’s not only already-available to you, it’s your divine birthright as a human being. 

"All of them – each lover I ever had – was inviting me back to myself. To meet myself as the first beloved."

~ Shakti Malan
Together we enter the space of radical embrace. This isn’t a “self-love” course. We use Tantric principles of polarity and non-duality to explore what has been held in the unconscious, all with an attitude of playful inquiry and possibility.
We go beyond “loving yourself as you are”, actively expanding your capacity to include the full, deep extent of your Totality.

When we look outside of ourselves, with projection, and expectations, our love life can be unsatisfying.

So much of our energy is put outward, looking to fill the lack and satisfy the need inside with someone or something outside of ourselves. 

Our work together is to cut through the drama of projection and the disempowerment of expectation with an attitude of curiosity, with the tools of conscious Witnessing, the ancient Buddhist practice of developing the “Four Immeasurables” and above all: inviting in a spirit of Play. This course combines depth psychology, theory and applied practice in an artful and delightful way so you can fully, deliciously receive the fullness of who-you-truly-are.

In Tantric wisdom, one of the main polarities to be integrated is that of the Masculine and Feminine. These are sacred concepts of the universal totality of creation – the river and the riverbed, the energy of existence, and the anchor of formation. One does not exist without the other.

Your Facilitator

Lisa Grace

SENIOR FACULTY

For over 20 years Lisa has been gathering tools to assist in the most deep and intimate of human liberation. She worked closely with Shakti Malan from 2010 to 2017, including participating in the original Totality Therapy training, and has been teaching with the Academy since 2019.

Coming from a background in performing arts, dance, and martial arts, Lisa is a master of embodiment. Steeped in the culture of Burning Man, she is well-versed in kink, polyamory, and all manner of sexuality and gender expression.  

 

Lisa currently works with clients around integrating shadow and all disowned parts of self.  She is a Hakomi trained therapist, a Holographic Level NLP practitioner, and a longtime student of the Yoga of Intimacy and Adam Gainsburg’s Open Heart work.
Go to www.sacredawakening.com to learn more.
Modules

7 Sessions, A World of Immersive Theory, Play, & Practice

Over the course of seven sessions, we will cover theory, visualisations, subtle movement, breathwork, and other practices you can use every day to help you drop deep into your sexuality, body and discover the vitality of your most liberated and natural, integrated self.

Session 1: Being Human ~ Longing and Belonging

Live Class: 2 July @ 7pm SAST • 10am PT • 1pm ET • 6pm UK

  • This first session will set the stage for a powerful journey of a deepening relationship with self, all selves, and life itself. We’ll explore some of the mythopoetics of human formation – how do we make sense of this vast experience of human expression complete with desire, attachment, belonging, and longing? What is the ecstatic agony of this tension, longing?
  • Here we gain a clear and layered understanding of what the Masculine (Alpha, Yang) and Feminine (Omega, Yin) energetic archetypes as they are carried in this course, and how these archetypes express inside you, and how they can enter into a phenomenal, juicy love affair with each other.
  • We will acquaint you with Shakti Malan’s naming of the three levels of their development – The Unconscious, The Conscious, and The Deep – and how they exist in you.

Session 2: Getting Intimate with the Unconscious

Live Class: 9 July @ 7pm SAST • 10am PT • 1pm ET • 6pm UK

  • During this module, we will engage in a powerful practice to pull back projections from others, allowing us to deeply connect with all aspects of ourselves, welcoming our own Totality home.
  • We will develop our Witness capacity and learn to “stalk” ourselves in order to understand the stereotypes, polarities, and projections we harbor. We will discover how our unconscious beliefs about gender (however we identify) are created through the conditioning passed down to us by our culture and family.
  • In doing so, we reclaim our power to step into our own authentic creativity and full self-expression.

Session 3: The Unconscious Part 2: Playful Embodiment

Live Class: 16 July @ 7pm SAST • 10am PT • 1pm ET • 6pm UK

  • In this module, we will perform a hilariously funny and revealing exercise in which we explore your internal gender caricatures.
  • Caricatures are a personal version of stereotypes that live in our unconscious. These unconscious caricatures have an uncanny ability to undermine our personal relationship lives until they are seen and integrated.
  • We will also practice a powerful and ancient Buddhist practice where we will develop what is known as the “Four Immeasureables”: sympathetic joy; loving kindness; compassion and equanimity.

Session 4: Depth and Presence: Developing the Conscious Masculine

Live Class: 23 July @ 7pm SAST • 10am PT • 1pm ET • 6pm UK

  • During this module, we will explore the qualities of the Conscious Masculine and how they are currently expressing (or not) in our lives.
  • We’ll meet the Senior and Junior Masculine and how the two influence our choices. And we’ll continue developing the invaluable tools of equanimity and the Witness space and learn processes for bringing focus and understanding to our will, including cultivating clarity and working with anger. 

Session 5: Power and Animation: Developing the Conscious Feminine

Live Class: 30 July @ 7pm SAST • 10am PT • 1pm ET • 6pm UK

  • During this module, we will expand into the realm of the Conscious Feminine and explore the deep bliss that this aspect of ourselves offers.
  • Learn the power in the vulnerability of authentic embodiment of the moment. We will explore the realm of Relationship and learn a profound practice for experiencing the state of relationship between our Inner Beloveds while gaining a deeper understanding about the dynamics of our external relationships and how they are a reflection of this inner relationship.

Session 6: Polarity in Partnership

Live Class: 6 August @ 7pm SAST • 10am PT • 1pm ET • 6pm UK

  • Now that the inner aspects are in conversation, this module is space to explore the dynamics being revealed.
  • How do your inner Beloveds drop more deeply into the potential of their partnership? We’ll learn how to now consciously work with polarity to recognise and offer what is needed for more nourishment and support across life’s challenges.
  • We’ll introduce the Yoga of Intimacy practice of seeing and feeling and how to expand the experiences of love and trust in the inner relationship. 

Session 7: Devotion: Relating in the Deep

Live Class: 13 August @ 7pm SAST • 10am PT • 1pm ET • 6pm UK

  • In this final module, we’ll learn the qualities of the Deep Masculine, Deep Feminine, and the Deep of relating.
  • We’ll explore principles for opening to this dimension in our inner and outer relationship lives, living the full potential for human sacredness.
  • And finally, we will engage with somatic and experiential practices to drop into the deepest compassion and love for ourselves in our Totality.
When we have truly returned to ourselves in great love, we can show up in partnership and open the doors to rapid mutual evolution, radical intimacy and cosmic sexuality. To attract that awesome, juicy lover or partner into your life – and also ecstatic platonic collaborators and deep soul friends as well – first, you must fall deeply in love with yourself! 

This is the teaching of our age and the grand lesson of this course. When you encounter your SoulMate Within and evolve that relationship to its greatest and highest current expression. In this beautiful way, your outer relationships can reflect the depths of this deep inner love affair.

In these 7 weeks, it is possible to:

  • Face, own and pull back your projections of others, transforming inner and outer conflict into invaluable lessons of growth.
  • Meet the many faces and dimensions of your inner Masculine (Alpha) and Feminine (Omega), energetic essences that together create the full spectrum of your unique human expression.
  • Learn how to face your unconscious relationship polarisations of heroes and villains in a fun and playful way.
  • Discover how accurately and precisely the external partners in your life mirror the relationship dynamics of your Inner Beloveds.
  • Learn how to have powerful, real conversations between your Inner Beloveds.
  • Receive guidance on how to overcome hurdles in the deepening of this love affair.
  • Become grounded in how to take your intimate life to the next level through doing the inner work.

Gather'round

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

Ignite the Eros of your Inner Wholeness

Liberating you to live as unwavering fullness

This month’s Gather ’round, is the perfect opportunity to find out more about ​this course.

When: Monday 17 June 2024

Time: 7pm SAST • 10am PT • 1pm ET • 6pm UK

Where: Zoom | Duration: 90mins
Note: Recording available if you cannot attend LIVE

We are a Dancing Mandala of Self: and it is here, where we enter into our own marriage of opposites.

Our quest is that of the ancient Tantric masters... to get to know both our inner Masculine and Feminine aspects, and to bring them together in unity - in a personal Hieros Gamos sacred marriage.

To be born, is to inherit a deep longing of Reunion.

In our culture, the myth of the external Soulmate runs deep – the idealised notion that there is only one person ‘out there’ meant for you. 

And it’s this lie, fanned by consumer society, that keeps us chasing the illusion. It keeps us missing the mark when it comes to real and embodied love. Entwined with our self worth, we feel we have failed unless we have “that thing”. 

It’s time to wake up and return home to yourself – to discover the power in pulling back your projections and expectations. To release these is to become free; and in this awakened awareness, to love more fully, beautifully, and honestly throughout all of your relationships.

Because… “The One” is indeed real… but it’s Inside of You.

The one who will meet you fully, complete you, and satisfy the requirements of your soul, your sexuality, and your heart perfectly.

It’s not only already-available to you, it’s your divine birthright as a human being. 

Play; and with this joyful attitude we approach our inner space and inner other / lover through this lens, we lighten up, and get out of our own way. Our projections, disappointments, past.

It could never be what it was never meant to be…and we can be fully released from these shackles.

What we are seeking is within us…the resolution, the completion…and this fulfillment is already-ours.

The dimensionality and depth of our inner world is lit by the fire of this sacred Love, and in this whole-making love, we cease from role-making and allow each other to…just…simply Be. 

In bringing our own Love inward, we pour that energy back into ourselves, we saturate our own soul, limitlessly, with the nectar of devotion. 

After all: you are the partner you will have for your entire life. Start treating yourself like it. Give all aspects of you the focus and adoring relationship they deserve.

Who else, but you?
Why not now?
As you are?
In Tantric wisdom, one of the main polarities to be integrated is that of the Masculine and Feminine. These are sacred concepts of the universal totality of creation – the river and the riverbed, the energy of existence, and the anchor of formation. One does not exist without the other.

Inside every human being, regardless of our biology, chosen gender role, or personal identity, we have both Masculine (Alpha, Yang, Penetrative principle) and Feminine (Omega, Yin, Receptive principle) aspects.

If one aspect is dominant in us, we unconsciously project the opposite out onto others. If certain traits and identities have been given more celebration and more airtime in a body, then there will surely be others that are frustrated or underdeveloped.

True wholeness comes from bringing the unconscious into consciousness. It is the gateway to infinitude, mystery, our being-beyond-being. This requires becoming truly intimate with our habits, defenses, and ingrained perceptions. So intimate that we have infinite spaciousness to simply be.

The seed of this great love lives within you. You just have to know how to look. Inside of you is the spark of a great Alpha presence, the honeyed essence of deep Omega receptivity. By becoming intimate with these inner aspects, you can grow to love beyond your past limitations, and live a wondrous, majestic, and erotic / eros drenched life.

Masterclass

Masterclass with Justin & Londin

Yoga of Intimacy

Live Class: 26 July @ 7pm SAST • 10am PT • 1pm ET • 6pm UK

Justin Patrick Pierce and Londin Angel Winters are parents, business partners, best friends, and passionate lovers. They are known internationally for their transformative work in personal growth and sacred intimacy and are the co-authors of Playing With Fire: The Spiritual Path of Intimate Relationship and The Awakened Woman’s Guide to Everlasting Love. Together, they lead transformative, high-end retreats that immerse attendees in their signature training, Yoga of Intimacy.

Justin and Londin have been studying and practicing sacred intimacy for more than a decade under the tutelage of world-renowned teachers. They educate men and women on spiritual and intimate development through a unique hands-on approach that prioritises practicality over theory.

Students of Justin and Londin truly learn what it takes to bring tangible change into their daily lives and relationships. Those who work with them enjoy a rare opportunity to learn from a real-life couple who have mastered the complex dynamics of modern relationships, turned the result into something beautiful and harmonious, and are experts at helping others do the same.

Justin’s Website: https://www.justinpatrickpierce.com
Londin’s Website: https://www.londinangelwinters.com
Yoga of Intimacy Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yogaofintimacy

Unveil the relationship within, and immerse yourself in the practices, principles, and technologies that can radically transform your inner and outer relationship to yourself, others, love itself, and to life.

How is this course constructed?

  • Each week, leading up to the LIVE call, you’ll receive 1 module in written PDF form (for those who learn best by reading) and as an audio recording (for those who learn best by listening).·      
  • Every Tuesday there will be 1 LIVE 90-minute zoom call for exploration and integration of the module. (The session recording will be available approximately  hours 24 later for those who can not make it live.)
  • A private course forum in which to post assignments and questions and get personal feedback from the facilitator as you work through the material. 
  • 1 LIVE masterclass with  guest teachers, Justin & Londin on 26 July 2024.
  • Because of the individualised nature of the container the course is limited to 35 participants

All of our teaching happens within Mighty Network, 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.

It’s time to wake up and return home to yourself – to discover the power in pulling back your projections and expectations. To release these is to become free; and in this awakened awareness, to love more fully, beautifully, and honestly throughout all of your relationships.

Investment in Yourself

This work is suitable for all sincere seekers of truth, of any gender or orientation, single or partnered, gay, straight, bi-sexual, fluid – whichever way your sexuality flows. You do not need a partner to participate.

From: R3,195 / month for 2 months

Investment in Yourself

The course is limited to 35 participants.

This work is suitable for all sincere seekers of truth, of any gender or orientation, single or partnered, gay, straight, bi-sexual, fluid – whichever way your sexuality flows. You do not need a partner to participate.

Registration is open until the course starts on Tuesday, 2 July.

From: R3,195 / month for 2 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 students

Bonus Offering

Office Hours with Lisa Grace

A regular ongoing opportunity for connection, inquiry & sharing

Most Mondays on Zoom – you can find this and other event listings in our Circle of Fire on Mighty Network.

Receive additional support from Shakti Shiva Academy Faculty Lisa Grace as you move through the SoulMate Within course materials.

Please 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. The hour together will be led by the desires of the emergent group and Lisa Grace may offer a meditation or other practice…

Think of this intimate hour as a free coaching session with Lisa!

It’s our weekly gift to you 🎁

All Great Love Begins Within!
We invite you to immerse yourself in the practice, principles and technologies that can radically transform your inner and outer relationship life.

F.A.Q

Does the course require specific knowledge or experience?

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 people who’re ready to take radical responsibility for everything in their experience.

No. It’s not required that you’ve completed any previous courses with Shakti Shiva Academy.

“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 Lisa Grace (the facilitator) and book a private session(s). These sessions are booked and paid separately and negotiated between you and the facilitator in their private capacity. 

You’re also able to book 1:1 coaching and transformational mentorship sessions with Shakti Shiva Academy’s highly skilled team of faculty. See Faculty info here

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 week. You can always return to the assignments and reflection questions and complete them in your own time.

No, this course is designed to be a uniquely personal journey, tapping into your own 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 the guest teacher masterclass 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:

  • to join the LIVE classes on Zoom
  • to access the teaching materials (PDFs, Audios, Videos, Resources etc.) on our learning platform

A device that you are comfortable with to join the live classes via Zoom & to access the teaching material:

  • a laptop / desktop computer (recommended)
  • iPad / tablet
  • smartphone

Do we NOT offer a refund for this particular course as it is limited to 35 participants.

You can read our full terms & conditions here.

Shakti Malan
Founder of Shakti Shiva Academy

“In my 20’s and early 30’s, I tried a range of ways to find the fulfillment in relationship that I sensed was possible. I went for really safe, secure relationships and got bored. I fell for wild, uncontained lovers and got trapped in addictive cycles. I explored whether being with a woman would make a difference and found all the dynamics of relationship still present…

I explored whether being with a woman would make a difference and found all the dynamics of relationship still present. I tried open relationship and polyamory. I took a position against relationship. None of these stances brought me any closer to that elusive fulfillment.

Finally, I saw clearly that happiness could not come to me through another – that I had to find the inner union, the Soulmate Within.

The radical nature of this moment brought me to some clear and powerful insights. I recognised that I was out of touch with the feminine, and so I committed to finding her. I recognised that my life would never be fulfilling through outer achievement only – but that my soul had a deep longing for spiritual awakening, and that this would be my path.

I discovered that each person I fell in love with was mirroring to me an aspect of myself that I hadn’t yet fully owned.

All of them – each lover I ever had – was inviting me back to myself. To meet myself as the first beloved.

This work became my dedicated focus for several years. I clearly remember a moment of looking at my reflection in the mirror and feeling so in love with myself. I realised instantly that this had everything to do with the juicy love affair that had developed between my masculine and feminine.”

Artist Credits:
Leonora Carrington, Ferdinand van Kessel, Remedios Varo Uranga, Sveta Dorosheva, Vasily Kafanov, Eleonore Weil, Laurie Lipton, Robert Ellaby

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