when i went on my first tantric women’s retreat, shakti would always say that we had to visualise our entire pelvic area as a honey pot that we could stir. the idea is that through movement and this ‘dropping into’ your sexual base you’d be better able to connect to your sexuality.
worked for me.
conscious sexuality, i suppose, is best defined like that — an active, aware engagement with your own sexual energy and what makes it move, within you and with others.
i’ve been very fortunate to have met really amazing teachers in this area and some of them will be hosting programmes and talks at this year’s ‘Sexuality & Consciousness: 3rd Annual African Conference’ organised by ISTA, the International School of Temple Arts. It’s an international conference with speakers converging at this here tip of Africa from all over the world.
From the programme
A common intention to share knowledge and wisdom – an invaluable opportunity for all who work with or wish to work with or explore sexuality & consciousness
Through the mediums of presentations, hands-on demonstrations and open discussions, a delightful blend of experience will be shared from the worlds of tantra, sex education, body and energy work, massage, dance, art, counseling therapy, conscious birthing, spiritual awakening and much more.
Friday, 2 – Sunday, 4 December 2011
Erin Hall, 8 Erin Road, Rondebosch,Cape Town, South Africa
There is a great line up, but I’m particularly keen to hear from Lynn De La Motte, Baba Dez Nichols (both shamans), Maya (Shakti dance teacher), Shakti (dakini) and Andrew Barnes (daka).
I’m mostly geared on the movement classes (there’s a great dance set on Friday night with Maya which is also open to people who’ve not attended the conference), but there are talks on everything from birthing to menopause.
check out the full programme here [clickety click]
for more info check out the ISTA Africa website and facebook page. [clickety click]
or contact sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org