The Embodiment of a Modern Tantric Woman!
I spent over two decades of my life, feeling it would have been easier and better if I had been born in a man’s body instead, and the idea that divine qualities exist in human beings was completely foreign to me. It has been a deeply profound and beautiful journey for me to accept, love and celebrate myself as a woman and as a divine and sacred being. The work I share reflects the highlights and essence of this journey. From my own experience and that of thousands of women I have worked with, I know that when we are in each other’s company consciously it is as if we are plugging directly into source, coming back home, feeling nourished, rejuvenated and empowered.
The following are the themes that I believe need to be explored for any woman to feel complete and in union within herself, with the world around her, and with the divine. This is a map of how a woman can walk the path of Tantra in her daily life, the embodiment of a modern Tantric Woman. Through the Shakti Spiral journey we become aware of projections; bring to light and heal wounding around femininity, self-love, our bodies, sensuality and sexuality; address unsatisfying or unhealthy behavioural patterns; honour and value our needs, desires and voice; remove layers of conditioning which repress the expression of our true nature; receive guidance from our internal wisdom and intuition; empower our feminine energy and strength; develop and strengthen our healthy inner masculine; benefit from our inner union (our feminine and masculine); connect with the higher and divine qualities of The Goddess within each of us; and know ourselves as a Soul with a purpose in this life. This is the journey of living your life with love, consciousness, sacredness, and freedom! This is the journey to remember yourself and to fully live!
Part 1: “Tantric Femininity”
A deep reconnection to our own body, its language and its wisdom, as well as emotional fluidity, are necessary foundations in this journey.
Having opened these gates we can access our life force, creative, and sexual energies, profoundly love ourselves as a woman, and feel a sense of belonging to the greater tribe of women. During this retreat we will work on these themes by exploring the 3 energy centers (Chakras) of feminine strength, so that each woman can connect to her own unique fragrance of femininity: the womb center (2nd Chakra), the heart center (4th Chakra), and the 3rd eye center (6th Chakra).
Part 2: “Womb Wisdom”
This journey is based on a woman’s 4 main stages of life, reflected in the 4 seasons of the year, the 4 main stages of the lunar cycle, and the 4 main stages of the menstrual cycle.
This imprint is stored in a woman’s womb and is simply waiting to be unveiled. In this retreat we will discover the treasures and power stored in our wombs, and what it means to live our life as a Tantric Woman. What would it be like if you lived out each stage of your life, each stage of being a woman, in a fulfilled Tantric way? What would it be like to have access to all of the treasures and power your womb holds, at all times? Come and find out for yourself! We use 5 main feminine archetypes of the Tantric Woman for this work.
“Womb Wisdom – The Embodiment of a Tantric Woman”
This journey combines and integrates Parts 1 and 2 listed previously.
Part 3: “Riding the Dragon”
This retreat is about reclaiming our power from the shadows and in the process becoming more whole, clean and authentic.
What we keep in the shadows are parts of us that we have disconnected from, disowned, rejected, ignored or repressed, so much so that we may not even be conscious of them or recognize them. This actually gives these energies power over us, and we find ourselves in a battle where there can be no winner. Using the Tantric pillars of Love and Consciousness, we can fully own all these parts and tap into the immense treasures that are held in the essence of these energies. In order to do that, we will connect to the dragon deep within our sex center that protects these energies, face it, and learn to ride it. In this retreat we will focus on dark eros, the desire-fear polarity, and healing imbalances around power, sex and abundance. With each shadow that we bring out to the light, we welcome another piece of ourselves back home to love, and take another step towards wholeness.
Part 4: “Awakened Sexuality”
A deep journey within, this retreat focuses on healing, enhancing and expanding our sexuality.
It is a process of liberating ourselves by reclaiming the innocence and beauty of our sexuality, healing shame and guilt regarding our sexual expression, including past sexual experiences in this life, and imprints we carry from our ancestral lineage, past lives, society, partners, etc. To enhance our sexuality we will experience and learn breathing techniques, breast massage, whole body activation, yoni-massage, anal healing, cervical awakening, how to move energy throughout the body, how to increase sensitivity, and practices to tone the yoni muscles, cultivate more sexual energy which can then be moved throughout the body, and enhance overall sexual pleasure. From this empowered place within, we will merge what seem to be contradictory feminine erotic expressions (example: mother – whore, virgin – slut), letting go of the dualities in our sexuality. Finally we will experience our eros as a way to support us to connect to our soul, and as a portal to union with the divine, a path to awakening! This retreat includes a sex magic ritual, using sexual energy for manifestation.
Part 5: “Tantric Union Within”
This union is of the lovers which have been there all along,
our inner masculine and inner feminine, the real Soulmates.
In this retreat we will focus on healing and letting go of unhealthy imprints we carry about the masculine, and connect to the healthy masculine as it manifests in each of us even though we are in a woman’s body. We will explore dark and light masculine energies and how they manifest through us, in healthy and unhealthy ways. When we can heal the unhealthy masculine within and let our healthy masculine shine, we no longer have the need to project out our fears, needs, and desires onto the men in our lives, searching for completion externally. From this inner space we bring together our healthy, awakened and integrated masculine and feminine, so that they may support each other with love and mutual respect, bringing us back to wholeness. The healing of the feminine-masculine polarity split within can result in profound self-love and acceptance, and can bring balance to many of our relationships, especially those with men. From this inner space we can also attract an external soulmate, through the law of resonance; our external relationships reflect our internal reality. When we are living in a Tantric Union within, we can shine in all aspects of our lives with a sense of feeling complete, integrated, and free. This retreat will include a union ceremony for our inner couple, and consummation ritual.
Part 6: “Temple Priestess”
This retreat will help you remember who you really are.
“I am the temple and the devotee who worships at the temple”.
This journey is dedicated to bringing the awareness of Spirit into every day actions and life, living as a priestess with every step we take. This includes of course, in relationships and love-making. You will remember how to embody yourself as a living temple, through the power of devotion and transfiguration, worshipped and offering blessings. We will soak in the divine feminine, with sensuality, grace and wisdom, restoring an ancient and innate aspect of our nature. Whatever is not in resonance with “I am sacred” and “I am divine” will need to go. A priestess connects to her soul and to spirit, accessing and calling in support from the spirit realm and the forces of nature, for the benefit of all (not just for herself). Rituals and ceremonies will be key components of this retreat.
Advanced module: “Soul Awakening”
Having worked through the ego’s layers, the shadows and the wounds,
having expanded physically, sexually, in the heart, and in our psyche,
having worked on our inner union, we reach a point
where the personality’s demands quite down enough that
we can hear our soul calling.
This is a complete inner-training on how to live as a fully integrated and embodied Tantric woman.
During each one of the courses you will be taught skills, meditations, practices and techniques that you can continue to practice at home and go deeper.
This “home play” will become the foundation from which you can dive even deeper into the next level. It also serves as an empowering thread of continuity and self-development, allowing you to become more and more sovereign of your own healing and transformation. A certificate of completion is awarded after Part 6. After completing any one of the journeys, you are welcome to assist me for that same journey in the future in any part of the world (by application). This is a great way to go further into the teachings for yourself, unveiling deeper layers, and if you aspire to work with women in this way it is a great way to start practicing and supporting them.
Shakti Spiral Apprenticeship and Training
Apprenticeship: After completing any one of the journeys, you are welcome to assist me in that same journey in any part of the world (by application).
This is a great way to go further into the teachings for yourself, unveiling deeper layers. This is the most direct way to start apprenticing with me, and receive direct support and guidance. If you aspire to work with women in the themes I share, the apprenticeship is a great way to start practicing to support others, while going deeper in yourself. I assisted my various teachers for years, attending the same groups and each time accessing different layers and aspects of myself, while at the same time learning how to be present to others as a huge variety of things came up from participants. It is important to remember that you can only facilitate others to go where you have already been yourself. A facilitator knows the path themselves, and supports others to walk it for themselves!
Training: Graduates of the Shakti Spiral Journey are also eligible for the “Shakti Spiral Training”.
Inspired by your own journey and discoveries in the Shakti Spiral Journey, in the training you will be encouraged to let your own gifts, talents and super-powers shine. I am not interested in having you imitate or copy me or specific structures, I’m interested in supporting you to find your unique fragrance, note, way to share these themes with other women. At the end of the day what touches another the most is the transmission based on deep lived experience, that is what I have been sharing with you and that is what I want to encourage you to share with others. This training will support you to use the fruits and insights from your journey to an embodied Tantrica, and couple it with your creativity and the way your being (body, heart and soul) expresses itself, to transmit the core themes of the Shakti Spiral (the Tantric way of life for women) in your own unique way. You will also have the opportunity to practice space holding and design your own group flow. Practical aspects of leading groups will also be covered, from choosing music, understanding venue requirements, working with an organizer, to attracting those who resonate with your work, and more.
In their words…
Thank you for creating this space of love and affection. It is a safe space in which I have made contact with my being, with my essence, with my divinity, reconnecting with myself and letting me be myself. I no longer have the need to look out or in another person for that love and that respect because now I know that I am divine and I have the power in myself to be happy, to be me. I love youConchi, Spain
This was an unforgettable and unique workshop which opened my body and heart, and shook emotions hidden deep inside me. It allowed me to cross barriers that I did not even dream were possible to cross. Taki’h guided me along this path safely, like nobody else has until now. She is a wonderful blend of an Indian goddess and a good witch.”Gosia, Poland
Every hour spent at the workshop was needed. Incredible mindfulness of the teacher, love, and compassion. I have great admiration and love for her. I have never met such a teacher before. This meeting was a breakthrough in my spiritual journey. Each meditation was an opening. I came to very deep layers of my body and imprints stored there. I had experiences that allowed me to feel and understand events in my life, among others the miscarriage of my first pregnancy, which was a huge loss for me. I was afraid that it would be a daughter and my relationship with her would not be what I wanted. At the workshop I felt a huge love for women, for my mother and grandmother, and this opened me. I recommend this workshop because of the enormous feeling of being in the presence of the women themselves, the integration of love for the feminine, and because it is extremely necessary and opening. Thank you to the Universe for this.Dotka, Poland
I felt so safe in your presence, and although there were many voices inside me saying: "stop this, leave this room, no way you’re doing this” it was somehow by your presence, confidence in me, and calmness that I got some faith and courage in myself too. And I needed that courage to witness the power that was hidden inside me. It dared to reveal itself for the first time in my life in your session and it had been locked up and was hidden for a long time 😉 It felt as such a relief and boost at the same time! I am very grateful for that. And the class you gave on sexuality - seriously, I wish someone had gave me this class when I was 13. But better late than never 😉Brechtje, Netherlands
I have spent years on my personal development. I have read books, attended meditation groups and visited various therapists. And yet it was this experience of the Shaktis group that has connected me directly with everything that was beating inside me; the power of my controlling mind had never allowed any of it out. Takih’s work is direct, deep, precise, professional, and loving. Her energy and presence give the group the quality of a safe and sacred space in which we are all accepted with love as we are. All this has allowed me to access the Goddess, the Wild and the Divine Woman who live inside of me!!! THANK YOU. And thank you sisters! I will always remember you all shouting and dancing like wolves under the full moon, I love you!”Ines, Spain
I have witnessed her in deep sisterhood love to me and to all the Chinese women participants... It is amazing how much energy she has and how she shares it with all of us. She has great strength, purity, insights, wisdom and clarity. I love her ability to penetrate to the truth out of love and compassion. She is like a forest with huge mother trees. Her energy is huge even though she is very slim, and it is beautiful to watch her masculine come through her as it is so powerful, grounded, and sharp! We have all been very touched, encouraged, and inspired by her... She goes deep and straight with awareness... Her work is love. The way she is and her teachings are so rare and precious for us Chinese women... Taki’h models her teachings in the group room and in how she lives her own path in her daily life. She is real, authentic and clear. She is so real all the time, in the group room, during the breaks, hanging out, while shopping, in her hotel room, she is real! She is simple, warm and caring. And this is precious to find in a facilitator! Participants ask me: “When will she be back to China?” “How can we find her and follow her whole teachings?” It is no wonder why each time in her groups there are 40-50 people and she is holding that space alone for 6-8 days!Li Meng (Laia), ChinaTranslator
The session with you Taki’h was mind blowing, that's how I described it to the others when they asked me how I felt. It was the first big step in my orgasmic power that I could experience by myself (with your help of course), feeling this sexual energy that literally exploded in my third eye. And then peace overwhelmed me and the colour purple came. I can see it even now. And that was the moment when I understood that sexual energy is sacred, that I am unique and that I can access this orgasmic state by myself. Thank you Taki’h and I wish you to be blessed and to help other women to discover their own sexuality at a different level than the way they are used to.Roxana, Russia
Thank you for this. It seems like you truly have a gift for healing! I feel that my time with you was pivotal in my journey... in my own acknowledgement of sexual trauma, catharsis and healing. When my mind tries to understand it, I'm not sure how everything came out, but there was something about your deep presence and trust in the process allowed what needed to flow to come through me. You were very intuitive in the flow of the session and every opening and every invitation seemed to spill forth effortlessly from you in that space. It was really magical. I was in a sort of trance like state, completely trusting. I felt very held by you in the session space, and I could feel how sacred that connection and that calling was to you, which allowed me to surrender to you as a divine channel. Dealing with the rape trauma was really an incredible release. I also loved how we worked with all the men who I have stories and hurts with. That was a powerful experience for me. I am so grateful for having had time with you and I feel that it has been a huge healing. With love and eternal gratitude!Wendy, USA
The most powerful feeling and experience I have gotten from the past 3 days is my acceptance and realization of my yoni, and that that is my energy, center, and being a woman is a gift from the Universe! Just by being a woman I am an important and strong (in the feminine way) part of the Universe. I do not feel lost in the world anymore. I am happy to FEEL the reflection of the universe inside my center. I am happy because every cell in my body feels to be connected to the universe. Now I feel more free, and open to my creativity even more! From every cell of me and my spirit I'm very grateful to you Taki’h. You are an angel who helped this Goddess inside of me be reborn!Aigerim, Kazakhstan
Taki’h thank you for sharing your wisdom and experiences with us, for your presence, your closeness, for facilitating the group so amazingly, and for your immense heart and your light! As you said, feeling vulnerable does not mean being weak and you showed us by example! It takes courage. For me this has been a rebirth, I started another season of my life full of dreams with more strength and freedom. My soul is full of gratitude!Ana, Spain
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