Would you like to open your body and mind to a place of heartfelt bliss? If you desire to feel more depth in your connections, want to develop your communication skills, are struggling with an aspect of your sexuality or want to learn more about your sexual potential, then sacred sexuality will support you in finding more balance.
What is Contemporary Tantra?
To define Tantra in words is difficult, ask any practitioner and you will most likely get a different answer reflecting their embodied experience and their knowledge of all the varieties of lineages Tantra stems from.
Generally the Sanskrit word Tantra translates into such words as to weave, to liberate, to expand and to be free.
Contemporary Tantra is however different from the more traditional forms of Tantra and yet is also very controversial in its use of the word. It is believed that contemporary, neo or “pop” Tantra has evolved its branches of the traditional forms of the Philosophy it once was into something more sexually focused to assist people in need of a more spiritual and connected intimate experience of life and sexuality today. The tantric teachings have also offered insight into ancient ways of assisting issues holisticly , often issues that even many doctors cannot help clients with at this point in time without offering medication as the solution. These issues may include premature ejaculation, erection dysfunction, orgasmic challenges and anxiety all of which in my experience are common challenges of the mind and lifestyle more than anything else.
Contemporary Tantra does focus a lot on sexuality; which in Traditional Tantra was not the primary focus however this is debated also. What Tantra did do and does today is embrace sexuality as a way of connecting to the divine and not suppress it like other religions and philosophies; although it is important for me to acknowledge that there is so much more to understanding Tantric philosophy than sexuality alone. In fact to truly start understanding Tantra one must begin to understand energy!
Traditional Tantra did integrate sexuality as a part of a person’s whole wellbeing with the Tantriks understanding that sexual energy could be a faster path to enlightenment than other forms of meditation alone. Tantra really was a very underground, rebellious and unique practice because essentially it is about acknowledging all of our human desires and worshipping them in many sometimes-complex ways that wouldn’t be appropriate for the modern day householder.
It is my mission to teach people about sacred sexuality which does adopt the pop Tantra teachings I have learnt but it also embraces methods from other educational paths such as modern day Sexology, Taoism, Shamanism, Counseling and Embodied learning.
What is Sacred Sexuality
Sacred sexuality represents a lifestyle choice of being present, of tuning into our erotic worlds and embracing all our desires dark or light from an authentic and honoring perspective; grounded in the idea that all parts of us are sacred and that it is how we approach these parts that really matters. When we approach something with guilt and shame we then give that part of us more power to have a hold over us and this may cause more havoc within our psyche and our bodies. Sacred sex education shows us how to listen to what our bodies want from a place of non judgment, how to be more orgasmic, how to consciously move into altered states for transformation and how to feel erotic empowerment by utilizing our sexual energy rather than suppressing it or ignoring it in our evolutionary experience. Sacred sexuality teaches us that in order to truly connect with someone, we first need to connect with ourselves and then we can merge with another in true reverence.
If what I have expressed resonates with you then I invite you to join me on a journey of erotic transformation. By refining our understanding of sexual energy, we become more aware of its potential for greatness in all aspects of our wellbeing.
Through these practices you will embrace your body with more consciousness, sacredness and empowerment. It is a powerful and fulfilling path.
I am currently in Melbourne Australia but I am also available for Skype sessions.
Private Tantra sessions are a great way to get you started on transforming your consciousness and your sexuality. It is important you have a consultation (connecting) session first which will involve experiential practices. This is so I can determine your intention of being on this path and what it is you want to get out of your sessions with me.
Couples must come and have a private session individually before we are able to move into a couples session. For more information on why I structure it this way please contact me.
Private Sessions for Individuals
S1/Connecting: 1 -1.15 hour $225
S2/Deepening: 1-1.5 hour $250
S3 and beyond/Exploration: 1.5- 3.5 $250 per hour
Private Sessions for Couples
S2/Deepening: 1-1.5 hour $270
S3 and beyond/Exploration: 1.5- 3.5 $270 per hour
These sessions may cover any of the following
The importance of breath, presence and connection
Positive communication skills and how to ask for what you want
Techniques to bring more awareness within
The big draw (Tao)
Explore how sexual practices can also be used as meditations
Learn new skills to get more out of your lovemaking
Massage, giving and receiving
Differences in libido
How to release fear, judgment and shame about sex
To experience yourself in bliss
Please read through the following before contacting me.
You are interested in learning about modern day Tantra practices, want to invest time into this learning experience or just want to dip your toe in.
You understand this is not a relief massage or a sexual service involving oral or sexual intercourse.
You are a couple wanting to deepen your connection or simply spice up your love life!
You are an individual who wants to explore your sexuality consciously.
You are experiencing some type of sexual dysfunction such as premature ejaculation or an inability to orgasm, and want to address it in a holistic way.
You want to relate to your partners in a more authentic and heartfelt way.
You want to accept your sexuality as a part of who you are, not something separate.
You feel that your sexuality is an intrinsic part of your spirituality.
You want to attempt to release any conscious and subconscious thoughts and feelings that your sexuality is something shameful and embarrassing.
You are having trouble connecting sexually with your partner or simply want to up skill alone or together.
You are being challenged with a sexual addiction such as pornography and feel there must be something more meaningful.
You want to experience what it is like to be honoured and held in a space with no judgement around your body and sexuality.
If any of this resonates with you please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
‘Shaney’s professional approach and comfortable and open conversational style about intimate sexuality is both nurturing and enabling. It is empowering to be able to talk with someone in an open and frank manner about personal sexual matters. Her method and style does not seek to hold power or control over a session, but freely releases it so that the energy may flow to where it needs to go. As a result, I was empowered to confront issues within myself and address them in a nurturing, caring environment of spiritual nourishment that ultimately transported me to a state of pure bliss’.
Would you like to experience something out of the ordinary with the women in your life?
If you are having a hens party, celebrating a birthday, having a reunion, a full moon ceremony or simply just wanting to celebrate friendship then the tantra women’s experience is unique and exciting! This gathering will be rich in experience, bonding for your sisterhood and will honour what drives us most in life; our relationships with love.
I offer a full day or just a couple of hours to connect with the feminine in Tantra education and fun exploration. We will collaborate in creating a sacred space for women to be nourished together in circle and heartfelt energy. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills that will deepen your ability in relating to your environment but most of all supporting a more nourishing connection with your self.
* Note: I ask that all the women involved bring themselves to the experience in surrender of the sisterhood with an open mind and heart.
The Pricing of this experience varies according to the amount of women involved, travel costs, venue, or an extra facilitator.
If you would like to know more about what this day would entail please make contact through email.
‘The workshop Shaney provides is enlightening, heart-touching and fun. I highly recommend this experience to anybody who is curious and wants to develop a deeper, more meaningful and satisfying sexuality’.
‘Shaney has been for me, a love Guru.
Admittedly, the first few times I met with Shaney were nerve-wracking and extremely challenging for me. Shaney embodies the kindness, warm heart, loving tenderness, compassion and passion (these and many other fine aspects) of a Goddess, all the qualities men desire and fear in the divine feminine. Even though I found it was tough at first, Shaney always did whatever was in her power to help me feel comfortable, and to create a space where I could honor myself, my emotions, and expressions of my deepest self in a safe, and beautiful space- and did this very well.
The work I have done with Shaney has been some of the most confronting, enriching, terrifying, loving, and NOURISHING I have done in my life thus far. This beautiful art of love has opened a new world to me, full of vibrant colours, radiant light, tantalizing tastes, rich emotion, and heart-felt love. And I’ve been incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful guide throughout the unfolding process.
The most incredible thing for me has been that I actually FEEL love in my heart. I was in a dark place for a long time, and I don’t know if I ever felt that warm sensation before, but now it sits there, tenderly, never resting, and I’ve learnt to move it to every cell in my body and every part of my being, for healing purposes. Through this healing, I have received incredible insights and experienced astounding pleasures beyond anything I had ever thought possible, and I would recommend this experience of love to anyone.
Tantra is for me a massive part of my natural life-style. It expands well beyond the bed, and into my social life, work life, my play, study and learning, as well as all the other arts I practice. There is not one part of my life that it hasn’t yet touched. I can see a long and beautiful future, with Tantra as a constant companion on the way.’
Steven & Chantelle Testimonial
‘We have been together for eight years, married for five years and have two young children.
Although we have always been deeply in love and have always had a deep connection with one another, we have had our ups and downs and it got to a point where our sex life took a backseat in our marriage. We were quite dissatisfied with our sex life, yet we didn’t know how to break out of that rut. We always wanted more out of love and sex.
We came across Tantra and the beautiful workings of Shaney.
Shaney is a very warm, loving person, whom is passionate and very knowledgeable when it comes to all aspects of sex and relationships. Tantra has changed more than just our sex life. Not only has it improved our pleasure in sex, Tantra has shown us a deeper and more fulfilling way of life. We are more connected as a couple spiritually, mentally and physically. We have a wonderful understanding of each other, intern providing us with a deeper, sensual sex life. Tantra has drastically improved all aspects of our life and we would recommend you all try it.
Thank you to Shaney for being an amazing mentor’.
‘My session with Shaney was my first insight into the philosophy of Tantra, and I can honestly say the experience was life changing.
She has the ability to make you feel completely comfortable and I recommend you allow yourself the opportunity to engage with her and be guided by her knowledge on Tantra. One of my comments during the session was “if only these moments could be adapted into everyday life for everyone, the world would be at complete peace”.
I am so happy with everything I felt and learnt during the session and I can’t wait to do it again. My boyfriend was also very pleased with the tips I had picked up!’
‘I found Shaney by searching Tantra teachers in Melbourne. I am extremely grateful to life for bringing her on my path and working with her.
For the people who are reading this; if you get this amazing opportunity to work with her, you will see that her teachings will flow trough you like blessings that will nourish your soul. You will need to have an open heart in order to do this, of course. Shaney is a beautiful woman, she emanates love from every cell of her body. She has taught me a lot of things that have changed me and have made my life experience significantly richer and more meaningful. I got to here, because I decided I wanted to try Tantra in order to surpass an issue with premature ejaculation. I am very glad I did this, Shaney gave me a holistic approach that allowed to me move forward and have control over the issue. I would absolutely recommend anyone to work with her. I may have come to her because I had a problem that I wanted to leave behind, but I’m sure that even without any problems or issues, anyone that comes into contact with her teachings will grow out the experiences shared and will be a happier person, as I am. All the best for my gorgeous goddess!’
‘Shaney has found her calling in this role. She is a gifted teacher, with the ability to pass on her knowledge whilst creating an environment of safety, confidence and warmth. The workshop she provides is enlightening, heart-touching and fun. I highly recommend this experience to anybody who is curious and wants to develop a deeper, more meaningful and satisfying sexuality. Thanks again Shaney for such a special experience. I’m going to study my notes now.’
‘For many years I have suffered from major depression. I first heard of Tantric teachings by way of a chance meeting with two women in Queensland. Eventually, this meeting led me to the Australian School of Tantra and ultimately to Shaney.
I admit to being extremely nervous prior to our first meeting. However, her gentleness, kindness and her caring nature made me feel relaxed almost immediately.
While everyone’s experiences are almost certain to be different, my sessions with Shaney were utterly profound and quite beyond anything I could have possibly imagined. I have experienced a significant change in my life. I have a new level of awareness of others, of “connectedness” and have been granted a wonderful experience of love and intimacy.
Shaney’s loving hands have at last lifted the dark veil of sadness that has haunted me for so long. It appears that Shaney has given me my life back; once more I sense love and beauty all around me. I will be forever in her debt.
Thank you Shaney.’
‘Wow, what can I say! What Shaney has taught me, and shown me about myself, and of what the human spirit is capable of through sacred sexuality, is nothing short of remarkable and totally profound. I have never experienced anything like it before in my life.
Whilst I was really uncomfortable and nervous about embarking on the course of Tantra, and in meeting Shaney for the first time, I was immediately put at ease and felt fully welcomed into a truly sacred space.Shaney’s professional approach and comfortable and open conversational style about intimate sexuality is both nurturing and enabling. It is empowering to be able to talk with someone in an open and frank manner about personal sexual matters.
Her method and style does not seek to hold power or control over a session, but freely releases it so that the energy may flow to where it needs to go. As a result, I was empowered to confront issues within myself and address them in a nurturing, caring environment of spiritual nourishment that ultimately transported me to a state of pure bliss.Shaney is fully present and focussed, creating an intimate interpersonal connection participating in the sessions as a practitioner, not just as an external teacher. She is a thoroughly professional person providing both ‘book learning’ and practical instruction in a variety of enhancing sexuality techniques. Shaney is a highly skilled and very gifted teacher based upon her learning, wisdom, experience and understanding which are well advanced for her age. She has truly found her calling.
My work with Shaney has completely changed my outlook regarding sex and sexuality. For me it is now so much more of a spiritual experience.One of the things that impresses me most about what Shaney does is the level of trust that she is both able to impart and instil. My work with Shaney is built around mutual trust, and that is one of the most special aspects of the work we do together. I trust Shaney, and she trusts me, and that partnership produces results are often unexpected, but are always truly remarkable. For me, Shaney embodies all that I have read about what constitutes a ‘Tantra Goddess’.
Through working with Shaney I have set a new foundational baseline for what I want and expect from a sensual, sexual and spiritual relationship for the future. I can only say that I wish I had started to learn these secrets 30 years ago.To have the skill, determination, courage and commitment to do what she does, I have said to Shaney that she is ‘one gutsy lady’ for whom I have developed the utmost respect. As Shaney has said to me, she is involved in a process of ‘healing the world one heart at a time’, and that is so true; she has certainly helped to heal mine. Thank you so much Shaney for what you have shown me and taught me, and for being the person that you are’.
Shaney Marie runs events and workshops in Melbourne, Australia and Internationally.
Covering topics as tantra, sexuality, erotic art and female empowerment.
THE ORGASMIC HEARTS WORKSHOP
I invite you to celebrate being the divine and ecstatic women that you are!
The Orgasmic Hearts Workshop is for any women who delights in the idea of exploring herself more deeply while being supported by others.
We will explore the fundamentals of Tantra sexuality, solo and group experiential practices, sensual massage and much more.
“Shaney is very connected to her sexual energy, to her very being and her body. This is why she is such an incredible facilitator. Not only could I witness what’s possible, I could feel it. The space Shaney held during the workshop was nurturing and safe, empowering me to explore. It takes a lot of trust to reveal yourself openly and I thank Shaney for guiding me past the gate of my sexuality and inspiring me to go higher. Thank you so much Shaney!”
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