Sacred sexuality represents a lifestyle choice of being present, of tuning into our erotic worlds and embracing all of our desires dark or light from an authentic and honoring perspective. It is grounded in the idea that all parts of us are sacred and that it is how we approach these parts that really matters. 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.
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. What Tantra does do 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 and sexual energy is a great catalyst for doing so!
Traditional Tantra did integrate sexuality as a part of a person’s whole wellbeing and 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.
The Tantric teachings have also offered insight into ancient ways of assisting issues holistically because at this point in time many of these “issues” are treated with such things as medication, however in some circumstances there can be another approach. These challenges may include premature ejaculation, erection dysfunction, orgasmic difficulties and anxiety.
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.
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.
Shaney has been exploring with and learning from sexual energies for the last 10 years.
Being initiated by the world of erotic dance, Shaney recognized a missing link in the realm of sexuality and sexual fulfillment. It was within these modern day temples that she realized how potent erotic energy was, how people could consciously intensify it and move into altered states of consciousness without there necessarily being any type of genital touch. She found she could captivate a whole room of strangers with the awakening of this energy through presence, awareness and connection.
Shaney however recognized a lack of understanding of the power of erotic energy, of its transformational potential and off most of the people she came across she found that they were looking for a deeper connection to these parts of themselves which were only being superficially touched on most of the time.
Eventually she began to seek an understanding of this something more. Thinking it would be along the lines of sex therapy; she then stumbled across Tantra sexuality and over the last 4 years has dedicated her life to building a skillset of embodied knowledge to educate people on the art of sacred sexuality and its wonderful benefits.
Shaney has studied under some of the leading pioneers of the contemporary tantra movement including Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Barbara Carrellas, Dossie Easton and Kerry and Diane Riley.