Overview: Shakti Spirit® Teacher Training Course
Enter the mystical, transformational world of women’s sacred practices. The annual Shakti Spirit ® Teacher Training Course is a special opportunity for women from around the globe to unite in a unique four-week, 200-hour intensive program, weaving together tantric techniques for women, creative movement and dance, meditation, ritual and feminine empowerment. Body, mind and spirit merge in a celebration of the creative force of Shakti and the goddess in every woman.
The next Shakti Spirit ® Teacher Training Course (SSTTC) takes place April 9 - May 5 , 2018 on the paradise island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. We are housed in a spacious goddess temple meters from the beach and nestled within palm and pine trees.
“You will not be the same after this course. I loved this Teacher Training! If you want to live in a Goddess Temple in Thailand studying Sacred Dance and Ritual, this is for you.” ~ Nischala, USA
The approach to the course is holistic and expansive – from the secrets of energy work to the potent exploration of the chakras, to the role of ritual and ceremony in rites of passage, to experiencing a variety of exercises and dance styles for expression, embodiment and empowerment. It is all here for you … and you will learn how to share these joyful tools for evolution with others. Each participant finds her own voice and style to adapt these practices for the communities she choses to serve.
Shakti Spirit® offers a rare, one-month immersion into a rich portfolio of practices of the Divine Feminine. Created by Monika Nataraj, who has pioneered in-depth teacher trainings for women, Shakti Spirit® is an integration of women’s traditions stemming from Indian Tantra, Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, Shamanism and western alchemy. We emphasize connecting the creative, sexual energies with the awareness of the heart and stillness of the mind.
Whether you aspire to lead Shakti Spirit® groups and workshops, or simply desire a sacred space to reveal your feminine potential, this teacher training is right for you. Improvised guided movement, sacred dance and sacred shapes energy activation will be harnessed as the fundamental energy practice and moving exploration of our embodied “goddesshood”. No previous dance experience is required, just an openness to embrace movement as an effective tool for deep self-development.
Shakti Spirit®, while a program for women, addresses our innate longing to balance our inner Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine into a state of harmony and Oneness.
Shakti Spirit® has less technical dance and performance offering emphasis than the Mystical Dance® Teacher Training Course, yet still places a large emphasis on the magic of dance movement as spiritual practice. Also, more time is spent on specific tantric techniques for women, meditations for the awakened heart and mind, and general issues of health and wellness for women – all topics in great demand in today’s world.
“Let the beauty that we love be what we do.” - Rumi
Monika Nataraj has personally trained 230+ Mystical Dance® and Shakti Spirit® teachers from 42 countries and 6 continents since 2011. She is a senior teacher of Agama Yoga and a long-time Agama Shakti group leader. Monika is co-founder of the Agama branch in Dharamsala, India, which operated seasonally from 2007 - 2016 and has hosted more than 1,300 students. Monika has also brought Tantra, Yoga, and Mystical Dance® to 24 countries and thousands of people. She has dedicated the past decade to working primarily with women and annually leads workshops and residential retreats in Asia, Europe and North America.
Please see the related links to learn more about the Shakti Spirit ® Syllabus, Course Details, Tuition, Terms of Agreement and Application.
“Satyam Shivam Sundaram. Truth, Beauty and Divinity are One.”