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Friday, January 22, 2010

Kink coaching

There is a new awareness of kink and fetish lifestyle, and many people are now beginning to explore these elements as part of their foreplay, thus bringing a different dimension into sexual play and enhancement.

Yet many are floundering in the dark, not knowing exactly what to do, or how to go about obtaining the right accesories, or how to use them effectively. In some cases, they have been "put off' due to lack of knowledge, or even have hurt their partner. What they need is a basic introduction into the safety aspects of this lifestyle, they need to know how to play safe, thus enhancing their enjoyment of this new found pleasure.

I have researched, and been involved in this particular lifestyle for many years, and thus, can assist in giving advice, or help couples, or women explore this in a safe and controlled manner. I have also discussed this with a Pro Domme whom I have known for a long time, we have been working out various options and hopefully soon will be able to make her services available as well at Shakti Gardens - for teaching and training, and enabling others to experience these various elements with her, or with me.

This is not about abuse or punishment, it is discovering the erotic elements in fetish and kink, it is about learning to utilise this new found knowledge to enhance foreplay, thus creating a new awareness and appreciation of the body, and your creativity in giving or receiving pleasures. It is about surrender to pleasure, surrender and allow another to control the foreplay, and thus the enhancement of bliss. It is about delighting the senses, exploring new limits.

All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence - if you need to talk, ask questions, need advice, then feel free to mail me at, or call me on 082 961 5454

This is the year of change and transformation, this is the year to discover yourself

Be blessed

Dakini at Shakti Gardens

Shakti Gardens is continually evolving and changing, we did experience is small downturn last year, but we believe the change in the economy is now definitely creating a more positive energy and awareness for this year.

We are please to have with us a Dakini from the Advait Tantra School - Shekina Moondancer - who is well versed in the Sacred Healing Arts. She also brings with her different skills in that she utilises card reading, crystals etc. Not only does she offer physical bodywork and healing, but she also teaches, counsels and trains others with regards to Tantra, thus enabling them to have a better understanding of Tantra and its principles, as well as assisting them to create a deeper awareness of themselves, their energies, and their wellness.

Shekina offers an introductory session, as well as a full session for Tantric Healing - she only works by appointment, so we would then request that you call first to check availability.

Be blessed

New additional massage and other services

Finally we are into the new year, and with that comes new opportunities, as well as exciting new changes.

We at Shakti Gardens are pleased to announce that we will have a new member at our premises soon. Her name is Angelique, she is a professionally trained beautician and therapist. She will be offering Swedish massage as well as facials, mani and pedicures, as well as body wraps, scrubs etc. Other service she provides will include permanent make-up, waxing and cellulite reduction treatments

We will be updating the Shakti Gardens website soon, with additional info for the different therapists working at our premises and updates on the rates page.

Please note, that we do offer a professional service, the work we do is considered sacred, and thus, we do NOT offer "hand jobs" NOR "pelvic release" - please do not request this! What we do is to create sacred space for healing, we do work with sexual energies and restore libido. We are facilitators in your healing process, to assist with your transformation and the renewal of your awareness of the libido, and with that, comes sexual wellness. You are always treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

Be blessed
Don Dreaming Eagle

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Alliance Francais presents A Very Naughty Valentine


For couples and singles

Screening of The Realm of the Senses*, directed by Nagisa Oshima

“Baring much more than bodies, Oshima delves deeply into subconscious carnal desires under the influence of society, and the eternal human contradictions between liberating sexual impulses and erotic enslavement.” Newsblaze

Alliance Française of Johannesburg, Saturday 13 February, from 7pm, followed by an initiation to sensuality with Shakti Gardens.

Prepare yourself for a very, very naughty Valentine’s Day! DIBUKA* invites you to the open-air screening of Nagisa Oshima's long-awaited erotic French-Japanese masterpiece, The Realm of the Senses*, at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg.

Thirty four years after its production and still censored in Japan, Nagisa Oshima's film is still one of the most controversial films to have ever been completed. A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, Oshima's film, set in 1936 and based on a true incident depicts a man and a woman consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control. Less a work of pornography than of politics, the Realm of the Senses is a brave, taboo-breaking milestone. Widely banned when it was first released, the Realm of the Senses was seen by few viewers during its initial theatrical run. So don’t miss the chance to see it!

During this naughty Valentine's Day, a picnic Love Basket will be available for sale, for couples and singles wishing to indulge in the best French cuisine that will induce orgasmic flavours even in the most jaded of palates.

After the screening, Shakti Gardens, a sanctuary dedicated to sensuality will make you surrender into a complete sensory experience, and offers you an initiation to tantric sensual healing massage.

How singles can be comfortable in such an event? Mrs Serena will organise for you a fast dating that may allow you to find the love of your life!

And as if it wasn’t enough, DJ Ben Montrésor will make you lose your mind with his sexy music selection.

But when midnight strikes, time to move to the MOLOKO or the LATINOVA! Half price coupons will be available at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg on the night of the event.

So bring along your favourite picnic blanket, put on your sexiest dancing shoes, and join us for a night full of surprise under the Jozi dazzling night sky!

*Contains highly explicit content, recommended for adult audiences

*DIBUKA, the result of a partnership between the French Embassy in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, is a multi-media library and information centre focusing on France and contemporary francophone culture. Through its multimedia collections, it offers an access to francophone news, and acts as a resource hub for all learners and educators of the French Language. (

For more information and/or media queries please contact

Emilie Demon: 0730750352/ 0116461115

Thursday, November 19, 2009

BDSM, Kink and Tantra!

Yes you read that correctly - BDSM, Kink and Tantra!

Before you run away screaming, or delete my info from your computer, stop, think, absorb.

How many couples love to play around during foreplay, how many like to use the imagination and creativity they have been blessed with? How many couples will at some time in their married lives experiment with blindfolds and (mock) handcuffs? Also how many have been careless enough to lose the keys to those handcuffs, thus creating an interesting scenario? Some even like to receive playful spanking! Maybe dress-up for their partner!

Yes we have been blessed with options, with creativity, with imagination!

But for some, there is a deeper yearning to explore this further, a deeper yearning to feel what it is like to be controlled, possessed, cherished and owned. Some want to experience what it is like to engage in "power exchange", allowing another to take complete control of a situation, allowing that person to give commands. Often you hear of high powered business men being caught out with a Dominatrix - more recently, the FIA boss, Max Mosely. There have been many. And, yes, there have been women who secretly see a Master whom they submit to.

Much of this has been kept hush-hush for fear of reprisal, some keep a secret supply of books or dvd's on the subject of Domination and submission, more commonly known as BDSM , or kink, or fetish lifestyle.

What is BDSM, let us break it down, Bondage/Discipline, Domination/Submission, Sado-Masochism.

What also needs to be explained are two very simple rules in this lifestyle:
RACK - Risk Aware Consensual Kink
Safe Sane & Consensual

Nothing is done without permission, boundaries are set, and "safe words" used. Someone wishing to submit to a Master or Dominatrix will have discussion first, set parameters and boundaries. They might want to explore sexual arousal while being restrained, they might have a need to confess to someone about their attitude, bad habits etc and wish to be punished for that - this can take the form of erotic spanking, or something harsher.

It is all about getting in touch with another dimension of your sexuality. Breaking the restraints of conformity. As we are taught in Tantra, to enjoy what we have, what we can experience. celebrate our bodies our pleasures our mind. If BDSM gives you pleasure, then utilise this to expand your abilities, your options

I know various communities and people involved in these communities. I assist them with Tantric Healing, sometimes I can assist others (who are curious) wishing to explore these dark desires that have been lying dormant for many years. This lifestyle is slowly coming out of the closet, peeping around the door, coming out and being more accepted. For some, experiencing this lifestyle has been a healing process in its own right, it has been transformational for them, as they begin to realise what their limits are, what there other desires might be, to experience a natural "high" through the release of endorphins and adrenaline. Some have experienced a break through in blockages caused by past hurts and abuse, through some of these techniques they learn to embrace those past hurts, break through the blockages, and move forward into a new realm of acceptance and victory, continuing into a deeper self assurance and positive attitude.

This is not something that is offered to everyone, nor is it part of my regular healing. it is a very specific need that has to be addressed, nurtured, exposed and dealt with in a caring dignified manner. But the results can be life changing for some.

If there is something you need to deal with in this manner, please speak to me or email me. We can meet to discuss it in detail. If there is something you need to experience, an erotic fantasy, a surreal dream, and you need to embrace this, or expose it and then deal with it, I will be here to assist you with what ever repressed emotions and dark fantasies you might have.

This work can be intense, but the release is also possibly the most rewarding!

Some say they wish to be bound to please, others are just pleased to be bound!

We are considering placing a new section on our website - dealing with this particular lifestyle and utilising it as a healing method. Using this to explore your sexuality, becoming more confident, to release your hidden repressed desires, and to restore your libido. Other Tantra sites in the USA are now recognising the value of kinks, and fetishes in our sexual lives, and thus we will be delving into this to expose it in a healthy manner

Sensual Healing Massages

At Shakti Gardens we offer a wide range of healing options!

Currently we offer these options to men and women.

Don Dreaming Eagle offers the traditional healing modalities as well as specializing in Tantric healing work for women, to help them get in touch with their inner Goddess, to help them release repressed emotions and repressed sexuality. This is done through Tantric Sensual Healing Massage, Tantric Sexual Energy Healing Massage, or Taoist Sexual Energy Healing Massage. It is a gentle nurturing process in which he brings about balance in mind, body and spirit before attempting to work with the meridians and sexual energies in the body. Included in this process is Hot Stone Therapy and Chakra Balancing. Many will experience an emotional release when having this healing. Many will leave feeling free, and uplifted, some might experience a profound shift in their conciousness and with their own energies, as well as realise that their libido has been restored and that they have begun to release their Goddess power. For clients not seeking Tantric or Taoist modalities, they can choose to have Swedish Massage, or Indian head & Shoulder Massage.

Sherry, who is a Reiki Master, offers Taoist Sensual Healing Massage to our male clientelle. This is a genuine healing process and not to be confused with what is offered at various "massage parlors", not to be confused with "sexy massage". Her work combines the gentleness of Reiki with taoist massage, to raise the energies in the body, to bring about balance in mind, body and spirit, and in some cases with raise the libido.

Sh'kina Moondancer is a Dakini from the Advait Tantra School. Her work in healing differs somewhat in that she will utilise massage, as well as counselling and teaching for seekers of Tantra. Therefore her sessions do take much longer than traditional massage sessions. She will gently lead you into a state of bliss, create new awareness of yourself and your energies as well as bring in teachings to assist you with the changes you experience.

Please note that what we offer is NOT a "sexy" massage, not does this mean "pelvic release", if that is the type of work you seek and desire, then Shakti Gardens is not the right venue for you. If it is healing you seek, a re-awakening of energies, a change in your mind-set, then please speak to us. We offer a genuine caring healing work, we do not cater for "thrill seekers", but will gladly welcome those who are genuine seekers of healing!

Be blessed
082 961 5454

Sunday, November 1, 2009

FORA - Friends of Rescued Animals

Hi all,

Attached is an ad from FORA for their fundraiser scheduled at Walkhaven on Saturday 21 November 2009.

As you may have heard FORA have to vacate their property by December this year and are desperately trying to raise R3,5 million to buy their own property to house the 600 dogs and 200 cats that they look after (see their appeal below for full details). They are therefore appealing for help for donations and the like.

Vivienne Jones of FORA had a really great idea: She thought it would be wonderful for the public to have a head, neck and shoulders massage while their pets have Reiki. I am writing to you to see if some of you would be interested in offering Reiki to the animals at their fundraiser at Walkhaven on 21 November. The cost to the public could either be fully or partly donated by the practitioner to FORA. We’re still trying to get more details, eg. if we offer Reiki there we would require a secluded area where we can work, the type of stalls they are planning, etc.

If you know of others who practice Reiki, please could you forward this to them as well. We’re obviously also working on getting some therapists together to do massage on the animals’ caretakers and if you have anyone in mind, again please forward.

Please would you think about it in light of the genuine need at this no-kill shelter. If you are interested, please contact me and I’ll advise Vivienne Jones.




Property Sold

FORA managers from the pro-life animal rescue centre with three of the 600 dogs

and 200 cats who will be homeless if R3.5m and a new property cannot be found by Christmas.

From left: Breggie van Loggenberg, Shelter Manager for Friends of Rescued Animals;

Betty Lynch, Cat Shelter Manager and Daniel Maluleke, Kennel Manager.


MEDIA RELEASE 21 September 2009



Pro-life animal rescue centre FORA needs R3.5m and must find a new property by Christmas for 600 dogs and 200 cats after the sale of the Roodepoort property leased to founder Marlene de Beer six years ago by benefactor Bill Joffe in memory of his wife Francis Petlyn.

“We are definitely not closing, we are relocating, just as soon as we raise enough funds and finalise the right property”, says Breggie van Loggenberg, FORA manager since the death of Marlene de Beer from cancer in 2005.

Several possible properties have been identified but the amount of R3.5 million is desperately needed to finalise a new home.

FORA has helped animals and animal-lovers across Gauteng and as far afield as Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town, becoming known for their willingness to go the extra mile and take in any needy creature, even incurring medical costs to heal a sick animal when the bank account is empty.

“We receive wonderful support from the community and businesses, but no funding from government. We rely on faith a lot of the time and, although we witness tragedy and suffering, we also experience miracles and the daily joy of helping and homing rescued animals”, says Breggie.

Although finding R3.5 million and the right property in a few short months will be FORA’s greatest leap of faith to date, the organisation has already raised R100 000 in the first three days.

“We have helped thousands of animals and people in six successful years on this property and if just 3 000 people give us R1 000 each and 5 000 people give us R100 each, we will have reached our target,” she says.

“We will be deeply grateful for any help, even the smallest donation of money or materials,” she continued.

FORA will hold an Open Day on Saturday 3 October from 12 noon at their present property below Westgate and invites their many friends and supporters to join them and pledge whatever support they can.

Pledges and donations can also be made by

· making a deposit into FORA’s bank account – (reference : your surname + Property)

Nedbank (Florida branch 190541), Account nr 190515 1209

· emailing

· calling Breggie 082 336 5568, Gaynor 083 700 9330 or Vivienne 082 852 6749

Further information is available on the website :



· FORA is a registered Non Profit Organisation

· FORA is a no kill shelter operating behind Westgate in Roodepoort on the West Rand

· FORA takes in rescued, abandoned and lost dogs and cats, offering them a safe haven to live out their lives if they do not find new homes or are not reclaimed by their original owners.

· The enclosures and runs have adequate space for the dogs and cats to lead comfortable lives and they are regularly exercised.

· They are supplied daily with food, clean water and their enclosures are cleaned every day.

· All animals are sterilised, inoculated and dewormed while at the shelter and medical treatment is available for any who are injured or sick.

· Dogs and cats who have been traumatised are rehabilitated

· Strict home-checks are done before animals can be adopted.

· FORA has been established on the Roodepoort property for over six years as part of a ten year lease - except in the event of sale of the property, when the notice period is 3 months. This land was granted by benefactor Mr Bill Joffe (now sadly deceased) in memory of his wife Francis Petlyn

· FORA must raise at least R3 million for a new property + an estimated R500 000 for relocation/setup costs

· Interestingly, the notice of sale of the property was received on 17 September 2009, the fourth anniversary of the death of FORA founder Marlene de Beer.

Physical Address: (Below Westgate) Postal Address: Gaynor:083 700 9330

The Francis Petlyn Park, P O Box 3150 Breggie:082 336 5568

cnr Wilgespruit &Main Reef Rds, Wilropark Vivienne: 082 852 6749

Roodepoort Ronell: 072 398 8165

Website :

Bank a/c : NEDBANK Florida branch190541 Account 1905 151 209

Monday, October 12, 2009


Dear ones

I have the pleasure to introduce to you a great and experienced OSHO facilitator Halima Hein.

Based in Frankfurt Germany she is an accomplished healer psychotherapist, and training leader since 1982, Halima is one of the senior trainers on the PATH OF LOVE Process. Halima will be offering the 2 day Awakening to love in Cape Town (if you missed the last one with Turiya Hanover ..), and the below workshops.


Tantra means saying yes to life yourself and your nature. The training will help you recognize and undo sensual conditioning and patterns and pave the way for greater freedom and fulfillment in body mind and spirit.

Tantra teaches to return to the natural to start listening to your body and your senses, to open up to the flow of sensuality inside you and to trust where it leads you. In this surrender to the natural, lies the great potential for merging with existence at large, for letting meditation happen to you, right here and right now in this very body.


Awakening of Love is for people who truly want change in their lives
we work with honest, loving self-exposure, supporting you to connect with your true value and essence through unique exercises and meditations. You will get clearer at reading, understanding and knowing your authentic self




30-1 November CT

Venue Solole Cost R1400


5 -8 November JNB

Venue Rivonia cost R 3500


12 -15 November CT

Venue Solole Cost R3500




Thursday, October 1, 2009

Osho & Tantra - Sexual De-Conditioning


OSHO Tantra JNB/ CT November 2009 with Halima Hane

5 -8 November Johannesburg Venue good vibrations Rivonia cost R 3500 Times 9AM- 5PM

12 - 15 November Cape town Venue Solole game reserve Kommetjie Cost R3500 Times 9AM- 5PM

Contact Prasado 083-3568798 link to full info Click HERE for full workshop info.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Five Faces of Human Evolution

The Five Faces of Human Evolution

A weekend workshop of self-discovery and personal transformation!

Our life is a sacred journey of searching for the truth of who we are and who we came here to be. The soul hungers for us to evolve. Our evolution in turn becomes our gift to the universe. Our shining radiates a beacon of light that enriches the tapestry of the universe. This is the great work we have come to perform. It is our inevitable destiny.

There are 5 faces to human evolution. They are the themes that motivate the actions we take in our lives. In other words everything we experience is directly impacted by them. They occur and move in a successive order. They are known as; The rewriting of our past; The acceptance of change; Presence; Dreaming and Self authority.

This weekend workshop will be a blend of Shamanic teachings and ceremonies designed to bring these faces into focus. You will awaken and enhance your relationship with the faces. This will empower you to make decisions and choices that will bring growth into your life. You will have the knowledge and tools to more effectively deal with the challenges and issues you encounter in your life. And you will experience more balance and peace with yourself, life and those around you.


WEEKEND WORKSHOPS VENUE: MOKOYA LODGE MAGALIESBURG COST: R2 500 PER PERSON (this includes all accommodation, meals and handouts) DATES: 13TH - 15TH NOVEMBER 20TH - 22ND NOVEMBER



CONTACT CHELLIE ON 083 256 0731 OR LAUREL ON 082 571 3306

First Annual African Conference of Sacred Sexual Educators

First Annual African Conference of Sacred Sexual Educators
From Friday, November 27 2009
To Sunday, November 29 2009

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Johan2_1.jpgFirst Annual African Conference & Gathering for Sacred Sexuality Healers, Teachers & Practitioners

Johannesburg, South Africa

Theme: Creating Alliances, Raising Consciousness, and Cultivating Professionalism

Who will be there and what will be happening?

The real question is, who will not be there? These conferences attract some of the best in our field as well as returning, well-loved presenters from our conferences around the world over the last decade. Come and meet your spiritual family! Play, share, learn, grow, laugh, cry, celebrate, network, refresh, love and be loved!

Who is invited?

Please join us if you are:
Currently working in the sacred sexual healing arts
In service to the world as a daka/dakini/tantrika
Beginning to realize that your calling as a sexworker has a more sacred dimension
Or desiring to incorporate sexuality into your healing work.

Spouses, partners, family members, and support people/friends of practitioners are also welcome. If you are not sure, give us a call and ask. This gathering is a delightful blend of innocence and experience, advanced and beginners, from the worlds of tantra, sexwork, sex education, escorting, bodywork, massage, counseling, therapy and spiritual awakening.

Why should you come?

Because sacred sexuality enriches our lives.
Because a career in sexuality is still such a taboo in this society.
Because it is healing to be with peers who understand the unique pressures and challenges of working in this field.
Because you are not alone.
Because we are learning so much emotionally, spiritually, legally, practically, financially, physically, holistically, and it is a blessing to share our wisdom with each other.
Because it is fun to be with people who can embrace and celebrate life.

What will I learn?

We will hear presentations from some of the most successful teachers and practitioners in our field. There will be a blend of presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and group wisdom circles with open discussions.

We also showcase new books and other educational tools as well as screening new documentaries and short films on Sacred Sexuality, its Teachers and Practitioners

Conference Information:

We will be using a multiple presentation format. The entire conference will meet in the mornings and end in the evenings with a group circle. During the day, we will have multiple concurrent events at several meeting rooms that you can choose from. The actual event schedule, with times and locations of each presentation, will be available on line in the weeks before the conference. Here's a general overview:

7:30-8:30 Yoga
10:00 Conference Begins
1:00-2:30 Lunch Break
2:30-7:00 Conference Continues
8:30-11:00 Group Social Events - TBA

7:30-8:30 Yoga
10:00 Conference Begins
1:00-2:30 Lunch Break
2:30-7:00 Conference Continues
8:30-11:00 Group Social Events - TBA

7:30-8:30 Yoga
10:00 Conference Begins
1:00-2:30 Lunch Break
2:30-7:00 Conference Continues

Where will the conference be held?

The conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa at the African Delta Environmental Center


Who will the Presenters be?

What does it cost?

Admission to this first conference is at a reduced rate of $250 (approximately 1,825 ZAR). For early bird registrants the discount is an additional $100 off until November 1st, 2009.

First Time Attendee - prior to Nov. 1st0
First Time Attendee - Nov. 1st or later0
Repeat Attendee or New Presenter0

Lodging, meals and transportation are not included in the admission.

Any questions?

If you have any additional questions, ideas, contributions or concerns we are available and at your service. The preferred form of communication is via email yet any inquisitive phone calls to the Temple are welcome at 928-282-8511.

We look forward to your registration and your participation at the South Africa 2009 Daka/Dakini Conference. Get yourself rested up, clear your mind and prepare for a journey that will change your life.

From Baba Dez and the staff at the Sedona Temple, we send you many Blessings!

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