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Pre-Intensive2020-03-07T22:48:34+00:00

Pre-Intensive with Dawn Cartwright

Pre and post Festival Intensives are a wonderful way to extend your experience.  Join us for these immersive experiences led by some of your favorite teachers and presenters.  Don’t miss these unique opportunities to dive deeper into your practice and spiritual journey. Additional fee and a full pass required to participate.

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Sex Actualization: Neo Tantra for Modern Day Lovers

Shakti Fest Pre-Intensive Master Class with Dawn Cartwright
Thursday, May 14th 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $75

Dawn Cartwright Pe intensive

Welcome to the ALL NEW Shakti Immersion! A deep sweet retreat filled with up-close experiences and intimate moments celebrating SHAKTI.

Plan to arrive Thursday morning to have ample time to settle in and feel at home underneath the desert sky. Allow a little extra time for travel so you are relaxed and refreshed when you arrive.

We’ll set the immersion in motion Thursday afternoon with a Pre-Intensive Master Class with Dawn Cartwright. You’ll be showered with Neo Tantra practices and sacred cacao infused with aphrodisiacs. You’ll feel the touch of spirit on the body.

The Sex Actualization Pre-Immersion Master Class with Dawn is the perfect prelude to the world class Yoga, phenomenal Kirtan, illuminating Workshops, inspiring Lectures, stress-dissolving Body work, incredible Shopping and wildly delicious Food vendors Shakti Immersion is known for.

Singles and couples and everyone welcome!

We’ll learn, practice, question and explore specific practices that cultivate a sexual charge in the pelvis.

We’ll learn ways of activating the Kundalini and every aspect of who we are during lovemaking.

We’ll investigate male and female arousal anatomy, taking a close look at regions that have been deleted from modern anatomy books.

We’ll delve into the what, why, when and how of sexual chemistry, what it is, what it means and how to harness it – in every type of relationship.

And, we’ll look at the parallels between academic Tantra research and live practice as we form a dynamic 7-week community of inquiry, exploration and sharing.

We’ve all experienced it at one time or another, the feeling of dissolving that deep sex brings. A feeling that connects us to life in a way that is both powerful and mystical. Could our sexuality be a means for actualizing our human potential? What is true sexual mastery? What is Sex Actualization?

What to expect . . .

• Learn specific techniques that will allow you to open up your body to experience completely what you are capable of as a sexual and spiritual being.
• Learn about Neo Tantra as a spiritual pursuit and journey.
• Learn how to feel the sexual energy in your body and how to exchange it with a partner so that you merge together as one.
• Learn how to surrender to a full body orgasm – to have access to your orgasm more naturally and easily than you do now.
• Experience sexual energy moving through your body and learn how to make that happen.
• Discover new ways of opening your heart and being vulnerable with another person – powered by your sexual energy.
• Experience surrender and relaxation in high states of arousal.
• Share your sexual self with your partner without fear – be completely yourself, completely honest, your most authentic self.
• Discover your own personal Neo Tantra quest, what can you expect to happen on the journey? Where are you going? What is possible for you?
• Reconnect with your genitals and feel them pulsing with sexual energy and desire – awake to your aliveness.
• Be completely present in sexual moments with no expectations of yourself or your partner, in joy, in gratitude – in just being – with no judgments.
• Discover your sexual empowerment, learn how to give of yourself without fear.
• Experience a heart that has opened, not through trying to be loving, but by allowing aliveness to flow through your body and feel vulnerable and full of love, love you can share with others easily and naturally.
• Be truly intimate with yourself and others with your sexual energy as an incredible force of awakening and vitality.
• And – I’ll share some of what my journey has been and how it’s unfolding. My goals for myself. The techniques I practice.

What’s it like to participate?

“Throughout the Sex Actualization sessions, I awakened to the difference between making versus allowing. For the first to evenings I was very afraid. My mind racing with doubt and questions. How can I do this? How can I be good at this? I must be good at this? I have to make something happen? These were the questions and many more that were playing in my mind.

As the weeks progressed, Dawn’s beautiful guidance would awaken me to allowing things to happen. Allowing things to present themselves. The following sessions were amazing magical experiences of unfolding. At times I would feel the observer of my experience. I could feel my entire body vibrating and pulsating. It was blissful ecstasy. I felt my body flow from one thing to the next. I no longer had thoughts of what can I do next, what is coming up? It was a beautiful unfolding of the moment. Sexuality at its best.

Thank you Dawn. I look forward to attending your next Sex Actualization series. Love and Light.” SB

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“In my experience in the sea of spirituality that is LA – I have found many people throwing loosely the term ‘life changing.” My experience in 3 separate 7 week intensives I can truly say Dawn has changed my life.

The work has been so deep yet subtle, powerful yet tender and I have come to know my truth as a man. There really isn’t a secret, her presence, years of experience makes the whole group feel safe and inspired. Dawn has awakened me to the magic that is living in the here and now. I have broken past grief, loved deeply and celebrated in ecstatic dance!

It is a challenge to write a testimonial because it is truly something to be experienced. Once I have- I simply cannot go back into what was a much more disconnected fearful existence. I have blossomed in my sexuality and confidence with and without a partner. I feel freedom and passion like I haven’t known before- I will continue to work with her for as long as I can imagine! Love you Dawn.” JW

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“To be able to open into my sexuality is meeting myself for the first time and feeling the freedom to express exactly who I am without judgement is a gift. Sex Actualization is a 7 week series and I just completed my third installment!

There is a sequence of meditation, connection, practices with partners or as individuals and ritual. We’ve create a wonderful community of loving and caring and full of respect for the other. This is a love lab where we get to confront what holds us back from feel joy. I’ve gone through a range of emotions in various classes and I find myself revealing more of my layers of who I am, what I want and I’m deepening my ability to accept myself and others.

We learn the beauty that is within our sex and how to gain wisdom from our sexual centers helping us become more radiant lovers of life. I’ve learned to play and have pleasure in my body and as a single it is nice to just partner with someone of the opposite sex and not feel I have to date anyone. Our group genuinely cares for one another and when we share our vulnerabilities, fears and our honest in the moment feelings.

There is much joy in these practice and in Dawn’s vision. She is a tantra explorer extraordinaire and we never know where we may go from week to week. It keeps getting deeper and more profound with each class. It has changed my perception on love, relationship and I’ve let go of some of the cultural standards to feel ok with just finding love with myself. I feel perfectly happy being me…This is the best feeling in the world Freedom! Sign up and take the dive!!!! LOVE” AR

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