Embark on the spiritual journey of the romantic feminine heart
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May 4th-July 6th 2019
A love poem
There is no mortal that can meet the longing of this heart and flesh, for only when this chalice is filled by spirit's intoxication does it know the true communion.
For even in two-bodied love, is it not yet a container for the eternal presence to be tasted between the two lovers?
What does it mean to be a cosmic consort? To be enraptured by existence?
In tantra we choose our relationship with the Divine, whether that of a mother and child, a guru and disciple or a lover and beloved.
When we see the formless Divine as our consort, we court that which is eternal. When we experience pain we recognize it as the truest longing that comes from our separation from this source of love, and we use this pain to again and again call this beloved back into our heart. When we experience pleasure we recognize the reunion of the beloved spirit in the vessel of our flesh. Both pain and pleasure become our dance of love with divinity.
As long as we seek fulfillment from other "vessels" our rapture will be temporary and fleeting and often times leave behind an even greater longing. It is when we recognize that we are each but a chalice that the divine pours itself into when we are empty enough to receive that we come to know true fulfillment. This is the alchemical marriage of spirit and flesh, two becoming one, when we realize the rapture of Satyam-Shivam-Sundaram; truth, auspiciousness and beauty.
When our consort is the cosmic divine first and foremost, we then claim the sovereignty needed to have fulfilling relationships here on the earth plane; relationships that are no longer selfish, no longer conditional, no longer tainted by our attempts to fill a hole inside that can ONLY be filled by the omnipresent.
In the rapture of what is, we can open ourselves to that which can truly fill us to the brim, and allow our being to pour forth beauty into the world in devotion to its magnificence, spiraling into the ecstasy of being deeply engaged with life.
How do we live when we are courting life as the beloved, when even the mundane becomes infused with love, tenderness and eroticism?
Reach within beloved, not without, to be embraced by the eternal source of ecstasy.
The Journey of 9 weeks
Yogini: Weeks 1-2
The Path of Inner Union
Governed by the Goddess Parvati
In Yogini we dive into the path of Yoga, not only as a physical practice, but as a methodology to balance our lunar and solar natures. Yoga is a map towards the union of these energies within us, as mirrored by the cosmos. In this module you will receive foundational yogic practices based on the ancient tradition of Hatha Yoga, or the Union (Yoga) of the Sun (Ha) and Moon (Tha). These practices will work with breathing techniques or Pranayama, Asana sequences to worship the solar and lunar energies, such as Surya Namaskar and Chandra Namaskar, spoken invocations or Mantras and Meditation techniques. This module will give the practitioner a much deeper understanding of what it is to be Yogini and to live and embody the path of Yoga.
In this Module:
Learn an elemental Puja, or ritual to open each practice invoking the great energy of the Divine Mother Shakti and the supreme consciousness of the Divine Masculine Shiva with mantras and offerings
Learn Pranayama techniques to balance the Lunar and Solar energies of the body and create heat or coolness in the body
Learn Surya Namaskar and Chandra Namaskar with Mantras as acts of devotion to the sun and moon
Learn the closing practice of Meta, or offering to all sentient beings after each practice to consecrate
BONUS Practices and Interviews with our Guest Teachers
Tantrika: Weeks 3-4
The Marriage of Energy and Consciousness
Governed by the Goddess Kali
In Tantrika we dive into the path of Tantra as a science of expanding our consciousness (Shiva) and liberating our energy (Shakti). The path of Tantra is one of discovering divinity within our humanity; using our 5 senses as gateways and the powerful energy of desire as a catalyzing force in recognizing our divine nature. In this module we will become intimate with the Goddess Shakti, her beloved God Shiva as well as the Chakra system and central channel known as Sushumna that is the bridge between the two. Through the Tantric tools of Mantra or sacred sound, Yantra or light and form, and Deity we will awaken these forces within and become intimate with the divine not as something outside of ourselves, but as the very fabric of our existence. This module will give the practitioner a much deeper understanding of what it is to be Tantrika and to live and embody the path of Tantra.
In this Module:
Learn a spinal warm up and Chakra anointing ritual known as Nyasa that uses Mantra and Mudra (hand gesture) to activate the wheels of energy known as Chakras along the central channel of our spines
Learn to activate the energy of Shakti through Mantra, Yantra and Meditation
Learn to activate the energy of Shiva through Mantra, Yantra and Meditation
BONUS Practices and Interviews with our Guest Teachers
Devadasi: Weeks 5-6
Dance as a Path of Awakening and Devotion
Governed by the Goddess Lakshmi
In Devadasi we dive into the realm of Bhakti Yoga, or the Yoga of Devotion through the path of Temple Dance. This ancient tradition of India was offered by women who were married to the male deity of the Temple and thus living embodiments of the Goddess. It was through their dance that they merged with their Beloved husband. In this module we will explore the most recent expression of this ancient offering in the now Classical Indian Dance form known as Odissi, as well as modern fusion approaches that maintain this devotional air. This module will give the practitioner a much deeper understanding of what it is to be Devadasi and to live and embody the path of the Temple Dancer.
In this Module:
Learn Bhumi Pranam, or the reverential gesture to the earth that consecrates the beginning and ending of devotional dance practice in the Odissi tradition.
Learn Mudras or hand gestures and how they are used in Temple Dance
Learn traditional Torso, Neck, Eye and Arm movements of Odissi Dance
Learn about Bhava, or divine emotion and Rasa or divine flavor and how to bring these principles into your dance
Learn a short embodied prayer for all beings with all of the above components
BONUS Practices and Interviews with our Guest Teachers
Mystica: weeks 7-8
Accessing the Mystery through the Heart and Womb
Governed by the Goddess Saraswati
In Mystica we begin to release some of our traditional structure in order to meet the Mystery in the present moment. Within Mystica we find the trinity of our wombs, hearts and intellect/intuition as a coherent channel of connection with the Divine in our very bodies. In this module we will dive into the concepts of Lover and Beloved consecrating ourselves for this inner marriage. In Mystica we step into the realms of the Mythos and begin to see life as an exquisite loveplay between form and formless. This module will give the practitioner a much deeper understanding of what it is to be Mystica and to live and embody the path of the Mystic.
In this Module:
Learn how to access the Wisdom of the Womb and consecrate this center as the abode of the Divine Feminine
Learn how to access our Hridaya, or the Spiritual Heart where the Beloved exists within us through meditation
Learn how to connect the channels of the Womb-Heart and Head for vertical alignment between Lover (form) and Beloved (formless)
BONUS Practices and Interviews with our Guest Teachers
Beloved: week 9
The Rapturous Revelation
Governed by the Goddess Lalita
Finally we arrive at the inner marriage, where spirit meets flesh and the great love is consummated! In this module we will explore the wisdom held within the Sri Yantra and the deity Ardhanarisvara, the highest point of Tantra; where Shiva and Shakti exist in one body! In this module we will undergo an inner alchemical marriage of Shiva and Shakti within and learn how to bring the practice of life as the Cosmic Consort out into the world and even in two-bodied practice or dual-cultivation with a partner so that our vertical alignment can also be practiced and channeled into the horizontal realm of our relations to our incarnate Beloveds and all of existence!
In this Module:
Learn about the Sri Yantra and the Tantric Goddess Lalita
Learn about the deity Ardhanarisvara, or Shiva and Shakti in one body
Experience a powerful Tantric Inner Alchemical Marriage between Shiva and Shakti
Learn how to bring these practices into dual-cultivation through the practice of Transfiguration
Explore the embodiment of the Cosmic Consort as you step out into the world of form and spirit intertwine
What you will receive
6 Live calls throughout the course including an Opening and Closing Ceremony
Tantric Altar Building Instructions, Images to Print and Daily Puja, or Ritual to Offer
Intro Videos for each Module that give context and Philosophy to each Path
Interviews with Guest Teachers who embody these paths for greater Understanding
Video, Audio and PDF Practices in each Module from Halo and Guest Teachers
Private Group to Connect with Teachers and other Cosmic Consort Practitioners in the
Indefinate Access to the Student Portal Beyond the Time of Course
(Some restrictions may apply in the future)
Halo Seronko of Shakti Temple Arts
Halo Seronko is the founder and Priestess of Shakti Temple Arts. Deeply devoted to a life of cultivation and beauty through the feminine arts and radiance practices of Sacred Dance, Tantra Yoga, and the Taoist Feminine Arts for over a decade, she was inspired to birth this body of work through the profundity of her experiences on these sacred paths.
Living between the holy land of India and the USA for the past 6 years, Halo has been bridging the worlds by bringing ancient traditions of Shakti embodiment to the West. While in India she studies Classical Indian Temple Dance and Tantra, and goes on extensive pilgrimages to sacred sites of the Goddess. The mysteries of the feminine and of the womb have been her guiding lights upon her quest for deeper and deeper embodied understanding of the Goddess, and thus she has been diving deep into ancient practices of Shakti cultivation from various traditions for the past decade.
Shakti Temple Arts is Halo’s offering to the rise of the Divine Feminine. Through time tested lineages of embodiment, consciousness, health and beauty practices, Shakti Temple Arts offers keys to unlocking the soul's yearning for expression of it's innate divinity in THIS life, and in THIS body.
Halo believes that Temple is a vessel for God/Goddess, be it an ancient architectural structure, or our very bodies, breath and consciousness. It is a way of life that acknowledges the Sacred in all that is, and offers reverence and awe in the form of beauty, and the cultivation of embodied awareness.
Revital Carroll of Shakti Bhakti
Revital Carroll is an internationally acclaimed performer and teacher of Classical Indian Dance. She is the founder of Shakti Bhakti School of Dance, author of Mudras of India and the Mudras of Indian Dance Card Deck, and creator of three instructional DVDs: Temple Goddess Workout, Odissi Dance Foundations, and Odissi Dance Spins and Choreography. She studied traditional Odissi Dance in Odisha, India with some of the most eminent dance gurus on the subcontinent. Revital draws her inspiration from the elements of nature, the wisdom of her own body, and the rich spiritual heritage of India. She lives in Northern California and offers Odissi Dance workshops and performances worldwide.
“Revital is not only a captivating dancer, expert instructor, and dedicated to practice, but the very way she lives her life is a constant inspiration. ”
— Nicole Sandleben, Natural chef & Yoga teacher, Portland, OR
Ananda Shakti of Only Love is Real and Sananda Yoga
Ananda Shakti’s life has been dedicated to discovering how to become Bliss to live in authentic service and devotion to the Divine and to know without a doubt Only Love Is Real. Her great delight is to share the experience of awakening with others who are aspiring to know Love. She has had the immense honour of receiving spiritual initiations and blessings by many great masters in the Americas and in her Beloved India. She is a devotee of the Divine Feminine, Goddess, or Shakti principle and it is in Her service and inspiration that Ananda Shakti acts.
Ananda Shakti has been leading, Sananda yoga teacher training courses since 2004 in Toronto Canada and abroad. She also teaches a specialized form of yoga called Kriya Prayer Flows, which open the body/mind to moods or states that are the foundational pillars of spiritual awakening. Devotion, Faith and Inspiration. The flows are named Bhakti Shakti, Shraddha Shakti, and Divya Shakti.
Ananda Shakti is also an intuitive healer and since 2003 she has specialized in assisting clients to embrace their full potential by identifying and releasing obstructing, fear based, karmic patterns, through Art of Life Karmic Readings. The intuitive readings connecting to higher realms energies, release what is dense, stuck and old from your life. It is truly a life changing experience.. Training as a practitioner in this modality is also offered once a year LIVE online.
Ananda Shakti leads spiritual retreats and tours to choice destinations in the world, for example The Sublime Shakti Tours to India, which are an absolute delight ! A journey through India to the most potent Goddess Temples while learning yoga, meditation and chanting along the way.
She has a history in the music scene and L*O*V*E* POWER is the name of her current band. They play interactive music and kirtan. Merging East and West, Bliss and Dance, Performer and Audience. They believe Music and the Power of Love can turn this world around. Their first CD Love Is Where You Are is available as a download on CD Baby.
Ra Lalita Dasi of Satya Loka
Radasi is the founder of Satya Loka, a school of Traditional Tantra and Yoga where she serves as a teacher and facilitator for the school’s teacher training courses, retreats and ongoing support and mentoring services.
Radasi breaths, studies, teaches and loves her deepest passion, and that is to live a life immersed in Yoga, Tantra, Meditation, Dance, Devotion and Ritual. Her earlier years set foundation to value a deeper inquiry into life and from being a child there was always an inner calling to explore the more esoteric aspect to existence. She was introduced to Yoga twenty two years ago while she was studying an Advanced Diploma in holistic counselling therapy. Since then she developed as a counselling therapist, a children’s teacher, Reiki Initiate which all serves as a base for her work now as a guide in the expanse of Yoga & Traditional Tantra.
At this time in her life she is closely connected to the direct guidance and Traditional Tantric teachings of Guruji Raj Kumar Baswar. She lives, practices and teaches as one of the senior teachers in the ashram every year to be directly in the presence of Guru.
She met her husband two years ago in the ashram and together they commit to the path through the practice of continued sadhana (spiritual practices) to embody and further teach a tradition of tantra that has kept its authenticity and ancient practices.
Monika Nataraj of Mystical Dance and Shakti Spirit
Happily not over-identifying with any external "identities", Monika most enjoys dancing the Divine into existence, finding Truth in every breath and sharing this with others. Since 1999, she has lived full time on the road as a "nomadic dancing mystic Shakti adventurer of the soul" studying and practicing with a host of incredible spiritual masters and in turn teaching a bevy of sacred traditions herself for 18 years. Her current manifestations are the result of a deep passion and dedication to movement mysticism, tantric yoga, meditation, travel and community work.
Monika is a pioneer of modern sacred feminine practices and transformational teacher trainings. She is the creatrix of Mystical Dance® and Shakti Spirit®. There are 280+ women from 48 countries to whom Monika has offered 200-hour certifications in the tantric arts. Monika has brought in-person Tantric teachings, Yoga and sacred dance to 24 countries around the globe and to many thousands of people, as she delves into the inner connection of it All. She has journeyed to more than 70 countries across all 7 continents, has embodied varied avocations ranging from professional NYC bellydancer, corporate executive, yoga school co-director, non-profit foundation grant-maker, master scuba diver, teacher trainer, film festival co-founder and Mystical Dancer.
She took the name Nataraj -- Shiva in the dancing form -- to remind her always that consciousness and creativity are eternally moving as One. Monika continues to travel and teach extensively in Asia, Europe, North America and South America, at esteemed retreat centers and in the heart of nature.
Monique Trinity Rose
Monique is a professional dancer and yogini, mother and wife, visionary and mystic, temple dancer and ordained Priestess, ceremony facilitator, costume designer and visual artist, philosopher, and devotee of Truth. She has a BA in Theatre and Dance, is a certified hatha yoga instructor, a host and graduate of the 13 Moon Mystery School, and is a respected pioneer in the realm of Modern Temple Dance fusion arts. As Creatrix of both Ritual Embodiment™ and Dakini Rose Format Temple Fusion Bellydance movement modalities, steward and Priestess of the Dakini Rose Gardens and Temple in Southern Oregon, and Director of the modern temple dance company, the Dakini Rose Devadasi, Monique teaches and performs her artful embodiment transmissions locally and abroad.
Sedona Soulfire is a present day priestess offering her work in the rich realms of ritual, community circle, cyclical magic, art, movement and DANCE. She shares weekly dance classes, sacred movement workshops and ritual retreats both internationally and locally in Portland, Oregon. In addition to in person events she also offers online resources through her website and online dance studio Datura Online. As an ordained minister and ritual priestess she holds community ceremony and circle and as a performing artist she shares her own synthesis of eastern dance expression. She has been immersed in dance and performing arts her entire life, for the last 15 years having a special focus on eastern dance, yogic traditions and spiritually centered embodiment. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, has been initiated on the priestess path through The 13 Moon Mystery School and studied yoga and sacred dance extensively across the globe. She offers all of her work in honor and celebration of the beauty, magic and connectedness of life itself.
Schirin Chams-Diba of Essence of the Feminine
Schirin Chams-Diba is a dancer, yogini, healer, and pilgrim at heart. From a young age, she has followed a distinct call to embark on a life-long journey of healing, adventure, and truth. From a long line of Persian healers and wise women, she has trained intensively in sacred dance, yoga, spiritual lineages, esoteric arts, and herbal medicine.
These skills are branches of the same path, the ‘Path of Feminine Mystics.’ There, Schirin intuited the esoteric commonalities between yoga and various sacred dance forms; their ritualized spirit-infused moving mystery and Kundalini Shakti cultivation. The heart/womb medicine, breath connection, and body/soul wisdom woven into these practices mirror the movements of the elements, the earth and celestial tides. In dance, she witnesses the marriage between Spirit and Form. Bringing together all these riches has led her to develop her method for ‘Essence of the Feminine’.
After years of exploring the world, devoting herself to in-depth study, and shaping her own practice, she feels called to share her skills in service to the greater good. For the past decade, Schirin has taught classes, workshops and retreats in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Bali, India, USA, Guatemala, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Portugal and Turkey sacred movement medicine through feminine-aligned yoga, sacred medicine dance traditions from the Middle East to India as a transformational and empowering experience, various esoteric traditions seen through the feminine lens, lunar rhythms and holistic lifestyle choices. Whether alone or in a circle of sisters, the practices serve the experience of connection, naturally arising wisdom, intuition, vitality, creativity, healing and joy.
As a multi-disciplinary dance artist, she regularly performs live with world-renown musical acts at festivals and concerts. Live performance highlights include: virtuoso Omar Faruk Tekbilek , Stellamara, Karavan Sarai, Beats Antique, Yuval Ron Ensemble, Bedouin Jerrycan Band, Peruquois & Praful, Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan, the cast of Jillina Carlano’s Bellydance Evolution ‘Fantasm Odyssey of Dreams’ production.
Shona Keeli of The Rose Lineage
Shona Keeli Jones is the founder The Rose Lineage Mystery School, A Mystery School for The Venusian Temple Arts, She is a Rose Empress Initiator and Gifted Womb Oracle.
Shona is present in this time of awakening to support the budding, blossoming, and blooming of the divine expression and exploration of the inner power through The Trinity of the Holy Grail. The sacred heart, the holy womb center, and the yoni ( vagina ) – these three spaces are the birthplace of all creation and they carry the most pristine untapped erotic energy available to women. By supporting women to remember how to practice and embody supreme self-love, thus opening the temple gates for a magical manifestation of the most pleasurable and authentic life.
She is here to support women awaken to the throne of their inner Queendom. Shona is a light bearer and energetic midwife to the wave of Rose Consciousness, The Sophia Christ healing that is bringing balance back to the planet at this time. Holding an impeccable space for exquisite hands on healings, supporting women to surrender into self-love, and revelation, she assists the rebirthing of women ready to become a natural authority of their body wisdom to access their fullest, creative and magnetic potential.
Her wisdom is drawn from ancient womb religions and practices spanning thousands of years including Lemurian, Gnostic, Egyptian, Mayan and Tantric traditions.
During navaratri april 6-14
Join us for a taste of The Cosmic Consort over the 9 night celebration of the Goddess, Navaratri! This will be a mini-course version of the larger online offering where you will be able to receive deep insight and wisdom from each of our guest teachers in the realms of Yogini, Tantrika, Devadasi, and Mystica. For 8 days you will receive an interview from each of the Cosmic Consort guest teachers in your inbox! We will then close the webinar with a live puja (ceremony) to the Goddess which will be recorded and sent to your inbox as a replay. All who join us will also receive a 10% discount code for the full online course! We hope to share this holy days of the Goddess with you as we explore the feminine paths of embodied awakening in Her grace!!!
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This offering is dedicated to that fierce yearning in the heart that is the intense and beautiful desire for union. The impulse for us to look deeper, to reach higher and to attempt to taste the sweetness of the eternal on our mortal lips. To that which inspires us to seek something larger than ourselves.
This offering is dedicated to the many teachers, muses and companions who have guided me, inspired me and been sweet kin along the way. Each woman featured in this course is one of my great allies on the path and I bow in deep reverence and gratitude for their presence here.
Finally, this course is dedicated to the beloved land and culture of India, for without her great influence in my life and spiritual journey this would not have been birthed. She has been my greatest mirror, teacher, beloved and muse in my own exploration of the divine. I am humbly just scratching the surface of her great wisdom, and offering but a sip from her timeless well that others may find the immense beauty that I have received by her grace and journey deeper should their souls similarly feel the ringing of the temple bell within.
In great respect, honor and reverence I bow to the lines of remembrance featured in this offering and to their holy land of birth, Mother India.
May all beings find their way home to that sweet space of union where spirit meets the flesh.