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shaktigardens is a venue in Johannesburg South Africa with events and therapies to honour and encourage the Goddess in all women.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sensual Massage for Males

Shakti Gardens website was primarily created to honor women, and to offer healing to women. 

We have over the years also offered the same quality service to male clients. There has been some confusion regarding our services, some are under the impression that what we offer is only for females.

I would like to clarify our services

I have over the years focused mainly of the healing aspect of females, and I do have some male clients. I have found that a large number of men do prefer a female therapist to do healing massage or sensual massage.

For many years Shekina has worked closely with me, offering her unique approach to Tantra and healing.

More recently we have been able to negotiate with two other wonderful female therapists who cater mainly for male clients.

Brenda was trained at a local Tantra school, and is possibly one of the most gifted Dakinis in Johannesburg. She offers a unique blend of sensual massage and Tantric teachings. A session with Brenda will incorporate teaching, counselling, energy work as well as physical massage. Brenda assists me with couples, and she also attends to individual male and female clients. She works from my studio in Roosevelt Park or from Parkhurst 

Melinda runs her own studio and I often refer male clients to her. She offers a wonderful sensual massage, with some Tantric elements incorporated into her work. If she is busy she does have other female therapists at her premises who could attend to male clients. Her studio is very close to Emmerentia Dam 

We do work by appointment.

I usually answer phone calls and screen them to see who will be best suited for your needs.
Please note if you hear a male answering the phone dont just put down, you might be missing out on and exquisite healing session - I take the calls to deal with the booking process and often refer you to the female therapist that is best suited to you

Be blessed
082 961 5454

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tantric Touch and Massage

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Tantric Touch massage

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Are you a Goddess

Are you a goddess?
..."goddess" [when used to describe a mortal woman]. 
No goddess-like woman (hereinafter referred to as goddess) is perfect, nor can every goddess demonstrate all of these qualities all of the time. But a goddess demonstrates most of these qualities most of the time:

A goddess invents her own life, and lives according to her own vision. This quality requires the companion qualities of imagination and courage.
A goddess is autonomous. She seeks no ones approval, but listens to her own counsel. She answers to no one. She does not try to impress anyone. Her work speaks for itself. She never makes excuses and rarely offers explanations for her actions. She is not defensive for she is not threatened by what other people may think of her. She is the queen of her own life and this is reflected in her demeanor.
A goddess is passionate (not to be confused with manic). She has a palpable energy and enthusiasm that is contagious and beneficial to those around her. In esoteric terms, she raises the vibration in a group situation. She inspires others.

A goddess is continually learning and evolving.
A goddess is authentic. The mask she presents to the outside world is the same as her innermost heart. She has learned to express her emotions cleanly and healthily. What you see is what you get. A goddess knows her own truth. She does not impose her truth on others, but will share her wisdom when invited to.
A goddess takes care of herself. She does not expect others to take care of her. She treats herself as well as she would treat her best friend. She is compassionate and forgiving with herself and others. She gets enough rest and gives her body the right fuel -- both in oxygen and in food and water. She knows what she needs. She feeds her soul.
A goddess is committed to healing the earth and works towards peace and understanding -- whether it is on a large scale or simply within her family and closest circle of friends. She contributes to cleaning up the environment and teaches the next generation to do likewise.
A goddess sees her body (and the earth) as sacred, and is in tune with natural cycles. She is comfortable with her sexuality.
A goddess has learned balance and patience. Flow and ebb. Waxing and waning. A goddess does not freak out during ebb or waning times. She uses it wisely for rest, reflection, and planning.
A goddess has learned to trust her intuition and inner knowing. She has learned to tap into this source at will.
A goddess has learned to let go of the need to control the flow of the river. She has discovered the futility of trying too hard. She has learned to ride the wave and go with the flow, to ask for and accept help when required. She is flexible, fluid, and adaptable. She has given up the need to control or manipulate. She does not pout or whine when she does not get her way.
A goddess communicates her boundaries. She is gentle but firm when her boundaries are violated. She respects others' boundaries. She asks for clarification when necessary.
A goddess recognizes and honors other goddesses and gods. She lends her support to the work of other god/desses. She does not feel competitive or threatened by other goddesses and understands that what is good for one is good for all, and that when one shines, the light benefits all. A goddess knows how to share and is generous of spirit, but she knows her limitations and does not give more than what she can afford -- emotionally, financially, physically, or energy-wise.
A goddess's natural state is one of joy and gratitude. She is also at home with her shadow, and will honestly mourn her losses and explore her fears. She understands that everyone experiences pain -- it is part of life on earth. Therefore she works through her own pain with courage and dignity, not trying to sidestep it, or numb it, but to get through it and learn from it.
A goddess is comfortable with death, and has learned to let go.... of relationships, concepts, and material possessions that are worn out, or that no longer serve her growth.
— Genie Webster

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sacred Intimacy

Sexual union imitates divine creation. 
Deepak Chopra

When we have restored the sexual experience to the realm of the sacred, our world will be chaste and divine, holy and healed. 
Deepak Chopra

Freedom in Tantra

Tantra is a powerful and passionate spiritual path that brings ultimate freedom. The term freedom has also been misconstrued so let me digress a minute. In many circles, freedom has been synonymous with irresponsibility (turn on, tune in, and drop out), and giving yourself license to do whatever you want regardless of the consequences. Here when we say freedom we are talking about liberation from the inner enemies: ego, fear, contraction, anger, guilt, envy, shame, jealousy, infatuation and everything that deprives you of the joy and happiness that is your birthright.
Chandi Devi


When gazing into the eyes of your beloved. You are always looking into the eyes of God. View it as a practice for making love with the entire universe. Sexual passion connects you to the joy of heaven, earth and realms beyond. You'll be illuminated. Trust the many incarnations of Bliss. Once you get a glimpse of them, there is no turning back. 
Judith Orloff


You come to us
from another world

From beyond the stars
and void of space.
Transcendent, Pure,
Of unimaginable beauty,
Bringing with you
the essence of love

You transform all
who are touched by you.
Mundane concerns,
troubles, and sorrows
dissolve in your presence,
Bringing joy
to ruler and ruled
To peasant and king

You bewilder us
with your grace.
All evils
transform into

You are the master alchemist.

You light the fire of love
in earth and sky
in heart and soul
of every being.

Through your love
existence and nonexistence merge.
All opposites unite.
All that is profane
becomes sacred again.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Kundalini Dance and awakening

ecstatic woman

The Ecstatically Awakening Woman is a woman in metamorphosis. She is changing woman, leaving behind the constructs that have bound her. She no longer fit’s into the mould of the cultural status quo, she lives aligned to her unique soul design.
She is creatively on fire and connected to her deeper soul desires. She lives inside the inspirational stream of her creative dreams. She lives a life of passion and purpose, knowing that her imagination is her greatest gift for creating the highest possibilities for her life.
She has slipped into the abundance stream of creation, she trusts that there is always enough, love, food or wealth. She loves her body as the temple of her soul and can heal or injury in her body at least three times faster than most.
She honours her sexuality as sacred, and knows how to cultivate this force for awakening and healing. She is sexually sovereign and claims her sexuality as her own. She no longer needs a man or lover to complete her yet shares intimately and deeply from an overflowing place in her heart and from this place of giving she bonds deeply. She embraces her soft, sensuous nature and moves with grace out of her hiding place and lets her juicy feminine essence be seen.
She is omni orgasmic and has full bodied ecstatic orgasms, while smelling a rose or on her early morning walks while breathing in the prana of the trees. She is playful as a child and wise as the ancient mother that guides her life.
She is inclined towards regular bursts of spontaneous expression, like wrapping her body in vines of jasmine while singing and dancing under the stars. She lives in gratitude and appreciates the beauty that surrounds her and gives thanks daily.
She is emotionally agile, when emotions arise she does not collapse or suppress, but surrenders to the river of Shakti’s love and lets them flow. She is in touch with her wild woman, courageous, untamed and free.
She is becoming slowly luminous, as with every ecstatic star burst she is switching on new DNA and lighting up new pathways in her brain. She is ecstatically awakening her super human powers and creative potentials, she is limitless, fearless and free.
She knows love is her true power and cultivates her heart as her source. Her inner fire glows golden and radiant like the sun. Her energy does not leak in need of no one. She does not compromise her self to be liked. She loves and accepts herself as she is.
Her heart is golden, the centre of her radiant source, and she lives in the spirit of devotion, of love and service in motion.

Anchored in true power she follows her inner authority. She is a powerful co creator, collaborator, team player, she has moved from independence to interdependence.
She lives guided by her intuition, her body her felt sense leading the way. Her mind, her rational would be the secondary guide not the first.
She lives in balance with the masculine and feminine polarities of her being. She lives in peace with men and woman, peace with all beings. She honours all life is sacred and walks in beauty, and lives in grace.
I am offering an online course – The Ecstatically Awakening Woman beginning this October 22nd.
Check out the course page for more details and to register.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Divine Feminine

Shakti is the fluid container of Divine Feminine consciousness, a primal blend of earth and fire, water being her preferred medium of transduction( travel) into body/mind consciousness. Shakti is the original “She”, the Divine Feminine, the mistress of the mystery, the primordial birther and sustainer of all life. When we open to her rising current she dissolves and cleanses the emotional body, unveiling our inner radiance, switching on our DNA into ecstatic resonance with creation. She longs to merge with the Divine Masculine, Shiva, the sun, divine consciousness, the source of creation. When they meet in balance, their unity, births the holy spirit and ignites a spark of divine ecstasy in every cell of our bodies. Ecstasy is an alchemical force, a re-birther an awakener, ecstasy is who we truly are. Felt and seen as love at our core. 
Leyolah Antara

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Season's Change


Well we have had had a fascinating year, it has not been easy, yes we encountered difficulties as well as blessings.

It has been a year of changes, and a year of purging. Sadly some of the changes have been difficult, and lead to purging of certain projects and dissolving partnerships.

But with all that said, I see all of it as preparation for a different walk on this journey as we enter 2014. This coming year will see a different direction in what we offer and what we will encounter.

"Within the miraculous brew of universal creativity , all you desire already exists. Spend five minutes each morning with your eyes closed, living in that dimension. Allow images to unfold without censor. Feel yourself living the most magnificent life -- a life of joy, creativity and love -- as you grow inwardly into the person you need to be in order to manifest it effortlessly."
Marianne Williamson

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Significance of wearing mark on forhead

The TILAK, which covers the spot between the eyebrows, is observed mostly in India.
This tradition was originated by the ancient Indians with a holy purpose. Its intention is not to be an indication of a particular religion or caste or creed alone. 
In ancient days, there were four categories of people in India, according to their dominant percentages of the human basic qualities: (Tamo (inactive), Rajo (active) and sattva (center focused). 
They are:
Brahmin: They used to apply a "Sandal paste" mark signifying purity, as their profession was of a priestly or academic nature. 

Kshatriya: They used to apply a "Red kumkum" mark signifying valor, as they belonged to the warrior races. 

VaishyaThey used to apply a "Yellow kesar" or "Turmeric" mark signifying prosperity, as they were a businessman or trader devoted to the creation of wealth

Sudra: They used to apply a "Black bhasma", "Kasturi" or "Charcoal" mark signifying their service, as they were supported the work of the other three divisions.
They had applied the Tilak differently to indicate their division along with attaining its benefit. Later on, many people forgotten its main significance and assumed that it is only an indication of the category.

Benefits of applying TILAK

The spot on the forehead, where the Tilak is applied is the place of one the Seven Human Chakras i.e; Aajna Chakra/Brow Chakra. That spot is also responsible for memory and thinking.
And also, energy spreads out from our entire body in the form of Electromagnetic waves, especially on the forehead and the subtle spot between the eyebrows.
That is why when we get worried, heat generates and results the energy on that spot to get lost. This causes headache.
But the Tilak, protects us by preventing energy loss, as it always cools the forehead. It also invokes a feeling of holiness in the wearer and others. 

How the TILAK is applied?

Generally the Tilak is applied with the prayer that, "I will be always in the remembrance of the God. May this divine feeling flow through all my activities and make them as the righteous deeds”. Even though, we forget this prayerful attitude temporarily, the mark on another reminds us of our commitment to the God.
Hence, the Tilak is a blessing of the God and a protection against wrong forces and tendencies.
That is many people cover their entire forehead with chandan/sandal paste or bhasma/aash. And many people apply in many other ways with the same intention. 
Ladies apply "Kumkum powder", which is red in color on their forehead for the same divine intention.
But these days, ladies are using plastic reusable "Tilak like Bindis", which are not beneficial
It serves only the purpose of decoration. 
Hence wearing Tilak or Mark on the forehead between the two brows has its own sacred significance.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Kundalini Dance

"Shakti inspires us to feel and purify our emotional body. At the end of the tunnel we meet love, the golden light of Shiva, the Divine Masculine, he fill’s the sacral chakra up with light, repairing our fragmented life, replenishing our womb and sexual organs with his love. The dull ache and numb parts come alive and the area around our hips and womb will begin to soften. The sexual pain body, our companion for lifetimes, begins to glow and we shift at a cellular level. " Leyolah Antara

Friday, September 13, 2013

Full Body Massage and Sensual Massage Discounts

30% discount on Tantric massages now R400 (savings of R200) -20% discount on therapeutic massages now R400 (savings of R100) with Don 
We also have female therapists, please call 082 961 5454 for their pricing

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Full Body Massage Special Offer

Continuing our special offer to honor all women - we will now have our "Spring Special" for massage and healing - all therapies booked with Don will now cost R400 for 90min Full Body Massage, incl. Hot Stone Therapy and Chakra Balancing - savings up to R200 per session

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Classical Indian Dance, Bollywood, Katak performances

Monday, July 29, 2013

August - Women's Day - Women's Month

August is upon us again and so is Women's Day! 
With that in mind Don is offering special prices for women to celebrate this unique month.

Full Body Massage with Hot Stones included and Chakra Balancing R400
Full Body Tantric Healing with Hot Stones included and Chakra Balancing R400
This is a savings between R100 and R200 depending which session is booked

These prices only apply to appointments made with Don

Call: 082 961 5454

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Massage Therapists

Recent new developments at Shakti Gardens - for massages, healing and teachings, have seen us grow and we now have additional therapists to cater for a wide variety of needs:

Don - founder and owner of Shakti Gardens has been involved in alternative healing and massage since 1991. Specialising in Swedish Massage, Tantric healing and Hot Stone Therapy (Chakra Balancing and energy work is included as part of the healing work). Don also offers Sensual Massage Workshops for couples and this will include a teaching on Expanded Full Body Orgasm - these workshops can be hosted for a couple or a small group. In some cases it is possible to teach a single person as we can provide a model to work on. For those who have read "50 Shades" and are curious, there are workshops and guidance offered into this unique lifestyle and form of erotica and intimacy. 
Basic Swedish Massage 75minute session - R500
Tantric Healing Massage 90minute session - R600
Tantric Healing and Yoni Massage - R700
cell - 0829615454

Anel - offers a wonderful relaxing sensual full body massage and she includes Hot Stone massage with that for male and female. It de-stresses and awakens Libido. She also offers card readings. 
A 90minute (1,5hrs) session costs R600
cell - 0720457184

Shekina is a trained Dakini from a Tantra School - her work is more involved than what you would expect from a masseuse. She offers teaching and counselling with regards to Tantra, energy shifts, meditations, breath-work along with full body massage and Tantric Healing. This healing work is available to male or female or couples.  
A 150minute (2,5hrs) session costs R1200
cell - 0720856058

Monday, June 3, 2013

Changes to Massage service and healing and possibly website

It is now time for changes. Time to set aside old ideas and set ways of doing things and introduce new vision, subtle changes to website, from the look to the content. 
Massages and healing will still be offered, prices will remain static, or in some cases drop. Some of what we offered previously will be dropped to simplify our service and to streamline what we do and thus you will benefit. We now have additional therapists, Shekina and Anel assist with male and female clients, and Alan works predominantly with male clientelle

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A man choosing a great woman .......

A man chooses a great woman as part of a spiritual journey to bump up to a higher level. A great woman is the inspiration. If a man chooses a lesser woman for lower chakra reasons—i.e. casual sex for example—he does not want to do the work required to shift his consciousness into being a great man. You can always see the character of the man by the woman he chooses. 
John Dean 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Twin Flame Sacred Keys

As we balance our Inner divine masculine with our Divine Feminine and complete the alchemical marriage/union between the Two , we are embodying our true balance of union within. Due to this vibrational embodim of conciousness of the inner union, we have no egoic desires to need anyone to complete Us. Our foremost purpose individually and collectively is to become ONE within with ALL-that-IS and "return" to our original monadic source self and complete the planetary ascension still physically embodied as divine ecstatic beings of pure Divine Love. The longing for any outside missing part is merely a projection of limitation in the third dimensional consciousness. Letting go of this misconception is a premise to embrace the wholeness within and become true embodiments of unity consciousness. It is at this place of vibrational balance and wholeness, that the potentiality for the Divine to orchestrate the SACRED Reunion of pure Divine unconditional Love with our Beloved Twin Flame. THE SACRED TWIN FLAME REUNION is DIVINE TRUTH showing us Creation of duality. We share the exact vibrational frequency of our Twin Flame, our IAM NAME, in such beauty and sacredness as the Divine created us. To fully understand this DIVINE truth is from a higher consciousness of Unity and soul remembrance. THE SACRED TWIN FLAME REUNION, the ONE soul reunited to ascend together, if that is in the destiny path of the lifetime. ♥ ♥ LOVE LIORA for Twin Flame Soul Alchemy Sessions for the deepest SOUL understanding and clarity of Twin Flames for the IAM presence NAME shared~THE KEY!! Beyond words of a limited consciousness... to the sacredness of SOUL vibration.