YOU ARE INVITED TO THIS DANCE
“Sacred dance figured in deity yoga, sacramental feasts, and ritual mandala enactments…Yoga practitioners donned ritual regalia, sat in the configuration of the mandala they were enacting, and performed dance and song in order to body forth the deities of the mandala.
“The enraptured women, ornamented as deities, flushed by dancing, and glowing with heightened awareness, could then receive worship, bestow blessings, and confer
…One of my all time favorite quotes from my hero, Professor Miranda Shaw in her extraordinary book, Buddhist Goddesses of India.
My body and soul longs to live in this level of devotion, ritual, community, practice. This Immersion is my prayer and invocation to bridge these ancient sacred ways with our modern lives.
I invite you into this sensuously sacred journey, to explore your passion, power, depth, mind, body, energy. And awaken together into a lifestyle that satisfies, nourishes, and inspires us on every level. Ah la la ho!!
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
This is an invitation for a one-of-a-kind experiential training for you to be able to embrace ALL of life and of you as sacred. This is not religious-based. It’s a practice to tap your unbound, fearlessly authentic, fully empowered Feminine… your true nature.
Sky Dancing is a 6 week Online Program with Tenley live, along with the other women who gather. If you are in Central Oregon, you can practice together in person! Join for the full program and, if you choose, this is an ongoing path and lifestyle, enabling us to find our way to our True Selves.
Every woman, regardless of your beliefs, your past, present or future is welcome here. All you need is an open heart, and be willing to open your mind.
START DATE: First Full Moon in 2020 (January 10)
Who are the Sky Dancing Dakinis?
“Sensuously beautiful, vibrantly alive, she blazes with vitality and irrepressible dynamism, reveling in the sheer pleasure of being…Worldly appearances swirl around her as rainbow clouds of illusion through which she dances and soars into total freedom.” Dr. Miranda Shaw in Buddhist Goddesses of India
“The dakini is a force of truth…wherever we cling, she cuts; whatever we think we can hide, she reveals.” Sapchu Rinpoche in Wisdom Rising
“Refers to anyone who cuts through illusory deceptions,” Khandro Rinpoche interview by Study Buddhism
“They remind us to transform our ‘daily life’ into The Path, using every moment of experience as an opportunity for…practice and insight.” Dr. Miranda Shaw in Buddhist Goddesses of India
“She is dancing the wild tandava dance of Shiva at the end of the aeon.” Elizabeth English in her book, Vajrayogini.
“The dakinis are the most important element of the enlightened feminine in Tibetan Buddhism…If we are not willing to invite the dakini into our life, then we cannot enter these subtle states of mind. Sometimes dakinis appear as messengers, sometimes as guides, and sometimes as protectors,” Lama Tsultrim Allione in Michaela Haas’ book, Dakini Power
WEEK BY WEEK PROGRAM OUTLINE
WEEK 1: INTRODUCING THE WISDOM DAKINIS
Who are these Shakti Goddesses from Tibet?
How does She relate to Yoginis of India?
Why is knowing Her an essential key for the modern woman in our personal and collective journey of healing, empowerment, awakening?
“…all ordinary women are manifestations of the dakini principle…The female body has a unique ability to radiate the energy of the dakini, whether or not there is any awareness of this on the part of the woman.” Judith Simmer-Brown in Dakini’s Warm Breath
WEEK 2: IGNITE YOUR SOVEREIGNTY
Step 1 ~ Igniting our Seat & Temple for the Path of Sovereignty
Traditions & Rituals for Sacred Space & Practice
Step 2 ~ Transforming our Body into The Offering
Invocation, Anointing, Adornment
“Throughout the day, envision all food and drink as offerings to her, all sounds as her mantra, every living being as her emanation, and the environment as her mandala…
WEEK 3: THE STAIRCASE TO YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DIVINE
Lock-on to your Track of Success with “The 3D’s”:
Dedication, Devotion, Discipline
“There are so many early tales…of people who lived and worked in ordinary situations, and who by turning their life experiences into a spiritual practice achieved enlightenment.” Lama Tsultrim Allione in Wisdom Rising
Dakini’s Symbology & Tools: Dancing Posture, Wisdom Flames, Naked, Blade, Skullcup, Fierce & Wrathful
Learning these secret symbols and how to apply them to our daily lives can be significantly empowering and transformational. Open the Gateway to Dakinis as your intimate allies and guides to your ultimate embodiment.
“…through understanding her symbols and identifying with her, we are identifying with our own energy.” Lama Tsultrim Allione in Wisdom Rising
WEEK 4: AWAKENING OURSELVES AS DAKINI
* Owning all of you: Body-Heart-Mind-Power
* Awaken, Re-Claim, No Shame
* Living from our Womb Wisdom: Methods for Self-Love & Cultivating our Power & Women’s Intuition
* Shakti Yoga™ for Womb
* Womb Breathing & Jade Egg
* Shakti Pathways & Channels
“Shakti, the sacred life force, is most concentrated in the female body, providing the heat and creative force…as well as the energy for spiritual transformation.” Dr. Miranda Shaw from Buddhist Goddesses of India
WEEK 5: EMBODYING OUR DISCIPLINED YOGINI
* Continued Practice & Support from previous material & activities
* Sacred Sound, Song, Mantra
* Open Voice, Open Feminine Channels: yoni-heart-voice-mind
* Shakti Nasal Alternate Breathing: Introducing Phase 1
WEEK 6: SKY DANCING ~ YOUR DANCE OF SOVEREIGNTY
* Integrate & Embody all aspects of Immersion for unifying and optimizing your Body-Mind-Energy/Shakti
* Dancing in our Wisdom Flames
* Feel ourselves, in our Truth & Power, dancing upon ego, illusion, attachments
* See ourselves as Dakini, open and available to life rather than hiding from it…this is our Path of Awakening & Wisdom
* Express this in your own unique and sacred ways
***Declaration of Sovereignty: Live your Power & Truth***