Dakini Temple Presents
Nouveau Devadasi Fusion Temple Dance Festival & Urban Retreat
Annual Festival – Every Autumn
San Francisco, CA
Visit the official festival website.
*photo of Sofiah Thom & Bast by Ariana Cosmos
Namaste and welcome! Dakini Temple is a directory of unique facilitators & an online sanctuary dedicated to the tantra-inspired path. Our calendar features unique workshops, retreats, private instruction, and special events on an ongoing basis.
We hold the intention of making these precious teachings and gatherings consistently accessible and relevant for our modern existence. We seek to contribute to an ecstatic, harmonious, yogic, sustainable, and healthy culture. Our community of facilitators cultivates a welcoming, inclusive, and non-dogmatic approach.
Dakini Temple facilitators have collectively gathered knowledge and experience from a multitude of traditions including Tibetan Buddhism, Non-Dual Tantric Shaivism and Shaktism, the Sri-Vidya, hatha yoga, yogic shamanism, and sacred Temple dance traditions. We strive to share inspired, potent, and authentic transmissions of ancient wisdom that enrich and refine modern life. Sometimes events feature a very traditional approach, other events are modern fusions inspired by tantric roots.
Dakini Temple first emerged in 2004 as a private location in San Francisco where intimate community teachings and events were held. The physical space has been released, and teachings are being dispersed. Featured Dakini Temple teachers are traveling across the world sharing their offerings. The inclusive urban haven that was Dakini Temple continues to inspire this site and the calendar of unique offerings.
Dakini Temple facilitators are often available for sponsored teachings, events, and consultations – in private homes, yoga studios, and retreat centers. Please inquire with individual facilitators on the KULA page.
The word tantra has many colorful connotations in the West. Authentic tantra yoga does indeed infuse yogic awareness into relationships, intimacy, and passionate energy, these points are only a few elements of a much broader path. Tantra yoga engages ALL aspects of human life and consciousness: dharma, artha, kama, and moksha.
The teachings offered on the calendar are appropriate for novice level practitioners and beneficial to seasoned practitioners – and suitable for the public in general. We intend to provide a safe and grounded learning space.
Explore the site to become familiar with our offerings, visit the calendar to view scheduled workshops. If a particular event is not noted on the calendar, then it has not yet been scheduled. Please join our email list to receive the latest updates, event invitations, and special offers.We highly encourage ongoing participation, community connection, and dedicated personal practice over a long period of time to truly experience the greatest benefit, yet occasional or single visits are always welcome.
May All Beings Everywhere Be Unconditionally Happy & Free!
- Andrea Shuman LMT/ABT
“Bast is one of my favorite master teachers who embodies the radiant connection to her own bliss. She brings gems of insight and tools that can assist you in embodying your own blissful nature, to energize and satiate you from within so that you, too, can inspire through bliss rather than recurring patterns of pain.”
- Bella Shing, Notable Teacher & Founder of the Manifesting My Beloved programs
“I highly recommend her as a tantra teacher. She is a real gem and so are her teachings which are authentic and hard to find anywhere. She truly transmits the energy of a genuine Goddess Tantric Modern Day Lineage. Ladies please do join me for this! I am also considering attending the Red Tantra for Two Workshop if i can. Everything Bast is offering will be wonderful i am sure and not to be missed!”
- Amber St. Germain
Prayer-formance, Bellydance, and Ritual
Ecstatic Yoga and Dance Playshops
Relationship, Sexuality, and Health Coaching
Tantric Doula- Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum