Dakini Temple Presents
Nouveau Devadasi Fusion Temple Dance Festival & Urban Retreat
September 27th-29th 2013 @ Danzhaus Dance Center
San Francisco, CA
Ticket Sales & Official Website launch May 25th! Stay Tuned!
*photo of Sofiah Thom & Bast by Ariana Cosmos
Namaste and welcome! Dakini Temple is an urban sanctuary and teaching collective dedicated to traditional tantra yoga for modern life. We offer tantra yoga workshops, retreats, private instruction, and special events on an ongoing basis. Individuals, couples, and small groups receive ample attention in our comfortable, private San Francisco urban temple.
We hold the intention of making these precious teachings and gatherings consistently accessible, affordable, and relevant for our modern existence. We seek to contribute to an ecstatic, harmonious, yogic, sustainable, and healthy culture. The personalized teachings are offered with 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 life now.
The urban sanctuary is located in San Francisco, California. The address is given out when you make reservations for an event. The space is intentionally private to accommodate a deeper level of teaching, healing, community connection, and celebration. Specific workshops, events, or retreats are sometimes held off-site at special locations.
Dakini Temple facilitators are also available to travel worldwide for sponsored teachings events and consultations for individuals and groups in private homes, yoga studios, and retreat centers. Please inquire for details.
The word tantra has many colorful connotations in the West. Though authentic tantra yoga infuses yogic awareness into relationships and channels the passionate energy of kundalini, these are only a few elements of a much broader path, as tantra yoga engages ALL aspects of human life and consciousness: dharma, artha, kama, and moksha. The teachings offered here are appropriate for novice level practitioners, beneficial to seasoned practitioners, and suitable for the public in general. We intend to provide a safe and grounded learning space.
In alignment with the tantric custom of celebrating the senses within yogic awareness, music, food, and art are all vital elements of the vision for Dakini Temple. Gourmet organic, vegan, and whole-food refreshments are always served. Guest artists and performers are often featured at special events and gatherings. The sanctuary also serves as a visionary gallery with rotating fine art shows.
Dakini Temple is committed to sustainable green business practices, as harmony between culture and nature is integral to the yogic path.
Explore the site to become familiar with our offerings, visit the calendar to view and register for open workshops, fill out the contact form to request private yoga instruction or counsel, and please join our email list to receive our 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
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Ecstatic Yoga and Dance Playshops
Relationship, Sexuality, and Health Coaching
Tantric Doula- Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum