A Very Special Evening
Devoted to Celebrating & Exploring
Feminine Power & Masculine Strength
With Michael Pooley & Sofiah Thom
Saturday, October 7th | 7:00pm 10:30pm
1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA.
Details: $25/person. No registration, no experience required.
Please arrive at 6:45 pm for entry into the Mystic Temple.
us for this very special Sacred Saturday - a deep, powerful,
and profound initiation into the divine nature of our feminine and
masculine essence. As
you enter our sacred space, you'll be welcomed by temple guardians
(priestesses and priests) and invited to surrender into a celebration
of the senses
enveloped by the sounds of didgeridoo, drums,
tibetan bowls and bells; immersed in the exploration of taste, touch,
and smell; and enchanted by the sight of ancient temple dancers and
Michael Pooley and Sofiah Thom will lead us in an evening devoted
to Awakening Shakti & Embodying Shiva
explore the dynamic relationship between feminine energy (Shakti)
and masculine consciousness (Shiva). Using movement, dialog, breath,
meditation, and energy work, women will be invited to Awaken Shakti
to access and celebrate the creativity, grace, and power that
is their divine feminine essence. Men will be invited to Embody Shiva
to cultivate and celebrate the presence, purpose, and strength
that is their divine masculine essence. Together, we'll honor the
sacred union of Shiva & Shakti, and practice seeing and honoring
the Divine in ourselves and others giving permission to manifest
this divinity in our personal lifes, our relationships, and everyday
all are welcome! No experience required.We
look forward to seeing you there!
Needed to Create Sacred Space
always in need of volunteers to help set up and/or take down the sacred
space we create for each Sacred Saturday event. Of course,
volunteers get to attend the evening for free, often join us afterwards
for a late meal, and will be invited to an annual Tantric Gratitude
Party. To volunteer, please call (831) 457-6535 or email email@example.com.
Thom is a teacher, healer, dancer, singer, yogi, dakini, and
modern day priestess who brings a rich and diverse range of experience
and tools to her life's work. Sofiah offers classes and private sessions
in Embodying Shakti for Women, Somatic Counseling &
Expressive Healing Arts, Temple Dance, and Body Awareness/Integrative
Touch. She has a degree in Dance Therapy from Naropa University,
studied Expressive Healing Arts and ritual performance at Tamalpa
Institute, danced with the London-based Limon Company, and studied
fire dance, yoga and Odissi Temple Dance in India. Sofiah is also
a CMT from Alive and Well Institute for Conscious Body Work. For more
information, visit www.sofiahthom.org.
is co-founder of The Art of Ecstatic Love
and a Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher®.
He offers fun, practical workshops and classes, monthly community
events, and private sessions focused on cultivating intenton, awareness,
and joy in relationships and in everyday life. Michael's work and
teachings embody the tantric approach to ecstatic living, conscious
loving, sexual healing, and sacred sexuality. Michael
is licensed and empowered by Margot
Anand (world-renowned Tantra master and best-selling author) to
teach her SkyDancing Tantra® methods and
techniques for healing and transformation. He has been facilitating
SkyDancing Tantra programs for over six years, co-teaches with and
assists Margot across the United States, and will be co-teaching the
year-long Professional Facilitators Training & SkyDancing Tantra
Teacher Certification Program, which begins in September.
Are Sacred Saturdays?
Held the first Saturday of each month, Sacred Saturdays offer
an evening of sacred ritual and community celebration, drawing from
various traditions such as Tantra, meditation, yoga, Sufism, Buddhism,
Native American, dance, chant, and other paths to help us connect
with ourselves and others with presence, compassion, and awareness.
Each evening is dedicated to celebrating your highest self while recognizing
the divine in each other through breath, movement, energy work, music,
guided visualization, and conscious communication. Practices may be
done alone, with a partner, or as part of the whole group. We strive
to create a safe, respectful, and comfortable environment for those
coming alone, as a couple, or in groups; those coming for the first
time; and for those who want to join a community of like-minded people
dedicated to cultivating and sharing the sacredness and joy of life.
All are welcome. No experience required, feel free to just drop in.