Rayven is a tantrika and conscious dance facilitator based in Cape Town, South Africa with an interest in expressing unique potential, magnificence and aliveness in daily life.
His exploration of life includes:
Practices to build vital life force energy
Loving, intimate and sensual touch
Exploring boundaries and limitations
Releasing energy blocks through touch and movement
Integrating inner masculine and feminine aspects
Accessing inner power, strength and self-love
Working with unconscious beliefs and behaviours
Background in Conscious Sexuality and Movement
Rayven's background in conscious sexuality is partly personal experience with, and exploration of, his own sexuality. He has explored, theoretically and experientially, different expressions of sexuality and relationship in search of his own truth and authentic expression. From 2002, his personal work in this area was initiated in part by a series of courses called the Harlequin Experience facilitated by Christopher Neville. This provided a foundation for developing self-awareness and personal-power.
Being interested in working positively with sexuality and looking for a basis from which to do this, Rayven trained for two years in an embodied counselling modality with Yehuda Tagar of Persephone Institute. This form of process work, based on Rudolph Steiner's Anthroposophical approach to personal development, integrates spiritual awareness, body consciousness, innate inner-wisdom and self-healing.
Rayven then trained and practiced as a tantrika with Dr Shakti Malan, which included conscious dance facilitation using the practice of Blissdance.
Rayven continues to delve into spiritual/shamanistic/esoteric/mystery traditions such as the Lojong Tibetan Buddhist, Mexican Toltec and Eastern Tantric teachings, developing inner-awareness and compassion.