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Tantra: Weaving the Microcosm with the Macrocosm

Join Elayne Kalila and her sister heart Jonita D’souza, Founder of Exploring Femininity, as they delve into the mysteries of Tantra and its profound implications for our spiritual journey. Born in India and raised in the UK, Jonita has been on a fascinating journey of reclaiming her own cultural and spiritual lineages.

In this insightful and deep conversation, Jonita takes us on a journey of understanding Tantra as it has come to be known. They demystify an often misunderstood term and offer a grounding in what it is and what it isn’t!

Together they weave a wonderful conversation delving into common misconceptions about Tantra being solely focused on sexuality and explore the diverse disciplines within the tantric tradition, beyond sexual practices, including yoga, meditation, and ritual.

Some of what we dive into:

  • Define Tantra as the path to becoming one with life and achieving liberation through expansion
  • Explore the concept of weaving the microcosm with the macrocosm, recognizing the interconnectedness of our inner and outer worlds
  • Highlight the parallels between Tantra and other mystical traditions, such as Gnosticism and Hermeticism, emphasizing the universal truth of “as above, so below; as within, so without”
  • Discuss how Tantra offers a framework for understanding our existence as fractals of the universe
  • Examine the role of Tantra in awakening to full embodiment and reclaiming our authentic essence
  • Explore how Tantra serves as a path to liberation from societal conditioning and the limitations of the ego
  • Deepen with a conversion about the integration of Eastern and Western perspectives on Tantra, bridging cultural divides and fostering a holistic understanding of spiritual practices

Embodiment and Liberation:

Practical Applications of Tantra:

  • Share practical techniques and rituals for integrating Tantra into daily life.
  • Discuss the importance of grounding spiritual practice in the body and honoring our lineage and ancestral wisdom.

Awakening to Essence:

  • Reflect on Gianni’s journey from feeling lost and disconnected to discovering the essence of her being through a profound spiritual awakening.
  • Explore the pivotal moment of seeking guidance and finding resonance with the teachings of Tantra.

Reconnecting with Lineages:

  • Discuss the process of reconnection with ancestral wisdom and lineage, transcending societal conditioning, and embracing the roots of one’s heritage.
  • Examine the parallels between Gianni’s journey and the universal quest for remembrance and self-realization.

Exploring Femininity:

  • Learn about the inception of Exploring Femininity and its evolution into a sacred space for women to reclaim their power and embrace the divine feminine.
  • Explore the significance of creating community and facilitating healing through shared experiences and practices.

Tantra Beyond Sexuality:

  • Demystify common misconceptions surrounding Tantra, emphasizing its multidimensional nature beyond mere sexual practices.
  • Delve into the classical teachings of Tantra, encompassing mantras, yantras, mudras, and yoga as pathways to higher consciousness.

Navigating Spiritual Awakening:

  • Share insights on navigating the complexities of spiritual awakening and embracing the nonlinear journey of self-discovery.
  • Discuss the importance of integrity and authenticity in shaping one’s spiritual path and teachings.

Integration and Global Impact:

  • Examine the integration of Eastern and Western perspectives on Tantra, bridging cultural divides and fostering a holistic understanding of spiritual practices.
  • Reflect on the global impact of Gianni’s work, transcending geographical boundaries and empowering women worldwide.



Born in India, settled in England, Jonita D’souza is a Self-Leadership Mentor for women, a Feminine Lifestylist and Creatress of Feminine Empress Codes, assisting modern day busy women who struggle with burn-out, body-love and authentic expression to reconnect with their feminine and sensual energy using the ancient feminine Taoist Tantric somatic arts, so that they can create a lifestyle that is fulfilling, nurturing and pleasurable. Jonita is also a certified Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist and combines the teachings of Indian feminine mysticism and shamanism in her work, facilitating monthly moon circles, online workshops and sacred feminine retreats.

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