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SHAKTIPAT Kundalini Awakening | Sound Bath by Thomas Kwakernaat

March 24 @ 18:30 - 22:00


Curious about (traditional) Tantra?

The power of mystical ceremonies?

Revitalizing your own energy body?

Around the full moon we enter an ancient, Tantric meditation: Shaktipat.

The ceremony can be a mystical journey with insights, release and an expanded energetical state.

We combine this meditative ritual with a live concert, workshop or sound experience.



“I invite you to surrender to the harmonic vibrations of the authentic Tibetan and Nepalese singing bowls, crystal bowls, the Symphonic Gong, PANart Handpan and various other world music instruments during a ‘Sound Concert’. Ancient instruments based on resonance are known for their healing effect on the body and mind.”

Thomas Kwakernaat graduated on the double bass, in Jazz and Latin, specialized in ‘light music’. He further developed as a sound therapist, using authentic Tibetan and crystal bowls and Asian gongs. He accompanies mantra groups with guitar and vocals and plays percussion. Thomas studies the phenomenon of Sound and Frequency and gives lectures at the UVA and Conservatories.

“About 15 years ago the beautiful instrument the “Hang” came my way and I let this new musical love enter my heart. Touch my soul.
A world of possibilities within sound formation opened up for me.
I discovered my purpose on this instrument; to only produce sound.
I experienced it as a stream of resonance straight from my heart.”

“Nada Brahma”: everything is vibration, everything is frequency (Sanskrit proverb).



Shaktipat is a traditional, mystical, Tantric ceremony. In Sanskrit, Shaktipat literally means descent of grace. Through ritual and intent we invite awareness of life energy (Kundalini) into our bodies. Resulting in a more flow, bliss and ease.

Shaktipat is a solo meditation, supported by collective energy. You will be ‘touched’ by water of the Ganga river, sacred ash, Kumkum and a third eye blessing of the Siddha lineage. Indian Vedic chants will support you into deeper meditation and prayer.

A Shaktipat can be a deeply transformational experience.



Kundalini, also referred to as life force, is the energy of your soul’s potential, rooted at the base of your spine.
Kundalini can awaken through practice (yoga, breathwork etc.), psychedelic stimulation (plant medicine etc.), spontaneous activation (birth), or through energetical transmission (Shaktipat).
We consider Shaktipat a safe way of awakening, as the lineage will ensure a smooth transition of your self-realization journey.

An awakened Kundalini can bring about massive life-transforming experiences and spiritual awakenings.



The Shaktipat ritual is performed according to Siddha tradition (5000 years old). Its primary objective was the direct, effortless awakening of the Kundalini. Through ritual and prayer we invoke the guidance of Bhagavan Nityananda, a meditator residing in the mountains of Maharastra, India.

Kabira has received initiation through Bud Barber in Melbourne in 2016, and has been giving Shaktipat across several continents ever since.



18:00h Doors open
18:30h Opening & explanation Kundalini
19:00h Soundbath by Thomas Kwakernaat
20:00h Start ceremony of light (Aarti) & Shaktipat
21:30h – 22:00h Closing & grounding



Studio Space to Be
Oude Haagseweg 58
1066 BW Amsterdam

Yogastudio Space to Be is situated on the first floor of the central building as part of Rijkshemelvaart. Rijkshemelvaart is one of the eldest artist residences of Amsterdam and has a creative, raw and alternative expression to it.

There’s free parking alongside this Oude Haagseweg and also busstops with direct connections from Amsterdam Sloterdijk & Schiphol. From here it’s a 5 minutes walk up the premises of Rijkshemelvaart (no parking here).



– Please bring your own meditation cushion, sheep and / or blanket with you.

– Despite the word Shakti sometimes referring to feminine power, the Shaktipat is open to all genders and any-body.

– Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and that you can sit in. Your body temperature might change, layers of clothing work well.

– Optional: bring an offering for the altar. E.g. flowers, sweets, crystals, pictures or anything that you would like to have blessed. You can take this home with you afterwards.

– Optional: bring some snacks and drinks to share for a bite after. A light meal or a few hours of fasting before could support your experience.

– If you have a known history of psychosis or severe trauma, please contact us beforehand.



“Mijn eerste Shaktipat meditatie mogen bijwonen bij jou, Karlijn. Ik ben er nog lang, positief van onder de indruk geweest. Het had een heerlijke nawerking, bekrachtiging. Ik vond het fascinerend. Het smaakt zeker naar meer!” – Nienke

“No words… There is a light that provides guidance and release. We barely notice it rising once a month moving all of nature. A light that once you surrender you will connect to your soul, your love, your passion, your fear and the universe.’- anoymous

“I feel deep appreciation for KABIRA. This Shaktipat full moon ceremony opening me up to all the above, removing blockages and leading me to live a more fulfilling life. So no words can describe the experience. Deeply grateful.”- Dirk

Sun, April 21st with Kirtan
Wed, May 22nd with Sound Healing Kees van Boxtel, Amsterdam
Fri, June 21st with Concert by Avi Adir


March 24
18:30 - 22:00
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Oude Haagseweg
Amsterdam, 1066 BW Netherlands
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