Tanishka Tantrika Bio
In 1996 Tanishka left a fledgling career as a stand-up commedienne & was initiated into the feminine mysteries, spending a year long vision quest in the Otway Ranges, after which she returned to pioneer a unique series of ‘Awaken Goddess’ feminine archetype seminars & channelled readings.
She then spent 12 years exclusively as a priestess serving the Divine Feminine, (first as the founder of Woven Women & later, Star of Ishtar) facilitating women’s gatherings such as Full Moon Circles & pioneering various rite of passage ceremonies & gatherings such as Goddess Hen’s nights, Belly Blessing Baby Showers, Budding Maiden Ceremonies & Elderwoman Ceremonies in Melbourne, Australia. During this time she also worked as a sacred temple dancer in various arenas, including initiating couples in Tantric Wedding Ceremonies. She also worked for two & a half years as a Faery initiating children through their rites of passage with a combination of play & mysticism. In 2003 she was blessed with a beautiful daughter.
Her work is distinguished by her gift for channelling ancient wisdom & disseminating it with down-to-earth humour. Combining these skills, she created & conducted an annual kundalini yoga journey awakening the divine feminine or shakti in priestesses through a nine month series of transformational initiations. She has also facilitated a wide range of short courses & seminars including Retreats,Tantra for Women, Dance Meditations & Community Events celebrating Seasonal & Astrological shifts.
In 2006 she created & unveiled the Star of Ishtar range of alchemical chakra essences, oils & elixirs to assist her initiate priestesses. Her first book, ‘The Inner Goddess Makeover’ was released June 2007.
Tanishka has been a popular keynote speaker at the Australian Goddess Conference, Melbourne Mind, Body, Spirit Festival & writes for various national magazines