April 19- 24 2024
Weekend Tickets available April 19-21st!
Join us on the Big Island of Hawaii, near Pahoa
on an intentional community permaculture farm!
Experience wonderful days of emotionally intelligent, poly-friendly, 
eco-sexy, open hearted, community connection!
Let's have a reunion!  We recommend you have experienced a
Network for New Culture week long event, ISTA Level 1, a Tantra Festival, or similar intensive. This allows us to do less of the introductory workshops and to go deeper with more ease.   ISTA and HAI graduates welcome! 
*Enjoy the closeness and sweet support of community
*Join our community ZEGG Forum sharing for emotional transparency
*Bliss out at the Connection Ceremonies and temple spaces
*Learn the skills of pleasure, including nurturing, respectful touch
*Time at the nearby black sand beach and volcanic steam vents! 
*Savor the yummy organic meals!
Fill out the Application! (After Jan 1st)
  • Aya Kamanakai

  • Hema Latha 

  • Amara Karuna 

  • Kim Keller

  • Tracy Matfin


  • and more!

Would you like to join us as a work trader or a presenter? Fill out this application!

Creating Connection

Join us in co-creating safe, nurturing, inspiring community, with a focus on how we can be deeply connected with each other, with nature and the world. 
We are dedicated to examining every aspect of our existing cultures and experimenting to find out how to create a world based on love and freedom, rather than fear and violence.
       The simple act of sharing loving touch is a deeply powerful practice that most of us would like to have more often, especially in these times.  The intention for this event is to create a warm, loving and safe space for exploring sensuality, communication and relationship skills in an experiential way. 
In order to create a safe bubble to touch in freely, we will ask for safety protocols to be followed beforehand, including testing and relative self seclusion.
We will have some open time blocks for participants to offer workshops and events.  If you have an idea for leading one, let us know on the application!
Come celebrate, be challenged, and enjoy yourself on the land as we share our talents, knowledge and hearts with each other!
This will be held on a private farm in the rainforest tropical jungle.  The center is very private, tucked away in a wet, wild forest and is comfortable with nudity.  It offers great food, and a number of private and dorm style rooms, and lots of space for camping.
We will limit the retreat to 70 people including organizers/presenters.

Samples from the Program

We have many wonderful offerings to delight you, presented by our very skilled presenters including:

Ecstatic Dance

(with various facilitators)

Ecstatic dance is tuning into the internal movement of emotions, sensations and our collective energies.

Discover your own way to move in this delightful form that is both playful and loving.

Dance serves as the perfect metaphor to learn about ourselves as we tune into a partner. What your body learns transfers to other relationships.

Honor your desire for social, sensual, sexual and spiritual connection.

Feel your passion burning within and notice how others will gather to warm themselves at your flame.

All levels welcome, no previous dance experience necessary.


Heart Connection Ritual

A Neo Tantra Ritual
This is a ritual of honoring and connecting with Divine Essence, both in yourself and in others.  This Heart Connection Ritual will be an uplifting and transformative experience designed to heal, awaken, and open your bodies energy system, especially the heart!
With step-by-step facilitation, participants are given the opportunity learn and practice neo-tantric skills, and to connect through practices such as eye gazing, breathing exercises, verbal sharing and sacred self-touch.


Tantric Breathwork

with Amara Karuna
Are you wanting to move some stuck areas in your being or life path?
Breath is the most basic and deep pathway to move our energy.
We are trained from early on to breathe shallowly in order to control our feelings. Using the simple vehicle of breathing deeply and evocative music, we will take a shamanic journey into our deep subconscious, assisted by a witness.
Within a container of a ritual sacred circle, we will open the gates to our energy bodies and allow a cleansing of old stuck patterns.

We take time for integration and sharing after each journey.
This is a fully clothed, sensual event.

Blissflow Intimate Couples Massage

with Amara Karuna
Treat your lover to an amazing, sensuous new experience!
Blissflow Massage is sensual and deep bodywork, done as a devotional practice, using long, sweeping strokes on the whole body.
Relax, energize and open to new levels of pleasure!
This workshop will consist of sensual bodywork that includes touching the whole body. The massage strokes run along meridians and muscle fibers, and are slow and deep.
The emphasis is on treating each other’s body as a sacred temple, using continuous, flowing strokes, which move the energy throughout the body, leaving you both relaxed and energized. This event is for couples.

ZEGG Forum

(with various facilitators) 

ZEGG Forum is a group process developed at the German community ZEGG to provide a stage for whatever is happening inside the person: one's true motivations, deep feelings, ideas and emotions. The Forum helps facilitate transparency, sharing and clarifying unsolved situations of daily life, and it can be a catalyst for one's own personal growth.


Authentic Relating Games

(with various facilitators) 

Create new and authentic connections by getting to know people in fun and playful ways.  Authentic Relating Games creates a safe atmosphere for people to show up, exactly as they are, and connect from this place.  The games are aimed at keeping what is present in the moment very alive and exploring it together with child like curiosity.  Depending on the group, the games can be light and simple.  They can also get edgy pretty quickly.  You decide where you want the games to take you!  Enjoy the ride!

Energy Ecstacy Neo Tantra Ritual

(with Amara Karuna) 
You are invited to join us in celebrating the mystery of our energetic bodies, and how we can play with them together! We will create a safe space for deep connection, respectful sensuality and intimacy, creative movement, play and touch. These practices focus on the subtle energy bodies and the energy flow between us, and are very playful.
You will connect with friends of all genders in a series of guided rituals that encourage you to be fully present as you share tantric energy practices, touch, eye contact, breathing, toning, massage, meaningful conversation, etc.
This is a fully clothed, sensual event.

Evening Temple

(with various) 
Deeper connections in a sensual open indoor space. Going to the temple is completely voluntary.  It might include spending time with one or more friends in a close loving way.  There are guidelines for sharing this space in a way that is safe and comfortable for everyone, and following these guidelines is a requirement for all temple participants.

The Facilitators So Far...

If you want to be on work trade or teach at the retreat, Apply here!

Hema Latha

Hema, the founder of Hema Yoga, is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga for over 6 years. Hema blends mindfulness, meditation and breath into a yoga experience that results in a greater awareness and connection to your body.

Hema is also a gifted energy healer, channeler and psychic. She uses Tantric techniques combined with her spiritual gifts to help individuals release traumas and negative blocks from their mind, body and spirit.

Amara Karuna

In 1989, she developed her own approach to peer counseling, called Holistic Peer Counseling integrating peer counseling with spiritual meditation practices, psychic healing, breath work and body centered techniques.

She began studying Tantra and Sacred Spot work, a method of sexual healing, on Maui in 2003, and has since studied 6 different methods of pelvic bodywork.  She has taught Sacred Pelvic Healing Work, and led Tantra Pujas since 2007.  
She is the author of the pictoral guide “Sacred Pelvic Healing Massage Practice Manual”, and offers Yoni and Lingam Massage DVDs to students for practicing at home.
Amara developed Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy, a method of healing the inner infant-self using cradling, hypnotic induction and suckling to address emotional issues stemming from lack of breast feeding & loving closeness as an infant.  She is the author of Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy- Healing Our Hearts Together“.

See http://www.amarakaruna.com for counseling, classes, workshops, writings, videos.

Aya Kamānakai

Co-Facilitator, ISTA Faculty

Allured by the wild and beauty within us, Aya Kamānakai calls us to remember the ancient wisdom and awaken the intelligence stored inside our bodies. She passionately calls women to embrace their pleasure and reclaim their sexual energy as a life force to create the life of their dreams.

Combining embodied movement, somatic expression, and vocal empowerment, Aya guides journeys of self exploration designed to connect to our authentic selves, unearth our deepest desires and birth our highest offerings. Aya hosts exotic transformational retreats, womb awakening workshops, online courses and private coaching as a reimagined mystery school where we learn from the wild, the wisdom in our bodies, and the vastness of our inner-knowing.

Aya is faculty with ISTA (International School of Temple Arts), and a Shamanic Womb Apprentice with Janine Ma-ree with the Red Earth Temple. She has also completed an Womb apprenticeship with the Dr Azra and Seren Bertrand of Womb Awakening, and is a VITA certified coach. She is an advocate for all beings reclaiming full creative potential, reviving wild sexuality, passion and rooting us in our sexual sovereignty.





Kim Keller

Kim Keller is a Certified Tantra Educator and Intimacy Coach, as well as Co-Organizer of Oregon Tantra Festival. Kim lives in Ashland, OR, with her partner, Jimmy Nacey. She specializes in working with women, men and couples looking for more pleasure, joy and intimacy in their sexuality, and utilizing that juicy energy to inspire and enliven their everyday life.

As a on-one-one coach, group facilitator, keynote speaker and workshop presenter, Kim has over 30 years experience as a counselor and coach, and is driven by her strong commitment and passion in the support and service of others as they discover and reclaim their own deep sensual and sexual nature as a critical part of overall health, wellness and vitality.

Event Guidelines

* No Pets or children Please
* This is a substance free event, please leave alcohol and drugs at home
* We ask for respect for the neighbors driving to the site, and keep voices low when outside the buildings.
* Please keep the site clean, leave no trace, give space and respect the animals and the private homes on the land.
* All interactions with others are by mutual consent, based on respect and clear communication
*No public sexual activity, keep it private
* Refrain from wearing strong scents to help others who are chemically sensitive
*No violence or loud public arguments or disturbances of any kind tolerated
* Keep quiet, especially in the dorms and camping area after 10 pm so others can sleep.
*Failure to comply with these guidelines could result in you being asked to leave without a refund.