April 19- 24 2024
Weekend Tickets available April 19-21st!
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Join us on the Big Island of Hawaii, near Pahoa
on an intentional community permaculture farm!
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Experience wonderful days of emotionally intelligent, poly-friendly, 
eco-sexy, open hearted, community connection!
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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!
with
  • Aya Kamanakai

  • Amara Karuna 

  • Kim Keller

  • Eve Soboleva

  • Tracy Matfin

  • Gwenn Cody

  • Ray Cohen

  • Riana Good

  • Signa Cheney

  • Rani Joy

Would you like to join us as a work trader? 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.

See the Program

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

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.

The Facilitators

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.  
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.

Eve Soboleva

Eve Soboleva is a leading intimacy expert, transformational relationship mentor, visionary founder of The Love Lodge, author, temple arts master, and ecstatic dance DJ. Over the past decade, she has made a global impact, guiding individuals and couples to rediscover their Erotic Soul Design for thriving relationships. Eve advocates harmonious, co-empowering relationships as an emerging culture on Earth, led by devoted, empowered, embodied, ecstatic lovers, and benevolent leaders. Her approach combines ceremonial, transpersonal, and somatic elements in a holistic journey towards transformative Love & Relationships, creating a profound impact on both interpersonal and collective levels.

Tracy Matfin

Tracy is an educator turned gardener, mother, permaculture instructor and lover of life. She is a founding member of La’akea Community where she has been living and experimenting with sustainability for more than ten years. Tracy practices what she teaches. She practices non-violent communication, peer counseling, Huna (a form of Hawaiian spirituality), couples counseling and group facilitation. When people learn from Tracy, they tend to feel good and have fun.

Ray Cohen

Ray Cohen is a co-organizer of the Oregon Tantra Festival, a professional counselor with experience helping people recover from substance abuse, a personal fitness coach and a professional musician. He supports clients in working with issues of intimacy, polyamory, open relationships, and sexual healing, and can work with couples.

Ray has presented for Sex Positive Portland, Polytopia, Oregon and Cascadia Tantra Festivals, and Network for New Culture. Ray has been teaching Sacred Pelvic Healing Massage since 2018 with Amara Karuna, who developed this technique. He lives in Portland, OR. He did 2 years of service in Uganda in the Peace Corps.

Ray-Cohen.com

Signa Cheney

Signa is a veteran yoga teacher with more than three decades of teaching experience. Her journey began with Hatha Iyengar Yoga and continued with many years of Vinyasa, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Bhakti and Tantra Yoga studies. Signa is well-loved for her myriad ways of helping people experience the depths of yoga, and her skillful ability to offer a dynamic yet restorative practice, with emphasis on breath and sound.

Aya Kamānakai

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.

aya.beloved@gmail.com

AyaPapaya.com

@http://www.instagram/AyaPapayaWear

 

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.

https://kimrosekeller.com/

Gwenn Cody

Gwenn Cody, MSW, CET, CTE has been teaching tantra and sexual enhancement classes for over 20 years. Her education includes professional level training with Margo Anand and Charles Muir, and participation in numerous other tantric, neo-Reichian and sex-positive workshops and trainings. She has presented at Hawaii Tantrafest, NCNF, Sex Positive Portland, and Loving More, as well as 10 years facilitating Sexual Radiance for Women (with Magdalena Zadikov).

In addition, Gwenn has been a private practice psychotherapist since 1988 and an early provider of body-oriented psychotherapy, and therapy/support for non-monogamous people and those exploring "alternative" sexualities in her community. She's certified as a Core Energetics therapist and a Pelvic Heart Integration teacher along with other modalities.

www.gwenncody.com

Riana Good

Riana spends most of her time barefoot, living outside, growing food - and also leads social-dynamics explorations, movement workshops, and Restorative Justice Circles. She taught Spanish in the Boston Public Schools for 12 years and is trained as a mediator, YogaDance instructor, JourneyDance instructor, and Somatic Bodyworker. She has lived, worked and taught in communities in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Oregon.

Rani Joy

Rani Joy has been leading Embodiment Practices since 1997. She has a Masters's Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and is a Somatic Therapist specializing in Hakomi ~ An amazing mindfulness based profound form of Body Centered Therapy. She is also a Transformational Life Coach, Bodyworker, Energy Worker  & leads Yoga, Contact Dance, Authentic Movement and Authentic Relating.  Inspired by over 27 years of devoted study and practice in the Healing Arts~ Her offerings offer a safe, fun, engaging, and welcoming space to dive in to deep self-discovery, embodiment, connection, and play!