Conscious Connection Retreat
Sheya grace wind
- and more!
This will be held at Sahale Retreat Center, near Tahuya, WA on the Kitsap Peninsula. The center is very private, tucked away in a lovely forest and is comfortable with sensual activities and 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. Because of the limited attendance, we will not be selling part time tickets.
Samples from the Program
We have many wonderful offerings to delight you, presented by our very skilled presenters including:
Desires, Consent and Healthy Boundaries
(With Ray Cohen)
This session will give us the important foundations of consent and healthy boundaries and allow us to develop erotic communication skills while deepening connection . We'll learn to share non-sexual touch that lets us practice communicating desires, as we release what prevents fulfilling them. You'll be able to explore coping mechanisms you may unconsciously use to deal with being vulnerable. Experience the deep presence Tantric exchanges make possible. . . Enlightening, pleasurable practical skills that enhance intimacy.
Blissflow Sensual Massage
(with Amara Karuna)
Sensual and deep bodywork in pairs, done as a devotional practice, using aroused energy combined with long, sweeping strokes on the whole body. Involves nudity. Bring a sheet, towel and sarong or robe, and a pad to lay on.
(with Sheya grace wind)
Dancing Freedom is a free form, authentic movement practice. Integrating elemental waves of music and magic, we give body to our prayers. The process is lightly facilitated, mainly self directed, a recipe for community coherence and human rewilding, welcoming to all.
(with Hema Latha)
This workshop is a 2 hour experiential workshop that enables participants to tune into their somatic and energy field. The playshop consists of fun activities with and without partners. Participants will learn about how to create and respect energetic boundaries, pick up on other's energies and much more!
Mojo Tantra Dance
(with Miranda Rudegeair)
Mojo Tantra Dance is an opportunity to dance with heart, humor, curiosity, and to celebrate the mystery and magic of human connection. After connecting with yourself and the group, the invitation is to take a new partner at the start of each track, and to dance whatever is genuine in each connection. However this is a suggestion only and not a rule. There are no circles or gender divisions. The space is held with strong respect and integrity, and individual sovereignty is honored at all times.
• No prior dance or Tantra experience is required.
• Individual boundaries are respected at all times.
• No partner required, but couples welcome.
• All genders are welcome.
• You are always in control.
Simple. Safe. Fun. Sensual.
(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 Miranda Rudegeair)
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!
Heart Connection Puja
(with Kim Keller)
If you enjoy being honored as the Divine Being that you are, and also enjoy giving others this relaxing enjoyment, this is the right event for you! Join us in an evening of sensual yet non-sexual loving, in a safe and sweet ceremony.
Ecstatic Chakra Breathing
(with Gwenn Cody)
In this session we use breathwork to activate your energy system and work through the obstructions formed by chronic emotional and energetic patterns, usually developed in childhood.
The session takes us through a developmental sequence that opens the “inner flute” and brings awareness to places that have been wounded, blocked or disowned and offers nourishment and vitality to the innate self.
People often feel a new sense of release and possibility after the session.
We ask that people give an amount that is both generous and joyful.
If you are unable to contribute at bottom of the sliding scale, please contact us – we may be able to work something out!
Those of you who are able to pay at the higher end of the sliding scale enable us to hold this retreat in a spirit of generosity and inclusiveness.
Full Payment will be due by July 30. A $200 deposit will hold your place once you are notified that you have a spot.
___Tenting/ RV ticket $490- $600 sliding scale, you bring your tent, bedding, towels
___Indoor dorm Ticket $670 - 800 sliding scale
___Private room Ticket $770- 900 sliding scale per person
Pay with Venmo, Check or credit card (add 4%)!
You can choose to spend an extra night before the retreat and/or one or two extra nights after the retreat, at the cost of $55 per night for camping or $85 per night for indoors.
Pre-event Safety Agreements
We will be taking many steps to insure all of our safety, including:
*requiring a period of you moving in a relatively tight bubble at least 5 days beforehand:
*refraining from risky practices such as going to large events with people you are not familiar with,
*practicing social distancing when around others for the week before the event,
*avoiding anyone who is sick,
*we recommend getting a PCR COVID test a within 4 days before the event and bringing the negative results with you, for an extra layer of safety, if possible,
*We will do a rapid testing of everyone the day the event starts at the site.
*If you have any symptoms of illness, please do not come to the training. If you need to cancel in the 7 days before the event because of becoming ill, we will refund you all of your money if we can fill your spot, or half the money if we can't.
We all want to feel safe to explore and connect with each other! We know people have different beliefs around COVID and being safe with it, and we ask you to please abide by these guidelines to protect the organizers and other attendees.
The Facilitators- More coming soon!
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.karuna-sacredloving.com for counseling, classes, workshops, writings, videos.
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.
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.
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, Oregon Tantra Festival, NFNC, Sex Positive Portland, and Loving More, as well as 10 years co-facilitating Sexual Radiance for Women. 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…
Learn more about Gwenn Cody, MSW, CET, CTE
Miranda’s journey started in Melbourne, Australia in 2014 when she began a one-year tantric yoga course presented by Tantra Is Love. This course inspired Miranda to further research the path of pleasure. Miranda began training in topics such as sacred sexuality, tantric massage and conscious relating. In the years to follow, Miranda continued to attend other tantric based courses, workshops and festivals including ISTA, Authentic Relating Facilitator Training and Somagetic Experience Training. Miranda is also a certified conscious movement facilitator. Miranda loves to connect, play and dance (and be a goof), so brining people together to connect on a deeper level but in a playful way is an absolute joy for her!
Ray Cohen is a co-organizer of the Oregon and Cascadia Tantra Festivals, 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, and Network for New Culture. Ray has taught Sacred Pelvic Healing Massage with Amara Karuna, who developed this technique. He did 2 years of service in Uganda in the Peace Corps.
Sheya grace wind
Sheya grace wind practices life as art.. offering her gift bundle of opening spaces for love, grace, creating and transformation serving earth community. dancing freedom, an enlivening elemental tantric movement ceremony, is a favorite cocreation She is also a visionary painter and loves to make spaces for people to focus on creating art as magic, teaching and sharing heartivism ( sacred art activism ) whenever possible..