Conscious Connection Retreat Agenda


For the PDF version: Conscious Connection Agenda 2023


Plan V with Eleanor

Eleanor O’Brien from Dance Naked Creative, a sex positive theater company, will be staging her newer show: Plan V.  This show is about a global pleasure cult that worships the pussy and sacred goddess. It’s funny, sexy and visionary!


Transcending Shame with Gloria

In this transformative workshop, learn about what shame is and where our shame comes from.  Gloria will take you through a journey of acknowledging any shame that you may have and will give you easy to use tips to help transcend the shame.  You'll leave this workshop feeling lighter and brighter, ready to embrace your full self!

Consent and Boundaries with Hans, Hema and Victor


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 about the different models of  consent and why there is so much confusion around these models.  Delivered in a fun and interactive way you will learn practical skills that enhance intimacy.

Victor will lead the group through a series of somatic exercises to help you understand what consent feels like in your body bringing you to a greater awareness of your true desires

Poly 101 with Gloria

In this fun, informative and easy-to-understand primer on Polyamory and open relationships, we'll cover:

  • Definitions, vocabulary, and different ways to construct non-monogamous relationships
  • The elements that make Polyamory workable (and those that create frustration and regrets!)
  • Open relationship most common pitfalls and how YOU can avoid them
  • How to create safety by figuring out and negotiating your boundaries and agreements
  • Resources, books, and tools to proceed into the world of responsible non-monogamy, at whatever your preferred pace or interest leve¦ Tools that help in monogamy, too!

Latihan with Hema

Latihan is an Indonesian inspired meditation in movement experience that can heighten your senses and is a practice in letting go.  The movement happens spontaneously in a large room with you and other participants and outwardly manifests as gentle physical whole body movement.  Inwardly however, this practice can transport you to a place of beautiful surrender and give you embodied tools to help you navigate the unknown.  This exercise is completely blindfolded and will involve all of your other senses to create connection with others and mostly yourself.  Participants come away feeling nurtured and blissed out!

ReWilding Eros with Victor

In this presentation and mini-workshop we will explore Erotic ReWilding and what it means to be Erotically Sovereign in culture that demands relational enmeshment and domestication. With an anthropological/evolutionary understanding of our human sexual lineage we will explore the modern social and internalized structures that interfere with our erotic brilliance. We will also explore how reclaiming your erotic brilliance is not only a personal/interpersonal journey but also a cultural journey of decolonization, rematriation and somatic justice.

Heart Connection Ritual with Kim and Hema

This ritual will be an uplifting and transformative experience designed to heal, awaken, and open your body's energy system, especially the heart! With step-by-step facilitation, participants are given the opportunity to learn and practice neo-tantric skills, and to connect through practices such as eye gazing, breathing exercises, verbal sharing and sacred self-touch. Participants will:

Practice opening and softening your heart

Learn tantric practices to apply to life

Foster deep presence

Be nourished by human connection

Experience intimacy,  even with physical distance

Immerse into the larger field of love

When we share from that place of honoring each other's hearts, bodies, and souls, something deep inside of us is fed. In this ritual you will be invited to step into sacred space so that together we might create the possibility of deep healing, nurturing, and joy together.

Dance Eros with Victor

Eros is the glue of community and dance is one of our most ancient
human community expressions. With permission to dance in erotic expression within Community, what will you do?

While inviting Eros through the front door, how will you dance?

DanceEros is your playful opportunity to invite Eros through the front door in ecstatic dance however she arrives; in decadent glory, in
nuanced shyness, in quiet strength, in reverent irreverence, in bawdy ridiculousness...all manifestations are welcome as we create a
powerful community field through the moving and celebration of Eros.

We will establish an erotic-inclusive, consent driven container of agreements at the opening of the dance and then segue into
movement, dance and play!

Awakening Games with Jonathan

There are simple methods or "games" you can do with a partner that can help both of you to quickly access more joy, love, and peace.  In this playshop, you'll learn and experience 6 different ways to tap into higher states of consciousness with anyone.  The result is you'll both "get high" (without drugs), and feel deep presence and connection. No need to come with a partner.  Best of all, you'll be able to use these methods for the rest of your life with lovers or your friends.

9 Minute Dates with Fred

For this playshop, each participant has the opportunity to connect for seven minutes with a number of different individuals. The invitation is to see how much you can fall in love with those who you are paired with. All are encouraged to find dates with campers of all genders and with those who they don't know well. And dates can be with more than one person. The first minute or two is used to find agreement about what the participants would like to do on their date. Sensual touch is greatly encouraged, but not required. These dates can run a wide gamut from quite wild and sexy to tame and sedate, as long as they are fully consensual. The final minutes of the playshop are for sharing highlights of the experience with the whole group.

Osho Dynamic Meditation with Sarito

This meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the body mind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind those prison walls. A powerful physical active meditation. Delays the onset of seriousness. Wear loose and comfortable clothes. Will be cathartic and loud.  Bring a blindfold.

Deep Dance with Bob O

Deep 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. A spontaneous conversation unfolds as motion releases emotion. By using the language of our bodies, we give expression to feelings that are beyond words. Dance serves as the perfect metaphor to learn about ourselves as we tune into a partner. What your body learns transfers to other relationships. Using massage-like movements we will explore ways to nourish the hungry heart. 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.
You are invited to join a gathering of Kindred Spirits.

All levels welcome, no previous dance experience necessary.

Massage A Trois

Massage-A-Trois is a yummy event where we come together to give and receive massages in groups of three. We start with clarification of boundaries, desires and consent as they apply to both givers and receivers.  Relax, give, receive, enjoy, and leave with an oxytocin and dopamine high!

Earth as my lover with Larry

Larry Jensen

This clothing optional workshop will create opportunities for participants to explore and discover how connecting the environment with our sensual and sexual selves, can create a path to seeing the environment in a new and harmonious way.
“Being a good partner to Lover Earth takes more effort than being the overindulged, self-centered child of Mother Earth”
Susan Block