Journey Into Bliss Retreat

Love, Health and Intimacy    

Would you enjoy a weekend of connection,

learning new ways of being,

and opening to deeper love and intimacy?

November 17-19, 2023

Beaverton, OR

Are you wanting to explore the profound wisdom of ancient spiritual traditions, the empowering insights of modern psychology, and the transformative power of sacred sexuality?

Would you enjoy delving deep into the realms of profound pleasure, spiritual awakening, and conscious connection?

Welcome to a transcendent journey into the realms of bliss, where spirituality and sexuality intertwine to ignite the spark of divine ecstasy within you. This immersive weekend retreat invites you to embark on a sacred exploration of your inner vital energy.

Through guided meditations, ecstatic movement, breathwork, and sacred rituals, you will learn to tap into the limitless wellspring of your own blissful nature. 

Guided by experienced facilitators and supported by a community of like-minded seekers, this transformative journey offers a safe and inclusive space for you to embrace the fullness of your being. Throughout this retreat, our skilled facilitators will guide you with compassion, wisdom, and respect, creating a safe space for you to explore, heal, and expand. 

Through a carefully curated blend of sacred practices based on classical and Neo-Tantra and intimate soul-stirring rituals, we invite you to embark on a path of self-realization and the integration of your spiritual and sexual energies.

You will have time to immerse yourself in nature, engage in nurturing practices like yoga and meditation, and connect with fellow participants who share your quest for profound fulfillment and authentic connection.

Held at a private residence in Beaverton, this retreat does not include food or lodging. If you want a place to stay in Portland, there are a few limited places at the venue for an extra $100. Or we can help you network with other participants for a place.

A retreat for both singles and couples

  • Hema Latha

  • Amara Karuna

We will share tools, practices, and insights that empower you to:
*Embrace your inherent divinity 
*Honor your authentic desires
*Cultivate a harmonious relationship between your spirituality and sexuality
*Take time for personal reflection, self-care, and integration
Treat yourself to this special opportunity!

The Program

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

Secrets of Tantra

Learn how to channel sexual energy through all parts of your body through understanding the best ways to breathe during sexual connection and the best ways to work with the muscles of your body. Learn how integrating sexual energetics into your love life can greatly deepen intimate connection  and sexual pleasure and greatly prolong the amount of time you can both enjoy it.  Discover how you can integrate these practices into Tantric ways of creating connection like eye-gazing and coming together. Tantra can be easily learned with all clothes on and no direct sexual touching.  It is great for both singles and couples. 

Experiencial Practice

Explore and expand your capacity to fully receive pleasure and stay present with a partner.
Broaden your spectrum of pleasure to be a more full body experience.
Use the entrancing power of pleasure and the transformative power of ritual for awakening.
Pleasure has been proven to have inherently healing effects on our emotional and physical states.  
This is a fully clothed, sensual event.


Experience Your Erotic Energy

Sexual energy is one of the most powerful sources of energy in the human body and in this workshop you will experiment with how to channel your erotic energy.  Learn powerful tools in this fun, hands-on workshop to help you get juicy and feel sexy!
You will get to play with different types of erotic touch and experiment with your erotic energy.  This workshop is clothing optional and will include sexual touch.  Bring a mat or blanket to lie on.

Sensual Cuddling

A chance for us all to relax, cuddle and chill out together.

Morning Yoga – Union with the Divine

(with Hema Latha)
Come and experience a uniquely traditional yoga class that focuses on integrating the mind, body and spirit.  These classes are based upon ancient teachings and will have a mixture of asana (physical poses), pranayama (breath exercises) and yoga philosophy teachings.

Tantric Breathwork

We will offer a form of Tantric Breathwork, a safe and simple way to trigger experiences of non-ordinary consciousness that open us to psychic depths and spiritual understanding.  These all become available to us, helping us transcend the constraints of our ordinary thoughts and habits.When our body and mind enter a deep state through controlled breathing, our inner wisdom uses the opportunity to work toward physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, and developmental change. 

SenseSoma Experience

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.  This ceremony includes eye gazing, aura brushing, Tantric  meditation, and light massage. 

Workshop Cost: 

No food or lodging included. Bring your lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday.
Regular price single $350
Abundant Angel single $450
Low Income single $250
Regular couple $600
Abundant Angel couple $800
Low income couple $450
Accommodation: If you need a place to stay in Portland, there are limited rooms at the venue for $100 extra.

$250 deposit, or full payment when you get the welcome letter in your email.  Balance due on October 16th.


Because we have limited space available, we have a strict refund policy.

If for some reason you become unable to attend, we can refund a portion of your payment according to the following schedule.

Substitutions of attendees may be made at any time.  Attendees must cancel by midnight, Pacific time, November 5th, 2023 to receive a full refund minus $50 cancellation fee per person. Cancellation requests received after Nov 5thth, 2023 or failure to appear for the event will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee, unless we can fill your spot. In which case you will get all but $50 back.

The exception to this is the Covid refund policy, which states if you cancel in the last week because of a confirmable case of COVID, you can get all your money back if we can fill your spot, or half if we can't.

Cancellation requests must be received by email to Amara at You are responsible for ensuring that we receive your written request. We will reply by email with a written acknowledgement. Cancellation refunds will be completed via check or Paypal.

Amara reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events at any time. This is very unlikely to happen. If Amara cancels or reschedules the event due to low enrollment, weather, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Amara, you are entitled to a full refund, but Amara is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. However, you may be able to join us for a smaller group experience during that time.

If Amara cancels an event is which you have registered, you will be contacted at the email address you provide when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.

The Facilitators

Amara Karuna

In 1989, Amara 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 for counseling, classes, workshops, writings, videos.

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.
Learn more about Hema Latha