A deep dive retreat integrating heart, sex and spirit

with Kim Keller, Gwenn Cody and Ray Cohen

November 8-11th 2024

Near Portland, OR, USA

Have you been curious about going deeper into Western Neo-Tantra?
This delightful and profound practice will help you open your body and heart to your own inner radiant nature.
Learn to expand your capacity to offer that radiance to others, especially intimate partners.
Our weekend starts with the creation of a safe and inclusive container.
From there we explore practices that:
*Deepen connections,
*Expand awareness,
*Enhance sexual experiences 
*Lay the foundation for a practice that can carry you forward into happier, more ecstatic living.
Come study with three experienced guides and other seekers of inner harmony in this 3 1⁄2 day residential event.
Through both solo and partnered experiences, you will learn:
● The Tantric perspective of our interconnectedness and basic unity
● The 3 tantric keys of breath movement and sound
● The use of ritual, visualization and playfulness to activate both higher and lower energy centers
● Basic anatomy of the pelvic region
● How to use the PC Pump and Inner Flute to open the central energy channel, connecting sex center, heart center and third eye
● The power of pelvic healing and release work to de-armor our emotions and energy body
● Gentle yoga practices to prepare the body for arousal and intimacy
● Finding and riding the “Wave of Bliss”
● How deepened self-love means deeper communion with others
● How to connect your practice with positive change and activism in the world in ways that align for you.

Enter the Garden of Sacred Intimacy

Due to the deep nature of the work we will be doing it is recommended that you have some experience in comparable interpersonal, spiritual and emotional work and/or personal development.

 

This nurturing retreat is located at a lovely, secluded retreat in the countryside near Portland, OR, surrounded by tall forests and nestled in a lush valley.

The Retreat

Spending this luxurious time together gives us space for a structured and progressive practice rather than a piecemeal approach, and allows you to really integrate the “state change” that lets the bliss body open.
A committed tantric practice can help you find your center and stay grounded amidst chaos, give you insight into your true nature, and by seeing the divinity in others can transform the way you perceive the world.

The Intention

“We want to be able to help you activate your excitement about your own self and the people around you. We want to help you learn to be a skillful, passionate, and compassionate lover.
And we want to help you really learn these wonderful tools and practices that are going to help you enliven your own life and possibly even create states of bliss and ecstasy that you will be able to enjoy everywhere you go!”
- Kim, Gwenn and Ray

The Facilitators

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.

Gwenncody.com

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.

kimrosekeller.com

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, 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

Self Responsibility

This is an individual process that happens in a group environment and a level of ability to be self responsible is needed to navigate the spiritual Tantric space.

We recommend that if there is known deep seated trauma, individuals seek one on one sessions and get the ok from their therapist before entering the group process.

We will require protocols to maintain the COVID safety of our in person event, including asking for being careful to avoid crowds beforehand, and asking to you not attend if you are feeling ill.