Into the Void: Sacred Sexuality for Lovers
Sacred Sexuality for Lovers is an invitation for individuals and couples of all genders and sexual orientation. This will be a profoundly intimate week-long retreat and we have space for only five couples (or friends) to embark on this journey.
"I feel very grateful for the workshop because it helped me to encourage myself to take new decisions based on what I really want to do rather than what I am supposed to do. Everything before was a concept, now it has an experience, a feeling, and a sensation.
The degree to which it has changed my relationship is wonderful. I have been in a 4-year relationship with my boyfriend and we haven't ever had this confidence to talk about our likes and dislikes in our sexual life. We are very open minded, alternative and very conscious, but in the private, intimate part of our lives we were not connected.
After the workshop, we definitely changed our way of acting, thinking and communicating based on the Wheel of Consent. And now we are free in love, magically connected, clearly communicating and respecting our own needs, beliefs, likes and dislikes... and that makes us feel great every day."
~ Maria Elise Galvez, Ecuador, December 2016
What We Offer
About the Retreat
In this retreat, you will be guided in learning to touch and connect in a conscious and empowered way. From here, you will learn to create agreements with yourself and with your lover to access deeper levels of intimacy and expansiveness.
The foundational teachings of this retreat will be based on the Wheel of Consent by Dr. Betty Martin. The Wheel of Consent is a map or framework to help us navigate more consciously in relationship – with our partner and with the world. By locating ourselves on the map, we can see where our weak spots are, particularly when it comes to giving and receiving.
This will be an embodied experience that you will feel in your nervous system. We are reactivating a dormant part of the nervous system that is based on social engagement and safety. When we engage this part of the nervous system, we lay the foundation for deeper connection.
Relationships are often based on unspoken, or telepathic, agreements, which lead to assumptions and expectations. And sooner or later, we find ourselves misaligned with our own truth, disappointed by our partner, or burned out; we make ourselves the victim and our partner the perpetrator.
We will share tools that will help you to sort out and bring hidden, unspoken expectations and behaviors into the light. It’s a process of letting go of what is inauthentic in relationship. With this felt-sense of truth, authentic relating can unfold with ease.
To bring integrity to relating as sacred lovers, it requires clear agreements, which create trust, safety and surrender, while maintaining sovereignty. We make commitments to ourselves, first and foremost, from a place of self-love and respect.
When this is embodied, it is functioning like an electric circuit in the nervous system that is waking up and coming online. We start to ask, “who is this for” in every interaction and come into alignment with our desires and requests. We start to feel safe and trust, to be soft, open and vulnerable, and to let go of defenses and resistance.
From this place, deep spiritual qualities of surrender, integrity, gratitude and generosity will unfold with ease as you learn the art of taking and the art of surrender.
“This workshop was amazing. I am holding onto that experience in every fiber of my being and every last cell. I've taken so many of these workshops from various types of places but this is the only one that helped me see exactly where I am and where I have a choice to empower myself through touch, pleasure and action. Thanks to you both, Matt and Robyn, for masterfully articulating and facilitating a safe space.”
~ Workshop Participant, San Francisco, CA, January 2017
Consent and Safety
We create a safe container and empower you to make choices about the experience you want to have. You will always have the choice about how deeply you want to engage with any exercise – we hold the container and you choose the pace. It will always be up to the participant to decide their limits and boundaries.
Registration & Pricing
The price for this week-long exclusive retreat is US$5,000 per couple/pair -- come with a lover or a friend. A 50% deposit ($2,500) is required to hold your space.
Registration does not include:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get there?
Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is the international airport you will be flying into. Remember you can lose up to two days with the time change and flight time depending on where you are coming from, so double check the arrival date and time.
Do I need a visa?
You do need a visa to visit Indonesia. You can apply for a 30 or 60 day tourist visa on arrival in Bali. For more information visit: http://www.visabali.com/tourist-visas.php.
How do I get to the retreat location from the airport?
We will arrange airport pick up. A driver will be waiting at the airport with a sign with your name.
When should I arrive and depart?
Please plan to arrive between 3-5 pm on Sunday, April 2.
Please plan to depart at 1 pm on Saturday, April 8.
What currency do I need in Bali?
Indonesian rupiah. If you plan to use credit cards, be sure to let your credit card company know you're traveling!
What if something comes up and I can’t attend? What is the cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel for any reason and we can find a couple to take your spot, we will refund the amount paid minus a $500 non-refundable deposit. If we cannot find a person to take your spot, there are no refunds; however, you can transfer your paid spot to another couple, so you can send friends to the retreat in your place.
To register or if you have additional questions, please reach out to us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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