Stay Tuned for 2020 Dates! “The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire. For having experienced the fullness of this depth of feeling and recognizing its power, in honor and self-respect we can require no less of ourselves. “ From Uses of the Erotic by Audre Lourde
Do you remember in your bones when your pleasure, ecstasy and joy were held as sacred gifts to the collective and the divine?
What would it mean to you to interact with yourself, your creativity, your life and your world through the powerful lens of your own pleasure?
As women, our sexuality has been commodified, co-opted, shamed, enslaved and twisted to fit the agenda of the systems of oppression that seek to benefit from this power. It is time to take it back.
What does the raw truth of your sexuality feel like from the inside out?
This is a sacred invitation to the women who are ready to reclaim sovereignty over their pleasure.
This is an invitation to inhabit your pleasure as it relates to your unique embodied experience and use it as a force of creation in your life.
***A note on gender: Please note that this retreat is open to Any Body who identifies as female regardless of what is between your legs. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
The Retreat This unique retreat is a deep dive into exploring the erotic from the perspective of our own internal experience. We will look at dismantling the shame that keeps us disconnected to our pleasure. We will look at letting go of the performance of pleasure and living it’s raw truth from the inside.
Through powerful self-pleasure ritual and embodied explorations we will learn what it means to mine the power of our own unique eroticism and bring it as a gift to the collective.
Sexuality is a sacred conversation between self and other. Lover and beloved. Our senses are the portals through which we give and receive pleasure from the world around us.
Each day we will focus on one or two of the 5 senses of the body. How can we experience the pleasure of living through focused attention to touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight? We will bring these embodied learnings into a group erotic practice at the end of each day as a generative force of healing and visioning for ourselves and the world.
The Location The island of Crete is stirring with sensual and erotic energy. There is an ancient history of female sexual sovereignty that can be felt in the winds and waters. The image of the snake priestess of Crete whispers of a time when female sexual power was revered. We will let the sensuousness of this place envelop and teach us. From the smells of wild mountain sage mixed with the spray of ocean to the feeling of sun soaking into olive oiled skin, to the taste of honey and wine and olives on our tongues, the landscape is in and of itself a divine teacher in the realms of pleasure.
Unlike many tours abroad, this retreat is not about buzzing around to see as many sights as possible. It is not about being tourists or consumerists. It is a journey to our inner landscapes supported and informed by the exquisite landscape around us. It is about slowing down and savoring. It is about seeing ourselves with fresh eyes and then looking again. It is about tasting something we have tasted a thousand times as if for the first time as our senses awaken. We live in times of over-stimulation and over-consumption which cause us to numb out. In this retreat we will slow down and really feel all of the subtle messages of pleasure that are all around us.
Our retreat is short but deeply sweet and very full. . I encourage you to take time after the retreat to sink into the embrace of this beautiful land to harvest and digest the richness of our time together.
We will be staying in a beautiful private home near the town of Sougia which is known for its beautiful beach, delicious food and is at the mouth of the trail to the ancient city of Lissos. This was a powerful ancient site of healing and pilgrimage and the site of one of the many snake temples on Crete. It can be reached only by foot or boat.
Cost of the retreat is $777 which includes food and lodging. For more information or to register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Your Facilitator: Juliana is a pleasure activist, Somatic Sex Educator, Certified Sexological Bodyworker and birth worker. She is the mother of two wonderful wild children and supports people to source themselves deeply in the joy and power of their sexuality so that they can tend to themselves and the future generations with fiercely embodied Love. She lives in Southern Vermont where she has a private practice as a Somatic Sex Educator supporting people on their journey to erotic sovereignty. She is a lifelong apprentice to the wild and poetic wisdom of the body and student of pleasure. To learn more about Juliana’s work please visit: www.boldlyembodied.com