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Eros as a path
to awakening
August 2024 in-person retreat
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When the power of sexual energy
and the light of spiritual consciousness become one

Join us for a deep dive into the fresh waters of our sexual natures!

 

Together we will create a sacred container of transformation to explore the role of sexuality and erotic energy as a gateway to healing and transformation. 

 

This workshop utilizes embodied practices and meditations to facilitate an expansion of consciousness and understanding about the role of erotic energy in our lives.

 

In our times, sexuality is often relegated to the shadows or reduced to a limited genital expression, leaving us disconnected from a whole bodied expression of our sensuous power and intelligence. Eros as a path to awakening is a space that directly confronts this challenge, opening, with care and awareness, the potency of our life-force. 

This workshop does not involve sexual interactions but a safe exploration of ones' sexual energy and ability to welcome and embody it.

 

We hold a commitment to facilitate a space of safety that involves clear boundaries, awareness of the sexual shadow, and careful holding of the dynamics of sexual trauma. Through developing a solid space of safety and connection, we engage a meditative inquiry that leads us to embody our wild erotic potentials.

Sexual energy is ultimately the power of the universe moving through our bodies. If we can open to this energy with the light of our awareness, we open the door to incarnate our essential natures as humans on earth.

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Eros

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Where

Nevada City, California

  • 40 acres of secluded forest

  • Gorgeous dome work shop space
  • Retreat house for lodging and option for camping
  • Sleeping and work spaces have air-conditioning if needed
  • 5 minutes from downtown Nevada City

When

 6 nights, August 4th – 10th

Arrive on the 4th in the afternoon, Leave on the 10th before lunch. 

Cost

$200 Early Bird Discount: register before June 1st!

  Sleeping bag or camping: $ 2000

 Shared Room with 4 beds: $ 2200

 Shared Room with 2 beds: $ 2400

                     Private Room: $ 2600

A Limited Number of Work-Study Scholarships Available

Instructors

                           

Marina Romero
Samuel Malkemus
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Institute of Holistic Transformation Retreat Eros as Awakening
Holistic Transformation work has been taught for decades in settings around the world, at Esalen, at CIIS, in workshop and therapeutic settings. This intensive workshop is the first offering in CA in many years. Don’t miss this special opportunity!
Institute of Holistic Transformation Retreat Eros as Awakening
Institute of Holistic Transformation Retreat Eros as Awakening
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focus of our time together

Sunday evening – Opening to Sacred Community

 

Monday - Who am I as a sexual being?

                     How does Eros open us to our essential natures?

 

Tuesday - Deepening into Sexual Energy

 

Wednesday - Expanded Consciousness and Erotic Awakening

Thursday - Working with the Sexual Shadow

Friday - Eros as a Path of Awakening

 

Saturday morning - Ritual closing

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Who is this for?
This retreat would benefit anyone looking to deepen their understanding of sexuality and is designed for both personal and professional inquiry. It is especially designed for those drawn to a spiritual approach to, and understanding of, sexuality. With this in mind it is well-suited for spiritual minded individuals or couples looking to explore their relationship to their sexuality, sexual identity, and path of sexual healing, as well as for therapists, educators, healers, and any other professionals that might benefit from a holistic understanding of sexual life. 
 
The primary goals of this module are that, by the end of the course, participants:
✓ Gain a deeper understanding of the role of sexuality in spiritual life
 
✓  Recognize the impact of sexual trauma and pathways toward its resolution
 
✓  Understand the key role that embodiment plays in provided a ground for a whole-bodied experience of sexuality that is not limited to genital sensation
 
✓  Develop knowledge of the way sexual arousal can be interwoven with past traumas
 
✓  Recognize the importance of having a healthy relationship to the sexual self, free of shame, rejection, and fear
 
✓  Understand the role of sexual energy in living an authentic life path that is anchored in our uniqueness and not dictated by external rules or norms
Who is this for?
This retreat would benefit anyone looking to deepen their understanding of sexuality.  It is well-suited for individuals or couples looking to explore their relationship to their sexuality, sexual identity, and path of sexual healing, as well as for therapists, educators, healers, and any other professionals that might benefit from a holistic understanding of sexual life. 
 
The primary goals of this retreat are that, by the end of our time together, participants:
✓ Recognize the importance of having a healthy relationship to the sexual self, free of shame, rejection, and fear

✓  Understand the role of sexual energy in living an authentic life path that is anchored in our uniqueness and not dictated by external rules or norms

✓ Gain a deeper understanding of the role of sexuality in spiritual life
 
✓  Recognize the impact of sexual trauma and pathways toward its resolution
 
✓  Understand the key role that embodiment plays in providing a ground for a whole-bodied experience of sexuality that is not limited to genital sensation
 
Institute of Holistic Transformation Retreat Eros as Awakening
We look forward to journeying with you!
In Gratitude & Service,

Samuel & Marina

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