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We know how to live through their eyes. We can always play their games, but are we denying ourselves by doing this? If you're going to carry the ugly green frogskin of conformity over you, you are going to suppress the beautiful prince or princess within you

—Harry Hay
Authentic Eros - Begin the Journey
Retreat Center Mission

Authentic Eros - Begin the Journey

Introductory Workshop

Have you ever wondered how to connect sexual freedom with emotional fulfillment? Can you recognize your own needs and express them despite the possibility of rejection? Do you feel like you are just going through the motions? Do you long to be truly seen or heard? Do you want to feel more uninhibited? Do you surf the net too often and for too long? 

Has your sex-life with your partner become patterned or stale? Have you ever asked yourself what kind of ecstatic states or depths of surrender you are capable of? Would you like to get out of your head and into your body? Do you wonder how to create or allow truly intimate connections? Questions such as these are often held by men who find AUTHENTIC EROS.

In the course of three full days, we give you the space to think deeply about what aspects of your sexual/erotic/intimate life are important to you now and which ones you may not want anymore. In an atmosphere of trust, playfulness, and discovery you can experiment with new skills and ways useful for your general relationship life, your sexuality and intimate encounters.

Using a mixture of solo, partner and group exercises including witnessing, mirroring and self-enquiry, we will cover:  

  • an opportunity to ask yourself good questions about sexuality, Eros and relationship developing greater presence
  • slowing down so you can properly read and experience the context you are in 
  • welcoming the unknown and dancing with it 
  • distinguishing what is really present from creating a story about it 
  • the courage to express clearly what you feel and what you want 
  • saying “No” and accepting a “No” from another 
  • discovering that your body is already an erotic event in and of itself 
  • expanding your touch, listening and nonverbal skills 
  • exploring counter scenarios to habits you want to transform

We work with the desires and growth of each participant, emphasizing individual freedom of choice, clear boundaries and self-responsibility. We support you to accept yourself and to let yourself be as you are – that is what we mean by “authentic”. There is not something to be acquired - just someone to be embraced: YOU.

WHEN?  -     Thursday, March 16 at 7pm through Sunday March 19, 2017 at 1pm

WHERE?  -  Saratoga Springs Retreat Center  10243 Saratoga Springs Rd, Upper Lake, CA 95485

HOW MUCH? - $425 includes nine meals, 3 nights lodging, and all taxes and fees.

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center  Amenities include: delicious meals using fresh and organic ingredients, large swimming pool, 16 person hot tub, 260 acres of hiking trails, rustic cabins, 19th century lodge, very easy access and secure parking.

Registration & Information

Please fill out the following form and we will contact you with more information. Space is limited, so please sign up soon to reserve your spot.

Saratoga Springs: 707-275-9503 | email

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Individual $425             Couple $800

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