The Sensual Arts Retreat

  Bali, October 2022

 

Connect | Explore | Surrender

14-21 October, Northern Bali
 
"Totally totally amazing!!!
It has changed my life . I found a kind of peace . At last I have met people who share the same views as me with respect to spiritual practice , sex in general and kink in particular. I have discovered shibari and I love it. I feel my life has opened up in a way I could not have previously envisioned."
- Toby, Sensual Arts Retreat 2019


 

Are you looking for a blissful,  expansive holiday escape to learn some seriously delicious new skills, meet lots of friendly, open-minded people, and let your playful side out for a week of epic connection and self exploration?


The Sensual Arts retreat is designed to be a deep and expansive experience for any exploratory sensualist or conscious kinkster, with a perfect balance of learning, experiencing and soul-nourishing rejuvenation... while keeping it playful and fun.

Join us in Bali for this unique and powerful experience as you uncover your inner Sensual Artist!

What Is The Retreat About?

 

The Sensual Arts retreat is designed to be a deep dive into the realms of sensuality and intimacy. We explore what our authentic desires are, how to communicate them and how to access our boundaries and express them. We aim to create a space of safety, self awareness and creativity. 


The retreat is part internal exploration and part skill development for those who wish to gain tools for creating intimacy with others, skills like shibari, massage, sensory play, energy play and more. This will give you a tool box for exploring your creative side in your sensuality and having new ways of interacting with others in your life, as well as the internal resources for finding your authentic path. 


You'll learn practices and tools from Tantric and Yogic origins, as well as modern therapeutic practices, processes and tools to cultivate somatic awareness, attunement and to access the deep wisdom of the body. 


This retreat is a celebration, an exploration and a space of discovery. 

 

Our Core Values

  • Authentic expression- That all of you is welcome here, including sadness, anger and all other emotions. While we're exploring sensuality then all kinds of emotions can come to the surface, and they're all perfect and part of the journey. 

  • Radical consent and communication- Full body YES and celebrated NO's.

  • Liberation- Our work is focused on freeing people from conditioning placed on them by society and our upbringings to find out innate truth and wisdom. The deconditioning process doesn't have to be all struggle, it can be fun and playful too!

  • Conscious exploration- We have an alcohol and substance-free event (with the exception of ceremonial cacao), and encourage a deep dive into what your motives, vaues and desires are. We take time for self reflection, sharing and self-discovery. 

  • Inclusivity- All genders, sexualities, races and relationship styles welcome. 

  • Environmental consciousness- A portion of the ticket sales go towards carbon-offsetting projects planting trees and helping the environment. We recognize international retreats contribute to carbon emissions with flights so we endeavour to give back in the ways we can. We also serve vegan nd locally sourced food, because it is the best for the environment and for the planet, as well as all the creatures living on the planet.

  • Safety- We take a trauma-aware and gentle approach to our event that values nourishing a sense of safety, as well as self-responsibility and sovereignty. We want you to meet your edges in a way that is integrated and promotes true growth and healing. 

 

What will happen?  ­

 

The retreats generally feature workshops about:

  • Consent and Communication

  • Shibari (the Japanese art of bondage).

  • Yoga and other embodied practices

  • Ecstatic Dance

  • Tantra

  • Sensual & Erotic dance

  • Conscious Kink and play

  • Massage and bodywork

  • Breathwork

  • Self love and Self worship

  • Conscious relating

  • And More!!

 There will also be performance nights and special events, rituals and ceremonies. 

 

Who is this for?

 

This retreat is open to people who are looking to deepen their self-connection and expand their freedom through the field of conscious sensuality.

Curious wanderers, exploratory sensualist or conscious kinkster, whether beginning your journey or experienced. You are welcome to come as a couple, alone or with friend(s) and explore whatever level of connecting feels right for you.

It's recommended to have some foundations in practices like yoga and meditation to get the most out of this retreat. 

  • Singles, Couples and those in between

  • All genders, sexualities and expressions welcome

  • Open minded and open hearted humans

  • Those wanting to explore the mystery and the unknown

  • Those ready to awaken to new realms of possibility in their life and relationships

As with all Sensual Artistry events, it is Queer, poly, SW and kink friendly. We do not pair people up according to gender and avoid using heteronormative terms

 

Who this is not for:

  • People who expect to 'get some' or feel entitled to connection with others. Your intentions should not just be about what you can get from others but your own personal journey and liberation.

  • Anyone who has an issue with an issue being paired in a practice with someone of the same gender, or has issues being in a space with people outside the gender binary (we do not pair people up based on gender and are open to  non-binary and trans people)

  • People who are not ok with non-sexual nudity

  • People who want to stay in their patterns of unhappiness, victimhood, boredom and complaints (We aim to liberate these things!)

  • Those who are unable to understand consent and communication who have issues with crossing boundaries- there are other more suited spaces to learn these skills. 

  • People who have severe active trauma, psychosis, narcissism or are heavily medicated for mental health disorders. Please contact if you're not sure if this may be you.

What Will You Gain?

 

You will learn skills for sensuality, intimacy and conscious relating, meet new like-minded people and build friendships and community, as well as discover parts of yourself that you may not have uncovered previously. Previous participants have remarked that the experience was life changing and opened up a whole new world for them and the way they relate to others. 

You'll also get plenty of time to learn the art of shibari from one of the worlds best!

It is also an amazing chance to unwind, pamper yourself, play and explore in beautiful Bali!

 

 

Consent and Safety

 

Everything is an invitation and we do not pressure, coherse or push people to do activities if they wish to sit out. You can practice alone or with your partner, friend or classmate within the scope of your limits.

There is no pressure to be intimate with anyone, at any time, beyond your comfort levels. We encourage enthusiastic consent and celebrate 'no's and recognizing personal boundaries. 

The only required workshop is a consent and safety workshop so that we can be sure to have a safe and respectful container for us all.

We are passionate about trauma-aware, gentle and integrated approach to exploration and boundaries that is empowered and nourishing. 

This is a sensual-level retreat, meaning there will be no explicit sexual exploration or play in the public spaces. 

 

Emotional Support  

 

We are aware that exploring to the edges of human sensuality can sometimes bring up intense feelings and past experiences. We have a care team of trained, trauma-aware professionals who are ready to lovingly support any triggers or emotional issues that come up during the course of the week. We’ll create the safest container possible where anything coming up can be expressed and integrated.

We have protocol for possible consent violations or issues that may arise and endeavor to support you fully in your experience no matter what comes up. There is also an on-site spa if you want any additional bodywork, plus options for coaching sessions.

 

Nudity.

Full or partial nudity can be proposed in some of the workshops. As everything else, it isn’t mandatory, but you should be willing to be around other people who are exercising this human freedom. 

Outdoor nudity may be possible depending on the venues.

 

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

 

 

The Location  ­

 

Located in the North of Bali, this beautiful retreat centre is on the beach and has amazing facilities, entirely booked for our group.

2 pools, tropical garden, beautiful yoga shala for workshops, spa, gym, cute bungalows and rooms.

We're so blessed so have such an amazing space to explore.

We even have access to snorkelling gear, stand up paddle boards and canoes for some water adventures and an archery area.

GETTING THERE- We will help arrange shuttles on the day from Denpasar and Ubud (additional cost) or you can arrange your own way there (if you're staying in Bali longer it can be lovely to do a scooter trip to the area!) It is 3 hours from the airport to the location and you pass a beautiful volcano on the way. 

Your Facilitators for the Journey

Meet the team and their roles for this delicious week of magic.

Luna Agneya

Organizer and facilitator

Tantra, Sensuality and Intimacy


Originally from Australia, though a word-travelling nomad, Luna has been working between the sex-positive and the spiritual communities for over 10 years, and facilitating and event hosting events in these realms for over 9 years. She is a queer, kinky and non-monogamous ex-stripper with a passion for the path of liberation. 

Luna has studied and practised Yoga, Tantra, Meditation, Breathwork and a variety of spiritual and somatic healing modalities over the years, getting certified as a Yoga, meditation and pranayama instructor in 2016 and graduating as a Tantric Sexuality and relationship coach from the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality in 2020, as well as completing a Transformational Facilitator training and Tantric breathwork training (Osho style). She also passionately studies all things related to relationships, trauma and healing, spirituality and sexuality.

She studies classical Nondual Shaiva Tantra with Christopher Wallis at the Tantrika Institute/Tantra Illuminated (3+ yrs), as well as studying  nondual philosophy, spirituality and the path awakening with teachers from around the world to get a varied and holistic perspective. 

Luna also has completed a Trauma Awareness for Facilitators course and has a passion for psychology, shadow work, Integrated and holistic healing modalities and mystery school teachings. 

She now runs facilitator trainings with the Sensual Arts School for others passionate about teaching integrated and grounded approaches to sacred sexuality. 

 

The Sensual Arts School ( www.sensualarts.school )

SEANI WILD

Seani Wild (previously Seani Love) has been exploring and teaching erotic ritual for over twenty years.

His work combines ritual techniques, Conscious Kink, Neo-Tantra, Jungian Psychology, and ritual theatre. His work enables him to take his clients on profound journeys into their inner worlds and helping them find power, wisdom, love, and pleasure within themselves

An expert in this unique field, Seani received the prestigious industry award ‘Sex Worker of the Year’ in London in November 2015.

Check out his Website here

Avalon

AVALON- is a rigger, photographer, performer and a creative innovative rope artist that merges art, bondage, sensual play and traditional Japanese Shibari.  Avalon has developed his own distinctive style which is fluid and sensory, forming a communication with his models via rope he incorporates sensuality and sensitivity into his rope work.  Avalon has trained with the best in the world and is an extremely experienced rope artist, we are extremely lucky to have him at the retreat. He will be teaching daily workshops on the art of shibari and doing a performance for us. 

At the last retreat Avalon was an amazing addition, providing various suspension demos and sharing his passion and wisdom. 

Check out this great interview with him in ArtPlay magazine

On Instagram

 

Assistants + Care team

Tristen and Blossom will be supporting the event, being available for emotional and logistical support during the reteat.

 

What people say....

 

"I really can’t begin to say enough how brilliant the whole thing was. It was so well organised and done with the most amazing sensitivity. I have rarely met such a group of pure souls . So empathic and so open . Yes , we the group, made the event by “showing up” by being brave , but that would not have been possible without all the work and planning that was done to create the container that allowed that magic to flow" 

—  Toby, 2019

 

"I never expected to learn so much about communicating my desires and needs, nor to have so many issues rise to the surface that had been submerged. The week was wonderful, difficult, ecstatic, challenging, heart-wrenching, playful, tedious and exciting. And most of all, unforgettable."

 —  Jaina, 2019

 

 

"The impact that the retreat had on my life is pretty hard to put in words: I profoundly changed my world view in a very positive way - emotionally, physically and spiritually. Would highly recommend an experience like this to everyone!"

—  Dom, 2019

 

"Luna and the team curated an amazing smorgasbord of sensual delights, play and joyful experiences for us. the group was held beautifully by a deeply committed and professional care team, and the emphasis on trauma awareness and mental health made me feel safe and comfortable to explore my boundaries. each participant was invited to add their special gift to the group space and made the atmosphere so much greater than the sum of its parts. the daily shibari was a privilege, a deeply sensual and spiritual experience."

—  Anonymous, 2019

 

"I feel empowered and more connected to myself. I saw how the other people opened up and I saw me, the connections I made on the retreat are very special to me. I feel like I found my tribe. This is very empowering. Now I don't feel Im a weirdo. : ) "

—  Katrin, 2019

 

"I feel empowered and more connected to myself. I saw how the other people opened up and I saw me, the connections I made on the retreat are very special to me. I feel like I found my tribe. This is very empowering. Now I don't feel Im a weirdo. : ) "

—  Dom, 2019

The Investment

  • BONUS- All retreat guests get a choice of 'Sensual Ropes' or 'Deep Self Worship' online course to take home and continue your practices.
  • Goodie bag including sensory tools, sarong, blindfolds and more ;)  
  • PLUS a free 1 hour massage at the retreat centre spa.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation varies- Single rooms, couple rooms and twin share rooms available. When you apply we will send you a list of options and prices

Rooms have either AC or fan, free water and on-site made soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner using only 100% natural ingredients

Accomodation prices vary between ​$500-$900 pp

FOOD/CATERING

$250 for the week .

High quality organic vegan/vegetarian food, 3 meals a day plus juices, tea, coffee etc. 

Price includes Cacao and Blue Lotus ceremonies. 

Deposit of $500/pp to secure your space.

Ealybird

$700 USD

Until August 1st

+ Food- $250

+ Accomodation (prices range from $500-$900 per person

TOTAL: $1450+

Full price

$870 USD

+ Food- $250

+ Accomodation (prices range from $500-$900 per person

TOTAL: $1620+

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We're also happy to get on a call with anyone interested in joining who isn't sure and has some questions to ask. 

Gallery

Moments from our last retreat in Bali

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