The Sensual Arts Retreat
A journey of Sensual Liberation
Connect | Explore | Surrender
A week-long deepening into sensual and conscious intimacy to uncover, reclaim and celebrate the sensualist within
"It is hard to put into words how profoundly beautiful this experience was. Luna and the team held us with such integrity and love, offering an abundance of teachings and delights to guide us deep into our sensual and awakened selves. I feel inspired, activated, deeply connected and attuned to the vast possibilities of pleasure, energy and presence within me."
-Lif, Sensual Arts Retreat 2022
Join us for a euphoric exploration into the rapturous realms of sensuality and conscious intimacy as we guide you deep into your sensual and awakened selves
Journey with us through an abundance of teachings and sensual delights with both solo and group processes, skill training, rituals and activities designed to leave you feeling inspired, activated, deeply connected and attuned to the vast possibilities of pleasure, energy and presence within you...
Join our expert team of experienced facilitators for a journey into your sensual transformation.
We've been running the Sensual Arts Retreat since 2019 and we have refined and evolved this retreat each year to be deep, juicy and powerful.
What Is The Retreat About?
The Sensual Arts Retreat is week-long sensual immersion diving deep into conscious sensuality and tantric intimacy designed to deeply connect you with your blissful body, awakening eros within and liberating the fullest expression of your innate sensual nature.
By bringing together the wisdom of somatics, embodied spirituality, conscious intimacy and the Tantric path of liberation, we invite you to release layers of shame, guilt and suppression of your authentic sensual nature in an open-hearted community of liberated beings.
This isn’t simply about hedonism or chasing peak experiences… It's about coming home to your full aliveness, exploring your inner truth and creating a deeper connection with your authentic self.
You'll learn practices and tools from Tantric and Yogic origins, as well as modern therapeutic practices, processes and tools to cultivate somatic awareness and intimate attunement to access the deep wisdom of your body, heart and soul.
You'll explore healing relational wounding and reconnecting with the wisdom of your body. The space is designed to take you on a journey to peel away the armour and blockages that stop you from experiencing thriving, sacred and healthy relationships.
This is a celebration, an exploration and a space of discovery and play to unlock and express your Sensual Artist, giving you a toolbox to explore your creative side in your sensuality with new ways of relating, cultivating deeper intimacy and connection with others in your life.
The Sensual Arts Retreat is part internal exploration and part skill development, where we aim to create a space of emotional safety, self-awareness and creative expression dedicated to sensual exploration and play.
Please note that our emphasis lies in fostering enriching sensual and energetic experiences. We kindly ask participants to refrain from sexual contact during the activities we facilitate.
All of you is welcome here! Bring your sadness, your anger, your joy, your bliss! They're all perfect and part of the journey. We don't believe in a single way to be a spiritual or liberated person, and we encourage your authentic expression as long as it is not negatively impacting the experience of others.
We will continuously encourage you to check in with yourself and each other around interactions and personal boundaries and to ensure you feel empowered in your authentic ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’. We'll dive into deeper layers of what it means to be in consent with ourselves and each other.
Our work is focused on freeing people from conditioning placed on them by society and our upbringings to find out innate truth and wisdom. We are here to support your liberation and allow you full, authentic, loving heart to shine in this world.
The retreat is an alcohol and substance-free event (with the exception of ceremonial cacao), and we encourage a deep self-reflection, sharing and self-discovery. We bring yogic awareness and conscious practices into all aspects of the journey, inviting you into a deeper level of conscious awakening.
All genders, sexualities, races, abilities and relationship styles are welcome to join if you feel the call and align with our values.
We are committed to giving back to the environment, which is why part of the ticket sales are allocated to carbon-offsetting projects such as planting trees, as well as prioritising serving vegan and locally sourced food at our retreats, and well as picking locations that are in natural surroundings. We're eco-sensualists and love to bring our participants into connection with the earth.
We take a trauma-informed approach to our events that values communal emotional safety, as well as self-responsibility and sovereignty so that you can meet your edges in a way that promotes both growth and healing. We believe in a 'slow and deep' approach that allows our participants to soften into the space and into connection.
What will happen?
You can expect to experience workshops exploring:
- Conscious Relating
- Conscious Communication
- Yoga and Sensual Embodiment
- JUICY Eros Ecstatic Dance
- Eros shadow work
- Consent and boundaries
- Massage and Bodywork
- Tantric Breathwork
- Self-Love and Self-Worship
- Contact Dance
- …And More!!
Evenings throughout the week will include special rituals and events.
Bindu Breath Awakening
This Tantric Breathwork modality created by Luna, as well as the Dance of Surrender, will be practised at the retreat.
“Thank you Luna, I feel so much love for you as a result of your Bindu Breath Process. I felt a tenderness in my heart for the first time and I’m going to carry this love forward. Also I realized experientially, I AM the source of my pleasure; as well as, for the first time, a FULL body O (YUMMY!!) without physical intercourse or touch... WOW! ”
— JP Richards
What Will You Gain?
The Sensual Arts Retreat is an opportunity to liberate your eros, and liberate your life, in a beautiful location away from the overwhelm of the daily grind where you will discover:
- Opportunities to authentically connect, try new things, explore and play
- Embodied experiences of Neo-Tantric practices for feeling more alive, vibrant, connected to your heart and to live
- Experience what it is to be in community, to create deeper connections and meet each other from the heart and soul.
- Gain wisdom and insight into your true sensual nature
- Uncover new aspects of yourself and express yourself more fully.
- Get in touch with your deeper needs, desires, fears and longings. Feel the full spectrum of your humanity
- Learn sensuality, intimacy, and conscious relating skills to help you have better relationships in all areas of your life
- Meet like-minded people and build intimate friendships and connections
What Will You Learn?
The Sensual Arts Retreat embraces a spiritual perspective combining traditional Tantric and yogic practices and philosophy, with the exploration of Neo-Tantra, a modern fusion of Tantra with embodiment and somatic practices (which focuses more on sacred sexuality, relationships, sensuality, and connection).
You'll discover how to:
- Expand your heart and deepen your intimate connections with others
- Cultivate and harness sexual energy and learn move it through your body and the bodies of others
- Find your healthy, conscious expression of your sexuality without grasping/clinging or repression.
- Live a more vibrant, sensual, and sacred life in alignment with Tantric teachings of embodied liberation
SELF-LOVE and SENSUALITY
Deep dive into solo sensuality through somatic embodiment and empowerment practices dedicated to your individual process in relationship to your own body and to the earth.
You'll discover how to:
- Deeply know and trust your body, your desires and your inner wisdom
- Cultivate a loving and sensual relationship to self before connecting with others
- Highly attune, listen and respond to your own body’s consent and boundaries
Get down and dirty on the dancefloor with our infamous 'JUICY’ Erotic Ecstatic Dance Journey, as well as contact dance and other sensual movement practices, contact dance and somatic movement.
You'll discover how to:
- Tap into your emotions and more fully express your inner world
- Liberate and celebrate your erotic energy on the dance floor
- Drop deep into presence and allow life to move through your being
CONSCIOUS TOUCH and DE-ARMOURING
Learn the art of conscious touch, massage and body de-armouring (and practise your boundaries in the process!)
You'll discover how to:
- Highly attune to your partner's physical, emotional and energetic body
- Touch and be touched in both a sensual and consensual way
- Unlock more inspiration and creativity with Tantric touch and massage techniques
Learn to speak your erotic language, express your desires, and powerfully honour your yes and your NO with heart-opening communication and juicy consent practices based on Authentic relating, NonViolent communication, Imago and Tantric principals.
You'll discover how to:
- Talk about consent in a way that doesn't kill the mood but actually turns you on…
- Confidently ask for what you want, how you want it, and when you want it!
- Sensually flirt and learn the art of seduction with sexy communication tools
EROS SHADOW WORK
Explore the expansive realms of sensation, power, desire, surrender and play with Sacred Kink practices, and dive deep into embodied shadow work to uncover aspects of your unconscious to bring more integration and wholeness.
You'll discover how to:
- Reclaim the power of eros by integrating lost or rejected parts of your sensuality
- Use Sacred Kink as an empowering tool for healing, exploration and awakening
- Consciously embrace polarity to create enlightening and passionate experiences.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
Who is this for?
We are calling all curious wanderers, exploratory sensualists and spiritual seekers.
This is the space to go deep on you sensual journey, for those who have taken their first steps and those who are well seasoned sensualist. The Sensual Arts Retreat is open to you if you're looking to deepen your self-connection and expand your freedom through conscious sensuality and transformational work.
Come as a couple, alone or with friend(s) and explore whatever level of connection feels right for you. You get to decide how deep you go.
To really get the most out of this retreat we recommend having a foundational practice of yoga and meditation, and at the very least you will already be familiar with other conscious events such as ecstatic dance, cacao ceremonies, etc. This is an intensive deep-dive and is not recommended for those completely new to spiritual or transformational work. (We recommend starting with Deep Self Worship if you're totally new to this world to get a feel for the work first!)
- Singles, Couples and those in between
- All genders and sexualities
- Open-minded and open-hearted humans
- Those wanting to explore the mystery and the unknown from a grounded and embodied spiritual perspective (based in Tantra)
- Those ready to awaken to new realms of possibility in their life and relationships
- Both experienced sensualists and those who are in their initiation phase into this world, ready to take this deeper.
As with all Sensual Artistry events, our retreat it is Queer, Poly, SW and Kink friendly. We do not pair people up according to gender and avoid using heteronormative terms.
This is not for:
- People who expect to 'get some' and are looking for a pure hedonistic pursuit. We make no guarantees of any type of connection happening and practice slowing down and finding our true expression.
- Those who feel entitled to connection or experiences with others, especially of the opposite gender.
- Anyone who has an issue with being paired in a practice with someone of the same gender. We do not pair people up according to gender/sex and you will end up doing some practices with people who have the same genitals as you do!
- Those who have difficulty sharing space with people outside the gender binary or resistance to honouring pronoun use (mistakes are ok, disrespect is not)
- People who are not ok with non-sexual nudity (while YOU are never required to be nude, others will be, and you must be ok with this to attend)
- Folks who have no experience at all in any form of spirituality, embodiment or personal development work.
- People who want to stay in their patterns of unhappiness, victimhood, boredom and complaints
- Those who cannot understand consent and communication (in English) or who have issues with crossing boundaries
- People who have severe active trauma, psychosis, narcissism or are heavily medicated for mental health disorders
While we have a care team we are not therapists, and this is not a space for deep trauma work - you should see a professional individually first. Please contact me if you're not sure if this may be you.
Below you will find an example of our retreat schedule from our past retreat to give you an idea of the format.
Consent and Safety
At the Sensual Arts Retreat, all activities are voluntary and there's no pressure to participate beyond your comfort levels. You can practise solo or with others within your limits.
We prioritise enthusiastic consent and personal boundaries, and provide a mandatory consent and safety workshop to ensure a safe and respectful environment for all. Our approach to exploration and boundaries is trauma-aware and empowering.
Please note that this is a sensual retreat, which means no explicit sexual activity will occur in public spaces. Our activities are based on touch, energy, and sensual exploration without involving genitals, and we aim to expand your definition of Eros and intimacy beyond traditional notions of sex.
We understand that exploring the boundaries of sensuality can bring up intense emotions and past experiences. Our trained care team of trauma-informed professionals are available to lovingly support you through any triggers or emotional issues throughout the retreat.
However, this is a group experience and we have limited resources, so it's important that you're also able to self-resource when needed.
We have protocols in place for consent violations and aim to support you fully. Please note that accidents can happen as people learn their boundaries, but we aim to handle them with compassion and within reason of our responsibility as spaceholders.
Full or partial nudity can be proposed in some of the workshops. Again, this is always an invitation, but you should be prepared and willing to share the space with other participants who are exercising this human freedom. Outdoor nudity may be possible depending on the privacy of the venues.
Memories From Our Past Retreats
What people say....
"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."
The 7 days I spent working with Luna and Tris was amazing.
They created an incredibly safe container for the group and myself to flourish and open, exploring topics that could be difficult or challenging to many. What really lights me up is bringing spirituality to sensuality, sexuality and kink, and this is exactly the direction I felt they approached it from.
It was fun, it was exciting, and ultimately it felt fresh. These areas are not new to me, so to have space to explore in new ways and have new concepts presented to me was exciting and at times thrilling.
I went with my partner, and I'm so glad I did. We journeyed into new levels of surrender to each other, creating more trust and deliciousness between both of us (YAY!). We had a very deep and connected relationship before we went, and this was truly an enhancer of this.
Not only do I feel safe to return and work with them again, I actively desire to see what else they create and enjoy their playfulness all over again.
— Ryan, 2022
"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
"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!
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
"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
"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
Your Facilitators for the Journey
Meet the team and their roles for this delicious week of magic.
Organiser and facilitator
Tantra, Sensuality and Intimacy
Luna is the head of the Sensual Arts School and her life path is around liberating love in the world. She runs retreats, trainings and workshops related to Tantra, relationships, intimacy and sensuality with the aim of supporting people to experience deeper layers of love, more connection to their body and to feel more free in their life.
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 and studying Somatic Therapies, shadow work, trauma-awareness and other modalities.
She also passionately studies all things related to love, relationships, trauma and healing, spirituality and sexuality because she believes that our core wounds around intimacy create some of the most conflict in our personal lives as well as in the world, and that if humans could learn to relate in a more healthy and happy way with one another, we could live in a more harmoneous world together.
She studies classical Nondual Shaiva Tantra with Christopher Wallis at the Tantrika Institute/Tantra Illuminated since 2019, 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, somatic practitioner 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, as well as creating more queer-inclusive spaces to celebrate diversity and our unique expressions.
The Sensual Arts School ( www.sensualarts.school )
Brittney Bliss is a Somatic Intimacy Coach who helps folks experience more passion, pleasure, and purpose in all of their relationships.
She helps people rewild to their true nature, to thrive in sex, love, and relationships, all while expanding their consciences to live in deeper connection to the world around them.
Her approach is backed by modern science and ancient wisdom. She uses revolutionary tools (classical and neo tantra, out-of-this-world pleasure, somatic experiencing, aspecting and parts work, conscious kink, shadow integration, wilderness therapy, neuroscience, breath-work, meditation, plant medicine, astrology, embodiment practices, etc.) to heal and awaken sexuality while expanding consciousness in a holistic way.
Brittney offers online 1:1 coaching and courses. She tours internationally facilitating in person deep dives, Bliss Retreats, and transformational experiences.
Triss discovered the bliss of tantra a few years ago and has been exploring its depths solo and with partners ever since. He has spent many days in containers practicing tantric arts which have given him an abundant appreciation for the vast pleasure, deep connection and lasting peace that it can bring.
He has now co-facilitated multiple Sensual Arts events and teacher trainings, so is well versed in the practices and guiding workshops in this field.
Triss brings plenty of exuberance, lots of care and tonnes of love with him wherever he goes and is excited to share it with you on this journey together.
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