A playful sexual exploration - COSTA RICA
February 8-15 2024
A playful sexual exploration - (Costa Rica)
February 8-15 2024
Our embodiment practices
To gain more presence in the sexual act.
Yoga / partner yoga
Orgasmic shamanism*

*A partner practice of cosmic sex

Ecstatic Dance
Group self-pleasuring
Contact improv
Multi-orgasmic practices
Guided kinky play-spaces
To expand beyond the edges of your sexuality.
Play with toys
Restraint & Impact
Fantasy play
Erotic punishment
Orgies and Group play
And more
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FAQ : How sexual will it get? 
Consent and safety
✔ We will create a safe space first by establishing ways of voicing consent and boundaries.
✔ Each participant will be responsible for their own body, for respecting their desires and boundaries.
✔ Each participant will be able to decide “how far” they choose to go.
✔ Participation to workshops and partner practices will always be optional.
✔ In some workshops, pairings might be randomly assigned. Therefore participants choosing to participate in partner work must be open to interacting with anyone. You will be able to choose the level of interaction they are comfortable with in any moment, ranging from eye-gazing to more explicit touch and interaction.
"Which retreat is best for me?"
There are 3 sacred sexuality retreats at the Jungle Gayborhood this season.
To help you choose which might be the best for you, here is our
Sacred Sexuality retreats comparison chat
Theme / Retreat
Medicine of Eros
Jan 2024
Conscious Kink
Feb 2024
Sex Shaman, Sacred prostitute
Mar 2024
General theme
Therapeutic, empowering and sexual
Playful, exploratory, and kinky
Deep, educational, life-enhancing.
Level of intensity
(commitment required)
✔ ✔
✔ ✔ ✔
Most therapeutic
✔ ✔
✔ ✔ ✔
Most playful
✔ ✔
✔ ✔✔
How sexual will it get?
✔ ✔
✔ ✔ ✔
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Requires previous experience
✔ (basic experience, ie: some meditation or movement practice)
✗ (no experience required)
✔ ✔ (previous experience in somatic therapy, shamanism, tantra, massage, or similar)
✔ Included:

-3 vegetarian organic meals / day
-All workshops and practices  

✗ NOT included:

-Airport transfer to the house -
this can be organised for an extra fee.  
-Any visas that may be required 

All Prices are in USD$ and include all taxes.
*Early-bird pricing is available until 21 February 2023.
A 50% Deposit payment is required to book your space.
The remaining 50% will need to be paid 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.
All payments are non-refundable.*

Arrivals to the house can begin on 21 APRIL at 4pm.
The retreat will end on 27 APRIL at 12 noon.

You can book your space by clicking the button below.
You will receive an email confirming we have received payment as well as a link for a form to fill out.
After filling out the form, your space on the retreat will be confirmed.
Marc Peridis - Resident facilitator
Kink and conscious sexuality.

Marc is a somatic therapist and shamanic practitioner specialised in the Medicine of eros, healing practices related to eros and sexuality. 

His work has two main focuses:
1- Supporting the transmutation of shame, trauma and shadow to power, purpose and mastery.
2- As a teacher's teacher, he trains facilitators, therapists and teachers by supporting their development of new abilities. 

His practices, which are often considered radical, combine talk therapy, with experiential processes involving the soma (the body), energy transmission and sexual explorations.

Interactions can range from gentler ones including soft touch, cuddling and conscious stillness to more radical ones such as dark-room therapy, and re-enacting kinky, taboo and shameful sexual scenarios in healing and conscious ways.

Today, he shares his work through 1-1 sessions, online and in-person, residential and non-residential courses and workshops, and online live and pre-recorded courses. 

After spending over a decade training in somatic movement therapy, energy work and sacred sexuality, his own practice emerged as a result of his years spent observing behavioural responses in 1-1 and group therapy sessions worldwide.

As well as being a trained somatic movement therapist, he has also been initiated into shamanism in 2015 and in the Mystery School as a student in 2013 and a guide in 2018.
He is also senior faculty at the Shakti Shiva Academy since 2021. 

While his process and practice are open to people of all levels of experience, he tends to work mostly with advanced practitioners, people who are keen to become facilitators, and facilitators wishing to develop new skills. 

Timothy McFarland - Collaborating facilitator
Yoga and breathwork

Timothy has long been a seeker and explorer of deeper understandings and awareness. His journey to become a facilitator began in India where he studied yoga and its philosophy, becoming an accredited yoga teacher. He spent several years practicing meditation and the Buddhist teachings through the Triratna Buddhist lineage, as well as years exploring the world of Kabbalah. Timothy has also lived in the Amazon jungle of Peru, studying under the Shipbho lineage, learning the traditions of the healing power of plants and nature.
This fusion of ancient cultures and traditions, of the east and west, have influenced the yoga and meditation facilitation he offers; rooted in a deep connection with nature and utilising different healing modalities, Timothy offers an opportunity to connect you with your innate power.
After teaching and facilitating in a variety of settings; city yoga studios, countryside meditation centres and remote tropical retreat centres throughout the world, Timothy now calls the Diamante Valley in Costa Rica home, and is a member of the core community that stewards the space that is the Jungle Gayborhood. Timothy is passionate about creating safe and transformational spaces for the queer community.

Shelby Clark - Collaborating facilitator
Yoga and other movement practices.

Following a life-changing psilocybin ceremony at the tail end of yoga teacher training, Shelby has focused his life on providing consciousness-expanding experiences to people that could benefit from them. As they have helped him heal the many traumas of growing up gay, he has been particularly passionate about the healing that could be brought to this population through the intersection of sacred medicines, embodiment modalities, and modern psychology. he still considers himself a student on his own path, and is happy to walk this path in community with others.
He is a meditation guide and yoga facilitator. He has been studying meditation with Lorin Roche, author of the Radiance Sutras, since 2017. This philosophy of mediation views ordinary moments (such as the breath, sensations and emotions) as opportunities to connect with the most intimate experiences of life. This tantalizing, delicious perspective of life has helped him find gratitude, beauty, and joy all around him, and is a perspective he is thrilled to share.
He has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 15 years, but has recently relocated to Costa Rica to co-found the Holos Diamante retreat center and community, and continuing on in the Diamante Valley to found the Jungle Gayborhood.