Awaken greater power,
Explore deep and meaningful connection.
Shamanism and Sacred sexuality.
You will learn techniques to find wholeness and oneness in the body;
to heal old wounds,
to explore and integrate the (sexual) shadow,
to engage with trauma in new ways.
You will learn about the power of transmission, yours and that of others.
You will experience a process of energetic development and "attunement" and develop new energetic skills to allow more power and presence.
You will explore your sexual landscape in ways that are healing and transformative.
You will explore fantasies, desires, as well as deep, authentic and empowered touch.
You will learn to harness the power of Eros and Orgasmic energy.
We will find a sacred space of deep communion with each other, ourselves and the greater field.
We will share openly in a compassionate and non-judgemental space.
We will laugh, and cry, as our shadows find a potent space to be explored and released.
We will hold space for our deepest shame to reveal its greatest power.
We will gather as lovers to share deep erotic connection.
We will awaken our ability for sacred sexuality through self-pleasuring,
partner work and group practice.
We will gain knowledge of erotic, shamanic and somatic healing techniques
that can unlock deep realms of transformation.
We will weave an energetic web that will outlast this experience,
as we carry its ripples with us out into the world.
8:30 - Morning energy practice
9:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - Morning workshop
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Free time (optional open practice-space in the afternoon)
16:00 - Afternoon workshop
19:00 - Dinner
20:00 - Evening Practice
21:00 - Free time
Please note: Mornings will be silent till breakfast.
The journey will be composed of a variety of activities:
- sharing spaces including emotional processing
- individual somatic and erotic body work practices,
- partner practices,
- group practices.
- Yoga and movement practices
- Ecstatic dance
- Meditative nature walks
The content will be based on the 5 stages
(1) Discovery, (2) Initiation, (3) Awakening, (4) Embodying, (5) Integration and will be taught over the course of 9 modules as below:
DISCOVERY - SOMATIC MOVEMENT
You will experience a somatic attunement which will awaken new ways of engaging with your body.
You will explore how your body can become a tool for achieving oneness and wholeness.
You will learn to build your own regular practice.
DISCOVERY - SACRED SEXUALITY
Through partner work, you will learn ways of engaging in deep cosmic sexual connection with a partner or partners.
You will explore how sexual encounters can become a tool for achieving oneness and wholeness.
INITIATON - THE SHADOW
You will learn the fundamentals of shadow work and techniques to drop below shame and other forms of patterning and conditioning.
INITIATON - THE SEXUAL SHADOW
You will learn to pause and slow down and explore your erotic landscape in new ways.
AWAKENING - EROTIC POWER
We will get to know how our desires and fantasies are a gateway to wholeness.
AWAKENING - ENERGY WORK AND SHAMANISM
We will learn to integrate these techniques to better interact with others.
EMBODYING - SACRED SEXUALITY
You will learn how to interact with others (and yourself ) in deeper and more cosmic ways.
EMBODYING - THE DEEP DIVE
For this period, no digital technology or verbal communication will be allowed.
Communication will be able to take place with other students through sound, and consensual touch (sexual or non-sexual)
You will learn how to build your own practice to sustain these teachings beyond the period of this course.
The course will also include:
✔ An online 60-minute preparatory group session prior to beginning the course. This is to allow to set our container, set intentions and get to know each other.
✔ A 60-minute online individual follow-up session to allow the integration ofthe learnings after the retreat.
✔ Students who have successfully completed this course will be able to move forward to the level 2 group Mystery School training.
This programme is best suited for men who are on a journey of deep exploration, seeking to achieve great transformation.
Who are seeking to become facilitators or hold space for the transformation of others.
Experienced facilitators who want to gain new abilities for somatic, energetic or sacred intimacy work to expand their practice.
PLEASE NOTE: this course is open to all humans in male-identified bodies.
Men of all ages, racial backgrounds, body shapes and sizes are welcome.
No Previous experience of this type of work is required.
Yet a willingness to go deep is necessary.
Those seeking a pleasurable / sexual holiday in the company of other men.
Those seeking to learn mainly about intimacy and sexuality practices with other men.
Those who are looking to exchange massages and or learn massage techniques.
PLEASE NOTE: I think all of the above are wonderful things!
I write this with no judgement, but rather with a knowingness that those with these above expectations will be sorely disappointed if they were to join this course.
FOR CONNECTION AND BROTHERHOOD
Everyone will be responsible for their own body and will let others be responsible for theirs as well.
All participants will commit to respecting the rules of the container with regards to voicing and respecting our Yeses and Noes.
Rules on consent and boundaries will also apply to sharing spaces where everyone will be invited to speak only from their own experience and not that of others.
Everything shared in the sharing spaces will be sacred and confidential.
Use of electronics will be strictly limited to the bedrooms.
Electronics such as phones, iPads or laptops will not be able to be used in any public areas.
Therefore, prior to registering to the course you will be notified of the COVID Monkey Pox and any other STI protocol which will be in place.
Located in the Diamanté Valley of San Salvador de Baru, the property boasts its very own jungle trails, access to rivers, as well as several natural swimming pools and waterfalls.
You will sleep in a floating tree-house in the jungle which is hand-crafted primarily from bamboo and boasts comfortable and superior quality furnishings. While these are open air, offering spectacular views of the jungle, they are also protected from the elements and enclosed in mosquito netting.
All cabins share a gorgeous bamboo bathhouse and shower facilities.
Participants who would like to join the course but are facing financial challenges and difficulties can opt for one of a limited number of scholarship option.
They will be able to access the course at a greatly reduced price. Accommodation will be in a camping tent rather than a cabin.
In order to qualify for this, a participant needs to send us an email speaking of their motivation for joining the course as well as describing the nature of their difficult financial situation.
Please note: A $169 Tax will be added to all room types for accommodation and food.
-3 vegetarian organic meals / day
-All workshops and practices
-Airport transfer to the house -
this can be organised for an extra fee.
-Any visas that may be required
*Early-bird pricing is available until
28 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.*
*Cancellations with full refunds will only be honoured in the case that government regulations have changed in a way that the retreat can no longer take place, or that you can no longer participate.
Arrivals to the house can begin on 20 APRIL at 4pm.
The retreat will end on 27 APRIL at 12 noon.
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 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.
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.
To book your space, please write an email with a short statement (one paragraph is enough) in which you share what your motivations are for joining this course.
You will then be contacted to set up a call to finalise your booking.