MEDICINE OF EROS:
MEDICINE OF EROS:
MEDICINE OF EROS:
April 21-28 2024
Every act of sexuality is an act of seeking wholeness.
In all its forms, sexuality connects us to our source and our truth. In the original tantric path that emerged 500 AD, sexuality was used as a way to embody a greater power that we could integrate into our every day lives to
This workshop explores the two main aspects of sexuality, (1) eros & erotic energy and (2) sexual desires in the ways that they can support the awakening of more truth, power, purpose and self-worth.
First through Eros; which is the life-creating force which exists within each of us. Second, through our desires and fantasies that show us the parts of ourselves that are most unique and creative.
This 7-days course will be a deep process of awakening the life-creating force within us, and also exploring the power behind our most defining fantasies.
Our days will include 8-hours of workshops including:
(1) Practices of shamanism, somatic therapy and sacred intimacy. Practices will be individual and will also include partner and group work.
(2) Sharing spaces in which emotional processing and integration of the teachings will take place.
(4) A 24-hour deep dive, a long non-verbal practice space.
(5) Role play of your most significant fantasies with a partner (s)
For who? Male-identified bodies of any age, sexual orientation, body shape, race. No previous experience is necessary. It is intended for participants who are seeking a deep with their self-discovery. It also tends to attract advanced practitioners who are interested in becoming facilitators, as well as facilitators who are seeking to develop new skills.
We will gather together as brothers, lovers, partners to explore a space of deep erotic creativity. We will connect to deep spaces of life-creating energy together. Our energies will merge, our souls will meet and our essences will awaken and join together into a cosmic dance.
We will uncover new creativity, and our greater gifts and a deeper sense of purpose.
We will witness the awakening of each others gifts and power as well.
We will commune with the land, the jungle, the spirit of the wild. We will welcome the new ways that we can truly engage with the bounty and abundance of life.
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.
Teaches us techniques to awaken more wholeness and oneness in the body; allowing us to explore and embody a deep intelligence, greater creativity, and resources for harnessing and embodying a greater sense of self-worth.
Teaches us the power of transmission, yours and that of others. It can support us in awakening our healing power and develop new energetic skills to allow more power and presence.
You will explore your sexual landscape in ways that are consequential. 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 for the awakening of a more truthful self.
- How does it allow to awaken more truth and power?
- How can we explore our fantasies in ways that connect us to more nourishment and creativity?
- How does this awakening of truth translate to a greater sense of purpose?
- How can this all lead to a greater sense of sustained abundance?
It can help us achieve altered spaces of consciousness, find deep presence, connect to our truth, heal old wounds.
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.
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.
✔ As your facilitator I will be responsible for maintaining the sense of safety of the group container.
✔ Each participant will also be responsible for their own body, for respecting their desires and boundaries.
✔ Nudity and self/mutual touch, including genital touch will be welcome, however they will not be compulsory. Each participant will be able to decide “how far” they choose to go. While everyone is invited to meet their edges, you will never be asked to go beyond your limits.
✔ Partner practices will be part of the workshop but are not compulsory.
✔ Pairings will be randomly assigned. Therefore participants choosing to participate in partner work must be open to interacting with anyone. Participants however 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.
✗ Penetration and oral sex will not be allowed.
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.
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 13% Tax will be added to all costs
-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 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.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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.