Radical Sexual Empowerment
A 8-day intensive course for men (Costa Rica)
April 21-28 2024
Radical Sexual Empowerment
A 7-day intensive course for men (Costa Rica)
April 21-28 2024
The main questions guiding our process:
- How does sexual energy connect us to our source?
- 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?
Main topics
Somatic movement
Awakening creativity
Awakening greater self-worth
Sacred intimacy
Awakening healing power
Awakening erotic power
Fantasies and erotic creativity
A 24-hour deep dive practice
Our embodiment practices
Orgasmic shamanism is a trauma-informed practice of somatic therapy, shamanism and sacred sexuality.
It can help us achieve altered spaces of consciousness, find deep presence, connect to our truth, heal old wounds.
There will also be other practices including yoga, contact improv, and nature walks.
Heading layer
FAQ : How sexual will it get? 
Consent and safety
✔ We will create a safe space first by establishing ways of voicing consent and boundaries.
✔ 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.
You will be strongly encouraged to switch off all electronics for the duration of the course in order to connect more deeply to nature and to yourself.

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.
✔ 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.

To apply for a spot on the retreat, please fill out the short form by clicking the pink box below.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Marc, Shelby, and the rest of the Jungle Gayborhood team!
Marc Peridis - Primary facilitator

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

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

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.