New Mexico Eros-Spirit Massage Retreat
October 19-23, 2022
Rediscover playfulness, sensuality and deep eroticism in the raw beauty of New Mexico's high desert. This secluded retreat center is in a serene canyon formed by a million year old volcano. Featuring natural hot springs of varying temperatures, it is a very special place to truly “get away from it all.” Soaking in the earth-warmed water under a crystal clear canopy of stars is sublime!
Join us at Bodhi Manda Zen Retreat Centre (website) to reconnect with yourself, with other loving men, and with Mother Earth. Eros is much more than just our sex drive; it is our life force. Focusing on building up the life force within queer men, we invite you to the New Mexico Eros-Spirit Massage Retreat: a five-day residential intensive drawing upon traditions of tantra, movement, and meditation. The Centre is located on the traditional and ancestral territories of the Pueblos Nation.
Conscious men will come together to explore core fundamentals and advanced techniques of Eros-Spirit Massage. Both beginners and seasoned practitioners will experience:
Massage instruction and practice with a focus on communicating compassion, creating safety, and fostering trust through touch
Exploration of different types of touch and how they activate different energetic responses
How to be aware and take care of your own energetic and physical body while giving massage
Increasing self-awareness, practicing verbal and non-verbal consent, and listening deeply
Becoming a better lover by slowing down
Connections with other men through multiple, randomized pairings in an intimate container
Expressing and sharing your authentic experiences in circle
Introduction to the philosophy underlying the tantric approach
Grounding and nourishment to our bodies through gentle yoga, erotic experiments, and improvised movement
Teachings on the chakra system and how to move energy through the body
Experiential practice on how to give pleasure to the full body
An extended stay in this rarefied atmosphere is guaranteed to relax the body, clear the mind, open the heart, and nourish the soul.
Bodhi Manda Zen Centre
Wednesday Oct 19 | 4:00 PM - October 23 | 12:00 PM MDT
Ziji has been studying Tantra and Buddhism for 16 years, and now offers eros-spirit massage, sacred intimacy and shamanic medicine integration. They strive to create spaces where people feel safe, appreciated, and honoured in body, heart and mind. Ziji is Persian-Canadian and committed to increasing diversity and belonging in the realm of sacred eroticism. Connect with Ziji at www.gaymassagevancouver.com.
Jackson Wai Chung Tse 謝瑋聰 (he/they)
Jackson is an award-winning, Hong Kong-Canadian consultant, facilitator, and interdisciplinary storyteller. Exploring themes such as embodiment, movement, and queer identities coexisting with cultural values, Jackson has been synthesizing workshops for groups around the world since 2003. He dedicates his work to his ancestors, reclaiming spirituality, joy, and self-worth from colonized ideas. Connect with Jackson at https://sonofjacky.wordpress.com/.
Mornings will include clothing-optional yoga, movement, meditation, and simple sensual touch. These activities help you relax, get into your body, and prepare you to share healing touch.
The afternoons and evenings involve massage instruction on tables:
On Thursday, you will learn ways of using touch to care for people with whom you do not have an intimate relationship. The massage is done in shorts. You’ll focus on the entire body beyond the pelvis.
On Friday, you will learn how to honour the entire body in a sacred, caring way. In this afternoon, clothing is optional and boundaries are discussed and respected.
On Saturday, you will learn advanced eros-spirit techniques and give and receive 2-on-1 massage, clothing optional and boundaries respected.
- Afternoons include structured free time to explore the hiking trails, hot springs, or solo space. These activities allow you to integrate your learning, discover the beauty of the land, and participate in the retreat center's offerings.
-simple Zen Buddhist vegetarian meals using fresh ingredients from the garden
-room and board (private rooms available for extra)
-spacious lodge and gardens
-access to hot springs
-free time to explore hiking trails, local highlights, and optional classes
Fully refundable up to Aug 1st, less $25 administration fee
All payments become non-refundable on July 1st, unless someone fills your vacancy, less $25
-to hold your spot, please make a $200 deposit. The deposit is refundable up to Aug 1st.
-to receive the early registration discount, the balance of the payment is due on Aug 1st
-please indicate to us if you are interested in the three night or four night retreat. Consider that an extra day & night will allow you to go deeper into the retreat and experience its benefits.
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coach.sequoia [at] gmail.com
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