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New Orleans: Welcoming the Queen


Our Most Popular Retreat Location


Imagine reigniting your sense
of playful sexuality in New Orleans

We will be welcoming "The Queen" in New Orleans. Back to the Body is having the most magnificent of our programs in one of our most popular locations. And if you are a mid life woman; this retreat is right for you. Join us for a retreat centered around being the Queen of yourself. The time of the Queen may be the most essential archetype for mid life women to explore.

This very special workshop is designed especially for women who are no longer "Maidens', completing the "Mother"  and entering the land with no names other than peri-menopause and menopause. This land with no name --- between the archetypes of "Mother" and "Crone" can be an incredible time in a woman's life. The world is just awakening to the woman who is between the "Mother" and the "Crone".  We will be welcoming "The Queen" at this retreat.  This can be the hottest time of your life -- or a time of numbness. This workshop is all about Welcoming the Hot Queen.


Even if you have journeyed with The Back to the Body Team before, this special expanded offering of Back to The Body New Orleans, is going to dazzle our senses as we go deep in our bodies, surrounded by rich history, jazz, burlesque, and a city that is known for it's food.  Imagine waking in a private, history-rich, graciously restored private home that is completely ours. 

Close your eyes and picture starting your days in embodiment practices such as massage, dance, mediation, lotus lift and jade egg practice or a dip in the hot tub? 

Add in the delight of daily sessions filled with exquisite sensual body work where you can enliven and transform your creative and erotic self.


Here's what will happen...

Spend some of your afternoons drinking in more pleasure as we go on excursions featuring the city of New Orleans as our center piece! Burlesque lessons, jazz clubs, dancing along Bourbon Street, Burlesque Theatre, and mystery tours that will take us deep into the city.

Imagine, a private cooking classes  which will seduce us into three-hour long dinner party rich with conversation and laughter. We will consciously bring in our food with nutritional offerings that will bring you back into your body as the queen you are. All within the mystery and sexiness of New Orleans and touch into our bodies! We will actively experience what it is to feel sensual pleasure with all of our senses.

This is a rare journey that only few will take. For the 8 women who dare, we believe this will be a vacation of a lifetime. Join us to reach for your own personal key in a continuing journey of transformation to living your life as a turned on woman.


Program Activities

A daily invitation to experience complimentary Taoist Sensuous Bodywork Sessions conducted by Back to the Body carefully vetted and trained, Somatic Sex Educators- a new profession certified in California, including the opportunity to receive a complimentary session with two Somatic Sex Educators called the “Cradle of the Love”.


Sexuality and Intimacy Coaching to support you in overcoming body shame, identifying your desires and safely exploring them.


Explore the possibility of feeling the full activation of your whole female autonomic system and learn to do this at home.

Workshops led by Pamela Madsen, as well as varied members of The Back to The Body Team on “Eating Sensually”, “Experiencing and Embodying Our Sensuality Out of The Bedroom”, “Understanding Female Orgasm”, “Jade Egg Embodiment Practice”, Unleashing The Power of Your Pelvis”, “The Arousal Principle” and The Anatomy of Arousal”.

Daily morning practice with Yoga and Ecstatic Trance Dance Experiences and guided visualization meditations.


Group discussions on body image, orgasm, sexuality, speaking desire, power play, understanding boundaries and how to open to more pleasure in our daily lives.

Group discussions on body image, orgasm, sexuality, speaking desire, power play, understanding boundaries and how to open to more pleasure in our daily lives.


Additional Activities

Healthy and Nutritious Food Offerings with our Private Chef from Barcelona

Optional Embodiment photo shoot with Swaqy

Excursions into the heart of New Orleans

Burlesque Lessons

Evenings of Jazz Clubs and Bourbon Street Dancing

Cooking Lessons for the Mid Life Woman

Expect Some Unexpected!



October 7-14, 2019

Minimum Investment: $7,300. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required to secure your spot in the workshop.

Payment can be made online with a credit card. Once we receive your deposit we will send you a formal Registration Confirmation with further information about the program. Payments made in full receive a 3% discount.

You will receive 2-3 other correspondences by email prior to the workshop with information about the retreat, how to prepare and electronic invoices for the balance.

Lodging Descriptions:

Shared Super King: A large suite where you will share a supersize king bed. 2 spots available. $7800

Private: Hallway bathroom will be shared with 2 other women. 1 spot $8400 SOLD OUT

Whale’s Peak Private: Super private located just outside the house. 1 spot $8400 . SOLD OUT

Shared double: With a full bath. (book this if you can do stairs) 1 spot open. $7800

Downstairs double: shared hallway bath. 2 spots. $7500 (1 SPOT LEFT)


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Embodied Photography


Earlier Event: September 5
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Later Event: October 16
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