Portal of the Feminine
Portal of the Feminine: 'A Time of Reclaiming' is a special women's weekend retreat for experiential sensual study.
Join us as we guide you in exploring your erotic embodiment and the role of arousal in your creative life. Develop your ability to identify and express your desires, and discover new ways of listening to the voice and wisdom of your own body. Now in its seventh year, Portal of the Feminine is a sexual reclaiming and wellness program designed for women and centered in body-based learning. This non-residential retreat is open to women of all ages, sexual orientation, and levels of sexual education and experience.
Now more than ever, women are called upon to come back to their bodies, and feel the full agency of both their collective and individual power. You will leave this workshop feeling turned on, empowered, and full of a sense of renewal.
Portal of the Feminine is an invitation to discover a new entryway into your own body. You will take the time to listen to your body and actually talk to the erotic inside of you. You will have the opportunity to be witnessed both by your fellow participants and by the lens of a camera. We will encourage you to listen to what your body wants and you will be able to explore your erotic nature in your own way, with the guidance and support of experienced teachers of female sexuality.
Portal of the Feminine is a sacred, playful, and intentional environment in which each woman's choices, boundaries, and expressions are honored and celebrated. We will go deep into the potential pleasure and wisdom of our bodies. Each woman will deepen her relationship with her own body, as well as learning through supporting and witnessing other women in their unfolding.
Together we will experience our bodies' full range of expression and experience, in both the physical and energetic realms, dancing in both the dark and the light of pleasure. Participants will explore and expand upon their awareness and knowledge of their own bodies through:
The art of adoration
And playing with sensation.
We will explore both the power of sexual initiative and the bliss of surrender.
Are you ready to develop an internal guide to successfully and sustainably explore your sexuality?
Please join Pamela Madsen, internationally renowned sex educator and pioneer in women's sexuality; Lori Sutherland, founder of Dame Lori Unlimited, who will be teaching Sensual Soul Style: Owning Your Beauty through the Power of Visionary Leadership, and the Art of Adoration; JonGunnar who will capture and help call forth your erotic nature in images through private boudoir sessions; and Neal Wecker, CSB Senior Core Team Member of Back to the Body.
We will come together on Friday evening (June 15th) to get to know one other, share light food and refreshments, and set our collective intentions for the weekend.
On Saturday we will begin the process of exploring, reclaiming and getting to know parts of our own erotic selves that we may never have explored before.
On Friday evening, we will begin at 7pm and complete no later than 11pm. On Saturday and Sunday, we will begin at 10am and end by 6pm. Lodging options are listed below for this event and are not included in the retreat investment.
Our process will include:
1. Guided meditation for listening to your own internal erotic guide.
2. Lotus Lift Meditation to tap into arousal energy to fuel your creativity.
3. Explore your full female expression and how we hold emotions in our bodies.
4. Guided Art of Adoration Meditation and feeling what it is to become living art in your own body in a ritual space.
5. Experience Sensual Soul Style: Owning Your Beauty through the Power of Visionary Leadership.
6. Clear your relationship with the masculine.
7. Witness a live demonstration of Sexological Bodywork and the Power of the Full Goddess Array in a woman's body.
8. Experience a sensual and fully supported photo shoot.
9. Explore sensation as a tool of erotic trance states.
10. Examine why we keep ourselves small erotically and practice opening yourself up to your greatness.
11. Explore the concept of erotic fermentation.
12. Confront your hunger in every form from sexuality, to food, to money.
13. Dive into Orgasmic Yoga and learn to access and work with your arousal and orgasm as a holistic tool for healing and transformation in your life.
This workshop is LGBTQ-friendly and is open to any person who identifies as female.
June 15th-17th 2018
Investment: $545.00 (includes your private Boudoir Photoshoot with JonGunnar), Lodging is not included and local options are listed below.
Early Bird Pricing: $495.00 Until June 1st.
This class is limited in size. We have space for 20 women, and we expect to sell out.
Refreshments will be served on Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday, participants are asked to bring their own lunches unless you opt into "The Chinese Buffet" for an additional cost of $20.00. Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the weekend. Once you are registered, you will also be invited to join our private online group.
If you have any questions about the event content or whether this event is right for you, please email Meg@BacktotheBody.org
Meet Your Educators:
Northern New Jersey, Retreat location will be given to registered guests only
Fly into the Newark, New Jersey airport, Retreat location is about 20 minutes away in South Orange, New Jersey.
If you are flying in, it is a 20 minute drive and about a $20 uber or lyft fare.
Tickets cost $7.25 one way to get from Penn Station to South Orange, NJ
It is about a 30-35 minute ride.
The Parsonage is a 7 minute walk from the NJT train station in the heart of the village of South Orange.
Where there are charming restaurants, a gourmet grocery store and of course, a Starbucks!
We can send out schedules closer to the time or you can check online or download the app.
Please be mindful that the weekend schedule is different than Friday because the trains run once an hour arriving and departing.
DRIVING FROM NYC:
South Orange, NJ is approximately 40-45 minutes away from NYC.
There is plenty of parking in the neighborhood and the driveway is long and can hold several cars.
Lodging on Airbnb for the twin villages of South Orange, West Orange and Maplewood (ten minutes away) have plenty of rooms available for $80-$120, for double occupancy, for the dates of the retreat.
The closest hotels that have availability are:
Best Western Turtle Brook Inn, West Orange, NJ for $169/night.
Courtyard by Marriott West Orange, NJ $167.00/night
Wilshire Grand in West Orange, NJ $169.00/night