Erotic Mysteries Deep Dive
1-8 May 2022
Earth Spirit Centre, Glastonbury, UK
A one-week Workshop for Conscious Kink, Sacred Sexuality and Erotic Rituals
✨Have you heard about Sacred Sexuality, Conscious Kink or Neo Tantra and wonder what these all mean?
✨Is it time for you to confront your own erotic shadows and come to terms with parts of yourself you may have buried down?
✨Would you like to learn a set of hands-on erotic skills that will enhance your love life and sex life?
Then join us for this Deep Dive into the Erotic Mysteries
What is this workshop about?
The Erotic Mysteries are the mysterious and beautiful places where Sacred Sexuality, Conscious Kink and the Human Shadow overlap. What does this mean exactly?
In one sense, we’ll be exploring the esoteric mystery traditions. One common goal of many of these traditions is for each of us to fully embody our full potential as powerful erotic beings. In other words: one purpose in exploring The Erotic Mysteries is to help us see through all of the illusions and mental programming and to remember who we really are and fully step into our power.
This is not a ‘love and light’ workshop. Often to step into our full power we need to embrace the full filth and shadow of ourselves. As such there is a high kink content to this journey. In a practical sense, the Erotic Mysteries are about creating safe and conscious ritual spaces where we can take time to look within, explore what we find there, integrate those things we find and come out more self aware and empowered.
With a strong emphasis on boundaries and consent, Conscious Kink gives us a diverse set of tools that allow us to expand our sexuality, be more confident with our selves and others, and become more empowered as self-aware erotic beings.
What will be covered in this workshop?
Conscious Kink is important to our exploration of the Erotic Mysteries as these tools allow us to explore any fetishes we might have in an empowering and nurturing way. We may explore what it’s like to engage in impact play (e.g. using physical pain). We may create scenes where we find out what it’s like to serve another person for a while and in turn to be served. Conscious Kink also allows for our darker erotic fantasies to be explored, and for this reason a large part of the workshop is geared towards learning common tools for asserting boundaries and ensuring healthy methods for gaining authentic consent.
In this workshop we cover many of the tools of sacred sex and conscious kink in a ritualised content. The goal of exploring the Erotic Mysteries are to create powerful erotic states with spirituality and to create spaces of deep learning. We light a proverbial candle, turn inwards and face our own shadows that we have, up until now, suppressed. We embrace our own light and our own darkness in order to understand ourselves and explore together in service to each other. We use erotic techniques and guided journeying to reclaim those parts of ourselves otherwise lost. We explore our own inner worlds leading to places of power, self-love and ultimately greater self-knowledge.
In summary, we will focus on:
- Consent, Desires & Boundaries
- Clear Communication for negotiating touch
- Impact Play
- D/s dynamics
- Consensual non-consent exercises
- Archetypes and how to use them in erotic spaces
- Creating Erotic Rituals for oneself and others
- Tools for Aftercare and Selfcare
- and more
Please note: This is an intensive ritual / deep dive and we expect to host many breakthrough moments for people on the journey of self-discovery.
The Erotic Mysteries can be a set of powerful tools for healing trauma, but the movement towards healing is at your own pace. We provide the tools, techniques and a safer space. It’s important to note this isn’t therapy but many people find healing within these sets of practices.
Whilst we expect a high erotic content, all of your personal boundaries will be honoured and nurtured at all times.
Who is this workshop for?
This is a general level workshop. Whilst we expect some practitioners to be there, this is not practitioner training. We are always excited to see who will join us for the training. It is important to create a diverse, interesting, and engaged group. You don’t need to be fully advanced with bodywork or sex-positive spaces. Nevertheless, we recommend being comfortable with the basics of consent and having had some exposure to sex-positive / kink spaces. If in doubt please get in touch so we can discuss options.
This event is open to adults of all genders, sexual orientations and relationship formations. Exercises will not be paired/grouped by gender. If you wish to attend with your partner(s), please let us know.
We will be having brief online interviews with people hoping to attend to make sure we both feel there is compatibility to work together.
Seani (he/him) has been exploring and teaching erotic ritual techniques to clients, private groups, couples and workshops for over twenty years. An expert in this unique field, Seani received the prestigious industry award ‘Sex Worker of the Year’ in London in November 2015.
His work combines ritual techniques, Conscious Kink, Neo-Tantra, and Jungian Psychology. His work enables him to take his clients on profound journeys into their inner worlds and helping them find power, wisdom, love, and pleasure within themselves.
Gemma Ryder (they/them) is a Pleasure Coach who loves nothing more than creating permissive and playful spaces for people to explore their edges and bring out the parts of themselves that are usually unseen and unexpressed. In addition to their professional training as a Conscious Kink practitioner, Dominatrix, Sexological Bodyworker, and Embodied Facilitator, Gemma draws upon personal experience in alternative relating, queer and kink communities, as well as their unquenchable geekery around all things pleasure-related.
Ali Pilling is a sex coach focused on helping people explore personal and erotic freedom. This important area of our lives is at heart a search for connection with self, other and spirit; opening us up to our emotions, values and limits through creative erotic expression. She started her tantra journey at the late age of 49 and has spent the last 8 years exploring the world of conscious sexuality, working with pioneering teachers like Betty Martin, Seani Love and Joseph Kramer, recently mentoring for the Sexological Bodywork course.
Conscious Kink is such a valuable place for shadow healing. We can experience pleasure and healing in many ways, so, with a focus on self-awareness, embodied consent and emotional intelligence, Ali is keen to broaden the variety of what we do to make connection clear and pleasure erotic.
Frederik Vanermen (he/they) is a Community Builder and Intimacy Professional. He/they have developed their current skillset over the last years working in the social field, taking trainings as an intimacy professional and being a facilitator for sex-positive and poly communities. He/they put their heart in these spaces to help grow self-confidence for oneself and others, as well as normalize mutual trust and bring clarity. He/they are loving everything related to intimacy, connection, relationships and human juiciness. What he/they value especially in conscious kink is the way to authentically express themselves, create rich experiences and empowerment. He/they love rope as a multifaceted tool to connect, explore dynamics and create a multitude of sensations.
If you have any questions from logistics to payment to content about the workshop, email Cosima.
We look forward to welcoming you.
We have a kitchen team on site that will prepare three meals per day for us. The food will be mostly vegan with some vegetarian options.
There will be a tea and coffee kitchen available to us all day.
Ticket Fee & Accommodation
The fee includes the training; 3 vegetarian/vegan meals a day, snacks, tea and coffee and accommodation in a shared bedroom; and all equipment used during the course.
Regular: 1.600,00 £
Regular* – pay all at once: 1.400,00 £
Early Bird: 1.300,00 £
EarlyBird* – pay all at once: 1.200,00 £
(8 places available)
Repeater: 950,00 £
When you have done a Shadow Tantra or Temple Whore Training, you qualify as a repeater.
Single Room: 85£
1st of March: Full refund, beside 200£ deposit
1st of April: 50% refund – pay 50% of ticket price
20th of April: no refund – pay full ticket price
*transfers to other applicants are possible
The refund policy applies for cancellations due to corona-related reasons.
If you need to cancel due to an emergency, death of a close person or similar, contact us and we can negotiate an individual appropriate refund.
It is our loving intention to bring this workshop to you as described above. However, due to life being what it is, sometimes unforeseen circumstances can occur. Due to these turbulent times, if we need to cancel the event for any reason, we refund your ticket besides the deposit.
Deposit and Payment:
Once you are accepted to the training you will be asked to pay a deposit of 200£. The deposit guarantees your spot in the workshop and is non-refundable. Must be paid 7 days after your application has been accepted. The remainder must be paid in full before April 15th.
You can work out a payment plan with Cosima, if needed.
How to register and pay?
You apply via the form below.
Once you are accepted you will receive further information for payment.
To confirm your spot, you are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 200£.
You can work out a payment plan with Cosima if needed.
We apply the following protocol. If regulations change, we will adapt accordingly.
In order to attend you need to bring proof of one of the following:
- a negative PCR Test taken a maximum of 48h before start of the training
- That you are fully Vaccinated against Covid-19
- That you had a corona infection in the last 6 months and have recovered
**In case you can not show one of these things above, you can not attend the training!**
Upon arrival, we will welcome you and check you in. Check-in will include doing an Antigen-Quick Test. We provide the tests at the venue.
Ideally you can do the test yourself. We will be there to assist. The Antigen Quick Test will need to be done by everybody unrelated if vaccinated or not.
- If you have symptoms, do not come.
- If you are not vaccinated and you had contact with a person that had a positive test in the last 14 days, do not come.
- When traveling, please wear a mask and be careful to keep 1.5m distance from other passengers.
This is all very new to me. Will I be out of my depth?
This is a general level workshop. Whilst we expect some practitioners to be there, this is not practitioner training. You don’t need to be fully advanced with bodywork or sex-positive spaces. Nevertheless, we recommend being comfortable with the basics of consent and having had some exposure to sex-positive / kink spaces. If in doubt please get in touch so we can discuss options.
Do I need to attend with a partner?
What is this about scholarships?
How sexually explicit is the content?
What shall I wear?
There is no dress code at this workshop but it’s certainly best to wear something clean and fresh. Wearing fun clothes can be good too – so some people like to dress in a way that highlights their Eros and makes them feel good. If you are looking for a general rule, I’d just wear something comfortable and easy to move in.
I’m a single man, can I come on my own?
Yes, absolutely! We are not doing a gender balanced workshop which means we’re not going to be strict in the pairings in the exercises and it wouldn’t be fair to guarantee a partner of a particular gender in each exercise. That’s just not how it works.
Please explain what the exercises are.
The exercises are specially formulated to maximise safety and connection first and foremost with yourself then with the other participants in the room. Seani is an expert at reading what a room needs and doesn’t give a play-by-play of what is going to happen. Indeed, the exact exercises are subject to change depending on what the room needs in each moment. Having said that, we will certainly be starting with exercises that ensure everyone in the room is empowered enough to communicate their consent and express our boundaries. That’s the most important thing. We’ll also be exploring powerful ways of holding each other so that we all feel safe when we start to ‘surrender’ in certain activities. There will almost certainly be impact play of some kind which is a consent-driven powerful way to explore many kinks. Most importantly, there will be some exercises that enable us all to access Eros within and thereby step into our own power.
You would like to attend, but can't make these dates
The same workshop will be held 11-17 April 2022 at Spitzmühle, Germany (close to Berlin).