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Portal of the Feminine


  • South Ornage, NJ 07079 United States (map)

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:

  • Movement
  • The art of adoration
  • Expanded arousal
  • Boudoir photography
  • Orgasmic meditation
  • 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.

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