In this post, SP founder Faerie reviews the first half of 2015 before introducing the programme of workshops from September to December.
We’ve loved the first half of 2015! The year began with a major change at Sacred Pleasures, with Claire Black moving on and my beloved Marti stepping in as my teaching partner. Since then things have been pretty exhilarating: our new workshop Intimately sold out within a few days of being launched; we toured the innovative In Service To Lady Cacao to Berlin, Copenhagen and then brought it home to London; and our Spring of Kinky Skills was very well attended and extremely well reviewed.
At the start of 2015 we made all the ratings we receive public, enabling you to check them out for yourselves. (Thanks to the community member who suggested this – you know who you are!) To protect people’s privacy we only publish comments according to people’s wishes (the survey asks each respondent if and how they’d like their feedback circulated) – however, the anonymous aggregated ratings and other quantitive info can be found here:
We’re pleased to come together for a Summer Social on Sunday 28th June – with so much sunshine so far this year, we hope we can enjoy a lovely afternoon picnic in Tony & Sarah’s garden. Join us for the social >>
And the first half of 2015 reaches a climax with Together // On Holiday, our week-long residential retreat / holiday deep in the Welsh countryside. Marti, Gayatri & I ‘set sail’ for this adventure on Saturday 4th July with a delightful band of brave explorers. We’re about 2/3rds full now and we’d love to welcome a few more people for the retreat. So if you’re ready to explore Shadow Healing and sex-positive community with like-minded souls in a beautiful residential setting, please check it out here >>
And now it’s time for me to tell you what we’ve got lined up for the rest of the year. As usual I’m out and about at events and festivals during the summer months, so there are no SP offerings in London in July & August.
From the start of September we’re offering one workshop a month, always on the first weekend of each month:
Sat 5th & Sun 6th Sept: Intimately
Our new workshop explores the foundations of intimacy: boundaries, desires, communication and vulnerability. Following the sell-out success of Intimately in February, Marti & I are excited to kick off our Autumn season with it.
Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Oct: open slot
this is an open slot for something exciting and new. I’ll be keeping my eyes and ears open over the summer, seeing who I meet to fill the slot. I’m also open to proposals so please get in touch if you’d like to teach something this weekend.
Sat 7th & Sun 8th Nov: The Purple Door
Marti & I return with this kick-ass introduction to conscious kink in November. Day 1 is all about spanking and whipping and Day 2 is all about power. This is the best entry-level workshop about BDSM you’ll find and we’re pleased to bring it back by popular demand this Autumn.
Fri 4th – Sun 6th Dec: Together, London
We return with our signature event, a deep rich weekend exploring what it means to be together in loving, open-hearted sex-positive community. We’re still finalising the details but it’s most likely we’ll return to the beautiful “Spa House” in Mile End for this one, making it an unforgettable adventure for a merry band of 20 community members.
Thurs 31st Dec – Sat 2nd Jan
Resolutions Made Flesh
We close 2015 with a gift-based New Year’s event, combining ritual magic and celebration. This is likely to be a peer-to-peer approach in which everything is contributed by members of the group.
In addition to these weekend events, we’ll run Shibari with Santi as a linked pair of evening classes in October or November.
(NOTE: the dates above may change because of circumstances beyond our control. Please don’t book time off work or arrange travel until you’ve confirmed your place via our website. Workshops are generally launched 6-8 weeks before they take place.)
So as you can see, the second half of the year is a lovely mixture of our most popular workshops (Intimately, Purple Door, Shibari), something new (tbc, in October) and two glorious celebrations of all that you are in December and over New Year. YEAH!
In addition to the workshops, we’ll run socials every couple of months so you can connect with members of the community in a less structured setting. Our plan is to continue holding these at Tony & Sarah’s home – thanks darlings for making this possible – but if you feel like hosting a social sometime, please get in touch and let us know.
And that’s it for now. Have a brilliant summer, everyone – and we’ll see you out and about or at a workshop in the Autumn.
With love from Faerie & the SP team