Another summer draws to a close. For us at Sacred Pleasures it’s been a good one: we hosted Sacred Six, a successful urban festival to celebrate our sixth birthday party; Marti & I rocked Osho Leela with two workshops exploring desire and fantasy and a cacao-fuelled playspace; and our core teaching team (Marti, Gayatri, Santi & I) were joined by the marvellous Betty Martin and a host of other facilitators to lead a diverse programme at this year’s Summerhouse Weekend.
As the excitement of summer gently fades into the background, I’m delighted to introduce our array of offerings to see you into the darker months. Autumn and Winter are often our busiest seasons and we expect 2016 to be no exception.
Read on to discover the shadowy treats we’ve got lined up for you.
Thurs 8th Sept: End of Summer restaurant social
To welcome you back we’re taking over the private room of a Turkish restaurant in Islington, north London. We’re excited to dine together for our first restaurant social – space is limited so please book your places now >>
Equinox – Tantra meets Conscious Kink
Sat 17 & Sun 18 Sept: My Body Thee Worship (Gayatri & Marti)
For the Vernal Equinox we present the first full collaboration of Gayatri & Marti, two of our core teaching team. These sensual virtuosos invite you to explore the theme of Worship, creating an exquisite space where Tantra and Conscious Kink meet. This workshop is already half-full and we encourage you to book soon if you’d like to attend. Find out more and book your places >>
Samhain – Kinky Double Bill
Fri 28 – Sun 30 Oct: In Love & Service (Ruby May)
Following its runaway success in May, I’m delighted to welcome Ruby May back to London for the second instance of In Love & Service, her remarkable workshop exploring female erotic leadership. Check out Ruby’s recent musings related to the workshop here >>
Last time it sold out in a record-breaking four hours – be quick off the mark if you want to attend! We’ll open bookings for it at 1pm on Saturday 3rd Sept.
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Nov: The Purple Door (Faerie & Marti)
Back-to-back with Ruby’s workshop, we’re excited to offer you our ever-popular intro to conscious kink. Over two days Marti & I initiate you into the sacred art of kinky pleasure, exploring how to hit, hurt, dominate and surrender with love. This exhilarating weekend is a fantastic place to start your journey with us and also an ideal chance to brush up on skills or go deeper. We’ll open bookings at 1pm on Saturday 3rd September.
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Nov: Shibari with Santi
Shibari with Santi was the first workshop we ever hosted back in 2010 and it remains a firm favourite. Santi’s practical, no-nonsense approach gives you the skills you need to tie deftly and elegantly, and he also shows you how to use rope to deepen connection and intimacy. Day 1 is for beginners and Day 2 is intermediate – do the full weekend for a deep immersion. Bookings open in early October.
Winter Solstice: a magical celebration
Thurs 29 Dec 2016 – Mon 2 Jan 2017: Together for New Year (Faerie & Gayatri)
How you can live more vividly, love more daringly and belong more deeply in sex-positive community? Together is a breathtaking journey to the very heart of our work: over the course of four profound days we’ll explore these questions individually and together. For this extended version we’re taking over a beautiful farmhouse just outside London for an immersive deep dive into who we truly are. Join us! Bookings open in early October.
Who would you be today if you had the courage? Our programme for the rest of 2016 is a space to explore this question and find your own answers. We’re excited to see you there … if you dare!
London Faerie, Director of SP
PS We welcome applications for a Creative Producer who’ll help us take our work to the next level. Find out more about that here >>