Sacred Pleasures

The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao

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Sensuality, fantasy & Taboo
Led by Newman Alexander

13 - 15 October: Copenhagen
3 - 5 November: Utrecht

Level 2 workshop

 
The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao
A place to explore hidden desires, life purpose and radical authenticity
— London participant, May 2017
 
 

This Autumn, we invite you to The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao: an exquisite three-day immersion in sensuality, fantasy and taboo.

Newman Alexander creates a fertile playground where you can welcome your fantasies and desires, including the ones you've silenced and repressed. Join us on this sacred journey into the erotic, the kinky and the forbidden.

Here we work with the alchemical power of ceremonial cacao to connect with our deeper erotic nature while remaining connected with our hearts - so the play remains intimate, consensual and authentic no matter how wild it gets.

The workshop unfolds through cacao-infused openings and touch-based encounters, building towards a sublime Sunday of ritualistic play without words. Supported by a sexy, evocative soundscape, together we discover the place where kink, pleasure and transformation meet.

 
 
It allowed me to express my fluid nature and feel deep connections with other humans.
— London participant, May 2017
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What happens during the three days?

The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao is a three-day event focussed on sensuality, kink, fantasy and desire. Each day combines structured exercises that help you open up & connect, and ‘play rituals’ where you can explore your desires more freely.

Each day is dedicated to a theme:

  • Friday – Touch & Presence
  • Saturday – Fantasy & Taboo
  • Sunday – Silence & Stillness

We don’t want to give too much away as we have so many juicy surprises in store for you – but we can reveal that there’ll be a Wordless Play Party on the Sunday afternoon. This is an amazing chance to explore the depth and subtlety of connection that arises when words are taken out of the picture. 

Who is this event for?

The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao is a Level Two (intermediate) event and is aimed at those with some experience working with conscious sexuality, BDSM or personal growth. You’ve probably attended workshops or explored your sexuality in another way.

The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao is not suitable for people who are brand-new in all these areas. If you’re a newbie and want a suitable event to attend, please check out Exploring Deeper - Sexy Stuff with Wilrieke in October in Copenhagen.

The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao is open to people of any gender and orientation. If you come on your own you’re invited to work with different people throughout the weekend. If you come with a lover or partner (or two) you’re invited to work with them as much as you want – and if you wish sometimes to work separately, that’s also welcomed.


Who leads this event?

The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao is led by Newman Alexander (formerly known as London Faerie), an internationally-renowned facilitator and practitioner of conscious sexuality.

Newman Alexander (formerly London Faerie)

Find out more about Newman here.
See their ratings from previous workshops here.


The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao is produced by Sacred Pleasures in partnership with:

Engineering Playfulness (Copenhagen)
Wilrieke Sophia (Utrecht)

A few words about gender

At our workshops we aim to have a good balance of people across the gender spectrum. This includes those who are gender-queer, gender-fluid, trans or otherwise gender-identified.

The exercises and activities we invite you to participate in are never gendered and we don’t emphasize or reinforce ideas on how men, women or others are supposed to behave. Instead we create a space where you can discover what you want and how you want to express it according to your desires and preferences.

We ask all participants to bring awareness about their assumptions concerning gender and sexual orientation.

One assumption we sometimes meet in workshops is this: as a straight male participant, you’ll always partner with a female participant and you have the right to express consternation if that doesn’t happen. We do not support this assumption and we never guarantee the gender of the person you’ll be working with in any exercise.

That said, we encourage you to take care of your boundaries at all times if you find yourself paired with someone you’re not normally intimate with or aren’t attracted to. At the same time we encourage you to let yourself be surprised by the intimacy and connection that’s possible when you drop certain assumptions.

In brief: please come with an open mind, don’t assume anything and stay within your boundaries.


Pricing & Practical info (Copenhagen)

  • Earlybird 2.250 kr (until 16th Sept)
  • Regular 2.500 kr
  • Concession 2.000 kr
  • Supportive 3.000 kr

Concessions are offered to those who earn considerably less and cannot afford the regular rate. Please be honest and only take a concession if you need to.

The supportive rate is for those who can afford it. It enables us to offer more concessionary places and is a great way to demonstrate generosity.

We reserve a small number of places on a Pay What You Can basis. This is for those whose circumstances would otherwise stop them from attending this event. If you would like to attend on this basis please email engineering.playfulness [at] gmail.com

Location
The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao takes place at The Buddhi Room in central Copenhagen, 10 minutes walk from Nørreport station.

Workshop dates & times
The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao is a three-day experience so please commit to attending it from start to finish.

Friday October 13: 10.00h – 18.00h
Saturday October 14: 10.00h – 19.00h (with soft finish til 20.00h)
Sunday October 15: 10.00h – 18.00h

Please note that the event takes place over three full days (not just Friday evening + Sat + Sun).

Pricing & Practical Info (Utrecht)

  • Early bird €240 (until 1st October)
  • Regular €270
  • Concession €220
  • Supportive €320

Concessions are offered to those who earn considerably less and cannot afford the regular rate. Please be honest and only take a concession if you need to.

The supportive rate is for those who can afford it. It enables us to offer more concessionary places and is a great way to demonstrate generosity.

We reserve a small number of places on a Pay What You Can basis. This is for those whose circumstances would otherwise stop them from attending this event. If you would like to attend on this basis please email wilrieke [at] purewilrieke.com

Location
The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao takes place at beautiful venue at walking distance from the Central Station in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Workshop dates & times
The Arcane Playground of Lady Cacao is a three-day experience so please commit to attending it from start to finish.

Friday November 3: 10.00h – 18.00h
Saturday November 4: 10.00h – 19.00h (with soft finish til 20.00h)
Sunday November 5: 10.00h – 18.00h

Please note that the event takes place over three full days (not just Friday evening + Sat + Sun).