Rediscover your inherent capacity to be full and alive. Enlightened sexuality is being free to express You naturally, freely and joyfully.
2 day or 3 day retreat options available.- Women only and mixed men and women retreats available.
“The enlightened interpretation of sexuality is an interpretation that understands that you are not a problem.
In this feeling of no problem you will uphold a full and constantly renewed sense of vital well being. This means that your interactions will be open, full and life giving (not-self conscious) not closed, weary or life diminishing (self conscious).”
What can I expect at an Enlightened Sexuality Retreat?
At an Enlightened Sexuality Retreat you can A unique and vital confrontation of the limitations you place on yourself that prevent you from feeling your natural, full sexuality and inherent pleasure. With this, a clearer understanding of why you have not felt this in the past and therefore why you have protected or withdrawn yourself from full sexual empowerment.
Is there any physical sexual contact?
No. However a safe and secure environment will be presented and maintained so that you may explore and confront your feelings of bodily suppression or sexual energy.
How safe is the environment?
Very safe. The Retreat is held at Ashram Hermitage. It is private and can be visited by invitation only. The only participants there will be those that have paid to be there for the retreat weekend and the staff who will be dealing with food preparation and facility maintenance.
Are meals included in the retreat?
Yes. Your price includes delicious vegetarian meals and there will be tea/coffee/facilities available at all times along with filtered water. Also there will be a steady supply of fresh fruit available for in between meals.
“This has been a wonderful experience. I have had many of my beliefs challenged and tolerated the discomfort of speaking my truth and its amazing! I feel energised, and hopeful for a different way of living.” – Anita Simpson
Two Day Retreats | Themes and Activities
Runs from 9.30AM on the first day to 10.00AM the next day
- Why you are not and never had been a ‘problem’
- How to be sexual without giving away your power
- Saturday Night Dance Time
- Late Creative Body Dance Time (Wine available)
- Alter-ego party
- How to be sexual and enjoy your sexual energy whilst having and not having sex
- How to increase your intimacy with yourself and others
- How to cultivate charisma through understanding your sexual energy
- The benefits of greater levels of self trust and self expression
- Increased creativity which enhances all areas of life including work, play and relaxation
Three Day Retreats | Themes and Activities
Runs from 3.00PM the first day until 5.00PM on the final day.
- Session 1: The origin of Sexual Conscious Breathing Beginning of free talk and opening up.
- Session 2: Society and cultural ideas and laws (spoken and unspoken) around sex and sexuality and where we have placed ourselves as women or men among this.
- Session 3: Who are we really and what is our real sexual expression? Sexual persuasions and how we have made them taboo.
- Session 4:
- Late Creative Body Dance Time (Wine available)
- Alter-ego party
- Session 5: How we have been affected and how we affect others around us by suppressing our vital sexual Life.
- Session 6: What it means to be sexually full in a world that does not necessarily want this and how to maintain your full inherent sexuality.
- Individual Sessions: 1 x 20 minute one-on-one sessions with Arohananda Ma for those who would like it.
Upcoming Courses | Book Online Now
|Retreat Type||Retreat Dates||Cost||Who Can Attend||Register Now|
|2 Day Intro Retreat||9,30 AM Sat 4 Sept - |
10.00 AM Sun 5 Sept
|3 Day Full Retreat||3.00PM Fri 18 Sept - |
5.00PM Sun 20 Sept
More About Enlightened Sexuality Retreats
“I would say this retreat has been surprisingly simple – (yet classy!). No dramatic rituals or ceremonies to get me in the zone!. Just held by the power of love, the strength of love and life force in Arohananda Ma. It has been very real and I have felt OK with who I am right now. Tres bien!! RESPECT!! Great food too. Thanks” – Brownyn
Your Retreat Venue
Our venue for the Enlightened Sexuality Retreats is profound, beautiful and unique – Ahsram Hermitage in Northland. Immerse yourself in nature, simple, elegant facilities and amazing landscaping and settings. The Ashram Hermitage is in the Kaitaia area and the full address will be provided upon registration.
You are a catyclysmic pulse of sensuous light that moves chemicals and particles accidently, divinely, into an unapologetic wonderful display of organic energy.
This creation that is you is from the wonderfully freely divine (meaning beyond world physics but including it) intelligence of Life make-up. A sexual and primal, primitive life intelligence bound and made you. Why then, do we still not afford this of ourselves? What have you done along the way to stop feeling the great wonder, delight and wild mystery that is essentially you? Why do you not tacitly feel your real life intelligence anymore.
Vitality and Joy are natural, they should never be something that you have to conjure up.
What are you doing to yourself, what are you believing about yourself, that makes you think that you do not have these. Shame, guilt and fear are made up because we have created a problem – they are not natural feelings given from a natural way of being. Nothing you do is shameful. To be bright and intelligent is not an academic thing it is an open Hearted attitude that creates Divine Intelligence – the more you sit within your feeling of no problem – the more natural divine intelligence you will have- the body knows inherently what to do – it is always naturally striving for balance – it already knows it is love. Do not rely on anyone for Love – You are selling yourself out and you are insulting yourself.
Tantra is most commonly associated with tantric sex or sexuality. This is an incomplete rendering of the Great Tradition of Tantra.
Tantra Yoga is a Yoga primarily involved in the process of releasing Life-Force (within the psycho/physical body more commonly called sexual energy) from the knot or cramp of self-consciousness. It is not, in the first place, simply or merely a yoga to enhance or stimulate sexual energy for the sake of bodily sex with another.
Yes, these retreats are Tantric in the Great and Ultimate sense in that my purpose with you is primarily the Work of assisting you to release sexual energy from the self-conscious knot.
It is not about being stimulated by another or learning how to stimulate another. Not in the first place anyway. It is about awakening to your own bodily pleasurable self whether or not you have a current sexual partner.
I Work within the Great Tradition of Tantra. Therefore I Work with your complete psycho/physical form; the emotional sexual, mental sexual, physical sexual and altogether Spiritual Sexual.
Motiveless sexuality is Your Real sexual freedom.
Just as motiveless celibacy is your Real sexual freedom.
Finally. Yes, these retreats, and the Tantric element within them, will help and enhance and stimulate your bodily sexual giving and receiving within the sex play communion with another.
“I am essentially ok! I’m really not a problem. I am love. I am a lover. Loving myself is the only way. Being curious, growing endurance and keeping myself open to the vitality of my natural stare of love and the life force that is all around and flowing through me is….the way to being a great woman. Having these realisations and knowing I am not alone on the journey are the greatest gifts I will take away with me. In my darkest moments I will remember my love of love. And, that the world,, the life force needs me to be great. I owe it to myself too.” Browyn, previous retreatant
Arohananda Ma has studied for the last 15 years within the Life lingage transmission of the Wisdom Master Yanchiji.
She has been given the blessing by Him, to teach through her own innate revelation, the expression of enlightenment in her form. She is currently a practising revelation teacher at Tushita Ashram Mystery School Northland.
She speaks on all subjects from the point of view of the inherent innate nature that all life resides in. Her role as a teacher is the uncommon and unusual task of transmiting and revealing to students their own inspiration towards the self responsibility required to understand their true nature and life purpose.
These will all be given from the perspective of Satsang, which means to be in the company of Truth. This practically means to, speak, listen and action from the unshakable conviction that we were never a problem because we are inherently divine and Life given.
I would like to bust through fairy tale myths on the subjects of death, sexuality and self awareness and will also be holding introductory evenings on Ishta Guru Bhakti Yoga or the relationship between an Enlightended Master and a devotee student and why this ancient and sacred relationship is still necessary and required in this day and age.
Feedback From Previous Retreats…
“For me Arohananda Ma’s talks set the scene/created a safe space for anything and everything to be shared and revealed, and I continued to be re-inspired by her down to earth, kind ,practical, realness.” – Sally Platt
“I found sisterhood/support – and a wisdom shared and felt and received as natural wisdom” – Donna
” It gave me time to deepen my appreciation and understanding of myself” – Kaarito Latham
“I found that there are other people sharing the same “fears” and “limitations” – Claudia Pinto
“I realised I am not weird…I am wonder – full!!” – Bronwyn
“Arohananda’s safe, loving, honest saying it from a place of love and intention to keep us coming to that place ourselves.” – Maureen
Testimonials For Arohananda Ma
“Arohananda Ma is one of the best and most effective spiritual teachers I have ever encountered. She is real, passionate and truly human. It is extremely rare to encounter someone who actually authentically embodies, lives and transmits the wisdom teachings as she does. I recommend Arohananda Ma without hesitation to anyone wanting to learn about themselves in the profoundest and deepest possible way” – Karl Baker – founder Mindfulness Works.
“Arohananda Ma has the most wonderful disposition. Her openness to all and everything inspires me.” – Sushma Brunt
“Arohananda Ma has a very natural, easy, inspirational, light, humorous and dignified character and way of working with people. It is very easy in her company to feel confident and courageous about living my life. She exudes compassionate understanding of human frailty, and yet clearly lives and upholds great faith in our human capacity to strengthen and expand beyond how any of us may currently perceive ourselves. She is very intuitive with people and constantly encouraging us to always keep moving into the fullest expression of ourselves.” – Damalaya Agnijanma