"With passion pray, with passion make love, with passion eat and drink and dance and play. Why act like a dead fish in this ocean of God?" [Rumi]
Erotic Partnership Weekend Retreats
In a maximally healthy relationship, every part of togetherness -
partnering on the tasks of life, playing, sharing emotional intimacy,
and having good sex - all work together in a mutually reinforcing
pattern of trust, generosity and love.
After The Honeymoon retreats provide a soulful learning environment
that teaches couples how to achieve an emotionally intimate
relationship that includes a mutually satisfying sex life.
We call this kind of relationship "erotic partnership." Here’s why. Eros,
the god of love (and the origin of the word erotic), is the force that
compels us to be related. Sex is based in this natural instinctual force.
"Erotic partnership" expresses and completes the erotic force by
creating a balanced, love-filled relationship that includes the
celebration of passionate sex.
While each couple’s sexual connection is unique to their relationship
and our retreats honor these differences, we teach heart-centered
sexuality — sex based more on a current emotional connection than
an image of sex carried from early sexual fantasy.
What to expect from an After the Honeymoon Retreat
Each retreat is a dynamic experience that feels like the best kind of
vacation: a romantic getaway to rejuvenate your relationship, with a
teaching structure designed to deepen your sexual connection.
Retreats differ depending on the length and focus. However, in each
retreat you will:
• Learn the five steps for Erotic Partnership.
• Practice awareness, embodiment and effective communication.
• Connect with your partner in a way that leads to trust and
• Have private "homework" - practices to rekindle the sexual
spark and fan the flames of desire in the privacy of your room.
• Co-create a plan for carrying this connection back into daily life.
(There is no nudity or sexual activity in the group.)
Be embodied, own your desire, be skillful in relationship, cultivate
passion and celebrate your sexuality.
Our retreats are small - generally about 10 couples, more or less. This
provides a safe and personal environment to study the principles of
Erotic Partnership. Exercises in the group are fun, supportive, nopressure ways for learning new tools.
We break out of the small group so that intimate conversations can
happen privately, between you and your partner.
Our erotic partnership retreat is right for you if:
• you want more intimacy in your relationship
• you want more satisfying sex in your relationship
• you are stuck in how to collaborate regarding sex and intimacy
• your lifestyle has sucked the creative juice from your erotic self,
leaving you with a less than satisfying sexual relationship
• you want to find tools that will support deep intimacy and great
• you want to have an experience that is a great vacation that
will deepen your relationship
Most couples going through this process are delighted to find
themselves feeling more connected than they anticipated. For many it
is the beginning of a new path of sexual satisfaction. Here’s what a
few are saying:
"I saw how a little hard work brought me into such a sweet
place with my partner again ... We haven't stopped touching
one another since we got back and are flirting with one
another a lot more. It feels great."
"We didn't think our sex life could be any better. Jim and
Felicia's workshop showed us how wrong we were."