A super juicy weekend retreat for couples and individuals!
Salamander Camp and Retreat Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains
(10 min off Hwy 17 at Bear Creek Rd.)
Begins Friday, March 13 at 6:00pm
Ends Sunday, March 15 at 4:00pm
$275 Early Bird (SOLD OUT)
$325 Tier 1 (SOLD OUT)
$375 Tier 2 (only 2 spaces left!)
Price includes: Lodging, meals, all activities, classes, and workshops.
TANTRA IN MOTION WEEKEND: Eros, Embodiment, & Sensual Touch
Join us for a weekend of delicious connection through sensual movement and touch. A fusion between Sacred Sexuality and a potent “dance" form called Contact Improvisation, this experiential weekend is an opportunity to create more pleasure and sexiness through intimate connection and embodiment.
No prior experience with Contact or Tantra required. All are welcome and don’t worry there’s no dancing in the traditional sense. Anyone can do it!
Transcend to new ecstatic heights with complete presence for every titillating movement and sensation. Move your way into deeper connection by exploring the body’s senses through playful exercises that include:
Embodied exploration of Tantric principles
Consensual over-the-clothes erotic touch
And plenty of opportunities for play and dance!
Boundaries and consent will be emphasized, and clothing will stay on at all times (with the exception of the clothing-optional hot tub). If you come with a partner, you are free to move with them throughout the entire weekend and let that be your focus.
This weekend exploration will be held in a beautiful retreat center outside of Boulder Creek -surrounded by trees and all the tranquility that nature has to offer. All exercises are optional and you are welcomed to make this weekend a personal getaway for some much needed downtime and/or an opportunity to connect with others intimately.
No prior experience necessary. Open to individuals and couples and triads, etc, of all orientations and genders. Come solo and prepared to sensually engage with new friends, or come partnered for a yummy getaway and a chance to deepen together.
Daniel Mollner and Amy Baldwin
Daniel Mollner is passionate about creative expression and is dedicated to building community. With a Masters Degree in Education, he is the co-founder of Santa Cruz Contact University and teaches regular classes and workshops here in Santa Cruz, the US, and abroad. Though he appreciates the opportunity to travel, Daniel always loves returning to his home of the past 18 years here on the Central Coast.
Daniel also co-produces Santa Cruz Ecstatic Dance facilitating two dances at the 418 Project each week. He also produces the National Ecstatic Dance Bus and Film Tour, a traveling art and service project. His love of freeform conscious dance continues to nourish him and inspire him to share the gift of music, dance, and conscious touch wherever it is wanted or needed.
Amy Baldwin is a Sexuality Educator, Sex and Relationship Coach, and co-creator of the Shameless Sex Podcast. She has a degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality from San Francisco State University, training from SFSI (San Francisco Sex Information) as a Certified Sex Educator, as well as the Somatica Institute and Barbara Carrellas' Urban Tantra Professional's program. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-based sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from sexual how-to courses to Sacred Sexuality workshops. Learn more at shamelesssex.com
Ellice Apostolos and Maurizio “Dreamhunter” Alvarez
Ellice Apostolos empowers every woman to connect to her body's innate wisdom and pleasure so she can move through the world in her fully expressed radiance. As a certified S Factor instructor and owner of Steel & Grace, Santa Cruz's Premier Pole Dance Studio, Ellice offers deeply transformative trainings where what begins as a personal erotic movement exploration within the studio walls can become a sustainable practice that enriches every area of life. Ellice guides women entrepreneurs to build the life of their desires through her online mentorship program, The Radiant Woman Immersion. She empowers them to put deep self-care and pleasure at the heart of their work so they can lead with their feminine genius, avoiding overwhelm and experiencing the success of a lasting and sustainable business. As creator of The Sexual Awakening, Ellice leads women into a journey to unearthing their pleasure potential and sexual confidence.
Maurizio “Dreamhunter” Alvarez has been involved in the field of personal development for 10+ years. His training began in Martial Arts, and the philosophy of Bushido, the Warrior Way. Since then he has studied a variety of healing philosophies and techniques such as Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation, Energy Work, Sex and Relationships, Shamanism and Massage. He has combined aspects of these various systems into an approach that works with the Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Sexual aspects of being human. His work now is to help empower individuals in each of these 5 arenas to lead a life of Joy and Fulfillment.
Early bird (SOLD OUT) – $275
Tier 1 (SOLD OUT) - $325
Tier 2 (only 2 spaces left!) - $375
A $100 deposit is required to hold your spot.
All meals are vegetarian with vegan and gluten-free options. Accommodations are dorm style in a communal sleeping yurt that is a combination of beds and futons. There is some space on the property for for those who wish to bring tents. RVs and trailers cannot be accommodated. More info on Salamander HERE
Open to anyone ages 18 and up. No day passes available.
Ready to join us? Make your $100 non-refundable deposit using the "Buy Now" button AND be sure to fill out the application below as well!