with Candice
January 11 - 16, 2017~ $2,300*


“If you cannot face directly into your sexuality,
You will never discover your true spirituality.
Your earthly spirit leads to discovering your heavenly spirit.
Look at what created you to discover what will immortalize you."
-Hsi Lai

*Price includes ~ 5 nights accommodations, meals, classes by Namae and Candice, rituals & integration.

The retreat is suitable for existing clients, both individuals and couples of any sexual orientation.
Mentoring/Training classes will be available for trainee facilitators.

All enquiries, see Reservations.

The theme for this experience is love and sex as medicine. It is an opportunity to see and experience love and sexuality from an energetically expanded, mature and wisdom based lens. Below the visceral, mundane layers of modern sexuality that so many of us have been exposed to, lie the deep, vast, ancient world of sexual energetics. So many of us in our community are already somewhat sensitive to these energies yet, we don’t have the maps to generate or direct these energies to heal and vitalize our bodies, minds, hearts and spirits.

Most of us have been indoctrinated into a model of sexuality and relationship that places our turn on obsessively outside upon the external. This addiction model of sexuality is very capitalistic in the sense that you need something outside yourself to ensure your pleasure, well being, turn on and sexual pleasure. This style of sexuality can drain you and your beloveds of vitality and health.

Beginning to know and experience ourselves at the sexual energetics level is truly where love and sex become medicine for ourselves first. Once our energetic cups become overflowing, we become medicine for our beloveds and the service that we do in the world.

This years sacred sexuality intensive will focus of getting to know your sacred sexual life force at a subtle energy level. With reverence, we will look at sexual energy anatomy, learn practices that generate sexual energy and apply our new awareness to healing our body vehicles.

A key component of this intensive will be on feeling boundaries and verbal ,sexual communication styles which facilitate authenticity and safety between people in the bedroom and in our worldly lives.

This experience is open to anyone who has previously worked with me, no matter your age, relationship status or sexual orientation. There will be no explicit sexual contact during sessions as the main focus is with ourselves, while navigating the relationship between the external and our internal sexual energy. For those feeling the call to offer sacred sexuality work with their clients, this retreat offers a wonderful opportunity to learn with Candice.

My home in Portland has a pervading sense of tranquility and harmony. It is set amidst the luscious, cool temperate rainforest right next to 5,000 acres of Forest Park Conservancy. Just across the road, you can join the Wildwood Trail, one of 70 miles of trails within the Park. It is well worth directly experiencing the regenerative qualities of this enchanting forest.

   ~ Home

The house has room for 12 people - 2 queen beds in private rooms, a bedroom room with 2 queen bunk beds and sleeping spaces upstairs in the session area. There are 3 shared bathrooms and a big hot tub.

There are a number of lovely AirB&B's very close by (including one that is almost next door) if you prefer privacy or if you are having a session with Candice before the retreat.

~Heart of a Rose


My home is 35 minutes from Portland airport. Let us know if you want to share transfers or need a ride. My local coordinator  and a fan cab driver know exactly where I live. There are very few direct flights from NYC and BOS to PDX so, if that is relevant for you, take that into consideration as you make your plans. Arrive anytime after 6pm on the first day and depart  by noon on the final day. If you get significantly delayed by weather after the retreat, we will help you find alternative accommodations.

All meals will be lovingly catered using local seasonal organic produce. The menu is designed to supplement and compliment the experience. If you have any allergies or special dietary needs, please advise upon booking. Please skip the garlic before you arrive and BYO supplements and personal food requirements.
The retreat is designed to awaken your senses and open your sensitivity to others and the environment. It is strongly suggested you refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol and taking any altering substances during the retreat.

~ Stamen & Style

Read the session care page again before you come. Pack light, include a warm wind/rain jacket, bring light walking shoes, comfortable layered clothing and your usual supplies for sessions, including a journal. Everything will be provided to make your nest.

In consideration of other people, please use unscented toiletries (especially hair products) and avoid all perfumes.

~Geranium Center


Bring only the recommended sleep aides and ear plugs, flashlight but NO BURNABLE CANDLES.

If you are on ANY medications or you're receiving treatment for ANY physical or emotional conditions, please let me know well before the retreat.

Candice will be available for private sessions before the Intensive in Portland. Private Sessions immediately after the intensive may or may not be available. Please contact her in early December to schedule time to talk with her.

Please see Candice's bio and session description here
. She is available via phone and in person for sessions.

  ~ Rose Bud

* Price includes 5 nights accommodation, all meals, tantra classes, ceremonies and integration; excludes transport and any additional accommodation costs. Optional mentoring/training classes will be $100/hour. $222 non-refundable reservation fee is due upon booking. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE BY JANUARY 11, 2017.

Please e-mail Allie to get confirmation of your space and obtain the address to send your deposit. Make checks payable to Conscious Ways, write "Jan 2017 Retreat" in the memo section of the check and send it to the address provided to you by Allie.

All available scholarships have been taken. If you wish to support our community through CWays Home, our 501(3)(c), please contact Allie.

The initial deposit is non-refundable, with the exception of sudden cancellations due to weather. There will be no refunds if you choose to leave during the retreat. Wherever possible, we will do what we can to ease your journey.
 ~ Moth Orchid 

"Tantra is not technique but a prayer.
Is not head oriented but a relaxation into the heart.
Love is surrender.”
— Osho


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive;
and to do so with some passion,
  some compassion,
some humor and
some style.”

— Maya Angelou


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