with Candice
May 16 - 20, 2018~ $2,500*


“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, all meals,
classes by Namae and Candice, rituals & integration

This retreat is suitable for existing clients, both individuals and couples of any sexual orientation.
Attendance for the weekend only may be available.

All enquiries, see Reservations.



Karma Yoga
1 - 5pm
Karma Yoga
10am - 4pm
Session begins 10am
Session begins 10am

Session begins 10am

10am - 1pm


by 5pm
Karma Yoga
3 - 6pm
Karma Yoga
10am - 2pm

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.

Karma Yoga is the practice of Selfless service, in this case the devotion of service to the care of the Home whilst becoming devoted to the Self within. It is a waking meditation. For those people who wish to nurture themselves and our Home in this way, you can arrive early either Tuesday afternoon 5/15 or Wednesday morning and/or stay afterwards - Sunday 5/20 from 3 - 6pm and/or Monday 5/21 from 10am until 2pm.

Nestled in the hills outside of Portland, Our Home has a pervading sense of tranquility and harmony. It is set amidst 20 acres of old growth Douglas fir and cedar trees. The lush, cool temperate rainforest is full of mosses and ferns and the place has a true feeling of wilderness, even though its only 40 mins from PDX.


The beautiful, large cedar home has 3 large guest bedrooms downstairs, with beds for up to 12 people - 2 queen beds in private rooms and a bedroom with 2 sets of queen bunk beds. You can also sleep in the temple space or on gush couches in the living or dining rooms. There are 3 full bathrooms. Sorry no hot tub ...yet! All accommodations are shared so bring your ear plugs.

~Heart of a Rose


There are a number of lovely AirB&B's very close by if you prefer privacy or if you are having a session with Candice before the retreat. If necessary, there will also be a motor home available or if you really need your own space, then BYO camper van.

The large ceremonial space opens on to the forest and you are welcome to wander outside. The open dining/living room and large outdoor deck overlook the trees to the Columbia River and the Cascade mountains. There is a wood stove in the living room and an outdoor fire pit.

The home is 40 minutes from PDX airport. It's all sealed roads. Let us know if you want to share transfers or need a ride. 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 5pm on the first day and depart by 3pm on the final day, unless you are participating in Karma Yoga.

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 fabric softener, toiletries (especially hair products) and avoid all perfumes.

~Geranium Center


Bring only the recommended sleep aides. Ear plugs are great if you are sharing a sleeping space. BYO supplements, especially magnesium and electrolyte replenisher. Cell reception is available but internet service is VERY slow and limited so please no downloading, streaming music or videos.  The nearest store is 15 mins away. No burnable candles, there are plenty of LED lights available.

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. Please also advise if you have been working with other practitioners recently.

Candice will be available for private sessions only before the Intensive in Portland. Private Sessions immediately after the intensive will not be available. Please contact her in April 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. $222 non-refundable reservation fee is due upon booking. BOOKINGS CLOSE MAY 7, 2018. Full payment is due May 16, 2018.

Please e-mail Allie to get confirmation of your space and obtain the address to send your deposit. Make checks payable to CWays Home, write "OR May 2018" 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(c)(3), 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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