Join us in Bulgaria outside of Sofia July 10 - 16 for a deep dive into conscious connection, healthy sexuality and authentic relating.
About the Retreat
Into the Void is an invitation for individuals and couples of all genders and sexual orientation. This will be a profoundly intimate week-long retreat.
We limit the space to 10 couples (or friends) to embark on this journey with us.
In this retreat, you will be guided in learning to touch and connect in a conscious and empowered way. From here, you'll learn to create agreements with yourself and with your lover to access deeper levels of intimacy and expansiveness.
The foundational teachings of this retreat will be based on the Wheel of Consent by Dr. Betty Martin. The Wheel of Consent is a map or framework to help navigate more consciously in relationship – with a partner and with the world. Once you locate yourself on the map, you will start to see where you get stuck in relating, particularly when it comes to receiving and giving.
This will be an embodied experience that you'll literally feel in your nervous system. We'll be reactivating a dormant part of the nervous system that is based on social engagement and safety. When we engage this part of the nervous system, we lay the foundation for deeper connection.
Relationships are often based on unspoken, or telepathic agreements, which lead to assumptions and expectations. Sooner or later, we find ourselves misaligned with our own truth, disappointed by our partner, or burned out; we make ourselves the victim and our partner the perpetrator.
We'll share tools that will help you to bring hidden, unspoken expectations and behaviors into the light. It’s a process of letting go of what is inauthentic in relationship. By becoming aware of these truths, you become more of yourself and authentic relating can unfold with ease.
To bring integrity to relating as sacred lovers, it requires clear agreements -- which create trust, safety and surrender while maintaining a grounded sense of self. We make commitments to ourselves, first and foremost, from a place of self-love and respect.
When this is embodied, it functions like an electric circuit in the nervous system, waking up and coming online. With each interaction we start to ask, “who is this for” as we come into alignment with our desires and requests. We start to feel safety and trust, to be soft, open and vulnerable and let go of defenses and resistance.
From this place, deep spiritual qualities of integrity, gratitude and generosity will unfold with ease as you learn the art of taking -- and the art of surrender.
What you will experience:
• Release tension and imprints stored in the physical and emotional body as you awaken life force energy
• Recognize that you are whole and complete unto yourself and, from this place, access deeper levels of intimacy and expansiveness as a couple
• Live authentic sexuality from your unique individual blueprint
• Let your hands become the ambassadors of a loving heart
• Communicate your needs and desires clearly and directly
• Fully embody the teachings of the Wheel of Consent
• Use your own hands, genitals and entire body as an unlimited source of pleasure and connection to self and other
• Engage in innocent play with brothers and sisters in sacred space
• Create agreements that are based on sovereignty, integrity, respect, choice, trust and goodwill
• Take apart relationship imprints related to monogamy and polyamory
• Master the art of oral sex
• Transform lovemaking from contracted and goal-orientated sex to a state of multi-orgasmic infinite expansion
• Master riding the waves of the orgasmic edge
• Dance and play with shadow behaviors
• Embody the full circle of connection from sex to spirit and spirit to sex
• Experience divine love, joy and happiness within
Consent and Safety
We create a safe container and empower you to make choices about the experience you want to have. You will always have the choice about how deeply you want to engage with any exercise – we hold the container and you choose the pace. It will always be up to the participant to decide their limits and boundaries.
Our intention is that every person is able to come back to the truth in their body, to feel into what they want, and to see that they have the power to choose in any given moment the experience they want to have and the pleasure they want to receive.
Integrating this work goes far beyond relating with an intimate partner. It opens up the question of how do we engage with all human beings – family, friends, colleagues, etc. We come from this authentic truth and align our thoughts, words and actions to create agreements in any engagement. It’s a holistic tool for life.
"I feel very grateful for the workshop because it helped me to encourage myself to take new decisions based on what I really want to do rather than what I am supposed to do. Everything before was a concept, now it has an experience, a feeling, and a sensation. The degree to which it has changed my relationship is wonderful. I have been in a 4-year relationship with my boyfriend and we haven't ever had this confidence to talk about our likes and dislikes in our sexual life. We are very open minded, alternative and very conscious, but in the private, intimate part of our lives we were not connected. After the workshop, we definitely changed our way of acting, thinking and communicating based on the Wheel of Consent. And now we are free in love, magically connected, clearly communicating and respecting our own needs, beliefs, likes and dislikes... and that makes us feel great every day."
~ Maria Elise Galvez, Ecuador, December 2016
About the Facilitators
This retreat will be led by Matt Schwenteck and Robyn Dalzen. Matt and Robyn are lovers and they will share the foundational agreements in their relationship and how it has opened them up to deeper connection while maintaining sovereignty.
Matt Schwenteck is a trained facilitator in Sacred Sexuality and Tantra. His passion is to guide men and women into self-empowerment gently and easily, in a fun, safe and light-hearted way. He has been on the path of Tantra and self-development for almost 20 years with different healing modalities of counseling, bodywork, shamanism, trauma research and neurophysiology. He has been facilitating workshops, events and private sessions for groups, couples and individuals for 6 years, He is a student of life and the Wheel of Consent by Dr Betty Martin. You can learn more about him and his work here: http://www.uniquetantra.com/
Robyn Dalzen is an experienced leadership and empowerment coach and facilitator for Sacred Sexuality and Tantra. She has traveled extensively and is passionate about bringing more love and consciousness into the world and awakening sensuality, sexuality and the erotic creature. Robyn studied Anthropology, Communications and Sustainable International Development. She is a certified Transformational Leadership Coaching and a graduate of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, where she learned the importance of infusing pleasure into all areas of her life – a philosophy she now lives by and highly encourages. She is a student of the Wheel of Consent by Dr Betty Martin, which has significantly improved her ability to ask for what she wants and maintain healthy boundaries in relationship. For more information visit: www.robyndalzen.com.
More about Robyn & Matt at www.liberated.love
July 10: Arrival Day
3 – 5 pm: Arrive, check into your room and spend some time relaxing
5 – 6 pm: Welcome circle
6 – 8 pm: Dinner
July 11 - 15: Daily Schedule (subject to some modification)
8 - 9 am: Optional morning practice to improve physical and sexual health
9 - 10 am: Breakfast
10 am – 1 pm: Morning session
1 – 2 pm: Lunch
2 – 5 pm: Afternoon practice (with or without a partner) / excursions
5 – 6 pm: Group gathering for questions and integration
6 – 7 pm: Dinner
7:30 – 10:30 pm: Evening session
July 16: Departure Day
8 – 9:30 am: Breakfast
10 am – 12 pm: Closing circle
12 – 1 pm: Lunch
1 pm: Depart
About the Venue
The retreat will be held in a retreat center outside of Sofia...
Registration & Pricing
The price for this week-long intimate retreat is US$4,000 per couple/pair -- come with a lover or a friend. A 50% deposit ($2,000) is required to reserve your space.
All retreat activities
Three healthy vegetarian meals per day
Purified drinking water, snacks and herbal tea
Registration does not include:
Flights to Bulgaria and local transportation
What if something comes up and I can’t attend? What is the cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel for any reason and we can find a couple to take your spot, we will refund the amount paid minus a $500 non-refundable deposit. If we cannot find a person to take your spot, there are no refunds; however, you can transfer your paid spot to another couple, so you can send friends to the retreat in your place.
To register or if you have additional questions, please reach out to us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org