Touching Desire (Level 1): The Art of Pleasure

Sara & Thomas Stout
Sara & Thomas Stout
Workshop & Seminars

Back to main calendar
02.17.2023 - 02.19.2023
Four Springs Retreat Center


Do you wish to unlock your body’s natural ability for more ecstasy?

Would you like to learn how to exchange pleasurable, whole-body touch?

Enjoy an experiential weekend dedicated to exploring sensuality, sexuality and awakening your desire through the Tantric art of touch!

Join Sara and Thomas Stout, Certified SkyDancing Tantra teachers, in this transformative seminar that weaves together sensuality and spirituality. Whether you attend partnered or solo, you’ll discover touch as a doorway to enlightenment.

  • Learn extensive tools to enliven your capacity for ecstasy.
  • Fine tune your skills in the art of Tantric touch
  • Learn sensuous, healing, and pleasurable whole-body touch
  • Integrate spirituality and physical pleasure 
  • Open new doors to the heart, and allow more pleasure and trust in your relationships.
  • Develop true alignment with your desires.
  • Have fun!

Employing conscious touch, ritual, and communication as the foundations of this sensuous weekend seminar, you’ll experience deepened connection with yourself as the difference between self and other dissolves into a harmonious flow of ecstatic energies. 

How is Touching Desire a “tantric” practice and differs from other forms of touch such as massage? In a traditional massage, we recline on the table and receive, entranced. Touching Desire (Level 1) includes interactive elements such as eye contact, communication, breath awareness, sensory play, and energy movement along with touching the whole body. 

Get more of what you want and discover new and a wider range of pleasure. Come away with lifelong tools to increase intimacy and connection with yourself and others.

This exploration of desire through touch is for everyone regardless of how easily you feel desire. These practices support you in knowing what is pleasurable and how to feel more with your entirety.

Open to everyone. No previous experience necessary.

All genders, orientations, and relationship configurations are welcome. Those who arrive partnered may work together exclusively during the workshop or with others if they wish. If you identify as feminine, watch this video: how does SkyDancing Tantra support you?

Touching Desire (Level 1): The Art of Pleasure is designed for people who are ready for more aliveness, love, and consciousness in their relationships and intimate partnerships.
Frequently Asked Questions

This workshop serves as a prerequisite for the Love & Ecstasy Training Cycles.

Sara and Thomas Stout, Certified SkyDancing® Tantra teachers, founders of LovePassionately® ~ School of Mindful Intimacy, and Directors of the SkyDancing Tantra Institute® - USA. They teach seminars in sacred sexuality around the USA and internationally. Married for over 30 years, Sara and Thomas bring great warmth, insight, and humor into their workshops. With backgrounds in psychotherapy and bodywork, Sara and Thomas have cultivated what they call “the art of bodyful intimacy,” which they beautifully demonstrate through their workshops and coaching. They are also never-ending students of meditation, yoga, sexuality, and interpersonal dynamics.

Practical Information:

Teachers: Sara & Thomas Stout

Location: Four Springs Retreat Center, Middletown, CA

Start: Friday, Feb 17, 2023, at 6pm with registration/dinner

End: Sunday, Feb 19, 2023, at 1:00pm, followed by lunch

Cost: $695-$845 per person includes:

  • full weekend seminar
  • delicious and wholesome meals (Friday dinner to Sunday lunch)
  • access to Four Springs amenities (including its beautiful land, trails, pool, sauna and more)
  • lodging options (listed below)

Lodging Options: Four Springs offers a variety of camp-style amenities including private cabins, a charming lodge for socializing, a gorgeous workshop venue, a swimming pool (May to Oct), sauna, and more. It is recommended that you register early to obtain the lodging of your choice.

  • CWBC: 2-Room private cabin (for couples) with private bathroom
    $845/person includes tuition, meals & a 2 room cabin with double bed, living room and private bathroom
  • CSB: Duplex cabin with shared bathroom between cabins
    $795/person includes tuition, meals & a cozy cabin with double bed or two twin beds, and semi-private bathroom
  • CNB: Private cabin with shared bath house in separate building
    $745/person includes tuition, meals & a 1 room cabin with double bed or two twin beds, and shared bath house
  • IDC: Indoor camping (available all year)
    $695/person includes tuition, meals, shared bath house & indoor camping (bring your own mat and sleeping gear)

Knowledge or experience of SkyDancing Tantra is not necessary. Space is limited, so be sure to register well in advance to avoid disappointment.

This workshop is sponsored by LovePassionately.  Once you complete the "Registration Application" form below, Sara and Thomas will contact you about registration and payment.

Location information

Four Springs Retreat Center

14598 Sheveland Rd
California 95461

Registration Application

Upon completing this form, your information will be forwarded to the event organizer.
The Organizer will contact you with further instructions and to arrange payment.
We wish you rich discoveries!

Please send me information for the following workshop:
My contact details