The great thing about a workshop is how safe you feel. …..The great thing about a play party is how free you feel. ……The great thing about The Garden is … both!!!
Are you ready to reclaim your lost innocence? Would you like to transform guilt & shame into more joy & aliveness? Are you ready to express your vibrancy in all its shades & colours?
Ellie & Newman invite you into The Garden happening in Auckland next March: a transformative place where you can explore your desires, embrace your uniqueness, and deepen your capacity for intimacy, connection and pleasure.
In The Garden you can dare to feel, express and be more of who you really are. Here you can celebrate yourself, be applauded for your authenticity and even discover your erotic innocence. You may be amazed to discover what happens when you open up and let go.
Sexual healing is a powerful tool on our journey to wholeness – and at some point we’ve got to find out way back to PLEASURE.
In The Garden we embrace it all. Here you can dare to express your sexual desires in healthy and consensual ways – even if they feel unusual, dark or naughty.
We create a space of permission and possibilities – where more of you can come forward and be welcomed. This is one of the most transformative and healing things you can ever do: to find that place of deep belonging where all of you is welcome: the tenderest, filthiest, the fiercest, even the most hidden parts of yourself.
The Garden is a reclaiming of lost innocence, celebrating the beauty of the playful and the erotic. It’s a place to explore, to love and to dare. To find the heart in your kinks and the kinks in your heart. It’s an extraordinary place where you can be your boldest, most vibrant self. Are you ready to step into The Garden for an unforgettable, life-changing adventure?
What happens in The Garden?
The Garden is a place to explore pleasure, intimacy and connection. Drawing on over a decade in sex-positive community, Newman & Ellie create an atmosphere of permission where you can learn, expand and play.
For five glorious days we leave the everyday world behind and enter Magical Space. Here you can let your armour down to welcome deep intimacy and authentic connection. With us supporting and guiding you, you’ll discover your own unique ways of opening up.
Friday 9th March
Arrive at 5pm, get settled in, join us for supper and we start our exploration and meeting one another that night!
Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th, Monday 12th (morning)
Using techniques and exercises drawn from tantra, personal development, conscious kink, shamanism and theatre, we support you to lower your defences and meet others with an open heart. We work with the Eight Pillars of Magical Space (see below), inviting you to connect with what’s less present in yourself and the group. In this way we help you to open up to a fuller, richer intimacy – and also to more of yourself.
These two days are the conscious sexuality workshop part of the experience: a safe, held space where you explore connection and intimacy through structured exercises and sensual rituals.
Monday 12th (afternoon and evening)
Having spent two full days opening up and exploring your desires, it’s time to PLAY. On the Monday afternoon we move into play space – now it’s time to explore your passions and desires in whatever way feels good to you (as long as it’s consensual, of course). This is an invitation to revel in a free and open space, bringing with you everything you’ve learnt over the past few days. Here you get to be deep, open-hearted and magnificently sexy – all at the same time!
The play party is the climax of the retreat, a wonderful opportunity to express yourself in your erotic glory and your glorious vulnerability.
The last full day of the retreat is a space to integrate what you’ve experienced before leaving The Garden. All too often we leave workshops on a massive high and come crashing down a day or two later. In this way we can lose the benefit of the liberating and empowering experience we’ve had. In this last day we look at how you can gather up the magic of what you’ve experienced and sprinkle it into every corner of your life. We’ll give you a lazy morning, and then we’ll hold space for this work to really drop in and integrate, We’ll also provide space for reflections and sharings from you all and give feedback on how you can best integrate this work into your everyday life.
After breakfast we have a beautiful closing ceremony then it’s time to take your liberated and awakened self home – or onto the next adventure!
What are the Eight Pillars of Magical Space?
The Garden is built upon the Nine Pillars of Magical Space. Over the years Newman has developed an understanding of what brings deep intimacy to erotic connections. From this they developed the Eight Pillars, which inform the way we guide you through The Garden. These are:
Through your time in The Garden you’ll come to learn which of these Pillars are stronger in you and which need strengthening – individually and as a group.
Who guides you through The Garden?
Your guides through The Garden are Ellie Wilde and Newman Alexander.
Wild child, Essex girl, Tantrika, Sexual Shaman, Poet, Artist, Hermit and Mother – Ellie Wilde has been exploring the field of Tantra and Conscious Sexuality personally for the last 20 years and professionally for the last 7.
A Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Sex Coach she has trained with the Institute of Somatic Sexology, Chuloquai Quodoshka, and the late World-renowned Women’s Sexuality teacher – Shakti Malan, Ellie also has extensive training with the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) with whom she is faculty with.
Ellie works Internationally with ISTA and regularly runs her own workshops in New Zealand. She has a successful private practice at her home in Mt Maunganui – Bay of Plenty NZ where she offers personal empowerment sessions and deep immersions to individuals and couples.
Her own rich journey informs her work, she brings a depth of realness, and authenticity into her facilitation. It is her personal story from abuse to sexual empowerment and her passion for the highest potential for humanity that inspires her to support others with their intimate quest for liberation.
Newman Alexander (formerly London Faerie) is one of the rising stars of the European conscious sexuality scene. Over the past 10 years Newman has guided thousands of people to a fuller expression of who they are through liberating their sexuality. Newman’s work has a passionate focus on pleasure, a deep embracing of kink and a strong awareness of the importance of boundaries & consent. Above all, their work is about empowerment through permission, inviting you to come forward and dare to be all that you are.
Newman is the founder of Sacred Pleasures in London, where they run 6-8 workshops a year. They regularly lead workshops in Holland, Denmark, Germany and Finland, as well as performing at festivals including Xplore, Osho Leela and The Summerhouse. They also offer individual sessions, helping people to liberate their sexuality through coaching, bodywork and kinky training.
Who is this workshop for?
The Garden is an Intermediate event, aimed at those with a little experience working with conscious sexuality (Tantra, etc) or personal growth. You’ve probably attended other workshops or spent some time exploring yourself and or your sexuality in another way.
The Garden is not suitable for people who are brand-new in self-development.
The Garden is open to people of any gender and orientation. If you come on your own you’re invited to work with different people throughout the retreat. If you come with a lover or partner (or in a triad or poly group) you’re invited to work with your partner(s) as much as you want – and if you wish sometimes to work separately, that’s also welcomed.
If you’re not sure whether The Garden is for you, please email Ellie at email@example.com and she’ll be happy to chat with you about it.
Location Bella Rakha Retreat – Auckland New Zealand
Workshop dates & times
The Garden is a fully immersive retreat so please commit to attending it from start to finish.
Arrive: Friday 9th March 2018, 5 – 6pm
Depart: Wednesday 14th March, 12 noon
Once you have been confirmed a place on the retreat and followed the application process Investment the this immersive experience is:
Early bird $1295 NZD (BEFORE 31st JANUARY)
Regular $1495 NZD
You can also secure your place with a $500 deposit (non refundable) balance payable by end of February.
***************Prices include accommodation and all your meals during the event********************
A few words about gender
At our workshops we aim to have a good balance of people across the gender spectrum. This includes those who are gender-queer, gender-fluid, trans or otherwise gender-identified.
The exercises and activities we invite you to participate in are never gendered and we don’t emphasize or reinforce ideas on how men, women or others are supposed to behave. Instead we create a space where you can discover what you want and how you want to express it according to your desires and preferences.
We ask all participants to bring awareness about their assumptions concerning gender and sexual orientation.
One assumption we sometimes meet in workshops is this: as a straight male participant, you’ll always partner with a female participant and you have the right to express consternation if that doesn’t happen. We do not support this assumption and we never guarantee the gender of the person you’ll be working with in any exercise.
That said, we encourage you to take care of your boundaries at all times if you find yourself paired with someone you’re not normally intimate with or aren’t attracted to. At the same time we encourage you to let yourself be surprised by the intimacy and connection that’s possible when you drop certain assumptions.
In brief: please come with an open mind, don’t assume anything and stay within your boundaries.
9 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 14 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm NZ
Bella Raka Retreat Centre,
581 West Coast Rd, Oratia 0604 Auckland
Finding time for your intimate life to be as rich, juicy and fulfilling as you want it to be can be hard in these busy times.
Busy life-styles, children, work commitments all can take their toll on your intimate lives.
Even the best relationships can get in a bit of a rut in the bedroom. Familiarity although it creates comfort can kill passion and sexual charge.
You can be left feeling there must be more to sex?
Or maybe not desiring it as much.
By learning a few tantric approaches to sexuality, you can totally revolutionise your sex life it also greatly enhances your entire intimate life including your emotional connection.
Do you desire to have a deeper, loving, and intimate connection with your partner,?
Do you feel there is more to sex?
Would you like to learn new skills that take your love-making and your relationship to the next level?
Do you feel its time to focus on your relationship, to really give it the love and attention it deserves?
Join me for an exclusive and intimate deep dive couples weekend at the gorgeous Sacred Earth Lodge in Kare Kare.
This private tantric retreat is limited to just 6 couples, that way your relationship gets the extra care and attention it deserves, AND you get 3 full days to explore, learn, and grow together!
Valuable tools , skills and practices will be taught for you to discover and explore you’re then given time to go deeper in the privacy of your own room . It’s an amazing way to learn as you get the 1;1 time with your partner AND also have the added bonus of learning alongside other couples all with the same juicy intention of creating more magic in the bedroom, and in your emotional and intimate lives. AND you have the extra added bonus of having me walk along side you as your coach and guide!
Give yourself the gift of more love intimacy and pleasure in your life …. you deserve it
During this weekend you will learn and discover:
Investment for the weekend
$1995 per couple general admission
$1790 per couple – early bird (paid in full by Feb 14th)
Prices include accomodation at the stunning sacred Earth Lodge plus delicious healthy life-force giving nutritious food
Your place may be secured with a $500 deposit (non refundable) to:
E J Wilde 38-9016-0063824-01
Go for it and create the lasting intimacy, strong emotional connection and delicious sex – life you both deserve.
13 (Friday) 2:00 pm - 15 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
Sacred Earth Lodge KareKare
Would you like to experience a deeper state of pleasure and intimacy during sex?
A deeper connection to yourself or your partner(s)?
Do you want to reclaim your body, your sexuality, and your sensuality as a source of bliss for YOU?
During this wknd you will be given tools skills and move through practices and ritual that will help you to connect in a deeper way to your sexuality and your sensuality.
You will be guided through powerful ritual and ceremony to awaken, activate and full embody your inner Priestess.
She is already whole, Divinely connected and here to serve and awaken the full embodiment of the Divine feminine and masculine energy in humanity.
She understand the sacredness of sexuality and how it is a portal to the Divine.
Once fully embodied her sexuality becomes a prayer, an offering to the Gods/Goddesses and all who are lucky enough to meet her in this space receives her blessing.
This weekend is designed to take you on a journey that will give you the opportunity to:
It is an opportnuity to clear whatever is holding you back from full embodiment of the Priestess. to reclaim your sexuality as the powerful prayer it is.
During this 3 day fully catered and residential immersion weekend you will be given the opportunity to:
**Heal and Improve your relationship with your body.
**Clear guilt, shame and limiting beliefs around your sexuality and your power
** Connect to powerful shamanic energies in the earth to help you to transform and grow.
**Learn about the female arousal system and our difference to men’s, also learn abvout the feminine expression of sexual essence.
**Heal at a cellular level any personal, collective or ancestral wounding around your sexuality
**Experience true sisterhood beyond competition and comparison
**Connect to the potency of your WOMB through the powerful 7 gates ritual process
**Activate the Temple Priestess in you through ancient temple arts initiation process.
**Experience sacred ritual that helps you to connect to your yoni and sexuality as a place of power and deep knowing.
** and more …..
Join me for this intimate weekend dedicated to healing women’s sexuality and sensuality. reclaim your birthright of pleasure and bliss in your body!
Immerse yourself in the sacred healing power of a sisterhood circle and embody your passion and your power as the radiant Goddess you are!
Early bird discount : full payment of $595 before March 30th
Register at www.ellie-wilde.com/events
Be brave you are worth it …and you are my sister and I need you!
Ellie Wilde is an edge dweller, a seeker of truth, advocate for the heart, the emotional body and the wisdom inherent in these places. Her love of the truth has taken her to the deepest darkest places within herself, to the shadow, the unconscious and the unloved places within.
Her passion is to bring the light of awareness and unyielding love to these parts of ourselves she believes that is what unites us, and builds compassion. In recognising our humanity and our interconnectedness we can move beyond separation and experience ourselves as love.
Ellie has been facilitating groups both nationally and internationally for the last 5 years, she has her own successful sexual empowerment coaching practice from her home in Mount Maunganui, where she facilitates private 1;1 sessions and deep immersions. She has been in service to the awakening of higher consciousness for the last ten years and also on a personal quest of Conscious Sexuality and Tantra for the last seventeen.
A Certified Sexological Body worker and Somatic Sex Coach she has extensive training with many schools including with the Institute of Somatic Sexology, The Native American Indian Sacred Sexuality -Chuloquai Quodoshka, World-renowned Women’s Sexuality teacher – Shakti Malan, and has extensive training and is Faculty with the International School of Temple Arts.
Her own rich journey has informed her work, she brings a depth of realness, and authenticity, and it is her personal story from abuse to sexual empowerment that passionately inspires her to support others with their intimate quest of healing and transformation.
Her life is dedicated and in service to Love.
4 (Friday) - 6 (Sunday)
220 Green Road, Awahuri, Palmerston North, New Zealand.