Back to All Events

Authentic Eros: Begin the Journey

Introductory Workshop

Have you ever wondered how to connect sexual freedom with emotional fulfillment? Can you recognize your own needs and express them despite the possibility of rejection? Do you feel like you are just going through the motions? Do you long to be truly seen or heard? Do you want to feel more uninhibited? Do you surf the net too often and for too long? Has the sex-life with your partner become patterned or stale? Have you ever asked yourself what kind of ecstatic states or depths of surrender you are capable of? Would you like to get out of your head and into your body? Do you wonder how to create or allow truly intimate connections? Questions such as these are often held by men who find AUTHENTIC EROS.

In the course of two days, we give you the space to think deeply about what aspects of your sexual/erotic/intimate life are important to you now and which ones you may not want anymore. In an atmosphere of trust, playfulness, and discovery you can experiment with new skills and ways useful for your general relationship life, your sexuality and intimate encounters.

Using a mixture of solo, partner and group exercises including witnessing, mirroring and self-enquiry, we will cover:

  • an opportunity to ask yourself good questions about sexuality, Eros and relationship developing greater presence
  • slowing down so you can properly read and experience the context you are in
  • welcoming the unknown and dancing with it
  • distinguishing what is really present from creating a story about it
  • the courage to express clearly what you feel and what you want
  • saying “No” and accepting a “No” from another
  • discovering that your body is already an erotic event in and of itself
  • expanding your touch, listening and nonverbal skills
  • exploring counter scenarios to habits you want to transform

We work with the desires and growth of each participant, emphasizing individual freedom of choice, clear boundaries and self-responsibility. We support you to accept yourself and to let yourself be as you are – that is what we mean by “authentic”. There is not something to be acquired - just someone to be embraced: YOU.

About the Faciiltator

Kai Ehrhardt's passion is to explore the human potential through somatic depth experiences. He is a breath therapist based on Prof. Ilse Middendorf's work, an authorized Continuum Movement teacher, holds the German Heilpraktiker license for psychotherapy and co-founded the Somatic Academy of Berlin. He developed the approach "Authentic Eros", which focuses on sexuality and relationships, working primarily with men's groups. He believes that the conscious body and the reclaiming of Eros are crucial elements in our evolution toward an integral way of life. His somatic and mixed gender work is described on Kai runs seminars, workshops and trainings in Europe and the US.

Rates and Accommodations

All rates include housing, food and programming unless otherwise noted. Bookings are per person per bed.
Commuter: $ 375 Does not include Housing. Use this option if you want to attend the programming and have meals, but wish to stay off campus.
Camping: $ 395 Bring your own tent!  Bathrooms facilities in the Lodge, 500 ft away.
4 Man Tents: $ 445  - Book into a large tent sharing with up to three others, with a cot, sleeping bag, pillows, side table and a lantern provided for each person. Bathrooms are available at the lodge
Private Deluxe Tent: $ 495 Book your own private tent, with futon, full bedding, duvet, pillows, side tables, and lanterns. If you want to bring a friend or your partner, they pay just the commuter rate. Bathrooms available at the lodge.
Garden Cabin: $ 495 Dormitory style with 5 bunk beds that can sleep up to 10 people. Bathrooms facilities in the Lodge, 500 ft away.
Quad: $ 545 Each quad room has two sets of bunk beds. its own bathroom and a shower. You may be sharing with up to 3 other guests.
Semi Private: $ 695 Each semi-private room has 2 beds, a bathroom and shower. You may be sharing with 1 other guest.

Earlier Event: May 27
Sweet 16
Later Event: June 3
Community Building Weekend