Join us for an empowering and transformative weekend retreat in Santa Cruz, CA with certified Bodysex coach Ashley Manta. This retreat is inspired by the pioneering work of Betty Dodson, renowned sex educator and advocate for women's sexual liberation. Designed to celebrate and explore female sexuality in a safe, supportive environment, the Bodysex Circle offers a unique opportunity to connect with yourself and others on a deeper level.

What to Expect:

  • Sharing Circles: These sessions focus on self-exploration, body reclamation, and sexual empowerment. Engage in meaningful conversations about body image, sexual health, and personal experiences. Share your stories, listen to others, and build a container rooted in mutual respect and understanding.
  • Guided Masturbation: Embrace the power of self-pleasure with guided masturbation known as "erotic recess." Learn techniques to enhance your own sexual pleasure, break down barriers, and cultivate a positive relationship with your body and sexuality.
  • Gazing Ritual: Creating sacredness around the ways in which we see and interact with our own bodies and especially our vulvas.

Who Should Attend:

This retreat is open to cis-women and non-binary individuals with vulvas who are interested in exploring their sexuality in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Whether you're new to Bodysex® or familiar with Betty Dodson's work, you'll find a welcoming space to deepen your understanding of yourself and your desires.

Spaces are limited to ensure a personalized and intimate experience.

When: TBA

NOTE: You are responsible for booking your own travel and hotel, as well as your meals.

We offer a student/hardship sliding scale where you pay what you can ($444 minimum).

We will provide almond oil as well as Betty’s Barbell and a Magic Wand vibrator (combined value $350). We will also offer samples of of plant-infused arousal oil. Please bring a bathrobe, towel, and anything else you need to feel comfortable. As a reminder, this entire retreat is conducted NUDE.