This retreat is about coming home to yourself. Join award-winning sex coach Ashley Manta, along with Dr. Shannon Chavez, AASECT-certified sex therapist as they lead a small cohort of women through a series of experiential exercises, rituals, and ceremonies designed to help you reconnect with your body, empower your relationship with eroticism, and expand your awareness of yourself, your boundaries, and your desires.

We are grateful to have been invited to host this retreat at the home and farm of a resident of the Big Island of Hawai'i.

Your retreat tuition includes all of the retreat programming listed below, plus five nights of accommodations at this private home and three farm-to-table meals per day with water, coffee, and lemonade provided (gluten-free and vegetarian meal options are available!) Please note that because this retreat is hosted at a home, most of the sleeping accommodations are shared rooms, however you will have your own bed. Additionally, this home is NOT ADA-accessible. There are stairs and uneven terrain throughout the property.

When: Tuesday July 18- Sunday July 23rd, 2023

The included retreat programming features:

  • Daily yoga classes focusing on pelvic activation and grounding breathwork
  • 6 hours of beach and farm cleanup as a way to honor the land
  • An after-dark trip to the Kīlauea volcano for a ritual
  • A candlelight dance party under the stars
  • Erotic anatomy and self discovery workshops
  • Activities to hone self-awareness and boundaries
  • Cacao ceremony to connect more deeply with the energy of Mother Earth
  • Understanding attachment styles and patterns that arise from them
  • Access to a community Discord server before and after the retreat to connect with your new sisters!

You will be responsible for arranging your flight to and from the island, plus obtaining transportation (either renting a car or taking a rideshare) from the Hilo airport to the retreat venue. There are only 5 participant spots available at this retreat!

About your facilitators:

Ashley Manta is an award-winning sex educator and coach and has become a sought-after authority on mindfully combining sex and cannabis as part of her CannaSexual® brand. She is the author of The CBD Solution: Sex, published in 2020 in conjunction with Merry Jane and Chronicle Books. She completed her certification as a Bodysex® Facilitator after studying with legendary pleasure pioneer Betty Dodson. She is a brand ambassador for Sybian. She is the creator of the Activating Your Cosmic Pussy sisterhood and series of online intensives and retreats.

Shannon Chavez, PsyD, CST is a nationally recognized expert, therapist, and educator specializing in “all things sexuality” including sex education for conservative religious and cultural groups; sexual trauma and abuse; and compulsive behaviors surrounding love, romance, and sex.

She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California (PSY26924) with a private practice in Beverly Hills, California (SHAPE Center) where she works with individuals and couples (of all genders and orientations) to address sexual concerns and build sexual awareness through therapy, coaching, and education.