Ecstatic Practice: Intro to Erotic Massage

Enrich your Erotic Life and Relationships at this Weekend Intensive on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

This is an introductory workshop to the practice of embodied living and erotic massage with Caffyn Jesse, a leading somatic sex educator,  and Sophia Faria, a conscious sensuality practitioner. In this weekend retreat, you are invited to explore varieties of ecstatic practice within your personal learning zone. You will learn to use breath, sound, movement, imagination and touch to connect with expanded pleasure, explore the intersection of sex and spirit, and communicate from a place of full heart. You will learn basic principles of giving and receiving erotic massage, including genital dearmouring and genital mapping, and have an optional opportunity to practice with a partner or friend.


Dates: September 22nd-24th 2017

Opening Circle at 7 pm on Friday

Saturday  10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm


~ Opening evening

~ 2 Full Days of Practices and Rituals

~ Lessons on the new Science for Sexual Happiness

~ Intimate group in a beautiful waterfront location near Ganges

~ 2 light lunches plus opening night snacks

– a wealth of  resources to support your home practice


All levels of experience are welcome, whether you are seasoned practitioner wanting to pick up some new approaches and gather with a like-minded comsexual-happiness-front-cover-centeredmunity, or you are someone who wants to follow your curiosity about what ecstatic practice can bring into your life. All that is required is a willingness and desire to explore and listen to yourself in the process. People of all gender identities and sexual orientations are welcome and celebrated.

If you wish to participate in the erotic massage component of the training on Sunday, it is recommended to come with someone who you feel comfortable exploring with. If you wish to attend alone and be matched up with someone, please indicate this when you register.


~ $/475 person~ $/825 pair

Early bird discount  (sign up before Sept 1st)
~ Solo: $425  ~ Come with a friend/loved one – $775


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sunrise on Madrona Bay, Salt Spring Island, Caffyn Jesse's studio

sunrise on Madrona Bay, Salt Spring Island, Caffyn Jesse’s studio


Salt Spring Island  is a leading retreat destination island. There are various accommodation options including camping, guesthouses, and hotels to meet your needs.  When choosing your accommodations, please note that the intensive is held at a location near the town of Ganges.


Caffyn Jesse is a leading somatic sex educator who lives and works on Salt Spring Island. People from around the world attend her workshops and private classes. She is the author of Science for Sexual Happiness, Erotic Massage for Healing and Pleasure and Orientation: Mapping Queer Meanings. She teaches an Intimacy Educator training plus the Certified Somatic Sex Educator and Certified Sexological Bodyworker trainings in Canada.

Sophia Faria is an avid explorer of sacred sexuality, human connection and intimacy. As a yoga teacher one of her guiding philosophies is that yoga awakens us to our inherent sexual nature. Her passion is creating intimate nature retreats that support others tune into the pleasure of subtle sensation, listen to their inner wisdom and honour the sacredness of life. She has worked with both couples and individuals and has completed trainings in Intimacy Facilitation and Sexual Awakening for Women. She has also participated in workshops with the Human Awareness Institute. Her heart-centered approach creates an inclusive and safe space for deeper connection within and greater self-love.