Zensuality, Intimacy and Pleasure Retreat (ZIP-R)

Join us for this 5-day Body-Mind-Spirit retreat at beautiful Angel Valley - Sedona, AZ, with Crystal Dawn Morris - Tantra & Shamanic Facilitator.  Includes food and lodging.

In this 5 day, all inclusive retreat, you will learn how pleasure can bring more ease and bliss into your life and relationships while enhancing your sense of well-being. 

Why should I attend and what will I gain?

  • At the end of the retreat your relationship to your pleasure and your capacity to experience it will be enhanced and expanded on a neurological, cellular, somatic and mind level.  
  • In this safe container you will experience many different forms and intensities of pleasure so that your mind, body and soul can reset, rewire, learn or re-learn what pleasure is for you and how it feels.
  • You will learn a number of techniques and skills to masterfully reconnect yourself to pleasure whenever you choose to, when something external in life takes you out of it, or when you forget, shut down or feel fear.
  • You will understand and appreciate the importance of giving attention and priority to pleasure as a crucial part of your wellbeing.
  • You will learn to understand and speak your boundaries, making you more confident and willing to allow pleasure.

Is this simply 5 days of “fun”? 

Yes, this retreat definitely offers you the opportunity to have fun through pleasure.  But the purpose is much deeper and more powerful than fun alone.

Why Pleasure?
Pleasure keeps us engaged in life.  It keeps us young and healthy and it changes the state of our mental and physical wellbeing. Pleasure floods our systems with happy and healing hormones.  Pleasure is medicine for the body, mind and soul.

Why this Retreat?
This is a Pleasure Bootcamp.  If you want to explore your relationship to food and nutrition you may choose to go on a healthy eating or detox retreat or you may explore fasting. If you want to improve your physical health you might attend a fitness bootcamp..

Sound Scary?
Yes, the idea of plentiful pleasure is both exciting and scary for many of us. Our fears and desires in life are so closely related and interlinked that we often desire what we fear and fear what we desire…. so yes, the idea of exploring our own pleasure can bring up fear and doubt.  It can also bring up feelings or thoughts of shame, guilt, selfishness and unworthiness.  It can feel scary to take full responsibility for our own pleasure.

Feeling fear and excitement around pleasure is ‘normal’ for many of us. We are here to support you as you move forward at your own pace.   We commit to holding you with love, admiration for your courage and compassion for all of our humanness.

Shouldn’t pleasure come naturally to me?
Amazingly in life, most if not all of us, are born with a wonderful natural sense of innocence and pleasure. For many of us, sadly, the experiences we have in life move us away from pleasure.  We may judge it as wrong.  We may be afraid of it.  Others may judge or disapprove when we express pleasure.  Our church, family or culture may tell us it’s wrong.  We may even be punished for feeling pleasure.  Because of particular life experiences, we sometimes are dramatically disconnected from, forget, or block out how to feel pleasure. For these reasons we may move away from pleasure, choose to not allow it or disconnect from it.  So we have to learn or re-learn how to allow, invite and welcome pleasure back into our life.

This retreat is suitable for me, because…

  • You simply have a desire for more pleasure in your life. 
  • You find it difficult or impossible to experience pleasure without some external stimulus, another person, toys, or imagery.
  • Your life may be good or even great.  But you are missing pleasure in certain parts of your life.  For example, you may have plenty of pleasure in your mind, but you’re lacking it in your body or vice versa.
  • You are aware of addictive patterns around how you experience pleasure.
  • You have a knowing that you do not allow yourself to experience pleasure.
  • You have a knowing that there is more pleasure possible.
  • You have a good level of pleasure but you want to experience the maximum pleasure possible for yourself in this life, in this body.
  • You are afraid of pleasure or you feel guilty about experiencing pleasure.
  • You are great at giving pleasure to others but struggle to allow yourself to receive pleasure.
  • You are a curious adventurer.
  • You have always put the needs of others above your own needs.
  • You have healed and moved on from many of your life challenges.  You are no longer in pain or suffering but you are still a long way from pleasure.

Is the retreat for singles or couples? 
This week is suitable for singles or couples, including those of all genders and all sexual orientations. Couples may choose to work only with their partner or they may choose to work with others. This is a great container for couples to reconnect to their relationship with pleasure, as individuals and as part of their relationship.

What will we do? 
We will have group sessions during the day and sometimes in the evenings. We will experience this journey of pleasure by using a variety of exercises, rituals and meditations.  Some are based on modern day specialities like sexological bodywork, conscious communication and consent.  Others will be a dive into ancient temple arts including Tantra, Meditation and Shamanism.

Techniques & Rituals
• Mindfulness, Presence, Embodiment Exercises
• Conscious Communication, Boundaries & Consent
• Self-Love Meditations
• Orgasmic Yoga
• Core Erotic Theme Analysis
• Body Energy Orgasm
• Shamanic Breath Work Journeying
• Masculine/Feminine Integration Exercises
• Shadow Exploration
• Tantric Puga Ritual
• Sensory Awakening Ritual
• Divinity Meditations
• Sex Magic Rituals
• Healthy Relationship Modeling

Will there be opportunity to interact with others?
This retreat will offer valuable opportunities to learn from and interact with others in the group. However, you do not need to engage with anyone to take part fully and gain the core gifts and learning of this intensive. It is always your choice. 

What will I have to do?
There is nothing you need to do.  During this retreat, you will be invited to exercise your self empowerment and sovereignty to the fullest. We will make offerings and invite you to explore.  But you will always have the choice. There may be optional nudity at times, but you can choose to remain clothed for the whole retreat, if that is our truth. 

What do I need to know?
You do not need any previous experience of similar or related work to attend this retreat. All the information, skills and knowledge you require will be taught during this week. If you have attended other trainings based on meditation, sacred/conscious sexuality, tantra or shamanism, this retreat will compliment and work well to build on those skills.

Lead Facilitator
Crystal Dawn Morris

Rick Priddis
Happy Valley Workshops & Events

Questions and Information
Liz Morris