Workshops and Training

Sacred Sexuality Workshops, Seminars, Retreats and on-line Courses Invite You to Explore Ancient Daoist, Tantric and Shamanic Traditional Teachings on Sex.

Nourishing Arts provides learning opportunities and a variety of educational material to help women and men cultivate their beauty and youthfulness, realize their full human potential and achieve tranquility in daily life. Our mission is to inspire and educate people, awakening their capacity for wonder and restoring spiritual and sexual vitality and physical health. Our trainings present practices and teachings from the Taoist and Shamanic traditions.

Quodoushka 1 Santa Fe July 21 -24


Sex and Intimacy Workshop for Singles and Couples

Facilitators: Amara Charles and Michael Star Mountain

Santa Fe Quodoushka 1 Spiritual Sexuality for Singles and Couples 

July 21 – 24
Thursday – Sunday evening

Residential Retreat. Lodging and food additional.

FREE QUODOUSHKA Educational Introduction: June 8, Santa Fe Soul

RSVP 605.474.8555

Quodoushka1_SANTA FE FLYER see below

What is Quodoushka?

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Quodoushka 2 Denton, Texas

Quodoushka Level Two

Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality Sex and Intimacy Retreat for Singles and Couples

Facilitators: Amara Charles, Michael Stein

Denton, Texas FEBRUARY 23 – 26 2017

Places to stay onsite available. Please contact Heidi Bamberg <>

Q2 DEPOSIT Denton, Texas

 Q2  Single Registration Denton, Texas $695/$795 (after December 15)

 Q2 Couple Registration $1290/$1390 (after December 15)

Q2 Graduates and SMSD Apprentices 

Returning Q2 Grads $495/$595 after December 15

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Shakti Queen Women’s Healing Retreat, Kauai

We are thrilled to announce our first Shakti Queen Healing Retreat on Kauai

with Amara Charles, Shyena Venice and Special Guest,  Master Angela Yan

8 Day All Inclusive Residential Retreat

North Shore Kauai, Hawaii

October 13 – 20

Shakti Queen Healing Retreat FLYER

Experience the Tranquility & Supreme Aloha Beauty of Kauai

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Aloha Quodoushka 1 & 2 Kauai


We’re thrilled to announce the Aloha Quodoushka 1 & 2 on KAUAI

Quodoushka  1 October 27 – 31  2016 ~ Kauai, Hawaii

Quodoushka 2 November 4-8   2016  ~ Kauai, Hawaii

Travel and Lodging Costs Are Separate.

Kauai Quodoushka PDF FLYER Registration 

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There will be space to stay on site for the Quodoushka I and 2 on Kauai. (1st come – 1st serve).


About Shakti Queen Women’s Retreats

About Shakti Queen Women’s Retreats

There are currently three different Shakti Queen Retreats. To find upcoming workshops, please join our mailing list and Like Nourishing Arts of Sexual Pleasure. 602 820 4661

Seeds of Compassion – Leaning the power of feminine manifestation

The Dragon King – Healing Our Relations with Men

Shadow Queen – Healing our Feminine Relationships

Warrior Queen – Feminine Power with Grace (in development)

Birthing The Goddess Within – Rights of Passage into a new Paradigm (in development)

Shakti Queen Women’s Retreat Descriptions

with Amara Charles and Shyena Venice

Shakti Queen is about discovering a softer and more loving way to nourish your Shakti – the female principle of divine energy. The focus of this Shakti Queen retreat is learning how to nourish  our feminine power It’s about to birth our dreams by planting seeds of compassion. It’s experiential. It’s deeply empowering and it’s fun. It’s about filling your basket with such nourishing self love it begins pours over with the passion and wisdom you need to walk your way in the world.

Here’s What Shakti Queens Say

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Shakti Queen II Texas ~ August 12-14

Shakti Queen Women’s Empowerment Retreat

The Dragon King

Shakti Queen Dove Creek Ranch, Canyon, Texas August 12-14 2016

with Amara Charles and Shyena Venice



Thank You lovely Shakti Queens.
Y’all are amazing.
In beauty Amara & Shyena

Dates Times and Registration

Friday 6PM pm – Midnight

Saturday Morning – Midnight

Sunday Morning – 5pm

Monday (optional) ~ Special Healing Rejuvenation Gathering Day as desired

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Shakti Queen Women’s Retreat North Carolina

Shakti Head

Shakti Queen V Women’s Retreat

North Carolina August 19-21, 2016

August 22 optional

With Amara Charles

All Women Are Invited to Attend Shakti Queen Retreats in Any Sequenc


Spirit Canoe Lodge Kelly Clampitt North Carolina


The Shakti Warrior learns to shed her distractions, laser her heart on what matters and leaves the rest. She must know which skills to hone for the journey, which paths to ignore and which fires to feed.

Beloved sisters, In this epic women’s gathering celebrating our divine feminine intelligence, we will be deepening our immersion into the transformational realms of Shakti. We will delve into the shadows to find the one thing we dare to birth inside ourselves. Ceremonies and teachings will focus on how to empower our relations with the men as well as heal wounds with the sisters in our lives. Shakti V is called the Warrior Queen because we will brandish our swords of truth and beauty to cutaway the dead branches of sluggish pity that no longer serves us. We will nourish the heart of our Warrior Queen with compassion as we dance together in the glory of our natural selves. If there is interest, we will also expose some of the secrets of how to express our erotic power from the White Tigress teachings.  For more information go to

Spirit Canoe Lodge is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the most NW corner of NC, about 50 minutes from Boone, and 2 1/2 hours from Asheville, Charlotte, the Piedmont, and 3 hours from Chapel Hill.  The nearby New River may only be surpassed in age by the Nile in Africa.  Water is healing, and rivers that flow North are rare.  Yes, these local mountains are ancient, and many who travel here can feel this deep in their bones. The location is completely private on a 53 acre holler with a gravity fed spring, and surrounded by a mossy green forest.  Come prepared to explore the magical inner & outer terrain!

Note: Due to last years rave reviews, we’re adding an additional day of rejuvenation Monday the 22nd  Sisters are invited to share their gifts with each other be it your crafts for sale, or exchanging body work with each other.

Shakti Queen Retreat Features

  • Embody the unique presence of your Shakti Queen
  • Learn White Tigress health methods to increase your feminine power
  • Clear distractions that keep you from the lightning bolt path
  • Celebrate in sisterhood ceremony to nourish the fires of devotion
  • Practice chants and meditation to nourish your spirit
  • Refinement of Shakti sexual restoration practices
  • Ceremonial Rites of Passage
  • Individual advice on personal spiritual practice
  • An introduction to Shakti Warrior ~ The Fires of Devotion
  • And of course, enjoy good food, good rest and share your gifts with amazing sisters!

The retreat includes all meals Saturday – Sunday lunch. Lodging is an additional fee payable to Kelly & Spirit Canoe Lodge:  2 nights Lodging is $50/bed and $20/camping/floor pallet. Additional nights are available if you would like to extend your stay.  Please contact Kelly Clampitt at to reserve your place in this nourishing woman’s retreat.

Payment Plan available:  If needed Kelly will arrange a payment plan through the end of the year so that all who desire can attend.

Please Contact Kelly Clampitt to Register at / 336.385.6312

in beauty,
Kelly Jumping Mouse


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Kelly Clampitt North Carolina

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Thank You lovely Shakti Queens.
We shall be back in August.
Y’all are amazing.
In beauty
Amara & Shyena



Attraction, Magnetism and Spontaneity. These are the three jewels of a Shakti Queen. Today we’ll peek at the power of our highest attractions.

A Shakti Queen understands the power hidden inside her gentle attention. She knows what matters through practice. She pays attention to subtle feelings inside her body. She rouses the inner dragon and draws to her what delights her by the softness of her breath, the pulse of her heart, and the emptiness of her mind.

Taking the time to pay attention to your highest attractions is one of the most deeply nourishing Self Love practices a women can give to herself.

When something attracts you should pay attention. Where does it touch you? Where do you feel it in your body? If you pay attention, you’ll start to notice this: when you are attracted to something or someone there’s a place in your body that tingles. It could be your heart, or your breasts, your pussy or even your eyes can tingle. Different attractions cause different parts of our body to twitch and when you awaken your senses, and you begin to pay close attention, you’ll start to feel into what every attraction is telling you. More …

About Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality Levels 1-4


Based in ancient shamanic traditions, the experience of Quodoushka will change the course of your life forever. This series of spiritual sexuality workshops will empower you to be a more sensitive, creative lover and will help you enjoy the intimacy you deserve in your relationships.

Since 1985 Quodoushka workshops have empowered people around the world to unlock their deep seeded blocks against pleasure and to have greater health, hope, happiness, harmony and humor in their sexual lives

Quodoushka workshops include:

Practical exercises to reach higher levels of orgasm, renew relationships, and discover the healing power of sex

  • Demonstrates how to identify and best please the nine male and female genital anatomy types—such as Coyote Man or Buffalo Woman
  • Provides exercises for greater sexual pleasure and orgasmic intensity, including the Firebreath exercise for full-body orgasm
  • Explains how to perform powerful healing sexual energetic work with the chakras and light body

Based on ancient Mayan, Olmec, and Toltec teachings passed down through the generations by the Twisted Hair Nagual Elders of the Sweet Medicine Path, Quodoushka offers practical guidance on sex, intimacy, and relationships as well as how to reach higher levels of orgasm and sexual ecstasy. Working with the healing power of sexual union and orgasm, this practice offers a path to repair emotional wounds and sexual insecurities, revive monotonous relationships, and discover the sweet medicine of sex.

Discovering Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality

“Since most of us come from families where meaningful guidance about sex was scant if it existed at all, many of us are hungry to find sensible approaches for creating healthy intimate relationships. For me, discovering the teachings and practices of Quodoushka dramatically changed the course of my life. They not only offered an inspiring system of integrated knowledge, they expanded my whole view of sex, orgasms and relationships. They helped me accept the unique characteristics of my sexual anatomy and most importantly, showed me how we can learn through pleasure in order to become more sensitive, creative lovers.” Amara Charles

All Quodoushka Teachers

All Quodoushka teachers are highly trained individuals apprenticed to the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path of Turtle Island. Each Quodoushka is taught by both male and female teachers. This select group of teachers is authorized to present the Quodoushka teachings around the world.

Worldwide Quodoushka Calender

Including Workshops with Amara Charles and with other qualified Quodoushka instructors worldwide.

‘The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka’ Published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.

Now Available at Barnes and Nobel, Amazon, and our Shop

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New York Quodoushka April 6-9 2017

Sex and Intimacy Workshop for Singles and Couples

NEW DATES: April 6 – 9  2017

Sag Harbor New York
Thursday – Sunday evening

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Orbit Coaching with Amara Charles


Private Coaching with Amara Charles

I’ve been working  for over twenty years mentoring, coaching and guiding individuals and couples to strengthen their bonds of intimacy. I specialize in helping men and women integrate sexual practices  for greater awareness and pleasure. I create what I call an orbit of influence where you and I partner together to realize your highest possibilities.

Sessions my be done by phone, in person or via Skype.

Sessions may be private between you and I, or if you have a partner and want to work together, we can also do Talking Stick sessions on Skype. This is popular because it helps you practice finding your voice and hearing each other with very sensitive issues.

Why I do This

Over the last twenty years I’ve listened to countless people say they want to sexually let go, they want to trust and fully surrender but there’s something in the way. I often name this as having an ‘aching to open.’ My passion is to feel this ache, look for the openings and then help you express the love you long to give.

What I discovered is that there are certain keys to unlock the different ways we close down, and that if you use the wrong key at the wrong time, no matter how much we may love someone, the door is staying shut. I’ve also discovered that breaking through a closed mind, body or heart comes down to sensing and feeling that closure, and then knowing how and when to approach. What is required is learning how to place the right key in the lock, properly turning that key and then allowing the correct amount of space and time for permission to enter. To this end, one of the things I do is help you identify your Lover’s Type, so that you can  learn how to approach your lover by making the right choices at the right time ~ in a way that works for them.

There is so much to explore in the realm of sex and intimacy.

I know first hand how having a healthy, intimate relationship makes all the difference in life and I am passionate about supporting you to resolve intimacy and sexual issues, plan creative projects and realize your dreams.

Some possibilities

I love sharing ceremonies for sexual forgiveness , clearing  blocks to sexual pleasure and well as guidance on how to make new sexual agreements.

In my private consultations, depending on what works best for you, I give you tasks to improve your intimate communication and increase your sexual energy. I may design specific ceremonies or give you detailed guidance on sexual restoration exercises to help you learn, practice or integrate many of the Quodoushka spirituality teachings.

Throughout the course of an orbit, personal issues, visionary dreams and new explorations often arise. Every session is about finding solutions that work for you. My approach is down-to-earth and practical. We can address any emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and sexual matters that arise over the course of our orbit.  I’m here to support your highest possibilities.

How Orbit Coaching Works
An Orbit consists of 10 sessions which can be spread out according to our schedules over the course of a year. Sessions are an hour to an hour and a half. Sessions can be in person, by phone, or on Skype.

Availability and Application

I often have a waiting list for private sessions.
Please apply by writing to me at Briefly describe why you wish to create an Orbit.

In beauty
Amara Charles