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.

About Shakti Queen Women’s Retreats I, II, and III

Shakti Queen I Women’s Retreat

Manifestation of Beauty

with Amara Charles and Shyena Venice

MIAMI May 14 – 17   Register Here

MAUI August 27 -31  Register Here

The focus of Shakti Queen I is learning how to unleash our feminine power to birth our dreams. It’s experiential. It’s deeply moving and it’s fun. Shakti Queen I is about discovering a softer and more loving way to nourish your Shakti – the female principle of divine energy. 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.

For the first Shakti Queen in Miami, Amara and Shyena will present their totally nourishing women’s retreat to uplift your health, happiness and sexiness to a whole new level. (For the Miami retreat May 14 – 17, lodging is separate. Lunches are included. We will go out to local restaurants for dinner.

  • To Register and Lodging assistance in Miami please contact Carolina : shaktiqueenmiami@gmail.com
  • To Register and Lodging assistance in Maui please contact Jodi Polacheck jodibaygood@gmail.com

You can attend Shakti Queen I – III in any sequence.


Shakti Queen I Retreat Manifestation of Beauty  Features

  • Goddess Ceremony to awaken the Shakti Queen
  • Dream Harvesting to share the magic hidden in your dreams
  • An amazing reference guide to shift any problem into its proper solution
  • Jade Egg and White Tigress Yin Way Breast exercises for sexual restoration
  • Bodhisattva Queen Wheel to celebrate sisters of power

Shakti Queen I is For Women who want to

  • Find out how to use your feminine softness to manifest with ease
  • Heal and transform personal wounds of the feminine
  • Celebrate your divine feminine presence
  • Practice devotional chants and meditation to strengthen your spirit
  • Plus, enjoy good food, good rest, good company ~ the Shakti way

 Shakti Queen I Maui August 27 – 31

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Shakti Queen II Women’s Retreat

The Dragon King

NEW YORK May 24 – 27   Register Here

with Amara Charles and Shyena Venice

Back by popular demand, this year’s Shakti Queen II features even more shamanic ceremony to activate our inner feminine magic. We’re going to discover what’s needed to enchant Dragon Kings; learning how to bring out the best in the men we love. We will dip our toes into the special prowess of the Shakti Warrior and have a blast shining Shakti Sisterhood Ceremony in the luscious woods of upstate New York. This retreat includes lodging and all meals.

We welcome ALL new sisters to join this amazing circle of women.

Please contact Joella  shaktiqueennyc@gmail.com

For now, as Shakti Queen 1 – 4 workshops are mostly held only once a year, all women are welcome to attend Shakti Queen Retreats in any sequence.

Shakti Queen II Retreat Features

  • Goddess Ceremony to strengthen the voice of the divine feminine
  • Dream Harvesting to share the magic hidden in your dreams
  • Jade Egg Qigong exercises for sexual prowess
  • Dragon King Wheel for empowered relations with men

Shakti Queen II is For Women who want to:

  • Nourish their divine feminine wisdom
  • Let go in shamanic ceremony and open the golden heart of compassion
  • Inspire the best in the men in your lives
  • Learn White Tigress health methods for increasing erotic energy
  • Practice devotional chants and meditation to strengthen your spirit
  • And of course, enjoy good food, good rest and good company!

Om Mani Padme Hum

Shakti Queen III Women’s Retreat

The Shakti Warrior Queen ~ Nourishing the Fire of Devotion

North Carolina September 25 – 28 2015

With Amara Charles

Beloved sisters, you are the Shakti Queen walking the Lightning Bolt Path of Awareness. Shakti Queen III takes our shamanic ceremonies and spiritual practices to a completely different place. Not only will we continue to sweep clear the womb doubts and fears that exhaust us, we’ll revel in our catlike natures the embrace the warrior queen inside. 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.

Workshop costs includes all food and lodging in a private retreat center in the mountains of North Carolina near Boone.

Please contact Kelly Clampitt at spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com

For now, as Shakti Queen 1 – 4 workshops are mostly held only once a year, all women are welcome to attend Shakti Queen Retreats in any sequence.

Note: Due to last’s years rave reviews, we’re adding an additional day to Shakti Queen North Carolina where sisters are invited to share their gift

Shakti Queen III* Retreat Features

  • Refinement of Shakti sexual restoration practices
  • Ceremonial Rites of Passage
  • Individual advice on personal spiritual practice
  • Creation of Your Goddess Wheel of Beauty and Power
  • An introduction to Shakti Warrior ~ The Fires of Devotion

Shakti Queen III is For Women who want to:

  • 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 bold path
  • Celebrate in sisterhood ceremony to nourish the fires of devotion
  • Discover the gifts of your Shakti catlike nature
  • Practice chants and meditation to nourish your spirit
  • And of course, enjoy good food, good rest and share your gifts with amazing sisters!

* Note: This is actually Shakti Queen IV in North Carolina, for we are celebrating our fourth year returning to the majestic mountains near Boone, North Carolina. We will be refining Shakti Queen IV after this retreat in September

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Amara Charles and Shyena Venice will be offering a profound opportunity to dive deep into shamanic ceremony, experience matriarchal teachings from the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path as well as learn feminine restoration practices from Taoist white tigress tradition. These include Qigong, Yin Way Breast and Jade Egg exercises for sexual restoration as well as Chanting and Meditations for health and well being.

TESTIMONIALS FROM VARIOUS SHAKTI QUEEN RETREATS More …

Shakti Queen I Miami ~ May 14 -17

Shakti Queen I Women’s Retreat Miami, Florida

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Shakti Queen I Women’s Retreat

MIAMI May 14 – 17

Register Here

All women are invited to attend Shakti Queen Retreats in any sequence.

Manifestation of Beauty

with Amara Charles and Shyena Venice

For the first Shakti Queen in Miami, Amara and Shyena will present their totally nourishing women’s retreat to uplift your health, happiness and sexiness to a whole new level. Our focus is learning how to unleash our feminine power to birth our dreams. It’s experiential. It’s deeply moving and it’s fun. Shakti Queen I is about discovering a softer and more loving way to nourish your Shakti – the female principle of divine energy. 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.

(For the Miami retreat May 14 – 17, lodging is separate. Lunches are included. We will go out to local restaurants for dinner. More …

Shakti Queen II NEW YORK ~ May 21-24

Shakti Queen II All-Inclusive Women’s Retreat, New York

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Galiana Retreat Center, New Lebanon, NY

REGISTER HERE

Shakti Queen is a feminine empowerment retreat, inspiring women around the world to awaken their inner Shakti Queen and let her shine.

By popular demand, Amara and Shyena will return to New York for an empowering celebration of the divine feminine. In addition to our presenting various feminine spiritual practices, our focus will be on healing our wounds with the masculine, and learning to share our Shakti beauty with the men in our lives.

Nestled in the woods of upstate New York in a lovely and private retreat center, we will share a deeply nourishing, magical experience filled with shamanic ceremony and matriarchal teachings from the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path. It will also include Qigong and Taoist sexual restoration practices inspired by a number of Amara and Shyena’s teachers. Plus, this year’s retreat will also feature a special Shakti warrior training for women.

 All women are open to attend Shakti Queen Retreats in any Sequence. Each retreat has a specific theme. More …

Quodoushka II Phoenix July 9 -12

Quodoushka Level Two

Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality Sex and Intimacy Retreat for Singles and Couples

With Amara Charles and Michael Mountain Star Dreamer

Phoenix, Arizona JULY 9 – 12  2015

Early Registration Ends May 1 More …

Quodoushka III New York July 16 – 19

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Quodoushka III NEW YORK  JULY 16-19 2015

It’s been many years since I’ve taught a Q3!

By popular demand I am excited to present the first Q3 in New York

Space is limited. If you’re interested, and wish to attend, please make a reservation as I have a feeling this Q3 will quickly sell out. In beauty, Amara

For Couples*

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The Aloha Quodoushka Maui November 4-8

We’re thrilled to announce the Aloha Quodoushka I  MAUI HAWAII

Quodoushka I November 4-8 of 2015  ~ Maui

The venues are all set, so save the dates! Travel and Lodging Costs Are Separate.

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About Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality Levels 1-4

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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

The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka

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Shakti Queen I Maui

SHAKTI QUEEN WOMEN’S RETREAT I MAUI, HAWAII

NEW DATE: AUGUST 27 – 31 with Amara Charles and Shyena Venice

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For the first Shakti Queen on Maui, Amara and Shyena will present their totally nourishing women’s retreat to uplift your health, happiness and sexiness to a whole new level.

This special five day retreat is about discovering a softer and more loving way to nourish your Shaktithe female principle of divine energy.

It’s about filling your basket with so much self love it pours with the passion and wisdom you need to walk your way in the world.

 

 

Pali-Uli-aerial-good-one1-930x480Our Five Day All Inclusive Shakti Queen Women’s Retreat is at the beautiful retreat center Hale Akua Garden Sanctuary.

We’ll be bathing in the ocean of abundance, relaxing near magical waterfalls and doing shamanic ceremony in the exotic lagoons of Maui. We will also be learning a bit about the indigenous plants and sustainable lifestyle of Maui at the fabulous Hale Akua Garden Farm.

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Maui is one of the most breathtaking and magical places on the planet. Melanie Maui

We’ll have the opportunity to share the magnificent power and soft presence of Shakti with kindred sisters from around the world.

Our focus is learning how to touch the heart of our divine feminine energy to birth our dreams.

It’s about embracing all of nature and nourishing our spirit. It’s about letting love in and letting Shakti dance.

 

 

REGISTER FOR SHAKTI QUEEN MAUI

Deposit Maui Shakti Queen August 27 – 31 $200

Early Registration Maui Shakti Queen $1195 by May 1st ($1395 After May 1st)

For Registration and Lodging Options Onsite Please Contact

Jodi Polacheck Baygood on Maui jodibaygood@gmail.com 808.344.8755

Laka Line Holme laka@amaracharles.com 808.635.1990

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Shakti Queen I Maui is for Women Who Want to

  • Bask in the magic of your Shakti Queen
  • Learn White Tigress health methods to increase your feminine power
  • Breathe in the wild beauty of Mother Nature
  • Plant Seeds of Beauty to harvest your dreams
  • Discover the gifts of your sexual anatomy
  • Practice devotional chants and meditation to nourish your spirit
  • And of course, enjoy good food, good rest and share your gifts with amazing sisters!

Shakti Queen I Maui, Hawaii Retreat Features

  • Goddess Ceremony to awaken the Shakti Queen
  • Dream Harvesting to share the magic hidden in your dreams
  • An amazing reference guide for shifting any problem into its proper solution
  • Jade Egg & Tigress Breast exercises for sexual restoration
  • Bodhisattva Queen Wheel to celebrate sisters of power
  • Initiation Ceremonies to bless and awaken your Shakti Queen
  • Ample time to luxuriate and rejuvenate in the beauty of Maui

Om Mani Padme Hum

Shyena Tibetan Bowl Massage Beach

 

Here’s What Our Shakti Queens Say

LAKA2-341-MAs a Shakti Queen I feel valued and appreciated as a woman. I learned what I need to manifest at this point in my life. I learned many exercises that will help me focus more on myself. As a young woman, I always worry about how people view me, who my next partner will be, and mending broken relationships. I realized that all these things will happen when they are supposed to. All these women in the workshop I have felt some sort of connection with and see them as wise women. I have felt my magnetic power and feel refreshed and renewed after this weekend. Thank you so much Amara! Being in your presence always brings beauty within the room. All my love - MaconKristina NYSQ

I love the teachings from all the different traditions; it felt rich. I love all the ceremonies & physical exercises. I love the way you clearly see & receive people’senergy & can offer them (me) the prefect guidance! Most valuable! Namaste. Many, many thanks” - Stacey

pauletteStarting with drawing a card was profound beginning. I got so much out of my card and insight I’m going to paint a picture of it and other paintings too that honor the feminine, for my own therapy and development. I got so much more out of the course this year because of my own readiness to be more committed. My humility is better also to realize I needed to change and no longer subscribe to ‘self sufficiency’- (a lifetime mode of operation). I have opened my mind to initiate again sexual relations and explore my sexuality with men again. I am going home inspired and deeply wanting to embrace a practice- be consistent- I get it! This time. - Zan

unnamed-38Amara is a gentle and grounded woman who has clear definitions that are expressed in a loving way. She helped me realize “my manifestation,” or what I need to realize and attain in my life. She not only teaches sexual practices, but also how to find your authentic voice as a woman. She helped me reawaken my sexuality, which (though once strong) had been lying dormant for a long time. She also showed how sexuality is connected to your chakras and your spiritual self. She has a delightful and sometimes irreverent sense of humor. Margaret Growling Panther (hey Amara, growling is better than snarling, and it resembles a smile a bit more)!

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Amara in HawaiiAmara Charles

Amara is a highly acclaimed sex and intimacy expert and author of #1 Best‐Selling book The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka. She has been a guest on VH1, BBC, ABC, and HBO television and has facilitated spiritual sexuality programs empowering women around the world for over twenty-five years. Known for her humorous and compassionate presentations, her mission is to help women discover and embody the full presence of their divine feminine wisdom. www.amaracharles.com

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Shyena Venice

Shyena is a women’s health and wellness expert and workshop facilitator who has traveled the world helping women feel vibrantly alive in their bodies. She’s also the founder of Sylk Natural Lubricant, an executive entrepreneur, a mountaineer, a musician and a master masseuse who brings her light-hearted spirit into everything she does.

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Amara Charles and Shyena Venice will be offering a profound opportunity to dive deep into shamanic ceremony, experience matriarchal teachings from the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path as well as learn feminine restoration practices from Taoist white tigress tradition. These include Qigong (similar to yoga), Yin Way Breast and Jade Egg exercises for sexual restoration as well as devotional Chant and Meditations for health and well being.

 

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Phoenix Quodoushka II

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Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality Sex and Intimacy Retreat for Singles and Couples

With Amara Charles and Michael Stein

Phoenix, Arizona JULY 9 – 12 2015

Early Registration Ends May 1

DEPOSIT Phoenix QII Register Now: Early QII Single Registration $595 $695 after May 1st

Register Now: Early QII Couple Registration $1195

$1300 after May 1st Note:

Q2 Graduates and SMSD Apprentices email amara@amaracharles.com for costs

Join us for the QII to take the magic of your Quodoushka experience to a completely different level. The second level of Quodousha not only gives you practical ways to become a more caring, skillful lover, you will experience how Shamanic ceremony produces inner breakthroughs that clear away years of misunderstandings that may undermine your relationships.

Through the wisdom of these ancient practices you will open gateways in your body, mind and heart for expressing the sexual passion and love you deserve. The Aloha ‘Q’ experience will not only enhance your sex life; it will infuse all of your relationships with much more vitality, compassion and joy. The expertise of the Quodoushka team of instructors is unsurpassed in creating a warm and safe environment where you will be guided through a variety of experiences to deepen your understanding of sexual intimacy.

You can attend both QI and QII as a single, or if you come with a partner, you can enjoy the weekend exploring together. Either way, you will learn more about yourself as a spiritual sexual being than you have ever felt in your life. The Quodoushka workshop is not only practical and profound, those who attend agree; it’s also a great deal of fun!

Experience how the gift of your sexuality is the most powerful resource for the full self-expression of your health, hope, happiness, harmony and humor.

Quodoushka Level Two

The second level Quodoushka is about embracing your new found sexual energy to transform and heal the rift between men and women. More …

Yin Way Weekly Class

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Mondays & Wednesdays Phoenix, 6-8:30 pm

A Unique blend of Women’s Qigong, Healing Tigress Exercises designed especially for women.

Similar to yoga in that it includes coordinating your breath, body, mind and spirit, Yin Way’s Qigong practices are simple, easy-to do (yet very powerful)  movements. The movements of your body, mind and breath primarily circulate your blood and energy.

For More Information about Yin Way Classes in Phoenix, contact Shyena Venice.  More …

Orbit Coaching with Amara Charles

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Private Coaching with Amara Charles

My mission is to help others find peace, passion and purpose in their intimate lives so they can do what they came here to do

I’ve been working  for over twenty years mentoring, coaching and guiding individuals and couples to realize their purpose through strengthening their bonds of intimacy.

I create what I call an orbit of influence where you and I partner to realize your highest possibilities.

Over the years I’ve seen how having a healthy, intimate relationship makes all the difference in life. I am passionate supporting people to resolve issues, plan creative projects and realize their dreams. .

I not only give tools to clear away blocks to sexual happiness, I provide detailed teachings, practices, inspiration, techniques or ceremonies – whatever I feel works best for you – to support you in enjoying the happiness you deserve.

How My Orbit Coaching Works
I rarely do single sessions these days because I prefer creating an ‘orbit’ of closeness, connection  and commitment that lasts over time. Currently an Orbit consists of 10 sessions spread over several months.

Availability
I can only accept a certain amount of people to create a coaching connection with. There is currently a waiting list for my Orbit Coaching.

Application
I offer a free session to see whether we might enjoy working together. This offer is only for people I have actually met. Please email me if you’d like to arrange a short session by phone to explore possibilities.

Find Out More
Please Note: If we have not met yet, and you’d like to be on the Orbit list, please write me a letter of request.

In beauty
Amara Charles