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 Phoenix May 25-28

Sex and Intimacy Workshop for Singles and Couples

Phoenix, Arizona May 25-28, 2017
Thursday – Sunday evening

What is Quodoushka?

Presented to thousands of people around the world since 1975, the Quodoushka 1 is a 4 day sexuality workshop for singles and couples. The program consists of transformational shamanic sexuality teachings and guided exercises to bring more care, quality and passion into your intimate life.

The ‘Q’, as it is often called, will clear away your blocks to pleasure, uplift your understanding of sex and help you create more loving intimate relationships.

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

Thousands of people say they have reconnected with the naturalness, the beauty, and the power of their sexuality by attending this amazing workshop.

Facilitators: Amara Charles and Mukee Okan


Singles $695 / 795 (after April 15)

Couples $1290 / 1390 (after April 15)

SMSD/Grad $495





Want to learn more about Quodoushka? Watch Amara being interviewed about these Sacred Sexuality Workshops HERE!

Registration is limited and subject to confirmation. All new participants are interviewed by phone. Workshop Tuition includes Quodoushka Manual, Lunches and snacks Thursday through Sunday. Our local Quodoushka Organizer will assist you with lodging. Once you register you will receive all the information you will need to attend, including travel assistance, workshop location and what to bring for the workshop.

To Register By Mail please read and print this Phoenix Quodoushka 1 Flyer (update coming soon) Then fill out the information and return to the address included in the Flyer.

You can also make a $150 Deposit to reserve your space. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you notify us more than 10 days before the event, there is a $150 non-refundable fee for office expenses. If it is less than 10 days, there is a $250 non-refundable fee.

For More Information Please Contact:

AMARA CHARLES 602 820 4661

What Q Graduates have to say….

“An essential life training for all human beings whatever age. A much needed teaching to clean up the current mess/confusion around the whole area of sex/sexuality in society. I will be suggesting to my daughters that they attend Q1 as a basic life skills/education programm….. Words cannot describe the importance of this teaching to mankind.”Bruce Irvine – Company Director, Auckland, New Zealand

“Having over 30 years completed a myriad of workshops, this is by far the most powerful ‘useful’ workshop for embodiment of a joyful blissful life.”Diane Ryan – Psychotherapist, Brisbane, Australia
“One of the most profound sexual healing trainings I’ve done. The usefulness and integrity of the material is a great gift.”Anna Marti – Sexual Intimacy Coach, Seattle, USA

“Truly an amazing weekend. Can’t wait to use the teachings in my life. Profound is not enough of a word to describe these teachings. World leaders should all be required to go through this in order to lead the human race.”Jim – Business Owner, Seattle, USA

“Chuluaqui Quodoushka awoke my sexual energy. It gifted me the power and knowledge to love my life in the present as a sexually empowered and motivated woman. I want to, and will do, everything to take this into my everyday life.”Helen Heatley Gilberd – Director, Auckland, New Zealand

“The Q was not only one of the most safe and supportive experience for me to learn about myself in the area of sexuality, personal awareness and being happier, but also, it supported me in being more clear in business and in all areas of my life. Very, very powerful…”DC Cordova – International Business Entrepreneur.
“I am particularly grateful at the level of safety and opportunity that your team generated. This environment gave me the opportunity to stretch, which I repeatedly felt empowered to do. So I stretched and stretched some more. I feel profoundly transformed!”Pat Muller – Psychologist.

“I arrived bruised and battered by my relationships and found a healing space with the tools to empower me in my everyday life. I found the space that revitalized me, filled me with hope, I found love for myself and the beings that surround me.”David Frost – Australia.
“I cannot begin to tell you how much the recent Q1 has changed me. I had never gone through such a profound transformative process within the course of a single weekend. I rejoice in knowing that freedom, love and great sex are my birthright.”Annette Sand – Physical Therapist.

“My life has already started the ramping-up-process. The level of intimacy that my partner and I have experienced since our return from the Q1 is remarkable. Thank-you.”Billy Western Fox – Zen Buddhist Priest.

“As the next Quodoushka workshops approach I’m wishing I were there with you guys! I’m currently setting up my business. It is extremely hard work and is taking everything I’ve got….The only reason I’ve got the power to do it, is because of you guys and the Q magic – after what you guys showed me, there’s no way I’m leaving this amazing planet with my music still inside me!”Lee Burger – UK.



Quodoushka 2 Denton, Texas, Feb 16 -19

Quodoushka Level Two

Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality Sex and Intimacy Retreat for Singles and Couples

Facilitators: Amara Charles, Michael Stein

Denton, Texas FEBRUARY 16 – 19 2017

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

Q2 DEPOSIT Denton, Texas

Q2  Single Registration Denton, Texas $795

Q2 Couple Registration $1390

Q2 Graduates and SMSD Apprentices 

Returning Q2 Grads $595 after December 15

Q2 Graduate (you must have attended a Q2)

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Quodoushka 1 Spiritual Sexuality PRAGUE March 1-5 2017


QUODOUSHKA 1 Spiritual Sexuality for Singles and Couples with Amara Charles & Åsa Kullberg

A shamanic approach to sacred sexuality for your health and well-being

March 1-5 2017, Czech Republic

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Shakti Queen The Shadow Queen ~ Santa Fe ~ March 24-26


The Shadow Queen

Discovering The Hidden Jewels of Your Shadow Queen

Using feminine fairy tales to unravel tangled up confusions with the key women and men in our lives, we are going to delve into the archetypes of our shadow where we will discover precious gems hidden in the velvety folds of our psyche.

This women’s empowerment retreat features shamanic ceremony, matriarchal teachings, qigong health exercises and feminine spiritual practices to enrich your life with the tools you need to thrive in a changing world. This totally nourishing retreat includes lunches and dinners

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date: March 24-26, 2017

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Please Contact Amara Charles <> or Laurie Kerley <>

What women from past Shakti Queens say about their vitality, energy, and self-love

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Aloha Quodoushka 2 & 3 Kauai


We’re thrilled to announce the Aloha Quodoushka 2 & 3 on KAUAI

Quodoushka  2 October 25 – 29  2017 ~ Kauai, Hawaii

Quodoushka 3 November 1 – 5   2017  ~ Kauai, Hawaii

Travel and Lodging Costs Are Separate.

Kauai Q2 – 3 2017

Hawaii Earth Porn

There will be space to stay on site for the Quodoushka 2 and 3 on Kauai. (1st come – 1st serve).


The Aloha Quodoushka Q2 and Q3 ~  Single Registration

The Aloha Quodoushka Q2 and Q3 ~  Couple Registration

Q2 Kauai  Single Registration ~ October 25 – 29

Q2  Kauai  Couple Registration ~  October 25 – 29

Q3 Kauai  Single Registration ~ November 1 – 5

Q3  Kauai  Couple Registration ~ November 1 – 5

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Phoenix Quodoushka 1 January 2017

Sex and Intimacy Workshop for Singles and Couples

Phoenix, Arizona January 19 – 22, 2017
Thursday – Sunday evening

This workshop is sold out. Please email to be put on the waiting list. More …

Quodoushka 1 North Carolina 2017


Sex and Intimacy Retreat for Singles and Couples

Facilitators: Amara Charles and Michael Star Mountain

North Carolina

Quodoushka 1 Spiritual Sexuality for Singles and Couples

August 10 – 13 2017
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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

Manifestation of Beauty- 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 how 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 pours over with the passion and wisdom you need to walk your way in the world.

Here’s What Shakti Queens Say

Shakti Queen Manifestation of Beauty Features More …

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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

The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka


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