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.

The Aloha Quodoushka I & II Kauai and Maui


We’re thrilled to announce the Aloha Quodoushka I & II on KAUAI AND MAUI

Quodoushka I October 17 – 21  2014 ~ Kauai

Quodoushka II October 24 – 27  2014  ~ Maui

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

Aloha Quodoushka I & II 2014 PDF Flyer

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Amara…..wondering if there’s something written or video somewhere that explains more in detail about the QII and what actually goes on there.
Where can we hear or read more about the actual content?    Thanks….grace
Hi Grace,
The best place to see more about the content might be my book, the last two chapters. As with the QI, it’s more about the ceremonial experience, which of course isn’t written in any book. The QII ceremonies focus on seeing and overcoming our blocks to intimacy, understanding our instinctual differences and healing deep resentments between men and women. Whereas the Q1 focuses on moving beyond conditioning and  shame to feeling a deep appreciation and acceptance of ourselves, the Q2 takes you into an immersion, an experience of realizing what is holding you back from love. Its about clearing the fear we have, and opening ourselves to allow more deeply fulfilling sexual intimacy. ~Amara

There will be space to stay on site for the Quodoushka I on Kauai. (1st come – 1st serve).  For the QII on Maui, we will help you find accommodations.


The Aloha Quodoushka QI and QII ~ Early Single Registration

The Aloha Quodoushka QI and QII ~ Early Couple Registration

QI  Kauai Early Single Registration – October 17 – 21

QI  Kauai Early Couple Registration -  October 17 – 21

QII  Maui Early Single Registration ~ October 24 – 27

QII  Maui Early Couple Registration ~ October 24 – 27

Deposit Only



Quodoushka Graduates and SMSD Apprentices

  • To Receive Early Registration and Return Students/Apprentice Discounts Payments Due August 1st
  • QI grads get the graduate price for repeating QI.
  • QII grads receive graduate price for repeating QII
  • no other discounts apply

Quodoushka Grads/SMSD Apprentices Each Workshop QI and QII


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.

Quodoushka Articles by Amara Charles Healing Power of Sex

‘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

MasterQCalendar2015 with Amara Charles and Other Qualified Quodoushka Instructors around the World.

Quodoushka II Phoenix 2014

Quodoushka Level Two

Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality Sex and Intimacy Retreat for Singles and Couples

With Amara Charles and John Thunderwolf

Phoenix, Arizona November 6 – 9  2014 More …

Female Erotic Intelligence Hamburg, Germany


To Register and find for more information about Female Erotic Intelligence

July 11-13  2014

in Hamburg Germany,

please email : Yvonne Györy More …

Authentic Sexuality for Women – Croatia


Authentic Sexuality for Women

Zagreb, Croatia July 18-20

with Amara Charles and Shyena Venice.

To Register Please contact: More …

Intimacy Retreat for Men and Women – CROATIA

Discover Your Erotic Nature

Discover Your Erotic Nature – D Y E N Intimacy Retreat

for singles and Couples

Zagreb, Croatia

July 24-27

with Amara Charles and Shyena Venice.

To Register Please contact:


What People Say they about the D Y E N Intimacy Retreat:

It continues to expand and sweeten and every succulent fruit, peeled back and exposed—reveals Boundless Beauty—I watched it unfold in others before me and I felt it bond our hearts in authentic and transparent sharing which blew my mind! Like a goddess—radiant, free, and infinite—like a child—intimate and curious—like a river ever changing and seeking the riverbank to contour and shape me. I feel so blessed and in humble gratitude to you—Amara, my dear Tigress Teacher, and Shyena, my new Sister and Mentor, for the wonderful sweet medicine you have imparted in DYEN.  My Dragon and I are so thankful for your guidance on this sacred journey.

 I discovered a lot of my naturalness in a very loving soft expression is my erotic nature.  There was just learning and understanding what was happening had me become so much more aware of and appreciate myself and my partner.  The ease of how to access new expressions was wonderful to learn.  BB More …

Shakti Queen 3 Woman’s Retreat North Carolina

Shakti Head

Shakti Queen III

Woman’s Retreat with Amara Charles

North Carolina, Waterfall Mountain

September 26 – 28 2014

Please Contact Kelly Clampitt to Register at / 336.385.6312

Register for Shakti Queen North Carolina

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Quodoushka 1 Phoenix January 2015


Sex and Intimacy Workshop for Singles and Couples

Phoenix, Arizona January 15-18   2015
Thursday – Sunday evening

What is Quodoushka? More …

Shakti Queen New York

Amara and Shyena portrait

Shakti Queen New York

Woman’s Retreat with Amara Charles and Shyena Venice

 New York – Galiana Retreat Center, New Lebanon, NY

October 3-5   2014

Deposit Shakti Queen New York

Please Contact JOELLA:

Shakti Queens having tea

Shakti Queens having tea

What Women Say about Shakti Queen More …

Quodoushka I Texas February 2015


Sex and Intimacy Workshop for Singles and Couples

Denton Texas  February 19 – 22 2015
Thursday – Sunday evening

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Private Coaching with Amara Charles


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.

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.

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.

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Amara Charles

New York Quodoushka I 2015

Quodoushka 1

New York Skyline

Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality

Sex and Intimacy Workshop for Singles and Couples

New York City,  May 21-24 2015

Thursday – Sunday evening

For Details about May NY Quodoushka 2015 please contact Joella:

A Residential Retreat in NYC.

NYC Q2014 Flyer.Info. PDF

For More Info in NYC, please email Joella :

Lodging available on a First come first serve basis.


New York Q Early Single Registration $595 ($695 after Feb 15)

New York Q Early Couple Registration $1175 ($1300 after Feb 15)

DEPOSIT to Reserve Your Place for the NYQ

Graduates and DTMMS Apprentices: To Register, please email

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 John Ardagh


Amara Charles is author of the Best-Selling book “The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka’

New York Q Early Single Registration $595 ($695 after Feb 15)

New York Q Early Couple Registration $1175 ($1300 after Feb 15)

DEPOSIT to Reserve Your Place for the NYQ

Graduates and DTMMS Apprentices: To Register, please email

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 Flyer (coming soon). Then fill out the information and return to the address included in the Flyer.

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: Joella

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 programme….. 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.


Amara CharlesAmara Underpainting

Internationally renowned sex and intimacy author Amara Charles has facilitated Spiritual Sexuality programs around the world since 1989. Her dynamic, insightful and often provocative presentations inspire her audiences to uplift their relationships to profound levels of intimacy and sexual pleasure.

Amara’s best‐selling book The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka is the first to reveal the Shamanic sexuality teachings from the Nagual Tradition. She is also the author of Erotic Touch for Two, Aching to Open and Conscious Sexual Agreements. Published by Inner Traditions ‐ Bear & CO, her books are now available worldwide.

Amara is one of the few master teachers authorized to teach Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality workshops worldwide. She is also the first White Tigress initiated on Western soil into the ancient Taoist Sexual Arts. She draws from both traditions to teach the Taoist Restoration and Shamanic Sexual Practices for men and women.

Amara has been a guest on VH1, BBC, ABC, and HBO as well as numerous national and international sexuality conferences, radio and TV shows. She also has created Rites of Passage Ceremonies for parents and teens and is committed to transforming people’s relationships to live with greater, awareness, wisdom and love.

She currently lives in Phoenix Arizona.

Amara Charles

602 820 4661




Phoenix Quodoushka II


Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality Sex and Intimacy Retreat for Singles and Couples

With Amara Charles and John Thunderwolf

This Year’s Flyer Coming Soon. For Costs/Info See Phoenix QII Flyer/Registration PDF – 2013

Phoenix, Arizona November 6 – 9 2014

 Early Registration Ends September 1.

Register Now:  Single Registration $595  until Sept 1

Register Now: Couple Registration $1175 unril Sept 1

Note: Q2 Graduates and SMSD Apprentices email for costs

Those who have made a Deposit for this Q2                                                                please contact Amara :                                                      I will send you a Pay Pal request for Balance Due. Early Registration Discounts only apply to those who have paid in full by August 1st.

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 newfound sexual energy to transform and heal the rift between men and women.

You will release deeply held resentments that hold you back from fully feeling your sexual pleasure.

You will also learn amazing shamanic lover’s techniques to share with a partner – whether you are in a relationship or are looking for one. As in the Q1, you may attend Q2 as a single or with a partner.

The Quodoushka Two exercises help you understand what you truly need as a man or a woman in order to enjoy a rich, healthy sexual life- As you learn skills to become a better lover, you will experience how honest communication paves the way for more sexual joy, passion and playfulness in your life. You will return home knowing how to sustain more kindhearted, endearing and enduring intimacy in your relationships.

AMARA CHARLES has been an apprentice of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path since 1987. She has traveled teaching Quodoushka Sexuality workshops internationally for over twenty years. Amara is the author of Sexual Agreements, and The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka soon to be released by Bear & Co. Amara helped establish the Red Lodge Yearlong shamanic ceremonial program for the Deer Tribe Métis Medicine Society and has led family Rites of Passage training programs for many years. She is the founder of Nourishing Arts, providing Sex and Intimacy mentorship for singles and couples.

JOHN Thunder Wolf: began his shamanic training in the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path in 1985. He leads the Black Lightning Lodge in Canada. John embodies the strength, confidence and gentleness of the masculine. He brings the experience of his rich and varied life as a professional classical musician, teacher, psychotherapist, father and husband. As a Quodoushka facilitator he is a wonderful guide through the maze of human sexuality. He brings humor and care in helping others to find their naturalness within their sexuality. John also leads powerful inspiring programs for men. He has a vision of men returning to balance and finding their strength, power and beauty through ceremony and the community of the masculine. He also brings the shamanic healing ways of the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path

SCHEDULE: for Phoenix Q2 November 9 – 9 2014
Thursday 5 – 7 pm registration, teachings begin at 7 pm

Friday 9 am – approx. midnight, with a 2 hour dinner break
Saturday 9 am – approx. midnight, with a 2 hour dinner break
Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

Send payment in full or a deposit of $150 (US) per person to:
Nourishing Arts, 3741 East Shangri La, Road, Phoenix, AZ 85028

To Register by mail.

Make checks payable to Nourishing Arts
Registration is limited and subject to confirmation.
Specific location and all the information you will need to attend will be given upon registration.

You must notify us 10 days before the event. There is a $150 fee for office expenses.
Within 10 days, it is $250 non-refundable.

$150 nonrefundable when you notify us more than 10 days before the event. Within 10 days it is $250.


AMARA CHARLES 602.820•4661

Yin Way Weekly Class

Yin Way - Amara Charles

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 …