Hello, Friends and Lovers!

Are you and your partner planning a getaway this winter? Why not leave the holiday gift exchange behind for an experience that will enrich your relationship forever. There’s no better “present” than Erotic Presence, which is the theme of Part One of our Tending Eros program.

Erotic Presence is all about overcoming the dulling effect of familiarity in your relationship. In this first retreat, you will learn how mindfulness can revitalize your erotic bond by reigniting curiosity for your beloved.

There are many reasons to come to Austin in December for Passion and Presence!  

The city is loved for its “Beauty and People,” according to an article in the Design Within Reach magazine. What else makes Austin great? Homeowners, architects, and DWR employees laud Austin’s abundance of art, music, and breakfast tacos and the city’s excellent collection of mid-century homes.

Plan to spend a few days before or after the retreat exploring the city’s many features:

1. Museums

There are incredible art museums in Austin to suit even the most eclectic visual tastes. Consider visiting Castle Hill Graffiti Park, also called HOPE Outdoor Gallery. You can bring your own spray paint and add to the ongoing, ever-changing mural here where everyone gets to be an artist! Or, visit Canopy, an artist’s colony near the venue that features galleries, a coffee shop and studio tours in East Austin.

2. Best Brunch

Austin is known for incredible brunches! Imagine ‘sleeping in’ before heading to brunch where you can satisfy your hunger and refuel your erotic spark! Culinary Dropout tops ‘best brunch’ lists across Austin, making the city a “Foodie’s” paradise!

3. Music

Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World! With a title like that, you know there will be something to get you dancing, swaying, or tapping your toes! C-Boy’s Heart & Soul in South Austin is the first on many lists of the best places for Austin-authentic music. This two-story South Congress club is where you’ll find blues, soul and country music! A quick search of music venues on Pinterest or Google will help you find music to satisfy your every taste and mood.

4. Tacos

Anyone who has been to Austin talks about its vibrant taco scene! From high-end restaurants to food trucks, your taste buds will dance with delight when you find a taco spot near you! The good news is that you won’t have to travel far. The Veracruz All Natural taco truck is parked directly across from our venue. There’s even a photograph of Veracruz in the DWR catalog.

5. Get Outside

Austin boasts numerous bike paths and walking trails. For a special treat, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is one of the best places to be! Let your senses take in natural beauty or partake in their yoga classes, photography lessons, and ever-popular midnight strolls.

Our Passion & Presence® Part One retreat will hold space for you to re-access your embodied wholeness as you gently explore your sexual initiation and work together to heal erotic wounds. You will come to understand why the intensity of your sexual relationship has waned and how mindfulness can bring it back.

Join us for Erotic Presence this December and enjoy the vibrant sensory and cultural experiences waiting for you in Austin.