Bodysex® Workshop Retreat
with Carlin Ross, Laura Bogush, Rósa María, Céline Manon
September 12 to 15, 2022
Menla Resort & Spa Center
in the Catskills Mountains of New York, USA
$1869 – $2286 USD
workshop, 3 nights, meals
This Bodysex Retreat is a sexual wellness and educational experience
that will renew your body, mind and spirit
- All of the Bodysex rituals in a regular two-day workshop, including:
Genital Show and Tell
Rock n Roll, Pillow Fuck, & Yoga/Indian Style techniques
- Plus extra evening sessions and social opportunities
- Extended time with the Bodysex sisterhood
- Three nights accomodations (standard or deluxe)
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner vegetarian buffet including seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients with optional fish or chicken choices added
How much does it cost?
with standard cabin shared room/bath plus all meals
with deluxe private room/bath plus all meals
Extended Bodysex Workshop: $1200 USD
Plus the cost of your room
Standard Cabin with Shared Room/Bath
and all meals: $669 USD
Deluxe Queen with Private Room/Bath
and all meals: $1086 USD
Sign me up!
Only 30 9 spots left
2 Deluxe Queens + 7 Standard Shared Cabin rooms remain
This retreat is selling out quickly Please register soon!
Step 1: Complete the registration form
Step 2: You’ll receive an invoice from the BAD Foundation in a day or two
Step 3: Pay your deposit or in full within 7 days
Your deposit confirms your reservation; unconfirmed reservations can not be guaranteed and will be cancelled without timely payment
Deposit with registration:
Standard room $669
Deluxe room: $786
Second payment by June 10th:
Standard room: $600
Deluxe room: $750
Third payment by August 10th:
Standard room: $600
Deluxe room: $750
Credit cards are accepted
Full payment is required by August 10th to attend the retreat
See below for cancellation/refund policy
Your Workshop Facilitators
Carlin will lead large group sessions with Laura, Rósa, and Céline faciliting break out groups
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Cancellations and Refunds:
If you cancel your reservation at least 60 days before the workshop start date, your full amount paid can be transferred to the cost of a workshop for 2023. If you cancel within 60 days of the workshop start date, your amount paid minus your room cost can be transferred to the cost of a workshop for 2023. The room cost is nontransferrable within 60 days of the workshop start date.
Reservations not paid in full at least 30 days prior to the workshop date will be cancelled with amount paid minus your room cost transferrable to the cost of a workshop for 2023.
If the entire workshop is cancelled or postponed by the BAD Foundation, you can request a refund or receive full credit for your amount paid toward a future workshop in 2023
Menla asks that visitors take a Covid test up to 96 hours (4 days) prior to arrival and participate in a wellness screening 48 hours prior to arrival. Visit Menla’s Covid-19 Policy page for more information.
If you’re experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, test positive, or have a family member or roommate test positive in the week prior to the start of our workshop, please stay home. Your full amount paid for the workshop and room will be refunded or transferred to another date in 2023.
If you feel ill at any time during your stay at Menla, please notify the front desk as soon as possible. They will advise you about what to do next and where to get medical care.
Thank you for helping to keep all of us in our Bodysex sisterhood and the Menla community healthy and safe.
Have questions? Here are some answers
About this workshop:
How do I get to Menla?
Menla’s physical address is:
375 Pantherkill Road, Phoenicia, NY 12464
You can drive, take a bus, or fly. You can arrange for a local shuttle from the town of Phoenicia, NY to the Menla property.
From Menla’s website: The fastest and most affordable way from NYC or from whichever airport you fly into (NYC airports, Newark, Albany, or Stewart/Newburg) is to take public transportation to the nearest bus terminal (Albany or NYC’s Port Authority), then take the Adirondack Trailways bus to our small bus stop in the town of Phoenicia. For people coming from NYC, it takes about 3 hours, and costs approximately $30 each way. Reservations not needed.
If you give Menla advanced notice of when your bus will arrive, we can send a shuttle to pick you up at the station and bring you here for $5. Adirodack Trailways can be contacted at 800-776-7548.
All of the options with detailed directions can be found here on Menla’s website: https://menla.org/directions/
When is check-in/check out?
Check in is 3:00 p.m. or later on the day of your arrival. Check out is by 11:00 a.m. on the last day.
Dinner and activities are planned for the evening on the first day so you’ll probably want to arrive by 5:00 p.m. if possible.
Does this workshop include Betty’s Barbell and a Magic Wand for me to keep?
No. You can bring your own or we will provide them to you for the workshop. If you’d like to purchase your own, we’ll have Barbells and rechargeable Magic Wands available for purchase at our cost at the workshop.
Can I share a room with my friend?
Yes. Make your roommate request when you register and we’ll do our best to place you in the same room or cabin.
Can I share a Deluxe Queen Room with my friend and split the cost?
No. Everyone needs to purchase a bed as meals are included with the cost.
I’m vegan/vegetarian and/or have sensitivies/allergies to certain foods. Will choices for me be available?
Yes. The food served at Menla is vegetarian and they accomodate special diets with advanced notice. Let us know your preferences on your registration form so we can let the chef know. We’re requesting chicken and fish meal add-ons as well.
What do I need to bring?
A list of suggested items to pack will be provided to registered participants before the retreat. You’ll need a water bottle plus large tote or backpack to store your clothes and personal items during the workshop sessions.
Can I be naked any time, anywhere while at Menla?
We can be nude in the conference area, our cabins, and designated outdoor areas. We must be clothed in public areas, the Lhasa Inn, and dining areas.
Can I bring alcohol and/or cannabis?
Please avoid the use of recreational substances during our workshop sessions. Being under the influence can numb your physical pleasure and may make it difficult to be fully present during out sessions. During social activities, it’s fine. Wine will be provided during our opening day meet and greet.
Can I take pictures? Will I be photographed?
When we are not in a workshop session, you are welcome to take pictures of the property, yourself, and others with consent. There will be a designated time and place during the workshop for those who consent to group photos. If you do not wish to be photographed at anytime, let us know. We totally understand.
Are there any limits on cell phone use?
Cell phones can be a distraction. We want participants to be present and fully immersed during our workshop sessions. Please keep your cell phone and any other device connected to the internet (such as a smart watch) stored with clothing outside of the workshop space.
Why participate in a Bodysex Workshop?
Many women/vulva-owners have been raised to feel shameful about their genitals and sexual desires. Our physical self-worth and pleasure are controlled by social norms that deny our birthright to feeling good about our bodies, having satisfying orgasms, and owning our sexuality. Bodysex is designed to heal shame, enhance self-esteem, and enrich our orgasms.
Why are workshops done in the nude?
A negative body image is very common among women in our society. We don’t see a range of real body types in television, movies and media. Nudity in the Bodysex circle allows us to see a range of normal bodies. When we are able to spend time in our bodies without clothing, we literally become more comfortable in our own skin. Your registration and attendance at a Bodysex Workshop indicates that you consent to participate in the nude.
Who may attend Bodysex Workshops?
All women/vulva-owners of any age 18 or over, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation are welcome. If you are pregnant, menstruating, or menopausal, please join us. As long as you have a vulva/vagina, Bodysex is for you.
What if I have my period?
No problem. You can use a tampon, menstrual cup, or a piece of natural sea sponge during Genital Show & Tell and Erotic Recess. Some women even choose to free bleed onto a towel. Bleeding is a natural part of being a woman and there is no shame in it.
What if I have a yeast, bladder, or other infection?
No problem. You are welcome to participate. Just use some over-the-counter or other treatment before attending. Every participant has their own supplies and equipment so you will not be sharing.
What if I can’t orgasm?
If you orgasm, great. If you don’t, that’s ok too. Orgasm is NOT the goal. We’re here to heal body shame, overcome sexual guilt and experience true sisterhood. There’s no agenda and no expectations.
Read our Philosophy and Policies
Do you have any other questions about this workshop retreat or Bodysex?
Please email Laura@Bodysex.com
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