EverydayTantra and Temple in the Trees Present An Ecstatic Tantric Ritual

If your interested in learning more about tantra, come clear your mind, find pleasure in your body, awaken your spirit with this event!

Welcome to a night of firsts.... First epic mashup Collaboration between Everyday Tantra and Temple in The Trees..... Monique, Michael, Peter, and Lara invite you to our Tantric Ritual Celebration!

There will be an overarching theme of firsts! As in Everyday Tantra was the Temple in the Trees first teachers. We invite first time participants as well as our veterans who have been to previous events. And start thinking about...

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Clear your mind,

Find pleasure in your body,

Awaken your spirit

May we take the risk of touching all we are offered with the deep intimacy of being fully present to ourselves and others. May we let that intimacy take us deeper into life, even if it means surrendering past cherished "shoulds," especially if it means living fully who and what we are.

Join Temple in the Trees, and Everyday Tantra for an evening of making time for yourself, taking time to awaken, explore and inspire the sacred within, unlocking an unfathomable spirit that connects us to the entire universe .

The outer world is a reflection of the inner world. Everywhere you look, you see your inner condition reflected in your outer circumstances and especially in your relationships. Life is a dance of relationships. There is just no avoiding it. And no relationship is more important than the one to yourself.

Every relationship, with nature and with others and with the world, is a dance with the Divine. When we relate to it properly everything becomes a door to Divine source, not an obstacle to be renounced. In the East this is the way of Tantra. In the West it is the principle of finding divinity in everything and in everyone.

This event is for those who wish to explore Sacred Sensuality and experience why Tantra is a unique “life-embracing” approach to spirituality. We will practice both experiential and practical elements to understand how to use sensuality as a spiritual path.

Join us as we help you open up your minds and bodies.

There will be rituals that explore what Is Tantra around many different facets: energetics, shamanic transmission, touch, playful archetypal embodiment, consent, conscious communication.

What if all the spiritual teachings in the world are just there to remind us to love ourselves more, not less? Instead of trying to do better, get it right...

What if there truly is no answer, no path, no action, no way

Just observing and being accepting and loving of whatever is arising within?

We will guide you on a set of exercises that will help you to delve deeper internally that opens you to the incredible connections we have to all that is.

Peter brings his love of a moving meditation from China called Qigong. Qigong is a movement practice that helps move fresh energy and awareness into our bodies.

Bring a partner or come solo and be paired up with multiple partners for the night so you can practice and then take these skills home and wow your lover!

Love exchange $99 or $179 a pair



The Temple in the Trees, Leesburg Virginia is our home.

We welcome you here as a space for you too to come home to yourself in.

An oasis of tantric learning tucked in the woods of Northern Virginia, we are 30 minutes from DC & Frederick MD, an hour from Baltimore and 15 minutes from Dulles Airport.

Surrounded by wineries, nature, magnificent mountain view’s and historic rivers, we are a destination of peace and prosperity.

About Your Facilitators

Monique Darling, Author of 'Beyond Cuddle Party' and workshop facilitator extraordinaire, was born on this planet with the unique gifts and soul calling to help you remember how magnificent you truly are! Messages from your ancestors, your spirit guides, your body, nature, your soul, are all called upon and utilized so that you walk away knowing how deeply the cosmos loves you for YOU, exactly as you are, so you can begin to love and accept yourself too.

YOU, you are the gift!

Monique has led nearly 3000 workshops in the past 13 years. She has taught at colleges across the US including Yale. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the globe. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating. Learn more about Monique by going to

Peter Petersen has been teaching qigong for 20 years and has been a certified massage therapist for the last 18 years. Peter has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat.

Peter is also a personal wellness coach. This Qigong practice helps people ground themselves into their “now” to increase their present moment awareness of their behaviors, and find simple solutions to problematic habits such as: eating, moving, negative thinking, and sleeping. The result of this tool box of healthy information is that clients become their own health advocate and regain a sense of stability, peace, and well-being into their everyday lives

Lara Blackin

Lara is a Tantric Educator, Sacred Intimacy Practitioner and Artist specializing in therapeutic, sensual & energetic touch bringing aliveness to the art of living + loving.

Lara supports the curious on their journey toward mindfulness and connection with conscious communication tools, intimacy practices, tantric embodiment exercises, and acclaimed artistry.

A 1000/hr e-ryt Professional Yoga Educator, 500/hr KRI Kundalini Teacher, Certified Pranassage Practitioner, Nationally ACRB Certified Reflexologist and Internationally certified ICNHA Mendi Henna Artist, Lara is a leader in the field of sacred embodiment with over 25 years of professional experience.

An herbal alchemist and ceramics artist, she calls upon the elements of nature to create pleasure and harmony. Lara is the owner of Tendrils of Green Tantric Arts and writes beautifully poetic essays and creates erotic art at

As co-proprietor of Temple in the Trees, a sacred space for community tucked away in the forests of Northern Virginia, Lara facilitates tantric learning, hosts monthly Women’s Circles, movement + meditation classes, events and play to enable people to connect with others and express themselves in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.

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Michael Blackin

Michael is a Tantric educator who is passionate about supporting people on their journey to greater presence, intimacy and pleasure. He is dedicated to helping others reach their highest good, creating community, pursuing bliss and enriching all comers.

As co-proprietor of Temple in the Trees, a sacred space for community tucked away in the forests of Northern Virginia, Michael facilitates tantric learning, monthly men’s circle gatherings, movement classes, meditation, events and play to enable people to connect with others and express themselves in a safe, nonjudgmental environment

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