THE Pleasure JOURNEY
This Journey is the Evolution of the experience formally known as 'Master Your Pleasure'
The Pleasure Journey is a space to explore
To open, to connect, learn, unlearn, reclaim, practice and expand your pleasure capacity.
What is Pleasure? Pleasure is a subjective experience arising within us, different for each of us and in every moment. And while there is no one correct definition; what is apparent to those who are committed to deeply exploring the power of Pleasure.
Pleasure can be a healing, rejuvenating, restorative and empowering medicine for the body, mind and soul. Pleasure is not something that someone or something outside of you can give you. Pleasure is something you choose to open to and allow yourself to experience.
"I feel like I now know what pleasure means.
My awareness and feelings around pleasure have expanded beyond sexuality
and permeates all areas of my life.
I now have tools that empower me to see life in all its light and shadows with clarity.
Thank you for continually changing my life!"
The Pleasure Journey is all about...
This Journey is designed to explore and expand your relationship to your own Pleasure, not anyone else's. Often in life, we focus on others and the outer experiences; the key to our pleasure capacity is always within us.
The explorations are inspired by a number of the ancient wise Temple Arts, including Tantra, Meditation and Shamanism and some 'modern' specialities like Sexological Bodywork, Somatics, Breathwork, Conscious Communication and Consent.
This Journey maps to an 8-level human development pleasure model, encompassing our experiences from the womb to sexual - and spiritual bliss.
This Journey is a space to discover our power and limitations in each of the pleasure portals, including safety, relief of discomfort, elemental play and emotional, mental, sensual, sexual and spiritual aspects of Pleasure as a medicine and prayer.
The power and potential of this Journey is founded in extended focused attention to the pleasure body over 7 days, enabling a somatic and belief reset for a longer-lasting shift in your individual pleasure capacity.
In addition to the time of the experience, the breadth, range and diversity of the practices increase the possibility of unlocking and awakening your latent pleasure potential. Our approach includes the mind, body, soul, heart, emotional body and importantly; your inner child, to invite a reset to your whole being and your neurology for safety, receptivity, permission and trust.
We will take this Journey into our Pleasure as individuals and as a group, using practices, structures, rituals, sharing circles and meditations.
On the Journey to open more to Pleasure, it is often the case that ‘all that is not open to Pleasure within us" shows up to be felt and transformed. This week is not designed to be a feel-good journey, although you may feel good. Please know that aspects of the factors that prevent you from embracing Pleasure may arise as part of the process to open and expand. Alongside the deep transformation that occurs in the week itself, this Journey will offer knowledge, skills and practices that you can take home with you into your daily life.
Please know you will be welcomed, supported and held in your authentic truth throughout this week-long exploration. This journey can be life-changing and potentially challenging as we invite strong energies. You are asked to apply for this Journey by filling in 8 in depth questions that allow you to find your truthful WHY; Why do you feel called to this Journey?
Read more about applying for this Journey:
One of the beings that went before you
on a Journey about Pleasure
"Grateful, honored, centered, humble, full of life force, excited to be alive in a woman body, in deep devotion of my yoni, in deep love with my inner man, touched by so many amazing human souls that live on this planet fiercely and kindly, awaken and clear...Reemerging after 4 days of "inner reset" in a hotel room that I book for myself to dive fully into "Master your pleasure" the amazing work of Elaine Yonge...I love the work of this woman so deeply. One of the most incredible experiences of these 4 days has been to feel deeply HEART PENETRATED by the eyes of a kind woman over the screen. I cried and I received. I loved it. I'm safe. I'm free. MASSIVE THANK YOU."
Our Venue 'Earth Spirit'
Just five miles from Glastonbury, situated in a beautiful landscape between two nature reserves, lies EarthSpirit within the 'temenos', the sacred enclosure of Avalon.
Earth Spirit is build in seventeenth century farm buildings that have been restored and specially converted for use as a venue. They are set within seven acres of fields and gardens.
The complex is based around a converted long barn with oak timbers, reed torching and stone walls. The feeling is medieval, but with modern comforts such as under-floor heating and a large woodstove. The high roof and skylights create a light, airy atmosphere.
Accommodation is in shared bedrooms. There is also a very limited amount of single/double bedrooms at an additional charge. (Please mention that in your application form).
Be aware that this venue does require some walking up and downhill to access the various buildings. If you have any mobility issues or questions about this, please contact us through TPJ@ElaineYonge.com
The experienced chefs take pride in creating delicious, healthy meals. Where possible organic- and always locally-sourced, to prepare nutritious, vegan and vegetarian dishes. They are happy to accommodate your needs in case of allergies or intolerances. (Please inform us of any special dietary requirements in your application form).
Some of the Groups that have been Journeying with Elaine
About the Creator & Facilitator
My journey has involved a lifelong fascination and inquiry into awareness, purpose, the human condition, love, sexuality, spiritual connection, soul wisdom, expansion, learning, unlearning, meditation, physiology, health, disease, exploring aliveness, death and grief.
I am a Group Facilitator, Educator, Coach, Guide, and Energy-/Bodyworker in the fields of Consciousness, Breathwork, Sacred Sexuality, Somatic Sexology and Shamanism. Some of my certifications include specialities such as Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator.
For over 10 years I have been working with groups and individuals, to create integrated journeys that support the intention of the retreat spaces that I offer. I draw from different lineages and modalities, including Tantric and Shamanic practices, Somatic Sexology, Sexological Bodywork and Shamanic Breathwork.
The areas of my experience most relevant to The Pleasure Journey:
I love to work with the integration of sexuality & spirituality, the body, the mind and the soul energies.
My work with clients often begins with reconnecting them to their body and their sexual energy.
I have been a sexological bodyworker & Somatic Sex Coach for over 10 years, working with individuals, couples and groups.
I love to support clients to live life as emotionally and sexually expressive beings.
My work includes sexuality issues, lack of libido, orgasm & self-pleasuring, understanding and changing unhealthy sexual/relationship patterning, genital somatic clearing of pain or disconnection, freeing yourself from shame and guilt around sexuality, consent and boundaries.
Until recently, I was a Lead Faculty member of the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) from 2015 to 2022 and part of this global Tribe of humans since 2012. I led many level 1 (called SSSEx) and level 2 (called SSSIn) journeys in many countries around the globe.
Currently, I mainly offer deep-dive experiential retreats. ‘The Journeys’ is a series of 5 to 7 Day retreats I created and facilitate, to explore and reset our relationship to Pleasure, Breath and Energy. These retreats include educational components however they are primarily deep embodiment journeys harnessing Somatic, Tantric & Shamanic Explorations.
About the Organisers
A lover of life, passionate about dance, bodywork, community-building, and creating magic in every day moments. In awe for the sacred and with a full heart for the brave. Joyce is living and working from the Netherlands. She's assisting for ISTA's level 1&2 and has assisted Master Your Pleasure in both online editions aswell as In-Person.
Robbie’s passion is empowering people to open their hearts fully, so to build together a radically different culture of connection, shared power, vulnerability, intimacy and healing. He’s a founding member and facilitator at Emergence Brotherhood, co-founder of Alchemy of Love Festival, an apprentice at ISTA and facilitator at numerous different schools and festivals worldwide.
What participants expressed
after being on a pleasure journey with Elaine
"I came in with a certain idea about what pleasure was
and came to a realization I wasn't even sure.
And now I feel I have some really incredible tools to feel pleasure.
There is a way that I can connect to myself in an exceptional way.
I am very thankful that I have the tools. The tools to empower me to now take this feeling of pleasure and spread it towards my life.
I honestly feel like my life will never be the same again."
"I will be taking home a lot of new and wonderful experiences on my own and in sharing with other participants. I did not expect that it would be so intense and I’m really grateful and blessed. I felt very safe, supported. Thank you, a lot, for this amazing week, amazing time and space that let me take home a big box of treasure.
"I came into this week feeling a strong call to be here but not logically understanding as to why I was here. What does resistance to pleasure even mean? And through all of the intensive and beautifully orchestrated information, transmissions and rituals I realised why I was here. Went through and overcame some of my biggest resistances in life and how to rewire my thoughts, emotions and energy for more pleasure! HIGHLY recommended if you’re ready to face your truths and untruths.
Arrival & Closing times
Arrival & registration: Thursday14th September between 13h00 and 14h00
Closing: Wednesday 20th September from 15h00
Getting there and away
The nearest city with airport and trainstation is Bristol (1h). We will provide suggestions on how to get from the airport/station to the venue once you have subscribed.
Important note: Do not plan to arrive late or leave before the end of the retreat.
Investment for this All Inclusive
Includes the training, nutritious homecooked meals, a stay at the lovely 'Earth Spirit' in the idyllic surroundings of the Glastonbury countryside 'Avalon' with sauna, bonfire and plenty of falling stars.
How to Register?
This Journey has an application proces.
To secure your spot on The Pleasure Journey:
Pay the Deposit within 5 days
After approving your application, we will send you an email with the payment details on how to transfer the deposit (500 GBP) within 5 days.
Please make sure to add TPJ@ElaineYonge.com to your safe contacts, so you won't need to find our messages in your spam-box.
After receiving the deposit, we will send you a confirmation
saying you are subscribed for the Journey.
Also then you will receive the Welcome Letter with all practical information about The Journey.