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The Art of Loving 

Discover A New Way To Love - For All Couples
A Romantic Weekend Get A Way & Gentle Introduction To Couples Tantra 

April 26th - 28th
Buena Vista, Colorado


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Are you in a trusting relationship and ready to deepen your relationship by discovering the transformative practices of couples tantra?  


Be a part of Colorado's #1 Couples Tantra Retreat with Earth Tantra.  Join us for our 11th offering of the Art of Loving, as two night romantic mountain get-a-way in the picturesque town of Buena Vista, Colorado on South Main.

The weekend will focus on a gentle introduction to couples Tantric practices for deepening and opening the body, appreciation, love, connection & intimacy with your partner.  Time is set aside for private time, hiking, pampering or local adventure in between sessions. 
We will learn, explore and practice....
* Personal & Couple Grounding/Re-Centering   *Body connection
*The importance of being fully present & slowing down
*Tantric breathwork    *Connecting intimacy and energy exchange
*Authentic relating & communication     *5 Love Languages
*Supporting and honoring the masculine & feminine energies in each of us
*Being playful and getting silly   *The arts of falling in love (again and again)
*A sacred ceremony of Shakti/ Shiva Puja 
This retreat also includes a sacred Masculine/Feminine Ceremony  called a Shiva/Shakti Puja
on Saturday night in which all couples will wear white (off white or near white).
Relationship Investment:   
 $769.00 per couple (for 2 people)
*Not including room/meals/travel/personal items
**$300 is a non-refundable fee, but can be used toward future events if you can't make it last minute
We will gather at the vacation lodge of Surf Hotel & Chateau on South Main.  From out of town?  Stay nearby on South Main, at a local airbnb cottage or other town location.  The lodge is also located across from South Main Park and River Walk Park,  This is an epic location for walks with views of the 14,000 ft mountain view of the collegiate peaks in-between sessions to move the body, and enjoy the Upper Arkansas River.   
Interested in staying at the lodge itself?   There is 1 queen room/wing available for an  additional $659 for 3 nights.  Connect with Tara now to see if this option is right for you & your partner. 
Click here right now  to see the vacation rentals near our venue.  If you are traveling more than 3 hrs away, we highly suggest you stay the night before, adapt to the elevation of 7965ft & drop in, center and relax before we begin Friday at 4:00pm.  There are other hotels and airbnb's located in the area.   Most couples find it best to transition after the ceremonies to a nearby location instead of driving on the highway to a nearby town, especially if they aren't locals. 
Friday  4:00-5:15pm:  Welcome, Grounding & Logistics
Friday 7:30-8:30pm:  Opening Ceremony
Saturday 10am-Noon:  Group Sessions 
Saturday 2-4pm:  Group Sessions
Saturday 7-9:15pm: Evening Shiva/Shakti Ceremony 
Sunday 9-10am:  Group & Closing Session
How many people will attend? 
Space limited to 7 couples.  Quality over quantity is very important to us
in creating a safe space to meet needs of a variety of people.  
Can locals attend?
Yes, locals are encouraged to attend!  Chaffee County was Tara's home for many years.  If you live more than a 20 minute drive, consider staying in Buena Vista to avoid the stress of driving at night.
Are there places to eat nearby?
Both South and East Main offer an abundance of coffee houses, restaurants and shops.  There are many other places to eat in town.  We will include a list of suggested places to eat with reservation times about 2 weeks before the retreat.
Is this retreat clothed?  
Yes, this retreat is fully clothed at all times.
Do you offer anything longer?  
Yes, private retreats and/or Sensual Souls Advanced Retreat.  The Art Of Loving or Tantra 4 Couples online workshop are the pre-requisite for Sensual Souls Advanced Couples Retreat.
What if I'm a little uncomfortable? 
Each practice and session is always presented with options to adapt to each person's comfort level.  Comfort is a priority and we grow upon each practice step by step to ensure a gentle introduction for deepening your connection with your partner.
What is included?   
  • One optional 30-min optional pre-retreat check in phone session per couple - schedule here
  • Minimum of 2 pre-retreat emails and short welcome video
  • Approx 9-10 hours of Art Of Loving Sessions
  • One 30-min private couple's check in session during retreat
  • One 30-min post retreat check in session - good for up to 1 year after retreat
  • Water/tea, local sourced coffee, light snacks/ fruit
  • Ceremonial supplies, 1 meditation cushion per person
  • Access to the courtyard, indoor and outdoor eating area and storage in the lodge's refrigerator (limited space)
What can I bring?  
Comfortable warm and cold weather clothing, white ceremonial clothing, water bottle, AND one meaningful item (stone, photo, quote/poem, etc) to share on the alter - you will receive the item back.  If you are driving, we highly suggest bringing a personal blanket, extra pillow or cushion to stay warm and cozy with your beloved.  Anything else to help you feel comfortable.   A more detailed list will be e-mailed a couple of weeks before the event.
Where are the closest airports?  
 Denver airport is approx a 3 1/2 hr to Buena Vista.  Colorado Springs airport is approx 2 1/2 hr drive to Buena Vista.  Allow an extra 30-min weekend traffic driving through small mountain towns from the front range.  Traffic can be congested on Fridays and Sunday afternoons.  If you are traveling more than 3 hours away, consider arriving the night before to relax and acclimate to the elevation.  Elevation sickness is common and can affect people at anytime.  Buena Vista is 7,965ft. 
*A suggested packing list for mountain weather and travel will be sent out closer to the retreat.

"In tantra, the art of loving is not just an act, it is a way of being. It is the divine dance of two souls merging in ecstatic union, where every touch, every breath, becomes a sacred offering to the universe." - Anand Sarita

What couples are saying?
"Wow!  We really are leaving with new ways to love, honor and connect.  Thank you for these simple yet beautiful practices to weave into our relationship for continued expansion of our love" - March 2017 Couple
"In the 30 years we've been married, we still learned new things about each other AND how to bring Tantra into our home practice" - Dec 2018 couple
"We are leaving The Art of Loving with a deeper since of shared energy exchange through breath work and are excited to create more time together in ritual" - May 2019 Couple

What Students Are Saying about Tara

"Tara’s style of guidance is intuitive and tailored to the vibe of each individual group.  She keeps things lively and adventurous, while provoking inner exploration and growth!"  - 2020 Student
"Tara emanates a beautiful sense of tranquility and patience, which holds a safe open space."  -2020 Student
“Tara’s guidance is very open hearted.  She has a very beautiful way of creating space for people to find their way.” -2019 Student
Tara Skubella
About Your Guide
Tara L. Skubella is a Level 4 Certified Tantra Guide, Tantra/ Kundalini Yoga instructor, Earthing Expert, Wedding Officiant and Death Midwife.  She has worked with couples in private and group retreats & workshops, as well as one-on-one private sessions since 2016. Her personal journey with Tantra work empowered her to leave an unhealthy marriage by connecting her to self - allowing her to rediscover her own sexual energy and femininity.  Since birthing Earth Tantra in 2015, Tara’s work has reached 1,000s of students, and has been featured in The New Yorker, Parade, Insider and Bustle. She's presented Tantra and healing with nature practices at various conferences like Loving More, Women's Wilderness, Women of Wisdom.


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