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Into the Wild 2019 | Winter Retreat


  • Katoomba Blue Mountains (map)

Into the Wild is a unique opportunity to experience what it is like to live in a sex-positive space for an extended period of time in a natural bush setting. It is a chance to explore the full potential of your sexuality and gain new perspectives on creativity, intimacy, love and friendship.

The 2019 Winter Edition will be held at a retreat sanctuary in the Blue Mountains near Katoomba. It will go from Friday evening until Monday morning (19-22 July). We strongly encourage you to arrive on the Friday night (preferably by 8pm). It will be possible to stay one night, two nights or three. It is not possible to arrive after 12pm on Saturday.

Into the Wild allows for organic creativity where the participants play a role in developing the program under the guidance of experienced teachers dedicated to play and pleasure. The location of the retreat is 10 minutes drive from Katoomba centre in the midst of spectacular nature. It has two studios for group activities, as well as diverse sleeping and living rooms and a big dining room.

There is a minimal structure of two daily high quality, organic catered meals, and an optional yoga or movement class every morning as well as a philosophy reading group each evening before dinner. The classes offer the opportunity to ground yourself and connect with the group. Everything else is not planned, but develops from day to day, according to the wishes and needs of the participants. There is no further structure, unless it is wanted. 

Everyone has the opportunity to propose and facilitate classes, activities, scenarios or sessions, themes interest groups or classes, experiments or workshops. Naturally, there is no obligation to participate in anything. All activity will be in accordance with the School’s policy on Privacy, Safety and Informed Consent.

You can self-cater or purchase catering directly from the on-site caterer, who will be there for the entire week-end. More information about the catering will be available soon. Catering is priced per day or for the entire week-end (Friday night to Sunday afternoon or Monday morning).

To encourage you to book early, payment for the week-end increases closer to the date. Tickets are currently Super-Early bird. $224 plus b/fee (before May 1), $249 plus b/fee (before June 1), $274 plus b/fee (Before July 1), $299 plus b/fee (full price). Whether you come for one day or for the whole week-end, it is the same price.

There is only single bed accomodation at the retreat. (This was originally a Buddhist sanctuary.) A limited number of single bed rooms. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There are also rooms with shared accomodation. Please let us know when you book if you want shared accomodation or you own room. All accomodation at the retreat is $79 per person per night. Camping or caravan is also possible at $45 per night.

If you would like to have your own room with a double or queen-sized bed, we recommend you book at the nearby Carrington Hotel in Katoomba or via Airbnb. The retreat is only a 10 minute drive from Katoomba station (exact location given on booking).

Please Note: Into the Wild is not an event for those who are just beginning their sex-positive journey. We strongly advise you book for this event only if you have been to at least one of our festivals previously and/or you have considerable experience in sex-positive spaces.

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Plan of the Retreat

Earlier Event: July 12
Sydney Festival of Loving Kink
Later Event: September 21
Canberra Really Good Sex Festival