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Return To Primal Innocence

An introduction to sexual shamanism.


9th-12th March, EarthSpirit, Glastonbury, UK

May (TBC), Sólsetrið, Iceland

18th-22nd October, Pastoral Vadi, Turkey

Primal Innocence Retreat: Welcome

"It was the most powerful enlightenment I’ve met so far in my spiritual quest." - Jos Skinner

Tapping into the power of Eros, life force energy, to burn through all the blocks between you and your soul's fullest expression in the world.

Getting back in touch with the sense of wonder, magic and joy in your relationship with your body and the world around you before you learned that there was anything to be ashamed or scared of, opening a pathway for the divine to flow through you.

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" The worst thing we ever did
was put God in the sky
out of reach pulling the divinity
from the leaf,
sifting out the holy from our bones,
insisting God isn’t bursting dazzlement
through everything we’ve made
a hard commitment to see as ordinary,
stripping the sacred from everywhere
to put in a cloud man elsewhere,
prying closeness from your heart.

The worst thing we ever did
was take the dance and the song
out of prayer
made it sit up straight
and cross its legs
removed it of rejoicing
wiped clean its hip sway,
its questions,
its ecstatic yowl,
its tears.

The worst thing we ever did is pretend
God isn’t the easiest thing
in this Universe
available to every soul
in every breath."



Chelan Harkin

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“Thanks to the work of Joy, I can truly and honestly say that I've found what brings my soul to life and the person I am now is hugely different to what I thought of myself before”

Eevie

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This retreat explores nudity

How do we build intimacy, love, and trust with our own bodies? These beautiful animals that are so sensitive and carry us so faithfully through this life.

It will never be mandatory to be naked.

This retreat explores touch

How does your body really want to touch and be touched (or not)? What is it like to touch and be touched with complete presence in the service of divinity?

It will never be mandatory to touch or be touched by anyone.

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This retreat explores sexual energy

Suitable for any gender, sexuality, or relationship style.

How does Eros (pure life force energy of creativity and passion) express uniquely through you when it is free from its box of conditioning and shame?

It will never be mandatory to share sexual energy with anyone.

This retreat explores shadow

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

Expect to be challenged, expect to face your demons, expect to be uncomfortable.

Eros as medicine, as potent as any plant medicine. Sometimes she takes you to the heights of ecstasy, sometimes she takes you to the depths of your tortured soul. We welcome it all.

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Primal Innocence Retreat: Services

“This medicine of Eros is beyond the plant medicine journeys that i have encountered with myself and I do love them so so much.”

Jos Skinner

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Safety

A certain amount of maturity and self responsibility is required to go on this journey.

It can be treated like a dangerous sport - you would not try to go skiing on a black slope if you have a broken leg.

If you have trauma, or physical or mental difficulties, it would be wise to seek the advice of a professional before deciding to attend. Please let us know if you have any concerns.

The first evening and morning will be dedicated to safety tools for the rest of the journey.

Safety 1: Boundaries & Consent

It is not safe to work shamanically with Eros as medicine if we do not have a reasonable ability to look after our own boundaries, and to take responsibility if we allow them to be crossed.

Sometimes we don't know where our boundaries are until they are crossed, consciously or unconsciously. So we go slow.

The first evening will be dedicated to practicing the nuances of listening to your inner 'no' and 'yes', and standing up for it.

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Safety 2: Emotional Integration

It is not safe to work shamanically with Eros as medicine if we do not have a reasonable ability to process our emotions fully and safely, and to take responsibility for what we feel.

Our emotions are innocent, real, valid, and beautiful, especially the more challenging ones, if we have the tools to process them safely. 

You will learn tools for emotional processing, and have the chance to practice using them.

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Safety 3: This retreat does not explore genital penetration

Penetration is out of the scope of this 4 day journey. Lingams are not to go into any bodily orifices and nothing is to enter a yoni.


As we journey past thresholds - boundaries, emotions, nudity, touch, eros... we encounter deeper and deeper layers of the mystery that moves us. Beyond the known there is the unknown... and then there is the unknowable - the core of infinite potentiality. There are already infinite universes to explore before we reach penetration, which is a whole other layer of mystery.

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Primal Innocence Retreat: Projects

“Everyone moved at their own pace and got something out of each exercise. Sometimes small, sometimes massive and profound. I witnessed real changes in a very short space of time.”

Brian White

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Facilitators

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Joy Mittens

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Shiva Śūnya

Primal Innocence Retreat: Team Members
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Participation in the training with Joy has transformed the way I look at myself and how I feel in my own skin.

Patrycja

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Join us in the Mystical Land of Avalon, UK, 9th-12th March 2023

The heart chakra of the world

Primal Innocence Retreat: Welcome

Our Venue - Little Earth

We have been blessed with this rare opportunity to use this magnificent venue

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Primal Innocence Retreat: Portfolio

Tickets

Early Bird (Until 5th February)

£555

Regular

£605

Late bird (After 26th February)

£705

Secure your ticket with a deposit of £90

Primal Innocence Retreat: List

A few months on I’m still having massive breakthroughs and insights based on what I learnt about myself

Louise

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Previous Groups

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October 2022, Glastonbury UK

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April 2022, Glastobury UK

Primal Innocence Retreat: Team Members

Testimonials

Primal Innocence Retreat: Testimonials
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It was the most powerful enlightenment I’ve met so far in my spiritual quest. Doors are literally blown of there hinges. This medicine of Eros is beyond the plant medicine journeys that i have encountered with myself and I do love them so so much. This medicine is alive in your body to access at any given moment you choose. The course gives you tools that really can be applied in every area of you life

I highly recommend checking out some of joys work. I’ve come across many space holder and she is by far the most genuine open heart I’ve encountered, really fucking good at what she does

Jos Skinner
(Participant Oct 2022)

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I can't express my gratitude enough for all the magic and love I received at Joy's sexual shamanism course!! I learnt so much about myself, my desires, my boundaries and eeeeverything else in between... I arrived there as a small faction of myself but left there as a whooole and centred being with a much broader perspective of what life has to offer us!

Thanks to the work of Joy, I can truly and honestly say that I've found what brings my soul to life and the person I am now is hugely different to what I thought of myself before... so I'm extremely grateful for all that Joy has created and alllllllll that is still to come. I know this work will change many lives Thank you!!

Eevie
(Participant Apr 2022)

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I approached the 4 day workshop called an “Introduction to Sexual Shamanism” as a clinical sex therapist, someone practised in many warm skills such as empathy and unconditional positive regard, but also holding an ethical and emotional distance. I know many tools and am unafraid of talking to any client on any subject, this course showed me all the skills and more but in a place of LOVE. 

The people, the strangers that came together on day one were lead down a path of self-discovery with a warm and safe guiding hand. Everyone moved at their own pace and got something out of each exercise. Sometimes small, sometimes massive and profound. I witnessed real changes in a very short space of time. 

What happened can only be done with the right tools, by the right people, in the right environment. But it was transformative to witness what a group of strangers, and therefore anyone, can achieve in 4 short days.

Brian White
Clinical Sexual and Relationship therapist

(Participant Apr 2022)

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Participation in the training with Joy has transformed the way I look at myself and how I feel in my own skin. I gained a lot of freedom and it shows up as feeling good in my own body and well as discovery of what a boundary really means and how to put boundaries and to respect others too was a huge breakthrough for me.


I will definitely recommend it to anyone who is open for a deep healing and a truly fun, respectful experience where the space is held for anything that might show up. I never felt as accepted and ok to be myself as I did in those 5 days. Thank you so much Joy and the team for providing me with a whole new understanding and loads of new "tools" which makes a difference in my life every day.

Patrycja
(Participant Apr 2022)

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A few months on I’m still having massive breakthroughs and insights based on what I learnt about myself. During the 4 days, I was challenged head on.  But I stepped up to the challenge, showing up for myself in ways I could only imagine. As a result I’ve experienced a whole heap of changes in my life. The relationship with my body has changed tremendously and I’m much more confident, not just physically but also speaking my truth, saying no, holding myself accountable, honouring my feelings and experiences. I’ve also become less afraid to go after what I want and desire.


I’ve continued to work on what came up and embraced the changes in my day to day life. 


I’m eternally grateful for having a safe space to do the hard work

Louise
(Participant Apr 2022)

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Since experiencing the Sexuality and Shamanism course with Joy so many avenues have opened up in my life. Greater opportunities for connection, deeper and more profound. I've come to know myself more and in greater depth. The tools and experiences which were shared and facilitated have been instrumental in this growth in both my internal world and likewise in that which I experience in the reflection. I have never felt so embodied and it just continues.... 🐍⚡️💫💥

Danny
(Participant Apr 2022)

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Joy Mittens is an amazing powerhouse manifestor who will rock your world with her presence. Me and others who attended this beautiful container in spring will never be the same (in the best way)


Come join, and let the Love transform you

Maia
(Participant Apr 2022)

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I entered in to Joy's retreat with the perception that I needed to expess my sexuality, however through the incredible process and tools of this journey I discovered what I really craved was emotional connection. This has shifted my perception and awareness of my inner self becoming more in alignment and helping my life to flow authentically. I now have a deeper relationship and understanding of my emotions. I'm incredibly grateful to Joy, Shiva and Louisa for facilitating. A beautifully held space, felt safe at all times. 🙏❤🔥

Loki
(Participant Oct 2022)

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I recently indulged in receiving the skillful space holding delivered by Mittens and the team. I chose to attend in order to receive nourishment by dropping back in with the teachings that underpin my work, but was delighted to discover some personal tender edges and be in a space where they could be acknowledged and met by true intimacy. So what I considered initially to be an indulgence, turned out to be a very wise choice for both my personal wellbeing and to provide sustenance and depth for the continued fortification of my work. Thank you so much, I'll be returning for more!

Amanda Love Lyons
(Participant Oct 2022)

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This experience was a very loving exploration of all sides of ourselves. I discovered new and unfamiliar realisations in a space where we are all going through it together. While the course is very exposing in lots of ways, it is only towards our freedom and self acceptance with tools learned and practiced to give new structure to new ways of being. The course was managed amazingly by Joy and her team with such humanity and generosity for all of us and everything we were experiencing. I feel present to all sides of myself that I never even knew before in a very loving way.

Julie
(Participant Oct 2022)

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