Women’s Tantra Retreat which will be held in the forest by the lake, is a weekend of rejuvenation for your body, mind, soul, heart & spirit. You will learn some very powerful, healing & transformative Taoist Tantric practices that Vireo will be sharing from her 6 weeks of Sacred Femininity Training with Tao Tantric Arts in Thailand.

Deep gratitude to my teachers, Minke de Vos (Senior Universal Tao Instructor; Medical Qigong master therapist, Qigong master, author & more) & Shashi Solluna (Universal Healing Tao Instructor; NeoTantra, Classical Tantra and Taoist Sexual Arts; author & more).  They have both studied with Master Mantak Chia for many decades.  Shashi recently produced a movie called “Sex to Spirit” which I was blessed to see in Thailand.

Check out the link below to see what Vireo was learning in Thailand & some of the gifts that she will be sharing with you at the Women’s Tantra Retreat:

Sacred Femininity Teacher Training with Tao Tantric Arts 

In this retreat you will learn & practice Tao Tantric Arts practices & skills, including Universal Healing Tao Qigong

Awaken feminine & nourish your heart… Sisterhood…

that will empower & support you to:

  • open pathways for gentle awakening of your feminine creative essence
  • deepen your self love, self forgiveness & self compassion
  • relax, restore, revitalize and rejuvenate your physical body
  • easily & simply clear away some old emotional beliefs, patterns & paradigms around sexuality that block the flow of the feminine and the flow of love
  • reclaim & nourish your feminine juiciness & power
  • embody your sacred feminine essence
  • nourish your soft yin of the feminine
  • awaken & embrace Shakti feminine life force energy
  • strengthen your inner masculine & power
  • stay more grounded even amidst chaos of life around you
  • transmute pain to pleasure
  • open to pleasure to transform pain
  • transmute resistance to healing nurturing energy

Goddess of Mercy & Compassion

Goddess Kuan Yin

We will call on the support of Kuan Yin as we connect with her thru qigong, meditation, mantra & dance outside on Mother Earth.

We will cultivate deeper self love, self forgiveness & self compassion.

You are welcome to bring offerings such as flowers for the altar we will co-create on the earth a living mandala, on Friday evening as we evoke Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy & Compassion, into our hearts & space for the weekend.

Inner Smile Healing Technique

~What Taoist practices will you learn?~

  • Six Healing Sounds
  • Micro Cosmic Orbit
  • Inner Smile Healing Technique
  • Universal Healing Tao Qigong

What is Qigong?

Cultivate your life force energy to support self healing (photo of Vireo leading Qigong in Thailand)

Qigong is a gentle form of exercise that combines breath, movement and awareness.

It is a system of self healing that is over 3000 years old from China. Many call it a health and wellness as well as a longevity practice.

Qi/Chi = life force energy, vitality;  Gong = cultivation, mastery, discipline

Therefore Qigong is a discipline, cultivation and eventual mastery of our life force energy along with cultivation of our breath. The breath is combined with simple movements that allow the energy to move in and around your body. It is suitable for people of all shapes, ages & sizes. The only prerequisite is that you can breath and move!


Taoist Tantric practices clear stagnant chi & cultivate more aliveness, life force energy

Some of the Benefits of Qigong:

  • become more aware of your body & more present in your body
  • develop your life force energy to support self healing
  • prevent chronic health problems & diseases (Ex: cancer, internal organ ailments, poor circulation, nerve pain, back & joint problems)
  • improved mental clarity
  • calming & meditative (repetition of simple exercises combined with breath)
  • improved vitality (more energy)
  • improved internal and overall health (physical, mental, emotional & spiritual)
  • increases movements of fluids in the body (blood, synovial and lymph)
  • heal from old injuries & strengthen the body *(see my personal testimonial below)

For me, Vireo, personally, when I left to Thailand to learn Qigong and take the 6 week Sacred Femininity Teacher Training with Tao Tantric Arts, I was experiencing tremendous pain in my right knee so much so that I was contemplating cancelling this trip. The pain in my knee was so intense that it hurt to walk or even sit. I was also have difficulty sleeping due to the pain. At the end of January 2017, I fell on the ice outside of my cabin here at Amisk Lake and re-injured my right knee. I had had knee surgery in 1983 after a vehicle accident. During morning meditation practices, while other participants sat on cushions on the floor, I sat on a stool to ease the pain of my pain. Every weekday morning we had breath work & meditation practices followed by 1 hour of Qigong. I never missed a class. By the 5th week of my training I was able to sit cross legged in lotus position on the floor, pain free! My knee was stronger! As I write this, my knee is pain free.

According to Bruce Frantzis of Energy Arts, “Many physical problems are at least partially due to, or aggravated by, mental or emotional stress, so the importance of the inner tranquility developed through chi gung cannot be overestimated. The practice of qigong helps manage the stress, anger, depression, morbid thoughts, and general confusion that prey on your mind when your chi is not regulated and balanced. Strengthening and balancing the energy of your mind enhances your ability to detect subtle nuances and to perceive the world and its patterns at ever-increasing levels of complexity. People who do not practice some form of energy development many never acquire these abilities.” (http://www.energyarts.com/what-qigong)

~ Investment in Your Self ~

$444 (4 payments of $111)

(early bird special  extended….only $333; 3 payments of $111; deposit of $111)

+ Meals & Accommodations (see below)

To reserve your spot, e-transfer a deposit of $111 to: vireo@dancingpleasuregoddess.ca

~ Sisterhood ~

Feel seen, held, nurtured, supported, witnessed, loved by Sisterhood.

This Women’s Retreat will be intimate, safe, sacred with only 12 women.  Together we will create a very loving, nurturing, caring, safe, sacred container for our gathering where each of us can show up fully in our authenticity & vulnerability.  Disconnection will melt into authentic connection.  You will feel witnessed, seen & supported without judgment.  Your feminine will be deeply nourished as you immerse yourself with other women & in nature, the arms of the Divine Mother Earth.

There is only space for 12 women so reserve your spot early!

~ Finnish Sauna & Spa ~

Enjoy cleansing & rejuvenation of your body & entire being in sauna.

If you have never experienced a traditional Finnish sauna?  You are in for a special treat!  With her Finnish heritage, Vireo has grown up with weekly Finnish sauna.  Sauna will be a time to cleanse the mind as we sit naked in silence (bathing suit optional), as well as refresh the spirit.

You will be invited to participate in beating each other gently with birch leaves (another Finnish sauna tradition).  This is very aromatic as well as very therapeutic for your skin & pores. Salt scrubs & essence oils will be available for your own personal private spa in the sauna.



“It is in your nature to be wild, free & naked.”

For Vireo, sauna on the edge of the lake is her sacred temple where she is nourished deeply & is returned home to her innocent self and pure essence.

If you are really brave and courageous, you can experience ecstasy with Vireo as you emerge from the hot sauna, steam pouring off your body and jump into the ice cold spring water of the lake.

~Deeply nourished by time in nature ~

  • breathe in the fresh air in the forest by the lakeside
  • reconnect with Mother Earth & deepen your remembering of who you are
  • rekindle your wild nature
  • enjoy daily forest bathing (all of our practices will be outside in nature near the lake)


~ Early morning risers ~

Vireo took this photo in April 2016, early morning

You can enjoy the magic of early morning sunrise over the lake.  A time of silence & solitude. You might even see a few ducks who love to hang out on our pier.

Living in my cabin on the edge of the lake, I have noticed that there are never 2 sunrises the same. Each sunrise is unique. Each day is brand new.

~ Leisure Activities ~



You will have time to:

  • listen to the birds
  • be by yourself in solitude
  • play, rest or meditate
  • explore spring in the forest
  • canoe, kayak, walk

    spring beauty in the forest


$444 (4 payments of $111)

(early bird special only $333; 3 payments of $111; deposit of $111)

+ Meals & Accommodations (see below)

*Extra Special BONUS for Early Birders, Late Birders * extended, no pressure, flowing in the feminine  ~Bring a friend & save $111 ~ yup, off of early bird special price!      OR if you can’t find a friend to bring  ~ Human Design one on one chart reading session ~ I paid around $500 for my Human Design Coaching Session ~ Human Design Reading Session includes: my 2 hours of prep, 1 1/2 to 2 hour initial session; 1 1/2 to 2 hr follow up session ~ 4 to 6 hours for FREE only until midnight April 30th or 1:11 Monday May 1st ~ Why am I being so generous?  Am I crazy? 🙂 I love supporting people in discovering their Human Design so that they can live a more harmonious life that honours their unique Human Design.  It is fascinating & fun for me to play with Human Design charts & at this moment, I love to keep practicing…

Accomodations Including Meals & Traditional Finnish Sauna:

Meals include:

Friday Supper @ 6pm (come sooner & get set up – anytime after 2)

Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Supper & Snacks & Special Treats

Sunday Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks

Bonus:  Sunday Supper before you leave

All meals will be prepared fresh on site with the most wholesome & as organic as possible.  Made with love, of course!  (I haven’t decided yet if I will offer a organic chicken option for any meat eaters….)

~ Meals & Accommodation Options ~

Camping (bring your own tent, bedding & towels) $70/day ($140/retreat includes meals)… If you want to do a part trade, I can reduce by $20.

Cabin (bring your own sleeping bag, pillow & towel) The cabin is very simple & rustic with 2 beds. There is a wood burning fireplace, fridge & table. 

*only 1 cabin available (first paid, first reserved):

  • 2 beds that either 4 women can share @ $85/day each ($170/retreat includes meals) * Trade/Service available for up to -$50
  • or $110/day each for 2 women sharing cabin (each $220/retreat includes meals)

If you have any questions, please email vireo@dancingpleasuregoddess.ca for more information.

Radical Self Responsibility = Radical Transformation

I am going to invite you take radical responsibility for your self and own anything that shows up.  There will be no space for drowning in being a victim during this retreat.  I will stand in the fire with you.  I will even hold your hand. I will provide you with powerful transformational tools, gems & processes to empower you to be the magnificent feminine juicy sexy powerful amazing unique authentic woman who you are.  I will trust you to ask for extra support if and when you need it.  I will support you in embodying the powerful woman, goddess, Shakti that I know you are!  This retreat is not for everyone.  Feel into yourself & see if you are ready to show up fully,  let go of what no longer serves you & awaken!  If your body & heart are saying “yes” then take the next step:

To Reserve your spot, e-transfer $111 to: vireo@dancingpleasuregoddess.ca.

Only space for 12 women!  Will you be one of the 12 (13 with me, Vireo)?

If fear is coming up in your mind, that means you are expanding in your comfort zone & you are on the right track.  Fear is normal when we are growing and stretching. The trick is to not let your mind, the fear stop you. Remember it is only energy. This Women’s Tantra Retreat will be an opportunity for deep self care & self rejuvenation. The biggest gift we can give those we love & the world, is to nourish ourselves.

The forest & lake offer so many surprises & magic! Expect the unexpected & miracles!

Join Vireo for a a weekend of deep replenishment, deep transformation, deep healing, deep empowerment, playfulness, heart felt connection and of course forest lake magic. You will create more feminine flow in your life, inner harmony, more balance (yin/yang) & experience deep “yin” time which nourishes you, especially your feminine nature.  All of this while being immersed in mother nature & having fun!




If you have any questions, please email vireo@dancingpleasuregoddess.ca for more information. If you are in fear or excitement and just want to chat to see if this retreat is for you, send me a Facebook message or an email and we can set up a time to chat.

I am so ecstatically excited to see who wants to join me & awaken in a powerful & playful transformational 3 days!  The world needs more awakened juicy alive joyous women! Are you going to be one of them?

In joyful service,


Dancing Pleasure Goddess™