Reclaiming Our Heart’s Desires: A Path to Recovering from Purity Culture, Religious Trauma, and Sexual Shame

Reclaiming Our Heart’s Desires: A Path to Recovering from Purity Culture, Religious Trauma, and Sexual Shame

Please join Sarahlynn Etta of Maitri Movement and me for a day-long retreat focused on healing from the toxic narratives, beliefs, and experiences of purity culture and sexual shame.

This retreat offers a healing space to explore, acknowledge, and begin to release these traumatic, toxic beliefs and experiences.

During our time together, we will use a combination of cognitive, emotional, and somatic practices designed to foster exploration, compassionate healing, and release within a safe container.

If you grew up in western society, most likely you received some fear-based and shame-based messages about sex in general, gender roles, and sexual expression.

For those raised in highly controlling religious systems, these messages were even more extreme.

With gentle reverence, we will highlight the ways in which purity culture and sexual shaming impacts our relationship to ourselves, our bodies, our partners; to pleasure and sensuality; to our desires; to our ability to trust our inner wisdom and to our erotic truth.

Together we will co-create a gentle, healing space to explore:

~ The origins of purity culture and sexual shame.
~ The impact of this on our physical, emotional, sexual, relational and spiritual selves.
~ Ways to reclaim the heart’s desires.
~ How to discover or re-discover what it means to live a life of sensual, sexual, erotic, and sacred liberation.

This retreat is for you if you have ever desired to:

~ Create a safe, embodied, sovereign connection to yourself.
~ Cultivate a positive relationship to pleasure and sensuality.
~ Create positive, satisfying, relaxing, and shame-free/ pain-free sexual experiences.
~ Explore your sexual desire from a sex-positive, unconditionally accepting lens.
~ Trust your inner wisdom.
~ Release the shame, guilt, pain and trauma held in your thoughts, emotions, and body.


Jane Ryan, LMFT, CST
Jane is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, whose work strives to help clients reclaim their birthright to pleasure, cultivate erotic liberation, trust their internal wisdom, reconnect to their body and feel safe simultaneously.
She specializes in helping clients heal from purity culture teachings and sexual shame.

Saralynn Etta, LMT, E-RYT
Sarahlynn is a yoga and Pilates instructor, as well as a mindfulness teacher. She focuses on embodied or somatic movement – helping people get comfortable exploring their own bodies, and focusing on how a movement feels, rather than how it looks.
Sarahlynn is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with a passion for exploring the mind-body connection and how trauma is held in our bodies.

Reclaiming Our Heart’s Desires:
The Path to Recovering from Purity Culture, Religious Trauma, and Sexual Shame

Who: Women (cis and trans), non-binary folx, gender fluid folx, & femme-focused individuals.
When: Saturday October 28th from 9am to 4:30pm. Doors open at 8:30am, we will begin promptly at 9am. Lunch break from 12pm to 1:30pm.
Where: 8809 N Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, Suite #101 (Located inside HarborFit, below Salon Riviera)

Abundance Pricing – $225
If you occupy a position of privilege, consider paying this registration cost to help cover the cost of subsidized tickets. When costs are met, abundance tickets will increase compensation for the presenters.

Standard Pricing – $200
This ticket covers the cost of the course. If you can afford this ticket, please choose this one or the abundance pricing.

Budget Pricing – $175
Two scholarships are available. Please inquire if needed.

Registration: Click here.

Opens September 15th. Closes October 15th. No refunds offered after registration closes.


I hope you will join us!

As always, peace in the journey,




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Jane Ryan

Jane Ryan, M.A., LMFT, is a Licensed Couples and Family Therapist with twenty years of clinical experience. She specializes in intimate relationships, sexual challenges, sacred sexuality, and helping clients embrace their true erotic nature. She supports women in discovering their most radiant, vibrant and powerful feminine essence.