An Invitation to Intimacy: a retreat for couples, or singles, on the beautiful Isle of Bute


An Invitation to Intimacy:

a retreat for couples and singles


Sexual Awarness
A long weekend with your Beloved, or with You as beloved, in which to explore your relationship with yourself (and with each other). Time to spend in a beautiful setting where peacocks promenade on the lawn alongside wild deer and seals bask on the rocks only a four-minute walk away. Time to reconnect to your own sexuality and how you connect inimately with your partner and with others in your life . . .

Our primary relationship is always with ourself and if you feel your Beloved is yourself then please come join us in this precious exploration of intimacy.

This retreat is suitable for absolute beginners, and those seeking an opportunity to further their own healing and/or tantric practice…

  • Do you know your own truth?
  • Do you feel you can share your truth with your Beloved?
  • Do you understand your own desires and needs?
  • Do you know what feels good to you?
  • Do you feel understood by your partner?
  • Do you still make love with your beloved?
  • If not, do you know how to speak to them about it and how to explore reclaiming more intimacy and pleasure in your relationship?

Have you had those moments, whilst alone, when all the story falls away and you are left only with the purity of truth? Sometimes this happens when we experience a very strong event, such as severe illness, or a ‘near-death’ experience, where we have ‘our life flash before us’, or we simply find that place of peace where we allow it in. Or you may have experienced it with another person, when you both allow your story to fall away and you allow each other to see who you truly are.

If you have ever experienced this then you will know just how powerful and precious this experience is …..

You are invited into this beautiful setting, held in a safe and sacred space, to peel back the layers, and to discover your truth, and maybe that of your beloved, and to explore how to connect in a supportive way …

The week will be facilitated in a safe and sacred space held by Gillian Alexander of Sacred Touch.

For further information about the training contact Gillian.

The retreat will be held in a magnificent country home on the East Coast of the Isle of Bute, Scotland from 6pm on Friday 13th till 10am on Monday 16th February 2015.

Cost including vegetarian meals and double or twin room in a spectacular venue … £570
Spaces are limited to three couples or six individuals (or combination thereof), maximum, for this event

Your place is secured by a non-refundable full payment.

To book contact Gillian at or by phone on 07913 906 343.


Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Any cancellations must be made by email preferably stating reasons. Once payment has been made the following refund policy shall apply: payment is non refundable unless participants have someone to take their place. Thereafter and failing obtaining a replacement participant all fees will be forfeited. This is unless the event is fully booked at which time full refund will be given less administration fee.



The retreat will be lovingly facilitated by Gillian Alexander.

Gillian has been facilitating training for more than 20 years. She has facilitated the Sacred Heart Tantra Group meetings, events and organisation in Scotland for 6 years since she set it up early in 2009. Her background is mainly in science and research (she holds a BSc in Biochemistry and a Masters in Public Health Medicine), in health service facilitation and management and as a shaman, masseuse and Dakini. She is an artful solution finder, motivator and inspirer of others, leading by example in living in her passion and embodying her power. She has studied extensively for the past three years with Dr Kenneth Ray Stubbs to develop her shamanic infrastructure and shamanic functioning and increasingly with Leanne Edwards to support embodiment of this shamanic functioning. She has also studied extensively with Shakti Malan in healing sexual trauma and has taken part in a wide range of training in Tantra, Sacred Sexuality, Sexual Healing and Shamanic Practice, including ISTA (International School of Temple Arts) Sacred Sexual Shamanic Practitioner training.






Sacred Space
Conscious Communication
Presence, Eye-gazing, Fears & Desires
Exploring Intimacy
Cultivating Sexual Energy (including breath and energy practices)
Sacred Touch (tantra) Massage for women
Sacred Touch (tantra) Massage for men
This program is an outline and some content may change to reflect the interests and pace of the group.


There may be nudity in this retreat.


How to prepare . . .
Please come with an open heart, an open mind, a sense of humor, a sense of adventure and most importantly the intention to be fully present! .

When to arrive . . .
We begin at 6pm on Friday 13th February.  Each full day begins at 10am and concludes between 5 and 6pm with approx 1 hour lunch break. Optional practical exercises will extend into the evenings.  .

What is provided . . .
A safe and sacred space for magic to happen. Meals, Accommodation, Tea, & Drinking Water .

What to bring with you . . .
Loose comfortable clothes that you feel good in, temperatures may vary so bring layers. We will be sitting on the floor, dancing, moving and breathing . . . .

You are also encouraged to bring:
a journal/notebook and pen
sheet or sarong
massage oil

Accommodation . . .
Included in a double (two) or twin (one) room.

Meals . . .
Three vegetarian meals a day are provided. Please advise of any special dietary requirements at time of booking. .

Gillian – .

Maximum group size: 6 .

Method of Payment . . .
By bank transfer (contact Gillian for details) * .

Private Sessions . . .
Gillian is available prior to the retreat for Private Shamanic Healing Sessions and/or Sexual Healing. Single session woman Single session man Couple sessions Sessions may be one on one, one on two or two on two.£100.00 per hour (one on one or one on two) £170 per hour (two on one or two on two – Gillian and a colleague) For more info regarding private sessions and consultancies please refer to Sacred Touch website:


Welcome, I look forward to ‘Awakening to the Sacred’ with you! In One Heart . . .
Love & Blessings,



For further information please contact Gillian by email on or by phone on 07913 906 343, or see


I am so looking forward to sharing space with you!


Testimonials from previous events:

“What I most appreciate about Gillian’s work is her integrity and her no-nonsense approach to What Is. Combined with a real passion for what she does and deep loving compassion towards others, Gillian creates an incredibly authentic and supportive Sacred Space which invites us to reconnect with our own Truth.

Having attended the Sacred Awakening retreat in Bute, I’m now experiencing the essence of my Truth in a way I have never before experienced it – this Fire in my belly and the Light in my heart is utterly priceless”

“I feel so privileged to have had this opportunity to be on Gillian’s Awaken to the Sacred retreat and would highly recommend this! I loved Gillian’s integrity, grounded approach and her ability to hold sacred space, even during, what seemed to me, very challenging moments. I feel I’ve retrieved many parts of myself & released many blocks. I feel a sense of lightness & increased awareness as never before. I have also realised that while I trust myself as a giver, I’m much less able to trust myself to receive. I look forwards to continuing my journey & hope to be working again with Gillian VERY SOON! “

“This retreat has changed my life. I gained a powerful cleaning of my field/body and the result is a deep joy within myself, self confidence, a focus on what I want from life/bring into life- rather than being distracted from pain and being triggered a lot. There was an immense building into trust and feeling my sacredness (like anybody elses). It allowed me to surrender and release the things that no longer served me. I became more of that woman I truly am and feel kind and loving within me and do radiate that. I shifted from kneeling and hiding away, to standing on my own two feet- being aware of my sacredness in my heart rather than my mind. I do feel deeply energized. I recommend the work with Gillian highly. It was the best I could wish for.

Thank you thank you thank you! Has been a pleasure and honour!

I want to let that sink in and work with it first, before I´ll be back for more. Bless you!”


“I got so very much from the week’s training. You hold such a beautiful space for healing Gillian – you also provide space (and a safety net, if needed) for self-discovery. I really loved how you delivered each day of the course – you have a deep awareness of your subject matter, and you then created an atmosphere of love, trust, compassion and sometimes humour. Sincerity and honouring of other was palpable. Sharing in the morning circle was relatively easy as I never felt any judgement from you. “

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