Being Me, Loving You

Saturday, February 1 - Saturday, February 8, 2025
Casa Evolution
Playa el Coco, Nicaragua
With Dr. Charla Hathaway and Michelle Fleming
Women working together can create a fun, light, and safe place to speak your truth, express your desires, and gain confidence. As women, we have the same longings and desire to be seen, heard and touched as unique, sensual beings. Enjoy beautiful, fresh food by the beach, float in the pool, and choose your own adventure this week as you spend quality time expressing what we want and giving authentic feedback.  We women are in charge or our pleasure and how to show up for it. We’ll step up to this plate together! All classes and activities are voluntary, you choose. Learning can be done by observing—or by sitting on the beach watching the waves! You’re on vacation!  
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Work and Play Together

We decide what happens on our bodies!

We will practice expressing want we want and giving authentic feedback.

My mantra is, “No more mercy, payback or manipulative touch.”  We are done with that!

Dr. Charla, Senior Sensualist, will help you:

• Find your turn on, your flirt, and how to initiate play—your way

• Create safety around touching; without safety there is no sexy

• Learn to stop hoping for—and start asking ask for what you want, with confidence

• Express your erotic truth which will deepen, not disconnect, with a partner • Fine tune any touch from OK to FABULOUS—it’s easy, I’ll show you how

Being Me Loving You is designed with activities that are more than technique. Experiential exercises will fortify your core sense of self-worth and wellbeing. You cultivate new levels of sexual self-care, self-trust, and self-expression. We women are in charge or our pleasure and how to show up for it. We’ll step up to this plate together! All classes and activities are voluntary, you choose. Learning can be done by observing—or by sitting on the beach watching the waves! You’re on vacation! Michelle Fleming, our structural yoga class teacher, is amazing, and the sole reason I’m returning to teach at her rustic (but pampering) Hummingbird Resort. Blessings, we get her for morning Yoga everyday!

 

Praise for Being Me Loving You:

• “You make a difficult subject seem straightforward. I was clueless, but felt so comfortable.”

• “At first I thought I had to do something, but you teach how to receive without giving back—OMG, I’m a convert.”

• “I stopped thinking I should be feeling something that I’m not.”

• “I got past fear and went into feeling. I lost my embarrassment and just felt.”

• “I never felt safe and vulnerable at the same time before. Afterwards, I just wanted to hang out there a long time.”

• “I want to embrace your braveness, Dr. Charla, you are teaching me how to love my body.”

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Your retreat with us includes:
  • Accommodations within steps of the Pacific and also a lovely pool
  • Daily therapeutic yoga sessions with Michelle specifically designed to nurture you
  • 3 Nutritious, locally sourced meals and pre-yoga snacks, coffee and juice, with excellent gluten-free and vegan options
  • Specialty workshops: 6 half-days plus some bonus offerings
  • Nature Immersion: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this beach, where the Turtle Hatchery releases baby turtles to make their trip to the ocean. Just a short walk south, explore otherworldly rock formations and hunt for seashells in the tidepools between the boulders. 
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Base Package: $2,100 per person

the base package includes

  • All amenities listed above
  • 4 meals a day
  • shared housing 

Separate family housing is available, as well as childcare. Please inquire for options.

We have all the logistics dialed in for effortless travel. The beach is beautiful, and the pool is lovely! Join us on this transformative journey as we celebrate and honor the divine feminine within us all!  Embrace your own unique feminine identity, reclaim your power, and ignite your inner radiance like never before. Together, let us create a space where the feminine can connect, grow, and thrive.

Workshops run Sunday-Friday. Travel will happen on Saturdays, or if your flights differ, let us know and we’ll discuss options.

Meet The Instructors

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Dr. Charla Hathaway

I believe good lovers are made, not born. I believe accurate, positive sex education is a basic human right, and it can change your life.

I received my PhD. in clinical sexology at the Institute for the Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality with a specialty in teaching intimacy. I’m a Certified Surrogate Partner Therapist through the Institute for Mind Body Therapy. My books on enhancing intimate relationships, 8 Erotic Nights and Erotic Massage, have been translated into many languages. I’m a certified Sexological Bodyworkerand studied to be a Sacred Intimate at The Body Electric School. I’ve studied Tantra and sensual massage at Esalen Institute.

As founder of Austin’s BodyJoy Intimacy School, for twenty years I help thousands of students learn new ways to touch, talk and play (that feel safe and authentic) in classes, workshops, retreats, Meet up groups, newsletters, as well as private sessions. I encourage students to slow down, listen to their body, value their desires, articulate them, change their minds, and always respect the choices and boundaries of their partner(s). Recently, I turned the reins of my school, BodyJoy, over to my mentoree, Melissa D.

I’ve presented at national conferences including the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, have written numerous magazine articles, was a columnist for my local newspaper for ten years, taught erotic massage classes around the world and on international cruises.  Producing two solo shows on sex work, my first short video, Uncle Bob is Dressing Like a Lady, won the People’s Choice award at Austin’s Erotic Film Festival.

I’m grateful for the gifts aging brings to my body and relationships I feel more pleasure, curiosity, and aliveness–along with ease and appreciation.  Being authentic in the bedroom, spirals into confidence in the boardroom…and all life.  When we honor our bodies and give voice to our desires while respecting other people’s choices, we feel the joy of intimacy.


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Michelle Fleming

Michelle is a Yoga Therapist, a Thai Bodyworker, a Nerve and Artery specialist and a Board Certified Structural Integrator in the lineage of Ida Rolf. It was through these complementary practices of wellness that she healed her body - and from there Orthopedic Yoga Therapy was born.

These days she trains teachers and students to find a fluid pattern of movement that protects and nourishes the joints while stretching the muscles and connective tissue and quieting the mind. She is the owner of Sanctuary Wellness Studios, Director of Orthopedic Yoga and Transformational Yoga Therapy and founder of Equilibrium, a non-profit dedicated to bringing breath, movement and nutrition education to young people with anxiety and mood disorders. 

Dr. Charla Hathaway

I believe good lovers are made, not born. I believe accurate, positive sex education is a basic human right, and it can change your life.

I received my PhD. in clinical sexology at the Institute for the Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality with a specialty in teaching intimacy. I’m a Certified Surrogate Partner Therapist through the Institute for Mind Body Therapy. My books on enhancing intimate relationships, 8 Erotic Nights and Erotic Massage, have been translated into many languages. I’m a certified Sexological Bodyworkerand studied to be a Sacred Intimate at The Body Electric School. I’ve studied Tantra and sensual massage at Esalen Institute.

As founder of Austin’s BodyJoy Intimacy School, for twenty years I help thousands of students learn new ways to touch, talk and play (that feel safe and authentic) in classes, workshops, retreats, Meet up groups, newsletters, as well as private sessions. I encourage students to slow down, listen to their body, value their desires, articulate them, change their minds, and always respect the choices and boundaries of their partner(s). Recently, I turned the reins of my school, BodyJoy, over to my mentoree, Melissa D.

I’ve presented at national conferences including the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, have written numerous magazine articles, was a columnist for my local newspaper for ten years, taught erotic massage classes around the world and on international cruises.  Producing two solo shows on sex work, my first short video, Uncle Bob is Dressing Like a Lady, won the People’s Choice award at Austin’s Erotic Film Festival.

I’m grateful for the gifts aging brings to my body and relationships I feel more pleasure, curiosity, and aliveness–along with ease and appreciation.  Being authentic in the bedroom, spirals into confidence in the boardroom…and all life.  When we honor our bodies and give voice to our desires while respecting other people’s choices, we feel the joy of intimacy.