Expressing Eroticism through Creativity


Nov 25 - 26 2023


1:30 pm


Center of Dance, Studio B - Eingang Haus 11 Aufgang C
Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin

My erotic is an artist.
My erotic is a poet.
My erotic is a dancer.
My erotic is my pulsating, life-force energy.

❗️Please write me either via contact form or email to register 

✨ Early Bird pricing applies until October 31.

Being in integrious relationship to our eroticism is a powerful well for creativity. Like in a virtuous circle, when I give space to curious, creative expression, I make space to aliveness. When in nourishing flow with my erotic, I become more engaged, present and creatively vital in my daily life. 

This 2-day immersion is an invitation to harness the sensual power of your creativity. It’s an opportunity to hone your erotic energy into the power of presence and self-expression.

Through a variety of artistic mediums, body-based techniques and touch exercises using 5Rhythms® dance, Sexological Bodywork, drawing, and writing, you’ll delve into erotic expression. We will support and guide you through each exercise to explore themes of pleasure, desire, play, aliveness.  

CLOSER Lab is open to anyone curious about their relationship to sexuality, eroticism and sensuality. Whether you are comfortable and familiar with these topics, or exploring them for the first time, you are welcome to join us.  No previous experience required.

All CLOSER events are open to everyone, creating a space for different horizons, sexual orientations and experiences.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions prior to registering. If you would like to participate but are unable to afford the costs, please contact me, too. 

The mixture of powerful guided exercises and the 5 Rhythms dance that Samar and Markus create is ingenious!
What also touched me deeply was the sense of connection in the group who shared intimacy, vulnerability and joy. Sometimes I stepped back for a moment and thought:
"Wow, this is like a dream come true."

CLOSER Lab will support you to deepen your understanding and expression of your desires, boundaries, and the power of your own creative voice. 

We will use tools of

  • 5Rhythms® Dance
  • Sexological Bodywork®
  • Creative acts of expression
  • Games and sharing
  • Touch and massage (optional nudity, please see FAQ’s)
  • Visualizations, drawing and writing

At all CLOSER events, we support curiosity, non-judgement, safety, connection and personal integrity.

Ingredients you’ll find at CLOSER Lab:

    • Setting the Space: A grounded beginning to first connect to yourself, your body, the space and your boundaries.
    • Starting with the self: We practice opening to an inward gaze before ‘going outward’. We will work with various methods alongside curiosity and non-judgement for you to meet yourself.
    • Entering dialogue: We welcome feelings and thoughts, and learn how they influence eroticism.
    • Inviting the body: The body plays a key role in our erotic expression, and we create methods to listen to, to express, and to move the sensations within the whole body

The safety and trust that Samar and Markus create within the group allow for so much vulnerability and exploration.
The exercises in My Erotic Core were beautifully thought out and well paced.
I felt deeply supported and seen exactly as I was – shy, curious, vulnerable, daring, sexy, powerful.
I also learned how this work reaches far beyond my sexuality. For me, it has opened up immense potentials of creativity, intuition, and a powerful sense of homecoming. So grateful for this profound experience.

Workshop Logistics

Dates: 2day Workshop
Saturday, November 25 + Sunday, November 26

Nov 25: 13.30 – 21.30
Nov 26: 13.30 – 19.30
There will be an afternoon break for approximately 1 – 1.5H, exact timing tbc

Center of Dance @ Kulturbrauerei
Studio B


Contribution Breakdown

In order to book, please  contact me.

Please let me know if this workshop calls but you cannot afford the fees.

Workshop Cost:

  • Early Bird through November 5
    Reduced: €120 | Regular: €150 | Supportive: €180
  • From November 6
    Reduced: €150 | Regular: €180 | Supportive: €210

Cancelations & Refunds:

  • Up to 2 weeks before the workshop: Refund minus €50 
  • Less than 2 weeks before the workshop: No refund

We appreciate your understanding that there are no exceptions as we are liable for the financial planning of this retreat, obligations to the venue and for declining other participants once we are full.

Samar and Markus held a beautiful, embracing and safe space
in which I felt secure to explore my boundaries.
The mix between dance and sexual bodywork exercises was really empowering.

More about CLOSER

CLOSER is a project that offers a range of workshops and regular events to explore the multi-dimensional flavors of eroticism.

Eroticism, essentially, is an amalgamation of many aspects of the human experience. It is a combination of desires, feelings, expression and experiences. It fuels both our sex lives and daily lives; the latter sometimes a surprising discovery.

project CLOSER provides a unique, experiential approach to eroticism by combining tools that genuinely touch all aspects / parts of the human. We enter into dialogue with the mind’s imagination, memories, pictures alongside the psychology to understand individual turn-ons or turn-offs . We welcome feelings and create opportunities to learn how they play a role in eroticism. We’ll lean into feelings such as pleasure, joy as well as feelings we do not traditionally equate to sexuality such as sadness or anger. Of course, the body additionally plays a key role in our erotic expression, and we create many methods to listen to, to express, and to move the sensations within the whole body.


No previous experience necessary. All CLOSER events are open to everyone curious about their relationship to sexuality, eroticism and sensuality. 

Whether you are comfortable and familiar with these topics, or exploring them for the first time, you are welcome to join us. We will work with each person’s boundaries and experiences for each event. At no point during any event will there be mandatory exercises.

Please be aware that since CLOSER explores the topic of eroticism – there will be invitations for nakedness (although it is not required) and touch, therefore, we request that all participants have some comfort being in a room with naked bodies.

Sexological Bodywork is a holistic approach to sexual well-being and exploration that combines body awareness, mindfulness, and therapeutic techniques. This practice focuses on addressing a wide range of issues such as intimacy challenges, sexual dysfunction, communication barriers, and enhancing pleasure. 

Through guided sessions and personalized techniques, sexological bodywork aims to promote body confidence, improve sexual functioning, and cultivate a deeper understanding of one’s own desires and boundaries. By integrating touch, breath, and communication, individuals can embark on a transformative journey towards unlocking their full sensual potential and fostering a more fulfilling and empowered connection with their bodies and partners.

Markus, co-creator and co-facilitator of Project CLOSER, is a certified Sexological Bodyworker from  the IISB, Zurich.

5Rhythms is an expressive movement practice founded by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1960s that offers a unique approach to self-discovery and personal growth. It encompasses a series of five rhythms—Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness—that guides participants through a dynamic exploration of emotions, energy, and creativity. 

5Rhythms is more than just dance; it’s a meditation in motion, fostering mindfulness, body awareness, and emotional release. 5Rhythms is considered an embodiment practice as the more often participants dance it, the easier and faster they are able to enhance their emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Through its open structure where no particular steps or moves are required, 5Rhythms is a gateway for personal liberation, empowerment and authentic self-expression.

Samar Linn, co-creator and guide of Project CLOSER, is a certified 5Rhythms teacher and holds weekly dance classes in Berlin.

You may find more information about 5Rhythms Dance here. You may read about 5Rhythmen Tanz auf Deutsch here.

CLOSER is a unique and signature combination of somatic movement, dance, sensual exploration, emotional understanding and creativity. These events create opportunities for participants to arrive at personal answers to questions on the topics of eroticism, sensuality, sexuality and implications on daily life. Far from being a prescriptive model, project CLOSER provides an invitation for and celebration of individual values, needs and philosophies.

At each event, participants are offered methods to first connect to the self including emotions, bodily sensations and even thoughts. From this place, there are methods of optional connection to others. We use a holistic set of methods that are not limited to sexuality as eroticism permeates all areas of our lives. At a CLOSER event, you’re likely to experience: 5Rhythms Dance, Sexological Bodywork, Expressive Arts, Ritual Theater, Writing, Sharing.

Traditional tantric workshops typically focus on a spiritual philosophy as an entry into sexuality and use meditation, breath work, and physical intimacy. The Tantric path often encourages tantric participants to follow a specific spiritual philosophy and may, or may not, include ample time for self connection first.

Sex-positive events usually focus on explicit physical touch with specific techniques. Many times these events are more focused sex-oriented, genital touch, where alternative techniques may, or may not, be offered.

No, there will be no requirements to get naked. However, there will be an invitation for nakedness, therefore, please be aware others might be naked around you.

In all activities with others, we will pair or group people according to their comfort levels.

We encourage everyone to find their comfortable edge at these events, and are available throughout for support.

For some exercises, touch will be invited. However, there will be no requirement for touch and there will always be alternative options.

In all activities with others, we will pair or group people according to their comfort levels.

We encourage everyone to find their comfortable edge at these events, and are available throughout for support.

Yes, you are welcome to join us as a couple or multi-partnership. There is often a partnership discount available for events.

You are encouraged to decide, within your partnership, how you would like to join touch or massage style exercises (either together or as part of the larger group). For non-touch sharing (e.g. talking), we encourage you to participate with the whole group.

Whatever you decide is welcome. We just ask that you communicate these needs and boundaries with us so we may best support you during our time together.

Most events take place in and around Berlin, Germany.

project CLOSER also runs events exploring sensuality, sexuality, eroticism and 5 Rhythms dance in New York, London as well as in Europe such as in Poland and Switzerland.

Please get in touch with us if you’d like us to bring project CLOSER, erotic and / or 5Rhythms dance events to your city.

No, we don’t currently offer online events or workshops.

Please get in touch with us if you’d like us to bring project CLOSER, erotic and / or 5Rhythms dance events to your city.

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About Samar Linn

Samar Linn Facilitator

Samar is a curious investigator of the human experience and a movement catalyst. She is a certified 5Rhythms® teacher, a trained Integrative Counselor, Bodyworker and Art Therapist.

Samar’s personal journey and professional training weave a rich tapestry to offer creative environments for individuals x couples to explore their signature flavors to deepen intimacy with themselves and others. She supports individuals x couples x groups to drop away from self-criticism, inhibitions and blockages with a range of somatic, talk or artist techniques. As her clients learn to become aware, dare to listen and have the courage to respond to their body-map, eroticism and its life force energies open up in sexual, and creative ways in daily life.

Samar runs a range of workshops and regular classes to bring more curiosity to ourselves, openness to our uniqueness and permission to embrace the magic in daily life. Her raw attitude, vulnerability and fascination in ways to embody freedom of expression provide an electric, creative and safe environment.

About Markus

Markus is a firm believer in the power of structure and logic. At the same time, he’s an incorrigible romantic. Living in these seemingly contradictory worlds took him on a journey that questioned the core of intimacy and sexual freedom. This personal search guided him towards the club scene of Berlin and, later, to tantric, sex-positive, 5Rhythms and Authentic Relating workshops.

His explorations led him to further cultivate a more holistic perspective of eroticism, romance and relationships. Markus became a certified Sexological Bodyworker at the IISB, Zurich. Sexological Bodywork gave him a foundation in somatic sexual counseling, accompanying people to release any dogmas, cultural blockages and habitual sexual behavior.

Markus brings acute sensitivity, attentiveness, a range of erotic techniques and sexual games for people to feel at ease with themselves, and to deepen their eroticism alongside sexual intimacy in daily life.

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