CLOSER RETREAT: A 5Rhythms Dance x Erotic Retreat

Inviting openness to your erotic pulse


Jul 16 - 20 2025


3:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Seminarhof Drawehn
Im alten Rundling 13 Clenze OT Kassau, 29459 Germany

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Our nakedness is ours to own. To discover, to nurture, to explore.
Our bodies house our needs and wants.
They are ours to deliciously undress, to celebrate, to embody, to dance through this life.


Please save the date – details and the theme for this 5Rhythms dance x erotic exploration retreat coming soon.

I had such a good time at My Erotic Core Retreat, by CLOSER (July 2023) ! It felt like everything fit perfectly.
I enjoyed every single exercise that we did and the combination of dance and exercises went so well for me.
It felt like diving deeper and deeper and at the same time getting higher and higher. It was so exciting and inspiring!

We will use tools of

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

Retreat Contributions (tentative costs - tbc soon)

Workshop Cost: 

  • Individual – Reduced: €250 | Regular: €290 | Supportive: €330
  • Couple – Reduced: €450 | Regular: €520 | Supportive: €590

Accommodation, including delicious meals:

  • Single Room €95 per person/night = €285 (3 nights)
  • Double Room €75 per person/night = €225 (3 nights)

We’ve done our best to calculate reasonable prices. Please write me know if you want to join but the costs are a challenge with your current life situation.

Cancelations & Refunds:

  • Up to 6 weeks before the retreat: Full refund minus €100 (individuals) or Full refund minus €200 (couples)
  • Up to 2 weeks before the retreat: Only if someone else can take your spot, full refund minus €100 (individuals) or couples (€200)
  • Less than 2 weeks before the retreat: No refund is possible due to financial obligations.

"My Erotic Core, by CLOSER was most creative, well organised from the first to the last detail, and confrontational in the most healthy ways. It’s opened up many new questions for me which I'm eager to probe. Thank you!"

Eroticism is multifaceted.

We’re going to make space to tear down the boxes that equate nakedness to physical and eroticism to sex.  Eroticism – combines pleasure, joy, creativity, expression. It’s taste and sounds. Imagination and movement. Eroticism is influenced by layers of experience from childhood into our adulthood. It is our unique essence, creative fuel from which we may engage fully with this life. Although even hearing the word eroticism might bring up uncomfortable feelings or thoughts, it’s by definition not all neat-and-tidy.  Eroticism gives us a powerful avenue to play with emotional tensions, relieve inner struggles to find lightness, strength in vulnerability and pleasure.

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No previous experience necessary. This retreat is 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 as we move through the 4 days. At no point during the retreat will there be mandatory exercises.

Please be aware that as this retreat 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.

Eroticism, in a general sense, are the micro-moments of pleasure in our daily lives. It’s the response of the skin to a cool breeze, or the way the body opens to beautiful nature. It could be the heart’s response to a piece of music or a deep, full breath to reading a poem. These small ecstasies could be the taste of food, a movement on the dance floor ….

Poet Audre Lorde wrote about the uses of erotic as power. Our erotic states are already with us when we are born – curious, innocent, explorers. This is the erotic essence, a personal pulse of aliveness.

project CLOSER investigates eroticism as a way of being that imbues our lives. That the way we walk, breathe, eat, see, talk are examples of how we can cultivate our life force energy, the erotic pulse in its broadest sense. Understanding and respecting your own personal flavors of sensuality, sexuality, imagination and desires can breathe magic into all parts of you.

No, there will be no requirements to get naked during this retreat. 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 people according to their comfort levels.

We encourage everyone to find their comfortable edge for the retreat, and are available throughout the retreat 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 / group people according to their comfort levels and we always offer alternative options.

We encourage everyone to find their comfortable edge for the exploration, and are available throughout the retreat for support.

Yes, you are welcome to join us as a couple or multi-partnership. 

There will be 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.


Eroticism is multifaceted and combines feelings, creativity, expression. While sexuality is an instinctual urge resulting in an act (with the self or another), eroticism is born within us and our imaginations. Eroticism involves sensual and aesthetic experiences. It includes our emotional landscape and all senses.

Dance can be a wonderful way to explore the erotic pulse. Similar to all Samar Linn’s events, there are no specific ideas or constructs about how you experience these events.

Most importantly, it’s a space to be curious primarily with yourself.

You may read more about Eroticism and project Closer here.

5Rhythms brings a beautiful framework to the world to the conscious dance space. It is a practice developed by Gabrielle Roth who identified that life moves in different energies. The more we experience being in these different energies, the more prepared we are for life.

I am a certified 5Rhythms® teacher and use the 5Rhythms framework as a gentle guideline for the music I play. At CLOSER x-dance, we begin the evening with a 5Rhythms Wave.

You may find a video here which provides some information about the five rhythms – Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness.

You may read more about 5Rhythms here. There is also one article available about 5Rhythmen auf Deutsch here.

Samar Linn’s music style is eclectic, edgy; an invitation to express yourself in all shades and flavors. The music is a backdrop and support as you discover, express and let go into your own spontaneous and free dance.

About Samar Linn

Samar Linn Facilitator

Samar has a promiscuous love affair with music, is enamored by dance and is a curious investigator of freedom of expression. She is a certified 5Rhythms® teacher, a trained Integrative Coach and Bodyworker. 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.

Samar co-facilitates project CLOSER which is a dedicated space to investigate the erotic pulse through regular workshops, retreats and playgrounds.

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.  

As a co-facilitator of CLOSER, Markus brings acute sensitivity, attentiveness, a range of erotic techniques and sexual games for couples to deepen their sexual intimacy in daily life. 

Taste the Music

This electric current of mine - it took over one day on the dance floor and swept me right through its powerful force.
Radiating. On Fire.
I learned how to sense my body in different ways.
That, to live authentically and create passionately meant that embracing the vitality of my eroticism and sexuality was critical ...
Eroticism and Aliveness are inseparable