About Michael and Lara

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Lara and Michael Blackin are Tantra facilitators and the co-proprietors of Temple in the Trees, a sacred space tucked away in the forests of Northern Virginia. Temple in the Trees is a hosting location for community building, wellness, tantric learning, live music, movement classes, meditation, events and play.  

Michael Blackin is a Tantric educator who is passionate about helping others reach their highest good and is dedicated to creating community, pursuing bliss and enriching all comers.  As co-proprietor of Temple in the Trees, a sacred space for community tucked away in the forests of Northern Virginia, Michael facilitates tantric learning, hosts monthly men’s circle gatherings, movement classes, meditation, events and play to enable people to connect with others and express themselves in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. 

Lara Blackin is a Tantric educator and sacred intimacy practitioner specializing in therapeutic, sensual and energetic touch. Through one on one tantric coaching, Lara supports the curious on their journey toward mindfulness and connection with conscious communication tools, intimacy practices, and tantric embodiment exercises.  An herbal alchemist and ceramics artist, she calls upon the elements of nature to create pleasure and harmony. 

As co-proprietor of Temple in the Trees, a sacred space for community tucked away in the forests of Northern Virginia, Lara facilitates tantric learning, hosts monthly women’s circle gatherings, movement classes, meditation, events and play to enable people to connect with others and express themselves in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.