Deeper 2024 | tantric intimacy revealed

We created this just for you. Our most sought after class has sold out for over two years going. Designed for you to fall in love, with you.

Deeper is a series of six monthly tantra classes to deepen your presence, pleasure and power. Exclusively for individuals we created this just for you. Our most sought after class, Deeper has sold out for over two years going.

Designed for you to fall in love, with you.

Are you ready to explore the depths of intimacy and connect with yourself and others on a deeper level? Join us for Deeper | Tantric Intimacy Revealed starting on Monday January 29, 2024 from 7:30 -10:30 PM and recurring monthly (dates below) Mondays at Temple in the Trees in Leesburg, VA.

This six month experiential series will provide a different view of tantra each month, providing embodied learning and opportunity for connection. Each workshop focuses on tantra as a lived experience with tools, exercises and practices you can take home.

Can you hear your heartbeat quickening…For those who don’t want to miss a beat, now is your opportunity to join for a very special price & perks for the full 6 month journey.

Sign up for the full six month journey and get $700 worth of valuable add-ons free:

  • Private Facebook group for deeper engagement with instructors and participants
  • End of journey Temple Party exclusively for class participants ($111)
  • 60 minute virtual coaching session ($150 value)
  • 20% discount on select other classes and retreats

Full Journey tickets $777

Drop ins and three packs now available.

  • Drop ins: $99
  • Three pack: $269

Space limited to 24 individuals

Lara & Michael Blackin, tantric educators, teach simple and profound tools for navigating your pleasure, presence & power.

All are welcome.

What will I discover?

  • New ways your body can experience sensation
  • We are all made of energy and moving it through our bodies, and sharing it with others, is very pleasurable
  • How Tantra, sensuality & mindfulness complement one another
  • Expansion of self, love and pleasure
  • Importance of consent and boundaries

When are these classes?

Each class will be from 7:30-10:30pm

  • Jan 29
  • Feb 26
  • Mar 18
  • Apr 22
  • May 20
  • June 10
  • Exclusive invite only for Deeper participants Summer Solstice Temple Party on June 20th.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this for Singles or Partners? The Deeper series of workshops is intended solely for individuals. There is a separate workshop series intended solely for couples.

Covid protocols: This is an adult space. We are trusting all in attendance to use your best judgement and attend if it feels in alignment with you and your health & the health of others.

Will people be disrobed? This a personal preference at your discretion. Genitals must always stay covered. Agreements will be discussed at opening.

Will there be confidentiality? Yes, and all agreements will be discussed at opening circle of each class.

When do I need to arrive? Please arrive early so we can close the doors promptly at 7:30pm ET. Doors open at 7:00pm ET.

What should I bring? Bring your curiosity, any comfort items to aide in creating a comfortable place to nest, comfy clothes, maybe a notebook, a closed top water bottle, and an open heart and mind.

What should I wear? Dress in comfortable clothing that allows movement and engagement. We welcome sexy fun clothing that makes you feel good.

Will this class be available for drop ins? We can’t guarantee there will be drop in slots available. These classes sell out quickly and we may fill up on full journey participants.

Light snacks are provided.

Doors open at 7 pm.

Starts promptly at 7:30pm

Workshop ends at 10:30pm

Recent Testimonials:

Temple in the Trees is a delightfully safe haven for exploration and connection, and the exploration OF connection. Michael and Lara deftly lead us through a series of exercises designed to put us more in touch with ourselves and others as we explore our own boundaries and challenge ourselves to come right to our edges with confidence and curiosity. I cannot recommend this space and these facilitators more fervently. I often imagine what the world at large could be like if only everyone would take the time to walk this path with themselves and their fellow humans.

~ B. Miranda

Heart and safety are at the core of engaging with Temple in the Trees. I took a Tantra series course that opened me up to a journey through personal discomfort, release, acceptance, and self love. I felt safe to get naked and boast as one assignment asked us to do, if we felt like playing. To be raw and present in your sexuality, I can think of no safer space nor with people that care for you any deeper.

~ Jacquelyn D.

What I have received in my life as a direct result of the practices at the Temple in the Trees is almost impossible to communicate with words. I have learned a level of self-expression and understanding of my energetic nature that I never even knew existed or even fathomed was within my grasp. Michael and Lara create a sacred and protected space, a circle, that allows me and all of the others that are participating to transcend the immediate recognition of what “is” to safely explore the possibility of what “can be.” Through these enlightening sessions, my partner and I have been able to connect with and understand each other in ways that defy the social and cultural programming that defined our lives for so many years. To discover that I can specifically sense my Lover’s presence in a room full of other people was absolutely mind-blowing and exhilarating. This has also given us the ability to embrace the love and compassion of others on a different level. While I am not a particularly religious person, I have experienced an existence of something on a very spiritual plane and I have felt an incredibly powerful transformation of my connection with “being” human.

~ R. Grimes

They are both gifted and poignant facilitators with a calming effect on hundreds of participants.

~ Gordon McCracken


The Temple in the Trees, Leesburg Virginia is our home.

We welcome you here as a space for you too to come home to yourself in.

An oasis of tantric learning tucked in the woods of Northern Virginia, we are 30 minutes from DC & Frederick MD, an hour from Baltimore and 15 minutes from Dulles Airport.

Surrounded by wineries, nature, magnificent mountain view’s and historic rivers, we are a destination of peace and prosperity.


~ Your Guides ~

Lara & Michael Blackin

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Lara Blackin

Lara is a Tantric Educator, Sacred Intimacy Practitioner and Artist specializing in therapeutic, sensual & energetic touch bringing aliveness to the art of living + loving.

Lara supports the curious on their journey toward mindfulness and connection with conscious communication tools, intimacy practices, tantric embodiment exercises, and acclaimed artistry.

A 1000/hr e-ryt Professional Yoga Educator, 500/hr KRI Kundalini Teacher, Certified Pranassage Practitioner, Nationally ACRB Certified Reflexologist and Internationally certified ICNHA Mendi Henna Artist, Lara is a leader in the field of sacred embodiment with over 25 years of professional experience.

An herbal alchemist and ceramics artist, she calls upon the elements of nature to create pleasure and harmony. Lara is the owner of Tendrils of Green Tantric Arts and writes beautifully poetic essays and creates erotic art at

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 Circles, movement + meditation classes, events and play to enable people to connect with others and express themselves in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.

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Michael Blackin

Michael is a Tantric educator who is passionate about supporting people on their journey to greater presence, intimacy and pleasure. He is dedicated to helping others reach their highest good, 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, 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

We are Lara & Michael. Welcome to Temple in the Trees. Learn more about our classes, events, circles and retreats at