RISE | Reigniting Individual Sovereignty and Ecstasy

We created this just for you. This is a Level 2 Tantric Embodiment Experience.

RISE is a series of six monthly tantric embodiment experiences to put into practice your tantric tools, presence, pleasure and power. Exclusively for those who have completed any of our tantric courses.

Designed for you to RISE to your next level.

Are you ready to explore the depths of intimacy and connect with yourself and others on a deeper level? Join us for RISE | Reigniting Individual Sovereignty and Ecstasy starting on Tuesday January 30, 2024 from 7:30 -10:30 PM and recurring monthly (dates below) Tuesdays at Temple in the Trees in Leesburg, VA.

This six month series is experiential, extraordinarily beautiful and explores our intimacy on a highly connective level as well as spirituality and alchemically emphasizing physicality through energetics, shamanic breathwork and touch based dynamics.

This is next level.

Are you feeling called? Now is your opportunity to join and get perks for the full 6 month journey.

Special pricing for full journey only available through December 12th. 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

Early Bird tickets $599 until 12/12

2nd Tier tickets $669 ends 1/11

3rd Tier tickets $777

Drop ins not available.

Space limited to 20 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.
  • Tantric soul level connection through physical touch.
  • The depths of pleasure in moving energy and sharing it with others.
  • Expansion and more expansion.

When are these classes?

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

  • Jan 30
  • Feb 27
  • Mar 19
  • Apr 23
  • May 21
  • June 11
  • Exclusive invite only Summer Solstice Temple Party on June 20th.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this for Singles or Partners? The RISE series of workshops is intended for individuals or 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. 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



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 tendrilsofgreen.com.

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 ourtempleinthetrees.com