Sensation Circus: Laughter & Electric Play | Elation of AC/DC

Step Right Up!! Welcome to the Sensation Circus: Tactile Tantric Touch! The Delightful Alliance Between Mindfulness and Touch!

Step Right Up!! Welcome to the Sensation Circus: The Delightful Alliance Between Mindfulness and Touch.

Our sensation play events are focused on expanding your awareness, practice, techniques and skills in the Tantric Arts. As we are beckoned in winter to embrace the dark, we say Yes! Let’s run away together and join the Sensation Circus. . .

Series of five Tantra meets sensation play workshops.

$88 per person or $399 for the full 5 month series

Lara & Michael Blackin, tantric educators, teach simple and profound tools for navigating your pleasure, presence & purpose. With Lara and Michael as your guides, join us for the full series to maximize your experience. Drop-in single class tickets also available or sets of three. All are welcome!

Join us under the Big Top:

  • 2/27 Monday: Ecstasy & Impact | The Fun of Flogging
  • 3/15 Wednesday: Meditation & Rope | Find Your Happy Place
  • 4/18 Tuesday: Laughter & Electric Play | Elation of AC/DC
  • 6/6 Tuesday: Fire & Wax | Heat It Up
  • 7/18 Tuesday: Oui, Non, Encore | Taking & Allowing

What will I discover?

  • New ways your body can experience sensation
  • How Tantra and play complement one another
  • Expansion of self, love and pleasure
  • Importance of consent and boundaries

What is Tantra?

Tantra is Sanskrit word meaning “Expansion Tool”. It’s a spiritual practice where nothing is separate from the Divine, including your mind, body, energy, sex and connections. Nothing is excluded. Tantra also teaches that the answers aren’t “out there” to be found, but rather they have been inside you all along, waiting to be remembered or found.

Doors open at 7:00pm.

Starts promptly at 7:30pm.

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Recent Testimonials

Temple in the Trees is a unique container for growth and healing. They will support you wherever you are in your journey. They provide a space and programs that encourage you to explore and the safety and guidance to engage and push past your comfort zone. My favorite part has been the opportunities to explore how to hold your boundaries and to feel all the feelings involved in that. You feel like they are in it with you, not lecturing at you, as topics and experiences are explored.

~ Miss Martini

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

Your Guides: Lara & Michael Blackin.

The Temple in the Trees 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.


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, 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