Spark | Tantra for Couples

This class has sold out every month for the past year. This is your chance to ensure you can join in the journey.

Series of six monthly tantra classes to deepen your presence, intimacy, pleasure and connection. Exclusively for couples.

Are you ready to explore the depths of intimacy and connect with yourself and your partner on a deeper level? Join us for Spark | Tantra for Couples starting on Wed Sep 20, 2023 at 7:30 – 10:00PM and repeating monthly (dates below) at Temple in the Trees in Leesburg, VA.

This six month experiential series will provide a different view of tantra each month, exploring new forms of intimacy through embodied learning. Each workshop focuses on tantra as a lived experience with tools, exercises and practices you can take home.

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
  • Two free tickets for end of journey Temple Party exclusively for Spark participants ($222 value)
  • 60 minute virtual couples coaching session ($250 value)
  • 20% discount on our Ignite Your Passion | Couples Tantric Weekend Retreat ($222 value)

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

Have you ever been curious about Tantra? Would you like to deepen connection with yourself, a beloved, partner, spouse or lover? Do you equate Tantra with sxx and sensuality?

Our Spark classes are playful, sexy and smart. Open to all-levels of learning, they are designed for the curious who desire to deepen their relationships through the tantric arts.

What will couples experience?

  • Discover and embody power you never knew you had
  • Expansion of self, love and pleasure
  • The importance of consent and boundaries
  • Eye to eye, heart to heart, body to body connection
  • New ways your body can experience sensation
  • Amplification of arousal, presence and sxxual potency
  • How Tantra, sensuality & mindfulness complement one another

Join us for this exquisite, in-person, small group class, where couples will be experiencing hands on embodiment practices with your partner, meditation & group discussion.

When are the classes?

  • Sept 20
  • Oct 18
  • Nov 15
  • Dec 13
  • Jan 24
  • Feb 21

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, sxx 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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, and possibly some massage oils. Details provided upon registration with welcome email.

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

Light snacks are provided.

Doors open at 7 pm.

Starts promptly at 7:30pm.

“Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.”- Margaret Atwood


I really want to express that last night was very much at the edges of my comfort zone at times but perfectly within it at others. It was alternately challenging and triggering and beautifully intimate and absolutely perfect. I felt so safe to explore myself, my boundaries, and others’ in the amazing space we created together. Thank you thank you THANK YOU.

~ Richard G.

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.


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