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Join Julie Jeske for a luscious and life-changing retreat in one of the most pleasurable places in the world!

Come to Paris with me!

As you walk down the street, your feet strike the cobblestone with a satisfying click. You look to your right and see balconies that are dripping vibrant flowers in red and pink hues. To the left, a garden. In the garden you see children playing, lovers wrapped up in an embrace and an artist sketching the sunlight as it glimmers through the trees. The sun is setting and on the horizon you can  see the Eiffel Tower in the distance. You pause and drink it all in before hurrying back to your hotel. You know there is a group of women waiting for you there. When you arrive, they greet you with a hug and pour you a glass of Bordeaux. You pass cheese and warm bread, ripe fruit and chocolate as you talk about you day and the previous week. You talk about the picnics, the boat ride, the perfume, the pastries, the pleasure and the sacred moments. You look around the room and see each of these beautiful women lit up from the inside. You close your eyes and capture this moment. You want to bring this back home with you. You want to remember how alive you feel. You want to remember how beautiful you are. You want to remember this trip and all of the ways you have awakened and embraced pleasure.

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  • Are you ready to feel good? Really, really good?
  • Are you ready for delicious and decedent food?
  • Are you ready for sensual living?
  • Are you ready to honor what you want?
  • Are you ready to feel in love with life and lit up from the inside?
  • Are you ready for travel, adventure and transformative experiences?
  • Are you ready to gather in Paris with a group of wonderful women and embrace pleasure and luscious living?

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  • Creating content and collaborating with Julie is a pleasure and a spirited experience. She is jubilant about what she does, bringing energy to our learning container. She also brings her fierce grace and willingness to be real to her co-facilitators and her students, allowing everyone to open up to life’s sacred flow and evolution. - Pixie Lighthorse

Why Pleasure?

Life is hard. It can be exhausting. As women we are often pulled in many directions and trying to do it all (and do it perfectly). Often your wants and needs and desire are not only put on the back burner, they are buried. There are too many other things competing for your time and attention.

Pleasure is “a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.” When you connect to that satisfaction and enjoyment, the rest of life is easier. When you engage with pleasure you bring richness, vibrancy and joy into your life. Pleasure fills your bucket and gives you energy. Pleasure feels good. It lights us up.

Paris is a pleasure capital! It is Julie’s favorite place to go to reconnect to pleasure and her heart’s desires.

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  • “…You’ve given me some amazing tools to help myself change and grow.  Now I can be found at home practicing becoming my own Sexual Goddess, telling shame it has no place in my heart or life and changing the “inconsistent” to, well, highly consistent! More importantly, I am finally on my way to loving myself as a whole.  Your group, the questions you asked and had us ask ourselves, gave me the push I needed to stop running away from being sexual and accept that part of me.”  S.A.

This retreat is for women who -

  • Are ready to focus on their own pleasure and enjoyment
  • Are looking to be inspired
  • Want to connect with other delightful women in a meaningful way
  • Are committed to honoring themselves
  • Are ready to let their light shine, feel great and live a life they truly love!

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  • “…Julie is a compassionate, non-judgmental and open-hearted facilitator with a sense of fun and humor.  I appreciate her and everything she has to offer.  It was a great experience for me to be able to share my story with a group of women who were also exploring what it means to be “empowered” in our sexual lives.” S.Y.

What you will experience

  • Daily workshops with Julie – We will explore pleasure, obstacles to pleasure, sensuality, passion and joy. Workshops will include: education, inspiration and space for sharing and dialogue with the group. Magic happens when you get a group of women together. It’s in the space of a group that we learn we are not alone. It’s in the space of a group that you can really be seen and understood.
  • Pleasure! Throughout each day, we have set up pleasurable excursions and experiences to turn up the volume on enjoyment and satisfaction in your life!
  • Excursions to attractions in Paris
  • Free time to explore Paris
  • Time with an intimate group of women where you can talk about your experience and what you want in your life (this retreat is limited to 10 women)
  • You get the best of both words. You receive the ease of having someone else plan the majority of your trip to Paris. You also have built in free time to explore Paris on your own or with other attendees.

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  • “…I can say with absolute honesty and love that this woman shows up like none other. Her way of entering into a moment and seeing the heart’s essence and body’s wisdom is a true gift, and her very presence and devotion to pleasure lights up the world with a kind of truth and beauty that meets us in our deepest hunger and illuminates our own longing for a pleasure filled life. Her integrity moves me, her way of living true to her values. Pleasure is one of them, and I have no doubt that she will open wide the treasure map to pleasure in Paris and invite us all home to our awakening.” – Isabel Abbott

Itinerary

Check into the hotel on April 15th, 2016. That evening we will start with an opening reception/workshop.

Each day you will have free time, a workshop and at least one outing/excursion in Paris.

Excursions include: A boat ride on the Seine River (with champagne and a 3 course meal), the Rodin Museum, Sacre Coeur, perfume workshop, champagne tasting, a picnic in Luxembourg Gardens and more!

We will have a closing dinner on April 20th and then you will check out on April 21st.

Sample Day

8:00am-10:00am – Breakfast

10:00-11:30 – Free time

11:30am-12:15pm- Metro to river

12:15pm – River Seine Cruise (with lunch and champagne)

2:30-4:30: Workshop Session

4:30 – Break for the day

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  • I had seen other sex therapists and attended other women’s groups before–gratefully–finding Julie’s. Never before had I worked with a therapist that I resonated with so fully. Her energy, humor, and the warmth of her presence helped me find immediate ease in an otherwise comfort-zone-stretching environment. Who would have thought that the “stuff” she helped me work through would even lead to me writing my very first book?! I am forever grateful for Julie’s support in my personal journey, the effects of which continue to amaze me as they unfold in other areas of my life. I could not imagine a better guide for the ride! ~ Rebecca Pillsbury, author of Finding Ecstasy

Accommodations

  • The Normandy Hotel is located in the center of Paris near the Luxembourg Gardens, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Founded in 1877, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2001.
  • It is an older hotel with a 3.5 rating, which means that it’s got LOTS of older Parisian charm, none of the rooms are uniform or identical, and but some of the edges have more patina. It is NOT an upscale “Hilton” type hotel, but where it lacks newer amenities, it makes up for it in location, history, and charm. You will TRULY feel like you’re in Paris when you are staying at this hotel.
  • A deluxe buffet breakfast is served daily. The cozy restaurant serves excellent cuisine. The stylish bar has a piano and free Wi-Fi.
  • For visitors, the Normandy Hotel offers scanners, business center and photocopying and shopping service, porter service and security 24/24.
  • Guests can enjoy cocktail bar and courtyard.
  • Churches, opera and museums are located near the property. Nestled in the district of museums and 2km from the city center.
  • Quick access to shopping malls, bars and restaurants is provided.
  • A 5 minute walk will take you to the metro station Palais Royal – Louvre Museum.

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“…Julie has a warm, encouraging, light that brings awareness to possibilities shaded from view. When pleasure is the main topic her passion is palpable, and contagious!…Julie moved me and inspired me to be present, honest with myself, recognize patterns, acknowledge them and grow. I was able to truly connect to my pleasure, to grant myself permission to honor myself….Through Julie’s thought provoking questions and support she created a space for me to realize and know myself as someone who is as valuable and precious as those I care for. I know that Paris is Julie’s favorite place from reading her newsletter, and I know that in Paris, her passion and prowess for pleasure will ignite the flame in you to discover your pleasure as well, whatever that may be.” -Miranda Morehouse

What’s Included

  • 6 nights in a luxury hotel in the 1st arrondissement neighborhood (just blocks from the Louvre!) Check in 4/15/16. Check out 4/21/16.
  • Opening reception (4/15/16) – complete with gourmet cheese, French wine, and other luscious delights
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel, and lunch out in Paris
  • Daily inspirational classes with Julie Jeske, which will guide you through what it means to have pleasure be a daily part of your life!
  • Free time with pleasure and self-care prompts, and a free gift to guide your pleasure journey
  • Daily excursions, including champagne tasting, perfume sampling, sensual lingerie shopping, a tour of the beauty of the River Seine, and much more!
  • A 5 day Metro pass
  • Hotel room and taxes included
  • You will have access to a private Facebook group so you can connect with other attendees before and after the retreat.

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“I cannot express how grateful I am for your class.  I’m not exaggerating when I say it may have saved my marriage (and certainly eliminated one of our biggest issues). Again, thank you so much for everything!  This has been one of the best things I have done for myself in a very long time.” A.J.

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What’s NOT Included

  • Your roundtrip airfare from home
  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel and then from the hotel to the airport is not included
  • Most dinners are not included (We will be hosting dinner on the last evening of the retreat – April 20th, 2016)
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

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Important Details

Space is limited! The retreat is limited to 10 women!

Cost for a shared room (this room has 2 twin beds and we will assign a roommate to you, unless you are coming with a friend) – $3860.

Cost for a private room  - $4310.

A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Payment plans are available.

The 2nd installment is due 1/4/16

The 3rd and final installment is due 3/1/16

Cancelation Policy

Last day for cancelation with a full refund: 2/1/16
Last day for cancelation with a 50% refund: 3/1/16
No refund after 3/1/16

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About Julie

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I have a passion for Paris, Pleasure and Living Lusciously! I’ve been dreaming about taking a select group of women to Paris for Pleasure Retreat! I’m so excited to share this experience with you!

Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice in Portland, Oregon where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.

She teaches the Human Sexuality class for the Graduate Program in Counseling at Portland State University. She is a frequent contributor for online articles, magazine articles and TV segments. She also offers online classes in sexuality, self-love and intimacy.

We will also be accompanied by Beth Martin. She and Julie are close friend and have traveled to Paris together before. Beth has over 15 years experience planning events. She will be available during your stay (and beforehand) to make sure everything goes smoothly.