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authentic eros

... is an invitation to enter your body, to sense, to feel, to let yourself be guided by your heart and your desires! To say clearly what you would like to communicate. To be yourself! To find and to create community!

Our intention is to facilitate a deep connection between body, mind, sex and spirit. We support you to accept yourself and to let yourself be as you are – that is what we mean when we use the term "authentic". We support you to come in contact with your needs, your passion and your resources and to proudly take your place inside the larger culture - to live from your deepest longing, to own your gifts and to share them with the world.

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Our upcoming events

Eros New Year's Retreat
Berlinwith Kai Ehrhardt, Michael Rolnick

Workshops - Eros New Year's Retreat

Join us for connection, celebration and powerful rituals as we welcome 2017
**Price includes catering and overnight stay!




Are you craving a different kind of New Year’s Celebration?
Authentic Eros invites you to a 4-day dive into 2017!

Join us for connection, celebration and powerful rituals as we welcome 2017!
Imagine combining this potent time of the year with being in the company of men who value present encounters, who want to have fun, engage deeply and who want to recharge.

Replenish your batteries, explore mindfulness and grounding practices, enjoy touch, sensual contact or intimacy within consensual boundaries, sing, dance, be wild or follow your creative impulses.

This retreat focuses on a concept called Six Modes of Sexing. It provides an enriching opportunity to view and explore our sexual expression through various underlying motivations.

Join us in a safe and relaxing atmosphere of trust and permission, making new connections or deepening existing ones.

Allow yourself to come and be as you are.

Nourish yourself with delicious food, reflect on the passing year and on the things you would like to create or attract in the new one.

Our program will consist of:

  • Opening Circle
  • Exploring what we bring to and want from our time together
  • Setting intentions, boundaries and safety parameters of the space
  • Morning practice, meditation, movement
  • Partnering & touch exercises
  • Reviewing 2016
  • Tuning into 2017
  • Playful opportunities to understand and explore six different lenses through which we can experience our sexuality more consciously
  • Dynamic Open Space Structure
  • New Years Dinner, Performance, Ritual & Party, Dance, Non-Talent Show
  • Integrating & Closing


**Price includes catering and overnight stay!
**German // English


December 29th 14:00
January 1st at 15:00

Prices include catering and overnight stay!

Kurfürstenstraße 31-32
with Kai Ehrhardt, Michael RolnickLanguage EN + DE
  • Earlybird: 440.00 EUR
  • Concession: 390.00 EUR
  • Basic: 490.00 EUR
  • Supporter: 590.00 EUR
  • Member: 440.00 EUR
Payment: Bank transfer, PayPal
Book Complete Soul-of-Skin Training
Berlinwith Authentic Eros Team

Soul of Skin - Book Complete Soul-of-Skin Training

9 Weekends or 18 days + certification weekend

Here you can book the whole training including certification. The 9 methods can be booked individually. If you complete the whole training you will receive a 10th workshop to deepen and integrate what you've learned as well as a SOUL OF SKIN Certificate. 

In case you cannot participate in a weekend, you can do so during a future series.



always Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 till 18:00 and 10:00 till 17:30
Kurfürstenstraße 31-32
with Authentic Eros TeamLanguage EN + DE
  • Earlybird: 1350.00 EUR
  • Basic: 1550.00 EUR
  • Supporter: 1950.00 EUR
Payment: Bank transfer, PayPal
Esalen-inspired Massage
Berlinwith Peter Bolliger

Soul of Skin - Esalen-inspired Massage

Massage Training

We will address issues around preparation: the setting, postures, attitudes and boundaries - before diving into the basics of Swedish-Esalen also know as Californian Massage. Esalen Massage is known for its long, integrating strokes that are gentle and soothing. They create an experience of deep relaxation. Esalen supports the natural ability of the body and mind to self-heal by increasing circulation of blood and lymph. The weekend will teach a full-body sequence.


»The Soul of Skin program is simply a brilliant concept. I cannot imagine how else I could have supplemented my skills in such wonderful ways and where i could have received so many insights into new massage techniques and qualities of touch. Absolutely recommended!«
— Martin // Zürich
»As a psychotherapist I hear daily about the issue gay men have to be able to meet other men (not just sex partners) in a respectful manner and context. As I see it, there is a real need for places where that is possible. The SOUL OF SKIN massage weekends provide such a place. Through the bodywork it is possible to experiences intimacy and sensual deep connection without it being about sex. For me the weekends have also been a wonderful wellness oasis, a mini-vacation in-between facilitated by well-chosen, impressively qualified teachers. Consistently, the workshops were a real find.«
— Dirk // Berlin
»If you want to get an overview of the various massage techniques, the program is ideal. The thematically organized weekends provide a first - yet thorough - view into the respective style. Very competent teachers in a wonderful, caring setting. Really recommended!«
— Michael // Berlin


10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 17:30
Kurfürstenstraße 31-32
with Peter BolligerLanguage EN + DE
  • Earlybird: 190.00 EUR
  • Basic: 220.00 EUR
  • Supporter: 260.00 EUR
  • Repeater: 160.00 EUR
  • Member: 190.00 EUR
Payment: Bank transfer, PayPal
Love as a constellation
Berlinwith Roef Mensink

Workshops - Love as a constellation

Exploring yourself and others within a system of relationships (Intro Evening February 2nd from 19:30 - 21:30)

Love is so beautiful and raw at the same time. In every relationship there is a desire to arrive with each other. With love comes betrayal, the inability to meet each other’s - often unconscious- expectations. We seek out lovers who mirror our themes flawlessly. 

In essence, this two-day System Constellations workshop is about communication. You learn to set out and facilitate your own and someone else's systemic set-ups. You learn to use systemic principles as a compass within relationships.

Some knowledge of family constellations or organizational constellations is a plus, but it is not required. We do not do therapy. We do use our own situations as material to work with.


Intro Evening Feb 2nd: 19:30 - 21:30 Weekend Sat/Sun: 10:00 - 17:00
Kurfürstenstraße 31-32
with Roef Mensink Language EN + DE + NL
  • Earlybird: 190.00 EUR
  • Concession: 160.00 EUR
  • Basic: 220.00 EUR
  • Supporter: 260.00 EUR
Payment: Bank transfer, PayPal

Discover our Team

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    Peter Kogelbauer


    Peter Kogelbauer is a Gestalt therapist, Sexological Bodyworker and Ludotrainer (“game therapist”). He is a collaborator of Espai Gestalt (Centre for Gestalt Therapy) in Barcelona and the founder of Sexological Bodywork Spain and Espai d'Homes (“Space for men”).
    In his courses, trainings and individual sessions Peter combines the Gestalt approach with other body-centred, playful and creative methods. His objective is to create secure, lively and transformative learning spaces where persons can develop a more intense connection to themselves and their erotic potential and to others.

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    Kai Ehrhardt


    Kai Ehrhardt's passion is to explore the human potential through somatic depth experiences. He is a breath therapist based on Prof. Ilse Middendorf's work, an authorized Continuum Movement teacher, holds the German Heilpraktiker license for psychotherapy and co-founded the Somatic Academy of Berlin. He developed the approach "Authentic Eros", which focuses on sexuality and relationships, working primarily with men's groups. He believes that the conscious body and the reclaiming of Eros are crucial elements in our evolution toward an integral way of life. His somatic and mixed gender work is described on www.kaiehrhardt.com. Kai runs seminars, workshops and trainings in Europe and the US.

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    Peter Bolliger


    Peter Bolliger works as a Certified Rolfer® and Esalen® Massage Practitioner in the Lotlinie Massage Practice in Zurich. He works part time in healthcare institutions as an adult education teacher and training officer. During his many years as a Healthcare Professional (psychosocial counseling about issues around HIV for men, addiction, end-of-life care, acute psychiatry, somatics) he quickly learned what is possible with conscious and mindful touch. He continues to be interested in where the exploration of physical processes leads and everything there is to discover. Allowing yourself to feel good, flexible and light is the goal of and approach to his work.
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    Daan van Kampenhout


    Daan van Kampenhout (1963) has been a shamanic practitioner for more than 25 years, he had traditional teachers from various shamanic cultures. He works internationally and wrote seven books about classic and contemporary shamanism and about systemic ritual, a form of constellation work developed by him. His work has been translated into ten languages. Daan lives in Amsterdam and Berlin.

Experience with authentic eros

    »A light and well-composed choreography of what is essential.«
    — Oliver // Berlin
    »I learned so much from each of the people in the group. People that I was least inclined to have told you I "liked" or thought I could learn anything from during the first day or week invariably taught me some of the most amazing things I learned during the process. I grew to love and respect every single person in our group – hearing about their challenges, life experiences, fears, joys and passions made the whole experience so much richer than it would have been otherwise. I'm pretty sure I would have lived the rest of my life without really learning it. I thought I was open and non-judgmental. It makes me laugh to think about that now as I write this.«
    — David // New York City
    »The Soul of Skin program is simply a brilliant concept. I cannot imagine how else I could have supplemented my skills in such wonderful ways and where i could have received so many insights into new massage techniques and qualities of touch. Absolutely recommended!«
    — Martin // Zürich
    »Reduced my anxiety, awakened my whole body and enlivened the sex life with my partner at home.«
    — Christian // Cologne
    »You facilitated a process that allowed me to see and enter parts of my heart until now not accessible for me. A new entry to the pain hiding there hand in hand with an enlarged capacity to love. What a magic pressure cooker you have thought up and dare to create!«
    — Daan // Amsterdam