PBK is a 3-4 day spiritual retreat. Like similar retreats, it offers participants a hands-on introduction to making connections with others through the lens of BDSM, along with opportunities to unwind and mingle. Unlike other similar events, this is a catalyst for personal transformation.
What distinguishes PBK is intention. It teaches you to create safe containers and connect without agenda. It’s meant to change your life. Learning about various aspects of our identities, exploring deep-seated desires, playing, honing skills and opening up are what’s happening on the surface. The magic of this intensive is what’s unfolding at a deeper level. When barriers are removed, when wariness and shame are resolved and you have been fully seen, heard and validated, your true authentic self can emerge. Safety and freedom at this level awaken you to your full potential.
The PBK Weekend Retreat is not a “kink vacation”. It’s spiritual intensive, crafted for a select group. The word “intensive” is intentional. This is a deep dive into who you are, what matters to you and sharing it with like-minded others. To say that it is a lot of work is not an over-statement. However, if you are committed to personal growth, this is where you are meant to be.
Previous attendants say:
“This experience was life changing! This intensive is very well designed to make you discover parts of yourself you didn’t know existed. The collective is very knowledgeable and incredibly approachable. I can’t wait to further explore the BDSM aspect of my life and be a part of the next generation. Thank you so much for this opportunity!” – T.W.
“I’ve already been on my journey to find me, but after this weekend I’m starting a new journey to find out who I am in this kink realm and how I fit into it. It has taught me I need to find and use my voice on asking, expressing my needs and wants. Watching everyone experience some sort of personal growth and be vulnerable was amazing. What being part of a family that sees you for you and accepts you for who you are. Priceless. The connections I’ve made this weekend was amazing and I’m so grateful for each and everyone of you that have crossed my path and accepted me. Even though I was partnered with someone I know a little and felt comfortable with. If I would’ve been there and not known anyone that well I would’ve felt comfortable experiencing that with them because that’s the space you created for us. The weekend allowed me to push outside my comfort levels.” – Kathie
“Where to start this is what I need. I was starting to get complacent in my life not wanting or trusting anyone in my life to talk about the hard stuff. Or just stagnant in life. Then here comes the Kink Collective with People Before Kink Workshop. In the beginning of the retreat Cat said you will end up crying at the end of the retreat. I was thinking nope, why would I cry? This is just another event with a spin. I am going to learn as much as I can and party. I was completely wrong. I cried so hard at the end. The friendships I built in just 4 days. I now have a new family. How everyone could just be who they are with no judgment. How much everyone was willing to teach and learn. What I learned about myself and now working on to be the best version of myself. The biggest thing that finally hit home was don’t be sorry for who you are.” – Theresa
“For me this was a wonderful boot camp geared towards networking and acceptance. Accepting the person I am today and becoming more aware of each person as they are today as well. My mentor always encouraged me to “Build the relationships, and the scenes will build themselves!” This weekend was another grateful opportunity that reinforced our core beliefs.
Thank you so much for putting this weekend together for our local community!
Be true to yourself and your journey,” – Rae-el
“This event was beyond my expectations, some of us were strangers before but we all left as family after this intensive weekend”. – Glenda
“My experience was extremely positive, the classes and facilitators all were on point and pivotal in forming the structure for the weekend. I personally feel that in order to grow, you must be taken out of your comfort zone. This intensive program allows that to happen, and it’s beautiful!” – Justin
“As someone who is new to the lifestyle, the intensive not only exceeded any expectations going in, it also elevated the bar for any future events I attend closer to home. I learned a ton, I had fun, and I made unexpected connections. I left that weekend better prepared to explore in a more confident and educated manner.” – Tyrone