You’re in the right place if you’re longing to know your whole self, express yourself fully, have deeper connections, and go after what you want in life. You may have been feeling judgement and fear of your dark side, yet you can't deny that something is drawing you to explore it anyway. 

Check out the recent article about our work in The Atlantic Monthly!

About the Founders

Tani Thole and Leslie Rogers founded the Light Dark Institute out of a passion for sharing the ways that conscious BDSM can be used for deep transformation and healing. Tani is a highly trained and certified energy healer specializing in healing core wounds and defense patterns from childhood. Leslie is a certified relationship and desire coach specializing in the use of play to convert shame into power. (Also, they’re both deeply kinky.)

The Full Experience

We invite you to learn more about our signature offering, the Light Dark Experience – a 3-day personalized intensive that will take you deep into your shadow, liberate you from what’s holding you back, give you a new level of power, and open your heart. 

Stay in the loop

As well as offering the Light Dark Experience, we study and teach the use of BDSM for healing and personal transformation. To hear about future workshops, articles, and online offerings, sign up for our newsletter in the box to the right >>

"I never dreamed in a million years that bringing out my shadow side would be so liberating."
– Tom G. IT Analyst. Austin, TX