What it is:

The Light Dark Experience (LDE) is the Light Dark Institute’s VIP offering: a 3-day, 2-night personalized intensive available for individuals and couples. For the full duration of the LDE, the two founders of the Light Dark Institute, Leslie Rogers and Tani Thole, put all of their attention on you and what is needed to set you free. Through a combination of in-depth coaching and powerful embodied play, Tani and Leslie will guide you through the unknown as you go deep in exploring the parts of yourself that you have long been rejecting. This is your chance to finally fully shed the light on all the darkness you've been fearing inside yourself, and find all your capacity for power, freedom, and intimacy that has been hiding there. This is your chance to step into yourself fully, as never before.

It may be for you if:

  • You have a high level of self-awareness and have done personal growth work
  • You’re longing to know and express your full self
  • You’re open to sexual exploration
  • Something is drawing you to explore your dark side, even if you’re also feeling judgment and fear
  • You want deeper connections and you’re not sure what’s been holding you back
  • You catch yourself playing small and crave the ability to feel your full power
  • You want to dream bigger and be able to create what you want in sex, relationships, money, and your career

The Light Dark Experience can help you to:

  • Stand fully in your personal power
  • Relax into new levels of surrender and trust
  • Be able to know what you want, go after it, and fully receive it when it arrives
  • Learn to express yourself without fear of judgment
  • Love and value yourself more deeply
  • Be able to set strong boundaries while maintaining connection
  • Get in touch with the parts of yourself that you judged and find out that they’re actually awesome!
  • Get freedom from self-sabotaging patterns
  • Gain confidence in yourself as a human being and sexual being
  • Have a hotter sex life, thanks to learning mastery-level BDSM skills!
  • Learn how to treat even the most challenging life situations as opportunities for play
  • Heal unexpressed grief and trauma
  • Learn the secrets to converting shame into power
  • Learn how to connect from an authentic, vulnerable place

What's included:

  • A private 3-day, 2-night intensive with meals and lodging at a kink-themed bed-and-breakfast near Monterey, California.
  • The full undivided attention of the two founders of the Light Dark Institute, Leslie Rogers and Tani Thole. This is NOT a group experience! We work with one individual or couple for the full 3 days.
  • An extensive intake process that goes into your family and sexual history, the places you’re stuck, your dark desires, and your intentions for your life.
  • Four follow-up coaching sessions that help you integrate your experience into your life.

Are you interested?

Due to the deep nature of the Light Dark Experience, we are selective about the clients we accept for this work. We look forward to meeting you and seeing if it feels like a fit all around.

Curious what our clients have experienced? Check out the testimonials page.