Nancy Benitez

About The Teacher

Hello Beautiful Goddess,

I'm Nancy, Certified Health & Fitness Coach + Retreat Goddess

Maybe you can relate. For years I suppressed my sexual needs and never voiced what I needed or wanted in and out of the bedroom. I thought if I did, it would be selfish of me and so I stayed quiet and did what everyone else expected of me!

As a child I was taught that my needs were not all that important, that sex was for little enjoyment and as a teen I was shamed when my parents caught me masturbating.

It wasn't my parents fault, they were doing the best they knew how.

These were ideas and beliefs that I had created because of my experiences and what I had been told.

I made up the beliefs that anything to do with my needs, desires, sex, pleasure, attention or intimate affection was taboo and worse something bad to be ashamed of.

So like all conditioned people do, I locked away that beautiful part of me who yearned to be understood, loved, touched in a way that didn't feel shameful or taboo.

Meanwhile sadness, resentment and anger slowly built up inside of me and I became a "very unhappy, unfulfilled lost to who I really was" woman. A woman that entered into intimate relationships unhealed, angry, unfulfilled and full of baggage. I expected my partners to fulfill my needs and believed that my happiness was dependent on something they had to be, do or provide and so I was never truly happy!

Little did I know I was on a journey that would prove me completely wrong!

Since my partners were not fulfilling what I thought I needed, I decided to try other things to fulfill those needs. I became a personal trainer, a massage therapist, a medical patient advocate and finally a holistic health coach.

I had this idea that maybe if I took crazy care of my body and learned more about myself in other ways  that I would feel better about myself without feeling unhappiness, guilt or shame.

And so my journey into the HUGE realization that, it was ME, Yes Me! that had to fulfill my own needs and make myself happy began.

My joy, mindset and happiness could NOT be dependent on anyone or anything else! 

I learned so much, discovered and awakened into a lot about who I was, healing my body and the incredible woman I wanted to become, however there was still something missing, an important key!

Then one weekend a sensual awakening began, I had the most mind blowing, ecstasy filling, time stopping sexual awakening experience.

The energetic vibration and beautiful soul energy that merged us together was pure ecstasy, my body felt sensual, juicy and delicious like never EVER before.

In that moment as I made a decision to let go of all my inhibitions, fears, shame and guilt, my needs were completely met FIRST and as every inch of my body was explored without any judgments and complete acceptance, I finally experienced, passion, pleasure, affection, fun, excitement and all of the things that I had suppressed.

Most importantly I didn't feel ANY guilt or shame about myself, my body or this beautiful experience!

Why had it taken so long to discover this important powerful, energetic, beautiful, bold, fierce and sensual part of who I was?

And could I find this happiness, passion, pleasure, affection, fun, excitement within myself? Could I feel whole and complete satisfaction with my life and myself without the need for something or someone else? 

So my journey towards sexual healing, sexual awakening and sexual satisfaction began, I needed to know more. I spoke to other women about their experiences, divorced women, single women, married women and so many also felt suppressed in their desires and needs

Why was no one talking openly about this topic?

So I researched, learned, read, went to workshops, hosted goddess circles, took courses and got my hands on anything and everything I could. I decided it was time to do something bigger, something bold that I had never done before. Talk about the Taboo openly!

I found a new passion to help other women, like me, no matter what stage of their life they were in, I wanted to help them discover their own sexual essence, creativity and awaken their desires,needs and sensuality without shame or guilt.

So the SKINN Retreat was born!

A place where women of all ages, shapes and sizes gather and come to discover and awaken their own sensual needs, wants and healing. A place where women are given the tools they need in their everyday life to be happy within themselves, to be confident, bold and learn how use their sexual and sensual creativity to create a life they feel passionate about living without the need for anyone and anything else.

As a Holistic Health Coach, personal trainer, cancer patient advocate and former massage therapist with a nutritional background, this retreat is unique in that it brings 4 delicious keys for women to come discover and awaken into their own: Radical Selfcare, Sacred Sexuality, Food (Nourishment) and Fitness(Movement). 

These keys allow every woman to live a life of abundance, love, creativity, sensuality and joy. 

Imagine the possibilities?

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