I facilitate a range of workshops within the field of sexuality, consent, BDSM, connection, now also exclusively for women*. You might not get as much attention from me like in a individual training but you can definitely taste and inegrate a sense of community, group shared experience, sense of belonging and sisterhood in these spaces. Workshops usually happens during weekends and they are a great opportunity to enter a new world of possibilities, meeting new likeminded open people and expand  your horizons.

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*Unless specified otherwise, The Sound of Birch events are for all women, and all people with other identities such as non-binary and gender fluid, who are also subject to the challenges associated with being read as female in the world.


Take the Reins



Take an exhilarating journey into female erotic leadership and become the authentically dominant woman you’ve always dreamed of being.

Join Marti at her first solo London workshop in London: a brand-new, carefully-tailored journey into power and surrender. We’ll use BDSM as a tool and explore its infinite depths to find the kind of empowerment which can reach way beyond your sex-life.

“What are your patterns surrounding control, leadership, compassion, vulnerability and boundaries? What situations make you give up or withdraw from your power and how is that affecting your everyday interactions with others?”

Take The Reins is an invitation to take life into your own hands and take responsibility for your boundaries, pleasure and wellbeing.

This workshop is for women and all those with other identities such as non-binary and gender fluid, who are also subject to the challenges associated with being read as female in the world.




Your Power – We will be exploring and revealing our own personal stories about power and will explore passion, playfulness and the depth of BDSM. We are going to dive deeper into desires and search out boundaries as we co-create a safe, yet not limiting, experience. The aim is to nurture every women’s power to bring the flow (surrender) and focus (leadership) to our lives.

Your Authenticity & Vulnerability Embrace your strengths and your weaknesses, allowing the real you to come to the surface.

Your VoiceReconnect with your true voice, which may not always have been truly heard in the past, and remind yourself your ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘maybe’ are worthy of the utmost respect.

Your Playfulness – Approach your story with ease and an open mind, and learn about yourself in play and exploration with others.

Your Depth – Uncover deeper aspects of yourself which are closely connected with the psychological realms of Dominance and submission.

Your Sensuality & Eroticism – What happens if you stop performing and drop masks to appear sexy and allow your natural sensuality to appear.

Your Sisterhood – Join us on this mission to see other women as allies and move from a place of competition to one of compassion, where we can authentically appreciate, encourage and nurture our sisters

Your Responsibility –  Take responsibility in your own hands and move away from the notion that people will fix things for you (and the subsequent pattern of complaining when they inevitably get it wrong)

Your Leadership – Model good practice to others with patience and grace, while avoiding patterns of complaint and resentment



Take The Reins is suitable for beginners to conscious sexuality. You don’t need prior experience to attend this workshop, but we ask that you come with an open mind and a willingness to learn and discover.

Take The Reins is also suitable for more seasoned sexual explorers who want to explore these themes more deeply. So if you’re an SP regular, a seasoned kinkster, a Tantric adventurer or some other type of erotic explorer, you’re deeply welcomed.

This workshops is open to all women, and all those with other identities such as non-binary and gender fluid, who are also subject to the challenges associated with being read as female in the world. The workshop is open to women of any orientation, relationship status, sexual orientation or age (as long as you are over 18).



Growing up and living in patriarchy affects our way of thinking, being and expressing ourselves in most of life’s situations, including our sex life. As women, we are often influenced by the male gaze: we try to look, act and please to gain men’s approval. I’m on a mission to empower women to be themselves, break free of that pattern and enjoy pleasure, sex and life. Creating a space where we don’t have to pretend we are someone else, a space where we accept our bodies for what they are and our desires as they are, we allow ourselves to nourish our power and become more independent, happier and assertive in everyday life.




Regular £220
Concession £180
Supportive £260

Concessions are offered to those who earn considerably less and cannot afford the regular rate. Please be honest and only take a concession if you need to.

The supportive rate is for those who can afford it. It enables us to offer more concessionary places and is a great way to demonstrate generosity.

We reserve a small number of places on a Pay What You Can basis. This is for those whose circumstances would otherwise prohibit them from attending this event. If you would like to attend on this basis please email info [at] sacredpleasures [dot] co [dot] uk.


Take The Reins takes place at a private venue in Stoke Newington, North-East London (N16).

Workshop dates & times

Take The Reins is a full weekend experience so please commit to attending it from start to finish.

Saturday 2nd December, 10am – 7.30pm
Sunday 3rd December, 10am – 6.30pm