Core team

Simone Prangen


Simone‘s personal path of transformation began with the discovery of conscious breathing, which led her to a three-year intensive training at the Institute for Holistic Integrative Breath Therapy, founded and directed by Tilke Platteel-Deur and Hans Mensink. Today she supports clients with passion and heart on their journeys towards more joy, ease and self-expression.

Working with conscious breathing inevitably brought her in contact with topics such as sexuality, embodiment and conscious touch.

She decided to go further and explore the deeply transformative power of sexuality and how connected breathing could be integrated. She was trained as a Tantra Massage Therapist in Europe’s oldest and most respected Tantra institute, the Diamond Lotus in Berlin, which was created and driven by Andro.

Since then she has been guiding her clients, combining breathing therapy and the joyful power of conscious sexuality, on their paths for more presence, connection, embodied sensuality and fulfilling sexuality.

Christian Gouttenoire


Christian is the founder of Neo Tantra in 2012 and the School of Mindful Sexuality, inspired by the Sexological Bodywork Method.

After 20 years of personal and sexual development, group psychology, relationship management and coaching Christian successfully evolved his creativity in the music industry and the field of architecture, prior to expanding upon his passion for psychology and sexuality.

For several years Christian traveled the world learning from masters and teachers such as Joseph Kramer, Andro in Berlin, Mantak Chia and briefly with Margot Anand. In his studies he received the Tantra Masseur certification from The Diamond Lotus in Berlin.

He is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, which is his his main focus, and he also works as a Sacred Intimate. In his efforts to expand creative sexuality, Christian takes inspiration from the work of Felix Ruckert, founder of Schwelle 7 in Berlin, in finding common ways to access the ecstatic states between pleasure and pain.

Simone and Christian are the founders and the core team of La Casa Dorada. They are fully dedicated to creating a warm and supportive atmosphere, so that everyone can feel supported to open to whatever needs to be explored.
At La Casa Dorada, we want to celebrate and cultivate together body, heart, presence and awareness. We all have different life paths, but no matter where we are on our journey, we feel aligned with the project of La Casa Dorada: to create, learn, support, encourage, enable, share and develop
Transparency, truth and trust are at the heart of the project. Cultivating non-violent communication, mutual support and conflict resolution and supporting the healing of wounds, shocks and traumas in each individual. To help unfold the potential of each person. To celebrate life in all its manifestations.

Volunteering in La Casa Dorada

To support the community life, La Casa Dorada is looking for volunteers, for the following positions:

Cooking assistant

For the summer season 2023, our independent retreat chef is looking for a kitchen assistant (male or female).

Nadine creates a healthy and colourful vegetarian cuisine, inspired by Mediterranean flavours and spices, using local products.

Two periods are available:

— April, May and June

— September, October and November

  • You can apply for either or both periods.
  • You will be accommodated in a single room and of course be provided with food.
  • The workshops are organised every other week. Maximum guests 22
  • You must be fluent in one of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German.
  • You must have previous experience in semi-professional cooking.
  • It is essential that you are open-minded, dynamic and very adaptable.
  • You must be comfortable with nudity, La casa Dorada is a naturist place.
  • It is a plus if you have previous experience with Tantra, Mindfulness Sexuality, or if you are part of the sex positive community.
  • It is a paid position

If you are interested we will put you in touch with Nadine to discuss the details of the proposal

House and child caring

From March 2023 we are looking for a person, preferably a woman, who can help us with various tasks within Casa Dorada and especially with our family life.

The ideal candidate should :

  • Be fluent in English,
  • Have basic skills in one or more languages: Spanish, French or German,
  • Be willing to live and support the project for a period of at least 3 months, from March 2023 to November 2023,
  • Be community oriented and comfortable with people from different backgrounds and orientations,
  • Have a caring, non-judgmental and open-minded attitude,
  • Be comfortable and confident in expressing their needs and desires,
  • To feel in line with our values and ethics,
  • Have a positive, flexible and adaptable attitude,
  • Be comfortable with nudity.

It’s a bonus if:

  • You have a strong interest in holistic development, embodiment or body practices such as yoga, massage or dance,
  • You have writing skills in English, computer skills (WordPress), digital marketing and social media skills.

The main tasks you will be asked to do are:

  • General housekeeping and maintenance (laundry management, general tidying up, etc.),
  • Cooking and bedtime preparation for our 4 year old daughter Aurelia.
  • Preparation of breakfast for our visitors (2 to 8 people maximum)
  • The position requires between 20 and 25 hours of weekly commitment
  • In return you will be accommodated in a single room, with food and laundry.
  • You will have free access to the facilities of the Casa Dorada outside the retreat periods.

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