About The Festival

About the Taste of Love Festival

The Taste of Love Festival


“The Tantric Path teaches us to embrace and unify the ordinary, the erotic and the sacred dimensions of life, all of which have their roots in spirit.”

Margot Anand

Taste of Love Festival is back with inspiring presenters on the topics of awakening, love and consciousness and is scheduled for its 6th debut in Ballina beach Village  (20 mins south of Byron Bay), on 13-19 March 2020 all accomodation included in prices, with an option to stay 3 or 6 days at the festival.

We are hiring an entire nudity friendly camping ground exclusive for the Festival’s use this year to be able to offer an incredible live – in experience with old and new friends. Nature is bountiful and beautiful there only 20 mins south of Byron Bay you can truly relax and enjoy a selection of incredible workshops, night events and all day massage and cuddle facilities. 

Directly after the Festival there will be ISTA Level 1 + 2 (Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience) held at Paradise One. For more info please go HERE

Marion Ellyard, Ron van Twuiver and the team are bringing together the ingredients for an event that aims to appeal to anyone looking to explore and deepen their understanding, including a range of presenters from around the world offering sessions exploring various aspects of love, relating, consciousness, sacredness, connection, sensuality, sexuality, yoga, meditation and a diverse range of associated topics.

“We are very mindful to balance the presentations around love, relating and conscious sexuality in a way that is meaningful and approachable for anyone, no matter their background or previous knowledge”

It is important to us that this event offers a safe and fun way for people to approach this material and understand what it is all about. Our European Peers have been involved in festivals like these for a lot longer and it’s nice to offer this to the local community of Byron Bay, national and international visitors from all over the world.

‘Why I see an immense value in this festival is because our life force energy, also often referred to as ki, chi, serpent energy, can lay dormant at the base of our spine or be only be partially activated. Once activated we can experience an immense flow of energy, enthusiasm, vision and joy for life and others. This is why we work with sexual energy throughout the festival as it often helps to activate this dormant energy, also referred to as kundalini energy. Removing shame, fear or misconceived ideas around this topic in a world where unfortunately most teenagers still get most of their sexual education online and from pornographic material. We are facing a 50% divorce rate worldwide and broken families. This work is all about strengthening and deepening relationships to self and others in body, mind and spirit.”

Marion organizes ongoing events in the local area together with Ron van Twuiver, is a passionate mother and works as a counsellor in Suffolk Park specialising in trauma release work, love and relationship coaching. (www.radiantlove.com.au
). Ron van Twuiver works passionately with people in his personal practice of body-based healing work and moves people through deep transformation through ongoing workshops. (www.consensuality.com.au)

“It is very important to me that we use this festival as an opportunity to deepen the conversation around healthy relating, radical honesty, finding our true selves, our identity and purpose and include our sexuality in this conversation. To know this area sometimes gets pushed under the carpet and yet holds the key to unleashing our life force and using it healthily in so many wonderful ways. It is also important for us to create an event that not only showcases the leading edge of conscious relating and sexuality movement but to hold a safe, inclusive, space for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression. It’s worth an exploration if you are curious and it’s nice to have so many people return back each year for more. I feel very privileged to present this annual event.”

The Taste of Love Festival 2020 will again feature well-known presenters from all over the world such as Crystal dawn Morris (US), Fia the well know singer ( SWEDEN) and Eugene Hedlund (US) just to name a few. There are local and national presenters kept in balance to support everyone, musicians and artists whose work is highly regarded by peers and attendees alike. The full program is available on the website late 2019.

The Festival commences Friday late morning on March 13th 2020 at the Byron Bay Community Centre and runs until Sunday evening March 15th directly followed by the Taste of Love Festival Live – in Immersion March 16-19. Here participants of the festival will have time to keep connecting in a relaxed setting, with a light program, delicious vegan food and have a holiday in the wonderful retreat place Paradise One. After the Immersion, we will run the 2 famous 7 day transformative ISTA trainings (Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience) Level 1 and Level 2 in the Byron Hinterlands.

With a full program of over 30 sessions in 3 streams to pick and choose from, as well as 2 evening events on the Friday and Saturday night.

Please come and join us at ‘Taste of Love’ 2020 and become part of our family.

available now online at incredible Early Bird Prices.

With love, passion and freedom!


“Tantra is primarily about uniting love, spirituality and sexuality with awareness .”



Creative Director


 Stage and Volunteers




The Location

The conference will be held in a wonderful private retreat location, beach access, pool, 20 mins from Byron Bay, accomodation included in all tickets, 3 or 7 day event featuring 3 streams and evening events each evening. We are having workshops presented by local, national and international leading speakers in this field. 

The Mission

The mission is to bring more love, better understanding and empowerment to the individual. Communities are strengthened if the individual is free, responsible and happy. Through quality education and heart touching experiences we uncover a whole new world of verbal and non-verbal communications skills which lead to longer lasting joy and ecstasy in our lives. 

The Vision

The vision for the upcoming festival is to bring in a large community of different types of people that are interested to receive quality education and information about sex, spirituality and relationships. This event is aimed at rediscovering our connection with healing relationships, communication skills and rediscovering our free natural sexual spiritual loving self.


Love is the glue, the fabric of our very existence. This is the reason we do anything and it is the reason we do this event. Come and be the Love that makes You, You!


Who would we be without our Sex? The fire that drives our embodied energetic being is here to be revered, nourished and explored. Don’t settle for less than what you are entitled to… You are Your Sex!


To know the Self is true knowledge. That we can know the self is the gift of Consciousness. The greatest intimacy we can have is this. We explore this!