Keynote – Wild Love Laboratory
with KamalaDevi McClure
Unfortunately, too many people who try poly, open relationships, and other forms of non-monogamy often end up making the same mistakes and find their heart contracting instead of expanding into ecstatic communion. The root cause of their suffering usually stems from the basic human pull for seemingly contradictory needs: security and freedom. If you’ve ever experienced an asymmetrical relationship where one partner is pushing to move faster than the other(s) then it’s time to lean into a deeper, wider source of love.
I’m excited to share new insights from over 20 years experimenting in non conventional relationships and open marriage. I’ve found simple truths that will ensure more pleasure, and less pain and more playful processing.
In this Playshop you will get:
A toolbox with tips, techniques, and rituals you can practice in life and the bedroom.
How to find your true erotic nature, and abandon it for nothing!
You will un-learn and de-program cultural conditioning that no longer fits you.
Communication tools to help meet your needs and express your fantasies
Clarity about partner selection so you’ll attract the right kind of people
A community of like-minded friends and lovers who are on a similar path.
Exploring the Wheel of Consent
with Amy Weissfield
The Wheel of Consent is a foundational practice for all human relating. It’s for anyone interested in learning more about themselves and improving the quality of their relationships – personal and professional, with lovers, friends, parents, children or colleagues. No prior experience is necessary. (This play-shop was just after the opening of the Hawaii Tantra Festival this year and really set the stage for juicy but safer play for the rest of the event. We had over 100 people and presented for 3.5 hours. This could be condensed to 2-3 hours depending on your needs and wishes.)
In this #MeToo day and age, we need a new language around all the nuances of consent that includes awareness of embodied and systemic oppression, is trauma-sensitive, and simple enough to teach to middle-schoolers. I believe we have this tool in the form of the Wheel of Consent®, and look forward to sharing it with you!
This somatic exploration will help you feel resourced to experience a safe, juicy, blissful, fully
expressed sexual expression while also staying within your neural learning zone. Participants will learn new ways to create and negotiate agreements and explore the different dimensions of touch. We will practice guided exercises, and take‐away tools that are simple enough that most everyone can benefit from and sexy enough to support you having a really good time.
We will also:
• Expand understanding of how to cultivate consent and address the barriers to consent
• Get curious about your own unique embodied wisdom
• Empower choice and voice in accessing your yes, no, maybe and I changed my mind.
• Practice the tools of Interoception, the “sacred pause”, and the art of negotiating desire
with Kim Keller and Amara Karuna
Puja is the sanskrit word that means to honor, worship and adore, and includes prayerful intention of blessing the being or item before you. In this “welcome puja”, we will be blessing one another with a playful and prayerful energy. This uplifting and transformative meditation is designed to heal, awaken, and open the energy system of one another.
We will stand in a circle and engage in meditation, sacred touch and verbal sharing techniques. By sharing this low-risk, clothing-on, experiential ritual together, we gain greater understanding of Tantric principles and practices.
We will each get a taste of the possibilities of the deep intimacy and passion that this spiritual approach to love brings. Designed to include everyone, our welcome puja is not gender balanced, and will bring you into a deep connection with yourself, with others at the festival, with the intention of this gathering, and most importantly, with the unified field of conscious loving.
Primal Magic Experience
with Phoenix Muranetz
Access the power of your primal magic in this unique embodiment workshop that weaves tantric principles, consent practices, and engaging partner and group games. Explore the power of your ancient primordial and primal self with that of your galactic future self in this collective experience through dance, voice, sound and energy.
This unique embodiment workshop touches on intentional energy exchange, establishing and communicating boundaries through consent, and culminates in a ‘Self-Wedding Ceremony’. Warning: This experience will provide unbridled states of play, laughter, emotion, and primal wildness.
In the Primal Magic Experience workshop – participants will move through the 3 Gateways:
• The Gateway of Permission: We’ll explore the first Gateway of Permission in playfully exploring consent and sovereignty through fun intimacy games such as receiving and expressing explicit no’s & yes’ in a puja-style experience, aspects of running sexual energy (consciously/unconsciously) & consensually sending/receiving sexual energy.
• The Gateway of Unleashing: The second gateway will unleash and reunite participants with their Ancient and Future Self. In exploring these dualistic energies, experience medicine dance with soft and sensuous angelic movements and unleash your inner animal sex energy through wild, untamed, and pulsing primal movement.
• The Gateway of Unity: Weave the power of your past triumphs, successes and challenges with the potency of your future self through releasing shame and guilt in a forgiveness ritual along with a commitment to your future self through a Self-Marriage Ceremony.
Dance into Being
With Saffire Bouchelion
This work centers around first creating a deeper sense of embodiment, self empowerment and self expression through the use of sound and movement together. It is very freeing and opening while being deeply self-revealing. Guided by Saffire Bouchelion, international teacher and creator of this work, we will create music together, dance together, allow ourselves to see and be seen by others, work with the transition from neutral to activated space, and the energies of transmitting and receiving.
We also work with pulse, beat, and rhythm. As long as we are each in relationship with the same pulse, we are in relationship with each other. This is the essence of true community.
THE PATHWAY TO SACRED SEXUALITY
with Phoenix Muranetz
Honouring the prism spectrum of all genders and sexualities including our Queer, Gender Fluid, and non-binary friends, this workshop explores the foundations of recent global movements and theories around gender and sexuality, tantric mastery including intentional energy exchange, sending/seceiving sensual and creative energy, and creating clear communication through consent practices. Our Workshop will offer theoretical and embodied approaches through discussions on:
• Exploring the non-verbal and verbal intentions of consent and creating space for healthy discussion in a group atmosphere
• Rituals to Activating the Prismatic Chakra System within.
• Tantric non-verbal communication to receive/send sacred sexual energy, and where it enters and leaves the body
• The intention of honouring another’s beauty through embodiment rituals that involve art/dance/movement. One of our practices involves a Puja style ceremony where participants mark words of affirmation on each other’s bodies with enviro paints.
• Finally, imparting the importance of becoming healthy role-models of sexual empowerment for our children and how we can open pathways of communication for them to discuss their sexual exploration.
The Sexy Truth
With Kim Keller and Jimmy Nacey
Join us for this safe, fun and sexy “fishbowl forum” designed to soften hearts by sharing our deepest desires for pleasure and connection. Together we will invite the opportunity to let go of limitations that sometimes arise when we try to share what we really want from a lover. Learn what it is like on the “other side” of who you love. Reveal the keys to your own pleasure, examine the blocks that appear, and open to receive your truest desire.
An opportunity to witness, divulge, and share from heart centered awareness, while creating a safe, sexy, sensual, sharing, revealing, and deep listening opportunity.
Touch Ritual – Honoring The Divine
With Kim Keller and Jimmy Nacey
Conscious touch requires a high level of presence, consent, clarity, energetic intention and resonance. In this workshop, Kim and Jimmy will demonstrate a simple and potent touch ritual and technique that will bring your partner, lover or friend into ecstatic states of bliss without any genital stimulation. Learn to bring your heart into your hands, and your adoration into your words. Utilizing a unique full body touch posture, you will have the opportunity to witness this ritual, and then perform this ritual on your partner or other workshop participant. You can bring along a practice partner, or find someone in the workshop to practice with. *Note: there may be nudity in this workshop (underwear must stay on), and the opportunity to give and receive full body touch.
Pansexual Soul Play
With KamalaDevi McClure
Who would you be if you didn’t have to live within restrictive gender roles? It doesn’t matter if you are cisgender, queer, trans, fluid or other–we all have an inner opposite. This play space is a safe sandbox to explore, express and experiment with your contra-sexual self. The intention is to channel this non-physical part of ourselves so that we may be more embodied and witness each other in our evolution.
This is not a performance; nor is it a play, but it may be entertaining and playful! It’s a rich opportunity to learn more about yourself and others. It’s a facilitated and directed environment where we may offer supportive guidance and interactive mirrors, but there is no place for judgment or shame. So leave your inner critic behind and come be more fully expressed!
The deeper experience of embodiment
Encounter with your hermaphroditic soul
Guidance towards wholeness
Messages from beyond duality
Stripping off layers of the ego
Shining your true self!
Clothing optional -this event will show genitals on the screen, so please be comfortable with that.
Personal Practice – The Foundation of Tantra
With Grace Bryant
Contrary to what many people believe, Tantra is not only a partner-based practice. It is a lifestyle, a shift in the way of thinking, seeing and participating in the world. An expansion of our personal consciousness to a transpersonal experience of love, connection and deep presence.
The paradigm of Tantra begins within ourselves and permeates outward. It’s very challenging to practice with others if we don’t first understand, own and investigate our personal awareness, breath and body. For many of us, the desire to practice with a partner is on top.
But, how do we show up accountable to our partners? How do we take responsibility for our own practice and not expect a partner to do all the work? How do we expand our own consciousness so we can show up present, grounded and curious?
Join Grace Bryant, Seattle Tantra and spirituality teacher, for a dive into the Foundations of Tantric Personal Practice.
We’ll explore theory and practice around:
• Breath • Energy • Movement • Emotion • Meditation • Awareness
Come prepared to move, breathe, make some sound and get curious about yourself. As we’ll be focused on personal practice, there will be no sexual intimacy or touch in this workshop.
with Saffire Bouchelion
Nia is a practice of self-healing and self expression through conscious navigation of body, mind, emotion and spirit. Cardiovascular for the body and cleansing for the soul, Nia invites us to move as a whole system, an integrated unit that chooses the sensation of pleasure and the state of joy in the body as our baseline. We expand our awareness, our movement vocabulary and our means of expression from there. Nia is Movement as Medicine.
Introduction to Orgasmic Yoga, aka Erotic Meditation
with Amy Weissfeld
Discover a personal erotic wellness practice to awaken, restore, and expand the full spectrum of pleasure available to you. Orgasmic Yoga is about developing, or reclaiming, your eroticism. If that’s a scary word or concept for you, think sensuality or eros instead. Some people practice it to reawaken awesome feelings in their body. Others practice it to discover those feelings for the first time. It shares a lot in common to what many would refer to as Mindful Masturbation Practice or Mindful Masturbation Meditation (MMM! – yummy!).
At this unique workshop, the intention and process of OY will be discussed, as well as how and why to develop a personal OY practice that will be transformative and enriching. You will be invited to enjoy a guided, embodied OY exercise (fully clothed) as a part of the workshop as well. In this erotic trance-like state, you may become aware of your body as a source of wisdom, happiness and freedom. This is followed by a facilitated conversation about this powerful experience. You will also take home a handout with additional exercises and resources.
Naked as We Came
With Jenna Card & Trevor Warren
“If anything is Sacred, the human body is Sacred” - Walt Whitman
In our culture, and even amongst our sacred sexuality community, our uneasiness around nudity remains a major barrier to becoming fully sexually integrated beings. Much of our creative power as sacred sexual beings continues to lay dormant behind our shame with nudity and sex, and there is nothing sacred about shame. Join Trevor & Jenna for this experiential clothing-optional workshop, where we will:
Explore the origins of sexual shame and our awkwardness around nudity
Support you to uncover your own personal edge around nudity
Facilitate a consensual, no-pressure, de-shaming, Sacred Disrobing Ritual*
Celebrate our Divine Temples through a playful Sacred Adornment Practice
*Please note: Your degree of participation in disrobing is completely up to you. This is a consensual, shame-free workshop.
Tantra & Gender – Dismantling our Inherited Conditions
With Grace Bryant
The path of Tantra asks us to dig deep into how we express our human selves and to know ourselves as more than human. Are we really doing our work to transform if we’re not looking at the lenses of gender we sit inside?
However we identify our gender, we are all subject to the social conditioning of gender identity and social norms that we’ve inherited. Some of us are already deeply excavating to see and shatter those inherited “norms”. Some of us are just starting that exploration. Regardless, it takes a lot of resistance to constantly throw off societal gender assumptions and hierarchies, and to instead choose more and more conscious ways to show up in our sacred bodies.
Let’s sit together on the edge of comfort and discomfort – the Tantric way – to both share and listen to how gender and Tantra intersect and how we can more deeply dive in by asking the hard questions.
Topics we might explore:
- What gender assumptions live in the Tantra you practice or have learned?
- Where does our Western view of Tantra consciously and unconsciously support patriarchal structures?
- Where could our practice of Tantra challenge social constructs around gender?
- How does our embodied spiritual work help us create a new paradigm of affirmative consent and mutual respect?
- How might Tantra empower women and marginalized gender identities?
- How can Tantra hold space for us to grow into a healthy, empowered and expressed masculinity?
- How can Tantra create the container for the feminine nature to radiate and inspire us?
- What does it mean to simultaneously honor our embodied identities and be on the path to liberate us from attachment to our identities?
This workshop will center around both conversation and embodied practices. We’ll talk, move and play in a safe-enough container to start dismantling our inherited gender conditioning and create a space of freedom to show up as whole humans.
The Art of Sensual Touch
with Jenna Card & Trevor Warren
Adapted for online.
From the moment we are born, touch is essential to our surviving and thriving. You could say that touch is our somatic language of love. Skin, our body’s largest organ, is made of millions of nerve fibres all of which respond exquisitely to touch. Sensual touch that is present, embodied and masterful can make the difference between mundane and transcendent connection.
Join Jenna & Trevor to expand the artistry of your touch and become an even more “sensational” lover. Together we will explore the blocks to experiencing deeper pleasure, yours and your lover’s.
You’ll learn the essentials of present, embodied and masterful sensual touch. We will play with a full range of sensual touch, discover your preferences and pleasures, and offer you practices of how to ask for the touch you crave!
A carefully curated musical journey tailored to the energetic needs of our tribe; be that gentle awakening into movement, enticing rhythms to ignite connection with other dancers, or passionate, high-energy ecstatic release.