The Ecstatic Body
L.A., NYC, & OAKLAND:
A Hands-On Exploration of the Jaw, the Pelvis, and the Core Link
(32 hours over 4 days)
The Ecstatic Body is a 4 day hands-on introduction to the profound energetic, somatic, and structural connections between the jaw and the pelvis, and the deep capacity for systemic transformation held within them. Taught from a perspective that holds sensual presence, somatic awareness and a skillful therapeutic touch as essential to healing in any context, this workshop offers a clear, comprehensive, experiential understanding of the anatomy, the functionality, and the ecstatic potential of these beautifully sensitive axes of the human body.
Day 1 we focus on feeling, visualizing, and working directly with the exquisite architecture of the jaw, mouth and neck. On Day 2, we approach the energetic wellspring of the pelvis, and begin to dance with the rich connection between the external pelvis and the jaw. On Day 3 we explore the internal pelvis, and on Day 4 we begin to unwind and play with the nerve-dense, exquisitely sensitive superhighway that connects the mouth and throat with the pelvic bowl: the Core Link.
The dynamics of consent, the cultivation of inner vision, clear guidelines for assessment, and the vital importance of providing a stable container for catharsis are discussed throughout the workshop as fundamental to offering the most loving, intelligent, and responsible work possible to our clients and loved ones.
This workshop is offered to massage and touch therapists, somatic therapists, birthworkers, CSBs and other somatic educators, or anyone with an experienced touch and a personal interest in exploring the ecstatic possibilities of their own body.
Tuition for the four days is $1000 with a sliding scale to $600 so that participants can pay according to their income level. In this way, those who are able to pay more can support those who cannot. Please consider what feels truly sustainable, and choose an amount within the sliding scale that feels honest, respectful, appropriate and in integrity for you.
Please contact me for more information on the 2018 schedule or to request a workshop in your part of the world.
""I could do this workshop with you at least 4-5 more times to really, fully get the download, considering the volume, density & relevance of this offering, and I would. You are presenting so much value: social critic & commentary, embodied global-justice action, sound & approachable existential philosophy, opportunity to make leaps toward expanded self-awareness & more integrated self-actualization, spiritual development, deep healing & transformation, solid conceptual & experiential anatomy training, presenting a very visible and clear role-model (you!), building community, presenting opportunities for skill-sharing & a think-tank, and beyond. Fuck yea. Amazing."
"This experience has really shown me what a hands-on learning experience SHOULD be like. You did a great job of making absolutely clear that boundaries and communication are paramount to the success of the exchange, and that is something I will be considering and taking forward with me into my daily life and work. It was so safe and open. I felt like I could give feedback in a more honest and direct way than I have ever been able to give."
Sexual Anatomy for Grown Ass People:
The Sex Ed you should've had in high school. This workshop begins with a discussion of sex, gender, and orientation as they each occur on a continuum; investigates the components of sexual anatomy as it relates to both reproduction and arousal, addresses the anatomy of female ejaculation, the dynamics of consent and agency, moving forward after sexual trauma, and a Q and A.
Sexual Anatomy for Grown Ass People:
Open to all humans with an interior sexual anatomy that would be interesting to look at with a speculum, this class opens with an invocation of the Goddess Who Gives No Fucks and encompasses an overview of the spectrum of healthy sexual anatomy, followed by an opportunity to participate in the Gallery that Destroys All Shame, a demonstration of a cervical self exam, and an opportunity for all participants to examine themselves (and, if desired and permitted, observe others) under supervision.
*This workshop can be offered specifically for trans/GF/NB folks. Everyone has the right to approach self-exam in a setting that feels safe, comfortable, and fabulously empowering. Please email me to arrange this.
Open to anyone with a physical or energetic yoni, this is a guided meditation focused on bringing focus, presence, and a loving and permissive consciousness into the pelvic bowl. This workshop can include an introduction to the excellent use of crystal and jade eggs as a wonderful tool for physical and energetic cultivation, upon request.
Crystalline Energetics Weekend Intensives
Participants in the Weekend Intensives achieve an integrated proficiency with crystals as potent tools for healing and transformation. For more information, please visit www.crystalcamp.org