We’ll look at the conditions and food of libido, gender essences (Siva-Parvati dialogues), aphrodisiac therapy, the timing of love, frequency, mood, nutritional support. we’ll also explore common emotional blockages that map into reticence or dryness. Plus: sex and the phases of life.
Matthew Remski: I am a writer in the morning, therapist in the day, and teacher in the evening. I write about yoga, ayurveda, and evolution. I write poetry, novels, posts and fragments.
As a therapist, I hold space for people as they illuminate the shadows of body and heart. In the background of any meeting, I am aware of my knowledge and training in ayurveda, yoga, psychotherapy, and philosophy. Often, these disciplines provide useful experiments, and protocols. But I try to be careful to not let what I think I know encroach upon the person, their unique growth – or mine. I try to hold my tools lightly, because they change.
I teach courses in ayurveda and yoga philosophy based upon the ongoing research of writing, and the ongoing experience of practical therapy. My approach is student-centered, example-focused, and Socratic. I teach asana as well, mostly in a therapeutic context.
I divide my time between the wildernesses of Toronto and Cortes Island, BC. My partner is novelist Dennison Smith. My step-daughter is fine artist Oceana Masterman-Smith.