The Art & Practice of Energetic Intimacy
Wonderworks – 79 Harbord St, Toronto
Saturday, May 18, 2013 – 10am-5pm & Saturday evening event 7-11pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013 – 10am-5pm
$395 Weekend (includes Saturday evening event)
$295 Early Bird Special
$365 with a $150 non-refundable deposit
Join us for a weekend of “unlearning” everything you think you know about sexuality and consciousness. Spend two full days, including an evening event/sensual meditation, with mavericks of the sex and consciousness educator communities: Sex and Relationship Expert Reid Mihalko, Reality-Hacker Lawrence Lanoff, and Authenticity Coach Monique Darling. These masters are tops in their fields and together will weave an expansive, life and pleasure affirming weekend, rich in practice, process and play.
Many of us yearn to:
- Show up authentically in life
- Interact with exuberance
- Express ourselves powerfully
- Connect tenderly with others
- Inhabit our own nature
- Take risks
- Live passionately!
There are many reasons why we might shut down our own brilliance. Society discourages us from asserting ourselves vigorously, or fiercely insisting on our boundaries or our preferences.
We all have feelings of ferocity and tenderness, but we must feel safe in order to be vulnerable and intimate with another. Part of that safety is being confident in our own ability to say NO and take a stand for our boundaries. Only then can we play in the realm of our true HELL YES!
We seldom have the opportunity to tenderly hold other people with nourishing human contact, or to hold ourselves with tender curiosity and radical self-love. To be held by others in our vulnerability and to be cherished despite our feelings of brokenness, is part of our humanity.
Each of us has a sophisticated and subtle energetic system that courses through our body. In Indian and Yogic cultures, it’s called Nadis and runs Kundalini energy throughout an energetic Chakra system. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it’s energy meridians and Chi flow. In Western Medicine, it’s chemistry and our central and peripheral nervous systems which fire electrical impulses and synapses.
Regardless of what belief system you subscribe to, our bodies are giving off signals. These cues and clues can be read and tracked with practice, especially during sex! Engaging these subtle and powerful energies, and interacting with them in a focused state, can make for a deeply transformative experience.
When sexual impulses are free flowing in the body, something natural and beautiful happens in our psyche and life pulsates with aliveness. Sexual energy is a profound whole-body healer and can bring forth delicious feelings of bliss and ecstasy from endorphin release. We will explore underlying principles and approaches to playing with sexual energy, energetically. Below is an outline of what will be shared over the weekend.
Experience – Practice – Play!
- Anchor an ability to transform life into an orgasmic playground that looks anything like traditional sex
- Deepen your connection to your own energetic field
- Strengthen and hone your skills to engage and play solo and one-on-one
- Reinforce your abilities and awareness for engaging in group energetic play
- Develop self-care practices and become comfortable setting boundaries
- Release shame and haunting memories
- Claim your right to sexual pleasure and passion
- Communication skills that encourage asking for what you want
- How to avoid past relationship mistakes
- Black Belt relationship tips and tricks
- Modalities of communication: verbal and non verbal
There will be times, over the weekend, when the atmosphere will be sensual and energetically sexual. All activities and exercises will be guided and are optional. You can participate in the workshop solo, with a partner and in small groups. All participants are asked to practice with each other, or by oneself, in whatever manner supports you best. Many options will be offered to support each individual experience.
Open to the possibility… As you peel your layers and reveal the tender heart inside, you expose and share that which seems most unacceptable. Here, you find yourself met with eyes of love, respect and understanding. In the space we create together, a circle of true and limitless healing can form. This program aims to awaken our infinite, unexpressed potential. Come as you are – leave all you can be.
Special Guest Facilitators:
Reid Mihalko, Oakland, CA, helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives, no matter what their self-expression of those happen to be.
From his rated-PG/PG-13 workshops (Cuddle Party, Speed-Flirting) to the rated-R (Iron Slut Sex Educator Showdown) to his explicit, NC-17 rated, Show-N-Tell sex education workshops (where audiences get to watch, take notes, and ask questions), Reid has worked with thousands of individuals from myriad walks of life, orientations, relationship styles, countries and religions. Known for his charisma, wit and emphasis on integrity, Reid travels the country teaching, coaching, consulting and collaborating on fulfilling his mission: Create more self-esteem, self-confidence and health for adults in and out of the bedroom.
Reid has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality and is a sought-after presenter and teacher at colleges and sex positive stores across the country. www.reidaboutsex.com
Lawrence Lanoff, Sedona, AZ, one of the most fascinating people on the teaching landscape is Lawrence Lanoff. Truly a renaissance man, Lawrence is a film director, photographer, author… and a deeply enlightened healer and teacher. He calls himself a “rubber meets the road kinda guy” as he applies this practical essence to his artistic and spiritual skills over a 20 year span, to an amazing array of disciplines, starting with a couple of dream jobs – the directing of movies and as a photographer for Playboy Magazine.
Over the past several years, Lawrence has been in a process of refining his radical teachings, leading people into a new kind of freedom, literally deprogramming them from the sleep imposed by cults and religions. What is slowly evolving is a revolutionary new theory of consciousness that incorporates evolution, symbolism, metaphor, neurobiology, and their relationship to healing, spiritual evolution, and neuro-economics — the neural pathways that influences our deepest feelings about self worth and money, and, of course, sex and relationships. www.lawrencelanoff.com
Monique Darling, San Diego, CA, is the founder of Divine Interludes which provides workshops and experiential play-shops in the art of Tantra and conscious loving. She has studied and taught with renowned Tantra teachers and extraordinary workshop facilitators since 1990 and is a certified Cuddly Party Facilitator. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s and has been interviewed by magazines across the USA. Monique is dedicated to empowering others utilizing her vast repertoire of cutting-edge teachings. She specializes is helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. She guides from a place of understanding and her natural exuberance is infectious! She is available for private sessions, experiential workshops and Cuddle Parties. www.divineinterludes.com