experience male camaraderie, mindful presence, conscious eroticism
Join Ron and Pono Stewart for Connections – a men’s erotic embodiment retreat
July 24-29, 2019
Connections is a somatic-based, experiential celebration of masculinity and eroticism, and includes:
skyclad (clothing-optional) yoga, improvisational movement, dance, sound/voice exercises, guided massage and intimate touch experiences, bossy massage, ecstatic table dance, bonfire, beach walk, hiking, quiet contemplation
“Let’s Talk About Sex” – Meal times are a great opportunity for intentional conversations which help us all to process experiences and deepen our time on retreat. Past topics have included:
-Boundaries and consent.
-How our pleasurable and unpleasant experiences are held in our body and how that shapes our current choices.
-Sex and fear in the age of HIV/AIDS.
-Celebrating your sexuality
-Online hookups! What is safe sex in 2019? PREP & PEP!! HIV-positive/undetectable
-Positive and challenging experiences from our sexual past.
-“Coming out”, Gay Community/Ghetto/Neighbourhoods
-Envision your future, your community
Sample of Daily Schedule**:
7 rise and shine!
7:30-9 morning yoga practice
10:30-11:30 BTSM – exploring the foundations of embodiment through breath, touch, sound, and movement
11:30 – mindful massage instruction/practice
1:30 – 3 lunch
3:00-4:00 free time
4-6:30 mindful massage/erotic ritual
**Scheduling for each retreat is tailored to meet the needs of the group.
witness feel explore expand
Connections is a heart-centered joyful gathering in which to experience our ecstatic erotic bodies
free of shame judgment guilt and embarrassment
and to explore and expand our connection with self, others, nature, spirit
recharge rejuvenate reinvent
Many programming practices will include nudity
All male-identified people are welcome to participate at their own comfort level
Erotic practices at CONNECTIONS are designed for participants to explore their own erotic bodies in community with others. Although we celebrate man on man sex, this workshop is based on more fully understanding our own body’s capacity to experience pleasure and ecstasy. Participants will experience and exchange intimate contact through intentional touch, massage, and erotic ritual. We will not be engaging in sex with each other.
Explore and expand your body’s capacity for pleasure by shedding habitual patterns of erotic behavior and creating new pathways to erotic ecstasy and bliss.
Cost: C$1,550, including dorm style accommodations, home-cooked meals, and programming
Early bird rate of $1,400 if paid in full by June 24, 2019
For more information, see https://www.skyclad.ca/retreats/retreats-for-men/connections-a-mens-erotic-embodiment-retreat/
Call Ron at 250-813-2939 or Pono at 250-896-1336 with any questions you may have