CONNECTIONS is a heart-centered gathering in which to experience our ecstatic erotic bodies free of the shame, judgment, and guilt which we experience as a result of society’s denigration of man to man sex.
Explore and expand your body’s capacity for pleasure by shedding negative beliefs and habitual patterns of erotic behaviour and creating new pathways to erotic pleasure and ecstasy.
CONNECTIONS a somatic-based, experiential celebration of our masculinity and eroticism.
“Somatic” practices give us the opportunity to learn and understand by physically doing and feeling “new” patterns and sensations in our body. The learning happens on a cellular level – this is different from cerebral “text book” learning.
Join us for daily skyclad (naked/clothing optional) yoga, improvisational movement, dance, sound exercises, guided massage and touch experiences, conscious erotic practices, mindful conversation, ecstatic erotic dance, bonfire, beach walk, hiking, and 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 2018? PREP & PEP!!
– 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 -1 mindful massage practice
4:30-7 mindful massage/erotic ritual
7-8:30 dinner then free time
**Scheduling for each retreat is tailored to meet the needs of the group.
Erotic practices at CONNECTIONS are designed for participants to explore their own erotic bodies in community with others. Although we celebrate man to 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.
Some programming practices will include nudity.
All male-identified people are welcome to participate at their own comfort level.