Portal of The Feminine: A Time of Reclaiming
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Portal of The Feminine: A Time of Reclaiming

  • South Orange, New Jersey (map)
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Portal of the Feminine: 'A Time of Reclaiming' is a specially designed non-residential weekend retreat for women that was created to welcome entry level erotic explorers, and support and inspire advanced students as well! Join us as we guide you in exploring your erotic embodiment and the role of arousal (your inner pharmacy) in your creative life. Develop your ability to identify and expresss your desires, and discover new ways of listening to the voice and wisdom of your own body. ♥ Portal of the Feminine is a sexual reclaiming and wellness program designed for women through body based experiemential learning. 

To Buy Your Tickets Please go to: http://btbe.co/fb17spportalny

Portal of the Feminine, is in its sixth year of creating a safe, generous space for women and seeks to provide an opportunity for women to cultivate a strong connection to their own bodies, arousal and their own erotic power. Right now, women are needing more than ever to come back to their bodies, and feel the full agency of their collective and individual power. You will leave this workshop feeling turned on, empowered, playful and full of a sense of renewal.

Portal of the Feminine was conceived out of a desire to introduce women to the power of collective female energy as well as support individual cultivation and exploration of the power of playfulness, embodied presence and your own individual expression of sexuality.

Portal of the Feminine is about learning your own entry way into your own body. We will take the time to listen to your body and actually talk to the erotic inside of you. You will have the opportunity to been seen through each others' eyes and through the eyes of a camera. We will encourage you to listen to what your body wants and you will be able to explore your erotic creature in your own way, with the guidance and support of experienced teachers of female sexuality.

To Buy Your Tickets Please go to: http://btbe.co/fb17spportalny

In a sacred, playful and intentional environment that respects each woman's boundaries, we will go deep into the potential pleasure and wisdom of our bodies as we dance in the dark and the light of pleasure. Together we will experience our bodies as expressive, powerful and playful beings.

Each woman will have the opportunity to explore their sexuality on both the physical and energetic realms. All expressions and choices are honored and celebrated.will explore and expand upon their awareness and sensation through a process of movement, the art if adoration, expanded arousal, boudoir photography, orgasmic meditation (not “OMing”) and playing with our edges.

Each woman will have the opportunity to eplore their sexuality on both the physical and energetic realms. All expressions and choices are honored and celebrated.

This workshop is for women of all sexual orientations and ages who are willing to explore their own power to initiate the erotic and surrender to the erotic within a community of women.

During our weekend non-residentual two-day retreat, kicking off with a Friday evening gathering; we will explore embodiment practices that will allow us to go deep into the wisdom of our own bodies. We will play with sensation and expand our knowledge of our own body. We will explore the power of female sexual initiative as well as the bliss of surrender.

This is an opportunity to gather wisdom not just from your body but also by supporting and witnessing other women in their unfolding.

Are you ready to develop an internal guide to successfully and sustainability explore your sexuality?

Are you ready to dive deep and play hard? To Buy Your Tickets Please go to: http://btbe.co/fb17spportalny

Please join Pamela Madsen - internationally known sex educator and pioneer in women's sexuality for this non-residential two day retreat created just for women. At this Portal event, Pamela will be joined by Lori Sutherland, owner of Dame Lori Unlimited who will be teaching Sensual Soul Style: Owning True Beauty Through the Pleasure Visionary Leadership! The Art of Adoration and private boudior sessions will be given by Sway SaraWay who will capture and help call forth your erotic creature in images, and Dan Powers, the Director of Back to the Body, an extraordinary somatic sex educator and founder of Beyond the Bedroom will be co-facilitating with Pamela.

We will join together Friday evening before our weekend retreat to get to know each other, share some light food and refreshments, create the intentions for our retreat, and begin to explore shadow play; the right of the divine feminine.

On Saturday we will start the process of exploring, reclaiming or getting to know parts of our own erotic selves that we may never have explored before.

Friday Evening, We will begin at 7pm and complete no later than 11pm. On Saturday and Sunday; We will begin at 10am and end by 6pm.

Our process will include:

1. Guided meditation into listening to our own internal erotic guide.
2. Explore The Lotus Lift Meditation to tap into Arousal Energy to fuel your creativity
3. Explore our full female expression and how we hold those emotions in our bodies.
4. Explore a guided Art of Adoration Meditation and feel what it is to become living art in our own bodies in a ritual space.
5. Experience Sensual Soul Style: Owning Your Beauty Through the Divine Power of Pleasure Visionary Leadership.
6.. Clear our relationship with the masculine.
7. Witness a live demonstration of Sexological Body Work and the Power of the Full Goddess Array in a woman's body.
8. Experience a sensual and fully support photo shoot.
9. Explore sensation as a tool of erotic trance states.
10. Examine why we keep ourselves small erotically and practice opening ourselves up to our greatness
11. Explore the concept of erotic fermantation.
12. Confront our hunger in every form from sexuality, to food, to money.
13. Dive into Orgasmic Yoga and Learn to access and work with our Arousal and Orgasm as a holistic tool for healing and transformation in our lives.

This workshop is LGBTQ friendly and is open to any person that identifies as female.

Investment: $545.00 which includes the private Boudior Photoshoot by Sway.

Early Bird $495.00 until September 1st.

This class is limited in size. Only 20 women may attend and this will sell out. 

To Buy Your Tickets, please go to: http://btbe.co/fb17spportalny

Refreshments will be served on Friday Evening. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches, but snacks and beverages will be provided. Once you are registered, you will be added to a private group.

Any questions about the event content or whether this event is right for you - Please email Pamela at PamMadsen@gmail.com

Meet Your Educators:

Pamela Madsen
A pioneer in fertility and sex advocacy, Pamela Madsen is the Founder of Back to The Body: Sensuous Retreats for Women. Before taking on female sexuality full time; Pamela was the first Executive Director of The American Fertility Association. She is a fearless advocate for women’s health and integrated sexuality who leverages her raw honesty and well-informed wit to help strip the stigma from female desire and body image.

Pamela, a certified Somatic Sex Educator with a Master's degree in Education has coached hundreds of women on their own personal journey back into their bodies, and their own expression of their "Divine Feminine" whatever that means to them. Sometimes, it is a very masculine of center divinity. Pamela has been called a "Force of Nature"and has recently lead 23 sold out retreats for women in locations such as South Africa, Venice, Tuscany, Barcelona, Canada and New Orleans. Her Back to the Body Retreats boasts a 98 percent return rate and currrently has a 8 month waiting list.

Pamela is a veteran speaker, educator, and renowned blogger for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, The Fertility Advocate, After50 and Care2.

She is the author of Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Still Got Home In Time To Cook Dinner (Rodale, January 2011). Pamela has appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, CNN, AARP Primetime Radio, The Dr. Laura Berman Show, The Jane Pratt Show, and Playboy Radio. As well as countless other media outlets. To learn even more about Pamela Madsen please visit her personal website: http://www.PamelaMadsen.org/ or see her retreats http://www.Backtothebody.org/

Dan Powers, CSB
At the age of 40, Dan Powers was introduced to the Western version of the tantric arts through Charles Muir and the Source School of Tantra Yoga. That introduction began his quest for knowledge about all things related to a more intimate expression of sex and sexuality. Being an engineer, Dan sought to learn other grounded approaches to sexuality and gain an understanding of the inner working from the perspective of how bodies function. After years of study, the result of his quest is a comprehensive knowledge about sex, sexuality and relating from a wide variety of disciplines and traditions including Quodoushka, Sky Dancing Tantra, Human Awareness Institute (HAI), Lafayette Morehouse, Body Electric, One Taste, and many more. He shares his knowledge with his clients and the wider community through his company Beyond the Bedroom asking them to explore what is possible so they can decide what works best for them and their relationships. Dan was recently made the Director of "Back to The Body: Sensuous Retreats for Women"

At Back to the Body, Dan brings all his teaching to the table through coaching and bodywork. Working with the guidelines of Sexological Bodywork, Dan is driven by the deep knowledge that each woman needs to be treated uniquely to create the most appropriate experience for her journey. Dan is a man who possesses advanced experiences of tantric transformation and is therefore able to increase the blissful wisdom of a highly qualified practitioner.

Lori Sutherland, Dame Lori Unlimited
"Sensual Soul Styling: Owning Your Beauty Through the Power of Pleasure Visionary Leadership".

"We women are brilliant and incredibly gifted leaders. And, it can be a struggle to truly reflect our passions and visions through personal style. We struggle to share the wealth of our self-worth. We think we can't afford it so we compulsively undervalue our decisions. I approach styling through seeing your soul so you can adore, adorn and astonish yourself with elegance and ease. I love to teach women's leadership from a soul styled source of sensual freedom. That is a life changing seductive power on a global level!" 
- The Dame

With over thirty years in the fields of fashion activism, divine feminine leadership, buddhist chaplaincy, compassionate care and mental health advocacy, Lori "The Dame" Sutherland has developed several empowerment programs from her experience as director, coach, teacher and the miracle of being alive. Dame Lori's mission is to educate and inspire all to adore, adorn and astonish themselves with soul-filled leadership skills experiencing the arts and sciences of pleasure and sensuality. www.damelori.com

Sway Photography
“Capturing the sensual beauty of your authentic realness!”

"When sitting with me you will go through a self empowering transformational process that I get to witness and capture. You will feel the healing power of sexual empowerment. Through the collaborative process, we get to dive into one’s true expression of self, we connect, laugh, sometimes cry, and most importantly, create a heart connection. I lean toward the spectrum of sexuality, creating images in a safe consensual space were we explore the entire spectrum of desire, identity, sexuality, erotica and much more across cultural and world boundaries.” – Sway

Sway is a photographer specializing in fashion erotica, sexuality, and sexual empowerment. She is a master of her craft and has been working in the industry for over decade empowering her models to be in their full power, beauty, and radiance. Sway creates an atmosphere of mutual collaboration, connection, and inspiration. Her skill goes beyond framing the perfect shot and playing with light, her gift is in capturing peoples essential beauty. She states, “My favorite moment as a photographer is a little hard to describe. The moment just hits me. You see a person begin shed their baggage and their pre-fabricated boundaries and their true essence shines through. I am privileged to be able to capture that.”

Sway has worked for high end corporations capturing industry standard products for marketing materials for companies such as J lab audio and in addition she is skilled at taking professional headshots for local and national organizations. She has photographed numerous weddings, families, and special events. Her skills are broad but her main passion and personal purpose is to capture authentic sensual beauty.

Sway has published a book called Queerography | Intimate Expressions of Queer Culture in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. The main purpose of this art composition is to connect queer culture across international borders. Queerography highlights Sways interest in non-binary intersections of gender, queer culture, and desire across cultural and world boundaries.

Sway is currently located in the front range of Boulder, Colorado and travels frequently for photographic work as well, shooting both nationally and Internationally.

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Portal of the Feminine: A Dance of Arousal
Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

Portal of the Feminine: A Dance of Arousal

Join the women of Hot Pink YOUniversity and 3 other Thought Leaders for a day of transformation and inspiration.

Pamela Madsen, Author of Shameless and Creator of Back to the Body Retreats

Dan Powers, Creator of Beyond the Bedroom 

Lisa McCardle, Visionary Coach and Energy Healer

Workshops and talks on:

Creating Your Personal Pleasure Map

Women are Moody: Becoming a Force of Nature

5 Things a Man Wants You to Know But is Afraid to Tell You

Manifesting Your Desires

Music by Anna Clasen

For more information: www.hotpinkandbrave.com/igniteyourlife

And to Reserve Your Tickets! $77

Also available, VIP Weekend in limited quantities. $187

Join Lisa McCardle on Friday night for an intimate discussion and practice session on manifesting.

Join Pam Madsen and Dan Powers for The Portal to the Feminine: A Dance of Arousal

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Portal of the Feminine: Boulder
Mar
31
to Apr 2

Portal of the Feminine: Boulder

Portal of the Feminine: A Time of Reclaiming is a specially designed non-residential weekend retreat for women that was created to welcome entry level erotic explorers, but can support and inspire advanced students as we guide you in an exploration of erotic embodiment, the role of arousal (your inner pharmacy) in your creative life, develop a new listening to the wisdom and voice of your own body and your ability to speak and identify your desires.

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The Sexual Artisan: Merging the Worlds of Tantra, Power Exchange and Erotic Playfulness
Feb
17
to Feb 18

The Sexual Artisan: Merging the Worlds of Tantra, Power Exchange and Erotic Playfulness

Join us for "The Sexual Artisan: Merging the Worlds of Tantra, Power Exchange and Erotic Playfulness" at The Columbus Space Dan and I (Pamela Madsen) will introduce you to the secret sauce; a hands-on approach to merging the basic principles of successful, hot and seductive erotic communication and touch.

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Portal of The Feminine: Understanding the Erotic Equation and Female Arousal to Change Your Life
May
20
to May 22

Portal of The Feminine: Understanding the Erotic Equation and Female Arousal to Change Your Life

Are you ready to to developing an internal guide to successfully and sustainability explore your sexuality?

Please join Pamela Madsen - internationally known sex educator and pioneer in women's Sexuality for a non-residential two day retreat created just for women.

Perhaps you have never heard the term "Erotic Intelligence", "The Erotic Equation", "Erotic Guides" or even "Uses of the Erotic"?

Most women live outside ourselves, and rely on external forces, input and directives to guide our lives rather than from our internal knowledge and needs. When we tune out our own internal erotic guides we limit our capacity for creativity, sexual expression, pleasure, and our own ability to be powerful in our careers. This workshop will introduce you to your own internal guide perhaps for the first time, or take you deeper of the power of the erotic within ourselves.

We will join together Friday evening before our weekend retreat to know each other, share some light food and refreshments, create the intentions for our retreat and begin to explore this concept of the erotic as an internal guide for women.

On Saturday we will begin the process of exploring, reclaiming or getting to know our personal erotic internal guides.

Our process will include:
1. Guided meditation into listening to our own internal erotic guide.
2. Explore The Lotus Lift Meditation to tap into Arousal Energy to fuel your creativity
3. Explore our full female expression and how we hold those emotions in our bodies.
4. Understand "The Erotic Equation" and learn to utilize this in daily life.
5. Identify Your Erotic Creature.
6. Examine why we keep ourselves small erotically and practice opening ourselves up to our greatness.
7. Delve deeper in our sexual desire and learn to honor, access and express it.
8. Understanding menstruation, Peri-menopause and menopause: How do these stages of female biology affect our sexuality, creativity and desire. How does the voices of our internal guide shift with each life change.
9. Confront our hunger in every form from sexuality, to food, to money.
10.Tell the stories of our bodies.
11. Learn to access and work with our Arousal and Orgasm as a holistic tool for healing and transformation in our lives.
12. Explore relationship issues
13. Learn about the relationship's between sexuality, gender, and identity
14. Explore what it "means" to be a woman.

This workshop is LGBTQ friendly and is open to any person that identifies as female.

When:
Friday, May 20 from 7pm to 9pm,
Saturday, May 21 from 10am to 5pm.
Sunday May 22 from 10 to 5pm

Snacks will be provided and lunch is independent.

Location: The Columbus Space - 180 Outerbelt St., Columbus, Ohio.
Who: Anyone woman 19+ with ID
Cost: $300 (Early Bird Special: 250.00)

To register and buy your ticket please go here: 
http://www.columbusspace.com/event-2177181

Any questions about the event content or whether this event is right for you - Please email Pamela at PamMadsen@gmail.com

Meet Your Educator:

A pioneer in fertility and sex advocacy, Pamela Madsen is the Founder of Back to The Body: Sensuous Retreats for Women. Before taking on female sexuality full time; Pamela was the first Executive Director of The American Fertility Association. AfShe is a fearless advocate for women’s health and integrated sexuality who leverages her raw honesty and well-informed wit to help strip the stigma from female desire and body image.

Pamela, a certified Somatic Sex Educator with a Master's degree in Education has coached hundreds of women on their own personal journey back into their bodies, and their own expression of their "Divine Feminine" whatever that means to them. Sometimes, it is a very masculine of center divinity. Pamela has been called a "Force of Nature"and has recently lead 23 sold out retreats for women in locations such as South Africa, Venice, Tuscany, Barcelona, Canada and New Orleans. Her Back to the Body Retreats boasts a 98 percent return rate. 

Pamela is a veteran speaker, educator, and renowned blogger for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, The Fertility Advocate, After50 and Care2. 

She is the author of Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Still Got Home In Time To Cook Dinner (Rodale, January 2011). Pamela has appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, CNN, AARP Primetime Radio, The Dr. Laura Berman Show, The Jane Pratt Show, and Playboy Radio. As well as countless other media outlets. To learn even more about Pamela Madsen please visit her personal website: http://www.PamelaMadsen.org/ or see her retreats http://www.Backtothebody.org/

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Portal of The Feminine: A Dance in the Shadows
May
13
to May 15

Portal of The Feminine: A Dance in the Shadows

In a sacred, playful and intentional environment that respects each woman's boundaries; we will go deep into the potential pleasure and wisdom of our bodies as we dance in the dark and the light of pleasure. Together we will experience our bodies as expressive, powerful and playful beings.

This special edition of Portal of the Feminine will be held at the very sexy InnThrall creating an atmosphere for us to explore and expand upon our awareness and sensation through a process of movement, dance, expanded arousal, touch, orgamsic meditation and playing with our edges.

Each woman will have the opportunity to explore their sexualty on both the physical and energetic realms. All expressions and choices are honored and celebrated.

This workshop is for women of all sexual orientations and ages who are willing to explore their own power to initiate the erotic and surrender to the erotic within a community of women.

During our two day retreat we will explore embodiment practices that will allow us to go deeply into the wisdom of our own bodies. We will play with sensation and expand our knowledge of our own body. We will explore the power of female sexual initiative as well as the bliss of surrender.

 

This is an opportunity to gather wisdom not just from your body but also by supporting and witnessing other women in their unfolding

Are you ready to to developing an internal guide to successfully and sustainability explore your sexuality?

Are you ready to dive deep and play hard?

Please join Pamela Madsen - internationally known sex educator and pioneer in women's Sexuality for a non-residential two day retreat created just for women. At this Portal event, Pamela will be joined by Kathleen Ashford, an award winning erotic dancer and the proprietress of InnThrall. Kathleen will bring her an innate knowledge of power, surrender and intimacy to our retreat as well as help us bring expression into erotic dance. This retreat is coordinated by Seattle's own Cuddle Party Mistress, Meg Hunter. 

We will join together Friday evening before our weekend retreat to get to know each other, share some light food and refreshments. create the intentions for our retreat and begin to explore shadow play; the right of the divine feminine.

On Saturday we will begin the process of exploring, reclaiming or getting to know parts of our own erotic selves that we may never have explored before.

Our process will include:

1. Guided meditation into listening to our own internal erotic guide.

2. Explore The Lotus Lift Meditation to tap into Arousal Energy to fuel your creativity

3. Explore our full female expression and how we hold those emotions in our bodies.

4. Explore a guided Bondage Meditation and feel what it is to be held safely in a cradle. Can you let go?

5. Learn the tools of Seducation and Erotic Initation Dances such as lap dance.

6. Identify Your Erotic Creature.

7. Experiment with body painting and adorement in a ritual space.

8. Explore sensation as a tool of erotic trance states.

9. Examine why we keep ourselves small erotically and practice opening ourselves up to our greatness

10. Explore the concept of erotic fermantation. 

11.. Confront our hunger in every form from sexuality, to food, to money.

12. Dive into Orgasmic Yoga and Learn to access and work with our Arousal and Orgasm as a holistic tool for healing and transformation in our lives.

13. Explore Power and Surrender. 

14. Learn about the relationships between sexuality, gender, and identity

This workshop is LGBTQ friendly and is open to any person that identifies as female.

To register and buy your ticket please go here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portal-of-the-feminine-dance-in-the-shadows-tickets-22084293717

Investment: $300.00

Early Birds Before May 1st $250.00

This class is limited in size.

Any questions about the event content or whether this event is right for you - Please email Pamela at PamMadsen@gmail.com or Meg Hunter the local coordinator at fridaypeach@gmail.com

Meet Your Educators:

A pioneer in fertility and sex advocacy, Pamela Madsen is the Founder of Back to The Body: Sensuous Retreats for Women. Before taking on female sexuality full time; Pamela was the first Executive Director of The American Fertility Association. She is a fearless advocate for women’s health and integrated sexuality who leverages her raw honesty and well-informed wit to help strip the stigma from female desire and body image.

 

Pamela, a certified Somatic Sex Educator with a Master's degree in Education has coached hundreds of women on their own personal journey back into their bodies, and their own expression of their "Divine Feminine" whatever that means to them. Sometimes, it is a very masculine of center divinity. Pamela has been called a "Force of Nature"and has recently lead 23 sold out retreats for women in locations such as South Africa, Venice, Tuscany, Barcelona, Canada and New Orleans. Her Back to the Body Retreats boasts a 98 percent return rate.

Pamela is a veteran speaker, educator, and renowned blogger for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, The Fertility Advocate, After50 and Care2.

She is the author of Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Still Got Home In Time To Cook Dinner (Rodale, January 2011). Pamela has appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, CNN, AARP Primetime Radio, The Dr. Laura Berman Show, The Jane Pratt Show, and Playboy Radio. As well as countless other media outlets. To learn even more about Pamela Madsen please visit her personal website: http://www.PamelaMadsen.org/ or see her retreats http://www.Backtothebody.org/

Kathleen Ashford is the Hostess and Experience Concierge at InnThrall, Seattle’s very own Kinky B&B.

She has over 20 years as a professional tease, active member of the sex-positive community and is thrilled 

to welcome you to Portal to The Feminine; A Dance in The Shadows alongside Pamela Madsen.

I am so excited to offer this class to the Ladies at Portal to The Feminine; A Dance in The Shadows.

Some of you may remember me from BANG as Opium

I will be teaching the fundermentals of the lap dance with the intention and focus on power and female sexual initation

I will teach you the following: How to know your target - Is this for your own pleasure? Are you dancing for a Lover, potential Lover, Stranger or Friend?

Defining your goal - Are you dancing as an expression of your own love and desire? As a Seduction? Is this a Tease?

Establishing your boundaries - Every good Erotic Dancer has rules. What are yours? How do you declare them? What makes them such fun?

Location, Location, Location - What makes a good setting and furnishings for your Dance?

Positioning your target - How to prepare the partner that you will dance for…this portion also takes into consideration assorted physical limitations on your part or theirs.

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Advanced Portal of The Feminine Residential Intensive in South Africa
Mar
24
to Mar 27

Advanced Portal of The Feminine Residential Intensive in South Africa

  • Vaal River South Africa (map)
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Please join Pamela Madsen and members of the Back to The Body: Sensuous Retreats for Women team, for a four day residential intensive retreat at a private home on Vaal River. This amazing team of internationally known sex educators are bringing for the first time an intensive Portal of the Feminine event to South Africa. To learn more about our team please visit our website at http://www.backtothebody.org/

Together we will bring pioneering work in women's sexuality, pleasure and sexual freedom to South Africa in an intimate and private setting.

Perhaps you have never heard the term "Erotic Intelligence", "The Erotic Equation", "Erotic Guides" or even "Uses of the Erotic"?

Most women live outside ourselves, and rely on external forces, input and directives to guide our lives rather than from our internal knowledge and needs. When we tune out our own internal erotic guides we limit our capacity for creativity, sexual expression, pleasure, and our own ability to be powerful in our careers. This workshop will introduce you to your own internal guide perhaps for the first time, or take you deeper of the power of the erotic within ourselves.

Our process will include:

1. You may choose a mixture of hand on modalities such as Sexological Bodywork, Hawaiian Kahuna Bodywork. Pelvic Release Work and Therapeutic Massage.

2. An exploration of "Orgasmic Yoga and Orgasmic Meditation".

3. Guided meditation into listening to our own internal erotic guide.

4. Explore The Lotus Lift Meditation to tap into Arousal Energy to fuel your creativity

5.. Explore our full female expression and how we hold those emotions in our bodies.

6.. Understand "The Erotic Equation" and learn to utilize this in daily life.

7. Examine why we keep ourselves small erotically and practice opening ourselves up to our greatness

8.. Delve deeper in our sexual desire and learn to honor, access and express it.

9. Confront our hunger in every form from sexuality, to food, to money.

10.Tell the stories of our bodies.

11. Learn to access and work with our Arousal and Orgasm as a holistic tool for healing and transformation in our lives.

12.. Explore relationship issues with the Team and have plenty of time for informal and formal question and answer sessions

13. There will be a live demonstration of all hand on body work.

14.. Every day there will be physical embodiment practices such as dance, yoga or Tai-Chi

All meals will be provided.

This retreat is limited to 9 women.

Cost: $800.00 USD and you may purchase your ticket using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-portal-of-the-feminine-residential-intensive-tickets-20997847126

For more information and to buy a ticket; please email Pamela@backtothebody.org

Local Contact Francesqua Darling

franf553@gmail.com

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Portal of The Feminine: Brooklyn
Jan
30
10:00 AM10:00

Portal of The Feminine: Brooklyn

Imagine a day completely set aside for women who want to expand their erotic potential and those who wish to give her pleasure. We will open the doors to the mysteries of The Erotic Equation and will introduce you to the power of Female Arousal to change your point of view forever about orgasm. 

Are you ready to to developing an internal guide to successfully and sustainability explore your sexuality?

Please join Pamela Madsen and Kenneth Play two internationally known sex educators who have done pioneering work in women's sexuality, pleasure and sexual freedom for a one day retreat created just for women and those who want a greater understanding of the feminine and how to give her pleasure

Perhaps you have never heard the term "Erotic Intelligence", "The Erotic Equation", "Erotic Guides" or even "Uses of the Erotic"?

Most women live outside ourselves, and rely on external forces, input and directives to guide our lives rather than from our internal knowledge and needs. When we tune out our own internal erotic guides we limit our capacity for creativity, sexual expression, pleasure, and our own ability to be powerful in our careers. This workshop will introduce you to your own internal guide perhaps for the first time, or take you deeper of the power of the erotic within ourselves.

Our process will include:

1. Guided meditation into listening to our own internal erotic guide.

2. Explore The Lotus Lift Meditation to tap into Arousal Energy to fuel your creativity

3. Explore our full female expression and how we hold those emotions in our bodies.

4. Understand "The Erotic Equation" and learn to utilize this in daily life.

6. Examine why we keep ourselves small erotically and practice opening ourselves up to our greatness

7. Delve deeper in our sexual desire and learn to honor, access and express it.

8. Confront our hunger in every form from sexuality, to food, to money.

9.Tell the stories of our bodies.

10. Learn to access and work with our Arousal and Orgasm as a holistic tool for healing and transformation in our lives.

11. Explore relationship issues with Pamela and Kenneth Play

A light lunch will be served. 

On Saturday evening, after the workshop has completed, you are welcome to stay for a social of wine, cheese and other goodies as well as invite two friends for a live demonstration of hands on pleasure techniques and how to engage in the “Verbal Pleasure Loop”. This open forum of ask and watch the Sexperts will be an bonus added opportunity for you, your lover or your friends, to learn and witness some of the tools of the trade. In this evening session which is open to all genders, will be spent exploring hands on tools such as edging, teasing, clit play, g-spot play and understanding the biomechanics of female ejactulation. And of course - there might be some spanking, bondage and other assorted dark desires that will be explored. The evening will highlight what Kenneth calls “Sex Hacking” pro tips for lovers. And don’t worry if you are not bringing a lover, the evening is designed for singles and couples. 

Date: Saturday, January 30th

Time 10am: to 9pm

Investment: $250.00

Early Bird 199.00 by January 15th 

This workshop is limited to 20 women.

Buy tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portal-of-the-feminine-brooklyn-tickets-20297807288

Contact: Pamela@backtothebody.org for further information.

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Pujafest with Peter Peterson, Monique Darling, and Pamela Madsen
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Pujafest with Peter Peterson, Monique Darling, and Pamela Madsen

Join us for an adventure unlike any other! 

Monique and Peter have traveled all over the country doing puja's of every type imaginable and with the help of lovely Pamela, would like to give you a taste of ALL of them!

What is a puja? A puja is a ceremony to practice the path of tantra. In the East, puja is a celebration of the Divine, an honoring ceremony for a God or a Goddess, and those somewhere in between ;) In the West, we also celebrate the Divine, the divine in each of us. A puja is a group of people like you, open to celebrating heart felt interactions. During a puja we pair up with partners and practice different exercises that are designed to open our hearts, and deeper connect with ourselves and with others. It is an evening that will nurture your body, heart and spirit.

You are can come by yourself, with a partner, or with a couple of partners! Singles, couples, triads, pods and more are all welcome! People of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and relationship orientations are invited. :)

This is an excellent safe fully clothed structured space, for you to get to move through the potential awkward moments of interacting in a small group, plus it will just be a fun, connective, humorous evening, wherein we get permission to laugh at ourselves, to not have to "get it right" as you dare to try out something new.

We can all learn to "turn on" our own "arousal response" which is the rocket fuel for our creative, erotic and spiritual lives. Through a step by step erotic meditation, knowned at the Lotus and Stem Lift; Pamela will lead the group through some very simple practices into your very own powerful arousal and their erotic nature. For the first time ever, you may find your own internal erotic GPS. We just have to learn to listen.

Things to look forward to:

  • Loosen the shackles that bind your heart and tongue as you find your divine reflection through each person you interact with. 
  • Be witnessed with such clarity and unconditional love, you will emerge transformed. 
  • Begin to connect with others in wonder, curiosity, and utter awareness, celebrating the divine presence within us all.
  • Enter a wonderland of delights where every touch sensation you can imagine (and even a few beyond your wildest dreams) are laid out for you to explore. 
  • Explore both touching and being touched for your own pleasure, taking turns to fully focus on giving and then on receiving touch.
  • Practice asking for the exact touch that you are craving in any moment. 
  • Hold one another's tears
  • Communicate with another in total silence
  • Be guided on a journey using the most intimate form of touch, our breath. 
  • We’ll be introducing an ancient ritual where you will explore each-others bodies, magnifying your connection physically, energetically, and spiritually.
  • Then align your chakras through touch, breath, connection, and shared intent.
  • Then earth touch, as you ground, and recenter, massage, nurture, hold, BE with one another.
  • Followed by fire, as you invigorate, entice, awaken, arouse, "heat" up yourself and your partner
  • Cooling down with water touch, fluid, soft, caressing, gentle, swaying, following, gliding 
  • With each element drop even deeper into your embodied bliss state as you learn to touch for YOUR pleasure, as you get to practice asking for the specific types of touch your body is craving/imagining at any moment.

If you come with partner(s), you can do all the negotiated exercises with one another, or you can choose to rotate through the room, where at each station (Exercise) you will have a chance to interact with 2 or more new people. 

GENERAL INFO

  • Please eat before you arrive. 
  • This is a guided event and maintains strict boundaries which are firmly enforced. 
  • Please arrive 6:30-7pm. 
  • Doors will be locked at 7:00 pm so don’t be late! 
  • At this point we will begin the opening circle to create a safe and sacred container, so that we are all on the same page. No one will be admitted after the circle begins.

Love Offering: $40

PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pujafest-tickets-19810426519

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS:

Monique Darling, workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 800 workshops in the past 5 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the USA. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating.She guides from a place of understanding and her natural exuberance is infectious! She is available for private sessions, experiential workshops and Cuddle Parties. Learn more about Monique by going to juicyenlightenment.com or track her whereabouts at whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com

Peter Petersen has been teaching for 14 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 12 years, where he has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat. Peter is also a personal wellness coach. This Qigong practice helps people ground themselves into their “now” to increase their present moment awareness of their behaviors, and find solutions to problematic habits such as: eating, moving, negative thinking, and sleeping. The result of this tool box of healthy information is that clients become their own health advocate and regain a sense of stability, peace, and well-being into their everyday

Pamela Madsen is an Integrative Life Coach Specializing In Women's Issues: Sexuality, Fertility, Body Image, Wellness and Rejuvenation. Pamela Founded The American Fertility Association and is Co-Director of "Back To The Body: Sensuous Retreats For Women".

Her book "Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet: Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner" (Rodale) has been a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. She is a sexuality blogger at Psychology Today and has made appearances on Oprah, The Today, and 60 minutes as well as many other news outlets. You can learn more about Pamela here: Http://www.PamelaMadsen.org/

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Portal of The Feminine: Understanding The Erotic Equation and Female Arousal to Change Your Life
Jan
15
to Jan 17

Portal of The Feminine: Understanding The Erotic Equation and Female Arousal to Change Your Life

  • The Center for Sex and Culture (map)
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I'm so excited to announce that "Portal of The Feminine: Understanding The Erotic Equation and Female Arousal to Change Your Life" is coming to San Francisco this January!


Are you ready to to developing an internal guide to successfully and sustainability explore your sexuality?

Please join me, (Pamela Madsen) and Mac S. McGregor, two internationally known sex educators who have done pioneering work in women's Sexuality, Fertility, Gender and Asian Healing Arts for a non-residential two day retreat created just for women in San Francisco!

Perhaps you have never heard the term "Erotic Intelligence", "The Erotic Equation", "Erotic Guides" or even "Uses of the Erotic"?

Most women live outside ourselves, and rely on external forces, input and directives to guide our lives rather than from our internal knowledge and needs. When we tune out our own internal erotic guides we limit our capacity for creativity, sexual expression, pleasure, and our own ability to be powerful in our careers. This workshop will introduce you to your own internal guide perhaps for the first time, or take you deeper of the power of the erotic within ourselves.

The retreat will begin the moment you register with homework assignments and the opportunity to participate in a special Facebook Group created just for our participants attending this experience.

We will join together Friday evening before our Saturday retreat to know each other, share some light food and wine, create the intentions for our retreat and begin to explore this concept of the erotic as an internal guide for women.

On Saturday we will begin the process of exploring, reclaiming or getting to know our personal erotic internal guides.

Our process will include:

1. Guided meditation into listening to our own internal erotic guide.
2. Explore The Lotus Lift Meditation to tap into Arousal Energy to fuel your creativity
3. Explore our full female expression and how we hold those emotions in our bodies.
4. Understand "The Erotic Equation" and learn to utilize this in daily life.
5. Identify Your Erotic Creature.
6. Examine why we keep ourselves small erotically and practice opening ourselves up to our greatness
7.. Delve deeper in our sexual desire and learn to honor, access and express it.
8. Understanding menstruation, Peri-menopause and menopause: How do these stages of female biology affect our sexuality, creativity and desire. How does the voices of our
internal guide shift with each life change.
9. Confront our hunger in every form from sexuality, to food, to money.
10.Tell the stories of our bodies.
11. Learn to access and work with our Arousal and Orgasm as a holistic tool for healing and transformation in our lives.
12. Explore Tai-Chi as a means for connecting to the erotic with Martial Arts Master, Shihan Mac S. McGregor
13. Explore relationship issues with Pamela and Mac S. McGregor

This workshop is LGBTQ friendly and is open to any person that identifies as female.

Women will have access to the Facegroup group before and after the retreat is over for further support.

When and Where: Friday, January 15th from 7pm to 9pm, Saturday, January 16th and Sunday, January 17th from10am to 6pm. Snacks will be provided and lunch is independent. Location: The Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Who: For Women Who Identify As Female!
Cost: $350.00 Early Bird Special: Buy your tickets before December 20th and save $50.00 Advance registration only. To Register and Buy Your Ticket please use the Eventbrite Right Here!

Once you purchase your ticket we will add you to our private Facebook Group for homework and support!

About Your Educators:

About the Educators:

Pamela Madsen is an Integrative Life Coach Specializing In Women's Issues: Sexuality, Fertility, Body Image, Wellness and Rejuvenation. Pamela Founded The American Fertility Association and is Co-Director of "Back To The Body: Sensuous Retreats For Women".
Her book "Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet: Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner" (Rodale) has been a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. She is a sexuality blogger at Psychology Today and The Huffington Post and has made appearances on Oprah, The Today, and 60 minutes as well as many other news outlets. You can learn more about Pamela here: Http://www.PamelaMadsen.org/

Mac S. McGregor is a known as "The Gender Sensei. He educates about the gender spectrum, gender identity, and gender issues. His experience of teaching and competing in the martial arts (15 Black Belts and World Champion) has given him an edge that few are able to offer in this field. Mac has officially earned the title Sensei in the martial arts; Sensei meaning teacher in Japanese. He earns his title as he puts people at ease through humor and an open attitude when teaching and speaking about this very sensitive subject. Mac educates all over the country about Gender, but he also offers classes on self-defense, martial arts, tai-chi wellness, and energy at seminars, conferences, businesses, and groups all over the world. He is a professional life coach, personal trainer and a highly sought after motivational speaker. Mac also writes for The Huffington Post. 

Contact: Pamela@backtothebody.org for further information or any questions!

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AFTER HOURS January 2016
Jan
12
6:30 PM18:30

AFTER HOURS January 2016

  • 1620 Polk St San Francisco 94109 USA (map)
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NEW! Every attendee at a Good Vibrations class or special event will be eligible to win in a special gift card giveaway! Just sign up on our never-shared, never-sold email list. Hear more details at the event you attend.

Come on a Sex Safari! Ten Erotic Resolutions for 2016

$20 in advance, $25 at the door (as space allows). Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/247802

Don’t complain about sexual boredom! Actively nurture your sexuality. In doing so, we take a stand for living a vibrant and pleasure-filled life. When you make that extraordinary decision to take action, it’s a resolution to sexual evolution! Begin a life-changing journey: Your sexuality is a path to freedom and a conduit to creativity.

Join Pamela Madsen and Mac S. McGregor for a night of 10 hot and sexy erotic resolutions! We will take you on a Sex Safari through the land of sex toys, sex games, and expanding your erotic boundaries. Are you ready for a night of fun, laughter and exploration? When you choose to give time to your eroticism you are giving time to living a bigger, more abundant and more self-fulfilled life.

More events and classes at Good Vibrations: http://www.goodvibes.com/content.jhtml?id=New-GV-Events

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Portal of The Feminine: Understanding The Erotic Equation and Female Arousal to Change Your Life
Jan
10
10:00 AM10:00

Portal of The Feminine: Understanding The Erotic Equation and Female Arousal to Change Your Life

I'm so excited to announce a brand new my trade mark workshop "Portal of The Feminine: Understanding The Erotic Equation and Female Arousal to Change Your Life" is coming to Seattle this January!

This one day workshop is geared toward women who have never attended a Portal event with Pamela, as well as veterns of her events. 

Are you ready to developing or improve your relationship with your internal guide to successfully and sustainability explore your sexuality?

Please join me, (Pamela Madsen) an internationally known sex and fertility educator who have done pioneering work in women's sexuality and fertility.

Perhaps you have never heard the term "Erotic Intelligence", "The Erotic Equation", "Erotic Guides" or even "Uses of the Erotic"?

Most women live outside ourselves, and rely on external forces, input and directives to guide our lives rather than from our internal knowledge and needs. When we tune out our own internal erotic guides we limit our capacity for creativity, sexual expression, pleasure, and our own ability to be powerful in our careers. This workshop will introduce or take you deeper into the power of the erotic within ourselves. 

The retreat will begin the moment you register with homework assignments and the opportunity to participate in a special Facebook Group created just for our participants attending this experience.

Our process will include:

1. Understand "The Erotic Equation" and learn to utilize this in daily life.

2. Identify Your Erotic Creature.

3. Understand Receptive and Spontantous Desire and how knowing who you are can change your sexual expression

4. Guided meditation into listening to our own internal erotic guide.

5. Explore or Go Deeper into The Lotus Lift Meditation to tap into Arousal Energy to fuel your creativity

6. Explore our full female expression and how we hold those emotions in our bodies.

7. Examine why we keep ourselves small erotically and practice opening ourselves up to our greatness

8.. Delve deeper in our sexual desire and learn to honor, access and express it.

9. Understanding menstruation, Peri-menopause and menopause: How do these stages of female biology affect our sexuality, creativity and desire. How does the voices of our internal guide shift with each life change.

10. Confront our hunger in every form from sexuality, to food, to money.

11.Tell the stories of our Erotic Creature

12. Learn to access and work with our Arousal and Orgasm as a holistic tool for healing and transformation in our lives.

This workshop is LGBTQ friendly and is open to any person that identifies as female.

Women will have access to the Facegroup group before and after the retreat is over for further support.

When and Where: Sunday, January 10th from 10am to 7pm. Snacks will be provided and please bring a bag lunch. 

Where: A private residence in the Seattle area. Location will be upon registration.

Who: For Women Who Identify As Female!

Cost: 125.00 Buy your tickets before December 20th and save $25.00 Advance registration only. To Register and Buy Your Ticket please click the button below

Once you purchase your ticket we will add you to our private Facebook Group for homework and support!

About the Educator:

Pamela Madsen is an Integrative Life Coach Specializing In Women's Issues: Sexuality, Fertility, Body Image, Wellness and Rejuvenation. Pamela Founded The American Fertility Association and is Co-Director of "Back To The Body: Sensuous Retreats For Women".

Her book "Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet: Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner" (Rodale) has been a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. She is a sexuality blogger at Psychology Today and The Huffington Post and has made appearances on Oprah, The Today, and 60 minutes as well as many other news outlets. You can learn more about Pamela here: Http://www.PamelaMadsen.org/

Contact: Pamela@backtothebody.org for further information or any questions!

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Laughter, Giggles, Moans and Groans: Beyond 50 Shades of Sexy
Jan
8
to Jan 9

Laughter, Giggles, Moans and Groans: Beyond 50 Shades of Sexy

A Full On and Jam Packed One Day Workshop Dedicated to Creating The Hot, The Playful, The Sacred and The Extraordinary in Your Bedroom and Beyond

Known for their humor and straight talk, internationally known sex educators Pamela Madsen and Mac S. McGregor will support you in growing the seeds of your own desires, and learn new skills without shame and with intense pleasure in this one day with over flow non-residential workshop.

The workshop will begin on Friday evening with a meet and greet. And continue on Saturday morning into an optional evening event. This is a clothing on event on Friday evening and Saturday during the day with a nudity optional lab opportunity on Saturday evening.

Here's "the thing" about sexuality; sometimes we talk the sexy and the pleasure right out of sex! And if you are like most people, you want to get out of your brains just for a little while, and you want to get into your bodies. You are yearning to laugh and to play.

When was the last time you played with your sexuality? When was the last time you did something different?

To truly experience what it is to have sexual freedom, we need to cultivate our erotic imagination. For each of us, our sexual freedom and playfulness lies in our ability and willingness to create a sexuality of our very own. Forget normal. In truth, what works for doctors and some psychotherapists putting the human experiences into boxes of normal and not normal does not always serve us when it comes to sexuality. Sexuality is often politically incorrect. And of course, that being said, "Safe, Sane and Consensual" is always a part of what Mac and Pamela teach.

What if we were each invited to view our sexuality as a work of art, and we handed you a blank canvas that was the size of the biggest wall you had ever seen, and an endless supply of colorful paints, pencils and markers. What if we invited you to fill this tremendous blank canvas with your erotic desires? What if you felt truly free enough to create your very own sexuality without shame, judgement or inhibitions? What if we invited you to play in your sexuality?

The human erotic imagination may be one of the golden keys to having an extraordinary sex life. So many of us are raised with a spoken and unspoken understanding of what is allowable and what is not, when it comes to having sex. We are raised with this idea of what is "normal' and "approved" and what is "kinky".

Quite literally, for many of us our erotic imagination get's shut down and we are left with a very short list of what is allowable for us in our expression of sexuality. Everything else is somehow made "taboo" or "dirty" or "not normal".

That leaves us either filled with shame over desires that we may think are wrong, or we simply become numbed out to the possibilities.

For others, we may simply have not explored how to cultivate our erotic imagination. So what makes up our erotic imagination? What are some tools to free up and explore our erotic imagination?

So let's go Beyond Fifty Shades of Sexy!

You will walk out of this workshop designed for all genders, sexual orientations, singles and couples with some wonderful ideas about how to create the playful, hot and sexy in your bedroom and beyond.

Do you want sexgasms, playgasms, orgasms and laughgasms? Then this is the perfect raucous, information-packed, fun, play shop for you. Mac and Pamela will discuss and demonstrate an extraordinary array of toys, techniques, and ideas to get your own erotic imagination going!

You will learn all kinds of ways to extend pleasure until you are squealing with delight! And we are talking about with all of your partner's parts and your own.

Want a taste of what you will learn?

Participants will discover that both the giving and receiving of touch is not only fun and delicious, it’s also transformational and healing. Through a series of mini-lectures, demonstrations, movement, breath and touch exercises, we will open our hearts to what is possible through the power of touch.

What you will explore:

Gettin DownThe Basics:

  • We will unwrap the "Foundations of Sexuality" and not only teach you the "Erotic Equation" we will demonstarte it for you.
  • Understanding one way touch the pleasures of erotic massage. Learn the basics through a live demonstration and even learn how to bring elements of kink into a massage!
  • How do you create an invitation for sex? And the power of flirting! Sounds simple but it often isn't. We will give you the tools of effective sexual invitation and how to keep your sexual encounters in the "I want more" place to be!
  • Communication and Boundaries - Overcome the fear of setting limits and be comfortable with your own boundaries. Explore your own “pleasure ceiling”, and challenge yourself to raise it.
  • Mindful Practices - Movement, breath and meditations will be offered to help participants become present to the subtleties of giving and receiving touch.
  • We wil teach you games and touch explorations - Through guided exercises, improve your touch skills and deepen your capacity to connect with self or partner(s).
  • Receiving Pleasure - Utilizing conscious relaxation, verbal/non-verbal communication and active receiving, we will heighten our ability to become more present to pleasure.

The Playful:

  • Curious about "Power Games", "Role Play" playful and a bit dangerous (safely)? We got that! Truth is, that what is known as Bd/Sm is a thrilling play of power, sex, and creativity. 
  • Mac and Pamela will introduce you to role and power dynamics, exquisite toys, and some of their favorite tools for creating a new kind of play and some incredibly hot sex for you to try on your own.
  • Explore Sexual fantasy. Allowing ourselves to travel freely in our own mind and explore without shame or putting any labels of judgement around our sexual fantasies.
  • We will play with costumes. Do you have a secret sexual alter ego? Who would you be? Have you ever spent time with your sexual alter ego? We will explore that.
  • What about consent? Speaking your desires? Asking for what you want and don't want in a way that can be heard? We will go there too. It's more than saying the right words. Consent allows you to go deeper into pleasure and we are not taught the tools. You will leave this workshop with the skills of listening to your partner and yourself moment by moment.

Come find out what you can do to make your sex life hotter, juicier, and more passionate! These tools will work for any sexual activity, including yummy vanilla or naughty kink, and can be used by people of all genders and sexual orientations. You’re welcome to come with a partner, a friend, or solo.

Date: Friday, Evening January 8th at 7pm (wine and cheese reception). Saturday 10am to 6pm (snacks provided please bring a bagged lunch). Dinner break on your own. Optional play shop at 8pm to 11pm.
Price: $200.00 per person
Tickets are limited!

About Pamela and Mac...

Pamela Madsen is an Integrative Life Coach specializing In Women's Issues: Sexuality, Fertility, Body Image, Wellness and Rejuvenation. Pamela founded The American Fertility Association and is Co-Director of "Back To The Body: Sensuous Retreats For Women" a first of it's kind sexuality retreat for women. Pamela has supported hundreds of women and couples to connect to their bodies for the first time, or relight their fire. Known for her playful, vulnerable and forward thinking voice she is a favorite on speaking circuit. Her book "Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet: Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner" (Rodale) has been a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. She is a sexuality blogger at Psychology Today and The Huffington Post with a readership in the millions, and has made appearances on Oprah, The TodayShow, and 60 minutes as well as many other news outlets. You can learn more about Pamela here: Http://www.PamelaMadsen.org/

Mac S. McGregor is unique in the world of sex and gender education combing his extensive knowledge around sexuality with his unparallelled expertise in Martial Arts and Energetics. A sought after teacher in the world of sexuality from energetics to kink to gender, Mac is known for his extensive knowledge in making sexuality accessible, playful and sacred for everyone. Mac is also an internationally known Martial Arts & Chi Master, has been a world champion martial arts fighter and former U.S. Karate team member. Mac has been honored with the title Shihan and Sensei. Shihan means Teacher of Teachers and He/She who paves the way.

Mac has coached 58 national champions and 29 Junior Olympic champions and holds Black Belt ranking in 17 different styles of martial arts. Mac is a leader and activist in Gender Issues and LGBTQ Rights. The Mayor of Seattle appointed Mac as a Seattle City Commissioner in 2011. This position has enabled him to be a voice and an activist for civil rights, including but not limited to the transgendered and gender non-conforming community. Mac is the transgender and gender non-conforming outreach director for Social Outreach Seattle and a board member for Seattle Counseling Center. He is on the Seattle Police Department LGBT advisory board. Mac has been the volunteer director and is now the VIP Co-Director of the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival. He continuously speaks on panels at numerous colleges, non-profit groups and state and city government on gender & sexuality.

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