Portal of The Feminine: Maiden, Mother, Queen, Crone from Flower to Seed


  • Seattle, WA

Join me for a Special Non Residential Event for Women in Seattle on December, 2, 3 and 4th. "Maiden, Mother, Queen, Crone from Flower to Seed"

In a circle of 15 to 20 educations lead by  Pamela MadsenKathleen AshfordSway Photography and Meg Hunter  -- we will come together for an exploration of the lineage, power and erotic nature held in a woman's body over her life stages at this unique play shop held over a weekend in Seattle from December 2nd through December 4th. This workshop is non-residential. Through a series of exercises, explorations, dances and photography each women will go on her own personal journey while supporting our sisters in our extraordinary bee hive of honey for the weekend. Join us for this unique play shop open to all women on the gender binary and sexual orientations.

In Celtic cultures, the young maiden was seen as the flower; the mother, the fruit; the elder woman, the seed. The seed is the part that contains the knowledge and potential of all the other parts within it.
— Christiane Northrup, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical And Emotional Health And Healing

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-- as we explore the lineage of women through meditation, discussion, dance, a series of exercises, expanded arousal, touch, playing with our edges and boudior photography. 

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 special editition of Pamela's Portal events will explore our the lineage of trauma and stress in our DNA and how to shift those markers, as well as support each women in finding those moments when she was no longer who she was before. And how to work with those markers.

This workshop will have a heavy emphasis on photography and we will use photography as a way of supporting each woman "See" as well as "Feel" her own true erotic nature. Each woman will have her own Boudoir Experience with Sway supported by the group. Each woman will receive three images as a part of the workshop fee.

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 non residential 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?


At this Portal event, Pamela will be joined by several extraordinary colleagues: 

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 expressioninto erotic dance. 

Sway who is a highly skilled photographer specializing in fashion erotica, sexuality, and sexual empowerment. She is a master of her craft. She has been working in the industry for over decade empowering her models to be in their full power, beauty, and radiance. Sway creates atmosphere of mutual collaboration, connection, and mutual 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 the moment when a person shed their walls and their pre-fabricated boundaries and their true essence comes through. I am privileged to be able to capture that.” 

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 and help us connect to our own lineage.

3. Explore our full female expression and how we hold those emotions in our bodies. How does stress impact our sexuality? How can we work with trauma in our past and in our daily lives to reduce the damage to our erotic natures and self image.

4. Explore a mini Boudior Photography session with Sway and the support of the group.

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

6. Learn the tools of Seduction and Erotic Initiation Dances such as lap dance and being seen through photography.

7. Identify Your Erotic Creature and capture on her film.

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.

Registration:

Investment: $350.00
Early Bird Special through Octobter 1: $300.00
There are no other reduced fee programs available for this workshop. This is an non-residential workshop; and women will be expected to bring their own lunch. We will provide snacks and beverages. 

This class is limited in size.

All women will receive three images from their Boudoir Photoshoot. Any other images may be purchased from Sway. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: TO REGISTER YOU MUST EMAIL PAMELA for a short interview and to arrange for payment. Put SEATTLE PORTAL IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Pamela will answer your questions about the event content or whether this event is right for you and register YOU. - Please email Pamela at PamMadsen@gmail.comor Meg Hunter the local coordinator at fridaypeach@gmail.com 

Payments will be taken through paypal. 

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.


Sway is a highly skilled photographer specializing in fashion erotica, sexuality, and sexual empowerment. She is a master of her craft. She has been working in the industry for over decade empowering her models to be in their full power, beauty, and radiance. Sway creates atmosphere of mutual collaboration, connection, and mutual 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 the moment when a person shed their walls and their pre-fabricated boundaries and their true essence comes 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 JLab Audio, BOQARI a gender neutral underwear company, Bronze Fox Leather, 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 which is an exploration of queer culture in Hong Kong, Tokyo, 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 is a travel photographer as well, shooting both nationally and Internationally. 
-Personal Testimonial-
“Sway Sara Way is a skilled, professional, kind, and deeply talented photographer. She has a way of making you feel incredibly beautiful, open, and hot! When I first worked with her I had some hesitancy to fully explore my edges with erotic photography. By the grace of her gentleness, insistence on consent, and her incredible ability to attune and communicate, I was able to soften throughout the shoot. As I relaxed I was able to really connect to the essence of what I found to be sensual. The photos were incredible! When I received them I didn’t realize I could look so incredibly beautiful. That gorgeous woman looking back at me in those photos was me! I find Sway the perfect combination of direct, clear about what needs to be shifted in terms of minor adjustments like hair and costume, and she has an incredible way of framing and utilizing light. I highly recommend her work and truly believe everyone should have this gift- the right to gaze upon a photo of themselves and fall in love with who is staring back at them.”