Words so often get in the way of intimate connection so let’s use our bodies. Through simple games and exercises participants will explore embodying communication through contact improvisation, a movement form that plays with physical contact. We will fine tune our senses while waking up our ability to listen and respond to what is happening in each moment through our physicality. This workshop will be aimed at people with a broad range of movement abilities, backgrounds and bodies. Completely curious beginners as well as trained dancers/performers are welcome. Participants will feel more fully engaged with their bodies, with their minds and with each other by examining perception, touch, shared weight, listening, synchronizing, experimenting, observing, and diving into various levels of awareness. It is a fun and safe place to explore motion, dance, touch and your imagination.
The inventor of the famous Wheel of Consent, Betty Martin, will be speaking via tele-conference at the Festival of Love and Lust. Betty Martin's concept has had an enormous impact in the sex-positive field for practitioners of all kinds. It allows be people to be clearer about what is happening in any erotic interaction. The Wheel of Consent has four quadrants: giving, taking, allowing and receiving. Betty will explain what are the erotic elements, challenges, possibilities, spiritual principles and shadows of each.
Meet the festival presenters, learn about verbal and body consent and be taken on blindfolded journey through the senses.
Focussing on taste, touch, smell and sound, being blindfolded radically alters the notion of time and space, leading to the source of art: the intelligence of the body.
If you are nervous, this is the ideal way to gently dip into the festival.
E-motion Yoga is a revolutionary synthesis of Yoga, Qigong, Kriya-Yoga (dynamic breath-work), Tantra (Neurogenic Tremoring - Organic body shaking) & Dance to release trapped and blocked emotions from our past that store in the electrical systems of our body causing physical and emotional health conditions thus preventing us from feeling our deepest form of love.
It can be in in the smallest, most subdued, barely there moments that the greatest ecstasy can be felt. In a world where bigger, louder, faster reigns surpreme, where if something is good more must be better, we can miss the beauty of the subtle.
In this experiential workshop we’ll be exploring what’s teetering on the edge, what hides in the muted, what lies in the spaces in-between…