Shakti's Tantra Events

Tantra workshops and events, including BlissDance, introductory, day and weekend workshops.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Conscious BDSM: Sharpening the Blade 

20 May 2012 2 - 5pm

The Looking Glass
Oakland, California

 


Workshop Focus:

Our erotic response is directly connected to the darkly delicious fertile soil of our unconscious. In my work with erotic genres such as BDSM, my aim is to uncover, welcome and integrate as much of the forgotten self into your conscious energetic being as possible. Every time this happens, something in our existing ego structures shatter - and we wake up more to the truth of who we really are, as embodied souls.


BDSM as a field of erotic exploration lends itself to profound transformation - if it is approached consciously, and with totality. Totality in this context means not holding back at all in exploring the depth of feelings that is held in the erotic. Such feelings are most often mixed, particularly when there is a desire for domination or submission: the erotic response increases significantly with the presence of seemingly opposite states of feeling present, such as shame, guilt, repulsion and pain. I will explore in this workshop the workings of these parallel, paradoxical states, and why it is important to feel it all.

Totality with BDSM requires a fine scalpel - keen perception from both the sub and the dom in identifying exactly what the desire-fear complex is, and how it is linked to the unconscious. This is not a theoretical exercise. It is felt in the body. So for instance, it is essential to be able to distinguish between eroticism to physical pain, power, mind-emotional complexes (such as guilt or disgust combined with arousal) or surrender. Without identifying the exact focus of the erotic charge, the work simply cannot be total, and cannot go all the way through. And identification means going all the way through - into the depths of the experience.

Finally, this talk will address ways of working with the nervous system responses that occur in the presence of intense sensation. I will address ways of using forms of domination to touch and unwind deep contractions in the nervous system. By creating space for the full experience of the nervous system to be there, we free up the capacity to feel more, and start to experience life with exquisitely fine presence, awe and love.






Contact
Who: Jezebel
Phone: 415-261-2058
Email: mail@thelookingglassarts.com
Web: http://www.Sensual-Alchemy.com  
Cost:

$20.00 - $35.00

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