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Body and the Erotic Field: A Workshop for Reclaiming Our Healthy Erotic Spirit

  • Esalen Institute 55000 Cabrillo Hwy Big Sur, CA, 93920 United States (map)

December 6-11, 2015

Esalen Institute

How is it to be a person in your sexual/erotic body-self in a positive way? How can our natural being of Eros, the life force, flow from our excitement to be alive and impact others without abuse of power? How can we bless our energetic self rather than live in shame and fear? We are often faced with the dilemma of inhibiting our physical excitement out of fear that we will be "too much" or be "misunderstood" by others. This shame is usually rooted in some old experience or learning which lead us to diminish our own lively self — our erotic spirit. At its core, our healthy erotic self is our creative energy which we feel as natural excitement.

In this workshop, we will utilize Gestalt awareness and dance movements to explore and celebrate our energy, and decrease the corresponding shame which often impedes our sense of embodiment — our experience of feeling our own body in relation to the world. We will do this through movement exercises, meditations, journaling, and group discussion. The emphasis will be for participants to develop awareness of how to use their own energy and flow in complimentary support of others.