Sacred Sexuality Tuesdays are weekly workshop-oriented evenings with topics and themes from all realms of sexual, sensual, and spiritual living. Each Sacred Sexuality Tuesday will have extremely empowering boundary-setting practice, along with plenty of educational, informational, and most importantly, experiential play and practice that is guided by the theme or topic of the evening.
We'll be writing each week's theme on the event wall, so please stay tuned. We will sometimes have guest-teachers to help deepen the understanding of a given theme or topic. These weekly Tuesday sessions are always clothing-on.
When: Every week, 7:15-9:00pm (please arrive at 7:15, we start promptly at 7:30) * please be mindful of the class finishing up just before us with quiet voices *
Love Exchange: $20, first night is only $10!
Limited sliding-scale available, - please see below...
Here’s a bit more about the weekly Sacred Sexuality Tuesdays and the monthly Sensual Love and Intimacy Gatherings... people often write for more information, so we'd like to explain what happens as best as we can.
The Sacred Sexuality Tuesdays are weekly meetups for everyone interested in exploring aspects of sacredness and sexuality; people who are looking for a deeper, more expansive, more intimate, or more sacred way to approach, explore, and potentially share their sexuality (including their sensuality and intimacy), with other people and/or with themselves.
These weekly gatherings are for all levels, - no experience required. They are for men, women, couples, straight or gay, - all are welcome and celebrated. Each week is different, and has a "theme" or guiding principle for that week. Sometimes the vibe is like a yoga class, with a lot of internal, meditative inquiry and experience, and very little interaction with the other participants. Sometimes we do partner-yoga, or clothing-on touch-practices with others to explore sensuality. Sometimes we do breathing or sounding to raise and explore sex energy. Sometimes it's verbal explorations of our fears and desires regarding our sexuality, and learning to share these with other people in a safe environment. Sometimes the exercises are based on the tantra teachings, and sometimes they’re from contemporary or other teachings.
The vibe is sometimes playful, sometimes 'spiritual', and sometimes sexy. It depends on the people who come, the theme, and the energy that is present. It's very organic, but it's always experiential as well as educational.
Regardless of the theme or vibe of the evening, there is ALWAYS some form of boundary-setting practice, - which means, for each exercise, we are invited to become aware of where we are at emotionally, energetically and physically, in the moment. We practice 'checking-in' and noticing our own internal state (our desires, fears, boundaries), - and we are always given the opportunity to work alone if we prefer, or to communicate with a partner how we'd like to do each exercise.
As facilitators, we encourage everyone to develop and practice self-awareness, and use the power of your voice to share where you are at. The setting is safe, respectable, and very "in the moment" - meaning, it's okay to have expectations, fears, and desires, - noticing them is the practice, - but after noticing, we're encouraged to "be present with" what is actually happening, - and use whatever feeling or experience that comes up as a tool to gain a new, deeper, insight into our sexuality. Meaning, if our expectations are not met, we use that feeling to learn more about ourselves, etc.
The insight garnered from this practice helps us to connect with ourselves and others more deeply and authentically, sometimes with a sexual flavour but also in every way.
The weekly Tuesdays always draw a fun, curious, open-minded group, and all levels of experience and comfort are encouraged and honoured. If you're shy and nervous, we promise you that you aren't the only one!
Attendance at at least two two weekly Tuesday sessions are required before attending 'Sensual Love and Intimacy Gathering' or a Tantric Practice, Play and Pleasure Foundations Course. The monthly gathering (on the 2nd Saturday of each month), is a more in-depth gathering (3-5 hours long), and since everyone who is there has attended at least two Tuesdays, we can be sure that everyone is comfortable knowing, communicating, and receiving boundaries and has practiced this extensively. The Tantric Practice, Play and Pleasure Foundations Courses are half-day to weekend long intensive courses on accessing your own resources, potency, and creativity to deepen your relationship with self, others, and the divine through practice, play and pleasure.
The monthly gatherings have sensual, sexual, and intimate practices much like the Tuesdays, but they might be more intimate and/or sexual, and/or boundary-pushing, and/or new, as compared to the Tuesdays. Eventually, as the community grows together, there may be nudity or more explicit practice at the monthly gatherings, but our intention as organizers is not to facilitate an orgy or play party but to create sacred space where we can all connect more deeply to ourselves, to others, and to the divine (whatever that means to you), by exploring this rich sensual, sexual and spiritual world we inhabit.
As facilitators, our vision is to create spaces where authentic connection, spiritual healing and discovery, and sexual empowerment and exploration can flourish.
People who practice Tantra and other forms of sacred sexuality find that other aspects of their lives improve: There's more peace, more self-and-others-acceptance, more pleasure in the senses, more "presence" instead of being in thought and expectation/fear, more self-reflection and inner growth. And sometimes (usually!!), better sex (partnered or masturbation) as well!
We hope this answers your questions. We look forward to helping you explore and celebrate your sexuality in a fun, safe, and empowering environment! We believe that pleasure and sensual play are an embodied spiritual path, - and we invite others who are curious about integrating a more spiritual, sacred, intentional approach into their sexual explorations to join us!
We are here to support you every step of the way, to meet for tea before if you have concerns, or to answer any emails you have. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to let us know.
Love and Light,
Renée, Clive, Dee & Guest Facilitators
ACCESSIBILITY & SLIDING SCALE
In order to make these gatherings accessible, we will reserve 2 spots in each gathering for people who may "pay what you can." The way to be considered for these spots is to send us an email a week before the gathering in which you intend to join, stating your needs and why you wish to join the particular gathering. Depending on the number of people applying for the pay what you can spots, we will rotate availability. Each time you would like to be considered for a pay-what-you-can spot, you must send us an email a week in advance of the practice you wish to attend to [masked].
SpiritWind has 2 staircases, so it is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible, however we have lots of helpful loving people who may be able to assist you up and down the flights - if you are able to walk a little bit and sit in a chair for the 1.5hrs of the class.