A day for women to explore love, intimacy and sensuality away from the male gaze.
Are you fed up of the female body being constantly sexualised for male pleasure?
Yeah, we are too. This is workshop is about saying “This is MY body, for MY pleasure”
This is a deep dive into sisterhood and community; working with female archetypes and challenging ideas of femininity. We will discover our unique expression of sexiness, and explore how it feels to be sensual with ourselves and other women.
During this day-long workshop, you will co-create a series of rituals to unearth and heal negative self-beliefs and shame, and design bespoke Goddess experiences of worship and celebration through touch and play.
We will dance, laugh, cry and sing. We will touch, stroke and love each other, and together we will write a new narrative of body positivity.
We will use:
Rituals for Empowerment
Voice and Breathwork
Boundaries and Consent
You will learn:
Tools for connection and Intimacy
Techniques for sensual touch
How to create a complete ritual
Tools for finding your voice
How to tune in to your body and desires
How to tune in to group energy
How to ask for what you want
Gaia holds regular Psychedelic Women’s Circles every other Wednesday in Hackney. We know how powerful women-only spaces are for empowerment and transformation. Being women ourselves we also know how many of our wounds and hang-ups are around sex and body image, this is why we are excited to be extending our women’s work into the realms of sensuality. Hurrah!
10.45am - 5.30pm, Saturday 19th May 2018
Unit K5, Arena Design Centre, 71, Ashfield Road, London, N4 1FF
Limited Early Bird tickets: £55
Standard Ticket: £66
If the price is a barrier for you please contact us.
About the Facilitators:
Gaia Harvey Jackson and Sarah Vero are the founding members of Sanga Sanga. They are performance artists and facilitators of connection and intimacy. Their work combines tantric teaching and pagan rituals with a sprinkling of theatrical wizardry, making this ancient wisdom fun and accessible. They have worked together for over 5 years and have trained in performance, conscious sensuality and sound healing. Love, authenticity and play are at the heart of all that they do and they are always exploring new ways to create heavenly moments of connection, silliness, celebration and sharing.
Places they have performed and run workshops at include Morning Gloryville, Togetherness Festival, The Summerhouse Weekend, Glastonbury Festival, We Are One, Into the Wild, LADS, Nowhere, The Borderland, Colourfest, Malice Arts and Cock & Bull Festival.
What do people think of our work?
“Thank you both for creating such a lovely event and for holding the space so beautifully throughout the day. It was a delightful mix of gentle Tantra , connecting games and other lovely things that I hadn't really come across in the many workshops I've done over 20 years. Great to get a taste of your work in this way and that you're spreading the love through festivals and events.” Chris, participant
“For a short while, I was whisked away from my environment of usual eclectic festival madness into another realm that interacted with me on a much deeper level. I was guided by Spirit-like beings of form similar to Angels or Goddesses most forgotten from some unwritten pagan tale. My ears and eyes are first transported thru expert theatre magic to a destination worlds apart from my reality of now; then follows my touch, my inner self, and my sense of place melts away. No plot was needed, this raw sensory journey let me forget my surroundings and then as if in some lucid dream I am given the power to form my mind around this new and enlightening landscape. Thank you Sanga Sanga - please make more.” Don Shades
Do I have to be naked?
The invitation in this workshop and some of the exercises is to undress and be naked with other women and to explore our feelings around our bodies. That said you do not have to do anything you are not comfortable with. If you are just stepping into exploring this type of space then you are free to keep your clothes on throughout if that suits you. Please be aware there will be nudity in the room so you do need to be comfortable with that.
What about gender?
This workshop is women only. It is for women, trans and cis, and non-binary people. If you are not sure about this or have any questions please get in touch.
What does sensuality mean in this workshop? How intimate will it be? Will there be sex in this workshop?
For us, sensuality means the condition of being pleasing or fulfilling to the senses. The enjoyment, expression and pursuit of physical pleasure and pleasure across all of our five senses; taste, touch, sight, sense and sound. We hope that means there is something in there for everybody.
We encourage physical touch but not sexual touch. The aim of the workshop is to be sensual, not sexual. Boundaries will be set along the way. All the exercises are optional and we can help you create a version that respects your boundaries. You will not have to do anything you don’t want to.
Nice try, but no. There won’t be any sex. Feel free to go have some consensual good times afterwards.
What do I need to wear/bring?
Please wear something that makes you feel good and that you can comfortably move your body in. This could be loose comfortable clothing or wild festival leggings, it’s up to you. Headdresses or other accessories are welcome if they make you feel good. You might want to wear some layers to strip down into, so that more skin becomes available for stroking, and underwear you are happy for other people to see you in.
Please bring a bottle of water and a healthy lunch to share.
This event is part two of a series of three events;