November workshops: Tantra, anatomy, massage & more!

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Tantra, anatomy, massage & more!

Unless otherwise noted, all Passion 101 workshops now cost $15-20 in advance, or $25-30 the day of the workshop and happen in the Aphrodite Gallery, 3rd floor Sexploratorium , 620 S. 5th Street in Philadelphia. Advance registration is required as space is limited, and student minimums must be met before visiting presenters can be confirmed. Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook by clicking the appropriate links (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

A Tantric Weekend with Patricia & Mark

Fri Nov 4, 7-9PM – Tantric Erogenous Zones
Sat  Nov 5 12:30-2:00PM Introduction to Tantra
Sat Nov 5 2:30-4PM Aghora Tantra

Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels teach sex- positive tantra techniques.

Authors of Tantra for Erotic Empowerment, Mark A. Michaels (Swami Umeshanand Saraswati) and Patricia Johnson (Devi Veenanand) are a devoted married couple and have been teaching Tantra together since 1999. Their approach combines traditional lineage-based Tantra with the best contemporary methods so that students can bring heightened awareness and an expanded capacity for pleasure into all aspects of everyday life

Fri Nov 4, 7-9PM – Tantric Erogenous Zones with Patricia Johnson and Mark  Michaels In Tantric sexual practice, it is important to prolong the excitement phase. The Tantric and Ayurvedic traditions have long recognized specific zones of the body that are particularly responsive to stimulation, and some schools of Tantra (particularly in South India) have developed a systematic approach to the stimulation of these zones in order to produce high states of arousal. This system was introduced to the West by Dr. Jonn Mumford in 1976 and is still little known. In this workshop, we will introduce you to to these zones and the basic principles for working with them systematically. Tell a friend: RSVP for this event on Fetlife and Facebook (note RSVP’s are not tickets- you need to purchase a ticket to guarantee a seat in this workshop)

Sat  Nov 5 12:30-2:00PM
Introduction to Tantra: How to become a sexual akrobat

Join Patricia and Mark for an honest discussion in which you will gain an understanding of the  ancient tradition of tantra. Learn to apply elements of Tantric philosophy and practice to our modern lives in ways that do more than just improve our sex lives growing  our spiritual outlook and enhancing our  physical vitality. Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry)

Sat Nov 5 2:30-4PM
Aghora Tantra “By that which one falls, by that shall one rise.” Aghora means “without fear.” In this workshop we will discuss some of the more extreme Tantric practices in which social and personal boundaries are consciously crossed for the purpose of spiritual evolution. Tantra recognizes that one pathway to opening up higher consciousness is through shocking the system. Practices such as piercing, meditation in cremation grounds, and imbibing of mind altering substances are traditionally practiced. Along with these traditional rituals, we will discuss ways in which the Aghoric approach can adapted and employed in modern, Western society. We will also discuss the often misunderstood fierce aspects of the deities, Kali and Shiva Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook(RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry)

Fri Nov 11, 7PM
Anatomy for Rope with Dr. Lynk

Dr. Lynk will guide you toward an understanding of anatomy massage mastery this month

Rope bondage and suspension can be dangerous if you do not know the human body and the impact that the rope can have on the various anatomical structures. Learn basic human anatomy, potential risks of bondage, symptoms of nerve compression and structures, possible modifications for adapting play, injury management with bondage, and many other topics on safe bondage with regard to human anatomy. There will be time for Q&A after the class and Dr. Lynk will be available for further discussion on any anatomy and injury-related topics
Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook(RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry). Students of this class receive a stamp on their hands for half price admission to The Aviary play party

Thurs Nov 17th, 7PM
Cultivating Sexual Energy with Anita DeFrancesco

This is a comprehensive enrichment class on how to contain and cultivate your sexual energy. When we understand how the energy of the body works you then can learn how to have the control and containment that is desired.  Learn how to master your sexual energy and develop the ability to integrate the emotions and senses as one with the orgasmic energy. This is the secret towards enhanced personal development, transformation and spiritual freedom.  You will have a better understanding   that there is no separation between the sexual and spiritual energy. This workshop is empowering, nourishing, healing, sensual, energizing, and ecstatic and a supportive environment for you to open to your emotions and connection to sexuality. Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife  or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry)

Fri Nov 18, 7PM
Beyond the Basic Rubdown with Dr. Lynk

Thousands of people perform massage with and without training in a variety of settings. The BDSM scene is one place where massage can be taken to a variety of levels beyond the vanilla world’s. If you are looking for a class that will describe different types of massage, this class is not for you. The objectives of this class are to educate you about how to perform effective massage without experiencing too much stress or fatigue and how to give the greatest benefit to the lucky person receiving your massage. Body mechanics, proper use of hands, elbows, and forearms, and important focus areas for greatest benefit from massage will be discussed. When you leave this class, you will be able to give longer and more frequent massages that have people begging for more, and who doesn’t like begging? Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlifeor Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry)

Fri Nov 18, 7PM
Beyond the Basic Rubdown with Dr. Lynk

Thousands of people perform massage with and without training in a variety of settings. The BDSM scene is one place where massage can be taken to a variety of levels beyond the vanilla world’s. If you are looking for a class that will describe different types of massage, this class is not for you. The objectives of this class are to educate you about how to perform effective massage without experiencing too much stress or fatigue and how to give the greatest benefit to the lucky person receiving your massage. Body mechanics, proper use of hands, elbows, and forearms, and important focus areas for greatest benefit from massage will be discussed. When you leave this class, you will be able to give longer and more frequent massages that have people begging for more, and who doesn’t like begging? Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlifeor Facebook(RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry

Thu Dec 1, 7PM
Knife Play: From Sensual to Sadistic with Lynk
The knife is a symbol of penetrative power, fear and mythology. In the hands of an experienced player, knives can be used as a sensation tool, phallic toy, shaving device, threatening prop or hypnotic shiny object. Learn the basic theory and practices of knife play

Thu Dec 8, 7PM
Tantra Wisdom With Anita DeFrancesco

Anita DiFrancesco

“Tantra Wisdom” is a course that teaches how to balance the physical, sexual and emotional powers. This class is based on the techniques from the Hindu, Taoist, and Buddhist traditions of Tantra yoga.  Explore how to increase your sexual energy and develop the courage to a more present foundation.  Learn healthy boundaries and heart communication. You will learn basic  Tantric techniques to move beyond the fear, guilt and shame to more intimate erotic possibilities. Discover your sensual nature, connect to your pleasure source, experience love,   and practice full body orgasms, sacred sexuality,  compassionate heart connections and find  true love when the spiritual and sexual merge as one.  You can experience this on your own or with a partner. Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook(RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry)

Fri. Dec 9th , 7PM
Adult Playtime
with ScrewSmart

ScrewSmart always provides and entertaining and interactive educational experience.

As children we were encouraged to play.  Research widely supports the fact that playing allows children to build important skills like: creative  expression, improved communication skills, and the ability to bond with others.  This workshop helps participants to approach sex in a playful  manner!  Adults have enough pressure in our lives – don’t we deserve an  little playtime?  Dynamic and engaging, the furies of ScrewSmart will help you laugh when things get absurd, reconnect with your imagination, and see your sexual landscape with wonder!  Bring an open mind and a willingness to laugh!  After all, these are the best tools we know for building a healthy and satisfying sex life! Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlifeor Facebook(RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry)
ScrewSmart is a sex education collaborative formed to promote both individual and community sexual heath and satisfaction. Based in Philadelphia, it was founded in 2009 by three sex positive queer women who met while working towards human sexuality education masters. They came together with the goal of providing information and resources to a diverse  adult audience.  ScrewSmart aims to facilitate a collective community dialogue that supports sexual exploration and health. They do this by providing educational workshops, hosting sex positive community events, and advocating freedom of expression for sexual minorities.  ScrewSmart works to build spaces where they can share our love for each other as friends and professionals while inspiring others to be engaged and informed sexual adventurers!

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