25th – 26th November
As a woman what is your pleasure? And what is getting in the way of your capacity to receive it?
Women know there is more to our real pleasure and our sexuality than most of us are currently experiencing. Yet how do we access that and what holds us back from fully expressing ourselves? And how do we know and meet and our body’s needs and desires? Whatever pleasure you are having, or not having at the moment, it can always be deepened, whether that’s with yourself or with a partner. It always comes down to knowing our own bodies and releasing any blocks. So lets start reframing what pleasure and ‘sex’ looks like to us.
The more we work with women in the arena of sexual expression and pleasure seeking, the more we hear stories of disappointment, frustration, and confusion around intimacy, sex and relationship. It seems our bodies and our pleasure are a mystery to not only our partners, but also ourselves. It’s time to change that.
Much of the media portrays female sexuality as male sexuality-lite and therefore if we don’t feel we have a high sex drive or performance skills we’re somehow broken. Our bodies, our pleasure and our arousal can operate in very different ways to men, and we all know this. It is important that we understand that this doesn’t mean that they, or we, are wrong in our capacity for pleasure, just different.
However we often haven’t had the space to learn what is possible or to respond to things that are different to what we’ve already experienced. Often once we’ve found a route that works, we stick to it and expect it to work for forever. Yet our bodies and desires change through our cycles and experiences, through our months and the people we meet and as we age and gain wisdom So our exploration of our sexuality can be an ever-developing practise of self-love. There is no goal, there is no end point, there is no final destination, as our pleasure will always continue to grow and expand as our capacity is limitless. It turns out we’re the only ones holding it back.
In this 2-day deep yet light-hearted workshop about the serious business of pleasure, Tantrika Jem Ayres and sex coach Ali Grace offer to share with you new ideas and exercises they’ve gleaned from tantra temples and pioneering sex educators across the world.
Day 1 is understanding more about your own body, your capacity for connecting and enjoying your own feminine sexual energy. Most of what blocks female pleasure is our capacity to receive. This day is all about busting through the shame that’s holds us back from pleasure in all areas of our life.
Day 2 will focus on understanding what touch and sensual pleasure you might like that could be new to you. And then we’ll work on building confidence in how to ask for it. This is then wonderful to experiment when you are meeting with someone else to vary your pleasurable encounters and to share in your own pleasure. This removes the pressure of the guess work, which ultimately allows both parties to relax into a deeper experience.
Recommended reading in preparation: ‘Come As You Are’ by Emily Nagoski.
(Entirely optional, can be purchased from Amazon for those of you keen beans who love the homework we set!)
Date: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November. (No over-night accommodation provided)
Time: 10am – 5pm both days
Cost: £180 Installments: Send in your £60 deposit to secure your place and the remaining balance can be paid via installments/ Payments via bacs only.
Venue: Plough Studios (Unit 4 & 5) 9 Park Hill, London, SW4 9NS
Bring: Water bottle, cushion(s) to sit on & blanket. A special object for the altar to express your intention.
Please also bring your own lunch. There are places to eat nearby, but we want to get as much out of the day as possible, therefore not lose any participants in a long cue for a baguette. Plus you may not feel like leaving the soft nurturing space we create to head off for lunch.
(Please note there is no accommodation provided for this workshop, but if you email us to join the Karmony Coaching Facebook page then there will be discussions on that group around accommodation arrangements and / or lift-sharing)
For more info please call or e-mail Jem on 07525175922 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay: Jem Ayres
Sort Code: 40-45-20
Account number: 91485016
Ref: *insert name* Pleasure
Please ensure you use the correct payment ref, as failing to do so may means you get missed off the register.