Calendar

Play, learn, teach and share intimate time with like-minded others – in a safer environment where your choices are honored and celebrated.

In addition to the listed events, community members are invited to occasional “Elements of Intimacy” gatherings and “Firetenders” events. We also have occasional  Ecosexual Pleasure Practice for Women.

Jan
1
Tue
Somatic Sex Education, Core Course 1 @ Ongoing Online Program
Jan 1 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day
Somatic Sex Education, Core Course 1 @ Ongoing Online Program

Foundations of Somatic Sex Education

Foundations of Somatic Sex Education an introductory course in a professional training for somatic sex educators.

Registration for this 50-hour online course is ongoing. Join our community of practice and resource yourself with these teachings.

Somatic sex educators help clients bring pleasure and aliveness into their erotic life and relationships. We work through body-based exercises and experiences that include somatic awareness, mindful masturbation, coaching empowered choice and voice, genital anatomy and mapping, sensual and erotic massage, and orgasm enrichment. Through individual sessions, workshops, online teaching and ongoing groups, our clients can explore conscious breath, movement, and extended erotic touch in the container of safe professional relationship. They can practice feeling and expressing desires, and learning efficacy and empowerment in the erotic realm.

Core Course 1: Foundations of Somatic Sex Education is an introduction to the profession.

This online course can be completed at your own pace. It will require a minimum commitment of 5 weeks at 10 hours a week. Your registration is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. Course fee includes workbook and readings, video viewing, somatic inquiries, assignments and assignment review by a faculty member, community of practice weekly calls, plus a 1-hour private coaching call with a faculty member. Also included in your course fee is access to the wealth of online materials at www.OMGYes.com.

Core Course 1 graduates who complete Foundations of Sexology from Sexology University can be admitted to the World Association of Sex Coaches with no further requirements.

For more information and to register.

Jul
6
Sat
Kiss the Earth; Feel the Earth Kissing Back @ Salt Spring Island
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

With Greta Jane

Feel the Earth Kissing Back is an embodied awakening at the intersections of eco-sex and eco-phillosophy. Come from 2-4 pm on Saturday May 25th to explore with Greta Jane from Seattle at Caffyn Jesse’s Salt Spring Island studio. A series of four guided meditations, punctuated by songs, come together to form an invitational journey. Strengthen our connection to our larger Earthbody, opening to see the Earth not only as our mother and lover, we see and feel into the truth that we are intrinsic part of the wonder that surrounds us.
This workshop is part of a series called the Pleasure Practice
An Invitation to Open to the Healing Power of Pleasure.
Cultivating a solo practice in a community container.
Expanding our Understanding of Pleasure

The Practice

Simple and profound. Each workshop offers a specific invitation to engage with pleasure and allows 15 minutes for arriving, 15 minutes for setting group agreements and intentions, one hour of our special activity, and concluding with 30 minutes of savouring, mingling and snacking on something seasonal and delicious.

Why Pleasure?

We honor Pleasure as resistance to apathy. Where trauma restricts, Pleasure opens. Attuning to the self healing power of pleasure as our birthright. A space to revitalize, listen to and attend to our own needs and desires; a place of self discovery. Pleasure as the source of sacred sweetness.

Why solo?

Our Pleasure is our own. Pleasure is an experience we cultivate from within.

Why together?

We practice in community to strengthen our sense of belonging, offer witness to each other and experience our interconnectedness in a brave, vulnerable and receptive space. We intend to create community that supports the unlearning of shame, dismantling of heteronorms and affirms queerness.

for more information and to register: http://www.thepleasureguide.com/

Jul
20
Sat
Dimensions of Intimacy: Being Held* Regular, Raw and Fire @ Duncan, BC
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm
Dimensions of Intimacy: Being Held* Regular, Raw and Fire @ Duncan, BC

With Tricia Bowler and Michael Haines

Within each person is a beautiful, seeking soul desiring to be held in love and accepted for whatever is alive in them, from great contentment or joy to sadness or pain. Being Held is a safe, nourishing gathering of like-minded souls who seek a deeper experience of loving friendship, community and connection. We do not try to “fix” each other, but instead focus on tangible and creative ways to regularly hold each other in love and acknowledge each other’s wholeness, just as we are. With safety as the foundation, our gatherings are playful, enlivening, freeing and expansive. Each day begins with activities that re-establish an environment safe enough for connection. As the day progresses, in an atmosphere of graceful and lively co-creation, we delve deeper into ways to lovingly hold and accept whatever is alive in us, and each other, whether joy, happiness, shame, anger or sadness — affirming that all our inner experiences are messengers of love. We finish with sharing in a circle, reflecting and basking in the experiences of the day. July 19th: Clothes on; July 20th: Clothing Optional; July 21: Options for nudity and genital touch

By donation. Preregistration is essential: https://www.beingheld.ca/

Jul
21
Sun
Intimacy Educator Training @ Salt Spring Island
Jul 21 – Jul 26 all-day

INTIMACY EDUCATOR TRAINING

In an intimate 6-day intensive on Salt Spring Island, participants learn and practice body-based techniques for healing, pleasure and empowerment. They come to understand the many benefits, plus the precautions necessary, when integrating erotic massage inErotic Massage full cover.inddto professional practice as an Intimacy Educator. When we touch, we touch people’s entire history, their deepest wounds, their secret identity, their healing powers and their most profound capacity for joy. Touch that is meant to offer pleasure can slip unwittingly into hurt and harm.

Caffyn Jesse teaches on the neurobiology of pleasure and the impact of trauma on the autonomic nervous system. There is a focus on empowering choice and voice, plus massage, genital anatomy, genital dearmouring, and exploring the intersection of sex and spirit.

More Information

Sep
7
Sat
Somatic Sex Education Training, Core Course 2 @ Salt Spring Island
Sep 7 @ 9:40 am – Sep 13 @ 10:40 am
Somatic Sex Education Training, Core Course 2 @ Salt Spring Island

Caffyn with Corinne Diachuk

This is the first of two required in-person intensives in the professional somatic sex education training. MORE INFORMATION https://somaticsexeducator.com/core-course-2/

Sep
27
Fri
Dimensions of Intimacy: Intimacy with Ancestors and the Earth @ Salt Spring Island
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day
Dimensions of Intimacy: Intimacy with Ancestors and the Earth @ Salt Spring Island

Dimensions of Intimacy: Intimacy with Ancestors and the Earth

Subtle Body Exploration and Amadlozi* Connection

with Mari Abraham

Friday September 27th @ 6pm – Sunday the 29th @ 2pm

Erospirit Studio, Salt Spring Island

$485 CAD (tuition includes meals, and the potential to stay overnight in the workshop space)

Mari Abraham integrates her shamanic work with the practice of Intimacy Education. In this unique workshop, she invites us to make nature and ancestors authentic and powerful resources in our healing and wholing.

Over an evening and two days, participants will:

  • Expand and explore subtle body nervous systems
  • Weave subtle body and physical nervous structures in to Earth embodied awareness
  • Develop multidimensional awareness though embodied experience
  • Connect with the Amadlozi* through ceremony
  • Expand and strengthen resources
  • Expand sensations of bliss including andbeyond the physical through safe, deep, authentic connection with their unique and the collective Amadlozi*
  • Bring health and healing to all their bodies (including opportunities to release subtle body traumas)]

*Amadlozi – Zulu. The closest English translation to this word is ‘Ancestors’. The Amadlozi include bloodline relatives of past life/present life/future life- not limited to Human genetics, All Beings and Spirits of: Nature, the Planets, the Cosmic Systems, Ascended Beings, Star Nations, Parallel Universes and all energies of all creations in all directions and dimensions throughout all times and spaces, beyond….

Ceremonies may include fire, water, mud/clay, plant medicine (non-hallucinogenic/non-purgative), drumming, dancing, masking…etc. This will depend on what the organic energy of our collective creates together!

Mari Abraham is a Sangoma – a traditional Zulu shamanic practitioner. Blending her academic, cultural and shamanic training, she is able to bridge spiritual viewpoints, knowledge and ancient wisdom in authentic and meaningful ways. As a practitioner of the old and new ways combined, it is important for her to remain dedicated to the power of Unconditional Love and the Source from which it comes.  Her role is to assist in the empowerment and embodiment of the potential for greatness in all Beings and promote a new global culture of peace and unconditional love.

For more information and to register: http://www.shamanicintuitivehealingarts.com/

Oct
8
Tue
Intimacy Educator Training @ Belfast. Northern Ireland
Oct 8 – Oct 13 all-day

INTIMACY EDUCATOR TRAINING

In Belfast, Ireland! In an intimate 6-day intensive, participants learn and practice body-based techniques for healing, pleasure and empowerment. They come to understand the many benefits, plus the precautions necessary, when integrating erotic massage inErotic Massage full cover.inddto professional practice as an Intimacy Educator. When we touch, we touch people’s entire history, their deepest wounds, their secret identity, their healing powers and their most profound capacity for joy. Touch that is meant to offer pleasure can slip unwittingly into hurt and harm.

Caffyn Jesse teaches on the neurobiology of pleasure and the impact of trauma on the autonomic nervous system. There is a focus on empowering choice and voice, plus massage, genital anatomy, genital dearmouring, and exploring the intersection of sex and spirit.

More Information

Nov
16
Sat
Somatic Sex Education Training, Core Course 4 @ Salt Spring Island
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm
Somatic Sex Education Training, Core Course 4 @ Salt Spring Island

Caffyn with Dr. Liam Captain Snowdon

This is the second of two required in-person intensives in the professional somatic sex education training. MORE INFORMATION https://somaticsexeducator.com/core-course-4/