In an intimate 6-day intensive, this advanced program trains people to practice erotic massage, with friends or professionally, with a clear knowledge of techniques, benefits, complexities and precautions. It is an introduction to the principles and practices of Somatic Sex Education. It is a journey of reweaving sex and soul.
Caffyn notes, “Practiced with loving energy and sacred intent, erotic massage invites us to come fully into our bodies, and our capacity for joy. We can heal the shame and pain that so often surrounds and suffocates sexual expression.”
“With the encouragement of a skillful practitioner, we can learn to speak our truth and ask for what we want, while staying fully present to our body sensation.”
“And when we redeem our sexuality from shame and fear, we enter a matrix of body, mind, spirit and emotions. Transforming ourselves, we change the world.”
People take this course because they feel called to help others access the joy and power of erotic energy. To do so, they need a deep willingness to explore their own erotic identity. And they need to be prepared for the many complexities that can arise in erotic bodywork. The course covers Intake, Assessment, Empowering Enthusiastic Consent, Ethics of Practice, Sexual Healing, Erotic Energy Cultivation, Genital Anatomy and varieties of Sensual and Erotic Massage. Participants will gain a solid theoretical background in anatomy and techniques while exploring, at their own pace, the joys of ecstatic practice. This course can be taken as professional education, as a joyful journey of personal transformation and inspiration, for deepening relationship and intimacy, and for all of these reasons.
Participants learn about Somatic Sex Education and Sexological Bodywork. They learn about themselves, and have a chance to heal body memories and transform limiting beliefs. Tantric and Taoist systems of sexual cultivation, along with Orgasmic Yoga and Western sexology, are used to help access the life force of erotic energy. In an intensive on Salt Spring Island held in Caffyn’s beautiful waterfront studio, they learn to cultivate the joys of ecstatic embodiment, and how to pass it on.
Uniquely creative and at times emotionally intense ingredients are integrated with the bodywork. The workshop includes exercises such as art-making, shadow-work, journaling and group process. These activities help participants confront obstacles to their own pleasure, and acknowledge unresolved fear, shame or sorrow that can block the way to an empowered and joyful erotic life.
Caffyn offers the program to grounded, ethical, passionate, self-directed learners who feel a calling to this path.
Preapproved for credit as an elective in the Somatic Sex Education Training. Students receive a copy of Caffyn’s book on Erotic Massage and also have free access to all of Caffyn’s video courses plus the huge library of online classes at the New School of Erotic Touch.
Group classes: $1175 CANADIAN. The first day of the program is an evening class – 4 pm to 9 pm (includes dinner). On subsequent days the classes meet 9 am to 6 pm (includes lunch).
Course description from a participant:
“I am still echoing with the effect of the training. Well, the echo will probably simply grow louder in my life… Simply paradigm changing for me. I am so deeply grateful for the week. It awakened in me a new and ancient knowing of my own erotic freedom. A wisdom waiting to blossom is opening like the springtime in me. Bliss and satisfaction and an inspiration to share this with others. Thank you for offering this profound work. I am so deeply touched by the possibilities of awareness and well-being that it presents to the world!”
Cost of $1175 Canadian includes the 6-day program plus all written and video learning materials.
After completing the in-person training, some students choose to do a program of additional studies, supervised practice and a special project leading to a “Certificate in Intimacy Education.” This program involves one-one mentoring with Caffyn and costs an additional $600 Canadian.
To learn more, contact Caffyn at play @ erospirit.ca (not a live link)
In April 2018 Caffyn was assisted by Katie Spataro. Katie Spataro is a mother and doula who works across the full spectrum of pregnancy experiences including miscarriage, abortion, birth and postpartum. She holds the belief that our sexual health and reproductive choices are basic human rights. Katie is a certified Sexological Bodyworker, somatic sex educator and a Holistic Pelvic Care practitioner. Her practice, Sacred Womb Services utilizes ritual, touch, breath and movement to tap into the wisdom of the body to support our personal and collective healing. For more information see www.sacredwombservices.com.
In September 2018 Caffyn was assisted by Dee Larsen. Dee Larsen was the first Irish Certified Somatic Sex Educator and she is the founder of Body Conscious Ireland. Dee’s vision is to bring more sexual happiness to her home country. She runs her practice in the city of Belfast. Dee offers her clients a sense of ease and a nurturing space to reconnect with their bodies and pleasure. She writes, “I love holding space, supporting people, bodywork and having fun learning together, coastlines, nature and weaving our felt sense into community. I am so looking forward to meeting you all. I am passionate about the healing capacity of this essential work.” See her website at http://www.bodyconscious.me/
In October 2017 Caffyn was assisted by Christiane Pelmas. Christiane Pelmas has been in the business of sitting with people – in circles, dyads, community groups and more – since 1984. She isa clinical social worker, psychotherapist and somatic sex educator.
Christiane’s endeavors come from a deep and unyielding desire to encounter and feed soul; the shy, voracious, genuine creature at the core of our being. Our nourished and courageous souls are what The World is most hungry for, and in desperate need of, right now. See more from Christiane at
In November 2017 Caffyn was assisted by Sara Kammerzell.
Sara holds a masters degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practise, a certified Trauma Therapist, and a Couples counsellor specializing in Interpersonal Neurobiology. Moving beyond talk therapy, her clients receive an alchemy woven from her knowledge of the PSYCHE, expertise with TRAUMA, passion for COUPLES counselling, total commitment to SPIRITED unfolding, presenced teaching of TOUCH, Authentic MOVEMENT practise and NEURO-PHYSIOLOGICAL sovereignty. For more about Sara see http://resolutioncounselling.ca/