Exploring Power Play and Gender

This intensive is for dancers who want to explore dominance, submission, and gender. It’s an opportunity to discover and practice communicating your desires and boundaries so you can have more intimate and liberating connections. Our time together includes structured discussions, solo dance meditations, and duets. We will deconstruct how being socialized as a woman or a man has shaped our desires and our beliefs about power and safety. We will learn “safe words,” scene negotiations, trust building practices, attunement, tracking arousal, and after care. Come with a beloved or ready to make some new connections.


Z Griss (Zahava) is a kinky, gender transcendent, dancer, coach and director of Do Good Things with Powera leadership immersion for dance, sexuality, and kink facilitators! Z is currently touring a solo show, Waters of the Soul, and is a contributing author in Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries. Z has been dancing for 30 years and entered the kink community in 2008. Z has certifications in Urban Tantra, Yoga for Birth, Pilates, Esalen Massage, Deep Bodywork, Health Coaching, Femme, and is currently training at the Academy for Coaching Excellence. Z studied the sexual and spiritual arts of Sufi dancemeditation, Sexual Shamanism, BDSM, bioenergetics, and transformational group dynamics. Z performs and teaches at national conferences on healing racism, Black Entertainment Television, New York University, Hunter College, the International Inspiring Women’s Summit, the Kennedy Center, the NY Midwifery conference, prenatal yoga teacher training, and the Deepak Chopra Center.  Z lived in a 24/7 master slave dynamic with Orpheus Black for many sweet years. Learn more at www.EmbodyMoreLove.com.