Erotic Nature: Nurturing the Earth Body
Nature calls us to be held in its wisdom and to hold our bodies as sacred. In a culture that over sexualizes and largely sets us up for potentially dysmorphic views of our own body, it takes love, acceptance, and honoring to empower us all to embrace the beauty of our individual and collective bodies. The state of our bodies living on this earth is beckoning for us to reconnect to the softest and deepest parts of ourselves, to land and be held by the expression of the feminine.
We will use ritual to unveil our bodies together in the natural eroticism of the nature around us. This intensive will including authentic movement, embodied writing exercises and deepening partner activities that nurture our ability to surrender to our naked expression as well as giving voice to our sexuality through allowing the erotic to presence us to our vulnerabilities and our beauty.
(We will not be naked the whole time and individuals can choose their level on unveiling during the rituals as well as practice communicating boundaries that suit their own comfort level.)
Kellie Ryan is a full time Massage Therapist in Portland ME. She has been facilitating groups in intimacy building, erotic playfulness, dance and movement as a way to build community for the last decade. She has used Authentic Movement as a tool for communicating our deeper story around sexuality in her work with Sex of Self, a women’s sexuality workshop. She was the founder of a dance collective Academy of Muses in Ithaca, NY. Kellie also teaches body enrichment classes for sex therapist in training at the Institute for Sexual Education and Enlightenment in Northampton. In her many workshops her focus is on building intimacy through story telling, movement, writing and various partner exercises reflecting the need for communication around consent, safe sex,boundaries, agreements, exploring desire, asking for what we want and mostly asking the questions about what make us feel most alive.