OUR FESTIVAL PRESENTERS
It's been said that Mare is the reason Southern California boasts such a devotional relationship with tantra.
Muse Mare has dedicated her life to explore arousal and orgasm as healing.
"Tantra yoga, breathwork, movement, and sound are keys we'll use to unlock and activate O-Energy."
"Supercharge your touch so you can love and serve in ways that are most needed, deeply desired and fully received," she adds.
Mare is certified in two Tantra lineages: Ipsula and Source Tantra. She also trained and works with therapists and psychologists in Surrogate Partner Therapy.
Join us in this workshop and activate your O!
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O-ENERGY ACTIVATION APRIL 18 2:45 pm
Corinne is a professionally trained Sexual Health Educator through Options for Sexual Health, an International Coach Federation Certified Coach specializing in sex and intimacy coaching, and currently a student of Somatic Sex Education.
She works with clients to repair and strengthen the relationship with themselves and others by supporting them to tap into sensation, embody pleasure, and utilize sexual energy to live fulfilling lives.
Corinne also provides youngsters, teens, and teachers with comprehensive sex education and mentorship and supports parents to create sex-positive homes.
She is a strong advocate for menstrual health and is actively involved in creating greater access to menstrual products in schools, public buildings, and work places.
Her workshop TAKING Pleasure, is a somatic practice created by Dr. Betty Martin and is an entry point where we begin to notice how we take in information, sensations, and pleasure via our hands! A great intro to the Wheel of Consent.
She is dedicated to changing the world one conversation at time.
TAKING Pleasure APRIL 16 6:45 pm
SACRED BLOOD: CELEBRATING MENSTRUAL WELLNESS APRIL 17 3:30 pm
Chenoa offers 20 years of wisdom and experience in the work of human sexuality, pleasure and healing through tantra massage, intimacy coaching, and tantra coaching.
With extensive training in yoga, yoga therapy, tantra, therapeutic and sensual massage, BDSM, Breema, Bondassage, spiritual anatomy, and the Wheel of Consent, Chenoa is a fluid sensual artist living life by her own terms.
"My passion is healing," she says, "and yet the deeper passion is to prevent the need for healing."
Chenoa invites us to come play with your friends and immerse in the energy of sensual awareness at the Sacred Sexual Music Festival.
The Sacred Sex Worker - Healing the World APRIL 16 8:15 pm
Are you ready to let go of old patterns and false beliefs that block you from connecting to your body?
Dominic Lord will show you how by using kink!
He studied kink practices that incorporate bondage and sensation play and discovered that if he combined kink practices with tantra, women would invariably have a deep and profound experience of themselves.
"The Sacred Masculine can create the space for the Sacred Feminine," he says, "to trust, open, and experience their own divine nature."
Dominic works with individuals, couples, and groups to help them authentically be in relationship with power, passion and love.
THERAPEUTIC KINK APRIL 18 3:45 pm
TA MA RAH
Ta Ma Rah is the creator of the 10-Day Self-Love Transformation and the founder of SacredSensuality.net.
She is a Sacred Femininity Facilitator, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and instructs Nia Dance Fitness, yoga, belly dance, and Qi Gong.
Over the past 15 years, she has facilitated countless transformational workshops and healing events.
Her own sexual healing prompted her to passionately empower women to feel more vibrancy, pleasure, and joy in their lives.
SEXUAL ORGANS REFLEXOLOGY ZONES APRIL 17 11 am
Known as a “crazy inventor” by his friends and neighbours, Ian of Vancouver Island has supported his family for 40 years by inventing electronic products, and has dozens of unusual interests.
His favourite area of exploration is as a bodyworker, focusing on sexual health and education for men and women.
Trained with Caffyn Jesse (Erospirit.ca) in Intimacy Education, he also brings his interests in Sufism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Taoism into his bodywork.
With training also in Trager massage, alternative medicine, and intimacy education, Ian offers a full spectrum view to healing and well being, particularly around sexuality.
SEXUAL HEALTH for MEN APRIL 18 1:45 pm
Sonya studied "Sexuality in Cinema" at Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal.
Since moving back to her native city of Vancouver, she's become a consultant for Pure Romance, providing relationship enhancement and intimate products.
She also offers workshops and seminars to men, women, and couples on expanding sexual horizons by exploring topics such as aphrodisiacs, sensual aromatherapy, tantra, and BDSM.
In addition to articles on sexual health, she also writes erotica fiction.
PLAYING WITH POWER DYNAMICS APRIL 17 4:45 pm
Lisa is a Playful AmoraTherapist and Sensual Adventure Guide.
She combines a love of sensual scents and essential oils, plus a background in adventure tourism, yoga, circus arts, massage, tantra, and shamanism to offer a fun, magical, and healing experience.
About Lisa's massage, she claims she will "break you out of your shell, turn your reality on its head and make you fall in love with your entire self all over again."
BLESSED BOOTY SHAKING APRIL 17 5:45 pm
THE SACRED SPOT APRIL 18 12:45 pm
Native to Beirut, Lebanon, Rawia grew up watching her mom belly dance at parties.
Since the age of six she has been exploring Tribal, Eastern, and Egyptian belly dance.
Rawia taught basic belly dance at Ballare Dance Studio in Bahrain as well as private dance lessons before moving to Victoria, British Columbia in 2018.
Idealizing sensuality, beauty, and love, Rawia dances to express her deep emotions and loves to offer this sacred form of communication between heaven and earth.
Indeed, Rawia says, "This dance is a sacred and direct form of connection with the Divine."
EVERYONE BELLY DANCE CLASS APRIL 18 5:45 pm
CHANT YOUR HEART OPEN!
"Chant Your Heart Open!" is a warmly embracing and participatory sound experience that offers healing songs and melodic mantras to open your heart and enliven your spirit. It's for everyone!
Led by Wendy DeMos on vocals and guitar and accompanied by Anne Leader on harmonium and piano, and Nathen Aswell on bass, Wendy's songs deeply celebrate life and support the body and heart to go within.
“By repeating the mantras and uplifting lyrics, we increase their power,” she says. "When we express our souls with these sounds, we tune into specific frequencies of consciousness — like a radio tuning into different stations — and we vibrate at the frequency of love."
Chant Your Heart Open gatherings support community, healing, compassion, and joy, dedicated not only to our own uplifting but to healing Mother Earth and to our larger human family.
CHANT YOUR HEART OPEN! APRIL 17 3:15 pm
APRIL 18 2:30 pm
Anne Leader is a musician, composer, and music teacher with an inherent awareness and respect for the power music has to impact people’s lives.
In her twenties and inspired by contemporary artists of the day, Anne turned her focus to rock music and began writing, recording, and performing with groups such as Barney Bentall and Spirit Of The West.
Her love for music composition directed her into the world of television where she scores award-winning films.
Anne has a passion for musical styles and instruments from all corners of the world, in particular, India. She incorporates them into her compositions and works with these instruments with great respect and reverence.
CHANT YOUR HEART OPEN! APRIL 17 3:15 pm
APRIL 18 2:30 pm
Nathen Aswell plays bass, Chapman Stick and is a recording artist and inspirational speaker based in Vancouver.
He believes that his calling in this life is to encourage people to live Big Lives one Small Step at a time.
Nathen honours his calling by performing and speaking internationally at conferences, concerts, retreats and churches, presenting his music, stories and tools for transformation with his voice and the Chapman Stick (a 12-stringed electronic instrument that is tapped with both hands like a piano).
CHANT YOUR HEART OPEN! APRIL 17 3:15 pm
APRIL 18 2:30 pm
GURU KARAM KAUR
Guru Karam Kaur (Nicole Ward MacDonald) is a passionate and powerful emotional wellness educator, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education provider serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 2002.
As a graceful healer, she is a trusted source in personal development with her work in Self Worth and Healing the Wounds of Life, leading immersions, retreats, and workshops throughout the U.S. for nearly 20 years.
This very personal soul work increases awareness, enhances motivation, and encourages healing in every facet of life.
Sacred sexual healing develops sensuality and intimacy by removing blocks to our giving and receiving of pleasure.
KUNDALINI YOGA APRIL 17 10 am
April knows that dance is transformative and that it can be therapeutic. She studied at SFU and practised various dance forms from ballet to modern to African.
She says, "Through dance we transform our suffering and pain to connect with the divine within."
"Now, more than ever," April continues, "is the time of the rising Shakti -- of the healing of the divine feminine energy of the planet and of us all. We need to awaken our sacred sexual energy, our creative force, to become our most powerful and authentic selves."
It seems there has never been a more profound time to shake our blessed booties!
BLESSED BOOTY SHAKE APRIL 18 10 am
Sheryl-Dawn integrates massage, craniosacral, lymphatic breast massage, Womb Coaching Therapy, Holistic Pelvic Care (internal vaginal work), shamanic practices and more to focus on her clients' pelvic health and integrated sexuality.
Having worked with thousands, Sheryl-Dawn has witnessed the results of unhealed scars from the deep conditioning around sexuality.
"If these wounds remain unresolved it blocks the connection to vitality, pleasure, creativity, physical, emotional, mental health."
"Our physical state is profoundly affected by our emotions, mental overwhelm, our disconnect from ourselves, community, nature, and our purpose," she explains. "We rarely consider the impact of these imbalances, especially as it ripples out into our sexuality."
Sheryl-Dawn helps people to explore the hidden dynamics of unconscious, embedded patterns and supports releasing from the body, cellular memory and psyche simultaneously.
PRESENCE & PLEASURE APRIL 17 2 pm
Gyan is a massage therapist who lives in Taiwan and specializes in belly massage, pelvic opening techniques, breathwork, and acupressure.
His book Lovehand™ -- Primal Body Magic is soon to be published and includes insights about his 19 years with clients and their deep healing.
"I have seen true magic happen through this work. And it is these miracles that give me the confidence and passion to share my methods with you."
Often, the abdomen and pelvis are ignored by massage therapists or are treated technically, he says. However, deep transformation occurs when he and his clients bring presence to the energy housed in these areas, particularly, he says, after realizing the connection between the physical and the emotional.
"Healing via our gut and sexual energy is powerful and it’s time to welcome new solutions that are needed in our new world. It’s time to open the conversation."
Join his talk as he offers deep nourishment designed for our changing world and the profound healing we all need.
WHEN SEXUAL ENERGY ARISES IN THERAPY APRIL 16 7:15 pm
Erin is a teacher, coach, writer and speaker.
For 25 years, she has worked with hundreds of women and girls guiding them in self-expression, empowerment and sexual integrity.
As an advocate for girls and women to know and claim their bodies and their sexuality, Erin offers coaching and online courses to teen and young adult females, guiding them in celebrating who they are and living as safe and sexually empowered beings.
Erin lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.
WHAT TO TELL TEENS ABOUT SEX APRIL 18 11:30 am
Ryan serves as a sex and relationship coach for men through his content, group workshops, and individual coaching.
He helps men cultivate emotional and sexual self-mastery, and become unapologetic in who they are, resulting in more respect, appreciation, and intimacy in their relationships.
As a coach, he comes with a mixed bag of experience. He has a B.Sc., from the Royal Military College. Over a decade of training and experience in leadership in the military. He’s a Master Practitioner of NLP and certified hypnotherapist. And for the last 8 years, he’s taken innumerable workshops and training around meditation, sexuality, group therapy, and conscious relationships.
Ryan has interviewed over 100 sex and relationship experts, and currently has numerous articles, videos, and over 130 available podcast episodes to help men get the kind of sex life and relationship they deserve.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR MEN? APRIL 18 10:15 am
Morgaine is a photographer, doula, birth educator, rebirthing breathworker, holographic kinetics practitioner, yogi, personal wellness coach, bioresonance and mandala light therapy practitioner.
“After the birth of my son I experienced quite profound post-partum depression. As I healed, I experienced beautiful states of bliss that lasted for days," she explains. "I saw how the primary experience of birth and first limbic imprinting sets the tone for this dualistic approach to life."
After birthing her son in a completely natural way at home, and learning more about how to generate pleasure and self-love in her life, Morgaine asked, "What if birth was orgasmic? What if the orgasmic state we experience in love-making extended itself through pregnancy and birth? What if we came into the world not through pain and fear, but through confidence, pleasure, and orgasmic exuberance? What kind of world could we create?"
Join us as Morgaine shares and holds space for the sacredness in our sexuality and how that leads to pleasure and orgasmic bliss in birthing.