OUR FESTIVAL PRESENTERS
St. James Community Square, Vancouver
April 19, 2020
Jaia is an ecstatic poet, singer-songwriter, dancer, facilitator, and community organizer based in Vancouver, BC.
A practitioner of The Artist's Way and a student and teacher of voice, his drive in life is to share his tools of full expression.
He regularly shares his original lyrics and improvised vocals with DJs and producers of electronic music at festivals around the world and recently released his debut studio EP, "Shake yr Sunshine."
WANDERING IMPROV POET
Amy Color is a relationship and intimacy coach, certified therapist, TEDx speaker, international clinical trainer, supervisor and more.
She saw a need for a solutions-based alternative to conventional talk therapy that addresses intimacy challenges and supports people feeling safe in connecting. She's created simple steps based on the brain and nervous system that foster physical and emotional trust.
Close to ten thousand individuals and couples have benefited from Amy's expertise.
She says, "Having an intimate connection is healing. Having a coach in your corner is priceless."
Find out what Amy can do for you. She offers a free consultation. See amycolor.com #AskAmyColor
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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 building and work places.
Corinne is a transformational leader who is committed to breaking down barriers to sexual education, inclusion, communication, honesty, acceptance, authenticity, and pleasure.
She is dedicated to changing the world one conversation at time.
SACRED BLOOD: CELEBRATING MENSTRUAL WELLNESS 4:20 pm
Chenoa offers 18 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.
YOUR SACRED SPOTS 2:20 pm
VISIT CHENOA at THE SACRED SPOT in the HALL BALCONY
PETER D. COOPER
We are blessed with Peter's presence as space holder and ceremony facilitation as his intention is to embody the Divine Masculine and offer strength, power, and gentleness to his community.
For 30 years, he has been a Sacred Firekeeper in the Coast Salish Tradition and, as well, leads Sweat Lodges and Fire Ceremonies.
Peter has received teachings in the Four Sacred Medicines by traditional elders and is a practitioner of Energy Healing that combines traditional First Nation, Pagan and Eastern Chakra Medicines supporting individuals to access the healing powers within themselves.
Peter leads opening and closing ceremonies for events such as the 2018 Sacred Sexual Music Festival, the Conscious Goddess Festival, and the Abundance Farm Festival.
OPENING CEREMONY 1:30 pm
CLOSING CEREMONY 10 pm
Why are trans folks so sensitive? Am I using the right terminology? What questions can I ask? How do I ask? The stereotypes!
Questions, thoughts and beliefs that for those not in the know, are real and relevant. The Transgender Stereotype is the tip of the proverbial iceberg to get you thinking in a progressive manner, and or formulate the right questions to ask.
Welcome to the multifaceted world of Velvet Steele, who defines herself as a “woman with a transsexual medical history”.
She is a fetish service provider of 25 plus years, known for her appearance on the wildly popular documentary series "KINK" filmed here in Vancouver.
She is an advocate and activist for transsexual and transgender rights, within, and outside the sex worker community. She is a sensitivity facilitator and counsels on lifestyle, sex, sexuality and gender drawing on her lived experience.
She educates on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world of sex toys plus Velvet created the first Fetish Night in Vancouver which ran for 10 years.
Life as a fetishist and visual artist led her to activism on sex, sexuality, sexual health and subsequently sex worker rights.
TRANSGENDER STEREOTYPES 8:55 pm
Jaitara is a transformational artist, guiding lovers and creators to live their ultimate love life -- spiritually, sexually, and creatively -- with or without a partner.
To support you in private sessions or at workshops and retreats, Jaitara holds space with the tenderness of a mother, the wisdom of an elder, and with youthful playfulness.
She is the author of the #1 bestselling book, The Four Sacred Laws of Sexual Enlightenment, and is the is the founder of Vancouver's Women’s Red Tent Mysteries, and The Tantra of Being events.
Jaitara is a teacher of Tantric living, Sacred Sexuality, and a master facilitator of breath, guided meditation, intimacy coaching, and personal transformation. A lover of dance, she incorporates movement as a method of transformation, healing, and play.
She is certified as a Holistic Rebirther, Cuddle Party Facilitator, Reiki Master Teacher, and as a life and business coach.
Jaitara is thrilled to be back at the Sacred Sexual Music Festival offering her gifts and her love for this magical event.
EXOTIC CHAIR DANCE ? pm
CUDDLE CORNER all DAY!
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 5 pm
This band includes Fanny Starchild and Vegari, with Fanny sending out waves of love with every note on her heavenly harp, while her beloved partner, Vegari, plays bass, and percussion.
Together they compose and offer jazzy improvized, sexy music to soothe and delight.
Have a listen .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGSmFTX-sQw
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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 7:50 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 ? pm
VISIT LISA at THE SACRED SPOT in the HALL BALCONY
D'Arcy's passion lies in bringing groups together to celebrate our deepest connection to ourselves and each other.
A body psychotherapist in private practice, she's also a healer, writer, tantra teacher and transformational dance facilitator.
D'Arcy has traveled the world to discover and learn what heals and transforms and weaves it into her work as a midwife to the soul.
SPIRITUALITY & SEXUALITY EXPERIENCE ? 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 are deeply spiritual, 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.
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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.
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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).
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Gershone has been traveling as a musician since 2002, touring North America with bands like DubConscious and Rahasya.
As well, he has found himself in the heart of the Mantra Music genre, playing festivals from Bhaktifest to Bonnaroo with a variety of well-loved music artists including Wah!, David Newman aka Durga Das, and David Estes and Ananda Rasa Kirtan.
In 2015, he spent six weeks in northern India to dip his toes into Indian classical music. He returned inspired to share his love of Kirtan to all across the nation!
GERSHONE KIRTAN ? pm
WILL BLUNDERFIELD (TEJ RANDHIR SINGH)
Will is a yogi, podcast host, musician, seeker, and dedicated champion of the LGBTQIA + community.
He currently has two award-winning albums out globally, "Hallelujah" and "Wild Horses" and is training in Buddhist Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Level II Kundalini Yoga.
As an outspoken advocate for sexual and gender fluidity, he has been featured in national media outlets, in print, online, and on television.
Gabor Maté, M.D. says, “Will’s voice is supple and ethereal, his musicality impeccable, and he delivers his songs from a deep place within that reaches into our hearts and souls.”
And Bif Naked calls him “a powerful and beautiful mentor, whose music fills the universe with a love energy from his soul.”
Will’s goal is to bring authenticity, positivity, and love back into the pop music world and bring Kundalini yoga music to the masses.
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