Pleasure As a Practice
Pleasure As a Practice is an awareness & movement based practice rich w/ celebration of life in a body; sensuality, breath, sound & self-expression. The times that we are living thru have deepened this offering as so many of us have lost our connection to our usual sources of pleasure. Dissolution of self can happen when we lose things that we once identified with/ depended on. This in itself is a yogic practice for awakening - to give up these things... Now that it is largely happening without choice, we may have found ourselves struggling with fear, anger, frustration, loneliness, sadness, whathaveyou... all of these feels are portals to our innate ecstatic potential. This is a prime time for awakening our bliss bodies and knowing ourselves and life in new and exciting ways. The practices that i have learned and further developed, synthesized into a unique offering, are all about living fully, uncovering our innate joy and wholeness and celebrating challenge as a gift. Together we will explore the workings of the bodymind, & our connection to Self and our environment. We will creatively, investigative-ly & sensually move the body, expand our aliveness with breath and sound practices and learn ways to deeper connect with ourselves for a full, juicy experience of life. These practices will help us to fully feel and transmute our emotions. These practices will heighten our awareness of and access to our birthright as blissful beings. These practices are for you and many can also be done with a partner (even secretly) to heighten feelings of pleasure and connection. This offering will be held in a ritual container, honoring ourselves and one another as sacred (& sacred profane;) beings.
The PleasureFest Scavenger Hunt is a texting game where you will be guided through challenges to learn more about your erotic self and the world of pleasure. You will help create an Erotic Story, learn about Sexual History, find Historical Figures who have paved the way to our expression of pleasure, and look at some really hot art! Get those fingers ready, and we’ll meet you soon! Join ANYTIME all weekend!
Confrontational Comedy Punk for Weird Times with Rachel Lark
WHO IS THIS CHICK? Rachel Lark is an Oakland based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and Salon.com and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe. She's known for her biting political commentary, fearless authenticity, and hilarious, raunchy wit. She's been called the "musical muse for the sex-positive revolution".
Nature Immersion Anywhere
We are, in fact, nature. Despite physical distancing and shelter-in-place constraints, we still have endless creative opportunities to dive deeper into our connection with nature. As we learn to see the earth as something not outside of us but as part of ourselves and us as part of it, we reconnect with our inner grace and beauty, with our passion and compassion and with our empathy for self and other.
Turn Life into a Pleasure Garden
What is a Pleasure Garden? A pleasure garden is an original allegory used to look deeply and specifically into yourself and your life to heal and enhance your wonderful pleasure center. This includes thoughts of yourself, the food you like to eat, the music you like to listen to the friends you spend time with, the loved ones you love, and the energy vampires that are other people and also yourself!
Akil Apollo Davis
Open Relationships, Polyamory and Sexy Aging
Have you passed one of those “round number” birthdays and are noticing your body changing? Is it hard to feel as sexy and attractive as you once did? Do wonder how you will meet a compatible non-monogamous person…if you’re married, in your age-group, with the body you have, with the disability you have, with the sexual issues and preferences you have, anywhere close to where you live, etc.
Finding Love in Lunch
Thinking you can’t find love during a pandemic? Have you checked your fridge! That’s right, reliable Sustenance is always there, ready to give you all the love you’ve been longing for. Don’t trust us, trust Kris Kale who reminds us again and again that food is an eager lover, aiming to please and be devoured.
Shameless Self-Love: Releasing body shame and ReClaiming your full unbridled sensual expression and pleasure
A chance to really soak in the essence of your body, and feel how Pleasure, Play, Peace, Power, Passion express through movement. Exploring our sensual body and expression.
Sex & Stuffies: Reclaiming Innocence
In this 90-minute playshop we're hopping in the Delorean and going back there. Join your insane hosts, Michael Author and Emily Orum, on a truly nostalgic, strange, and healing dive into your childhood.Bring your stuffed animals (required) and your active imagination.
Emily Orum & Michael Author
How to Be the Next Somerville: Sex-Positive Political Organizing 101
A presentation and conversation hosted by one or more board members of the San Francisco Sex-Positive Democratic Club (and possibly 1-2 others) about the basics of political organizing and the specifics of sex-positive legal issues.