Taste of the Body Erotic: An Introduction to Conscious Eros (For All People)

  • Sat, November 12, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Asheville, NC
  • 2

Registration

  • Available until October 31, 2022
  • Includes Level 1 & 2 Workshops. Available until Oct-31, 2022.
  • Includes Level 1 & 2 Workshops

Registration is closed


Testimonials from Previous Participants

“Loved the workshop, learned a lot about myself, the group dynamic had great energy and a good mix of people/humanity.
 Our facilitator was well prepared, kept the group moving in a positive direction, started on time and ended on time.”

“Will definitely be back for more! And excited to see this community grow. It was a wonderful experience. I came with my adventure partner, bringing my curious and open-heart/mind and we both had a great time! By the end of the workshop, I felt a deeper connection energetically to each and every person I got to interact with.”

“I drove over three hours to attend this workshop and I can honestly say I would have no issue driving over 3 hours to do it again. The class was absolutely life-changing and I am so very grateful to have experienced it. I look forward to more classes, more events and more exploration.”

About the Venue

This event will be held at Dancing Shiva Tantra Community at Earthaven Ecovillage in Black Mountain, North Carolina, about 45 minutes outside of Asheville. This is a beautiful venue that offers the opportunity to be immersed in the natural world, including well maintained gardens and fruit trees nestled in the wilderness. The road up to the yurt where the class will be held is an unimproved and steep dirt road. It is appropriate for two-wheel drive cars, but you will need to drive carefully. There is limited parking, so please carpool if possible. The yurt features a well designed, pleasant outdoor composting toilet rather than the customary indoor bathroom. 

Lunch will not be provided, so please pack your own lunch for the day if you plan to stay for both workshops. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect to get from this event?

You can expect to learn something about who you are as an erotic being. You may get to witness and express your own desires more clearly. You can expect to be “at choice” throughout the whole workshop, which means that you will be given ample opportunities to sincerely check in with yourself and discern where your comfort level and preferences are for each of the exercises. You can expect to connect more deeply with your breath and yourself, and to be given the opportunity to connect, on a heart level, with other people. You can expect to experience new sensations and an expanded sense of what the word “erotic” means. You can expect to understand more about what the Body Electric School provides, which is experiences of transpersonal eroticism and how that might benefit you in your personal journey.

Will this be socially awkward?

Let’s start with the reminder “It’s only awkward if you make it awkward.” That being said, this workshop does provide an opportunity to discuss sexuality and intimacy, and also to experience gentle connection with other humans, so the possibility of awkwardness is always there. However, the exercises and the structure of the workshop provide enough structure, direction and options for ways to participate so that social awkwardness is minimized. We strive to create an environment that focuses on a sense of safety, while encouraging you to step into your “strategic discomfort” zone, which is where learning and growth can take place.

Will I feel uncomfortable during this workshop?

We encourage everyone in this workshop to step into “brave space” when it comes to sharing and expressing themselves. It is very heartwarming and connecting when we get to hear that others in the room are struggling with similar issues to our own. Sometimes this brave space is a stretch and does feel uncomfortable, and yet it is very freeing and healing. You will be encouraged to honor both your “yes” and your “no” when it comes to participating in each exercise.

Will I have to touch anyone I don’t want to touch?

No. You will be at choice the entire time. An important part of this workshop is learning about consent, and feeling into your own decisions about the kinds of touch you share with other people. One of the first things that we do in this workshop is to discuss what is called “the sacred pause”, the moment between the invitation and the response. We encourage you to take as long as you need in the moment of the sacred pause, to determine what feels right for you in each exercise that is offered during the workshop.

Who is this event NOT for?

This event is not for those who may feel triggered at the invitation to touch another person or those who are in need of professional psychiatric care. 

Workshop Fee

The Workshop fee includes tuition only.  All accommodation, meals and travel to and from the venue is at the expense of the participant.  

Coordinator

Your Coordinators for this workshop is Sarah.  If you have any questions about attending please reach out to her via ambassadors@bodyelectric.org

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Refunds:

We understand unavoidable circumstances may happen. We ask that you give us as much advance notice as possible if you need to postpone or transfer a workshop date or offering. Once you are confirmed in a workshop, your payment is non-refundable. If you need to postpone, Body Electric has many workshops, both in-person and online, where you may transfer all or part of your workshop fee.

Credits are held for 12 months from the date of postponement.

We will only credit/transfer the total amount that you paid for a workshop. Should The Body Electric School cancel a workshop, any payments made will be refunded in full or credited to another workshop at the discretion of the registrar. For any situation out of our control such as weather, retreat center closings or disasters, pandemics or government-forced shutdowns, there will be no refund, but a tuition credit will be held for one year to apply to another Body Electric workshop. After one year there will be no further credit or transfer.

For Online / Virtual Workshops:

Although rare, we occasionally decide to cancel a workshop due to low registration. We make this determination 4 days prior to the workshop. Therefore, please register as soon as you are committed to attending so we can confirm that the workshop will run.

More information on our Cancellation and Refund policy is available here.