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

  • Sat, March 25, 2023
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • Vancouver, BC

Registration


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.”


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 Coordinator for this workshop is Gabriella.  If you have any questions about attending please reach out to either of them  at Gabriellalove@outlook.com


COVID Protocols

Effective October 1, 2022, we will no longer require all participants, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated for an in-person workshop.

If any retreat facility we rent to host an event has more stringent requirements, we will be obliged to adhere to those requirements. 

The change in requirements is a policy shift that reflects our commitment to inclusion and staying current. As time goes on and the pandemic continues to change, we will continue reviewing our policy to ensure it follows the latest information.


In-Person Workshop and Intensive COVID Protocols.

The Body Electric School strives to create a safer environment for all participants and team members. Despite our protocols, we cannot guarantee that our workshops will be 100% safe from the spread of infection.

To support your attendance to be as comfortable as possible, we ask everyone attending a workshop to adhere to the following protocols:

Considerations and Preparations

  • We encourage all participants and staff to practice self-care before and after the workshop.
  • We ask participants and staff to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before arriving at the workshop. If you test positive, please contact your workshop coordinator as soon as possible.
  • Please limit social contact for 3-4 days before the workshop and wear a mask when you are indoors with many people.
  • Please practice precautionary protocols when traveling, including masking and frequently washing hands.
  • If you are not feeling well, please do not attend the workshop. Notify the coordinator of your workshop as soon as possible participants. The School will hold your registration as a credit per our refund/cancellation policy.
  • We ask every participant to bring two (2) extra COVID tests to test if symptoms appear during the workshop. If you test positive, we will follow the guidelines below.
  • If you become infected by COVID, we will support you in arranging transport, onward travel, or quarantine arrangement

Guidelines and Protocols for all BE workshops

On arrival at the venue:

  • All participants must sign our COVID Waiver.
  • Take a COVID rapid test at the door.

The Team will:

  • Be transparent and communicate regularly with the group
  • Have outdoor meals whenever possible
  • Be aware and hold space for changes in the mood of the participants
Additional Covid Policies

Upon arrival at the workshop venue, to ensure the safety of everyone, we require all participants to take a rapid Covid test upon arrival at the venue. All participants will either:

Purchase a Rapid Binax Covid Kit before arriving at the venue. You can find them online or at a local CVS or Walmart. You will administer your rapid test upon arrival before entering the workshop space. (This test kit has two tests, and we recommend you take a rapid test before traveling to the workshop to avoid unnecessary travel if you have contracted Covid).

If you cannot find a rapid test in your area, we will have some available for a charge of $15.

Thank you for adhering to these protocols as we strive to make the safest container possible for our work. We sincerely appreciate the complexity and sensitivity of this decision. We are, as always, available for your feedback, comments, and questions at admin@bodyelectric.org.


Cancellation / Refund Policy

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 according to the following schedule. All percentages will be calculated based on the full workshop price at the time of purchase and do not take into account any applied discounts.

For In-Person Workshops

If you postpone or transfer your registration:

Time Before Start of Event Postponement Fee Amount Transferable
21 days or more 0% postponement fee 100% of registration fee paid
Between 8-14 days prior 25% postponement fee 75% of registration fee paid
Between 7 days to 48 hours 30% postponement fee 70% of registration fee paid
Less than 48 hours 50% postponement fee 50% of registration fee paid
Day of Event 100% postponement fee 0% of registration fee paid

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