Vulvassage - Empowering the Yoniverse together|
The deep connection you can experience with your partner when your vulva is "communed with," with other-than-sexual intent, can transport both you and your partner to a new level of intimacy. You will be amazed at how much more whole and complete you can feel after experiencing this gentle, nurturing touch that includes the vulva,* pelvic floor, and pelvic bones. Even though we will be in a group, you will curl up in a separate nest with your partner and slowly, with deep listening, have your vulva cared for and attended to in a way you may not have known was even possible. The groundedness, vitality, power, and spring in your step that you can feel from an enlivened pelvic floor is a profound sensation!
*(Vulva = the external parts of a vagina). **(Yoni = Sanskrit word for the feminine life-creating regenerative and reproductive organs, also means "source, origin, fountain, place of birth, womb, nest, abode, and fire pit of incubation.")
Through slow-paced, heart-connected exercises, we'll explore:
- dropping into a heartspace with your partner before engaging physically
- tending to the the whole yoni (full body massage and care)
- pelvic floor massage
- yoni-gazing and appreciation
- a variety of techniques for manual, (external) vulva-pleasing (internal exploration will be for another playshop!)
By more deeply inhabiting our own bodies, we take a stronger stance in the world. Society has often other-ized, medicalized, commercialized, hyper-sexualized, pathologized, and ostracized the vulva and vagina. Many have internalized this pressure and, at some point, vulva as source, core, and home, was reduced to "down there." Vulvassage is a process of reconnecting to the root of the aliveness, power, and in-dwelling wisdom that we need personally and globally, accessed through this simple act of caring and pleasure.
General layout: we will do some embodiment/relaxation practices to get comfortable, including taking turns with your partner to give and receive some clothed warm-up touch. Next you'll watch the demo, then you will cozy up with your partner and be gently guided through the experience. Just one yoni-bearer will receive the vulvassage during this playshop, with the receiver requesting exactly the touch they want and don't want. (Part of this process is learning how to identify, value, and communicate your desires and aversions.) Your partner has the honor of being the giver - the devotee - following your receiver's direction and listening to your own intuition as you explore together. In either role, you are free to stop, leave, or express feelings (laugh, cry, growl, etc.) whenever your body calls for it.
This playshop is for any person with a vulva, accompanied by a giver of any anatomy. We welcome all genders & orientations in both roles. Please register in pairs: come with any partner you already know and trust - a supportive friend, partner, or beloved. When you register, please let us know the name of your partner if they are registering separately. (We will host another two-way Vulvassage to include only-vulva-bearing givers at a later date. Email us at YumPractice@gmail to get added to our list.)
COST: $80-$25 per person (sliding scale in accordance with your means)
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE AT Brown Paper Tickets (see below)
If you know you want to go, but do not have a partner chosen yet, please register for yourself and your + 1, to reserve your future partner's spot. Include name, email and phone number of any other people that you are registering with your payment in the Questionnaire section at checkout, (or send to YumPractice@gmail.com if using mobile site)
Cash or check accepted in advance to Adele or Amanda
"The Vulvassage workshop was a very nourishing and opening experience. To experience non-sexual touch in a private and intimate area was one of the most healing experiences I have had to date. I never felt shy or afraid, in fact the confident and loving touch during the demo set the space for all of us to explore in a loving, open, and connected way. I enjoy and appreciated the humor and lightness as well."
"The journey led me to a transcendent sense of contentment and calm, and one of the deepest senses of satisfaction and being-attended-to that I have felt. I came to know, experience, and love my body more, on a physical, emotional, and spiritual levels."
"I have really enjoyed my experience of taking classes from Adele and Amanda. I felt they created a safe, informative and inviting environment for me to explore a new area of connection possibilities with my partners. They created a setting for me that provided solid values on consent, learning and growth within oneself and others in which I felt I could continue to practice on my own after taking their classes."
"I attended the Vulvassage workshop and the space held for everyone present was full-hearted, encouraging and inviting."
"One of the most memorable experiences of my life was attending Adele and Amanda's Vulvassage workshop in 2016 with my partner. During the workshop, I was impressed with their ability to communicate and to create clear boundaries, both spoken and embodied. A beautiful balance was struck between showing and experiencing; this afforded me a full body, hands-on experience, rather than merely increased head knowledge."
Adele is passionate about creating a touch-positive culture in which everyone is empowered to give and receive (consensual) affection and touch. She has explored the yoniverse through: Living Love Revolutions Vulvic Explorations, Body Electric School of Erotic Touchs Celebrating the Body Erotic, Living Love Revolutions Clitoral Revolations (vulvic massage assistant), and Surrender: The Ecosexuality Convergences Pleasure Medicine with Leigh Senna. She has worked with educators Betty Martin and David Cates, and has had a private practice as a bodyworker and intimacy guide for over a decade. Adele is also passionate about consent for teens, yoga, and music, as well as tending to the emotionally "tender bits" of a human.
Amanda is a Certified Somatica Sex and Relationship coach, a Soma Bodywork practitioner, Energy healer, Tantra teacher and Intimacy coach. Her work of the last 19 years has been helping people reclaim their own bodies and spirits from the disintegrating effects of traumas and the numbing, separating ethos of the modern world. Amanda has been called an "energetic locksmith for her ability to respond to the subtle messages of the body, the emotions, and the depth of the human experience. She has a true gift for presence and healing, having taken hundreds of people through Structural Integration transformations for nearly 2 decades. She brings a deep and delicate understanding of the pelvis and its organs through her work with the Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration, and the Visceral work of Jean Pierre Barral, and the cauldron of natural childbirth! She honors her work with David Cates and his Tribal Tantra group, Betty Martin, The Somatica Method, and Surrender: The Ecosexuality Convergence, including Leigh Senna's "Pleasure Medicine". She also co-facilitates monthly "Yum Nights"- a non-sexual heart-centered touch and intimacy practice for groups of 1-30, and is co-organizing 2 Ecosexual events in the Western US this summer. You can find Amanda on the web at EroticTuneUp.com and SomaBodywork.com.
Gallery Erato in Pioneer Square (View)
309 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle, WA 98104
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|