ONLINE: Pack Night - Primal Resilience!
Starting 3/19, we will be moving to online sessions to explore Pack Resilience in uncertain times.
Pack Night - Primal Resilience
PACK NIGHT has served as a unique container for San Francisco Bay Area primals for years, and in this age where we as a species must fight a rise in valid fears, public panic, and raw human pain, facilitator Mx Davey Faye seeks to make primal material available to the local AND international communities. PRIMAL RESILIENCY is focused on delivering hands-on remote education that can manifest empowerment, grounding, release, healing, and the joy of letting go of everything you should feel to make room for whatever wants to come out. All creatures, critters, and shape-shifting homo sapiens are invited to join. All humans seeking a space to be raw together come out and HOWL with us!
Class content will shift weekly but may include: somatic exercises in breath and posture, sound therapy, guided meditation, reflections on the current world reality, special features on survival skills and relevant science from Bridger Fox, physical exercises, shared screaming experiences, fun animal facts, and techniques for accessing your primal power throughout the new daily dystopian existence. This is a sex-positive and arousal-aware space that is committed to non-erotic exploration; please wear whatever makes you feel cozy or seen but keep it PG-13. Be aware that this could get LOUD please consciously manage your personal space, public safety, and the consent of those around you <3
90minute weekly meetings are offered on sliding scale of $5-35 as well as No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds (NOTAFLOF). Exact recurring time TBD, first meeting is during normal PACK NIGHT hours gathering Thursday March 19th on Wicked Ground's Zoom space 7-8:30pm PST
Please note: This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class!
Original description below:
PACK NIGHT presented by Davey Faye @mxdaveyfaye
PACK NIGHT gathers every 1st Sunday & 3rd Thursday from 7 to 9:30 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm.
Event themes change on a monthly basis and recycle every six months. (See themes below!)
Unleash the inner wild in a group format! PACK NIGHT is an intentionally created, recurring safer space for manifesting your evolving primal. What does your primal sound like, or feel like? How does it move? Can it play well with others? Using somatic movement and vocal exercises aimed to help you tap into the beastly beauty within, as well as emotional activators through eye contact and improvisation, the circle will be led to fall into a pack mind, blending the fierce (and the more sensitive) primal energies in the room with the common goal to release and revel in our creature-selves. Explore different animalistic embodiments, give yourself permission to growl and howl, coo and hiss, and discover elements of your own identity previously hidden from view. Challenge assumptions of how you should be and unveil new ways to connect with others. Over time as our pack grows and changes, the initiation exercises will adapt to communal calling.
Every PACK NIGHT begins with guided activities for body and mind to support unlocking inner primalism as an individual and as a group and then opens the floor to freeform exploration. As energies wind down, the evening concludes with a closing circle meant to support integration with these powerful energies and potential shadows and encourages attendees to find comfort from the journey we took as a primal family. Let yourself dive into the deep and dark, and bring back tools of empowerment and awareness to use in your everyday life. All bodies, identities, and presentations are enthusiastically welcome to attend. While the only ingress/egress of Wicked Ground Annex is via a flight of stairs, once inside the space PACK NIGHT is diligently dedicated to making all activities accessible and will work within the limitations and comforts of individuals in attendance.
(This is not a ropes skills class nor a BDSM/critter play presentation, but those energies and tools are welcome in the space during guided play if that is how you are individually called. This is a sex-positive, body-positive space, but for the sake of emotional safety and hygiene, while rolling around the floor and letting the mind loose, all attendees must use an undergarment covering below-belly-button genitalia at minimum. We recognize that arousal can come up when exploring these themes and we welcome all-natural process, but attendees must commit to maintaining a PG-13 atmosphere. Thank you for your part in preserving the intention of this space.)
December: The Hunt: Predator and Prey
Sunday, Dec. 8th and Thursday, Dec. 19th 7 - 9:30pm
And so the hunt begins! This PACK NIGHT ups the ante with group exercises designed to manifest pack mind, and stimulate the visceral drive to consume. Practicing hunting games with your compatriots will provide opportunities for primals to bond as a group and test out leadership structures, as well as space for smaller or inquisitive primals to explore vulnerability and the thrill of pursuit. Additionally & optionally, after class, we will roam the streets and prowl as a hungry pack to chomp down into a juicy hunk of meat (+vegetarian options) and conclude our hunt for hedonistic pleasure with full, happy bellies!
Followed by Pack Meal at a nearby SoMa restaurant!
January: Primal Frenzy: Anger and Ecstasy
Sunday, Jan. 5th and Thursday, Jan. 16th 7 - 9:30pm
Unleash the beast within and relish in your own primordial power. This time, PACK NIGHT takes it personal, and invites you to let out some of your inner demons and impassioned chaos in a conscious space with controlled intent. Explorations of physical vs psychological size, how both rapture and rage manifest in complicated beings, and reflection on how our primal power informs our human emotions will round out this hotbed of potent play and self-discovery.
Followed by Pack Snack & decompression
February: The Wounded Primal: Grief and Healing
Sunday, Feb. 2nd and Thursday, Feb. 20th 7 - 9:30pm
Pain and pleasure both play important parts in the worlds of lust and power. While previous PACK NIGHT iterations have explored many forms of feeling alive and alight, this class will tune into a somatic manifestation of primal suffering and sorrow, including group exercises designed to consensually challenge your individual and communal sense of safety. After holding space for our traumas and our loss, we will shift into compassionate work on finding softness and warmth in our rawest forms, and harnessing the love of self along with love of chosen kin and fellow primal-kind.
Followed by Pack Snack & decompression
March: Celebrating the Pack
Sunday, March 1st and Thursday, March 19th 7 - 9:30pm
Time to roar out in primal glory! Whether you've made it to every other PACK NIGHT event or this is your first time syncing into the pack mind, we invite you to revel in your rawest form and find the flow that fits your instincts in this positively primal play space. Somatic exercises continue to inform your animalistic explorations, while group drills stimulate fantasy and allow you to feel out your freest form. Come ready to join in the jubilation, and inspired to continue your primal journey!
Followed by Pack Meal at nearby SoMa restaurant & possible nightlife/dancing!
ABOUT PACK SNACK & PACK MEAL
Please note: Pack Snack and Pack Meal are additional, optional, pay-your-own-way activities facilitated by PACK NIGHT as an exercise in group aftercare and primal bonding. Sliding scale class fee of $15-35 per person; attendees are always encouraged to pay as much as they can to support the venue, presenter, volunteers, and fellow attendees with limited financial means. If financial accessibility is a concern, there are always 1-2 scholarship seats per class, please contact Davey at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Mx Davey Faye is an enthusiastic erotic artist, educating exhibitionist, and community-oriented woo-tastic playslut full of service and snark. They identify as an enigmatic genderfuck beastie and polyamorous pansexual sadomasochist, with an appetite for primalism, scarification, and a particular love of porcupine quills. Davey possesses a background in classical literature, mythology, and theatre, and they are deeply interested in the power of storytelling through kink. In performance, they strive to examine themes of gender, vulnerability, shadow dancing, perseverance over trauma, and erotic empowerment. Reviewed as both a shamanic healer and sexual savant, you can find this bitch of a switch regularly presenting at venues in the SF Bay Area and sporadic national conventions. They are a managing partner of Bondage-A-Go-Go, a regular performer at Twisted Windows and Opel Productions events, a founding facilitator of Oakland Rope Collective, creator of the ongoing series SPARC and Pack Night, and are also known to relish collaborative opportunities with other presenters and artists. For over a decade, Davey has danced, surrendered, and battled with words, paint, rope, blades, electricity, and fire both privately and publicly, and continues to do so while rising into roles of dissociative advocacy and disability awareness. Follow the fun on Fetlife, Twitter or IG @mxdaveyfaye @foxnfaye #queerquillqueen #enbysinlove #theythemandfemme
Please note that the Wicked Grounds Annex space at 293 8th St is ADA friendly once upstairs, but stairs are the only means of ingress and egress to the Wicked Grounds Annex space. If you have any questions, please message the event organizers and we will do our best to answer them!
Wicked Grounds Annex (View)
293 8th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|