Why is it so hard to ask for what we want? What gets in our way? How can we learn to know what we want, trust in our own desires, and communicate that to others?
Join us for a 6-week guided practice laboratory to learn skills from the Wheel of Consent®. The Wheel of Consent® is a model of consent based on the idea of consent as an agreement between people, with a clear understanding of who an action is for. This practice allows for a much deeper engagement with understanding our own wants and desires and our boundaries and limits.
All classes will happen on Zoom. Mondays, October 16-November 20, 2023 5:30-7:30pmPT/8:30-10:30pmET
At the end of this course, you’ll:
Have a deeper understanding of how to know what it is you want
Be able to trust and value your desires
Better know in your body your authentic “yeses” and “nos”
Be more awake to the pleasure of touch
Have some tools to communicate your wants to others
Because of who we are as teachers, we offer a space that raises up marginalized voices instead of mostly the default white, western, cis/het voice. We are offering a coalition space (hat-tip to Bernice Johnson Reagon) for practicing and learning the Wheel of Consent.
About your facilitators:
Max (he/him) is a Black, queer trans man who has been on a life-long journey of learning about and re-connecting to his body. He has been fascinated by the body, the spirit, and culture, and more particularly, the ways in which these meet, interact, and connect. He has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, and a Certificate in Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion. He started a Buddhist meditation practice in 1990. He has been trained in a wide variety of embodiment modalities, including Authentic Movement and classical Tantra. He has spent his vocational life in a wide variety of endeavors, from academia, to non-profit technology, writing, and most recently, teaching mindfulness, emotional awareness, consent, and embodiment. He is a certified facilitator of the Wheel of Consent. He lives and works on a ranch in unceded Kashia Pomo territory, also known as Cazadero, California.
Sasha (they/them) is a white Jewish queer non-binary trans person who finds joy in teaching from and about the body and how we connect our insides to the outsides. They have worked with movement, sexuality, gender, bodywork and consent education for over 20 years. They practice as a Somatic Sex Educator and are a certified facilitator with the School of Consent. They have taught and danced all over the world in contact improvisation, aerial/circus and integrated dance companies, universities and spaces. Other influences in their thinking include years of hospice care work, elections work, and cooperative business and living structures. They currently work and live in HoChunk land called DeJope (Madison, WI, US).
Our refund policy: 100% refund up to 7 days before the start of the course. Before the first class, we will deduct a $50 administration fee. If an emergency arises after the first class, and you cannot attend future classes, email us to let us know – we can give 100% credit for a future series.
For more on why I do this work, check out this blog post!