Learning to Touch, Playing with Power

2 days with Betty Martin and Sinclair Sexsmith

Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, 2014
Shoreline WA


~ Women, men, genderqueer, trans folks, singles, couples, queer, straight -
any and all genders and orientations
~ Inexperienced, wildly experienced or anywhere in between


Saturday: Learning to Touch, with Betty

Learn how to notice what it is you want, why it matters, when to bring it forward and when to set it aside. Feel the difference between receiving a gift and giving one, and what they have to do with touch, and what they don’t. And fall in love with both of them – completely and equally.

Find each of the 4 Quadrants of Receiving and Giving and what each of them can teach you. Each one is inherently pleasurable but often misunderstood and therefore sometimes difficult to find. Each of the 4 is innate to who you are as a lover and as a person, and the more you discover about yourself in each of the 4, the more freedom you have to be yourself, fully and authentically.

Sunday: Playing with Power, with Sinclair

Take what you have just learned about desire, consent and the dynamics of receiving and giving, and now expand it to play in the realm of power and power exchange. We take the skills and dynamics, and dive in a little deeper into this fascinating, fun and potentially erotic playground.

For beginners in this realm, this is the perfect way to gain a solid footing of awareness and skills. For experienced players, discover what the 4 Quadrants have to teach you that clarify your dynamics let you go even deeper.



Saturday, April 5: Learning to Touch

At this workshop, you will:

~ Get crystal clear on Receiving and Giving – what the difference is and why it matters
~ Fall completely in love with both of them, equally
~ Find the surprising source of your confidence and creativity
~ Bring a new level of presence and sensuality to all your touch
~ Learn the Circle of Consent and the 4 Quadrants, a sensual practice that will clarify your relating on all levels
~ Learn real, tangible skills to ask for what you want, with ease and generosity

This workshop is for you if you:

~ are seeking the next level of ease, confidence and joy, wherever that is for you
~ love and care for each other, but can’t quite find the key to loving your love life
~ know there is something deeper, more meaningful in sex, but have no idea were to start looking for it
~ have been experimenting with Tantra but find it awkward and contrived
~ are not comfortable ‘receiving’ and don’t know why or what to do about it
~ want to have more fun!

Sunday, April 6, Playing with Power

At this workshop, you will:

- Practice principles of giving and receiving touch
- Feel in to your consent and agency, and more feminist foundations for power play
- Learn and explore some of the basics of domination and submission
- Experience what it’s like to tap into the great strength of vulnerability in being seen, asking for what you want, and giving yourself over
- Feel into the inherent power that is in all of us
- Deepen your connection with your own calling

This workshop is for you, if you:

- Have some experience with giving and receiving consensual touch in groups
- Trust yourself to feel in to your yes and no in the moment, and vocalize that
- Want to take your power play to a deeper, bigger, bolder, playful level
- Want to increase your capacity for asking for what you want in the moment
- Want to get more in touch with your own surrender to another’s desires, or
- Want to get more in touch with your own desires, to request them of another
- Are eager to play with power and touch


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ COST ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

For one person:
One day: $120
Both days: $200

For a couple (or pair of friends):
1 day: $200
Both days: $380

Maximum class size: 14

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ WHEN & WHERE  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, 10 am – 6 pm both days

Shoreline, WA, at a private residence



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