Primal Intimacy Playshop

Are you craving deeper intimacy with your partner?
Looking for something different on a Saturday evening?
Are you wondering how to take pleasure to the next level?
Are you ready to ignite your sex life?

Open the doors to the power of primal intimacy. Learn to tap into your core erotic pulse within the security of deepening connection.

In this playshop we will learn practices that harness our vital nature and create the freedom to express the full spectrum of our desires.

You will learn:

  • How to establish the trust necessary for deep erotic exploration.
  • Sexy ways to express and negotiate edgy desires.
  • How to heighten connection and turn-on by embracing the paradoxes of erotic energy.
  • How to tune into your partner’s most subtle signals.
  • How to open to new possibilities for fantasy and surrender.

 

Come with a partner(s) or touchable friend(s). This playshop will not contain any nudity or explicit sexual content.

You will leave feeling energized and inspired, with new skills to play with, and a night just beginning to unfold with possibilities.

Saturday, May 16th, 7:30-10PM

2001 S. Barrington Ave, LA, CA, 90025

Register here: http://primalintimacy.eventbrite.com

 

 

Erotic Intelligence and the Alchemy of Intimacy

 Sexual Intelligence = knowledge + emotional skills + body awareness - Marty Klein

Sexual Intelligence = knowledge + emotional skills + body awareness - Marty Klein

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/qdfhs7c
 

Friday, March 13th in Venice, California
Come for an evening of connection and exploration, as we answer the question: “What is intimacy?” Fun and engaging, this playshop weaves a variety of simple exercises and experiments together to create a varied and profound experience of how we can choose to relate to one another.

-What kind of erotic presence do you hold?

-What is your capacity for creating and sustaining intimate connections?

-What is the range and depth of your embodiment?

-What can you call forth from your lover, your date or from a potential date?

-What are your edges and how do they hold you back from expressing and enjoying your full erotic & relational potential?

-How can you open up energetically to attract a great lover or partner, or deepen and turn up the heat in the relationship you are in?


Cost- $20 for early birds; $25 there after.
Register here: http://tinyurl.com/qdfhs7c

With Sexuality Empowerment Coach and Relationship Counselor Bannigan McDade, we will explore some of the ways you connect with others as an erotic being. Through lecture, sharing and experiential exercises, you will also widen your range in creating emotional intimacy and connection.
We will look at the strengths and weak spots in your habitual patterns of relating. You will gain more tools, that can help you deepen your interactions as well as make them more playful and fun.

You can come solo or with a partner.

You will learn:

How to keep a sense of yourself while being in connection.

About the various kinds of intimacy available to you, right now.

How to ask for what you want in a way that invites an honest response.

The difference between consent and permission.

A deeper sense of ease and excitement around intimacy.

You will leave feeling charged up, replenished, with a brand new outlook on what is possible for you and your relationships, and even a few potential new friends!

We look forward to sharing with you!
Register here: http://tinyurl.com/qdfhs7c


 

Touch Playshop for Lovers

with Bannigan McDade & Melissa Brooke
Saturday, March 28th ~ 7:30-10:00pm
Yoga Raj
2001 S. Barrington Ave, West Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Are you craving deeper intimacy with your partner?
Looking for something different on a Saturday evening?
Are you wondering how to take pleasure to the next level?
Are you ready to ignite your sex life?

Open the doors to the power of conscious touch. Learn the nonverbal language of sensuality, that speaks to our deepest needs and desires. In this playshop we will learn practices that make love a full bodied, sensual experience.

You will learn:
How to confidently ask for what you want.
Touch tools for different intentions.
Sexy ways to give effective feedback.
How to heighten presence and sensitivity.
How to tune into your partner’s most subtle nuances.
How to open to new possibilities for sensation play.

Come with a partner(s) or touchable friend(s). This playshop will not contain any nudity or explicit sexual content. Pre-registration is required for entry.

You will leave feeling energized and inspired, with new skills to play with, and a night just beginning to unfold with possibilities.

HEAR FROM A PARTICIPANT FROM OUR LAST TOUCH PLAYSHOP!

Couples  $97  (ticket for 2)            
Trios $127  (ticket for 3)

Armed with a passion for sexual health and wellness, Melissa Brooke hopes to provide people with tools that lead to vibrant relationship with themselves and others. As a sexual health educator, yoga teacher, and writer, she hopes to empower people to cultivate confidence in their bodies and relationships through knowledge and embodied practice.

After completing her Masters in Education, Melissa ran a sexuality education program for middle school students through Planned Parenthood. As a health educator at UCLA, she worked with undergrad students in mindfulness and stress management. She currently teaches yoga in the Los Angeles area and is a contributor to LA Yoga Magazine. Melissa is currently working as an apprentice to Lara Catone and is excited to soon share her expanded knowledge in holistic women’s health and sexual wellness.

Visit www.hellomelissabrooke.com to read her blog and say hello!

 

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Bannigan McDade is a mad scientist of love, pushing the edges of human capacity for connection and intimacy.   Through a combination of lived-experience, profound training, and professional service he has come to be regarded as an expert in the realm of modern human relationships.  Bannigan has the rare ability to quickly ascertain where any relationship is stuck or struggling, and offer clear, simple steps to create powerful shifts toward more expansion and deeper connection.   He is constantly teaching (and learning) emotional intelligence, the foundational strength required to achieve the full potential of love that is our birthright.

Bannigan’s credentials include an M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology and California State Certification as a Sexological Bodyworker. His relationship counseling and sex therapy practice is based out of Santa Monica, CA, serving clients throughout the United States.

The Beauty of No - Guest Blog for Lara Catone

Every time I get together with Lara Catone, great conversation ensues.  We have a natural penchant for collaboration and co-teaching, and I was excited and honored when she invited me to write a piece for her blog.  Her interest had been sparked by my perspective on consent and permission, so I tied the blog loosely to that subject.  You can read my piece on her blog here.

Touch Playshop for Lovers

with Lara Catone & Bannigan McDade
Saturday, September 27 ~ 7:30-9:30pm

The Love Dome
200 Lincoln Blvd,
Venice, CA 90291

Are you craving deeper intimacy with your partner?
Looking for something different on a Saturday evening?
Are you wondering how to take pleasure to the next level?
Are you ready to ignite your sex life?

Open the doors to the power of conscious touch. Learn the nonverbal language of sensuality, that speaks to our deepest needs and desires.

In this playshop we will learn practices that make love a full bodied, sensual experience.

You will learn:

How to confidently ask for what you want.
Touch tools for different intentions.
Sexy ways to give effective feedback.
How to heighten presence and sensitivity.
How to tune into your partner’s most subtle nuances.
How to open to new possibilities for sensation play.

Come with a partner(s) or touchable friend(s). This playshop will not contain any nudity or explicit sexual content.

You will leave feeling energized and inspired, with new skills to play with, and a night just beginning to unfold with possibilities.

Couples  $57  (Ticket for 2)
Trios $77  (Ticket for 3)

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ABOUT

Lara Catone is inspiring women worldwide to reclaim their health and the wisdom of their bodies.  As a writer, yoga teacher and sexual wellness coach, Lara supports women in aligning with their reproductive cycles, finding sexual wholeness, navigating changes during the childbearing years and owning their authentic feminine expression.

Lara has spent the past 15 years studying the healing arts and has attended over 50 women in labor as a birth doula and midwife assistant.  She is a certified Sexological Bodyworker and yoga teacher with a decade of experience. She is a sought after speaker and teaches workshops and retreats worldwide.  Lara is also an active blogger and has been featured as an expert in the media including Playboy TV’s Sextreme Makeover.

Lara’s mission is to empower radiant health and pleasure for all.  Visit laracatone.com for sexy musings and educational media.

Bannigan McDade is a mad scientist of love, pushing the edges of human capacity for connection and intimacy.   Through a combination of lived-experience, profound training, and professional service he has come to be regarded as an expert in the realm of modern human relationships.  Bannigan has the rare ability to quickly ascertain where any relationship is stuck or struggling, and offer clear, simple steps to create powerful shifts toward more expansion and deeper connection.   He is constantly teaching (and learning) emotional intelligence, the foundational strength required to achieve the full potential of love that is our birthright.

Bannigan’s credentials include a M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology and California State Certification as a Sexological Bodyworker. His relationship counseling and sex therapy practice is based out of Santa Monica, CA, serving clients throughout the United States. 

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