As givers and receivers of touch, learn how to actively engage with your senses by incorporating mindfulness into your sexual practices. Explore the relationship between meditation, sensuality, mental health, and self-awareness. This class integrates Western Mindfulness with Sensate Touch, an 8-step process used in sex therapy. This workshop hopes to enhance the first step of Sensate Touch with techniques such as grounding and body scans. This approach to intimacy has been beneficial to folks with general anxiety, performance anxiety, difficulty with focus and attention, or those living with PTSD. Using mindfulness and body-awareness in conjunction with sensate touch techniques, students will learn to enhance their connection to their partner(s) through physical touching. You do not need prior knowledge of the subject to attend this class. All touching in this class excludes breasts and genitals, and will require affirmative consent. All are welcome, but non-cis and/or queer and/or poly folks are encouraged to attend. This class is an inclusive space for LGBTQIA2+ students. This event will be ran by Jules Crain. The event is from 6:00-8:00pm on Saturday, October 5th.
Jules Crain is a registered yoga teacher, mindfulness meditation instructor, Thai massage-style bodyworker, and gut health enthusiast. They received their B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and completed yoga teacher training at Studio 34 in Philadelphia two years later. They work to cultivate a transformative space for all, and specialize in working with LGB, transgender, and gender-nonconforming clients. In addition to private classes, they have taught at studios, parks, and conventions around the city. You can follow them at http://www.instagram.com/jules.crain