Conscious D/s-BDSM Workshop

 

DSC 0287 argyle.LR  214x300 Conscious D/s BDSM Workshop The Psychological, Emotional and Spiritual Mythos of Fetish Desires

Learn Simple Tools to Deepen Presence, Trust, Confidence, Communication, Intimacy, Ecstasy, Authenticity and Intensity within a Fetish Scene or 24/7

Fully and consciously engaging our Fetish, Kink and D/s – BDSM desires can be like finding a mythic erotic gold mine, buried deep within us. When our deepest and darkest desires are expressed and untangled from our culturally induced fear, shame, erroneous moral judgments, harsh self-judgments, lack of trust and shadowy behaviors, they offer a rich treasure chest of vivid sensation, intense emotion, epic erotic mythos, alluring archetypal personas, taboo sexual ecstasy, erotic healing and empowering psychological depths.

Whether you are just beginning or already down the path this workshop will help you connect to deeper layers of Eros within yourself and your partners.

Workshop Outline:

Intention, Presence, Ritual, Mythos, Archetypes, Sacred Space, Symbols, Metaphor – tools to understand and deepen your relationship to yourself and your partner.

The Important Distinction between D/s and BDSM

Resolving the Paradox of Noble Dominant/Cruel Sadist and noble submissive/tormented masochist. How both aspects can be true…and noble.

Understanding and Owning the Shadows of Dominant (Tyrant/weakling) and Submissive(needy/defiant)

Authentic Dominance or submission Means Embodying Your Dominance or submission – getting out of your head and deeply into your body

Using Sacred Sexuality, Mindfulness and Neo-Tantric Techniques to Build Intimacy, Trust, Safety, Connection, Presence

Using Ritual to build Emotional Safety and Intimacy to Resolve Deep Conflicts.

Space limited so reserve your place asap     Cost – $40

If you are sincere interest in attending, and have a financial challenge, please contact me directly to discuss sliding scale, trade or other options.

Dates

Seattle(Pioneer Square area) – October 22nd;  1:30-5:30pm

Upcoming : Phoenix, Chicago, Orlando, Miami, New York

Reserve your spot now, by going to www.paypal.com and using the “send money” link, deposit the workshop fee to my personal business account ID -  Galen@Tetrussyogaswing.us. (This is the same account I use for www.Tetruss.com).  I will send registration confirmation and address.

 

If you have any problems or other questions, please email me at Galen@DakaDom.com

 

Know someone interested in bringing this workshop to another city, and they have some networking skills? Please contact me.

 

Learn more at my site The Conscious Kink Blog ( www.DakaDom.com )

 

Context: In this workshop, we will explore the concepts of myth, symbol, archetype, paradox, presence, authenticity, conscious awareness, embodiment, sacred sexuality, shadow persona, paradox,  ritual, and the ritual container as tools that can help build and strengthen emotional intimacy and trust in a Kink or Fetish driven D/s-BDSM relationship, or even a one-time negotiated scene with a play-partner.

These tools can support you in discovering and inviting in what is personally meaningful and sacred to you.  They can open a pathway to deepen the physical, emotional, intentional, and spiritual connection between D/s partners. Their purpose is to help create more trust, intimacy, healing and soulful expression within the self and the relationship.

Intention is the foundation of this journey. It is your expression of your souls deepest desire. It is what you authentically aspire to. Having developed a strong clear intention also brings up all the unconscious forces and conflicts that will oppose your intention.

As a Dominant for instance, if my intention is to aspire to leadership, responsibility, integrity (walking my talk), or accountability, I have to be aware of, own, and examine all aspects of the ways I may not be in integrity, accountable, responsible or in leadership. I will need to learn to address the underlying reasons why I am falling short of my stated intention. This same type of personal reflection around their intention, would be a process for a submissive to consider as well.

And the emphasis here is that it is a “process”, that is, it is a practice that I renew daily. It is not a destination that I arrive at.  It is an ideal that I strive to continually move closer to in my life.

The use of ritual can be a way to form, connect with and renew our intentions and commitments through practices and protocols that are personally meaningful. Ritual can be a process that connects each partner to the aspects of character or soul they aspire to. Rituals help bring the aspirations to a deeper, consistent awareness, and open the potential to discover and heal reluctant, protective, traumatized unconscious parts, that may be holding us back from our aspirations.

The tools of ritual and their use are simple to understand, easy to put into practice, and are meant to be personalized, in a way that is meaningful and sacred to you.

The workshop will be experiential as well as contextual. The workshop itself will be held as a ritual and participants will be learning about the process and tools of ritual as well as performing personal rituals to take them deeper into their desire and intention, as well as the conflicts within that may limit or hold them back in body, mind and soul.

This is rich and highly nuanced material. How much depth is covered for each topic, in a 3 hour workshop, will vary. Variables can be the nature of the participant’s collective experience and intention, or a branch of the material presented may suddenly open up for the group and it becomes the focus of the time we have together. But it will give you the opportunity to start the journey and process of looking at how you want to bring what is sacred to you, into your D/s and BDSM expression.

Testimonials

“I’ve attended more workshops than I can count, often to be disappointed. I’m really glad that I followed my intuition and attended Galen’s workshop. He creates a very safe and caring container to explore personal experiences and issues focused on Dominance and submission and erotic BDSM. I had an opportunity to identify and begin to address blocks that have stifled me from allowing my full, erotic self to be seen. I was especially excited to find that I was able to make use of my discoveries immediately. Galen is intuitive and a very skilled facilitator and I plan to work with him one-one-one.”   – Karen, Sacramento

“Galen’s Sacred D/s workshop ventures into an extremely private and intimate subject for most and yet he creates an environment of safety, trust and honesty that draws people out to ask questions and speak their mind, offering an opportunity to not only learn from Galen himself but those around you. The subject matter is covered with clarity and in a very approachable manner so whether you’ve practiced D/s for a long time or are just thinking about exploring for the first time you’ll learn something new.” – Matt, Seattle

I will have a few spots available for personal one on one sessions during my trip, please contact me directly to discuss. I am also available for sessions via Skype and phone.

Learn more at my site www.DakaDom.com

About Galen: I am an Erotic Wilderness Guide! I help others find their true sexual mythos. This often includes a fetish aspect. I support those who seek to safely and honorably explore their fetish desires in a foundation of conscious mature sexuality.

 

My professional work as a guide for individuals and groups over the last 10 years is focused on creating a safe, sacred environment that supports the expression and exploration of the hidden or repressed aspects of our Eros. This includes any aspect of Kink, Fetish, BDSM, or Dominance and submission. My intention is to help others confidently embody the truth of their Eros, and begin to heal the fear, shame or judgment that may have been holding their Eros back. I support anyone who desires to ground their sexuality, both Dark and Light, in a personally sacred and mature foundation. I believe Dark and Light are the Yin/Yang of Eros.

 

My intensive exploration of the spiritual, psychological, emotional, mythic and ritual aspects of Eros and Conscious Awareness over the last 13 years, as well as my personal work and training in shadow work, voice-dialogue, depth psychology, conscious movement, conscious touch, neo-Tantra, D/s and BDSM, shamanism and a variety of ritual practices, has led me to the path of being an Erotic guide, mentor and advocate for sexual honesty in life and relationships.

 

 

Besides my private practice , and writing on all aspects of Sexuality for my [Conscious KInk Blog][http://DakaDom.com] , I conduct workshops that explore the depths of Fetish Eros and sexual healing. I have worked with hundreds of people individually and in my workshops throughout the West Coast.  I have presented in the past at DomConLA,  Living in Leather, Dallas and Seattle; The Eulenspiegel Society, NYC; Rose City Discussion Club, Portland; the Wet Spot, Seattle; The Daka/Dakini Conference, Sedona, AZ, The Sacred Sexuality Conference, Seattle, WA; and others; I am a KinkAcademy.com educator on Conscious Fetish and BDSM topics; featured interviews on Ropecast by Graydancer; Venus de Mila show on TSR network; Sex with Jaiya, Shameless Zone with Veronica Monet, Sex Talk with Laurie Handlers and others.

 

 

 

 

 

  3 Responses to “Conscious D/s-BDSM Workshop”

  1. So, if someone who just just just started on the Dom scene were to come, how much insight and knowledge would he learn? And would he have to bring his sub? Or could he just come alone to learn about the stuff?

    • Good Questions…each individual is different, but I believe the concepts presented are able to be understood and absorbed by novice and more experienced alike….without or without one’s sub present…though both together can be a mutually rewarding experience.

  2. Would these workshops offer any benefit to someone in a s/s relationship? I have struggled to find a dominant partner and have thus, opted to play with other submissives. The sessions have therefore lacked any real dominance. Is there any way of bringing more of a D/s feel to such a relationship?

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