A Midsummer Night's Wet Dream 2011
Classes & Workshops



Decadence Tent
with
Megan Finlay & Crew

The tent of Decadence: Enter the sweet and juicy tent of Decadence. A social event where groups of guests will be seated by our Maitre ‘d around naked human bodies serving as edible art fruit platters, created ‘gourmet performance art’ style before your eyes by chef Meg Finlay.


Meg has funded her theater directing and choreography by working as a chef for most of her adult life. She is excited about staging the Decadence tent and looks forward to creating this sexy piece of interactive edible live performance.

Any questions about the Decadence tent email Meg on freeman.meg@gmail.com









Erotic Intelligence
with
Meriana Dinkova

In this workshop with Meriana Dinkova MFT we will explore the 3 pillars of Erotic Intelligence. We will explore different ways to heighten your Erotic IQ. Through sharing and exercises we will playfully deepen our relationship with ourselves as an erotic being and widen our range of expression from that place.


Meriana Dinkova is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MTF Lic#45696) and Life- and Relationship Coach in private practice in SF and in Oakland. For the last 16 years she has studied and practiced a variety of tantric, meditative and therapeutic methods involving the connection between spirit and body and the ways our attention influences our experience, particularly in the realms of connection, mindfulness and sensuality. 

For more info go to http://www.merianadinkova.com









Contact Improvisation
With
Karl Frost

Contact Improvisation is an open ended exploration of the kinesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact.  Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies, changing from moment to moment and dance to dance, a result of the physicalities of those meeting. Contact manifests in different ways depending on accidents of physics and the intentions and curiosities of those participating.   Part "non-martial" martial art, part acrobatic dance, part movement meditation, part collaborative bodywork practice, contact is a place where we can, with a sense of playfulness and curiosity, explore our bodies and interconnection.

There is no one technique or set of rules defining contact improvisation, instead, there is a wide variety of tools and techniques, sometimes complimentary, sometimes contradictory, and a community of people using CI as field for exploring body, self, and other. It's roots are in an exploration of physics and body-mechanics, but from this base goes wherever individual practitioners' curiosities take them.
Contact is the frame of investigation. Improvisation is the flow of choice-making, response, and interrelation.


Karl has been practicing Contact Improvisation for 25 years and regularly teaches CI and related arts internationally. He directs interactive performance work via his company, Body Research exploring the human condition and the construction of meaning in life. His performance work, Axolotl, in which the audience is blindfolded for 2 hours of interactive exploration has been performed over 70 times in over a dozen cities. He recently finished his MFA in Choreography at UC Davis is currently finishing a PhD in Human Ecology.





Talking Sex, Dancing Sex
with
Karl Frost

Talking Sex/Dancing Sex is a workshop exposing our sexualities to each other and to ourselves.  It challenges taboo around sexuality.  It is in two interweaving parts.

In Talking Sex, we share with each other our stories, our desires: What we have experienced, what we like, what we want to experience, what we want to develop.  We share our visions about what sex and a society in which sex is openly valued could be like.

In Dancing Sex, we find how our histories and desires resonate in our own dancing bodies... what opens, what wants to move.  we borrow tools from somatic psychology to accept our sexualities in a very physical way... even letting go of concepts of sexuality and just letting our physical sex and erotic zones speak through movement.  We start from this place of experiencing sensuality and sexuality as an internal experience, a way of being and from there see how we dance together

Bodies and Words interweave.


Karl has been practicing Contact Improvisation for 25 years and regularly teaches CI and contemporary dance and theater practices internationally. He directs interactive performance work via his company, Body Research exploring the human condition and the construction of meaning in life. His performance work, AXOLOTL, in which the audience is blindfolded for 2 hours of interactive exploration has been performed over 70 times in over a dozen cities. He recently finished his MFA in Choreography at UC Davis is currently finishing a PhD in Human Ecology.








 How To JUICE A Woman
Cock Talk - How To Devastate A Man In Pleasure
with
Rosie Lila

 
How To JUICE A Woman: A Skill Share Conversation facilitated by Rosie Lila.  Bring your questions, skills, experience and curiosity to this informational share session on how to prime a woman before sex, rile her up in bed, and blow her away with diverse and skillful woman-centric pleasure techniques. All levels of experience (or inexperience) and all questions welcome! Consider this Advanced Sex Ed taught through a group conversation.

Cock Talk - How To Devastate A Man In Pleasure: A Skill Share Conversation facilitated by Rosie Lila.  Bring your questions, skills, experience and curiosity to this informational share session focusing on pleasure technique,  creating an open space of communication, and crafting a deeply satisfying sensual experience.   All levels of experience (or inexperience) and all questions welcome! Consider this Advanced Sex Ed taught through a group conversation.



Rosie Lila is a Story Maker. She fills her time creating her life as a work of art through:  event production, performance art, public speaking, and makeup arts.  She is the founder of Movement Play Events, and her mission is to transform the world through play and community-building by empowering others to be fully self-expressed. She stands to inspire the breath of confidence into people to be and love who they are, build their self esteem, access more joy, and create a life that they love! 



Let Love Off Its Leash!
with
Steve Bearman

Sex and love have a lot to do with each other, but even in highly sex-positive environments like this one, we can be cautious and restrained with our love.  It's easy to fall in love with each other.  There are just a few simple steps, and it makes life (and sex) so much richer for everyone.  Come spend a couple hours practicing falling in love, seeing each other and showing ourselves fully, transcending the fear and embarassment that too often get in our way, and reaping the benefits.  It's time to let love off it's leash!


Steve Bearman, Ph.D., is founder of Interchange Counseling Institute: creating a world where healing, growth, and liberation are a part of people's daily lives, and everyday relationships.  Steve has also been leading workshops about sex, gender, relationships, jealousy, and polyamory for the last 20 years.









The Doorway to Intimacy in Dance
with
Bruce Beeley

Learn to unite with your partner energetically and physically so that you both move as one unit. I will very quickly have you practicing the simple science of “leading” and “following” in dance movement. No partner required.

I have a few simple exercises that will have you realizing that you already know all that you need to for connecting with another person in movement in deep and satisfying ways. In teaching dance for decades I have learned that it is only self image and self confidence that inhibit anyone from dancing with a partner easily and elegantly, just like in relationships.

Since moving in unison (dance) is at the heart of our most original courtship exchanges, this act of intimacy is very important to anyone’s ability to be present for their partners and engaged with confidence, without head trips creating distracting mental static. Join our group in breaking thru any old inhibitions so that you will confidently engage in dance with anyone who is willing from this point on.

• Learn to “Float” across the dance floor like Fred Astaire and Ginger
Rogers
• Explore the treasure of excitement in graceful submission and confident domination thru leading and following in harmony.
• Experience diving deep into your partner’s gazing eyes while the room spins around the two of you orbiting in unison.
• Walk away with the keys to this original foreplay for an inexhaustible resource for excitement and diversity in your relationships.
• Find your hips and learn to use them. Even men!

Bruce Beeley has been teaching and leading partner dance for decades but instead of focusing on more and more complex dance choreography he has focused on deeper and deeper energetic connections. He continues to develop fun and easy exercises as he learns more about students inhibitions with a steady stream of new students since so few people know how to dance in harmony.  Bruce has travelled to study other cultures that have continued to embrace dance in an unbroken heritage for generations, including Samba at Carnaval in Brazil and Tango in Buenos Aires.
Bruce@LasersandLights.com 530-913-3669






Tantric Massage for Intimate Partners
with
Destin the Erotic Rockstar

The focus of this workshop is less on particular massage techniques and more on creating deep intimacy through:
  • Creating a sacred container
  • Separating out the roles of Giver and Receiver
  • Exploring depth of presence
  • Conscious Breath Awareness
  • And much more...

How to Play Powerfully in Your Archetype
with
Destin the Erotic Rockstar

Gods, Goddesses, Fairies, Nymphs! A Midsummer Night's Wet Dream provides us with an opportunity to dive deeply into powerful mythological archetypes to explore new aspects of ourselves and our sexualities. Experience a deep guided visualization (including the use of hypnosis and NLP techniques) to connect deeply with your chosen erotic archetype and step into being her/him fully. We will then have the opportunity to explore in the group environment ways to create sexy connections AS your archetype, before being unleashed back into the full event to continue to explore and play all weekend long...


Destin Gerek is the original Erotic Rockstar™

An internationally recognized expert on the Energetics of Sex™, he is a California State Certified Somatic Sexologist through the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, an Erotic Empowerment Coach, and an Erotic Performer and Artist. An erotic educator for well over a decade, Destin has taken all that he's learned, studied, and explored, and integrated it fully into his being, such that he really walks his talk.

Destin works with individuals, couples, and groups and can help YOU take your connection to your own sexuality to the next level. He works with a coaching program that he developed called, "Comprehensive Erotic Evolution, or Unleashing YOUR Inner Erotic Rockstar!" Founder and principle of "Erotic Rockstar Productions," Destin is committed to creating top-notch erotic media that visually depicts sex at its highest expression of what it can be. 



Sex and Dreaming
with
Analia Luz
  • Do you want to explore all your sexual desires but you can't in real life? Now you can in dream time and its much safer!!
  • Do you want to prolong your sexual life? Now you can in dream Time!!
  • Do you want to have sex with someone that you can't connect with in real life? Now you can with dream time!!
Analia will teach you techniques in how to have lucid dreams and have the best sexual times ever!! and safe!!!


Analia Luz is currently teaching the Art of Lucid Dreaming. She is doing worshops in different countries in South America and some states in United States. Her goal is to amplify the awareness of people 's consciousness and dimensions in order to get ready for the shifts we must undergo as a specie on this planet if we are to evolve and transmute it into something better.