Alchemy Of Eros
Alchemy Of Eros: An Erotic Journey Of Intimacy, Pleasure and Transformation
With Robert King, MSW, and Niyati Evers, MAPW
19-21 October 2018
Friday 19 October 6-8pm, Sat & Sun, October 20 & 21, 10am-5pm
Our experience of our sexuality is shaped by how we engage with it. The more we are able to make meaningful connections with ourselves and our partner(s), the more our sexuality can go from something we do to an erotic journey we are on. Our sexuality has the potential to be a powerful force of transformation in our lives and our relationships. It invites us to look at our sexuality as a mirror for how we initiate, discover and ask for what we want, our relationship with our desires and fantasies, our ability to receive as well as set boundaries and our potential for intimacy, love, pleasure and fun. Creating a rich and meaningful sex life involves personal and relational growth. All of our experiences, the ecstatic ones as well as the difficult ones, are potential portals of transformation.
Embarking on the journey of sexuality means learning how to be curious about all of our sexual experiences, desires and fantasies as well as the places where we get stuck. There’s a deeper intelligence at play in our sexuality that propels us to discover and embody all of who we are.
This (clothes on) workshop uses Processwork tools and concepts as well as approaches from sex therapy, bodywork, relationship work, shamanic practices, alchemy and spiritual traditions to explore ways of engaging with your sexuality that unlocks it’s magical and unique potential for you and your relationships.
- Embarking on the Erotic Journey: discovering the deeper intelligence at play in your sexual experiences
- Expanding your Self-Awareness: getting to know and connecting with your unique erotic nature
- Relating to your Sexuality as an Alchemical Process: enriching your sexual experiences by transforming sexual disturbers & barriers
- Expanding your Sexual Repertoire: exploring & Integrating the essence of sexual fantasies and desires
- Enhancing your potential for Intimacy and Fulfillment
- Developing communication skills and meta-skills for sexual conversations
- Igniting your Passion & Excitement: playing with erotic roles and polarities
- Growing your Potential for Intimacy: transforming unhelpful power dynamics and relational patterns in the realm of sexuality
- Evolving your Sexual Relationship(s): sex and intimacy as pathways to personal, relational and spiritual growth
- Growing your Sexual Empowerment: expanding your ability to deepen and enrich your experiences of sexuality and intimacy
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This workshop is relevant for anyone interested in deepening and enriching their personal relationships and sexuality. Whether you are single or in a relationship, identify as LGBTQ or as heterosexual, kinky or vanilla, polyamorous or monogamous, all are welcome.
You don’t need to be in a relationship to attend this seminar. You can attend the seminar as a couple, a single person, or as one of the partners in a relationship. You can attend as a professional working with relationship dynamics or as someone interested in learning more about relationship work in general.
Please note that the focus of this seminar is on personal growth and skills development. It is not a replacement for individual or relationship therapy.
Participation Options: In person only
About Robert and Niyati
Robert King MSW, Diplomate in Process-Oriented Psychology, has been a practicing therapist for 40 years. He’s been a faculty member of the Process Work Institute in Portland since 1992. He has taught both in the U.S. and internationally on a variety of topics, such as relationships, sexuality, dreams, bodywork, addictions and conflict resolution. Robert has extensive experience facilitating seminars on social issues, such as the conflict in Ireland, commonly referred to as ‘The Troubles’. He has also co-facilitated Open Forums in Portland on Gay Rights and has taught Advanced Gestalt Therapy, Family Therapy and Counselling Techniques at Antioch University in Seattle. Robert is passionate about developing his visual artwork while integrating spiritual and shamanic traditions with his interest in alternative relationship styles and sexual practices.
Niyati Evers, MAPW, is an international facilitator who has worked in South Africa, Israel, the Netherlands and the U.S. Niyati is originally from Amsterdam. She is a trained Tantric practitioner and has facilitated Tantric Workshops throughout the Netherlands. She completed her Masters in Process Oriented Psychology at the Process Work Institute in Portland. In 1998, Niyati moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where she lived for 14 years and worked with race and gender dynamics in the workplace.
Niyati and Robert have an international therapy practice and they facilitate workshops in the realms of communication, sexuality and intimacy. Niyati is currently working on a book about her experiences of growing up in Amsterdam as part of the “second generation” and living in post-Apartheid South Africa.
|Early Registration by Sept 28th||$300|
|Registration after Sept 28||$330|
Two 50% discount workstudy scholarships available. Contact the Process Work Institute for more information.
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- October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 5:00 pm