April 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606
This queer- and trans-led event weaves together kink and modern Tantra in a safe, structured queer environment. It begins as a guided experiential workshop incorporating sensuality, kink, and ritual, and transitions into a facilitated play party. This space is dedicated to queer, trans, non-binary, and lesbian, gay, bi, and pansexual attendees and our partners. Both new explorers and current practitioners welcome.
The atmosphere is consent-centered; you get to decide how you engage at every step, including giving and receiving touch. All attendees ask before touching anyone they don’t know well, and no is always a complete sentence.
Experience exquisite surrender… the thrum of power and energy coursing through you as you take someone (or are taken!) right up to the edge… the dance of pleasure and sensation, dominance and submission, primal passion and divine union.
Queer, genderqueer sacred intimates Alex Sebastian Morgan and Liam Marcus will demonstrate how BDSM can help you create powerful, connective experiences of sacred sexuality, and how modern Tantric principles and practices can take your kinky encounters to new heights.
You’ll understand, experience, and play with sexual energy on a deeper level that isn’t bound to heteronormative ideas of masculine or feminine, freeing you to express the full spectrum or play with energy beyond gender. All of you is welcome here.
We’ll integrate powerful queer erotic embodiment practices with energetic experiential exercises that let you explore many facets of this non-dualistic path… breaking free of binary constructs to fully embrace a modern take on sacred sexuality.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We’ll begin with powerful boundary-setting practices to create a safe container of conscious communication and sacred intent, so that you can truly surrender to your inner sense of play, reverence, and wonder. Then, you will go on a journey of power and sensuality, through the heart of connection culminating in a state of ecstatic bliss.
Alex and Liam will be leading you through paired and triad exercises such as erotic feeding, sensation play, touching for your pleasure, sound bath, tease and denial… and so much more. Come ready to explore breathwork, waking up the energetic body through the meridians and directed chakra touch, “painting” with different types of sensation, primal play exercises, using kink techniques to achieve trance states, energetic sex, tying up/restraints, erotic ritual body worship, sensory deprivation, and other forms of sensation and power play from a queer perspective.
Fixed binaries are purely optional in this fluid space; you’ll have the opportunity to explore dominant, submissive, and switchy roles in whatever gender and orientation configurations most appeal to you. You can stay with the same partner(s) or mingle as you like.
Learn how empowering it can be to really ask (or beg!) for exactly the touch you would like. Experience the powerful, sacred gift of surrender—and of holding another’s complete trust.
Nudity, sensual, and sexual touch are optional at this event, but if you’d like to play in that playground, you can explore those options throughout the event with one or more partners. (All touch is negotiated between participants.)
This event focuses on LGBTQI+ identified individuals and our partners. If you prefer to be touched only by partners of a specific gender, you can bring a partner of that gender with you and stay with them for any or all of the exercises.
WHAT TO BRING
- Wear clothes you can move in; fetish attire is welcome, as long as you’re discreetly attired/street appropriate as you enter and exit.
- Please arrive fragrance free so that everyone can play comfortably.
- You’re welcome to bring your favorite toys/gear to add to your experience during the open play time toward the end of the event.
- Bring a water bottle or other sealable drink container.
- Optional: If you know you’ll want food to ground with, bring something to nibble on.
- Non-alcoholic drinks only in this 18+ space (kombucha ok). No substances, please; we want everyone to be fully present and capable of connection.
- We’ll have safer sex supplies (latex and latex-free condoms, nitrile gloves, lube) available in the space, but feel free to bring your favorites for your personal use.
Doors open at 12:00 PM. Doors will be locked at 12:30 PM to create a sacred container where we are all on the same page. There is no admittance once doors are locked.
The Queer Sacred Kink Immersion is a mind-, body-, and heart-blowing experience honoring the divinity within us by simply bringing our senses into action. This will be an open-hearted, fun, playful, yet powerful event where sex and nudity will most likely occur.
This event is especially for LGBTQI+ identified individuals and our partners. All genders, gender expressions, races, bodies, and relationship styles welcome. 18+. Come as you are and have a great time!
Iron Giant Loft, 1080 23rd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
BART accessible; free on-street parking. Spacious private live/work loft in a residential building.
First floor, no stairs or steps. Plenty of couch, chair, and cozy mattress space available. All gender single occupant restroom.
The home is low-fragrance; please avoid using scented products or fragrances prior to the workshop so that everyone can play comfortably. There are two cats in residence; they will be in a closed back room during the event. There is a HEPA air purifier in the event space itself to reduce allergens.
$35/individual, $60/pair (sliding scale available)
Please note that tickets may sell out early – if tickets sell out, there will be none available at door. Save your spot now:
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If something comes up and you can’t attend, just email us to ask for rollover credit to a future event.
Text or email Alex and Liam if you have any questions or concerns: (510) 480-0235 / Events@AlexSMorgan.com
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS
Alex Sebastian Morgan (they/them) is a sex, intimacy, and relationship coach, a sacred intimate, and a professional switch (both dominant and submissive). Working directly with clients’ sexualities since 2004 has given them a deft sensitivity to the needs of people exploring new facets of themselves and an understanding of the power of connection in both our public and private lives.
Alex has practiced energy work for 22 years, integrating meditation, trance, and journey work with magickal practices both traditional and modern. Their sacred sex trainings include Barbara Carrellas’ Urban Tantra Professional Training Program, Shawn Roop’s Tantra Counselor Course, and both studying and co-facilitating with Monique Darling.Alex is passionate about sharing the power and tender vulnerability that come from blending kink and sacred sexuality, and has been teaching Tantric practices from an LGBTQI+ inclusive perspective since 2012. They present internationally on relationships, kink, sexuality, gender, and related issues at venues ranging from private workshops to public organizations, Stanford to SXSW.
Alex is available for individual and couples coaching or sacred intimate sessions face to face at their Bay Area practice, in the DC area each month, or worldwide via phone and video call. Follow Alex S. Morgan on Facebook, on Twitter as @Alex_S_Morgan, on Instagram, on FetLife, or at http://AlexSMorgan.com/
Liam Marcus (he/him or they/them) has explored the intersections of meditation, mindfulness and sex for over 20 years. He practices Vipassana, or insight meditation, and also has a background in Zen and Vajrayana Buddhism. He has practiced surrogate partner therapy since training with IPSA in 1999 and studied with Body Electric School from 1997 to 2008. As a transmasculine, genderqueer sacred intimate, he loves creating spaces where people feel safe to explore their bodies and desires. In his other life, he has a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and has authored or co-authored 5 nonfiction books.