March 28, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
Oakland, CA 94606
Are you an empath? An energetic or highly sensitive person?
Empath: A person who is capable of feeling the emotions or physical symptoms of others even if they themselves are not going through the same situation or events.
Highly Sensitive: Used to describe a person who has high sensory awareness and often feels extremely emotional or in-tune with their surroundings.
What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Dr. Judith Orloff. “But, for empaths, it goes much farther. We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.”
This is all about exploring Tantra from a highly sensitive, energy sensitive, or empathic perspective. This event is for anyone who’s been told “you are too much” or been shamed for crying or being overly emotional. If you’ve ever been told to “grow a thick skin,” here is an evening for you!
A place to feel like you could never be too much… a place to openly explore your gifts while building resilience so that you can feel welcomed and valued by a world that desperately needs what you alone have to offer.
Tantra is the path of yes, but what happens when you are constantly struggling to figure out what feelings are yours, where your “yes” is, when you have spent most of your life feeling and understanding everyone else’s?
Tantra is also the path of falling in love with yourself. Monique, Alex, and Peter have spent countless hours learning how to intimately love the parts of ourselves that the world wanted us to change. And tonight we will bring our experience, our passion, and our toolboxes, to take you on a journey to find out what a “yes” feels like in your body, and to fall in love with every unique ounce of your amazing self.
Let’s release the stored emotions that we have carried for other people—parents, children, friends, lovers, society—so that we can feel more comfortable living fully in our own bodies.
The answer is not feeling less, it’s making more space for ALL that you feel.
Iron Giant Loft, 1080 23rd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
BART accessible; free on-street parking. Spacious private live/work loft in a residential building. Suite number provided after registration or contact Alex privately for pay-at-door: Alex@AlexSMorgan.com
First floor, no stairs or steps. All gender/single occupant restroom. Plenty of couch, chair, and cushioned space available.
The home is low-fragrance; we encourage attendees to arrive fragrance free 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.
Love exchange for tonight: $35/individual, $65/pair
Early Bird tickets are $30.
We limit this event to 35 people.
Worried about how the charge will show up on your card, or want to register online without using a PayPal account? Click here.
If something comes up and you can’t attend, just email Alex to ask for rollover credit to a future event.
Text or email Alex if you have any questions or concerns: (510) 480-0235 / Alex@AlexSMorgan.com
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS
Monique Darling, author of ‘Beyond Cuddle Party’ and workshop facilitator extraordinaire, has led over 2000 workshops in the past 10 years. She is the founder of Everyday Tantra an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has taught at colleges across the US including Yale. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the globe. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating. Learn more about Monique by going to www.juicyenlightenment.com or track her whereabouts at www.whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com
Alex Sebastian Morgan 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/
Peter Petersen has been teaching for 17 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 15 years, where he has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat. Peter has traveled with Monique for over the last 3 years teaching Tantra all over North America, the EU, Asia, and Australia. Peter is also a personal wellness coach. This Qigong practice helps people ground themselves into their “now” to increase their present moment awareness of their behaviors, and find solutions to problematic habits such as: eating, moving, negative thinking, and sleeping. The result of this tool box of healthy information is that clients become their own health advocate and regain a sense of stability, peace, and well-being into their everyday lives.