Conscious Sensuality Level 1
What is Conscious Sensuality? What are the practices that bring greater awareness and pleasure into our lives and our relationships? How can sensuality and sexuality support all aspects of our lives and our development as human beings?
In this course participants will learn tools, practices and rituals for greater body awareness, emotional awareness, and communication skills. We will introduce different forms of meditation that increase witnessing capacity and self-reflection as well as forms of emotional release and ways to generate and move energy.
We will learn archetypal touch forms that support a tantric- wave form of orgasm and immersion in the parasympathetic nervous system. We will cultivate presence and timelessness within our rituals and hold space for whatever emerges without adherence to dogma or ideology.
We will also be exploring other non-verbal tantric relating practices to create intimacy and to practice being seen in our more authentic, feeling and soulful natures. We will practice the alchemical art of shamanic witnessing which involves being seen in our vulnerability and supporting our intimate companions to transform emotions that cause separation and deepen connection, intimacy and tantric union.
We will share the key interpersonal communication forms and approaches that support love, trust and understanding in our relationships. We will integrate verbal and non-verbal communication in practice sessions as we learn how to create a powerful connection to ourselves and to others.
We invite in pleasure, for healing, for release, for ecstasy, for humanness and imperfection, for individual growth and development of community that supports the planet and children. This course aims to enhance your ability to expand into greater love, compassion and insight into human nature and increase your ability to develop your capacity for shifting yourself and the world around you in accordance to your sacred intentions.
A significant part of the course is developing the ability to release fear, shame, and guilt and step into our power, presence and pleasure. We will practice authentic relating from a place of witnessing non-attachment while speaking and honoring our boundaries and desires. We will practice rituals that utilize erotic energy, sensual touch, meditation, communication, and a focus on deepening our ability to generate, integrate and absorb erotic life-force energy.
A key aspect of this course is to immerse ourselves in shared techniques and modalities so that we can realize the essence behind the forms without attachment to the forms. Participants are at choice at all moments and encouraged to seek the choices and responses that best serve their authentic interests. Attention will be placed on learning how to access the level of intimacy that is most appropriate between people with awareness that this will shift and change over time.
If you wish you may register with a partner as many of the exercises will be done with a partner but this is not necessary and you can attend as a single. We usually have a good mix of singles and couples. If you register with a partner you can stay with the same partner for all exercises or switch and rotate according to desire. Same gender/sex couples are explicitly encouraged and invited. LGBTQPZ.
(Demonstrations/Lectures/Discussions/Areas of Focus – subject to change)
-3 stage Communication Process/Emotional release/Communication for connection rituals/Decision-Making
-3 Keys – Breath, Sound and Movement
– Yoga, Dance, Archetypal Movements, etc.
-Wheel of Consent
-Tantric Waveform Touch rituals incorporating /Lomi, Thai, Pelvic release,, cranial sacral – with demonstrations and practice
-Neurological re-patterning/Shamanic Journeying
-Meditation forms/Masculine and Feminine
Who is Robert Silber?
In addition to founding the Institute for Conscious Sensuality (ICS) and the Hawaii Tantra Festival, Robert teaches with many of the leading sacred sexuality teachers around the world. He is a licensed massage therapist giving bodywork that incorporates the elements of lomi lomi, thai, cranial sacral and pelvic release techniques in a process that is deeply empowering and transformative. He also provides conscious sensuality coaching, trainings and mentoring via phone/email/in person. He is a nature lover, master gardener, and was appointed by Robert Kennedy, Jr. as a Riverkeeper. He has worked in the fields of environmental activism, political organizing with Sierra Club, is a certified permaculture designer and co-founded La’akea Community, an intentional community and environmental education center in Hawai’i. He has a background in Zen Buddhist meditation, yoga, Re-Evaluation Counseling, and Non-Violent Communication. He brought these aspects together in creating the Institute for Conscious Sensuality (ICS), where he provided a framework of sensual living involving beautiful spaces, permaculture gardens, sustainable living, spiritual cultivation, and perhaps most importantly – a community grounded in conscious communication and intimacy practices. The new home of the Institute is at Lolia Place which is developing on 25 beautiful acres near the beach in Hawaii. In addition to ICS, the 25 acres will have a small neighborhood of homes in the ecovillage and will host permaculture workshops and sustainable agriculture activities. From this location, Robert is traveling internationally to lead workshops, trainings and events. He is currently finishing a book on conscious sensuality, community and sustainability.
What is Conscious Sensuality?
As we use the term, Conscious Sensuality is the practice of utilizing our senses to become more conscious. It is not focused just on sexuality. But sexuality is a key aspect of Conscious Sensuality because in sexuality we experience some of the most intense sensations and emotions in our lives. By exploring our sensuality and sexuality consciously we are practicing the art of using pleasure for the purpose of greater understanding, compassion, empathy and love.