Belly2Belly Training Intensive with David Cates
Sep
17
to Sep 22

Belly2Belly Training Intensive with David Cates

If you've worked with me in any capacity, whether as a client or in a workshop, you've been touched by Belly2Belly. It is the foundation for all I do and has truly changed how I move in the world of relationship, with myself and with others. Your invited to be with us for a small group 5-day deep dive into this profound practice guided by it's creator, my mentor David Cates. I'll be assisting and look forward to being with you there.

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Awakening Desire: Pathways to Igniting Everyday Intimacy
Jul
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Awakening Desire: Pathways to Igniting Everyday Intimacy

Step into Intimacy Lab’s Awakening Desire, an experiential investigation of what desire actually is for you. Together we’ll explore ways to first truly IDENTIFY YOUR DESIRE and from there NAME YOUR DESIRE clearly and effectively so that you can ultimately RESPOND TO YOUR DESIRE both in relationship with your own self and with others.

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HoneyRoot: 6th Annual Summer Retreat
Jul
6
to Jul 9

HoneyRoot: 6th Annual Summer Retreat

I'm honored and delighted to return to the HoneyRoot hive for the 4th time. This will be my 3rd year as a facilitator and organizer of this precious event, and invite you to join me and experience for yourself the profound magic that unfolds in this gathering.

honeyroot.org/re-member

HoneyRoot's Summer Embodiment Retreat is an annual celebration of Women's Embodiment and Intergenerational Collaboration. It's a place to explore, expand, and truly inhabit ourselves as women.

Annually, we host a dynamic convergence of fantastically embodied women. Through our array of potent, enlivening, deep-diving course offerings, we extend a four-day invitation to come home to your body and to the precious bond found in true connection. We bring younger women an opportunity to embark upon rites of passage held in the hearts and devotion of the larger community, and we invite women dancing the dance of elderhood to bring us their playfulness, their shyness, their longing, the good medicine of their life experience, and the treasures of their hard-won wisdom.  A RE-MEMBERING for all women, whether you've been to the summer gathering before or not. 150 acres of natural beauty, a gorgeous creek, deliciously prepared food, evening rituals, live music, andS P A C E to just be.

Located among the pines, oaks, and maples of Shady Creek Retreat Center in Nevada City, CA, HoneyRoot provides opportunities for us to open our bodies to the wisdom that lives inside each of us and the love that inhabits our collective heart.

We, organizers and facilitators, do our best to create a strong container, a safe playground, and a loving womb for the sake of the realization of our feminine embodiment. We look forward to welcoming you into the Hive this summer!

HoneyRoot knows that in order to have the impact that we desire on the empowerment of women and bodies, in general, we must stay dedicated to creating an intersectional community.

Here at HoneyRoot we explore the realities of our own privileges as well as intersecting oppressions in order to understand the impact on ourselves and others. We are dedicated to building greater awareness in ourselves and support our participants in doing the same. We seek to use our privilege to amplify the voices of those who are not normally heard and support and encourage our larger community in doing the same.  We honor the Diversity of all beings and stand in solidarity towards ending systems of oppression.

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Self:Cervix 21 Day Journey
May
21
to Jun 10

Self:Cervix 21 Day Journey

This is an invitation to enter a life-changing and pleasure enhancing journey where you’ll learn the principles of self de-armouring  – a process that releases trauma, pain, and numbness inside the vagina and cervix.

The release practices offered in Self:Cervix open and expand your capacity to feel more pleasure and states of orgasm.

Self:Cervix is a healing journey that brings you home to your Self and your womanhood.

Join a community of women around the globe who are taking this journey for themselves and for the greater good. Share as little or as much as you desire in our private online forum and receive feedback, support and camaraderie from coaches Darshana Avila and founder Olivia Bryant as well as other participants.

You'll be given access to a wealth of resources, including coaching videos about the practice itself as well as interviews with a broad range of experts sharing their wisdom on much of the material that is encountered as we dive deeply into this exploration for ourselves.

More at selfcervix.com

 

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Power to the P! A month of mindful masturbation
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Power to the P! A month of mindful masturbation

Join me in celebrating self pleasure! Here's to the joys of happy pussies and penises and the personal power that comes from taking our pleasure into our own hands. . . literally!

February is already a month when love is celebrated in a big way, yet rather than having the focus be on a commercialized version of partnered romance, let's all tend to our primary relationships with our own sweet selves. You're invited to open up to possibilities unknown when we cultivate an intentional practice of self loving built on conscious touch, focused breath and powerful presence. And in this current climate when the "powers that be" are actively seeking to disempower the masses, now more than ever connecting to our inherent potency is not just a diversion. It's a necessity.

I am training in a modality called sexological bodywork, which I am so excited to add to my offerings in service to healing pain, eliminating shame and upping the game of all those incredible beings I'm blessed to support through my work. And among the many criteria of this six-month training includes a dedicated mindful masturbation practice, so I figured why not letting the sharing and inspiring begin right now?!?

Here's the scoop: Starting on February 1st you are invited to join me in committing to at least 30 minutes each day of mindful masturbation. This is a solo practice that benefits from the energy of knowing others are out there doing the same[ish] thing at the same[ish] time. And I will be sharing a daily video blog as well as other musings, inspiration and resources as we go so that you can follow my journey and let it serve as a source of ideas and insights to inform your own.

You can have total anonymity during this process if you choose or feel free to share loudly by commenting on my posts or creating posts of your own. #PowerToTheP and #MindfulMasturbation will be our tags.

All you need to do to join is state your intention. Email darshana@darshanaavila.com with your name, location and a statement of your commitment to this practice, crafted in your own words, so you can consider what this means to you and why you want to take it on. Perhaps it's a brief sentence, perhaps more. Be assured, your information will be kept confidential unless expressly agreed upon in advance.

Then follow along with the daily posts. You can access them on my YouTube channel or my Facebook page.

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Erotic Embrace: The Art of Sacred Sensuality and The Ritual of Rope
Dec
10
10:00am10:00am

Erotic Embrace: The Art of Sacred Sensuality and The Ritual of Rope

You are humbly invited to Erotic Embrace: The Art of Sensuality & The Ritual of Rope, a space to explore your inherently erotic nature, where the distinction between the sacred and the profane falls away as we delve into the realms of sensation that are our divine compass for navigating life. Whether you’re only just beginning your journey or are well established along your path, there is something here for all, and all of you is welcome

Bringing together the ancient traditions of Tantra - mystical teachings from the Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist paths - and Shibari - the Japanese art of rope bondage - with a modern flair and sensibility, Darshana and Kanso will serve as your temple keepers, guiding you into a ritual of sense pleasure.

*PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND TICKET SALES. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME FOR QUESTIONS

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Intimacy Embodied: The Belly to Belly Practice
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Intimacy Embodied: The Belly to Belly Practice

Intimacy Embodied is an experience of profound simplicity and potent connection. Based on the work of David Cates and his Belly-to-Belly practice, we explore what it is to establish and experience intimacy within our own selves and what happens as we share intimately with another. Throughout the session we'll alternate between being in sovereign space as well as working with several partners to share some of the most fundamental facets of our being - breath, touch, eye contact, conversation - in meaningful ways. Our focus will be establishing a foundation of deep relaxation and curious awareness of our felt experience, bridging the divides we so often use to separate ourselves and finding sameness, perhaps in the most unlikely of places.

~ Please feel free to review the Facebook invitation for more event details. Tickets are available online for $20 until 11:11pm on October 26th. $25 thereafter and at the door.

~ Doors open at 6:30pm and you are asked to arrive on time for a 7pm start of our practice.

~ While the intention is profound intimacy, there will be no nudity or overt sexual engagement during this evening. All touch is fully consensual with an emphasis on clear communicating and comfortable boundaries.

~ Please be considerate of your journey mates and come with fresh breath and no fragrances, pungent, sweet or otherwise

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CommonRoot: A Mixed Gender Embodiment Retreat
Oct
28
to Oct 30

CommonRoot: A Mixed Gender Embodiment Retreat

  • Shady Creek Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I am delighted and so very excited to be part of HoneyRoot's first-ever mixed gender embodiment retreat. I will be offering a version of Intimacy Embodied, as well as enjoying the opportunity to experience the gifts of an incredible team of facilitators and sharing inspired, sacred time with everyone who'll be part of co-creating this experience. Is that you?

"CommonRoot is a place to explore, expand, contain, get curious, ritualize, ground, and, ultimately, more deeply inhabit ourselves, together.  It is a both a (re)treat and embodied relationship lab for the human soul.

Rest into yourself.  Find shared ground in relationship.  Expand your capacity for intimacy.  Communicate with authenticity.  Express that which has been repressed.  Dance. Play. Pray."

For more details and registration information, checkout the CommonRoot site directly.

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Intimacy Embodied: The Belly to Belly Practice
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Intimacy Embodied: The Belly to Belly Practice

Intimacy Embodied is an experience of profound simplicity and potent connection. Based on the work of David Cates and his Belly-to-Belly practice, we explore what it is to establish and experience intimacy within our own selves and what happens as we share intimately with another. Throughout the session we'll alternate between being in sovereign space as well as working with several partners to share some of the most fundamental facets of our being - breath, touch, eye contact, conversation - in meaningful ways. Our focus will be establishing a foundation of deep relaxation and curious awareness of our felt experience, bridging the divides we so often use to separate ourselves and finding sameness, perhaps in the most unlikely of places.

~ Please feel free to review the Facebook invitation for more event details. Tickets are available online for $20 until 11:11pm on October 26th. $25 thereafter and at the door.

~ Doors open at 6:30pm and you are asked to arrive on time for a 7pm start of our practice.

~ While the intention is profound intimacy, there will be no nudity or overt sexual engagement during this evening. All touch is fully consensual with an emphasis on clear communicating and comfortable boundaries.

~ Please be considerate of your journey mates and come with fresh breath and no fragrances, pungent, sweet or otherwise
 

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