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Dec 5

Pleasure Is Medicine 101: Consent, Embodiment & Massage Workshop

December 5, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$33 – $66
Does the idea of a Pleasure Workshop sound exciting…but also scary or confusing?
We’ve got you! ;)
In this beginner-friendly workshop, we’ll focus on body awareness, inner safety, communication, and consent: essential foundations that lay the groundwork for inviting more pleasure into our relationships, sexual connections and everyday life.
We’ll discuss why these foundations are important, and practice them using simple breathwork, meditation, massage and visualization techniques that will delight your senses and supply you with tools to help you drop into a state of bliss anytime you want!
After opening circle, Francesca will guide a gentle yet powerful meditation & breathwork practice focused on helping us to feel safe and grounded while awakening and connecting with our bodies & sensations.
From there, we’ll talk about consent: how can we reconnect with our true inner “yes” and “no”, and communicate this clearly to others, while also clarifying and honoring their boundaries?
Then, Your Yoga Friend Rayn will guide us through an exploration of partnered touch anchored around the ancient healing system of Thai massage. Practiced on the floor & fully dressed, this modality will allow us to experiment with communication, finding & expressing boundaries, platonic intimacy, & nervous system co-regulation.
We will close with a sound bath to soothe our hearts, bodies and souls!
**In this workshop, we will be exploring and expanding our capacity for sensual pleasure using breath, massage and embodiment practices. This workshop will be done clothed, and there will be no sexual touch or activity (although you are invited to use what you learn to enhance future sexual play!)**
Please note…
-This workshop is open to humans of all genders who are committed to co-creating a safe & consensual experience
-You may bring a partner or pair up with someone new for the massage portion of the workshop. Feel welcome also to opt out of the partnered aspect of this activity and find a flow with your own energy & body.
-Please dress in a way that makes you feel sexy and/or comfy (pajamas and lingerie welcome)
-Please bring a water bottle, journal and anything that will make your experience more comfortable (soft blankets,pillows, etc)
To sign up: Send your donation (sliding scale $33-$66) via Venmo to @YourYogaFriend with the note “Pleasure Is Medicine 101” or contact us directly if you would like to make your donation another way.
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FRANCESCA LOUX is a Breathwork Facilitator and VITA certified Empowerment & Sexuality Coach. Her mission in life is to support women to reconnect to their worthiness, confidence & radiance so that they can powerfully create a life of pleasure, abundance and freedom. She offers 1:1 and coaching, and also hosts retreats and workshops locally and internationally. More info about her work can be found on her Instagram: @francesca.loux
RAYN MCMAHON lives in service to building a relationship of trust with our nervous systems through music, movement & touch. These experiences range from one-on-one sessions (nervous system education, hands-on body work, guided breathwork, guided somatic vocalization), to group workshops, to multi-destination retreat experiences abroad. Learn more about this medicine at www.YourYogaFriend.com and on socials at @YourYogaFriend


December 5, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$33 – $66


Awakenings Studio
Awakenings is located at 1016 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Francesca Loux
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