Erotic Yoga (2 hour class every Sunday morning in Darlinghurst)

In our culture we rarely have the opportunity to practice eroticism without there being a particular demand or agenda. 

In this weekly two hour class we will apply yogic principles to erotic practice and sexuality. As yoga brings you face to face with your limits through asana practice, eroticism understood as a yogic practice can also help you to become stronger and more flexible - both physically and psychologically. Eroticism can be understood as a kind of yoga, i.e., as an informed way of learning to arrive at our limits and expand, without causing physical or emotional damage to ourselves or others. Such expansion, we believe, is healthy in a deep sense.

Class Time: Sunday Mornings, 11am-1pm, 29 April, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May.

Please Note, There is no class on April 22 class (due to late arrival back from Taste of Love Festival in Byron Bay). 

Location: Darlinghurst, Sydney (Exact Location Given On Booking) 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO HAPPEN IN THIS CLASS? In a safe and controlled way we will practice arousal patterns through touch, breath, strong and subtle sensations, materials, massage, bodywork, contact improv, Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) and yogic asana. We will do so without being attached to any kind of goal. The overall aim is provide opportunities for you to expand your erotic repertoire as well as your capacities for pleasure. 

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR? This class is open to the curious and the brave of all genders and sexual orientations. There is no age restriction, other than you must be over 18. Some previous experience in tantra, kink or sex-positive workshops is advised, but not required. What all care is taken, some of the content can be challenging for some people. There is no obligation to take part in anything. All activity is voluntary and consensual. 

WILL THERE BE NUDITY? For this introductory class there will be no nudity, although for some exercises you may wish to remove some of your clothes.

HOW WILL WE PARTNER UP? If you have come with a partner, you can engage exclusively with them. Otherwise everyone will be paired at random with different people during activities and discussions. You do not have to engage with anyone you do want to. You can step out of any activity. Intrusive behaviour and rudeness will not be tolerated. 

The concept of Erotic Yoga draws its inspiration from the work of Joseph Kramer, Ph.D, the Founder of Sexological Bodywork and the New School of Erotic Touch.

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Peter Banki Ph.D is the founder and Director of the Festival and School of Really Good Sex and of the Festival of Death and Dying. Peter is also member of the Philosophy Research Initiative at Western Sydney University, where he has lectured and tutored in the School of Humanities and Languages.

Peter also has an extensive background in Iyengar yoga (he has been practicing since 1999), dance and the martial arts (Capoeira Angola). His somatic and movement practice forms the basis of his work in the 'sex-positive' field. His major teachers have been Annetta Luce, Sue-ellen Kohler and Felix Ruckert.

 

Hawaiian Bodywork (By Appointment Only)

Offering over 15 years of extensive training in bodymind modalities and professional experience, I welcome you with my artistry of touch.  Experience the dynamic and soothing flow of the bodywork that is tailored to your wishes to encourage alignment, relieve body stress and pain, enhance emotional expression and increase your sense of wellbeing.  

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Please Note: This is a sensual, but not an erotic massage.

My Bodywork is a unique fusion of:

  • Hawaiian Lomi Lomi (aka KaHuna Bodywork)
  • Remedial Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Breath, sound and voice work
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

Effects: You may feel more ‘present’ and grounded in your body. You may experience a feeling of well-being, emotional calm and restfulness and at the same time feel energized and motivated. You will most likely sleep deeper, your skin will be smoother and your digestion may improve. You may experience strong emotions or shifts in your thinking.

I welcome you into a clean, relaxing, safe and nurturing environment in my home studio in North Bondi. Your senses will be nourished with aromatic scents, candles, relaxing music, attentive touch.  You will be respectfully attended to; my sessions involve deep listening and honouring your body and emotions, wherever you’re at.

Prices:

$100/60 minutes

$130/90 minutes

If you’re unemployed, or are a concession/pensioner card owner, contact me to negotiate the best price for you.

No health fund rebates. CASH ONLY. 

I'm also available for 2-on-1 Hawaiian Bodywork sessions with Jenn La Fair subject to availability.

Showering facilities are available.

E-MAIL to make an appointment on info@reallygoodsex.net

Natalia is a bodyworker with over 15 years of experience. She has been trained in Temple Style KaHuna Bodywork, Heartworks Lomi Lomi, Lomi Lomi Nui, Remedial Massage, Aromatherapy, Myofascial Release, Hawaiian Floorwork, Hot Stone Massage and Breathwork. Natalia is a Psychologist, Social Worker and counsellor, and she brings a broader, holistic and psycho-social perspective to her bodywork practice. She also practices zen meditation and not taking herself too seriously.

Natalia is passionate about assisting individuals to come closer to a pain-free, balanced, fulfilling and self-reflective existence. Her special interest lies in walking alongside people who have experienced mental distress, grief and loss and ‘trauma’ or adversity. She believes Hawaiian bodywork to be a powerful, transformative (and infinitely yummy) therapeutic modality.

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Weekly Tantric Rope Class & Jam - Monday nights in North Bondi

This workshop will not be about complicated knots or mastery. You will learn a few of the technical basics of Japanese bondage, and discover rope as a conscious touch and a loving encounter. Bondage need not be beautiful and perfect for it to feel alive and to give pleasure. For it to go deep, it is not necessary that the rope turn you on.

When tying or being tied, you feel your pleasure/displeasure, fear, anger and all the nuances of the whole rich pallet of human feelings…and you take to heart what is there. And perhaps this has a healing aspect. All experience levels in bondage are welcome. Experience with attentive touch, breath work and tantra is advantageous. 

It is possible to come single or with a partner. Ropes are available, although it is also advised to bring your own, if you have.

Dates are Mondays April 16, 23, 30. May 7, 14, 21, 28. Please Pre-register before coming.

Class is not in Darlinghurst, but North Bondi

This weekly event is $30 for newcomers. Please book before coming, specifying which night you would like to come and we will give you the address in North Bondi.  

The sensual rope jam is led by Dr. Peter B and Natalia Je.

Dr. Peter B is founder and curator of the Sydney Festival of Really Good Sex. Since 2011 host of Schwelle Sydney. From 2011-2013 artistic director as well as producer of the Festival on the Art of Lust - Xplore Sydney. He has studied Japanese Shibari with Osada Steve, Hajime Kinoko, Dasniya Sommer, Amalion and many others.

Natalia Je is a rope enthusiast. She plays with and teaches rope for pleasure, emotional intensity, physical challenge, sex, pain, intimacy and sometimes even something of/resembling ‘art’. Her special interest is in self-tying and self-suspension. She has been working in the so-called helping professions for 15 years.

Endorsements from participants of our rope classes:

"The intimacy and safety of the space created at these events is at once hypnotic, enticing, energizing and relaxing. It has provided me with a safe haven to learn about, grow into and feel comfortable with my own sexuality...I feel I learn something new about who I am every time I come back." - Sion