A Journey to the Heart is a sacred space, we will learn about & drink in the powerful medicine of Cacao. Through a guided shamanic journey to open to the depths of your own heart & to connect to the heartbeat in all things. Our journey will be followed by cacao infused movement through the chakras to activate our bodies & hearts. We will ground & close our journey through group integration & partner sharing. Come unleash your love & heart through some sweet sweet medicine.
Come learn AcroYoga by playing really fun games! We use principles from acrobatics & yoga to connect with one another & make cool shapes. Through partner activities like counterbalances and weight sharing, we will boost our confidence, playfulness, & community. No experience is required, just enthusiasm to play with others! Parents can drop their kids off or stay for the fun.
During the Acqua Tantra Class the participants will practice couple's exercises, learn the oceanic breath, different way of floating each other, the melting diving hug, & how to play under water. The class will move into the hot tub at some point to practice Dolfin Vortex which is a very meditative, breath induced, ecstatic practice.
Get creative with the enthusiastic Lair Staff. They'll be leading participants in arts and crafts activities, with fun projects for kids of all ages! It will be a great time to get your creative juices flowing, express yourself and have fun together.
We use the practices of Authentic Relating to facilitate a safer space where presence, empathy, deep connection and intimacy arise organically. This creates a nourishing, often transformative experience which allows for progressively deeper insight, understanding, exploration and expansion in ourselves, our relationships and lives in general. All are welcome... alone, with a partner, or friends... simply bring the desire to connect with others at a deeper level.
The Axis Syllabus is user manual for human movement that draws from biomechanics, anatomy, physics, western medical sciences, physiology, anthropology & an expansive collection of empirical knowledge. Explore new ways of moving & connecting in this fun, embodied dance practice.Practice harnessing the forces of the world around us while simultaneously diving into the discovery of our unique shape & expression. Come pulse, dive, swing & spiral into integration and aliveness.
A safe & gentle experience of contact dance—great for both beginners & experienced dancers. Wearing blindfolds allows dancers to drop fears & self-judgment that often inhibits spontaneous movement & authentic connection to self & others. This workshops takes participants on a journey of somatic self-discovery & non-verbal consent via solo & group exercises before culminating in a freeform blindfolded jam. We will open with a short circle addressing boundaries & safety. No late arrivals.
This workshop is for men who… Are ready to play full out in their lives – Are hungry for growth – Feel called to be met, held, and challenged by a community of men – Crave deeper connection with other men – Are excited to embody the next level of leadership, and have a greater impact in the world (with more ease and enjoyment) Join your fellow men of SoulPlay for an experience of connection, depth, play, and Brotherhood.
CI is a nonverbal improvisational partner movement form that encompasses the balance of engagement and surrender within the self & in relation to another. Honing this balance paves the way for an acute sense of awareness & boundaries. We will utilize CI as a reflection of societal structures, work together as a community for a common goal and explore tools to interact with the space and one another. Emphasis on playing with the various depths of touch (soft to firm), listening and self care.
Bring your prayers to the circle. Your dance is sacred, & your body is wise. Let dance be your medicine. Let movement heal you as you dance your prayer. Through movement an energy comes alive that encourages our most authentic expression of self. The cultivation of this force returns us to our essence. Dance is the ritual of bringing ourselves back to ourselves. This will be mostly free improvised exploration with light facilitation.
What does it take to create meaningful relationships where we can confidently communicate our desires in such a way that they can be received and granted to us? In a culture that has stigmatized vulnerability, pleasure, and raw desire, asking for what we want and being able to truly see a person for who they are can be challenging. Desire 101 is a workshop designed to peel away all the conditioning that has us block ourselves from genuine connection and being able to receive what we want.
During the Dolfin dance class the participants will develop a deep connection with themselves & others. They will learn the OCEANIC BREATH & will get in touch with our fluid nature, followed by some exploration & play under water. The class will also incorporate some sacred sonic geometry & exploration of positive reinforcement of the limbic system through deep connection in water. The class is VERY deep & very PLAYFUL. It’s a ONE OF A KIND experience that you will remember.
Belly2Belly is a deceptively simple process designed to dissolve the experience of separate self into rhythmic waves of sensation shared with a partner in real time. This workshop will focus on generating intimacy, emotional openness, & physical bonding in a safe, slow, guided non-sexual way. Reawaken your primal need for human connection without the stress or uncertainty of sex. By trusting our bodies & each other, we reclaim our original innocence... & remember we are safe.
Explore positive, up-lifting communication for intimate situations that honors each person & supports erotic connection. When we assume our partner wants to please us, we open to negotiating shared experiences that meet both of our needs. We practice asking while receiving nurturing touch & experience how our requests allow both to relax into pleasure. Negotiate a shared playing field, finding your voice in the moment. This experiential work enhances self-esteem & builds self confidence.
Dancing is powerful tribal medicine for our bodies and spirits, especially when our critical minds get out of the way. Supported by the mantra “you’re doing it right,” this play-shop will calm your mind, honor your boundaries, and invite you to expand your edges in contact with others. Our bodies bring intrinsic intelligence to grooving together: Staying ourselves while creating a larger whole, we’ll call in the freedom that’s always available, and that takes each other to fully realize.
Experience direction & support for your “earthly pursuits” by uncovering “Heart-e-facts,”™ repetitive childhood activities that elicited in you pleasure, well-being, awe a&nd wonder. Storytelling, visualization & demonstrations with volunteers, support discovery in pair shares. Small groups excavate with key questions & responses. A large group process links Heart-e-facts™ as powerful, energetic directors of your earthly pursuits & longing for community.
Experience the possibility of profound & deep intimacy. Find how the tools taught through the Human Awareness Institute (HAI) can allow you to open your heart & deepen your connections. You will be introduced, through words & short exercises, to this life-changing work. HAI has developed a process that connects people to their hearts & to one another, in a way rarely encountered. The process can give you a direct experience of your own beauty & help overcome blocks to closeness with others.
Our spaces inside and outside and full of sound - from beautiful angelic choirs to dissonant choppy expressions. Lean into your soul and listen to the unique way your being wishes to express itself in all moments! We will be utilizing toning, sounding, movement, somatic explorations, improvisation, harmonization and total expression while being witnessed in a safe, held container. Come play and open up the gates of your voice!
Join us on a sacred journey to meet & honor your Inner Dragon. Your inner Dragon represents the powerful, sometimes overwhelming, emotions that live in the dark, deep within you. These emotions tend to be unacknowledged, yet they have a lot to teach us. Together we’ll explore a simple yet powerful, 3 step process that will allow you to BE with these emotions when they arise, & harness the magic they hold for you. Activities will include guided meditation/imagery, partner sharing, & journaling.
Identify Unhealthy Patterns & Habits in relationship & get the tools to shift into healthy soul partnerships. In this playshop you will dive into exploring, honoring, & integrating your shadow relational aspects. How is it that we attract or fall into wound mate relational dynamics? What are the tools that we need to shift into more life affirming win-win relating? Scott & Emily are relationship wizards whose approach is playful, compassionate, & highly effective.
None of us are immune to the challenges and initiations of being human. The question is, how do we allow them to mold us into greater beauty and find the gifts in our humanness. In this sacred ceremony we will learn self love and connection practices to bring us more deeply into our hearts and bodies so that we can truly be FULLY ALIVE. These vulnerable and playful exercises will be done alone and with different partners.
For male-identified folks only. It's rare in our culture that male vulnerability is encouraged—let alone celebrated. Enter a safe space to explore the confusion & biases that exist around "masculinity" & learn how to heal/integrate those aspects within yourself & with the external feminine. Through a series of exercises, including group sharing, partner work, & embodiment practices, we will invite out the feminine within & then dive deep to heal the feminine relationships in our lives.
What would it look like for people of all genders to truly come together to thrive and create in synergy with each other? Attendees will leave this workshop with… – Powerful experiences of trust and intimacy across spaces of gender – Deeper understanding and compassion for yourself and people of other genders – A more clear vision for the world you’re here to create – Greater capacity to navigate your life and relationships effectively
We know it’s important to ‘hold space’ for others when they are going through a tough time. But how do you hold space for yourself? Whether you’ve been meditating for years or can’t seem to sit still when you’re experiencing emotional turbulence, this workshop will give you the embodied energetic tools to hold space for yourself powerfully and consistently. We will use breath, sound, and movement to discover new ‘space holding’ powers - and you’ll leave with a practice you can do at home.
Hummingbird Yoga flirts with the balance of engagement & surrender. Being as strong as the Earth & fluid as water simultaneously. This Vinyasa class has an emphasis on kinesthetic connection from the top of the head to the littlest toe. By harnessing the power of our second chakra known to be the center of pleasure, enjoyment, & creativity, & our third chakra, the center of our personal power, self-esteem & confidence, we ignite our core, find lightness & soar! "
Learn & experience some simple breathwork tools! These tools are invaluable & will help support children, adolescents, & teens at home & school. The challenges our youth are faced with can be incredibly stressful. When equipped with the tools to first connect with themselves they can practice responding to everything in a more open hearted & effective manner. This helps creates a win-win for everyone! Parents are welcome to drop their kids off or they can stay & participate!
This music playshop gives children an opportunity to sing in a low-key & celebratory environment. We will explore new songs from around the world & from various musical genres, as well as songs that will be familiar to many. Many songs involve movement & we may even create new movements & dances to go with songs on the spot! Do you and your family love to sing? Be sure to join us!
Do your kids love to perform? Do they long to be onstage? Theater games is a perfect way to open up their imagination & help them have a great time! Games involve movement, funny sounds, imagination & made up characters & stories. Be prepared to move your body, explore sounds, think on your feet & listen to others as we work together to build a theatrical moment.
What's your favorite games to play in the water? Marco polo, racing, shark in the pool? It's always more fun playing with friends. So bring your enthusiasm and fun pool ideas to get cooled off and have a good time.
“How we do one thing is how we do everything.” That saying used to annoy the hell out of me — until I realized just how true it is. The ways we get triggered at festivals mirror our ‘stuff’ out there in the ‘real world’. Come learn how to notice, feel, & integrate triggers in real-time for greater behavioral flexibility & freedom. We’ll be doing solo, partner, & group work. Bring your vulnerability & willingness to shift.
A dive into the essence of Human Design, which is a powerfully effective tool for seeing and understanding our true energy and inner truth, versus the energies from our environment which have conditioned us throughout our entire lives and continue to impact and confuse us daily.
In this dynamic playshop you will learn tools and practices on how to manage your vulnerable human parts. Relationships are the hardest when people become triggered. How do we turn our triggers into treasures and grow closer through conflict and pain? You will walk away equipped with practical tools on how to quickly shift from lizard brain to compassionate frontal lobe consciousness and be in your empathic loving heart.
An easy introduction to concious menstruation for everyone who knows someone with a period. We will discuss our cultural experience & our personal experience & explore ways to bring menstruation out of the shadows. Great for women of all varieties & ages, male partners of women, parents of girls & people who are curious!
The kids will get to gather each night to make s'mores by the fire and watch a movie togehter.
With a backyard of incomparable beauty and stellar staff leading the journey, let the landscape of the Lair of the Golden Bear leave an indelible mark on your afternoon. Participants and families will be led on a gentle nature walk through the sweet pine forest surrounding the campground.
Your spine is a versatile pleasure instrument. We’ll unwrap your potential with movement meditations full of imagery, sensory awareness, and motion. We will invite the flow of Kundalini—the sacred spiritual energy that radiates from your spinal base—and create the permissions to cultivate its flow within ourselves and with each other. Once fully primed, we’ll dance our spines in love to remember that pleasure and vitality run hand in hand.
Practicing the Oneness of All People will use meditation, visioning and cultural curiosity to support anyone ready to heal themselves and the world from the pain of separation.
Our planet is calling for healing around race. We must move beyond the old models and tap into our intuition, creativity, and spiritual awareness to bring love and justice to the world. Come share your pain, confusion, and longing for connection across differences, and learn three steps you can take right now to change the world!
Enjoy playful & deeply fulfilling connections with old friends & delightful new people. Be gently guided in heart-centered exchanges that are nurturing & often energizing, filled with the blessings of deep presence & universal love. We share undulatory breath practices, soul gazing, sacred touch, erotic dance, & chakra merging breaths, all with boundaries & respect. Sensual, though not sexual, intimate & deeply moving, designed to see the divinity in each other. Pleasure heals!
Life is stressful, let Mother Earth handle it for you. Earthing has been proven to reduce stress, lower inflammation & improve mood. Come learn what Earthing is, & how it is vital to your well-being. This workshop will be held in Nature, where you will be led through a guided visualization into Mother Earth & your heart. Through meditation, art integration, & dialogue we will explore the importance of connecting with Mother Earth, & how this can help us reconnect with our own innate wildness.
This flow-style class guides us into our heart space as we explore poses, finding rest in deep stretches which help the hips open & emotional blockages release. Using intention, we will call in what it is we would like to cultivate in our life, & allow the heart to open fully to this as we explore heart-opening poses & use breath to inhale what most serves us. Find release & cultivate connection with your heart.
We can do a lot to help each other feel happy and nurtured in this sensual, yet non-sexual event. Join us as we share pampering practices that may include massage, compassionate listening allowing space share whatever is in your heart, cuddles or cradling as the receiver wishes, head pampering (hairbrushing, head or face massage, eye gazing) as the receiver wishes, contact improv dancing to lovely music & blindfolded sensory meditations.
The sex education you never got in school! Break free of any sexual shame & be amazed at the intricate beauty of your body! Did you know that women have as much erectile tissue as men? Where do we find it? Where are the hidden parts of the clitoris, & how can you pleasure them? Where are potent special sexual spots rich in nerve endings & energy, & how can you use them? How do electrical & magnetic orgasms differ? How do male & female energies build & flow, & how can we cultivate them?
Attune your body to the elements. The first half of this class will be spent connecting with the energy of the sun through tapping into our solar chakra to power our practice as we move through dynamic strengthening poses. The second part of our practice will be lunar-inspired; we will become receptive to the body & it’s process & find fluidity in our movements as we melt into deep, passive stretches which encourage the development of flexibility & a meditative state of mind.
Humans need touch. In this class, we will explore loving, respectful boundaries. We will invoke curiosity, open to mindful giving as we receive, sense, roll, squeeze, compress, and playfully welcome an intimate enlivening of our bodies and souls. Participants will learn to listen to their bodies, ask for what they need, and honor themselves and others through touch. Together, we will build skills to support the dynamic relationship that opens us to true intimacy.
Join us for a delicious dinner adventure as we creatively serve you a scrumptious 4 course vegan cuisine paired with an interactive experience of connection, mindfulness and heart-opening interactions. Friday's SoulDinning will combining the essence of speed dating with a soulful twist of enriching interactions & depth. Saturday's Mindful Sensory Dinner Ceremony will sure to delight as well!
There's nothing like singing beautiful harmonies with eachother! Come and be immersed in the ancient tribe-weaving of song. Lauren will facilitate the circle but if you have song that you'd like to share come and let us know! Get those vocal cords opened up and get ready to express!
Spiral Kinesis is a movement modality with three major influences: Chinese Martial Arts, Indo-Tibetan Yoga, & Mevlevi Sufi Dance. Through gentle qigong, touch, & the Sufi Turn, Spiral Kinesis offers a trauma-sensitive, bottom-up approach to approaching the morning. We’ll begin with a lightly facilitated warm-up, flow into guided group movement, & close with a bit of conscious dance. This class will focus on finding internal sources of movement.
Spiral Kinesis is a movement modality with three major influences: Chinese Martial Arts, Indo-Tibetan Yoga, & Mevlevi Sufi Dance. Through gentle qigong, touch, & the Sufi Turn, Spiral Kinesis offers a trauma-sensitive, bottom-up approach to approaching the morning. We’ll begin with a lightly facilitated warm-up, flow into guided group movement, & close with a bit of conscious dance.
T-Group 2.0 is an invitation to dip below the surface of our interactions Reveal what is actually happening Right Now in the space between us. The practice allows you to make discoveries about your habitual, unconscious patterns in relationship, and it offers you the rare opportunity to receive feedback about your impact on others and the responses you elicit from them. With this awareness and skill, you become a catalyst for vulnerable communication, intimate connection, and group cohesion.
T-Group 2.0 is an invitation to dip below the surface of our interactions and reveal what is actually happening Right Now in the space between us. The practice allows you to make discoveries about your habitual, unconscious patterns in relationship, and it offers you the rare opportunity to receive feedback about your impact on others and the responses you elicit from them. With this awareness and skill, you become a catalyst for vulnerable communication, intimate connection, and group cohesion.
Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly attracting people into our lives that reflect where we're at in our own personal growth. No matter if you're in partnership(s) or single, most people in some area of intimacy can relate to feeling like they keep experience the same challenges over and over again. The Art of Magnetism is designed to help you cultivate your relationship to your desires, boundaries, self-expression and receptivity, so you can shift the way the world relates to you.
We begin by connecting deeply with our partner and communicating our boundaries and desires for greater intimacy. Then practice the art of sensual touch with sensual touch magician Shezza. We will use breath sound and movement for greater potency. Allow magic to flow through your hands as we dive deep into the healing potency of sensual massage. Ideally you will come with a partner as we will work with clohtes on with the same person the whole time.
This fun engagement game supports a heart openness to engaging people who may not "appear" to be in your tribe, but who may have resources & goodwill & a heart for your passion & creative vision. Two players, one a seeker attempting to engage, the other a resource, responsive or not, are in a five minute play. Remaining participants facilitate, but can only give advice to the seeker if asked by the seeker. Learning from feelings & responses of all show what works and what doesn't.
Overview of how public trust is the key ingredient needed to maintain the centralized colonialist economy, the problems created due to abuse of this public trust, and how blockchain technology can replace current power structures and fairly redistribute wealth through the decentralization of public trust.
In this workshop, we will cover material based on Betty Martin’s work around the Wheel of Consent & others to give distinct, real world data points in the realm of consentual touch. Touch & be touched, negotiate & explore, a game where everyone wins!
In this movement inquiry class we will experience being present with ourselves and one another. We will move to music and in silence, with partners and as a group as we explore through exercises designed to connect us to sources of inspiration and creativity. We will play together outside the box which includes giving and receiving conscious touch. There will be periods of meandering through the landscape and times for resting. Come discover what the moment is offering.
Awakening to your sacred source of power within, your erotic feminine. Through embodiment movement, orgasmic breath-work, and shamanic journeying we will unleash the full power of our desire and erotic nature. This circle will be a safe space for owning and embodying the voice of your erotic feminine desire, and to share and be witnessed in this place. You'll leave feeling empowered, juiced up, and wildly & deliciously alive!
We all have thoughts & feelings we suppress out of shame or fear. We think we’ll be abandoned if anyone discovers our darkest secrets. But the truth is when we share these thoughts/feeling with others, we discover how our common shame/fear actually unites us.
Here’s how it works: we get together, each person makes a sign with an “I” statement revealing something truly vulnerable. Then we stand out in public to unite in our vulnerability. Does this idea terrify you? Me too. You’re not alone.
A Highly interactive & safe guided experience in consent, curiosity, authentic presence, intuition & connection.
1. Deep. The r/evolution of finding and deepening awareness in presence. Clearing, Defining, Intentions. 2. Sacred. The ancient innovative path of sacred sensual being. Guided journey, small group discussion. 3. Ground. Our deep earth tantric experience and sacred connection to self, source and each other in sensual (non sexual) & interconnected feeling, being & expression.
Participants will be guided in deepening the intuitive gifts we all have and will learn lifelong tools for bold, vibrant life, work & connections. The outcome is trust in your highest self, a sense of renewal, and resonant reflections with others from self awareness, clarity & intuition.
Join James on a journey of sound and surrender as you are guided through deep places in your body and realigned on a cellular level through the healing vibration of music. This ceremony is intended to be an offering of the heart and exploration of the soul, providing you with a space to heal, explore and allow. Come relax, let go and journey deeper within, as you receive the alchemical effects of embodied yin yoga and the ambiance of live music.
Come play and experience the bliss of using your hands to serve others through the healing act of conscious contact. Join James to intuitively connect with others using compassionate touch and intuitive listening. Deepen your energetic connection through breath connection, partner yin yoga and elements of Thai Yoga massage. Together we will co-create a safe environment and cultivate trust by seeing and supporting the wholeness in one another.
Come deeply experience connection with your body & your breath. We’ll start gently to build that connection & feel into where you are in this moment. The sequence will help you get into those areas where the dancing, sitting, moving or whatever else has affected you. We will focus on alignment through a slow & gentle Vinyasa, building the internal connection to yourself through breath & movement, so you feel rejuvenated. Come mindfully to welcome your body to another soul filled day.
This workshop is your deeper dive into how to have awesome, fun, connective playful times at SoulPlay. This will include everything from finding your “Fuck Yeah!” to noticing your maybes and owning your no. How to clean up when you’ve messed up and offer a supportive ear when someone needs some extra tender lovin’ care. This is great for newbies, people navigating relationships in festivalandia, and those singles that want to meet and connect but aren’t quite sure how.