Great sex and lasting relationships are mutual undertakings that are nurtured by selflessness, the deliberate cultivation of what we call profound interest in one’s partner, a determination to be as kind as possible, even during difficult times, and a recognition that, while openness and honesty are important, discernment about when and how to be open and honest is equally important. Verbal communication plays a major role in developing the capacity to relate in this way; however, nonverbal skills are even more important.
In this workshop, we will explore an approach to love and sex that differs dramatically from beliefs that are current both in popular culture and in much of the therapeutic community and provide you with both a theoretical perspective and practical tools for inventing or reinventing your relationship as a collaboration, a joint venture.
What you will learn:
– How to treat your relationship as a shared spiritual practice
-Why communication is important but talking is overrated
-How to balance the need for intimacy with the need for personal freedom
-Ways that sexual adventuring can strengthen your bond
-Tips to deal with discrepancies, distractions and disruptions in your sex life
-Ways to maintain a vibrant erotic connection throughout your lives
**Pre-Resistration is required. Purchase tickets
Partners in Passion themselves, Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson offer relationship and sexuality coaching informed by their Tantric training and 15 years of teaching experience. They live in New York City and teach and lecture throughout the world. Read their complete biography.
When: Sunday, March 16, 6-8 PM
Where: 111 East Main St., Ashland OR 97520
Mark A. Michaels (Swami Umeshanand Saraswati) and Patricia Johnson (Devi Veenanand), a devoted married couple, have been teaching Tantra together since 1999. Their approach combines traditional lineage-based Tantra with the best contemporary methods so that students can bring heightened awareness and an expanded capacity for pleasure into all aspects of everyday life. Michaels and Johnson are the authors of The Essence of Tantric Sexuality
(Llewellyn, 2006), which won the USA Book News National Best Books 2007 Award in Health: Sexuality. Their second book, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment: The Key to Enriching Your Sexual Life
(Llewellyn 2008) won the 2008 USA Book News Award, in Health/Sexuality. Their most recent book, Partners in Passion, was released on 2/14. “If you’re in a relationship, you need this book. If you’re single, you need this book. If you’re having sex or ever plan to have sex – good sex, hot sex, toe-curling sex – you need this book. Clear off your night stand. This is the only volume you need.” said, Jenny Block, author of Open.