Adventures in Intimacy
Adventures in Intimacy
In this “playshop” you will journey through intimate experiences that awaken the heart senses, deepen connection and ignite your inner fire. Utilizing tantric and tao practices in meditation, eye-gazing, movement and sensory exercises, this two hour adventure in human connection will guide you to discover new and playful ways of diving deep within yourself and with other beautiful souls.
Join us if you’re single or you may even bring a partner! There will be fun partner exercises for everyone and opportunities to connect with others. This is a truly transformational experience for partners that want to rekindle their connection and passion. Solo adventurers always have a powerful heart opening experience. Everyone leaves remembering what’s truly important in life.
- Who: Facilitated and led by Nikki Starr Noce, M.D. & Leah Santa Cruz
- What: Adventures in Intimacy
- Where: TBA
- When: TBA
- Why: Because being human is all about connection.
- How: Reserve your ticket in advance. Come solo and find your partner here: $35. Bring a friend or partner: 2 for $60.
Dress comfortable for meditation.
Intimacy is closeness. It is a feeling of belonging. It is being seen and seeing. Intimacy is connecting deeply with another soul. Intimacy is one beautiful aspect of being human.
And to be clear–we're not talking about sex.
Intimacy does not mean sex. And sex does not mean intimacy.
I’m talking about authentic, heart to heart connection.
The heart longs to connected with another. The heart longs to love and be loved. Love is what it means to be human. And one way to express love is through intimacy.
Looking for more intimacy? Check out 8 easy ways here.
We are all human. We all ache to connect; to be seen--and yet, we are the first to put up barriers between ourselves and others. So we hide in our cocoons suffering, aching, hiding. And yet, still pining for the same things. In this safe space, we got to abandon those barriers with people committed to give and receive fully and lovingly. Abandoning layer after layer, receiving the love we deserve, and giving the gift of our love that we are so eager to share. We watched it multiply. Amplify. Explode. Release. Dance. Smile. Cry. Laugh. Be--In the arms of each other. It's where we belong, but have forgotten. And we think it's conditional, but it isn't. We think it should come from someone in particular--it doesn't. It comes from ourselves. Everyone. Like magnets that don't discriminate between shape and color, they just connect. This experience made normal the state of spirit, and made strange the disassociation we see often as we walk past strangers. It is rare, and a gift, and something worth cultivating. The magic of love and intimacy is potent. It leaves a delicious taste in my mouth; a delicious feel in my body. I want to spread it like butter across the earth.
I am a mother of 3 kids, a 7 year old autistic son, 5 year old daughter, nearly 2 year old little guy. It is so important that I take some time out of my seemingly never-ending identity as a mother and connect with everything else about me that makes me, me... And come alive. And bring that essence; joy back to my family, friends, and even hold on to some of it for myself. Get a sitter. It's so worth it.
I am also going through divorce and for real dating for the first time after 12 years. The first thing I realized in my attempt to heal after divorce is: I come first. And how does that look? I am th best mother, lover, sister, bff, and goddess for myself. So be that. Nurture that. Depend on that. Depend on me. I am resilient and powerful and it is an honor to have me in my life. Next, only spend my love and energy on nurturing relationships and situations. Third, get comfortable again with sharing myself with another. It's ok to. It's safe to. It's beautiful to. Therefrom, many amazing things have cultivated in my life. This intimacy "play" shop was a perfect venue for me to continue and encourage this healing process. Not just expand in new ways, but to put my beliefs and feelings into practice... To actually have the opportunity to let go with others; give myself permission to be me. Totally. And see what that looks like.
As an artist and a healer, watching everyone else unfold and express during this play time was BEAUTIFUL. To see others staring lovingly into another's eyes... To see people cry, Laugh, dance, explore, grow... I felt like what God or Source must feel when gazing upon humans living in their love. It is... Explosive. I never want to look away, and yet, as I did, there was more to see and take in and feel. His whole night was gift after gift after gift. Beautifully orchestrated. Essential for where we are as people... Everyone needs this healing, perspective, and love.