The quickest and most effective way to love your body, enhance your pleasure, and find full ease with your sexuality is to take one of our three weekend workshops.
Each workshop runs Friday morning to Sunday afternoon and is led by Full Embodiment co-founders and master teachers Ariel Giarretto and Tom Callanan. Class sizes are small, usually 15-30 people, with smaller sub-groupings of 3-6 participants created and led by our talented team of sex educators and counselors.
Workshops happen periodically throughout the year in different parts of the country, as well as internationally. Although the three workshops are designed to build on each other, they can be taken individually without prerequisite.
Each workshop employs a friendly mix of science, psychological and emotional exploration and direct experience. We combine lectures, videos and reading materials, with gentle, respectful exercises and supported group discussions. The body is seen as the primary source of wisdom and pleasure; as the ultimate “experiencer.” Tom and Ariel merge their many decades of combined skill and expertise to develop proven methods that solidify a connection to the core/authentic self, facilitate genuine self-love, and secure a new and dynamic relationship with our embodied passion.
Safety, consent, boundaries and choice –crucial components of the program. The exercises are designed to be progressive, and a bit “edgy”, however the pace is slow and easy. Every exercise encourages choice and embodied consent, and all boundaries will be respected. This program wants the “yes” to come from the inside, and each participant will learn how to access their most authentic “no”, and most uncensored “yes”! There will be no nudity or sexual exploration during workshop hours. Sensual touch is limited to self touch, however in the Embodied Relationships workshop, couples and individuals may negotiate the levels of contact with which they are comfortable, moment-to-moment. In all workshops, your identity as a workshop participant, along with the nature of the exercises and the identities of other participants, is kept strictly confidential.
Who benefits from the workshops?
Full Embodiment Workshops are open to all levels of sexual or sensual interest and experience, and are designed for anyone ready to transform their relationship to themselves and their bodies. They are suited for individuals and couples who are actively sexual and wanting to enhance their pleasure and ability to be better lovers, as well as for those who may not be sexual and/or are struggling with sexual wounding, dissociation, body image, shame, gender identity, low libido or sexual dysfunction. A large percentage of our participants are therapists and other professionals who want to take their personal exploration in sexuality to the next level and learn how to better work with sexuality issues with their clients.
We offer a welcome place for all genders, all identities and all sexual orientations, as well as all ages and body types. We’re radically inclusive, and yet we steer away from politics and positions that are derisive. We offer a space where we recognize that we’re all wounded in our sexuality and all products of societal/cultural subjugation and/or religious oppression. With open hearts, compassion and understanding, we work side-by-side to heal all that’s been divided in each of us so that we might become fully embodied agents of change in the world.