Ecstatic Massage Training: The Queer Spiritual Elder
2 day Ecstatic Massage Training focused on the Queer Spiritual Elder
The elder is an archetype of mature love.. The elder knows a truth, that we all belong and bring our uniques gifts/roles and callings to the tribe/community. Thus lntegrating all parts of ourselves gay/queer boy, man and elder allows us to "take our place ion community"
Among native/first nation tribes their is a word, Mitakuye Oyasin which means "All Our Relations". Honoring our connections to earth, sky, sun, moon, ancestors and all parts of ourselves in creation. This is our sacred path that we as gay queer men bring our own rich experiences and wisdom. Much like the gatekeepers this workshops invites to touch the sacred through our bodies.
The elder brings the energy of the consciousness of life and love with the wisdom of belonging. Being the elder is not about the experience of chronological age but shedding any residual stories we have held in our bodies from remembering who we are as gay/queer men.
In this 2 day Ecstatic Massage Training we will use guided intentional touch,ritual and the journey of ecstatic massage to awaken ourselves in a community of men loving men.
The elder is one who has walked many paths like the Peaceful Warrior, the Lover and the Sacred Prostitute seeking truth, freedom, healing and wholeness. Weaving together wisdom from his/her journey the elder sees oneself as the teacher and the student of maturing love. As queer men we often hunger for guides as elders to support us through our process of discovering our gifts and finding our place in the big picture. The elder supports us in being fully the queer boy, the queer man, the queer elder in the tribe/community.
Celebrating these life passages through an Ecstatic Massage of intention, breath and pleasure reminds us how we belong making it a natural flow embody our place in community
This course qualifies as "Track 4" credit towards becoming a Body Story Life Coach.
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