Spring 2017 The Art of Sensual Bodywork Series

Screen Shot 2017-01-14 at 6.37.03 PMDo you feel called to a life of deep felt sensuality?

Sensual bodywork is the art of creating pleasure and intimacy – evoking the music of body sensation – through touch.

Join professional pleasure providers Ki Bournes and Aurora May, to learn to playfully create profoundly human experiences of redemption, solace, courage, adventure and, yes, smokin’ hot sexy release.

You’ll expand your personal capacity for embodied sensual pleasure through breathwork, movement, massage and mindfulness.

You’ll learn to speak and honour boundaries, because sensual touch is fiery. The right amount of heat is transformational – too much and someone gets burned.

You’ll learn to instill Loving Presence in your touch so that it becomes a force of healing and nourishment – an antidote to the pain and dysfunction pervading human sexuality.

Past participants of this training have found it to be a major leap in their journey of embodied self-discovery, sensual delight and service.

You’ll learn through a diversity of methods: masterful live demonstrations, hands-on practice with other students, selected readings, facilitated discussions and creative writing exercises.

The Art of Sensual Bodywork Series consists of three levels, which move progressively from the personal to the professional, from self-awareness to service and from foundational to advanced.  This series is designed to allow you to find your edge, in a measured way, in an emotionally supportive environment.

Ongoing coaching and practice opportunities are available to graduates.

Experiences of Past Participants of The Art of Sensual Bodywork Series:

“What a joyful, heart-full experience it was to learn from Ki and Aurora.  I left this course deeply moved by the sacredness of this work.  The teaching was a thoughtful balance of mindfulness, consent and communication practice, hands-on bodywork, and invaluable sharing of the profession from Ki and Aurora’s solid experience.  Our time together significantly expanded my pleasure potential.”

Instructors:Ki and Aurora

Ki Bournes (BEng, CSB) and Aurora May (MA, CSB) have a passion for creating insightful, educational and pleasurable sensual experiences.

Ki has an established ten-year practice as a sensual bodyworker and educator.  He is certified in tantra, yoga, and body-centered psychology (Hakomi).

Aurora has a successful sensual massage practice and her research and writing on sexuality is published in peer-reviewed academic journals.  She holds a Masters degree in Sociology and is certified in Counseling Skills (Haven Institute).

Ki and Aurora are both certified sexological bodyworkers, trained through the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.

 

Level 1 – Sensual Secrets:

Desire, Consent and Pleasure

Your gift to yourself

Upcoming Dates for the Level 1, 1-day training, 9am-6pm:

April 14, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-01-14 at 6.44.23 PMLevel 1 is a full day of experiential learning devoted to pleasure, consent and exquisite sensual touch.

We’ll begin with foundational tantric practices of breath, body awareness and loving presence.

From there, you’ll learn powerful secrets for creating delicious sensual encounters, including:

  • Using ritual to create a safe container for sensual experiences
  • Identifying cultural and personal barriers to asking for what you want
  • Sourcing the wisdom of your body to guide your sensual play
  • Giving clear, concise and confident expression to your desires
  • Building sensual charge with a strong NO and YES
  • Using polarity and clarity of roles to encourage a flow of sensual energy
  • Essential skills for giving and receiving delicious touch

In addition to learning these valuable relational skills, you will have a day of nourishing consensual touch that leaves you feeling alive and inspired by the goodness of human sensuality.

This is a hands-on, clothes-on class open to men, women and trans* people. We welcome all sexual orientations.

Singles, couples, lovers and friends are all welcome.  To attend solo, you must be willing to participate in touch exercises with all genders.

*** Maximum 8 participants.  Register early to secure your spot. ***

“Everyone should take this course, if only to deepen their own relationships through sensual touch, boundary control, expression, and acknowledging desire in a loving open present way.” (Past Participant)

“Ki and Aurora are a great team. Sexuality can be so complex and emotionally loaded.  In Sensual Secrets there is a logical breakdown to small constituent parts, followed by practice, and permission to process organically. This is so very effective, at least for me, and from what I could see, the other students too.  Keep doing this work, please! ” (Past Participant) 

Upcoming Dates for the Level 1, 1-day training, 9am-6pm:

Apr 14, 2017

Location: Downtown Vancouver

Tuition:  $250 + gst

We accept bitcoin, cash, credit card or interac e-transfer.

Registration and Additional Information:

Ki Bournes

604-618-3381

ki@massagebyki.com

www.massagebyki.com

 

Level 2 –  Body Awakening:

Full Body Sensual Touch

Your gift to another

Upcoming Date for the Level 2, 2-day training: Apr 15-16, 2017, 9am-6pm

sensual-massagePrerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1.

In this 2-day training we’ll review and build upon the foundational practices learned in Level 1 and advance into learning the essentials of giving and receiving exquisite full body sensual touch.

You’ll be treated to powerful live demonstrations of full body sensual bodywork that may forever change your view of “sex”.

You’ll gain confidence in learning:

  • How to maintain pleasure based consent and build sensual energy by honing your verbal communication skills and your ability to track the unspoken cues that arise while giving sensual touch.
  • Must-have sensual bodywork techniques that will make your touch deeply pleasurable even if you’ve never done bodywork before.
  • Delicious pelvic and genital massage techniques
  • How to offer gender-sensitive touch
  • Seamless integration of genital touch with the entire body that will leave a person feeling whole
  • Tools and best practices to honour the strong emotional responses that can accompany sensual touch
  • How to tend to your own arousal while being in service to another
  • How to move beyond technique into a realm of erotic improv, where profound connection with oneself, the other and the divine becomes possible.

Past students have found that this training provided new ways to bring warmth and intimacy to current relationships, added a fun new dimension to their dating life and established a strong foundation for a career in professional sensual bodywork.

This is a hands-on clothes-off seminar that honours the sacredness and beauty of all bodies, human sensual touch and connection. Singles, couples and friends are all welcome.  To attend solo, you must be willing to participate in sensual touch with all genders.

Upon successful completion of Level 2, you will be invited to participate with other graduates in small group sensual bodywork classes, taught by Ki and Aurora, devoted to deepen your pleasure and learning.

*** Maximum 6 participants.  Register early to secure your spot. ***

Upcoming Date for the Level 2, 2-day training: Apr 15-16, 2017, 9am-6pm

Location: Downtown Vancouver

Tuition:  $700+gst

We accept bitcoin, cash, credit card or interac e-transfer.

 Registration and Additional Information:

Ki Bournes

604-618-3381

ki@massagebyki.com

www.massagebyki.com

Level 3 –  Beings of Fire:

Professional Sensual Bodywork

Your gift to the world  

Upcoming Date for the Level 3, 2-day training: Apr 17-18, 2017, 9am-6pm

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Levels 1 and 2.

Building upon your emerging skills in bodywork and tantric practices, this training will fully equip you with the ethics, communication, safety and nuts-and-bolts business skills needed to successfully offer your gifts to the world as a professional sensual bodyworker.

You will learn:

  • How to make your work pleasurable for both yourself and your clients
  • Boundaries & Communication – creating clear, intentional interactions with clients
  • How to screen clients so you get great ones
  • How to find and set up a workspace.
  • Safety and security
  • Advertising and booking
  • How to work anonymously or openly when/if you want
  • How to set your level of service and pricing
  • Practical tips for working efficiently
  • Sex-positive and personally-affirming narratives to support your practice
  • Strategies for maintaining your physical and emotional health
  • How to do this work and maintain excellent personal relationships
  • The legalities of sensual bodywork

This training is a comprehensive experiential learning program that includes: sensual bodywork practice, personalized coaching, selected readings, facilitated discussions, and creative writing exercises. You’ll receive a comprehensive course handbook that captures over 15 years of experience in this trade.

This training is offered as an entry point into sustainable well paid work. Whatever the economy is doing and wherever you live, there is a consistent high demand for sensual bodywork. In Vancouver, professionals typically charge $120-$220/hr.  Students can quickly earn back the cost of the training.

Finally, the deeply personal nature of this training – namely the control of one’s body, personal boundaries and sexual freedom – makes it highly political.  As longstanding sexual rights activists, Ki and Aurora help participants to envision this work as part of a global social justice movement.

“In a lively and engaging manner, Ki and Aurora explore tantric principles such as Loving Presence, mindfulness and the vital importance of the breath, all the while relating the material directly to the practical realities of running a professional sensual massage practice. The learning environment is positive, loving and emotionally supportive.”  (Past Participant)

Upcoming Date for the Level 3, 2-day training: Apr 17-18, 2017, 9am-6pm

Location: Downtown Vancouver

Tuition:$1000+gst

We accept bitcoin, cash, credit card or interac e-transfer.

Registration and Additional Information:

Ki Bournes

604-618-3381

ki@massagebyki.com

www.massagebyki.com