For those people who want a more immersive educational experience The Massage By Ki team offers day long or weekend workshops.
The Art of Erotic Massage – Please and Tease Your Man
The Art of Erotic Massage: Delight and Honour Your Woman
Tantric Sensual Massage for Deeper Intimacy
Like a Pro – Training for Professionals who Touch
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Sensual bodywork is the art of creating pleasure and intimacy – evoking the music of body sensation through touch.
In this training, you’ll learn tantric practices and the skills of “erotic improv” 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 instil 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. This training is designed to allow you to find your edge, in a measured way, in an emotionally supportive environment.
You’ll learn through a diversity of methods: masterful live demonstrations, hands-on practice with other students, selected readings, facilitated discussions and journaling exercises. You’ll receive a comprehensive course handbook that captures over 15 years of experience in this trade.
In addition to teaching bodywork and tantric practices, this training will fully equip you with the nuts-and-bolts business skills needed to successfully offer your gifts to the world. These include:
– attracting great clients,
– setting up a workspace,
– safety and security,
– the legalities of sensual bodywork, and
– sex-positive and personally-affirming narratives to support your practice.
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.
This training is open to men, women and transgender people and welcomes people of all sexual orientations. Enrolment is limited to 6 students.
Experiences of Past Participants:
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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. Together, they offer two invaluable, complementary perspectives.
Dates: Nov 11-13, 2016
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Tuition: Early bird registration before Oct 11, $1400+gst
After Oct 11, $1500+gst. We accept bitcoin, cash, credit card or interac e-transfer.
Registration and Additional Information:
The Art of Erotic Massage – Please and Tease Your Man
Erotic massage is a fine art. In this day long workshop you will gain the skills and confidence to touch your man in a way that turns him on and opens his heart. You’ll learn the fundamentals of sensual massage: presence and communication. You’ll be guided through hands-on practice of delicious strokes to delight his whole body especially his “magic wand”. Your man will love you for taking this class and your intimate relationship is sure to be strengthened and enlivened.
This class is for couples. If you are a single woman and would like to participate we may be able to provide a volunteer for you. Please contact us.
“I want to have more experiences like this with my wife. I feel more sensitive, patient and clear of mind. This was a great space to explore whole body massage. We can integrate these practices into my daily life. I will have better communication with my wife sexually and in general with the processes I learned in this class. I feel more at ease, more confident and more comfortable in my own skin.”
For comfort and safety this class consists of a small group (a maximum of 8 couples). I will do a short interview with each participant by phone to confirm suitability, answer any questions and respond to any concerns.
Proficiency in the art of erotic massage is essential if you wish to be an extraordinary lover. This workshop is for men who desire to have the skills and confidence to touch a woman lovingly and sensually in a way that will take her to heights of pleasure and open her heart. This is a two day class that includes the fundamentals of sensual touch and full body massage techniques
Day 1 you will learn the fundamentals of giving great sensual touch: presence and communication. You’ll also practice a variety of delightful strokes from feather touch to deep tissue for the back, legs, arms, head and face. Day 2 we demonstrate a full body erotic massage session. We’ll review what was learned on Day 1 and then we will guide you through hands-on practice of a full body erotic massage including breasts and vulva.
This class is for couples. If you are a single man and would like to participate we may be able to provide a volunteer for you. Please contact us.
“Made me feel like I’ve been on a very long relaxing vacation. I should do this once a week. It’s given me a deeper understanding and calmness about the mysteries of a woman’s sexuality. This class has excited me and brought us closer and We are amazed at how much has been accomplished. I think it will have a permanent, positive and growing effect on my sexual relationship with my husband.”
For comfort and safety this class consists of a small screened group (a maximum 8 couples). We do a short interview with each participant by phone to confirm suitability, answer any questions and respond to any concerns.
This hands-on experiential workshop will expand your capacity for intimacy through giving and receiving erotic touch.
In giving a tantric massage, you’ll learn to hold a powerful presence and intention. In receiving a tantric massage, you’ll learn to surrender into your deepest bliss. You will discover how massage can become a vehicle to enter into “erotic trance”, a profoundly pleasurable state where personal growth, healing, and your own unique connection to the divine is possible.
In this workshop you will also:
• Discover and express your authentic desires and boundaries
• Learn potent erotic communication skills
• Experience gentle breathwork to develop receptivity to touch and pleasure and to enable you to open to the natural flow of erotic energy through your entire body
• Practice conscious loving touch
• Learn the art of Lingam (penis) and Yoni (vulva) massage
Facilitated by Ki Bournes and the Massage By Ki team
This 3-day training is directed towards professionals, or those who want to be professionals, using touch for erotic healing and education. You’ll learn the foundations for creating a practice that is grounded, safe, effective, satisfying and fun!
You will learn how to:
• Describe your work clearly so that you attract those who appreciate and benefit from your sessions
• Accurately assess your new client’s level of sensual awareness and self-responsibility
• Ground yourself emotionally so that you are a solid resource to yourself and your clients
• Know your limits, communicate them and enforce them if needed
• Know your desires, communicate them and be comfortable with any outcome
• Create the safety needed for your clients to discover and communicate their needs and limits
• Develop your perceptive abilities (‘intuition’) by accurately reading your internal responses
• Make clear agreements with your clients and students so that your sessions are safe, effective and satisfying for both of you
• Make effective use of attention and support
You will gain:
• Confidence in your skills and your touch
• Clarity in your boundaries and choices
• Somatic and communication skills to use and to teach your clients
• Understanding of the nature of your work and how you grow with it
About learning to touch: This class does not include massage techniques. This class teaches you how to bring heart and confidence into your touch of any kind. It will clarify all aspects of your interactions with your clients and students – and you will be amazed at what that does to your hands!
Ki’s note: I was so happy to bring Betty here to Vancouver. She is the most down-to-earth, knowledgeable, and fun teacher of this “touchy subject”. I love this class and give it 5 stars! Find out more about Dr. Betty Martin at The Institute for Erotic Education.
A date for this workshop has not been scheduled but if you are interested in learning the material covered in this workshop you should consider doing some Professional Somatic Sexology Training with our expert Ki Bournes. For more information please contact us.