Sex Club: Weekend Retreat Berlin I
- Sat 23rd Apr 2022, 12pm – Sun 24th Apr 2022, 5pm Berlin (UTC +02:00)
- Holographic Healing Nest, Eisenbahnstraße, Berlin, Deutschland
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Sex Club developed in London 5 years ago to provide a space to process and explore the changing nature of our sexuality in a therapeutic way, and take an active role in its continued evolution. It's a clothes-on space where we inquire into our sexuality via spoken inquiry and embodied explorations all influenced and informed by modern psychology, psychotherapy, somatic experience and conscious sexuality practises.
★★★★★ “Sex Club stirred up things that weren't even in my consciousness and allowed me to release some deep stored emotions. Having the space to explore my own needs and desires, hearing others sharing and seeing things from a male perspective was eye opening, freeing and has given me a lot to work on. The energy created from these courses are special. I experience big shifts from this work and I am incredibly grateful to Jules and Conor for the safe space they hold and for modelling vulnerability and openness. I can't recommend Sex Club enough.” - Binta Patel - Personal Development Coach
WEEKEND THEMES: Desires, Fears, Communication, Boundaries, Power, Intimacy, Touch
TIMES: Sat 23.4. 11h-17h (Berlin, CET) + Sun 24.4 11h-17h, with lunch breaks.
PARTICIPANTS: min. 10 - max. 30 people
PRICE: Low Income: 180€, Standard Income 210€, Supporter Income 270€, Concession Tickets available on request
GENDERED SPACE: Mixed
LANGUAGES: English, German
LEVEN OF NUDITY: No Nudity
★★★★★ “It's not what I expected. But what I expected pales in comparison to what it actually was. This weekend was like stepping into another consciousness for a couple of days. A place to leave your social norms at the door and be playful and explore and learn about yourself. And become comfortable connecting with strangers." - David F.
WHY & WHAT
After lockdown we might be out of practise in terms of knowing and communicating our desires and boundaries around intimacy and sexuality. Or perhaps they have shifted and you'd like to review them. We will hold a space where you can reclaim, deepen and redefine intimacy and sexuality towards yourself and others with focus on desires, fears, boundaries, deep listening, power and touch.
You'll be guided to find your own answers in relation to your sexuality and learn from the collective wisdom of the group. The group is between 20-30 people and inquiries are done in smaller groups with bigger group reflections at the end of each exercise to practise honest communication and have a knowledge exchange between as many participants as possible.
Sex Club is always evolving and growing, with each group we learn and refine our process. But, some things have held true from our first ever groups - the space we create together is brave and held, playful and deep, supportive and challenging enough that we stretch and grow without pushing ourselves to go anyway we’re not yet ready to go. The process is informed by a set of principles that help form the container for each person to go on their individual journey, to explore the parts of themselves that most need exploration and to find areas within themselves to expand into. It’s a beautiful and transformative process that invites you into a greater sense of joy and liberation in your relationships, your relationship to sex and your emotions.
Whether you're kinky, vanilla, anything in between, you’re single, partnered, monogamous, polyamorous, have a lot of sex or none at all, you’re invited to come as you are, by yourself, with your friend/s, lover/s or partner/s to embark on this group journey over 2 days.
★★★★★ “I can't thank you enough for the weekend. It opened my eyes to a lot of what I've been hiding from myself and really shook up the way I connect with other human beings in such a positive way. Each exercise brought me further in touch with myself and closer to understanding my sexuality. Some things were challenging to face but I am incredibly grateful I have been able to drop some of the burdens I've gotten so used to carrying." A.
ABOUT THE WEEKEND
Each day follows a similar structure with content building on what came before. The flow of each day is designed to bring us deeper into connection with ourselves and each other.
On Saturday, we arrive together, get to know each other and build trust. You will be encouraged to be explicit in articulating your experience in a low stakes environment whilst at the same time hearing from other people and therefore expanding your vocabulary around desires, fears and boundaries.
10.45h - Arriving into the space
11.00h - We begin with the principles and agreements of how we hold the space together
12.00h - Pods: a smaller group within in the group for you to check in with each morning
13.00h - Lunch
14.00h - Spoken and embodied inquiries into the themes of the day
16.30h - Check-out
17h - Close
On Sunday, we go deeper together, we practise in a more embodied way, exploring power, becoming comfortable with touch - how to give touch, receive and experience pleasure and will flow into an Intimacy Jam together putting together all we practised.
10.45h - Arriving into the space
11h - Pods: a smaller group within in the group for you to check in with each morning
12h - Spoken and embodied inquiries into the themes of the day
13h - Lunch
14h - Spoken and embodied inquiries into the themes of the day
16:30h - Check-out
17h - Close
Over the weekend we will create a container together where through shared vulnerability and a commitment to each other we’ll create group trust so it will feel safe to go deeper into our experiences, de-armour insecurities and shame through exposure and find new confidence and comfort in ourselves as sexual beings. Whilst we will offer a framework of exercises, this course very much focuses on tapping into the collective knowledge and experience of the group.
As with every Sex Club it works on multiple levels. You have the opportunity to:
- Practise speaking about sex in a trusted, non-judgemental and low stakes environment
- Spend the weekend with a group of like-minded people enquiring and practising a series of carefully-designed exercises based around self-inquiry and authentic connection that you can continue to practise at home.
- Process and examine your sexuality and translate your experience into words
- Hear and learn from other peoples’ experience and knowledge and expand your vocabulary around desires and boundaries.
- Inquiry into your desires and fears, and through awareness acquire agency to change patterns that don’t serve you anymore
IS THIS FOR YOU?
- This course is fully inclusive and valuable to everyone regardless of relationship status or model you’re in, age (18+), ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and experience, religious beliefs, income and otherwise.
- Although this workshop is therapeutic, it is not therapy. Whilst we set up a container that enables trust and honesty, we ask everyone to take responsibility for their experience. Please speak to your therapist if you have experienced abuse or trauma through touch or otherwise before you decide to take this workshop.
- No previous experience in Sex Club or similar workshops is required.
- No partner is required and everyone will have the opportunity to work with different people in order to enjoy a greater range of experience.
- Please bring a negative Covid self-test regardless if you're vaccinated or recovered.
- Please come wearing comfortable clothing.
- Bring a refillable water bottle.
- There will be a break for lunch. Please bring any food or snacks you’ll need to sustain you. There are also shops close if you prefer going out for lunch. We’ll provide coffee, tea, and fruits.
Unfortunately, this venue is not easily accessible for wheelchairs. If you still like to take part, please email us. The workshop features minimal visual cues and can be suitable for people with visual impairment. The workshop features talking and listening and might not be suitable for people with a hearing impairment. Please enquire with us if you have questions. Our events are intended for a sober audience. We kindly ask that you respect this request.
We want Sex Club to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income. If you are a high earner please consider the Supporter Ticket which sponsors people with low income. We have a limited amount of concession tickets available for people with no income. Please apply for a concession ticket at email@example.com with your motivation to join the course. Please email us if you don't have a credit/ debit card, you can also pay via bank transfer or PayPal.
★★★★★ “Honestly worth every penny." - A.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS
I am a facilitator of transformational spaces, community builder and artist developing holistic structures and processes that further our collective evolution.
Sexual liberation is at the heart of individual transformation, without which there can be no meaningful societal progress. To this end, I have co-founded Sex Club in 2017. A space where peers exchange knowledge and experiences, to learn from each other and deliberately process and develop their sexuality.
I have co-founded and lived in an intentional community project in London for 4 years, developing frameworks for group process work and community maintenance. I consult on collective experience design at festivals, artist residencies and co-working environments on how to build true community, amongst others The Psychedelic Society, of which I was a co-director for 2 years. I study to be a Heilpraktikerin for Psychotherapy in Germany. My artistic and personal enquiry is the authentic expression of self through creativity, intellect, emotion and sexuality. I spent 10 years in the corporate tech industry before my calling into the not-for-profit sector and I remembered that I'm an artist, as we all are.
I’m a psychologist trained as a counsellor and coach. I design group processes and offer one-to-one sessions to help people to deepen their self awareness and return to their natural state of ease and flow.
I’ve been leading Sex Club with Juliane since the beginning and I’ve found it deeply touching to see the impact it has had for participants on the courses and in the workshops.
My background is in psychology with a B.A. in psychology and an MSc in behaviour change, I’ve also trained as a holistic counsellor.
★★★★★ "Jules and Conor held the space beautifully and created an environment where I could share things I'd never spoken about before. They also encouraged us and created a framework for us to feel into how much was right to share at any moment, to stay in the learning zone rather than the panic zone or comfort zone. Lots of depth, and also lightness and joy." - Emilia M.
★★★★★ "What an amazing experience! Jules and Conor held a gentle, loving, and tender space that allowed me to go deep into my own experience. On day 2 they read the room and changed their plans to accommodate the mood - a masterpiece of facilitation. I would highly highly recommend any course with these gifted space-holders." - Josh Brostoff
★★★★★ "Loved the weekend. It helped me to get a better perspective on some interesting behaviours and subconscious programs still at play. Love how Jules and Conor's energy complement each other. They work perfectly together. It was so good that the second day was flexible. When peoples rawness came up from the second day some of the activities changed to accommodate this which was perfect! Can't wait for the next retreat.” - George G.
REFUNDS POLICY: Please note, we only arrange refunds in exceptional circumstances though you may pass your ticket on to a friend or a different event.
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