with Marisa Sullivan
Tantra means to expand- to make all aspects of our life sacred, which is one of the places we get the idea of using our love and our sexual energy as a meditation, a sacred act, and a health, radiance and vision magnifier. In this class, we will look at expanding the possibilities of our coupling and lovemaking. We will use tools to bring more joy and more physical pleasure through inviting all aspects of ourselves- our playfulness, our deep embodiment, our connection to energy, reading and moving it in our own bodies, in our partner’s bodies and radiating our love to expand love in the universe.
This date night is for all couples! Whatever your sexual identity may be, this class is meant to be a special safe space where all sexual identities can be celebrated without fear of judgment. For it is hard to expand unless we do feel safe enough to do so.
It is exciting to relate Queer to the radical roots of Tantra dating back to the 8th to 12th centuries. Tantra turned all social, class, race and gender issues on their heads and set about to break all the rules of right and wrong good and bad. The roots go further back to tribal traditions of Worship of the Great Mother who was seen as prior to gender differentiation a hermaphrodite who is considered a mother in that he/she was able to internally couple and bring about creation.
What we will do in this class-
*Practice Loving Kindness or Metta Meditation- giving and receiving to our partners and collectively sending the couples expanded love into the universe.
*Learning how to apply this practice in the act of lovemaking.
*partner and simple acro yoga poses to embody and connect
*breath and sound as a tool for communicating energy
*tuning into touch exercises
*asking great questions and exploring answers and possibilities
What people have said about working with Marisa—
“We are having fantastic sex!!!”
“omg...you are such magic! The spaces you are able to create and hold are sooo powerful and important ”
“ahh it was so nice! I felt so calm and happy and love-filled the day after!”
For couples - of any all queer configurations and identification.
Exchange: $80 per couple
Marisa Sullivan is a certified yoga teacher with extensive training including certification from Sivananda, Jivamukti, Pelvic Floor Training through Leslie Howard, Prenatal through Ma Yoga, Mommy and Me Post Natal, and YCAT Yoga for Cancer and Chronic Illness. She teaches Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors at NYU Hospital. She teaches Chair Yoga in several senior centers and Dementia Nursing Homes. She has an extensive private practice working with therapists and Psychiatrists with clients with anxiety, depression and eating disorders, with clients with ongoing illness and injury who need a modified yoga practice, and with anyone who loves yoga and wants to explore a investigative, personalized, therapeutic yoga practice . She teaches Laughter Yoga, Wholistic Embodied Ecstatic Sexuality and Charkras and Vocal Production workshops and has presented them at Laughing Lotus, Go Yoga, Maha Rose, KamaDevi Yoga and Jivamukti Yoga Center. Marisa is an intuitive healer using Reiki and Shamanic Practices. She is a Reiki Master and teaches and mentors other healers. With an extensive performance background in dance and theater as well as a Masters in Theater for Educational and Therapeutic Use, Marisa uses theatrical techniques that embody play and creativity in her teaching and healing. She is constantly exploring and learning through her teachers, her peers, her students and her life.