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The Forest: Touch & Embodiment Ritual

Where: Near Lygon Street, Brunswick, Brunswick

Restrictions: 18+

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Listed by: thecuriouscreatures

Paired w/ any gender.

The Forest is a very special ritual built around touch, supporting your journey into yourself and your own body. Participants have described the experience as unexpectedly moving, sublime, ecstatic, freeing, trust-building, and as something that made a major contribution to a journey of sexual self-discovery.

This workshop begins with some fun introductions and group agreements. We then move into activities to explore and set our personal boundaries, and embodiment practices to help us arrive into the moment and our bodies.

After a break, the room is set up, and the ritual begins. An undressing ritual encourages you to remove as many or as few items of clothing as is right for you.

The group is divided in half. One half takes a position in the space and puts a blindfold on, forming a 'forest' of people. The other half of the group become creatures slowly making their way through the forest, engaging in touch exchanges according to the limits and boundaries of the individual 'trees'. Exchanges might be brief, or long, and are able to be ended by either party at any time. The group then swaps over.

The Forest is very special in the way that it supports your journey into yourself and your own body. It is very hard to project your experience onto another when you are blindfolded and don't know who is engaging with you! The Forest is also a stunning practice for overcoming the idea that touch is only enjoyable when it comes from particular people. (Although, that said, the workshop includes a mechanism where you can ask for someone that engaged with you to identify themselves to you afterwards, if they wish to).

This practice allows for a considerable range of activity. You may choose to experience the ritual fully clothed, and with strong limits on where and how you want to be touched. At the other end of the spectrum, you might choose to do it nothing but your underwear and with a fairly adventurous level of touch, noting that you are able to stop any contact at any time, without explanation. There will be some overall limits regarding levels of contact, and although it can be fun to take the undressing ritual to full nudity if you’re in the mood, the ritual itself requires that you at least have underwear on. (You can remain fully clothed throughout, if that’s right for you).

Participants have often described the experience as unexpectedly moving, sublime, ecstatic, freeing, sometimes challenging, trust-building, and contributing to a journey of sexual self-discovery. It’s surprising how much of a training ground The Forest is in getting better at setting and naming your boundaries.

Facilitator: Roger Butler
Version: Paired with any gender

The Forest: Touch & Embodiment Ritual is presented by Roger Butler, who’s been the principal facilitator and driving force behind Curious Creatures for nine years. Their training is in sexuality, facilitation, and counselling, and they’re easily one of Australia’s most prolific sexuality facilitators. Find out more about Rog and the team on the Curious Creatures' website.

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Our 'rounds' of tickets are really simple: they're all the same, except that some of them are cheaper, to encourage you to book in early (because it makes a huge difference to us in terms of planning).

For this workshop, tickets range in price from $50 to $70, per person.

PLEASE NOTE: We advertise our events in many places; indications of attendees are irrelevant, and always less than reality.