Touch&Play Montréal
Summer 2019

Touch&Play
Montréal
Summer 2019


July 20-24th, 2019 near Montreal, QC

July 20-24th, 2019 near Montreal, QC

We are now accepting teachers proposals

We are now accepting teachers proposals

Own your desires
Express your boundaries
Give yourself permission to play!

Own your desires
Express your boundaries
Give yourself permission to play!

Registration will open on May 25th, 2019 Registration will open on May 25th, 2019

Discover a new world of play and pleasure

drawing from

Contact Improvisation * Tantra

Non-violent Communication * BDSM

Authentic Movement * Ritual

Somatic Awareness… and more!

INTENSIVES 2019

ZigZag Panther Peery-Wolf

ZigZag Panther Peery-Wolf

Dancing Lightness into Desire’s Shadow

This intensive will explore the intersection between desires and boundaries, light and shadow, dance and sex, kink and conscious sexuality. We will foster an atmosphere of deeply permissive witness so you may experiment with your desires (however taboo) within a womb of shame-resilient acceptance.  We will practice speaking and dancing our fantasies – without expectation – and then practice welcoming the gifts of gratification or rejection that ensue from being heard in our true desires.

Here we will create opportunities to traverse the landscapes of sternness and softness, dominance and submission, punishment and reward, pain and pleasure, power-over and power-under. We will use these kinky avenues to subvert and transmute our shared cultural pain surrounding sexual violence into one of reclaiming our choices and multifaceted lusts.

Throughout this experience we will be dancing – relishing in the subtleties of our dynamic bodies and how we can arouse exciting new pathways though conscious, unadulterated, and un-self-conscious movement. From this focused place we will seek to find greater attunement to the desires of our fellow dancers with whom we might come into contact. Our venture will culminate in a juicy group improvisation followed by a community constellation of integrations, feedback, and appreciations.

No matter your experience with dance or kink or sexuality I strive to clear an accessible path for every participant. This is no competition and no desire too bold nor too tame to explore. We seek to find our edges – experimenting in growthful discomfort – not to rush past them.  All bodies, minds, races, backgrounds, orientations, and expressions are welcome here and all boundaries will be heard and respected.

Bianca Saia

Bianca Saia

Erotic Intelligence – The art of manifesting your ultimate desires

Think back on the best sensual and sexual moments of your life. Are you smiling yet? What do these moments have in common? Are you confident that you can create a life of pleasure, with the partner(s) of your choice, for many and many years to come? How much would that be worth to you?

There’s an art and a skillset to become fluent in the language of eroticism. To be the lover you were meant to be, you must learn this language so freaking well that you could write an epic poem with it if you so wished. And, just like with any language, there’s always more to learn!

Erotic intelligence is the embodiment of play, dance, communication, laughter, creativity, tenderness, transgression, surrender, love, beauty, and so much more.

Inspired by the works of Esther Perel, Jayia (Erotic Blueprints), Kasia Urbaniak, Mama Gena, Betty Martin and Sue Johnson, this intensive aims to enlighten and embolden you to create the sensual and sexual life of your dreams.

ABOUT US

TOUCH&PLAY MONTREAL

Come ready to feel bolder, sexier and radically real in the luscious nature of Québec.

We offer you the cutting edge technology of body, spiritual, psychological and erotic intelligence.

Through workshops, rituals, jams and free play spaces, we’ll offer you the tools that can guide you get into unconventional BLISS.

Let’s expand our experiences, what we think is allowed, and fully own our desires based on our own inherent passions.

Curiously stepping out of our comfort zones and seeing what lies beyond them.

We urge you to bring these tools home, share them with your lovers, and make your life as phenomenal as you could possibly envision.

Touch&Play History

The Touch&Play Project started in 2010 as a platform to challenge the practice of Contact Improvisation (CI) as it existed at that time. Through a first festival in Berlin teachers of CI and a range of other body-based practices were invited to explore the ‘Chemistry in Contact’  by inviting in participants’ emotions, sexuality, aggression, politics and everything else often kept out of our dances.

The event was a success and the material reverberated around the European and North-American contact communities raising discussions on the boundaries of our practice and the perceived (un)safety of our attempts to exclude our chemistry from our dances.

The first Touch&Play project to occur in the US was facilitated July 2016 at Earthdance on the theme of communication. It was a great success. The festival received a large amount of positive feedback.

This is Touch&Play’s second appearance in Canada and we are honored to be a part of this growing movement.

Contact Improvisation continues to evolve. We invite you to be active in its evolution by exploring the ways in which our verbal and non-verbal communication enhances our connections, allowing us to dance more clearly and honestly.

WHERE

Touch&Play Montreal is taking place on the gorgeous land of Kio-o retreat center.

The center is located in the heart of a 125-acre estate in the beautiful mountains of the Laurentians, about 100 km from Montréal, in Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides.

Get ready to play !