Boundaries & Consent / Prerequisite for attending the Festival/ Please ALL attend
To ensure that everyone who comes to our festivals understands the purpose of conscious relating through touch, sensuality and sexaulity and understands consent, verbal and non verbal, all new participants must attend the ‘Welcome for Newcomers’ session and ALL PARTICIPANTS must attend the ‘Boundaries & Consent Session’ at the beginning of the festival.
We believe that sensual, sexual and emotional human exploration and education has a value for the individual’s search for wholeness, healing and deeper understanding of the self. Unlike what some may think, a sex positive space is not one long orgy, quite the opposite actually as the sensuality or sexual component is not the main component of the festival. the workshops are aimed to provide freedom from obstacles, shame and guilt we may carry, heal past woundings and discover how powerful we truly are when we embrace all parts of us. There are many other workshops on offer that address many other parts of human consciousness and you can attend the entire festival without touching anyone or taking any clothing off. We ask of each individual to act from a place of autonomy and self-determination to make the right choices for themselves. While all care is taken to make the space as safe as possible, we cannot guarantee that you will not experience any emotional discomfort during the festival. Often this discomfort is part of learning something new when we look deeper. We have onsite counsellors available 24/7 and therapists that offer session work if any support or help is required. Please make use of these offerings and be open for uncomfortable situations to clear themselves and even become pat of your own healing journey and full empowerment.
We require in addition that all participants sign a copy of our Agreement and Waiver Form upon arrival at the festival. This agreement includes a commitment on everyone’s part to protect the privacy of everyone involved and act responsibly and in consent, meaning to speak your clear yes and no, be responsible for your own experiences and boundaries, and if you are exploring on the edge and realise you no longer find the experience comfortable or useful for you to agree to speak out and stop an engagement or exercise you are in. Everything at the festival is an offer and an invitation but at no time will anyone ask you to do anything or participate in anything you do not want to. This includes not sharing identifiable information about other participants. You can read the festival waiver HERE.
Core Benefit for Participants of this Session
- Feeling your boundaries in your body, so you can be a full bodied yes or no
- Knowing that a no is always a yes to yourself and that we all honour each other to honour ourselves
- Being able to learn from or realise that rejection is not personal and learning how to reach out again
- Communication techniques verbal and non verbal around boundaries
- Understanding a tantric community and how consent makes everyone feel more free and authentic
Indicator Bars and Inclusivity
Please self select according to your level of interest and willingness to be challenged.