Teachers & Headliners

Asheville’s 2019 Touch&Play “Emerging Seeds” features two intensive teachers, one headline teacher & facilitator and a host of other workshop offerings.

Intensive Presenter

Lorina Manzanita

Dancing with our Desires

Desires live at the gateways of our Eros, fulfillment and profound pleasure. They can also, unfortunately, be scored with challenges.

Dive into an Eros liberating journey of group movement, dance duets, full-body storytelling and touch games.

Intensive Presenter

Ryuta Iwashita

Queer Fermentation

What are authentic ways to ferment our queer bodies in a radical, self-sustainable way?

We will turn our queer bodies into a utopia for memories and dreams. It is a perfect opportunity for our bodies to get to know more about our “culture” and “mother” and ferment as a collective organism in a darker, quieter place.

Workshops, Teachers & Events

The Seductive Art of Sexual Liberation©️

The Seductive Art of Sexual Liberation©️

This is the time to heal the wounds that have happened in our bodies and that limit our full experience in this lifetime. We are worthy and overdue to break out of these prisons that we have placed ourselves in as well as society. We have given up power at the expense...

Anal Ecstasy for World Peace

Anal Ecstasy for World Peace

A class for anyone interested to learn more about anal pleasure. All levels of experience welcome. A discussion, a ceremony, and a self exploration. Topics will cover all aspects of anal play; erasing taboos, releasing shame, accessing grief, transforming homophobia,...

Holy Sex with Tarik

Holy Sex with Tarik

Sacred sexuality, Estatic tantric sexuality. Breath-gasms : Learn specific breathing techniques for orgasmic release. Energy Orgams- Discover how to activate the somatic energy system for full body orgasms. Love keys - Learn the secrets tantric keys for long lasting...

Humanimal Body Rebirth Ceremony with Arulu

Humanimal Body Rebirth Ceremony with Arulu

What is it to be human, to be animal? This explorative container is a timeless space where constructs that bind us to identity may be reorganized. We gather to engage in embodied conversation with the diverse and wild characters that reside within each of us. We...

Pathways to Connection: Navigating Sex-Positive Environments

Pathways to Connection: Navigating Sex-Positive Environments

Joining an intimate and sex-positive space can be exhilarating, intimidating and overwhelming - often at the same time. Pathways to Connection will let you play with several re-frames that can help navigate conflicting thoughts and emotions in an erotically charged...

Grounded Rope Art: An Embodied Play Practice with Janae

Grounded Rope Art: An Embodied Play Practice with Janae

Grounded Rope Art is a practice that uses movement and the sensory experience of rope to explore connection, consent, embodiment, and holding space. This collaborative play with rope can be like dancing or partnered yoga, because it focuses on communication and...

Endless Intimacy Dance Salon with Maybel Ovalles

Endless Intimacy Dance Salon with Maybel Ovalles

As each of us is attuned with their own psychic metabolism, the intimacy dance salon will evolve; creatively dancing to our unusual and unknown ways, exposing as in a Dionysian game who we are. Meeting each other in a penumbra, border dances are invited, dances that...

Slow Controlled Surrender with Lydia Love and Ilona Bito

Slow Controlled Surrender with Lydia Love and Ilona Bito

Discover a framework that allows deep emotional exploration in a partner dancing dynamic. Surrender, devotion, sensuality, and eros all find extraordinary opportunity in what we've called Erotic Tandem Dancing. Build profound trust through balance and structure such...

Schedule

Emerging Seeds is a four day closed container festival.

The intensive and class schedule will be finalized soon – stay tuned!

 

Wednesday May 6th (Arrival) – Sunday May 10th (Departure)

Wednesday

Arrive
Dinner 5pm
7pm Orientation & Welcome
Class Session 8pm
Evening Dance 9pm

Thursday

Breakfast
Opening
Lunch
Intensive Session
Dinner
Class Session
Evening Dances

Friday

Breakfast
Intensive
Lunch
Workshops
Dinner
Exploratorium Offerings

Saturday

Breakfast
Intensive
Lunch
Workshops
Dinner
Play Party

Sunday

Breakfast
Intensive
Lunch
Closing
Clean-up & Breakdown
Departure ~5pm