Dancing with our Desires

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

Lorina Manzanita (MA, SEP), will guide us on a literal and metaphorical dance with our desires and move through our challenges to help us increase our capacity for more pleasure, fulfillment and rocking intimacy. With play-infused embodied mindfulness we’ll dive into intimacy enhancing explorations of 1) somatic consent skills, 2) gender de/conditioning and polarity play 3) owning the stories of our desires and 4) touch skills.

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

Lorina’s work integrates a number of healing systems that honor mindfulness and the body’s intelligence. Her influences include (but are not limited to) Somatica© Sex & Relationship coaching, Somatic Experiencing© , the Hendricks relationship coaching, Shakti Malan Somatic Sexual Presencing, Couples Counseling with Hakomi, healing developmental trauma with Diane Poole Heller and Larry Heller and CoActive Coaching with CTI. She’s also a JFK University graduate.
She is based in the SF Bay Area and is available for online, long distance support as well.

Lorina Manzanita MA, SEP has been professionally helping people get comfortable in their own skins since 1998. She is a Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach & certified Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution Practitioner, writer, teacher, bodyworker and workshop facilitator. Lorina is loves guiding people into embodied learning experiences to help them consciously explore arenas like desire, boundaries, intimacy, sexual integrity and more. She has lived and loved on conscious dance floors past 2 decades. Her influences include 5Rhythms, Open Floor, Soul Motion, Authentic Movement, Contact Improv and Fusion partner dancing.