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Pan Eros Events

Here is where you will find event listings for all the programs of the Pan Eros Foundation such as the Consent Academy and Seattle Erotic Art Festival. You may also find events put on by organizations with similar missions to ours. Those events will be notated with [Associated Event] before the event name. Please consider subscribing to our calendar by clicking on the “subscribe” button in the bottom right corner. Please choose settings that allow for frequent updates, as our calendar is a living document.

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The Pleasure Practice: Feel the Earth Kissing Back 7:00 pm
The Pleasure Practice: Feel the Earth Kissing Back @ Gallery Erato
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Pleasure Practice: Feel the Earth Kissing Back @ Gallery Erato
Why Pleasure? We honor Pleasure as resistance to apathy. Where trauma restricts, Pleasure opens. Attuning to the self healing power of pleasure as our birthright. A space to revitalize, listen to and attend to our own needs and desires; a place of self discovery. Pleasure as the source of sacred sweetness, we embrace the nectar of our own unfolding. Why solo? Our Pleasure is our own. Pleasure is an experience we cultivate from within. Why together? We practice in community to strengthen our sense of belonging, offer witness to each other and experience our interconnectedness in a brave, vulnerable and receptive space. We intend to create community that supports the unlearning of shame, dismantling of heteronorms and affirms queerness. We welcome all gender expressions. The Practice Simple and profound. Each workshop offers a specific invitation to engage with pleasure and can be taken as a stand alone workshop while the series intends to build community. Each practice allows 15 minutes for arriving, 15 minutes for setting group agreements and intentions, an embodiment invitation and song leading into one hour of our special activity, and concluding with 30 minutes of savouring, mingling and imbibing something seasonal and delicious. May 1st: Feel the Earth Kissing Back Feel the Earth kissing back Awakening at the intersections of eco-sex and eco-philosophy. A series of guided meditations punctuated by songs, strengthening our connection to our living Earthbody. Experiencing ourselves as an intrinsic part of the universal web of wonder that surrounds us and abounds from within. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 30 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Host: Greta Jane is a Certified Somatic Intimacy Educator, creative intuitive and expressive artist based in Seattle. Her work is guided by the voice of divine pleasure that lives in us all. She offers private sessions and workshops that incorporate sound, meditation, breath work, movement and touch to nurture self-expression and a deep sense of belonging. www.thepleasureguide.com Instagram @thepleasureguide www.erospirit.ca/find-a-practitioner/ ​ Our sensual selves hold the key to our wholeness and it is my honor to do this work.
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Browse the art of our current show, or the smaller piece of artistic merchandise on display at Gallery Erato every Thursday afternoon. The art on the wall changes every 4-8 weeks, and new smaller works of art are added regularly. This is also a chance to see pieces from the Pan Eros Foundation’s private art collection. This collection features pieces from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Masters of Erotic Art and winners of the Foundation Award. This collection rotates on an irregular schedule, sometimes changing with the current show.  
First Thursday Art Walk 6:00 pm
First Thursday Art Walk @ Gallery Erato
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Thursday Art Walk @ Gallery Erato
There is one more chance to see the visual art of SEAF2019 during May’s First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square! Peruse a selection of the visual art from the 2019 Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Erotic art of all types will be on display, and available for purchase. Gallery Erato is the year round home of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and the Pan Eros Foundation. Join us for the historic Pioneer Square’s monthly art walk at Gallery Erato. For more information about First Thursday Artwalk here, including free parking options. Photo by Alison Douglas.
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Browse the art of our current show, or the smaller piece of artistic merchandise on display at Gallery Erato every Thursday afternoon. The art on the wall changes every 4-8 weeks, and new smaller works of art are added regularly. This is also a chance to see pieces from the Pan Eros Foundation’s private art collection. This collection features pieces from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Masters of Erotic Art and winners of the Foundation Award. This collection rotates on an irregular schedule, sometimes changing with the current show.  
Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group 6:00 pm
Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group @ Gallery Erato
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Rope Group for Women Tops and the bottoms who like them. A women-centered rope enthusiast group that meets every 2nd Thursday from 6-9pm. A 10 donation is requested to offset the cost of using the space. Come to a women-centered Rope Enthusiast Group. Practice ties, show off new ties, ask questions about rope practices and issues in a warm and fun environment focused on women tops, bottoms and switches. Or just hang out and socialize! There is a lot of experience here and all the support and encouragement you could ask for! If you knit and want to bring your knitting, go right ahead! It is, after all just really small rope, right? About us: Similar to other rope enthusiast groups, WREG is a place for the ladies to work on their rope bondage skills and techniques. It is a place for our community to practice, learn and share. We encourage you to bring books, questions, friends – anything that will help facilitate your learning. WREG is open to everyone but with a primary focus on women and female-identified folks. Men and male-identified folks are welcome to act as practice bottoms for rope work. Also, chocolate. If you want to bring something to share, bring chocolate. It is always appreciated.
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[Associated Event] MAsT Seattle 4:00 pm
[Associated Event] MAsT Seattle @ Doghouse Leathers
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Each month we have a topic to facilitate discussion. We do not expect that the discussion will stay on topic and it rarely does. MAsT Seattle meetings are open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and has an interest in Master/slave relationships, Ownership/property relationships, or other Power Differential relationships that are entered into by consenting adults as a lifestyle choice. Any relationship combination of sexual orientation is welcome to attend. One need not be in a relationship to attend. We will make the following agreements at the start of the meeting: 1. We agree that everything said here stays here. 2. We agree we will not discuss specific religious or political beliefs. 3. We agree that the views and opinions of each person will be treated with respect. Note that our meetings are for the private use of those attending. We do not allow recording or use of anything said in our meetings to be repeated in any way or by any method of communication. MAsT Seattle chapter will meet the second Sunday of each month for the Discussion. We ask for a $5-10 donation per person or partnered group. The donation is NOT mandatory and no-one will be turned away. For more information please join our MAsT Seattle Group on www.FetLife.com
Rope Handling 6:00 pm
Rope Handling @ Gallery Erato
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Often when people get started with rope, the first thing they focus on learning are knots and patterns. While these are really good fundamentals to get you started, these skills often don’t translate into making good scenes or good performances. This class will cover some of the basics of great rope handling, and will focus on two primary parts: the biomechanics of rope handling, and the techniques that usually equate to better connection. This class is lecture, demo, and hands-on tying. **Please note: this workshop is being held in our lower level studio, which is only accessible by stairs. Please email [email protected] if this presents a problem for you. We will try our best to accommodate your needs. All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 30 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educators: Anoxia Wilde is a rope switch who has primarily topped since she discovered rope two and a half years ago. Highly motivated, curious, and passionate about rope, she has studied extensively with a wide variety of instructors, including Kazami, Pedro, Tifereth, Moco, FredRx, L00M and many others. Anoxia has been teaching regularly with Full Circle Kink for a year, and also teaches private lessons. Juni is a bratty switch that is passionate about the power of play. Innovative, arch, and curious, they are often found self-suspending and bottoming to sadists with cheery laughs. They enjoy exploring the meditative dance of rope and teaching content that empowers bottoms to own their play.
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Naked Yoga 7:00 pm
Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
A celebration of beauty, freedom and yoga. Naked Yoga is a deeply intimate and liberating practice that nourishes body, mind and spirit. This au natural form of yoga begins with a group disrobing ritual and includes a gentle yoga flow practice and meditation to welcome a state of embodied inner peace. Naked yoga is a body-positive and celebratory practice geared towards loving the skin that you’re in and fostering a feeling of naturalness through self-acceptance and inclusivity. The absence of clothes in this yoga practice weaves together naturist and yogic philosophy that aims to bring about increased freedom, embodiment and relaxation in the yoga practice. Our time together is safe, nourishing and judgment free. Please take a moment to read through this FAQ about naked yoga. All body types and levels of yoga experience are welcome. All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Purchase Advance Tickets Here. Pay It Forward scholarships available. No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 25 people. About the facilitator: Isis Phoenix has been teaching naked yoga since 2007. She is the center holder for Naked Yoga Alliance – a resource network for naked yoga and has been a naturist and naked yoga teacher and advocate since 2007. She also teaches classes on sacred sexuality. You can learn more about her and her work by visiting www.isistemplearts.com and www.nakedyogaalliance.com Naked Yoga – A Story of Transformation by Isis Phoenix
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Men Tying Men 6:00 pm
Men Tying Men @ Gallery Erato
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Men Tying Men @ Gallery Erato
Men Tying Men is a rope bondage enthusiast group for men and for people with lived experience as men. Its aim is to be an excellent place for us to share bondage techniques and resources and to bring our latest projects for feedback and troubleshooting. Not a play party (clothes are required) but a chance to talk bondage, to practice bondage, to learn and teach bondage and to network with other bondage obsessives. Men of all experience levels are welcome – including those with zero practical experience. The facilitators will always be available to answer questions and to gently guide the conversation. Single men, couples and groups are welcome. We will always try to make sure that everyone who wants to join in at practice times will have that opportunity. Our venue is Gallery Erato. It has great wrestling mats for our floor work, places to sit during our discussions and hard points for suspension practice. It’s perfect for what we need. Men Tying Men meets from 6 PM to 9 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of the 2nd month of each quarter. In 2019, that means we will meet on February 20th, May 15th, August 21st and November 20th. We request a $5 to $10 donation.
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Browse the art of our current show, or the smaller piece of artistic merchandise on display at Gallery Erato every Thursday afternoon. The art on the wall changes every 4-8 weeks, and new smaller works of art are added regularly. This is also a chance to see pieces from the Pan Eros Foundation’s private art collection. This collection features pieces from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Masters of Erotic Art and winners of the Foundation Award. This collection rotates on an irregular schedule, sometimes changing with the current show.  
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics 6:30 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ Lake City Library Meeting Room
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ Lake City Library Meeting Room
Whether you’re brand new to Consent Culture or an old hand, we all need to be able to talk about consent in an open and honest way. Most of us have learned the idea that No means No, but consent goes way beyond that. Explore with us how to move beyond simply giving or accepting a No. Learn how to move towards an informed Yes and even an Enthusiastic Yes. Come and get some tips, tricks, and tools for requesting a new relationship, tonight’s sex, or a first hug. Then take what you learn out into the larger world to help us create a more Sex Positive World one interaction at a time. No reservation or RSVP required. All sexes, genders, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, and communication styles welcome and celebrated. Hosted by the Consent Academy: www.consent.academy For questions, email [email protected] About the Educators: The Consent Academy is a group of dedicated educators and activists who provide quality consent training and consultations. We have come together to promote Consent Culture through education, speaking out, and supporting organizations that want to do better. We talk a lot about consent and consensual activity. It’s the cornerstone of what we teach and who we are. And while that is easy to say, we know that living a dedication to consent takes work, awareness, and a willingness to engage. This workshop is presented by the Consent Academy and the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. Please go to www.consent.academy or Pan-Eros.org for more information.
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A Consent Educator Retreat 5:00 pm
A Consent Educator Retreat @ TBD
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – May 19 @ 5:00 pm
A Consent Educator Retreat @ TBD
Consent in our culture is evolving, expanding, and something people are wanting to learn about. Teaching about it requires an in-depth understanding of the complexities and nuance surrounding consent in today’s world. During this two and a half day retreat our experts will cover the following topics through discussion, exercises, and collaborative engagement. – What is Consent: From the Basics to the Complexities – Your Personal Relationship to Consent – How to Talk about Consent in Context – Managing Consent Complexity in Education – Potential Problems & Issues with Teaching Consent – Getting Started on Your Lesson Plans This retreat is for people who already have experience teaching and educating. We will help you turn the skills you already have towards this essential topic. The intensive is open to all sexes, genders, and identities 18 years of age or older. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! Details: Attendance is limited to 20 participants. Friday 5/17 will be a half day, starting at 4:00pm and going until 8:00pm Saturday 5/18 will start at 11:00am and go until 8:00pm Sunday 5/19 will start at 11:00am and finish up around 6:00pm The retreat will be held in Seattle. Location will be released in April and will depend on number of participants. Limited accommodations for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be available. Contact us for more information or if you’re coming in from out of town. Education, meals, snacks, and materials all included in your registration fee. You will receive a registration survey after registering with questions and more details. Scholarships are available. Ask about group discounts for three or more people or let us know if you would like to sponsor someone to come. Contact [email protected] for more details. About the Facilitators: The Consent Academy is a group of dedicated educators and activists who provide quality consent training and consultations. We have come together to promote Consent Culture through education, speaking out, and supporting organizations that want to do better. We talk a lot about consent and consensual activity. It’s the cornerstone of what we teach and who we are. And while that is easy to say, we know that living a dedication to consent takes work, awareness, and a willingness to engage.
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[Associated Event] Comfort in Discomfort: How to Sooth Your Whole Self 12:00 pm
[Associated Event] Lingamassage 1:30 pm
[Associated Event] Lingamassage @ Gallery Erato
May 18 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Hand jobs can get such a bad wrap: Jerk-off; I can just do that myself! What if – instead of being a “rush job” or a “consolation prize,” a Holy Hand Job were the Main Event of delight for a night? What would it be like to have your lingam (the Sanskrit word for cock) honored – explored with curiosity, engagement, and reverence – with the most dextrous parts of someone else’s body: their hands… Come and explore the lingam with a sense of “timeless time,” with no expectations of performance or responsiveness – just play & exploration.   This “playshop” will include: A touch the anatomy & physiology of lingam-pleasure An exploration of giving & receiving conscious touch A live demonstration of a lingam massage Ways to work with riding the waves of arousal Spacious time for all couples to give and explore, with guidance Couples will have their own “nest,” next to other couples. Your focus will be on your partner, in shared space. The receiver will be fully nude. The giver can be dressed to the level of their comfort. This event has a limit of 12 pairs, and is intended for partners who have pre-established trust and intimate experience. REGISTRATION To register on Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4228268 CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund to be given within 2 weeks of the event (up until May 4th) 50% refund to be given between 2 & 1 weeks of the event (up until May 10th) No refund to be given under 1 week of the event Questions? Call Adele @ 206.251.8791 (if you do not reach her directly, please leave a message with good days/times to call you back) or email @ [email protected] FACILITATORS Adele Jerista Adele is passionate about creating a touch-positive culture in which everyone is empowered to give and receive affection and touch. She has worked with The School of Erotic Touch, Consent Educator Betty Martin and extensively with Tantra Teacher David Cates. Adele has had a private practice as a bodyworker and sensual artist for over a decade. Will Will is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Sacred Intimate trained in a variety of instructive modalities, including erotic breathwork, pelvic release bodywork, scar tissue remediation and Orgasmic Yoga coaching. Will delights in bringing curiosity and playfulness to erotic exploration, and presents classes to groups of all sizes on embodiment and sexuality.
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[Associated Event] Right Side of the Slash 7:00 pm
[Associated Event] Right Side of the Slash @ The Streamhouse, Woodinville, WA – contact us for address
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[Associated Event] Right Side of the Slash @ The Streamhouse, Woodinville, WA – contact us for address
Right Side of the Slash is a support group and discussion space for all those who identify as submissive/bottom/slave/in- service. Our mission is to build bonds and security in our submissive/bottom/slave community. Join us in discussing various topics important to you if you are interested in or involved in submissive/bottom/slave relationships. We have a topic of discussion each month, but we’ll also listen and share experiences about any issue that’s important to you. Nothing discussed is intended as a “to-do” list, but as an exchange of ideas that may touch upon your life and experience. Discussion is respectful, supportive, and entirely confidential. Switches are invited to attend and express their submissive side(s). We welcome all people ages 18 and older, of any experience level, gender identity, orientation, or relationship status. Open to the public, 18+ with ID Right Side of the Slash is presented by D/s Pacific Northwest. Our DSPNW group for Dominants, View From the Top, meets at the same time and location. Each group meets in a separate, private space. For more information, including location address and how to RSVP, please see our FetLife profile under “DSPNW”. DSPNW discussion groups are presented in association with the Pan Eros Foundation.
[Associated Event] View From the Top 7:00 pm
[Associated Event] View From the Top @ The Streamhouse, Woodinville, WA - contact us for address
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[Associated Event] View From the Top @ The Streamhouse, Woodinville, WA - contact us for address
View From the Top is a discussion group for those who identify with the Top Side of the dynamic: Dominant, Owner, Master/Mistress, Big, etc. Our mission is to build bonds and security in our Dominant/Top/Master community. Join us in discussing various topics important to you if you are interested in or involved in Dominant/Top/Master relationships. We have a topic of discussion each month, but we’ll also listen and share experiences about any issue that’s important to you. Nothing discussed is intended as a “to-do” list, but as an exchange of ideas that may touch upon your life and experience. Discussion is respectful, supportive, and entirely confidential. Switches are invited to attend and express their dominant side(s). We welcome all people ages 18 and older, of any experience level, gender identity, orientation, or relationship status. Open to the public, 18+ with ID View From the Top is presented by D/s Pacific Northwest. Our DSPNW group for submissives, Right Side of the Slash, meets at the same time and location. Each group meets in a separate, private space. For more information, including location address and how to RSVP, please see our FetLife profile under “DSPNW”. DSPNW discussion groups are presented in association with the Pan Eros Foundation
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Naked Yoga 12:00 pm
Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
Naked Yoga is a deeply intimate and liberating practice that nourishes body, mind and spirit. This au natural form of yoga begins with a group disrobing ritual and includes a gentle yoga flow practice and meditation to welcome a state of embodied inner peace. Naked yoga is a body-positive and celebratory practice geared towards loving the skin that you’re in and fostering a feeling of naturalness through self-acceptance and inclusivity. The absence of clothes in this yoga practice weaves together naturist and yogic philosophy that aims to bring about increased freedom, embodiment and relaxation in the yoga practice. Our time together is safe, nourishing and judgment free. Please take a moment to read through this FAQ about naked yoga. https://asanaexposed.com/2018/09/22/naked-yoga-class-faq-seattle/ All body types and levels of yoga experience are welcome. All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked promptly at noon. Water available. Please bring your own bottle or cup. Pay-It-Forward scholarships available. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 20 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the facilitator: Isis Phoenix has been teaching naked yoga since 2007. She is the center holder for Naked Yoga Alliance – a resource network for naked yoga and has been a naturist and naked yoga teacher and advocate since 2007. She also teaches classes on sacred sexuality. You can learn more about her and her work by visiting www.isistemplearts.com and www.nakedyogaalliance.com Naked Yoga ~ A Story of Transformation by Isis Phoenix
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Browse the art of our current show, or the smaller piece of artistic merchandise on display at Gallery Erato every Thursday afternoon. The art on the wall changes every 4-8 weeks, and new smaller works of art are added regularly. This is also a chance to see pieces from the Pan Eros Foundation’s private art collection. This collection features pieces from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Masters of Erotic Art and winners of the Foundation Award. This collection rotates on an irregular schedule, sometimes changing with the current show.  
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BDSM 101 11:00 am
BDSM 101 @ Gallery Erato
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
BDSM 101 @ Gallery Erato
Entering the world of BDSM can be a daunting task. Fighting your way through all the different labels, techniques and styles is difficult for even experienced players. There is no real book of standards and much of the information is presented as absolute but the next source can contradict it completely. This class will survey all the ways people get kinky with each other and help every attendee find the parts of this very vast subject that sing to them. All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 30 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educator: Jim Duvall is a sexuality activist who has volunteered for many organizations over the years, including founding the Center for Sex Positive Culture and Seattle Erotic Art Festival, and served on the board of directors for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and the Pan Eros Foundation. Jim teaches on a variety of topics from consent to erotic photography to rope bondage all over North America. Currently, they work as a fine art photographer in Seattle, WA.
Hypnokink Enthusiast Group 2:00 pm
Hypnokink Enthusiast Group @ Gallery Erato
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hypnokink Enthusiast Group @ Gallery Erato
Have you thought about including hypnosis in your kink or sex life? Infinitely adaptable, you can use hypnosis to enhance arousal, do bondage without restraints, build fear play and mindf*ck scenes, strengthen D/s training, increase relaxation for sensual scenes, and much more! Doors open for the Hypnokink Enthusiasts’ Group at 2pm, and we start our programming at 2:15 with introductions, icebreaker activities, and demos. For details on the theme of one of our meetings, you can visit the Seattle Hypnokink Enthusiasts FetLife group at https://fetlife.com/groups/53446 or email [email protected]
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Bondage for Pain 1:00 pm
Bondage for Pain @ Gallery Erato
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bondage for Pain @ Gallery Erato
Rope bondage is a wonderfully versatile tool that works well for all kinds of play styles. Although we normally try to make our bondage as comfortable as possible, this class will look at ways to deliberately and safely create bondage that is uncomfortable or even painful. Good pain bondage should be safe and precise: it should deliver exactly the right amount of sensation without causing damage. We’ve chosen a set of techniques that work well with almost any body type and which can be easily adjusted to whatever intensity level you’re looking for. In addition to using rope to cause pain directly, we’ll look at stress positions that create discomfort by holding the body in challenging poses. Finally, we’ll look at predicament bondage: creating a situation where your partner has to pick between two different kinds of discomfort. Predicament bondage can be particularly fun, and is often a favorite with smart, bratty bottoms. If you’re a top, we’ll show you some great techniques that will help you put your partner in their place and keep them there. And for bottoms, we have some handy tips to keep those pesky tops from putting you in your place. To make sure you stay safe, we’ll talk about the anatomy of pain play and how to tell the difference between safe pain and dangerous pain. We’ll also cover some great techniques for processing pain and moving in rope to improve your ability to handle and enjoy challenging ties. No matter whether you’re a heavy sadomasochist looking to add rope to your repertoire or just want to experiment with some light sensation play, this class will give you the tools you’re looking for. Important details: This is an intermediate level class. You should be familiar with basic kink concepts and know how to tie a single column tie. Please bring your own rope to this class. We recommend at least two 10-15′ lengths and one 20-30′ length. All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the safety information at the beginning of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 15 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own bottle or cup. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 12 tying pairs. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educators: Full Circle Kink is best known for full-suspension rope bondage, one of the most beautiful—and technically challenging—forms of BDSM. Our classes are known for their technical excellence, rigorous focus on safety, and low ratio of students to instructors. For more information, visit: http://www.fullcirclekink.com/
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The Pleasure Practice: Parasympathetic Pathways 7:00 pm
The Pleasure Practice: Parasympathetic Pathways @ Gallery Erato
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Pleasure Practice: Parasympathetic Pathways @ Gallery Erato
Why Pleasure? We honor Pleasure as resistance to apathy. Where trauma restricts, Pleasure opens. Attuning to the self healing power of pleasure as our birthright. A space to revitalize, listen to and attend to our own needs and desires; a place of self discovery. Pleasure as the source of sacred sweetness, we embrace the nectar of our own unfolding. Why solo? Our Pleasure is our own. Pleasure is an experience we cultivate from within. Why together? We practice in community to strengthen our sense of belonging, offer witness to each other and experience our interconnectedness in a brave, vulnerable and receptive space. We intend to create community that supports the unlearning of shame, dismantling of heteronorms and affirms queerness. We welcome all gender expressions. The Practice Simple and profound. Each workshop offers a specific invitation to engage with pleasure and can be taken as a stand alone workshop while the series intends to build community. Each practice allows 15 minutes for arriving, 15 minutes for setting group agreements and intentions, an embodiment invitation and song leading into one hour of our special activity, and concluding with 30 minutes of savouring, mingling and imbibing something seasonal and delicious. May 27: Parasympathetic Pathways Our nervous systems are a complex symphony of sensors, in conversation with internal and external stimuli. In this practice, we will gain a greater understanding of how our body, mind and spirit react to stressors and how we can proactively respond to create new pathways of behavior. In a series of multisensory exercises, we will practice awareness without judgement and choosing pleasure, for healing. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. All sexes, genders, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, and communication styles welcome and celebrated. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 30 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Host: Greta Jane is a Certified Somatic Intimacy Educator, creative intuitive and expressive artist based in Seattle. Her work is guided by the voice of divine pleasure that lives in us all. She offers private sessions and workshops that incorporate sound, meditation, breath work, movement and touch to nurture self-expression and a deep sense of belonging. www.thepleasureguide.com Instagram @thepleasureguide www.erospirit.ca/find-a-practitioner/ ​ Our sensual selves hold the key to our wholeness and it is my honor to do this work.
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Browse the art of our current show, or the smaller piece of artistic merchandise on display at Gallery Erato every Thursday afternoon. The art on the wall changes every 4-8 weeks, and new smaller works of art are added regularly. This is also a chance to see pieces from the Pan Eros Foundation’s private art collection. This collection features pieces from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Masters of Erotic Art and winners of the Foundation Award. This collection rotates on an irregular schedule, sometimes changing with the current show.  
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