April 29th 2pm
Clearing Shame: The hidden key to discovering your full sexual potential
Tom Callanan is a somatic sex educator and coach working with issues around intimacy, body awareness and sexuality. He specializes in teaching to mainstream audiences, bringing to them the sometimes edgy approaches and practices of many organizations where he's studied including the Human Awareness Institute, One Taste, The Source School of Tantra, The Global Love School, Somatica, Sexological Bodywork, and Quodoushka, ksha. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Tom runs workshops and leads support groups for male survivors. He has recently created a program for men modeled after the Vagina Monologues called “Cocktales.” Tom's teaching style is deeply personal, interactive and playful. Co-author of the book, "The Power of Collective Wisdom," his passion is to create group experiences that tap into a collective field and way of knowing that catalyzes profound personal insight, healing and growth.
Ariel Giarretto, LMFT has been working in the world of body-oriented trauma healing for 20 years. She is senior faculty for Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute where she teaches trainings to professionals world-wide. She has been involved in the world of conscious sexuality and tantric practices since working at the Esalen Institute throughout the 90’s, and studied with Carolyn and Charles Muir, Margo Anand, Jack Rosenberg (Author of Total Orgasm) Paul Carter and dozens of somatic teachers. She is a certified Somatic Sex Educator and Sexological Bodyworker and is active in many sex-positive communities. Ariel is passionate about supporting people in finding both ease and ecstasy in their bodies, sexuality and relationships.