Back to All Events

Mapping the Landscape of Consent - A Somatic Exploration for All Bodies

We are at a time of collective unraveling of ancestral, cultural and personal trauma in our bodies.

At the heart of this unraveling lies a tremendous amount of confusion around the nature of consent— what it actually is — and how we consciously or unconsciously traverse in or out of the boundaries of it with our own bodies and in our relationships with others.

This class is grounded in the foundational work of Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent. Using the Wheel as a framework, we will map the landscape of consent through Giving and Receiving touch with the intention of mindful awareness, honoring, trust, and communication.

This workshop offers an opportunity to fine-tune your relational skills through somatic (body-based) explorations into the more radical and nuanced aspects of consent.

***This is a clothes-on workshop, and participation in any of the somatic practices is completely optional. This is not about sex, but certainly can be applied to all relationships, including and especially our intimate and sexual ones.

Through solo and partnered embodied practice and discussion, participants will refine their understanding of consent by:

-Gaining a more nuanced understanding of giving and receiving touch
-Differentiating between the act of giving versus doing, and between active and passive receiving states
-Increasing one’s ability to fully receive (and why that’s important!), recognizing what brings us out of a place of receiving and how to get back there
-Decreasing the risk of harm created by consent injuries and providing a common language for communicating consent.

More info and to register:

About the facilitator:

Katie Spataro, CSB, facilitator-in-training through the School of Consent.

Katie is a mother, full spectrum Doula, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Sex Educator, and holistic pelvic care practitioner. She holds the belief that sexual health, erotic education, and reproductive choices are basic human rights. Her practice utilizes ritual, touch, breath, and movement to tap into the wisdom of our bodies to support our personal and collective healing.

Sacred Womb Services