How do we flirt with our food, connect intuitively with a tree, and find the creature inside who wants to roll in the dust? How do we grow a relationship of sensual reciprocity with the Earth? How can pleasure lead us into a deeper experience of belonging?
This path is designed to fan the flames of your unique sensual relationship with nature and your own body. Together, we will explore different ways of connecting and sharing pleasure with the world, inviting all of our senses and even our fears into authentic play. Bring your inner animal, your curiosity, and your inherent wisdom. Through embodied play, sensual nature communion, authentic relating, and group exploration, this path will help you reach or reignite an embodied understanding of what being an ecosexual means for you.
Emily’s first language is dancing. She can’t help but use her whole body to communicate. When she’s not creatively coaxing culinary cuisine, she’s dancing with trees and making out with leaves. When she’s not burying herself in the sound of the soil, she’s deeply listening to the heart songs in her human community.
A community builder, weaver of spaces, and anchor for radical self-expression, Emily provides grounded ecstatic support for wild embodied energy to flow. She passionately believes in empowering other humans to cultivate a deep relationship with their bodies, with their own private Earths. Emily facilitates embodied intelligence explorations through sensory-based nature walks, improvisational movement, spoken word, rhythm and sound gatherings, and compassionate witnessing and mirroring.
Gaia Surya works as a community builder, counselor, and healer in Boulder, CO. They regularly lead playshops and gatherings themed around feminine nourishment, eco-sensuality, and communication with nature, spirits, intuition, the body, and the "inner family."
They love dancing, crawling around with bugs, holding their loved ones, being held, and writing devotional love poems to poorly-loved things. They identify as bi-gender, eco-erotic, and psychic/empathic. This is, happily, their fourth year at Surrender.