Date(s) - 02/02/2017 - 05/02/2017
7:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Evolution Experience, Sydney, Feb 4 – 7, 2017
Type of Ticket Investment
* For participants of Sydney Really Good Sex Festival Jan 25 – 29, 2017
Eros & Shadow (Thurs 2 Feb, 7 – 9:30p.m.)
Created by renowned psychologist Carl Jung, our “Shadow Self” is part of our unconscious mind and consists of everything we hide, disown or reject due to anger, guilt, shame, disgust, grief… and fear. We suppress, repress and ignore these parts as a way of keeping ourselves likable, accepted and safe. The problem is that when we discount any part of us and push it away, it doesn’t disappear. Instead it gets pushed into a dark corner of our unconscious world.
In this session, you will learn the difference between your light and dark shadow, how to reclaim aspects of yourself you have denied, and relate it to the need to heal your sexuality. By bringing awareness and consciousness to all of you, you will have the FREEDOM to be ALL that you are meant to be. This is a gentle, yet profound practice and we invite brave modern-day seekers who have already been doing inner work to join us.
Love Evolution for Modern-day Seekers (Sat 4 Feb, 9a.m. – 9p.m.)
Three workshops in a day spanning 12 hours
Do you love your body – 100%? If not really, do you wish you did?
First coined by the Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst Paul Schilder, body image refers to a person’s feelings of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of their own body, which may be forced onto them by others or social media.
As we go through the different life stages, our body changes, so can our self-image. Our relationship with our body is a changing one, and one which we should have a good one with. We probably all know that developing a positive body image and a healthy mental attitude is crucial to our happiness and wellness. The age-old question is how?
This workshop will:
- Create a safe space in which you feel comfortable to open and share whatever you like with the group.
- Explore and discuss the personal relationship we have our bodies.
- Bring you through deep exercises guiding you to more self-acceptance, appreciation and self-love of your body.
Come with an open mind, soft heart, and a willing to go deeper. This workshop has a practice which is clothing-optional.
2) Love Actually (Sat 4 Feb, 12:30p.m. – 6:00p.m.)
Have you heard of this phrase: “We need to love ourselves before we can love anyone else”? This is so true. We attract what we are.
Just how can we deepen our love for ourselves by ourselves? My answer: Even more love. In this session, we will support you to reflect on how your experiences have shaped who you are; look back and see how much you’ve grown, and crystalize what you do want to manifest.
This workshop will delve into your:
- Past – Examine the relationship past and patterns we have; and Release negative thoughts and beliefs in a burning ritual
- Present – Get clear about the type of romantic/ sexual relationships you want; and gaining clarity of the qualities of the partner you want
- Future – Visualise receiving your intention powerfully, and celebrating what you have reclaimed.
This is the most important relationship you have in your life – the one with yourself. Make your destiny a destination of choice, not chance or fate. Seekers, you hold the key to the lock that is life. Join us and reclaim yourself.
“… a profound workshop that will help you overcome relationship mistakes by looking at the patterns from your past. Martha is an empathic and focussed group facilitator who will journey with you through simple exercises that will unlock your conditioning and help you move forward into love. This five-hour workshop was beautifully paced and the time just flew by. Change does not need to take long and it need not be painful. Sharing experiences in a safe and confidential environment, under Martha’s guidance, will bring about great insights and maybe even a few laughs. Do not hesitate. Do this workshop and watch yourself and your love life blossom. Thank you to Martha and the other participants for their kindness and compassion. You do not have to do this alone. We are all in this together.” – Gisele Dussault, Sydney Australia, 25 Sept 2016
“I really recommend this course if you want to manifest the soulmate that you desire. In this course, I realised stumbling blocks that have been rooted deep in my sub-consciousness. Martha taught us a few ways to clear obstacles from our subconscious. Its only now that I am in a better position to receive my dream partner.” – Anonymous Male, 25 Sept 2016
“A course that is worth going for if you haven’t taken the time to thoroughly reflect the issues of your past. It felt great to walk out the door and feel so much lighter than I did before. Amazing what a change of perspective can do for you and for that, I thank Martha for being the professional that she is especially when it came to something so personal.” – Mel, 6 July 2016
More testimonials here.
3) Soul Gazing (Sat 4 Feb, 7 – 9p.m.)
Communication goes far beyond what we do with our ears and mouths. Communication occurs on many levels, most which are nonverbal. Soul gazing helps exercise one of these nonverbal communication channels, by opening an energy connection between your eyes and the eyes of your partner. We will practice prolonged and intimate eye-gazing and facilitate you to practice soul gazing.
At this event, we will ensure an even number of people will meet and split into pairs, each of whom will spend up to two minutes looking into each other’s eyes. Let time and space stand still – and see if sparks fly!
“Soul gazing not just helps you understand other but also yourself. As in what is a soul seeking, wanting and focused on. It gives another dimension of who you are and how to perceive the greater world around you.” – New age enthu guy, 26, 2 July 2016
“Soul Gazing is what brings us back to the feeling of being human. It brings us to a place where we have shared humanity and can accept a human the way it is.” – Male, 2 July 2016
“It was admittedly quite disconcerting at the first try – gazing into a stranger’s eyes with the sole intention to sense/ understand him/ her. But once you get past the initial discomfort and observe the thoughts and feelings that arise, it became an amazing experience to feel another person’s soul in a non-verbal way.” – Tan Jiatong, 2 July 2016
“It was a very liberating experience. It taught me confidence and to come out of my comfort zone to actually look at my partner in his eyes when I talk to him. It has also helped me in better connecting with my partner. I have actually started to make a conscious effort to look at a person’s eyes when I talk to him/her.” – Pearly Phua, April 2012
Eros Evolution for Modern-day Seekers (Sun 5 Feb, 9a.m. – 6p.m.)
Full-day workshop with five segments
Sex is only a small part of who we are as sexual beings. Our relationship with our sexuality is one which we need to claim, nurture, cultivate, and reclaim through the course of our lives.
In this one-day experience, Clinical Sexologist Dr. Martha Tara Lee will take you through your relationship with your mind, body, heart and spirit when it comes to your sexuality.
Themes we will explore:
- Eros & Mind – Our sexual thoughts, attitudes and beliefs influence, affect and continue to shape our behaviours. In giving a voice to what we value, we illuminate what we hold dear, and give space for shifts to begin to take place. Let’s explore what’s in your head.
- Eros & Body – Find your way back to yourself through your body. We will explore the building blocks to experiencing bigger, stronger, longer, more intense sensations and orgasms through interactive practices! They are: your pelvic floor squeezes, breath, sound, touch, fantasy, movement, and intention. Know these tools well and they will support you in your sexual journey for life.
- Eros & Heart – We’ve all experienced disappointment, heartache, pain and suffering. It can all get too much. Did you, at any point in your life, vow to shut down, turn your back on love, and close off your heart? Just how do we return to hope, trust again, and open our hearts fully once again? Loving practices and a receiving meditation will be shared.
- Eros & Spirit – There is a global shift in consciousness and more people are recognising the spiritual aspect of sex. Spiritual sex is more than tantra though the quality of spirituality is in tantra. In this session, you will practice bringing sex and spirit into the bedroom.
We’ve learned everything we know to do in this life – sex is no exception. The people most likely to have great sex are those who took the time to learn how. By developing your relationship with Eros, you will evolve into the person you have always been meant to be. We invite brave modern-day seekers who have already been doing inner work to join us.
Venue for all workshops: Leela Centre, 113-115 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Triangle room, 2nd Floor)
Who are these workshops for? The curious and the brave of all sexualities and genders
Will there be pair-work and group work? Yes.
Can I work exclusively with one partner? Yes, if you arrive with them. We suggest that you be open to working with different people to benefit more deeply from the process.
Will there be nudity? Only Body Love is clothing optional.
What is the level of commitment? You may sit out of any activity, or participate only to a level that’s right for you.
Ratio of discussion to experiential? About 50/50 percent.
What should I bring? A wrap or sweater in case it gets cool. A water bottle is advisable. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be provided.
What should I wear? Please come loose-fitting comfortable clothes. We will be doing practices involving movement and sitting on the floor.
Sign up here
Type of Ticket Investment
* For participants of Sydney Really Good Sex Festival Jan 25 – 29, 2017
Please note that no refunds is possible once you have paid and cannot make it for the workshop. Replacement allowed. Do check out our media policy as well.
Questions? Email Martha here.
Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee decided to take it upon herself to right this societal injustice in 2007. She set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality, then launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.
She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and is currently pursuing her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling. In practice for more than seven years, she is the only certified sexuality educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.
Often cited in the local media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore, and Men’s Health Malaysia. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She has published two books: Love, Sex and Everything In-Between, and Orgasmic Yoga.
Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.