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Gaia Surya

FB_IMG_1483344228218Gaia Surya | Eco-Erotic Polarity

Gaia Surya works as a counselor, witch, and group and event facilitator in Boulder, CO. For their private practice, they draw on eco-somatic coaching, authentic relating, psychic mediation, inner family systems, nondual practices, and shadow work. They regularly facilitate nonsexual naked parties with consent workshops, subtle energy circles, and workshops and group retreats themed around eco-sexuality, rewilding, and re-claiming the inner divine masculine and feminine.

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Greg Hill

Greg Hill | Return to the Forest

Greg Hill resides in Boulder, Colorado and spends his free time working on Intimacy Lab, yoga, contact improv, authentic relating, and massage as well as dancing, biking, and skiing.. With 20 years in the IT field, Greg developed patience, attention to detail, and intuitive problem-solving. He also acquired training in massage techniques and operated an Asian bodywork school, which instilled in him complementary skills of non-linear thinking and intuition about human nature and the universe. Greg’s education in climate change, permaculture and biomimicry, and leadership roles in restoration projects taught him the interconnection between our relationship to Gaia and environmental health. Due to a degenerative eye condition resulting in gradual blindness, Greg sees better peripherally, giving him a “wide-angled” world view. This unique view drives him to see the world with a “soft focus”, or via the parasympathetic system, informing his view of the natural world and in non-verbal interpersonal interactions.

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Silky

image2(1)Silky | Wilding Writing

Silky is a Portland-based eco-sex witch who dances with entanglement and directs her magic to support the porous, reciprocal relationship between humans and the rest of nature. Her magic practice feeds her domestic life where she brings authenticity, responsibility, compassion, and playful inquiry into everything she does. The product of her magical explorations typically takes the form of the written word. She blogs about pleasure, crafts eco-erotic stories, and creates sex magic spells.

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Benjamin Pixie

Benjamin_PixieBenjamin Pixie | Artemis & Pan: Feeding the Gods of the Wild

Benjamin has been actively romancing the wilds of this world for over half of his life. He is husband to millions of virgin maidens who dedicate their lives to the sex work of the Earth, and lovingly serves 50 queens. In addition to beekeeping, he is a mead maker, a conjurer of spirits, herbalist, a hide tanner, leather worker, & warrior poet. He is father of 2 shining radiant little witches.

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Allena Gabosch

Allena SmileAllena Gabosch | Roots to Shoots: The Sex-Positive foundations of EcoSexuality in Cascadia

Executive Director of both the Center For Sex Positive Culture and Foundation for Sex Positive Culture from their creation until retiring January 1, 2015, has been active in the sex positive movement practically from its inception; producing educational and social events for the sex-positive community since 1990. She is currently the Development Director for the Center and on the Foundation board, as she can’t quite let herself leave either organization. She is a frequent speaker on many sexuality related subjects at colleges and conferences around the US and Canada, with an emphasis on Sexuality, Relationships, BDSM and Polyamory. She was a former Producer of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. She is a past board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and a former commissioner with the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. She is currently working on several books. She also coaches in various areas of relationships, focusing primarily on polyamory. She is a kinky sapiosexual, polyamorous switch and considers herself extremely blessed as she has a rich and full poly life, with many amazing and loving people in her “polycule”.

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Luna Dietrich

Luna Portrait V (email-res)-1Luna Deitrich | Pleasure, Plants & Power

Luna is not one for small talk. She is passionate about passion and loves discussing the in and outs of sex, money, and oppression. With a degree in Biochemistry, her mind has a insatiably curious appetite. BUT, not only does she pursue knowledge from fancy pieces of paper, she seeks experiences that push edges, deepen intimacy, and allows for extended states of orgasmic mind altering bliss. By combining her 6 years as a Botanical medicine maker, she weaves together sensuality and herbalism, crafting flower arousals and Erotica botanica pleasure products. Thus through sex and Earth worship, Pussy Witch was born. Luna hopes to inspire and empower humans to find their inner essence and liberate their own PUSSY WITCH.

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Mahkah Das

MahkahLMahkah Das | Ecstatic Awakening Meditation, Ecstatic Awakening Yoga

Mahkah’s whole life has been passionately dedicated to going deep into his inner world to master himself. His intention is to live his birth for all its worth as an awakened, compassionate, mindful being. Mahkah’ss teachings stem from Tibetan and Tantric Buddhism, Tantric Hinduism, Bhakti Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Nada Yoga, the Teachings of Abraham Hicks, and Earth Worship. Mahkah has studied with master teachers such as Abraham Hicks, Bhagavan Das, Noah Mazé, and Douglas Brooks. Mahakh has deeply studied the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Sadhguru, Ram Das, Krishna Das, and many other spiritual teachers and healers of our past and present. Mahkah is also a 1,000+ hour certified Hatha yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation teacher for over 6 years. He has been passionately practicing yoga for 11 years. He is a Reiki Master and offers didgeridoo primal sound healings. Mahkah means Earth and Das means servant. Mahkah Das is committed to serving the Divine Mother and all of her children. He is here to assist in the awakening of all who ask for assistance to embrace ultimate healing and growth

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Kriyanna Feyalove

kriyannaKriyanna Feyalove | Ecstatic Awakening Meditation, Ecstatic Awakening Yoga

Kriyanna is an initiate in the Western Hermetic Mystical tradition. She is an ecstatic and a powerful channel of the Red Left Hand Path of Tantra. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, founder of Ecstatic Awakening Meditation and Tantric Qabalah. She combines these techniques to create a unique experience that catalyzes personal growth and deep, lasting transformation. She is the founder and director of Temple I AM. Kriyanna has dedicated her entire life to healing herself and preparing her mind, body, and soul to serve humanity. She effortlessly witnesses the Divine in everything and everyone. She truly practices what she preaches and teaches. She is a walking, breathing embodiment of light and pure love. Kriyanna will stand by your side as an equal in finding the empowering light and love wisdom within your mind and heart so you can live out your true life’s purpose.

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Teri Ciacchi

Reverend Teri D. Ciacchi MSW | Roots to Shoots: The Sex-Positive foundations of EcoSexuality in Cascadia

Reverend Ciacchi is a Surrender co-creator and co-leader of the ReWilding and Sexual Sovereignty Path, is a sexologist, a Priestess of Aphrodite, a holistic spiritual healer, and an EcoMagicks practitioner.

As an EcoMagick practitioner, she translates the teaching she receives from mycelium (mushrooms), bees, and stardust into usable social skills for human beings, leading collaborative workshops that honor the innate connections between human beings and the living Earth. As a “smarty pants sexologist,” she generates sex-positive culture by teaching Cliteracy Salons; Clitoral Revelations; Vulvic Explorations; Owning Desire; Sexy Body, Sexy Mind; and other Sacred Sexuality classes wherever she travels, across the globe from Victoria Canada to Amsterdam.

A Priestess of Aphrodite with over 30 years of training in Reclaiming Witchcraft, Ceremonial Magick, Tibetan Buddhism in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and the Tantric lineage of Swami Rama, she teaches Living Love Revolution Aphrodite Temples in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Austin, TX; and the Bay area of SF.

Reverend Ciacchi is delighted to be co-generating Surrender: An EcoSex Convergence.

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Leah Lekich

Leah Lekich | Aerial Silks and Your Personal Body Strength

Leah Lekich is a born dancer, healer, and teacher. She has been learning the art of gardening/farming and beekeeping for just about as long as her passion for dancing in the air.

Aerial art found Leah at Warren Wilson college during the yearly circus show. She then quickly found love of it and hasn’t stepped foot back on the ground since. She is based in Nashville TN currently. Leah is excited to come to Surrender to teach and share the personal path of strength grown through aerial dance.

Fun fact: she still keeps honeybees and helps local farmers when they need a hand.

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