The Alchemy of Ecosexual Love – Rome, Sept. 20-22, 2019 – A Weekend Intensive – Program

Welcome to The Alchemy of Ecosexual Love.

DESCRIPTION

The Alchemy of Ecosexual Love is an educational program in the arts of love designed for people who wish to love fearlessly and unconditionally. It combines practices, rituals and principles from Tao, Tantra, amorous inclusiveness, and sexual fluidity to empower students to reconnect with our natural gift to love.  

 If you do have a strong desire to love fearlessly and unconditionally, this alchemic cauldron is right for you.

When you overcome the main fears often associated with love, nothing can keep your loving nature from becoming fully expressed.

The program will take you on a path rich with rituals, principles, and practices from sex-positive education, an education that appreciates the value of amorous and sexual expression as a basis for human happiness, health, pleasure, joy, and well-being. In sex-positive education, a wide variety of ways to express one’s amorous and sexual energy are appreciated, provided these expressions take place among people who are fully consenting adults.

Sex-positive education encourages self-awareness, open communication, good listening, and complete respect for the wishes and non-wishes of others.

The practice of Ecosexual Love is based on the inner guidance that comes from the core of our “personal ecosystem,” and on our respect and devotion to the ecosystems that surround us, including natural, human, and technological ones.

For example, awareness of our fears puts us in touch with our inner vibrations. Addressing these insecurities is a way to raise our vibration above them and energetically dissipate external obstacles and critiques.

Respect for diversity is a way of being in awe of diversity itself, as expressed in nature and humankind. When we come from a place of love, we can appreciate the value of people’s choices even when they don’t correspond to ours.

For example, we can respect open relationships without practicing them, and learn to experience compersion as a way to overcome the fear of being consumed with jealousy.

The programs in The Alchemy of Ecosexual Love are designed to empower participants to evolve their talents in the arts of love and to become artists of Ecosexual Love.

This introductory training helps to create awareness of these eventual fears and identify your major energetic obstacles to love.

We welcome diversity, appreciate consent, and support all forms of amorous expression.

Join us as we transform fear into love with the Alchemy of EcosexualLove.

This bilingual edition is a space of encounter for many diverse people in both Italian and English (and other languages as necessary).  Our translation resources are abundant and we will make it easy for all participants.

Our special theme will be water.

How do you relate to this element inside and around you?

We offer the resources to explore this (with Bruno and Jalesh).

WHERE?

The stunning location for this intensive is The Hill of Oaks (Il Colle delle Querce), a retreat center in the verdant hills of the Roman countryside.

How to Get There?

By Car:

An easy 40-minute drive from Rome’s historical center.

By Train:

There is a convenient urban train service. A one-hour ride from Termini Railway station takes you to Monterotondo, which is about 15-minute drive from the retreat center. A shuttle service is available from there, for only 10 per leg, for up to 3 people. (Please reserve at + 39 392 670 1379.)

By Air:

The Leonardo Express is a fast train between Rome’s main airport, Leonardo da Vinci (FCO) and the Termini Railway Station, where all urban trains are available. It runs every 15 minutes. A regular bus service is available between the Ciampino Airport (CIA) and Termini.

The Retreat Center

The Hill of Oaks (Il Colle delle Querce) offers a wide and elegant activity room with wooden floor, equipped as Love Temple, a lovely oak garden with a nearby outdoor pool, a gazebo, a café for refeshments, and a health-food restaurant. Amenities include a heated indoor pool for aquatic practices like Watsu, two massage rooms for private treatments, and much more. Comfortable accommodations are available in mini-apartments, located right next to the center, for 1, 2, 3, and up to 4 persons. The venue serves buffets made of excellent vegetarian foods from locally grown, organic, products.

Feeling inspired to participate?

Our early-bird option is open. A full two-day day intensive course for only € 127!

Space is limited. Book your spot in the course now! This offer expires on June 16, 2019. Paid your course fee? Get your digital ticket here! Our specials support your partnerships, friendships, and frugality. All ticket owners can use these discounts. Which one is for you? Find out here. Choose the accommodation that’s right for you now here and let us know about your preference ASAP. (Your room and board payment will be due on arrival.)

Are you a graduate from the 2018 edition? Join the course and assist us at no charge! Confirm your attendance and save your spot here!

PROGRAM

The programs’ elements include the following:
1. The Tao, a practical philosophy from the Orient that allows one to harmonize the elements of one’s personal ecosystem, treating one’s organs and other parts of the person like members of an expanded family, who function well when they get along.
2. Tantra, another practical philosophy from the Orient that combines amorous expression with aspects of the sacred, sacred, allowing aural and energetic connections among people who wish to love each other with respect and reverence for their respective vital energies.
3. Amorous inclusiveness, which allows one to expand one’s ability to love in a wider horizon, beyond exclusive and monogamous norms.
4. Sexual fluidity, which allows one to perceive and appreciate amorous energies regardless of the gender of the person they emanate from.

The program’s experiential practices emphasize aspects of the practice of love as an art. In particular, they are designed support participants in alchemically transforming the energy of fear into love. The opportunity of the program’s courses is to dissipate four major fears that are common obstacles to love.

These fears include:

• the fear of lovesickness
• the fear of being rejected
• the fear of being consumed with jealousy
• the fear of pleasure

The four elements energetically transform these fears into love when alchemically combined.

Once these energetic obstacles are removed, once the energy of fear is alchemically transformed into the energy of love, there are no reasons why a person cannot generate all the love he or she desires. Participants in The Alchemy of Ecosexual Love are empowered to become sources of love in their own lives and communities.

Join us at  The Hill of Oaks (Il Colle delle Querce) for this new and special edition, September 20-22, 2019.

Become and alchemist of ecosexual love!

The weekend offers great opportunities to practice these freedoms in a comfortable and safe environment.

WE WILL START ALL AT THE SAME TIME TO ESTABLISH A SAFE AND SACRED SPACE. ALL PROPOSED ACTIVITIES ARE JUST INVITATIONS TO PARTICIPATE.

This timeline is orientative.

We will evolve together with ease and latitude, while being present to the energies in the room.

FRIDAY, September 20

4 PM. Arrival and accommodation in the rooms.

5-8 PM. Introductions and Activities.

We will hold an Opening Circle  where participants will be invited to introduce themselves, and to share about their motivation to participate.

Activities

  • Tao: shaking, opening channels, rooting
  • Tantra: contact dance

Refreshhment Break: Appetizers, soft drinks, juices, water

Theory.  Introduction to the Alchemy of Ecosexual Love

Topics:

  • The Ecosexual movement
  • The Earth as the partner we all share
  • Reconnecting our metabolism to the metabolism of the Earth
  • Knowing and loving the ecosystem called Thyself
  • Allowing it to emanate love to others
  • Meeting others as “metamours”
  • Sexual and amorous expression: an art of healing and loving
  • Also in nature: plants and their admired genital parts
  • Ecosexual love: the love that reaches beyond genders, and numbers, and orientations, and relationship status, and races, and ages, and ethnicity, and origins, and species, and even biological realms, to embrace all of life as a partner with equal rights.
  • Celebrating Rituals of Ecosexual Love: a symbolic wedding to the hosting ecosystem
  • Gaia, symbiosis, love, and ecosexuality

Promise:

We will promise to allow ourselves to experience this retreat in full presence and awareness until the wedding ceremony.

Tao Practices:

  • The inner smile exercise
  • The water wheel exercise
  • The reverse breathing exercise

Tantra Practices:

  • The consent exercises
  • Body Communication
  • eye contact
  • sniffing
  • gentle touch
  • getting a NO!
  • Verbal Communication
  • making proposals
  • rejecting proposals
  • rejecting with redirection
  • Giving, Receiving, Taking, Allowing
  • Yes, with direction, guided touch, mudras.
  • Oxytocin group hug
  • Sharing about experience, discussing

8-9 PM: Vegetarian dinner with vegan options

  • 9-10 PM:
  • Contact dance
  • Angels Path
  • Oxytocin group hug
  • Screening of short film Playa Azul I Love You
SATURDAY, September 21

7:30-8:30 AM: Yoga Practice with Adi (optional)

8:30-9:30 AM: Breakfast

9:30 AM-1:30 PM: We start our deprogramming for the weekend  

Ritual: Let’s make love the ecology of our lives

Let’s consider three elements of ecosexual love:

  • Knowing and loving oneself
  • Knowing and loving our host planet: the Earth
  • Knowing and loving those who share this partner with us: Humankind

Practices of Ecosexual Love:

1:30-2:30 PM: Vegetarian lunch with vegan options

SATURDAY, afternoon

3:00-4:45 PM: BREAK with OPTIONS

  • Relax and balance in water (in heated indoor pool, with Jalesh and Bruno)
  • Swimming in outdoor pool

5:00-6:30 PM WORKSHOP # 3: Know and love those who share this partner with you: Humankind  

6:30-7:00 PM: Break

7:00-8 PM: Let’s celebrate ecosexual love.  RITUALE: “Plural wedding” to the hosting ecosystem.

  • For a more detailed description of the workshops and this ritual, click here. 

8-9 PM: Vegetarian dinner with vegan options

9-11 PM: A facilitated “honeymoon” party to celebrate the wedding

Considering joining us?

Our early-bird option is open. A full two-day intensive course for only € 127!


Space is limited. Book your spot in the course now! This offer expires on June 16, 2019. Paid your course fee? Get your digital ticket here! Our specials support your partnerships, friendships, and frugality. All ticket owners can use these discounts. Which one is for you? Find out how here. Choose the accommodation that’s right for you now here and let us know about your preference ASAP. (Your room and board payment will be due on arrival.)

Are you a graduate from the 2018 edition? Join the course and assist us at no charge! Confirm your attendance and save your spot here!

SUNDAY,  September 22

8:00-9:00 AM: Yoga Practice with Adi (optional)

9:00-10:00: Breakfast

10-11:30 AM: Options for practice

  • The relax in water exercise
  • The pleasure emitter exercise
  • The curiosity in nature exercise
  • The cuddle exercise

11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Sharing, discussion: how to integrate this training to your daily life?

12:30-1:15 PM:  Closing circle. Ritual. Contacts. Goodbyes.

1:15-2:30 PM: Vegetarian lunch with vegan options

3:00PM-SUNSET

Sunday afternoon until sunset will give us time to share. We will create a space of peace and harmony within which we will be able to ask questions, practice, expose doubts and share experiences, while sipping some good tea. This is the time when, for those who wish, it will be possible to book and receive private sessions with the operators of the Team:

Adi Ananda will offer Reiki sessions, combined with crystal therapy, Access Bars, Theta healing and shamanic purifications. Reservations: WhatsApp: +971 528780610 – calls +971 3208529201.

Jalesh will offer Watsu sessions for individuals and small groups. Reservations: + 393473635967.

SerenaGaia will offer sessions of Bonobo Coaching, for those who desire more open and fluid relationships. Reservations: + 39 329 4779406.

Bruno will offer postural and dynamic-functional assessment sessions in the context of holistic self-care. Reservations: + 347 3910761.

Note: Participants are welcome to extend their stay at Colle delle Querce in the days before and after the intensive weekend. The extra night is only € 25 (with breakfast) for those who are part of the group. An amazing opportunity to further enjoy the welcoming structure and its amenities. Reservations: Leonilde + 39 392 670 1379. (A la carte lunch and dinner will be available and is not included. For all prices at hosting venue go here.)

Visit Il Colle delle Querce, the magical venue with a Love Temple and Watsu Pool that welcomes the group. (A 40-minute drive from Rome’s Central Station, Termini. A one-hour trip from Rome on public transport. A 15-minute drive from Monterotondo’s urban train station.)

Excited to join us?

Our early-bird option is open. A full two-day intensive course for only € 127!


Space is limited. Book your spot in the course now! Offer expires on June 16, 2019. Paid your course fee? Get your digital ticket here! Our specials support your partnerships, friendships, and frugality. All ticket owners can use these discounts. Which one is for you? Find out how hereChoose the accommodation that’s right for you now here and let us know about your preference ASAP. (Your room and board payment will be due on arrival.)

Are you a graduate from the 2018 edition? Join the course and assist us at no charge! Confirm your attendance and save your spot here!

MEET YOUR AMAZING FACILITATORS:

Dr. SerenaGaia, aka Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD, is a teacher of #EcosexualLove.  She’s the inventor of this Alchemy and is in charge of the transformational process. She is a leader in the ecosexual movement and an expert in the ecology of love. She is trained in Tantra, Tao, ecosexual expression, and holistic bodywork.  She has facilitated in Hawaii, Sweden, Italy, the USA, Puerto Rico and Estonia.

She is a sex-positive educator and has been involved with the Ecovillage Movement since 2005. She keynoted at the Ecosex Symposium in 2012 and at Loving More in 2007. She presented at GEN in 2017and 2018.

An award-winning writer, activist, facilitator, scholar, filmmaker, professor, editor, and cultural theorist, she co-edited the collection Ecosexuality (2015), and co-directed Playa Azul I Love You (2016).  “Her prophetic books,” including Eros (2006) and Gaia (2009), “have inspired readers around the world,” Dr. Susan M. Block has said.

Dr. SerenaGaia believes that “a world where it is safe to love is a world where it is safe to live,” and intends to create that world with her sacred activism.

Website: serenagaia.org

Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/AlchemyToo/https://www.facebook.com/GaiaBlessings/

FILM:https://vimeo.com/user52221909

Contacts: serena.anderlini@gmail.com +39329 477 9406

Adi Ananda Parashakti is a Holistic Spiritual Coach. She is a co-organizer and is in charge of rituals, harmonizing languages, and holding sacred space.

She began her learning focusing on the Mind: practicing meditation and Zen Buddhism, studying engram types & Numerology to better understand herself and other people.

Later, she sought ways to wisely re-connect with her Body: In 2004, she completed her Yoga Teacher Training in Swami Sivananda Asharm in India, where she learned about Pranayama, Mantras & Asanas. She has integrated this body/energetic consciousness learning Thai Chi Chuan, Wu style.

She expanded her knowledge and experiences learning about Energies: becoming a Reiki Master, a Crystal Therapist & Theta Healing Instructor. Deep inside, behind all these disciplines Adi’s wild instinctive nature was looking for a way to be understood and expressed.

Her wild inner voice screamed out making her literally fall in love with Tantra! Tantra offered her its magic power: the connection with Mother Earth, with her body, with the Energies, with others.

Claudio Jalesh Petrassi is a Watsu operator. He is in charge of the element of water and connections with the venue.

He studied clinical psychology and specialized in counseling for children and adolescents and the Art-Counseling. He held lectures at the School of Counseling “ASPIC.” He worked as a listening consultant in schools and carried out HIV counseling at the Policlinico Umberto I in Rome.

He leads groups on parenting, fear of flying and fear of water. He designed and lead sessions of Watsu support for children diagnosed with autism and disability in general. He gives Watsu sessions and leads multiple warm water events, including baby Watsu days for children and parents, AI-CHI group days (Taichi in water), and groups of hypnosis in warm water.

He also organizes training courses in Californian massage and was trained in psycho-body techniques such as the Californian massage and Jin Shin Do.

We also gratefully acknowledge the support of Monique Darling, Peter Petersen, Leslie Newell, and Supryia Shakti Ji in getting this new program off the ground!

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We appreciate your attention. Feeling called to participate?

Our early-bird option is open. A full two-day intensive course for only € 127!


Space is limited. Book your spot in the course now! This offer expires on June 16, 2019. Paid your course fee? Get your digital ticket here! Our specials support your partnerships, friendships, and frugality. All ticket owners can use these discounts. Which one is for you? Find out how here. Choose the accommodation that’s right for you now here and let us know about your preference ASAP. (Your room and board payment will be due on arrival.)

Are you a graduate from the 2018 edition? Join the course and assist us at no charge! Confirm your attendance and save your spot here!

Can we answer any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to serving you in your journey of #EcosexualLove. Enjoy!
 
aka Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD
Erstwhile Professor of Humanities and Cinema at UPRM
Convenor of Practices of Ecosexuality: A Symposium

Author of Multiple Books
Website Serenagaia.org

Contact: serena.anderlini@gmail.com, + 39 329 477 9406.

Teacher of Humanities Online Series – Modern History for the Humanities and Love ResearchGate Profile

Academia.edu Profile
LinkedIn Profile
Fellow at the Humanities Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs (2012-13)
Project: “Amorous Visions: Ecosexual Perspectives on Italian Cinema”
#alchimiadellamoreecosessuale  #alchemyofecosexuallove  #drserenagaia
 


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