Sensation Is Sacred
A 3 part workshop series that redefines sensuality as a path towards wholeness, freedom, aliveness & radical change in the world
Reclaiming your birth right to living from your sensuality
Join Maanee Chrystal for a three-part workshop series to explore the transformative power of sensuality. Discover how sensuality can be a vital nutrient for our overall well-being, joy, and sense of fulfillment. Maanee will guide you to explore the intersection of the oppression of the feminine, the body, and sensuality, and how these elements contribute to capitalism, trauma, and our phobia of feeling.
Through an embodied, philosophical, scientific, and practical approach, you will rediscover your inherently sensual nature and learn to access this abundant and renewable resource.
Reclaiming your sensuality not only reconnects you with yourself but also becomes a force for inner and outer change, creating a more empathic and attuned world, that of which is greatly needed now, more than ever.
The workshops will inspire you to see the world in a new way, offering a chance to create lasting change towards a more connected future.
Facilitated by Maanee Chrystal.
Somatic Trauma Psychotherapist, Dance Therapist, Erotic Educator, Sensual Embodied Activist & visionary.
A researcher & Educator of the hidden, suppressed & denied aspects of self & the collective. Maanee weaves her innate capacity for deep feeling and sensing through the body, her love for the shadow & reclamation of the organic feminine principle into unique offerings & trainings through her school, The Somatic Institute For Women. A trauma informed, body based sanctuary for women, offering teacher trainings & workshops on somatics, shadow work, nervous system health, trauma, embodied s3xuality, embodiment, female body intelligence & somatic coaching for women. She is also currently in the process of writing her first book - A memoir & educational book about her discoveries of the her own feminine shadow when she was a stripper in her early 20's, that will be dedicated to late teenage girls.
Maanee recognises the work in the realm of the shadow, trauma, somatics & womens empowerment as a form of embodied activism. She strongly feels making these themes central to our lives is one of the most important areas to focus on, both individually & collectively if we desire long lasting and integrated change in a collapsing and disembodied world.
Learn to access the abundant and renewable resource of your sensuality
Reclaiming Sensuality as pathway to wholeness
Experience the transformative power of our captivating workshop as we unravel the profound effects of internalized capitalism on our embodied sensuality. Gain a deeper understanding of how capitalism can disrupt our innate connection to freedom, connection, and sensuality, and embark on a journey of reclaiming and expanding these essential aspects of being in a fresh and accessible way. Delve into the intricate interplay between sensuality and misogyny, discovering the key role it plays in oppressing women's sensuality. Through engaging practical exercises and enlightening insights, you'll uncover the core principles necessary to forge a profound and fully embodied connection with life. Prepare to embark on a journey of self-discovery and liberation unlike any other.
Sensation, the brain & the nervous system.
In this workshop, we will explore the importance of taking a trauma-aware approach to embodying sensuality, and how connecting with our sensations is the language of the body that helps us regulate our nervous system and communicate safety to the brain, in order for us to feel relaxed, open and connected within ourselves You will learn practical techniques to regulate your nervous system, deepen your connection to your somatic world, and access more sensuality, connection, and pleasure in your life.
Somatic practices to embody your sensual nature.
In this final workshop you will be guided into trauma aware, somatic practices that will support you to embody sensuality not only as a temporary experience but as a way of being in the world. We will explore how living from a place of embodied pleasure and body wisdom threatens & counteracts the current systems we are embedded in, which program us to seek fulfilment outside of ourselves, profit from this and contributes to our collective consciousness of separation and disconnection and destruction of the earth.
What Our Students Say
A road map for how to feel deeply connected to yourself (what we all long for, whether we know it or not)
Ends the need for external outsourcing of fulfillment, safety, belonging and worthiness
Tone note: normalisation of these problems. Not shaming for them
The little niggling part that never feels completely met.
If we really acknowledged how much longing we have for desire and connection, we would see how much our toxic behaviour stem from that.
Repattern your nervous system to no longer feel the compulsion to XYZ
Release yourself from the need to
No longer feel unsafe to express yourself as a women, freely
Reclaiming sensuality will
Learn to access the abundant and renewable resource of your sensuality
How much time do I need to dedicate to the certification?Approximately 25-30hours per month are required for the course. Every 3 months you will have a 4 week integration period. Sessions run every other weekend on a Saturday & Sunday for 3 hours. You will need around 1-2 hours per week to focus on practices. Pod calls with your small group are once per month for 1.5 hours. Dates & times are chosen with your pod group at the start of the training. Your pod group is allocated by timezone.
Can I get a discount if I've already purchased one of the bonuses?The bonuses are not actually part of The Somatic Educator For Women training. They are gifts for the students who join the program. We do not offer discounts on the training to people who already own these products.
Do you offer scholarships?To the best of our ability and within our means, we provide equitable opportunities to socio-economically disadvantaged women who show particular promise as Somatic Educators For Women and as leaders within their communities. We offer a small number of scholarships each year. The factors that we consider when offering financial aid include: 1. A demonstrable history of leadership and meaningful impact within their community. 2. Being a member of socio-economically disadvantaged minority groups. 3. Difficulty accessing safety and work because they were born into a crisis/war region. 4. Being born into and living in an economically disempowered country. This does not include developed countries, like the USA, Australia, the UK, and Canada. This does include developing countries, such as Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, East Timor, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia. To be eligible for a discount or a scholarship: - You must meet requirements 1 and at least 2 of requirements 2, 3, and 4. (eg. requirements 2 and 3, 3 and 4, or 2 and 4). - You have applied for the training and received your approval email. If you meet these criteria and are in genuine need of financial assistance, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, explaining your circumstances in detail. We will respond to your request via email within 4 business days. Remember to send an email from the same email address that you used in your application to participate in the training. Unfortunately, we receive countless requests for scholarships with vague or incomplete information. We don't have the capacity to respond to each of these requests individually to find out the details, so we decline them. If you know that you meet these criteria, please explain in detail.
What if I can't make the live sessions?Every single live session is uploaded to our content portal within 24 hours after the session is recorded, so you can watch the sessions at your own pace in any timezone.
What does the Somatic Educator for Women cost?Full Price (Until 4 March 2024) Up front: US$6,500 (save US$250) Payment Plan: 10 x US$675 / month (total US$6,750) Payment Plan Non-Refundable Deposit The payment plan upfront payment includes a non-refundable $US500 deposit.
What are the dates and times?The program runs from 15th March - 10 May 2025 All sessions will be held over zoom TIME ZONES VARY FOR SESSION'S depending on where the teacher is located. It will be across USA, EU & AUS timezones All sessions are available for replay if you can’t catch the live class Schedule of Teaching Sessions: Held every second weekend between March 15 2024 - May 10 2025 Each weekend includes a Saturday and Sunday session Each session lasts about 3 hours, including a short break There will be an integration period every 3 months with 4 weeks break that has no sessions. The session times are mostly fixed however there may be some sessions that are re-scheduled due to unforeseen circumstances and guest teachers needing to shift dates. Session times vary across USA, EU & AUS time zones and will fluctuate through the year depending on where the teacher is located. All sessions are available for replay within 24 hours if you can’t make the live session. Session times are to be confirmed and will be available before the training begins. March 16-17, 2024 March 30-31, 2024 April 13-14, 2024 April 27-28, 2024 May 11-12, 2024 May 25-26, 2024 Integration period June 15-16, 2024 June 29-30, 2024 July 13-14, 2024 July 27-28, 2024 August 10-11, 2024 August 24-25, 2024 Integration period September 14-15, 2024 September 28-29, 2024 October 12-13, 2024 October 26-27, 2024 November 9-10, 2024 November 23-24, 2024 December 7-8, 2024 December 21-22, 2024 Integration period January 4-5, 2025 January 18-19, 2025 February 1-2, 2025 February 15-16, 2025 March 1-2, 2025 Integration period March 22-23, 2025 April 5-6, 2025 April 19-20, 2025 May 3-4, 2025 May 10-11, 2025
Can I speak to someone about the certification?We are unfortunately not able to take calls. You will find more information regarding the program on the link below: https://courses.somaticinstituteforwomen.com/somaticeducator2024 If you still have questions thereafter you can email us your questions using the contact form linked below: https://www.somaticinstituteforwomen.com/contact If you'd like to hear more about the training, you can check out testimonials from our past students.
Will I receive official certification for this program?Students who complete the course materials and graduate receive official certification from The International Institute of Complementary Therapists, which gives professional credibility and the ability to become insured as a therapist (purchased separately through the IICT).
Are the live sessions in-person?Live sessions are held over Zoom.