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The Art of Receiving and Giving: A Six-Week Online Wheel of Consent® Workshop Bonobo Edition

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The Art of Receiving and Giving:

A Six-Week Online Wheel of Consent® Workshop Bonobo Edition


Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 6:30-8:30pm PDT

We all need touch and joyful connection but we may not know how to get it. We need tools to better communicate what we want and need, to build true intimacy and connection in order to heal and thrive, not just survive. 

When you engage with another — whether it is a lover, a friend or a colleague — are you doing what they want you to do, or what they allow you to do? What is the difference and why does it matter?

Join us for a six-week online course on the Wheel of Consent – a powerful practice to improve the quality of your relationships, create clear agreements and experience satisfying connection to yourself and others. It is simple, subtle, and profound.

In it, we will untangle the complexities of wanting and allowing, giving and receiving, trusting your desire, and so much more. 

You will come away from this experience with the skills to:

  • Wake up your sensuality through feeling and following pleasure
  • Make choices that support your well-being and connection with others
  • Dig into the dynamics of giving and receiving and taking them apart
  • Know who is doing and who it is for - because they are different
  • Ask for what you want, set clear boundaries, and be empowered in your communications and connections 
  • Discover the difference that makes it safe for you to receive (hint: it’s not “be more open”)

This is truly a foundational practice for all human relating. It's for anyone interested in learning more about themselves and improving the quality of their connection – personal and professional, with lovers, friends, parents, children or colleagues. No prior experience is necessary.


  • Is online and includes home practices between meetings
  • Is experiential – you will have plenty of opportunities to practice and explore
  • Respects your boundaries – you will always have choices about how you engage with the course
  • Lets you start where you are – regardless of how much you know about the Wheel, there are always new levels of awareness to be found
  • Teaches you the four quadrants of the Wheel – how to find them, feel them in your body and see where they can take you
  • Is open to Bonobos and their friends
  • Is open to all genders and sexual orientations


“It's truly transformational work and so necessary for the healing and growth we are in desperate need of."

"I know myself WAY more. I am trusting my impulses, my no's and yes's and I am able to voice them more clearly now. I am grateful for this modality. It is a gentle, deep, and foundational piece for creating healthy, safe, and intimate relationships with oneself and others."

"Every time I practice, I increase my confidence."

"It has given me language to access direct pleasure, ask for what I want, and express boundaries. I can get more clean with people on what I want and what I am willing to tolerate."


This is a six-week online course meeting once a week for two hours. This provides a great opportunity to digest, integrate and practice between meetings. We will offer options for home practice that include both solo practice and paired – and with each paired practice, there will be an option to do this remotely or face to face. There will be lots to experiment with and notice!

Dates: Monday evenings - Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 6:30-8:30pm PDT

Location: Zoom (All calls will be recorded and made available afterward on 

Investment: $375

($25 discount for Bonobo standard members; $80 discount for Bonobo Primates. Check your email for discount codes.) 



Marcia Baczynski is a workshop facilitator, writer and coach who helps people overcome shame and uncover what they truly want, even if it’s off the beaten path. Since 2003, she has worked with thousands of people in understanding their desires, setting boundaries, communicating clearly and building authentic relationships that serve the people in them. Marcia was first introduced to the Wheel of Consent by Betty Martin in 2008, and has assisted with its development over the past 13 years. She is based in the Bay Area and is delighted to offer this online version of the Wheel to Bonobos and friends.