The NMbodied series are a monthly community gathering and embodiment practice for Non-Monogamists in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
Cultivate a sense of safety, resiliency and freedom within self, while exploring or deepening the non-monogamous relationships in your life. Process the challenges of Consensual Non-Monogamy (CNM) within the community through conscious relating and embodiment practices.
Each monthly event will feature a new guest facilitator, guiding you through an embodiment practice aimed at connecting with your true authentic expression.
Whether you have been practicing non monogamy for years, or are new to alternative relationships, we encourage you to use these events as an opportunity to ground and connect with yourself, and your inner world.
Join us on February 27th for our Inaugural event, as we plant the seeds of the community you have all been craving.
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm
AO Studio - 554 Clarke Drv, Vancouver, Canada
We strive to provide an inclusive space that is accessible to most, no matter their financial situation. Building a community also means leaning on each other to ensure everyone can be included and supported. Therefore we offer three tiers of payment available (all in CAD):
Accessibility rate - $45
Standard rate - $55
Pay-it-forward rate - $65
(If you have the financial means to pay a little extra to support a community member requiring the accessibility rate).
Founders Jess Rodwell and Bekah Sarino will begin the evening with an introduction and heart-opening visualization. Followed by opening circles for reflections and getting to know your community members.
We will guide you through small group practices that will encourage embodied connection with yourself and others. This is a non-sxxual activity.
We are so honored to have the legend of Vancouver’s ecstatic dance community, Bettina Rothe, guide you through a truly sacred evening of heart centered movement and authentic expression.
Don’t let the word ‘dance’ deter you. There are no ‘steps’ or choreography involved. Coordination or a sense of rhythm are not required. Ecstatic dance is an opportunity to simply tune in and express what is alive inside of us.
WE WELCOME ALL
ALL RACES. ALL RELIGIONS. ALL GENDER IDENTITIES. ALL SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS
ALL ABILITIES & DISABILITIES. ALL SHAPES. ALL SIZES. ALL LANGUAGES. ALL AGES.
Wear comfortable clothes you can move in
Comfortable pillow/bolster to sit on
Clean inside runners/sneakers (floor is concrete and not ideal for dancing barefoot)
Small towel (for sweat)
Yoga mat (if you like to lay down during dance)
Jess Rodwell (she/her) is a Somatic Sex and Intimacy coach trained by the Somatica Institute®, working with clients through her private practice Jecca | Embodied Intimacy. Jess is passionate about embodied self discovery in the realms of sex, intimacy, non-monogamy and kink. Jess is the cofounder of NMbodied, and is the lead facilitator of Awaken, an intimate outdoor retreat exploring our innate sexuality in nature.
Rebekah Sarino (she/her) is a Reiki Master, Divine Channel & Embodiment Mentor who specializes in multidimensional healing, spirituality, energetic mastery, harmonizing the Feminine & Masculine polarities within and reacquainting the mind and body with the soul self - the truest version of you.
She is passionate about teaching others to cultivate and harness their sexual energy to connect them to their innate power and gifts. Rebekah also certifies others to become Usui Reiki Practitioners. L1, L2 & Master Level.
Bettina Rothe (she/her) is passionate about bringing community together to co-create sacred space in which she invites conscious embodiment and heart centered intimacy. As a somatic coach and licensed 5Rhythms® dance teacher, she draws from a variety of healing movement arts, psychology, meditation, and shamanic practices. She has been teaching workshops internationally since 1998 and lives in Vancouver, BC.