Fall Camp '22: Bodies - An Exploration II


In order of appearance on the schedule.

* indicates that the workshop is highly recommended for all and required for new people.

*Orientation & Opening Circle – Sarah Taub – Friday 8-9:30pm

We’ll gather the energy for this event, open up our theme of exploring what it is like to live in a body, and start getting to know each other.  There will be a mix of paired, small-group, and whole-group activities to help us get curious about each other and share how we relate to our bodies. Everyone is welcome to participate in the way that works for them, either by joining in or by observing.  We’ll also learn essential details about our schedule, spaces, and guidelines.

Dancing – various DJ’s – Sat/Sun/Wed 9-9:30am, Mon/Tue 9:30-10am

Start the day by tuning into your body and letting it move to music exactly as it desires!

Body Contemplation – Sarah – Sat/Sun 9:30-10am, Mon 10-10:30am, and sprinkled into other sessions

Body contemplations are short guided meditations or explorations that invite us to inquire deeper into some aspect of how we experience our bodies.  You can choose to follow the guidance or to do your own meditative exploration.  Each contemplation will be followed by an opportunity to share about and discuss what it was like.

*Morning Circle – Organizer Team – Sat 10-11am, Sun 10-10:45am, Mon/Tue 10:30-11:15am

The camp community comes together for appreciations, announcements, and other sharings.  Please attend if you can – new information and conversations about emerging issues happen here!

*Sovereignty within Shared Flow: Embodied Consent – Sarah – Saturday 11:15am-1pm

Relating with others, whether in dyads or larger groups,  is a high-stakes business: there can be shared pleasure, shared action, shared rewards, but also coercion, shaming, and self-abandonment.  How do we stay true to ourselves while immersed in a co-created flow?  This session combines information from consent culture best practices and cognitive neuroscience and experiential activities and self-inquiry to promote a powerful combination of autonomy and synergy.

*Pod Creation – Organizer Team – Saturday 3-3:30pm and daily pod meetings at various times thereafter

Pods are groups of 5 or so people who meet daily during the event for supportive sharing and listening.  We’ll create our pods and have the first pod meeting.

*ZEGG Forum – Sarah & Forum Team – Saturday 3:30-5pm and daily at various times thereafter

The ZEGG Forum process is a transformational container created by free-love radical communitarians and tuned for bringing up what’s under the surface in COMMUNITY. When undertaken with a group of sovereign beings who are dedicated to individual and collective transformation, it provides a cauldron for personal growth and community resilience unlike any other. 

The goal of Forum is to reveal what is alive but not known to all.  The community sits in a circle, forming a stage for one person at a time to stand and show what is true for them.  Facilitators may assist the person (or “presenter”) to reveal themselves more deeply.  Afterward, community members may offer reflections, or “mirrors,” on what they saw.

Especially when interpersonal conflicts and polarizing issues arise, each person shares from the heart and is facilitated to go to the root of their truth, not just their superficial egoic needs. 

When we “get” each other, we go the extra mile to figure things out. Empathy motivates the group to find a collective solution, while understanding gives the raw material needed for the solution. 

Osho Active Meditations – Premin – Sat/Tue 5:15-6:30pm, Sun/Mon 4:45-6pm

Many of the traditional meditative techniques require one to sit still in order to be silent. Firstly, it is an inner stillness that is valuable, and the outer stillness is only in support of that inner stillness. And secondly, for most of us, the accumulated stress in our bodymind makes inner or outer stillness very difficult.

That’s why a set of Active Meditations have been scientifically designed by the spiritual teacher Osho, over a long period of experimentation. They enable us to consciously express, experience, and release repressed feelings and emotions and to bring the body back to a relaxed harmony – and then the journey inwards can begin. 

Each day, Premin will present a specific Active Meditation that supports the unfolding of the group’s process.

More information at https://www.osho.com/meditation/osho-active-meditations/introduction 

Honoring the Nonverbal Voice / Snuggle Party – Sea Rios – Saturday 8-11pm

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Conversations with the Body – Owen Harper – Sunday 11am-1pm

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*Sensual Space Orientation – Sea – Sunday 8-8:45pm

The Sensual Space is a warm and inviting space to explore connection and intimacy by engaging all of the senses. This is a space to lounge together after spending the day learning communication and intimacy tools – the perfect place to practice communication and share affection in a relaxed and sex positive atmosphere.  This short session will introduce the space and its etiquette.

Sensual Space Opening – Sea – Sunday 9-9:30pm

Immediately after the previous session, those who wish will proceed to the Sensual Space for its official opening. All are invited to explore the Sensual Space – the opening activities will be sensual but nonsexual, and the Sensual Space Team will create a clear transition when the space becomes open for sexual connection.

Learning from Death – Cole Sullivan – Monday 11:30am-1pm

What would it be like to accept our mortality and allow it to guide us towards compassion, forgiveness, and joy? Fear of death is common for modern and especially Western humans. Much of our culture is based on glorifying the ego and succeeding at the expense of others, but Death humbles us all. In “Learning from Death”, we investigate our attachments and our fears in life and consider how they may be holding us back from being our most authentic selves together. What if you knew you only had one week to live?

Ecstatic Dance – Ursidae – Monday 8-9:30pm

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” ― Martha Graham.  

Whether you’ve danced all your life or never set foot on a dance floor– come express yourself with radically accepting, loving community!   In this space, all forms of expression are welcome– from stretching, to laughter, to shaking, to rest. All bodies, movements, emotions, and sounds are welcome… in this nonverbal Ecstatic Dance.

Encountering Earth: A Nonverbal Land Journey – Owen Harper – Tuesday 11:30am – 3pm

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Re-Entry and Harvest – Owen Harper – Tuesday 3-3:30pm

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The Sensorium: A Journey in Pleasure – Sarah & Sea – Tuesday 8-9:30pm

The Sensorium will focus on honoring our embodied selves by delighting our senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.  This journey combines performance and participatory elements.  All participants are always “at choice” to modify the interactions so that they are comfortable with them, or simply to witness.

Closing Circle – Organizer Team – Wednesday 12-1pm

Honoring the experience of the past six days, we will connect, reflect, and bid farewell to this incarnation of our community.