Embodied Consent Workshop
One of the fundamental values of Village.Berlin is consent.
Awareness of one’s boundaries and the ability to give our consent or disagreement are vital skills.
Our workshops often involve partner exercises, which is why we want to make these two concepts aware of everyone who participates. In this workshop we will learn to ask for permission, to give our consent, to saying no to a partner, accepting no from a partner, etc.
This hands-on workshop intentionally involves the body, allowing for a felt and embodied experience of consent. We will practice expressing and negotiating our desires in terms of physical interaction, identifying our own limitations and creating a framework for exploring them.
We will take time to explore what and how we are feeling and we will practice communicating about it. We will also practice how to say “no” to what you don’t want. Step by step, through negotiation, we will create a space of consent (consent) in which we physically meet ourselves and each other.
Whether you’re familiar with this concept or totally new to it, this is a great opportunity to explore or learn more about it.
This event will be in English.
Embodied Consent Workshop
Consent is one of the founding values of Village.Berlin.
Being aware of your boundaries and expressing your consent or non-consent are essential skills in life.
Our workshops often include partner practices and as such we’d like to make everyone mindful of these notions when they take part in them.
This specific workshop is about learning to ask for consent, learning to express consent, learning to say no (and yes) to a partner, learning to receive a no from a partner, and gaining the skills to ask for what you really want.
This practice based workshop is specifically designed to engage the body and facilitate an embodied experience of consent. We will exercise expressing and negotiating desires related to physical interactions as well as tracing boundaries and setting a frame to explore them. We will take time to listen and check in with how we feel and what we feel like and practice communicating about it. Step by step, we will create a negotiated space of permission to engage our body and interact with each other.
For this workshop the invitation is to create a game-like frame to practice consent, like a training; and to explore touch and physicality for what it is, not necessarily eroticized. In this way it could be a source of sensual pleasure or maybe an artistic expression, or a form of communication, and so on.
Whether you feel very familiar or rather new to this idea, it is always a good occasion to discover or deepen.
This workshop is open to all people – everybody who identifies as queer, also beyond the masculine spectrum.
This event will be held in English.