Boundaries & Unfolding Desires: The Touch Skills Edition

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The Chanda Lair

16 Arion Place

Brooklyn, NY 11206

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~ Would you like to learn how to share and receive touch in a way that honors and boundaries and desires (yours and others)?

~ Are you ready to learn somatic (aka mindbody) skills that will help you navigate non-verbal intimate spaces with minimal regrets and maximum gratitude?

~ Would you like to feel more connected, aligned and grounded as you share and receive intimate touch?

Co-creating consensual, intimate and/or sexy spaces requires intention, awareness and skill. These skills are invaluable whether we are talking about touch on the dance floor, non-sexual cuddles or hot and heavy sexy time. Consent conversations are vital AND bringing attention to subtle energetics, body-language and deeper unspoken truths also helps people navigate the spaces in between the words with greater confidence, trust and ease.

This afternoon workshop will help you elevate your skills to cultivate intimate connections that hum with juicy integrity and soul satisfying yum.

Join Somatic Sex & Relationship Coach and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution Practitioner Lorina Manzanita MA, SEP for an three and a half hour afternoon workshop. During this time you’ll be invited to explore principles and practices that can help you discover a more fulfilling and intimate relationship with boundaries and desires - yours and others.

This is the 2nd time “Boundaries & Unfolding Desires” will be coming to Brooklyn but this is the first time we will be leaning more firmly into an exploration of touch skills. For those of you that attended the Nov 2018 workshop you can anticipate a similar experiential and fun learning environment that encourages mindfulness, wonder and embodied explorations.

In the ‘Touch Skills Edition’ of Boundaries and Unfolding Desires we will be exploring how we can give and receive touch in a way that leaves everybody feeling good. The exercises will range from subtle and energetic to more primal and physical. Nobody will be asked to go beyond what level of intensity and contact they can authentically enjoy and be present to. You are welcome to come with a partner and do all or most of the dyad exercises together and/or explore connecting with others. Individual participants are most welcome to join and connect with new people in safe, connected and consensual ways.

I’ll provide clear guidance, embodied exercises, real-time skill building and opportunities to reflect.

Benefits of this workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Tips to get into that sweet zone of owning your desires without attachment

  • Support to share (and know) your boundaries and desires with greater trust and clarity

  • Somatic skills to cultivate greater degrees of attuned intimacy with yourself and others

  • Support to increase your capacity to identify, articulate and show up for your authentic boundaries and alive desires in regards to touch and more

  • Awareness of how to nonverbally tune into the YESes, NOes and moments to pause.

  • Insight into the neuroscience of trauma and how that informs our experience of desires and boundaries

  • An opportunity to connect with a group of awesome people who care about boundaries and unfolding desires


Date: Sun May 19th, 2019

Time: 2 pm - 5:30 pm

Early Bird $70 until 5/12

Regular: $90

Friends (or more) Discount: $15 off each person ($30 savings total) if you bring a friend. (Please contact me, Lorina at to get your discount after your purchase.)


What people are saying about Lorina…

"In addition to a Lorina's informed, skillful and balanced approach, she brings a profoundly enjoyable, luscious, delightful presence. YUM for my heart and my mind!" ~ Michael Hurd

"Lorina guides with an integrity of absolutely embodied wisdom and radiant heart... In addition to being a solid, grounded, wise, and sultry being, Lorina is a master space holder." ~ Lisa Grace

"It was a wonderful workshop packed with relevant information but amazingly paced and skillfully delivered with surgical precision to meet each participant's need when and where attention was required. The incorporation of laughter and targeted misdirection(?) mixed with beautiful words and concepts was nearly mind blowing. Thankfully, I learned much and feel it is well contained." ~ Rich

"Lorina brings a loving, caring, accepting presence to her work. I feel welcome, seen and supported when I'm with her. I can bring my wounds and confusions around my relationships with women and my sexuality to Lorina and I know she will hold them sacredly, with wisdom and supportive humor. She has a keen intuition and does a wonderful job of tracking me, meeting me where I am at and guiding me. Lorina has a wonderful combination of soft sensuality and authoritative confidence. I embrace more of who I am working with Lorina." ~ Joseph E.



Lorina Manzanita MA, SEP has been professionally helping people get comfortable in their own skins since 1998. She is a Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach & certified Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution Practitioner, writer, teacher and workshop facilitator. She has a solid background in bodywork as well. She has taught at Touch&Play in MA, Naked Heart at Burning Man and in the SF Bay Area and Maui, HI.

Her work integrates a number of healing systems that honor mindfulness and the body's intelligence. Her influences include (but are not limited to) Somatica© Sex & Relationship coaching, Somatic Experiencing© , the Hendricks relationship coaching, Shakti Malan Somatic Sexual Presencing, Couples Counseling with Hakomi, healing developmental trauma with Diane Poole Heller and Larry Heller and CoActive Coaching with CTI. She’s also a JFK University graduate.

Lorina brings her authentic, vulnerable, erotic self into the room with those in her care. She teaches, embodied intimacy skills, in real time, with compassionate support.

She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is available for long distance support as well. She offers complimentary 30 min discovery sessions via phone/Skype for those interested in working with her. You can learn more about her work at

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