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2024 Workshops

Book Don for your next workshop or event. Don is available to present on various topics related to sacred intimacy, connection, authentic expression, body, and breathwork. He loves to collaborate and create tailored experiences for clients—flexible scheduling, travel, and pricing available. Reach out to set up a time to chat. 

don@donshine.net
513-549-5434

North American Bear (Men) - Bear Body Beautiful (2 Hours)

February 18th and 19th (2 workshops)

This workshop will lead participants though a guided journey of self-love, both inside and out. We'll practice opportunities and skills for deeper connection, intimacy, and acceptance that attendees can apply at NAB weekend and beyond. We'll examine our relationship to pleasure and notice our habits related to shame, fear and guilt, while exploring the expansive healing power of Eros. We will be modeling and practicing consent and choice, as participants are invited to shed layers that no longer serve. And we'll have a lot of fun in the process. NAB Weekend Home Page

Celebrating the Body Erotic (Men) - 2.5 days

March 1-3, Dayton OH / March 8-10, Kansas City, KS

Take your first step towards new levels of intimacy, vitality & self-acceptance within a carefully structured program that integrates body, heart, mind, and spirit. As the introductory course of the Body Electric school, this workshop includes guided exercises that focus on conscious breath, movement, process work, heart-centered touch, and full-body massage. You will learn about giving and receiving deeper pleasure, opening new channels of personal healing with erotic energy.  The workshop is conducted in a setting that is playful, safe, respectful and honoring. Learn more at: Dayton OH Event Page or Kansas City, MO Event Page

March 14-17: Power, Surrender and Intimacy (Easton Mountain, NY) 3.5 days

Power Surrender and Intimacy (PSI) brings Body Electric’s commitment to ethical and intentional erotic play into realms of intense body sensation and sexual power dynamics.  In a safe space with guided facilitation, you learn about expressing conscious eroticism in an intentional erotic community.  Along with erotic touch, you will learn about creating conscious intentions, identifying and asking for what you want, and practicing exquisite attention.  Methods used include spanking, bondage, flogging and other practices of high body stimulation, as well as reclaiming and examining masculine icons. Learn more at: PSI Event Page

April 5-7, Celebrating the Body Erotic (Men), Asheville, NC (2.5 days)

Take your first step towards new levels of intimacy, vitality & self-acceptance within a carefully structured program that integrates body, heart, mind, and spirit. As the introductory course of the Body Electric school, this workshop includes guided exercises that focus on conscious breath, movement, process work, heart-centered touch, and full-body massage. You will learn about giving and receiving deeper pleasure, opening new channels of personal healing with erotic energy.  The workshop is conducted in a setting that is playful, safe, respectful and honoring.   

Learn more at: Asheville Event Page 

April 12&13, Celebrating the Body Erotic (Men), Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2 days)

Take your first step towards new levels of intimacy, vitality & self-acceptance within a carefully structured program that integrates body, heart, mind, and spirit. As the introductory course of the Body Electric school, this workshop includes guided exercises that focus on conscious breath, movement, process work, heart-centered touch, and full-body massage. You will learn about giving and receiving deeper pleasure, opening new channels of personal healing with erotic energy.  The workshop is conducted in a setting that is playful, safe, respectful and honoring.   

Learn more at: Fort Lauderdale Event Page 

April 26-28, Celebrating the Body Erotic (All Genders) Kansas City (2.5 days)

Your journey to the work of the Body Electric School may start with curiosity, invitation, and/or the recognition that “something is missing.” Celebrating the Body Erotic is where the exploration and filling of that gap begins.

The workshop is conducted in a playful, safe, consensual, and respectful setting and is clothing-optional.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Come to understand that it’s fully your journey, and it is about your consent and choices: “Your body. Your pleasure. Your choice.”

  • Expand your capacity to experience greater pleasure, aliveness, and satisfaction throughout your everyday life as you are guided through the integration of body, heart, mind, and spirit.

  • Be led through guided exercises focusing on breathwork, self-pleasure, heart-centered touch, and full-body massage.

  • Learn to give and receive more profound pleasure, grow to love and accept your whole self, and open new channels of personal healing through the fostering of your erotic energy.

   Learn more at: Kansas City All-Genders Event Page 

June 3-9, Dear Love of Comrades, Easton Mountain, NY (7 days)

Experience the gathering of your dreams, where full-body rituals and a community of loving brothers combine to ignite the deep power of your own erotic wisdom.  Dear Love of Comrades begins where Celebrating the Body Erotic leaves off. You are introduced to some of the more advanced work of the Body Electric School. The week combines erotic bodywork with heart-centered community and focuses on refining your erotic touch skills, expanding your techniques for breathwork, exploring the erotic joys of nature, and developing deeper self-awareness, inner freedom, and emotional clarity through the healing power of communal eroticism. Learn more at: Dear Love Event Page 

June 10-22, Celebrating the Body Erotic, Midwest Male Nudist Gathering   

(2 days)

Take your first step towards new levels of intimacy, vitality & self-acceptance within a carefully structured program that integrates body, heart, mind, and spirit. As the introductory course of the Body Electric school, this workshop includes guided exercises that focus on conscious breath, movement, process work, heart-centered touch, and full-body massage. You will learn about giving and receiving deeper pleasure, opening new channels of personal healing with erotic energy.  The workshop is conducted in a setting that is playful, safe, respectful and honoring. Registration includes lodging and meals at SIRenity Farms Camping Retreat, a gay men's campground.           

Learn more at: MMNG Event Page 

July 12-14: Power, Surrender and Intimacy (Chicago, IL) 2.5 days

Power Surrender and Intimacy (PSI) brings Body Electric’s commitment to ethical and intentional erotic play into realms of intense body sensation and sexual power dynamics.  In a safe space with guided facilitation, you learn about expressing conscious eroticism in an intentional erotic community.  Along with erotic touch, you will learn about creating conscious intentions, identifying and asking for what you want, and practicing exquisite attention.  Methods used include spanking, bondage, flogging and other practices of high body stimulation, as well as reclaiming and examining masculine icons. Learn more at: PSI Event Page

September 20-22, Celebrating the Body Erotic (Men), Sullivan MO

(SIRenity Farms, 2.5 days)

Take your first step towards new levels of intimacy, vitality & self-acceptance within a carefully structured program that integrates body, heart, mind, and spirit. As the introductory course of the Body Electric school, this workshop includes guided exercises that focus on conscious breath, movement, process work, heart-centered touch, and full-body massage. You will learn about giving and receiving deeper pleasure, opening new channels of personal healing with erotic energy.  The workshop is conducted in a setting that is playful, safe, respectful and honoring. Registration includes lodging and meals at SIRenity Farms Camping Retreat, a gay men's campground.

Learn more at: SIRenity Farms Event Page 

October 6-10, The Himeros Experience (Easton Mountain, NY) 5 days

Join the Himeros.tv family for a transformative week of sexual evolution. You'll connect with other gay and bisexual men through workshops, playshops and fun activities to increase pleasure, build community and evolve your experience of sex and sexuality. This retreat is for men of all ages (18+), shapes, sizes and levels of experience. There will be no filming at this retreat.

  • Learn from your favorite Himeros.tv coaches through powerful workshops and playshops

  • Discover new tools and techniques for deeper connections and better sex

  • Connect with like-minded men in a supportive and nourishing environment

  • Participate in exclusive Himeros.tv screenings each night with Davey Wavey

Learn more at: The Himeros Experience Event Page

October 19-20, Celebrating the Body Erotic (Men), New York City (2 days)

Take your first step towards new levels of intimacy, vitality & self-acceptance within a carefully structured program that integrates body, heart, mind, and spirit. As the introductory course of the Body Electric school, this workshop includes guided exercises that focus on conscious breath, movement, process work, heart-centered touch, and full-body massage. You will learn about giving and receiving deeper pleasure, opening new channels of personal healing with erotic energy.  The workshop is conducted in a setting that is playful, safe, respectful and honoring. Registration includes lodging and meals at SIRenity Farms Camping Retreat, a gay men's campground.           

Learn more at: NYC Event Page 

November 1-3 - Celebrating the Body Erotic (Men), Camp Buckwood, IN

(2.5 days)

Take your first step towards new levels of intimacy, vitality & self-acceptance within a carefully structured program that integrates body, heart, mind, and spirit. As the introductory course of the Body Electric school, this workshop includes guided exercises that focus on conscious breath, movement, process work, heart-centered touch, and full-body massage. You will learn about giving and receiving deeper pleasure, opening new channels of personal healing with erotic energy.  The workshop is conducted in a setting that is playful, safe, respectful and honoring. Registration includes lodging and meals at beautiful Camp Buckwood, a gay men's campground in Indiana - (which will be closed for the season). Learn more at: Camp Buckwood Event Page 

November 8-10 - Body Electric 40th Anniversary Gala (Palm Springs, CA)

Join the celebration of 40 Years of Love and Eros. Be delighted reuniting with folks you have shared Body Electric experiences with in the past and make new friends in the BE Universe. Learn about new programing and how Body Electric is growing. Chat with Joseph Kramer, Annie Sprinkle, and others about the past and where we go from here.

40th Anniversary Gala Event Page

Nov 15-17: Power, Surrender and Intimacy (Sirenity Farms, MO) 2.5 days

Power Surrender and Intimacy (PSI) brings Body Electric’s commitment to ethical and intentional erotic play into realms of intense body sensation and sexual power dynamics.  In a safe space with guided facilitation, you learn about expressing conscious eroticism in an intentional erotic community.  Along with erotic touch, you will learn about creating conscious intentions, identifying and asking for what you want, and practicing exquisite attention.  Methods used include spanking, bondage, flogging and other practices of high body stimulation, as well as reclaiming and examining masculine icons. Learn more at: PSI Event Page

Learn More About The Body Electric School

Don is an emerging faculty member with the Body Electric School. For over 30 years the work Body Electric School has supported thousands of people in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, and Israel.  Through expertly guided educational workshops, grounded in the erotic and its integration with the sacred, we have provided transformative personal and communal experiences through somatic education. Learn more about the school at: BodyElectric.org

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don@donshine.net

513-549-5434 (phone or text)

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