Frequently Asked Questions
Who are FEAST events for?
FEAST creates learning spaces for curious human beings of any gender, sexual orientation, body type or genital configuration who are interested in expanding their knowledge of embodied sexuality.
I have never attended ANYTHING like this before. Is it for me?
YES! FEAST is created to offer benefit and learning for people at all stages on their journey of sexual discovery. In each workshop you are encouraged to go at your own pace and participate to the level that feels comfortable for you.
Is this event inclusive for all sexualities and gender expressions?
YES. We are committed to creating safe, inclusive spaces that are free from assumptions about people’s gender or orientation and our intention is that all activities are accessible for everyone. You are invited to show up in whatever is your unique expression, regardless of how you identify and whomever you are attracted to.
Do I have to participate in all of the activities?
No. Each participant is encouraged to participate according to their level of comfort and energy. You might want to attend all the workshops and participate in all of the activities they offer or you might want to pick and choose which ones you go to. You might also want to attend a workshop without participating in all of the activities it offers. All are valid and useful possibilities.
Do I need to do partnered exercises of a sexual nature?
Sexual contact with others is not a requirement of the workshops nor the intention. Each workshop has a specific learning objective designed to expand your awareness and skill level in the subject matter being shared. All activities are optional and you will be encouraged to approach each process from a place of authentic consent.
What does 'embodied' mean?
Embodied simply means 'in the body'. Very often, learning can happen in the mind through reading information, processing it and aligning it with other ideas or experiences that may already be stored in the brain. Embodied learning shifts the focus to the body and uses it as a source of information to guide our learning. We can increase our awareness of our bodies by asking questions such as: "What am I feeling in my body right now?" "Is this learning experience leading to a sense of expansion or contraction in my body and how would I like to respond to that?" Being more embodied empowers us to take responsibility for our own bodies, pleasure and well-being, in relationship both with ourselves and others.
What does ‘somatic’ mean?
Much like ‘embodied’, somatic means ‘of the body’ or physical.
Will there be nudity?
Our main priority for the weekend is that each participant remains fully within their own consent boundaries, while also remaining open to new experiences - that sweet spot is where all the learning happens!
Most workshops at FEAST will be clothes-on offerings however there may be one or two workshops where clothing is optional. In these cases, this will be clearly stated on the workshop program so you will be free to decide beforehand if you would like to be present. Remember, even if a workshop is clothing optional, you are ALWAYS at choice as to whether you would like to have clothes on or off. Nothing is compulsory at FEAST.
Will there be someone to check in with if I’m feeling a little challenged?
Yes, there will be designated emotional support people as well as the facilitators who will be available for you to speak with throughout the festival. And, we would love you to come and check in with us even if you are not feeling particularly challenged.
Are your events wheelchair accessible?
Some of them are, we strive to make all our events as accessible as possible.
Look at details for the specific event you're interested in attending.
What about different levels of physical ability?
We intend to make our workshops accessible to people with a range of physical abilities. If you have any particular needs to be accommodated please let us know when you register so we can discuss how to support you.
What is the difference between Sexual and Erotic?
Sexual drive can often be directed toward the aims of orgasm and romantic connection with another. Our erotic energy underlies the sexual charge. It is the buzz of life force felt through the whole body which exists independently of orgasm and connection with another. The workshops of FEAST provide a valuable opportunity to explore our erotic energy outside the confines of the usual partner-oriented, social context in which we may usually explore our sexuality. This can enable us to deepen our awareness of our bodies and emotions.