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Nic is a Somatic Sex Educator (in training, expected certification Fall, 2019) with a background in the arts (doctorate in piano performance, Manhattan School of Music), arts education, theology, pastoral counseling, Clinical Pastoral Experience (CPE) at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. and performance coaching. Interests and activities include body training, cycling, performing arts, musical composition and classical music. Along with the SSE Certificate program, recent training includes workshops with the Body Electric School, training in erotic rituals for daily life with Body Electric founder Joseph Kramer, Intimacy Educator Training with Caffyn Jesse, Tantra4 Gay Men workshop, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at UCSD. With this multifaceted background, he is best suited to help you find your way to a renewed relationship with your body and the challenges of intimacy and vulnerability for those of us raised in an era of ‘toxic masculinity’.
Using mindfulness-based techniques that include bodywork, breath work, movement, Tantric and Taoist techniques, the Mindful Pleasure Practice is a somatic sex education practice specializing in male concerns and issues, but open to all, especially persons in the LGBTQI community. The practice offers a safe space for you to learn more about your body’s energetic potential and the practice of positive intimacy. Somatic Sex Education (soma = body) can reveal the sources of your sexual energy through work with a practitioner whose sole intention is to help you deepen your understanding of your body, your unique needs and desires, and how to mindfully enjoy the pleasure that your body yearns for.
For Men: Men are in special need for attention in applying mindfulness to sex. Our sexual culture seems to affirm, even teach, all the wrong things when it comes to sex: power, making it quick, silence, goal-oriented…all of which are things that actually work powerfully against having a joy-filled, passionate and meaningful sex life. Through some easy-to-learn techniques that integrate bodywork, breath work, massage, yoga and touch exploration, you can deepen and intensify your experience of sex, making it more meaningful to you and your partners.
For All: Sexual pleasure is key to your mental and physical health. It is important to the health of your relationships, your work, your play and your rest. You, your loved ones, and the world need your sexual energy. Mindfulness-based sexual energy radiates beyond just your sexual relationships. Mindfulness-based sexual energy makes the world a more joyful place. Learn how to channel your sexual energy through a mindfulness-based pleasure practice!