Prof. Jorge N. Ferrer

Jorge N. Ferrer, PhD., is a clinical psychologist, author, and educator. He was a professor for more than 20 years at California Institute of Integral Studies, where he also served as chair of the Department of East–West Psychology. Jorge is the author many articles and books on transpersonal psychology, integral education, religious studies, and intimate relationships, including Espiritualidad Creativa: Una Vision Participativa de lo Transpersonal (Kairos, 2004), Participation and the Mystery: Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion (SUNY Press, 2017), Love and Freedom: Transcending Monogamy and Polyamory (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), and Novogamia: Más Allá de la Monogamia y el Poliamor (Anaya/Oberon, 2022). Jorge was a member of the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory and Research and an advisor to the Religions for Peace organization at the United Nations.

www.jorgenferrer.com

WORKSHOP

Embodied Spirituality

The awakening of the body is foundational for both a fully embodied spirituality and a fulfilling everyday life. This workshop bridges the somatic and the spiritual/transpersonal dimensions through mindful physical contact among participants. You will engage in a mindful exploration of the human body as a doorway to access the deepest dimensions of yourself, life, and reality. You will also learn how to integrate mindful physical contact and contemplative awareness in both your own growth and others’. Individuals from all orientations can creatively incorporate the practical tools presented in this workshop in their professional, healing, and spiritual practice, as well as in their everyday lives and intimate relationships. Join us in this experiential exploration of a truly embodied spirituality! Note: This workshop involves guided, respectful physical contact among participants. It is not affiliated with tantra or related approaches and does not involve either nudity or direct activation of sexual energies.

Somatic Awakening: Integrating Sex and Spirit

The awakening of the body is foundational for both a fully embodied spirituality and a sacred sexuality. This workshop bridges the somatic and the spiritual/transpersonal dimensions through mindful physical contact among participants. You will engage in an interactive embodied meditation as a pathway toward the integration of sexuality and spirituality in your personal life and intimate relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of sexual energies and the energy of consciousness at all levels of your being: somatic, energetic, emotional, and mental. Individuals from all orientations can creatively incorporate the practical tools presented in this workshop in their professional, healing, and spiritual practice, as well as in their everyday lives and intimate relationships.  Note: This workshop involves guided, respectful physical contact among participants. It is not affiliated to tantra or related approaches, and does not involve either nudity or direct activation of sexual energies.

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