Recovery Zone on 06/27/12
What is EcoSex? How can it help us to heal ourselves? Heal our planet? What happens when the Earth becomes our lover, rather than our mother? EcoSex Symposium Portland 2012, happening June 29-July 1, will be exploring this new form of earth activism in a venue that includes neuroscience, ecology, love, animals, fungi, plants, intimacy, music, and dance. Find out more with host Stephanie Potter who will be talking with Gabriella Cordova, symposium organizer and Tantra teacher; Bob Czimbal, keynote speaker & author; and Kim Marks, earth activist and owner of an eco-friendly sex toy shop.
From the EcoSex Symposium website: "How do our belief systems and attitudes about human sexuality affect the way we treat each other, other life forms and the ecosystem, and what can be done to better steward the planet and our relationships? Ecosexuality looks at the intersection of ecology and sexuality, two prescient topics in modern society, and asks: How do our belief systems and attitudes about human sexuality affect the way we treat each other, other life forms and the ecosystem, and what can be done to better steward the planet and our relationships?
The term EcoSex is newly coined and growing in popularity among sex positive activists and ardent environmentalists who understand that humans aren’t just part of nature; we are nature. It’s time we apply the ideals of sustainability to our intimate lives and behaviors." (Find out more about the Symposium at www.ecosex.org)
Gabriella Cordova is a Tantra teacher, pleasure facilitator, workshop presenter, and an organizer of events related to sacred sexuality, eroticism, relationship, and female empowerment. She also successfully organized ErosFestNW, Sex Positive Meetup, and the Lotus Heart Center an event space.
Bob Czimbal is well known and well loved in Portland, considered a leader and a wise man, he presides over many of the communities rituals and ceremonies. With his partner, Maggie, he's authored Vitamin T - A Guide to Healthy Touch and Kindred Spirits: The Quest for Love and Friendship, and created the seminar Erotic Spiritual Play.
Kim Marks is owner of eco-friendly sex toy shop, As You Like It, a cancer survivor, and a grassroots organizer with seventeen years of experience working on environmental and climate justice issues, alongside groups such as Earth First!, the longshoreman, Cascadia Forest Alliance, the steelworkers union, and more.