2020 Workshops

Please find the 2020 workshop descriptions below.

Sexual Health 101 for Women* of Color (WOC)

Sunday January 19, 3:30 - 6:30pm at GOODBODYFEEL;145 Main Street East, Hamilton

Cost: $65 (sliding scale pricing available upon request); $45 students

In this interactive workshop, we will explore the body, traditional sexual health practices passed on from our ancestors and common sexual health concerns. Participants will build upon the knowledge they may or may not have received in school in a safe and inclusive space where questions and discussions are encouraged. By the end of this session participants will have a better understanding of:

  • how sexual organs function in the body?

  • birth control: risks & benefits

  • health concerns: how they impact WOC?

    • sexually transmitted infections: treatment and prevention

    • infertility & miscarriage

    • fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

    • Breast, ovarian, and cervical cancers

 

*Women includes trans/cis women and non-binary individuals

Who is this workshop for?

  • Caregivers who want to learn what their kids are learning about sexual health so they can engage in meaningful conversations. 

  • Educators and professionals who discuss sexual health with youth and adults 

  • Students (18+) who are looking to expand upon what they have learned in school 

  • Lifelong learners who want to enhance their sexual health knowledge in a group setting

*Snacks included

*Infants are welcome to stay with their caregiver during the session.

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Facilitator

Naika Thomas - RN, BScN, MPH

Naika Thomas is a public health nurse (PHN) and the owner of QueensConnected. With more than 10 years experience as a  PHN, she provides health education and support to teachers, students and community groups on the topics of sexual health, mental health, and nutrition to name a few.

Menopause & Sexuality

Saturday February 22, 4-7pm at GOODBODYFEEL;145 Main Street East, Hamilton

Cost: $35 (Early Bird rate; $45 General Admission) (sliding scale pricing available upon request)

In this interactive workshop about menopause and sexuality, we will explore the changes that occur in the body during perimenopause & menopause, and ways to alleviate symptoms (including traditional practices). During the second half of the workshop, participants will explore the impacts perimenopause & menopause have on their sexuality, and ways to reclaim/redefine it.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Women* of Color (WOC) who are experiencing perimenopause & menopause and want to learn within community

  • Educators and professionals who are WOC and work with women

  • WOC who want to know more about perimenopause, menopause & sexuality. 

 

*Women includes trans/cis women and non-binary individuals

  • Snacks included

  • Infants are welcome to stay with their caregiver during the session.

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Facilitator

Naika Thomas - RN, BScN, MPH

Naika Thomas is a public health nurse (PHN) and the owner of QueensConnected. With over 10 years experience as a PHN, she provides health education and support to teachers, students and community groups on the topics of sexual health, mental health, and nutrition to name a few.

More Pleasure, More Confidence, More Power!

Saturday, April  25, 4-6pm;  Online webinar (Zoom meeting)

Cost: $25 (Early Bird rate; $30 general admission) (sliding scale pricing available upon request)

Shame distracts us from pleasure possibilities and steals from our sense of well-being and confidence. The good news is, most of the insecurities we embody have been learned, so we can unlearn it! Our erotic self is a part of our overall wellness, and developing practices to nurture, explore and get creative with our sexual selves is a worthy pursuit. This workshop will explore the ways in which our bodies and desires have been tamed, how to reconnect to our solo and partnered sex, strategies for communicating what we like and don't want, how to get creative with our erotic imaginations and techniques for building confidence in and out of the bedroom. 

 

 

  • Who is this workshop for?

  • Women* who want to explore and learn more about their sexuality.

  • Learners who want to know more sex toys and sexuality products in a safe space

 *Women includes trans/cis women and non-binary individuals.

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Facilitator 

Luna Matatas

Luna Matatas is a Sex and Pleasure Educator with over 10 years of experience in sexual health and wellness internationally and locally.  Her playful approach to sexuality draws on the creativity, confidence and communication skills we all need to fulfill our pleasure potentials. Her approach to sexuality education is trauma and equity informed, prioritizes safe and accessible spaces for people to navigate barriers to confidence and pleasure, all while being refreshingly fun and inviting.

Ancestors Dreams

Saturday, June 27, 12:30pm to 5:30pm- Zoom event

Cost:FREE

Ancestors Dreams is an afternoon convening that brings together subject matter experts, community members and practitioners that are collectively interested in healing and transformative justice, specifically for black survivors/ folxs impacted by sexual violence/harm. Ancestors Dreams is a much needed space for black folxs, within the intention that folxs will have space to engage in critical conversations around transformative justice and accountability, while also holding space for pleasure, sexuality and liberation. Please note that this space will center the experiences of black folxs.

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