A pioneer in fertility and sex advocacy, Pamela Madsen is the founder of Back to the Body: Sensuous Retreats for Women. Before taking on female sexuality full-time, Pamela was the first Executive Director of The American Fertility Association. She is a fearless advocate for women’s health and integrated sexuality who leverages her raw honesty and well-informed wit to help strip the stigma from female desire and body image.
As a certified Somatic Sex Educator with a Master's degree in Education, Pamela has coached hundreds of women on their personal journeys back into their bodies and their expressions of the Divine Feminine. She offers her highly sought-after Back to the Body retreats both domestically and internationally, with recent events in such locales as South Africa, Italy, Spain, and New Orleans.
Pamela's writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, The Fertility Advocate, After50, and Care2. She is the author of Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Still Got Home In Time To Cook Dinner (Rodale, January 2011). Pamela has appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, O Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, AARP Primetime Radio, The Dr. Laura Berman Show, The Jane Pratt Show, and Playboy Radio, as well as countless other media outlets.
As a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Sex Educator Neal Wecker is committed to offering practical, bold, and trust worthy sex and intimacy skill based education for physical, emotional, and spiritual maturity. In private sessions, workshops, and writings, Neal advocates and offers support for people to embrace and to experience their sexuality as a conscious practice towards the health and happiness they deserve.
His educational offerings are always in reverence and remembrance of the body; to revere and to remember the pleasures and wisdom experienced through conscious embodiment. His training includes erotic bodywork, Tantra, various expressive movement art forms, yoga, gender studies, and sex coaching. Neal has been working with Back to The Body for six years and has an unparalleled experience with working with women in an immersion setting.
At this Portal Event, Neal will be co-facilitating as well as leading experiences for attendees in our signature "Clearing of the Masculine Ritual", teaching a workshop experience on movement and directions of touch as well as supporting Pamela in a live demonstration of Sexological Bodywork.
Lori Sutherland, Dame Lori Unlimited
"Sensual Soul Styling: Owning Your Beauty through the Power of Visionary Leadership."
For over 15 years, Dame Lori Sutherland has experienced the incredible privilege of being Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts’ only Certified Pleasure Coach. In addition to the connective tissue of large community transformative education, Lori has found that this amazing life changing discipline is best embodied when there is the intimate support of small intimate pairings . Dame Lori’s program works best with women who are seriously interested in knowing and practicing the principles of pleasure in their daily practice as their highest priority of their life, not as an exhausted afterthought. Her clients attract and include powerful entrepreneurs interested in integrating leadership principles of pleasure; the Arts and Sciences that reduces stress and provides great sensual health and wealth for themselves and their community.
After witnessing and facilitating thousands of women’s divine feminine empowerments for the past 18 years, Lori has seen that the greatest blindspot in a women is creating and owning her own pleasure based leadership. Acknowledging it. Embodying it. And Sharing our Sensual Beauty With The World!
That’s why Pleasure Visionary Leadership was born; to accelerate and amplify the brilliant sensual beauty and genius of women.
In Dame Lori’s 90 minute offering, students will experience the following:
* The Paradigm of Pleasure Visionary Leadership
* Why Self-Seduction is THE Pleasure Visionary Leadership Skill
* How Styling Your Sensual Soul is The Key to Your Pleasure-filled Power
With over thirty years in the fields of fashion activism, divine feminine leadership, Buddhist Chaplaincy, compassionate care and mental health advocacy, Lori "The Dame" Sutherland has developed several empowerment programs from her experience as director, coach, teacher and the miracle of being alive. Dame Lori's mission is to educate and inspire all to adore, adorn and astonish themselves with soul-filled leadership skills experiencing the arts and sciences of pleasure and sensuality. www.damelori.com
With over 13 years of experience in the industry, JonGunnar Gylfason is an accomplished photographer, cinematographer, and filmmaker. While being a seasoned professional, he still continues to nurture and refine his craft, never settling for less than excellence. He earned his B.S. in Mass Communications from Bemidji State University in Minnesota. He soon after relocated to New Orleans to earn his M.F.A in Film and Production from the University of New Orleans. During his time at UNO, he was a producer, cinematographer or director on over 40 short films. New Orleans turned out to be a perfect fit for JonGunnar as his art, like the city, is unique and eccentric yet still has a compelling beauty that can be appreciated by all.
JonGunnar has traveled with Back to the Body for over three years and will be offering women a taster experience of embodied photography at this Portal Event. Every woman will receive a 15 private shoot and leave receive two images.