Eros is the life-giving creative force. Our conscious relationship to eros enlivens our work with joy and passion and strengthens our leadership through connection and emotional intelligence. As leaders in today’s complex and ever-shifting landscape, our authenticity, courage, grace, transparency, focus, creativity, action, surrender, and self-care are all cultivated through our embodiment of this generative and evolutionary energy.
In this 5-day workshop, embodiment educator and leadership guide Lara Catone shows you how to consciously work with your own erotic impulse. When tapped as a resource, bold and discerning eros becomes an unequivocal guide.
Through embodiment and mindfulness practices, authentic dialogue, somatic sensing, expressive arts and movement, group inquiry, journaling, dyads, and explorations in nature, you will learn:
- How to identify and shift unconscious patterns of stress, fear, and reactivity
- How to align yourself with eros in order to find a clear voice, clear mind, and clear boundaries
- The essence of mutual power and ways to create more collaborative communities
- How to work intentionally and effectively with group energy and become a more transformative facilitator
- How to let your vulnerability serve you.
When vilified, exiled, or repressed, eros leads to distortions such as competition, affairs, sexual harassment, imbalanced power dynamics, gender inequity, and violence. Embody eros and leave ready to respond with creativity and integrity to the challenges that lay before you.
Embodied leadership guide, transformative educator, writer
Lara Catone is a writer, leadership coach, educator, and researcher of eros. All of her work is devoted to culture creation that fosters justice, equality, dignity, beauty, collaborative power, epic love, and a thriving Earth.
Lara has facilitated diverse groups of youth and adults for 20 years through transformative and experiential education. She maintained a private women’s sexual wellness practice in Los Angeles for nine years. She is also known as an innovator in somatic (body-based) healing and learning and for creating powerfully engaging, alchemical group spaces.
Lara is the founder of The Artemis School for Women’s Sexual Sovereignty, offering training and certification for health practitioners and sex educators. She is currently pursuing a doctorate of education in organizational leadership.
Lara lives in Portland, Oregon, as an independent woman resourced through a constellation of life-enhancing relationships and the forest.View Bio Page
Erotic expression is the embodiment of true power—it doesn’t play small. It is fully present, fully engaged, and capable of creating radical and unfathomable change. <br /> <br />
Leadership today requires that we bring nothing less than all of ourselves. Inhabit your body, feel deeply, and resource your leadership with more joy, passion, and creativity: become the inspirational and game-changing leader you were born to be.
Intentionally remove inner barriers and bust out of the boxes of convention—dare yourself to get turned-on, plugged-in, and deeply connected to life as it arises.
Things to Know/Schedule
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This workshop is for women, transgender, and queer people.
Participants must have:
- A minimum of two years’ experience in professional leadership in any field
- An established mindfulness practice (meditation, yoga, dance, tai chi, qigong, etc.)
- Previous personal development work (workshops, coaching, etc.)
- A devotion to culture-making and to cultivating more leaders.
What to wear
Wear comfortable clothing in which you can breathe deeply and move freely. Feel free to dress to express your authentic self!
Essay by Audre Lorde: “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power” found in the book, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashauer
A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries—A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change by Terry Patten
Special Interest to
Leaders: consultants, coaches, educators, health and wellness professionals, managers, entrepreneurs, activists, executives, social artists, media makers
About 1440 Multiversity
Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.
You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.
At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.
Per-person per-night rates include:
- nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
- daily meditation and yoga classes
- non-ticketed evening events
- use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.
Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.