Workshops

Knowledge is sexy, and talking nerdy has never been more fun! Our workshops cover many different aspects of sex, sexuality, health, and relationships.  In an effort to create a safe and non-judgmental environment, we ask that all workshop participants respect the opinions, boundaries, and experiences expressed by others.  If you have a great topic for a workshop, feel free to contact us with your ideas.

Directly after workshops, we give participants 10% off in-store purchases! The discount does not apply to books, magazines and commission items.

*Our workshop fees operate on a sliding scale basis.  However, if you would like to attend a workshop for which you can’t afford the fee, a further reduction is often possible.  Just contact us directly by phone or email to make arrangements.

**A quick note on safeR space: it is all of our responsibilities to create a safer space in which we actively engage in consensual and non-discriminatory behaviour.

*** You can pre-register for all workshops with payment of the workshop fee, either in-store, through PayPal or via bank transfer. Email: workshop@other-nature.de. A full refund is possible if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance.

**** All workshops are subject to a minimum number of pre-registrations. If we have to cancel due to insufficient sign-ups, we will let all registered individuals know 24 hours ahead of the scheduled workshop start time. All fees will be refunded in full.

If you have not pre-registered, please arrive early (at least 15 minutes before the workshop starts).  Please note that spaces are limited.

Upcoming workshops …

 

Breaking Through Sex and Money Blocks

with Amy Jo Goddard

As the two biggest ways we exchange energy as humans, and as the two things that bring the most transformation to our lives, we tend to have similar patterns around sex that we have around money.

In this workshop, we will look at the false belief systems and unexamined stories that hold us back from having the sexual and financial empowerment we seek. We will get clear about some of the subconscious programs that continually hold us back no matter how hard we try to change and participants will leave with a plan for how to stretch themselves and move towards the financial abundance and sexual satisfaction they want.

As a Sexual Empowerment expert and thought leader, Amy Jo Goddard has guided thousands of people towards the wholeness and fulfillment they want, sexually and in other aspects of their lives. She creates unique opportunities for women and couples to deeply explore, heal, and grow their sexuality. She is also a corporate consultant, helping companies elevate the professional and personal lives of women.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Monday, September 5th 18:30 – 20:30
Language: English
Cost: 25€ (20€ limited income) 
Registration: to reserve a place in advance, simply come into the shop with the workshop fee, or email us to arrange payment via PayPal or bank transfer: workshop@other-nature.de 
Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited. If you haven’t registered, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time.

 

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A luhmen d’arc workshop weekend, presented by Other Nature:

On Flogging

with Matís d’Arc

This workshop provides an introduction to flogging. As well as technical skills and safety issues, we will draw attention to the physical and emotional processes that the giver and receiver may experience.

We will attend to the relationship that flogging establishes between mind and body and between play partners. Looking at various aspects of this kind of play – including body awareness and space perception, movement and rhythm, impulse and resonance, breath and presence – we will explore the possibilities of shaping the session into a dance-like and meditative ritual.

How do different floggers feel? What are – and how can I implement – my intentions? What do I feel when I beat someone or let myself be beaten? How can impulses, that may be perceived as pain, be transformed into pleasure? What supports communication? How can I read and integrate the reactions of my partner?

These and other questions will be approached through exercises, demonstrations and practical sessions that provide plenty of space for individual experiences, joint research, play, relaxation and pleasure.

This workshop is open to people of all genders. No previous experience is necessary.

Where: Berlinakupunktur, Bergmannstraße 5
When: Saturday, September 10th, 10:00 – 19:00
Language: Instruction in German, with some translation possible; participation in English welcome
Cost: 115€ for one day; 220€ for the whole weekend, or register before August 22nd for the early bird price of 95€ for one day, or 180€ for both workshops
Registration: to reserve a place, simply come into the shop with the workshop fee, or email us to arrange payment via PayPal or bank transfer: workshop@other-nature.de 
Advance registration is highly recommended, as space is limited.

On Power Dynamics in Play

with Matís d’Arc

In this course we will approach power dynamics in a playful way, working with experimental encounters and role-play interactions. By carefully exploring the ever-shifting overlap between fiction and reality, we can learn to consciously perceive subtle experiences of dominance and submission. How we position ourselves, our intentions and our desires can all be made available for play if we become aware of them.

What is the relationship between dominance/submission and authenticity? Which emotions come up when we play with power dynamics? What happens if we consciously take the lead or decide to follow? How do we actually want to deal with all of this?



To address these questions, we will create a space in which we can leave aside our criticisms, expectations of ourselves, and the clichés of how a top or a bottom “should” be. In this way, we’ll gain more freedom and spontaneity to follow our impulses and to be more authentic and sensitive.

 Let imagination be the creative designer of the d/s play!

This workshop is open to people of all genders. No previous experience is necessary.

Where: Berlinakupunktur, Bergmannstraße 5
When: Sunday, September 11th, 10:00 – 19:00
Language: Instruction in German, with some translation possible; participation in English welcome
Cost: 115€ for one day; 220€ for the whole weekend, or register before August 22nd for the early bird price of 95€ for one day, or 180€ for both workshops
Registration: to reserve a place, simply come into the shop with the workshop fee, or email us to arrange payment via PayPal or bank transfer: workshop@other-nature.de 
Advance registration is highly recommended, as space is limited.

Matís d’Arc is a cultural worker and a rope, BDSM and play enthusiast. He’s motivated by the conviction that a conscious and practical engagement with sexuality and BDSM is not only a lot of fun, but that it can also offer particular insights into one’s own personality and open new paths for personal development.  


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Up Yours: Anal Pleasure and Health

with Shelley Taylor

Butt sex can seem intimidating and even a little scary at first, but the secret to healthy and hot anal play is knowing how everything works down there, and how to play safely. Join us in breaking myths and cultural taboos surrounding anal play as well as picking up practical and fun tips about lube, toys, comfort, safety, and health.

This workshop includes information and fun ideas for people of all histories and identities and everyone is welcome.

Shelley Taylor founded Venus Envy, an education oriented sex shop, in Canada in 1998 and has been creating and facilitating workshops and discussions around sexual and reproductive health ever since. With a background in adult education and a passion for sex ed, Shelley speaks about sex any chance she gets. She has presented at a variety of places including conferences, high schools, universities, and private parties. Shelley is a graduate of the Sexual Health Educators Certifcation program through Options for Sexual Health in BC and is currently fulfilling her practicum hours to become a Certified Sexual Health Educator.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Wednesday, September 28th 20:00 – 22:00
Language: English
Cost: 25€ (20€ limited income)
Registration: to reserve a place in advance, simply come into the shop with the workshop fee, or email us to arrange payment via PayPal or bank transfer: workshop@other-nature.de 
Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited. If you haven’t registered, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time.

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The Big O! Tips and Tricks for Bigger, Better and More Frequent Orgasms!

with Shelley Taylor

So you know how to have an orgasm, but now you want MORE… in this session you’ll learn tips and techniques for multiple orgasms, g and p spot orgasms, more frequent and/or bigger orgasms! We’ll talk about solo and partnered play, as well as lots of fun toys and tools you can use to enhance your orgasmic experience.

This workshop includes information and fun ideas for women of all histories and identities and everyone is welcome.

Shelley Taylor founded Venus Envy, an education oriented sex shop, in Canada in 1998 and has been creating and facilitating workshops and discussions around sexual and reproductive health ever since. With a background in adult education and a passion for sex ed, Shelley speaks about sex any chance she gets. She has presented at a variety of places including conferences, high schools, universities, and private parties. Shelley is a graduate of the Sexual Health Educators Certifcation program through Options for Sexual Health in BC and is currently fulfilling her practicum hours to become a Certified Sexual Health Educator.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Thursday, September 29th 20:00 – 22:00
Language: English
Cost: 25€ (20€ limited income)
Registration: to reserve a place in advance, simply come into the shop with the workshop fee, or email us to arrange payment via PayPal or bank transfer: workshop@other-nature.de 
Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited. If you haven’t registered, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time.

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Blow Job Skills from a Professional

with Pearl

Learn to position your mind, body, lips and tongue to deliver elevate the blow job to a high art. Reap the benefits of blow jobs’ social capital while enjoying yourself like never before.

Some cliches are cliches for a reason: blow jobs are hot, hot, hot. If you agree, then this workshop is for you. If not, then this workshop is definitely for you! Whether you feel you’ve never quite tapped your potential or are a regular at satisfying this thirst, come join us for a lively tutorial on the wonderful world of sucking all types of dicks (big/small, silicone/flesh, hard/limp, etc!)

Learn anatomy and commonly missed techniques, and inspire your creativity.  We’ll discuss what to do with your hands, how to incorporate your own pleasure (of course!) and key phrases for negotiating the best blow by blow experience of their life and yours. Critically identify and shatter any hidden inhibitions, and unleash this Pandora’s box of pleasures.

People of all genders are welcome to come explore revelling in giving and receiving an elevated art of the blow job.

Pearl is an enthusiastic professional dick sucker and sex educator from Toronto, Canada who uses humour and honest information to spread the universally deserved joys of shameless pleasure.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Monday, October 17th or Tuesday, November 1st 18:30 – 21:30
Language: English
Cost: 25€ (20€ limited income)
Registration: to reserve a place in advance, simply come into the shop with the workshop fee, or email us to arrange payment via PayPal or bank transfer: workshop@other-nature.de 
Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited. If you haven’t registered, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time.

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Dirty Talk Skills from a Professional

with Pearl

This fun workshop is for people who want to be inspired to use dirty talk to give and get the sex they want. Learn how to use dirty talk to negotiate on-going, enthusiastic consent and keep a hot moment moving, including during role-play scenes and power exchange.

Use talk to get more intimate, explore your top/bottom style or uncover previously withheld fantasies. Learn effective techniques for starting a play session with a new partner, and what to do if you or your playmate is shy.

Participants will workshop how to sound authentic and find their genuine voice(s!). Perhaps best of all, we’ll be using dirty talk to reach higher states of orgasmic pleasure for you and your partner(s).

Let go of inhibition and help your deepest desires find their voice. Get ready to go home with such filthy, sticky, sweet lines that someone will have to wash your mouth out with soap that night!

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, October 18th or Monday, October 31st 18:30 – 21:30
Language: English
Cost: 25€ (20€ limited income)
Registration: to reserve a place in advance, simply come into the shop with the workshop fee, or email us to arrange payment via PayPal or bank transfer: workshop@other-nature.de 
Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited. If you haven’t registered, please arrive 15 minutes before the works.

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