Marcia Baczynski

marciaheadshotMarcia is a internationally-recognized expert on sexual communication and personal empowerment who works to provide people with practical tools to create extraordinary relationships. Her primary mission is to help people overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want — romantically, sexually and relationally — even if it’s off the beaten path.

As co-founder of Cuddle Party, the creator of The Good Girl Recovery Program, a sought-after presenter and in her private practice, she has worked with thousands of people and made hundreds of media appearances across the globe. Marcia brings wisdom, humor, and creativity to all aspects of her work, and offers a fresh perspective on love, sex and relationships. When she’s not writing, teaching or traveling, you can find her out in nature, practicing her rope skills on boats or in the woods.

Midori

midoriheadshotMidori is a renowned educator and writer on sexuality. Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, she emerged from the Sex Positive Movement in San Francisco in the early 1990’s, soon becoming a much sought after international presenter on sexuality, personal fulfillment and kinky adventures. She founded ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Intensive & Rope Dojo®

Her reputation as authority and leading expert on alternative pleasures stem not only from her unique and entertaining process of teaching concrete skills, but in her ability to deconstruct and distill complex matters of desire into surprisingly accessible lessons with eloquence and humanity. She’s known for tackling challenging topics with fresh and relevant insights. She calls this her “head-heart-hands” method to create a space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Fundamentally she is motivated by helping people to create authentic and intimate relationships while emphasizing self actualization, shame reduction, acceptance and justice. When she’s not traveling and teaching, Midori creates provocative and haunting art and performances.

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"About a week after the workshop, I used what I learned to make play with a hot partner even hotter. During the discussion before play, I used lessons learned from workshop exercises to go beyond the usual top-bottom-limits questions and direct the conversation to an exploration of what we wanted to get out of the scene. When I started topping her, I focused on creating the right mood and enjoying time with my partner. It was terrific." -Mark