I teach live workshops across North America on boundaries, desire, communication, gender, consent, sexuality, and touch.
- You can take my 6-week women’s program, The Good Girl Recovery Program, when I offer it live. Click here for more information.
- You can bring me in to present for your event, conference, or organization and I’m delighted to take requests for specific topics. Inquire about availability here.
Here is a select list of workshops:
GETTING OVER YOUR GOOD GIRL
As a person who was socialized as a girl, you may have received certain messages growing up about how to be “good” or “good enough.” These messages lead to practices that get in the way of having the kind of life and love you really want to be having. From always prioritizing your partner’s pleasure over your comfort to not allowing yourself space to find out what you really like, to having either fuzzy or overly-strict boundaries, the tendency to be “good” keeps you from being Great.
In this class, we’ll nudge the door open on your closed off desires and give you a taste of what “getting over good” is like. After all, the opposite of a good girl isn’t a bad girl. It’s a grown-up, complex, adult woman with desires and agency all her own.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR EXTRAORDINARY RELATIONSHIPS
We all seek deeper levels of connection in our relationships, but often encounter seemingly insurmountable obstacles in doing so. Fortunately, there are simple communication practices we can all learn to break through these barriers and stay connected through conflict.
In this workshop, Marcia will show you practical and powerfully effective tools to help you ask for, and get, more of what you want (and less of what you don’t!) in your romantic, sexual and personal relationships. By gaining a deeper awareness of our obstacles to love and developing the skills for authentic communication, we will find greater intimacy and connection in all of our relationships.
FLEXIBLE BOUNDARIES / FIRM LIMITS
How do you use boundaries not only to keep things you don’t want out, but also to let the good stuff in? How do you set limits when you love someone? What do you do when something feels okay in one context, but not in another?
In this active and interactive workshop, we’ll explore the difference between your boundaries and limits, and discover what it feels like to find and set both. You’ll learn how context changes your boundaries and learn tools for keeping your boundaries and limits intact when someone pushes against them. And, you’ll learn how boundaries can be a tool for expanded generosity and kindness.
GET YOUR FLIRT ON
Festivals are an opportunity to play, as adults. But new people and situations can get you into your head. So how do you get out of it and into connecting with other people? Can you still flirt if you’re feeling awkward? How do you shake off your everyday constraints and get into your sexy space? In this lighthearted event, we’ll play a bunch of fun games to find your inner flirt, access your curiosity, initiate scenes and embrace your playfulness for more fun event experience and sexy connections.
USE YOUR HANDS — A MEDITATIVE EXPLORATION
There are a million toys, tools, and techniques out there, but one of the most underrated is right there, attached to your body. How you use your hands affects how you experience pleasure yourself. It also has the power to affect your partner’s experience in surprising ways. If you’ve ever wondered how to get a partner to touch you differently, or what someone means when they say, “I just like how that person touches me,” this is the workshop for you.
In this quiet, meditative exploration, you will wake up your hands, and through them, explore how to create more pleasure, intensity, relaxation or sensation for yourself. Afterward, you will walk out with a simple game that you can play with any lover, in any dynamic, anytime, that will change how you play in profound and wonderful ways.
“FUCK YES!” CLEAR COMMUNICATION IN THE BEDROOM
In this workshop, we unravel and discuss the murky and mysterious issues around desire and communication, including:
Why we don’t ask & what we do instead
Desire smuggling (what it is and why it matters)
Why “Is this okay?” is NOT the question to ask (and what to ask instead)
Why “Do you want to ___?” is only 1/4 of the equation of asking
How to make room for fun experimentation in bed
And lots more!
Using real-world examples and interactive Q&A from the class, you will learn practical and immediately-useful tools to help you and your partner find your way to “FUCK YES!”
TOPPING WITHOUT TOYS
Throwing a flogger or tying someone up can be super fun on their own. But if you’re looking to create the experience of dominance and submission, that won’t get you there by itself. In this playshop, we’ll explore what power exchange is and you’ll get some quick and easy tools you can use at the party to create some hot scenes.
We’ll cover: Two simple steps to get into a dominant headspace, even when you’re not sure what you’re doing; Sexy, toppy ways to do check-ins and seductive consent (cuz “Is this okay?” is not hot); Tips make it look like you know what you’re doing, even if you’re new to this whole topping/domming thing; evocative language for creating hot power dynamics, and more!
NAVIGATING OPEN RELATIONSHIPS
Opening up any relationship takes skill, patience, and perseverance. Mistakes will be made. But why make any more than you have to?
This fun, enlightening workshop is devoted specifically to folks who are charting new territories in their relationships. In this interactive, revealing workshop, you will learn about the 4 monogamies, the most common pitfalls of open relationships (and how to avoid them), 5 things that will help you survive any open exploration, the key to turning jealousy into a blessing and the different styles of ethical non-monogamy (and how to tell which one is right for you)