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El Campo Retreat Center

SENSE LAB: TACTILITY & TASTE

An afternoon and early evening retreat that explores the senses through touch and taste. We will begin with a 2.5-hour Thai Massage workshop focusing on listening through the hands and communicating through touch, followed by a deeply nourishing plant-based 3-course meal with wildcrafted surprises.

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SENSE LAB: TACTILITY & TASTE
SENSE LAB: TACTILITY & TASTE

Time & Location

Jan 13, 2024, 1:30 PM – 7:00 PM GMT-7

El Campo Retreat Center, Un named street, 23310 El Pescadero, B.C.S., Mexico

About the event

In this inaugural Sense Lab, we are curious to see what happens when we connect and transmit communication with each other through food and touch. The experience will be nothing short of relaxing and slowing down into skillful exploration. Everyone will learn and practice a Thai massage sequence that will nurture your community - everyone will receive and give twice. Then we will nourish our taste buds and bodies, and emerge with a full belly.

About Tiered Pricing:

We want as many folks to join us as possible, and have retooled our pricing to accommodate folks at different income levels.

Tier one is for folks who rarely get to retreat.

Tier Two is for folks who can afford to retreat a couple of times a year, and this would be an extra experience for them.

Tier Three is for folks who retreat often and want to share in supporting another's opportunity to experience a special happening.

Thankyou for aligning with what is best and true in your experience.

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Why we are doing this:

We spend a lot of time learning to connect with ourselves through contemplative practices on mats and cushions, and in our bodies as individuals. When interfacing with the world, touch can become an elusive tool, often reserved only for intimate relationships. However, the power of mindful touch - touch being one of our most telling innate senses-  can transform communication, and allow us to light up the wisdom of our other senses… including taste.

We will begin the power of tactility in our environment through our food. We will explore qualities of how we interface with it:  touch, cut, fold, and preparation as we share the labor in creating a communal prasad, in preparation for conscious eating, as we learn from chef Jenna Barnes how to relate and experience tactility in that which sustains our very being: plants

Then we will gather for a pragmatic introduction to discovering and fostering touch as a communication and listening tool with Nica. We will learn the fundamentals of Thai massage to offer and receive communication beyond words. We will explore communication with qualities of touch as the impetus, followed by sight and sound. This process will emphasize a safe, consensual, and nonsexual environment so we can light up our other senses of sight, sound, and cultivate a sensitivity (no pun!) towards a more holistic experience of giving and receiving communication.

We will conclude with a meditative and reflective plant-based 3-course meal bursting with color, flavors, and textures that will bring it all together, as we slow down enough to integrate this experience and nourish our bodies.

This is a human-to-human experience. Couples welcome, and individuals are strongly 

encouraged to come on their own or bring a friend.

Only 15 tickets available.

About the collaborating facilitators:

Nica Celly is an artist and designer who connects disparate practices to build a common understanding and equanimity across disciplines. She has been studying and practicing yoga (tantric Shaivist lineage, 500+ certified, nearly 1008 complete) for over 25 years, holds an MFA in textiles from California College of the Arts, and works across the fields of contemplative studies and mid-life established practitioners to connect mastery of their craft to emerging audiences. This is her fourth year returning to Todos Santos. (nicacelly.com, nicolemarkoff.com, yogacraft.org)

Jenna Barnes is a master chef who works in the wild and in situ to build plant-based dinners and food experiences from a radically local foodshed with a global narrative. Her herbal wisdom collaborates with a lifetime of working to nourish people resulting in interactive experiences that foster community, full of storytelling, qualities of the plants, and unusual recipes that build taste into history. She has been studying the flora and fauna of Southern Baja for many years. (https://www.parakaloprovisions.com/)

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Sobre el evento

En la primera Sense Lab, tenemos curiosidad por ver qué sucede cuando nos conectamos y transmitimos comunicación entre nosotros a través de la comida y el tacto. La experiencia será nada menos que relajación y desaceleración hacia una exploración hábil. Todos saldrán con un conocimiento inicial del toque correcto y con la barriga llena.

 

Por qué estamos haciendo esto:

Pasamos mucho tiempo aprendiendo a conectarnos con nosotros mismos a través de prácticas contemplativas en colchonetas y cojines, y en nuestros cuerpos como individuos. Al interactuar con el mundo, el tacto puede convertirse en una herramienta difícil de alcanzar, a menudo reservada sólo para las relaciones íntimas. Sin embargo, el poder del tacto consciente (el tacto es uno de nuestros sentidos innatos más reveladores) puede transformar la comunicación y permitirnos iluminar la sabiduría de nuestros otros sentidos... incluido el gusto.

Iniciaremos el poder de la táctilidad en nuestro entorno a través de nuestra comida. Vamos a explorar las cualidades de: tocar, cortar, doblar y preparar mientras compartimos el trabajo de crear un prasad comunitario, en preparación para una alimentación consciente, mientras aprendemos de la chef Jenna Barnes cómo relacionarnos y experimentar la tactilidad en aquello que sustenta nuestro ser: las plantas.

Luego nos reuniremos para una introducción pragmática para descubrir y fomentar el tacto como herramienta de comunicación y escucha con Nica. Aprenderemos los fundamentos del masaje tailandés para ofrecer y recibir comunicación más allá de las palabras. Exploramos la comunicación con las cualidades del tacto como impulso, seguido de la vista y el sonido. Este proceso enfatizará un ambiente seguro, consensuado y no sexual para que podamos iluminar nuestros otros sentidos de la vista, el oído y cultivar una sensibilidad (¡sin juego de palabras!) hacia una experiencia más holística de dar y recibir comunicación.

Concluiremos con una comida meditativa y reflexiva de 3 platos a base de plantas repleta de color, sabores y texturas que lo unirán todo, mientras bajamos la velocidad lo suficiente para integrar esta experiencia y nutrir nuestros cuerpos.

Esta no es una experiencia de pareja, es una experiencia de humano a humano.

Las personas pueden venir solas o traer a un amigo.

Sobre los facilitadores colaboradores:

Nica Celly es una artista y diseñadora que conecta prácticas dispares para construir una comprensión común y una ecuanimidad entre disciplinas. Ha estado estudiando y practicando yoga (linaje tántrico shaivista, más de 500 certificados, casi 1008 completos) durante más de 25 años, tiene una maestría en textiles del Colegio de Artes de California y trabaja en los campos de los estudios contemplativos. Este es el cuarto año que regresa a Todos Santos. (nicacelly.com, nicolemarkoff.com, yogacraft.org)

Jenna Barnes es una maestra de cocina que trabaja en la naturaleza para crear cenas y experiencias gastronómicas con las plantas a partir de una cuenca alimentaria radicalmente local con una narrativa global. Su sabiduría herbaria colabora con toda una vida de trabajo para nutrir a las personas, lo que da como resultado experiencias interactivas con la comunidad, llenas de narraciones, cualidades de las plantas y recetas inusuales que incorporan el sabor a la historia. Lleva muchos años estudiando la flora y fauna del Sur de Baja California. (https://www.parakaloprovisions.com/)

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About Tiered Pricing:

We want as many folks to join us as possible, and have retooled our pricing to accommodate folks at different income levels.

Tier one is for folks who rarely get to retreat.

Tier Two is for folks who can afford to retreat a couple of times a year, and this would be an extra experience for them.

Tier Three is for folks who retreat often and want to share in supporting another's opportunity to experience a special happening.

Thankyou for aligning with what is best and true in your experience.

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  • Sense Lab: Tactility & Taste

    Full workshop and dinner

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