"Whenever we reject a part of our being, we are confirming to ourselves our fundamental unworthiness".
I don't do things like that!
Or do I?
In front of other people
It's understandable to feel some fear, resistance or apprehension when going to try something new. Momentarily, getting out of our comfort zone can actually create more safety and confidence in the long run.
For me it's going to do something that is my problem….dread
Not necessarily doing it….presence
I relate to the experience of
Fear of failure: The fear of making mistakes or not meeting their own expectations can discourage some people from trying. They may fear failure and prefer to avoid the situation altogether to avoid potential embarrassment.
Fear of judgment: Some individuals fear that others will judge them negatively based on their skills or style. This fear of social judgment can deter them from taking action in public or even in private settings.
Past negative experiences: Previous negative experiences, such as teasing or embarrassment, can lead to a lasting fear or dislike of something. These experiences can create emotional barriers to trying something new in the future.
Body image concerns: Concerns about body image, weight, or physical appearance can make some people hesitant to participate in life in ways that draw attention to their bodies. They may feel uncomfortable or insecure about how they look.
Self-consciousness: Many people are self-conscious about their skills, abilities or appearance. They may worry about looking awkward or being judged by others, which can lead to anxiety and a reluctance to be seen.
Lack of confidence: A lack of confidence in one's abilities can contribute to a dislike of something. If someone believes they are not good enough, not worthy enough or lacks skills , they may avoid connecting altogether.
The good news is when we are in an encouraging, non-judgmental and supportive environment, individuals feel more at ease with participating in their lives authenticity and enthusiastically. When I step out of my comfort zone my results are…
Stress Reduction: Engaging in freeform movement and dance (Tantra Movement Magic) can be a great way to release built-up tension, reduce stress and promote relaxation.
The rhythmic and flowing movements can help relax both the body and mind. Like other forms of exercise and movement, participating in a clothing-optional movement class enhances the physical and psychological benefits of movement.
Community and Social Connection: Participating in community through attending events involves immersing yourself in a collective of like-minded individuals who share similar interests. This leads to new social connections and a sense of belonging.
Spiritual Connection: Some people find that non-structured movement, participating in community can be a spiritual practice that connects them with a deeper sense of self, purpose or a higher power. It can be a form of meditation or a way to experience a sense of transcendence.
Improved Body Image: Engaging in movement can help individuals develop a more positive body image. It allows people to appreciate their bodies for what they can do rather than solely how they look. As well as develop a deeper connection to their bodies.
Reduced Judgments: St Pete Retreat is a non judgmental, welcoming space. Our aim is to create a more inclusive and accepting environment where people are valued for who they are rather than how they look, their sexual preferences, gender identity, sexual practices or expressions.
Body Awareness and Acceptance: Practicing movement without clothing can enhance body awareness and sense of freedom. Participants often become more comfortable with their own bodies and those of others, reducing self-consciousness and body shame.
Self-Exploration: Freeform movement encourages self-discovery and self-expression. It can help individuals connect with their inner selves, gain insights into their emotions, and explore their creativity.
Exploration of Vulnerability: Being nude in a non sexual group setting can allow a deeper exploration of vulnerability and trust. It requires participants to be open and accepting of themselves and others.
Enhanced Sensuality and Intimacy: Our events promote connection to self, sexuality, spirituality, others and community participants report experiencing more authentic pleasure, passion, deeper connection to their life force/orgasmic energy, increased intimacy with partners and so much more!
The key is to approach it with an open mind, a willingness to explore, and a focus on self-expression and self-care. Our community offers multiple options for support before, during, and after all of our events to ensure you comfort, safety and enjoyment.
Check out clothing optional Tantra Movement the second Wednesday of every month at St Pete Retreat with Stacie Ysidro