4 February - 16 December

Dance into Your Queer Lust 

- Online!

A 6 weeks program for people of all genders and s3xualities.

"Dance into your Queer Lust has changed my life. Li has created a safe space where one can be vulnerable and explore their sexuality. I feel more intimacy and connected with my partner and myself. I feel more embodied and sexy in my day to day life. This is so much more than just a dance workshop, it’s a journey of self discovery, self love, connection and authentic expression. " - Michael

Free workshops 2021 - Each free session is the start of a 6 weeks course.

  • March 24 & 25
  • May 20
  • Sep 15 & 16
  • Nov 10 & 11

Some tryouts are on Wednesdays, but the program run on Thursdays at 6.30 - 9.00 pm Central European Time.

Limited spaces for 18 participants. 

Facilitator: 

Li Storm - Dance From the Root - Read more about me on my website.

Guest Teachers week 5: Henry Kaboe, Julieth Chuwa - East African traditions and s3xuality

My Vision
Our pleasure is part of our human nature, we just need to befriend it and invite all of its different flavors. The word lust in Swedish and in Germanic languages includes the full spectra of feeling good and the desire to engage in what feels pleasurable.  I believe we need to invite everything lustful in life, while at the same time accepting and be curious about the emotions that might be blocking us from reaching the pleasure that we desire. I dream of a world where we move outside gender norms and race but still honor what our ancestors brings forward to us. 

This program is built on connection and interactive exercises. It is developed to move you through different themes all related to our capacity to stay present in our s3xual selves. Week one we build connection and safety so that we week two can deepen our undestanding of boundaries. That set's up for allowing our emotions in the space, to hold and to let go in week three and explore gender and polarities in week 4. The last two weeks is a deepening of love making rituals from Eastern Africa and truly stepping into our pleasure.

The tools come from dance & movement therapy, tantra, conscious s3xuality, the wheel of consent and lies on a foundation of traditional dances and philosophies from Southern and Eastern Africa.

Queerness? 

I see myself as a human and as a cis-woman, but I also see myself as queer and gender fluid. Inside of me I feel masculine and feminine beings, a girl and a boy, a man and a woman and non binary creatures of all kinds. I was born in a white body, but with this said I owe non Western cultures and especially African traditions the embodiment that I have found today. Therefore I work my best to make my spaces more inclusive for everyone.  Welcome if this resonates with you however you identify yourself. 

If any of the below statements fits on you, this might be a course for you:

  • You have certain connection with your body but you are longing to find a deeper pleasure and more freedom.
  • You easily get stuck in your head or in negative thought patterns in relation to your body and intimacy.
  • You have a difficulty to find your lust in the right moments.
  • You love dance and wants to be reminded how fantastic your body can feel.
  • You want to explore your sensual potential outside gender norms
  • You have taken this course before and feel a need to reconnect with your body, maybe especially in these times.

Online - You don't really feel people that way, right?

Well come and try it out and you might experience what if feel like not wanting to leave the zoom room because you feel so connected  ūüėĄ

Themes 

The themes are built up as waves to build up for diving deeper each week. You can also see the themes as a smorgasbord opening up to what areas in your life you would like to expand more within after the end of the course.

Week 1 - See me, see you!  Using each others as mirrors, we will get into our bodies, dance and remember our capacity to feel pleasure.  

Week 2 - To say yes and no! Do you easily feel your boundaries? And when you do feel them, how easy is it to communicate them? 

Week 3  - To hold and let go into pleasure!  This week is an invitation to invite all emotions that might reveal themselves in our erotic lives.

Week 4 - Exploring polarity and gender expression!  A friend once said: "To be oneself can be very limiting", so I'm asking you, who can you be? 

Week 5 - East African S3xuality! Henry Kaboe and Julieth Chuwa from Tanzania will teach their traditional way of love making.

Week 6 - Express and show your pleasure! To dance into our lust is the reason we came, surprise yourself!

From previous participants: " If I had to choose one word for this course, it would be "MAGICAL"! I'm so grateful that I participated." /Veronika

"I think I had a naive thought that I could keep on living in my flat emotional dead life. Therefore it was very overwhelming when things I had pushed away came out, but at the same time so freeing! Even more so in a non judging room that felt safe. The community feeling you created is something I have missed throughout my life and it was very beautiful to experience that and meet my emotions together with others. So as a conclusion; it was amazing to feel belonging, to be in a safe space, with open non judging people where I could find a deeper contact with my body and my emotions. Every exercise awoke thoughts and reflections that still affect me and have changed my train of thoughts." /Louise

Practical information

The invitation is to take the whole 6 weeks program, first time is a free tryout, but after that you can only sign up for the full course.

When? Thursdays at 6.30 - 21.00pm Central European Time. Start dates: Feb 4, April 1st, May 20, Sep 16 & Nov 11th. Click on register to see all the dates for the free tryouts.

Where? In your living room or favorite private space! We will meet on Zoom, download the computer program here: https://zoom.us/download;

Investment in yourself: The full price of this program is 2900 Sek or 300‚ā¨

This is an investment in yourself and there are three price levels. If you pay: 

  • 10 days in advance, the price is 2200 Sek or 230‚ā¨
  • On the day of the tryout, the price is 2600 or 270‚ā¨
  • Later, the price is 2900 or 300‚ā¨

Payment options are Swish, bank transfer or Paypal. Receipt is available upon request (Vat added). For questions and more information contact Lisa at +46708-685784 or lisa@guff.se

What do you get?

  • 15 hours of program time spread out over 6 weeks
  • A homework with exercises every week that you also will receive in an e-mail with the music from the class.
  • A new community and network of likeminded people that support each other.
  • A possibility to let go of old patterns and invite a new power that you can bring with you in life!

Are you ready? In this program, all emotions are welcome; whatever comes up, there is no judgment. As a group, we will take care of each other and I always stay around for 30 minutes after the class if somethings comes up. As a participant, you are responsible for your own emotions and to listen to your own needs at any given moment. If you know that you easily experience heavy anxiety or panic attacks, it is better to wait with this course and you are welcome back when you are feeling more stable and ready. Looking forward to having you in on this adventure!

Organized by

Li Storm lisa@guff.se

Li Storm is the founder and main space holder for Dance into Your Queer Lust.


Li works as a dance teacher as well as a movement and intimacy coach and aims to change the way we talk about intimacy and support s3xual healing through movement, touch and listening to the inner messages our bodies are ready to reveal. 

Li is gender fluid and pan s3xual and invites people that she works with expand who they can be.

After 10 years of exploring different dance forms such as Blues, Swing, Contact Improvisation and traditional African dances, Lisa discovered their own connection between dance and s3xuality. They had by then spent three years in Mozambique, a Mecka of people who embody their s3xuality and sensuality through dance. This experience allowed them to feel that our pleasure comes from within us and not from the outside and we reach it by allowing ourselves to feel all the emotions in our register. This discovery took Lisa into a journey of exploring Tantra, Conscious S3xuality, the Wheel of Consent (TM), Gender Fluidity and Kink, to deepen their understanding of oneself and how our life can be understood through our body. 

Li is based in Stockholm and teaches different combinations of dance and s3xuality, through individual sessions, in group intensives and at festivals. In 2018 they have already taught at Stockholm Tantra Festival, S3xsibility Festival, and Touch & Play both in MA, US and in Germany. 

Li takes inspiration from the following teachers: Lynn Kreaden, Zahava Griss, Bernadette Pleasant and Barbara Carellas. They have collaborated with Carl Johan and Jennie Rehbinder, Master Berlin, Julieth √Öhman, Lorenzo Stjernquist and Rupert James Alison. Lisa also has as mentors her dance company in Mozambique; Hodi Maputo Afro Swing and Tufu de Mafalala. 

Li also offers private coaching online and in Stockholm. Read more at www.dancefromtheroot.com


Further reading in Swedish

Lis tankar kring dans, om att vara i sin kropp och hur det är kopplat till vår s3xualitet, dans, kroppen och njutning

Dans för mig är stunden då jag känner min kropp som allra mest, som om allting runtomkring stannar upp och musiken styr mina rörelser. Det är ett flow då det varken finns dåtid eller framtid, bara här och nu. Genom dans kan vi också möta och känna andra. Det kallas kinestetisk empati inom dansterapin; då vi genom rörelse kan känna vad en annan människa känner. Dansen kan också tillåta oss att släppa på spänningar i kroppen, känna oss lätta och fria och till och känna extas; vilket är ett verktyg som många traditionella kulturer använder i läkande syften.

Vad betyder det egentligen att vara i sin kropp?För mig betyder det att kunna komma i kontakt med det jag känner istället för att vara fast i tankarna. Att kunna känna in vilka känslor som är närvarande i stunden, och finna de känslor som ibland ligger undantryckta och låta de komma upp till ytan; då hela jag får vara med.

Att njuta f√∂r mig √§r en √∂verv√§ldigande k√§nsla i kroppen, n√§r inget annat existerar f√∂rutom det som k√§nns och alla tankar f√∂rsvinner; det √§r det ultimata uttrycket av att vara i sin kropp. F√∂r mig √§r vardaglig njutning och s3xualiteten starkt sammankopplade. √Ąven om jag inte k√§nner s3xuell njutning av att k√§nna solen mot min hud eller att √§ta god mat √§r det f√∂r mig det f√∂rsta steget till att till√•ta njutning i min egen kropp. N√§r vi sedan vet hur den njutningen k√§nns, √§r det l√§ttare att plocka fram den i intima m√∂ten och √§ga den. - Men ibland har vi sv√•rt. Tankar kommer i v√§gen; vad ska vi g√∂ra? Hur ser jag ut? Vad vill jag egentligen? Duger jag? Oj, jag har s√• mycket annat jag borde g√∂ra nu! Och med dessa tankar √§r det sv√•rt att vara n√§rvarande. Eller s√• vill tanken k√§nna njutning, men kroppen kan inte slappna av, den vill inte ge sig h√§n. Kanske finns det otrygghet, trauman eller r√§dslor som s√§tter sig i v√§gen.

Att säga ja, säga nej och veta vad jag vill är väsentligt. För att njuta måste vi dessutom veta vad vi tycker om, vad vi vill och vad vi inte vill i stunden. Ju mer njutning jag har hittat desto kräsnare blir jag i mina kärleksrelationer och jag inser hur ofta jag förr gick med på saker som jag faktiskt inte gjorde för min egen skull. Nu vill jag bara ha det bästa oavsett om det är med mig själv eller andra!

√Ąlska dig sj√§lv! Det √§r en clich√©, men det √§r sant; f√∂r att kunna k√§nna full njutning, kr√§vs det faktiskt att en helt och h√•llet accepterar och √§lskar hela sin kropp. Ibland dyker jag r√§tt in i lust, skratt och gl√§dje, men andra g√•nger kan jag beh√∂va g√• igenom s√•rbarheten och gr√•ten f√∂r att hitta tillbaka till lusten p√• andra sidan. Och f√∂r att v√•r kropp ska kunna ge oss den njutningen vi √∂nskar, m√•ste vi ge den o√§ndlig k√§rlek.

Vår kropp är vårt tempel. När vi håller det rent och rymligt kan vi njuta av dess vackra fönster, gyllene dekorationer och kontakten med något större än oss själva. Men börjar det fyllas med gammalt skräp måste vi städa för att åter hitta frid. I kroppen sitter våra emotioner lagrade; gamla erfarenheter, förväntningar, och rädslor. Dansen är för mig det starkaste verktyget att komma i kontakt med allt som våra tankar flyr ifrån, den tillåter oss att känna hela oss, älska oss själva och möta andra.Välkommen att växa tillsammans!