Burlesque for Every Body – An Interview with Anita B’Naughty

It’s no secret that Anita B’Naughty loves the spotlight and the spotlight loves her! She has been dazzling audiences in BC with her burlesque performances for more than 6 years under the tutelage of burly momma and multiple award winner Sasparilla Foxx. Known for her love of rhinestones and glitter this fiery MILF will always leave you wanting more!

In this episode we talk about why Burlesque is having such a huge moment right now and how this art form is absolutely for every body. A super empowering episode that will be inspiring you to get your shimmy on.

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Curious about how to liberate your inner witch and experience more pleasure, turn on and a deeper connection to life? Check out these selected links from the podcast!

Anita B’Naughty Links

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/princessofpain69/

Foxxie Follies on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foxxiefollies/

Watch Anita B’Naughty at the Kootenay Burlesque Festival!
Big Girls Performance (her all time fave!)
MILF

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Genital Amnesia

The term genital amnesia comes from Sheri Winston who is the author of Women’s Anatomy of Arousal. It refers to the forgotten parts of our bodies that can give us great pleasure.  A woman’s sexual anatomy was really not given any attention for centuries, and even though in the 20th century important bits (like the clitoris!) were returned to anatomy books and cultural views of women and female sexuality continued to progress, there is still a lot about our anatomy that we are unaware of.

So in this episode Little Leah and Carla talk about some of amazingly delightful bits in people with vulvas. While you may be familiar with some, there might be a couple that are new to you. We encourage you to become an erotic explorer of your own body!

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Curious about how to liberate your inner witch and experience more pleasure, turn on and a deeper connection to life? Check out these selected links from the podcast!

Woman’s Anatomy of Arousal by Sheri Winston (please support your local bookstore and purchase there!)

Embracing Shakti Temple Membership Circle

Sexual Empowerment Coaching

Free 30 minute Discovery Call with Carla

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The C-Word

Definitely NSFW. If this word is a trigger for you, we’ll see you next time!

In this episode Little Leah and Carla talk about one of the most misused, misunderstood and powerful words in the English language…the c-word.

The fact that the c-word is the most offensive word in the English language when it actually describes the the part of a woman’s body that is beautiful, pleasure-filled and life giving speaks volumes about the respect and value in which women’s bodies are held.

Language absolutely gives us power, and in this episode we discuss the etymology and history of the word and our own experiences hearing and using it. We encourage all of choose us to not buy into contempt and degradation that’s been attached to it. Rise up and reclaim the c-word!

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Curious about how to liberate your inner witch and experience more pleasure, turn on and a deeper connection to life? Check out these selected links from the podcast!

Embracing Shakti Temple Membership Circle

Sexual Empowerment Coaching

Free 30 minute Discovery Call with Carla

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Breath Basics to Amplify Your Sex Life

The breath is one of the most essential tools for having a great sexual experience – whether solo or partnered. In this episode Carla and Little Leah talk about why the breath is so important in sex and how we can use our breath to become ready for intimacy and to increase arousal and pleasure. Carla also shares 2 of her fave breath techniques – Come Into Your Body Breath and Connected Circular Breathing to get you started with conscious breath in sex.

Curious about how to liberate your inner witch and experience more pleasure, turn on and a deeper connection to life? Check out these selected links from the podcast!

Carla’s Breath of Bliss Page

Sexual Empowerment Coaching

Embracing Shakti Temple Membership Circle

Free 30 minute Discovery Call with Carla

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the gifts of Black Madonna

the gifts of Black Madonna

This month in the Embracing Shakti Temple our featured embodiment of the Divine Feminine is the Black Madonna – a representation of the Great Mother archetype. The Black Madonna has been one of the most mysterious and controversial religious icons for centuries. Dating to mostly the medieval period, she usually appears in the form of paintings or carvings. While some say she is just another Virgin Mary carved from black wood, others think it is soot on her skin from the smoke of a thousand candles. However, there is speculation that goes much deeper than that.

While there are hundreds of Black Madonnas in churches and museums throughout Europe and Latin America, some scholars say she is linked to religions that existed long before Christianity. Her shrines are often in locations that were once pagan holy grounds for Diana, Artemis, Cybele and Isis. Even further back, she may represent the archetypal Earth Mother, Gaia, the ancient, eternal power of the feminine force, creator of all life, who gives birth, nourishes and feeds us all, and to whom we shall return to when we die. However depicted, or where she came from, there is no doubt that she conveys a sense of depth and mystery.

If you would like to evoke the energy of the Black Madonna to connect to power of transformation, here are a few suggestions:

  • To honour new birth that comes with Spring, plant a favourite flower in Black Madonna’s name. If you’d like to take this one step further, decorate the pot and create a shrine to her around it.
  • Black Madonna reminds us that we cannot rule over nature and constantly recycles all things. What can you recycle to do your part to help our environment? Bottles, paper, electronics … go through your home to see what you can purge and reprocess.
  • The Great Mother embraces all things creative! How do you see the Black Madonna? Why not paint, carve or create your own depiction of her?
a pleasure filled gift

a pleasure filled gift

Do you sometimes feel disconnected from your body? Me too. Even though I have been teaching embodiment practices for more than 25 years, I still become dissociated from being in my physical form, especially when I am overscheduled and experiencing lots of stress.

But what I do know is that being connected in my body allows me to experience pleasure, and that pleasure is a key essential essence of the feminine. And while most of us understand in our minds what pleasure is, so many of us are lacking pleasure in our everyday lives.

Dr. Christiane Northrup, a pioneer in the field of women’s health says that the deliberate pursuit of pleasure requires great courage. Why? Because it is so easy to follow the well worn path of being armoured, self-sacrifice and shutting down.

Sound familiar?

Bringing more pleasure into your life asks that you move a little more out of your zone of comfort, to make yourself a priority and to give yourself permission to say YES to yourself and your deepest desires.

So today I want to give you an easy (and totally doable!) opportunity to tap into the pleasure that is waiting to be discovered in your body. In fact, this experience is always available to us, we just have to pay attention.

I’ve created a 10 minute Open to Pleasure Meditation just for you. You can do it sitting or lying down, all that is important is that you actually do it!

To access the meditation, just click HERE.

One of the gifts of this human body is to delight in the many exquisite sensations available to us. I believe connecting to pleasure is one of our birthrights. I invite you to take a few moments in your day today to reconnect with your pleasure potential and notice what happens.