About The Teacher
** PRESENTING: SOULFUL TOUCH MASSAGE, PUPPY PILE, and A GAY ICON: HER NAME IS BARBRA **
+ Soulful Touch Massage Workshop+
In this Soulful Touch workshop, we will be exploring massage and touch, being guided by our souls and letting the rhythm, beat, and inspiration of different kinds of music move us. We will review some massage techniques, and then take it to the tables. No previous massage experience required. Come LIGHTEN UP, PLAY and HAVE FUN! This workshop will include sensual massage and also the option of erotic massage for those who so desire. Participants can be clothes free or in underwear or shorts, based upon your personal comfort level. You are invited to bring a partner to work with, or if you do not, we will match you up with someone. Emphasis on safety, boundaries, and respect for all. Massage oil will be used. Limited to 22 men. (Arnie will also be teaching a full-length Soulful Touch workshop at Easton Thurs., Oct. 24 – Sun. Oct. 27th. For more info, please go to: eastonmountain.org/soulfultouch19 )
+ Puppy Pile+
Have you ever seen the way that puppies lay in a pile?….the way that they rest easily and safely in each other’s warmth? We will create our own puppy piles, and have several rounds of relaxation that we co-create. The puppy piles are non-erotic, will be guided, and done with clothes on, with respect for safety and boundaries.
+ A Gay Icon: Her Name is Barbra+
Like many other gay men, I have had a fascination and affinity with Barbra Streisand for over 50 years, since I first saw her in the film “Funny Girl” when I was 5 years old. Simply put, her singing thrills me, mesmerizes me, touches me and inspires me in a unique way that no other voice does. Her voice and persona have evolved over the years, but there is still this constant sense of clarity, passion and emotion that she expresses through song that many gay men can relate to. In this workshop, we will listen to and watch some of my favorite songs/performances of hers, including some rare tracks and TV performances going back to her roots in the early 1960’s. We will also share in a discussion that includes aspects of her background and story, and also tracks her vocal maturity over the decades. Whether you are an old time Barbra fan, or someone new to her work, I invite you to join me at this “Barbra-Fest”!
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Arnie Katz: Arnie is a Boston-based massage therapist, bodyworker, professional coach, and workshop facilitator. He has been dedicated to serving the health and well-being of people and animals through professional caring touch for over 30 years. Touch is a vital and primary language of communication for him. Arnie thoroughly enjoys supporting men on their journeys into greater aliveness, passion, sensuality and embodiment, and to have fun while doing it! For more information on his work, visit www.ghtherapies.com