The Great Remembering: FOUNDATIONS

Reclaiming the Integrity of Your Sexual Self

Based in the teachings of MogaDao Depth Sexology

An online course with Sarah Byrden

ALL PROGRAM COMPONENTS and OPTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION are outlined below.

This is a template of the Spring 2019 course. The format will likely change but will give you an idea of the breadth of the work.

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Because your sexual energy is your birthright.
and your deepest wisdom knows that.

Because it’s finally time
to attend to this part of your life.

Because your sexual energy is more beautiful and trustworthy
than you ever imagined.

With integrity, compassion and reverence…
I welcome you to a journey of celebration, refinement, cultivation,
and understanding of the most fundamental energy of your life.

This course is rooted in the profound teachings of Zhen Dao and MogaDao Depth Sexology.

This foundational course, The Great Remembering 1, will transform the way you relate to your body, sexuality, and your sense of self in this world and become the soil from which your sexual self flourishes, evolves, and embodies for the rest of your life. This is the course to begin your sexuality study with Sarah.

Our sexuality is one of the most fundamental aspects of our life. It is our most intimate, vulnerable, and personal sphere, and is more important and all-encompassing than we ever imagined—it is the most sacred and primary energy that we have. When we are far away from our true sexual energy, which is the root of our existence, we suffer in many areas of our life.

Ancient Daoism and Chinese Medicine hold sexuality in its rightful place as a primordial power and acknowledge it as the fundamental energy of every aspect of our lives—responsible for physical health, vitality, creativity, generosity, trust in life, and our ability to live a life that is aligned with our unique and original purpose. Our sexuality holds, quite literally, the code to our destiny.

This course is a homecoming, a great and beautiful remembering of the inherent goodness of sexuality that will return you to your sacred self and the wild river of your life. If you have made it this far, there is a longing and a question that has already been stirring inside of you. You are in the right place. This is a sanctuary for your most intimate questions, desires, and struggles around sexuality, and a place to receive sacred practice technologies that will bring you closer to the power, dignity, truth-telling and essential goodness of your sexual energy than ever before.

These 11 weeks are a journey and mystery school in which you will discover and meet your sexuality, from the inside out, possibly for the first time in your entire life. Because sex is not separate from any area of our life and being, we will journey through the diverse territories of our desire, our pleasure bodies, the emotions of our heart, our longings, and a wildness that is innate and lives in our bones.

Whether you are in a partnership, single, choosing celibacy, and no matter your sexual orientation or gender identification, this is the place for you to move into a more integrated, embodied, and intimate relationship with your sexuality.

This work is safe, intimate, reverent, caring and soulful.

Our questions and challenges around sexuality are as infinite and unique as we are. This course will hold space for the intricate nature of our sexual lives and hold space for topics such as choice in partners, low libido, high libido, a great love of sex, a great fear and sadness around sex, sexual addiction, sexual disinterest, self-respect and body love, the pain and shame of sex and sexuality, our deepest longings to be “seen and met”, the place of vulnerability and emotion, pornography, past sexual experiences, pleasure, intimacy, friendship, laughter, true masculine and feminine, infidelity, shame… and any others that you bring to the table.

**Please note that there will not be any nudity, request of sexual energy exchange between participants, or sexually explicit demonstrations in this course. Anatomical teaching will be demonstrated on silicon models of respective anatomy. This work is taught in a culture of reverence, care and lasciviousness. It is non-sexual in its delivery. To that end, the same level of respect is asked of participants.

This course welcomes all gender identifications and sexual orientations.

 

THIS VIDEO BELOW WAS MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE SPRING 2019 COURSE, BUT IS RELEVANT FOR ALL FUTURE COURSES AS WELL.

The full courses will offer you:

  • Greater intimacy and connection with your sexual self (and therefore your partner, if you have one)
  • Opening the heart and the sexual body
  • Returning to the self-reverence, fundamental beauty and the innocence of sexuality
  • Healing from past trauma, stories or unsettling sexual experiences in your personal biography
  • Understanding how your sexuality is related to every facet of your life
  • Cultivating a greater sense of strength, sensual aliveness and sensitivity in your body
  • Cultivating deeper erotic pleasure, practices and understanding for yourself and a partner
  • Understanding the healing power and medicine of your personal erotic fantasies and imagination
  • Greater discernment in how you relate to your life, including choice of sexual partners
  • Understanding why sex can get so “messy” and how to navigate when things “come up”
  • Breaking free from limiting beliefs and paradigms of gender and the binary of masculine and feminine
  • A greater sense of home, personal power and trust in the world
  • Honoring your sexuality and body as sacred
  • Cultivating, nourishing and harnessing your sexual essence, vitality and desire
  • Refining your sense of discernment and courage so that your choices are more in line with your original energy (i.e. choices in partners, direction, etc.)

Please read carefully as there are beautiful intricacies to this program and important clarifications and explanations made below that will help you feel at ease and understand the best option for you.

The 4 Program Elements:

RE-MYTHOLOGIZING SEX: 8 weeks of Audio Transmissions

These release on Mondays and can be listened to at your leisure.

A carefully crafted and comprehensive curriculum, based on the MogaDao teachings, “re-storying” sex and sexuality to offering guidance and illumination to our deepest questions and longings. These teachings will lift the veil on misunderstandings and cultural conditioning around sex, shine a healing light on our personal sexual past, while at the same time offering a life giving paradigm that will change the way we relate to sexual energy, our own life energy and partners forever.

Teachings will include: A new paradigm for sexuality, True masculine and True Feminine: Attuning to energy and the integrity of your soul, The emotional territory of sex and the heart: A journey through the Five Elements in a sexual context, Self love, sensitivity and sensuality: The foundation of sexual possibility, Sexual self cultivation: Sex as medicine, the creative act of self-touch, Deepening into Cultivation and Creation: The mythology of sexual fantasy, Eros as life, Sex as a doorway to God/Source/Spirit: The primal awe of the Chthonic in sex and in life, The Kidneys, Jing, Diet and Lifestyle.

CULTIVATE, REFINE, AND NOURISH: MogaDao Sexual Technologies and Practices

These classes are taught online via ZOOM.

There is still time to join these practices. 

MogaDao Jing Retrieval (Formerly known as Internal Alchemy)


MogaDao Archetypal Sexual Qigong Forms

Please note these classes will not be recorded.

Through MogaDao practices (based in Archetypal Qigong and Chinese Medicine), we will come together to cultivate, refine, heal and transform our sexual energy, bodies, pasts and futures. These practices are the bridge allow a new sexual reality to become embodied, rather than just a wonderful idea. We will be learning MogaDao Internal Alchemy (Jing Retrieval) , Archetypal Qigong forms and Sexual Self Cultivation, among other meditations and sensitivity practices. These classes take us from context and concept to living truth. If you are a student with sexual trauma in your history, these practices are essential to giving you a secure “house” within which to do this work.

**Please note that there will not be any nudity or sexually intimate demonstrations whatsoever in this course. Practices take place fully clothed and are non-sexual in nature. All anatomical teaching takes place on silicon models of anatomy.

THE COMMUNITY WELL-ONLINE via ZOOM: Live teachings / Q and A with Sarah

AS THIS COURSE IS UNDERWAY, THIS IS A CLOSED GROUP AT THIS POINT. 

Monday Evenings:
Each week will alternate between single and all gender classes. Please note the time changes from week to week.

  • Please note that Gender Fluidities are welcome to attend all community sessions. Once the course fills, I will reach out to all non-binary, trans, and gender-fluid individuals to arrange additional special meeting times for this group.

This community time is essential to the process of sexual awakening, embodiment, healing and transformation. It is rare and precious for us to enter into sacred dialogue about our sexual selves in community. We often feel alone and isolated in our sexual worlds, secretly longing for something deeper, but not knowing with whom or how to speak about it. This is the space in which you realize that you are joined by so many others on this path. These sessions will touch you deeply and speak to your deep and tender questions. While maintaining respect for both privacy and the power of voice, witness and being seen, these sessions will be invaluable to helping us along in our beautiful humanness. Each week there will be a time for Q and A, witness, personal inquiry and a review of teachings. I have intentionally designed these sessions to incorporate mixed indentification spaces becasue of the necessity and opportunity to heal, learn and relate accross gender lines in a safe way in reagrds to this most precious conversation. The single gender identified spaces are then designed for us to engage the conversations unique to that particular atmosphere. Trans, Gender fluid and non-binary times will be decided and announced once the course is full, so that I can assess the needs and numbers of this group.

SEX & SOUL: Integrity, Power, and Healing

An in-person workshop at a tranquil farmhouse retreat center just outside of Portland, Oregon

Includes 3 nights shared accommodation and all catered meals during your stay.

 

This retreat, for those in the full program, is when and how it all comes together and grounds into your body, life and being in a profound way, taking root in your cells in a defining and undeniable way. These 3 days will be a sacred container for a passage into the Qigong based sexual practices of the MogaDao Tradition, self-inquiry, writing, voicing, witness, community nourishment and creative expression. The power of being in person together is what makes creates the ground for breakthroughs, insights and powerful healing. There is no replacement for our time together in body and space. Sarah will hold a container for an inner intimacy that is required if we are to make the brave passage into the deeper areas of our sexual truth. It will be a sincere, honest and deep dive.

Please note: Because of the depth and nature of this work, if you have not previously attended a full sexuality program with Sarah, an interview process is required for this retreat in order to discern whether or not it is the right choice at this time.

Schedule at a Glance

11 weeks
Again, this was the Spring 2019 schedule but gives you a rough idea

AUDIO COURSE – releases weekly on Mondays.
Listen at your leisure.

COMMUNITY SESSIONS – live via Zoom on Monday Evenings.
Each week will alternate between single and all gender classes.
All genders will have class every week at some time between 6:00-8:15 pm MST.
Please note the specific times in the section above.

PRACTICE: MogaDao Jing Retrieval / Awakening the subtle body
Wednesdays 8:30- 9:30 am MST
Please note these classes will not be recorded and must be attended live.

PRACTICE: MogaDao Archetypal Sexual Qigong Forms
Fridays 8:30- 9:45 am MST
Please note these classes will not be recorded and must be attended live.

A 3-DAY, IN-PERSON WORKSHOP outside of Portland
SEX AND SOUL: INTEGRITY, POWER AND HEALING

April 18th-21st, from 4pm Thursday through 1pm Sunday

I have designed this course to be available at many levels of participation, to meet the needs of this growing community and for the greatest depth and healing possible.

The Course Pathways

(Please click on this quick glance chart below for another way to comprehend these options.)

PATHWAYS FOR NEW STUDENTS (also see A La Carte Options further down on the page)

FULL IMMERSION: This is the most comprehensive immersion I can offer you over these 11 weeks. Full online course + The April Workshop, which is an irreplaceable experience

  • 8 weeks of audio content (listen at your leisure each week)
  • 11 Community sessions (Monday evenings)
  • 11 Jing retrieval (Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am MST)
  • 11 Sexual forms class (Fridays 8:30-9:45 am MST)
  • 3 personal sessions w/ Sarah
  • Retreat

 

FOUNDATIONAL COURSE: The complete online course designed to support your sexual body, mind, and spirit.

  • 8 weeks of audio content (listen at your leisure each week)
  • 11 Community sessions (Monday evenings)
  • 11 Jing retrieval (Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am MST)
  • 11 Sexual forms class (Fridays 8:30-9:45 am MST)
  • TWO 1-on-1 sessions w/ Sarah over the course of the program

 

PATHWAYS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS

DIVING EVER DEEPER:

The full online immersion (minus the audio teachings + the April workshop). A powerful way to continue deepening your previous work with me.

  • 11 Community sessions (Monday evenings)
  • 11 Jing retrieval (Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am MST)
  • 11 Sexual forms class (Fridays 8:30-9:45 am MST)
  • 2 1-on-1 sessions w Sarah over the course of the program
  • 3 day Retreat

 

STAYING THE PATH

  • 11 Community sessions (Monday evenings)
  • 11 Jing retrieval (Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am MST)
  • 11 Sexual forms class (Fridays 8:30-9:45 am MST)

 

I have designed this course to be available at many levels of participation, to meet the needs of this growing community and for the greatest depth and healing possible.

The Course Pathways

(Please click on this quick glance chart below for another way to comprehend these options.)

PATHWAYS FOR NEW STUDENTS (also see A La Carte Options further down on the page)

FULL IMMERSION: This is the most comprehensive immersion I can offer you over these 11 weeks. Full online course + The April Workshop, which is an irreplaceable experience

  • 8 weeks of audio content (listen at your leisure each week)
  • 11 Community sessions (Monday evenings)
  • 11 Jing retrieval (Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am MST)
  • 11 Sexual forms class (Fridays 8:30-9:45 am MST)
  • 3 personal sessions w/ Sarah
  • 3 day April Retreat

$2,355 or 4 payments of $655
Your weekly time investment: 4.5–5 hrs

FOUNDATIONAL COURSE: The complete online course designed to support your sexual body, mind and spirit.

  • 8 weeks of audio content (listen at your leisure each week)
  • 11 Community sessions (Monday evenings)
  • 11 Jing retrieval (Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am MST)
  • 11 Sexual forms class (Fridays 8:30-9:45 am MST)
  • TWO 1-on-1 sessions w Sarah over the course of the program

$1,265 or 4 payments of $355
Weekly time investment: 4.5–5 hrs

PATHWAYS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS

DIVING EVER DEEPER: The full online immersion (minus the audio teachings + the April workshop). A powerful way to continue deepening your previous work with me.

  • 11 Community sessions (Monday evenings)
  • 11 Jing retrieval (Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am MST)
  • 11 Sexual forms class (Fridays 8:30-9:45 am MST)
  • 2 1-on-1 sessions w Sarah over the course of the program
  • 3 day April Retreat

$1,915 or 4 payments of $525
Weekly time investment: 3.5–4 hrs

STAYING THE PATH

  • 11 Community sessions (Monday evenings)
  • 11 Jing retrieval (Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am MST)
  • 11 Sexual forms class (Fridays 8:30-9:45 am MST)

$685 or 3 payments of $263
Weekly Time Investment: 3.5 hrs

A LA CARTE OPTIONS

If you would like to register for one or any combination of a la carte options, please click the button under one of your chosen offerings and you will be able to select your additional choices and payment preference on the registration page.

AUDIO COURSE

A self study option
8 weeks audio material

$300

SACRED PRACTICES

11 Jing retrieval (Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am MST)
11 Sexual forms class (Fridays 8:30-9:45 am MST)

$385 or an 11-class dropin punch card for $220

APRIL RETREAT in OREGON

Includes 3 nights shared accommodation and all catered meals during your stay.

$990 or 4 payments of $273

Please note: Because of the depth and nature of this work, if you have not previously attended a full sexuality program with Sarah, an interview process is required for this retreat in order to discern whether or not it is the right choice at this time.

COMMUNITY SESSIONS

(This is only available as a stand alone option for students enrolled in the audio course and those who have taken this course previously)

$300

A LA CARTE OPTIONS

If you would like to register for one or any combination of a la carte options, please click the button under one of your chosen offerings and you will be able to select your additional choices and payment preference on the registration page.

AUDIO COURSE

SACRED PRACTICES

APRIL RETREAT in OREGON

COMMUNITY SESSIONS

A self study option
8 weeks audio material

$300

11 Jing retrieval (Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am MST)
11 Sexual forms class (Fridays 8:30-9:45 am MST)

$385 or an 11-class drop-in punch card for $220

Includes 3 nights shared accommodation and all catered meals during your stay.

$990 or 4 payments of $273

Please note: Because of the depth and nature of this work, if you have not previously attended a full sexuality program with Sarah, an interview process is required for this retreat in order to discern whether or not it is the right choice at this time.

(This is only available as a stand alone option for students enrolled in the audio course and those who have taken this course previously)

$300

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