• Nelson Lodge Private Room – $475.00
  • Nelson Lodge Shared Room – $375.00
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Queer Dating and Relationships: Consciousness, Communication, and Consent

With Max Pearl

June 6 - 8, 2025

Most people think about dating and relationships as just about finding the “right person”. But then people are disappointed over and over again when that doesn’t work out. Yes, finding compatibility is important, but ironically enough, the most important factor is our relationship to ourselves, our desires, our emotions, and our limits.

This workshop will help you hone your skills: skills of self-compassion, learning to navigate and regulate your emotions, learning more about your desires and limits, and learning how to communicate. This workshop is for queer and trans folks of all sorts, whether monogamous, poly, or somewhere in-between. It’s experiential, focused on specific practices, and there will be some completely optional clothes-on touch exercises.


Max Pearl
Max Pearl (he/him) is a Black, queer, trans man who has been on a life-long journey of learning about and re-connecting to his body. He has been fascinated by the body, the spirit, and culture, and more particularly, the ways in which these meet, interact, and connect. He has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, and a Certificate in Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion. He started a Buddhist meditation practice in 1990. He has been trained in a wide variety of embodiment modalities, including Authentic Movement and classical Tantra. He has spent his vocational life in a wide variety of…
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