We invite you to join us in a deep dive aquatic celebration of Diversity=Consent and heart-forward and mutually supportive community.
Join us in an intentional, warm water container where presence to Self is at the forefront all in a space of zero gravity & Quantum Love in Care.
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Address: Edgewater Athletic Club
1040 W Granville Ave, Chicago, IL 60660, USA
(Enter on Kenmore)
The parking lot is located at the corner of Granville Avenue and Kenmore Avenue. Access the parking lot from Granville Avenue through the alley. (Sacred Heart School Parking -- Parking passes given at front desk)
Towels are provided.
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In our society, there exists a peculiar dilemma that we must address: the misconception that nudity is synonymous with sexuality. This distorted belief has led to an imbalanced situation where nursing mothers are asked to cover themselves, while our children are exposed to various forms of violence and exploitation in media and in real time.
First and foremost, we must recognize that nudity does not inherently imply sexual intent. The human body, in its natural form, is not inherently sexual but rather a beautiful expression of our individuality and shared humanity. By dissociating nudity from sexuality, we can create spaces where people feel comfortable and liberated to engage in non-sexual social nudity, such as skinny-dipping, nude yoga, and other body-acceptance activities.
Consent plays a pivotal role in this discussion. When engaging in non-sexual social nudity, it is essential to establish clear boundaries and ensure that everyone involved enthusiastically consents to participate. By fostering a culture of consent, we can create an environment where individuals feel safe, respected, and empowered in their personal choices regarding nudity.
Furthermore, embracing non-sexual social nudity can pave the way for healing the traumas of racial oppression and trans and queer assault. Society's oppressive systems have often used the sexualization and objectification of bodies as tools of control and discrimination.
By reclaiming our bodies and embracing nudity in a non-sexual context, we challenge these harmful narratives and promote healing for body dysmorphia and those who have experienced oppression, discrimination and other harm.
Through supportive communities and compassionate understanding, we can foster an environment that promotes healing, resilience, and empowerment.
Celebrating diversity is another crucial aspect of this appeal. The human body comes in countless shapes, sizes, colors, and forms. By embracing non-sexual social nudity, we can appreciate and respect the diverse range of bodies that exist. This celebration of diversity breaks down societal beauty standards, promoting body acceptance, self-love, and a sense of belonging for all individuals, regardless of their physical appearance.
By creating spaces where nudity is celebrated in a non-sexual context, we can foster healing for those affected by oppression and assault, promote consent and empowerment, and appreciate the beauty of our diverse human forms.
With warmth and solidarity,
The Love Warrior / Pleasure Alchemy Crew
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RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCE
Aquatic Alchemy is an opportunity to dive deep into our patterns and beliefs. For some people Aquatic Alchemy will be a fun relaxing journey. For others, it may be a triggering environment. Whatever you are feeling, please respect that not everyone feels the way you do. People may get triggered and you may witness them feeling sad, angry, upset or tender. Others may feel elated, blissful, happy or joyful. Other people’s feelings are NOT something you should judge nor solve.
USE OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER MIND ALTERING SUBSTANCES
Aquatic Alchemy workshops are best experienced sober and present. Out of respect for other participants, please show up to workshops fully present. If a presenter feels that you are unable to partake in the workshop due to inebriation, they may ask you to leave the workshop. Illegal substances are, quite simply, illegal.
We celebrate healthy sexuality, yet request that this space be free of explicit sexual energy. Note that sexual activity will NOT be permitted in any of the public areas, including the pool and workshop areas.
You have the opportunity, if you so choose, to explore the feeling of being without clothes at the POOL AREA ONLY. Clothing is required in all other public areas including the workshops. Always sit on a towel or piece of clothing you own when sitting on any furniture.
We would like to create an environment at Aquatic Alchemy where people feel safe to share and open up. Therefore, when outside of a workshop (and definitely when outside of Body Bliss Events), please do NOT share other people’s stories or actions. Feel free to share your own personal experience, not anyone else’s.
CONSENT AND BOUNDARIES
Everyone is invited to explore Radical Connection at their own pace. Don't assume that people are open to engage in any activity (hugging, doing a workshop exercise), just because you are. Also remember, external behaviors may not always indicate what someone is open to. The only way to know is to simply ASK them before acting. Example: “May I share a hug with you?” If the answer is “yes”, go for it. If the answer is “no”, kindly say “Thanks for being honest!”. Remember, it is quite hard for most people to say “no”. Appreciate them for it!
Every person is responsible for stating their own boundaries, and respecting others’. “No” means “no”. “Maybe” means “no”. Only “Yes” means “yes”.
You are implicitly responsible for yourself and your actions. Any behaviour that conflicts with the Aquatic Alchemy Community Guidelines may result in removal from the venue without refund.
Sure! This is not a 'couples' event.
Nope; You don't have to be naked at all -- as long as you don't mind if someone else chooses to skinny dip or sauna sans suit.
An example of what Liquid Contact Improv can look like.