NEW! New York Open Center presents Embodied Intimacy: A Practice Day


June 15, 2019

10:00AM – 6:00PM


New York Open Center
22 E 30th St
New York, New York




This event is hosted by New York Open Center.

Whether you are starting an intimate relationship or want to deepen passion with your partner, the principles of Intimacy and Polarity — the spark that keeps passion alive — are always available. In this course you will experience building blocks, practices, and disciplines to create deeper connections in your life by: learning the principles of creating and deepening passion and intimacy; understanding the difference in distinct offerings and gifts the feminine and masculine bring to intimacy; discovering how to induce the play of polarity, even after a day at work;  bringing depth and excitement into your loving, and finally bringing home skills and tools for intimate connection.

Note:  All of our intimacy events welcome both men and women, singles and couples, and all sexual orientations. We strive to ensure equal numbers of practice partners in the workshops for cohesive practice forms. If you are attending by yourself, you will be relating with many individuals for the sake of practice. If you are attending with a partner, you have the choice of remaining paired for the duration of the event. There is no nudity, nor explicit sexual touching in any of our workshops. We are dedicated to the highest degree of safety and clarity for all workshop participants.


A One-Day Workshop
Members $140/ Nonmembers $175

To learn more and sign up please visit New York Open Center here.


Additional Class with Michaela Boehm & Steve James:
Friday, June 14, 2019, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Intimacy & Attraction: An Evening Practicum



A safe, supportive, fun and empowering space

A safe, supportive, fun and empowering space was held where I could connect with my archetype through dance and the support of Michaela and the group. I left the workshop feeling closely connected to my body, my feminine energy and life force and with a strong sense of my personal power.

Christa, Germany

A journey into self

A journey into self, an unveiling to discover deeper and deeper layers within, which then permits one to relate out from a richer place…now existence is bigger, more flavorful and textured.

Bei, Australia

I truly loved how much every cell in my body resonated

I truly loved how much every cell in my body resonated with this powerful experience. I walked into the weekend very high-strung, tense and with “debilitating” nervous responses/mind chatter and left the weekend feeling like a brand new human. I especially loved the heart connections and expansion in this realm because they truly allowed my heart to soar while deeply tuned with another heart, in a blissful and yet effortless way. I also loved how everything flowed in its evolution and there were zero moments “out of place” everything about the unfolding felt seamless to me and that is ever so pleasing!!!

Ashley, California

About Michaela

Michaela Boehm teaches and counsels internationally as an expert in intimacy and sexuality. Born and raised in Austria, Michaela combines her training in psychology and extensive clinical counseling experience with her in-depth training in the yogic arts as a classical Kashmiri Tantric lineage holder. Michaela’s approach empowers her students through an eclectic mix of education, experiential exercises and guided explorations. Known for her work with high-performing individuals, her ongoing private clients include Oscar-winning actors, producers, business pioneers, and multiple Grammy-winning musicians. Michaela is the Author of “The Wild Woman’s Way”, published by Simon & Schuster/Atria in August 2018. She lives on an organic farm in California where she rescues and rehabilitates animals.

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About Steve

Steve James travels internationally teaching somatic practices, meditation, yoga, as well as leading explorations in contemplative, mystic, and relational realms.Known for his intelligent, grounded approach and his dedication to first-hand research he has extensive experience in elite athletic performance, contemplative and spiritual disciplines, the arts, extreme outdoor survival, and human behavior.In addition to private client work and international public workshops, Steve has released a DVD series of his movement approach called the Movement Koan® Method, a fusion of joint-nourishing movement and body-based mindfulness.

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