Past Events


Shanna has been providing empowering opportunities for the community since 2012. Workshops and lectures have been offered in schools, conferences, community events, festivals and more. In all, she aims to understand the needs of the population and fill the need by planning and facilitating unique programs. All programs provide Choice Education, while promoting respectful and equitable social discourse.

Professional Lectures

 

March 2016 – “Technology as a Psycho-Educational Tool to Increase Sex Positive Discourse”: Ramat Gan, Israel; Academic Lecture at Worlds Meet, Environments Connect, 10th Annual Social Services Rehabilitation Conference.

Feb. 2016 – “Because You Are Needy, Because You Are Special”: Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan Israel; Academic Lecture at Annual Hadas Organization Conference.

Event Productions

June 2015 – From Object to Subject, Depiction of Women in society: Tel Aviv, Israel; Photo exhibit @ Queer art festival; curator. Produced a photo exhibit of women’s bodies that slash gender boundaries and celebrate prideful expression of queerness and kink.

March 2015 – Let’s Talk Polyamory: Tel Aviv, Israel; Radio Appearance. Polyamory and nonmonogamy principles and best practices for a healthy relationship.

Feb. 2014VDAY, One Billion Rising Event: Peleh, Tel Aviv, Israel; Community Outreach Event; Producer and host. Global event to raise awareness and stop violence against women.

Oct. 2013 – The Body, Sexuality and Humanity: Shpagat, Tel Aviv, Israel; Fundraising event for next VDAY  event; producer and host.  Mini-lectures about social activism, feminism, pornography, body shaming, and LGTBQ issues.

Sep. 2013 – Public Screening – How To Loose Your Virginity: Peleh, Tel Aviv, Israel; event producer, host and facilitator. Global Premiere: spotlight movie director Q&A and discussion circles.

Feb. 2013 –  VDAY, One Billion Rising Event: Cinematheque, Tel Aviv, Israel; City wide assembly; stage manager. Joining women around the day to raise awareness and stop violence against women.

Workshop and Lectures for Adults and Teens

July 2017 – Sacred Relations: Fractal Forest, NY; Dynamic workshop @ music festival. Exploring choices of sexual relations and consensual touch, while creating safe, spiritual, sexual spaces.

Jan-June 2017- Health Essentials – Sex Ed: Paulo Freire  Social Justice Charter School, Holyoke, MA; 9th grade health class. On sexuality, intimacy, reproduction, adolescent development, identity and consent.

March 2017 – BDSM 101: Marlboro College, VT; Cooperative learning workshop.  On consensual pleasure, safe spaces, control in relationship, the definitions of sex, and personal boundaries.

Jan. 2017 – Sex In Public: Paulo Freire  Social Justice Charter School, Holyoke, MA;  Public speaking course on various topics in sexuality.

Dec. 2016 – Enhance Your Relationships, Secrets from the love lab: Northampton, MA; Public Lecture. Valuable insight into The Seven Principles Program for couples. This is a lecture based on the acclaimed ‎culmination of four decades of research by Dr. John Gottman. 

Oct. 2016 – Let’s Talk about Sexual Health: GLSEN conference, South Hadley, MA; Dynamic Workshop.  An opportunity for educators and staff to reassess attitudes and values towards sexual health matters in order to pass on appropriate information to LGTBQIA+ youth.

Oct. 2016 -Layers of Identity: GLSEN conference, South Hadley, MA; dynamic workshop. Through artistic expression, participate focused on intersectionality piece of identity related to gender, orientation, functional diversity, race and more.

June 2016 – Passion Circle: Tel Aviv, Israel: women’s only dynamic workshop. On women’s sexuality and self empowering skills building and awareness.

June 2016 – All Options Are Open, BDSM and Kink: Tel Aviv, Israel; dynamic lecture. BDSM basics, open discussion, sexual education, and consensual play.

April 2016 – All Options Are Open, BDSM and kink.Tel Aviv, Israel; dynamic lecture. BDSM basics, open discussion, sexual education, and consensual play.

Dec. 2015 – Adolescent Development sex-ed: Karkur, Israel; Dynamic Workshop. Seven meeting process-oriented sex ed workshops for middle school students in special education schools

Sep. 2015 – Passion Circle: Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic workshop. On Women’s sexuality, women only.

Sep. 2015 – Polyamory and Feminine Empowerment:  Tel Aviv, Israel; Lecture. On the intersections of love, intimate relationships, gender dynamics, social mobility and empowerment.

Sep. 2015 – Passion Circle: Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic workshop for all genders, a singles group.  Building skills of Communication beyond the gender lines.

Aug. 2015 – Advanced Foreplay: Tel Aviv, Israel;  Lecture.  A BDSM 101 class reviewing the connection of kink practice that empowers relationships, improves communication, and validates consensual relations.

July 2015 – 50 Shades of Passion: Negev, Israel; Dynamic workshop @ music festival. Sensual intimacy and body pleasure as a means for spiritual awakening.

July 2015 – Polyamory and Feminine Empowerment: Tel Aviv, Israel; Lecture. On the intersections of love, intimate relationships, gender dynamics, social mobility and empowerment.

June 2015 – Managing Jealousy: Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic workshop. Skill building and mindfulness practice to manage jealousy in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships.

June 2015 – Polydiversity Panel: Tel Aviv, Israel: panel participate and event coordinator. Discussion on the similarities and differences between various kinds of non-monogamous relationship structures.

May 2015 – Polyamory and Feminine Empowerment: Tel Aviv, Israel; Lecture. On the intersections of love, intimate relationships, gender dynamics, social mobility and empowerment.

May 2015 – Sexual Freedom: Gay Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; Lecture at a Queer Art Festival.  On Kink, BDSM, Polyamory and other non-mainstream sexual choices

May 2015 – Vagina Workshop: Michatronix, Tel Aviv, Israel; Public lecture.  Confronting social stigma on female sexual organ and women’s sexuality.

April 2015 –  Polyamory and Feminine Empowerment: Tel Aviv, Israel; Lecture. On the intersections of love, intimate relationships, gender dynamics, social mobility and empowerment.

April 2015 – Polyamory: Gay Center, Tel Aviv, Israel;  panelist.  Event on alternative forms of sexuality, education for center volunteers.

Jan 2015 –  Passion Circle: Tel Aviv, Israel; Private gathering. Listening circle on women sexual pleasure and mindfulness empowerment.

Jan. 2015 – The Vulva: Amazona Bar, Tel Aviv, Israel; Public lecture. Pleasure focused talk on the social stigma and gender perspective on the female sexual organ.

Dec. 2014 – Polyamory Communication: Tel Aviv, Israel; Meetup community, lecturer and discussion groups facilitator. Exploring important dynamic of open communication in an open relationship.

Dec. 2014 – Passion Circle: Rishon Letzion, Israel; Private residence party. On women’s sexuality, interpersonal relationships, and lighting your desire.

Dec. 2014 – BDSM for women: Givatayim, Israel; Dynamic workshop. Introductory workshop to the concepts, pleasures, and risks in BDSM/kink advanced sexual play.

Dec. 2014 – My Polyamorous Identity: Givatayim, Israel; Dynamic workshop. Facilitated mindfulness practice of exploring boundaries, expectations and increasing understanding in non-monogamous lifestyle choices.

Dec. 2014 – Passion Circle for men who love women: Givatayim, Israel; Dynamic workshop. A facilitated mindful practice to engage in critical conversation and raise awareness about women sexuality and the intimate dynamic in a hetro-focused relationship.

Nov. 2014 – Choosing Your Passion: Givatayim, Israel; Dynamic workshop. Empowering awareness in sexual pleasure choices.

Nov. 2014 – Polyamory: Amazona Bar, Tel Aviv, Israel; Public lecture. On relationships basics and keeping sane in light of social stigma.

Nov. 2014 -Anal Sex: Eros, Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic workshop @ a sex toy shop. Demystifying everything about anal sex, including sexual health tips.

Oct. 2014 – Bisexuality: Eros, Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic workshop @ a sex toy shop. Empowering sexual orientation, for women only.

Oct. 2014 – Sexual Kinks and Perversions: Queer festival, Tel Aviv, Israel; Public lecture. On sexual deviancy and social taboos.

Sep. 2014 – Multi-Orgasms: Eros, Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic workshop @ a sex toy shop. A workshop for women only providing a space to talk about and obtain reliable information regarding multiple orgasms.

Sep. 2014 – Passion Circle: Lada’at, Jerusalem, Israel; Staff training @ community health organization. Increasing skills and knowledge on the various approaches to understanding women’s arousal and sexual pleasure.

Sep. 2014 – Boobies: Amazona Bar, Tel Aviv, Israel; Public lecture.  All about the female breasts, a pleasure focused, historical context about the social discrimination and empowering choices of “free the nip” and other social movement.

Sep. 2014 –  Balancing Your Passion Circle: Givatayim, Israel; Dynamic workshop.Women Sexual Pleasure, sexuality and spirituality, Women only.

Aug. 2014 – The Passion Circle for the Single Lady: Eros, Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic workshop @ a sex toy shop. Increasing your desires, mindful practice.

Aug. 2014 – Passion Circle: Tel Aviv, Israel; dynamic workshop. On women’s Sexuality, women only.

July 2014 – Let’s Talk About….Relationships!: Gay Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic Workshop for LGTBQ youth group.  Uncovering the dynamics of non-heteronormative relationships and building skills for sexual health within intimate relations.

April 2014 –  50 Shades of Passion: Sea of Galilea, Israel; Dynamic workshop @ music festival. Mindful practice of increasing awareness to consensual intimacy and body pleasure as a means for spiritual awakening.

Nov. 2013 – Sex Ed for Adults: Peleh, Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic workshop. Lecture and active workshop aimed to bridge the gender difference and communication on the sexual response cycle and romance.

May 2013 – My Passion Circle: Lili and Bloom, Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic workshop, women only. Mindfulness practice to increase awareness of your passion, ignite sexual arousal, and overcoming personal obstacles.

April 2013 – Passion Circle: Israeli Family Planning Organization, Tel Aviv, Israel;  Peer training workshop. Psychoeducation and mindfulness-based training on the awareness of desire, pleasure, and the mind-body connection.

April 2013 – Sexuality and Spirituality: Lili and Bloom, Tel Aviv, Israel; Dynamic workshop, women only. Mindful awareness of the duality and unity of self pleasure and acceptance.

April 2013 – The Sexual Pleasure in the Red Tent: Karmel Mountains, Israel; Women listening circle and workshop @ Red Tent Gathering.  Your vulva, your passion and the gateway to women sexual pleasure.

Aug. 2012 – Empowering Desire: Private residence, Tel Aviv, Israel; Women circle. Building skills to manage conflict and assess opportunity in intimate relationships.

Aug. 2012 – Finding Your Passion: Room 140, Tel Aviv, Israel; Public lecture. How to arouse your sexual power.

July 2012 – Sex on the Bar: Michatronix, Tel Aviv, Israel;  Public lecture. On Feminism and Women’s Sexuality.

June 2012 – Vagina Workshop: Private residence, Tel Aviv, Israel;Dynamic workshop. On women’s sexual pleasure and unmasking social taboos.