... is to provide a platform where humanity experiences sexuality newly and can connect with service providers in the industry of love, sex, and relationships.
... is a weekend of workshops, speakers, and providers focused on Love, Sex, & Relationships.
The mornings and afternoons will feature topics that appeal to everyone and all relationships. For example: communication, intimacy, and creating & ending relationships.
As the day turns to night, topics will get more risqué, and will cover, for example: polyamory/non-monogamy, bondage, kink, and play parties.
Concerning the phrase "falling in love"
"Falling, because it's a natural thing. It happens when we're not paying attention, it's what happens naturally when [we] relax and surrender to the forces at play."
Steve Yang | Co-Founder
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Registration for vendors opens in late 2018.
Registration for participants opens in early 2019.
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Love Affair is a partnership between 3 organizers: Ernie Aquino, Nika Shelton, and Steve Yang.
Ernie Aquino is committed to empowering women and men to live a life they design, to be leaders in their life and in the world. This is what had her start her business, Live a Designer Life Programs, where she enables individuals to elevate their communication, career, relationships, and effectiveness through coaching, events, and powerful workshops.
She has an extensive background in building and developing high performance customer support and success teams in startup and Fortune 100 companies throughout Silicon Valley for the past 15 years. Ernie has been engaged in personal and professional development since 2006 and has been responsible for coaching individuals personally and professionally, spending over 2200 hours in these efforts. In 2010 she manifested her dream relationship and was inspired to share what she did with others so they can do the same. Her and her partner created their one day intensive Create Your Dream Relationship Workshop.
Ernie Aquino is from the Central Valley and relocated to bay area two decades ago.
Marnika Shelton is an African-American Artist specializing in figurative sculpture. Her work focuses on political and cultural paradigms facing 21st century Black America. Combing the media, history and cultural consciousness she weaves intensely poetic and poignant narratives.
An engaging, vibrant, creative artist, educator and activist with have over 25 years of experience in the Fine Arts. Classically trained in sculpture and specializing in figurative ceramics and portraiture, Marnika uses the visual arts as a platform to drive home complex, layered and controversial narratives designed to engage the viewer in conversations that challenge social and cultural norms around race, gender, sexuality, class and religion. Taking on topics such as indoctrination and historical prejudice, recreating stories from unexplored angles to expose longstanding impacts on society. Views of masculinity, prejudice, violence, how fear creates difference and eradicating shame around sexuality are all within the scope of her work.
Owner of Nika Cherrelle’s LLC & Host of The “It” Cast: Real Talk on Sex, Marnika enjoys speaking in communities, classrooms and institutions about Art, Sexuality and Politics. Her work exists to empower and inspire people across all cultural backgrounds. With a thriving studio arts practice, making is an integral part of who she is. By breaking down taboo, she aims to create a world where all people feel loved, honored and respected.
As a Relationship Coach, Steve has years upon years of training and experience in the realms of empowerment, communication, relationships, leadership, and management. He uses his sharp intuition to dig deep with his clients so they can really see what’s stopping them from having everything they want. Then he crafts assignments so they are in action.
As an Event Organizer, Steve’s driving force is to: 1) fill a need that he notices is going unaddressed; 2) create events that he wants to attend; and 3) ensure that everyone involved is empowered in creating the event with him. This includes: the other organizers, speakers, coaches/instructors, and also other participants, volunteers, vendors, managers, … absolutely everyone!
Found on Steve’s dating profile:
“I’m fun, silly, spontaneous, and outgoing. I enjoy creative, social things like partner dancing and acroyoga. I also enjoy things that require teamwork, like paintballing.
I’m an atheist that understands the usefulness of religion and spirituality. Human minds and bodies fascinate me, I’m always willing to learn more about how we move and think. I enjoy activities that combine both of these, like martial arts, tennis, solo dancing…”