Spicing up your love life an art form, consultant says

For many people, their relationships are what, over time, bear the brunt of the day-to-day grind.

Although paying bills can take a bite out of a heartfelt connection, people need and want that intimacy.

“The mundanity of life wears us down. We lost that spice of life and yet we all yearn for that,” said Fernwood integral coach James Baye, who helps people with their personal and relationship development.

“I think there’s a need and a desire everywhere for intimacy.”

That has inspired him to offer an introductory talk and a four-week workshop on the art of sexual intimacy for people in new or long-term relationships, as well as singles.

All sexual orientations are welcome.

“Everyone at any age … has the capacity for intimacy and can learn something from this,” said Baye, adding that he can educate people about the skills they need to improve their relationships with a partner, as well as family, friends and colleagues.

Sexual intimacy is not just about passion in the bedroom.

It’s about building love for and opening up more with a partner, Baye explained, an experience that can fill you with joy and light, even bliss.

“Intimacy is profoundly fulfilling,” he said.

The introductory talk tonight (March 4) from 7 to 10 p.m. is $15 in advance or $20 at the door at the Fernwood Community Centre, 1923 Fernwood Rd.

The four-week workshop is March 19, 26, April 2 and 9, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Cost is $100 per person or $180 per couple.

Both events are for 19 years old and up. Further details are available at www.jamesbaye.com.

emccracken@vicnews.com

Just Posted

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Susan Simmons begins a 24-hour swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

The MS Athlete and ultra-marathon swimmer wants to be the first person to make the journey

Vancouver Island woman to attempt historic swim across Juan de Fuca Strait today

Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons to attempt to swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

PHOTOS: Tour de Victoria takes off

1,800 cyclists took off in the Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria for a city-wide loop

Veteran Saanich councillor Vicki Sanders won’t seek re-election

‘Council is becoming more complicated,’ says Coun. Leif Wergeland

Oak Bay brothers scoop 10 kg of poop from park paths in 30 mins

Family picks up dog poo to give back, inspire others to be more responsible

Five things to do in Greater Victoria this weekend

Puppy yoga, horses, cars, water guns and more make up this weekend’s list of events to see

Longtime broadcaster joins race for Saanich council

Ian Jessop says he wants to bring support to Mayor Richard Atwell around council table

BREAKING: Evacuation order issued in Island village due to “risk of falling debris”

Several homes in Zeballos are under an evacuation order as wildfires continue… Continue reading

Lions give up late TD in 24-23 loss to Argos

B.C. falls to 3-5, fumbling away last-minute chance in Toronto

Eagle tree cut down legally a 1st for B.C. city

Planned eagle preserve ‘a first for City of Surrey’

Smoky skies like a disappearing act for sights, monuments around B.C.

Haze expected to last the next several days, Environment Canada said

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday following a short illness

44 drownings so far this year in B.C.

Lifesaving Society urging caution to prevent deaths while on lakes, oceans and in pools

Most Read