Wicked Grounds boutique is open for curbside pick up and phone orders on Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm PDT. Food, milkshakes and coffee will not be available but rope, toys, and books are!
All of our classes continue to be online via Zoom. We are adding more and more every day. The best way to keep up to date with these changes is through our Brown Paper Tickets page.
We are continuing to take subscriptions to our Patreon.
Occurring daily (including weekends) usually at 1pm PDT/ 4pm EDT: Online: Meditation for Our Community. Facebook Fetlife Meetup A daily meditation class & guided meditation for the Wicked Grounds community. This is a peer-led meditation workshop. Please note that Mir is not an empowered Buddhist teacher, just a witch and dilettante kabbalist who has been meditating regularly for twenty years. Techniques & topics will include insight meditation basics, lovingkindness meditation, basic Jewish meditation, and more. No-one turned away for lack of funds, but your donations warmly accepted on a sliding scale. 40 minutes class & practice time via Zoom. Get your tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets.
Friday June 19th
Black Youth for the People’s Liberation explains that:
“Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.” Find out more about this organization’s call to action today via the link above. Not in the Bay Area? Research Black led orgs in your area leading similar actions. Mutual Aid! Educate! We all have a role to play in the dismantling of white supremacy, do as you are able. We will be sharing more resources via our Instagram as usual.
Saturday June 20th
Klawdya teaches Yoga for Bondage and Sex from 12-2pm PDT. Fetlife FacebookMeetup Yoga is a natural practice for both bondage and sex because it's all about opening the body up, learning balance, and getting in touch with ourselves. Flexibility, stamina, mental clarity, increased strength, balance, and stress release are all benefits of cultivating a yoga practice and can help set the stage for intimacy and deeper play. By directing our mental and physical energy through different parts of our body we can help unlock sticky areas keeping us from enjoying our physical play, and we may uncover emotional blocks that have been manifesting physically as well. In this class we will do several sequences, some geared towards warm-up and aftercare, and some for specific goals such as balance, spine flexibility, and hip opening. All poses are optional, and alternatives for comfort, physical barriers, and all experience levels are offered as well-- no stress, just flow where you are today. This is a safe space to get in touch with our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves through guided poses designed to open us to our personal intentions-- come comfortable, in clothing ready to move, bring a mat, a towel or small blanket, and a water bottle. This class is presented from a humanistic standpoint and is not geared towards any religious or spiritual practice, and is welcoming to persons of all faiths and beliefs. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
From 3-5pm PDT AJ teaches Incorporating PE Dynamics into Everyday Life. Fetlife Facebook Meetup Many couples begin their explorations into BDSM in the bedroom, and sometimes discover that they want to continue that power differential in other aspects of their lives. If you decide to explore a PE dynamic, it can easily become overwhelming, for one or both partners. This class discusses things to talk about with your partner, common pitfalls, some easy protocols to integrate into your relationship, and strategies for starting slowly. Depending on the experience level of the attendees, deepening your relationship and reinforcing roles through protocol and service can also be discussed. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
From 7-8:30pm PDT Davey Faye will be hosting Pack Night - Primal Resilience Online. Fetlife Facebook Meetup
Class content will shift weekly but may include: somatic exercises in breath and posture, sound therapy, guided meditation, reflections on the current world reality, special features on survival skills and relevant science from Bridger Fox, physical exercises, shared screaming experiences, fun animal facts, and techniques for accessing your primal power throughout the new daily dystopian existence. This is a sex-positive and arousal-aware space that is committed to non-erotic exploration; please wear whatever makes you feel cozy or seen but keep it PG-13. Be aware that this could get LOUD please consciously manage your personal space, public safety, and the consent of those around you. Please purchase tickets in advance through Brown Paper Tickets so as to get the zoom info.
Monday June 22nd
Redrobin presents Femme Presenting Tops in a Masculine Dominated Culture from 6-8pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook Meetup How does one embrace and wear their Top Hat when mainstream culture strongly pushes sexual and emotional passivity to masculinity? How has the societal pressure for femmes to be a bottom/submissive affected everyone, and what can we do about it? How does a femme-presenting top find their sexual empowerment? How do we get by in this world and better yet, how do we improve it? Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Tuesday June 23rd
We are hosting a class for the Society of Janus from 7-9pm PDT. The presenter is RodeoKitten. They will be teaching their bottom centric class Speaking From the Bottom. Fetlife Facebook Learn how to better communicate your needs within a power dynamic, and how to do so with respect, devotion and service. Speaking from the Bottom will give you the space to empower your top with your own open and honest communication, deepening your relationship and dynamic. Speaking from the bottom is not some perfect call and response, especially when everyone's dynamic is different. It is an intentional and consistent, conscious choice. The class will cover a range of things that affect communication skills ranging from NVC to body language and negotiated dynamic structure. The curriculum is built for those in all ranges of power exchanges such as DD/lg, D/s, M/s and all the things in between! Advanced ticketing required through the Society of Janus page.
Wednesday June 24th
Lee Harrington teaches Sacred Kink from 7-9pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook MeetupIn our sensual, sexual, kink, BDSM and fetish encounters, many of us enter into altered states of consciousness without being aware of it! Exploring the eight major routes of Sacred Kink, we will examine how we use the Path of Ritual for earning our leathers, Path of Rhythm for cathartic flogging, Path of Flesh for sensual bondage scenes, and so much more. Come learn how to be conscious of your own sacred and magical connections, how these tools have been used for thousands of years, and how to incorporate new approaches to deepen your energetic connections in the future. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Thursday June 25th
PsychoKitty presents Getting Started with Rope Bondage from 7-9pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook Have you seen people pulling out rope for a bondage scene, and it looks fun but overwhelming? This class is perfect for you. We will talk about how to choose the best rope for particular bondage styles, including samples of rope types to feel and explore the different advantages they offer. We will work on some fundamental ties that can get you started, like single and double column ties. And most importantly, the good places on the body to put rope. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Saturday June 27th
Join Andre Shakti from 1-3pm PDT for The Art of Erotic Dance: Lap Dance and Striptease. Fetlife Facebook Meetup When we find ourselves thoroughly infatuated with a new partner, often we're so excited to get to the main action that we tragically overlook an opportunity for a little old-school seduction. Likewise, if your seasoned relationship has begun to feel stale, you may be scrambling to once again rev up your partners engine. Do you wish you could gracefully navigate and elongate those moments between being fully dressed and completely nude? Has a partner suggested you dance for them, and you were confused by what they meant? Did you scratch your head through Showgirls or Flashdance wondering how they make stripping look so effortless? Never fear - this is the class for you!
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Approach erotic dance as an internal process first and an external process second,
Absorb tips and tricks for negotiation, costuming, roleplaying, and harnessing confidence,
Execute some sizzling choreography to help incorporate erotic dance into your sexual repertoire!
Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.