online movement studio

Sensual Temple

listen from within. Move from within.

Hello Love, 

In a world that shames your sensual existence, Sensual Temple is a chrysalis; here to hold space for your exploration into embodied sensual movement—the kind of transformation that feels like a revolution. ​

 

Sensual Temple is an online studio, lead by body connection coach Brenda Munson, that teaches erotic dance by way of sensual movement and somatic techniques. Collectively, this community aims to overthrow the social script of "sensual denial" for a new paradigm; "sensual liberation". Why? Because sensuality is your birthright. 

At Sensual Temple you will learn how to listen from within; leading from your body, instead of your brain. Your progression, much like learning a new language, may begin with a Foundations class, where you will learn a methodical body language called, Liquid Motion®. Already feel comfortable in a sensual movement style? Get out of your head in Fluency class by exploring prompt focused assignments in order to become fluent in your own authentic, erotic flow. — By joining Sensual Temple you will find community, celebration, and your sensual liberation.

*To read more about who Sensual Temple is for, click here.

Follow Your Body's Lead.

Awaken Your Sensuality.

Sensuality comes from within. It is the embodied presence and heightened awareness arising from your available senses. Sensual movement is the ability to tune in and synchronize your body’s  sensations, desires and pleasures through dance.

Get Out Of Your Head.

Somatic techniques teach body-mind integration by bringing slow, conscious listening, and intention to movement. These techniques are driven by sensory, theory or emotional prompts. When applied, your movement becomes about your felt experiences rather than the external appearance or end-goal.

*What's Somatic? The word somatic is derived from the Greek word sōmatikós, meaning “pertaining to the body”.

 

I Facilitate Your Progression

From Foundation to Fluency.

Foundations Class

New? Start with the Foundations Class.

Foundations is a 75-min class where students learn Liquid Motion®. 


Liquid Motion® provides students with a total mind and body movement experience. Each class explores sensual movement, dance theory, proper engagement techniques and an understanding of total body awareness. After warming up, students learn movement breakdowns that come together into an intricate flow sequence. By the end of class, students will be feeling capable and confident moving through a breathtaking and seamless dance sequence.

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Fluency Class

Ready to get out of your head? Start Here.

Fluency is a 75-min class where students learn to move from within. 

 

Through exploration of movement prompts, students will learn how to pay attention to, and move from, their body’s natural impulses and desires. This approach gently guides students towards their inherent sensuality and body trust in order to feel fluent in their own authentic, erotic flow.  Class will consist of a warm up and themes layered with somatic techniques to explore. The result is a synchronizing of the mind and body for a liberating, pleasure based, moving meditation.

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The Feels of Sensual Liberation

Student Testimonials

In class I feel I can let go of ego, competition, comparisons, feeling self-conscious and shame; they all fall away as her voice and the music awaken something deep inside of me. I am often brought to tears as emotions move and flow out of my body. I always feel refreshed, centered and more in tune with my body and spirit after class. Brenda is a spark of light that ignites passion in her students. She is a true inspiration! I encourage anyone to take her classes. Step out of the mold and let your light shine!

–Corrina P.

I so appreciate the opportunity that this movement gives me to nurture myself outside of my roles as wife, mother, etc. I love having the space to stretch out and express myself in an entirely different way than I otherwise would in my daily routine.

 

                   -Tricia W.

When I started with Brenda, I had taken a taster class, and from that first experience, it was something I have never felt in my life: feeling that connected to my body and the feminine power that I logically knew was there, but had never tapped into this deeply. That part is magical! I have tried LOTS of movements, and nothing has felt like this. I finally feel like I am becoming whole!

                                                                           -Karen M.      

It lights up a whole part of me that has

not had a lot of light. It’s so nourishing. 

The invitation, permission, encouragement to move my body in ways simply for myself, to love my body, to touch my body, to do whatever the hell sounds good! These subtle shifts are so profound. 

 

It’s real and I can’t go back anymore.

 

-Sasha F.

I love the opportunity to be with myself and to build a relationship with my own body. It's like moving in ways that feel good without shame.

                                                  -Zoe G.

–Emily B.

 I am down in Southern California healing and recouping from this crazy year. I year that asked so much of me and of us all. I am swimming in the ocean, I am playing with the moon, and I am using the movement you taught me. And I am bringing myself back to life. And so I wanted to thank you; for the magic and the medicine you have shared with me, for the permission you’ve given me, for the freedom you’ve shown me. I am grateful beyond words.

 

Membership & Offerings

Need a taste before committing?

 

Try your first class for $10!

After you've had a taste, take $10 off  the membership or a class-pack! 

Unlimited Membership

Book Unlimited Live Classes* 

 

Unlimited Access to Class Replays

 

A "Sensual Self Love" Welcome Kit, Mailed  To You!

Access to Quarterly Workshops

Access To An Ever-Expanding Movement Class Library

Access to An Ever-Growing Library Of Body Connection Meditations

Access to Class Playlists

Discount on Private 1:1 Sessions

*Currently classes are offered 6x's per month

**3 month commitment, then month-to-month

3-Class Pack

Book 3 Live Classes Within 60 days* 

 

7 Day Access to Class Replays

 

A "Sensual Self Love" Welcome Kit, Mailed  To You!

Access to Quarterly Workshops

Access To An Ever-Expanding Movement Class Library

Access to An Ever-Growing Library Of Body  Connection Meditations

Access to Class Playlists

Discount on Private 1:1 Sessions

*Currently classes are offered 6x's per month

The  Monthly Teaser

1 Free Pre-Recorded Class* 

 

30-Day Access to Recording

 

A "Sensual Self Love" Welcome Kit, Mailed  To You!

Access to Quarterly Workshops

Access To An Ever-Expanding Movement Class Library

Access to An Ever-Growing Library Of Body  Connection Meditations

Access to Class Playlists

Discount on Private 1:1 Sessions

 

 

*The  free replay link will alternate monthly

between Foundations class and Fluency class.

 

I am Brenda Munson, body connection coach and sensual movement teacher. I have been guiding students through soulful and intuitive styles of dance for nearly a decade. My  training includes an eclectic mix of erotic movement, pole dance, the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ and Liquid Motion® (+ more to come!). I have taken all the juicy bits from these various modalities and have created a space for you to deeply connect with the sensual being you already are.

The tools and techniques I teach in class will deeply connect and anchor you into your body. My style of teaching is slower paced as I believe this creates time to integrate the movement and experience. I created Sensual Temple to be a place of sensual liberation, and my hope is that this space will be one of your many paths in transforming the way you move and feel in your body. 

To learn more about me and my core values, click here.

About  Your Facilitator.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Sensual Temple for?


If you are ready to explore sensual movement and/or erotic dance, but feel self conscious, or find yourself over thinking where to go next, then this was made for you! Sensual Temple is an 18+ community that welcomes Cisgender Women, Transgender Women, and Gender Non-Binary People looking to deepen body connection through sensual and erotic dance. Sensual Temple is a place for the non experienced dancer and the experienced dancer. Regardless of your race, sexual orientation, body shape, body's ability* range, or size, you are welcome here. *See next FAQ question regarding accessibility needs and accomodations. Definitions: Cisgender Women
A term used to describe a person whose gender identity aligns with those typically associated with the sex assigned to them at birth. For example, a baby born with a vulva is categorized a girl. If she also sees herself as a girl throughout her life, she is considered cisgender woman. Transgender Woman A person whose sex assigned at birth was male but whose gender identity is female. These identities can also refer to someone who was surgically assigned male at birth, in the case of intersex people, but whose gender identity is female. Many trans women identify simply as women. Gender Non-Binary An adjective describing a person who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman. Non-binary people may identify as being both a man and a woman, somewhere in between, or as falling completely outside these categories. While many also identify as transgender, not all non-binary people do. Non-binary can also be used as an umbrella term encompassing identities such as agender, bigender, genderqueer or gender-fluid. Definitions provided by: https://www.hrc.org and https://www.plannedparenthood.org




Do I need to be a member to take a class?


Nope! If you are curious you can buy a class pack and use them within 60 days.. Or, if you want a little taste before commiting, you can buy a taster class by clicking here. After your first class, take $10 off a membership or a class pack!




I have no dance experience, can I take class?


Yes! Jump into the Foundations Class where you will learn sensual movement sequences and techniques. You will leave feeling successful, confident, and sensually alive. Sign up for the membership, or buy a class pack, and start booking your classes!




What should I do if I'm on the fence about joining?


Email me at brenda@sensual-self.com and we can schedule a time to have an intimate conversation to discuss if this is the right fit for you.




What should I wear to a virtual class?


Layers of your favorite feel-good movement clothes! In Fluency class, you may be prompted to bring or wear something specific, which will be shared prior to the start of class.




What if I need to cancel my membership?


This is a monthly membership, with a 3 month commitment to start. By signing up, you agree to have your card charged each month until you cancel. You can cancel with a 30 day notice by emailing brenda@sensual-self.com




How do you accommodate accessibility needs?


Closed captioning is available in all class replays. Movement modification are offered on an as-needed basis in each class. However, if you would like to discuss your ability range in more detail, please do not hesitate to email me personally at: brenda@sensual-self.com




I have a dance background, which class is right for me?


If you feel confident with any sensual movement modality, and/or are looking for tools and prompts to get out of your head, then join the Fluency class. Sign up for the membership, or buy a class pack, and start booking your classes!




What is the Foundations class like?


Foundations is a 75-min class where students learn Liquid Motion®.
Liquid Motion® provides students with a total mind and body movement experience. Each class explores sensual movement, dance theory, proper engagement techniques and an understanding of total body awareness. After warming up, students learn movement breakdowns that come together into an intricate flow sequence. By the end of class, students will be feeling capable and confident moving through a breathtaking and seamless dance sequence. I know that might sounds like a lot, but I promise... I will guide you (slowly) through each step. You will not feel left behind! Each class is structured the same, starting with a welcome circle, setting the theme and intention for class. After a sensually invigorating warm up, we will go over movement breakdowns and learn how they come together. At the end of every class there will be an opportunity to integrate what you learned through group dances. Class ends with a light cool down and closing circle.




What is the Fluency Class like?


Fluency is a 75-min class where students learn to move from within. Through exploration of movement prompts, students will learn how to pay attention to, and move from, their body’s natural impulses and desires. This approach gently guides students towards their sensuality and body trust in order to feel fluent in their own authentic, erotic flow. Class will consist of a warm up and themes layered with somatic techniques to explore. The result is a synchronizing of the mind into the body for a liberating and pleasure based moving meditation. Each class is structured the same, starting with a welcome circle, setting the theme and intention for class. After a sensually invigorating warm up, we will introduce movement concepts and prompts. At the end of every class there will be an opportunity to integrate what you learned through group or individual dances. Class ends with a light cool down and closing circle.




During class, will I be on camera?


Only if you choose to have your camera on. Classes are held through the Zoom platform, and each user has the ability to turn their camera on or off.




How do I sign up for and/or attend class?


Once you sign up for the membership, or a class pack, you will be able to sign up for any class on the class calandar here. Once you register for a class, you will be emailed a confirmation with a link to join at the time of the live class.




Do you record virtual classes?


Yes, each class is recorded so students who attended can have access to replays and review the class lesson. Additionally, some recorded classes may be added to the ever growing pre-recorded class library. Please note, only the teacher / host is recorded, for privacy students will not be seen or recorded in any published video.




How much space do I need for a virtual class?


Ideally around 100 sq. ft. of space or more to freely move. If you are tight on space, your bed may work great!




Do I need to bring anything to a virtual class?


Knee pads are suggested, an exercise mat, and water. In Fluency class, you may be prompted to bring or wear something specific, which will be shared prior to the start of class.




How many classes are offered a month?


Currently 6; 3 Foundation Classes & 3 Fluency classes. Check out the class calendar here for exact times and days. Also note that as Sensual Temple grows, more classes per month will be offered!




Do you offer in-person classes?


Due to the ongoing COVID pandameic, no in person classes are being held. When that changes, you’ll know 💋




Does Sensual Temple have a brick and morter studio?


Not yet ☺️




Who teaches the virtual classes?


Currently Brenda Munson, Founder and Creative Director, teaches all offered classes. Quarterly workshops may include a guest teacher. However, as Sensual Temple continues to grow, so will the teacher community. If you would like to discuss a collaboration or teaching classes, please connect with me at: brenda@sensual-self.com




Do I need a pole to take a virtual class?


Nope! I currently do not teach pole in classes. (But I might one day!)




What if I sign up for a virtual class but can't make it?


You can either sign out up to 2 hours prior to class, or stay signed in and have access to the class replay! If you sign up for any virtual class, you will automatically receive a replay email the following morning and you will be able to enjoy that class as much as you like for 7 days.





 

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