Temple of touch
Temple of Touch is a continuum of practises designed to reconnect woman to her body and the body of the world.
Temple of Touch is a playground for the curious.
For those yearning for honesty. Yearning to meet and be met with sincerity.
Temple of Touch is for those of us who want to feel alive, to feel whole and grounded.
To heal what feels broken, to call back what feels lost, to welcome home what has been banished and to unite with our pleasure and freedom.
Temple offers a nurturing environment safe from insincere narratives and the perpetuation of our obsession with personhood.
This is about being present in the body - your body and the body of the world. When we have come home to our body, when we are certain of our
wholeness, willing - wanting - capable of being our selves and loving our selves, then our beingness alone is enough to catalyse healing on this earth.
Disconnect breads disruption, disease.
Connection seeds care.
Care harmonises, and there we find the deep sustained pleasure of being.
"When you look at what is happing to our world - and it is hard to look at what is happening, to our water, our air, our trees, our fellow species - it becomes clear that unless you have some roots in a spiritual practise that holds life sacred and encourages joyful communion with all your fellow beings, facing the enormous challenges ahead becomes nearly impossible" ~ Joanna Macy
It hurts to care; the courage to care is the profoundest courage there is ~ Julia Butterfly Hill
Temple of touch is a synthesis of ;
'The work that reconnects' ~ The life work of Joanna Macy, environmental activist, scholar of Buddhism, General systems theory and Deep ecology.
Tantric philosophy and practise
Temple of touch emphasises a thriving relationship to our selves as sensual sexual beings.
Learning so slowly and with so much reverence to re-integrate the sacred land of our sex as the source of the entire universe we are.
“If you want to know where your true power lies, go to those places you’ve been taught to fear the most. Your orgasm, your period, labour and birth, menopause… this is where your real power lies. In the sacred temple of your pelvis.” Dr Christiane Northrup
"The central purpose of the work that reconnects is to help people uncover and experience their innate connections with each other and with the systemic, self healing powers of the web of life, so that they may be enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilisation." - Joanna Macy
"For me, love is not about froufrou New Age-ism. It's about a way of living and honouring the interconnectedness of life and accepting our responsibility and our power to change the world for the better." - Julia Butterfly Hill
WORDS OF PRAISE for temple of touch
MOments of sheer bliss...
I went to Temple of Touch expecting to have some nice evenings with some wonderful women, what I got instead were profound moments of sheer bliss, empowerment and blinding clarity which helped me to start dealing with some very stagnant situations in my life.
~ Jasmin B.
seriously I've hated my body as long as i can remember...
I came to Temple of Touch feeling quite disconnected from, and uncomfortable in my body. My sense of self worth has always been tied to how I look, and how well received I am by other people. Intellectually I could see that all I need to be happy was to love and accept myself, but I had no idea how to actually do that. My plan seemed to be that I'd love myself once I was a better version of myself. Through the practices that Juliette teaches in Temple I've begun to develop a whole new relationship with myself. I can now view my body through the lens of awe & gratitude as opposed to judgement & contempt. I was trying on clothes at the shops recently and found that I was able to look in the mirror and be pleased with what I saw. Not because my body had changed in anyway, but because I've been able to change the way I feel about myself. Temple has taught me that instead of reaching outward for love or joy or pleasure, my body is the vessel through which I can feed myself those experiences. How rad is that?!
Seriously! I've hated my body for as long as I can remember. I would scream through tears at my Mum because I didn't want to wear my ballet leotard, thinking that my thighs were too chunky (I was 5?!). I've crucified myself for the smallest imperfection, truly feeling like I had to be perfect to deserve my place on this planet, let alone to experience love and acceptance.
For the first time in my entire life, I can say "I love myself" and not get that crunchy-fraud-like feeling in my stomach.
~ Jessica R.
the passionate side of myself that is often neglected
The weekly coming to myself offered me an opportunity to get in touch with the passionate side of myself that is often neglected with the busy-ness of my life. I found great joy in the intimacy of feminine energy and the seduction of my own free movement in being. It was such an honour to be present to myself and the presence of the other women at Temple of Touch.
Temple of touch became a refuge...
At first I wasn’t sure whether temple of touch was for me. But I am really glad I jumped over my inner boundaries, got full of curiosity and simply tried it. Juliette creates a safe, warm, loving space in which you - on your own as well as part of the group - can explore your Self and your relationship with your Self. While arriving to the first meeting was quite daunting, over the weeks temple of touch became a refuge to 'come to my senses’ quite literally and to my Self and to explore without judgement and full of sincerity. It’s too bad that it’s only a six week course, I definitely will be back for more!
~ Antonia H.
allowed me to set strong boundaries...
Temple of touch was exactly what I needed. A space to open and explore the different parts of myself, my body and my spirit. It was a safe container to drop into different parts of myself which allowed me to set strong boundaries in my life and relationships. I felt completely safe, held and seen.
Juliette is one of the best facilitators and teachers I have had the experience of working with. I received so much within her teachings.
I would highly highly recommend Juliette and Temple of Touch to all women on the journey to discovering the fullest expression of themselves.
Do yourself a favour and work with Juliette
~ Jaimee C.
I walked away with an overflowing heart
Temple of Touch was the perfect weekly gathering for me to tune in, give and receive love. The practices Juliette shared were meditative, nurturing and SO much fun! All of which have rolled out of the temple and into my days. I already knew it’d be amazing but I walked away with an overflowing heart full of contemplation and what it truly means to embody the woman that I am. It has truly been the most empowering practice of embodiment - and for real, no fluff, the temple is a space you show up just as you to celebrate your being-ness. Thank you Juliette! (she’s magic). Thank you for opening a space so loving for us all to come home to ourselves.