New series coming soon
plus Jade Egg Workshops
In this special series, we combine two of MogaDao's Ethos programs: Human Fragility: Anxiety, Trauma and Grief with Depth Sexuality and the Erotic Basis of Being. This class emerges from the understanding that in order to live the fullness of our sexual vitality, in relationship to the blueprint of our soul, we need to heal the bridge between our original procreative essence, the Jing, and our Qi, which is the expression of our life force in the world. The practice of qigong teaches us what sexual health is: the flow of unimpeded qi.
In this six part series, we will touch on the archetypal journey from trauma—whether it is a result of biographical events or repressive societal norms—all the way to sexual sovereignty, which can be defined as the power or authority that comes from stepping into our authenticity as erotic beings. We begin with Three Pillars Qigong for Trauma, Anxiety and Grief, Yoga for "Parasympathis," and Floating Heart Meditation. The calming of the nervous system and activating the Imagination is the first step in rebuilding the "shatterment" of the Jing-Qi bridge. In the middle of the series, we will somatically explore the notion that our Desire, which is born from sensitivity, is the voice of our soul, as we learn how to move energy in MogaDao Qigong, Jing Retrieval and some of the practices of Erotogenic Yoga. Finally we will culminate the exploration with the sensual Eros Bridge form and teachings in the Epicene form, as well as a deeper exploration of Erotogenic Yoga and Jing Retrieval. (All of these practices are fully described on the Qigong, Yoga and Meditation pages of this website.)
“I wanted to write to let you know how deep and profound last Wednesday's class was. I journeyed deeply, and had a beautiful transformation later in evening. I am so grateful to be in this session. If there was any doubt, I am reflecting to you that being on zoom is not interfering with the potency or quality of teaching. I feel very grateful to practice with you in this way.”
~S. Ryan, WA
“I feel as if I am in very safe and capable hands… your intonation, your content, your heartfelt holding within Mogadao. You began with a very good introduction to the context and principles which were important for me to gain some understanding. The thing that has had the biggest impact is the concept of an erotic connection with nature. I never thought of nature as erotic and now you have opened the possibility that there is erotic joy everywhere. I love it!"
~Charley Bradley, Pico Island
“You have an incredibly warm and inviting presence, and a tremendous depth of knowledge that comes across clearly and with great care.”
~G. Kieval, Portland, OR
“I'm getting so much out of this class, it's the highlight of my week! I especially enjoyed this last week's class, I felt flushed and energized afterward. Thanks Sunny, you're such a wonderful teacher.” xoxo
~H. Strongheart, Santa Fe, NM
“I love the natural way you present, from your experience and what you know and have learned. No hype, no artifice… You are planting seeds in me that will grow into giant sequoias for the rest of my life.”
~C. Owens, Santa Fe
“I am proud to call this woman, Sunny Smyth, my mother. She is a brilliant teacher of qigong, yoga, and sacred sexuality. She helped me embrace my emerging sexuality from an early age, encouraging and supporting me to dive deeply into its power and sacredness. She raised me to speak my truth vulnerably, live from my heart and follow my unique blueprint. She showed me, by her example, to unwaveringly pursue my deepest loves and passions. Her deep commitment to a life of practice modeled for me the meaning of real devotion. She has truly mastered the ways of health and vitality in her later years. Her teaching is gentle, yet precise and direct. These ancient/modern practices are her life, and it would be a blessing to learn from her.”
~Corwin Mandel, age 29, Boulder, Colorado, excerpted from his Facebook post sharing my classes to his friends