Contributed Piece: ‘Ecosexuality and the Conscious Sensuality Approach‘
Robert Silber is the founder of the Institute for Conscious Sensuality (ICS). He is on the faculty of the International School of Temple Arts, and has worked with many other sacred sexuality teachers around the world. He is a licensed massage therapist giving bodywork that incorporates the elements of lomi lomi, thai, cranial sacral and pelvic release techniques in a process that is deeply empowering and transformative. He also provides conscious sensuality coaching, trainings and mentoring via phone/email/in person.
He is a nature lover, master gardener, and was appointed by Robert Kennedy, Jr. as a Riverkeeper. He has worked in the fields of environmental activism and political organizing with Sierra Club. He is a certified permaculture designer, he holds a Masters Degree in Permaculture, and he co-founded La’akea Community, an intentional community and environmental education center in Hawai’i. He has a background in Zen Buddhist meditation, yoga, Re-Evaluation Counseling, and Non-Violent Communication.
He brought these aspects together in creating the Institute for Conscious Sensuality (ICS), where he provided a framework of sensual living involving beautiful spaces, permaculture gardens, sustainable living, spiritual cultivation, and perhaps most importantly–a community grounded in conscious communication and intimacy practices.
The new home of the Institute is developing on 25 beautiful acres near the beach in Hawaii. In addition to ICS, the 25 acres will have a small neighborhood of homes in the ecovillage and will host permaculture workshops and sustainable agriculture activities.
From this location, Robert is traveling nationally and internationally to lead workshops, trainings and events. He is currently finishing a book on conscious sensuality, community and sustainability.