You said YES! To locating your deepest power as a woman, expanding your capacity for pleasure, and plugging into your raw goddess energy. Ready to begin? Then you’ve landed in the perfect spot!
This is the Student Dashboard where you’ll find every last resource you need to thrive in VPBC. Consider it your roadmap for how to navigate and participate in each component of the course, while getting the absolute most out of our eight-week immersion.
In order to fully benefit from VPBC, it’s important that you participate in all the elements: Monday Calls, homework assignments, Practice Calls, and reaching out to your fellow Sister Goddesses for support when you desire or need it.
Just observing the Monday Calls is not enough. Remember, being a Sister Goddess is ACTIVE, not passive. Push yourself to go for it!
And...always remember that everything on offer here is an invitation, and to take things at your own, sacred pace. Learning about the eight Womanly Arts is deep work with the capacity to impact your entire personhood — you will experience changes in your emotional landscape, and the way you think. So be sure to take extra good care of yourself during these eight weeks. Drink water, rest deeply, eat healthy foods, exercise, and respect that change occurs on all levels: body, mind, and soul.
Important: In order to create the juiciest and safest space for every student in VPBC, please carefully read through all the information in this Dashboard, especially as it pertains to confidentiality and how to protect the security of this container.
The homework assignments for each week of VPBC are laid out for you in your Student Workbook, and will be posted here and shared via email every Monday.
You will be assigned weekly activities that include journaling, reading, watching films, practicing the tools, and engaging with your sisters and Pleasure Partner.
IMPORTANT: The VPBC homework is essential to your understanding of the course, so please make time each week to complete the assignments. Access your workbook pages below (or via email):
Whetting Your Own Appetite
Have Fun No Matter What
Own Your Beauty
Party With Your Inner Bitch
Own and Operate
We have gathered a library of Tools & Resources to support you in this course. You’ll find information and access to the following:
While we always encourage you to digest your VPBC experiences in whatever way feels most authentic, we want to clarify how to speak about your experience outside of our private group.
Thank you for your help as we continue to create the safest and most sacred container for our work together.
Spaces that are considered public include:
When you are sharing about VPBC 2022 in any of the above forums, we encourage you to share about your personal experience – how you felt, the impact this work is having on your life, and general frames of what you learned. However, please do not share any specifics of the curriculum, nor any other woman's experience. For example:
The safety and power of the VPBC experience is co-created by each one of us, and we are so grateful for your divine cooperation. If you feel unsure of these guidelines, or have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
There are so many ways to be successful in VPBC, and we want you to try them all! Sister Goddess is a verb, not a noun. You will not be saved, rescued, or “fixed” in this program. You will not get someone else to solve your challenges here. You will be taught how to take the reins of your happiness and to drive yourself and your life in the direction of your desires and joy. The result is that you walk away impassioned, inspired, and more in love with yourself than you thought possible...but to get there, you have to go ALL in.
Plan to be uncomfortable.Your old beliefs will be challenged, you will be invited to behave in ways that feel awkward or “not you.” You may even get mad at Mama Gena or your sisters as you choose to stretch and grow outside your usual comfort zone. Your deep emotional responses are encouraged and required. In VPBC, you will not turn your computer off and leave the class behind. You will be asked to take what you are learning and apply it to the way you live your life right now.
You may experience resistance in this program. Resistance is your best friend in VPBC because it tells you that you have hit an emotional speed bump that requires your pleasure-filled attention. If you are feeling resistance in VPBC, you are on the right track. If you aren’t, ask yourself, how am I holding back? How can I step up my involvement and participation even more?
How does resistance show up? Here are some tell-tale signs:
Resistance shows up a little differently for everyone, so check in with yourself regularly. If you’re feeling adrift and disengaged, then take action right away. Jump on a Practice Call, text your Pleasure Partner, out yourself to another goddess, ask the Pleasure Revs a question, and above all, WORK the tools. Transparency has the power to transform your experience. A single share, or embodied exercise can change the course of your entire day. So show up exactly as you are, but show up nonetheless!
The VPBC 2022 Facebook group is the vehicle we use to host your weekly “Ask a Pleasure Revolutionary” Q&A and to locate a Pleasure Partner for the week. All other resources and links can be accessed right here, on our Student Dashboard.
The Facebook group will be active and available at all times, so you can access the Pleasure Partner thread whenever it serves you. And the Student Q&A thread will be open from 8 a.m. ET on Thursdays through 6 p.m. ET on Fridays.
This group will be self-regulated with the oversight of trained staff members from Mama Gena’s team. What does that mean? It means that we trust you and your fellow VPBC members – along with a select number of trained staff – to be the eyes and ears of this group. To quote the New York City MTA, if you see something, say something.
Women are uniquely perceptive, and part of your journey in this course is learning to listen to those intuitive tugs that keep us alert, aware of our surroundings, and above all, safe. If you see, hear, or experience something that feels “off” or offensive within the VPBC community, we ask that you reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know ASAP, so that we may address the issue accordingly.
The following red flags apply to all interpersonal aspects of the VPBC course – virtual or in-person – whether you’re interacting on Zoom, engaging with a Pleasure Partner, or asking a question in the Student Q&A thread on Facebook:
There are rules to being a Sister Goddess, and the way we use the privileges of the Sister Goddess community has a specific structure that must be observed.
Take a moment to absorb and commit yourself to these agreements prior to participating in class. Your continued access to the program hinges on your ability to comply with the guidelines below.
As a student in VPBC 2022, I pledge the following:
By agreeing to these rules, you understand that if you are in violation of any of the agreements in this pledge, you will be removed from the program.
Thank you for joining us in this sacred pledge.
We also ask that you follow these online rules when engaging as a community online.
What to do if you have emotional charge with another student, Mama Gena, the Staff, or the School of Womanly Arts?
If you are feeling a negative emotional charge towards another student, staff, or the School itself, here is how to act responsibly: Spring Clean. Spring Cleaning is a confidential exercise. Grab a Sister Goddess and use the initials of the person with whom you have the charge instead of her name. Do 15 minutes of pulls. Repeat as necessary. Follow this with a list of gratitudes towards this person (you really won’t want to do this, but do it anyway). If your charge becomes unmanageable, contact a staff member for more suggestions. Remember, NEVER release charge on another student, staff, or the School in class, or within any of our online spaces. Your post will be deleted and you will receive a message from Mama Gena’s HQ instructing you to follow the recommendations stated here. If this happens more than once, you risk being removed from the program.
IMPORTANT: You will be learning about the concept of “transparency” which means to reveal your true experience, to speak honestly, and to allow others to “see” you. This does not mean that you have been given permission to rant, vent, attack, bully, grandstand, or direct your anger, anxiety, or fear onto another human being.
You are expected to deal with your emotional charge towards another person by using the Tools. Once you have diffused your intense feelings, then you are ready to use the action of transparency. Transparency means having your feelings WITHOUT attacking and hurting another person, place, or thing.
What do you do if you’re in an emotional crisis?
The School of Womanly Arts does not provide mental health services or crisis intervention counseling. If you are in an emotional crisis, please contact the appropriate resource.
If we think you’re in an emotional crisis...
If your behavior and conduct in class directly implies that you are in an emotional crisis, you will be contacted by a staff member, referred to the numbers below, and given tips on which tools and practices might be useful. If you post language that raises alarm in our private Facebook group, your post will also be deleted and a message will be sent to you explaining the above.
If you’re experiencing a mental or emotional crisis that significantly interferes with your ability to participate in VPBC or disrupts other students, you may be asked to leave the program and encouraged to seek professional assistance, and more substantive forms of support.
SWA Starter Guides & Student Resources
If you find yourself in an emotional or mental health crisis, please use the following resources for further support:
National Hotline for Suicide Prevention
National Hotline for Domestic Violence
National Hotline for Child Abuse
American Psychological Association Help Center
(Information and referral only. Can search for a psychologist in your local area)
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service
I am having difficulty finding a Pleasure Partner and/or a Spring Cleaning Partner. What can I do?
Finding a Pleasure Partner is easy! There are a couple key ways to locate a partner for the week: The best, easiest, and most fun option is to head to our dedicated Pleasure Partner thread on Facebook. Each week, we will make a post in the Discussion Feed of our FB group that women can use to locate a partner. You can use the comments’ section to introduce yourself and request a partner. To find someone you’d like to partner with, simply browse the existing responses and reply to a comment directly, OR post your own invitation to connect and someone will respond to you!
If you are not a Facebook user, don’t sweat it! Just head to our Sister Goddess Directory to locate someone in your time zone or location to practice with, and send them an email or text. (Note: please do not use the Directory for mass mailings of any kind! We recommend creating a template that can be sent to multiple women individually.) Still need help? Message a member of our team at email@example.com
Why didn’t a Pleasure Revolutionary answer my question?
The Pleasure Revolutionaries are available for questions beginning at 8 am ET on Thursdays - 6 pm ET on Fridays. So if your question is posted outside of those times, you will have to wait until the next “Ask A Pleasure Revolutionary” thread to participate.
I can't log on to the VPBC Facebook group.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or use your email address to reset your password in the login area. The VPBC Facebook group can be accessed here.
I have a question about how to use the VPBC Online Community on Facebook.
First, check out our Community Agreements (see section above). After reviewing these guidelines, if you still can’t find an answer to your question, you can email us at email@example.com.
When and where can I access the class recordings?
The weekly Q&A Call recordings, and the Practice Call recordings will be posted within 24 hours to the Class Recordings section of our Student Dashboard. They are also sent each week via email for your convenience!
I have a question about my course registration payment. Who do I contact?
If you are calling to update your credit card information, have a question about a charge, or would like to discuss your payment date, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.