Ryann Reflections

A glimpse into the life of one anti-social stripper nerd.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Seduction 101 teaches women how to strut it

Seduction 101. Lap dancing all about confidence
Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier
Published: Friday, May 23, 2008

A team of who's who in the exotic dance world will share trade secrets next month at a workshop designed to bring out the erotic dancer in every woman.

But learning the art of arousal isn't cheap. For $235, tax included, Ryann Rain and members of her production company Stiletto Storm teach women everything they need to know about pole and lap dancing, as well as sexy moves like the "stripper strut." The group produces one Seduction Workshop a month.

"It's all about teaching women confidence," said Rain. "And in particular, their sexual confidence."

Rain, who helped organize the recent Exotic Dancers for Cancer fundraiser, said women attending the workshop will be broken up into groups of eight. Each group will take lessons in one exotic art for about an hour before rotating to the next class. Rain will teach the lap dancing classes.

"I've taught a lot of lap dancing," said Rain. "There's a real level of curiosity about it. A lot of women want to give it a try but without knowing how, they might be too shy. This goes right back to the basics on things like how to stand and how to look."

Rain recently taught lap dancing to a group of women in Duncan--all 50 years old and up. Rain said women of all ages and sizes come away from the lessons with a newfound awareness of their sensuality. She adds they have a lot of laughs along the way.

"I teach them how to move, where to move and what to move," said Rain. "And how to maintain control of any situation."

Rain notes no experience is necessary and nothing is off limits. The workshop includes a floorshow and demonstrations by industry professionals, makeup and clothing tips, lunch and a chocolate fountain. Sex toys, lingerie and exotic clothing will be on sale. Rain suggests for maximum "giggles," women should bring a friend--or several.

"It's perfect for a stagette or bachelorette party," she said.

The Seduction Workshop takes place June 14 at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive. Tickets are on sale at www.stilettostorm.com.

© Vancouver Courier 2008

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

change... again.

I’ve been fired. I’m not even sure why. That’s not entirely true. I know their reason I just think it’s stupid. It boils down to my refusing to turn off my cell phone. I refused to be unavailable to return business calls Monday—Friday, 10-4. That would run Stiletto Storm into the ground in three weeks and obviously my business is my priority. I thought I’d made that clear when I was hired but I guess not. They felt that I didn’t take the restaurant job seriously enough. *rolling eyes*

I suppose that tons of people say they’re doing other things, but few actually do. Faced with concrete proof that Stiletto Storm is a functioning business the owner freaked. It really pissed me off that I was given no warning, no notice, no... anything. The day just ended with "We're letting you go."

I’m caught between feeling like there’s a flaw in my personality and work ethic, or that I’m just so far beyond that job that it’s a waste of time for me to show up. I know there’s a certain amount of pride attached to it as well. I should be able to do anything… even serving at a minimum wage job. I might be what people mean by “over qualified”. I could run the restaurant with my eyes closed but I can’t handle filling out checklists and taking orders like a toddler.

I’m not even sure if I’m upset. I know I’m pissed off but I can’t decide if I even liked the job. I really liked the cook, she’s a doll. And it was a nice change living in the mainstream world a while but it’s not a reality for me. I’m not meant for the 9-5 life. A new job will appear soon, hopefully one that works better with my life.

I just texted Monkey to tell him I was fired. I didn’t want to but I’m really trying to include him in my life, not just the good stuff. It’s too easy for me to seek comfort from my friends and try to shelter him from anything about me that is less than perfect. Well I’m not perfect. I was fired today. He replied, “Aww hun, you’ve been fired for being too beautiful.”

I do adore him. We’re heading in a tough direction now. He’s going to be working too much, too far away for the next few months and I'm going to miss him. It’s going to be a challenge but I think what we have is worth it. We'll see how it goes.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Seduction Workshop

Stiletto Storm is hosting a Seduction Workshop taught by industry professionals. The day will be split into morning and afternoon workshops and will be a full day of sexy and educational fun. Grab your girlfriends and get set for a day of no holds barred, step-by-step introduction to the exotic arts!! Ladies Only! Nothing is off limits. No experience required. Get ready to strut and be prepared to laugh.

The workshop will feature lessons in: Lap dance, Pole dance, Floor show, Stripper Strut, and Makeup and clothing tips. There will be shopping, a chocolate fountain, demonstrations by industry pros, and sexy secrets to inspire and empower! ~
Capacity for this intimate event is only sixty-four women that will be divided into small groups of eight. Register with a couple of friends and enjoy learning to shake it while spending quality time with your girlfriends. Each group will have time in the social area for snacking and shopping. Food will be provided, and what is seduction without a chocolate fountain! I know oozing warm chocolate always heightens my enthusiasm!

Booths will be set up to outfit and accessorize your complete seduction package. From new lingerie, to makeup tips and sex toys for later, we have all the bases covered. A gift bag will be distributed to every guest.

The day is split into morning and afternoon workshops and SPACE is LIMITED. Register now!! To take these classes separately would cost over $600. Stiletto Storm is bringing you an inclusive 4 hour lesson in the exotic arts of seduction for only $235. Book your Stagette or girls party of 8 women and receive a group rate of $1500. (save $47.50 each)

Tickets are $235.00 including GST. Check out the Stiletto Storm website for more information or email me for registration.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

just a quick hello

I miss writing. I want to post stories but the stupid ones I don’t want to relive and the beautiful moments I don’t want to share. I don’t miss feeling like I have to purge the turmoil. It’s rather the opposite now. The emotions inside me are blossoming quietly and I’m filled with a calm joy. I don’t want to shout about them or give away the precious details. I want to hold each moment close to my heart and allow the feelings to grow.

It's been a while since I posted anything. I just don’t have much to say to the world… Life is good these days. I’m finally starting to get back on my feet and I’ve learned how to be less stressed about finances and other things that are out of my control. I know I’ll always be okay and I know things will work out. I’m creating something. It takes time, patience, and a lot of work.

Monkey makes me happy. I love spending time with him and I’m peaceful knowing he’s next to me. I don’t feel like I need to wear makeup or dress the part when I see him. I’m not a fantasy in this one… I get to be real. He’s wonderful. It’s the little things, the details that I don’t want to share, the late night conversations, and the early morning smile.

Sometimes writing isn’t good for me. I can get wrapped up in my own head and start over-thinking everything. I’m not going to do that. I’m happy.

Maybe I should learn to write fiction.

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