Good morning …As promised there are some changes happening at the Awaken Studio Toronto. If you are have the means to help I would be eternally grateful.

If you have questions or need some more information, please email me at phillip@phillipcopal.ca

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From awakenstudiotoronto (dot) com

In response to this new financial reality and to maintain the future of the Awaken Studio I am asking for your generosity and financial assistance. This is not easy to do and is very difficult to ask. I know that all contributions, your gifts, are gratefully received and most welcome.


Your contribution can make an enormous difference!


Over the past month I have seen the income of the Awaken Studio reduced to nothing. The landlord has not provided any concession and there will be a large, and unavoidable, amount due at the beginning of June to pay for the website.


I am hoping to raise money in order to accommodate these expenses. I rely on your generosity and kindness in asking for your financial gift.
I hope that we can all adapt with time to the new and different world and that we can assist each other as much possible as we shift and move in order to practice the art of living in this ever changing world.


Humbly and with Love
Phillip Coupal

Visit and please know that your gift is accepted with deep gratitude.
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The Cure

We think we get over things.
We don’t get over things.
Or say, we get over the measles
but not a broken heart.
We need to make that distinction.
The things that become part of our experience
never become less a part of our experience.
How can I say it?
The way to “get over” a life is to die.
Short of that, you move with it,
let the pain be pain,
not in the hope that it will vanish
but in the faith that it will fit in,
find its place in the shape of things
and be then not any less pain but true to form.
Because anything natural has an inherent shape
and will flow towards it.
And a life is as natural as a leaf.
That’s what we’re looking for:
not the end of a thing but the shape of it.
Wisdom is seeing the shape of your life
without obliterating (getting over) a single
instant of it.

–Albert Huffstickler

This poem was posted by, Mark Fleming, a colleague who I met and worked with many years ago. I have had no contact with Mark other than the poems he posts on social media.

Today this poem had a profound effect on me.

I the past couple of hours I have read this poem over and over again. The emotions, memories and visions of my life that this poem evoked have been unnerving and at the same time liberating and strengthening.

To be told there is a “cure” for trauma, hurt and grief, has always enraged me. To the told “get over it” has enraged me even more viscerally than being told there is a cure for what I feel and experience.

The profound effect of this poem is the affirmation in seeing the natural flow of life, the good and the bad. There is something in me that bursts with joy, power, strength and courage when I can shift my mind to seeing the “WISDOM” that can be found in experience. The “WISDOM” that can be found in every form of the experience of life, pain and happiness, rejection and acceptance, peace and chaos. Each of these expressions of life has a form and when I can nurture the experience, the expression rather than obliterating, “getting over”, I am able to bring myself into the flow of life and experience.

Perhaps this poem, and remembering the words, savouring the meaning, will allow me to be able to find the “form and shape” in the pain that that has flowed through my life. Perhaps in remembering this poem, I will be able to bring my pain IN, allow my pain to be a part of me, rather than “getting over” my pain and “obliterating” my pain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loving you from here.

Phillip

About Albert Huffstickler ~

“In 1988, Richard Lance Williams wrote in The Austin Chronicle about Huffstickler’s poetry, commenting that “travelling [had] instilled in him a great tolerance for the diversity of human behavior and a deep understanding of how a rootless life can drive one to insanity.” As Williams noted, “his poetry reflect this diversity.” “Long or short, elegies or curses, comic or obscene, sad or jubilant, but always in his vocabulary of ideas,” Williams continued, “his poems speak to the longing of a human for an understanding of their place in this strange, dangerous universe.” After another interview with Huffstickler in 1989, Williams commented on Huffstickler’s interest in “the artist’s blessing, the curse; why artists have to create because the terror is so great, the universe without them so incomprehensible, too comprehensible….” As he requested in a poem, Huffstickler’s ashes were scattered in an arroyo outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and by chance or fate, the arroyo turned out to be on Hyde Park Road. As Williams’s eulogy concluded, Huff remains “a soul who even now is on a bus somewhere between here and eternity.”

Photo of Albert Huffstickler, taken in 1999

Photo of Albert Huffstickler, taken in 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 1, 2020

From the Awaken Studio – Toronto

March is here. Will the green come through the snow and mud? All of the turbulence on the outside can be simply calmed with a breath and a sweet calm look to the inside. How are you doing inside?

There is lots here for you at the Awaken Studio this month and beyond.

First, is the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of March. Saturday features an afternoon of erotic genital touch and Sunday is features a full day of Best Practice for Anal Massage Pleasure. 

Registration is here:

Second, please keep an eye open for the announcements about a NEW Naked Yoga class for Men. We will be testing out Partnered Yin Postures with Movement – Stillness and Meditation. Announcements for these classes will be coming out in the next few weeks.

Third, and for me the most exciting and thrilling offering. May first, second and third, the Awaken Studio will be hosting – Awaken Festival 2020. This festival will feature all of the Yoga teachers, presenting classes that are dynamic and suit your needs. There are events that explore, Tantra – Yoga – Breath – Meditation – Movement & Massage for Men. The Festival will open on Friday evening with an evening of short films, Coming OUT – OUR Lives – OUR Stories. Saturday will start at 9:30 am with a Morning Yoga class and close with an evening session of Partnered Yin Poses. In the middle of the Yoga classes there are classes that explore Self Touch, Breath & Movement. Sunday will start again with a Morning Yoga class at 9:30 am and continue through the day with Breath, Chanting, Meditation and Orgasmic Energy classes. All leading to a Pleasure Exchange on Sunday afternoon. We will close, the weekend, with a meditation that we are calling Dreaming Towards OUR Erotic Future.

Part of my excitement about this weekend festival is that the Awaken Studio is able to offer all of this with a full weekend pass that will cost Full Access Members $150.00. You can compare this weekend to other local weekends that can cost as much as five or six hundred dollars.

Imagine a weekend at the Awaken Studio that holds the enormous potential of Lighting UP YOUR Erotic Life all for $150.00 .

Purchase your Awaken Festival Weekend Pass here: Weekend Pass

Purchase events individually here: Awaken Festival Events

I hope you enjoy the pretty pictures that are a part of this email. If you have curiosity, want to know more or simply want to say hello please email at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Love and Light and ALL the Best,

with immense gratitude,

Phillip

Phillip Coupal

Counselling + Coaching + Bodywork

Sex Coaching + Sacred Intimacy + Erotic Education

Facilitated Groups Exploring Embodied Erotic Experience

How may I be of Service to you?

Telephone: 416-557-7312

Email:phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Web: www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio

276 Carlaw Avenue, Upstairs, Unit 217B

Toronto, Ontario Canada M4M 3L1

Awaken Festival

Lighting UP Your Erotic Life

Tantra – Yoga – Breath – Movement – Massage for Men at the Awaken Studio

Registration and Information Below

May 1 - 6:00 to 10:30, 
May 2 - 9:30 to 7:00 
and 
May 3 - 9:30 to 8:00

Awaken Studio – Toronto

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Are you stronger than you give yourself credit for? ❤️

Wishing you well on your journey today. ❤️

LOVE RULES ❤️

My view into the world and my soul. ❤️

My LOVE. My HEART. My PASSION. May JOY be with you! ❤️

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Awaken Studio - A welcoming, safe and supportive environment for all men, 
to explore erotic and sexual experience, 
through exploratory education, experimentation, 
play and willing curiousity.
The Awaken Studio provides a space where with communal 
and humanistic intention all men are welcome to dynamically 
and fluidly, create, explore and or re-experience sexual story and history.

Awakening the heart and spirit of men to the 
peace and surrender of masculine erotic power.
♥️
 

Are you as strong as you give yourself cretit for?

Are you as strong as you give yourself cretit for?

 

Naked Yoga for Men
at the Awaken Studio

This is more than just another yoga class where you are with a bunch of sweaty bodies pushing beyond limits to attain the unattainable!
The Naked Yoga classes for Men at the Awaken Studio honour the form of the male body, respecting the experience, elasticity and strength of each individuals form.

These yoga classes do not take place in an environment where the teacher is going to kick your ass into shape!
The Naked Yoga classes for Men at the Awaken Studio take place in an environment that respects connection, sharing and the concept that we all learn better when we are taught by peers.

The classes do not offer an unattainable dream of who you at supposed to be, what your body is capable of or what your expectations should be of yourself and who you are.
The Naked Yoga classes for Men at the Awaken Studio
 offer a supportive environment where you can be more of yourself and follow your path.

Come and experience the atmosphere, tone and presence of a studio environment that supports you and offers you a place to develop, change and grow as the glorious man you are.

LOVE RULES
❤️
My view into the world and my soul.
❤️
My LOVE.
My HEART.
My PASSION.
May JOY be with you!
❤️
#awakenstudiotoronto 

#phillipcoupalcounsellingcoachingbodywork

#divinemasculineenergy 

#sacredmaleenergy 

#sweetjuicyheart

#wisemengathering 

#queerheartcommunity 

#Men4MenTouchPractice

#GayMenExploreTantra

#nakedyogaformen

#sacredintimacy

#nakedyogaformentoronto

❤️
www.awakenstudiotoronto.com
www.phillipcoupal.ca
❤️

NEW for January 2019 at the AWAKEN STUDIO Toronto.

YOGA for MEN

Want a more supple, more flexible and more toned body?

Yoga classes at the Awake Studio Toronto!

Want and mind that is calm, focused and free?

Yoga classes at the Awaken Studio Toronto!

Tired of making New Years resolutions and never following them through?

Yoga classes at the Awaken Studio

Would you like to make a commitment to yourself and be supported in maintaining your commitment?

A Yoga Pass at the Awaken Studio Toronto can help you to make a commitment to yourself and help you support yourself in maintaining this commitment!

Join the ever expanding Yoga for Men community at the Awaken Studio Toronto.

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Take the Yoga for Men CHALLENGE – Here are 3 SPECIAL passes for the NEW YEAR!

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Yoga for Men on Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.

The OFFER:

Purchase a continuous 4 class pass for $50.00 and get the first 2 classes in February FREE. That is 6 classes for $50.00 – just over $8.00 per class.

The CATCH:

  1. You must attend your 4 classes on January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, your FREE classes are February 6 and 13.

2.These passes must be purchased before January 8, 2019.

An EXTRA BONUS:

  1. Those who purchase this pass are eligible for the same offer for the NEXT 6 classes at the same price, February 20th and 27th, March 6th,13th, 20th and 27th.
  2. With the pass all you have to do is show-up for the class, there is no other payment, registration or administration that you need to take care of!

The Wednesday 60 minute morning class is taught by Will. These are a cloths on class that take place in the warm and well equipped Awaken Studio. This morning class is an ideal opportunity to spend an hour a week, finding new techniques and facility to discover skills to: flex, limber and tone your physical body, AND practice practical techniques to: calm, focus and free your mind. This Wednesday morning class will be small and therefore allow and fully support beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners to have a fulfilling, invigorating and inspiring practice.

Our vision, at the Awaken Studio, is to offer peaceful and practical techniques for men to have a fulfilling and refreshing yoga practice. These classes are designed and presented with a male body in mind. The Awaken Studio is one of the only studios in the city that offers specialized classes that are offered only to male bodies.

Click Here to PURCHASE this SPECIAL 4 Class Pass with a SPECIAL offer

Pay only $8.33 per class

Valid for Wednesday Morning classes from January 9 to January 30
PURCHASE THIS PASS and Receive 2 classes for FREE February 6 and 13

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Naked Yoga for Men on Thursday Evening at 8:00 pm.

The OFFER:

Purchase a continuous 4 class pass for $50.00 – this is just $12.50 per class and saves you up to $7.50 on each class.

The CATCH:

  1. You must attend your 4 classes continuously and consecutively. January 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st.
  2. These passes are only available for the Thursday evening class.

2.These passes must be purchased before January 9, 2019.

An EXTRA BONUS:

  1. Those who purchase this pass are eligible for the same offer for the NEXT 4 classes at the same price.
  2. With the pass all you have to do is show-up for the class, there is no other payment, registration or administration that you need to take care of!

The Thursday evening, 90 minute class is taught by Will. These are a cloths off Yoga classes, for men only, that take place in the warm and well equipped Awaken Studio. The calm, peaceful and serene atmosphere of the studio is an ideal place bring yourself back into your personal awareness of your body and mind. This evening class is an ideal opportunity to spend an evening a week, finding new ways to discover personal skills to: flex, limber and tone your physical body, AND practice techniques to: calm, focus and free your mind. The added BONUS of practicing while naked is that you might be able to experience a greater sense of acceptance with your body and discover the peace and enjoyment of allowing you body to be in it’s natural state. The Thursday evening classes at the Awaken Studio accommodate: beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners. This is a fairly active class that explores poses and postures that can alleviate the everyday tensions and stresses that can build up in the body.

Our vision, at the Awaken Studio, is to offer peaceful and practical techniques for men to have a fulfilling and refreshing yoga practice. These classes are designed and presented with a male body in mind. The Awaken Studio is one of the only studios in the city that offers specialized classes that are offered only to male bodies, the Naked Yoga classes for Men are even more specialized.

Click Here to PURCHASE this SPECIAL 4 Class Pass with a SPECIAL offer

Pay only $12.50 per class

Valid for Saturday Morning classes from January 12 to February 16
PURCHASE THIS PASS Attend ALL 6 classes and Receive the SAME OFFER for the NEXT 6 classes

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Naked Yoga for Men on Saturday Morning at 10:00 am.

The OFFER:

Purchase a continuous 6 class pass for $60.00 – this is just $10.00 per class and saves you up to $10.00 on each class.

The CATCH:

  1. You must attend your 6 classes continuously and consecutively. January 12th, 19th, 26th and February 2nd, 9th and 16th.
  2. These passes are only available for the Thursday evening class.

2.These passes must be purchased before January 11, 2019.

An EXTRA BONUS:

  1. Those who purchase this pass are eligible for the same offer for the NEXT 6 classes at the same price.
  2. With the pass all you have to do is show-up for the class, there is no other payment, registration or administration that you need to take care of!

The Saturday morning, 90 minute class is taught by Kevin. These are a cloths off Yoga classes that take place in the warm and well equipped Awaken Studio. The calm, peaceful and serene atmosphere of the studio is an ideal place bring yourself back into your personal awareness of your body and mind. This morning class is an ideal opportunity to spend a few minutes a week, finding new ways to discover skills to: flex, limber and tone your physical body, AND practice techniques to: calm, focus and free your mind. The added BONUS of practicing while naked is that you might be able to experience a sense of acceptance with your body and discover the peace and enjoyment of allowing your body to be in it’s natural state. The morning Hatha style classes at the Awaken Studio accommodate: beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners. This Saturday morning class is a great place for those who want to sample and explore Yoga as a technique to relieve stress and tension while allowing for the restoration of the body with breath practice techniques. Our vision is to offer men peaceful and practical techniques to have a fulfilling and refreshing yoga practice. These classes are designed and presented with a male body in mind. The Awaken Studio is one of the only studios in the city that offers specialized classes that are offered only to male bodies, the Naked Yoga classes for Men are even more specialized.

Click Here to PURCHASE this SPECIAL 6 Class Pass with a SPECIAL offer

Pay only $10.00 per class

Valid for Saturday Morning classes from January 12 to February 16
PURCHASE THIS PASS Attend ALL 6 classes and Receive the SAME OFFER for the NEXT 6 classes

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Phillip Coupal at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Counselling + Coaching + Bodywork

Sex Coaching + Sacred Intimacy + Erotic Education

Facilitated Groups Exploring Embodied Erotic Experience

-♥-

How may I be of Service to you?

 -♥-

Telephone: 416-557-7312

Email: phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Web: www.phillipcoupal.ca or www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Gallery  —  Posted: November 13, 2018 in -♥-, Abundance, Naked Yoga, Naked Yoga for Men Toronto, Random

This week September 10 to 16 at the Awaken Studio – Toronto www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Tuesday September 11 – 8:00 pm
Naked Yoga for Men with Andy
Explore Breath Movement Stillness and the Body
https://www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-3001961

Wednesday September 12 – 7:00 pm
Explore Tantra for Gay Men
Explore Expressions of Erotic Energy
https://www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-3019378

Thursday September 13 – 8:00 pm
Naked Yoga for Men with Will
Explore Breath Energetic Flow and the Body
https://www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-3002471

Saturday September 15 – 10:00 am
Naked Yoga for Men with Kevin
Explore Breath Movement and Intention and the Body
https://www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-3011678

Saturday September 15 – 12:00 noon
Breath Body Energy Release
Discover Harnessing Erotic energy with Breath
https://www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-3011524

Saturday September 15 – 2:30 pm
Chakra Flow – Dynamic Meditation
Discover Connection of Expansive Erotic Energy
https://www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-3011215

Sunday September 16 12:30 pm
Men 4 Men Touch Exchange
Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage
Practice Giving and Receiving Erotic Touch
https://www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-3021147

Awaken Studio Toronto -♥- Living life with a JUICY HEART -♥- September 2018 Events www.phillipcoupal.ca

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Freedom from guilt, alleviation of anxiety. The path can be as simple as breathing.
Find your way to the Awaken Studio Toronto and please share the energy of a Breath and Body class.