Archive for November, 2012

December 2012 Update from Phillip Coupal and the Awaken Studio
Current Events and New Offerings for Men Who LOVE Men

Please find below the news update for December 2012

Phillip Coupal and the Awaken Studio

News Update

December 2012

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Building Community Here In Toronto
Erotic Explorations – Tantric Experiments – Sex Education
If you are: a man who loves men. A man who is looking for full bodied experiences of connection with other men. If you are a seeker, an adventurer and simply wish to take part in events that explore the connection between our erotic nature and our divine self then please explore further on the website. .
or complete listings of the events in December and January read further through this News Update. If you have a question or need more information I would be happy to hear from you. Please feel free to email me at

Seeking Community 
Awaken Studio – 270 Carlaw Avenue, Unit 102, Toronto Ontario

The number one comment or question that I receive on a daily basis asks for and about community. Where do men go to find community?

A community that is honest towards the nature and desires of men who love men. A community where you can be naked if you choose. A community where you can be honest about your thoughts, feelings and desires AND you can be in an environment that is Safe, Sane and Conscious. A community where there is little artifice and you are welcome to be yourself without a lot of role play and posturing. A place in the world where all of you is welcome.

At the Awaken Studio, the events and space have been designed for and actively seek the creation of a community of men who love men right here in Toronto. Join in and be a part of this new venture. Come on IN and be yourself.

Below please find listings for the December events at the Awaken Studio. If you wish to attend any of these events please visit the website page for the event that has caught your interest. You will find that it is very easy to register and pay through the event registration page. If for any reason you are uncertain, have a question or simply need more information email me at

Please know that, however you join, however you find your way in, I look forward to this big adventure in building community and I am grateful and glad to be of service to you.

– December Events –

Men 4 Men Touch Exchange
Sunday December 16, 2012
The Monthly Touch Exchange event is scheduled for Sunday afternoon December 16th from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Join with a group of like hearted men.

Participants will give and receive a touch that explores Taoist Erotic Massage techniques as taught by Joseph Kramer. These techniques designed to build and move energy through the body, offering a full body experience and leading for further knowledge of pleasure and desire.

The fee for this event is $40.00.

Register on Line

LIFE Force – Creative Source for Men
Wednesday Evenings December 5, 12 and 19 

Seek the wisdom of your body and discover the creative energy and your internal LIFE force. See what the pleasure of touch can offer your spirit.
From 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

Experiential Erotic Education

Participants will explore desire, pleasure and awakening energy through erotic touch, tantric experiment and stimulation of sensual and sensory awareness.
The fee for this event is $50.00.

LIFE Force –  for Men Movement
Thursday Evenings December 6, 13 and 20

Breath, Movement and Meditation.

Focused and facilitated exercises to awaken Kundilini LIFE force energy and stimulate energetic movement through the energy centers of the body.
From 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

awaken LIFE Force energy in your body

Participants will move through a guided experience designed to stimulate energy and creative LIFE Force.

The fee for this event is $10.00

Celebration and Dance – Welcoming 2013

Monday December 31, 2012

This is a community event. Please bring guests and introduce yourself and them to the Awaken Studio. This is an open-house style event. There will be guests from all walks of life and all genders and identities.

Celebrating the New Year we will defy some conventions and honour others. By Dancing we will wake energy in our body, shake off the past, acknowledge where we have been, moving fluidly as we get warmed up for what will come along.

Celebrating, Honouring and Welcoming the New Year and all it offers.

There is no fee for this event. Prior online registration is required

Register on Line

New Years 2013 Heart Circle for Men
Tuesday afternoon January 1, 2013

Join in this Community event for all who identify as men. Share and be witnessed with, what you are letting go of from the Old Year and bring forward what you are embracing for the New Year.
Bring yourself into a Community of Like Hearted Men
Brave and Willing to Share from their Heart
We will gather and mingle until 4:00 and then as the sun is setting we will perform a heart ritual to welcome the new year. We will have time to mingle again after the circle ritual to begin the transition into the new.
Welcome to 2013
There is no admission fee for this event.
Please bring a Food Bank Donation.
Prior online  registraiton is required.

– Upcoming Future and Special Events –

New Years at the Awaken Studio
December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2013

Please join in celebrating the the joy and pleasure of building community.

New Years 2013 offers both Celebration and Heart felt sharing.

Check the website for information and registration. New Years 2013

LIFE Force – Creative Source for Men
Wednesday Evenings Beginning January 9th 

Starting in January 2013 Wednesday evenings are a Salon for Men who LOVE Men and enjoy physical, erotic, sexual and spiritual connections with other men. These salons are for those who wish to share their journey and their pursuit of spirit in several realms.

The 9th will begin a monthly discussion group exploring Body Awareness.  Other Wednesday evenings will feature groups exploring: Spiritual Pursuits January 16th, Touch January 23rd  and Artistic Expression on January 30th.

Please check the website for the details of each of these continuing offerings.

LIFE Force –  Movement for Men
Thursday Evenings from January 10th

These Thursday evening sessions will continue the journey into the body that was begun in the fall of 2012.

Breath, Movement and Meditation. Focused and facilitated exercises to awaken Kundilini LIFE force energy and stimulate energetic movement through the energy centers of the body.
From 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

awaken LIFE Force energy in your body

Participants will move through a guided experience designed to stimulate energy and creative LIFE Force.

The fee for this event is $10.00

Visit the calendar page, choose your evening and register on line at your convenience.

January Weekend & Full Day Events
Awaken Studio will host 3 events on weekends through January 2013.


Afternoon event

Men 4 Men Touch Exchange
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday January 13

Weekend event
Experiential Embodied Erotic Exploration 
Taoist Erotic Massage and Genital Touch
Friday January 18, Saturday January 19 and 20

Single Day Weekend event
Exquisite Connections for Men
9:30 am to 5:300 pm Saturday January 26

Create Your OWN Kama Sutra
July 14th to 21st 2013.

Brand new and in uncharted territory the 7 day and 7 evening offering is a wholly new community event. This event will begin with an afternoon gathering on the 14th and conclude with lunch on the 21st.
a full 7 days and 7 evenings of erotic exploration.
Find new paths to your centers of pleasure.
Begin the journey into the temple of your body, discover new connections through desire into your spirit body and the depth of your soul.
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Be well and play safe. Sent with LOVE, honour and respect. Namaste Phillip
Experiential Embodied Erotic Explorations - Toronto

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I find it distressing, demoralizing and depressing when I see such hatred bombed back and forth. There are other human beings killing each other and I find it impossible to understand for what. It feels like there is no humanity left in the world. Where is the grace and compassion of human kind?

Where is and are the PEACE Makers, the Lovers of Humanity, the graciousness of all of HUMAN KIND?

I give my day over to creating peace, even if that PEACE is only in my infinitely small section of the earth. I ask that each and everyone of you dig deep into your heart to create some peace today and every day.

Peace and LOVE ♥

-♥- Peace and LOVE -♥-

-♥- Peace and LOVE -♥-

DARE to be YOU! -♥- Juicy Heart

The article might be a little heavy… It might be a little harsh… it might even be a bit juicy… and it is what it is…

So today I had the first day off in several days. I went to a GAY bookstore… One of the oldest in North America. I got lots of books. I had to wait a little bit before I went to the bookstore and I had a coffee in the village while I waited. After coffee I went to for a little walk one my way to the store.  All the while I felt a little strange. I felt a little isolated and I felt a whole lot different. I just was not feeling myself! I was wondering where the Radical PINK Fairy had wandered off to?

In this little journey I got a BIG piece of insight.

That is:

Simply be different! Celebrate the different! LOVE the different!  The different is really who I am!

Seems simple enough, and yes it actually is simple. It is the insides of this and the back-story and the history of all of that difference that make acceptance challenging.

As a child I was always different. I loved to read. I disliked physical contact. I was a very artistic boy. I loved to cook, I even tried my hand at sewing. All in all I was mostly content although isolated and feeling pretty different.

As a teen I was way different. I loved flashy cloths. I was turned on by boys and men. I loved to read. I liked to be very musical in my classical sort of way. I loved to travel. I longed for a boyfriend.

As a young man that difference continued to grow.  I got more artistic and went to a little art school. I developed a design sense. I met my husband and through trial and error developed a loving and connected relationship. I worked theater design. I learned to cook. I learned to be in a loving and committed relationship with another man.

This story of difference can totally continue to the present and the 50++ man that I am today.

The pondering and the ah ha moment today was that all that difference is really me.

I don’t need to punish myself any more for being exactly who I am. I no longer have to carefully ascertain if the difference is going to kill me or if I will get beat up or isolated or pushed off the island. I have already endured all of the isolation and push away that I can ever image. Nothing could be worse that trying to fit in and not, I gave up trying some time in grade 8 or 9 so when I was 13 or 14 years old.

So what if if I am a little or a lot different. I will be me not matter what. I have to be me or else I will simply not feel right or good or feel like I want to carry on.

So today I am me, all that I really am, it is really kind of natural!

  • A middle aged sex educator who enjoys teaching and inspiring, and lives in this like there is nothing else,
  • A male middle aged white queer, who loves and welcomes all sorts of diversity and all sorts of difference, the only thing that I can not accept or tolerate is HATE,
  • A gay man who is a marriage counsellor to gay men, this should come as no surprise knowing how much I adore my relationship and how much my relationship gives to me, even after 38+ years, I hope that everyone can be fed and nourished by their relationship,
  • A spunky artist that likes to squeeze a little spunk into those oh so fluid paintings,
  • A hot chef who likes to cook and eat and be a raconteur of food and life, I love my body and adore feeding it and nourishing it with the richness of the earth,
  • A lover of travel and a man who is fed by diversity in culture, art, society,
  • An overachiever who puts a lot in and is not too afraid of failure because I don’t really believe that success and failure are on the same scale as what we put into life and what we take out,
  • A lover of men and a man who can give and receive love because, this interchange of love and energy fuels my life
  • A lover of my husband who fuels my life and feeds my need for energy,
  • A fifty++ man who likes pink leather and black lace, loves to mix all that stereotypical shit up and blow it up and see what happens,
  • And there is more in me that I am certain is different and makes me different in the eyes of the world… however…

All that difference, all of that, that is unlike others,actually makes me who I am. So no, it never got better, my experience of life and the world making me different never really changed. BUT! I got better. I became more myself and integrated more of those differences that make me who I am and I finally feel like I am really, truly ME! -♥-

All me and juicy, pink and vibrant to boot!




Phillip Coupal and radical acceptance


Today as I was looking for images and visual aids to derive inspiration from I cam across a great website.

Gay Art and History – The World History of Male Love

Have a peak, read something, see something… something might inspire you…

Realizing more and more that there is much to be said for Male LOVE…

Join a discussion group, find an outlet for your expression, be all that you are…

Remember … All of You is WELCOME here…

The Journey

The Journey to …

The Velvet Rage January 16, 2013 at the Awaken Studio

The Velvet Rage January 16, 2013 at the Awaken Studio

LIFE Force – Creative Source, a series of evening sessions that focus on various aspects of Life and Creative energy. Some of these sessions will be talk sessions and many will be experiential.

Wednesday January 16th will be the opening evening of this Discussion series. We will begin a discussion about Gay Life by taking a look at “The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World“, by Alan Downs.

The Velvet Rage January 16, 2013 at the Awaken Studio

The Velvet Rage January 16, 2013 at the Awaken Studio


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Check out Glad Day Books at 598 Yonge Street, Toronto

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The Velvet Rage January 16, 2013 at the Awaken Studio

The Velvet Rage January 16, 2013 at the Awaken Studio

This Wednesday evening series will open to cover four aspects of Creative Energy. The subjects will includeTouch ExplorationsArtistic ExpressionSpiritual Pursuit and Body Awareness.

Life Force Creative Source is offered from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Wednesday evenings. This Awaken Studiooffering is 90 minutes of focused and facilitated attention to the Creative and Divine Life Force in each individual.

Register for this event today. Register for LIFE Force Creative Source Wednesday January 16

The Velvet Rage January 16, 2013 at the Awaken Studio

The Velvet Rage January 16, 2013 at the Awaken Studio

Create Your Own Kama Sutra

Create Your Own Kama Sutra an in-depth exploration and experiment July 14 thru 21 2013 Toronto

One week of BLISS… Share in this event it will be a heart expanding, body opening and mind expanding week…

Right here in Toronto at the Awaken Studio

Your Own Kama Sutra

Your Own Kama Sutra July 14 to 21 Toronto at the Awaken Studio


Watch for information and updates all weekend as the 2013 calendar goes live.

I am riding a wave of excitement!

My heat is thumping. My eyes are tearing. My chest is expansive. My breath is deep. My body is open.

Today I took a huge step. I placed my new website up LIVE. It is very pink. I am so happy to have been able to create this new step for myself and my business.

The new site:

Loving the JUICY Heart feeling as men begin to Subscribe… You can subscribe here: Subscribe page

Lots to do to build the community around me that I so long for.

Juicy Heart Unfolding

Juicy Heart Unfolding

The best thing that ever happened to me!

Today what sits at the top is being told that I was irrelevant… Long story and I will not get into the details of who said blah blah blah…

I was told, shouted at, and then pounded into me that I was irrelevant.

That blow, sent me into a deep process that has brought me out of my shell, created a force in me that is fierce and has made me see that everything that I do each and every day is totally relevant!

This energy of CELEBRATION, VALUE and JOY has permeated what I am doing in my new website… Soon to be live!

Submit your sex questions, your curiosity, your quest for knowledge about your body, your sex, your genitals, your erotic self, your erotic spirit… to DEAR PINK… your answer will appear in the members forum area of the new site…



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Progress -♥- Juicy Heart

Posted: November 4, 2012 in -♥-, Announcement

The new website for Phillip Coupal Counselling + Coaching + Bodywork is almost set to go live!

Tomorrow or Tuesday … I am very excited

New Header Capture November 4 2012