Archive for the ‘Abundance’ Category

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming UP!
Sunday January 29th
at the Awaken Studio Toronto
Pleasure Rituals for Men

Registration and Information on line:
www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-2316614

Questions and Information
phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto  Pleasure Rituals for Men  Registration and Information on line: www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-2316614

Awaken Studio Toronto
Pleasure Rituals for Men
Registration and Information on line:
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-2316614

Coming UP!
Saturday January 28th
at the Awaken Studio Toronto
Self Pleasure – Guided Mindful Erotic Information

Registration and Information on line:
www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-2311149

Questions and Information
phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto  Self Pleasure - Guided Mindful Erotic Information  Registration and Information on line: www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-2311149

Awaken Studio Toronto
Self Pleasure – Guided Mindful Erotic Information
Registration and Information on line:
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/event-2311149

Celebrating the Awaken Studio Toronto
Joyful as men gather to embody the simple undertaking of holding each other with compassion, grace and benevolence.
Explore Embodied Erotic Experience

#awakenstudiotoronto #phillipcoupalcounsellingcoachingbodywork #divinemasculine#sacredmaleenergy #embodiedexploration

Believe – The power of gratitude

2016 – Lots of lessons.
I am grateful for 2016! I have the absolute joy of turning 60 and celebrating everything that all those years have given me.
I am grateful to be able to live and breath, love and give, tantalizing myself close to the threshold of 2017.

I plan to fill this new year with celebrations as I bring the Awaken Studio into the next decade. The most extraordinary gift of 2016 was my deep realization of how special, magical and awesome the creation of the Awaken Studio has been. This place has transformed my life and my vision of who I am. This place and the outreach that it has within the community has brought energy and vitality to the magic that we are able to communally create.

I am filled with joy as men gather and embody the simple undertaking of holding each other with compassion, grace and benevolence.

#awakenstudiotoronto #phillipcoupalcounsellingcoachingbodywork#divinemasculine #sacredmaleenergy #embodiedexploration#gaymenexploretantratoronto

I am eternally grateful for the men who move through my life.


I am dedicated to creating safety, acceptance and a resounding welcome for diversity.
I am fervent about bringing compassion, grace and benevolence to the world.
I am always curious and I am forever treading into new territory.

I am happy when men will ask another question, seek more information, hang out long enough to create balance and harmony.

I my heart breaks and I am sad when men flee, run away or retreat from a journey into understanding, information and knowledge. This turning away saddens me not because of what I lose. This turning away saddens me at the forfeit of any potential that there is for the movement of more loving, kind and compassionate male energy into the universe.

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Dreaming at the Awaken Studio Toronto

An amazing Coaching session this morning.
A question became the culmination of an intense conversation.
“What would I like to see in my lifetime?”
That question then flushed out with a pondering of:
“What I dream of?”
“What do I want to see in the future?”
“What is playing in my wildest mind?”


I found these questions glorious being asked on a day that holds so much promise. I found the freedom there can be as I simply hold my dreams. Holding space for all the potential that there can be. I found the power in letting my fantasy of the future swirl into the energies that I bring to the present and emboldened by the force of will that the past has taken. All this reminding me that what I dream of and envision today can become the reality of the future.

I love this premise so much. I love the learning that I have had over the past 10 years as I have lived my dream, brought forward my fantasies and desires for what life will be. Over all these years I have come to the knowing that what I dream I create! I have so much gratitude and strength from knowing that the dreams I hold are the reality that I create.

Come along and dream with me!
Come along and dream really big with me!
Come and let’s dream together!

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” John Lennon

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10 Years at the Awaken Studio -♥- 15 Years of working with Men and their Lives -♥- A LIFE TIME of dreams.
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Excited as I create the spaces and openings for the coming year at the Awaken Studio. 10 years of growth for this sanctuary opening the deepest parts of our shared humanity.
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This preparation over the next month begins my moving into the 10th year of offering the work of guiding men into their bodies through a pathway leading to their hearts. Using breath, movement, touch and awareness men can find themselves in peaceful loving places.
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2016 and 2017 marks the 15th year of working with men, their lives, their hearts and minds and bodies.
In 2001 my work was with the minds of men and focused on emotion.
In 2007 my work shifted to include the physical body.
In 2007 I embarked on a journey that would bring me to the curious, lovely and poignant place I have been able to occupy.
In 2012 a great shift happened as moved into taking much more space.
Today the space of the Awaken Studio has developed into a sanctuary that is able to hold a container welcoming of all men.
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I am so blessed by the great fortune that I have had, to be able to open a space and create a physical environment where men can safely occupy their bodies, embrace themselves and others, opening their hearts to their deepest desires and the open their minds to their greatest potential.
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Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

I am so tired of the voices of hatred, derision and division… All in the name of a gigantic corporate fabrication… All in the name of what is America… All in the name of what is resistance… All in the name of progress…
To be told, “You don’t know anything about persecution!”
The lives of many gay men are filled with visceral and violent experiences of hatred, loathing, shunning, verbal, mental and physical abuse.
To be told that these men know nothing of discrimination, hatred and sexist homophobia is, to me, intolerable.
Shout out! Shout out you message of hatred!
Tell your message to the 6 year old who is shunned because he plays with a different set of toys… Tell that your message to the 12 year old pushed, shoved, shouted at and pushed down to the ground as those around kicked….Tell your message to the 14 year old who was ridiculed, shamed and beaten simply for being different… Tell your message to the 15 year old hijacked and dropped in the woods 10 miles out town… Tell your message to the 16 year old whose cloths were laced with lye and had burns all over his body… Tell your message to the 17 year old who was teased, ridiculed punched, kicked, beaten all because his cloths were different…Tell your message to the 18 year old who was told don’t worry you will get over it… Tell your message to to the 25 year old that he “can not see his lover” in the emergency room, unconscious, lying in a coma in a shrouded deathly hospital bed… Tell your message to the 28 year old that he is not family and that his LOVE is illegal… Tell your message to the 30 year old that those guys who are going to beat you are justified because you live your life out loud and proud, that he has no RIGHT to be GAY and so QUEER…Tell your message to the 35 year old store owner whose windows were egged by those who could only hate… Tell your message to the 40 year old who is told that it is better to be a man than gay… Tell your message to the 45 year old who was told another friend has died, another loved one has been taken… Tell your message to the 50 year old that his voice is irrelevant and no one cares about what he wants for his community… Tell your message to the 55 year old who was able to conquer a life filled with loathing and bring love and tenderness back to his family.
No angry message of hatred can penetrate. No angry message of hatred can derail my life. I have lived far too long and have too much PRIDE for my life and for the accomplishments and successes that I have brought to the world. Your message of hatred and exclusion could never convert me and have me think that I am anything but positive, inclusive and welcoming of all diversity in my life. You unknowingly, paint me with a brush filled with your anger, hatred and loathing. This poisonous brush seems to cover all men, all white men, all gay white men. You and your egregious and righteous anger can never, ever convince me that I am a racist, that I know nothing but privilege, that I am exclusionary and that I am intolerant. You know nothing of my life and you know nothing of what I have been through to get to where I am today.
Out of the pain and hurt that I have felt all of my life, your message of hatred will fall on deaf ears. Your message of hatred, divisiveness and exclusion will fall silent to me. I will go on with my life. You will go on with your rage filled existence. I will continue to give and partake in community, life, happiness, joy and and love. BECAUSE I am GAY!
BECAUSE I have all of these HURTS!
BECAUSE I have lived my life to the fullest and richest that I can possibly have ever dreamt of.
BECAUSE I have given myself every opportunity I could possible take despite the poverty, adversity, hatred and prejudice that I have learned to live with.
BECAUSE I have learned to utilize your hatred to my greatest advantage.
PRIDE 2016 Toronto

PRIDE 2016 Toronto