Archive for the ‘Queer Heart Talking Circle’ Category

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.  <3 https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca

An EXTRAORDINARY opportunity
A new group gathers at the Awaken Studio – Explore – Connect – Integrate – Empower

Wise Men Sharing – a Wisdom Circle for ALL Men

  • Share Wisdom
  • Share Experience
  • Share Inner Knowing

A Group of Courageous Men Speaking and Witnessing from their Heart. Willing to Share from their Life Learning and Experience

  • Create Connection
  • Relieve Isolation
  • Trust Intuition

Monthly 2nd and 4th Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Sharing Circle – Speaking from the heart of Life Experience

Wednesday Afternoon events designed to expand information and open participants to new inner awareness, internal integration and community connection.

Talking events will take place in a traditional talking and sharing circle. Communication and sharing utilizes a compassionate and respectful communication technique. All participants are encouraged to participate with any sharing as they wish and have the right to pass.

https://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Wise-Men-Sharing-Community

Attendance is at the participants discretion, drop in attendees are welcome. Regular attendance is encouraged and rewarded. Those who attend regularly are more likely  to reap the full benefit of attending. Fee structures are on a sliding scale. Attendance fees are as follows: Drop in is suggested at $25.00. Those who commit to attending regularly and register on line pay $20.00. As always with the Awaken Studio sharing  circles, those who are unable to pay the suggested fees are welcome to attend and pay what they know is available to them. These fees go directly to supporting the space and continuing the work of building community for men.

As always if you have any questions, concerns or curiosity about this event please let me know via email at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca or you can call me or text me at 416-557-7312. If you call please make certain to leave a message and a telephone number where I cam able to reach you.

All the best and with LOVE

Phillip

A philosopher is a wise man
distinguished for wisdom and sound judgement
while a sage is a wise man
distinguished for wisdom and from experience.
 
~ Unknown

Join the Wise Men Sharing Circle at the Awaken Studio

Wise Men Sharing - a Wisdom Circle for ALL Men www.phillipcoupal.ca

Wise Men Sharing – a Wisdom Circle for ALL Men http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Wise Men Sharing

Wednesday Afternoon Talking Circle
March 14, 2018

Share Wisdom
Share Experience
Share Inner Knowing

Join a Group of Courageous Men
Willing to Share from Life Learning

Create Connection
Relieve Isolation
Trust Intuition

 

  • I am looking towards this event with so much hope and love.
  • There is huge potential in exploring the power and wisdom of the elder.<3
  • Wednesday March 14 at the Awaken Studio
  • Pay what you are able option. 🙂

Wednesday Afternoon events designed to expand information and open participants to new inner awareness, internal integration and community connection. 

Talking events will take place in a traditional talking and sharing circle. Communication and sharing utilizes a compassionate and respectful communication technique. All participants are encouraged to participate with any sharing as they wish and have the right to pass.

Visit the website at: https://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Wise-Men-Sharing-Talking-Circle

Wise Men Sharing - a Wisdom Circle for ALL Men www.phillipcoupal.ca

Wise Men Sharing – a Wisdom Circle for ALL Men http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

WOO HOO
An amazing weekend at the Awaken Studio.
Friday evening a movie – A Quiet Passion. 
Saturday morning a Naked Yoga class – with Kevin. 
Saturday afternoon an introductory touch class – First Touch 
Sunday a glorious day – Sensual Touch with Tantric Exploration. 
Thrilled to bring such vibrant connection to the courageous men willing to gather at the Awaken Studio to practice generosity, compassion, kindness and grace. 
I am blessed! 

Glorious men gathered all through the weekend.
 Friday evening we watched A Quiet Passion, a movie by Terence Davies about the American poetess, Emily Dickinson. A beautiful and lyrical portrayal of an often misunderstood life. Queer Heart Explores Cinema, a quiet community gathering of men willing to enjoy their love of the art of cinema.

 Saturday morning getting to the studio to warm it up and create an inviting space for the men who gathered to practice yoga, stretching, moving and breathing.  Naked Yoga for Men, a warm and welcome space for men to share the practice of yoga.

 Saturday afternoon, a quick transition to open the space to a new group of men. Men gathering together to explore new concepts of community. The slow and conscious practice of intention with clear consent. First Touch – an Introduction, is a delight as the men open to new realms of connection to themselves and those who they are with, touching and breathing.

 Sunday was a glorious day. Warm and bright, the heavens shone down on the men and the space. The exploration, a slow practice of generosity. Allowing touch to create balance, awareness and insight. The conscious experiment of building and harnessing erotic and sexual energy, taking this energy and opening it to purpose, power and connection. The magical quality of connection as we stood in the power of treating each other and ourselves with compassion, kindness and grace. Sensual Touch with a Tantric Exploration, men open their senses and desires to create an erotic experience.

I am grateful for the presence and the trust of the 20 men who graced the Awaken Studio, bringing and sharing their light and shadow, their heart and spirit.
I am blessed. 

Friday March 2 to 4, 2018 at the Awaken Studio Toronto.

Amazing Weekend March 2 3 and 4 2018 www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Amazing Weekend March 2 3 and 4 2018 http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

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

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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

Awaken Studio 2016/2017 Season

Click on the links and see where you go…

Saturday Afternoon
Erotic Introduction
Sunday Afternoon
Practice Erotic Touch
Wednesday Evening
Explore Erotic Expression
Saturday Afternoon
Discover Erotic Information
   
Sunday Full Day
Expand Erotic Awareness
Evening and Morning
Naked Yoga for Men
Ecstatic Path Weekend
Erotic Sexual Journey
Queen Heart Gathering
Radical Community
   

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10 Years at the Awaken Studio -♥- 15 Years of working with Men and their Lives -♥- A LIFE TIME of dreams.
YUM -♥-
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

-♥-  JOY – A Queer Heart Tradition -♥-
Sweet Juicy Heart at the Awaken Studio Toronto

How is it possible to find JOY in anything?

Today as I prepared food for the gathering of the Queer Heart Talking Circle I found myself in a totally joyous state. A state similar to what I might find myself in as I prepare to go on a vacation, prepare my home for a special guest, or drive to the airport in anticipation of bringing home a family member. This JOY seemed strange to me and I pondered for a few moments and realized the profound and grounding effect of preparing food for the group of men who will gather, share their stories, lives and loves.

The Queer Heart Talking Circle has become a tradition within my realm, my life. Just as some celebrate the tradition of Christmas, get excited, feel joy and thrill at the preparation involved. Once a month I prepare for for this gathering of men, I get excited, feel joy and I get totally thrilled as I prepare food, prepare the space, polish the talismans that we will hold as we speak, place the candles and open the door.

This thrill and total state of JOY is something that I hold dear to my heart. I feel myself becoming powerful, free and clear as I enter this state of JOY. I know that this state is possible as it comes out of the tradition that we hold in the Queer Heart Talking Circle. This tradition of being KIND, GRACIOUS and CONSIDERATE of others, this tradition of feeding one another and holding space for each other as we each take our space, this tradition of gathering and holding each other in loving light. These traditions create a unique and distinct atmosphere, an atmosphere and place where we can truly be ourselves as we create expressions and extensions into the world, of our unique and individual LOVE and JOY. Writing this thrills me. Posting this thrills me. Feeling the JOY of anticipation thrills me.

I am so totally looking forward to gathering and being held within the next Queer Heart Talking Circle.

The Queer Heart Talking Circle monthly at the Awaken Studio in Toronto. Share the JOY.

Queer Heart Talking Circle - Awaken Studio - Toronto MORE? phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Queer Heart Talking Circle – Awaken Studio – Toronto MORE? phillip@phillipcoupal.ca