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Erotic Bodywork for Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto -♥- Phillip Coupal -♥- Sweet Juicy Heart

I am so EXCITED!
I have finally completed all of the PUBLIC events for the Awaken Studio annual season.

AND the most exciting of all is there is an new webpage that allows for quick location by day of the week and time. -♥- !WOOHOO! -♥-

Daily Events at the Awaken Studio Toronto -♥- http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Every-Day-Daily-Events-Awaken-Studio-Toronto

Sex Education for MEN – LIKE you did NOT have in HIGH SCHOOL!

 

Tantra for Gay Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto

-♥- Explore Erotic Expression Wednesday Evenings

-♥- Explore Tantra as an expression of self

Tantra for Gay Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto

 – “a rigourous practice that harnesses sexual energy as fuel for spiritual and personal development and growth

All men are welcome to join in this class. We will explore through an embodied experiential process, participating in exercises that seek the educational information that can be a tool to create new behaviours and change unwanted habits.

Create your own guide to the mysterious and sensual art of  Tantra for Gay Men.

Information and Registration on line: Explore Tantra Wednesday Evenings

May all beings
be filled with loving kindness.
May all beings
know great and natural peace.
May there be peace on earth,
peace everywhere.
May all beings awaken.
May all be free.
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Naked Yoga for Men
Awaken Studio Toronto
www.phillipcoupal.ca
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Celebrating our 4th season
Tuesdays September 6th 8:00 to 9:30pm
Thursdays September 8th 8:00 to 9:30pm
Saturdays September 10th 10:00 to 11:30am
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Joyful

Naked Yoga for Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Naked Yoga for Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Someone asked me “What got me interested in doing what I do?” My response took some time as I needed to go through a few layers.

Right down at the bottom was that there was nothing here in Toronto that offered me what I was looking for. A safe place for me to gather with other men, to talk, touch and simply be myself without judgement and without having to become someone that I was not.

As a part of the story, I had travelled often to the United States to participate and assist in the events that offered what I was looking for. I wanted more of this and I wanted it with the people who are directly in my life on a day to day basis. I was tired of travelling. I was tired of making myself fit the corporate image that was demanded of me to be a part of these practices, for men coming together to be themselves as they related with other men. In my travels I had learned extensively about “holding space”, “creating a safe and uplifting environment” and ultimately I had learned that one of my strengths was that I could be myself, relaxed and loving as I welcomed men into the spaces and places of my dreams. I could find myself and be myself as I supported the men around me to be themselves.

The beginning of the Awaken Studio took place here in Toronto in March of 2012 as I prepared to offer this space for many events as a part of a very diverse program. The “NEW Beginning” really took place a few months later as I realized that I was totally and profoundly alone and on my own. I realized that my travelling days were behind me and that I simply needed to stand in my own ability to create, innovate and be exactly who I wanted to be. I had to give myself permission to cut the ties and simply be me and go for what I wanted and what I had dreamed of all of my life.

From the beginning, back in 2012 and even before that, for what seems to me to be all of time, I have grown and developed and found myself. I have explored and discovered the strength to stand on my own as I accept help, love and support from those around me. I have learned and found how to transform fear and uncertainty into permission to move forward fearlessly.

As an ongoing practice of my life I express gratitude on a daily basis. Today I find that I am profoundly grateful for the teachers that have brought me to this place. I can even say that I am profoundly grateful for those who have done their best to belittle me, tell me that I am irrelevant, that I will not succeed and that I am misguided for doing this on my own, I am actually able to be thankful to these bullies and miss guided souls.   I am profoundly grateful for the men who I interact with daily for they are the reason that I live. I am profoundly grateful for my husband of over 40 years as he is the reason that I can love the way I do.

The Happy Ending is not nearly so fraught with angst and fear as the New Beginning. The Happy Ending is really an ongoing opening into the world as I become more and more myself, grateful everyday for the world around me and the LOVE and BEAUTY that supports me and nourishes me.

LOVE – LIGHT and Blessings to all.

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

Kinky PLAY for all Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto -♥-

Fall 2014 sessions begin Wednesday September 17. Join for a 6 session series or Drop In as you are able.

  • September 17 – Rope Harness Techniques
  • October 15 – St Andrews Cross Awareness
  • November 19 – Fine Rope Bondage – CBT and Nipple PLAY
  • December 17 – Spanking and Role Play
  • January 21 – Flogging and Restraint
  • February 18 – Sling PLAY

6 classes $150.00 for the series

Drop Ins always welcome.
Single Class $50.00

Gather together in this groundbreaking practice of men gathering together to touch, PLAY, connect and find peace with one another.

 

For more information and Registration visit the website at: Kinky PLAY for all MEN at the Awaken Studio

Naked Yoga for all Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Fall 2014 session of Naked Yoga for all Men begins Tuesday September 16. Join for a 10 practice series or Drop In as you are able.

Breath, Stretch, Open YOUR Body, Mind, Heart 

90 minute shared Hatha Yoga practice offered Tuesday Evenings from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Awaken Studio in Toronto

Naked Yoga for Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto - http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Naked-Yoga-for-men-Awaken-Studio-Toronto

Naked Yoga for Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Naked-Yoga-for-men-Awaken-Studio-Toronto

For more information and Registration visit the website at: Naked Yoga for Men at the Awaken Studio

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Naked Yoga for Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:00pm to 9:30pm with Gregory Saliba

We will resume Tuesday September 16, 2014.

Tonight, the 29th of July marks the end of  four cycles of this Yoga series. Grateful for all of the men who have come out to share their practice. Inspired by the teachers Andy Sinclair and Gregory Saliba. Join us in September as we start again. You are welcome to join in for the ten week series or you are welcome to drop in as you are able. All Men are welcome.

Naked Yoga for Men Toronto Current Schedule http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Naked-Yoga-for-men-Awaken-Studio-Toronto All Men are Welcome

Naked Yoga for Men Toronto Current Schedule http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Naked-Yoga-for-men-Awaken-Studio-Toronto All Men are Welcome

 

Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for Men Tuesday 8:00 pm www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto
Naked Yoga for Men Tuesday 8:00 pm http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Sharing my Practice Today

Today amid the maelstrom of media and the currents of fear floating around me, I find that I must meditate and flow into my heart.

Flowing into and opening my heart I can find the spot that is away from the sadness, fear and anger and fan the flames around the place in my heart that is full of love.

From this place in my heart I can find myself in a more neutral territory.

From this more neutral territory I can find the place to offer a kind ear, a loving hand, compassionate care and joyful empathy.

 

www.phillipcoupal.ca Counselling + Coaching + Bodywork Creating Sanctuary and Refuge for all men Awaken Studio

http://www.phillipcoupal.ca Counselling + Coaching + Bodywork Creating Sanctuary and Refuge for all men Awaken Studio

Yoga tonight was a wonderful experiment and a lovely flow into the body as well as spirit. With Breath, movement, stretch and focusing in… the body and spirit opens.  -♥-

The class for me, was an emotional voyage as I can feel the Awaken Studio becoming a Temple, Sanctuary, a Tabernacle for spirit. There is something for me that is very special as we who gather, create: space, community and synergistic QUEER energy that can bring PEACE to the world and PEACE to the individuals who share practice, community and space together. -♥-

PROUD that we welcomed a man who is both deaf and blind. What a wonderful powerful moment. Welcoming a man who has never felt a part of. Honouring him and being gifted by him as we all shared space and practice. -♥-

I am so glad that the Awaken Studio can welcome so much diversity. I am so glad and I am so gifted the the men of youth and the men of age, the men of colour and the men of big and the men of small, the men of short and the men of tall. All men are welcome and when all me gather we can create MAGIC. I am so glad that we can all gather peacefully together. -♥-


Thanks to out leader, Gregory Saliba for sharing his gifts and his light.  -♥-

I know that I will certainly sleep more peacefully tonight.-♥-

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Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for Men Tuesday 8:00 pm www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto
Naked Yoga for Men Tuesday 8:00 pm http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

 

Naked Yoga for Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Resuming Fall 2014

Session runs Tuesday evenings September 16 to November 18 2014
Make sure there is space for you… register for the series of 10 before September 16
10 classes $175.00
Drop Ins always welcome.
Single Class $20.00

This practice is open to all men and Awaken Studio welcomes all diversity.

 Free your MIND. All men are welcome. There is no experience qualification, body shape or size restriction or age restriction.

 Free your BODY. Please arrive a little early to settle into the first pose. We will have dimmed the lights, warmed the space, created a welcoming environment to welcome you into your body.

Free your SPIRIT. Share breath, stretching and opening of your body. As a group we move through the fluidity of experience flowing through what might appear to be stress and into freedom and relaxation.

Join a weekly gathering to share a Naked Yoga practice with Men.

This yoga experience will focus on gentle and safe exploration through an alignment-based Hatha practice. 

This sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 8-9:30 at Awaken Studio (270 Carlaw Ave Unit 102).
This is a quiet, warm and private space to make discoveries and deepen our practice. There is a washroom onsite.


Register for a series of 10 classes Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for Men Series of 10 Classes

Drop ins are welcome, the fee is $20.00 for each class.
Send Phillip a note and let him know you will be joining in: phillip@phillipcoupal.ca or register online at Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for Men

We have extra mats and towels if you should need. There is no charge for this service and all we ask is your gratitude.

Please email Phillip for information about dropping in

Namaste

Fall Series Classes on: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18  The next series will start the week following.

 


Awaken Studio

Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for Men Tuesday 8:00 pm www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto
Naked Yoga for Men Tuesday 8:00 pm http://www.phillipcoupal.ca