Posts Tagged ‘character development’

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.-♥-

-♥-

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

 

When will you ever be over that… ?

Early last December I was out with a friend.  We were in the Gay Village here in Toronto, having a coffee in the late afternoon. We got to talking about relationship and that brought me to speaking about some of what goes on in me and passes through me when I let myself dwell in the pain of rejection and heart ache that I am able to feel in the dissolution of a relationship.

As our conversation developed, I was a bit surprised as I spoke, that the friend that I was with, asked rather abruptly… “When will you ever be over that? … What will it take for you to move on?… It has been so long will you ever be over this?…”

The particular relationship, that I will speak of here, is not what one might expect. This is not about the severing of a relationship between two human beings but the dissolution of the relationship between myself, a human being, and a corporation.

These questions about the way I process my pain and grief  around my separation, left me to wonder and ponder what was going on in me that I could not get over what had happened. This left me to analyze what really did happen and why I should feel so hurt by a business, a corporation.

First, I drew little distinction between the corporation and the human beings that were steering the ship, driving the organization. In my experience, the voices on the phone, the fingers typing the emails were human and not corporate.

Second, I had given, over several years, a lot of my energy, passion, skill and devotion to this company.  I had given my human LIFE force to this corporate organization. Again it never felt like I was involved with a company but with a group of people. I felt I was involved with other human beings. I felt that all was friendly and that I could be vulnerable and continue to operate in my human way, rather than in the defenses of a hard-shelled corporate and very inhumane manner.

Last, I look at what really happened. All of it was business and I simply could not see that the humans I was dealing with could disengage from their money driven pursuit to get to a heart driven pursuit. The humans and the corporate zombies could not be separated. My defenses as a human were compromised and I simply had to close up and wall myself off from the corporate onslaught.

In the face of the dissolution of our once tender relationship, I had to defend myself in the most silent ways. I was threatened, by the other – my former partner, with all of the corporate defenses. These including law suits, the forfeiture of my daily income and finally the threat of unending bullying and threatening if I ever spoke or wrote of the experience that I had with this small and ultimately very predatory and dangerous corporation.

This is the crux of the whole experience for me. That these PEOPLE, fellow HUMAN BEINGS, could not act like the human beings that they looked like; however, instead stayed in their corporate, financial and money driven pursuit. This organization that spoke of spirit, this organization that spoke of heart, this organization that spoke of human integrity and human healing was ultimately unable to operate from a heart centered model and shifted to, what was for me, a rather vicious and hurtful, greedy corporate model.

I wonder to this day what happened to the humans that were involved in the operations of this business. These humans had touched me, showed themselves to me in truly human forms. Part of the hurt and the great sense of fracture in this very painful separation is that the humans disappeared and were replaced by vacuous and dangerous zombie like human forms that were simply robots of American Corporate culture.

So, back to the question, “when will I be over this”?  I don’t think I ever will.

The experience, this rather ugly corporate divorce, has ingrained in me a wariness and deep felt skepticism of corporate culture. The experience has taught me that indeed, corporations are NOT human. This wariness and skepticism has me super vigilant as I work to operate in a heart centered world rather than in a corporate and money centered world.

Everyday this scar that is in me, poses to me the question and offers me the challenge… “Can you live your HUMAN life, and carry on your HUMAN business in life, from a HEART centered model?”

I have determined in my musings and in my stumbling through life that it is my greatest pleasure and my wildest dream to live my life fully from my heart. It is my profound desire to treat each and every being that I encounter in the most humane, kindly, compassionate and loving way that is within me.  -♥-

Here I am everyday bringing forward, my very human SWEET JUICY HEART.

BE well! and Blessed BE! Glad to have a FAERIE name that fits.

SWEET JUICY HEART - www.phillipcoupal.ca

SWEET JUICY HEART – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

 

Today World AIDS Day. December 1, 2013

Waking up to feeling like the MISFIT that I am. Realizing and knowing that I don’t really fit in, I don’t really belong and I never have. Even in the groups and organizations that I felt like I belonged to and was a part of for so long I realize now that I was simply too different to fit in.

For a long time I felt that being so different was a problem. Being so different made me an outcast and undesirable. Something is different today. Something inside of me has changed.  Something is different and I am finally, after cresting past middle age, realizing that all the stuff that makes me so different and such a MISFIT is actually what makes me myself. I don’t have to be a victim of this MISFIT, QUEERNESS.

Today I feel powerful and I can actually let all that QUEER ENERGY and all that sense of not belonging feed my POWER and my SENSE OF SELF. This is the place where I can make that QUEER MISFIT, into a BEING that is FIERCE and BOLD and full of the wholesome richness of life and love. I do not have to be afraid, ashamed or guilty that I am so different. I can bring that BIG, BOLD and FIERCE, QUEER out into the world and some good and kind and gracious LOVE into the community that I am a part of. 

I finally able, at this point in my life, to look at myself and feel good about what I have done and what I am doing. What is that you ask? What are you doing?

What I am doing with my life these days is creating a space, a community that welcomes and embraces all that is diversity in men who LOVE men. The Awaken Studio is that physical place. A space and place for men to come together and be a part of. A part of what we can create together, a part of what we each put in and a part of what we will each take away. An urban space and downtown place welcoming all of the energy of not belonging. An open, welcoming and hospitable place where men can bring their queer energy.  This queer spirit can be focused and channeled and sculpted  into creating community,events and gatherings for all men who love men.

Check out the Queer Heart Talking Circle, a gathering for all queers and all men who are willing to dedicated themselves and create a safe, welcoming and honouring environment. A gathering where men who love men can come together and share their Queer Heart and LOVING Gay Spirit.

For more information about the Queer Heart Talking Circle gatherings contact Phillip and the Awaken Studio at: phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

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

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

Awaken Studio + Phillip Coupal + Counselling + Coaching + Bodywork Toronto, Ontario Canada

Events March 2013

  • Sunday March 3

Heart Jam – Sharing Circle for Men

Sharing and witnessing shine your heartfelt light in a welcoming circle of men.

Share from your heart in a caring environment. Witness the hearts of men.

Be prepared to be seen, heard and witnessed with kindness and compassion.

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto PWYC http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Heart Jam  March 3 2013  7:00pm to 9:00 pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Heart Jam
March 3 2013
7:00pm to 9:00 pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Wednesday March 6

LIFE Force – Creative Source – Salon Series

Body Aware – Body Alive

Explore self touch and pleasure in a small group men dedicated to their body, their pleasure and their awareness of their sexy queer spirit.

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $25.00 preregistration only at http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force - Creative Source Body Aware - Body Alive March 6 2013  7:00pm to 10:00 pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force – Creative Source
Body Aware – Body Alive
March 6 2013
7:00pm to 10:00 pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Thursday March 7

LIFE Force Movement for Men

Awaken Kundilini, Chi and Life Force energies in your body.

Breathe, Move and Meditate into an expanded sense of self.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $10.00 preregistered $20.00 at the door http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force  Movement for Men March 7 2013  7:00pm to 8:30 pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force
Movement for Men
March 7 2013
7:00pm to 8:30 pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Saturday March 9

Exquisite Connections for Men

A full day of exploration, experiment and education, massage, tantra and touch techniques to enhance pleasure in the body.

9:30pm to 6:30 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $150.00 http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Exquisite Connections for Men Discover Pleasure in the Body March 7 2013  10am to 7pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Exquisite Connections for Men
Discover Pleasure in the Body
March 7 2013
10am to 7pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Sunday March 10

Men 4 Men Touch Exchange

This gathering for men delivers the opportunity to give and receive full bodied touch, with a group of like hearted men. Explore elements of Taoist Erotic Massage and erotic genital touch. Find new paths to a full bodied expression of pleasure.

1:00pm to 6:00 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $45.00 advance $55.00 at the door http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Men 4 Men Touch Exchange March 10 2013  1pm to 6pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Men 4 Men Touch Exchange
March 10 2013
1pm to 6pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Wednesday March 13

LIFE Force – Creative Source – Salon Series

Queer Spirit – Gay Soul

Come out and share your story in a group of whole hearted men.

Examine the question:

What it is like Living as a Gay Man in a Hetero-Normative World”

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $25.00 preregistration only at http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force Creative Source Queer Spirit - Gay Soul March 13 2013  7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force Creative Source
Queer Spirit – Gay Soul
March 13 2013
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Thursday March 14

LIFE Force Movement for Men

Awaken Kundilini, Chi and Life Force energies in your body.

Breathe, Move and Meditate into an expanded sense of self.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $10.00 preregistered $20.00 at the door http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force  Movement for Men March 14 2013  7:00pm to 8:30 pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force
Movement for Men
March 14 2013
7:00pm to 8:30 pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Wednesday March 20

LIFE Force – Creative Source – Salon Series

Touch Explorations for Men

Join in an exploration of Sensual, Erotic and Sexual Touch. What are the experiences that you would like to have? What discoveries would you like for your body? What explorations would you like to have for yourself to have a vibrant and balanced sex life? Sex Education like you have never experienced.

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $50.00 preregistration only at http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force Creative Source Touch Explorations March 20 2013  7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force Creative Source
Touch Explorations
March 20 2013
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Thursday March 21

LIFE Force Movement for Men

Awaken Kundilini, Chi and Life Force energies in your body.

Breathe, Move and Meditate into an expanded sense of self.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $10.00 preregistered $20.00 at the door http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force  Movement for Men March 21 2013  7:00pm to 8:30 pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force
Movement for Men
March 21 2013
7:00pm to 8:30 pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Special Full – Weekend Event

  • Saturday and Sunday March 23-24

Experiential Embodied Erotic Explorations for Men – Anal Touch

This weekend workshops bring a fresh and up-to-date approach to Sex Education, Conscious Eroticism and Body Awareness. Explore anal touch in a safe, sane, playful and uplifting environment. Interview required before registration.

10:00am to 7:00 pm both days – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $250.00 advance $300.00 at the door http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Experiential Embodied Erotic Exploration for Men Anal Touch Weekend  March 23 and 24 Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Experiential Embodied Erotic Exploration for Men
Anal Touch Weekend
March 23 and 24
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Wednesday March 27

LIFE Force – Creative Source – Salon Series

Creative Artistic Expression

Explore and create an Erotic Self Portrait. No Artistic experience is required, simply a curiosity and willingness to explore your erotic self. We will capture this self in an artistic media. Come OUT and introduce yourself to your Erotic Nature.

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $50.00 preregistration only at http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force Creative Source Expansive Expression March 27 2013  7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force Creative Source
Expansive Expression
March 27 2013
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Thursday March 28

LIFE Force Movement for Men

Awaken Kundilini, Chi and Life Force energies in your body.

Breathe, Move and Meditate into an expanded sense of self.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $10.00 preregistered $20.00 at the door http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force  Movement for Men March 28 2013  7:00pm to 8:30 pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

LIFE Force
Movement for Men
March 28 2013
7:00pm to 8:30 pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Newly Added

  • Friday March 29

Men 4 Men Touch Exchange – Special Edition Good Friday

This gathering for men delivers the opportunity to give and receive full bodied touch, with a group of like hearted men. Explore elements of Taoist Erotic Massage and erotic genital touch. Find new paths to a full bodied expression of pleasure.

Don’t feel yourself to be a part of the Crucifixion Scene? Come out and explore your desire for touch in a pleasurable and uplifting environment.

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto $45.00 advance $55.00 at the door Limited to 12 participants. http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Men 4 Men Touch Exchange Special Holiday Edition March 29 2013  1pm to 6pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Men 4 Men Touch Exchange
Special Holiday Edition
March 29 2013
1pm to 6pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

-♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥–♥-

  • Sunday March 31

Heart Jam – Sharing Circle for Men

Sharing and witnessing shine your heartfelt light in a welcoming circle of men.

Share from your heart in a caring environment. Witness the hearts of men.

Be prepared to be seen, heard and witnessed with kindness and compassion.

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto PWYC http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Heart Jam  March 31 2013  7:00pm to 9:00 pm Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Heart Jam
March 31 2013
7:00pm to 9:00 pm
Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Next up on the schedule for the Awaken Studio

November 9, 10 and 11 – weekend event.

Experiential Embodied Erotic Exploration – Taoist Erotic Massage

Genital Massage for Men – Experimenting with the flow of Erotic Energy in the body when stimulated thru full body touch

This is a great starting point for the Sexual Healing Journey.

Join the adventurous group of men on this voyage into the physical, erotic and spiritual body.

Friday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

For more information contact Phillip at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

November 18 – afternoon event

Men Touching Men – Monthly Touch Exchange

Join a heartfelt group of men as they explore erotic and sensual touch

Offered monthly this small group of men gathers to experiment with sensual energy

Explore the place where erotic energy and a sense of well being are joined

Sunday afternoon 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

For more information contact Phillip at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Continuing Events at the Awaken Studio

Continuing at the studio are the regularly scheduled Life Force for Men events:

Wednesday evening – Life Force Create Source – Erotic Education 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Thursday evening  – Life Force Movement for Men 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 
Please visit my Website at http://www.phillipcoupal.ca , contact me by phone at: 416-557-7312 or email at: phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Experiential Embodied Erotic Exploration - Toronto

Experiential Embodied Erotic Exploration

Awaken Studio - Life Force for Men

Awaken Studio – Life Force for Men

 

Busy days as I promote and put into the public view the new offerings of: Exploratory Erotic Events at the Awaken Studio

The most exciting of course are the monthly Weekend Events.

  • Experiential Embodied Erotic Exploration – Anal Touch in October 26, 27, 28
  • Experiential Embodied Erotic Exploration – Genital Touch in November 9, 10, 11
  • Experiential Embodied Erotic Exploration – Multi Orgasmic Experience November 30, December 1, 2

There also Sunday afternoon touch exchanges each month

  • Men Touching Men – October 14
  • Men Touching Men – November 18
  • Men Touching Men – December 16

Weekday Evening events offered Wednesday and Thursday

  • LIFE Force – Movement – Exploring Breath Movement and Meditation – Thursday Evenings
  • LIFE Force – Creative Source – Exploring erotic portraiture through visualization and artistic expression – alternating Wednesday Evenings
  • Erotic Education – Exploring sensual awareness and well-being through peaceful touch – alternating Wednesday Evenings

All this as I continue to see and work with

  • Counselling – Clients – Individuals and Couples
  • Coaching – Clients – Individuals by phone and in person
  • Bodywork – Clients – Individually exploring Erotic Education and Sacred Intimacy

For information or to book an introductory session for any of these services please contact me at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca or call me at 416-557-7312

Awaken Studio

Awaken Studio
Awaken LIFE Force – Awaken Kundalini – Awaken CHI

September News Update for Phillip Coupal and the Awaken Studio

Life Force, Kundilini, Chi, these are energies that we need to nurture, stimulate, grow and embody. At the Awaken Studio the offerings for September and for the Fall of 2012 focus on this Life Force Energy. There are many new offerings for the fall including evening and weekend events.

September offerings and NEW opportunities for the Fall of 2012

NEW

Life Force Movement – Thursday Evenings

Starting September 20th with Paul Galloro and Phillip Coupal

The first of the Fall 2012 evening offerings will begin on Thursday September 20th. We will be opening a series of evening sessions that will focus on Breath, Movement and Visualization. Life Force Movement will be offered from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. The offering is 90 minutes of focused and facilitated Breathing, Movement and Visualization. I have teamed up with Paul Galloro to offer this event. The fee for these 90 minutes sessions will be $15.00 each and you can purchase a block of 10 sessions for $120.00. This is not a drop in event, prior registration is required. Please visit my website for details and information or email me at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

NEW

Life Force Creative Source – Wednesday Evenings

Starting September 26th

The second offering will begin Wednesday September 26th. This Awakening of Creative Source session will be an adventure and experiment delving into the artist within. As a group and as individuals we will play with drawing and painting. The evening’s sessions will utilize Breath and Sound to access the source for creating spirited expression through artistic media. Offered on alternating Wednesdays the sessions will run from 6:30 until 9:30. The fee for these 3 hour sessions is $35.00 (materials supplied). If you would like to attend this event please email me to let me know. Please visit my website for details and information or email me at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Adult Education – Erotic Explorations – Wednesday Evenings

Offered on the alternate Wednesday evening is the ongoing Adult Education Class that is designed to help educate men about their bodies and their bodies response to Erotic stimulation and Sexual Energies.

NEW

Erotic Embodiment – Taoist Erotic Massage – Weekend Event

Offered September 21, 22 and 23

In addition to these ongoing evening offerings I am also offering NEW weekend work and play shops. The first of these weekend events is taking place on September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. This Experiential workshop will explore Taoist Erotic Massage and the Embodiment of Erotic Energy. Welcoming all men into the exploration of our bodies the event is offered in a playful, honouring and safe environment to explore full body touch, breath, and full bodied experience of erotic energy. The fee for this weekend workshop is $250.00 for the event. If you are interested and would like to register please email me at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Monthly Massage Exchange – Sunday September 16th

The Monthly massage exchange is scheduled for Sunday September 16th. Make sure to give yourself the time to join together with whole hearted men willing to be in the moment as we playfully explore as a group the delight of Erotic and Sensual pleasures of the body. This afternoon exploration of touch keeps in mind the premise that: PLEASURE CAN BE HEALING. If you would like to register for this event email me at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

 

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“The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” ~ Randy Komisar

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Fall 2012 – Awaken Studio Offerings Facilitated by Phillip Coupal

 

September 2012

Wednesday September 5thAdult Education 6:30 to 9:30

Sunday September 16thMassage Exchange 12:30 thru 6:30

Wednesday September 19thAdult Education 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday September 20thNEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

 

NEW– Weekend Event

Erotic Embodiment – Taoist Erotic Massage

Friday September 21st, Saturday September 22nd and Sunday September 23rd

7:00 pm to 10 pm on Friday and 9:00 am thru 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

 

Wednesday September 26thNEWCreative Source 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday September 27thNEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

 

 

October 2012

Wednesday October 3rdAdult Education 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday October 4thNEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

Wednesday October 10thNEWCreative Source 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday October 11thNEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

Saturday October 13th Exquisite Connections 9:30 thru 6:30

Sunday October14thMassage Exchange 12:30 thru 6:30

Wednesday October 17thAdult Education 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday October 18thNEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

Wednesday October 24thNEWCreative Source 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday October 25thNEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

 

NEW – Weekend Event

Erotic Embodiment – Anal Touch

Friday October 26th, Saturday October 27th and Sunday October 28th

7:00 pm to 10 pm on Friday and 9:00 am thru 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

 

Wednesday October 31stAdult Education 6:30 to 9:30

 

 

November 2012

Thursday November 1stNEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

Wednesday November 7thNEWCreative Source 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday November 8th  NEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

 

NEW – Weekend Event

Erotic Embodiment – Taoist Erotic Massage

Friday November 9th, Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th

7:00 pm to 10 pm on Friday and 9:00 am thru 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

 

Wednesday November 14thAdult Education 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday November 15th  NEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

Saturday November 17th Exquisite Connections 9:30 thru 6:30

Sunday November 18thMassage Exchange 12:30 thru 6:30

Wednesday November 21stNEWCreative Source 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday November 22ndNEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

Saturday November 24thConscious Kink 9:30 to 6:30

Wednesday November 28thAdult Education 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday November 29th  NEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

 

NEW – Weekend Event

Erotic Embodiment – Full Body Multi Orgasm

Friday November 30th, Saturday December 1st and Sunday December 2nd

7:00 pm to 10 pm on Friday and 9:00 am thru 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

 

 

December 2012

 

NEW – Weekend Event

Erotic Embodiment – Full Body Multi Orgasm

Friday November 30th, Saturday December 1st and Sunday December 2nd

7:00 pm to 10 pm on Friday and 9:00 am thru 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

 

Wednesday December 5thNEWCreative Source 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday December 6th  NEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

Wednesday December 12thAdult Education 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday December 13th  NEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

Saturday Decemebr 15th Exquisite Connections 9:30 thru 6:30

Sunday December 16thMassage Exchange 12:30 thru 6:30

Wednesday December 19thNEWCreative Source 6:30 to 9:30

Thursday December 20th  NEWLife Force Movement 7:00 to 8:30

 

 

LIFE FORCE

Phillip Coupal and Awaken Studio LIFE Force Events

 

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NAMASTE

Phillip

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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

 

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When asked this morning what excites me in my life…

  • The JOY that I feel every morning when I wake up! ♥ 
  • The gratitude that I feel every morning when I discover that I am breathing! ♥
  • The bliss that I feel every morning when I choose to LIVE the next moment fully! ♥

YES! ♥ Oh yes, there were other thoughts that flew into my head but the simple JOY of waking up was what resonated in my heart!

Sunrise

 

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My little tale for the day…

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Once upon a time in a great castle, a Prince’s daughter grew up happy and contented, in spite of a jealous stepmother. She was very pretty, with blue eyes and long black hair. Her skin was delicate and fair, and so she was called Snow White. Everyone was quite sure she would become very beautiful. Though her stepmother was a wicked woman, she too was very beautiful, and the magic mirror told her this every day, whenever she asked it.

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the loveliest lady in the land?” The reply was always; “You are, your Majesty,” until the dreadful day when she heard it say, “Snow White is the loveliest in the land.” The stepmother was furious and, wild with jealousy, began plotting to get rid of her rival. Calling one of her trusty servants, she bribed him with a rich reward to take Snow White into the forest, far away from the Castle. Then, unseen, he was to put her to death. The greedy servant, attracted to the reward, agreed to do this deed, and he led the innocent little girl away. However, when they came to the fatal spot, the man’s courage failed him and, leaving Snow White sitting beside a tree, he mumbled an excuse and ran off. Snow White was all alone in the forest.

Night came, but the servant did not return. Snow White, alone in the dark forest, began to cry bitterly. She thought she could feel terrible eyes spying on her, and she heard strange sounds and rustlings that made her heart thump. At last, overcome by tiredness, she fell asleep curled under a tree.

Snow White slept fitfully, wakening from time to time with a start and staring into the darkness round her. Several times, she thought she felt something, or somebody touch her as she slept.

At last, dawn woke the forest to the song of the birds, and Snow White too, awoke. A whole world was stirring to life and the little girl was glad to see how silly her fears had been. However, the thick trees were like a wall round her, and as she tried to find out where she was, she came upon a path. She walked along it, hopefully. On she walked till she came to a clearing. There stood a strange cottage, with a tiny door, tiny windows and a tiny chimney pot. Everything about the cottage was much tinier than it ought to be. Snow White pushed the door open.

“l wonder who lives here?” she said to herself, peeping round the kitchen. “What tiny plates! And spoons! There must be seven of them, the table’s laid for seven people.” Upstairs was a bedroom with seven neat little beds. Going back to the kitchen, Snow White had an idea.

“I’ll make them something to eat. When they come home, they’ll be glad to find a meal ready.” Towards dusk, seven tiny men marched homewards singing. But when they opened the door, to their surprise they found a bowl of hot steaming soup on the table, and the whole house spick and span. Upstairs was Snow White, fast asleep on one of the beds. The chief dwarf prodded her gently.

“Who are you?” he asked. Snow White told them her sad story, and tears sprang to the dwarfs’ eyes. Then one of them said, as he noisily blew his nose:

“Stay here with us!”

“Hooray! Hooray!” they cheered, dancing joyfully round the little girl. The dwarfs said to Snow White:

“You can live here and tend to the house while we’re down the mine. Don’t worry about your stepmother leaving you in the forest. We love you and we’ll take care of you!” Snow White gratefully accepted their hospitality, and next morning the dwarfs set off for work. But they warned Snow White not to open the door to strangers.

Meanwhile, the servant had returned to the castle, with the heart of a roe deer. He gave it to the cruel stepmother, telling her it belonged to Snow White, so that he could claim the reward. Highly pleased, the stepmother turned again to the magic mirror. But her hopes were dashed, for the mirror replied: “The loveliest in the land is still Snow White, who lives in the seven dwarfs’ cottage, down in the forest.” The stepmother was beside herself with rage.

“She must die! She must die!” she screamed. Disguising herself as an old peasant woman, she put a poisoned apple with the others in her basket. Then, taking the quickest way into the forest, she crossed the swamp at the edge of the trees. She reached the bank unseen, just as Snow White stood waving goodbye to the seven dwarfs on their way to the mine.

Snow White was in the kitchen when she heard the sound at the door: KNOCK! KNOCK!

“Who’s there?” she called suspiciously, remembering the dwarfs advice.

“I’m an old peasant woman selling apples,” came the reply.

“I don’t need any apples, thank you,” she replied.

“But they are beautiful apples and ever so juicy!” said the velvety voice from outside the door.

“I’m not supposed to open the door to anyone,” said the little girl, who was reluctant to disobey her friends.

“And quite right too! Good girl! If you promised not to open up to strangers, then of course you can’t buy. You are a good girl indeed!” Then the old woman went on.

“And as a reward for being good, I’m going to make you a gift of one of my apples!” Without a further thought, Snow White opened the door just a tiny crack, to take the apple.

“There! Now isn’t that a nice apple?” Snow White bit into the fruit, and as she did, fell to the ground in a faint: the effect of the terrible poison left her lifeless instantaneously.

Now chuckling evilly, the wicked stepmother hurried off. But as she ran back across the swamp, she tripped and fell into the quicksand. No one heard her cries for help, and she disappeared without a trace.

Meanwhile, the dwarfs came out of the mine to find the sky had grown dark and stormy. Loud thunder echoed through the valleys and streaks of lightning ripped the sky. Worried about Snow White they ran as quickly as they could down the mountain to the cottage.

There they found Snow White, lying still and lifeless, the poisoned apple by her side. They did their best to bring her around, but it was no use.

They wept and wept for a long time. Then they laid her on a bed of rose petals, carried her into the forest and put her in a crystal coffin.

Each day they laid a flower there.

Then one evening, they discovered a strange young man admiring Snow White’s lovely face through the glass. After listening to the story, the Prince (for he was a prince!) made a suggestion.

“If you allow me to take her to the Castle, I’ll call in famous doctors to waken her from this peculiar sleep. She’s so lovely I’d love to kiss her!” He did, and as though by magic, the Prince’s kiss broke the spell. To everyone’s astonishment, Snow White opened her eyes. She had amazingly come back to life! Now in love, the Prince asked Snow White to marry him, and the dwarfs reluctantly had to say good bye to Snow White.

From that day on, Snow White lived happily in a great castle. But from time to time, she was drawn back to visit the little cottage down in the forest.

7 Dwarfs and Snow White - January 20127 Dwarfs and an Awakening - January 2012

 

and on we GO! That word “ON” was very carefully chosen… Onward hoooo

Everything is full of contrast… light and dark, soft and hard, floating and still, fast and slow…

Finding the middle is a challenge and fun… The only thing that is not contrasted is the forward motion. I am moving ahead and there is nothing that indicates one step forward and two steps back.

ZOOM ZOOM

I can’t wait to see what happens with all of the movement.

Contrast + Motion - Rome 2009