Posts Tagged ‘Gratitude’

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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Men Explore Erotic Expression – Awaken Studio Toronto -♥- Sweet JUICY Heart -♥- Phillip Coupal

Wednesday Evening – Explore Tantra

for Men who LOVE Men 
Explore the Principles of Tantric Practice
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Please register before the event.
Explore Tantra for Men

  • September 14, 2016
  • October 19, 2016
  • November 9, 2016
  • December 14, 2016
  • January 11, 2017
  • February 8, 2017
  • March 8, 2017
  • April 12, 2017
  • May 10, 2017
  • June 14, 2017
  • July 12, 2017

 

Wednesday Evening – Explore Kinky PLAY for Men

Introducing the PLEASURE of KINK  
Develop SKILLS with Restraining PLAY
Develop SKILLS with Percussive PLAY
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Please register before the event.
Explore Kiny PLAY for Men

  • September 21, 2016 – Flogging and Spanking
  • October 26, 2016 – Full Body and Genital Rope Harness
  • November 16, 2016 – Flogging and Spanking
  • November 30, 2016 – Full Body and Genital Rope Harness
  • December 21, 2016 – Full Body and Genital Rope Harness
  • January 18, 2017 – Flogging and Spanking
  • January 25, 2017 – Full Body and Genital Rope Harness
  • February 15, 2017 – Flogging and Spanking
  • February 22, 2017 – Full Body and Genital Rope Harness
  • March 29, 2017 – Flogging and Spanking
  • April 26, 2017 – Full Body and Genital Rope Harness
  • May 17, 2017 – Flogging and Spanking
  • May 31, 2017 – Full Body and Genital Rope Harness
  • June 21, 2017 – Full Body and Genital Rope Harness
  • July 19, 2017 – Flogging and Spanking

Wednesday Evening – Explore Orgasmic Energy

Discover Orgasmic Yoga  
Develop an Orgasmic Yoga Practice
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Please register before the event.
Explore Orgasmic Energy

  • September 7, 2016
  • September 28, 2016
  • November 2, 2016
  • November 23, 2016
  • December 7, 2016
  • January 4, 2017
  • February 1, 2017
  • March 1, 2017
  • April 5, 2017
  • May 3, 2017
  • June 7, 2017
  • July 5, 2017

Information about any program or event please

contact Phillip at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Explore Tantric Practice at the Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Explore Tantric Practice at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Explore Kinky PLAY and BDSM practice at the Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Explore Kinky PLAY and BDSM practice at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

 

Explore Orgasmic Energy and Orgasmic Yoga at the Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Explore Orgasmic Energy and Orgasmic Yoga at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

For current information and registration visit: Explore Erotic Expression at the Awaken Studio Toronto

The JOURNEY to the Divine Masculine - Sacred Male Energy Events and Programs for Men who LOVE Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

The JOURNEY to the Divine Masculine – Sacred Male Energy
Events and Programs for Men who LOVE Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

 

 

 

 

Seeking the Divine Masculine

A Journey Towards 

Sacred Male Energy

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

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

Men 4 Men Touch Exchange – Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage – November 15, 2015

Words of the men this evening as they left the Awaken Studio.
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“Kindness…”
“Compassion…”
“A generous act of self love…”
“The beauty of emptiness…”
“Peace…”
“Gratitude…”
“The blessing of giving and the joy of receiving…”
“Joyful at being safe, respected and welcomed”
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From my SWEET Juicy Heart –

I believe that this is a pathway to peace. I am blessed to be such a lucky, lucky man having an opportunity to bring the practice of loving kindness and compassionate generosity to my community.

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JOY – More JOY – Always JOY

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Pathways to PEACE at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Pathways to PEACE at the Awaken Studio Toronto

The Awaken Studio

“Visitors can book part-day, full-day or weekend sessions with Coupal, which he describes as an “experiential embodied erotic exploration,” or attend structured group-touch exchanges, like “Taoist Erotic Massage” and “Sensual Touch and Tantric Exploration.””

Visit this piece by David Owen at Daily xtra

http://www.dailyxtra.com/toronto/news-and-ideas/news/phillip-coupal-wants-set-sexuality-free-77723

Coming to the Awaken Studio in the 2015/2016 Season

 BREATHGASIMS

– an Evening Exploration Set to Explore the POWER of Orgasmic Energy

Awaken Studio 2015/2016 Season The POWER of LIFE Force energy

Awaken Studio 2015/2016 Season The POWER of LIFE Force energy

Awaken Studio 2015/2016 Season The POWER of LIFE Force energy

Awaken Studio 2015/2016 Season The POWER of LIFE Force energy

Check the website Calendar for current and future events.

Contact Phillip for more information of to book your session phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

 

Ecstatic Path Weekend Experience for Men Fall 2015

Ecstatic Path Fall 2015
with William McMeniman and Phillip Coupal
Next offered October 9 to 11 2015

Playful Weekend Workshop Experiences for Men

Ecstatic Path Awaken Studio Fall 2015

Ecstatic Path Awaken Studio Fall 2015

Sex Education …like you have NEVER Experienced

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Phillip and HIS Kind… The search for… Community.

It feels like I have been searching all my life for a group that is like me.

I have decided to give up that search. I feel like I will never find that group. I feel that I will never find a group of men that will not want to make me change to be like them.

There has been a process involved with coming to the realization that I simply need to stay within myself.

The start of the process was the never ending feeling, thoughts and stories that I gave to myself and took into myself that there was something “WRONG” with me. This is an ever ingrained story that I have been taking and then placing on myself for all of my life. I felt as a young child that there was something “WRONG” with me. I did not want to play the way the other children played. As a teen ager and as a young man I felt that there was something “WRONG” with me. I did not want to socialize and “date” in the way that seemed acceptable. I wanted to be with others who were like me. The longing to be with those who thought like me began at this time of my life. I believe that it is in my teen years that I really began to feel that I was damaged and I was at this time that I began to really feel shame about who I was. As a young man I simply felt freakish and sought out others that were freakish. Our shared freakishness was never the same. I was simply comfortable to be together with another group that seemingly felt the same push back from the world around them. As I grew older I isolated more and more and felt more and more separate from the world around me. I was fortunate in that I had a great partner and we have had a wonderful life together. The separateness and difference became all the more evident to me as I grew older and I simply could not identify with the roles. The names, labels, the identities that the world put on me never seemed to fit, I continuously worked to fit and see if I could “morph” myself into an acceptable form. The cloak of shame had hardened into a shell of resistance to the world and to those that would push their identity onto me.

There have been many “morphs” in my adult life, as I would work in earnest and deliberate ways to change myself to fit the role that I thought would work best for me to fit into the place that I was at in my life. There has been a lot of pain and emotion in this desire and effort to simply “FIT” in. I have never “FIT” in.

Time now, with this latest foray into yet another world of men, to stop working, efforting and trying so hard to “FIT” in. It is finally time for Phillip to STOP searching. Finally time for Phillip to simply surrender to the fact that he is perfect just as he is.

For all my life I have never fit in. I am well beyond the middle of my life. It is time to rest assured in myself. Time to come out yet again as a builder of safety, a powerful being and a man full of the skills of life that make him able.

I have lots of experience as being and feeling safe, powerful and able. It is now time to build on these experiences of being, time to stand steadfast in my knowing that I am here to assist others in finding their own safety, their own power and their own ability.

I am curious about how this newfound energy and newfound sense of direction will work to build more safety, power and ability in the world around me, as I share my gifts and the truth and beauty of who I am with the world and the men that grace me with their presence in my life and in the community that I live in.

 

Taoist Erotic Massage for Men

A BODY Prayer

I am just home from delivering an afternoon of Taoist Erotic Massage for a group of men. The experience today was exhilarating and I found myself wondering what made a difference for me in the work that I offered today.

The first element was that the men who were there for this experience were: curious and willing. These men were resolute in their ability to address the individual concerns that brought them, powerfully diving into the experience where they would explore full bodied and genital touch with a group of other men. The courage and determination of these men was wonderful to see. I was inspired as these men came more fully into their bodies and became more of who they are as individuals and as human beings.

The second element of the afternoon was that the pace I took was slower than I have ever delivered. This slowness of pace brought forward a state of rich reverence with the men as they connected with each other. This state of reverence is an unusual place for men to be in. In everyday life outside of the Awaken Studio it is my experience, that men often: look and compare, look and objectify, look and diminish. Today was uplifting, without comparisons, without objectification and without diminishment. In this reverential experience of men connecting, looking and touching each other, the sacred quality of the body was delivered in ways that were mysterious and unknown. When men are able to look at each other and touch each other and stir erotic and sexual energies with each other, mystical and sacred energies begin to flow. Being in this energy was exhilarating for me, after the afternoon came to a close several of the men spoke of this exhilaration.

The third and most moving element of all is that there is a divine beauty in the men as they give and receive intimate and erotic touch. There is a section of the ritual where the back is touched and massaged. This is an introduction and way of introducing touch and breath and connection. The slow, gracious and graceful touch and connection between the men was beautiful and stirred passion. As the men circled further into a deeper place within themselves and with the fellows that they were touching and massaging, the beauty created a crescendo.  Today this beauty built, grew and spiralled into the heavens. This beauty became a prayer, an homagé, an adoration. As the afternoon unfolded the depth of beauty within the room and within the men intensified.

Today I felt inspired. I felt the need in me to deliver more and more and more of this intensely personal and totally relevant work with men. I felt the need in me to be more human with others, as I am more human with myself. I felt connected to these men and part of a community of lovers and men who were willing to the REAL with each other.

How and where and when does this happen?

Yes, you can travel to the far reaches of the earth in search of kindness and human connection. Yes, you can spend hundreds and thousands of dollars seeking community and relevance. Yes, you can be told and taught how to be gracious and graceful. Yes, you can escape the need for human connection by dwelling in the world of a smart phone. I say, WAIT! I say, don’t bother with all of that!

Get real, get connected, get into yourself. Come to an afternoon at the Awaken Studio and practice the human art of connecting and loving, being vulnerable and curious, willing and courageous and you can come away forever changed. You can come away from an afternoon and feel. Feel better about yourself. Feel more peaceful and deeply connected to yourself. Feel empowered to bring more of the beautiful and brilliant parts of yourself to: who you are, to a group of men and ultimately to the world.

I am enjoying the rich and vibrant feelings that I have from just now coming home having given myself an afternoon of praying to male bodies,  breathing in the richness of humanity, touching the divine and holding another man. All this from an afternoon at a Men 4 Men Touch Exchange exploring Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage at the Awaken Studio in Toronto.

Peace, Joy and LOVE

Phillip

 

There are many opportunities to practice touch and connect with other men.

Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage takes place on the 3rd Sunday of the Month.

Next presentations are:

·         October 19, 2014

·         November 16, 2014

·         December 21, 2014

·         January 18, 2015

·         February 15, 2014

 

Check the website for complete details at: http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Touch-Exchange-Phillip-Coupal-Counselling-Coaching-Bodywork-Toronto-Gay-Men

Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage at the Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

 

September 15 to 21-2014

Awaken Studio – Events and Programs for Men

Tuesday September 16
Naked Yoga for All Men
Stretch – Breath – Move – Surrender
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Wednesday September 17
Kinky PLAY for Men
Introduction to ROPE Harness
Experience – Develop – Skill
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Thursday September 18
Orgasmic Energy Explorations for Men
Orgasmic Yoga
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Friday September 19
Queer Explorations of Cinema
Queer Heart Cultural Gathering
The Normal Heart
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Saturday September 20
Exquisite Connections
– Develop your Erotic Awareness
– Increase your Sexual Senses
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday September 21
Men 4 Men Touch Exchange
Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Information and Registration at: http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

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Awaken Studio Toronto – Events and Programs for Men – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto - Events and Programs for Men - www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto – Events and Programs for Men – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto - Events and Programs for Men - www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto – Events and Programs for Men – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto - Events and Programs for Men - www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto – Events and Programs for Men – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto - Events and Programs for Men - www.phillipcoupal.ca

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