Posts Tagged ‘Joyful living’

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.

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Wise Men Sharing - a Wisdom Circle for ALL Men

Wise Men Sharing – a Wisdom Circle for ALL Men

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

Amazing Weekend March 2 3 and 4 2018

Awakening at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Masculine and Feminine


It is NOT the task of Men
to become more Masculine
or more Godlike
or for Women
to become more Feminine
or find their Goddess Self.
That is the Old Paradigm.
It is for us all
to awaken Both
inside each and everyone of us.
Not as an androgyne…
a weak distillation of both
but as a deeply strong
deeply powerful
and fiercely lovingly
fully integrated whole.
It is the inner marriage
of both
that will raise both poles
to greatness
and as we do
our co-dependant structures
inherited from an outwardly dependent world,
simply fall away.
From deep inner connection
we call to us then
a Oneness of Being
that brings a Bliss
and deep love
leading to such compassion…
such deep love…
~ Pete Wilson

Balance - A Tantric Practice Awaken Studio Toronto

Balance – A Tantric Practice Awaken Studio Toronto


January 2017

Program listings and events at the Awaken Studio Toronto

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.

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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


Coming UP at the Awaken Studio Toronto – September 19 to October 2

Celebrating the JOY of LIFE and EXPRESSION

Orgasmic Energy Exploration for Men

Explore Erotic Expression – Practice Orgasmic Yoga

Season opens September 7th at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Register online at:…

Awaken Studio
Celebrating Season 10
Wednesday Evenings
Explore Erotic Expression


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