Breath and Body Kundalini Meditation for Men with Phillip Coupal at the Awaken Studio Toronto

  • Tuesday Evenings
  • Opening Session of Winter/Spring Session
  • Session Number 1
  • March 11
  • This session continues on Tuesday Evenings until May 13

A weekly gathering to share Breath, Meditation and Silence with men.

This meditation experience will focus on relaxing and stress relieving exploration through breathing exercises and a mindful meditation practice. All men are welcome.

Register for ten Sessions Beginning March 11 ending May 13
Pay only $17.50 per session with your $175.00 payment

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

The 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 practices. There is a washroom onsite.

Please email Phillip for information about dropping in or if you want to reserve a space for the 10 week segment.

Namaste

email: phillip@phillipcoupal.ca
website: http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Naked-Yoga-for-men-Awaken-Studio-Toronto

“It is reported that Kundalini awakening results in 
deep meditation, enlightenment and bliss. 
This awakening involves the Kundalini physically
moving up the central channel to reside within
the Sahasrara (7th) Chakra above the head. 
… Many systems of yoga focus on the awakening
of Kundalini through meditation
pranayama breathing, the practice of asana 
and chanting of mantras. In physical terms, 
one commonly reported Kundalini experience 
is a feeling like electric current 
running along the spine.”
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Naked Yoga for Men with Andy Sinclair at the Awaken Studio Toronto

  • Opening Session of Winter/Spring Session
  • Session Number 1
  • March 13
  • This session continues on Thursday Evenings until May 15

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. All men are welcome.

Register for ten Sessions Beginning March 13 ending May 15
Pay only $17.50 per session with your $175.00 payment

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

The sessions will be held on Thursday 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.

Please email Phillip for information about dropping in or if you want to reserve a space for the 10 week segment.

Namaste

email: phillip@phillipcoupal.ca
website: http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Naked-Yoga-for-men-Awaken-Studio-Toronto

Naked Yoga for Men Toronto Winter/Spring 2014 Session March to May - http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Naked-Yoga-for-men-Awaken-Studio-Toronto

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Awakening the heart and spirit of men to the peace and surrender of masculine erotic power.

Awaken Studio - A welcoming, safe and supportive environment for all men,
to explore erotic and sexual experience, through exploratory education,
experimentation, play and willing curiousity.

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.

Men transform and ascend to a state of  powerful, peaceful, joyful, and ecstatic transcendence.

Awaken Studio
270 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
 
416-557-7312
phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

 

Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto, ON Canada   416-557-7312 phillip@phillipcoupal.ca www.awakenstudiotoronto.com   The erotic is the nurturer or nursemaid of all our deepest knowledge. ~ Audre Lorde

Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto, ON Canada 416-557-7312 phillip@phillipcoupal.ca http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com The erotic is the nurturer or nursemaid of all our deepest knowledge. ~ Audre Lorde

The erotic is the nurturer or nursemaid of all our deepest knowledge. ~ Audre Lorde

Awaken Studio
270 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
416-557-7312
phillip@phillipcoupal.ca
http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com
The erotic is the nurturer or nursemaid of all our deepest knowledge. ~ Audre Lorde
Awaken Studio 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto, ON Canada 416-557-7312 phillip@phillipcoupal.ca www.awakenstudiotoronto.com The erotic is the nurturer or nursemaid of all our deepest knowledge. ~ Audre Lorde

Awaken Studio
270 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
416-557-7312
phillip@phillipcoupal.ca
http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com
The erotic is the nurturer or nursemaid of all our deepest knowledge. ~ Audre Lorde

Kama Sutra Pleasure Journey – Awaken Studio – July 2014

Website

 

Kama Sutra Pleasure Journey Awaken Studio July 2014 http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Kama-Sutra

Kama Sutra Pleasure Journey Awaken Studio July 2014 http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Kama-Sutra

Awaken Studio

February 2014 Event Update

Highlights:
Sunday February 9 – Queer Heart Talking Circle 

Visit the Queer Heart Talking Circle web page

Sunday February 16 – Men 4 Men Touch Exchange – Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage

Visit the Awaken Studio Touch Exchange web page

Monday February 17 – Pleasure QUEST – Play Day 

Visit the Awaken Studio QUEST Play Day web page

Ontario Family Day Holiday weekend
Check out the special offer for subscribed members to the website, email Phillip at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Friday February 21 – Queer Heart – Explore Community – Gather 

Visit the Queer Heart – Community Gathering Potluck web page

Sunday February 23 – Men 4 Men Touch Exchange – Sensual Experience – Tantric Exploration

Visit the Awaken Studio Touch Exchange web page

All the details:
Awaken Studio On Line Event Update February 2014

Men Touching Men with Heart -♥-  in the Heart of Downtown Toronto

Awaken Studio programs and events for men who love men www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio programs and events for men who love men http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Phillip Coupal wants to set sexuality free

Published Mon, Jan 20, 2014 2:08 pm EST

From Daily xtra Toronto Sex and Sexuality Awaken Studio in xtra Daily

Phillip Coupal wants to set sexuality free…

The owner of Toronto’s Awaken Studio uses erotic massage and tantric exploration to help queer men explore their sexuality

I have known Phillip Coupal for barely two hours when I find myself browsing through his collection of leather jackets, high heels and a variety of flogging tools. Coupal smiles and laughs as he demonstrates his favourite, a black faux-fur whip, on my arm. A massage table sits in the middle of his studio, which is decorated with Coupal’s own artwork and an array of eccentric ornaments, including a wooden penis sculpture and a full-sized St Andrew’s cross. Behind cupboard doors, visitors can find neatly labelled bins containing ropes and ties, a few wooden spoons and more dildos than the average imagination knows what to do with.

Regardless of what his collection might suggest, Coupal’s work at Awaken Studio , located at 270 Carlaw Ave, seeks to take the focus and emphasis off sex and create a safe, pleasurable environment for queer male individuals, couples and groups to explore their sexuality.

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.”

Clothes are removed at the beginning of these five-hour group seminars, which usually consist of about 10 people. Coupal welcomes the tension that accompanies stripping down with a group of strangers. “Being naked makes everyone equal because clothing takes away from who we are as sexual beings,” he says. “We as a society are not educated that it’s natural to be sexual.”

Coupal says that there is sometimes a misconception about what takes place at his studio. His practice’s goal is not to contribute to the unattainable standard that the queer male community is presented with, but rather to teach his visitors to come as they are and accept themselves. “Sex sells. Naked sells. Communication is different,” Coupal says. “The focus is on the whole body to be an organism of sexual pleasure.”

Sexual pleasure definitely makes its way into the seminars. During “play days” at Awaken Studio, guests are put into pairs for 20 minutes to experiment with their own sexual desires. One activity has partners take turns filling in the blanks in the sentence, “For my pleasure, I would like you to ___________.”

“The biggest thing people take away is asking for what they want and not giving what they think they should be giving,” he says.

However, Coupal also works with clients who keep their clothes on during their time at his studio. He says his role fills Toronto’s need for a bodyworker that isn’t all about sex, but he also describes himself as a counsellor, sex coach and educator.

Coupal holds a certification in life skills from George Brown College and has worked as a counsellor since 2005. He became a coordinator for Body Electric School, which offers workshops in personal growth, eroticism and consciousness, but after leaving his position to host his own seminars, he was able to open Awaken Studio in January 2012.

The Queer Heart Talking Circle is a new monthly session Coupal is offering to queer males who feel isolated from the “big gay world.” The circle held its first meeting at Coupal’s studio on Jan 12, and he says the group is already looking forward to its next meeting, on Feb 9 at 1pm.

The eight members will be seeing Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary at Buddies in Bad Times as part of their plan to go on cultural outings in the queer community. Coupal looks forward to new members joining the circle, and says, “This is about building community right here in the city. It’s open to the queer world; everyone is welcome.”

Phillip Coupal at the Awaken Studio Toronto www.awakenstudiotoron

Phillip Coupal at the Awaken Studio Toronto
http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Open yourself to a Sensual Experience with Tantric Exploration for Men

Sunday January 26, 2014

Come to the Awaken Studio – Explore and Discover 

Enjoy a sensual exploration of you body as you give and receive sensual and full bodied touch. Explore the principles of Pleasure as a Healing Source.

For more information about this event contact Phillip at: phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

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Men 4 Men – Sensual Touch and Tantric Exploration
Afternoon Erotic Experience for Men
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Gather together with a group of adventurous erotic explorers.
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Open yourself to the pleasures and sensual qualities of your body.
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Welcome yourself into a full-bodied erotic experience guided from a Tantric perspective.
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Charge and nourish yourself with the energy of your desire.
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Create a sense of knowledge and power based in the feelings of your body.
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Mutual and consensual touch, in an uplifting and honouring environment.
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Enjoy the simple pleasure of pleasure.
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Give and Receive in a heartfelt expression of touch.

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Registration
To register on line please subscribe and join the website.
 
Touch exchanges are offered several times per month. 
Although there are no prerequisites for this group an introduction with Phillip is required. 
phillip@phillipcoupal.ca
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Details
  • 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Awaken Studio
  • 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto
  • Limited to 16 participants
  • Fee $45.00
  • Interview and Registration required
  • Information contact Phillip at: phillip@phillipcoupal.ca
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There is a practice of Breath Work, Body Awareness and Conscious Heartfelt Touch. Each exchange is offered on a weekend afternoon and is held in the comfortable, well equipped and private space provided by the Awaken Studio. 

Spaces are limited this group is limited to 16 participants.

If you are curious about this group and would like to have more information before you register please email and let me know your questions, comments or concerns at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Sensual Experience with Tantric Exploration. Treat yourself to the delight and pleasure of your body. www.phillipcoupal.ca

Sensual Experience with Tantric Exploration. Treat yourself to the delight and pleasure of your body. http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Something happens when a group of men get together and touch one another. This creates, for me, an opening to the Magic.

When men get together and touch one another and dwell, if only for a few minutes, in their pleasure and desire, magic can happen. It seems as if for a micro-secod the universe opens up.

This something is like magik to me. I feel so blessed and blissed to be a part able to offer and manifest these groups where men come together and get real. The get in the now of their body and they let themselves feel the power and connection that is within themselves to be a part of their desire.

Something happens when a group of men get together and true to tehemselves and real with others.

This is something like magik to me. I leave these groups with a sense of reassurance and feel so very grounded in my love of humanity. Each time I leave one of these events I feel like living my life more fully and more joyfully. It helps that I just completed a group, cleaned up the studio and made my way home. I am left with a sense of openness and delight. LOVE

The next event is on January 26th at the Awaken Studio. Men 4 Men Sensual Touch with Tantric Exploration

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

 

Men Touching Men – Intimate Exploration with full body touch.

Join in Groups of men touching men. Gather in a safe, honouring and uplifting environment.

Celebrate your Erotic and Sensual Self.

January to May 2014 Join in with a group of explorers creating intimacy, feelings of connectedness and well being.

Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20

Sensual Touch with Tantric Exploration on the 4th Sunday of the month.

  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27

More about these events on the website at: Men 4 Men – Afternoon Touch Exchange

Intimate Erotic Touch Exchange for Men - Toronto

Intimate Erotic Touch Exchange for Men – Toronto

Information – Questions – Registration contact Phillip at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

Not up for touch and want to explore your queer sides…
Join the Queer Heart Talking Circle meeting at the Awaken Studio every second Sunday of each month.

  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
Queer Heart Talking Circle - Awaken Studio - Toronto MORE? phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

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

Not up for touch or talk and want to be in the presence of men

Join in Naked Yoga for Men meeting 8:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Awaken Studio

  • Tuesday Evening Check for availability
  • Thursday Evening Check for availability
Naked Yoga for Men at the Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca Men Touching Men

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

Namaste – Blessed BE

Awaken Studio programs and events for men who love men www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio programs and events for men who love men http://www.phillipcoupal.ca