Osho Meditation and Brunch
September 27, 2009,
The Tantric teacher Osho developed a series of Active Meditations to work well with humans in modern
society. Active, or moving meditations, involve vigorous breathing, through which the mind/consciousness expands and the body
becomes more alive, vibrating with energy and allowing the release of accumulated stress. Some of the meditations we've done
in this series include Osho's Kundalini meditation, his Chakra Breathing Meditation, Steve & Lokita Carter's Chakra Wisdom
meditation, and the Quantum Light Breath. No prior experience needed; instruction will be provided. Each person attending
is encouraged to participate at the level of their personal comfort. Following the meditation, we will share food and conversation.
Please arrive by 9:45 and be prepared to start the meditation no later than 10:00 a.m. Dress comfortably and bring
and food to share. Potluck concludes at 12:30. Free event; love offerings accepted. RSVP requested by Saturday
evening - call 612-396-0226. Held at a house in south Minneapolis; location and directions given upon RSVP.
Let your Feminine Fountain Flow
Friday, October 2,
Immerse yourself in the fascinating knowledge of the G-spot - the "hidden gateway" to deeper
love and intimacy. Understand the mystery of its orgasm and the G-spot's ultra-feminine expression: the joy of female ejaculation.
The G-spot orgasm and the elixir of female ejaculate offer a deep physical release and emotional bliss. In the
Friday night co-ed lecture, female ejaculation's ancient history, as well as its modern scientific studies, are woven together
with pictures and short video clips. Deborah Sundahl's extensive experience with this subject will not only fascinate you,
but answer any questions you may have about the G-spot or female ejaculation.
The G-spot's unique ability to express
love serves as a signpost toward more loving connection with Self and partner. The G-spot is truly the physical, emotional
and spiritual source of the Sacred Feminine. When you participate in the lecture and workshop, you will experience her cup
of overflowing, effortless love. Please join Deborah in celebrating her gifts.
Deborah Sundahl is the foremost
pioneer and expert in female ejaculation and the G-spot. She is the author of Female Ejaculation and the G-spot (Hunter House,
2006). Her 22 years of groundbreaking contributions to this field include a line of videos titled: the Female Ejaculation
Sex Education Series. which Deborah produced and hosts. She lectures and gives workshops in the U.S., Germany, France and
England, and has taught thousands of men and women how to integrate the G-spot and female ejaculation into their erotic lives.
She continues to be a spokesperson for female sexuality and an advocate for sex education.
Price: $30. Location:
Ms. LaVie's School of Loving Arts, south Minneapolis. For more information and to register, call 612-396-0226 or write to
Let your Feminine Fountain Flow Workshop
Sunday, October 4, 2009, noon
yourself in the fascinating knowledge of the G-spot?the "hidden gateway" to deeper love and intimacy. Understand
the mystery of its orgasm and the G-spot's ultra-feminine expression: the joy of female ejaculation.
In the four-hour
women-only workshop, women will get to experience how to find, see and feel the G-spot. This is a deeply moving and precious
experience that will serve each woman for the rest of her life. From this base of experiential knowledge, a luscious and flowing
feminine fountain becomes easily accessible.
In both lecture and workshop, we will discuss one of the largest
obstacles to female ejaculation: letting go. Too many women have shut down their sexuality, and too many marriages have failed,
because the urge to ejaculate feels like the urge to pee ? the last thing any woman wants to do during sex. Just as often,
this urge to ejaculate expresses itself as an "uncomfortable" feeling during sex, greatly diminishing a woman?s
erotic pleasure. Whether conscious of female ejaculate's urge or not, the result is the same: a boxed-in, dwindling sexuality
that begs to be uplifted and released.
Lastly, discover why the physical, emotional and spiritual heart of women's
sexuality and women's erotic being resides in her G-spot. Understand why integrating the G-spot and female ejaculation into
your love life will activate the intimacy that women crave, while offering deeper pleasure.
Deborah Sundahl is
the foremost pioneer and expert in female ejaculation and the G-spot. She is the author of Female Ejaculation and the G-spot
(Hunter House, 2006). Her 22 years of groundbreaking contributions to this field include a line of videos titled: the Female
Ejaculation Sex Education Series. which Deborah produced and hosts. She lectures and gives workshops in the U.S., Germany,
France and England, and has taught thousands of men and women how to integrate the G-spot and female ejaculation into their
erotic lives. She continues to be a spokesperson for female sexuality and an advocate for sex education.
Must attend the preceding Friday night lecture. Price: $75. Location: Ms. LaVie's School of Loving Arts, south Minneapolis.
For more information and to register, call 612-396-0226 or write to contact us.
Held every 2nd Saturday
Ecstatic Dance, also called trance dance, is a form of active meditation that uses the idea of dance as a symbolic language
of the psyche which can initiate healing, activate visionary experiences, and create latered states through rhythm and movement.
Come to One Yoga, be inspired by the music provided and join others for an evening of ecstatic dancing that is
free of judgment and instruction. We transform the studio into sumptuous temple space and create a safe circle that facilitates
deep connections with self and others and expression of feelings through movement and sound.
Each event begins
with 15 minutes of warm-up, followed by a brief opening circle in which participants are invited to state their intentions
for the evening, and then over an hour of silent free-form dancing. Dancers can share their experiences in a closing circle
during the last 20 minutes.
7:00-10:00pm. One Yoga, A Non-Profit Studio, 2100B Lyndale Ave S. Admission is $10.
You may want to bring water and a towel - sweating encouraged! Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Puja, a Ceremony of Connection
With Amrita Grace
Friday, June 5, 2009, 7:30-9:30pm
"Puja", in eastern cultures, is the act of showing reverence
to a god/goddess or another aspect of the divine through ritual. In western culture, puja involves expressing reverence for
Spirit by connecting with other human beings who are seen as embodying the cosmic energy of Spirit. Puja takes place in sacred
space with a background of meditative world music. Through a facilitated process involving a series of largely nonverbal interactions,
you are invited to see the divine in the person before you and to feel that your own deeper self is truly seen. Each connection
opens and closes with a "Namaste", which is the essence of the entire event ~ the divine in me honors the divine
This Puja will be co-facilitated by Apollo and by special guest teacher Amrita Grace, visiting from Maui. Amrita is a High Priestess and a Certified Spiritual Sexual Educator
with the Divine Feminine - Awakened Masculine Institute in Maui, Hawaii.
The Puja is open to singles or couples, and to any gender
or orientation. All boundaries will be gracefully honored. Dress comfortably, and colorfully if you like. Cost is $25 per
person or $40 per couple. (You do not have to be a committed couple to obtain the discount; just register together for the
reduced rates.) Participants are requested to refrain from using scented body products or drinking alcohol prior to the event.
Contact Apollo with questions or to RSVP, by calling 612-720-5722 or writing contact us. The Puja will be held at The Center for Harmonious Living, at 12201 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka. Click for Map
An introduction to Sacred Sexuality (Tantra 101)
June 6, 2009, 9am-5pm
Learn the basic principles and practices of sacred sexuality (tantra) in this one-day
workshop for people curious about bringing more awareness to their lives and connecting more deeply in their relationships.
There will be instruction, group discussion, individual contemplation and sharing as Candessa explains the importance of breath and moving energy and how they facilitate connection
to our sensual and sexual essence. Learn how to create sacred space for calling in your Inner Beloved whether you are single
or in a relationship. All boundaries respected; no nudity.
Cost: $125/person or $200/couple. RSVP is required
by Friday, June 5 at 6pm - contact Apollo at 612-720-5722 or by email at contact us. (You do not have to be a committed couple to obtain the discount; just register together for the reduced rates.)
Location: The Center for Harmonious Living, at 12201 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka. Click for Map
Soul Breathing introductory workshop
with Robert Winn,
founder of Spirit in Motion
Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 6:30-9:30pm
The way we breathe is the way we
live. We are vibrational beings, energetic instruments of great subtlety and power, alive in a sea of light, sound and silence.
The way we vibrate affects us on every level of our being.
When we breathe fully and consciously we raise our
bio-electric vibration. We increase the flow of prana, the primordial life force, throughout our cells and our emotional,
mental and spiritual bodies. We also let go of our resistance to this life force as we take in a full, open breath.
Our thoughts, our emotions, our bodies, and our souls respond to the movement of prana through the flow of our breath. Prana
transmutes and creates permanent resolution and integration of our suppressed energies and effectively heals major areas of
By changing our breath, we change our vibration: we heal ourselves. By opening the breath, blocks
are released and energy flows. Prana vibrates the places in our body where the flow of energy is blocked. By releasing the
blocks, we promote the changes that will not only bring us back into healthy balance, but also activate our latent DNA.
Essentially we are rewiring our body to be able to run more universal energy. When we channel more energy with clear
intention, we manifest more easily and effectively. We feel more connected and can live our lives from a soul level.
Cost is $60, or $45 in advance (by paypal or check). Contact Candessa with questions or to RSVP, by calling 612-396-0226
or writing contact us. Payment must be received to guarantee a space. For more information on Robert Winn and his work, please go to http://web.mac.com/rjwinn/Spirit_in_Motion/Home.html.
Connecting with the Inner Beloved
Led by Apollo
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
What are we looking for in love? What do we need from others, and
what do we need from ourselves? How can we create a sense of completeness in ourselves, so that our relationships become a
place of divine connection and play instead of grasping?
Each of us carries an inner lover, someone who knows
us completely and loves us without reservation. We don't always see or feel this lover, so we project him or her out onto
the people around us, with varying results. This workshop is an opportunity to understand the unique nature of your inner
beloved, using voice dialogue and Shamanic Astrology, and to really feel and understand the connection within you.
Apollo is a shamanic minister with Venus Rising, a graduate of the Sedona Temple School of
Temple Arts, and a member of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School. He's especially interested in the ways we can use archetypes
to tap into deeper resources within our Selves.
This is an evening class, from 7:30 to 10pm. Cost is $25. Contact
Apollo for any questions or to RSVP, by calling 612-720-5722 or writing firstname.lastname@example.org. For the astrological component, please include the date, time, and location of your birth.
The Divine Feminine Unfolding
A series of weekends
Are you ready to awaken to the
abundant, divine, orgasmic Goddess energy that is always available to you?
Do you want to feel more sensuous and
Are you looking for ways to create more intimacy and deeper relationships?
Within the safe sacred circle that is created in this series, women work through sexual trauma
and old conditioning and learn to open their hearts to new energies that are empowering, healing, and transformative. Through
the archetype of the Sexual Priestess, you connect your sexuality with the sacred, thus bringing more meaning and depth to
all aspects of life and relationships. This workshop helps women fully activate and integrate these subtle yet powerful energies
and discover the joy and juiciness of the inner feminine fully expressing Herself.
Weekends: November 8-9; December
6-7; January 17-18; TBD in February View Flyer for more information
27th Annual Women and Spirituality Conference, Mankato
Workshops by Candessa Hadsall:
Wholistic Sexuality: A New Vision
Session I, 1:30-3:00,
and Session II, 4:00-5:30 pm, on Saturday, October 11.
This workshop presents a new philosophy that re-integrates
our sexuality with our selves and our world, in an empowering paradigm of pleasure, passion and possibilities. It describes
how this new wholistic paradigm honors the power of our sexuality and emphasizes the importance of healthy sexual expression
and sexual freedom. It also explores the need to release the shame and guilt that have been imposed on us by the current culture
so that we can accept and encourage a revolution in our systems of sexual beliefs, values and attitudes. The essential concepts
of Wholistic Sexuality are interspersed with fun and easy exercises to embody the concepts. People who are ready to open to
the possibility that sexuality can be a powerful force of energy, growth and healing, as well as an ecstatic source of pleasure
and joy, will learn ways to integrate this new paradigm into their lives.
Goddess Spot Massage and Its Role
in Sacred Sexual Healing
Presented by Candessa Hadsall and Deborah Sundahl. Offered during Session III, 9:00-10:30
am, and Session IV, 11:30 am ? 1:00 pm, on Sunday, October 12.
One of the most healing practices for women is
sacred spot massage, or healing the trauma of the womb by the use of hands-on techniques. These techniques assist women to
move through and release the wounds and pain of past sexual trauma that are stored as memories in the tissues of the pelvic
region and genitals. The G-spot, or female prostate, is the literal heart of the sacred Feminine. Once old memories are healed
and released, women can begin to experience the sensations of incredible love and deep spiritual connection that come from
the G-spot and are the birthright of all women. Initial steps in this unique healing process begin with understanding the
G spot: it location, its anatomy and integrating this organ into our sacred erotic lives. The presenters will highlight a
few basic techniques for bringing sensation and energy back to the genital area through breathing and movement and end with
a guided visualization.
Transform your Body Image
Thursdays, January 17,
24, and 31, 2008
Learn to love your divine essence and delight in the temple that is your body. 3 sessions explore
energies connecting body, mind, spirit including the healing powers of sexuality and sensuality. For women only. 6:30-9:00
Sexual Fitness for Men and Women
stronger abdominal, lower back and pelvic floor muscles contribute to improved sexual response, higher energy and greater
happiness in relationships. One session, $35. 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Held every other month on a Saturday
evening (in 2007).
Sacred Saturdays are opportunities to connect with ourselves and each other in a place of
presence, awareness, and aliveness. Surrounded by beautiful temple space created for this occasion, and nourished by the presence
of like-minded people, you are invited to an evening of conscious communication, sacred celebration, dancing and fun. Moving
meditation and grounding starts at 7:30, followed by a sharing circle, a short presentation on Tantra, and group dancing for
the rest of the evening. People new to Tantra are invited to an optional presentation, "An Introduction to Tantra"
from 7:00-7:30 p.m.
One Yoga Center, 2100B Lyndale Ave S. $15/person.
Winter Solstice Celebration - Chant, Drum, and Dance
Friday, December 21, 7:30pm-late
you'll join us to celebrate the season by honoring this time of darkness and light, transformation and rebirth with sacred
song, ancient rhythms, and joyful movements! This celebration at the One Yoga center (2100B Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis) goes from 7:30 to 9:30, and costs $20.
Following that, everyone is invited to Ms. LaVie's place to socialize over a little wine and cider. When we feel called,
we will go into the backyard and create a ritual over a fire in the new firepit. You can bring for burning in the fire any
writings, etc. that you wish to burn in the fire to let go of for moving into the New Year, or anything that you wish to release
to the Universe in hope of manifesting in the New Year. There will also be paper available so that you can create those things
just before the fire begins.
The ritual will focus on the energies of the Goddesses that are affecting this current
Solstice and New Year and may end in a Spiral Dance! Any ideas you have for what you want to see in the ritual are welcome
ahead of time or at the beginning of the ceremony.
Please bring drums and rattles and adorn yourself with festive
clothing. Wear your boots to tromp in the snow in the backyard and wear a warm coat and gloves so that you can be outside
for awhile. Any small snacks such as cheese and crackers or chips and dip are also appreciated. Our main drinks will be cranberry
juice, hot cider and red wine.
Call Ms. LaVie at 612-396-0226 for further information or directions.
Awakening Your Sexual Priestess
3 weekends, October-December
The priestess is the one who connects us to our sexual nature. Our inner sexual priestess connects our sexuality with the
sacred, giving our sexual relationships more meaning and depth. In the environment of a safe, sacred circle of women, participants
discover the joy and juiciness of the inner feminine fully expressing herself. Women who are firmly grounded on a spiritual
path and who have taken the initial steps on their healing journeys come away rejuvenated and revitalized.
This course will be facilitated by Anyaa
McAndrew, and will occur over the weekends of October 6-7, November 10-11, and December 8-9. Ms. LaVie will hold an introductory
session on September 29.
Sacred Sexuality Study Group
Held on 2nd Wednesdays each month (currently on hold)
The Sacred Sexuality Study Group is for anyone interested in learning more about sacred sexuality
and tantra. This on-going group is designed to offer support to individuals and couples who want to incorporate sacred principles
and activities into their daily lives and relationships. Each group will offer teachings on enhancing the sacred nature of
sensuality and sexuality through such things as creating sacred space and ritual, practices to improve bodily health, breathing
and moving life force energy, connecting to Spirit, divine dance, and much more. There will be home play exercises designed
to bring teachings into everyday reality. Cost $15.
Female Ejaculation and the G-Spot with Deborah Sundahl
Friday, July 27, 2007, 7pm
Lecture by Deborah Sundahl, followed by group discussion
G-spot is the female prostate. All women have one, as do all men. Therefore, women can ejaculate. Learn how this wonderful
female fountain flows and the part it plays in healthy sexuality and orgasm. Sex educator Deborah Sundahl, the leading expert
on female ejaculation and a pioneer in women's sexuality since 1983, presents a lecture, followed by discussion, on the famous
G-Spot and how it works.
Advance registration required by calling Ms.
LaVie's School of Loving Arts at 612-396-0226 no later than noon on Friday, July 27. $30 at the door. Write to contact us with any questions.
For more information on female ejaculation and
Ms. Sundahl, go to www.isismedia.org.
Woman Awakening Workshop
with Kimala Kai and Candessa Hadsall
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Dive deep into the mysterious territory of the feminine self and move into 2007 as a full
and glorious expression of the Goddess within!
Ms. LaVie invites women
to shake off the winter cold and celebrate the emergence of spring in a day-long workshop that will leave you feeling refreshed
and renewed. Spring is a wonderful time to reclaim your inner beauty and awaken the sacred energies that are waiting to be
In a safe circle of women, experience your body in new ways and
feel a renewed sense of purpose. Kimala Kai, massage therapist, dancer, and movement instructor, will guide you to feel the
sensuous joy of being fully alive in your body through movement, dance and guided imagery. Candessa Hadsall, educator, sex
coach, counselor, and High Priestess, will share how to channel life force energy upward through your body to open your heart,
revitalize your body and connect more deeply with the Divine Feminine.
workshop will be held from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at a home in South Minneapolis. Cost is $65. Wear loose comfortable clothing; bring
a journal, an item for the altar, and food for lunch. Water and tea provided.
can register immediately to join this dynamic and empowering group for women by calling Ms. LaVie's School of Loving Arts,
612-396-0226. Advance registration required. Spaces are limited.
your Body Image
6, 13, and 20
Learn to love your divine essence and delight in
the temple that is your body. 3 sessions explore energies connecting body, mind, spirit including the healing powers of sexuality,
sensuality and self-pleasuring. Mondays 6:30-9:00 pm. $120.
LaVie's Presents: Enhancing Intimacy Through Positive Touch
Friday, April 7, 2006
An interview with Cuddle Party creator and relationship educator Reid Mihalko and a chance to explore ideas and classes
offered by Ms. LaVie's School on touch, intimacy, romance, and relationships.
Open to the public, free. 7:00-9:00 including interview, group discussion with questions and answers, and social
time for networking and meeting other interested individuals. 2388 University Avenue West, 2nd floor, St. Paul, MN.
Cuddle Party Facilitator Training
An intensive program designed to give people interested in conducting
Cuddle Parties the skills needed to create and lead powerful, transformative workshops, including official Cuddle Party events.
Whether you are new to running events for groups, or have been facilitating for years, this interactive, hands-on training
will provide you with the tools needed to enhance your confidence, create new depth in your presentations, and improve your
ability to relate with just about everyone.
$39/person. 3:00-6:30 p.m.
at 2388 University Avenue West, second level, St. Paul, MN. Handicap accessible.
Sexual Fitness for Men and Women
Thursday, November 9
from Sarah Tufveson-Doure and Ms. LaVie how stronger abdominal, lower back and pelvic floor muscles contribute to improved
sexual response, higher energy and greater happiness in relationships. $35. 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Understanding Romance: The Differences In How Men and Women Romance and What You Can Do To Feel Heard,
Understood, and Loved! (Bridging Romantic Differences)
Sunday, April 9, 2006
hear “I wish you were more romantic” from your partner? Or wonder how you can inject a little more enchantment
into your relationship? In this workshop for women and men, relationship educator Reid Mihalko will present key concepts for
romancing your lover and communicating what you want in ways your partner understands. Learn how men and women think about
romance differently, the top 4 romantic activities, how to add romance to your life without it feeling like a chore, and more.
Plus, participants will get to create a little romance of their own to take home!
$39/person, $70/couple. 2:00-4:30 p.m., 2388 University Ave, St. Paul.
First monthly meeting of individuals exploring concepts and values of sacred sexuality
Friday, April 14, 2006
Open to anyone interested in learning about the sensual-spiritual mysteries
and exploring deeper connections with self and others within sacred circle. Based on the teachings of BabaDez Nichols and
Anyaa McAndrew. 6:30 socializing, 7-9:00 p.m. ritual, information-sharing and discussion, and interactive exercises.
Holistic Approach To Human Sexuality
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Science and experience has proven that sexuality is a vastly complex and
compelling aspect of being human. Every human is a sexual being and yet sexuality remains shrouded in mystery. So many things
have transpired over the past 50 years and affected our perceptions of sexuality that a new paradigm is called for. This course
will discuss sexuality as an integral component of human development, on the same scale as the mind, the body, the emotions
and the spirit. It will explore how this new holistic paradigm brings sex back into connection with all the other aspects
of our ourselves and our lives in a way that honors the power of our sexuality and emphasizes the importance of healthy sexual
expression and sexual freedom.
6:00pm–9:00pm , 3 contact
hours. $57, Century College in Maplewood
Isn’t Enough……. Creating Sacred Space.
An event for both women and men.
For millennia, some cultures
have taught the cultivation of sexual love as an art, as a skillful spiritual practice. In the West, the separation of sexuality
from the other aspects of self has resulted in alienation from Spirit, from partners, and from oneself. The sexual revolution
brought about more freedom for sexual expression but lost the deeper meaning inherent in authentic sexual connection. This
presentation will focus on how individuals and couples can open to their divine natures, bring more passion into their relationships,
and reconnect with Spirit.
Fee $5 for non-members of TWMC, $3 for members.
Getting to Know Your Sexual Self
The introductory course is 4 weeks long and offered every month; size is limited to 10 people
per class. An adjunct optional session included in the package teaches the art of journal writing for personal growth. The
content of the introductory course allows students to talk about sexuality in a group setting. Following completion of this
course, participants register for one or more of 5 additional foundational level classes covering such topics as Communication
Skills, Boundaries and Self-Care. Classes are held in the evenings at a home in South Minneapolis. Cost for Feb series:
$199. View more information.
People who have completed the Introductory Course may then choose course work
from one or more tracks focusing on the ‘Loving Arts’. Each track lasts from 2-8 weeks and there must be a minimum
of 6 interested people for a track to be scheduled. Tracks to choose from include The Art of Building Health Relationships,
The Art of Sexual Healing, and The Art of Lovemaking, to name a few. Within each track there are three levels of classes that
start by concentrating on the individual, move to focusing on partnerships, and end by exploring universal love and Spirit
in relation to each Loving Art.
Relationships of Power, Love, and Freedom: February, 2006
Intimate Secrets of a Sexual Healer: Integrating Sexuality
and Spirituality. Evening Discussions for Men & Women, February, 2006
Explore sacred sexuality with Dr. Juliana Dahl, certified Tantra Educator, and deepen the intimacy of your
6:30-10:00 p.m., $25. For more information on Dr. Dahl, go to www.sacredsexyes.com
Find out about training to become a sacred sexual healer under the program
taught by Dr. Juliana Dahl
This event is free and open to serious students of sacred sexuality who are interested
in exploring the possibility of a training opportunity coming to the Twin Cities. 1:00-4:30 p.m.