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Sacred Saturdays

Yin, Yang & Beyond
The Sacred Dance of Intimacy
With Yourself & Others

Featuring Special Guest Jim Benson

Date: Saturday, February 4th, 2006
(Please arrive a bit early so we can start on time)
Where: Pacific Cultural Center,
1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Donation: $25/person (sliding scale to $15)
No pre-registration, no experience necessary. Just drop in.
Please arrive early so we can start on time

About This Month's Event
Every person, whether man or woman, has both masculine (Yang) and feminine (Yin) qualities. These qualities arise from the lifeforce energy that manifests uniquely in each of us. Join Michael Pooley and special guest Jim Benson at this very special Sacred Saturday, where we'll explore both inner and outer aspects of Yin & Yang... and beyond! Through meditation, dialog, movement, music, and inter-personal interaction, we'll immerse in the dynamic dance between our Yin & Yang aspects of self. We'll examine how, when balanced and in harmony, these aspects can guide us through life as an integrated whole. Expect to experience a taste of who you are beneath the layers of personality and gender. All are welcome. No experience required. We look forward to seeing you there.

About Jim Benson
Jim Benson has participated in and facilitated men’s groups for the last 13 years, including the most established David Deida-based men’s group in the Bay area. His Awakened Masculine groups have helped numerous men embody who they are more fully ( Jim brings a deep toolkit to his work with both men and women: energy healer in private practice; contact improvisation dancer and teacher; facilitator for emotional release work; and over 20 years on a path dedicated to conscious awakening. Jim has led SkyDancing Tantra workshops internationally with Margot Anand. He has co-authored two books and is a former world champion professional athlete. For more information, visit Jim's website at

Volunteers Needed to Create Sacred Space
We're always in need of volunteers to help set up and/or take down the sacred space we create for each Sacred Saturday event. Of course, volunteers get to attend the evening for free, often join us afterwards for a late meal, and will be invited to our annual Holiday Gratitude Party. To volunteer, please call (831) 457-6535 or email

About Sacred Saturdays
Each Sacred Saturday is unique, drawing from various traditions such as Tantra, meditation, yoga, Buddhism, Sufism, Native American, dance, chant, and other paths to help us connect with ourselves and each other from a place of presence, awareness, and aliveness. Each monthly evening provides the opportunity to participate in a special Tantric Puja (sacred ritual) that may involve movement, music, breath practice, energy work, dance, chanting, active and still meditations, guided visualization, communication practices, and other ways to honor and celebrate our bodies, hearts, and spirit. Practices and rituals may be done alone, with a partner, or as part of the whole group. We strive to create an environment that is safe, respectful, and comfortable for those coming alone or as a couple, those coming for the first time, and those who want to build an ongoing community of people devoted to cultivating sacredness and joy in life.

The Art of Ecstatic Love
Michael Pooley, Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher®
P.O. Box 66307, Scotts Valley, CA 95067-6307
Phone: (408) 309-0962 | Email:

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