Yin, Yang & Beyond
With Special Guest Presenter Jim Benson
Saturday, June 4th, 2005
(Please arrive a bit early so we can start on time)
1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Donation: $15 - $25 sliding scale.
No pre-registration or experience necessary, just drop in.
This Month's Event
Are you ready for a relationship breakthrough? A positive shift in
how you experience yourself, your partner, and the world? Marilynne
& Michael invite you to join Jim Benson in the dance of exploring
your inner feminine (yin) and masculine (yang) natures. Expect to
gain a powerful, embodied understanding of yourself as a sexual being,
greater compassion for the opposite gender, and tools to take with
you to integrate your experience into daily life. All are welcome.
No experience required. Come dressed to move! We look forward to seeing
Jim Benson 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. He has participated in and facilitated men's groups since
1990, and his Awakened Masculine groups have helped numerous men embody
who they are more fully (www.awakenedmasculine.com). Jim has led SkyDancing
Tantra workshops internationally with Margot Anand, and he and Margot
co-created the groundbreaking week-long workshop The Yin and Yang
of Sexual Ecstasy. He has co-authored two books and is a former
world champion professional athlete. For more information, visit Jim's
website at www.awakenedmasculine.com.
Needed to Create Sacred Space
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 in
December. To volunteer, please call (831) 457-6535 or email email@example.com.
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.