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Sacred Saturdays

Yin, Yang & Beyond
With Special Guest Presenter Jim Benson

Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2005
(Please arrive a bit early so we can start on time)
Where: Pacific Cultural Center,
1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
: $15 - $25 sliding scale.
No pre-registration or experience necessary, just drop in.

About 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 you there.

About Jim Benson
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 ( 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

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 in December. 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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