Phillip Coupal

Counselling + Coaching + Bodywork

Awaken Studio Toronto

 
 

 
 

April 6, 2020 - Response to Coronavirus - COVID-19 

From Phillip Coupal at the Awaken Studio - Toronto

April 6, 2020


The VIRTUAL SPACE of the Awaken Studio is OPENING day by day

as

The PHYSICAL SPACE of the Awaken Studio is CLOSED until further notice


Today we are moving into the 4th week of the physical space of the Awaken Studio being closed. Although the doors are locked there is a whole world of activity taking place inside.

Can’t Go OUTSIDE? – Go INSIDE!

Assuring the Awaken Studio Survives

The first of these activities has been to assure that the Awaken Studio will be able to continue on from within the physical space that has become our home and the sanctuary for the deep and resonant work that takes place within the welcoming and safe environment of the physical space.


Creating a New Virtual Environment

The second activity has been to explore, experiment with and create new ways to communicate and present the work that takes place at the Awaken Studio. Again we have had to consider safety for our guests and to ensure that the formats and environments for our work can accommodate the sense of calm, peace and safety that we work to provide.


New Ways to Present the Work

The third is to begin to present classes and events that the Awaken Studio has hosted for the past 10 years. This has been a complex and challenging step as we negotiate the oblique and sometimes frustrating world of technology. We have overcome as best as possible and have begun to create a new presence that allows for safety and physical distance as we all shelter in place.


There are a few resolutions that I have come to in the face of meeting the challenge of this new platform.

  • 1.    Resolve that all presentations are FREE of Charge
The primary concern is that patrons and participants can feel welcome and safe no matter what their circumstance. All presentations will be free and without charge for all who will allow themselves to be available and attend. This resolution is supported enthusiastically by the men who lead and share their practices within our community. All we ask is that you register in advance, to agree to be on time and remain with the class through its presentation. To register all you need to do is provide a little bit of contact information and your date of birth and age. The rest is free and there is no need for any sort of financial payment or purchase.
  • 2.    Resolve that EVERYONE is able to Participate
Secondary concern is that everyone can participate. The GOOGLE platform that we chose is available for any combination of audio and video presentation. Participants can participate via any internet connection and for audio only participants can use a regular land line telephone or a cell phone that is does not have a camera,

    The NEW Journey into the work of the Awaken Studio

    Group Sessions

    Taking Place Now

    All information submissions and registrations via email at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

    • Thursday Evening - Naked Yoga with Will
    8:00 pm Thursday evenings 90 minutes
    Audio and Video format
    Check – in 10 minutes prior to the start
    Closing & Questions-Comments Feedback 10 minutes from the end.
    Presented Weekly
    All you need is your body and a space for your body to move around in.
    • Sunday Afternoon - Queer Heart Talking Circle
    1:00 pm Sunday afternoons 120 minutes
    Audio and Video format
    Check – in 10 minutes prior to the start
    Closing & Questions-Comments Feedback 10 minutes from the end.
    Presented Weekly
    All you need is time and your ears and your voice.
    • Tuesday Evening - Breathe - Body and Peace with Andy
    8:00 pm Tuesday evenings 60 minutes
    Audio format
    Check – in 10 minutes prior to the start
    Closing & Questions-Comments Feedback 10 minutes from the end.
    Presented Weekly
    All you need is your body and a space for your body to rest comfortably

      Coming in the next seven to ten days

      All information submissions and registrations via email at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

      • Wednesday Afternoon – Peaceful Mind
      2:00 pm Wednesday afternoons 90 minutes
      Audio and Video format
      Check – in 10 minutes prior to the start
      Closing & Questions-Comments Feedback 10 minutes from the end.
      Presented Weekly
      All you need is your body and a space for your body to rest comfortably.
      • Saturday Afternoon – Mindful Self Pleasure
      1:00 pm Saturday afternoons 90 minutes
      Audio and Video format
      Check –in 10 minutes prior to the start
      Closing & Questions-Comments Feedback 10 minutes from the end.
      Presented Every Other Week
      All you need is your body and a space for your body to move around in.
      You might consider some lube and a towel.
      • Saturday Afternoon – Chakra Moving Meditation
      1:00 pm Saturday afternoons 90 minutes
      Audio and Video format
      Check –in 10 minutes prior to the start
      Closing & Questions-Comments Feedback 10 minutes from the end.
      Presented Every Other Week
      All you need is your body and a space for your body to move around in.
      • Thursday Afternoon – Shamanic Breathwork
      2:00 pm Thursday afternoons 60 minutes
      Audio and Video format
      Check – in 10 minutes prior to the start
      Closing & Questions-Comments Feedback 10 minutes from the end.
      Presented Weekly

      All you need is your body and a space for your body to move around in.

      Individual Sessions

      Taking Place NOW

      Individual Counselling and Coaching Sessions

      All work with Individual Clients in Counselling and Coach sessions is continuing.

      All sessions are free of financial charge. All sessions are by prearranged appointment. All sessions are delivered via either telephone or video conference. If you wish to book an appointment please contact Phillip at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

      Coming in the next ten to fourteen days

      Individual Erotic Sexual Healing Journey Sessions

      This very individualized style of bodywork will take place via audio and video conferencing. All sessions are free of financial charge. All sessions are by prearranged appointment. All sessions are delivered via either telephone of video conference. If you wish to book an appointment please contact Phillip at phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

      As always!

      I am eternally grateful to the many health care workers who are on the front lines working unceasingly, and with dedication managing this pandemic as they care for those of us who have become unwell. 

      I wish you all, wellness, love, peace and support as we all get through these uncertain and uneasy times together, even in our isolation and separation.

      If you have any questions or need further information please contact me via email at: phillip@phillipcoupal.ca 

      Please take a breath with me, please continue to breath and take exquisite care of yourself and all those around you.

      All the best.

      Phillip

      Phillip Coupal

      Counselling + Coaching + Bodywork

      Sex Coaching + Sacred Intimacy + Erotic Education

      Facilitated Groups Exploring Embodied Erotic Experience

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      Telephone: 416-557-7312

      Email:phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

      Web: www.phillipcoupal.ca

      Awaken Studio

      276 Carlaw Avenue, Upstairs, Unit 217B

      Toronto, Ontario Canada M4M 3L1

      Map: Google Map Carlaw North of Queen

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      All Bodywork Sessions and Groups at the Awaken Studio are limited to those 19 years old and over.
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      for any experience that might be unlike anything before.

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