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Meditation Pathways

Meditation Mindfulness a practice
offered by Phillip Coupal
at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Scroll down to find a description of this service as well as

Registration and Schedule links for appointments and classes

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Meditation Mindfulness

Explore Meditation

for ALL Men 

at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Energetic Meditation Practice

Wednesday Practices

with Phillip Coupal

Meditation Pathways

 

Join into a group experience,

honouring individuals as they gather to explore pathways to peace, by practicing mindful meditation techniques.

As a group we seek to explore and become mindful and aware of the pathways and passage of chakra energies through the body.

We can also explore teqhniques of body awareness and our relationship to our body. Seeking through mindful awareness and focusing technique new paths to allow for a greater sense of well being. 

This class will practice acceptance of the present moment. There will be a short introduction to our technique of meditation.

We will communally lay the foundations for this peaceful exploration.

 

We will begin to explore pathways to greater awareness and acceptance of ourselves in the present moment as we allow the energies of our body to flow..

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Who are these classes for?

This class is presented for all levels, all ages

and body types. Those who register for this class will be willing to explore within a communty of like minded men. As a community we will beath, focus and softly become aware of the flow within our collective consciousness. Participants will be willing to practice this meditation technique while naked.

Explore - Attention

Awareness - Knowing

Embodiment

Flow Towards Mindfulness 

What are some of the benefits of these classes?

 

This class will gently benefit practitioners with a basis for a regular meditation practice. Together we will gather information and allow for a depth of acceptance to allow patience and understanding as we together create a loving connection with ourselves, our energies and the world we share. This is an ideal environment to explore community building and allow for a sense of connection internally as well as externally within the group.

Why we practice 

together as men:

As men we gather together to:

  • remind ourselves of our connection,

  • to draw ourselves from isolation,

  • to foster and explore the energy and strength that we have as men to bring loving and healing energy to ourselves, our community and the world as a whole.

Why we practice

together while naked:

Our reasons for practising while naked include:

  • practice shifting our focus inward

  • shift away from taking ourselves so personally

  • to practice giving our physical body freedom from judgement as we practice focusing our attention to the internal path to awareness.

Everyone's experience of practising while naked will be ever-changing and a chance for discoveries about ourselves.

Meditation Pathsways for Gay Men

Towards Mindfulness

This Meditation practice, specifically focused towards gay men and practicing while naked, might be a very difficult concept for some to grasp.

 

The Awaken Studio is an ideal place and space to bring this offering, of Gay Men Meditating together. The studio allows for freedom for their bodies and their spirits.

 

The fostering of community for men who love men and are of like heart and mind is formost as we move ino a world where isolation and separations are becoming the default.

I am happy to move into a new and peaceful direction supporting the inward journey as we practice a fuller experience of true embodiment.

Phillip Coupal - June 2021

Phillip Coupal

Awaken Studio Toronto

Meditation Pathways to Peace 

for ALL Men

Towards Midfulness

Wednesday Evening

Meditation Pathways - 60 minute

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Chakra Energy Flow

Explore Meditation

for ALL Men 

at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Energetic Meditation Practice

Welcome

 

All men are welcome to explore Meditation Pathways toward Consciuos Peace, at the Awaken Studio Toronto. 

Free yourself to treat yourself to an 
experience unlike any other in the city. 

Please bring your courage, your curiosity and your open beginners mind.

This practice is open to all men and the

Awaken Studio welcomes all DIVERSITY.

There is no experience qualification,

body shape or size restriction or

maximum age restriction.

Please be over 19 years of age

More about Meditation classes that are offered at the

Awaken Studio Toronto

"Meditation, focus and internal awareness is something that I have been working to practice for decades.

 

In the summer of 2019, I participated in a meditation group that disturbed me and at the same time inspired me to begin a regular practice of my own. My practice is free from many of the "RULES" and "STRICTURES" of many meditaiton practices that I have been a part of.

 

This new class at the Awaken Studio is an ideal opportunity to share with others technique and simple insights into deepening our awareness as we become mindful of our attention, our focus, and the energy we are emanating."

Phillip Coupal June - 2021

Class Schedule 

Meditation Mindfulness

Chakra Energy Flow

at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Healthy Practices for Male Bodies

 

Fall Session 2021

 

Classes are offered twice per month from 

September  29 to December 8, 2021

  • Wednesday - 60 minute class at 7:00 pm​

    • September 29

    • October 13

    • October 27

    • November 10

    • November 24

    • December 8

Fees & Passes

Purchase Single Classes 

& Passes On-Line

Single Classes are offered for:

In-Person attendance

Multi Class Passes are offered for

In-Person attendance

24 Class Pass holders will attend

In-Person at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Sorry there are no offerings as an On-Line LIVE Video Conference of these Wednesday classes.

FEES

 

In Person attendance at the

Awaken Studio Toronto

Mindful Energy Meditation 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Ecstatic Breathwork 8:30 to 9:30 pm

In Person - 60 Minute Class

  • Single Class fee is $30.00

  • 3 Class Pass fee is $75.00

or $25.00 per class

  • 6 Class Pass fee is $135.00

or $22.50 per class

  • 12 Class Pass fee is $240.00

or $20.00 per class

Combination of:

Gay Men Meditating 7:00 to 8:00

and Ecstatic Breathwork 8:30 to 9:30

In Person - 12 Class Pass

  • 12 Classes over 12 weeks is $240.00

On-Line Distance attendance via

LIVE Video Conference

Sorry there are no offerings for an online version

of these energy classes.

Practicing

 

Kindness

Compassion

Grace

 

Kindness, compassion, grace and conscious construction of community are basic tenants of the Awaken Studio Toronto. It is our practice to exist in the world living from a place of gracious and radical acceptance.

 

If for some reason you are unable to pay for the services offered by Phillip Coupal or

the Awaken Studio in Toronto we will do our

best to create an accommodation for your need.

Although classes can not be free of any financial exchange, the Awaken Studio and Phillip are always open to negotiation.

 

If you are under employed, unemployed or suffering from a financial hardship and you wish to attend, we will do our very best to create an accommodation made for you. Mutually agreed and negotiated in a kind and understanding manner.

 

Please be kind you yourself and make sure to contact :

Phillip for more information. 

phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

All you have to do is ASK!

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Recommended Reading

Mindfulness for Beginners

Reclaiming the presnt moment - and your life

Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Issue at Hand

Essays on Buddhist Mindfulness Practice

Gil Fronsdal

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Mindfulness tools for gay men

By - Tom Bruett - January 28, 2019

Mindfulness is a way of staying present, both in our bodies and with our emotions.  For those of us in the LGBTQ community, it can be helpful to have mindfulness strategies to use when things get overwhelming.

 

How can mindfulness be useful for gay men?

As gay men, we often do everything we can to avoid being present with our feelings and emotions. This could be because we had an upbringing full of toxic masculinity, our own internalized homophobia, or something entirely different.  Avoiding certain feelings can lead us to find other less ideal coping skills like substance misuse, problematic eating, over exercising, out of control sexual behavior and a host of other unwanted symptoms.   

Luckily, there is something that can help!

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a word that is thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean? According to the Mayo Clinic, mindfulness is “the act of being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at every moment — without interpretation or judgment.”

Mindfulness is “seeing things clearly”-according Dr. Shauna Shapiro, a prominent speaker and researcher in the field.

The research

“Your mind wanders 47% of the time, “ according to Dr. Shapiro from some research done in 2010.  This can be a problem if your mind is wandering and grabbing onto negative thoughts, like “he blocked me on Grindr so I must be unlovable.”  

 

What you practice grows stronger

In her TEDTalk, Dr. Shapiro emphasizes the point that “what you practice grows stronger.” In other words, if you’re spending your time focusing on how much you dislike your body or how stressed out you are, that is the part of your brain that will strengthen.  

 

A mindfulness practice can help you focus on strengthening more useful and less harmful neural pathways in your brain.

Original article on: tombruetttherapy.com

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