The Love, Intimacy & Sexuality Workshops
Life isn’t a puzzle to be solved, it’s an adventure, an education, and a celebration to be lived.
HAI workshops offer tools and techniques that help individuals and couples (traditional and non traditional) grow and evolve. We believe that everyone wants and deserves to love and be loved and that our capability to love others is very related to our ability to love ourselves.
Our weekend workshops are presented in a progression of “levels,” taken in order, presented in a caring, supportive and safe environment to help you achieve your goals and discover the ingredients for your happy, healthy, love-filled life.
Level 1 – Love Is a Miracle
Begin with our Level 1 – Love Is a Miracle workshop. Here you will experience love, trust and relationship in ways you may never before have thought possible. Through a combination of information, voluntary participation in exercises, and sharing our experiences — all in a room filled with love and support — you will:
♥ Discover you are beautiful and lovable, just as you are.
♥ Let go of your fear and shame that get in the way of love and intimacy
♥ Practice speaking and listening from your heart
♥ Accept and love your body, as it is today
♥ Change habits and patterns that no longer serve you
♥ Feel the support of loving community
♥ Take risks, have fun, change your life
During your Level 1 – Love Is a Miracle workshop weekend you can expect to gently move through the layers of pretense, negative beliefs, fears and protective behaviors that have prevented you from receiving and giving love. Here you can uncover, and enhance your passion for living, natural appreciation and acceptance of yourself and others. Click here to find the next Level 1 – Love Is a Miracle in your area.
Once you have completed Level 1 – Love is a Miracle workshop, you are eligible to progress to the other seven levels of workshops in sequential order (after completing Level 5, Levels 6-8 may be taken in any order). Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you continue your journey. All of our workshops focus on love, intimacy and sexuality and each level has a specific theme.
Level 2 – Loving Yourself
This workshop reinforces self love, self confidence and self worth. It’s about falling in love with you and extending unconditional love to yourself as you would your best friend. You can expect to:
♥ Learn clear communication skills for all relationships.
♥ Experience profound healing and building safety with both men and women.
♥ Become comfortable with your sexuality.
♥ See beyond people’s race, age, gender, or sexual orientation, into their hearts.
As a result, you’ll embrace unconditional love of yourself and others to be more open to creating relationships that truly support you. Click here to find the next Level 2 – Loving Yourself in your area.
Level 3 – Living at Choice
This workshop provides you with the opportunity to get a good clear look at the underlying causes of your behaviors. You’ll examine your programmed responses to see that your choices are often predetermined by your past. You can expect to:
♥ Learn about adapted behavior, and liberate yourself from “group think”.
♥ Recognize gender roles and free yourself from unnecessary restrictions.
♥ Gain a much deeper understanding of why you do what you do.
Understanding your behavior will help you to be fully present to keep the responses that serve you and to rid yourself of those that don’t. Click here to find the next Level 3 – Living At Choice in your area.
Level 4 – Spirituality & Sexuality
This workshop is about the interplay between sexuality and spirituality and opening your heart and soul freely by first accepting yourself as you are, including your sexuality. This is your opportunity to reclaim your sexuality and cast sex in a new light. You can expect to:
♥ Explore spirituality, spiritual history and how it affects us.
♥ Gain acceptance of your body and heal shame around sexuality.
♥ Experience an opportunity to share your heart fully and be received fully.
As a result you’ll see sex as a beautiful opportunity to risk vulnerably, sharing yourself, bonding and uniting with your lover instead of allowing negative cultural norms to diminish the inherent beauty of your sexual wholeness. Click here to find the next Level 4 – Sexuality and Spirituality in your area
Level 5 – The Dance Between Control and Surrender
This workshop allows you to explore our ideas and attitudes about surrender and control to see how we define these and the roles they play in your life. It’s about knowing what you want and learning to ask for it without doubt, fear or feelings that you are undeserving. You’ll discover how to let others know what you need instead of hoping people will read your mind and magically give you what you want. You can expect to:
♥ Let go of limiting thoughts and beliefs and discover “The Sky is Not the Limit.”
♥ Practice asking for what you want, and wanting what you get.
♥ Learn to see the God/Goddess in every person.
As a result you’ll recognize that your thoughts determine whether or not you feel victimized or empowered by any given experience and you’ll have the tools to make the right choices for you. Click here to find the next Level 5 – The Dance Between Control and Surrender in your area
Level 6 – Creating Community
This workshop promises to build powerfully on the best of the principles from previous workshops. You’ll move closer to living the vision of an unconditionally loving and peaceful global family that supports the mission of The Human Awareness Institute “to create a world where people live together in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, honesty and love; a world where everyone wins.” You can expect to:
♥ See yourself clearly through the eyes of others.
♥ Discover that no one is truly alone.
♥ Notice where you include people and where you don’t.
♥ Notice where you include yourself or not.
As a result you’ll be more aware of community, which is an expression of our larger selves. You’ll understand, through connection and acceptance, that there is something bigger than you. This is where it all starts to come together. Click here to find the next Level 6 – Creating Community in your area.
Level 7 – Being the Source of Love
During this workshop you will be invited to powerfully and consciously integrate many of the lessons from the previous levels to really own and live your life from a place of loving responsibility. The art of truly living your life ‘in love’ comes from the ability to be love in any situation, no matter the circumstances and realize that the source of love only comes from within. You can expect to:
♥ Let go of your programming and see people in a new way.
♥ Take responsibility for generating love and acknowledge you are the source of love.
♥ Experience a whole new level of honesty and vulnerability and transparency.
As a result, you’ll eliminate excuses that could make you a victim and begin to embrace your ability to create and be the source of energy and love. Click here to find the next Level 7 – Being the Source of Love in your area.
Level 8 – Sacred Energy Exchange
This workshop more deeply explores the sacredness, beauty, power and wonder of “sacred energy exchange.” As you get in touch with your sacred energy, you will likely feel happier, more alert, alive, engaged, and more self-assured without having to “do” anything. There is often the feeling of being playful and connected and capable of opening your heart to everyone. You can expect to:
♥ Explore the range of energies of man and woman.
♥ Celebrate that we are sexual beings and experience giving and receiving.
♥ Honor, appreciate and love one another by practicing to ask for what you want.
As a result you’ll discover your own “right relationship” with the sacred energy within you. This workshop will empower you to truly own your love, emotions, sensuality, sexuality and spirituality and feel a deeper appreciation for the miracle of being alive in a human body. Click here to find the next Level 8 – Sacred Energy Exchange in your area.
Many participants say that a HAI Couples Workshop is the best weekend they have spent in their entire lives. Couples whose relationships were stalled or just needed a boost—or were doing great already—have come away more deeply in love and with more honest communication than ever before. HAI offers two different Couples workshops.
Igniting Your Love: A Couples Weekend for Deepening Intimacy and Communication
In this workshop, you and your partner will:
♥ Experience commitment and freedom as complements, not opposites
♥ Communicate in ways that create intimacy rather than distance
♥ Learn valuable tools for resolving conflicts and really hearing each other
♥ Find ways of being more in truth, and more in deep connection together
♥ See how vulnerability and intimacy open the doors to sexuality
♥ Fan the flames of romance
♥ Renew your sexuality together
♥ Discover new sexual fantasies and turn-ons to share together
♥ Keep love flowing every day
Heart to Heart: A Couples Retreat on Love, Money, Sex and Power
In Heart to Heart you can discover:
♥ The experience of being really loved by your partner
♥ The next level of sexual intimacy
♥ How your partner experiences and expresses love
♥ Ways to share deeply with each other from your hearts
♥ The subtle power dynamics between you
♥ Any pain or mistrust between you and how to heal it
♥ How other couples relate to each other; what works for them
♥ The profound magnificence in yourself and your partner
Note: In 2012, Igniting Your Love is offered at Harbin Springs (a clothing optional resort in Northern California), and also at Esalen Institute. Heart to Heart is offered on the East Coast, and also at Harbin Springs. Our Love, Intimacy, & Sexuality Workshop, Love Is a Miracle, is a prerequisite for Couples Workshops except at Esalen, where there is no prerequisite. Esalen calls our Igniting Your Love workshop The Extraordinary Couples Workshop. To enroll in the Esalen workshop, please call 831-667-3005. For our other Couples workshops, Register Here
Pathways to Intimacy: A one-day workshop on healthy relationships
Pathways to Intimacy is a powerful day-long workshop that offers a lively combination of carefully crafted exercises designed to move everyone to a deeper understanding of intimacy. Led by one of our professional HAI facilitators, you choose your level of participation as the day unfolds.
What is the workshop about?
♥ Examining and shedding limiting notions of love and intimacy
♥ Discovering the power in opening up to others and sharing yourself
♥ Being more in touch with your feelings
♥ Learning new perspectives on asking for what you want
♥ Letting go of judgments and fears
♥ Being able to say ‘no’ and ‘yes,’ and clearly setting your own boundaries
♥ Increasing clarity, honesty, and trust in relationships
♥ Increasing self-esteem
See what’s possible in just a few hours!
Note: Pathways to Intimacy is not offered in every region.