Sunday, May 22, 2011

Inspirations from the 10th Annual ISTA Conference of Sexuality & Consciousness Educators

ISTAI recently returned from the amazing ISTA Conference of Sexuality and Consciousness Educators in Sedona, AZ.  It was a phenomenal weekend of transformation and healing for me personally, a deepening of my relationship with my Love, and reconnection with many friends, fellow teachers and practitioners.  I am just buzzing with inspiration and excitement about new ways to share the power of sacred sexuality with you!  This is a powerful path of healing and transformation, finding a deep space of love and value within yourself, bringing that forward into connections with others, manifesting your desires and experiencing ultimate bliss and Oneness.

I could write volumes about my experiences of the weekend, and in fact I am.  I have over 25 pages of typed notes from my journal already and I am only part way through!  In the meantime I wanted to share a few excerpts of the many inspirations:

Grand Master Mantak Chia, our keynote speaker, has been an influence on my work and teachings for awhile now.  It was beautiful to experience him and his teachings live.  Check out my Resources page for links to a few of his many books that have resonated with me.

I am honored and grateful to have experienced a private session with Andrew Barnes, an internationally acclaimed and qualified Tantric relationship, sexuality and orgasm coach, author, speaker and Daka.  He embodied the awakened masculine as he held a safe space and shared powerful body dearmoring techniques, along with energetic practices that helped me reconnect with my body in new ways. You can experience a video of his powerful work with Energy Orgasm here.

And on the topic of energetics, Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D.  shared his work through screenings of his two documentary films and a powerful presentation.  He gave me a whole new vocabulary and awareness of Sexual Shamanism, and Energetic & Orgasmic Anatomy.  His work has expanded my ability to articulate the intuitive process of energy merging and transformation, which for me amps up the ability to experience transformation and growth.  Finding balance in our masculine and feminine energies, is what this work is all about, and I really value having the analytical side to blend and balance the intuitive side.  Thank you Ray for sharing your work with us!

These are just a few of the amazing teachers, guides, healers and authors I've had the opportunity to experience. More to come!

Namaste, Leslie Blackburn

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Other Articles by Leslie Blackburn

I am so excited to be sharing through writing!  It's been awhile in the creative gestational phase, and I am proud to announce my new blog!  For starters, check out some past blogs and articles I've written:

Burning Man...stepping into the Light, published in Natural Awakenings, Dec 2010

Awakening to the Shift Begins Within, published in Natural Awakenings, Dec 2009

Sacred Geometry, published in Natural Awakenings, Sept 2009

Yoga: A Pathway for Health, Happiness and Wholeness, published in Arab American News, June 2009

Egypt: A spiritual journey to a sacred land

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With love, light and gratitude!