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Next two weeks at OneTaste


Couples Retreat Weekend, get to know each other all over again
Spirit Rock Teacher James Baraz, awakening joy through meditation
Erotic Open Mic w/special Erotica Reading, forbidden, yet hilarious tales of lust and taboo
Check out our new curriculum, special guests at Erotic Open Mic Nights, stimulating lectures, and much, much more. We can barely contain our excitement for 2008.

Hope to see you soon 
The OneTaste Crew

Hybrid Practice Lecture Series
Join us for these thought-provoking lectures

Awakening Joy
James Baraz, a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Spirit Rock teacher James Baraz will discuss the importance of joy in one's spiritual life and where true happiness can be found. Learn experiential practices that will develop your natural capacity for well-being and happiness.

Dinner with James Baraz
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Join Spirit Rock teacher James Baraz for an enlightening conversation and a delicious OneTaste meal. .

Arouse your senses

Erotic Open Mic w/special Erotica Reading
Thursday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Author Virgie Tovar reads hilarious and oddly tasteful tales of forbidden lust drawn from her vivid imagination and real-life experience as a phone sex operator. Plus, as always, the raw, honest and provocative prose about the entanglements and turn-ons of 21st-century sex, love and relationship. .

OneTaste Courses
Open to what's possible for your life

Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or whenever)
Deepen your connection and intimacy by tuning into what women really want - in relationship, love and sex. Learn the games that women play - and why. Also, hear the sometime brutal truth about how you show up. Brought to you by 10 women of OneTaste.

Theory and Practice II
Sunday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn tools to take on OMing as a serious practice with applications for every part of your life. Increase your sensitivity and connection. Deepen your understanding. For graduates of OneTaste/Opening, OneTaste/Woman, Raw, OneTaste/Partner or Theory and Practice I.

Couples Retreat Weekend at Lake Tahoe
Friday evening, Jan. 18 to Sunday evening, Jan. 20
Nicole Daedone, founder OneTaste Urban Retreat Center 
Take time out to renew and expand your relationship. Spend the weekend fine- tuning your communication skills and getting to know your partner all over again. Rediscover what is possible in your sensual life and beyond. .

Affiliate Workshops at OneTaste
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An Introduction to Kabbalah
Rabbi Alyjah Navy, founder of Ayn Sof Kabbalah Community
Mondays 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Starts Jan. 7)
$10 to $18 per class, sliding scale
An 8-week introductory series to the Kabbalah. Receive Kabbalist insights about the temples of body and soul. Learn about contemporary and ancient wisdom regarding relationship, sensuality and spirituality.

ShadowPlay: Uncover the Secret Self
Dossie Easton, co-author of The New Bottoming Book and The New Topping Book 
Friday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bring out your secret self within the special boundaries of erotic role-play and safely experience the parts of yourself that don't fit in everyday reality. Learn how to provide for emotional and physical safety as you plan your play journey.

Getting Real: 10 Truth Skills for an Authentic Life
Susan Campbell, psychologist and author of “Getting Real,” and “Truth in Dating”
Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bring consciousness to your unconscious thought patterns and communication habits. This lively, practical workshop will teach you to communicate with power, presence, and a grounded sense of passion. .

Recurring Events
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IN Group
Wednesdays, 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Come play and be played; see and be seen. An evening of communication games that will deepen your ability to connect. A great introduction to the OneTaste community and curriculum. .

Yoga Reminders
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Hour-long yoga classes
Start at 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
We offer a wide diversity of styles, including Ayengar, Vinyassa, Ashtanga and Kundalini. Stretch your muscles. Build your strength. Connect to your body in these all-levels classes that can accommodate beginners as well as more advanced practitioners.

Naked Yoga
Sundays, 10 a.m. (mixed) and 11 a.m. (women only)
Try out this weekly class that has garnered attention from around the world. Bare your skin and feel more deeply into the practice.

Kundalini Yoga with Akiva Boker
Sundays 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Try out this weekly class that has garnered attention from around the world. Bare your skin and feel more deeply into the practice.

FREE Vinyassa Yoga with Sarah Mangione
Fridays 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
This all-levels class will stretch your muscles, strengthen your core and sharpen your mind. One of the best classes around, and it’s FREE.


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