What if pleasure was your default setting?

Upcoming Events

May 26th, 2018. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Unlock Pleasure - Why We Need Pleasure for Healing and Well-Being

Loren Crawford Yoga Studio - 209 Hannah Street Ottawa.

May 5th, 2019 ~ 9:30-4:30 p.m.
Pleasure as Spiritual Practice

Loren Crawford Yoga Studio - 209 Hannah Street Ottawa.

Madeline combines her experience as a gifted teacher and facilitator with her exquisite sensitivity to guide us into unlocking pleasure. In her gentle way she helps us to make friends with our bodies, softening the places where we feel resistance, shame and pain and learn how to tune into the myriad sensations of pleasure. She embodies her teaching and the expression of her own pleasure is contagious. Madeline creates a safe space to (re)discover that we are wired for pleasure and can overcome the negative conditioning of fear, trauma, and messages of “not good enough”.

Ingrid Schirrholz, – Senior Faculty. Pathwork Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

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Recent Posts

Mar 01, 2018

Pleasure in Creativity

I’m just back from Mexico and thankfully spring is in the air in Ottawa. If there’s one word synonymous with spring it’s creativity! On return I’ve been running into friends and colleagues, and there seems to be a common theme. Life is abundant and full. The saps running. Read more >

Feb 07, 2018

The Presence of Spirit in Moments of Pleasure

In my conversations about pleasure, people are often puzzled why pleasure would Pleasure be so intriguing to me a psychotherapist and spiritual counsellor. Pleasure isn’t commonly associated with either our process of healing or spirituality development. But interestingly for me, those are the two main motivators, in my project to redefine and reclaim a more wholistic understanding of pleasure. Read more >

Jan 26, 2018

The Rhythm of Expansion and Contraction in Unlocking Pleasure

Rhythm is a key element of pleasure. By this I mean attuning to your own internal rhythm, to let it guide your movement through the day. This rhythm is unique to each of us, but we all share participation in the rhythmic movement of expansion and contraction. This rhythm is all around us in the cycles of nature and even our own breath – inhaling we expand and exhaling we let go. Read more >