What if pleasure was your default setting?

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“As I step into the classroom with Madeline, I am aware of a spaciousness that few other facilitators offer, giving adequate time for self-reflection and digestion of the material.  The spaciousness is well-supported by experiential learning and practical teachings.  Madeline’s work—both within her own life and in facilitating others—speaks clearly through the profound space she holds for learning, and healing, to happen.”

Nikki Manzie, Program Director, – Yoga Therapy and Eastern Therapies Pacific Rim College Victoria B.C.

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Jun 15, 2017

Summer Delight- Develop a Summer Pleasure Practice

Summer is upon us. While any season can be a season to focus on pleasure summer has to top the list. Here in the north country everyone is excited about getting outdoors into the garden, out of the cities and into nature – lakes, hiking and biking trails, or perhaps your thing is all about arts and cultural events that happen all summer long. Whatever your fancy, summer is a great time to deepen your relationship to pleasure. Read more >

May 16, 2017

Is There Pleasure in Store for you This Summer?

Summer equals downtime in many people’s minds. If there’s one season that smacks of pleasure it has got to be summer. The warmth, long holiday weekends, travel, the pool or lake, bike riding, laying in a hammock with a good novel – it's summer – we give ourselves permission to have pleasure! At least that’s how we hope it will be – but pleasure takes intention I’m a dedicated journal writer. I sometimes worry about those four boxes of journals dragged around with me since my early 20’s – don’t want the kids to have to deal with that!! Read more >

May 03, 2017

Pleasure: An Ego Prop or Support for your Real Self?

“Does your pleasure support the emergence of your real self or is it an ego prop?” This is a question that emerged at one of my recent workshops – and it’s such a good question! Because pleasure is a charged issue for many, even just the word alone can make one anxious. The dilemma goes like this: I should be having pleasure all the time and if I’m not, there must be something wrong with me. And to boot it’s got to be the “right kind” of pleasure. Read more >