Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

GRALE, January 10, 2009


JANUARY 10, 2008


For a one day event GRALE is proud to present for your lifestyle Enlightenment not one but two of the hottest presenting couples on today’s lifestyle circuit!

Kicking off our day of Fun will be …

Dan & Dawn

They will be presenting for us….

Sensual Humilation/Slutty Sex for Real Relationships …

Through exercises and demonstrations, they will explore using humiliation play to assist participants in finding and releasing your inner slut. They will discuss getting started, approaching and being in tune with the scene, and slut play related aftercare. "This is not the 'you are a fat pig so fuck me while I spit on you' style (which can be fun and many find erotic)" said one attendee, "but instead a more subtle approach, one which draws the inner slut out - yet still clearly confronted with there desire and sluttish self".


Living D/s

They will discuss what you can expect from a real time Dom/sub relationship. They will rely on their years of experience both as a contracted Ds couple of many years and also as leaders of a local Ds support group. They will cover different types of Ds (from Loving Ds to objectification models) and share how they and others have dealt with the challenges of moving from a fantasy to a working Ds household. Living D/s.

Continuing our fun enlightment will be …

Sir Barak and Brat Sheba

They will be presenting for us …

Un-conventional Consciousness

Using the mind as your greatest toy – Mindfucks, Humor,
imagination in BDSM play
Have a huge tool/toy box? That is nothing
compared to how many new sensations and energetics that can be accessed by opening up your mind. Ever seen a bottom with "bottom" written on their bottom? A Dominant in dillyboppers? A submissive in suspenders? A Top with a large wooden Lollipop? This is just the beginning of creating different types of scenes using various techniques designed to entice, enhance, enlighten, empower and elate Tops and bottoms within a scene. We will cover a good deal of possibilities for Role play, humor, the path of mindfucking, and tools for expanding your imagination.

AND to help kick off the play party …

Do you want my submission? You can have it, if you can take it. ~
Brat energy can bring an increased level of connection and playfulness to a scene. Have you ever felt the need to incessantly poke the tiger? To pull their tail and see if you get a bite? Within this class, Brat Sheba will take you on the journey to discover, awaken, and learn to play with your inner Brat! We will discuss the elements and levels of Brat play including how to share your bratty desires with a Top from negotiations to aftercare, how it can incite the Top’s energy and creative sadism to higher levels, and how much fun and spontaneity it brings to a scene. We will also cover Bratting basics such as ecognizing Tops that love us, how do you know if you’re a Brat, and how to mix the Brat with other types of play. From the Top tandpoint, Sir Barak will share how Brats and SAMs differ, how to interact with a bratty bottom, and how to move into a more serious space. Time allowing, we will end with Brat Sheba taking all comers…poke poke (just kidding) – with a brief demo.

GREAT people with GREAT presentations coming to our community for a GREAT day of FUN!

Particulars …

DATE: Saturday January 10, 2009

PLACE: Grand Rapids MI

DOORS OPEN: 130pm – first class starts at 2pm please don’t be late!

PRICES: GRALE members - $10 per person or $15 per couple NON-members $15 per person or $25 per couple

CLASSES will run from 2pm through 630pm then a break for folks to run out to get dinner … many local places to the venue for reasonable and good meals.

PLAY PARTY: Will kick off at 730pm with the last class running until 830pm then open play till 1130pm

RSVP: Must be received by Midnight Wednesday January 7, 2009. All payments must be made in advance … no money will be taken at the door … no exceptions! Please send RSVP to samofcotton@yahoo.com with subject line of GRALE January Event

PAYMENT Options: PayPal to GRALEeducation@hotmail.com


Snail mail address may be provided upon email request



Dan and dawn are the co-founders of the Path Of The Qadishti Sacred Sexuality training program. They travel across the nation, presenting on topics related to alternative lifestyles, alternative sensuality, and sacred sexuality.

With a diverse background ranging from their many years together as couple and their experience in sacred sexuality, BDSM, D/s, and energy work, as well as spirituality they have a unique perspective to offer their audiences.

Blended with a sense of humor, their workshops are not only informative but genuinely entertaining.


Barak is a wickedly perverted, poly, semi-het, sadistic quasi-Dom, who never takes himself too seriously. He has been presenting and formally teaching within the vanilla arena as a medical professional, safety officer and rights activist for over 15 years. He is currently exploring his blend of spirituality within his SM and getting more “personal” with his play, by taking it into his own hands, so to speak.
Sheba is a poly, bisexual, spoiled rotten slut. She enjoys being treated
like a princess and can be a royal Brat sometimes. She loves to play, but is also an activist, community leader, and educator. She has shared her knowledge and experience with groups and at events around the country.
Together they are the founding members of the ULICK (United
Leadership in Columbus Kink) group, and own Adventures in Sexuality
(AIS), the largest PanPolyBSDM group in Central Ohio. They have
founded local submissive, switch and dominant roundtables, a TNG
group, and an energy exploration group (Sinergy). Through AIS they are Coalition members of the NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom) and are active supporters of The Stonewall Center on High. Together they have authored numerous short stories and essays on Polyamory, Kink, and Sacred Sexuality, and present classes to Kink, Leather, and Vanilla audiences. They currently promote Pansexual BDSM Educational Events in Central Ohio - including the Central Ohio Perversion Excursion (C.O.P.E.) and Winter Wickedness.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Interested in Sacred Sexuality?

Path of the Qadishti is a local (to Central Ohio) sacred sexuality group - those of you who attended COPE might know us from the Scarlet Sanctuary sacred touch area of the Sensual Space. They can befound at http://coamory.com/q/index.htm The POTQ is in pre-planning for a Columbus Level 1 Certification and a Cleveland based Level 1 Certification in the upcoming months. More information will be found at the Celebrating Love & Sacred Sexuality discussion group can be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CLASS_USA/
We also hope to foster some discussions on what else the POTQ can be doing in the local areas.

Qadishtu Experience Blog is a view into Qadishti Sacred Sexuality
practitioners. It is a reflection of their eros spirituality practices
and can be found at http://qadishtublog.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2009 is coming fast

We have our first two booking for 2009 set up, and a few in discussion. Looks like another busy year (which we like :) )

Thursday, September 25, 2008


"I had the pleasure of attending your Sensual Humiliation class at Kinky Kollege this past weekend. Delightful. Absolutely delightful"

Just got the latest reviews and other odds and ends to the web site updated

Monday, September 22, 2008

Back from Kollege

dawn and I just got back from Kinky Kollege and what a great time it was!

Not only did we get to vend (see Blossom Trading Company for more on that part) and run the alternative lifestyle 12 step group Leather Road, but we also did our Slutty Sex For Real Relationships presentation, and wow, did that go well. We had 40+ kinky couples gathered together and had a great interactive time. Lots of fun, lots of info, and a great way to start the weekend.

Here is the class description that appears in the Kinky Kollege handout

Slutty Sex For Real Relationships

Is it time to move from fantasy to real life? Dan and dawn will discuss how to make the transition from having a desire to be naughty to making it part of your real life. Whether you are interested in adding kink to an existing relationship or adding it via news one, or if you want to give non-monogamy, swinging, BDSM, or other kinks a try, then this workshop will help you be prepared. Dan and dawn will address facing jealousy, body image issues, self confidence, health issues, and trust/fear issues as well as what you can do to keep things as safe as possible in your adventure. "The fantasy was hot and great, but after the lust has worn off, who did we see when we looked at each other?"

Monday, September 8, 2008

Coming soon to...COPE

Our next stop is AIS:COPE, an event here in our home town in Central Ohio.

We will be running a workshop on Sensual Spaces as well running a sensual space on Saturday night. Stop by and say hi!

Dan and dawn