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WORLD POLYAMORY ASSOCIATION'S FACULTY MEMBERS
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IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Teachers, Healers, Musicians, Entertainers, Presenters & Workshop Leaders
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FACULTY INDEX    A , B, C, D      E, F, G, H      I, J, K, L      M, N, O, P     Q, R, S, T       U, V, W       X, Y, Z


Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, Ph.D., is a writer, scholar, activist, translator, and public speaker.  She is also a Professor of Humanities and Italian at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.  Her current interests include human and global ecology, erotic expression, and emotional sustainability. 

Serena’s first book, The “Weak” Subject: On Modernity, Eros, and Women’s Playwriting (1998) is a comparative study of women’s authorship in the modern theater.  Its Italian translation has appeared for ManifestoLibri by the title of "Due in Una" (2004).  The edited volumes she has contributed to include Natalia Ginzburg: A Voice of the Twentieth Century, Feminine Feminists: Cultural Practices in Italy, and Franca Rame: A Woman Onstage.  For the community based Journal of Bisexuality she has guest edited two special-topics issues, Women and Bisexuality: A Global Perspective (June, 2003); and Plural Loves: Designs for Bi and Poly Living (February 2005), both of which are also available as books from Haworth Press.  Her English translation of Luigi Anderlini’s poetry collection, A Lake for the Heart, has appeared with Gradiva Publications in 2005.  Her memoir, Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves, has appeared with Harrington Park Press in December 2006.  Her book of applied cultural theory On the Politics of Love and the Globe’s Future is in preparation with an academic press.  Readings about her books have been hosted by UC Berkeley, the Belladonna Bookstore in Berkeley, the Bluestockings Bookstore in New York City, and the Obelisk Bookstore in San Diego. 

Journals that have hosted her articles and oral-history interviews include Diacritics, DisClosure, Feminist Studies, Literature, Consciousness, and the Arts, Nebula, New Cinemas, Rhizomes, Theater, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, Women and Language, and Women’s Studies International Forum.  She is the co-translator of In Spite of Plato, a book of feminist theory by Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero, for Polity Press, 1995.   

Webpage: www.serenagaia.com
Email: serena1@coqui.net
Serena featured at Harbin Hot Springs, CA - October 5-7, 2007


Cougar Brenneman is trained as a clinical hypnotherapist and counselor, but his most interesting work has been his book project, The Global Wisdom System
Handbook.

Pictured Tana Gallante & Cougar

The Chrysalis Wisdom Council is part of this book, which currently
contains 300 methodologies that are drawn from wisdom sources from around
the planet, from Taoism to Jungian psychology, from Tibetan Buddhism to
hypnotherapy, from Christianity to Hawaiian shamanism.

For three years, Cougar taught a meditation group that met every two weeks
to test these methods, including the Chrysalis Wisdom Council. In addition,
he's taught the Wisdom Council to hundreds of other people, who have used it
to save poly relationships, to come to terms with impending death, to
resolve conflict, to clarify plans, and to restructure their lives by
reinventing themselves.

Cougar has identified as polyamorous all of his life, starting twenty-five
years before the term was even invented. As a teenager, he dreamed of a
group marriage of six people. Since then, he's lived both in a triad and in
an open vee, during which he lived half of the week with Tana and half with
his other sweety.

E-mail: globalwisdom at sbcglobal.net
Cell: 415-235-8985

Featured at these World Polyamory Association Conferences:
Harbin Hot Springs, CA - June 17-19, 2005


Christophe Ceri

 

Chris was introduced to meditation, Tantric & internal energy practices when he entered a mystical school at the age of 17. He continued his studies of these practices through a variety of traditions thereafter. He lives in  San Diego, California and has been teaching locally and internationally for over 20 years.
 

Email Christophe at spiritofloveandtouch@yahoo.com

Chris is featured at
Harbin Hot Springs, CA - September 12 -14, 2008
 


Terry Brussel Gibbons, Paul Brussel Gibbons,
& Marcus Brussel Jenkins

 

Professional hypnotist Terry Brussel Gibbons  has been in private practice since 1969 and is the director of Success Center in with hypnotists now using her Seven Keys to Self Actualization system throughout the United States and Canada. She and her husbands Paul and Marcus have been involved in Multiply committed relationships since the 70 s.  They give workshops for such groups as science fiction conventions, Loving More, and Lifestyles.


     
Terry is also a fourth generation matchmaker and director of Marriage Minded Introductions. She, Paul and Marcus coordinate Live the Dream, an education and support group for those who, originally inspired by the writings of such authors as Robert Heinlein, Robert Rimmer and Marion Zimmer Bradley are now ready to LIVE such alternative lifestyles as cooperative living, open relationships and  group marriage.  Much of their personal belief system is based on Stranger in a Strange Land.  Live the Dream is affiliated with Church of All Worlds, a real life organization (since 1968) based on Heinlein's fictional one.


Bill Benson MA, MFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer.speaker, author of the best selling book ("Don't be Nice, Be Real - Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others. Featured in Elle and Shape magazine, humorist, singer, & licensed therapist in private practice.  He keynotes conventions (National Montessori), has many TV and Radio appearances, is an authorized trainer for the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, and has trained thousands in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.


He lives a nontradition relationship lifestyle, was the Keynote Speaker for the Loving More Conference 2004, and has taught in the Zegg Commune in Germany.  He trains, presents and consults with groups, corporations (Tony Robbins, Paul Mitchell), churches (all flavors), schools, (U.Cal.L.B, Body/Mind College), clubs and various organizations.

He wrote the best selling book, "Don't be Nice, Be Real - Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others. A Handbook to Nonviolent Communication (tm)" and contributor to the anthology: "The Marriage of Sex and Spirit" (With Deepak Chopra,  John Gray, Scott Peck, Margo Anand, Wayne Dyer, Thich Nhat Hanh, Riane Eisler, Barbara Marx Hubbard ).

Kelly's been featured in Elle and Shape magazines, appeared on many TV and Radio shows, lived in an ashram many years, is a humorist, singer, & licensed therapist in private practice. 

He keynotes conventions (World Polyamory Association's 2006 Harbin PolyCon, National Montessori, Salinas Peace Summit), is an inspirational speaker (Presented at the Association for Global New Thought conference) and has been an authorized trainer for the international Center for Nonviolent Communication for over 20 years, and has trained thousands in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. He trains, presents and consults with groups, corporations (Tony Robbins, Paul Mitchell Salons), churches (all flavors), schools, (U.Cal.L.B, Body/Mind College), clubs and all types of organizations.  He is the founder of Shangri La Healing Sanctuary community in Santa Cruz, Ca. and studied with E. Stanley Jones, Gandhi’s concierge and friend.

Kelly's website: www.LanguageOfCompassion.com

Kelly's Ph.: 831-462-EARS (3277) for info., private or Phone Sessions. (Most insurances accepted.)
 

 Don't Be Nice, Be Real

The Basic steps to Nonviolent communication

 

Kelly's website: www.LanguageOfCompassion.com

Kelly's Ph.: 831-462-EARS (3277) for info. or Phone Sessions. (Most insurances accepted.)

Featured at these World Polyamory Association Conferences:
Harbin Hot Springs, CA - October 5-7, 2007
Harbin Hot Spring, CA - May 12-14, 2006
Harbin Hot Springs, CA - June 17-19, 2005

Harbin Hot Springs, CA -October 5-7, 2007
 


Scott Catamas


Scott has been actively involved with exploring Sacred Sexuality, Tantra and Alternative Lifestyles for over 25 years.  He is an EMMY award winning writer and producer, with a long list of credits.  He has created hundreds of hours of television programming for HBO, FOX, NBC, UPN, SHOWTIME and national syndication.   He wrote and produced a popular feature film, entitled MEN IN LOVE, that presented Sacred Sexuality and Homo-Erotic Passion in a very positive way.

Scott has a long history of combining his talents and interests in communication, with themes that stretch well beyond the mainstream.  He has played a role in introducing many new ideas, authors, visionaries, teachers and concepts to the world via film, television, theatre, and even web sites.

As co-founder of THE LOVE TEMPLE in Bel Air, Scott hosted many events, classes and workshops that explored greater Sex, Love,  Intimacy.  He has worked with some of the most popular teachers, authors and visionaries in these fields.  Most recently, Scott has completed a four hour instructional video/DVD titled MARGOT ANAND's SECRET KEYS TO THE ULTIMATE LOVE LIFE.  

Scott has been studying Nonviolent Communication (aka: NVC or Compassionate Communication) for four years, and has produced popular videos on the subject.  He has been working, playing and teaching in Marin County, Southern California & Hawaii for the past 20 years. 

Scott's contact Information: BlueStarScott@aol.com, Phone: 415-902-6682

Scott's featured at Harbin Hot Springs, CA - June 17-19, 2005 


Dane Colby

Dane Colby is known for his unique perspectives on relationship dynamics and his deep caring for the tender faces within each of us. He is author of: Cresting the Waves: A Guide to Sailing through Life on Relation-Ships and leads events focused on intimate connection and developing relationship skills in Marin, California. Consciously integrating the science of behavior and the magic of energy is one of his greatest passions.

Dane Colby is known for his unique perspectives on relationship dynamics and his deep caring for the tender faces within each of us. He is author of: Cresting the Waves: A Guide to Sailing through Life on Relation-Ships and leads events focused on intimate connection and developing relationship skills in Marin, California. Consciously integrating the science of behavior and the magic of energy is one of his greatest passions.

Dane’s personal journey has included a Waldorf and Home School education and working extensively one on one with over twenty practitioners in energy medicine both in and outside of America. Among his greatest teachers has been his Landscape Design and Installation company, Mystical Landscapes, which he founded fifteen years ago and has grown to fill several niche markets very successfully. Dane has also been greatly influenced by attending a number of workshops by the Human Awareness Institute, which first introduced him to the Poly world. To learn more about Dane please visit his personal web site at: http://www.danecolby.com/
 


Kamala Devi & Michael McClure

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The Divine Partnership: Kamala Devi and Michael fell in love at first sight when they met at a Valentines puja lead by Francoise. They've traveled China and India together studying tantra and now own a home in Pacific Beach where they serve the San Diego spiritual community by teaching tantra yoga and coaching. They also serve on the Tantra Puja Committee, and helping found the tantra Visioning Council. They are proud to announce the recent home-birth of their baby boy, Devin Echo. 

     Kamala Devi
has been studying tantra, yoga and meditation for eleven years while traveling  Europe, Asia, India and the South Pacific. Certified by the International Sivinanda Yoga and Ayurvedic Society, Kamala also holds degrees in communication and performance art.  She is an Author, professional speaker, and life coach, teaching practitioners how to find and follow their bliss. Click here for more About Kamala Devi

    Michael McClure is a practicing shaman, gifted in a number of healing arts. He has been practicing tantra since the mid-nineties. He is a real estate investor, green developer, professional actor, aspiring movie maker and extensive traveler who has made the world's largest water rocket! Under the mentorship of Jim Bell, he's currently documenting a full green remodel of a 60 year old house www.greeningemerald.com He also founded an environmental tree delivery service www.adoptachristmastree.com for the holidays.


Active in the San Francisco Bay Area poly community since 1996, Dawn & Akien have been serving as relationship coaches since 1998, mentoring others to create extraordinary relationships with their partners and with themselves.  Akien and Dawn have conducted workshops on relationship development (including at the last three West Coast Loving More conferences), and have created study groups on personal growth, safer sex, and various poly issues. They have been interviewed for television on the subject of polyamory, with segments appearing in Los Angeles and Sweden, and are the hosts of the San Leandro Poly Pool Party. They have been married for approaching 15 years, have two amazing children, and are dedicated to creating intentional extended family and community.

Dawn Davidson had her first conscious poly experience in Georgia in 1984, and has gone on to experience many varieties and forms of poly-dating -relating and -loving. She holds a bachelor's degree in Genetics from UC Berkeley, has visited Japan to sing with her Early Music quartet (with whom she has sung for more than 20 years) and enjoys canning, costuming and cats, among her many other interests. Making connections among people and being a clearinghouse for information is something she does on the same level as breathing.

Akien has been poly for more than 20 years, though he only found out there was a name for it 10 years ago. His progress in this field has been a direct result of marrying. Primarily self-educated, he's avidly pursued learning in many less-traditional ways, including workshops on relationships and self-development with Landmark Education, Dan Millman and Lori Starr. His wide-ranging interests include neurochemistry, comparative religion, relationships, history, and broadsword fighting. He believes that we're all our own best teachers.

Dawn & Akien: Featured at these World Polyamory Association Conferences:
Laguna Beach, CA - October 22-24, 2004

Harbin Hot Springs, CA - June 17-19, 2005
 


Anita De Francisco, M.A.
Anita has devoted her life to the study and mastery of the human condition, emotional awareness, sexuality and relationships.

The founder of Kinepathics® , Tantra Wisdom ™ and Feminine Evolution™.

She received a BA/MA degrees in Somatic Psychology/Dance Therapy.

She furthered her studies and draws on various disciplines including  Reichian Breath, Tantra and Vinyasa Yoga, Theatre, Medicine and Broadcast Journalism. 

Anita brings her diverse nature of love, inspirational passion, sexual presence and personal wisdom to her coaching sessions and workshops.  She works from a deeper reality beyond boundaries and the truth. She is talented in teaching her clients to self liberate and love themselves more deeply.  Anita writes a column for Century City News called “Love Buzz”. She also is a working actress in Los Angeles.

www.kinepathics.com
www.tantrawisdom.com


 

Devaka

is a Wholistic Sexuality Consultant who loves opening individuals and couples to optimal orgastic potency and well-being.

 

Certified in a multitude of counseling and bodywork modalities, including Hypnotherapy, Rebirthing, Yoga, and Tantra teaching, Devaka has been internationally facilitating healing for both men and women for over twenty years.

She specializes in magikal empowerment rituals and welcomes you to design your own  Transformation Vacation package with her at her Tantric Temple on Maui. Devaka is a deeply compassionate wild woman (Shamantrika)!

808-875-8388
808-280-0123 cell
www.travelingtantrikas.com
devaka@hawaii.rr.com

Devaka's featured at
Harbin Hot Springs, CA - June 17-19, 2005 


David Doleshal. Ph.D.  Dave has a Doctorate in psychology from the University of California, Irvine. He has been studying innovative techniques for the treatment of emotional issues for more than 20 years -  most especially methods related to jealousy management and the healing of emotional traumas. Dave is the facilitator of the Polyamory Support Group in Berkeley, California, and is one of the co-founders of the World Polyamory Association. He is also the director of Saturnia Regna, - a Political Action Committee specifically organized for the promotion of the cause of polyamory.  He lives in Berkeley, California.

415-577-6015 
dr_dave_doleshal@yahoo.com

Dave is featured at these World Polyamory Conferences:
Harbin Hot Springs, CA - October 5-7, 2007
Harbin Hot Spring, CA - May 12-14, 2006
Laguna Beach, CA - October 22-24, 2004
Harbin Hot Springs, CA - June 17-19, 2005


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