Everyone starts with Connecting in Love, an immersive weekend workshop that is designed for you, exactly as you are now. In this workshop you will have profound opportunities for deeply connecting with yourself and others. We gently invite you to let go of the layers of defense that have kept you safe in the past, but now may just be keeping you separate.
The workshop is designed to be a safe place for you to explore your inner world, as well as your connections with others. Our focus on Love, Intimacy and Sexuality provides fertile ground for self discovery, and true intimacy with others in a non-sexual context.
“There must be something more than this.”
For some who come to their first HAI workshop, they may not be able to identify anything specifically wrong with their lives, but just that something’s missing. You come to your first workshop full of who you have always been, and for most of us there is a sense that “there must be something more than this.” There must be a deeper, richer something—but it is elusive. We catch glimpses, whiffs and moments. We bring with us our hopes, our pain, even our undoing, and our very real sense of knowing underneath we feel there is something more.
We come and we listen and then we begin to share, answering questions we have perhaps not spoken out loud into a truly listening ear. We begin to listen to others in a way that makes little inroads into our own possibilities—something inside has a new, stronger voice—sometimes it cries, sometimes it laughs and sometimes it comes with a shiny new idea about how we might live. Perhaps it is true that there is a miracle inside the decision to love and we begin to follow a thread, a rope, a path, and then a road.
Along this road we find others that have sought something more. We begin to explore that elusive longing and find ourselves in the embrace of other like-minded humans. Then, we grow in the warmth of a community coming together to be the loving human family we all long for.
In your Connecting in Love workshop, we invite you to be both empowered, and naked. Naked in both your body, and your emotions. What if there were truly nothing in the way? See more on why we invite you to be naked.
The openings are some extravagant mix of inner looking and soft landing places. We begin to breathe deeper and our hearts quiver on the edge of true tenderness and understanding. At first it feels just vaguely familiar and then this openness begins to feel like where we truly want to live.
You will have the opportunity to:
Discover you are beautiful and lovable, just as you are.
Let go of fear and shame that can block love and intimacy
Practice speaking and listening from your heart
Accept and love your body, as it is today
Change habits and patterns that no longer serve you
Feel the support of loving community
Take risks, have fun, change your life
Come let your guard down, let your heart be touched, and come home to yourself.
“I learned at HAI workshops that I really am lovable and valuable, and I now believe people when they tell me, ‘I love you.’ As I have opened to loving myself, it has made my relationships so much richer, deeper and real.” ~K.L.
Felicia Williams Cosey
I've been facilitating HAI workshops for over 20 years - hard to imagine so much time has gone by! But, I'm doing what I love, one workshop, group, and individual heart at a time. My favorite color is purple, but orange is inching in as a close second. I love to cook, and my apple pie is internationally renowned - a family secret recipe passed down through generations. I'm the very proud mother of two beautiful grown children, a godchild with two beautiful godbabies, and two sons from my husband Tyrone. My joy in life is in helping people step out of pain and fear and into excitement and joy, in relationships and life-work. I consider myself a "transformation midwife" - and I love bringing all of me to support change and growth!
Peter Rengel, M.A., is a “Heart Meditation” Teacher and a Spiritual Counselor who specializes in assisting individuals and couples to experience more love in their lives. He works with people to transcend psychology in order to live in harmony with Life’s spiritual rhythm. Peter began facilitating the Love, Intimacy & Sexuality workshops at the Human Awareness Institute in 1989. Peter is the author of three heart-opening books, Seeds of Light, Living Life in Love, and My 11 Enlightening Days with Sri Mooji. He also leads his own meditation retreats, workshops, and classes – “Spiritual Awakening,” “Yes!” ”Living Life in Love,” and “Opening to Intimacy” (a couple's class taught with his wife, Donna, who he has been with since 1985). His greatest spiritual teacher has been his son, Kavi.
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- $100 fee for changes made 2 WEEKS OR MORE before your workshop
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Michigan at Ronora Retreat
9325 Dwight Boyer Rd
Watervliet, MI 49098
HAI Midwest Office
Price: USD 550.00