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The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) empowers individuals to be potent, loving, contributing human beings. HAI promotes personal growth and social change by replacing ignorance, shame, and fear with awareness, acceptance, and love.

The Human Awareness Institute cultivates thriving and inclusive global communities where people live in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, compassion, reverence, honesty, and love. HAI fosters the celebration of consensual, nourishing sexuality. The Human Awareness Institute is committed to creating a world of love and acceptance.

Every human being is worthy of love, without exception. At HAI, we walk alongside you as you explore the possibilities of a life of your choosing—a life enriched by self-acceptance, love, and a deep sense of belonging.

Through our experiential workshops, we offer the opportunity to safely explore and immerse yourself in the delicate terrain of love, intimacy, and sexuality. Thousands have transformed their lives through HAI. Come join us and see for yourself.

Learn more at www.hai.org

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Connecting in Love (Level 1)

20111 Old Cazadero Rd

Begin our Love, Intimacy and Sexuality workshop series 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. We create a loving, fully accepting environment where everyone feels welcome and loved for who they are. This allows for deep healing and inner growth across areas such as choice, communication, intimacy, joy, relationship building and more. This workshop will take place at Wildwood Retreat Center, a few hours from the Bay Area. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lush scenery, warm and hot pools, and exquisite (all inclusive) food options catered for you three times a day. Cost: $495. Scholarships are available upon request. Visit www.hai.org or call us at[masked] to apply. Space is limited, so please register ASAP to ensure your spot. To register for this event please visit: https://www1.hai.org/Register/#id=a0O1Y00000asbsEUAQ ******* 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 that we have perhaps never 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. 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. We learn what it feels like to be fully seen and loved for who we are. 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: https://www1.hai.org/organization/naked/ The openings of this workshop are some extravagant mix of inner looking and soft landing places. 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. As I have opened to loving myself, all of me, it has made my relationships so much richer, deeper and real.” ~K.L.

San Jose Free Mini Workshop

John and Wahila's Home

Be seen. Be heard. Be accepted. Just be you. Join the Human Awareness Institute for a free mini-workshop and get ready to feel your heart burst open wide! > Enhance your capacity to love and be loved > Speak your truth and be fully supported > Practice consensual connection > Broaden your listening skills > Take risks / push your edges a bit > Deepen your empathy and compassion > Question societal beliefs and conditioning > Expand, grow and connect in a diverse, > Inclusive space where we welcome all adults > Walk away with new tools and insights you can share This is a fun evening of experiential exercises in a warm, welcoming environment. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., the program is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. As a thank you for participating in a free mini-workshop, you will be offered a discount for attending our first workshop, Connecting In Love — A Weekend Immersion. https://www1.hai.org/workshops/start-your-journey/level-1-workshop/ We welcome human beings of all genders, sexual orientations, colors, ethnicities, races, cultures, religions, spiritual practice or none, relationship styles, body size, ability and beyond, to create an inclusive global community where everyone feels valued and welcomed. For over 50 years of HAI has resulted in tens of thousands of singles and partners around the world experiencing more joy in their lives, and healthier, more loving connections and relationships. We look forward to seeing you. The HAI mission The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) empowers individuals to be potent, loving, contributing human beings. HAI promotes personal growth and social change by replacing ignorance, shame, and fear with awareness, acceptance, and love. The Human Awareness Institute cultivates thriving and inclusive global communities where people live in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, compassion, reverence, honesty, and love. HAI fosters the celebration of consensual, nourishing sexuality. The Human Awareness Institute is committed to creating a world of love and acceptance. Discover what’s possible. Begin your journey with the Human Awareness Institute. Learn more at https://hai.org/

Santa Cruz Free Mini Workshop

Needs a location

Be seen. Be heard. Be accepted. Just be you. Join the Human Awareness Institute for a free mini-workshop and get ready to feel your heart burst open wide! > Enhance your capacity to love and be loved > Speak your truth and be fully supported > Practice consensual connection > Broaden your listening skills > Take risks / push your edges a bit > Deepen your empathy and compassion > Question societal beliefs and conditioning > Expand, grow and connect in a diverse, > Inclusive space where we welcome all adults > Walk away with new tools and insights you can share This is a fun evening of experiential exercises in a warm, welcoming environment. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., the program is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. As a thank you for participating in a free mini-workshop, you will be offered a discount for attending our first workshop, Connecting In Love — A Weekend Immersion. https://www1.hai.org/workshops/start-your-journey/level-1-workshop/ We welcome human beings of all genders, sexual orientations, colors, ethnicities, races, cultures, religions, spiritual practice or none, relationship styles, body size, ability and beyond, to create an inclusive global community where everyone feels valued and welcomed. For over 50 years of HAI has resulted in tens of thousands of singles and partners around the world experiencing more joy in their lives, and healthier, more loving connections and relationships. We look forward to seeing you. The HAI mission The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) empowers individuals to be potent, loving, contributing human beings. HAI promotes personal growth and social change by replacing ignorance, shame, and fear with awareness, acceptance, and love. The Human Awareness Institute cultivates thriving and inclusive global communities where people live in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, compassion, reverence, honesty, and love. HAI fosters the celebration of consensual, nourishing sexuality. The Human Awareness Institute is committed to creating a world of love and acceptance. Discover what’s possible. Begin your journey with the Human Awareness Institute. Learn more at https://hai.org/

Santa Cruz Free Mini Workshop

Needs a location

Be seen. Be heard. Be accepted. Just be you. Join the Human Awareness Institute for a free mini-workshop and get ready to feel your heart burst open wide! > Enhance your capacity to love and be loved > Speak your truth and be fully supported > Practice consensual connection > Broaden your listening skills > Take risks / push your edges a bit > Deepen your empathy and compassion > Question societal beliefs and conditioning > Expand, grow and connect in a diverse, > Inclusive space where we welcome all adults > Walk away with new tools and insights you can share This is a fun evening of experiential exercises in a warm, welcoming environment. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., the program is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. As a thank you for participating in a free mini-workshop, you will be offered a discount for attending our first workshop, Connecting In Love — A Weekend Immersion. https://www1.hai.org/workshops/start-your-journey/level-1-workshop/ We welcome human beings of all genders, sexual orientations, colors, ethnicities, races, cultures, religions, spiritual practice or none, relationship styles, body size, ability and beyond, to create an inclusive global community where everyone feels valued and welcomed. For over 50 years of HAI has resulted in tens of thousands of singles and partners around the world experiencing more joy in their lives, and healthier, more loving connections and relationships. We look forward to seeing you. The HAI mission The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) empowers individuals to be potent, loving, contributing human beings. HAI promotes personal growth and social change by replacing ignorance, shame, and fear with awareness, acceptance, and love. The Human Awareness Institute cultivates thriving and inclusive global communities where people live in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, compassion, reverence, honesty, and love. HAI fosters the celebration of consensual, nourishing sexuality. The Human Awareness Institute is committed to creating a world of love and acceptance. Discover what’s possible. Begin your journey with the Human Awareness Institute. Learn more at https://hai.org/

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