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In this workshop with Psychotherapist and Relationship Coach Meriana Dinkova and guest presenter Lora Stone, you will learn to recognize, when past relationship and intimacy wounds are holding you back, and get psychological, as well as energetic the tools to change the negative patterns you might carry from past relationships into your present matrix of relating.

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Most of us would say that we want passionate, harmonious relationships. We tell ourselves, that we want to have a passion-filled connection with someone, who we 'can be ourselves with'. We want to be in love and be loved, we want to trust and be trusted, to support and be supported.
Often reality hits us from a different angle then our hopes and dreams. Relationships fail, hearts get broken, intimacy fades and and trust gets lost. After a while a lot of people become cynical, have a hard time trusting others, or their own judgement, and either consciously or unconsciously avoid relationships, or sabotage the happiness levels of the ones they are in. 

Cost- $20 until 4pm on Mon, Feb 3rd; $25 there after; $25-$35 at the door

Relationships help us grow and become stronger, and they often come also with a shadow side- with negative experiences, that leave us wishing 'to never end up in that place again'. It is natural to get burned from the past and to carry the fears of past hurts and betrayals repeating themselves. On the other hand , it is hard to see someone with fresh eyes and relate to them in an open way, when a part of us is on the look out:  'Are they gonna let me down like my ex?' , 'Are they gonna hurt me in similar ways as I have been hurt before?" , 'Are they gonna get bored of me, or am i gonna get bored and feel trapped?', 'Am I going to loose myself, like I have in the past?" ,' Maybe I should leave them before they get a chance to leave me?' 

We come with a lot of unconscious programming, when it comes to dating and to romantic relationships - some from unhealthy role models , and others from past failed relationships.
In this workshop, we will look at ways to recognize and reprogram our relationship blueprints.
Meriana will bring some psychological tools for identifying and shifting those patterns , and Lora will introduce participants to some spiritual techniques, which she learned during the many years she studied with an avatar/Saint  from the Dattatreya Lineage in south India

Through lecture, sharing and participatory exercises, we will:
- Gain deeper awareness about the kind of 'baggage' you are consciously or unconsciously carrying from past relationships.
- Identify the ways you re-enact patterns from the past, or project on new partners some of the ways you have been hurt before
- Create a new paradigm, about how you want to show up and what you want to experience in healthy intimate relating
- Recognize the triggers to go into into the old fear/ pain pattern and learn techniques to help you switch into healthier modes of relating.

This workshop is for singles, as well as for couples.

Meriana Dinkova is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MTF Lic#45696) and Life- and Relationship Coach in private practice in SF. For the last 16 years she has studied and practiced a variety of tantric, meditative and therapeutic methods involving the connection between spirit and body and the ways our attention influences our experience, particularly in the realms of connection, mindfulness and sensuality. For more info go to

Lora Stone is a healer and teacher of the Ancient Indian Knowledge. She lived for over ten years in Penukonda, South India, at Sri Kaleshwar’s ashram. Lora learned the ancient Divine Knowledge, including the shakti energy channels and numerous healing systems involving mantra and yantras.  Lora has traveled to many of the sacred power spots in India. She works as a healer, spiritual journey guide, and seminar teacher in Australia, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France and the USA. Lora is also a photographer, writer and editor, working for Sri Kaleshwar’s publishing department, helping to bring the ancient Divine knowledge to the globe. You can contact Lora at [masked]

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  • terri

    Anymore of this type of meet up soon?

    April 24, 2014

  • Travis M.

    It was very informative, I definitley feel that I'm gonna save my self alot of time and needless stress.

    February 6, 2014

  • Anita

    One suggestion regarding the space: some parts of the circle felt quite cramped. Is there a way to set up the circle in a larger, more expanded way? Maybe use rows. Otw energy was full of lightness and cleansing. Thank you!

    February 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      What's "otw energy"?

      February 5, 2014

    • Anita

      Otw mean otherwise

      February 5, 2014

  • Evan R.

    This hits the spot for tomorrow!. stoked.

    February 3, 2014

  • Dave R.

    I will be attending but I already signed up (and paid) through Agents of Evolution.

    February 3, 2014

  • Anita

    So want to attend this but scheduling will not work. A weekend day offering on this topic would be so appreciated!

    February 3, 2014

  • Mary

    I have a class that night, but hope this topic comes up again and hopefully, on a weekend night.

    February 3, 2014

  • Julie R.

    Please remove me from this Meetup group. I have another commitment that conflicts.

    February 3, 2014

  • Amy P

    Where do we purchase advance tickets?

    January 31, 2014

    • Ralph

      Please let me know if you get an answer :-)

      January 31, 2014

    • Kevin

      once you rsvp, a link to "pay now" appears in the price section.

      February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an exam the next day, can not attend, hope next time again :-)

    January 29, 2014

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