Love & Relationships - Sharing Wisdom - Meet & Greet & More, 6-9 PM, Tues, Feb 7

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JujoMukti Tea Lounge

211 East 4th Street Between Avenues A & B · New York, NY

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Wisdom -

Meet & Greet

"I see my fated stars in your eyes. They melt me like the sun does snow." ( Author Unknown

Hi Everyone,

In honor of Valentine's Day this month, I thought we would explore different aspects of LOVE.

I hope to see you all there. Much Love to All,

Joel - (



Sharing Wisdom, our monthly meet and greet and lecture series has been on-going for several years now. It is your opportunity to meet a bunch of wonderful people interested in alternative health, holistic practices and self-development. To get acquainted and share warmth, energy and each others' experience and wisdom.

In addition to wonderful conversation and marvelous teas, you have the chance to meet and receive a some nuggets of information from different presenters about their area of expertise or interest.

Typically, we have 3 different speakers each give a 20-30 minute presentation. The presentation can take the form of a short talk or a more experiential demonstration. It is wonderful way to acquire a little bit of knowledge about various forms of alternative health, holistic practices, bodywork, energywork and more.

Schedule (Exact timing may vary)

6PM - mingle, meet and greet, chat.

7PM - Presenters begin

9PM, winding down


Once again we will be meeting at the lovely, JujoMukti Tea Lounge ( in the East Village. JujoMukti serves amazing teas, a little bit of food,in a rich, visual setting full of warmth and energy.

In our mission to constantly expand, grow and offer more opportunities to our communities and the general public, we have some exciting and important changes to announce.

First we are charging $10.00 to all attendees. But you get so much more.

You will get:

$5.00 off on your purchase of 1 pot of tea. Samples of a select number of exotic teas for FREE.
(Free tea served between from 6-7 PM. so come early!) ================================================


The list of speakers will usually be announced a week or two in advance. Please stay tuned to these pages for more details.
This Month's Speakers are:
01) Leyla Gulcur and Julio Cortés - Love, Desire and the Art of Polarity in Intimate Partnerships
2) Brooke Campbell & Joel Wechsler - Reclaim Love for Yourself and Your Relationships
3) Ran Baron - Walking a Tantric Path, Falling in Love with Your Self
01) Leyla Gulcur and Julio Cortes - Love, Desire and the Art of Polarity in Intimate Partnerships
Have you ever wondered why you are attracted to some people but not others, and why attraction between you and your chosen partner may wax and wane during the course of a relationship?
Would you like to explore the energetic principle of polarity that lies behind attraction, passion and desire?
Would you like to learn skills to create an immediate magnetic attraction with your intimate partner any time you want?
Come join Julio Cortés and Leyla Gulcur for an evening of lecture, demonstration and fun participatory exercises designed to show how you can move, breathe and connect with others in order to create and enhance mutual attraction. Based on Taoist and Tantric principles of China and India, these practices will help you take your relationship skills even higher. You will leave with a short and easy take-home practice to help spark and maintain the fire of magnetic attraction between you and your partner any time you like.
Julio Cortés is a trainer and consultant who specializes in building long-term mutually beneficial relationships using a blend of modalities from eastern and western philosophies and spiritual practices. A graduate in East Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese and Japanese Philosophy from UCLA and a teacher f Taoist and Energy practices, Julio has dedicated his life to finding simple yet powerful ways to assist people in becoming more effective and fulfilled, as they find the bigger picture in their lives. Julio teaches workshops and seminars on energy, effective communication, relationship skills building and sacred sexuality.
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Leyla Gulcur, Ph.D., is a psychologist, medical qigong therapist and instructor of sexual qigong for women. Also a long-time practitioner of tai chi, bagua and Taoist meditation, Leyla has combined her experience and background in Western psychology, Chinese medicine and Taoist energy arts to create a pleasure-based coaching and teaching practice designed specifically to help women and men craft conscious and sustainable relationships through the enhancement of communication skills, emotional vitality and sexual polarity. A graduate in psychology from Duke and New York University, Leyla teaches psychology at New York University and conducts trainings and workshops nationally and internationally.
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2) Brooke Campbell & Joel Wechsler - Reclaim Love for Yourself and Your Relationships
Attendees are invited to explore their relationship to loving others and loving themselves using Drama Therapy. Participants will deepen their insights and be provided an outlet for emotional expression using Drama Therapy, an active, experiential approach to facilitating change.
Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world. Psychodrama is a method of psychotherapy in which clients utilize spontaneous dramatization, role playing and dramatic self-presentation to investigate and gain insight into their lives. Time will be factored at the end to reflect, process and answer questions.
Brooke Campbell has Master of Arts Degree from New York University in Drama Therapy (Music and Performing Arts Professions). She is the Founder and Director of Creative Kinections, LLC ( located in New York and New Jersey. She is a NY licensed creative arts therapist, a registered drama therapist, and board certified trainer. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. Brooke has presented at conferences, lectured at university and supervised graduate level students throughout the NY Metro area.
Brooke has years of experience working with individuals struggling with autism, mental illness, trauma, abuse, and chronic pain. She is writing a chapter in a soon to be published book on drama therapy. She is a professional actor and acting coach. Brooke has performed in feature films, several television series, and professional theatre. A proud member of SAG, AFTRA, and Actors’ Equity.
Joel Wechsler has a Master of Arts Degree from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy. Joel taught Drama Therapy Theory at CIIS and received California licensure as a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor. Joel worked as a Registered Drama Therapist in the San Francisco Bay area with adults struggling with anxiety, AIDS and within the gay community. He worked in private practice for a number of years before returning to the east coast to continue in the drama therapy field.
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Join our Creative Drama Group on Fridays 5:30-7PM at 145 West 28th St. 3rd Fl.
3) Ran Baron - Walking a Tantric Path, Falling in Love with Your Self
The path Tantra can be really confusing. There are so many perspectives, so many points of view, various scriptures, and many different practices and exercises. Where do we start? How do we convey to our partner that we're interested in pursuing this type of exploration? How do we practice on our own, and is it even possible to do so? What practices should we take on, and once we do, what do we actually learn from them? How do we engage in a Tantric exploration of life, and how can we communicate what we’ve processed and learned to our Tantric partner?
Ran Baron, a spiritual seeker and a public speaker in the field of theology, eastern philosophy, and mysticism. Baron has instructed numerous meditation workshops, Yoga retreats and has given hundreds of talks and lectures about the nature of spirituality and self inquiry. He has lived through many different paths and was ordained as a Hindu priest (Brahmana), was certified as a Yoga Instructor, a Tai Chi instructor and has been studying and practicing Buddhism, Tantra, Zen, Hinduism and Yoga in many of its different flavors, sharing and teaching of his own views and vast experience in his talks.
My web site: SoulBound -
And Twitter - @soulbound_me
Are you interested in presenting? Do you know someone who should present? We're always looking for new presenters. If you or someone you know would like to give a talk, please contact Joel. (see below for contact information)
We look forward to sharing with you at the next Meetup.
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