Intensives

We will hold five intensives for three and a half hours duration. Please follow the rules of each intensive as they all are limited in number of attendees, level of experience, couples only, Master or slave only, pre-registration, etc.

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MsC 2017 Intensives

TammyJo Eckhart

A personal workshop that will help each participant consider what they want and develop a plan for how they can begin to work on preparing for a successful relationship of the Ds or Ms variety. The presenter, active in the Scene for 28 years and the proud owner of one slave for 18 years, will ask provocative questions and helps folks think and write out their needs, desires, limits, and self-reflections. Finally each participant will create a plan to follow to start preparing themselves for a Ds relationship. The plan is focused on the individual and not on finding a partner or creating a structure for a relationship because any successful endeavor must start with the individual first. Individuals participating need to bring information about their work/life schedules to make this function well.

Target Audience would be singles or people who find themselves struggling over and over to make Ds, M/s, any type of relationship work.

Limited to 30 attendees

To pre-register: slave_catherine@yahoo.com

Sir Stephen and Sir Eric Pride

As we grow in our authority-based relationships and our commitments deepen, many of us experience an emergence of unanticipated questions: Why do we choose to live in authority-based relationships? Is it all about play and service, or is there something profound and significantly more intangible at hand? In this 3-hour workshop, Sir Eric and Sir Stephen explore the deeper motivations that drive the dynamic of authority-based relationships, addressing a number of questions including: • Do spiritual practices strengthen or weaken the authority-based dynamic? • Can they become part of our protocols and rituals? • If I am a member of a church or spiritual practice, how do I reconcile the choices and the activities I engage in my authority-based relationship with the teachings of my practice? • Whether a member of a church, spiritual practice or not, do I find something emerging in my relationship that is deeper, intangible, and maybe somewhat “mysterious” that wants to be recognized and incorporated into my life? • Are my religious or spiritual practices compatible with our core values or, are they in fact, the very core values we see as the best part of ourselves, our relationships, our extended lifestyle families and our community?

Join us for a deep dive into these topics. Contribute your experience so that others may learn from you, and come hear the experiences of others and learn from them.

Pre-work will be sent to those who register. To attend the Intensive, the pre-work must be completed and returned prior to the Workshop.

Masters & slaves - Limited to 25 attendees

To pre-register: slave_catherine@yahoo.com

Laura Antoniou

It's not enough to understand there's no "One Way" to power and authority based relationships. We have to find the way that's best for our relationship. This two-part intensive will discuss the basics of developing a personal protocol within your relationship unit. In part one, we'll cover why and some general guidance in how. In part two, we'll hit the nitty gritty - adapting protocols for multiple environments, changing them for assorted reasons, creating news ones. To fully experience the collaboration needed, it's best if all relationship members are present for this. (No matter how many are involved.) Solo participants may be added to impromptu work units if necessary. Come prepared to "do homework." Entry to part two is not permitted unless you attended part one.

(For couples or households attending together; Limit: 24 attendees)

To pre-register: slave_catherine@yahoo.com

Raven Kaldera

Energy work is the conscious manipulation of universal life force - chi, ki, mana, prana, call it what you will - for specific purposes. We do this unconsciously with our partners all the time, and sometimes we learn to do it consciously. How does energy flow between partners in a power dynamic relationship, and how can we learn to use it for greater intimacy, security, and pleasure? This intensive will teach partners exercises to do with each other, learning to control and direct the flow of life force in ways that enhance a power dynamic. Participants must be familiar at least with the concept of energy work.

(For couples or households – Limit 20 attendees)

To pre-register: slave_catherine@yahoo.com

Master Ben and slave charles

Each of us has something to share – but we may not know how to develop a presentation, or feel comfortable speaking in front of a group. Whether you are interested in presenting at your local MAsT Chapter or a regional conference, this speaker training intensive will provide you with the building blocks needed to develop a presentation and deliver it effectively. The class will include segments on creating a presentation, tips and tricks for effective public speaking, a group exercise in developing a presentation, and preparation and presentation of a short talk by each class participant (presentations will be videotaped and reviewed by the class). This will be a hands-on class designed to improve presentation skills for both the novice and seasoned public speaker.

Limited to 15 attendees – this is a special intensive scheduled for all-day Friday

To pre-register: slave_catherine@yahoo.com

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