Lee Harrington April-May Newsletter 2010 (SF, MD, OH, Chicago)

Spring is in full bloom as I sit here in San Francisco, breathing in the air of one of my happy places. Looking over Duboce Park, the sun is shining and the dogs are barking outside… not so shabby of a way to spend a late afternoon.

The last month has been a whirlwind of adventure. I taught Delving Into Power in Arizona and had a fantastic time with an awesome mix of students. In St. Louis I connected with the under-35 crew of kinky folk over great food before teaching an action packed lineup of classes at Beat Me in St. Louis… a must-do event for that region. I winged my way to Portland, Oregon to teach at Kinkfest where I connected with friends old and new alike, and I even got to get to Michigan for my very first time- where I debuted two new classes for the Leather Leadership Conference on age dynamics in sexuality communities and on effective speaking skills.

But it wasn’t all teaching! My mother and I had a family get-away to Vancouver, BC, which was an absolute delight, where I got to savor the flavors of Little India and have a blast wandering the maze at the Arboretum. Back home in Arizona I brought on… a Magical Assistance Ninja! Ok, other folks would call what she does personal assistance- but its more than that for me. My vision for building a world of emotionally sustainable and fullfilled humans who are expressing their erotic authenticity is too big for just me, and it’s a delight to have Luna on board as part of the PassionAndSoul team.

To celebrate spring, we are having a o10%ff sale on all direct purchases of my books in April. Visit http://www.lulu.com/passionandsoul
enter “SHOWERS” at checkout! (Books only, pdfs not discounted right now, sorry) It’s part of a contest Lulu.com is hosting, so if you’ve been debating purchasing Sacred Kink or Shibari You Can Use, consider doing it this month… if I win, I’ll be using the proceeds to support acquiring ahrdare for a new project.

What new project? Think audio. Details will be forthcoming in the coming months… but right now we are searching for sponsors. If you or a business you know are interested in supporting our upcoming PassionAndSoul Audio projects- get in touch!

As always, you can keep up my work as an author, plus read free samples of my writing, listen to podcasts, peek into interviews and more, on my Author page:

You are all beautiful and fabulous.

I have tons more below- lots of exciting classes, performances and more… read on and stay tuned!

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April and May 2010 Appearances/Classes/Events:

As always you can find complete class descriptions on my educator page at (http://www.PassionAndSoul.com/educator).
Have you ever wanted to spoil yourself? Do group classes not cater to your exact needs?
In many of the cities listed below (or nearby), I am available for private classes, domination sessions, erotic life coaching work, and more on the dates before and after. Book your dream encounter with me today!

San Francisco, CA
April 14, SF Citadel, http://www.sfcitadel.org/
Punching/Kicking/Bruising makes its way to San Francisco for a hot night of thuggery in the heart of the city! Join us for the sweat, the laughs, and of course, the pain.

April 16-18, International Ms. Leather, http://www.imsl.org/
Though the exact details of my involvement are still in discussion, this is for sure- I will be at IMsL. Check out the website for ideas of some of the naughtiness we’ll be getting up to, and expect to see some rope flying!

April 17, Femina Potens, http://www.feminapotens.org/
That night I will be doing erotic readings and maybe getting up to a bit of other delightful naughtiness at this amazing queer art space at a show called SIZZLE!

Northern Maryland
April 28-May 3, Sacred Sexuality Beltane, http://www.turtlehillevents.org/beltane/
This amazing pagan, sexuality and energy event is an amazing ride. This year I will be doing a pre-event intensive called “On Wings of Desire: Aerial Bondage for Magic and More” that will be teaching suspension techniques from a magical perspective. I will also be leading other rituals and discussions, performing at the SteamPunk Ball, as well as connecting with old friends and new ones. To register for the intensive, go here:

Cleveland, OH
May 7-9, Kinko De Mayo, http://www.kinkodemayo.com/
At this fun and sexy event, I will be teaching Asymmetrical Bondage, Pain Processing Techniques, and Facial/Head Bondage… as well as throwing around ropes at the Tijuana Night Market evening of delights!

Chicago, IL
May 28-31, ShibariCon, http://www.shibaricon.com/
The top rope bondage conference in the world, I am back to teach Speed Bondage, GenderQueer Bondage, “Turning Ties Inward: Finding Your Path and Desires in/with Rope Bondage” and Erotic Macrame! This event is a must for all rope enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in their passions.
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Looking beyond May!

In the next few months I have all kinds of other adventures, classes and intensives planned… am I coming to a city near you soon?
If not, feel free to contact me at Lee@PassionAndSoul.com to see if we can help make it happen.
For more up to date information, and for schedule details further into the future, please visit my calendar at:

Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA; Northern Maryland
Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV and possible other adventures in New Mexico
Minnesota; Maryland; New Jersey; Edmonton, Alberta
Pittsburgh, PA; Northern Maryland; Phoenix, AZ

I also have other plans for 2010 in the works… super secret ninja plans!

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Want more of me? Well, you can keep up with my life, adventures and art at:

Live Journal – http://passionandsoul.livejournal.com/
This is my personal journal- full of naughty images, personal exploits, emotional ups and downs, and a variety of announcements mixed in with a way to peek into my being.

FetLife – http://fetlife.com/users/24336
This amazing erotic adventurer’s networking site is an invaluable tool for me, and I have the “PassionAndSoul Student Lounge” there for people with questions or things they would like sharing from classes they have been to.

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/passionandsoul
I have totally fallen in love with facebook. I have a fan page (search for Lee Harrington) that fans built for me, plus I regularly post pictures, update via my twitter feed, and more!

…and of course my website – http://www.PassionAndSoul.com
My pride and joy- keep up on my calendar, read essays by me, find my artwork, download audio classes, enjoy my books, and so much more!

I look forward to seeing you all in person or online!

With Passion and Soul,
Lee Harrington
Artist, Educator and Shaman


Lee Harrington

Lee Harrington is an internationally known sexuality, relationships, and personal authenticity educator. Having taught in all 50 states and in 6 countries, he brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. An award-winning author and editor on gender, sexual, and sacred experience, his books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Journeys,” and "Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond," among many other titles. He has been blogging online since 1998, and been teaching worldwide since 2001. Welcome to his world, and your chance to expand your mind and heart alike.

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