January 21, 2012 Educator Training

By special request, the following one-day training and educational experience with Lee Harrington is being taught for BDSM, Kink, Leather, LGBT, Queer, Poly, Sex Magic, and Swinger educators. This announcement is back-dated one year as it is not being dissimenated in any mass-mailings, but is instead preferred to be shared word of mouth.

Date: Saturday January 21, 2012
Time: Noon-1:45p, 2p-4p, 4:15p-6p
Price: $45-85 sliding scale per student
Location: A private home in Bushwick, Brooklyn, off the J/Z (Chauncey) and L (Wilson)

This is a limited attendance event, with 8 total spaces available. It is a single training, broken into 2 components, but you can not “opt out” of a segment.

This intensive is best suited to beginner and intermediate experience educators, but may have some material of interest for more experienced educators. Lee will dialogue with more experienced educators on the appropriateness of their involvement.


Finding Your Unique Voice as an Educator

What sort of presenting really calls to you, and why? Do you want to lead group discussions, lecture in front of an auditorium, provide one-on-one mentorship, or give skill demonstrations? What sorts of topics are you called to present on? Physical skills, emotional experiences, the psychology of what it is that we do, history and academics, or perhaps something totally different? Many of us start out presenting because we are well known for something we do and others want to learn, or because no one else would step up on a topic- but what do *you* want to teach on? What styles will best carry your message and your specific voice? Let’s look at what styles and content truly call to you, and also examine options for both you might not of thought of that may be your calling waiting for you.


Effective Speaking and Presentation Skills

Have you always wanted to speak in front of a crowd but are too jittery? Perhaps you are an experienced speaker or educator who wants their lectures and presentations to stand out and be remembered? Come learn how to effectively use your voice and body language to communicate your message in a wide variety of teaching and speaking environments. From claiming of space to audience empathy, use of vocal range to hiding your nervousness, we will plunge in together and come out more certain of our ability to deliver our message.

Though the skills we will be using and developing are good for all individuals, examples and stories will be from within a BDSM, Kink, Leather, LGBT, Queer, Poly, Swinger and beyond context.  Bring tools for taking notes, wear comfortable clothing, and have an open mind for exploring the joy in passing on our passions.  Students will receive a digital take-home packet, beyond in-class resources, for further developing their unique voice and skills.

What to bring:
Comfortable clothes
Reusable water bottle (optional)
Notebook or other note-taking device
Sense of openness and willingness to engage
Your business cards, smart phone, or other networking tools

Please come fed in advance. Optional group dinner available afterwards for those who want to continue the conversation.

To register please contact Lee@PassionandSoul.com to see if there are spaces available

See you there!

Who is Lee Harrington?

Lee giving the Keynote Speech at Transcending Boundaries Conference 2010

Lee Harrington is a passionate spiritual and erotic educator, gender explorer, eclectic artist and published author and editor on human sexuality and spiritual experience.  He’s been traveling

the globe (from Seattle to Sydney, Berlin to Boston), teaching or talking about sexuality, psychology, kink, faith, magic and desire since 1996, and has no intention of stopping any time soon.  Along his journey he has been a brainy academic, a female adult film performer (under his previous name Bridgett Harrington), a world class sexual adventurer, an outspoken philosopher, a long-time sexuality and spirituality blogger (since 1998), a spirit worker and priest, and an award winning writer and artist.   Overall, Lee is a nice guy with a disarmingly down to earth approach to the fact that we are each beautifully complex ecosystems, and we deserve to examine the human experience from that lens.

As an educator, Lee has lectured in large university halls, led intensive 3-day retreats, performed learning rituals and stage shows, done one-on-one coaching, facilitated group discussions, run interactive workshops, and spoken at the front of a wide array of classical classroom settings. In 2010 he taught at the first ALPSEC (Alternative Lifestyle Presenter Skills Educational Conference) at the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago, Illinois. He is regularly called upon by alternative sexuality organizations to help them make decisions on planning, and as part of that consulting work, has come to deeply appreciate the hard work it takes for any presenter to speak from their authenticity (whether it be as a bard, coach, pundit or something else entirely).

His books include “Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé,” “Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond,” the “Toybag Guide to Age Play,” and “Shed Skins: Journeying in Self-Portraits.”  He has also worked as an anthology editor on such projects as “Rope, Bondage, and Power” and “Spirit of Desire: Personal Explorations of Sacred Kink,” while contributing actively to other anthologies, magazines, blogs and collaborations internationally.  Check out the trouble Lee has been getting into, as well as his regular podcast, tour schedule, free essays, videos and more over at www.PassionAndSoul.com.


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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  1. This sounds really interesting! Good luck with it!

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