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2011 WORLD POLYAMORY CONFERENCE
July 29-31, 2011
PROGRAM
CREATE & ENHANCE CONSCIOUS POLYAMOROUS RELATIONS

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World Polyamory Association Harbin PolyCon 11
PROGRAM
July 29 -31, 2011
Workshops are held in the main Conference room unless otherwise designated.
Friday July 29, 2011

Noon - 2:15 PM Main Rm

REGISTRATION & ORIENTATION

Dr. Sasha Lessin

Sasha Lessin orients participants as they register.

2:15 - 2:30 PM Main Conf. Room

 ENERGY CIRCLE, SHARE NAME & MOTION:

Dr. Sasha Lessin

 

Sasha Lessin opens conference with group-circle, energy-sharing. We each in turn share our name and a motion which all mimic.

2:30 - 2:45 PM Main Conf. Room

WPA LEADERS’ INTRODUCTIONS

Dr. Sasha Lessin, Janet Kira Lessin, Dr. Dave Doleshal

Sasha introduces WPA leaders Janet Lessin and Dr. Dave Doleshal. Dave & Janet say a few words of welcome.

2:45 - 3:50 PM Main Rm

WHO’S HERE: LINEUPS AND CALLS INTO THE CIRCLE

Dr. Susan Campbell

3:50 - 4:00 PM Break

4:00 -5:30 PM Main Conference Room

 

 

GETTING REAL CARD GAME

 

 

 

Dr. Susan Campbell

 

 

 

Dr. Susan Campbell leads the Getting Real Game shows that it's more fun to tell the truth than lie, pretend, and conform to others' expectations. As you play, we develop truth skills that let us communicate responsibly and compassionately. We share self-talk, create our own "wild cards," and communicate with the intent to relate, not to control. Susan Campbell has been a relationship and open-relationship advisor for 40+ years. She specializes in helping people use their intimate encounters as a path to healing and self-transformation.

5:30 - 7:00 PM DINNER Main Room

Harbin Caterers Kevin & Linda Meutsch

MUSICAL INTERVALS

Sunny Heartsong

Sunny Heartsong offers  of love and celebration as we get our meal.

7:00 - 7:15 PM Main Room

HARBIN PROCEDURES

Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald explains the parameters of poly-Harbin harmony procedures

7: 15 PM -8:45 PM Main Room

 

CONTACT, ICEBREAKING &
LEARNING ABOUT EACH OTHER

 

Terry Brussell

 

A series of brief. entertaining and playful encounters where we share vital info for friendships and more.

8:45 - 9:00 PM Break

     

9 - 10:30 PM Main Room

COMMUNITY CUDDLE.

Dr. Dave Doleshal

Dr. Dave Doleshal directs delightful Community Cuddle

Saturday July 30, 2011

7:30 -8:30AM

YOGA

Dr. Sasha Lessin

Exercises to awaken chakras, visualizations for the Conference

8:30 -9:45 AM Breakfast Main Room

 

 

 

 

9:45 - 10:00 AM Main Room

PREVIEWS

Charles Cinnamon, DeAnna Bennet, Stuart Mark Berlin  & Terry Brussel

Morning Presenters Charles Cinnamon, DeAnna Bennett,   preview their workshops so we can decide which to attend

10:00 -11:30 AM Lower Room

 

MULTIPLYING + CYCLING ENERGIES IN SOLO, PAIRS & MORESOMES -Lower Conference Room

Charles Cinnamon

 

 

Embrace Divine masculine, feminine & a entropy/chaos. We experience solo energy connection and cycling, paired, and poly exchanges of sacred energy and bliss touching.

 

10:00 -11:30 AM Lower Room

 

TANTRIC KABBALAH

 

 

Stuart Mark Berlin M.D.

 

 

TANTRIC KABBALAH is a path to Divine Unitary Consciousness (what neurobiologists refer to as the brain state mystics experience during unio mystico), that integrates evolutionary biology, quantum mechanics, and neurobiology with sacred sexuality. It is also a very powerful path to expanded orgasms. Dr. Berlin’s two books are titled Everywoman a Goddess: Everyman a Hero in Her Service, and Sexual Secrets of Tantric Kabbalah: Making Love.

11:30 - 11:45 AM Break

11:45 - 1:00 PM Main Room

POLY, TRANSGENDERISM, SEXUALITY & BEYOND

DeAnna Bennett

Transgenderism + sexuality + poly = Triple the pleasure triple the fun? Overcome the myths, transgenderism, omisexuality, and poly.

11:30 - 1:00 PM
Lower Room

EXPLORE POLYAMORY WITH MYTHICAL & SCIENCE FICTION CHARACTERS
LIVE YOUR DREAM.

Terry Brussel



Select the lifestyle you feel you would enjoy most from several options to be found in science fiction from open relationships and cooperative living to multi-generational group marriage. Role playing improv exercises let you get an advance taste of what your chosen lovestyle would feel like.

1:00 - 2:15 PM LUNCH

2:15 - 3:15 PM Main Room

HOW WE DO POLY

 

 

Janet Lessin (moderator) & Dr. Sasha, Sunny Heartsong & Jessica Fergus, Dr. Tiki & Zeev Adler

The Panel includes polys of several varieties and all participants who share¬ how they get polyamory working for them. The audience questions and relates, so everyone's included. Newbies get valuable answers to begin their poly lives and those already practicing polyamory expand their possibilities.

3:15 - 4:45 PM Main Room

 

 

CO-CREATING CONSCIOUS CHEMISTRY

 

 

Dane Colby

 

 

 

We examine the question: How much of our chemistry is innate and how much can be consciously co-created. We practice inviting whatever we want to receive that for a peak experience. To come fully prepared for this exercise consider three very specific interactions that if anyone wanted to share them with you would result in a peak experience for you. . Dane Colby wrote Co-Creating Conscious Chemistry and Finding Love in a Mixed Up World. For the past ten years he has been exploring the science of co-creating win/win relationships in a variety of ways.

4:45 - 5:00 BREAK

5:00  - 6:30 PM - Main Room

 

 

 

 EVOKING POLYAMOROUS PASSION

 

 

 

Evalena Rose

 

 

 

 

Explore the ways we approach others energetically and discover what energetic connection. See a variety of ways that you open to, or avoid, deep intimacy and delve into what's behind these patterns and how to release them. Learn more about erotic communication skills and how to ask for what you want in ways that everyone gets their needs met. Speaking "above the line" and using "love sandwiches" allows for the requests and feedback to further passion and eros. In dyads, we experience the deep presence that Tantric exchanges make possible as we practice erotic communication while sharing sacred touch. 

6:30 - 7:45 PM Dinner   Harbin Caterers
 

MUSICAL INTERVALS

Sunny Heartsong

Sunny Heartsong offers  of love and celebration as we get our meal.

7:45 - 8:45 PM







 (Keynote)
NOURISHING POLY RELATIONSHIPS
 






Evalena Rose








Evalena shares her wisdom about healthy relationship skills that can create nurturing and fulfilling connections where every partner feels honored and respected. Enjoy learning to "speak above the line", and ways of making requests and giving feedback that increase the erotic charge and connection. Feel the power of negotiating skills that help everyone's needs get met and learn more of what fosters compersion, that delicious joy in another's joy. With humor and compassion, Evalena entertains and informs as she invites us to connect, and live, from the heart.
8:45 - 10: 45 PM





A TASTE OF HUMAN AWARENESS INSTITUTE EXERCISES FOR POLYS


Jason Weston






Through a series of gentle exercises, and in a room filled with love and support for polyamory, Jason teaches us tools so that we can pull strength from within and learn to completely open up, to ourselves and to others; learn to listen and to really hear what others are saying; connect (and reconnect) with the people in our lives who matter most and the new poly possibilities the Conference offers
Sunday, July 31
7:30 -8:30AM YOGA Dr. Sasha Lessin Yoga exercises to awaken chakras, visualizations for the Conference
8:30 - 9:45 AM BREAKFAST   Harbin Caterers
 
9:45 - 10:00 AM Main Room PREVIEWS

  Dr. Sasha Lessin, Janet Kira Lessin, Dr. Dave Doleshal.  Sunday Morning Presenters preview their workshops so we can decided which to attend.
10:00- 11:30 AM
Main Room
CENTER YOURSELF CHOREOGRAPH INNER VOICES CONCERNED WITH POLYAMORY

Janet Kira & Dr. Sasha Lessin  Janet and Sasha



 Learn and practice Voice Dialogue witnessing and centering to recognize, accept and coordinate meeting the needs of your inner idealistic, practical, spiritual, instinctual, critical, conforming, rebellious, romantic, jealous, and compersive voices as well as the bonding patterns between you and your lovers. Experientials and future-pacing readies us should Jealousy raise its head.
10 - 11:30 AM Lower Room
QUICK WAYS TO MASTER JEALOUSY

Dr. Dave Doleshal


Effective techniques for polys to manage jealousy. These easy-to-learn methods pioneered by psychologist Roger Callahan and Dr. Edward Bach.
11:30 - 11:45 AM - BREAK      
11:45 - 1:15 PM

THE ART OF VERBAL APPRECATION

Dane Colby

The biggest variable for relationship sustainability is the ratio between criticism and praise, appreciation and complaint. We practice several different techniques for generating gratitude and love by appreciating ourselves and those wel love.
11:45 AM -1:15 PM
CONSCIOUS TANTRIC TOUCH WORKSHOP FOR POLYAMOROUS CONNECTING Dr. Tiki & Zeev Adler


Learn how to communicate our most intimate desires, explore total pleasure and divine bliss with our partners, We learn and practice spiritual, mental, emotional and sexual techniques to give and to receive conscious tantric touch.
1:15 -2:15 PM
Lunch
Final meal service Harbin Caterers
 
2:15 - 3:45 PM








EARLY DEPARTURE: THE RADIANT PARTING PUJA






Evalena Rose








Rotate and share delightfully with various partners; synergize our collective energy. Enjoy a playful & deeply fulfilling experience of sharing connection & joyous ritual with existing and new partners and with your favorite poly groupings. You'll be gently guided in heart-centered interactions that let you enjoy ecstatic and satisfying connections with many delightful people. Nurturing & often energizing, these exchanges let receive blessings of deep presence and intimate practice of erotic and romantic arts, all within a sacred container.
4:00 -5:30 PM

SACRED SENSUAL CONNECTIONS FOR PLAYFUL POLY PEOPLE Jessica Fergus


In this playshop, we get in touch with your sacred sensuality through dance, song, music and playful connections with our polyamorous community
5:30 - 7PM Eat on your own or at Harbin's food places
Harbin Restaurants or your own resources
yum
7 -7:30 PM

THE PROMISE & PERILS OF TANTRA & POLYAMORY

Dr. Irving Katz


Highly enjoyable embodied tantric experientials, psychodrama and Hypno-experiencese of the psychospirirtual dimensions of polyamory & tantra re responsible pleasuring.  Dr. Katz directs International University of Professional Studies.
7:30 -10:30 PM
Free play
If you wish to overnight at Harbin tonight, pay Harbin office $35 and you can stay till 10:30 August 1.

Create & Enhance Conscious Polyamorous Relations

Join us in an intensive, playful, entertaining, active, respectful, informative participatory sharing, learning  opportunity for networking and celebrating polyamorous conclave consciousness for a weekend.

Friday, July 29, 2011 at 12:00pm - Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 10:00pm

HARBIN HOT SPRINGS CONFERENCE CENTER
Middleton, Northern California
www.harbin.org

   Play, share multi-lover interests:

*Vet potential lovers
*Experience polygroup relationship negotiation & lovemaking techniques
*Manage jealousy
*Ponder polyactivism, group marriage, child custody, group housing
*Enjoy poly-oriented music
*Participate in and react to panel discussions
*Peruse poly films
*Join a poly-tantra ritual
* Commit to Your Poly Relationship in a Ritual Before the Poly Community
*Celebrate the party of the year

This year we move again into our favorite venue, Harbin's Conference Center.  It's our private, gated, sex-positive celebrative community, complete with its own huge group room, breakaway areas, two hot pools and camping area. Harbin Caterers dish up yummy food. Camp, sleep in a group room or your RV.

See Call harbin at www.harbin.org if you wish to upgrade your room.
Room Reservations: 707-987-2477
(CA toll-free 800-622-2477
)

Driving Directions

Harbin's street address is 18424 Harbin Springs Road, Middletown, CA 95461. Click here to see our location using MapQuest or Google Maps.

Harbin Springs Road is a narrow, curving road with no shoulders and poor visibility. You may suddenly encounter cattle, deer, other wildlife, walkers, joggers or bicyclists, so please drive slowly and carefully.

(Driving through Napa Valley, the Lincoln Ave/CA-29 turnoff is in Calistoga, NOT the Lincoln Ave exit in Napa. Also, be aware that some onboard navigation systems have lead those driving through Cobb onto the unpaved Bogg Mountain Springs fire road. Do not attempt to access Harbin on this road. If you find yourself on an unpaved road on the way to Harbin, turn around.)

TRAVEL ADVISORY: We have been advised that there may be construction delays of approx. 20 minutes on Highway 29 between Calistoga and Middletown. The delays may be encountered Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM, through September 2011. You can check http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi or call 800-427-7623 for updates. But even if no delays are mentioned, you may want to leave extra time, especially if you must arrive in advance of a massage appointment.

COSTS FOR PARTICIPANTS
Pay with PAY PAL or GOOGLE

Pay

Single Woman

Single Man

Pair

Triad Quattrad  Single Day - Per Person

Before July 1

$350

$400

$625

$875

$1150 $150


 

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2011 WPA Conference Registration (Register Before July 1, 2011)


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or pay with GOOGLE

 

Pay

Single Woman

Single Man

Pair

Triad Quattrad  Single Day - Per Person
Before July 15 $375 $425 $650 $900 $1175 $165
 

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2011 WPA Conference Registration (Register Before July 15, 2011)


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or pay with GOOGLE

 

Pay

Single Woman

Single Man

Pair

Triad Quattrad  Single Day - Per Person

Before  July 25

$400

$450

$675

$925

$1200 $175
 

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2011 WPA Conference Registration (Register Before July 25, 2011)


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PAY CASH AT THE DOOR IF REGISTERING AFTER JULY 25, 2011

Pay

Single Woman

Single Man

Pair

Triad Quattrad  Single Day - Per Person

July 26 & After

$425

$500

$725

$950

$1250 $200

If you register as a group, please send the names of each person in your party to us at worldpolyamory@aol.com


Fee includes conference meals:
Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch.
No discount if you chose to eat elsewhere.

If you are registering after July 25, 2011, please bring cash to make your payment at the door.

We expect a full house this year. So if we are full, you may not be able to get in.
 
Call our cell at 808-214-3442 to confirm availability before you make the trip up to Harbin.

Mahalo. 


 

Celebrate this delightful, informative, stimulating and growth-inducing conference at Harbin Hot Springs, in Middletown, California (2 hours north of San Francisco)


PRESENTERS PRESENT AN EXPERIENTIAL

at the HARBIN (CA) POLYAMORY CONFERENCE
July 29, Noon -July 31, 10PM, 2011

To become a presenter write to us at worldpolyamory@aol.com

Presenters for the Harbin CA PolyCon11, Come aboard. July 29 -31.  Tell us about yourself, your presentation and send us a couple pictures of yourself.  Once approved (you will receive an email from us or call 808-244-4103 and ask to speak to Sasha) see fee chart below.

Click on drop down menu below to see options
Prices go up so register early to save $$$$

Register before July 1, 2011 to save!

2011 WPA Conference PRESENTERS FEES


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or pay with GOOGLE

SHARE WITH OTHER POLYAMOROUS FOLKS:

* What Works for You!
* What's Fun for You!
*
What's New and Interesting in the Poly world!
*
Lead a discussion
*
Present Tantra experiential exercises geared to polys
*
Demonstrate communication techniques that facilitate polyamory
*
Jealousy Management
* Negotiation methods
* Perform poly-oriented music or dance or artistry
* Intimacy enhancement methods.
* Polyactism
* Explore what's worked and what hasn't ...

... or whatever else your creative brilliant mind can come up with that other polys might find fun, illuminating, inspiring, uplifting, healing, fun, informative, instructive, entertaining or fun. (Did we
mention FUN?)


Note: Lecture-style events or abstract/theoretical presentations do NOT go over well, while audience participation/ interactive events are usually MUCH MORE popular.

All events should directly relate to polyamory, polyfidelity, triading, sexual poding, open
relationships or other forms of consensual non-monogamy.

Application Deadline: Send your presenter application before May 15, 2011.  The organizing committee will get back to you within a few days later.

See a two-minute video about the conference on the link below:

http://video. google.com/ videoplay? docid=4213542623 747936859& q=polyamory+
conference&total=55& start=0&num= 10&so=0&type= search&plindex= 1

In case you've never been there before, you'll love Harbin. Harbin Hot Springs, CA near Middleton (two hours from both San Francisco), nestles on 1200 acres of beautiful canyon land. It offers natural healing waters (hot, warm and cold pools), miles of hiking trails.  The Poly Conference's area is totally private within Harbin; in our area, we can be openly affectionate and even sexual. Harbin is a clothes-optional facility.

Presenters who wish are listed as Faculty of the World Polyamory Association. As one of our presenters, your listing on our web site links to a your description of the workshops you present for the  WPA. Your presentation will be archived and permanently listed on the WPA. Your listing includes a link to your web site, your biography and a link to your products page on your site.


Presenters get:

*A partial waiver of fees for the conference. We pay Harbin an Admin Fee per person and also pay the Harbin caterer that comes with the Conference Center a meals cost. Our presenters, as an act of generosity for the polyamory movement, actually pay these fees to help the poly movement. For the last 6 years we've collected less money than we spent to put on the Harbin conferences. WPA charges as little as it can.

*Free space to sell their products and display promotional literature.

*Free World Polyamory Association Membership for one year.

Presentations are a minimum of 1 hour. Workshops are usually 60-90 minutes.

***

POLYAMOROUS POWOWS by Sasha Lessin, worldpolyamory@aol.com, sashalessinphd@aol.com


Poly Conferences provide participants perfect places to contact potential lovers.  At conferences like the "Create and Enhance Conscious Polyamorous Relationships" at Harbin Hot Springs California this July 29-31, you can meet and quickly get to know people with whom you might fall in love--or at least in attraction enough to know if you want to consider as possible intimates.

Some polys get together in these conferences every year with lovers from other parts of the country, meet new lovers, learn techniques to make multiple intimacies ever-more satisfying.

Poly newbies learn in the conferences from us old-timers what works well as wewean ourselves from the monogamous matrix and find freedom and fulfillment with new soulmates and pod participants.

Some folks are monogamous most of the year but celebrate polyamory at conference time. Others make contacts and make arrangements to get together beyond the conference, even to create polyfidelous families or ongoing poly pods.

The seminars at a conference like the Harbin World Polyamory Conference offer structured relating exercises, discussions of pair dating, open marriage, triad formation and maintenance, as well as cuddle parties, group massage and yoga classes where you can talk to, touch and interview like-minded folk who, like you, seek multiple lovers and a community that supports the polyamorous lifestyles.

The seminars teach you how to advertise yourselves on the internet, deal with straight relatives, employers and Sarah Palins.

Conferences like these, springing up all over the U.S. and Europe, let you know you are not alone. You can love more and have more love for yourself and enjoy your lovers loving more. You learn there are techniques to keep loving more pleasurable and growthful and transform potentially painful interaction
into ecstatic multi-person loving.

This year we move again into our favorite venue, Harbin's Conference Center.

It's our private, gated, sex-positive celebrative community, complete with its own huge group room, breakaway areas, two hot pools and camping area. Harbin

Caterers dish up yummy food.

Camp, sleep in a group room or your RV. 

I’ll be there to welcome newbies, M.C. the program and facilitate your experience living in this real-life poly community for three days.

Sasha Lessin, Ph.D. sashalessinphd@aol.com

Want to help Janet with logistics? 808 244-4103 janetlessin@gmail.com.


 

CANCELLATION POLICY
if you must cancel notify us in 
writing via email at
WorldPolyamory@aol.com or

write to:

 
WORLD POLYAMORY ASSOCIATION
c/o SYNERGY SERVICES, INC. 

1371 Malaihi Road
Wailuku, Hawaii  96793
808-244-4921, cell 808-214-3442

  
 The date we receive your written cancellation determines amount we refund to you.

Refund Policy

Minimum cancellation fee for conferences is $75.00

Days Before Event Refund (in percentage of total fee for event, less $75)
90+ 75%
60-89 50%
31-59 25%
6-30 no refund

 Hawaii sales tax of 4.166% is added for all Hawaii events and services that take place in Hawaii

Returned checks will be charged a $30 bank service fee.


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