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The Pleasure Advantage

with Alexandra Jaye Johnson + 23 Experts
Want more pleasure (enjoyment/happiness/delight) in your life? Join Alexandra Jaye Johnson and 20+ experts as they share their wisdom on how to experience more pleasure with food, sex, exercise, relationships, work, and parenting.

This online conference will help you create an even more deliciously awesome life that focuses on pleasure. If you want to have more fun and create more joy this conference is for you. Join us and learn why pleasure is the secret sauce for everyday bliss. Bring. It. On. :)

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The Pleasure Advantage - Everyday Bliss!

with Alexandra Jaye Johnson
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Alexandra is the Co-Founder & Chief Goddess of en*theos. She’s a passionate student of Optimal Living and loves rockin’ & optimizing her Goddess life. She also loves inspiring & empowering peeps to rock their most authentically awesome lives. That’s why she created Rock Your Goddess Life,  Optimal Parenting 101The Pleasure AdvantageBlissitations. You can tune into her inspiring weekly videos on her YouTube channel: YouTube.com/MyGoddessLife
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How to Savor & Serve

with Jennifer Louden
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Jen Louden is a personal growth pioneer who help launch the self-care movement with her first book The Woman’s Comfort Book. She's the author of five more books on well-being and personal wisdom that have inspired more than a million women in 9 languages. Jen has been a regular columnist for Body & Soul magazine, a radio show host on Martha Stewart’s network, and a spokeswoman for companies like Real Networks and SC Johnson, and she sat on Orpah's couch. She helps creative people who want to change the world get to it. She believes self-love + world-love = wholeness for all. Visit Jen at www.JenniferLouden.com
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Food, Pleasure, & Health

with Marc David
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Marc David is the Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic and best-selling works Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind-Body Approach to Nutrition and Well Being and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss.  His work has been featured on CNN, NBC and numerous media outlets. His books have been translated into over 10 languages, and his approach appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for fresh, inspiring and innovative messages about food, body and soul. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating is the world’s only teaching organization dedicated to a forward thinking, positive, holistic approach to nutritional psychology. IPE is unique and revolutionary in its approach – teaching students and professionals how to effectively work with the most common eating challenges of our times in their internationally acclaimed Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training. Learn more here: http://psychologyofeating.com
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Hormones of Pleasure and How to Amplify Them

with Sara Gottfried, MD
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Sara Gottfried M.D. teaches men and women how to reset their hormones naturally with food so that they can rock their mission. She is a Harvard-educated physician, speaker and author of the New York Times bestseller The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with The Gottfried Protocol (Simon & Schuster, 2013). She is regularly featured in national media, from  O Magazine to 20/20. Known for effortlessly blending the seriousness of one’s health with playfulness and humor, Dr. Gottfried is a systems-based functional medicine coach, MIT-trained bioengineer, mom/wife and certified yoga teacher. In our highly-anticipated interview, Dr. Gottfried will share the science of how GM foods may hijack your energy, weight, mood, fertility, and sex drive. Learn more at http://www.saragottfriedMD.com
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Soul Pleasure

with Alan Cohen
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Alan Cohen, M.A., is the author of 24 popular inspirational books and CD's, including the best-selling The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore, the award-winning A Deep Breath of Life, and the classic Are You as Happy as Your Dog? He is a contributing writer for the New York Times #1 bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, and his books have been translated into 24 foreign languages. His work has been featured on Oprah.com and in USA Today, The Washington Post and 101 Top Experts. Alan's radio program Get Real is broadcast weekly on Hay House Radio, and his monthly column From the Heart is featured in magazines internationally. Alan is a featured presenter in the award-winning documentary Finding Joe, based on the teaching of visionary mythologist Joseph Campbell.
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Women are Built for Pleasure

with Michaela Boehm
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Born and raised in Austria, Michaela received two Degrees in Psychology from the University of Vienna and received further extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnosis, NLP, and Yoga. Upon moving to the United States in 1994, Michaela quickly became counselor to the stars in Hollywood, California, working with the world’s best-known celebrities, including actors, producers, writers, musicians, and international business founders. Michaela began studying with David Deida in 1997 and in 2007 began co-teaching with him, focusing on women’s empowerment in the 21st Century. Michaela is currently the only counselor in the world personally trained and authorized by David Deida. Recently, Michaela began making available her unique services to those outside the Hollywood elite, offering women’s workshops, couples intensives, relationship counseling, and co-ed trainings. Learn more about Michaela at www.michaelaboehm.com
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Awakening your Shakti

with Lisa Schrader
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Lisa Schrader, the Founder of Awakening Shakti, has impacted the lives of thousands of people over the past 10 years as a sacred sexuality workshop leader, author, speaker and coach. Her work has been featured on Oprah, Oxygen and VH1.

She is the author of Kama Sutra 52: A Year's Worth of the Best Positions for Passion and Pleasure from Quiver Books. She has a private coaching practice supporting clients worldwide and is certified through the International Coach Federation. For more information, visit awakeningshakti.com.
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Embodying the Passionate Presence

with Catherine Ingram
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Catherine Ingram is an international dharma teacher with communities in the U.S., Europe, and Australia and the author of Passionate Presence: Seven Qualities of Awakened Awareness. Since 1992 she has led Dharma Dialogues, which are public events that focus on directing awareness toward greater wellbeing in an ethical and happy life. Catherine also leads numerous silent retreats each year in conjunction with Dharma Dialogues. She is president of Living Dharma, an educational non-profit organization founded in 1995. For more information, visit www.dialogueswithcatherine.com.
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Pleasure Warrior

with Steve Chandler
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Steve Chandler is now the author of 30 books that have been translated into over 25 languages. His personal success coaching, public speaking and business consulting have been used by CEOs, top professionals, major universities, and over 30 Fortune 500 companies. Drawing on Steve’s more than 20 years of working with professionals to dramatically improve their success, the “MindShift” he offers frees people from unnecessary pessimism and puts them back in touch with the source of their enthusiasm for work and life.  Learn more about Steve at www.stevechandler.com.
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Hardwiring Happiness

with Rick Hanson
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Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness (coming in October 2013), Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, and Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. Learn more at www.rickhanson.net.
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Delightful & Joyful Family Living

with Carrie Contey, PhD
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Carrie has been invited to share her passion on The Today Show, CBS Radio, National Public Radio, and has contributed to publications including Time Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Star-Ledger, among others. Additionally, Carrie co-founded the Slow Family Living movement to create a ground swell behind this simple and effective lifestyle. Her scholarly and hands-on research gave birth to CALMS: A Guide to Soothing Your Baby, What Babies Want: Calming and Communicating With Your Baby. A television show is in the works. Stay tuned. Carrie earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialty in prenatal and perinatal psychology, an M.A. in prenatal and perinatal psychology, and holds a M.Ed. degree in health education and health promotion and a B.A. in psychology.
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Your Desire Map

with Danielle LaPorte
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Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House/Crown), co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, and soon-to-be publisher of DANIELLE Magazine, launching in early 2014. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality,” and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.
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Ecstasy is Necessary

with Barbara Carrellas
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Barbara is an author, sex educator, university lecturer, workshop facilitator, sex/life coach, motivational speaker and theater artist. Her newest book, Ecstasy is Necessary: A Practical Guide was just published by Hay House. Her other books include Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century and Luxurious Loving: Tantric Inspirations for Passion and Pleasure. She is the founder of Urban Tantra® , a way of bringing people together to explore the vast range of sexual, spiritual and emotional possibilities open to all of us. She believes that when our erotic energy is aligned with our spiritual purpose, it releases our creativity and manifests in prosperity and happiness in all areas of life, including fulfilling relationships with other people. For more about Barbara, visit www.barbaracarrellas.com.
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Full Body Presence

with Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
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For more than twenty five years Suzanne has taught and mentored in the area of conscious awareness and its relationship to the healing process. She has developed a uniquely creative approach to energy, presence, grounding and integrative exercises. All of this is based on her years of experience helping fellow healthcare practitioners hold a healing space for themselves, as well as developing their own therapeutic presence for clients and patients. She is passionate about teaching people practical skills that allow them to feel the joy of being present in each moment of their lives, without burning out. To that end, she has just completed a book and companion audio, Full-Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body's Wisdom.
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Let Your Erotic Creature Dance

with Sheila Kelley
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Global femme leader Sheila Kelley is a passionate voice for the advancement of women in the world. Her personal mission is to elevate feminine culture so that it is more in balance with male-dominated culture. Through her women's fitness company Sheila Kelley S Factor™, Sheila is redefining "striptease" and "pole dancing" into an artistry of female empowerment for women. Through her Redefining Sexy campaign, she is redefining "sexy" by inspiring women to believe in their natural beauty.

Sheila Kelley studied ballet, anatomy, and movement physiology at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. Her vast educational background includes 11+ years of women’s studies, psychology, female neurology, and hands-on experience working with women of all ages and backgrounds. The world’s leading authorities in personal development, including Tony Robbins, often reference the depth and global significance of Sheila's findings. With a strong scientific foundation highlighting the differences between the genders, Sheila hopes to empower all women to express their sexuality in a wholesome way without shame or judgment. 
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The Multi-Orgasmic Couple

with Doug & Rachel Abrams
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Douglas Abrams is a former editor at the University of California Press and HarperCollins. He is the co-author of a number of bestselling books on love, sexuality, and spirituality, including books written with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, B.K.S. Iyengar, and Taoist Master Mantak Chia. He is the founder of Idea Architects, a book and media development agency, which works with visionary authors to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. In his life and work, he is interested in cultivating all aspects of our humanity: body, emotions, mind, and spirit. His first novel, The Lost Diary of Don Juan, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and has been published in thirty languages. His second novel, Eye of the Whale, was also a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, received her Medical Degree at the University of California-San Francisco and a Master’s Degree in Holistic Health and Medical Sciences from the University of California-Berkeley. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. She is also Board Certified in Holistic Medicine and a member of the American Holistic Medical Association. She has also published two books on Taoism, holistic health and sexuality, The Multi-Orgasmic Woman and The Multi-Orgasmic Couple (www.multiorgasmicwoman.com). She teaches workshops regularly at the Chi Center and at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California (Esalen Workshops). She has trained with Mantak Chia, a Taoist Master, and is a certified Healing Love instructor in the Universal Tao system.
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Money, A Love Story

with Kate Northrup
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Kate Northrup is a professional freedom seeker and creative entrepreneur. She created financial freedom for herself at the age of 28 through building a team of more than 1,000 wellness entrepreneurs in the network marketing industry. Her philosophy is that if you free yourself financially you can be fully present to your purpose on the planet. She’s writing her first book (Hay House, September 2013) and she continues to mentor entrepreneurs in creating financial freedom.
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Orgasmic Birth & Motherhood

with Debra Pascali-Bonaro
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Debra Pascali Bonaro is the creator and director of Orgasmic Birth, a documentary that examines the intimate nature of birth, an everyday miracle. She will guide you to  experience the powerful role birth plays in our lives when you are able to  experience it fully. Debra is chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization, Advisory member of the White Ribbon Alliance, Lamaze International childbirth educator,  DONA International Doula Trainer, and co-author of the book Orgasmic Birth, Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience.

Debra has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning Russia, The NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, in The New York Times, The LA Times, The UK Times as well as numerous Parenting and Health Magazines around the world.  Debra's passion to share pleasure in all aspects of our life makes her a sought after inspirational speaker  all over the world.  She is a pioneer in reminding humanity that birth can be full of pleasure and delight. 
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Play Can Change the World

with Gwen Gordon
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Gwen began a life of play designing and building Muppets for Sesame Street. Since leaving the "street," she has found countless ways to make transformation delightful. As a coach, producer, and consultant, Gwen sparks and guides people to widen and deepen their playgrounds toward lives of artful play. She is a pioneer in the field of transpersonal play, drawing from an eclectic background that includes the MIT Media Lab, Xerox PARC, IDEO, and a Masters degree in Philosophy and Religion. Gwen has also published widely on the subject and is currently producing the creative documentary SERIOUSLY! The future depends on play.
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Resurrecting Venus

with Cynthia Occelli
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Cynthia Occelli dropped out of school in the ninth grade, became a single Mom living on-welfare at nineteen. She then went onto Law school and graduated in the top 3% of the class-- a feat most people thought impossible as a high school drop out. In her book, Resurrecting Venus: Embrace Your Feminine Power, Cynthia tells of the tremendous challenges and tragedies she experienced and how women are gifted with the power to overcome challenges and create the lives they deeply desire. Visit Cynthia's blog at http://CynthiaOccelli.com
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Play, Fitness & The Exuberant Animal

with Frank Forencich
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Frank Forencich is an internationally-recognized leader in health education and performance training. He earned his B.A. at Stanford University in human biology and neuroscience and has over 30 years teaching experience. He has traveled to Africa on four occasions to study human history and is the author of Exuberant Animal, The Exuberant Animal Play Book, Change Your Body, Change the World and Stresscraft: A Whole-Life Approach to Health and Performance. Frank's primary interests include holistic health, social neuroscience and the neurobiology of learning.
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Delicious Vitality

with Alex Jamieson
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Alex Jamieson is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor accredited through the Columbia University Teacher’s College and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has completed the professional chef training at The Natural Gourmet Institute, and is the author of The Great American Detox Diet, Vegan Cooking for Dummies, and Living Vegan for Dummies. Her approach to holistic health undid the damage Morgan Spurlock’s 30-Day McDonald’s binge did to his body in the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me, and she has spoken on Oprah, CNN, and MSNBC. Learn more about Alex and her work at alexandrajamieson.com
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Wild Feminine

with Tami Lynn Kent
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Tami has advanced training in multiple bodywork techniques, including certification in Maya Abdominal Massage and Infant Body Psychotherapy/Birth Trauma Resolution. She received her Masters from Pacific University and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and sons.

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