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Open Love: The Pursuit of Happiness in Open Relationships

A practical and spiritual guide for building successful O.P.E.N. (Open, Polyamorous, Ethical, Non-monogamous) relationships.

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You are already on your way to finding happiness and security in your open relationships. When you sign up for Open Love, you'll have all the support you need to take the next steps on your journey!

In this course, we will address all of the topics that make open relationships work, or hurt:

  • Communication and vulnerability
  • Developing security and self-esteem
  • Honesty and transparency
  • Setting healthy boundaries
  • Time management, sharing, and fairness
  • Finding and adjusting to new partners
  • Ethics and consent
  • Negotiating conflict
  • Creating win-win solutions
  • Overcoming our fears, jealousy, and insecurities
  • ...and many more

This course provides what most people are missing in their open relationship experience: community, resources, guidance, and a safe place to bring their difficulties.

If your relationship is already open and you are struggling or suffering, or you are curious about being open and have concerns, then sign up for Open Love. We'd love to have you there!

Discounts available for anyone who signs up with a friend or partner(s)! If the discount doesn't automatically appear below, contact your instructor, Blake Zealear to get your DISCOUNT CODE!!

HOW OPEN LOVE WORKS

Open Love is 14-week immersion into the details of how open relationships can become happy and secure for everyone involved. This course will provide a top-to-bottom look at how successful relationships are built and maintained by those who practice this lifestyle. Regardless of how much experience you have, this lifestyle can be very challenging. If open relationships resonate with your ideals, but the practice of them leaves you feeling emotionally vulnerable, threatened, or a little queasy, you're not alone. All of us have or will encounter moments where our guts don't agree with our heads, and we want to recoil from the moment and people that evoked our feelings. This course works to make navigating such times manageable. Then, to guide you from a place of processing pains to creatively constructing your love life.


WHAT WE WILL DO

Becoming happily open isn't a simple matter of choice - it takes practice, insight, and an open student's mind to develop a vocabulary for our experiences and feelings, and ways of negotiating conflict with our partners that are sustainably win-win. We will hold weekly live video calls with space for interactive discussion and questions. Following the book More Than Two by Veaux and Rickert, we will tackle the various aspects of open relationships one at a time, with assignments to go along with each section and stimulate discussion.


OUR PROMISE

It is our belief that depth and time are necessary to thoroughly explore the intricate web of feelings, values, and beliefs that make up our understanding and practice of relationships. Our promise is that by the end of the term, you and your loved ones will have a full assemblage of tools, language, and insights to employ as you create a love life that fits with your highest values, and your deepest desires.




Your Instructor


Blake Zealear and Philippe Lewis
Blake Zealear and Philippe Lewis

Who is Blake Zealear?

Blake is a coach and mentor for open/poly folks and those interested in personal growth. He works with singles, couples, and constellations to help them design and navigate the kind of relationships that they want most. Drawing on training in Radical Honesty, Embodied Leadership, NLP, Landmark, sex education, and yogic practice, he makes it his mission to help people find and dissolve the blockages that stop them from living a fully aligned and expressed life.

Over a decade of practicing open relationships and personal growth, Blake has worked his way through many of the challenges and conflicts that confront people on their journey to opening up. Approaching that journey from a spiritual standpoint has brought about the creation of this course - a space where folks can speak about what moves them at the deepest levels.

Who is Philippe Lewis?

Philippe is a relationship educator. He works with men and women to support them in making better choices for themselves and each so they can become fully sovereign human beings through the practice of connection, trust, intimacy, love, and consent. He is also the happy father of a 7 year old boy who teaches him how to surrender to love a little bit more each day.

Philippe loves open sourcing his bits of clarity and wisdom with the whole wide world. His purpose is to support YOU and your COMMUNITY on the path of exploration of love, intimacy, relationships, consent, and connection. His deepest wish is that while on that path, you will meet others like you, love them and support them deeply, and create community with them so that everyone is included and no one is left behind.


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OUR AMAZING CO-TEACHERS


KamalaDevi McClure

KamalaDevi McClure is a muse, a mystic, and a mentor. She is the author of Polyamory Pearls, Sacred Slut Sutras, Don’t Drink the Punch, co-author of Sacred Sexual Healing. Her family stars in Showtime’s hit docu-series, Polyamory: Married and Dating. She also appeared on Dr. Drew, Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks and the award-winning documentary Sex Magic. KamalaDevi travels the world as faculty for the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) and is the founder of San Diego Tantra Theater and Poly-Palooza. Her mission is to awaken artists, healers, and visionaries around the world to become love leaders. She is currently co-authoring 52 Fridays with My Bitch and the Pleasure Bible while enjoying a rich home life by the beach in San Diego with her husband of over 15 years and their 10-year-old son. More at http://www.KamalaDevi.com Read about her hobbies in her personal bio below.



Laurie Handlers

Laurie Handlers www.ButterflyWorkshops.com is a sex educator, movie producer, radio show host, author, and intimacy coach. She holds a Masters in Education and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Sociology. Her career includes over thirty years as a corporate change consultant, individual empowerment coach and international seminar leader. She’s a dynamic speaker, facilitator and has taught transformational workshops for women, men, couples, singles, parents and teens since 1978 on communication techniques and secrets that are the basis of healing the body, releasing past emotional trauma, stopping the aging process, and reducing stress. Pod casts from her show Sex and Happiness can be found atwww.WebTalkRadio.net. Laurie stars in a hilarious indie documentary "Tantric Tourists" and her latest is a docudrama “Beyond Dinner”. Her book Sex & Happiness: The Tantric Laws of Intimacy and her CD "Shamanic Release & Latihan" are samples of her many offerings.

Laurie's Facebook LIVE interview


Maria Palumbo

After suffering traumatic sexual abuse in her early life, Maria barely survived through years of hating her sex and desire. She become depressed in a box of trying to do everything right in the eyes of others. She felt a fire inside of her that lead her to getting a Masters in Social Work. In her studies she learned that she was meant to live outside the box and create a life of power and turn on. She now works with women who are tired of being the "good girl" and teaches them to live radically alive and in touch with who they are. To apply to work with Maria 1:1 email her at [email protected] Follow her own personal journey of healing and awakening on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/maria.palumbo.loves

Maria's Facebook LIVE interview





Sprout Love Martin

Sprout Love is a divine love warrior ; bringing his souls mission of awakening further into love, piercing through the veil of illusion, the fears that prevent us tapping into the full potential of our life force!
As his spiritual awakening became more apparent he found that his path was love itself, allowing love the freedom to express in whichever form it comes.
Sprouts journey started with sustainable community creation, creating an eco-village as well as working with Earth Ships and as a sustainable energy engineer.
He has been consciously exploring new-paradigms of relationship, Taoism, Tantra, Yogic Philosophy, Shamanism, Non-Duality, Sacred Sexuality, Shibari 縛り Rope Bondage and Conscious Kink for the past 10 years as his soul awakens to the vibration of love, allowing love to pierce through the illusion that separates us.
"We must First drop what we believe love to be in order for love to teach us"

Sprout's Facebook LIVE interview



Mike Thomas & Danielle Ivins-Fishman

Mike and Danielle live a vision of inspiring a united and thriving humanity, integrating consciousness with Healing, Connection, and Empowerment. They co-create strategies to thrive, leading to the greatest life possible, focusing on the four levels of Self: Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual.
With a combined professional experience of four decades in business, education, fitness, and wellness, they support their clients and community with the highest caliber of tools: Integrative Coaching, Mindfulness and Movement, Amen Clinic Brain Health Coaching, TRE ®, SSP ®, MER ®, Hypnotherapy, Guided Meditation, Unconscious Habit Retraining, Addiction Management Tools, Emotional & Social Education, Compassionate Communication Skills (using both NVC & NLP), Practical Spirituality, and Relationship Enrichment. Their programs blend a synchrony of priceless information and simple steps that optimize human potential, one habit at a time. Their work radically changes the way their clients think, feel, move, and manage daily stress, transforming them to step into an empowered life. Mike and Danielle awaken human greatness in all they serve, masterfully beckoning their highest potential to emerge.

Facebook Community Group, “Spiritual Warriors” https://www.facebook.com/groups/456277617852744/



Sumati Sparks

Sumati Sparks’ first name was given to her by the great living saint, Amma (aka the "hugging guru"). Sumati means pure essence. She is a relationship coach with a life PhD! She has been practicing ethical non-monogamy for over 20 years. Her background includes workshops and trainings with the Human Awareness Institute, also known as HAI, Non-Violent Communication (or NVC) with Marshall Rosenberg, 12-step work in the areas of relationship and addiction, and sacred sexuality with numerous prominent teachers.

Website: www.sumatisparks.com

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I sign up with my partner(s) or friends?
Please do! Each person who signs up with a loved one (or two, or three...) will receive a $100 discount. Contact the instructor at the link provided above, or email [email protected]
Is there personal coaching available to students who want more guidance?
Definitely. On the checkout page you will see two options for packages that include the main course PLUS a number of private coaching sessions. Please select one of these options to make your dive even deeper!
What will the course work consist of?
We will have live interactive video calls every week on Zoom, with lots of Q&A. We will be following the book, More Than Two, reading a few chapters each week, to guide our conversation from the macro to the micro. There will also be homework assignments that go with the reading in the form or writing or conversational exercises. Good news is, if you fall behind on the course at all, everything will be recorded and stored here on Teachable for you to access at any time!
Is this course for me?
If you are interested in learning more about OPEN relationships, regardless of how much experience you have, then yes, this course is for you!
What are the dates and times of the course?
The course runs on Wednesday nights November 28th through March 6th, 2018. Our weekly live video calls will be held on the conferencing platform Zoom every Wednesday evening from 8pm to around 9:30pm PST. Here are the topics we'll cover: 0. Setting the container (11/28) 1. Introduction (12/5) 2. Ethics of open/poly/non-monogamy (12/12) 3. The Journey (of transformation) (12/19) with KamalaDevi McLure 4. Jealousy (and other challenges) (12/26) with Sprout Love Martin 5. Making the relationship(s) work (1/2) 6. Power dynamics (1/9) with Laurie Handlers 7. Empowered relating and trust (1/16) with Maria Palumbo 8. Structures of open/poly/non-monogamy (1/23) 9. Opening as a couple (1/30) with your hosts, their partners, and their lovers 10. Sex with multiple partners (2/6) with Laurie Handlers 11. The Challenges of open relating (2/13) with Sprout Love Martin 12. Open relating in community (2/20) with Sumati Sparks 13. Open relating outside of community (2/27) 14. Mental health, insecure attachment, and trauma in open relating (3/6) with Mike Thomas and Danielle Ivins-Fishman
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is there any financial assistance available if I can't afford the course?
Yes! We believe that no one should be denied access to learning for financial reasons. Contact the course instructors for more information.

Thank you for your consideration! If you have any remaining questions, concerns or conflicts about enrolling in Open Love, you can contact your instructor Blake Zealear on Facebook, or by email: [email protected]