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I teach classes to help men, women and couples develop the skills, practices, sensitivities, and qualities that will make them better lovers and better humans. I also produce events of all sizes for people to practice what they learned in classes, or simply to give a space for communities to explore.
Most of the events I create have some sexy qualities to them: permission and/or ways to explore intimacy, relationship, sensuality and sexuality. Teaching and creating events is something I have been doing for 13+ years, with very diverse settings and crowds. If you, your group or your community wish to explore or play, I can create the perfect event to do so (PS also ask me about my exclusive high-end group travel package where I design the epic tantric adventure of your dream for you and your closest intimate group of friends)
Classes and events can happen at my home in the San Francisco Bay Area or anywhere (such as events and festivals) all around the world. Some of the festivals I've taught at include the Hawaii Tantra Festival, Envision Festival, Lightning In a Bottle, Enchanted Forest Festival, Awaken Festival, Lucidity Festival, EvolveLiveLA, Serenity Gathering, Ecstatic Festival, Maniphest Festival, and many more.
Please contact me if you would like me to teach one of the classes below and/or create an event in your town or at one of your events or festivals.
Fifty Shades of Yes: A Class about Conscious Collaborative Consent: In this class, you'll learn that the simplest path to consent is making sure everyone is happy with their engagement. You'll learn how to make this happen again and again and again, with maximum pleasure and fun and without fear and doubt. Consent, when done right, is the simplest thing in the world: it is about connection, empathy and creativity (Alternatively, this class can be modified to focus more on community conversation than teaching skills)
Attachment Theory: A New Way to Look at Relationships and Intimacy: Ever been in relationship and noticed how you or your partner seemed to be following a sort of unspoken emotional “script” or “dance” leading the two down a path where triggers, difficulties, arguments, challenges, insecurities, and limitations seemed to get the best of you? If you’ve been on this planet for long enough, you have noticed that these patterns are more or less repeated for you and your partners. You’ve seen yourself enter these relationships again and again and again, always knowing that something is up but never quite knowing WHY. Enter Attachment Theory, the remarkable view of relationships that seems to pretty much explain EVERYTHING about how people can be secure or insecure in relationship and how regardless of your attachment style you will be in relationship with people who are both. Knowing about attachment theory and recognizing and knowing how to work with people with various attachment styles is one of the single most useful skills you can have in life.
The Art and Practice of Nurturance (for men): Too often men are told in our culture that independence is key and needs are a weakness. But the truth is that needs are normal. Far from being signs of weakness, they are precisely how human beings bond and are meant to. For many men, the first step is to recognize that needs exist to be met without shame to those who have them. And this applies to their own needs which they have sublimated because of patriarchy and sexism. This work requires that they develop the skill of nurturance -- being attuned, available, responsive, and engaged -- in the absence of which disconnection that allows and supports oppression, objectification, rape culture is able to exist . In this class the men will learn the baby steps to recognize their needs and other people's needs and begin to grow their emotional capacity, intelligence, and maturity through gentle practices such as holding, feeling, attuning, responding, connection, support, compassion, and love.
The 9 Keys to Epic Relationships: With over 20 years of long term relationship experience, these are the 9 areas that have been shown to be the most useful to discover, explore, and master. Some of the topics we will cover are: values, apologies & forgiveness, expressing love, curiosity, discovering the richness and complexity of the other, pace, kindness & caring, generosity & compassion, commitment, and humor.
Navigating Poly/Open Relationships for Beginners/Advanced: in this class you will discover how to explore the world of poly/open relationships with the right baby steps, and learn the skills needed to do it safely!
The Art of Clearing Relationships Karma: Learn to clear issues between you and any other human being! This class will teach you a very successful process so that apologies can be made and karma can be cleared between you and anyone you are in conflict with or anyone you do not feel fully self-expressed with, so that you can care for each other better and with more love.
The Art of Playfully Pushing Edges: a class on discovering and exploring edges to support a relationship's active and joyful growth.
The Dance of Attraction and Flirting: an experiential class on the playful dance of flirting and attraction, from simple gaze, to dancing, to touch and pleasure.
The Journey to Love: How to Consciously Fall In Love: a path to explore falling in love with greater depth and consciousness than is normally available to most individuals.
Learning the Language of Touch: The exploration of touch as a language, from touch as a sensation in the body, to the meaning of touch, to speaking touch, to applying the language of touch in everyday life. Perfect for all individuals who want to develop their somatic awareness and somatic communication skills.
Beyond Roles: The Play of The Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine: This class is about raising the conversation of any and all relationships to the level of the divine masculine and feminine, the third stage of David Deida.
The Art of Sensation Play: In this fun, hot and playful class, you will begin to expand your repertoire of touch skills and role play. First you will learn simple yet powerful embodied ways to interact somatically with others such as caresses, nails, bites/nibbles, light hair pulling, grabbing, kissing, light spanking, pushing/pulling, wrestling/pinning, flirting/teasing, and more. Next, you will learn and practice simple fun roles to use these skills with, such as the inner animal, the god/goddess, the nymph, and the fairy. All skills and roles will be taught in a container of consent to make all engagements pleasurable and powerfully transformative for everyone.
"It was so great to take your class on sensual touch.... I learned a lot and I'm sad to have missed you're other class! I can't wait to talk with you more. I really appreciated your dynamism, realness and sense of humor!"
"While at a conference in Hawaii, I was fortunate to attend a workshop facilitated by Philippe. This workshop focused on very light BDSM techniques pretty much for beginners although I cannot say that everyone in attendance was a beginner. I certainly was very new to this aspect of play and I found it fascinating. Philippe demonstrated many techniques (biting, nails, pulling hair, spanking and more) -- all things that can either be extremely sensual or very scary to the recipient depending upon how they are delivered and the conversation that takes place ahead of time. Philippe was masterful at describing the conversation for agreement and then demonstrated each technique with a different volunteer from class. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and found it to be stimulating, sensual and informative. Plus, I was the hair pulling model and I found it to be much more yummy than I anticipated. Check Philippe Lewis out! He's fun and hot! Blessings, Laurie Handlers www.ButterflyWorkshops.com"
Cultivating the 7 Intelligences for Healthy Living: A class on developing the 7 intelligences (emotional, somatic, spiritual, social, intellectual, physical, primal) for the greater enjoyment of sex, intimacy, life and relationships.
Learning the 5 Keys to Graceful Connections: a class on discovering and having amazing engagements with others through the discovery of their 4 interpersonal traits (state, pace, desires, boundaries) and powerfully using consent to create more freedom in those engagements.
The 6 Steps to Powerfully Completing Relationships: a class on clearing relationships in 6 simple and powerful steps.
A (Relationship) Survival Guide to Burning Man: So you’re going to Burning Man. With your partner/lover/boy/girl/friend. Didn’t people tell you it’s like taking your relationship through a Hero’s Journey? A crucible? Relationship suicide? Haven’t your heard countless tales of relationship demise at the hand of the man burning? But wait, what about the good stuff? The wild adventures? The Orgy Dome? The nights tripping the light fantastic? The dancing until sunrise, dusty, spent, and happy? Burning Man can truly be a wild ride, but you don’t have to go with your eyes closed. We can help. We have been to Burning Man more times than we can remember, and our relationship has not only survived (whew!), it has also thrived in this desert environment full of distractions, serendipity, desires, and boundaries. How did we do it? This is what this class is about: a selection of our best tips, planning, and techniques to bulletproof your relationship and give it the strength to go the extra mile. Because when you’re on the playa, you’ll need it in more ways than one.