I want you to have access to the world’s leading edge brain trust in the field of women today. I will give you the opportunity to be inspired and informed by the world’s greatest facilitators for women.
Our guest speakers don’t just come to present. They are part of the program, dedicated to the program, and dedicated to you and your growth. They’ll present you with an up close and personal glimpse in the areas of health, fitness, finance, sensuality and of course—PLEASURE. Not only are they teachers, but many of them are also graduates of the Mastery program!
Meet some of the amazing teachers who will be showering you with their experience and expertise in the intimate setting of the Womanly Arts Mastery Program! Our guest teachers for Mastery 2012 will be: Dr. Anne Davin, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Barbara Stanny, Alex Tchassov, Betsy Prioleau, Nicole Daedone, Sheri Winston, Marie Forleo, Darcey Howard, and Cheryl Richardson.
Barbara’s on a mission—to inspire women to become financially empowered. Her eye-opening presentations convey an encouraging message: when you take charge of your money, you take control of your life.
As the daughter of the R in H&R Block, Barbara grew up relying on her father, then her husband, to manage her money. But a devastating financial crisis became a personal wake-up call. Her journey to financial enlightenment is an inspiring story and became the basis for her best-selling books. Barbara’s background in business, her years as a journalist, her Master’s Degree in psychology, her extensive research and her personal experience with money give her a unique perspective and make her the foremost expert on women’s financial issues. She is an accomplished motivational speaker, author and former career consultant who empowers women (and men) to live up to their financial and personal potential.
Barbara Stanny has been featured on Good Morning America, The View, Extra and The O’Reilly Report, and many times on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, PBS and NPR, as well as in The New York Times and USA Today. She travels the country as a popular keynote speaker. From 1998 until 2000, the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD) chose Stanny as a spokesperson for their Promoting Financial Sense campaign. In 2006 she was chosen as AllState’s spokesperson for their Women & Retirement Series. Learn more at Barbara Stanny’s website, www.barbarastanny.com
Debbie Rosas has been a leader in the wellness industry since 1976 and a pioneer in the field of movement. In 1983, she and Carlos Rosas created the Nia Technique, an internationally acclaimed body-mind-spirit movement and lifestyle program.
Debbie has been a speaker and presenter at many health and fitness conventions, such as IDEA World, The National Wellness Conference, and the Science of Consciousness Conference. With her business partner, Carlos, she has authored and produced nine Nia videos, a goddess meditation tape and two books, including the latest, The Nia Technique: The High-Powered Energizing Workout That Gives You A New Body and A New Life, published in 2005 by Broadway Books.
Nia is transformational exercise that offers greater comfort, pleasure, fun, passion and results in a conscious and functional way that allows women from all walks of life an opportunity to discover the wisdom of their Body’s Way. Debbie is a dynamic speaker, writer, artist and poet, and is the mother of two children. Click here for Debbie Rosas’ website, www.nianow.com
Alex Tchassov is a professional ballroom dancer from Russia. In the former USSR he competed professionally, hosted a national TV show and danced for the Moscow Ballroom Theatre Company. He moved to the USA in 1991 and became a part of Pierre Dulaine’s American Ballroom Theatre and starred in the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom!
He continues to teach ballroom dancing to children in the New York City school system and also coaches private clients, both individual and couples. He is passionate about teaching connection and intimacy through dance. Alex is married to a Sister Goddess. He and his wife have a performance troupe designed for all levels of dancers who wish to reinvent themselves using dance as the tool. They love seeing women grow in confidence and learning to physically manifest their inner beauty on stage. The dance group is currently the subject of a documentary titled On Stage, which is currently in production. For further info about Alex’s work go to www.alexandsally.com
Marie Forleo is a marketing and lifestyle expert who teaches women entrepreneurs to live Rich, Happy & Hot. She reaches over 40,000 women with her weekly videos, and leads dynamic training programs that teach women how to use hustle, heart and their desire to make a difference to live rich in every sense of the word. Her bestselling book, Make Every Man Want You: How To Be So Irresistible You’ll Barely Keep From Dating Yourself is published in eleven languages. Marie was recently interviewed by Tony Robbins for his DVD program The New Money Masters and mentored young business owners at Richard Branson’s Center of Entrepreneurship in South Africa.
Marie’s mission is to empower women with tools to achieve financial, emotional and spiritual freedom, and have a damn good time along the way. As an author and speaker, former Nike Dance Athlete and Wall Street trader, this born ‘n’ bred Jersey girl defies conventional wisdom every step of the way. Marieforleo.com is a 100% virtual, women-owned and run, socially conscious company. www.marieforleo.com
Kris Carr is a multi-week New York Times best-selling author and health advocate. Her books and film include the groundbreaking Crazy Sexy Cancer series,Crazy Sexy Diet, and Crazy Sexy Kitchen. Kris regularly lectures at medical schools, hospitals, wellness centers, corporations such as Whole Foods and Harvard University. TV appearances include: the Today show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News and The Oprah Winfrey Show. As an irreverent foot soldier in the fight against disease, Kris inspires countless people to take charge of their health and happiness by adopting a plant-based diet, improving lifestyle practices and learning to live and love with passion.
Nicole Daedone (nicoledaedone.com) is a sought-after speaker, teacher, and author who has spent her groundbreaking career redefining orgasm from a woman’s point of view. Starting with her fundamental belief that a woman’s sex is her power, she treats supposedly taboo subjects with unparalleled humor, intelligence, and insight. Nicole is the author of Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm (Grand Central/Hachette, May 2011) and is the founder of OneTaste.us, a company that offers training in orgasm, sex, and man-woman relationships through online media and in-person coaching and courses. The practice at the heart of her work is called OM or Orgasmic Meditation, also known as the 15-Minute Orgasm.
Sheri Winston CNM, RN, BSN, LMT is a celebrated Wholistic Sexuality teacher and the award-winning author of Women’s Anatomy of Arousal – Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure, (winner of the 2010 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists aka AASECT). Sheri brings a lively, entertaining style and an integral perspective to her wide and varied curriculum of Intimate Arts & Wholistic Sexuality classes. She’s the founder and executive director of the Center for the Intimate Arts. Sheri’s unique and wholistic teachings are informed by her decades of practice as a certified nurse-midwife, gynecology practitioner, registered nurse, holistic healer, childbirth educator and massage therapist. Sheri delights in presenting enlightening empowering erotic education for men and women and inspiring folks to have a lot more fun and fulfillment! www.IntimateArtsCenter.com
Betsy Prioleau is author of Circle of Eros (Duke University Press) and Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and their Lost Art of Love (Penguin/Viking), and is currently writing a book on great seducers, to be published by Norton in February 2013. She received her Ph.D. in literature from Duke University, was an associate professor at Manhattan College, and taught cultural history at New York University, where she was a Scholar in Residence. She speaks frequently on empowered women and the art of seduction. She lives in New York City with her husband.
Silfath Pinto, Stylosophy Founder, works between London, Dubai and New York, transforming wardrobes and celebrating women. She makes the ritual of getting dressed a treasured moment where you celebrate and embrace your awesomeness through a wardrobe your love. Whether you are a busy mom on the go, a boardroom chick or a leading entrepreneur, she sees how unique, beautiful and magical you are and guides you through an exciting style awakening.
With a family scattered among Paris, London, New York and Africa, Silfath has an international lifestyle; this gives her a unique eye for styling and allows her to fully grasp and celebrate how unique each person is. The result is Stylosophy, a creative yet sensible approach to styling that helps her clients dress to live fully in their radiance.
The Stylosophy experience teaches you how to create a wardrobe you love and a style that rocks your world based on 4 elements: Your Beauty, Your Unique Flair, Your Lifestyle and Your Hopes & Dreams.
Silfath hold a Master Degree from EDHEC, one of the top 5 business schools in France. After graduating, she worked in Finance for 6 year, both in NY and Paris. This path seemed right but didn’t feel right and in the summer of 2007, she decided to follow her passion for styling and celebrating women by launching her personal styling practice. She is a certified image consultant with a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Cindy Joseph’s make up career began in the early 80s. Her talent of using makeup to emphasize and bring forward a womanÕs character, personality and natural beauty, rather than masking or changing it, proved invaluable. Cindy’s natural makeup style went on to influence the face of beauty over decades of working with super models and celebrities of the time.
“Then I started living my life according to what pleasured me, and my entire persona changed. At 49 years of age, with most of my hair silver and crows feet to boot, I was asked to model for a world wide Dolce and Gabbana campaign.” That led to a contract with Ford Models Inc. and a 14 year modeling career that is still going strong.
Once being seen in magazines, bill boards and television commercials, women of all ages began approaching Cindy to thank her for wearing her age openly, with style and joy. They wanted to express their appreciation for inspiring them to celebrate themselves as well.
Two years ago Cindy launched the very first pro-age cosmetic line, Boom! by Cindy Joseph.”BOOM! is for women, of every generation, who want to reveal their genuine beauty with an honest and realistic approach. It’s about women. It’s about beauty. It’s about time!” You can watch Cindy speak on these subjects and more, on her weekly video blog, Saturday’s with Cindy, www.boombycindyjoseph/blog/
PAST GUEST SPEAKERS
Dr. Christiane Northrup
Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and beloved authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. A board-certified OB/GYN physician who graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and did her residency at Tufts New England Medical Center, Dr. Northrup was also an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at Maine Medical Center for over 20 years. Recognizing the unity of body, mind and spirit, Dr. Northrup helps empower women to tune in to their innate inner wisdom to transform their health and truly flourish.
Dr. Northrup is the author of two New York Times best-selling books, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause. Her third book, Mother-Daughter Wisdom, was a 2005 Quill Award nominee and voted Amazon’s #1 Book of the Year in both parenting and mind-body health in 2005.
In her latest books, The Secret Pleasures of Menopause and The Secret Pleasures of Menopause Playbook, Dr. Northrup outlines the crucial importance of pleasure as the missing link for creating joyous and vibrant health on all levels after menopause. She has also hosted seven highly successfully public television specials. Her most recent, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, began airing in March 2010. Her work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, The View, the Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, and ABC’s 20/20. Through her Hay House Radio show, Flourish!, and her exclusive Women’s Wisdom Circle, Dr. Northrup shares cutting-edge medical and lifestyle advice. For more information, visit www.drnorthrup.com.
In 2001, actress, writer and producer Sheila Kelley founded the extraordinary movement called S Factor. A passionate mother of two, Sheila built this movement from the ground up, starting in her home office, where she held small classes for friends and fellow actresses. It has since evolved into a worldwide trend, with studios in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Encino and Orange County, with plans in the works for locations in Miami, Houston, Scottsdale and throughout the United States.
After years of acting in film, television and theater, Sheila co-wrote, produced and starred in Dancing at the Blue Iguana, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2000 and opened in New York and Los Angeles in 2001. It was during the research and preparation for her role as a stripper in this film that Sheila discovered a new passion, resulting in a fit body, increased sensuality and newfound take on her sexual power. The seed of S Factor was planted.
Her work with S Factor has incited a widespread media frenzy, resulting in Sheila’s appearances on a plethora of national news and talk shows, including Oprah, 20/20, 48 Hours, VH-1, The View, Late Night With Conan O’Brien and Primetime Monday, and on networks such as MTV and MSNBC, among a multitude of others. Her S Factor classes are the rage of Hollywood, as her most vocal student, Teri Hatcher, has demonstrated to Howard Stern, Oprah and Barbara Walters, as well as to a variety of magazines including US Weekly, People, Bazaar, OK! Magazine and In Touch. Sheila has taught more than 4,000 students and has written the book The S Factor: Strip Workouts for Every Woman, which is now in its fifth printing. She has three exercise DVD/videos available: S Factor 1, The Beginning; S Factor 2, Intermediate with Lap Dance; and Pole Work 101.
An unmistakable, luminous presence resulted in Sheila’s long-spanning acting career, which includes an extensive body of work in television, film and theater. From regular roles on television’s popular L.A. Law, Sisters, ER and, most recently, a guest starring role on The Sopranos, Sheila co-starred in a wide array of films, including Cameron Crowe’s renowned film, Singles, as well as Pure Luck, Matchstick Men, Nurse Betty, One Fine Day, Mozart and The Whale, The Secretary and Rules of Obsession, among others. Click here for Sheila Kelley’s S Factor website, www.sfactor.com
Steve and Vera Bodansky
Drs. Vera and Steve Bodansky have been married for more than 20 years and have been teaching students about pleasure for even longer. They have been publicly giving demonstrations of what is possible for human beings to experience in the realm of orgasm since 1980. They both received doctorates in sensuality from More University, an experimental school in northern California. They taught for More University until 1992, when they went on to create their own classes in sensuality, and in how to have better relationships.
The Bodanskys use their lives as examples for what they teach. Steve has an MBA in molecular biology and the Bodanskys approach sexuality in a scientific as well as in a pleasurable way. They have written two books. Extended Massive Orgasm was published in 2000. It describes much of their teachings and includes information on relationships as well as a lot of specific information on female orgasm. The Illustrated Guide to Extended Massive Orgasm was then published in 2002. It has more information on male as well as female orgasm and includes over 70 drawings to help understand the written information.
The Bodanskys usually teach in California but give a demonstration of their technique twice annually in New York City, hosted by the School of Womanly Arts, in the Spring and the Fall. They conduct seminars and also give private instruction. To see their schedule or to visit them in California, go to www.extendedmassiveorgasm.com and click on Upcoming Courses.
Jill Rogers is a brilliant and inspired Leader in Love. She is the latest and greatest “up and comer” in the field of relationships and an outstanding facilitator in expanding a woman’s capacity to love. Jill created The Seven Sacred Steps, a must have guide to extraordinary loving.
In the spring of 2008, she introduced The Steps for the first time anywhere on the planet to Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts. It was a life altering experience for every woman in the room that day. Mama Gena herself compared it to what it must have been like to listen to Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his message “I Have a Dream.”
The Steps are a guidebook that women recognize deep within their soul. They are a vision for love as it can be, as it was intended to be, and they are a practical guide that women reach for again and again to inspire them in their loving and in their relationships. Due to the enormous response from women wanting to learn The Seven Sacred Steps, Jill has dedicated herself full time to teaching tele-classes, workshops, speaking, writing her first book, doing radio interviews and delivering a life altering four-month intensive all based on The Steps.
Jill completed her undergraduate work in education, took two exceptional years to travel the country and then went on to seminary to become an ordained Unity Minister. It is her lifelong commitment to learning, to living life full out, to love, to compassion and to relationships that sets Jill’s newest teaching, The Seven Sacred Steps, apart. You will say you heard her here first. To learn more about The Seven Sacred Steps, go to www.thesevensacredsteps.com
Susan Griffin is a poet, essayist, playwright and screenwriter. Her groundbreaking book, Woman and Nature, the classic work that inspired eco-feminism, was published in a new edition by Sierra Club Books in 2000. A Chorus of Stones: the Private Life of War, a finalist the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Award, and winner of the BABRA award in 1992 and a NY Times Notable Book of the Year, blends history and memoir. The Book of the Courtesans: A Catalogue of Their Virtues, published in 2001, restores a hidden aspect of women’s history while exploring feminine knowledge and arts that have often been ignored, marginalized or trivialized. Wrestling with Angel of Democracy: The Autobiography of an American Citizen, her most recent book, published by Trumpeter books in April, 2008, was recently nominated for the Northern California Book Award. This work explores the state of mind that engenders and sustains democracy.
Named by Utne reader as one of a hundred important visionaries for the new millennium, she has been the recipient of an NEA grant, a one year MacArthur Grant for Peace and International Cooperation and this year, a Guggenheim Foundation Award. Her work, translated into 17 languages, is taught in colleges and universities internationally. Her play Voices won an Emmy for a local PBS production in 1975. Her more recent play, Thicket, performed in San Francisco by Ruth Zaporah, was published by The Kenyon Review. In addition to working as consultant for two other documentary films, she co-authored the script for the Academy Award nominated film, Berkeley in the Sixties. She is currently writing a script depicting the life of a courtesan. For more information, visit Susan’s website at www.susangriffin.com
Cheryl Richardson is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including, Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace, The Art of Extreme Self Care and her new book with Louise Hay called You Can Create an Exceptional Life. She was the first president of the International Coach Federation and holds one of their first Master Certified Coach credentials. Her work has been covered widely in the media including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, New York Times, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and O Magazine. She was the team leader for the Lifestyle Makeover Series on the Oprah Winfrey Show and she accompanied Ms. Winfrey on the “Live Your Best Life” nationwide tour.
Cheryl also served as the co-executive producer and host of “The Life Makeover Project with Cheryl Richardson” on the Oxygen Network and as the co-executive producer and host of two Public Television Specials – “Stand Up for Your Life” and “Create an Abundant Life.”
You can check out Cheryl’s radio talk show — Coach on Call — on the Internet at www.hayhouseradio.com. The show airs live on Mondays at 5pm ET (2pm PT) and is replayed throughout the week. You can also find her Facebook Fan Page here and follow her on Twitter under her username @coachoncall.