A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home ~ Rumi
Coaching & Healing
Tantra & Eros
Profound experiential work on presence, unconditioned consciousness, transcendence. Includes deep (and often enjoyable) work on self-connection & self-sourcing, triggered states, shifting beliefs and paradigms, identity structures, and centering in the present. The aim is a stable consistent heart opening, and relaxed, fluid, buoyant, creative, dynamic, uninhibited, authentic states of connected participation, presence, and pleasure in life ~ independent of outer conditions.
“I see that you are a real master of love, and that you excel in guiding people into a space of flowing relaxed openness and presence. Your voice was wonderful to listen to.”
~ Amara Karuna, Tantra teacher, HI
“David, I want to share some credit I received with you. I just gave a powerful healing session to a client of mine, and when he got off the table, he basically bowed down low and was in a state of gratitude and awe I haven’t seen yet in receivers… And I truly think you helping me tend to my heart had a lot to do with how much love I could channel through my hands. So there… Thanks for being with me in session.”
~ A Healer & Life Coach
Love Coaching for Relationships
Relationship Counseling for Couples, Polyamory, Groups of any kind.
With 30 years of experience in NVC and Compassionate Communication, David is a master at getting hearts untangled, feelings felt and heard, needs and desires met. Decades of familiarity with polyamory and transitions, respect and understanding of exclusivity and monogamy, welcoming of gender differences or fluidity and all manner of kinks. David steadfastly holds the safest space for hearts to come forth and connect.
“My partner and I feel very lucky to have found David to work with! He is an excellent relationship support. I feel he understands both the masculine and feminine perspectives and assists us in knowing and attaining our relationship goals.”
~ JR, California
“My girlfriend and I were experiencing incompatibilities in our relationship. David counseled each of us individually and together. While we were not able to resolve our issues to a degree that would enable us to continue living together, this was by no means due to any shortcomings on David’s part. His insights helped both of us tremendously, enabling each of us to better understand the terrain we were navigating, and resulting in what may possibly be the sweetest and most loving relationship between two “ex”-lovers known to man. Yes, our friends and families are baffled as to why we had to come apart, but neither of us would trade our current relationship for anything we can imagine.”
While pleasurable and sensual, this is strictly non-sexual. Modalities include Swedish/Esalen Massage, Breema, Shiatsu, and Polarity Therapy, woven together in my special blend developed over decades. Relax and be pampered in a beautiful sacred space, held in luscious music and atmosphere, with exquisitely skillful touch and loving presence. Deeply nourishing.
“David’s massage is therapeutic and deep. He always puts me into a beautiful space where I am totally relaxed and at peace. He is connected to his intuition and knows just what is needed where and when. I highly recommend his massage work to reduce stress and create rejuvenation. He is also generous with his time and focuses on relaxation of the whole being.”
~ Dr. Ann West
“David Imiri is a beautiful soul who has a very divine attitude towards love and uses his healing hands for the betterment of the individuals in his life. Whether you want a hug or a massage, David is ready to make himself completely present to offer you his absolute best. I used to manage a high end massage clinic and can be quite directive in my needs being heard and met. All that being said, David has enabled me to relax with his genuine gift of deep caring and sweetness, which is not often found in most male masseurs.”
Life Coaching & PTSD Work
Visioning/Path-finding/Transitions: Is life showing you another crossroads, revealing the end of old roads and the need for new ones? Is reality distorting your plans and pictures about it again? Everything that is happening now is exactly what you need and are ready for, to open the next chapter of your deeper fulfillment. It’s always the wisdom or fruits to bring you deeper into truth, into love, into alignment, into your calling and service. But transitions require skill and cultivating the inner and outer conditions which will allow the new shoots to emerge and flourish. I love supporting this kind of transformation.
Personal Empowerment: Decades of training and practice counselling and leading Inner Work & Men’s Empowerment groups, years on staff with workshop organizations (including Motherwave Awakening Trainings with Katie & Jitendra Darling), assisting with Landmark Forum/EST Trainings (logistics supervisor for Power of Being seminar series and the 6 Day Course), and practice of Akaido. I now support a deeply self-connected and Taoist model of empowerment, “the gentle wind aligned with the strong forces follows the current and prevails in all things…”
Business & Projects ~ Strategy & Action: Running multiple businesses has made me a highly skilled and astute guide in these areas. Savvy to real world business realities, the importance of business relationships, and marketing tactics, especially internet. My past businesses through the years have included real estate investing, solar & building contracting, and e-commerce. I attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC before my healing arts training, and I’ve always created my own websites and marketing materials. (including this website)
Healing from trauma & PTSD: (somatic, experiential, & cognitive) My own experience of recovering completely from severe PTSD has made me sensitive to what it’s like to live with and how to recover. Working gently and steadily on multiple levels to integrate splits, release contractions, understand our experience, and create life conditions that best support healing.
Can be as tame or deep as you like and are ready for, and no sexual contact is ever required. I can introduce you to many heart opening, soulful, and ecstatic practices and exercises, including beautiful ceremonies honoring and celebrating erotic life energy and integrating erotic and spiritual energy. These practices are always deeply heart centered, and can open chakras, clear deep blocks, heal emotional wounding, and access profound states of pleasure and love. Tantra as a path of authentic awakening.
“I loved how expansive, articulate, and precise you were about specific aspects of the heart awakening process – the missing piece of Tantra taught elsewhere. If you want advanced guidance for deepening into your heart center, go be in this man’s field – he’s brilliant.”
~ Jill Nagle, founder, Wisdom Of The Body
“Wow! No words. Heart wide, smile bright, energy flowing in deeeeeep appreciation. Receiving and savoring. Grateful. So much appreciation for all the heart, body and spirit wisdom that you bring in each precious unfolding moment. Thank you David. Your essence brings so much medicine.”
~ Lorina Manzanita, Somatic Relationship Coach and Workshop Leader
Workshops: Sacred Sexuality & Awakening
David offers an array of very different workshops and retreats, all with a focus and context of work on Awakening. From Erotic Devotion, to Tribal Healing Tantra, to Tantric Cuddle Yoga Sutra, Self-Sourcing, Awakening the Constant Heart, Ocean of Devotion: Bhakti Kirtan Tantra Hybrid… A basket of jewels reflecting different facets of Heart Awakening. Each one illuminating the way further in our journey of Sacred Relationship.
“A lot of the juiciest work with David is subtle and under the surface. Even if it seems slower or less intense than other Tantric workshops, my experience is that this is more sustainable, integratable, enjoyable, and authentic.”
~ A Tantra teacher, CA
“I felt safe and seen, and overall the quality of what David shared was high. David comes truly from his heart, things become light around him. David knows how to shift pain to love and acceptance, like no other. A man who knows the heart of women and men who long to turn to love. Your openness and wisdom, your genuine love and interest… Thank you David”
~ Carolina, HI
“David holds a beautiful, welcoming, and forgiving space. His passion is clearly directed towards life and in service to the awakening of all. His wisdom runs deep and thorough. Satisfying for the mind, heart, and body.”
~ Lisa Price, Oakland CA
“Take this before signing up for other Tantra workshops – it gives a necessary foundation for working with oneself.”
~ A workshop leader, CA
Intimate Healing: Daka Work
A Daka is a skilled guide and sacred facilitator of erotic/spiritual healing and integration, nurturing and serving the awakening, release, and elevation/integration of your life force energies, your primal Shakti. This work can be a powerful accelerator of healing and fulfillment at every level, and is profoundly honoring and empowering.
David also works with men in developing and deepening embodiment of their mature masculine eros: within themselves, in relationship, and in Tantric embrace of life.
“Thank you for showing us what an emotionally available and rooted masculine looks like.”
~ Cathleene Cienfuegos, Tantra Teacher, CA
“My sessions with David have brought me some of the most profound healings I have experienced. He has the ability to intuit needs and desires from a deep place of reverence for the mysteries of the erotic healing arts, and move us both, with integrity and care, into the energy that arises within that space. With laser sharp awareness, his exquisitely responsive hands, heart, and breath move in time with my own rhythms. Each session I find myself deepening ever more into a peaceful surrender to the unfolding of my own process that leaves me both enlivened and deeply relaxed. I highly recommend David to anyone who wants to drop deeply into themselves, cradled within the safe and loving container that he holds.”
“David was so welcoming, so warm and easy, I felt at ease right from the start. And oh, to be met, so deeply and fully met, in ways I didn’t even know I wanted, in ways I haven’t even been meeting myself. I felt seen, and better than seen — beheld — in my entirety, beheld and approved and celebrated. In every word, gesture, touch, I felt David’s intention to gently remind me, to convince me, of my goddessness, It was truly a gift beyond words.”
~ A Private Client
Mentoring for Dakinis & Dakas
David feels a special calling towards mentoring Tantra and other sex professionals. His first romantic partnership with one was in the 90’s, and he’s been a supportive confidant, friend, and healer to many since then. There are many unique issues that come up in this field, issues of shame and self-esteem, boundaries and edges, your personal desires and containing energy, putting arousal to good use in the service of healing and awakening, ambivalence and knowing is this work is right for you, and in what way. Reclaiming the healing role of a sacred intimate, refining the associated arts, and working through our own issues in owning and integrating it. A sacred intimate can meet with The One Longing, in whatever form it presents in the client, holding it in loving care and affirmation, and delicately leading them towards deeper authenticity, self-connection, release from centuries of distortion, and connecting the sexual roots of our personal power with our hearts.
“I’m so grateful to know David and to work with him as a Tantric partner, friend and healer. David embodies such deep presence and wisdom, I am truly inspired by him. He is certainly up to the task of holding space for emotional triggers when/if they arise to help heal them, and his unconditional love, clarity, and way of being is a breath of fresh air for anyone who is looking to embody more of their sexual and sensual nature. He honors boundaries and holds such beautiful space for the feminine. He is compassionate and so loving and warm. I feel blessed by his presence.”
“Thank you for showing us what an emotionally available and rooted masculine looks like.”
~ Cathleene Cienfuegos, Tantra Teacher, CA
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30 years experience
Zoom video conference works great for anything but touch
Session Intensives: David will travel to many places to offer deep work for individuals, couples, and groups. Breakthroughs are typical in working over several days to a week in this way. This can often be coordinated with a workshop tour. Use the link above to inquire.
Erotic Devotion Tour
Boulder/Denver ~ San Diego/LA
|Love Tides ~ Awakened Intimacy||Boulder||Wed 8/10||7-10:30 PM||Register Now|
|Tantric Cuddle Yoga Sutra||Aurora CO||Fri 8/12||7-10:30 PM||Register Now|
|Erotic Devotion||Boulder||Sat 8/13||1-10:00 PM||Register Now|
|ISTA SSSEX Level 1 Residential Training||Boulder||8/14 - 8/21||All Week||Register Now|
|Tantric Cuddle Yoga Sutra||San Diego||Thurs 8/25||7-10:30 PM||Register Now|
|Love Tides ~ Awakened Intimacy||San Diego||Fri 8/26||7-10:30 PM||Register Now|
|Erotic Devotion||San Diego||Sat 8/27||12-6 PM||Register Now|
|Sexy Sanctuary||San Diego||Sat 8/27||8-12 PM||Register Now|
|Tantra & Awakening FREE Webinar (with David/Seva/Phoenix)||Online||Thurs 8/28||2-4 PM||Register Now|
|Tantric Cuddle Yoga Sutra||Los Angeles||Wed 8/31||7-10:30 PM||Register Now|
|Love Tides ~ Awakened Intimacy||Los Angeles||Fri 9/2||7-10:30 PM||Register Now|
|Erotic Devotion||Los Angeles||Sat 9/3||1-10:00 PM||Register Now|
|Sacred Pampering Puja||Oakland||Wed9/14||7-10PM||Register Now|
|California Tantra Festival||Camp Hye Sierra||9/15-18||4 Days||Register Now|
|Love Tides ~ Awakened Intimacy||Marin||Fri 9/23||7-10:30 PM||Register Now|
|Erotic Devotion||Marin||Sat 9/24||1-10:00 PM||Register Now|
|ISTA SSSIP Interactive Online FREE Event (Learn about ISTA SSSEX)||Online||Tue 9/27||7-8:30 PM||Register Now|
|ISTA SSSEX Level 1 Residential Training||Los Gatos||10/7 - 10/14||All Week||Register Now|
Bold denotes full day or multi-day training Green text are clickable links
Passionate Awakenings operates ethically, and aims to resolve any disputes in a cooperative and fair manner. It's always frustrating when one has to pay for services not received for any reason. I hate to have to ask this, but I've thought about it a lot, and decided that this is the ethical way for us both to respect ourselves and our relationship. Policies like this are pretty standard for this industry, I hope and trust you will understand and honor this.
* All sales and/or donations are final. No cash refunds are provided, with the exception of services that cannot be delivered, and genuine emergencies. A genuine emergency is an unexpected event that demands immediate attention to avoid dire consequences.
* All funds paid or donated for services or events which have not been used are fully transferable, and may be used for any other services or events offered, or by another person provided by the payer. (Within a reasonable time period, typically one year, which may be extended by agreement)
* I require 48 hours notice for cancelling or rescheduling sessions when there is no emergency. For less than 48 hours notice, 50% of the session fee is due. An appointment rescheduled with less than 48 hours notice counts as a cancellation and a new session.
* All packages of sessions or events are considered a contract representing one sale or service, and all of the above applies.
* All the above applies whether the package has been paid in full, or has been extended through a payment plan or subscription. A payment plan or subscription is a contract. Clicking the payment button constitutes your consent, the same as a signature.
* CA law provides for a three day cancellation period on most contracts, like packages or payment plans, after which time cash refund requests are not normally valid. In CA law, a verbal agreement is an enforceable contract.
* In the event of dissatisfaction with services that have been delivered, a solution can be negotiated that may include a partial or full refund.
* All participants in Passionate Awakenings services or events agree to resolve any disputes through non-adversarial means, based upon "Compassionate Communication" (NVC) methods.
* Thank you for this mutual respect.
Food for thought: On missed session fees and boundaries in therapeutic relationships