The EB OM Community is creating Sustainable Community
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The East Bay OM community has ballooned to several hundred members, and we are growing every day! 

With the discontinuation of OneTaste public OM circles, we as a community are taking matters into our own hands to sustain our community and to thrive. 

Whether we are going to stay in the center at 3225 Adeline, or move to a new center, everyone needs your opt-in to sustain our community. 

We, as a community, are a group of individuals who practice mindful sexuality and gather for other community events that coincide with the integrity and purpose of our practice, including those around spirituality, movement, inclusive politics, healing, and dance. 

To sustain at $100 a month or higher, please scroll to the bottom of the rewards. Helping the community at this level gives you free access to all events throughout the month. 

We desire to be connected. We desire to play together. We desire to create positive and visible change in the world. We believe that desire is the path to connection and to positive change. 

We have partnered with Orgasmic Medicine, a medical practice run by fellow OMer Teresa Diaz. 

The total rent of the center is $2700, plus around $500 in expenses (utilities, PG&E, laundry, tea, OM supplies). In addition to covering the first four months' rent in their entirety, Teresa has generously agreed to pay $1500 each month on a rolling basis. The community is responsible for the remainder of the rent and expenses. 

We have put together a list of daily and nightly events that align with community values to help us stay in connection and to foster the change and community we want to see in the world. These events are donation-based, as we are not for profit. 

Morning and evening practices for OM circles at 7:30 and 6:30 will continue as long as we have a place to gather in community. 

In addition, members of the cmmunity are putting together a class called "Skills Lab" in which experienced practitioners will help guide your OMs with research suggestions and technique adjustments. 

Join us in helping to make our center thrive, and become a monthly sponsor of community today! 


NOTE:

All community classes (or rewards as Patreon insists we call them) are DONATION-BASED. There is no commerce price to allow entry; we ask only that you give what you can to help sustain the community. However, Patreon wants us to have different rewards at different tiers, and does not allow an easier method for us to display our offerings. So please remember to donate what you would like, but the prices in the "rewards" on the right do not represent actual rewards. Please message David McCalmon or Karen Wolfe if you need further clarification on this!
Tiers
Coaching Hotline
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Coaching is a revolutionary practice. It disrupts the authority paradigm of psychoanalysis, and puts the coach and coachee on equal terms: Because the roles can be switched. Every coach can be coached, and every coachee can coach. 


Any time that you desire coaching, ask for it on this thread. If you desire to coach, answer someone’s call. It’s that simple. No monetary entanglements unless you choose to create them with someone. It’s a great place to shop for a coach, and it’s a great place to practice coaching. But more than that, it takes money out of the equation, which we as a community believe has the capacity to create exponential positive change in the world. 


Become a monthly contributor at any level, and we will add you to the Coaching Hotline WhatsApp thread. 


For OMers only. 

Desire-Based Politics
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
People have not been connected to their desire when making political decisions for some time. What do we really want? Because we can have it. Peace? We can have it. Funding for our children’s schools? We can have it. An end to animal cruelty? Preventive measures to climate change? We can have it. Inclusivity regardless of race, gender, sex, or ability? We can have it. 


This discussion group, facilitated by Amy Cheiftaz, Andrew Cortado, David McCalmon, Victor Small, and Nicky Silva, is designed to put you in touch with your desire in the political arena: Find out what you want and connect with others who do too. Let’s make 2017 a year of change! 

Topics include gender politics, race relations, environmental action, the meat industry, privilege, rent control, gentrification, technology, the arts, class mobility, and more. 


Every other Monday. $10 suggested donation.    NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED. 

Orgasmic Dance
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Learn to dance by following your body’s desires in th emoment with dance games designed to get you in your body, and in tune with how it wants to move. 


Led by Karen Wolfe. DJ pending. 


Occurs monthly. 


$15 suggested donation. 

Gender Groups
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Connect with people of the gender identify with. Take down armor, open up, and get in connection. 


Trans-inclusive, queer inclusive. If you have concerns about your gender identity and how you’ll be received we strive to make our groups welcoming and inclusive to everyone. Please share your concerns with us. 


Weekly.  


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.   

Conscious Speed Dating
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 Meet people conscious of mind, body, spirit, and the world. You’ll be given fun prompts to make this event of connecting with new people fast, enjoyable, and easy. 


$35, open to the public. $10 discount to sponsors. 


To be held quarterly

Guest Lectures
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
 Every Thursday, we’ll have a guest lecturer talking about special topics in their areas of expertise. Topics include flirtation, bdsm, relationship skills, community action, and more. 


Weekly. Suggested donation varies.  This reward tier gives you access to the class for the month (four classes).  


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.  

Non-Monogamy Through the Lens of Desire
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  

So often we operate out of fear inside our relationships. What would it be like to open up to a new paradigm, one in which we trust each other to play, and to open up to our desires? 


In these workshops, we’ll learn the tools of inclusion: How to afford freedom to your partner by offering security, and how to receive the same in return. We’ll lean into discomfort to grow and be seen. And we’ll celebrate the relationships that hold us and those that hold our partners. 


We'll also discuss various ways of being non-mnogamous, including hierarchical and non-hierarchical polyamory, polyfidelity, monogamish, living in polycules, relationship anarchy, and much more. 


This is a group workshop, facillitated by a group leader, but taught by the participants. Tap into the wisdom of your community in group shares. 


Contact David McCalmon with any questions. 


Monthly. $10 suggested donation. Open to the general public. 


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.  

Yoga
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
  

Come experience yoga with your fellow OM practitioners after morning circle.  


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.  

Stroke Cafe
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Get on the same stroke with the people you OM with! Hang out and get to know each other, eat together. Let's do brunch! 


Bi-Weekly. Donation. OMers only. 


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.  

Zumba
$90 or more per month 0 patrons
Movement led by Teresa Diaz


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.  

All-inclusive access to unlimited events throughout the month!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Become a monthly patron at the $100 level, and have access to all community events throughout the month! 
I want to contribute more
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
I want to contribute EVEN more!
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
I STILL want to contribute EVEN more!
$300 or more per month 0 patrons
I want to become a platinum sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
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This pays the East Bay OM Community's portion of the rent for January. 
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The East Bay OM community has ballooned to several hundred members, and we are growing every day! 

With the discontinuation of OneTaste public OM circles, we as a community are taking matters into our own hands to sustain our community and to thrive. 

Whether we are going to stay in the center at 3225 Adeline, or move to a new center, everyone needs your opt-in to sustain our community. 

We, as a community, are a group of individuals who practice mindful sexuality and gather for other community events that coincide with the integrity and purpose of our practice, including those around spirituality, movement, inclusive politics, healing, and dance. 

To sustain at $100 a month or higher, please scroll to the bottom of the rewards. Helping the community at this level gives you free access to all events throughout the month. 

We desire to be connected. We desire to play together. We desire to create positive and visible change in the world. We believe that desire is the path to connection and to positive change. 

We have partnered with Orgasmic Medicine, a medical practice run by fellow OMer Teresa Diaz. 

The total rent of the center is $2700, plus around $500 in expenses (utilities, PG&E, laundry, tea, OM supplies). In addition to covering the first four months' rent in their entirety, Teresa has generously agreed to pay $1500 each month on a rolling basis. The community is responsible for the remainder of the rent and expenses. 

We have put together a list of daily and nightly events that align with community values to help us stay in connection and to foster the change and community we want to see in the world. These events are donation-based, as we are not for profit. 

Morning and evening practices for OM circles at 7:30 and 6:30 will continue as long as we have a place to gather in community. 

In addition, members of the cmmunity are putting together a class called "Skills Lab" in which experienced practitioners will help guide your OMs with research suggestions and technique adjustments. 

Join us in helping to make our center thrive, and become a monthly sponsor of community today! 


NOTE:

All community classes (or rewards as Patreon insists we call them) are DONATION-BASED. There is no commerce price to allow entry; we ask only that you give what you can to help sustain the community. However, Patreon wants us to have different rewards at different tiers, and does not allow an easier method for us to display our offerings. So please remember to donate what you would like, but the prices in the "rewards" on the right do not represent actual rewards. Please message David McCalmon or Karen Wolfe if you need further clarification on this!

Recent posts by The EB OM Community

Tiers
Coaching Hotline
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Coaching is a revolutionary practice. It disrupts the authority paradigm of psychoanalysis, and puts the coach and coachee on equal terms: Because the roles can be switched. Every coach can be coached, and every coachee can coach. 


Any time that you desire coaching, ask for it on this thread. If you desire to coach, answer someone’s call. It’s that simple. No monetary entanglements unless you choose to create them with someone. It’s a great place to shop for a coach, and it’s a great place to practice coaching. But more than that, it takes money out of the equation, which we as a community believe has the capacity to create exponential positive change in the world. 


Become a monthly contributor at any level, and we will add you to the Coaching Hotline WhatsApp thread. 


For OMers only. 

Desire-Based Politics
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
People have not been connected to their desire when making political decisions for some time. What do we really want? Because we can have it. Peace? We can have it. Funding for our children’s schools? We can have it. An end to animal cruelty? Preventive measures to climate change? We can have it. Inclusivity regardless of race, gender, sex, or ability? We can have it. 


This discussion group, facilitated by Amy Cheiftaz, Andrew Cortado, David McCalmon, Victor Small, and Nicky Silva, is designed to put you in touch with your desire in the political arena: Find out what you want and connect with others who do too. Let’s make 2017 a year of change! 

Topics include gender politics, race relations, environmental action, the meat industry, privilege, rent control, gentrification, technology, the arts, class mobility, and more. 


Every other Monday. $10 suggested donation.    NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED. 

Orgasmic Dance
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Learn to dance by following your body’s desires in th emoment with dance games designed to get you in your body, and in tune with how it wants to move. 


Led by Karen Wolfe. DJ pending. 


Occurs monthly. 


$15 suggested donation. 

Gender Groups
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Connect with people of the gender identify with. Take down armor, open up, and get in connection. 


Trans-inclusive, queer inclusive. If you have concerns about your gender identity and how you’ll be received we strive to make our groups welcoming and inclusive to everyone. Please share your concerns with us. 


Weekly.  


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.   

Conscious Speed Dating
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 Meet people conscious of mind, body, spirit, and the world. You’ll be given fun prompts to make this event of connecting with new people fast, enjoyable, and easy. 


$35, open to the public. $10 discount to sponsors. 


To be held quarterly

Guest Lectures
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
 Every Thursday, we’ll have a guest lecturer talking about special topics in their areas of expertise. Topics include flirtation, bdsm, relationship skills, community action, and more. 


Weekly. Suggested donation varies.  This reward tier gives you access to the class for the month (four classes).  


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.  

Non-Monogamy Through the Lens of Desire
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  

So often we operate out of fear inside our relationships. What would it be like to open up to a new paradigm, one in which we trust each other to play, and to open up to our desires? 


In these workshops, we’ll learn the tools of inclusion: How to afford freedom to your partner by offering security, and how to receive the same in return. We’ll lean into discomfort to grow and be seen. And we’ll celebrate the relationships that hold us and those that hold our partners. 


We'll also discuss various ways of being non-mnogamous, including hierarchical and non-hierarchical polyamory, polyfidelity, monogamish, living in polycules, relationship anarchy, and much more. 


This is a group workshop, facillitated by a group leader, but taught by the participants. Tap into the wisdom of your community in group shares. 


Contact David McCalmon with any questions. 


Monthly. $10 suggested donation. Open to the general public. 


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.  

Yoga
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
  

Come experience yoga with your fellow OM practitioners after morning circle.  


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.  

Stroke Cafe
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Get on the same stroke with the people you OM with! Hang out and get to know each other, eat together. Let's do brunch! 


Bi-Weekly. Donation. OMers only. 


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.  

Zumba
$90 or more per month 0 patrons
Movement led by Teresa Diaz


 NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE DONATION-BASED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLAS WITHOUT PAYING THE PATREON REWARD PRICE LISTED.  

All-inclusive access to unlimited events throughout the month!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Become a monthly patron at the $100 level, and have access to all community events throughout the month! 
I want to contribute more
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
I want to contribute EVEN more!
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
I STILL want to contribute EVEN more!
$300 or more per month 0 patrons
I want to become a platinum sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 patrons