Orgasmic Meditation Training (OM training)
Introduction to OM classes in various cities around the world.
PRIVATE OM Training (Orgasmic Meditation) with Andrea Hylen
Three 45 minute Sessions on Zoom video conferencing.
First Session: 45 minute Private session on Zoom
This is a conversation about the practice, the logistics and the OM philosophy. The intention of the session is to lay a foundation of information and to answer questions. It is for us to connect in a safe, nurturing space for conversation and exploration.
Second Session: 45 minute Private Session with a Partner on Zoom
We will review the steps of OM. Answer questions, set up the “nest” and go through the steps of OMing.
Third Session: 45 minute Private Session on Zoom with or without a partner
This session is to review, answer questions and help you to set up your practice.
Coaching with Andrea.
Instructor: Andrea Hylen is the Founder of Heal My Voice, an author, speaker, desire and sexuality coach and trained OM (orgasmic meditation) coach. She starting practicing OM in January 2013, then lived in a community house with nine people who shared a morning practice for one year and has had a wide variety of experiences with monogamous and multiple partners OMing.
Andrea Hylen received the 2013 On Purpose Women award by the On Purpose Networking for Women (OPN) organization in Baltimore, MD in recognition for her work to empower everyday women and girls all over the world. She founded Heal My Voice through her own experiences with grief, trauma, and loss which led to living from greater inner authority, purpose and leadership. Andrea’s journey with grief includes the loss of her brother, husband and son.
With more than thirty-five years of training and teaching experience, Andrea is a coach, author, speaker, and parent, with expertise in grief, and healing from sexuality and trauma. Her training includes, BSW from Temple University, Ordained Minister in the Beloved Community, Enwaken Coaching System and OneTaste Coaching program and ongoing training in energy healing.
In addition to serving as Heal My Voice’s President and Executive Director, Andrea is an Orgasmic Meditation Teacher and Sexuality Coach. She thoroughly enjoys connecting through social media, blogging and hosting radio shows. Andrea lives in Los Angeles, Seattle, Baltimore and New York City.
An excerpt from Andrea’s story in Sensual Voices: True Stories by Women Exploring Connection and Desire:
Throughout my adult life, the idea of sexual exploration meant trying different positions for intercourse. There was nothing about looking for deeper connection. Sex was cock sucking; Penis into vagina. Sex always came with a goal to reach climax. Kissing and foreplay decreased in my long-term relationships. It was too vulnerable to talk about desire. In conversations with girlfriends there was more talk about NOT having sex because of the demands of parenting, stress of jobs and earning money, duties in maintaining a home, frustrations with the “men” in our lives. There was an unspoken agreement not to talk about the ecstatic, spontaneous in the middle of the night sex with reverberating climax when it happened. If sex entered any conversation, it was laced with the tokens of romance and flowers and I could feel the women longing to be seen and held.
Inside of me were these different parts that seemed incongruent, the mother, the slut, the nice girl, the bitch, the soft feminine, the determined warrior. Most of the time, I felt like I had to shut down the desires of the slut. I rarely let her take charge and claim her lusty, natural desires.
At the age of 56, I entered a world of sexual exploration consciously and took one step at a time; pausing, trying something new, reflecting, checking in to see how it felt in my body and willing to experience everything. I decided to become a living research project. Over a two-year period, I practiced Orgasmic Meditation (OM) with multiple partners, had an intimacy research partner to explore sex and vulnerable conversation, lived in a conscious community with a morning OM practice, and took a year of coursework in a Desire-based Leadership Program and Orgasm Mastery. I kept a journal to record my experiences and feelings.
OM #28: A moment in an OM
Have you ever had a man place his full attention on your body?
Me, quietly: “I feel sad,”
Him calmly: “I’ve got you. Let it out.”
Laying on my back, legs spread in a butterfly position, his finger lightly stroked my clitoris in this 15 minute partnered practice. This time I released sadness. His attention and my surrender allowed wave after wave of sobbing outbursts to erupt from the cells of my body and through my voice. After the first five minutes, I could feel the sobs welling up again like a wave in the ocean building to a crescendo. I shout out to him:
“DON’T LEAVE ME””
Him: “I’m right here. I won’t leave.”
In this, my 28th OM (Orgasmic Meditation), I am releasing so much emotion, I cannot believe a man will stay connected, will keep lightly stroking, will hold a space calmly while I get to feel and release everything!
I was raised with the idea that men were incapable of holding my emotion. I had to tone it down. Be a nice girl. Cry silently. Alone. The idea that a man could place all of his attention on me without asking me to immediately turn and place my attention on him is amazing.
After the OM, he asked if I was okay. Did I need anything? Water? Food? Bathroom? Another OM? Yes to water and bathroom and OM. Get back into the OM nest of blankets and pillows and integrate what just happened.
I lay down in the nest again; legs butterflied open. Trusting him even more. Going into deeper surrender. Throughout the OM, the only thing that emerges is connection, heightened sensation and more pleasure than I have ever felt in my life. I am cracked open.
The experience changed us both. I felt a man place his full attention on me. Holding all of me. And going into the deepest surrender I have ever felt. He experienced a woman trusting him enough to let him hold her, all of her. Maybe the things we were taught about women and men while growing up are not true. We both saw a glimpse of what is possible with greater connection, trust, surrender and support.
He later described me as one of the chambers of his heart. For breaking his heart out of his prison and putting it back together. This was a moment in time that cracked both of us open to be more of who we are in our separate lives. I am grateful that our paths crossed with so much intimacy and healing.