Monday, April 9 2018

The Long and Winding Road: A Lighthearted Look at the Ups and Downs of an M/s Path
A Foundations Class

Cost: Suggested donation of $10-$15

Dress code: Whatever makes you feel comfortable. Street wear before entering

Doors open 6:30-7 sharp, class starts promptly at 7:00

Class Description:
Ranell collared Shayna Maidell in 2009 and the collar came off just a few months later. Although M/s energy and love remained between them, there were obstacles to entering into a working M/s relationship. It was another eight years before Ranell again accepted Shayna Maidell's request for a collar.
Their past misunderstandings, triggers, and assumptions are communications issues that make for humorous and serious examples of what to "look out!" for. Their relationship is working due to a willingness for self-reflection, accountability and forgiveness.
As a psychotherapist, Shayna Maidell has years of experience working with couples in conflict. Ranell has been working with Human Alive (a form of non-violent communication) for nine years. In spite of all that, they still have issues.
Through the sharing of stories, Ranell and Shayna Maidell will encourage group participation. They are excited for people to share their own experiences walking along an M/s path.

Presenter Bio:
Ranell is Pacific Coast and International Power Exchange 2015 as part of a triad with Ms WillowKat and Aren. She has been living and following her Leather path of M/s, D/s, erotic play, and service to the community since 2005. Ranell identifies as Master to ShaynaMaidell, slave to Ms WillowKat, Leather Dyke, and Mystic. She is Co-director of MAsT:Oakland, Board Secretary of the San Francisco Dykes On Bikes, and an Associate Producer of the Ms. San Francisco Leather Contest. Her previous roles have included Logistics for Leather Levi Weekend, Venus' Playground Committee Member, Board Member for Alameda County Leather Corps, Team Lead for North West Leather Celebration, and Sound Engineer for International Ms Leather. Balancing monastic leanings with a polyamorous lifestyle, Ranell has found deep connections to those spirits who have touched hers.

Shayna Maidell and her Master Ranell are Co-directors of MAsT:Oakland and members of MAsT:San Francisco. She is an officer of the Exiles and a member of the SF Girls of Leather. She has been involved in the BDSM scene for many years and came out “late” into power exchange relationships in 2008.
Professionally she is a psychotherapist which in some ways is like being a dominant; setting limits, holding boundaries and being in charge. In her personal life, she identifies as a slave and as a masochist; surrendering and obeying makes her most happy.
Besides sharing her M/s connection with Ranell, she shares a Buddhist practice. Shayna Maidell’s M/s path has a spiritual dimension with an understanding that in life, we are all required to surrender.

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