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EP127: John Wineland on What Men are Craving


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A few months back a woman shared a video in the Untame Yourself Facebook group with one line of description, “THIS IS INCREDIBLE.” The video is titled, “What Men Are Craving” and it’s a talk given by someone I’d met before – John Wineland. The conversation that erupted in the comments on that post was so interesting. From oooohing and ahhhing to getting really triggered, it was clear this conversation was a hot one. So I invited John on the show to dig deeper into what he covered in the video and to be honest, challenge him a bit on some of the things that I personally felt were a “bit much” myself. What ensued is a gorgeous conversation where I cried at least once. This is a savorer – enjoy!

About John Wineland:

For the better part of a decade, John Wineland, an LA-based men’s group facilitator, speaker and teacher has been guiding both men and women in the realms of life purpose, relational communication, sexual intimacy and embodiment.

Known for his groundbreaking work with men, John travels world-wide teaching his vision of embodied men’s work and deep relational practice. In 2014, he founded The New Men’s Work Project, which has attracted men from around the world looking to develop as leaders in their relationships and communities. The Project is committed to the staggering goal of creating 1000 men’s groups world-wide in the next ten years and has already supported trainings and groups throughout Europe and the U.S. John’s clients include entrepreneurs, leading thinkers in the world of personal development and entertainment, Ted speakers and creative leaders in Hollywood.

John has studied and assisted with some of the world’s leading spiritual, tantric and relational teachers; and he brings this multi-faceted approach, which is both energetic and highly practical, to his workshops and experiential coaching sessions. John’s embodiment driven teaching draws from not only over 30 years experience of his own Buddhist meditative practice, but from the deep lineages of Vajrayana, Tantra, and Kundalini yoga; as well as the Taoist traditions of Iron Shirt Qi-Gong, to create a profound experience for men and women longing to express their deepest desires with open, fierce and loving hearts.

John is a frequent contributor to The Good Men Project, writing on spiritual and relational masculine practice; and has been featured on The Elephant Journal and Love TV. This year, John’s first book, The Art of Masculine Leadership will be offered by Make a Difference Press in late October. He will also be traveling throughout Europe and the U.S. leading workshops on embodied men’s work and sexual intimacy. Specific offerings include:

Institute for Masculine Leadership, which will offer a series of workshops, teachings and relational trainings to men.

The Art of Masculine Leadership, a three day training for men, London, England.

Masculine Mastery: A Workshop for Warriors, with other Metaphysical Fitness Elders and Founder, Justin Patrick Pierce

The Art of Authentic Intimacy, an ongoing series with Founder of Authentic World, Kendra Cunov;

The Aquarian Relationship Series, a 21st century exploration into Intimacy and Yogic practices with renowned author, speaker and Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Guru Jagat.

In this episode, John shares:

1. Embracing the feminine through time in nature
2. How men and women can relate with greater consideration and harmony
3. Why and how partnership is such and intense growth path

What You’ll Hear:

8:42 Harnessing the range of emotion within a relationship effectively and with an open heart
16:27 Navigating the concepts of settling and staying
21:20 How energy and awareness help you overcome your programming
25:10 On what men are craving + handling resentments
40:57 When you feel like your partner is trying to make you wrong + giving positive regards
46:57 Holding your partner in vision as a king even when he’s down

Click here to watch/listen or scroll upward to listen only:

What Men Crave video
John’s Relationship Salon
Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
Alison Armstrong On The Queen’s Code

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Susana Frioni On Love, Sex, Desire (Mostly Sex)
Amateo Ra And An Exploration Of Masculinity, Power And Spirituality

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EP127: John Wineland on What Men are Craving