aka SaraMara, 2014
Everything from the cadence of the course, the spirituality of the presentation, and the content of the instruction; to the exquisite power and expert guidance of the instructors; the warm willingness and eager encouragement of the wonderful volunteers; to the camaraderie and kinship of my fellow students, whisked me from the precipice of indecision and inaction and firmly grounded me in the dominant, centered place that I find myself today. The intensive was a life-changing experience for me. I emerge transformed.”
You have created a safe, professional, and sacred space for us to learn, and that was so crucial to me. One of the greatest things I learned was the discipline of creating the space, tuning into the energies, and bringing the spirit to life in my SM practice instead of just focusing on the body.
Lady Seshat, 2012
I have taken both these courses (women’s and the one for Professional Dominants), and found them to be immeasurably beneficial in many ways… for the exposure to beautiful Domme role modeling to a wealth of technical material and lifetimes of distilled observation of the Domme/sub dynamic, by the opportunity to step out of comfortable play modalities and try radical new forms of play while receiving expert coaching, and by the experience of playing with truly “world class” subs (both male and female)… The entire course was a privilege and an honor to attend.
I have been in the adult movie business for 20 years and I have been asked to play a dominatrix many times. However, I always felt like I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t have any confidence in my dominant persona. This class was exactly what I needed.The volunteer submissives were wonderful. I learned so much from their feedback. The teachers depth of knowledge was profound. I feel like I have lots of secret weapons in my arsenal and it makes me feel so powerful. I feel even more confident as a woman in my everyday life.
Los Angeles 2006
Cleo is passionate about what she does, and she is by far, the best I have ever seen… Mistress Minax has years of experience and the openness and sensuality… There were so many business aspects of being a Pro that I’d never thought of or been aware that I SHOULD think of. If you are a Pro, new or experienced… you WILL walk away from this with your eyes wide open! I am new, and I am SO glad that I invested in this seminar!
Chicago, IL 2007
The course was way beyond a professional training where one simply acquires more skills in order to enhance one’s work. The incorporation of the spiritual aspects of BDSM along with the skill-building workshops, and the sharing of experiences with other professionals taught me that the essence of our work is bringing our full selves into this endeavor.
St Louis 2007
The Intensive far exceeded my expectations. For the past few months, I’ve felt rather uninspired with my work. So I did a lot of self-examination and asked a lot of questions: Is it professional burnout? Am I bored? This weekend has renewed my enthusiasm! The naming of my “archetype” was very advantageous and the workbook you put together contains so much valuable information I will use for the years to come!