Interested in understanding the balance between commitment and freedom in love? 

Seeking to safely express more truth in your relationships?

Tired of living your love life in isolation?

Wondering what role community has in love?

With Sabine Lichtenfels and Benjamin von Mendelssohn, founders of the Global Love School and leaders of Tamera Healing Biotope, Portugal, & Magalie Bonneau, founder of Shaping New Culture. 

This experiential workshop offers a ground-breaking and well-researched perspective on love, intimacy and relationship that will support you in becoming: 

  • Part of the larger collective healing, shifting from fear to trust
  • Able to harness your being in service to love
  • More alive and connected to your erotic self
  • More grounded in the dynamics & navigation of sexual attraction
  • Better supported by your community 
  • Held in a greater understanding of how love affects our socio-political context

The Tamera Peace Research Village is a global leader on research into new models of love and relationship in intentional community development and peace work advocacy. Looking to the collective trauma of a 6,000 years system of patriarchy, Tamera realized 40 years ago that love and sexuality must be better understood and reframed in order to thrive as a global family. To build a new story founded in trust, we must excavate our personal and collective wounding, and apply new social technologies and perspective to move ahead.

Love and Sex: a Political Issue

Love and sexuality are political issues, which will not be healed through personal therapy alone. Following millennia of patriarchy in which love, sexuality and the feminine source were violently subjugated, we are called to restitute dignity and beauty to these sacred gifts of life. For us healing our collective relation to love and sexuality is key to the transition to a love-based culture. War in love is the ground from which violence springs; be it expressed with thoughts, words or ultimately with weapons. 

when and where

Friday Oct 9, 7-9:30pm Love School Public night Intro, Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland, California 94609

Oct 10-11, Love School weekend intensive ~ SOLD OUT!

Oct 13-14, Love School intensive

The training will take place in Oakland, CA. No meals included. 


  • public intro Friday night $15 in advance / $20 at the door 
  • weekend intensive full fee: $400 (Includes Friday night talk)



In the spirit of supporting inclusivity, we offered part scholarship to low income folks engaged in the community. Note that scholarship are no longer available. 


A Collective Approach

It is not only our personal failures and imperfections but also our social structures that cause the breakdown of relationships; between people, nations and between our engagement with the whole. What forms of cohabitation support love? How can we live, exchange with each other and be together in such a way that it is no longer necessary to lie or hide our attractions? How can a life look in which lying to our partners no longer brings us benefit?


Your guides

Sabine Lichtenfels

Co-Founder, Tamera Healing Biotope & Founder Global Love School

Co-Founder, Tamera Healing Biotope & Founder Global Love School

Sabine Lichtenfels is the author of many books, a theologian, peace activist and co-founder of the Tamera Peace Research Centre in Portugal. She was nominated as one of the “1000 women for Peace" for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005. She is also the founder of the Global Love School based in Tamera, and speaks internationally about peace work, community knowledge, spiritual research, a new feminine consciousness, reconciliation between the genders and truth in Love and Eros.

Benjamin von Mendelssohn

Lead facilitator Global Love School & Next Generation Leader, Tamera 

Lead facilitator Global Love School & Next Generation Leader, Tamera 

After a radical period of political engagement in his youth, Benjamin started to explore holistic approaches to bringing about change.  Benjamin’s work has focuses on the integration of seemingly opposing forces – politics and spirituality, vision work and concrete manifestation, free sexuality and committed partnership, and most critically, inner and outer peace work. Benjamin has been living and researching in Tamera since 1998 where he now serves as a next-generation leader. He has been co-leading The Global Love School since its inauguration in 2012 and is the director of The Grace Foundation. 

Magalie Bonneau-Marcil

Facilitator of embodiment and rituals

Facilitator of embodiment and rituals

Magalie is the founder of Dancing Without Borders and Shaping New Culture. She facilitates internationally large scale transformative art ritual experiences and workshops focused on the healing of love and the reconciliation among the genders. She is a visionary community leader who’s been dedicated for a decade to support the inner path of change makers. She is passionate about creating sacred community spaces where participants can dive into new levels of consciousness, experience their true essence, discover who they are and access a new sense of possibilities. Magalie’s wisdom is founded on her study of love, somatic and regenerative community culture at Tamera combined with her studies with indigenous cultures.

Workshop Host and filmmaker - Healing of Love 

Workshop Host and filmmaker - Healing of Love 

John Wolfstone

John is a filmmaker, educator, wilderness guide, performance artist and community organizer. For the past decade, he has used filmmaking, nature connection and the somatic arts as tools of conflict resolution and peace building in conflict zones from rural Guatemalan villages, to Middle Eastern refugee camps and inner cities in the U.S.  John's vision is for a healed world built on a regenerative culture that honors rites of passage, intergenerational living, and deep connection to the whole.  Currently, John is focusing on sharing and living the New Story that this culture will be built upon.  His current project is a film documentary translating Tamera's work, due to be released internationally in Spring 2016.  More info at

Questions? contact John Wolfstone