Shahrazad offers original and thought-provoking workshops seasonally at a variety of venues in Downtown Toronto. Contact the Inner Fire Temple for more information regarding workshop delivery or speaking engagements at private functions.


The Dominatrix Academy for Women - If you are a woman who wants to delve into what it means to stand in the centre of your sexual power, this exclusive training program is for you. The way of the dominatrix is a personal study that will give a woman a deeper understanding of how to wield her sexual power with integrity for mutual benefit and welfare. The course will emphasize introspection and self-awareness as we explore the psychological, practical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of female sexual domination.

While this training program is geared towards beginner and intermediate BDSM players, and very welcoming of those wise experienced ones who understand that there is always more to learn, it may also be of interest to non-kink identified women who are interested in power and sexuality and the intersection between the two. This training will take place over two weekends (Friday night, Saturday all day, Sunday all day) and one evening (Graduation Celebration).

The dates are as follows:

Feb. 15-17, 2013

Mar. 1-3, 2013

Mar. 6, 2013 (evening)

This program will be capped at 16 participants, so if you are interested, register soon!

$690.00, includes all written materials ($300.00 deposit required to hold your spot). Location: Wonderworks, 79A Harbord St., Toronto

Register in advance by contacting Shahrazad at


Awakening the Temple Priestess – The temple priestesses of ancient times were skilled in their usage of sexual energy to rejuvenate their bodies, heal themselves and others, access inner knowing, and connect to universal energies. Through guided meditation, discussion, and sacred ceremony we will explore the archetype as she appears within us. Women only.

January 28, 2013: 7:00pm-10:00pm

May 6, 2013: 7:00pm-10:00pm

@ Good For Her. $33.00. Advance registration required at

Seductive Sensual Control for Beginners – Sensual control is about gently leading your partner into ever deepening levels of pleasure and sexual fulfillment. It is about guiding them to let go of their inhibitions and thoughts so they can experience the bliss that comes from surrendering to the erotic energy that you will inspire in them. Learn a combination of breathwork, pleasure layering, sensory deprivation, edging, sensation play, and light dominance that will have your partners begging you not to stop! All genders welcome..

March 7, 2013: 7:00pm-10:00pm @ Good For Her. $33.00. Advance registration required at

Sexual Dominance for Men – In spite of the lingering stereotype that sexual dominance comes naturally to men, many contemporary men feel uncomfortable with the fantasy of dominating women sexually in BDSM play. This workshop will give you the skills and confidence to take charge sexually while remaining respectful of and honoring the women that you play with. We will examine beliefs, motivations, negotiations, and technique. This workshop is for men* only.

April 8, 2013 – 7:00pm-10:00pm @ Good For Her. $33.00. Advance registration required at

NEW! Sex Work and Self-Care – Both male and female sex industry workers (new or seasoned pro’s) can benefit from learning to do sex work in a conscious, healthy, and empowered way. Taking the perspective that sex work is legitimate work, this workshop will explore how to minimize the risks to self while providing personal services to clients, and how to keep the balance between work and your emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual needs and boundaries. Benefit from practical, easy-to-apply tools and insights that will help you to thrive - not just survive!

April 23, 2013 – 7:00pm-10:00pm @ Good For Her. $33.00. Advance registration required at


  • The Art of Crafting BDSM Scenes
  • The Reluctant Dominatrix
  • The Empowered Submissive
  • Power, Pleasure, and Surrender
  • A Kink in the Relationship
  • Zen and the Art of Sexual Submission
  • Goddess Awakening Circle
  • Role Play Bootcamp for Couple
  • Active and Receptive Bedroom Arts
  • The Non-Virgin’s Guide to Sexual Innocence
  • Raising Sexual Energy
  • Five Senses Sex Play