Dungeons and conferences aren't the only ones who can book Devyn for a class; he offers private classes too! With the use of virtual platforms he can provide education to individuals as well.
Devyn is frequently available to teach classes virtually or in person! While his schedule changes he is always able to make time for a class or two. If anything, he prefers to do two or three in a day!
You with the hard hitting questions, eh? It is true that Devyn is a professional presenter and does this for a living. So, yes, he does have a speaking fee. However, he is always happy to work with individual budgets and non profit organizations. He even waives his fee in certain instances!
This class is an introduction to the concept and negotiation of authority transfer dynamics. Understand the foundational concepts and philosophies that inform authority transfer and the necessary components that go into negotiating and establishing an authority transfer. What are these relationships made of? What can you get out of them? What can they bring to you?
Nonmonogamy can get really complex! The more partners and dynamics you juggle, the harder it all seems. In this presentation, Devyn Stone will introduce you to some of his tried and true methods for building and maintaining multiple relationships and dynamics. Whether it's juggling multiple power exchange or egalitarian connections, Devyn’s got strategies for you. So, come on, let's spice up our connections with analytics!
This class will open a door you may never want to close! We will discuss ownership beyond return. But what is “beyond” you ask? Beyond finances, food choices, career, and even family obligations, Devyn Stone and his property, Guan Xuan engage in a 24/7 total authority transfer dynamic. They live together with an understanding that each day they live a fantasy in the real world. Get a glimpse of what that looks like and understand how one couple built and maintains a dynamic in which the property lives for its Master, because its Master allows it to live for him.
Finding the right person, or people, to share your passion for authority transfer is a helluva road! Determining what you need, want, and can handle is a whole other feat in and of itself. Take a walk through lifestyle coach Devyn Stone's approach to getting what you truly deserve and desire out of authority transfer and how to find the right one(s) to do it with. He will review key techniques and prompts to get you thinking practically about the dynamic(s) you are seeking.
This is the class for anyone interested in spiritual authority transfer in which the Master/Dominant is to be imbued with religious or spiritual connotation. Exploring religion and philosophy, we will discuss why religious and spiritual authority is so enticing as well as the fine balancing act of seeing a human being as a deity. We will cover both sides of the slash and how this particular philosophy can be great for all types with both inspiring and cautionary tales.
Like pie, power dynamics and relationships require a solid crust or foundation and delicious filling, and sometimes pies come with an elaborate topping. But what makes up the crust and what are good, compatible fillings? What would the topping of your relationship or dynamic pie look like? In this class we will discuss some basic terminology and theory behind practical protocols. We will even discuss how to create, sustain and enforce various protocols. Where do protocols fit in your life? Do you need them? Let's find out! (Unfortunately, edible pie isn’t included in this class though you’re welcome to bring your own!)
Good organization isn’t just for polyamorous folks! Who can keep up with all of the rituals and protocols, personal preferences, progress and maximize their time? What are some of the tools that can help us in our daily life to make authority transfer relationships not only function, but as smoothly and stress-free as possible? Explore the many tools available at our fingertips to make authority transfer run like clockwork.
Oftentimes, folks on the right side of the slash ask “How can I support my Master/Dominant/etc?” when we live in a society where vulnerability is often depicted as weakness and the need for emotional support is usually seen in the context of the Top supporting the bottom. In this class, Devyn Stone and his property, Guan Xuan will review the concept of “supportive surrender” and how you can shape your power exchange dynamic to facilitate the vulnerability and emotional support folks on the left side of the slash need and desire. This class is offered to give you some ideas and a place to ask a Dominant questions about emotional support from the right side of the slash. Devyn Stone engages with his property, Guan Xuan in a 24/7 Owner/property dynamic that is structured to support him. His property functions as an emotional support slave, service dog, and even an auxiliary prefrontal cortex. He uses his property’s brain to serve his every need and whim. You will hear some of Guan Xuan’s functions, how they developed, and be permitted to ask anything you like. This class is for anyone on either or both sides of the slash.
From the perspective of a White, transgender male Dominant and His Asian, nonbinary property, We will examine authority transfer dynamics through an Eastern and Western lens, discuss how we meld two cultures together, and offer an unique perspective on Western ideas of a "powerful slave" and "identity surrender".
Ah the steps to practical ownership and the phases of authority transfer. We negotiate play, right? Well, what about negotiating a dynamic? As many can attest, dynamics are not just about protocols, punishments and service. Dive into pragmatism with Devyn in understanding compatibility (and how to assess it) and discover your needs and wants in all aspects of authority transfer. Together, you’ll establish a process designed to get you exactly what you're looking for!
So, you discovered you got a kinky side and even found a great big world of kinksters! How do you even make sense of all of this delicious, pervy chaos? Devyn Stone, kink educator and author, will give you the basics to get you on your way and whet your palate. From terminology to consent to risk and everything in between! Join this class for an amazingly thorough menu reading!
You've found yourself at the edge of what you know, eager to start your journey to the Kinky Promised Land, but what do you do without a map or a guide? There's no need to go alone or unprepared; Devyn Stone, kink educator and author, is here to get you ready for the adventure ahead. He'll teach you all about the local lingo, customs, and culture of the Kink Community. Take the first step, come join the class today!
Attending your first kink/leather conference? Or maybe you’re a seasoned pro and you’re looking to brush up on your skills and maybe learn a new trick or two. From budgeting to packing checklists and coordinating schedules, we will talk all about how to prepare for your next big conference!
Let’s face it, there are times we aren’t sure who is responsible for what parts of negotiation and play. Several areas of responsibility will be covered, including risk, consent, aftercare, and negotiation. This class is oriented to beginners and seasoned players alike and is inclusive to all orientations.
Psychology & Gender
Gender is a spectrum, as we know. This presentation dives head first into one man's gender journey. You'll hear tales from the childhood, adolescence, and early adult life of Devyn Stone. He will talk about his discoveries and decisions regarding his life as a transman. There will be plenty of time for questions. Remember while there are no wrong or stupid questions, this presentation is exceptionally emotional for Devyn, so use gentle language and bring an compassionate mind.
There’s a big, beautiful world full of different genders, identities, and expressions! In this class we will discuss some common terms and concepts about gender, as well as their misconceptions. Want to be a better ally? Fear not, we will discuss proper protocols and interactions, and there will be plenty of time for questions! For an enriched experience and discussion, audience participation is highly encouraged! While we intend this presentation to be inclusive and affirming, some may experience discomfort. Content/Trigger Warning: transgender topics, dysphoria, misgendering, guessing gender, and genital mentions.
No matter which side of the slash you fall on, what we do requires self-awareness. But what exactly does it mean to be “self-aware?” Let's take a look at a journey to self awareness and what it takes. We will discuss our personalities, how we love, why we fight and, more importantly, how we can work together. Sometimes looking in the mirror is rough but we will make this journey as accessible and comfortable as possible.
Despite growing awareness of mental health in kink and leather circles, stigma around various kinds of neurodivergence remains. Devyn Stone, founder and producer of THRIVE, reviews the history of consent and neurodivergence in kink, from RACK and SSC to the DSM. He invites participants to explore the diversity of the human mind in its myriad of forms, even those more feared and stigmatized than others.
What is it really that draws us to feel attached to someone? Where does the sense of connection come from? Devyn Stone, educator and life coach, facilitates deep discussion around topics such as: what are attachment styles? how has childhood informed the formation of attachment? how do we ethically structure our dynamics with attachment styles in mind? Devyn will emphasize interdependence and codependence angles on these topics.
We have a terrible reputation! No matter where you look, narcissists get a bad rap and are often portrayed as less-than-savory and ought to be avoided altogether. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is, well, just that, a personality disorder, and just like other types of neurodivergence, it can be hard to manage and it is incurable. But, does it have to mean we can't love or be loved? Let's smash this stigma once and for all! Whether you have NPD, narcissistic traits or you love a narcissist this class is for you! Disclaimer: Diagnosed with NPD over 10 years ago, Devyn will explore the ins and outs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder with his service pup.
Education and Leadership
Running an event can be a cake walk if well-planned in advance. But what are all the ingredients? And where are the recipes? Join Devyn Stone as he reviews the ins and outs of the event planning process, including but not limited to scheduling, pricing, location, accessibility, and booking entertainment and education. This class can be applied to a wide variety of events inside and outside of the kink community.
Now that you have foundational knowledge with event-planning for vanilla occasions, let’s add some spice and flavor to the cake mix. A more kink-oriented class to Event Planning 201, this course offering from Devyn Stone offers deeper insight into the details and planning processes for a wide variety of kink- and BDSM-oriented events, including but not limited to: munches, group discussions, panels, classes, and even conferences. Many of the same themes of Event Planning 101, such as planning for online platforms and accessibility, will be revisited. If you’re looking for new recipes to add to your event-planning recipe box, this is one class you don’t want to miss.
“Project management for when you wear eighteen hats,” Devyn Stone says of his productive style. Join the “Mad Hatter” himself as he shares both the method and the madness behind managing an alternative lifestyle coaching business, full-time BDSM education, author, event coordinator, class moderator...the list goes on! Whether you find yourself balancing several roles or looking for new productivity and project management hacks, Devyn’s class is an entertaining and educational romp for all roles and persuasions!
Part and parcel of any successful venture is competent leadership and ethical teamwork. But what exactly does that mean? Join Devyn Stone as he discusses the ins and outs of being an effective leader and what ethical teamwork looks like. Along with sharing the five tenets of ethical leadership, the seven leadership styles, and four personality groups, Devyn leads a discussion of how each of these categories overlap, where potential hurdles may occur, how to build rapport, and communication hacks.
Despite the devastation the COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked upon our world and communities, one of its unforeseen benefits is an increased desire and necessity for adapting to online formats. A single-evening event is one thing, but what about a full-scale weekend conference? Where does one even begin? Join Devyn Stone, mastermind behind the highly-successful THRIVE conference, as he walks you through the simple and the complicated aspects and points of planning and executing an online conference. Topics include but are not limited to financial cost analysis, determining volunteer/staff sizes, marketing, scheduling, assessing accessibility, and presenter wrangling. This class is a must for current and future producers who desire to make their current or future online offerings as successful and accessible as possible.
By and large, education in the kink/BDSM community is unregulated. While there is no degree or certification to receive, let alone reliable resources for those who want to get started, the process of becoming an educator isn’t as daunting as it first appears. In this class, join Devyn Stone as he provides a fast-paced primer through the basics of becoming a “kink educator.” With over ten years of personal experience in formal and informal contexts, Devyn coaches attendees through negotiating as an educator, setting boundaries, scheduling, booking, marketing -- and, most importantly, developing your class and materials! Seasoned educators as well as the curious are encouraged to attend. This is one class you don’t want to miss!
This material is available in the following formats:
- 90 Minute Class
- 3 Hour Workshop
- 8 Hour Intensive
- 8 Week 1:1 Coaching Program
- 16 Week Coaching Program
Are you getting complaints or just looking to improve anywhere you can, let's do it! Creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and affirming space is a huge job but it is one that truly makes a space the best it can be. If you want to improve your space for everyone - this class is for you. We cover things like conscious language, signage, rules, protocols, and mindset.
Whether you’re introverted or extroverted, managing your marketing, branding, social media, and websites can be taxing and overwhelming. In an already fast-paced world already saturated with digital content, who has the time? How do we stand apart from the crowd? Join Devyn Stone as he shares his methods, tips, and tricks to putting his material out in the universe and letting his freak flag fly!
They say actions speak louder than words, and the adage isn’t any less true within the kink and BDSM community. Oftentimes, however, the language we draft has an opportunity to act and create impressions before we have a chance to speak. Whether you’re drafting policies, designing signs for your dungeon, or creating invitations to your event, you will want to make everyone feel included. In “Conscious Language,” Devyn Stone fosters discussion with participants on how to consciously craft language and persona in media and presentation in order to evoke the values and principles of individuals, organizations, and event spaces. Please note: there will be examples of language that may be harmful to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, and disabled folx in order to demonstrate to attendees what is and isn’t conscious language.
Play and Service
Attending a kink/Leather conference with a partner, family, or organization can be a helluva task! Professional event coordinator, conference producer, and kink educator Devyn Stone will walk you through the process to prepare you for this undertaking. He will show you the process from the decision to go all the way through the journey home. Topics to be included in this class are: budgeting, travel, packing, service throughout, and more!
Part of what makes a scene successful is suspending disbelief within an audience. In this class, Devyn Stone will impart tips and tricks with fake blood, staged combat tricks, movie special effects and more so you can craft the perfect scene for your next visit to a play party or dungeon space!
*not suited for virtual spaces*
Let’s be honest, there’s something delicious about feeling the trail of a knife’s edge across your flesh, leaving goosebumps or even a trickle of blood in its wake. But what does it take to play safely in knife play? In this workshop, we will discuss the finer "points" of playing with sharp, metal weapons. Big and small, we will talk about them all! We will cover safety, general information and negotiation. Of course there's a spicy demo.... and maybe some fear play...
*not suited for virtual spaces*
Fear. Terror. Horror. These primal elements aren’t just the stuff for scary movies and pumpkin spice latte season. Maybe you’re easily spooked by jumpscares, or maybe you find twisted pleasure and humor in seeing others suffer while watching Fear Factor reruns. Whatever your relationship to fear is, SirHorror is here to terrorize and tantalize your brains with some spooky knowledge about fear play. Let’s get down to the bare bones and have a laugh or two!