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Meet Kamali Minter of Space For Love in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kamali Minter.

Kamali, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I created Space For love in 2014 as a platform to offer education, programs, and resources to people in search of deeper connections and more intimacy in their relationships.

This was quite a departure from the 15 years I had invested in building a career in the entertainment industry as a voice actor, TV editor, and filmmaker.

As cliche as it may sound, I feel like I was called to the relationship work I do now, which feels like a perfect alignment of service, my natural gifts, and my personal lived experience.

My parent’s divorce after 28 years of marriage started me on a path of deep inquiry about love, sex, and romantic relationships. This led to years of personal & spiritual development that included the study of Tantra Yoga, Meditation, Taoism, Energy Healing, and work with several Relationship experts.

I ended up using everything I learned when the nine year relationship I had been in came to an end right after we got engaged. I lost my home, my best friend, and the career path I had been on all at the same time.

I spent the following year using many of the things I had learned to heal my heart. And spent a year traveling South East Asia, getting certified in The Tao-Tantric Healing Arts, and returned home to be mentored by my Tantra Teacher. Several transformations and certifications later… I started getting invitations to teach.

And now, I get to share the things that have liberated me into a life full of love, with the students and groups I work with.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Being a Solopreneur automatically comes with its blessings and struggles. I used to be able to show up to an office or a job and knew that if I did what was expected of me, I would be compensated well.

Building a business with limited help and capitol has been the biggest hurdle of all. I love teaching, but am less thrilled about marketing and all the admin work that happens on the back-end.

I also have the difficult task of normalizing a topic that is still a cultural taboo. I talk about our bodies, and sexuality, and stuff that people have a lot of shame and discomfort about… so its been a journey to find my voice and my way of advocating for subjects that still get banned on social media when done in certain ways.

Also being a black woman, operating in a space that has had mostly been filled with white teachers and students, has made it harder to find my voice, my confidence, and ways to make this work more accessible for people of color.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Space For Love story. Tell us more about the business.
The name of my business is also what we do….. which is to create space for love. We specialize in creating safer, inclusive spaces for people to experience the love that they are seeking.

What makes my work unique is its focus on body-based wisdom. I call it sensual embodiment work, which is a fancy way of saying I teach people how to reconnect to their bodies, their environments, and other people through their senses.

Our six senses, Taste, Touch, Sight, Smell, Hearing, and Proprioception, are how we orient to the world around us. It is the quickest way to get out of our monkey minds and return the present moment.

Most of the challenges I see people struggling with in their relationships and their sex lives are rooted in repeated thoughts and patterns that were created in childhood and other past relationships.

In order to transform the behaviors, emotional reactions, and limiting thoughts that we are often trapped by, we have to be able to get present with what’s happening inside us and around us.

SO the way I teach people how to do everything from set healthy boundaries to having full-body orgasms goes back to cultivating their senses and presence.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t know if I believe in luck, but if it exists I’ve probably had more good than bad. My life has been full of synchronicities and opportunities. When I needed a teacher one or more appeared. When I had no idea how I was going to transition from one field to another, I was guided step by step. When I had no idea how I was going to make enough money to sustain myself, people referred me to others and students appeared. I have thrived because of the kindness and support of a few key people in my life. And because I work really hard to be worthy of people’s trust and investment in me.

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Wyoh Lee

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