Past Appearances

These are some of Thista’s past appearances at public venues:

 

September 14-17, 2017 – THE Crossroads, Darlington, MD

  • Moving Through Crossroads: Rituals for Finding Your Way – When we come to a crossroads, how do we proceed? Do we choose a path? Do we proceed under the guidance of others? Does fate determine our route? Moving Through Crossroads is a ritual series that explores how we navigate our options when life’s path diverges. Each ritual examines one method of finding our way. Come to one, some, or all.
  • Sanctify Your Kink

 

September 8-10, 2017 – Dark Moon Rising, Hubbardston, MA

  • The Power of Depression
  • Identity in the Abyss

 

August 29 – September 4, 2017 – Dark Odyssey: Summer Camp, Darlington, MD

  • Sacred Kink Party: Temptation – Join us for a celebration of temptation and indulgence, inspired by Lilith and her sexy deviance. Enjoy a variety of kinky delights in a casually relaxed sacred space. Have a kink you’re just dying to try? Write it on our Web of Wishes, and maybe you’ll find a willing vict- uh, play partner. Not sure how to join in the fun? Let one of our facilitators tempt you into action with a challenge catered to your personal desires!
  • Sacred Kink Party: Performance – Delight in the sacred, sexy, and sensational at a party inspired by Hathor, goddess of love, beauty, and stripping for daddy. We’ll start our festivities with a kinky concert, enjoying the delicious sounds that our tops can elicit from their bottoms, followed by a variety show full of whatever talents you choose to share! After the performances we’ll open up the floor for dance, play, and other sensual delights.
  • Sacred Kink Party: Protocol – The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by the Queen of Darkness to invite you to a High Protocol Royal Ball, inspired by Haides, King of the Dead. Come enjoy a formal evening of dancing, refreshments, and royal delights. An invitation will be included in your registration packet. You must present your invitation to the Royal Herald in order to be admitted to the ball (extras will be available at Headquarters).

 

August 19, 2017 – NELA’s Summer Fetish Fair Fleamarket, Marlborough, MA

  • Sounding: Urethral Fun (demo)
  • Community Stickies

 

August 1-7, 2017 – Renegade’s Rendezvous, WA

  • Serene Sadism: How To Be A Nasty Top Without Loosing Your Balance
  • Suffering for Spirit: An Overview of Ordeal
  • The Ordeal Path: Sacred Suffering Beyond the Scene
  • Creating Space for Sacred Sexuality

 

July 27-30, 2017 – SINergy IV, Lansing, MI

  • Sanctify Your Kink
  • Suffering for Spirit: An Overview of Ordeal

 

July 9, 2017 – Pretty Mean: Artistically Sadistic Needle Play, NELA sponsored  intensive in Arundel, ME

  • Needle play is a delightfully versatile form of creative kinky fun! Whether you love artistic needle play but crave more intense sensation, adore painful needles but want them to look as good as they feel, or are just setting out on your needle play adventure, this intensive will expand your skill set and introduce you to things you didn’t know were possible. Join nationally renowned educators and needle play experts Wintersong Tashlin and Thista Minai on July 9th to learn how to combine aesthetic design with carefully calibrated “sensation” in new and innovative ways.

 

June 20-26, 2017 – Dark Odyssey: Fusion, Darlington, MD

  • Rites of Becoming: Pleasure, Pain, and Power – Who are you, truly and deeply, at your core? Join us on a journey to the essence of ourselves in Rites of Becoming, a series of three rituals in the Fusion Temple. This year our rites explore sacred experiences of pleasure, pain, and power. Indulge in what delights you, suffer for your spirit, and seek the strength within yourself.
  • Sacred Blood

 

June 13-18, 2017 – Free Spirit Gathering, Darlington, MD

  • A Pagan Primer on Sacred Kink
  • Making Friends with Vampires

 

June 8-11, 2017 – Twisted Tryst South, IN

  • Consent for Polyamory
  • Communicating Risk: Creating Informed Consent
  • Sacred Blood

 

April 8, 2017 – Sacred Kink: Creation and Integration, NELA sponsored intensive in Providence, RI

  • Join Thista Minai for this kink intensive featuring two back-to-back classes: Creating Space for Sacred Sexuality & Sanctify Your Kink. Are you looking for a way to give your intimate encounters a deeper connection to the sacred? Learn how to bring spirituality into your existing rituals of play and interaction, how to imbue your kinky toys and tools with spiritual energy, and how to embrace those unexpected moments when a scene becomes profound.

 

March 24-26, 2017 – Bound in Boston, Warwick, RI

  • Spooky Rope

 

February 17-19, 2017 – NELA’s Winter Fleamarket, Warwick, RI

  • Grounding, Centering, and Shielding for Kinksters
  • Suffering for Spirit: An Overview of Ordeal
  • Impact Catharsis: The Metaphysics of Sensation
  • Sex, Gods, and Virgins: Redefining Virginity for a Sex-Positive World
  • Spirituality Panel
  • BDSM Taster

 

January 20, 2017 – Salem, MA

  • Cathartic Flogging for Boston Kink

 

December 17, 2016 – The Society, Hartford, CT

  • Blood Painting: The Other Pretty Needles for Eastern Mass Invasion

 

November 18-20, 2016 – Kinky Con, Manchester, NH

  • An Introduction to Needle Play
  • Having Fun With Needles
  • Blood Painting: The Other Pretty Needles

 

September 15-18, 2016 – THE Crossroads, Darlington, MD

  • Suffering for Spirit: An Overview of Ordeal
  • Sanctify Your Kink
  • Keys at the Crossroads – How can our experiences become keys to personal power? How does struggle sharpen our understanding of ourselves? What impact do we have on others as they carve out their own paths? Join us in this ritual to face a unique challenge specifically designed to help launch you towards your personal goals, and explore how a community can support individual experience.

 

August 11-14, 2016 – Twisted Tryst North, MI

  • Having Fun With Needles
  • Intimate Energy Dynamics
  • Suffering for Spirit: An Overview of Ordeal

 

July 18-24, 2016 – Sirius Rising, Sherman, NY

  • Coven Craft Without Binary Gender
  • Sex, Gods, and Virgins: Ancient Greek Virginity and You
  • Pagan Pedagogy

 

June 22-27, 2016 – Dark Odyssey: Fusion, Darlington, MD

  • Rites of Becoming: Mind, Body, Spirit – Who are you, truly and deeply, at your core? Join us on a journey to the essence of ourselves in Rites of Becoming, a series of three rituals at Dark Odyssey: Fusion 2016. This year our rites will explore the sacred dimensions of mind, body and spirit. Choose your path, express your flesh, and test your faith on the mystic path of the seeker.
  • Stumbling Into Spooky

 

June 14-19, 2016 – Free Spirit Gathering, Darlington, MD

  • Sex, Gods, and Virgins: Ancient Greek “Virginity” and You
  • Coven Craft Without Binary Gender
  • Horse Handling: Supporting the Possessed
  • Negotiating With Deities and Spirits
  • Creating Space for Sacred Sexuality

 

April 15, 2016 – Basic Needle Play for Boston-Kink, Salem, MA

 

February 12-14, 2016 – NELA’s Fetish Fair Fleamarket, Warwick, RI

  • Grounding, Centering, and Shielding for Kinksters
  • Cathartic Flogging
  • Suffering for Spirit: An Introduction to Ordeal

 

November 13-14, 2015 – Kinky Con, Manchester, NH

  • Suffering for Spirit: An Introduction to Ordeal

 

September 25-27, 2015 – Dark Moon Rising, Hubbardston, MA

  • Negotiating With Deities and Spirits
  • Suffering for Spirit: An Introduction to Ordeal
  • Main Ritual: Unleashing Your Inner Beast

 

August 14-16, 2015 – Geeky Kink Event New England, Warwick, RI

  • Grounding, Centering, and Shielding for Kinksters
  • Sex, Relationships, and Psychic Vampires

 

June 24-29, 2015 – Dark Odyssey: Fusion, Darlington, MD

  • Creating Space for Sacred Sexuality
  • Sex, Relationships, and Psychic Vampires
  • Suffering for Spirit: An Introduction to Ordeal
  • Rites of Becoming: The Initiatory Experience at Dark Odyssey: Fusion

 

June 16-21, 2015 – Free Spirit Gathering, Darlington, MD

  • Pagan Pedagogy
  • The Elemental Tarot Spread
  • Negotiating with Deities and Spirits
  • Intimate Energy Dynamics
  • Creating Space for Sacred Sexuality

 

September 5-7, 2014 – Dark Moon Rising, Hubbardston, MA

  • Cathartic Flogging
  • Main Ritual: Trial of Endurance for Artemis Orthia

 

June 2014 – Dark Odyssey: Fusion, Darlington, MD

  • Ordeal Track Co-Facilitator

 

June 2012 – Free Spirit Gathering, Darlington, MD

  • Pagan Pedagogy
  • Hellenic Ritual for Artemis Soteira

 

June 2011 – Free Spirit Gathering, Darlington, MD

  • Opening Ritual
  • Main Ritual: Philokhoria

 

June 2009 – Free Spirit Gathering, Darlington, MD

  • Hellenic Ritual for Artemis Eleutheria

 

June 2008 – Free Spirit Gathering, Darlington, MD

  • Introduction to Hellenismos