Who is Laurie Handlers?Laurie Handlers has sought to make a difference in the world. This was her original driving force and continues to be in everything she creates. She is a staunch believer in "Transformation through Pleasure!"
Laurie Handlers Founder of Butterfly WorkshopsIn 1999 Laurie Handlers founded Butterfly Workshops, Inc., began teaching Tantra, and not surprisingly gave it her own Butterfly twist. She blended well known transformational technologies with basic western Tantra and was off and running in a new and powerful modality.
Why Laurie Handlers chose the ButterflySomething Laurie laughs about is that she consulted a psychic about the name ‘Butterfly Workshops’ and was told that she should call it ‘Eagle Workshops’ because butterflies are too flighty. She then sought out the butterfly expert from the Smithsonian Institute and asked if caterpillars had a choice as to whether or not they could transform.
He explained “No, they have no choice, it’s in their DNA. They, in fact, must transform!” Little known to many of us, while in the pupa stage, cells form and begin eating the caterpillar cells. These are butterfly cells, so in essence, the caterpillar must die unto itself to become its new self. Laurie believes that we all must do this and that humans fool themselves into believing that they can prevent change. Prevent change? Impossible she asserts. Transformation and change? Inevitable for humans and butterflies!