Human Awareness Institute

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HAI Global
Founded 1968
Founder Stan Dale
Type 501(c)(3)
Focus Creating a world where everyone wins
Method Education

The Human Awareness Institute (HAI), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Northern California that offers participatory workshops on "Love, Intimacy and Sexuality".[1] [2] The primary workshops are a series of nine, each lasting a weekend. The first five are taken in a linear sequence. The workshops are given worldwide, with regions in Australia, Canada (Ontario), Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and five United States areas: East Coast (Western Massachusetts), Midwest (Michigan), Northern California (Harbin Springs), Rocky Mountain (Colorado), and Southern California.

Founder Stan Dale began teaching workshops in Chicago in 1968. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1972, and incorporated HAI in 1986. In 2005, performance artist and sex educator Annie Sprinkle singled out HAI for offering workshops that integrate communications exercises into the exploration of relationships and sexuality. [3]

The HAI Mission statement: “The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) empowers individuals to be potent, loving, contributing human beings. HAI promotes personal growth and social evolution by replacing ignorance and fear with awareness and love. “HAI aims to create a world where people live together in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, compassion, reverence, honesty and love. The Human Awareness Institute is committed to creating a world where everyone wins.”


  1. ^ Paul David Black (December 2006). "Love, Intimacy and Sexuality". Conscious Mind Journal. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Dossie Easton; Janet W. Hardy (10 March 2009). Ethical Slut. Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 278–. ISBN 978-1-58761-337-1. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Annie Sprinkle (30 May 2005). Dr. Sprinkle's spectacular sex: make over your love life with one of the world's great sex experts. Penguin. pp. 111,293–. ISBN 978-1-58542-412-2. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 

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