What we're about

How we communicate shapes our world. Whether it's with ourselves, our friends, our romantic partners, or with coffeeshop strangers, our lives are constantly affected by an interpersonal play-space that we barely understand. Until now! Authentic Relating Games are a collection of extensively tested, masterfully facilitated experiences that give players a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of interpersonal connection.

Empathy training of the sort offered by Authentic Relating has been shown to reduce bullying in schools, decrease expulsion and detention rates, and even improve creativity and innovation at work. Our games help players tune into their intuitive truth and see the world through another's eyes. We challenge players to listen and reflect in realtime, to share their emotional state, to notice and reach into their desire, and to ask for what they truly want in the moment. From meditative depths of presence and ecstatic heights of joy, to somber melancholy and heart-pounding fun, we guide an experience all the way through the human condition.

The Austin Love Juggernaut is inspired by the work of the San Francisco Authentic World community, the Boulder Integral Center, Nonviolent Communication and Integral practices, and Games Nights around the world. We meet multiple times a week at our Center for Conscious Relating (the upstairs rooms of Casa de Luz) to enact verbal and physical "games" which help us tune into ourselves, each other, and the connections between. Come play with us!

You can learn more about Authentic Relating and Circling (http://www.authrev.com) in Austin here.

Upcoming events (4+)

Circling Night, Monday Evenings (in person)

1205 W 42nd St

COVID NOTES:

WE ARE FULLY BACK TO IN PERSON SESSIONS - we are staying informed by CDC guidelines regarding Covid restrictions. We are currently fully open and mask-optional. This may change depending on the changing Covid guidelines.

6:15pm - one hour of Circling Theory. To register to attend just this session ($10) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/38bNiZ4d/checkout

7:30pm-9:30pm - Flow Circling

To register to attend just this session ($19) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/ehpvZoon

To purchase a day pass ($20) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/ipg9kzvf

To sign up for our monthly recurring studio membership ( $79, also gives you access to over 250 hours of online sessions) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/bCw597qr

To see the full schedule go to: http://AustinCirclingStudio.com

This weekly event — often called "lab" because we're always experimenting — is a wonderful and low commitment chance to introduce yourself or your friends to the phenomenon of Circling for the first time, as well as a good way to regularly deepen your practice and inquiry into the vivacity of each moment.

What is it:
Monday Circling Lab is an experiment in emergent, self-organizing collective intelligence.

It is a meditation on what it means to be human and to be part of humanity;

a way for us to discover more inclusive and expansive ways of being together;

to align w the impulse of evolution while honoring the perfect wholeness of each unfolding now.

We gather with a willingness to step into the mystery of being truly honest and seeing the innocence and beauty of every expression in every moment.

This environment challenges our assumptions of how to be ourselves and behave with each other; (we've all felt these challenges Monday nights!) the result is a release of creative potential, and long lasting insight into the unconscious habits we've constructed to avoid the raw intimacy of each moments' full expression (and that avoidance is innocent and beautiful as well).

Our guides are five principles, championed by facilitators who model the ever-imperfect practice of letting these principles guide us, gently direct attention to seeing how every share, no matter how unskilled, can be seen as an intelligent expression of our wholeness (including their/our own individual shares as leaders), and can become more potently creative and lovable when seen that way and held with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

We believe that we can train our awareness to recognize this consciousness itself already-always becoming manifest in everything; yet the more our collective becomes aware of this already present-awareness, the more luminous it becomes.

Our curriculum is our relationships; our lessons—though their expressions are infinitely personal—are universal and therefore our doing them together accelerates our (un)learning.

Hope to see you there.

Useful Links:

Introduction to Circling and CircleAnywhere: https://www.circleanywhere.com/intro

• Tons more info on Circle Anywhere (http://www.circleanywhwere.com/)

Location:

Online: http://www.circleanywhwere.com/

In person: Austin Circling studio
1205 W 42nd st. Austin TX 78756

Email: [masked]

—if this is too expensive, pay your hourly wage—
—if you have other circumstances, let's discuss—

Please note, the RSVP numbers on Meetup do not reflect reality: We average about 20-30 people each week , they just aren't on Meetup.com.

This event has been happening every Monday for the past six years; the facilitators vary from week to week but are likely to include any combo of the following: Jordan, Blas, Becky, Kageni, Annabeth, Joel, David, Tristana, Amber, Dennard, Shane, Ben.

“Integral relationship has been the missing piece, and Circling is the most powerful relational practice I’ve seen…”
- Ken Wilber

Circling Night, Monday Evenings (in person)

1205 W 42nd St

COVID NOTES:

WE ARE FULLY BACK TO IN PERSON SESSIONS - we are staying informed by CDC guidelines regarding Covid restrictions. We are currently fully open and mask-optional. This may change depending on the changing Covid guidelines.

6:15pm - one hour of Circling Theory. To register to attend just this session ($10) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/38bNiZ4d/checkout

7:30pm-9:30pm - Flow Circling

To register to attend just this session ($19) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/ehpvZoon

To purchase a day pass ($20) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/ipg9kzvf

To sign up for our monthly recurring studio membership ( $79, also gives you access to over 250 hours of online sessions) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/bCw597qr

To see the full schedule go to: http://AustinCirclingStudio.com

This weekly event — often called "lab" because we're always experimenting — is a wonderful and low commitment chance to introduce yourself or your friends to the phenomenon of Circling for the first time, as well as a good way to regularly deepen your practice and inquiry into the vivacity of each moment.

What is it:
Monday Circling Lab is an experiment in emergent, self-organizing collective intelligence.

It is a meditation on what it means to be human and to be part of humanity;

a way for us to discover more inclusive and expansive ways of being together;

to align w the impulse of evolution while honoring the perfect wholeness of each unfolding now.

We gather with a willingness to step into the mystery of being truly honest and seeing the innocence and beauty of every expression in every moment.

This environment challenges our assumptions of how to be ourselves and behave with each other; (we've all felt these challenges Monday nights!) the result is a release of creative potential, and long lasting insight into the unconscious habits we've constructed to avoid the raw intimacy of each moments' full expression (and that avoidance is innocent and beautiful as well).

Our guides are five principles, championed by facilitators who model the ever-imperfect practice of letting these principles guide us, gently direct attention to seeing how every share, no matter how unskilled, can be seen as an intelligent expression of our wholeness (including their/our own individual shares as leaders), and can become more potently creative and lovable when seen that way and held with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

We believe that we can train our awareness to recognize this consciousness itself already-always becoming manifest in everything; yet the more our collective becomes aware of this already present-awareness, the more luminous it becomes.

Our curriculum is our relationships; our lessons—though their expressions are infinitely personal—are universal and therefore our doing them together accelerates our (un)learning.

Hope to see you there.

Useful Links:

Introduction to Circling and CircleAnywhere: https://www.circleanywhere.com/intro

• Tons more info on Circle Anywhere (http://www.circleanywhwere.com/)

Location:

Online: http://www.circleanywhwere.com/

In person: Austin Circling studio
1205 W 42nd st. Austin TX 78756

Email: [masked]

—if this is too expensive, pay your hourly wage—
—if you have other circumstances, let's discuss—

Please note, the RSVP numbers on Meetup do not reflect reality: We average about 20-30 people each week , they just aren't on Meetup.com.

This event has been happening every Monday for the past six years; the facilitators vary from week to week but are likely to include any combo of the following: Jordan, Blas, Becky, Kageni, Annabeth, Joel, David, Tristana, Amber, Dennard, Shane, Ben.

“Integral relationship has been the missing piece, and Circling is the most powerful relational practice I’ve seen…”
- Ken Wilber

Circling Night, Monday Evenings (in person)

1205 W 42nd St

COVID NOTES:

WE ARE FULLY BACK TO IN PERSON SESSIONS - we are staying informed by CDC guidelines regarding Covid restrictions. We are currently fully open and mask-optional. This may change depending on the changing Covid guidelines.

6:15pm - one hour of Circling Theory. To register to attend just this session ($10) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/38bNiZ4d/checkout

7:30pm-9:30pm - Flow Circling

To register to attend just this session ($19) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/ehpvZoon

To purchase a day pass ($20) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/ipg9kzvf

To sign up for our monthly recurring studio membership ( $79, also gives you access to over 250 hours of online sessions) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/bCw597qr

To see the full schedule go to: http://AustinCirclingStudio.com

This weekly event — often called "lab" because we're always experimenting — is a wonderful and low commitment chance to introduce yourself or your friends to the phenomenon of Circling for the first time, as well as a good way to regularly deepen your practice and inquiry into the vivacity of each moment.

What is it:
Monday Circling Lab is an experiment in emergent, self-organizing collective intelligence.

It is a meditation on what it means to be human and to be part of humanity;

a way for us to discover more inclusive and expansive ways of being together;

to align w the impulse of evolution while honoring the perfect wholeness of each unfolding now.

We gather with a willingness to step into the mystery of being truly honest and seeing the innocence and beauty of every expression in every moment.

This environment challenges our assumptions of how to be ourselves and behave with each other; (we've all felt these challenges Monday nights!) the result is a release of creative potential, and long lasting insight into the unconscious habits we've constructed to avoid the raw intimacy of each moments' full expression (and that avoidance is innocent and beautiful as well).

Our guides are five principles, championed by facilitators who model the ever-imperfect practice of letting these principles guide us, gently direct attention to seeing how every share, no matter how unskilled, can be seen as an intelligent expression of our wholeness (including their/our own individual shares as leaders), and can become more potently creative and lovable when seen that way and held with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

We believe that we can train our awareness to recognize this consciousness itself already-always becoming manifest in everything; yet the more our collective becomes aware of this already present-awareness, the more luminous it becomes.

Our curriculum is our relationships; our lessons—though their expressions are infinitely personal—are universal and therefore our doing them together accelerates our (un)learning.

Hope to see you there.

Useful Links:

Introduction to Circling and CircleAnywhere: https://www.circleanywhere.com/intro

• Tons more info on Circle Anywhere (http://www.circleanywhwere.com/)

Location:

Online: http://www.circleanywhwere.com/

In person: Austin Circling studio
1205 W 42nd st. Austin TX 78756

Email: [masked]

—if this is too expensive, pay your hourly wage—
—if you have other circumstances, let's discuss—

Please note, the RSVP numbers on Meetup do not reflect reality: We average about 20-30 people each week , they just aren't on Meetup.com.

This event has been happening every Monday for the past six years; the facilitators vary from week to week but are likely to include any combo of the following: Jordan, Blas, Becky, Kageni, Annabeth, Joel, David, Tristana, Amber, Dennard, Shane, Ben.

“Integral relationship has been the missing piece, and Circling is the most powerful relational practice I’ve seen…”
- Ken Wilber

Circling Night, Monday Evenings (in person)

1205 W 42nd St

COVID NOTES:

WE ARE FULLY BACK TO IN PERSON SESSIONS - we are staying informed by CDC guidelines regarding Covid restrictions. We are currently fully open and mask-optional. This may change depending on the changing Covid guidelines.

6:15pm - one hour of Circling Theory. To register to attend just this session ($10) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/38bNiZ4d/checkout

7:30pm-9:30pm - Flow Circling

To register to attend just this session ($19) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/ehpvZoon

To purchase a day pass ($20) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/ipg9kzvf

To sign up for our monthly recurring studio membership ( $79, also gives you access to over 250 hours of online sessions) go to: https://www.circleanywhere.com/offers/bCw597qr

To see the full schedule go to: http://AustinCirclingStudio.com

This weekly event — often called "lab" because we're always experimenting — is a wonderful and low commitment chance to introduce yourself or your friends to the phenomenon of Circling for the first time, as well as a good way to regularly deepen your practice and inquiry into the vivacity of each moment.

What is it:
Monday Circling Lab is an experiment in emergent, self-organizing collective intelligence.

It is a meditation on what it means to be human and to be part of humanity;

a way for us to discover more inclusive and expansive ways of being together;

to align w the impulse of evolution while honoring the perfect wholeness of each unfolding now.

We gather with a willingness to step into the mystery of being truly honest and seeing the innocence and beauty of every expression in every moment.

This environment challenges our assumptions of how to be ourselves and behave with each other; (we've all felt these challenges Monday nights!) the result is a release of creative potential, and long lasting insight into the unconscious habits we've constructed to avoid the raw intimacy of each moments' full expression (and that avoidance is innocent and beautiful as well).

Our guides are five principles, championed by facilitators who model the ever-imperfect practice of letting these principles guide us, gently direct attention to seeing how every share, no matter how unskilled, can be seen as an intelligent expression of our wholeness (including their/our own individual shares as leaders), and can become more potently creative and lovable when seen that way and held with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

We believe that we can train our awareness to recognize this consciousness itself already-always becoming manifest in everything; yet the more our collective becomes aware of this already present-awareness, the more luminous it becomes.

Our curriculum is our relationships; our lessons—though their expressions are infinitely personal—are universal and therefore our doing them together accelerates our (un)learning.

Hope to see you there.

Useful Links:

Introduction to Circling and CircleAnywhere: https://www.circleanywhere.com/intro

• Tons more info on Circle Anywhere (http://www.circleanywhwere.com/)

Location:

Online: http://www.circleanywhwere.com/

In person: Austin Circling studio
1205 W 42nd st. Austin TX 78756

Email: [masked]

—if this is too expensive, pay your hourly wage—
—if you have other circumstances, let's discuss—

Please note, the RSVP numbers on Meetup do not reflect reality: We average about 20-30 people each week , they just aren't on Meetup.com.

This event has been happening every Monday for the past six years; the facilitators vary from week to week but are likely to include any combo of the following: Jordan, Blas, Becky, Kageni, Annabeth, Joel, David, Tristana, Amber, Dennard, Shane, Ben.

“Integral relationship has been the missing piece, and Circling is the most powerful relational practice I’ve seen…”
- Ken Wilber

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