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Authentic Relating Games!
Authentic Relating Games, put simply, are a place to practice being human. Throughout the session you’ll be led by experienced facilitators in playing ‘games’—experiential exercises designed to deepen your connection with yourself and the other participants, in an environment where it’s safe to express how you really feel. NOTE: RSVP's on Meetup are not indicative of the numbers at our events (usually 20-30 folks come). If you want to keep in touch with the full community, join our Facebook group, the Austin Love Juggernaut ( What kinds of experiences are waiting for you at games? You’ll most likely: • Make new friends • Learn something about yourself • Learn something about being human • Have the courage to reveal something about yourself • Have the compassion to be with another as they reveal themselves • Laugh and smile. A lot! Our facilitators are skilled at organizing games sessions to suit whatever context and goals a group desires. Most games sessions are built around a theme, such as ‘exploring the masculine/feminine polarity’ or ‘setting healthy boundaries’, which gives participants the opportunity to take a deeper dive into a specific area of their lives. What are the games themselves like? Some of them are played one on one, some in small groups, some with the whole group. They can be light, fun and playful, or serious and edgy. Almost all of them them have a focus on paying attention to your experience of yourself and others in the present moment. Please arrive by 6:00. Doors will close and Games will begin at 6:15. PARK in the Soma Vida lot off 2nd Street. Head in the FRONT DOOR and UPSTAIRS. We'll be in the big "Gallery" room. First time? Games are FREE! Otherwise, you can pay $60 for 8-Visit Pass, or pay $10 for a one-time drop-in. Membership for unlimited Sundays available for $25. Funds help us cover the room rental and snacks. See you there!! Visit Authentic Revolution for more information about Authentic community events:

Soma Vida

2324 E. Cesar Chavez · Austin, TX

What we're about

Public Group

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 ( in Austin here.

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