What we’re about
Authentic Relating Los Angeles is for people who want to create more authentic, intimate relationships in their lives - and have fun doing it! We are a 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating authentic community and vibrant connections in the Los Angeles metro area.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and found yourself hanging on their every word? Heart wide open, your eyes filled with tears, and the goofiest smile ever on your face? Inspired by the work of Authentic World in San Francisco, our Authentic Relating Games Nights and Circling events are designed to give you that experience, often times with people you've never even met before. We host events that help you connect more deeply with yourself & others, while creating a space where you can discover how much richer and more thrilling it can be to speak the moment, share impact with each other, be truly seen, and more than anything to just BE YOURSELF.
Our events are a chance to take your relating much deeper...beyond the mere “data exchanges", and will give you tools to take out into the world to create more rewarding interactions with everyone in your life.
All are welcome, and we look forward to connecting with you!
“ In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen. Really seen." Dr. Brené Brown
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- Authentic Relating LVL 1 Training ✨ The ART of Being HumanSanta Monica, Santa Monica, CA
THE ART OF BEING HUMAN LEVEL 1
A weekend immersive training into the practices of Authentic Relating
Imagine being yourself and speaking your truth at any moment in your life.
Imagine having grace under fire in times of discomfort, conflict, or stress.
Imagine building connections and relationships that are resilient and designed to last.
Welcome to the ART of Being Human level 1: A weekend immersion into the practices of Authentic Relating.
WHAT IS AUTHENTIC RELATING TRAINING?
Our Authentic Relating Training level 1 is a unique and profound course that helps refine communication skills and deepen human connections across all social contexts. From the workplace to the living room, from strangers to partners and everyone in between.
The practices are designed to be as accessible, adoptable, and engaging as possible, so you can apply your new skills to your life right away, with immediate results.
This is not a lecture or seminar – it is a deep dive full-immersion training that emphasizes on embodied and experiential learning and will leave you enlivened, heart and mind-opened, and deeply connected to yourself and others.
This course is truly for everyone – no matter your level of prior experience or training.
A team of experienced facilitators will guide you through a thoroughly tested and proven sequence of interactive exercises.
On DAY 1 we look into the foundational skills of authentic relating:
– The Five Practices of Authentic Relating
– The Three Levels of Conversation
– The Foundation of Connection
– Empathy and Authentic Listening
– The Power of Setting Context
– Dignity and Humility, Posture and Collapse & Cultivating Equanimity
On DAY 2 we focus on the tools and skills you need to lead any relationship towards a greater understanding of one another:
– The Role of the Witness
– Cultivating Genuine Curiosity
– Transforming Conflict into Connection
– Embracing Discomfort as a Path of Personal Empowerment
– Relational Aikido & Relational Alchemy
In addition to the course you will receive:
– Course notes that will help you deepen your practice in everyday life
– Membership to the ART Graduates group on our community Platform ARTland with access to regular zoom calls, group resources and the opportunity to stay connected with ART graduates worldwide.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR
Based in Los Angeles, Ash (she/they) has trained in various movement, communication, and connection methods around the globe for 10+ years. Her formal education at UCLA, Authentic Relating Course Leader certification through ART International, coaching certification through The Relateful Co., and continued research in somatics and interpersonal development, inform her craft of rich experiences for embodied expression and full-spectrum intimacy.
From co-founding Shadow Academy alongside senior course leader Chris Gray, to launching the first retreat dedicated to the combination of Authentic Relating and Contact Improv (ARCI Retreat), to daylong immersions and 1:1 coaching–these offerings weave in the wisdom of shadow work, attachment theory, somatics, relatefulness, emotional intelligence, identity work, and awareness of choice to empower you, your relationships, and your life.
ABOUT ART INTERNATIONAL
Our vision is to co-create a more enlivened, awakened, and authentic world through human connection. We believe that we all have the capacity to be bridges – between parts of ourselves, between ourselves and others, and between different communities around the world.
When we transform ourselves, we can then transform our relationships.
When we transform our relationships, we can then transform the world.
We are a team of experienced and passionate facilitators, leaders, coaches, entrepreneurs, and volunteers dedicated to the practice of authentic relating and the production of authentic relating trainings. We're committed to bringing about a world of healthy, conscious, connected, revealed, enlivened, and intimate relationships, with both self and others.
Dates: September 30 & October 1, 2023
Schedule: Sat & Sun 10am~7:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, California
Cost: $395 USD
Claim your seat here! (ps... sometimes this link takes a long time to load!)
- ARC: Authentic Relating + Circling Mini ImmersionMarina del Rey, Marina Del Rey, CA
We've brought together two of the most potent frameworks for mindful relating and intimacy currently making their way through the world: Authentic Relating and Circling.
Join us for a day dedicated to diving deep into the beauty and absurdity of being human together.
Come practice and play in the art of connection with us:
🗓️ Saturday, October 7th
⏳10:00-6:00pm: ARC Curriculum
📍Private residence in Marina Del Rey
Early Bird until 9/18: $120 (+$4 card fee)
Regular: $145 (+$4 card fee)
**Seats are limited**
Claim your ticket now:
Or visit the webpage here:
~~~~WHAT ARE AR & CIRCLING~~~~
Authentic Relating (AR) is a set of skills and tools that enable us to engage in deep, meaningful, soulful conversations with anyone, anytime, anywhere. These practices provide a social scaffolding for our interactions with each other, so that we may get in touch with our core values, essential humanity, and authentic communication for richer and more meaningful connection. Participants will be invited to break their social programming, welcome more parts of themselves, practice courageous vulnerability, expand their capacity for empathy, attune to others, integrate more self-awareness, and fully embody their expression. As we explore together in this way, we can open to the potential for deeper trust, more beauty, inspired communication and richer fulfillment across our connections.
Circling is often referred to as a social meditation, a relational awareness practice, psycho-social yoga and a new-age communication tool, but in essence is simply the art of ‘being with’ the present moment, together. That may include bringing our attention to: the sensations in our bodies, the thoughts in our minds, the emotions we seem to be in, the observations we have about the world around us, the stories we have about the people we’re with, the impact of others on us, our experience of desire, or the sense of shared experience emerging. Participants will be invited to explore, at the depth of their choosing, all that can be found in their awareness while in connection with themselves, other individuals and the group as a whole. We’ll cultivate and use our skills in the realm of perception, listening, understanding and expression to discover what it is like to be the evolving me/you/us that we are, and what it is like to share and be witnessed in our being together.
You'll be led by certified facilitators:
Ashwitham.com // @alchemy.with.ash