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Circling Night, Monday Evenings
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: • A free, in-depth 30 day mini course on bringing presence into relationships: ( • Circling in Business, as written about on • Introduction to Surrendered Leadership: • Tons more info on ( Location: Impact Hub Austin (, 411 West Monroe Street, Austin, TX Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Every Monday Evening For parking: Guests may either park in our lot in front of Impact Hub or at our offsite lot 1619 S. 1st (formerly Jovitas) — a short walk. Please enter through the Impact Hub side of the building. Cost & Payment links: One session, $15: Four sessions, $40: —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 This event has been happening every Monday for the past five years; the facilitators vary from week to week but are likely to include any combo of the following: Jordan Myska Allen, Michael Blas, Becky Kangas, Kageni Pierce, Peter Griffin, Ben Poliakoff, Cedric Theofanous, Joel Harrison, Annabeth Novitzki, Kristen Massey “Integral relationship has been the missing piece, and Circling is the most powerful relational practice I’ve seen…” - Ken Wilber

Impact Hub Austin

411 West Monroe Street · Austin, TX


What we're about

The practice of Circling is an incredibly powerful, new and fast growing practice that raises the bar for what is possible in relationship, personal growth and self-realization. You will be surprised at its richness, depth and simplicity.

This is an opportunity to wake up to whole new relational spaces and to touch into parts of yourself that bring a deep nourishment and inspiration.

What is Circling?

“Circling” is a new way of relating and a spiritual practice that is growing all over the world. It is a dynamic group process that is a mix of art, skillful facilitation and conversational yoga. It is supported by wide ranging research in how adults learn and develop, it is transformational, and it is fun.

Some people call it “relational meditation” and others call it the best way to love the crap out of someone. Like meditation, or like enjoying a really good meal, Circling is something one must experience to fully understand.

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What Actually Happens?

In Circling, the attention of a group is skillfully focused on an individual. This person gets to feel the impact of being supportively seen by others while also experiencing their honest in-the-moment feelings. The process revolves around connection, understanding and a deep authenticity between people.

Our method capitalizes on the time we have together to immerse participants in the practice of Circling. While we might start with warm up exercises—including instruction on how to feel bodily sensations, emotions, thoughts, and inquire deeper into the experience of others, most of the direction and guidance happens in real time, during the circles.

We believe this is more deeply aligned with the principles of authenticity and connection; it also allows us to participate with more presence and vulnerability, leading by example in each moment.

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