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Skip the small talk and dive into meaningful human connection with Authentic Relating Games. AR Games are a collection of facilitator-led exercises designed to develop a deeper understanding of one another.Join us, come play, be inspired, make new friends, and discover how deeply nourishing it is to share space and connection with other conscious humans.

Join us, come play, be inspired, make new friends, and discover how deeply nourishing it is to share space and connection with other conscious and authentic humans.

Stay tuned for upcoming events, workshops, gatherings, and classes on:

Authentic Relating, Circling, Compassionate Communication, Conscious Relationships, Tantra, Sacred Intimacy, and other Conscious Connection practices.

We can't wait to connect with you all!

Upcoming events (3)

Yes, No, Maybe So: A Conscious Consent and Boundaries Workshop

What would it be like to have healthy and strong interactions with the people in your life in which you could easily say YES to what you want and NO to what you don’t want and realize you have the right to both? In this 3 hour experiential workshop you will have the opportunity to learn, explore, experience and practice the art of conscious consent and intentional boundary setting. Through a variety of interactive authentic relating, mindfulness, movement and conscious touch practices, you will be invited to: 1. Examine your current values, beliefs and practices around consent and boundaries and explore in what ways these have served you and in what ways they have held you back from fully honoring your deepest needs and desires. 2. Decide which beliefs and practices you choose to keep and which you would rather discard or change 3. Receive a brief introduction to Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent Model 4. Experience the power of owning your true YES and honoring your true NO 5. Mindfully negotiate win-win scenarios so that you can honor self and honor other 6. Feel more at ease with nurturing platonic touch as you learn to clearly express your needs, wants, desires, and boundaries 7. Expand your horizons with the people you attract by showing up with greater confidence, clarity and conscious consent You will leave equipped with toolkit of concrete new skills and practices that you can put to immediate use. ***** TICKETS Early Bird Tickets: $30 (until May 20th) Regular Tickets: $40 Bring a Friend and Save! Click here to book your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yes-no-maybe-so-a-conscious-consent-and-boundaries-workshop-tickets-61471800811 ***** All are welcome, come solo or bring a friend, a partner, or a loved one. Lael and Edie's events welcome people of all races, genders, orientations, identities, and backgrounds. Wear something comfy that you can move in and bring a water bottle so you can stay well hydrated. ****** ABOUT THE FACILITATORS LAEL RASCH is a Life, Intimacy and Relationship Coach and founder of Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary. She is passionate about creating opportunities for individuals, couples, teens and groups to explore, experience, and practice the art of conscious, sacred and mindful relating. Lael offers private coaching and facilitates ongoing workshops in the Phoenixville, Main Line and Philadelphia Areas on Authentic Relating, Conscious Touch, Sacred Relationships, Tantra, Compassionate Communication, Authentic Movement, and Women’s Empowerment. Lael has an MA in Holistic and Transpersonal Psychology, a BA in Health Arts and Women's Studies, is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Tantrika and Reiki Practitioner. www.bodhisacredsanctuary.com REV. EDIE WEINSTEIN, MSW, LSW delights in inviting people to live rich, full, juicy lives. She is an internationally recognized journalist, interviewer, author and editor, a dynamic and inspiring speaker, licensed social worker and interfaith minister, BLISS coach, event producer, certified Laughter Yoga Leader, certified Cuddle Party facilitator, and Cosmic Concierge. Edie is the founder of Hug Mobsters Armed With Love, which offers FREE HUGS events world- wide on a planned and spontaneous basis. She speaks on the subjects of wellness, relationships, trauma recovery, addiction, mental health, spirituality, sexuality, loss and grief. Edie is the author of The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary. Her work has been seen in Beliefnet, Elephant.Journal Psych Central, The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, as well as a growing number of other publications. In the last four decades, Edie has worked with those who have been diagnosed with life-altering conditions and focuses on her clients’ resilience and assists them in developing a solid toolkit of coping skills. www.opti-mystical.com NOTE: all events on this site are listed across multiple groups, so the RSVP lists DO NOT reflect who is actually attending.

An Afternoon of Authentic Relating: A Practice in Vulnerability

Skip the small talk and dive into meaningful human connection with Authentic Relating. Feel truly seen & truly heard. Join Rachel and Lael for a nourishing Afternoon of Authentic Relating, a practice in presence, vulnerability, and connection. We will guide you through a powerful collection of creative practices/exercises that were specifically designed to awaken self-awareness and foster a greater understanding of, and deeper connection with one another. Every event is a unique experience; no two events are the same. Join us solo or bring friends! Come play, be inspired, make new friends, and discover how nourishing it is to share space and connection with other conscious humans. We look forward to sharing this powerful practice with all of you! ***** Tickets: $30 Early Bird Pricing $40 Regular Pricing Reserve your spot now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-afternoon-of-authentic-relating-a-practice-in-human-connection-ardmore-tickets-60877028832 NOTE: All events on this site are listed across multiple meet up in Facebook groups so the RSVP list DO NOT reflect who is actually attending. ***** We have skillfully crafted this event to invite you to: Challenge your social patterns Explore new ways of being with one another Co-Create meaningful interactions Be Reminded of our fundamental similarity: being human Warning! Side effects of practicing Authentic Relating may include: Increased Empathy Emotional Intelligence Heightened Self Awareness Listening Skills Piqued Curiosity Greater Joy Playfulness ***** Attendees have said... "[Authentic relating] is a great way to replace the very superficial rhythm of everyday life with something far more fulfilling and genuine." "[We] found ourselves surprised & richly rewarded for attending." To learn more about Authentic Relating check out this Article in the Atlantic Monthly: https://www.letsbeauthentic.com/community-links/the-club-where-you-bare-your-soul-to-strangers Everyone is invited to participate to the degree that you feel comfortable. We create a safe space by following some agreements that foster confidentiality, respecting boundaries, and more. ***** RACHEL WHITWORTH is the founder of Let's Be Authentic, an organization devoted to offering Authentic Relating events of all types throughout the Philly area. Ever since being introduced to Authentic Relating, Rachel has been inspired to share this work with others, with a desire to deepen the way we all connect with one another. With a love of psychology and meditation along with a background in improv comedy, she brings a powerful mix of creativity, laughter and presence to her events. LAEL RASCH is a Life, Intimacy and Relationship Coach at Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary. She offers private coaching and facilitates ongoing events and workshops in the Phoenixville, Main Line and Philadelphia Areas on Authentic Relating, Compassionate Communication, Conscious Connection, and Sacred Sexuality. Lael and Rachel's events welcome people of all races, genders, orientations, identities, and backgrounds. ***** Note: Please arrive by 12:45pm, the event will begin promptly at 1pm after which point, entry cannot be guaranteed. *****

Juicy July Cuddle Party

Phoenixville

JOIN US Cuddle Party is a fun and playful non-sexual, nurturing touch workshop in which you can practice communication and boundary setting. It can help to enhance all of your relationships and allow you to learn even more about yourself. It is for adults who come dressed in pj's or other comfy clothes and in the 3 hours we have together, you can practice saying yes to what you want, no to what you don't want and be open to changing your mind. Make friends, create community, expand your horizons, allow yourself the freedom to do something outside your scope of experience. Some people love it so much, that they attend again and again. Join us and find out why! LOGISTICS 1. Please arrive before 2 pm since doors close at 2:15 pm so we can create safe space to begin. Once the Welcome Circle begins, we will not admit anyone. 2. If you smoke, please do not do so prior to the Cuddle Party, since many, including your facilitator, have difficulty with it. 3. Please bring a blanket to help make the floor extra comfy and cozy. 4. Feel free to bring snacks to share. 5. This is a substance-free event; no drugs or alcohol. 6. Bring your open heart and open arms. CUDDLE PARTY RULES *Pajamas stay on the whole time. *You don’t have to cuddle anyone at a Cuddle Party, ever. *You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. (Be as specific in your request as you can.) *If you’re a yes, say YES. If you’re a no, say NO. *If you’re a maybe, say NO. *You are encouraged to change your mind. *Respect your relationship agreements and communicate with your partner. *Get your Cuddle Party Facilitator or the Cuddle Assistant if you have a question or concern or need assistance with anything during the Cuddle Party. *Tears and laughter are both welcome. *Respect people’s privacy when sharing about Cuddle Parties. *Keep the Cuddle space tidy. WHAT TO BRING Please bring blankets, pillows and potluck food to share. Your curiosity and your big open heart. TICKETS $30 We have a LIMITED number of space available. Book today to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juicy-july-cuddle-party-tickets-61135189999 HOSTS Facilitator: Edie Weinstein is a certified Cuddle Party facilitator who has offered over 400 of them since 2005. She is a journalist, presenter, licensed social worker, Reiki master and interfaith minister, as well as consummate cuddler. She helps to create a safe, sacred space for this event. www.opti-mystical.com Assistant: Lael Rasch is a Life, Intimacy and Relationship Coach and founder of Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary. She offers private coaching and facilitates ongoing events and workshops in the Phoenixville, Main Line and Philadelphia Areas on Authentic Relating, Compassionate Communication, Conscious Connection, and Sacred Sexuality. Lael and Edie's events welcome people of all races, genders, orientations, identities, and backgrounds. NOTE: All events on this site are listed across multiple meet up in Facebook groups so the RSVP list DO NOT reflect who is actually attending.

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