What we're about

Cuddle Sanctuary is a unique social experience. We've been featured on Dr. Phil, BuzzFeed, TLC, Good Mythical Morning, Cracked.com and Rolling Stone! Here's what people are saying:

“Still feeling so good from last night, such wonderful people and amazing energy! I feel so lucky to have found you all!”

“This was my first time. Thank you to everyone for the amazing energy and the welcome feeling."

Each Wednesday in Venice, we offer a free Orientation at 7:30pm and then our signature social events at 8:30. Cuddle Sanctuary Socials include a welcome circle, easy relaxation activities, and simple ways to meet new people. It all leads to a very relaxing, voluntary “cuddle lab.” Touch is always consensual and never a requirement to participate. And if it’s not your cup of tea, you can leave at any time. : – )

(Women, we realize it can be daunting to consider attending an event that includes cuddling. Cuddle Sanctuary is a woman-owned organization. We care very much for your safety and wellness. That's why we created the Safe Cuddling for Women Program (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/safe-cuddling-for-women-program/) just for you.)

For everyone, here's some sciences about nurturing touch. It has incredible health benefits!

* Lower stress

* A boost for your immune system

* Deeper sleep

* Improved heart health

We look forward to meeting you!

Jean, Fei and Louis

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Got questions? We've got answers! You can contact us here:

Support@CuddleSanctuary.com

(323) 905-HUGS

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Upcoming events (5+)

Cuddle Sanctuary Orientation

The Love Dome

New to Cuddle Sanctuary? This is the event to get you started. Interested in attending our cuddle events? This event is a pre-requisite for attending Cuddle Sanctuary Socials. Curious about cuddle etiquette? We will teach you everything you need to know! Join us for a fun, free, informative 30-minute orientation. We will share with you the basics such as: * "No Thank You" Exercise * Ask and Wait Method * Four Cuddle Safe Concepts You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and meet some warm and welcoming people. Orientation is free. Afterwards, you can choose to stay for our two hour main event starting at 8:30 PM. Pricing details are below. Note! We’ve created a Safe Cuddling Program. To learn more, click this link: http://cuddlesanctuary.com/safe-cuddling-for-women-program/ SCHEDULE Orientation 7:30 PM Doors Open. Arrivals & Check-In 7:45 PM Doors Close. Orientation Cuddle Sanctuary Social 8:15 PM Doors Open. Arrivals & Check In 8:30 PM Doors close. (Welcome Circle, Connection Activities, Cuddle Lab) 10:15 PM Closing Circle REGISTRATION, PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS Orientation is Free. If you know you’d like to attend the 8:30 PM event, these details are for you: Pre-Registration: $25 At the Door: $30 (available only if not sold out) 10-Pack: $200 Monthly Membership: $59.95 Click here to save your spot and get $5 off! (https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=297640&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0) We offer a no risk 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your experience at Cuddle Sanctuary. Just email [masked] and ask for it. Need to cancel? No problem! You can cancel up to four hours before the event and get credit for a future cuddle. We won’t be able to refund cancellations within 4 hours of the event. Thanks for honoring this guideline! WHAT TO WEAR? Dress comfortably - think soft and cozy. Pajamas, t-shirts, sweatpants, leggings, tank tops, and shorts all work well. You are welcome to change clothes when you arrive. Hygiene is important at cuddles - it's easier to get close that way! (Note: come free of perfumes, colognes, and cigarette smoke. Some of us have sensitive noses - thanks!) WHAT TO BRING? Optional: Bring a healthy snack or drink to share. No alcohol please. Optional: Bring a pillow or blanket or something snuggly. INTOXICANTS Please arrive and remain sober throughout the event. You may find yourself getting a natural high on oxytocin - often called the "hug hormone." GETTING UP AND DOWN Our event space is covered with cushions on the floor and most of our exercises are on those cushions. If you are concerned about your ability to get up and down from the floor to a standing position, please contact us to discuss accommodation: [masked] GUIDELINES These guidelines are like the “etiquette of cuddling." We’ll go over them and answer any questions you have during Orientation. * There’s no touch ever required. * You can change your mind at any time. * Respect the boundaries of others (ideally with enthusiasm). * Keep touch "Rated G" and stay dressed. * Ask and Wait: If you want to touch someone, ask. Then wait for their answer. * Respect the confidentiality of others. ABOUT YOUR CUDDLE COACH: Jean Franzblau laughs a lot these days but it wasn’t always like that. Years ago she found herself depressed often. She says, “Back then I didn’t realize that touch deprivation was actually a thing!" After attending her first cuddle event, Jean was amazed at how much better she felt. She founded Cuddle Sanctuary to offer the wellness benefits of soothing touch to the Los Angeles community. Cuddle Sanctuary has offered over 300 events and served over 500 clients since opening its doors in 2014. Jean leads Cuddle Sanctuary group events and is also a professional cuddler. You’ll enjoy her energy, expressiveness and sense of humor. Jean has been featured on TLC, BuzzFeed and Rolling Stone. LOCATION & PARKING: The Love Dome in Venice: 200 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90292 It’s the yellow building on the corner across from Whole Foods. Parking is on the street. We recommend finding a spot on Lincoln Blvd or on Warren, the closest side street. WANT MORE INFO? Videos (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/press) Weekly Blog (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/blog) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cuddlesanctuary) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cuddlesanctuary/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/CuddleSanctuary)

Cuddle Sanctuary Social

The Love Dome

Do you like hugs? Looking to relax and unwind? Join us at our flagship Cuddle Sanctuary event. You'll be surrounded by warm and welcoming human beings, and it’s the perfect environment for self-exploration, connection, and fun! WHAT TO EXPECT Our structure and guidelines create a very safe environment for cuddling. We’ll lead you through through gentle exercises that warm you up for more connection. There are lots of options for touch, like hand-holding, massages, caresses, hair-playing, spooning, etc. There is no touch required at all. Observing is another wonderful way to participate. We even have a designated area for alone time we call the “Solo Salon”. At the end of every Sanctuary, folks leave peaceful, connected, and very blissed out. Note! We’ve created a Safe Cuddling Program. To learn more, click this link: http://cuddlesanctuary.com/safe-cuddling-for-women-program/ SCHEDULE If this is your first time, join us at 7:45 PM sharp for the Orientation. Seasoned cuddlers, you can choose to skip Orientation and attend the Sanctuary at 8:30 PM sharp. For everyone, doors open 15 minutes ahead of each start time. Orientation 7:30 PM Doors Open. Arrivals & Check-In 7:45 PM Doors Close. Beginner Orientation Cuddle Sanctuary Social 8:15 PM Doors Open. Arrivals & Check In 8:30 PM Doors close. (Welcome Circle, Connection Activities, Cuddle Lab) 10:15 PM Closing Circle REGISTRATION, PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS Pre-Registration: $25 At the Door: $30 (available only if not sold out) 10-Pack: $200 Monthly Membership: $59.95 Click here to save your spot and get $5 off! (https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=297640&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0) We offer a no risk 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your experience at Cuddle Sanctuary. Just email [masked] and ask for it. Need to cancel? No problem! You can cancel up to four hours before the event and get credit for a future cuddle. We won’t be able to refund cancellations within 4 hours of the event. Thanks for honoring this guideline! WHAT TO WEAR? Dress comfortably - think soft and cozy. Pajamas, t-shirts, sweatpants, leggings, tank tops, and shorts all work well. You are welcome to change clothes when you arrive. Hygiene is important at cuddles - it's easier to get close that way! (Note: come free of perfumes, colognes, and cigarette smoke. Some of us have sensitive noses - thanks!) WHAT TO BRING? Optional: Bring a healthy snack or drink to share. No alcohol, please. Optional: Bring a pillow or blanket or something snuggly. INTOXICANTS Please arrive and remain sober throughout the event. You may find yourself getting a natural high on oxytocin - often called the "hug hormone." GETTING UP AND DOWN Our event space is covered with cushions on the floor and most of our exercises are on those cushions. If you are concerned about your ability to get up and down from the floor to a standing position, please contact us to discuss accommodation: [masked] GUIDELINES These guidelines are like the “etiquette of cuddling." We’ll go over them and answer any questions you have during the Sanctuary. * There’s no touch ever required. * You can change your mind at any time. * Respect the boundaries of others (ideally with enthusiasm). * Keep touch "Rated G" and stay dressed. * Ask and Wait: If you want to touch someone, ask. Then wait for their answer. * Respect the confidentiality of others. ABOUT YOUR CUDDLE COACH: Jean Franzblau laughs a lot these days but it wasn’t always like that. Years ago she found herself depressed often. She says, “Back then I didn’t realize that touch deprivation was actually a thing!" After attending her first cuddle event, Jean was amazed at how much better she felt. She founded Cuddle Sanctuary to offer the wellness benefits of soothing touch to the Los Angeles community. Cuddle Sanctuary has offered over 300 events and served over 500 clients since opening its doors in 2014. Jean leads Cuddle Sanctuary group events and is also a professional cuddler. You’ll enjoy her energy, expressiveness and sense of humor. Jean has been featured on TLC, BuzzFeed and Rolling Stone. LOCATION & PARKING: The Love Dome in Venice 200 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90292 It’s the yellow building on the corner across from Whole Foods. Parking is on the street. We recommend finding a spot on Lincoln Blvd. or on Warren, the closest side street. WANT MORE INFO? Videos (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/press) Weekly Blog (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/blog) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cuddlesanctuary) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cuddlesanctuary/)

Cuddle Sanctuary Orientation

The Love Dome

New to Cuddle Sanctuary? This is the event to get you started. Interested in attending our cuddle events? This event is a pre-requisite for attending Cuddle Sanctuary Socials. Curious about cuddle etiquette? We will teach you everything you need to know! Join us for a fun, free, informative 30-minute orientation. We will share with you the basics such as: * "No Thank You" Exercise * Ask and Wait Method * Four Cuddle Safe Concepts You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and meet some warm and welcoming people. Orientation is free. Afterwards, you can choose to stay for our two hour main event starting at 8:30 PM. Pricing details are below. Note! We’ve created a Safe Cuddling Program. To learn more, click this link: http://cuddlesanctuary.com/safe-cuddling-for-women-program/ SCHEDULE Orientation 7:30 PM Doors Open. Arrivals & Check-In 7:45 PM Doors Close. Orientation Cuddle Sanctuary Social 8:15 PM Doors Open. Arrivals & Check In 8:30 PM Doors close. (Welcome Circle, Connection Activities, Cuddle Lab) 10:15 PM Closing Circle REGISTRATION, PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS Orientation is Free. If you know you’d like to attend the 8:30 PM event, these details are for you: Pre-Registration: $25 At the Door: $30 (available only if not sold out) 10-Pack: $200 Monthly Membership: $59.95 Click here to save your spot and get $5 off! (https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=297640&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0) We offer a no risk 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your experience at Cuddle Sanctuary. Just email [masked] and ask for it. Need to cancel? No problem! You can cancel up to four hours before the event and get credit for a future cuddle. We won’t be able to refund cancellations within 4 hours of the event. Thanks for honoring this guideline! WHAT TO WEAR? Dress comfortably - think soft and cozy. Pajamas, t-shirts, sweatpants, leggings, tank tops, and shorts all work well. You are welcome to change clothes when you arrive. Hygiene is important at cuddles - it's easier to get close that way! (Note: come free of perfumes, colognes, and cigarette smoke. Some of us have sensitive noses - thanks!) WHAT TO BRING? Optional: Bring a healthy snack or drink to share. No alcohol please. Optional: Bring a pillow or blanket or something snuggly. INTOXICANTS Please arrive and remain sober throughout the event. You may find yourself getting a natural high on oxytocin - often called the "hug hormone." GETTING UP AND DOWN Our event space is covered with cushions on the floor and most of our exercises are on those cushions. If you are concerned about your ability to get up and down from the floor to a standing position, please contact us to discuss accommodation: [masked] GUIDELINES These guidelines are like the “etiquette of cuddling." We’ll go over them and answer any questions you have during Orientation. * There’s no touch ever required. * You can change your mind at any time. * Respect the boundaries of others (ideally with enthusiasm). * Keep touch "Rated G" and stay dressed. * Ask and Wait: If you want to touch someone, ask. Then wait for their answer. * Respect the confidentiality of others. ABOUT YOUR CUDDLE COACH: When Fei Wyatt first discovered cuddling as a wellness practice, it felt like coming home. She is now a leading expert in the field of professional cuddling, and trains others to bring more cuddling out into the world. As Chief Cuddle Officer at Cuddle Sanctuary, Fei loves to create growth-oriented spaces that foster vulnerability, openness, connection, and exploration. Fei has appeared on 60-Second Docs, Good Day LA, KCET, FusionTV, Comedy Central and BuzzFeed. Fei also is a professional cuddler. (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/private-sessions/) LOCATION & PARKING: The Love Dome in Venice: 200 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90292 It’s the yellow building on the corner across from Whole Foods. Parking is on the street. We recommend finding a spot on Lincoln Blvd or on Warren, the closest side street. WANT MORE INFO? Videos (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/press) Weekly Blog (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/blog) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cuddlesanctuary) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cuddlesanctuary/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/CuddleSanctuary)

Saturday Night Social

The Love Dome

Do you like hugs? Looking to relax and unwind? Join us at our flagship Cuddle Sanctuary event. You'll be surrounded by warm and welcoming human beings, and it’s the perfect environment for self-exploration, connection, and fun! WHAT TO EXPECT Our structure and guidelines create a very safe environment for cuddling. We’ll lead you through through gentle exercises that warm you up for more connection. There are lots of options for touch, like hand-holding, massages, caresses, hair-playing, spooning, etc. There is no touch required at all. Observing is another wonderful way to participate. We even have a designated area for alone time we call the “Solo Salon”. At the end of every Sanctuary, folks leave peaceful, connected, and very blissed out. Note! We’ve created a Safe Cuddling Program. To learn more, click this link: http://cuddlesanctuary.com/safe-cuddling-for-women-program/ SCHEDULE If this is your first time, join us at 7:45 PM sharp for the Orientation. Seasoned cuddlers, you can choose to skip Orientation and attend the Sanctuary at 8:30 PM sharp. For everyone, doors open 15 minutes ahead of each start time. Orientation 7:30 PM Doors Open. Arrivals & Check-In 7:45 PM Doors Close. Beginner Orientation Cuddle Sanctuary Social 8:15 PM Doors Open. Arrivals & Check In 8:30 PM Doors close. (Welcome Circle, Connection Activities, Cuddle Lab) 10:15 PM Closing Circle REGISTRATION, PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS Pre-Registration: $25 At the Door: $30 (available only if not sold out) 10-Pack: $200 Monthly Membership: $59.95 Click here to save your spot and get $5 off! (https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=297640&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0) We offer a no risk 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your experience at Cuddle Sanctuary. Just email [masked] and ask for it. Need to cancel? No problem! You can cancel up to four hours before the event and get credit for a future cuddle. We won’t be able to refund cancellations within 4 hours of the event. Thanks for honoring this guideline! WHAT TO WEAR? Dress comfortably - think soft and cozy. Pajamas, t-shirts, sweatpants, leggings, tank tops, and shorts all work well. You are welcome to change clothes when you arrive. Hygiene is important at cuddles - it's easier to get close that way! (Note: come free of perfumes, colognes, and cigarette smoke. Some of us have sensitive noses - thanks!) WHAT TO BRING? Optional: Bring a healthy snack or drink to share. No alcohol, please. Optional: Bring a pillow or blanket or something snuggly. INTOXICANTS Please arrive and remain sober throughout the event. You may find yourself getting a natural high on oxytocin - often called the "hug hormone." GETTING UP AND DOWN Our event space is covered with cushions on the floor and most of our exercises are on those cushions. If you are concerned about your ability to get up and down from the floor to a standing position, please contact us to discuss accommodation: [masked] GUIDELINES These guidelines are like the “etiquette of cuddling." We’ll go over them and answer any questions you have during the Sanctuary. * There’s no touch ever required. * You can change your mind at any time. * Respect the boundaries of others (ideally with enthusiasm). * Keep touch "Rated G" and stay dressed. * Ask and Wait: If you want to touch someone, ask. Then wait for their answer. * Respect the confidentiality of others. ABOUT YOUR CUDDLE COACH: When Fei Wyatt first discovered cuddling as a wellness practice, it felt like coming home. She is now a leading expert in the field of professional cuddling, and trains others to bring more cuddling out into the world. As Chief Cuddle Officer at Cuddle Sanctuary, Fei loves to create growth-oriented spaces that foster vulnerability, openness, connection, and exploration. Fei has appeared on 60-Second Docs, Good Day LA, KCET, FusionTV, Comedy Central and BuzzFeed. Fei also is a professional cuddler. (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/private-sessions/) LOCATION & PARKING: The Love Dome in Venice 200 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90292 It’s the yellow building on the corner across from Whole Foods. Parking is on the street. We recommend finding a spot on Lincoln Blvd. or on Warren, the closest side street. WANT MORE INFO? Videos (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/press) Weekly Blog (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/blog) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cuddlesanctuary) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cuddlesanctuary/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/CuddleSanctuary)

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