• 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: Re-usable water bottle. 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/)

  • 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: Re-usable water bottle. 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)

  • 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: Re-usable water bottle. 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: Louis (pronounced Lou-ee) found out about Cuddle Sanctuary in early 2016 and has attended almost every sanctuary since. Grateful to the community that welcomed him and wanting to help spread the practice, Louis became a certified workshop leader in February 2017. He received his professional cuddler certification in April 2017. Louis also works for Cuddle Sanctuary behind the scenes as our Client Coordinator. One of his favorite cuddle positions is the “Papa Bear.” 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: Re-usable water bottle. 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: Louis (pronounced Lou-ee) found out about Cuddle Sanctuary in early 2016 and has attended almost every sanctuary since. Grateful to the community that welcomed him and wanting to help spread the practice, Louis became a certified workshop leader in February 2017. He received his professional cuddler certification in April 2017. Louis also works for Cuddle Sanctuary behind the scenes as our Client Coordinator. One of his favorite cuddle positions is the “Papa Bear.” 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 - NEW LOCATION

    1332 Main St

    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: Re-usable water bottle. 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 Susan Lee discovered Cuddle Sanctuary, she knew this was where she belonged. Besides diving into the Los Angeles cuddle community, Susan was inspired to become an event leader and professional cuddler. Susan is a Certified Life Coach and has training in support group facilitation and Compassionate Communication. Susan also brings experience from her years in Tucson, AZ as a cuddle event co-facilitator and women’s cuddle group facilitator. She is rounding out her training with Cuddle Sanctuary and is targeted to receive her certifications this year. Susan’s style is nurturing, playful, enthusiastic and welcoming. LOCATION & PARKING: Cuddle Sanctuary has MOVED! The address for the new space is 1332 Main St., Venice, CA 90291. There will be some free street parking with metered and paid parking lot options. WANT MORE INFO? Videos (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/press) Weekly Blog (http://cuddlesanctuary.com/blog) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cuddlesanctuary)

  • Saturday Night Social - NEW LOCATION

    1332 Main St

    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: Re-usable water bottle. 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 Susan Lee discovered Cuddle Sanctuary, she knew this was where she belonged. Besides diving into the Los Angeles cuddle community, Susan was inspired to become an event leader and professional cuddler. Susan is a Certified Life Coach and has training in support group facilitation and Compassionate Communication. Susan also brings experience from her years in Tucson, AZ as a cuddle event co-facilitator and women’s cuddle group facilitator. She is rounding out her training with Cuddle Sanctuary and is targeted to receive her certifications this year. Susan’s style is nurturing, playful, enthusiastic and welcoming. LOCATION & PARKING: Cuddle Sanctuary has MOVED! The address for the new space is 1332 Main St., Venice, CA 90291. There will be some free street parking with metered and paid parking lot options. 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/)

  • Consent Techniques for Group Events (Free Webinar)

    At your computer

    • Are you interested in leading your own cuddle events? • Are you a yoga teacher, tantra instructor, dance teacher, intimacy coach or someone else who puts on events that involve touch? • Do you want to include touch at your event but worry about “incidents” happening? • Would you like your workshops to attract more people? To get the link to this webinar please register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rv7Pjs5CTPasTZNBXDrK1w You can learn the techniques to guide your event so that more people attend and everyone feels safe and has fun. The best way to lead events that include touch is by using time-tested consent skills and tools. Once you master these five techniques, you will be on your way to lead events that attendees flock to, talk about and recommend. And you'll really help people! This is why I created the Five Consent Techniques Online Workshop. In this workshop you will: • Learn just what to say so that attendees know you are “consent-positive” • Discover how to empower your attendees so they know it’s okay to say “no” • Learn how to model consent behavior so attendees follow your lead • Practice consent exercises so that you can deliver them yourself Through presentation, demonstration and Q&A, the Five Consent Techniques Online Workshop guarantees an increase in your confidence as a leader. You'll have a chance to participate in discussions and meet fellow participants! You'll leave the experience with actions you can apply immediately to your next event. Stop worrying about how your events will go and learn what you can do to minimize drama and maximize learning, delight and fun. WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THIS EVENT: "...absolutely outstanding...excellent presenter, tons of takeaway. Loved." "Very informative!" "The material was super concise and well prepared...The content should be considered nuts and bolts for any public event including touch." COST: Free To get the link to this webinar please register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rv7Pjs5CTPasTZNBXDrK1w Be sure to log in on time. I have TONS to share!

  • Cuddle Sanctuary Orientation

    1332 Main St

    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: Re-usable water bottle. 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: Cuddle Sanctuary has MOVED! The address for the new space is 1332 Main St., Venice, CA 90291. There will be some free street parking with metered and paid parking lot options. 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

    1332 Main St

    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: Re-usable water bottle. 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: Cuddle Sanctuary has MOVED! The address for the new space is 1332 Main St., Venice, CA 90291. There will be some free street parking with metered and paid parking lot options. 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

    1332 Main St

    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: Re-usable water bottle. 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: Louis (pronounced Lou-ee) found out about Cuddle Sanctuary in early 2016 and has attended almost every sanctuary since. Grateful to the community that welcomed him and wanting to help spread the practice, Louis became a certified workshop leader in February 2017. He received his professional cuddler certification in April 2017. Louis also works for Cuddle Sanctuary behind the scenes as our Client Coordinator. One of his favorite cuddle positions is the “Papa Bear.” LOCATION & PARKING: Cuddle Sanctuary has MOVED! The address for the new space is 1332 Main St., Venice, CA 90291. There will be some free street parking with metered and paid parking lot options. 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/)