What we're about

“You are most lovable when you are transparent.” ~ Susan Campbell

People generally feel the most free when they notice, feel and express their own inner experience as it is, agreeing to set aside the normal conventions of politeness and appropriateness. When this is practiced in a community or group container, people are amazed to discover that they feel okay just as they are - warts and all. That is what we are cultivating at Authentic Relating Santa Barbara. We offer Authentic Relating events where you can be who you are, as you are, in the moment while ALSO being with others. We are in the practice of cultivating true, authentic relationships and personal freedom.

Come join us for Authentic Relating Games Nights held monthly (usually the 3rd Friday of each month) at YogaSoup and discover what Authentic Relating is all about.


What ARE Authentic Relating Games?
Games Nights can be loud and raucous or quiet and intense. You may find yourself rolling with laughter or falling into sweet tears. Games Nights are fun and revealing and sometimes risky!

By ‘authentic’ we mean that there is no cookie-cutter mold for how you “should” be or what relating “should look like”. Everyone is a complete universe unto themselves, has a unique style, personality, and integrity that is perfectly *them*, and everyone is perfect and amazing as they are (including their belief that they aren’t.)

By ‘relating' we mean being with other people…singles, couples, men, women, old, young. Bring a friend, bring your partner, come solo!

By ‘games’ we mean group exercises that demonstrate and explore authentic relating...getting to know yourself better while at the same time learning to see and appreciate more about everyone you connect with.

*Note that these are not dating events*


Our intention is to create a solid, strong container within which we can play and practice authentic relating. One way we do this is by asking people (you!) to make a choice in advance and commit (by registering & paying in advance at www.yogasoup.com).

Another is that we ask that you arrive and check-in by 6:45pm - even if you registered and paid in advance. After 6:45, spaces will be given to people on the waitlist or on-site registrants.

Facilitated by:
Tamra Rutherford is a life coach, medicine woman, inner-explorer and the founder of Inner Life Explorations. She guides clients through altered states of consciousness & offers innovative ways to explore the inner realms. tamra@innerlifeexplorations.com

Simon D’Arcy is a leadership coach, social artist and founder of Next Level Culture. He designs group experiences for teams, companies and communities that invite deeper authenticity and connection. simon@nextlevelculture.com

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