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Join Laureli Shimayo for Cycles of Circling! ** WHAT IS AUTHENTIC RELATING? ** AR is about what is real. It's about what you are feeling and experiencing in the bodily felt sense. It's about your actual thoughts and emotions in the moment, whether they be frightening, silly, sexy, or questioning. It's about the nature of connectedness when you look into the eyes of another being. Authentic Relating is a growing movement with communities around the globe gathering to connect and enrich the human experience. The two most common AR activities are Transformational Games & Circling. (https://www.authrev.com/worldwide-connection & http://www.circlinginstitute.com/circling/what-is-circling/) CIRCLING is a way for us to practice presence in relationship. It is a group experience that leaves space for individual emotional expression, reflection and sharing of impact - where we are encouraged to follow our impulses, speak our truths, and explore relating with one another authentically in the present moment. The practice of circling allows us to slow down, bring our attention to our own felt experience, and share our inner worlds with one another, noticing what happens within us and what arises within the group as we do so. The intention is to connect from a place of curiosity and to strive for clarity as we bring awareness to what is implicit and make it explicit. The goal is not to change one another, but instead to be with what is, celebrating and honoring who and where we all are right now. As we circle, we practice breaking through the assumptions and projections we may have about each other to allow for deeper connection and greater understanding to emerge. Event Details: - Address: 9414 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle - Ample street parking and public transit options. - Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to settle into the space so we can begin at 11am. We lock the doors at 11:15. - We’ll have an intro, a 1st Circle, a break, and then a 2nd Circle. Newcomers are welcome. - Cost: Donation basis $10-$40 suggested to support budding Seattle Tantra and Authentic Seattle communities. Cash, check or card accepted at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Your assistance with set-up or clean up would be most appreciated in lieu of financial support. - Accessibility: Currently STC has limited ADA accessibility. Our practice and meeting space has no stairs and is wheelchair accessible. However, our bathroom currently does not fit a wheelchair. (We are hoping to remedy this in early 2019). We will do our best to accommodate the physical needs of all bodies. If you have questions or concerns about your accessibility in our space, please contact [masked]. ** WHAT/WHO IS AUTHENTIC SEATTLE? ** We are a community that is unleashing our aliveness through self-expression, connection, and bearing witness to each other. We gather frequently for Games, Circling and socializing. Additional Considerations: - Please note that Authentic Relating & Seattle Tantra Community events are not a therapeutic setting, and the facilitators are not there in the role of counselors. If you have needs that would best be served by a mental health professional, do not consider this practice as a substitute for such care. - Games & Circling events can facilitate people making deep connections. Not everyone brings that connected experience with them after an event. Please remember to practice everyday politeness if you reach out to someone to connect socially after an event. - If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask any of the Authentic Seattle Organizers, Seattle Tantra Community, or a Facilitator.
Every Monday night we’ll gather to learn and practice meditation. Themes will vary from Yoga Nidra, a guided deep relaxation, to Heart-Centered practices, to the foundations of meditation to mindfulness to healing journeys inward. No experience necessary, all are welcome. $20 donation at the door recommended. Note: Currently STC has limited ADA accessibility. Our practice and meeting space has no stairs and is wheelchair accessible. However, our bathroom currently does not fit a wheelchair. (We are hoping to remedy this in early 2019). We will do our best to accommodate the physical needs of all bodies. If you have questions or concerns about your accessibility in our space, please contact us!
This weekly Tantric Hatha Yoga classes are taught by Britt Servent and will run March 5th through April 9th on Tuesday nights, 7-8:30pm. Pay at the door: $10-20 donation. No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds. Hridaya Hatha Yoga is a unique practice which teaches us how to open to the limitlessness of energy and consciousness. What we consider to be just “our energies” are revealed as being universal, unlimited and available all the time. Ultimately, the practice opens our Hearts deeply, bringing the perspective of Advaita, the vision of non-duality into everyday waking life. This style of yoga offers the gifts of deep relaxation, letting go of daily stresses, creating a whole new set of conditions for personal transformation, and an opening to realize the sacredness of the body itself. Learning to become aware of subtle energies, the chakra system and kundalini allows a profound body-emotion-mind rejuvenation. Each class offers of deep purification on physical, psychological, emotional and energetic levels. A note on accessibility: The practices in this class are accessible for most bodies and abilities. As our focus is on much more than the physical body, practices can be modified to fit practitioners’ abilities. Instructors are happy to offer individual modifications as needed. Please contact us if you have questions about your accessibility. Accessibility in our space: Sacred Embodiment currently has limited accessibility. Our entrance and practice space is wheelchair accessible and students are welcome to sit on chairs, on the floor, or as needed for their physical abilities. However, the bathroom is not ADA and not able to accommodate a wheelchair at this time. If you are concerned about your accessibility needs in the space, please contact us.
This month theme: This topic came up in our January discussion group! What does it take to birth a boundary? What emotional (or other) pains are involved? What's the difference between edges, discomfort and boundaries? When and how do you consciously move or adapt a boundary? Why is it so difficult to create boundaries for ourselves and in relationships? What labor pains have you experienced when birthing a boundary in your life or in your relationship? ------ What does it mean to be in a Tantric relationship? A conscious relationship? An ethical relationship? How do we honor the many different shaped and sized containers we call intimate relationship? How do we decide what structure we want to practice healthy relationship in? These questions and more we’ll explore monthly in our new Seattle Tantra Community Relationship Discussion Group which meets every 4th Thursday of the month. Grace will facilitate a discussion each month based on a theme of conscious relationships. Come with an open heart and mind, a willingness to connect and share, and a desire to be in community. All are welcome. Free Offering – You’re welcome to bring a snack to share! Every 4th Thursday, 7-9pm at Seattle Tantra Community in Maple Leaf Note: Currently STC has limited ADA accessibility. Our practice and meeting space has no stairs and is wheelchair accessible. However, our bathroom currently does not fit a wheelchair. (We are hoping to remedy this in early 2019). We will do our best to accommodate the physical needs of all bodies. If you have questions or concerns about your accessibility in our space, please contact [masked].