• San Francisco: SF Cuddles - Daytime Cuddle Party! Dec 15th 2018
    Saturday December 15th - SF Cuddles is throwing another daytime Cuddle Party! Cuddle Party in the Richmond District at the secret Cuddle Castle (Address will be given with the ticket) RSVPing here DOES NOT guarantee a spot - make sure to REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE. All other details can be found on the Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-daytime-cuddle-party-december-15th-2018-tickets-47877316342 What is a Cuddle Party? Cuddle Party is a 3-4 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like minded people. More details are in the Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-daytime-cuddle-party-december-15th-2018-tickets-47877316342).

    Cuddle Castle

    The Richmond District · San Francisco, CA

  • How to Know and Ask For What You Want In The Bedroom- WOMEN ONLY- Cathy Monique
    Please note that this event is cross-posted elsewhere. If you don't have an Eventbrite ticket, you do not have a reserved seat and will not get directions: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-know-and-ask-for-what-you-want-in-the-bedroom-women-only-with-cathy-vartuli-and-monique-tickets-52978673639 Too often, women identified people have been trained not to notice what we want. We focus on what will make others happy. What will let us fit in, or not hurt other people's feelings. It's hard enough when we're deciding what we want for dinner, or where to go on vacation. Anything sexual is even harder! Part of reclaiming our power and our sense of self is learning how to know what we want, and then how to ask for it. Since our sexuality is core to our who we are, knowing what we want and how to ask for it in the bedroom is game-changing. Join us for a women's only space (you must be female-identified to join us) where we'll share skills and techniques for tuning into our knowing so we know what our bodies want to experience... And the skills and practice to ask for what we want. We'll practice knowing, asking and negotiating in a safe space so you can take them out to the world (or join us for the events following where you can cuddle or play and practice!) We can't wait to geek out with you! IMPORTANT NOTES: BRING: Feel free to bring a dish to share. PLEASE BE ON TIME: Make certain to account FOR TRAFFIC AND PARKING. Doors will be closed at 11:15am and late arrivals will not be admitted. Do not wear strong scents. More info in the FAQ: http://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ Doors close at 11:15am. Love exchange $25 prepaid or $45 per pair LIMIT 30 spots If there is room $35 @ door or $60 per pair @ door ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS: Cathy Vartuli is a PhD Engineer by day and a relationship coach by night. Cathy is a sex-positive Emotional Freedom Coach who helps people transform their traumas into their greatest strengths using love, laughter and inner guidance. Cathy got her Masters in Physics at SUNY Binghamton and her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida, and worked in major semiconductor companies doing R&D. She loves engineering but was always curious why some people suffered and struggled, and others flowed from sweet spot to better place. Since 2006, Cathy has worked with several 1000 clients, and loves helping people reclaim their confidence, self-expression and inner power. She is a certified AAMET Advanced EFT Practitioner, and offers a wide range of programs and services – from audio products and programs, to group and individual coaching. Cathy specializes in coaching clients who want to transform their blocks so they can finally move into the life they’ve always wanted. You too can change your pain and frustration into love, laughter and empowerment! Monique Darling, Author of 'Beyond Cuddle Party' and workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 1500 workshops in the past 8 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self-expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has taught at colleges across the US including Yale. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the globe. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating. Learn more about Monique by going to www.juicyenlightenment.com or track her whereabouts atwww.whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com http://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ http://theintimacydojo.com/feedback/

    Villa Vartuli

    To Be Announced · San Jose, CA

  • Official Cuddle Party- with Cathy and Monique w Peter Warmup!
    Please note that if you do not have an Eventbrite ticket, you will not get the address and you do not have a ticket. This event is cross-posted and generally sells out. Get your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/official-cuddle-party-with-cathy-vartuli-and-monique-darling-w-peter-petersen-warmup-tickets-52978846155 Cuddle Party is a 3 1/2 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like-minded friends from the community. Nurturing and consensual loving touch is good for maintaining healthy blood pressure, a strong nervous system, and a balanced emotional health. One’s ability to connect with and develop greater trust in others is emphasized during the group exchanges during Cuddle Party’s. Self-care is a cornerstone of Cuddle Party experience. As seen on CBS’s the DR’S - http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videos/cuddle-parties Cuddle Party is a formal, non-sexual event that offers participants an opportunity to explore intimacy with like-minded others. In a relaxed environment, that upholds personal boundaries and maintains a professional atmosphere, at all times, one is encouraged to engage in communication and touch, in a non-threatening, share-affirming environment. IMPORTANT CUDDLE PARTY NOTES: BRING: Comfortable PJs, Blankets, Pillows and any kind of soft fluff to enhance your experience. Feel free to bring a dish to share. PLEASE BE ON TIME: Make certain to account FOR TRAFFIC AND PARKING. Doors will be closed at 7:45 pm and late arrivals will not be admitted. Do not wear strong scents. More info in the FAQ: http://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ Doors lock at 2:45 pm. The opening Welcome Circle is for introductions and to go over the rules of Cuddle Party. This is an important aspect of the Cuddle Party experience and creates a safe container for all participants. It is essential that everyone be on time. Love exchange $35 prepaid or $60 per pair LIMIT 30 spots If there is room $40 @ door or $70 per pair @ door ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS: Cathy Vartuli is a Ph.D. Engineer by day and a relationship coach by night. Cathy is a sex-positive Emotional Freedom Coach who helps people transform their traumas into their greatest strengths using love, laughter, and inner guidance. She uses a practical yet intuitive approach to help people connect with their own power and guidance. Since 2006, Cathy has worked with several 1000 clients and loves helping people reclaim their confidence, self-expression, and inner power. She offers a wide range of programs and services – from audio products and programs to group and individual coaching. Cathy specializes in coaching clients who want to transform their blocks so they can finally move into the life they’ve always wanted. Monique Darling, Author of 'Beyond Cuddle Party' and workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 1500 workshops in the past 8 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self-expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has taught at colleges across the US including Yale. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts, and magazines across the globe. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love, and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment, and fearless relating. Learn more about Monique by going to www.juicyenlightenment.com or track her whereabouts atwww.whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com http://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ http://theintimacydojo.com/feedback/

    Villa Vartuli

    To Be Announced · San Jose, CA

  • Year End All Gender Play Party with Monique, Cathy & Peter
    We're switching to an application process to help keep our parties safer and in high integrity. So if you'd like to attend, you'll need to apply and be accepted to get access to tickets. All information is kept confidential. Fill out the form here: http://theintimacydojo.com/play-party-application We'll be coming out with videos answering questions about Play Parties. Please feel free to hit reply to this and let us know your questions! If you have any questions, we encourage you to check out our special Play Party FAQ: https://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ We are committed to helping people overcome the shame, fear and stigma around pleasure, sexuality and intimacy. Thank you for being curious about learning different approaches and meeting other like-minded people! PLEASE READ BEFORE CONSIDERING ATTENDING THIS EVENT: In order to attend… 1) PRE-REQUISITE: Attending an official Cuddle Party is a pre-requisite for attending this event. Why? Because the communication and respect skills taught and practiced at Cuddle Party make our events safer and more delicious. Therefore, all attendees MUST have attended an official Cuddle Party or gotten a personal exception from one of the facilitators. Haven’t been to a Cuddle Party? You’re in luck! You may register to attend oneright before: Black Friday Official Cuddle Party- with Cathy Vartuli and Monique Darling w Peter Petersen Warmup! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/official-cuddle-party-with-cathy-vartuli-and-monique-darling-w-peter-petersen-warmup-tickets-52978846155 2) This event is not for minors. You and your guests MUST be 21 years of age at the time of the event to attend. No exceptions. Please bring an I.D. in case you look suspiciously youthful. J What is a Play Party? A play party is an experiential workshop for the sensually adventurous. It’s an invitation you give to yourself to dive deeper into your wants and desires and give yourself permission to bravely connect (or not connect) with people in ways you may have been afraid to do so in the past. Our special evenings welcome people of ALL genders, sexual orientations, and levels of experience. This is the play party you want to come to even if you've never been to a play party before. Come dressed in something that makes you feel comfortable and/or sexy! We welcome people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages (over 21 years of age), races, sizes, and experience levels. If you are disabled, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your specific needs in the venue. Come as you are and have a great time! Our biggest request is that you come with a fun-loving, warm, caring, open-minded, generous, thoughtful, compassionate, non-judgmental attitude and that you conduct yourself with the highest level of integrity possible. This will be a very chill, fun, playful event where sex and nudity will most likely occur. Come relax. Come sip a glass of something or a cup of tea. Come smooch. Come play. Come watch. (You know us: voyeurism is participation!) There is a small cat in the home we're holding this in. The cat will be hiding from all the people, but if you're allergic, please bring appropriate medication. No scents (perfumes, colognes) please. Some people are very sensitive to perfumes and scents. Please do not wear colognes or perfumes, and do what you can to limit these from laundry soap, hair care products and the like. Thank you! If you can’t wash strong scents off, you will be asked to leave. FAQ here: http://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ TIME: 7:30pm Doors open at 7:15 PM and CLOSE AT 7:45PM. Event is over at 11:30 PM. BE ON TIME as it is essential to have everyone present for the opening circle. NO ONE will be admitted after the doors are closed to preserve the safety of our space. The Welcome Circle is what we use to introduce ourselves to one another, have a safer sex conversation, share any boundaries and relationship agreements people should know about and get all comfy and ready to Play. There will be a closing circle at midnight. Once the opening circle starts, we don't let anyone else in. WHAT TO BRING: Your sexy self and whatever food and drink you might want for yourself or to share the evening. (No drugs please. We like our Playmates to be present and capable of connection.) FAQ is here: http://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ Feel free to leave feedback here: http://theintimacydojo.com/feedback/ or at [masked]

    Villa Vartuli

    To Be Announced · San Jose, CA

  • Calling In The Best Year Of Your Life! with Monique, Cathy and Peter
    Please note that this event is cross-posted elsewhere. If you don't have an Eventbrite ticket, you do not have a reserved seat and will not get directions: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calling-in-the-best-year-of-your-life-tickets-52979086875 Are you ready to embark on a life-transforming journey to empower yourself and unleash your potential? Join Cathy Vartuli, Peter Petersen, and Monique Darling, three of the most transformational facilitators, top sex educators, and permission bringers of our field for a fun based, workshop, that is filled to the brim with practical real life skills on how to live life on your own terms. Once you learn and begin practicing these skills, life stops happening to you and you start consciously creating life. The outer world is a reflection of the inner world. Everywhere you look, you see your inner condition reflected in your outer circumstances and especially in your relationships. Life is a dance of relationships. There is just no avoiding it. And no relationship is more important than the one to yourself. This event is primarily for people who feel like they don’t have enough time to nurture and nourish themselves, yet who think they have all the time in the world to hold space, and take care of others. ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS: Cathy Vartuli is a PhD Engineer by day and a relationship coach by night. Cathy is a sex positive Emotional Freedom Coach who helps people transform their traumas into their greatest strengths using love, laughter and inner guidance. She uses a practical yet intuitive approach to help people connect with their own power and guidance. Prior to establishing her coaching business, Cathy got her Masters in Physics at SUNY Binghamton and her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida, and worked in major semiconductor companies doing R&D. Monique Darling, Author of Beyond Cuddle Party, and workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 1500 workshops in the past 8 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has taught at colleges across the US, including Yale, been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the USA. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating.She guides from a place of understanding and her natural exuberance is infectious! She is available for private sessions, experiential workshops and Cuddle Parties. Learn more about Monique by going to juicyenlightenment.com or track her whereabouts at whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com Peter Petersen has been teaching for 15 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 13 years, where he has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat. Peter is also a personal wellness coach. This Qigong practice helps people ground themselves into their “now” to increase their present moment awareness of their behaviors, and find solutions to problematic habits such as: eating, moving, negative thinking, and sleeping. The result of this tool box of healthy information is that clients become their own health advocate and regain a sense of stability, peace, and well-being into their everyday lives.

    Villa Vartuli

    To Be Announced · San Jose, CA

  • New Year Sex Magic All Gender Play Party with Monique, Cathy & Peter
    We're switching to an application process to help keep our parties safer and in high integrity. So if you'd like to attend, you'll need to apply and be accepted to get access to tickets. All information is kept confidential. Fill out the form here: http://theintimacydojo.com/play-party-application We'll be coming out with videos answering questions about Play Parties. Please feel free to hit reply to this and let us know your questions! If you have any questions, we encourage you to check out our special Play Party FAQ: https://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ We are committed to helping people overcome the shame, fear and stigma around pleasure, sexuality and intimacy. Thank you for being curious about learning different approaches and meeting other like-minded people! PLEASE READ BEFORE CONSIDERING ATTENDING THIS EVENT: In order to attend… 1) PRE-REQUISITE: Attending an official Cuddle Party is a pre-requisite for attending this event. Why? Because the communication and respect skills taught and practiced at Cuddle Party make our events safer and more delicious. Therefore, all attendees MUST have attended an official Cuddle Party or gotten a personal exception from one of the facilitators. Haven’t been to a Cuddle Party? You’re in luck! You may register to attend one right before: Black Friday Official Cuddle Party- with Cathy Vartuli and Monique Darling w Peter Petersen Warmup! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/official-cuddle-party-with-cathy-vartuli-and-monique-darling-w-peter-petersen-warmup-tickets-52978846155 2) This event is not for minors. You and your guests MUST be 21 years of age at the time of the event to attend. No exceptions. Please bring an I.D. in case you look suspiciously youthful. J We'll be teaching Sex Magic and helping you set intentions, and then giving you room to practice and play in a consensual space. What is a Play Party? A play party is an experiential workshop for the sensually adventurous. It’s an invitation you give to yourself to dive deeper into your wants and desires and give yourself permission to bravely connect (or not connect) with people in ways you may have been afraid to do so in the past. Our special evenings welcome people of ALL genders, sexual orientations, and levels of experience. This is the play party you want to come to even if you've never been to a play party before. Come dressed in something that makes you feel comfortable and/or sexy! We welcome people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages (over 21 years of age), races, sizes, and experience levels. If you are disabled, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your specific needs in the venue. Come as you are and have a great time! Our biggest request is that you come with a fun-loving, warm, caring, open-minded, generous, thoughtful, compassionate, non-judgmental attitude and that you conduct yourself with the highest level of integrity possible. This will be a very chill, fun, playful event where sex and nudity will most likely occur. Come relax. Come sip a glass of something or a cup of tea. Come smooch. Come play. Come watch. (You know us: voyeurism is participation!) There is a small cat in the home we're holding this in. The cat will be hiding from all the people, but if you're allergic, please bring appropriate medication. No scents (perfumes, colognes) please. Some people are very sensitive to perfumes and scents. Please do not wear colognes or perfumes, and do what you can to limit these from laundry soap, hair care products and the like. Thank you! If you can’t wash strong scents off, you will be asked to leave. FAQ here: http://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ TIME: 7:30pm Doors open at 7:15 PM and CLOSE AT 7:45PM. Event is over at 11:30 PM. BE ON TIME as it is essential to have everyone present for the opening circle. NO ONE will be admitted after the doors are closed to preserve the safety of our space. WHAT TO BRING: Your sexy self and whatever food and drink you might want for yourself or to share the evening. (No drugs please. We like our Playmates to be present and capable of connection.) FAQ is here: http://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ Feel free to leave feedback here: http://theintimacydojo.com/feedback/ or at [masked]

    Villa Vartuli

    To Be Announced · San Jose, CA

  • San Francisco: SF Cuddles - First Cuddle Party of 2019! Jan 26th 2019
    Saturday January 26th - SF Cuddles is throwing another daytime Cuddle Party! Cuddle Party in the Richmond District at the secret Cuddle Castle (Address will be given with the ticket) RSVPing here DOES NOT guarantee a spot - make sure to REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE. All other details can be found on the Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-first-daytime-cuddle-party-of-the-year-january-26th-2019-tickets-52187528302 What is a Cuddle Party? Cuddle Party is a 3-4 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like minded people. More details are in the Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-first-daytime-cuddle-party-of-the-year-january-26th-2019-tickets-52187528302).

    Cuddle Castle

    The Richmond District · San Francisco, CA

  • San Francisco: SF Cuddles - 2 year anniversary Cuddle Party! Feb 9th 2019
    Saturday February 9th - SF Cuddles is throwing another daytime Cuddle Party! Cuddle Party in the Richmond District at the secret Cuddle Castle (Address will be given with the ticket) RSVPing here DOES NOT guarantee a spot - make sure to REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE. All other details can be found on the Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-2-years-anniversary-daytime-cuddle-party-february-9th-2019-tickets-52187543347 What is a Cuddle Party? Cuddle Party is a 3-4 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like minded people. More details are in the Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-2-years-anniversary-daytime-cuddle-party-february-9th-2019-tickets-52187543347).

    Cuddle Castle

    The Richmond District · San Francisco, CA

  • San Francisco: SF Cuddles - Daytime Cuddle Party! Mar 9th 2019
    Saturday March 9th - SF Cuddles is throwing another daytime Cuddle Party! Cuddle Party in the Richmond District at the secret Cuddle Castle (Address will be given with the ticket) RSVPing here DOES NOT guarantee a spot - make sure to REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE. All other details can be found on the Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-daytime-cuddle-party-march-9th-2019-tickets-52187648662 What is a Cuddle Party? Cuddle Party is a 3-4 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like minded people. More details are in the Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-daytime-cuddle-party-march-9th-2019-tickets-52187648662).

    Cuddle Castle

    The Richmond District · San Francisco, CA