March 30, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
Oakland, CA 94606
Cuddle Party is a 3 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.
Cuddle Party is a holistic, social environment, that attracts fascinating people from all walks of life. It provides a special and unique opportunity for connection, learning, and growth. Come cuddle with us!
About Cuddle Party
Cuddle Party experiences teach participants that they alone create their own safety container. How did it change my life? When I was growing up and received a NO, it felt like I was being rejected. The result was my emphasis on being nice, being lovable and being unconditionally available. The profound learning came when I realized my unyielding YES’s became a subconscious inability to trust another person’s YES, without their own personally vocalized NO!
I am very appreciative and honored by the courage shown by those who have clear boundaries, and an ability to voice their YES and NO decisions without guilt, shame or fear. It gives me the confidence to ask for what my own heart desires, instead of censoring myself, knowing the receiver of my request has the voice and courage to embrace or withdraw, based on their own perimeters. “Thank you for taking care of yourself.”
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 1:15 pm and late arrivals will not be admitted.
Do not wear strong scents.
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 $30 prepaid or $50 per pair
LIMIT 35 spots
If there is room $35 @ door or $60 per pair @ door
ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://cuddlepartysfmar19.eventbrite.com
About Your Facilitators
Monique Darling, Author of ‘Beyond Cuddle Party’ and workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 2000 workshops in the past 10 years. She is the founder of Everyday Tantra, 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.Everydaytantra.com or track her whereabouts at www.whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com
Peter Petersen has been teaching for 17 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 15 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 has traveled with Monique for over the last 3 years teaching Tantra all over North America, the EU, Asia, and Australia. 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.