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Cuddle Party in April!

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Scarboro Community Hall

1737 14 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T3C 0W5

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You are invited to a Cuddle Party! ♥

Join us for a beautiful opportunity to grow and authentically connect with others. We come together to learn and practice the skills we need to ask for what we want in life, to say "no" to the things we don't want, to become empowered and build trust in our own ability to take care of ourself, to honour our own experiences and emotions as well as those of others, to develop a new way of looking at rejection, to find our voice and to learn ways to compassionately communicate with those around us.

The workshop is open to everyone! It is great for those who are single, and for those in a relationship. You can come with a date, come with a friend, or come by yourself. We have an incredibly welcoming, compassionate, and caring community and we love meeting new people.

And most importantly - There’s nothing that you have to do here. You are encouraged to find and express your boundaries, which will always be honoured. We create a space that is supportive for everyone.

This event is an opportunity for you to welcome more affection, comfort, connection, and ease into your life. Say “yes” to you!

~~WHAT IS A CUDDLE PARTY!?~~

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.

Cuddle Party is a formal, non-sexual event. It 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.

You can come to a Cuddle Party to meet new people, to enjoy amazing conversations, to touch, to be touched, to have fun, to practice asking for what you want, to practice saying “no” to what you don’t want — all in a setting structured to be a safe place for exploration and enjoyment. Shucks, you can even come to a Cuddle Party just to cuddle!

~~BENEFITS OF ATTENDING~~

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 the Cuddle Party. Self-care is a cornerstone of Cuddle Party experience.

Cuddle Party lets you:

  • Learn clear and easy ways to communicate

  • Set limits simply and straightforwardly

  • Give and receive enjoyable non-sexual touch in a safe setting, where your boundaries are respected.

At a Cuddle Party you gain:

  • Clarity and confidence

  • Boundary and communication skills

  • Comfort, support and encouragement

  • The secrets to welcome, relaxed, non-sexual touch

The skills you learn at Cuddle Party translate into every day life, right from the start. When boundaries and consent are clear, every relationship is easier.

~~WHAT WILL THE EVENING LOOK LIKE?~~

We open with a Welcome Circle - about 1 hour for everyone to introduce themselves, to go over the 11 cuddle party rules, and to participate in a few ice-breaker exercises to help everyone get comfortable. We teach communication and boundary skills in ways that are lighthearted and fun.

Then we open up for ‘free-style’ cuddling. You have plenty of time to relax, share a hug, give or recieve a back rub, have a conversation, snuggle up with friends new and old, draw, journal, laugh, practice saying 'No', or just unwind after a long day.

Typically, people enjoy foot-rubs, back rubs, spooning, nuzzling, and just generally snuggling up together. Some people like to settle in for a period of time, others like to try shorter times with a variety of people.

At the end, we close with a short closing circle.

~~WHO ATTENDS?~~

People of all ages (18+), genders, sexual orientations, body shapes/sizes/abilities, cultural backgrounds, and relationship statuses are welcome to attend! New people are encouraged to join.

If you are in a relationship, we ask that you check in with yourself and/or your partner(s) to ensure that attending the Cuddle Party falls within your relationship agreements before attending. :)

We ask that you come with a thoughtful and open mind; A fun-loving, compassionate, and non-judgmental attitude; And a willingness to act with integrity in a conscious and mindful way.




Want to join us? Awesome! Here are the event details:

TIME: Doors open at 6:30pm, registration is complete by 6:50. The doors are locked and event starts at 7:00pm sharp. The cuddle party comes to a close at 10pm.

ARRIVE ON TIME: 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.

LOCATION: The event is happening at Scarboro Community Centre, 1727 14 Ave SW, Calgary, AB. The doors and a large parking lot are located on the South side, beside the tennis courts - which is accessible via 15th Avenue. You will see a "Cuddle Party" sign on the door.

CONSCIOUS INVESTMENT:

▶▶▶ Love Exchange: $35 ◀◀◀

Save your spot online: http://calgary-cuddle-party.eventbrite.com/

OR via e-transfer: yyc.cuddles@gmail.com. Please add a comment to the e-transfer stating your name, the date of the event you plan to attend, and your email address. Use the password: connection.

You are also welcome to bring cash at the door.

Please send me a message if money is a concern. There may be donated spots available, and if not I would be happy to arrange some other exchange. :)

WHAT TO WEAR: Wear something that is comfortable to cuddle in! Pajamas, yoga clothing, sweatpants, t-shirts, onesies, etc. Think comfy - not sexy. Clothes will stay on the entire time. This will be a shoe-free environment, so please bring and wear some clean socks or slippers. Please do not wear perfume or strong fragrances, as some people have scent sensitivities. :)

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring pillows and blankets/mats to contribute to our cuddle space for the evening! There are beautiful hardwood floors, but if everyone brings something soft to lay on, we will be very comfortable! Please also bring a water bottle, and a snack for yourself (or to share with the group) if you would like. :)


For more information please visit http://www.cuddleparty.com/


About the Facilitator:


Angela Bladon is an Empowerment Practitioner: A Life & Relationship Coach, Community Organizer, Tantra Facilitator and mom of 3 children from Calgary, Alberta. She is passionate about supporting people in living fully and loving deeply from a place of pleasure, power, and ease. Angela enjoys building communities and holding space for connection, vulnerability and emotional healing. Angela’s educational background is in Psychology and Philosophy, and she has over a decade of experience in Mental Health, Research, Social Work, and Crisis Counselling.

Angela is a leader in the Calgary Tantra community, where she was mentored by its founder, Rovena Skye. She has attended and assisted in the planning, organization and facilitation of more than 150 workshops, retreats, and training courses on vulnerability, managing emotional triggers, fearless relating (with self, others, and the world), conscious relationships, consent & boundaries, compassionate communication (NVC), body de-armouring, ecstatic dance, cacao ceremonies, energy work, and sacred sexuality. Angela has received training and mentoring from expert and master level Relationship Coaches, Sex Educators, Reiki Practitioners, and Tantra Teachers from all over the world. She is currently working on certification for Tantra Coaching while also training to be a Soul Realignment Practitioner, completing the Dragon Tree Life Coaching program, and has just finished a month-long Tribal Tantra Teacher training program in Bali.

Angela works with individuals, couples, and groups - offering workshops and classes, coaching sessions, private therapeutic cuddle sessions, energy work sessions, and high vibrational handmade jewelry through her business: Numinous Creations.


To schedule a free consultation with Angela:
http://numinouscreations.setmore.com/

To learn more about the community and the workshops offered:

https://www.facebook.com/NuminousCreations/

https://www.facebook.com/CalgaryCuddles/

https://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Cuddle-Party/


Testimonials from others who have attended:

"Cuddle parties are a great way to meet new people and connect through the power of care, compassion, emotion and touch. I'd recommend this to any and everyone." - Raj

“What stood out the most is the caring and calm effect of Angela’s voice. I love how she encourages and that it is ok to have wants and desires or to say “no” without being ashamed of it” - anonymous

"Thank you so much for the chance to attend the cuddle party. I have been in a state of bliss ever since. The human contact, the respectful people in the group it was all amazing. The comfort for a man going through a divorce was amazing. Being able to approach women when your nervous about dating was awsome too. No stress, no pressure just approach anyone for a cuddle or hug. I hope to attend as often as possible." - anonymous

“The cuddle parties are the highlight of my month. I look forward to each one and for, I wish they were more often. Really wonderful vibe and a safe space for creating connections and getting a big dose of oxytocin. I HIGHLY recommend going if you've never been.” - Candice

"I had the opportunity to go to a cuddle party hosted my Angela and Amber. At first I wasn't sure what to think, but as the evening progressed I was relieved to feel as safe as I did. Both Angela and Amber provided the best experience of feeling truly nurtured in the safe container of sacred space. There was no obligations or judgments from anyone and I felt very comfortable to laugh, cry and just be held safely. It was a beautiful experience that I would recommend to anyone!! Thanks again to you both for creating this space of compassionate energy! Much love."

"Relaxation, contentment, the warmth of a caring unjudging human touch. I forgot all my problems and could just focus on being with another person in a loving caring atmosphere."

'I attended the cuddle party after a long time and it was one of the very best ones that I've ever attended. Angela's facilitation was awesome which made everyone relaxed and able to explore, enjoy, feel, deliver and receive touch in a safe and enchanting space. A very special evening was created thus. Thank you!'

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