TIME TO CELEBRATE!
Cuddle Sanctuary is two years old! To celebrate we’ll have a birthday cuddle on Saturday night, December 3rd. There will be cupcakes, a giant card to color and draw on and lots of hugs. This event is free. Join us and bring your friends.
Looking for something different and fun to do on Saturday night?
Ready to connect with great people and get some hugs?
Want to relax and just be yourself?
Starting December 3rd, each Saturday night will have a different theme - no two events will be just the same!
Join us at Cuddle Sanctuary were we affirm healthy boundaries, are open and accepting of all people and cultivate tender human contact.
Please hold your spot via our revervation side https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=297640&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=12/03/16
LOCATION & PARKING: We are at The Love Dome in Venice on 200 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90292 which is North of Rose Ave and across from Whole Foods. Closest cross street is Warren. Street parking on Lincoln Blvd and side streets. To find the Love Dome, look for the "Photo Studio" sign. Also, the store "Out of the Closet" is just a few doors south of the Love Dome.
7:45PM Registration begins. Note: doors close at 8:15 pm. (Sorry, no refunds for latecomers!)
8:15PM Opening circle, relaxation and getting-to-know you exercises, cuddle etiquette, birthday theme activities and fun
10:15PM Closing circle / Fond Farewells
WHAT TO WEAR? Dress in clothes that are conducive to snuggling. Soft, cozy pajamas, cotton t-shirts, sweatpants, leggings are all welcome. Tank tops and shorts are a-okay for the warmer weather. Feel free to change clothes when you arrive. Hygiene is important at cuddles - be squeaky clean and minty fresh - it's easier to get close that way! (Note: come free of perfumes, colognes and cigarette smoke. Some of us have sensitive noses - thanks!)
WHAT TO BRING?
Optional: You are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket - cozy comforters, sleeping bags, all are welcome with the cooler weather.
Optional: You are also welcome to bring a healthy snack or drink to share. (No alcohol please.)
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:
For years, Jean Franzblau kept Googling “cuddle” and “Los Angeles” hoping to find an event. She’s now the founder of Cuddle Sanctuary in Los Angeles which provides a safe space every week for people to give and receive healthy touch. “I found that when my needs for cuddling were met, I made better decisions in my love life. I wasn’t starving for touch!” Besides also being a corporate training consultant, Jean is also a workshop leader and coach at her company, Sexual Esteem with Jean. She facilitates Cuddle Sanctuary Private Sessions and was featured in a BuzzFeed video on the subject that got over seven million views. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA. Find her at CuddleSanctuary.com.
Fei is a cuddle bug who believes in the healing power of unconditional love and nurturing, affectionate touch. As the Lead Facilitator at Cuddle Sanctuary, she is skilled in creating safe, gentle spaces for connection, self-care, and growth. Sharing healthy human touch is an essential part of her wellness practice. "I love how cuddling peels down layers and allows for authentic connections with ourselves and others." Fei relishes in sharing the joy of hugs to individuals and the community. She also facilitates Cuddle Sanctuary Private Sessions as featured on Buzzfeed.
MORE ABOUT WHO WE ARE
Cuddle Sanctuary is where people come to give and receive cuddling and feel connected to themselves and each other. It’s a a terrific Saturday night treat. All genders and orientations - individuals, groups and couples - are all welcome.
The Cuddle Sanctuary workshop is a guided social experience that includes a welcome circle, easy relaxation activities, communication exercises and a description of cuddle etiquette. The event typically culminates in a voluntary "cuddle lab." Touch is always consensual and never a requirement to participate.
At Cuddle Sanctuary you may experience an increased sense of well-being and belonging, a boost in compassion and playfulness, a decrease blood pressure and a better night's sleep. Cuddle Sanctuary provides opportunities to meet new friends, connect with partners and pals in a soulful new way and be part of a warm, safe and huggable tribe. You are guaranteed to have a fantastic Saturday night.
Here are some quotes from our attendees:
"This was my first time. Thank you to everyone for the amazing energy and the welcome feeling. It was truly a wonderful evening with wonderful people. I can't wait for the next one and to hopefully see all you beautiful people again very soon.
"Still smiling and feeling full of love. Thank you!!”
"Still feeling so good from last night, such wonderful people and amazing energy! I feel so lucky to have found you all!”
"[The workshop leader]...was warm, and very clear about the guidelines which I think helped to create a safe space."
Cuddle Sanctuary is getting national attention!
Buzzfeed did a segment about our Affection Spa Treatments:
Here we are on Fusion TV:
This video explains more about what to expect:
Only a reservation confirms your spot at the event. As a courtesy, please be sure to un-RSVP using the link provided if you're plans change.