Summer Celebration: Potluck & Cuddle Party! @ Scarboro Community Association, Calgary [28 July]

Summer Celebration: Potluck & Cuddle Party!


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28
July
18:45 - 23:00

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Scarboro Community Association
1727 14 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0W8
It is Summer Time! Let's come together to celebrate!

Join us for this evening of delight — A community Potluck, and a Cuddle Party led by Angela! Come to meet new people! Come to re-connect with those you already know! Come be with community. Be nurtured, and nourished. Cuddle, Play, Laugh, Dance! Be you. ♥

This is a beautiful opportunity to expand and authentically connect with others. At the Cuddle Party 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 safe and 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 WILL THE EVENING LOOK LIKE?~~

We will start the evening with a beautiful potluck feast! Please bring with you some delicious food and/or drinks to share with everyone – perhaps your favourite recipe. Easy to eat finger foods are always a hit!

Once we are all fed, nourished, and feeling connected, we will gather in the cuddle space together to begin the Cuddle Party workshop at 8pm.

~~ DETAILS ~~

TIME: Doors open at 6:30pm, please sign in at the front door. The potluck begins at 7:00pm. The doors are closed and the Cuddle Party starts at 8:00pm sharp. The event comes to a close at 11pm.

ARRIVE ON TIME: The opening Welcome Circle at 8pm 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. Please use the parking lot, as we don’t want to take up the residential parking spaces on the street.

WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable, non-binding, clothing (sweat pants, loose cotton, pajamas, onesies: think comfy, not sexy). This will be a shoe-free environment, so please bring and wear clean socks. Please avoid using strong scents, as some people are sensitive to them.

This is a drug & alcohol free event. Please arrive with an ability to give and receive consent.

CONSCIOUS INVESTMENT:
▶▶▶ Love Exchange: $30 ◀◀◀

You can save your spot online: http://calgary-cuddle-party.eventbrite.com/

OR via e-transfer: [email protected] 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 EXACTLY 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!

~~WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE CUDDLE PARTY?~~

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. Angela teaches 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. :)

I 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.

— For more information please visit http://cuddleparty.com
— ~~ ABOUT THE FACILITATOR ~~

Angela Bladon is an Empowerment Practitioner: A Life & Relationship Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Artisan 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 part of the Calgary Tantra community, and has been mentored by its founder, Rovena Skye, since 2014. She has attended and assisted in the planning, organization and facilitation of more than 150 workshops and retreats 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. Through these experiences Angela has learned from expert and master level Relationship Coaches, Sex Educators, Reiki Practitioners, and Tantra Teachers from all over the world. She is also currently training to be a Soul Realignment Practitioner, is completing the Well Life Coaching program, and will be participating in Tribal Tantra Teacher training next year.

Angela offers coaching sessions, private therapeutic cuddle sessions, energy healing sessions, and high vibrational handmade jewelry through her business: Numinous Creations.

To schedule a free consultation with Angela:

http://numinouscreations.setmore.com/

— WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING…

«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

«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.»
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