April Authentic Relating Games

Dear Community,

I’m curious. What’s alive for you right now? I invite you to pause for a minute and ask yourself that question, moving from your head to your heart to your body. Before we can connect with each other, we need to first connect with ourselves. This is why we often begin events with a game we call Crowdsourced Meditation, allowing us to combine individual presence with group involvement. Curious to learn more? Please join our next event as we practice different ways of being human in order to connect more deeply with ourselves and each other.

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I’m happy to share that Authentic Oakland now has a website! It contains our agreements, an introduction to authentic relating, facilitator bios and event information. Please check it out and share it with those who may be interested in joining our events. Special thanks to my partner, Charlotte Klingholz, who designed our beautiful logo and edited our website photography.

Since we’ve officially launched, our events are now by donation. We believe that what we’re doing is worth your investment, and so we ask that you pay what you can with a suggested donation of $10 - 25. We also believe in supporting local communities. So we’ll be donating 50% of event profit to Shuumi Land Tax, a voluntary annual contribution that non-Indigenous people living on traditional Lisjan Ohlone territory (Oakland) make to support the critical work of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust.

Our next Authentic Relating Games event will happen on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7:00 - 9:00pm PST. This event is limited to 16 people so you're encouraged to sign up early.

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What are Authentic Relating Games? Authentic Relating Games are a place to practice different ways of being human with others. AR Games interrupt our habitual ways of being, and offer opportunities to stretch ourselves emotionally, mentally, and relationally.

What are the games like? Some of them are played one on one, some in small groups, some with the whole group. They can be fun and playful, or serious and edgy.

Please note: Authentic Oakland events will be online only during the covid-19 pandemic. Each participant should join from their own computer in a quiet space.

With love,