Join Angela and Ocian for a unique opportunity to be serenaded with the healing Soul Songs of SoundSeed Medicine Music while you rest in the embrace of community. We are coming together to bring you the combined benefits of a Cuddle Party with the personal healing and growth that comes with Ocian's incredible sound bath. Come with us on a beautiful 3 hour journey of affectionate touch, sound healing, and clear and conscious communication. Join us for this special evening of connection, kindness, healing, growth, and community. We gather in this safe space to explore touch and embrace this soft remembrance.
▶▶▶ Love Exchange: $40 ◀◀◀
You can save your spot online: https://sound-healing-cuddles.eventbrite.com
OR via e-transfer: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are also welcome to bring cash at the door (if there are spots still available)
~~What is a Cuddle Party?~~
Cuddle Party is a 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.
~~What are the 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 is Ocian's Sound Healing?~~
SoundSeed Medicine Music can be described as a shamanic journey. Laying down, participants can go into a deep almost a trance-like state. Ocian begins with the soft reminder to breathe while the body softens tention and finds relaxation. A moment of stillness brings in the opportunity to set an intention for this dive into our subconscious. Ocian guides participants into the breath, the body, and the mind to create a safe container for us all to work with the sound as therapy or medicine. This is a practice of witnessing and listening deeply to how your body, both physical and energetic and your mind, both emotional and mental, responds to the different sounds during the session. The more you put into this experience, the more you get out of it, you being your own healer, this is a gateway to finding your own resonance and alignment.
~~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 an hour of ‘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.
Then, at 9pm, you will be offered the opportunity to settle into a spot and get comfortable, by yourself or with others, while Ocian takes us on a beautiful 45 minute sound journey. This session includes Crystal Bowls, Crystal Lyre, Crystal didjeridu, Zaphir and Koshi Chimes, Rattles, drum and others, along with her etheric and powerful voice.
Afterwards, we will bring the evening to a close with a short closing circle.
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.
Would you like to join us?
Wonderful, here are the 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. 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.
WHAT TO BRING: Please bring pillows and blankets/mats to contribute to our cuddle space for the evening! Please also bring a water bottle, and a snack for yourself (or to share with the group) if you would like. :)
▶▶▶ Love Exchange: $40 ◀◀◀
You can save your spot online: https://sound-healing-cuddles.eventbrite.com
OR via e-transfer: email@example.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. (if there are space still available)
Please send us a message if money is a concern. There may be donated spots available, and if not we would be happy to arrange some other exchange. :)
For more information please visit http://www.cuddleparty.com
About the Facilitators:
Angela is a Life & Relationship Coach, Community Organizer, Cuddle Party facilitator, Healer, Artisan and mom of 3 children. She is educated in Psychology (with a thesis in social cognition), and has experience in Mental Health, Research, Social Work, and Crisis Counselling. Angela has been part of the Calgary Tantra community since 2014, where she started working with and became mentored by its founder: Rovena Skye. Since joining, Angela has attended and assisted in the planning, organization and facilitation of more than 100 workshops on vulnerability, managing emotional triggers, fearless relating (with self, others, and the world), conscious relationships, compassionate communication, and sacred sexuality. Through these experiences, Angela has also had the pleasure of meeting and studying under expert and master level Relationship Coaches, Sex Educators and Tantra teachers from all over the world.
Angela is passionate about supporting and empowering people, holding space for vulnerability and deep healing, and creating positive and meaningful social changes in our world. One of her favourite ways to do this is by facilitating Cuddle Parties, where people are offered an opportunity to authentically connect with others while learning about and practicing boundary setting, communication skills, and self-care. Angela also offers coaching sessions, private therapeutic cuddle sessions, energy healing sessions, and high vibrational handmade jewelry through Numinous Creations.
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Ocian is the founder of SoundSeed Medicine Journeys. As a sound practitioner since 2010, Ocian gracefully weaves in a plethora of modalities to create one-of-a-kind experiences, every time. Ocian is a visionary, an intuitive, a spiritual teacher and coach, using frequency and vibration to harmonize the body, mind and soul. By combining this fundamental building block of life (sound) with Usui Reiki (masters level), hot-stone therapy, touch therapy and most recently The Alchemists Path: Celtic Shamanism and Numa Somatics Breathwork, Ocian facilitates group Journeys for participants to safely explore the inner world and all it contains. These sessions include Crystal Bowls, Crystal Lyre, Crystal didjeridu, Zaphir and Koshi Chimes, Rattles, drum and others, along with her etheric and powerful voice. Her one-on-one sessions include Hot-Stone Massage Therapy on a Vibrational Sound Table, with the live instruments, creating a unique, relaxing experience. As she works, Ocian can hear, feel and sometimes see the underlying vibrational and energetic patterns held within the body or group energy field. She uses this clairaudience to offer an awareness of these patterns, with a reminder of the power of our personal beliefs, stories, and most importantly, our own ability to be the catalyst for our own repatterning. This work offers each person the potential and the power of self-healing and self-awareness.
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
"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."