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Cuddle Party THIS Saturday!!!!
Need Cuddling right now? Join us Saturday for Cuddle Party!!!
Cuddle Party Sonoma County
Santa Rosa – October 21, 2017
Led by: Sujata D. Monti and friends
Click here for specifics about the content, hours of the evening and to register: www.cuddleparty.com/sebastopol
Now is the time to come together for healing. Many people have been traumatized either directly or indirectly as a result of the fires. Being held and/or talking it out is a great way to feel safe and discharge trauma. It’s a great reset for your nervous system and very, very helpful in getting back to being and centeredness in a way that isolating never can. We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and join us in healing our community!!! Your inner child will LOVE you for it!! Hugs!!
What is a Cuddle Party?
An Official Cuddle Party is a fun, playful workshop about connection and communication that includes an abundance of nurturing, affectionate touch. It’s a structured, non-sexual and drug and alcohol-free, community potluck for adults. It’s a wonderful way to make new friends and heal your stress. Called a "Party" because it is so much fun (a wonderful alternative to a standard singles scene and night life although you can be in ANY relationship status to join us)!
People may attend a Cuddle Party for a variety of reasons. Some come just to have fun and enjoy a wonderful evening of connecting with like-hearted people. Some see a Cuddle Party as a great networking opportunity to look for new friends, significant other, business associates. Some (both men and women alike) come to safely fulfill their need for affection and nurturing touch that may be missing in their everyday life. Some appreciate the learning and personal growth aspect, having the opportunity to improve their social and communication skills (expressing needs, setting boundaries, etc.), and explore ways of creating conscious connection and closeness. Some may appreciate risking connecting with someone of the same sex (or the opposite if that's your edge). Some may even find an element of spirituality here, and play with "touch meditation" or explore different states of consciousness ("the cuddling hormone" oxytocin can produce a lovely and relaxed altered state). It's a GREAT way to create community!!!
Cuddling can mean feet against feet, head or shoulder rubs, full-body hugs, spooning with one or many other people - it is entirely up to you. You can participate according to your desires and comfort level (it is perfectly ok if you just want to talk and not touch anyone for a while or not at all - YOU ARE ALWAYS AT CHOICE!!!). You will have a great opportunity to meet and connect with other cuddle-minded people in a safe and relaxing environment.
During the first hour we create the structure and safe space by introducing ourselves, learning about Cuddle Party philosophy and rules (like "Ask before touching anyone"), and by going through several communication and ice-breaker exercises. This is followed by a couple of hours of social cuddling time, and ends with a Closing Circle.
Please share with all of your friends and associates about these wonderful events by forwarding this info to like-hearted people.
A picture’s worth a thousand words, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzVGEXL8JRk
Enjoy and be well!!!
I really enjoyed my experience at the cuddle party. It moved me and lots came up for me. This was like a huge feat for me in many ways; allowing in the love and touch. I have a ways to go, however, now I see an avenue for direction I need to go. It looks as though the next one is full, and I bet there is a huge waiting list already. If not, I'd like to go. I am truly amazed that I can do this. Thank you for all your work and compassion in bringing this together. What I saw happening at this party was intense compassion in action. It was wonderful to see people receive what they need, and I was a part of this. Thank you for making it happen. BS Santa Rosa, CA
Dear Sujata, thanks so much for organizing the Cuddle Party. It was my first experience and it was wonderful. What a safe loving way to relax in someone's arms, have a great conversation and feel touched in a way that I long for. RF, Fairfax
'I felt more relaxed than I can remember in a very long time. I felt safe, comfortable and held in a way that allowed my body to just let go. Thank you! AVC Petaluma, CA
Safety, love, acceptance, laughter, play, touch. This is my cuddle party experience. From this place of innocence and intimacy profound connections happen. Sujata’s party is simply the best of the best. W.S. Marin
Thank you and your team again for providing this in our lives. Each party is different and last night I really experienced the "real meaning" which is Real Touch and the power and healing of touch. We live in such an unconnected world with all this technology and most of our culture perceives touch as sexual. What a relief that I can come there and feel safe (esp as a single woman) and cared about at a deep level---not seen as a some man or woman's "sexual hit potential" which is just everywhere. LK Sebastopol
Sujata and her team did a wonderful job to create a comfortable and safe space at their lovely home. The gentle introduction and “safety” exercises set the tone for respectful, non-competitive and relaxed verbal and, if desired, physical connection between the guests. I found it especially heartwarming that I could connect with men and women alike and that everyone felt so at ease. This is a great opportunity to explore edges, regardless if such an event sounds weird to you, or if you are a seasoned workshopper in the sensual realm. Highly recommended for singles and couples. MU Santa Rosa, CA
I not only enjoyed great cuddling, but I met the woman I've always dreamed about at Sujata's Cuddle Party. It shows, you CAN "have your cake and eat it too"! Paul R.
Santa Rosa, CA
From the moment I walked into the Cuddle Party I felt safe and welcomed. In particular, I appreciated the tone of playful friendliness that Sujata sets. The experience was extremely well orchestrated from start to finish. The time spent on ground rules was perfect. The ground rules and the discussion of boundaries created the perfect balance of permission and safety, enabling me to feel at ease in both reaching out for touch and receiving touch. I enjoyed the people I there and felt that my needs were met, which I must confess is not how I normally feel. What I have taken with me from the event is a very strong sense of the OKness of my own needs--particularly my need for touch. I continue to be able to ask for what I want in my current relationship without feeling embarrassed or ashamed. I recommend this experience to anyone seeking a deeper connection with humanity--both their own and that of others. D.R., MFT, Santa Rosa, CA
"Sujata's Cuddle Parties are the best, characterized by her passion for bringing strangers together and making them comfortable and engaged. Her warm, welcoming personality fills the room and surrounds folks like warm embrace." D.D Hopland, CA
"Cuddle parties are a safe place to interact physically with others in a nurturing and fun environment! Cuddle Parties are a wonderful, safe place for a single women to get touch needs met!" R. R., Female Business Owner, Santa Rosa, CA