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Cuddle Party Sonoma County October
Date Saturday October 11
Time 4:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Location Details
Private Location

Confirmation with address e-mailed after you register
Santa Rosa Area, CA 95401
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorSujata Monti
Emailsujata [at]
Cuddle Party Sonoma County

Santa Rosa – October 11, 2014
Time: 5:00-9:00pm
Led by: Sujata D. Monti
Cost: $25-50

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CONFIRMATIONS with complete details and directions will be sent usually within a week of your registration and no later than 3 days prior to the event - unless you registered less than 3 days prior. ASSUME you will get a confirmation if you have paid online. Since I have to do that part manually, I usually do it once a week.
What is a Cuddle Party?
Cuddle Party is a fun, playful workshop about connection and communication that includes an abundance of nurturing and affectionate touch. It is safe and structured, non-sexual and drug and alcohol-free, potluck event. 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,
Enjoy and be well!!!
PS We recently created a meet up group and would be thrilled to have you as a member. We’ll be offering Cuddle Parties, Free Hugs, Calistoga Swim Nights, Clothing Exchanges, transformational events, and more that won’t be advertised any other way!! It’s also a great way to create carpooling opportunities with other cuddlers!!! Here’s the link so you can join us:
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
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