Conscious Connection Jam: Embodiment, Awareness, and Deep Play

Jan 10, 2018 · San Francisco, United States of America

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In the age of iPhones and the interwebs, where people are more comfortable looking at screens than at people, connection has become a lost art. This Connection Jam, facilitated by Jonathan Bender, will not only help you connect with others, but also allows you to deepen your connection with yourself. A Connection Jam gets you in touch with your own body, heart and voice as much as it does with other people. Think movement, self-expression, and heart-opening dialogue. Connection Jams are guided processes (e.g., it's not just an open forum where anything goes). In a safe and fun space, you will begin with connecting with yourself first, then move into interconnection with others.

This safe container takes you through a fun and embodied process (you'll be moving around a fair amount). Introverts are incredibly welcome--we'll have some exercises for you to feel more energized around others.

Note: this is not Contact Improvisation nor is it sexualized/romantic contact.

Bring a water bottle. Wear clothes you can move in. About the Facilitator: Since 1996, Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA, has coached and taught workshops to thousands, focusing on self-expression, public speaking, personal growth and "the performance of your life."

As founder of WholeSpeak, LLC, Jonathan spends his time teaching how to show up in life and on stage with authenticity, power, and dynamic presence. He also trains and certifies coaches in the WholeSpeak Method. Jonathan is a professional theatre director, actor and writer; he holds an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance and a Master's in Performance Studies and Speech Communication. Jonathan is also the founder and organizer of Conscious Business Bay Area.

6:30: Check in, healthy snacks
6:45: Walking Meditation/Event Intro
7:00: Jonathan Bender
8:30: Closing Circle/structured mingling
9:00: End

Members get free admission to one CH event per month! Membership is $10 per month and supports the Consciousness Hacking organization. If you pay for a year upfront, we'll give you two months (that's two events) for free!

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