Conscious Play Fighting (London, 16 Dec)

£40£150

Please read the full event description below 

  • If you are booking for a couple, please select the right ticket
  • To order, submit the waiver first then select your event type (workshop only or combined ticket) and ticket category, add to cart and then check-out and pay
  • Maintaining a diverse gender balance contributes to a feeling of safety and comfort. As such we have different ticket categories and some categories may sell out faster.
  • If your ticket category is not available at the moment, please email info@openrelating.love with ‘playfight waitlist‘ in the subject line.

Important – by purchasing a ticket, you agree that the organisers or venue will not be held responsible for any injuries that may be caused by this activity.

Description

  • Conscious & sober workshop followed by free-play (temple)
  • Open to anyone over 21
  • A fun and dynamic workout with added benefits*
  • Arrival at 6:30 for a 7pm start
  • Soft drinks, tea and snacks provided
  • Address will be emailed to all attendees on the Wednesday before the event
  • Easy access near Queen’s Road Peckham Overground station (free parking)

Workshop

7PM-10:0PM

Play Fighting is about connection to your own body and with others, fun and consent. It can be as gentle and flowing or as energetic and wild as you want it to be. Engaging with others in play fighting can spark the creativity and joy of our inner-child. It also can teach us a lot about boundaries, consent and communicating them in a nonverbal way.

In the workshop, we will talk through safety issues, demonstrate techniques and go through a series of exercises to warm up and connect with others. Everyone who wants to, will have an opportunity to challenge another for a play fight in the ring.

If you are attending the workshop only, please select the right ticket (workshop).

Temple

10:00PM-1AM

This is a collaboration with Temples of Eros – a conscious community dedicated to connection, intimacy and authenticity.

What to expect at a temple night? Following the workshop, we will open the space to free flow of interaction, which can include continuing with play-fighting or any other consensual interaction. There will be trained safeguarding monitors on-hand, drinks and snacks throughout the night. The temple will begin with a consent workshop.

What you may see in the space, depending on the flavour of the night (which we can never fully predict!):

Sensual and sexual play, in couples and groups. This doesn’t mean you’re expected to participate in this way. Whatever you have to bring on the night, emotionally, physically, spiritually is important, welcome and a valued contribution to the collective energy. It could be that you’re in the mood for a hug or conversation. Or on the contrary, feeling quite sexual. In our temples there’s space for everything!

If you would like to stay for the temple, please select the inclusive ticket (workshop+temple). 

Your facilitators: 

Roy Graff is a psychotherapist, life and relationship coach who draws on his training in Psychosynthesis psychotherapy, Radical Honesty, Non-violent Communication and Wheel of Consent training to offer coaching and mentoring to individuals, couples and polycules. He can help you with relationship issues, honesty and authenticity in relating, life transformation and major life crises.

You can read more about Roy on his bio.

Paulina Sygulska Tenner is a keen practitioner and student of tantra, shamanism and conscious sexuality with organisations such as ISTA (also as an assistant). She has experience as temple night host and facilitator, circling facilitator (meditation in connection), as well as a burlesque artist! She’s passionate about open and wholesome sexual expression and creating spaces where others can access their full sensual and sexual potential. She’s also a deeply spiritual being. She’s just launched her first business book, “Laid Bare: what the business leader learnt from the stripper”.

Read more about Paulina and Temples of Eros here.