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Transformational Games: Crossing Thresholds

  • Sacred Embodiment Community 9414 Roosevelt Way Northeast Seattle, WA, 98115 United States (map)

Transformational Authentic Relating Games: Crossing Thresholds
Wednesday July 10, 7 - 9:30 pm
Hosted by Laureli Shimayo & Paulé Wood

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to:
Laureli Shimayo:, 720-352-2434
Paulé Wood:

Boundaries are often fluid, even when we think they are firm.

Where are your boundaries? How do you know? How flexible are they? What are your boundary conditions for leaning in and crossing? Or letting others cross?

What’s okay? What feels good? What’s optimal?

We'll explore fun and revealing exercises around our boundaries and how they change in relationship to who we're with, where we are, and how we feel. You'll walk away with new awareness and deeper connections with yourself and others in our Authentic Seattle Community.

AR (Authentic Relating) is about what is real. It's about what you are feeling and experiencing in the bodily felt sense. It's about your actual thoughts and emotions in the moment, whether they be frightening, silly, sexy, or questioning. It's about the nature of connectedness when you look into the eyes of another being.

Relating Games are a collection of experiences and activities that give participants a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of genuine interpersonal connection. Game nights provide a lower-stakes venue to feel the power of being vulnerable in community with the aim of bringing more authentic connection into our lives every day.

Authentic Relating is a growing movement with communities around the globe gathering to connect and enrich the human experience. (

We are a community that is unleashing our aliveness through self-expression, connection, and bearing witness to each other.

Sacred Embodiment Community will be hosting monthly Authentic Relating Games nights. All are welcome to join.

Event Details:
- Address: 9414 Roosevelt Way NE
- Ample street parking and public transit options.
- Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to settle into the space so we can begin at 7pm. We lock the doors at 7:15.
- Cost: Donation basis $10-$30 suggested to support budding Sacred Embodiment and Authentic Seattle communities. Cash, check or card accepted at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Your assistance with set-up or clean up would be most appreciated in lieu of financial support.

Additional Considerations:
- Please note that Authentic Relating events are not a therapeutic setting, and the facilitators are not there in the role of counselors. If you have needs that would best be served by a mental health professional, do not consider this practice as a substitute for such care.
- Games & Circling events can facilitate people making deep connections. Not everyone brings that connected experience with them after an event. Please remember to practice everyday politeness if you reach out to someone to connect socially after an event.
- If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask any of the Authentic Seattle or Sacred Embodiment facilitators.

Note: Currently SEC has limited ADA accessibility. Our practice and meeting space has no stairs and is wheelchair accessible. However, our bathroom currently does not fit a wheelchair. We will do our best to accommodate the physical needs of all bodies. If you have questions or concerns about your accessibility in our space, please contact