"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment". - Ralph Waldo Emmerson
The essence of Emmerson's words is the foundation for every workshop, group or event that I facilitate. Our greatest and most fulfilling work is learning how to truly "be ourselves" while in connection with others. Most of us wear personas in groups that have us hide who we truly are--our desires, our quirks, our passion, our purpose.
The group events I run are design to create a safe container to explore, share and cultivate the hidden or underdeveloped aspects of who we are--these often include our power, our voice, our emotions, and our sexuality.
If you want to deeper your ability cultivate intimacy and vulnerably share who you are in community, these groups and workshops are for you. Whether you feel you are beginner in this work, or have been on your path for a while and want more advances practices and methods of connection, we have something perfect for you.
Below is a calendar of upcoming events. Arielle regularly hosts in the Bay Area, Hawaii, and other locations around the country and world. To book Arielle to host an event at your location, contact her here.
Reflections from Past Workshops
"To fully integrate facilitation with rawness, event-direction with realness, and group-holding with vulnerability is, essentially, an impossible game. Arielle wins this impossible game. Again and again. Every time I’ve been to one of her events, as a participant or a co-facilitator, she has blown me away with her ability to simultaneously channel intuitive wisdom, hold clear structure, and be 100% herself." - Dave B.
“From the moment you walk into the studio, Arielle makes you feel warm, welcomed, and accepted. She is a very engaged leader, listens with great intent, and sets the tone for the group to be a safe place for sharing and expressing raw emotion. I would highly recommend her workshops to anyone looking to deepen their connection to intimacy and embrace the realness of asking for what you want; without fear of rejection, judgment, or consequences. You will feel empowered, open, and leave with a newfound strength to obtain the intimacy you have been longing for. “ - Jennifer W.
"Arielle’s emotional intimacy workshop was a deeply rewarding experience for me. The ability to connect with someone on such a deep level in just one 3-hour workshop is a testament to the power of the embodied presence that Arielle teaches and the safe container she creates. What I took away is something I haven’t gotten in any other setting, and yet I’ve been able to re-create several times in the two short weeks since. Learning what it feels like in my body, to state my desires and boundaries, to hear the same from my partner, and to respond to requests in (and out of) integrity with my body becomes not so much a verbal skill to master, but more like muscle memory: I can do it again and again without having to think about it, like riding a bike". - Matthew P.
"Arielle has a facilitation style that is inclusive, and one where one feels seen and heard. She leads with a quiet power - one that is soft and warm, yet holds a strong and safe container. She is grounded and approachable and she has a way about her of being able to easily encourage vulnerability and authenticity". - Sharon F.
"Arielle creates a great environment for practicing communication skills that you can take out into your relationships. Expect to connect with the edges of your comfort zone and have an opportunity to flex your “honoring yourself” muscles within a safe container. This experience was an extremely valuable part of my self-development and I highly recommend it to both men and women who want to deepen their relationship with themselves and others". - Julia G.