Tag archives: Authentic Relating Games

Authentic Relating Games (Virtual Edition)
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 26, 2020

Carpinteria resident Damian Gallagher has been hosting Authentic Relating Games in person at Yoga Soup for more than a year, eager to share his practice and expertise in the relational field with the local community. By his own accord, AR games have allowed him to push his edges and find deeper and more meaningful ways […]

Mindvalley’s ‘Extraordinary’ Seminar
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 13, 2019

Vishen Lakhiani created Mindvalley in 2004 just to sell meditation CDs, then transitioned into a self-running media company that built sites for self-improvement authors. By 2011, he created a teaching academy and merged his successful A-Fest into Mindvalley as a live events component. But that was still small potatoes compared to what happened just three […]

Playing ‘Games’ to go Deeper
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 25, 2019

Authentic Relating Games (ARG for short) – an entry point into the relational field that I’ve been a part of locally for the better part of five years – went on hiatus more than a year ago when its Santa Barbara founders Simon Darcy and Tamra Rutherford stopped leading the once monthly events. But this […]

The “Shape of Meditation”: Down and in, Not up and out
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 14, 2018

Meditation is much more than mindfulness, and a deeper state a more readily available through the body, says Timothy Tillman, M.A., CHT, a now Santa Barbara-based Somatic and Hakomi therapist who also leads weekly meditation gatherings at both a yurt at his Mission Canyon home and at Yoga Soup. Tillman – who is also a […]

Games at the Soup
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 15, 2018

Authentic Relating (AR) Games – the ongoing gathering to go beyond surface conversations established in Santa Barbara by husband-and-wife Simon D’Arcy and Tamra Rutherford – returns from an extended three-month hiatus (due to the Thomas Fire and a change is schedule) next Friday, February 23. This month’s theme is “And, What’s Underneath That?”, a provocative […]

Sounding a Sad Note for Santa
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 14, 2017

Noell Grace, Ejé Lynn-Jacobs, and the SpiritSings Band have a Yuletide offer: Come all ye merry souls for a magical evening of Christmas carols, mystical solstice chants, and original spirit songs celebrating peace on Earth and the darkest days returning to light. The long-running SpiritSings turns its attention to the holidays, a special show when […]

Ground. Center. Shield. Repeat.
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 16, 2017

Spiritual practices as well as many self-growth paths can leave one feeling overly vulnerable and perhaps even confused about the nature of connection to others. With “Activating Energetic Protection”, slated for 7 to 9 pm this Friday night at Paradise Found, Dr. Valerie Girard and Dr. Fleur Nelson are teaming up for a two-hour presentation […]