Conscious Touch & Boundary Workshop (Special Leap Year Cuddle Party) with Adam Paulman, Monique Darling, and Peter Petersen

Adam and I had SO much fun coleading a Cuddle Party in Ireland, we couldn't wait to come do it back in San Diego.

Space is limited. To reserve go to

Cuddle Party is an advanced communication

workshop cleverly disguised as a pajama party. The Opening Circle is a playful and fun way to get to know the other participants and to learn the Rules of Cuddling. You will learn to honour your ''Yes'' and your ''No'', your ''Maybe'' and your right to ''Change Your Mind''.

As seen on CBS’s the DR’S -]

Cuddle Party is an ideal place to explore non-sexual touch. You will experience the mental and physical benefits of touch and connection free from a sexual agenda and enjoy the light oxytocin high. Following the opening. It lets we will have a couple of hours to connect and practice these skills.

Sharing in a Cuddle Party will create a field of openness, intimacy and trust as well as a common language for negotiating connection. This foundation will support us individually and as a community.

About Cuddle Party from Monique:

I have facilitated 100′s of Cuddle Parties. I am as passionate about the Cuddle Party experience today, as I was the first one, over five years ago. YES! It helped me reclaim my voice and I am passionate about helping others do the same.

Cuddle Party experiences teach participants, they alone create their own safety container. How did it change my life? When I was growing up and received a NO, it felt like I was being rejected. The result was my emphasis on being nice, being lovable and being unconditionally available. The profound learning came when I realized my unyielding YES’s became a subconscious inability to trust another person’s YES, without their own personally vocalized NO!

I am very appreciative and honored by the courage shown by those who have clear boundaries, and an ability to voice their YES and NO decisions without guilt, shame or fear. It gives me the confidence to ask for what my own heart desires, instead of censoring myself, knowing the receiver of my request has the voice and courage to embrace or withdraw, based on their own perimeters. “Thank you for taking care of your self”

Peter will also be offering QiGong to open our Cuddle Party space.
Peter brings his love of a moving meditation from China called Qigong.
For thousands of years people have captured the essence of these simple movements to maintain balance and to heal themselves mentally and physically. Qigong accelerates healing and has a positive clinically recognized effect on almost all physical symptoms. Qigong helps heal the physical body and release stress of the mind. By moving your body, releasing trigger points, and stimulating your circulatory system, you literally become your own massage therapist. Simultaneously these movements help release negative emotions and memories that you no longer need and allow yourself to be much more present in your "now" so in a sense you become your own psychiatrist at the same time! Come learn how to build the foundation of being your own health advocate and enjoy emotional freedom and connection to all that is!


BRING: Comfortable PJS, Blankets, Pillows and any kind of soft fluff to enhance your experience.


Doors lock at 7.15pm. The opening Welcome Circle is for introductions and to go over the rules of Cuddle Party. This is an important aspect of the Cuddle Party experience and creates a safe container for all participants. It is essential that everyone be on time.

The suggested donation is $35.
If this event calls to you, but the cost seems prohibitive, please contact Monique or Adam and make arrangements so we can get you here.

Space is limited. To reserve go to

Join us in San Diego for one full week of fun!

Tuesday, Feb 23 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Divine Yoga Puja with Tara Gita, Monique Darling, and Peter Petersen :

Wednesday, Feb 24 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Expanding YOUR sexual toolbox (thinking outside the box) With Ashley Manta and Monique Darling & Peter Petersen :

Thursday, Feb 25 at 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM: You are the Gift: Empowered Embodiment: Living Life “As If” with Cathleene, Peter, and Monique :

Friday, Feb 26 at 7:30 – midnight: Freedom, Liberation, an All Gender Play Party Bliss with Monique Darling and Peter Petersen :

Saturday, Feb 27 at 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Sensual Wonderland: An Inquiry into Ecstasy through Music, Dance, Energy, and Vulnerability :

Saturday, Feb 27 at 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM: Divine Music by the amazing Krista Richards and an official Cuddle Party by Monique Darling with Qigong by Peter Petersen :

Sunday, Feb 28 at 2:30 PM – 11:00 PM: The Black Blindfold – Plus Sensual Connection Games with Special Co-Host Monique Darling :

Monday, Feb 29 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Conscious Touch & Boundary Workshop and Zegg forum (Special Leap Year Cuddle Party) with Adam Paulman, Monique Darling, and Peter Petersen :

Adam is a spiritual seeker, community organizer and teacher with a wide range of interests and skills. He is an active member of the San Diego alternative community, teaching and producing events on Tantra, Love, Sexuality and Polyamory. Adam is devoted to the world-wide network of peace and consciousness activists and spends a significant part of every year visiting communities and festivals including ZEGG in Germany, Tamera in Portugal, Angsbacka in Sweden and the Bliss festival in Ireland. Trained in Non-violent Communication, ZEGG forum and tantric counseling. He is a certified Cuddle Party facilitator and has most recently had cuddle parties in Germany, Northern Ireland, and Ireland.

Monique Darling, workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 800 workshops in the past 5 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the USA. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating.She guides from a place of understanding and her natural exuberance is infectious! She is available for private sessions, experiential workshops and Cuddle Parties. Learn more about Monique by going to or track her whereabouts at

Peter Petersen has been teaching qigong for 14 years and has been a certified massage therapist for the last 10. Peter has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat. Peter is also a personal wellness coach. This Qigong practice helps people ground themselves into their “now” to increase their present moment awareness of their behaviors, and find simple solutions to problematic habits such as: eating, moving, negative thinking, and sleeping. The result of this tool box of healthy information is that clients become their own health advocate and regain a sense of stability, peace, and well-being into their everyday lives.

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