"KimJoy is a hugging adept whose love for the art form has led to this sweet heart offering. She has designed a simple, elegant practice for moving into the mystery. Using parameters of care and safety, she creates a finely tuned container of light to relax into the embrace of the Beloved. I arrived not knowing hugging as a spiritual practice. I left serenely walking on air. Thank you KimJoy! "  

Micheal Zieve, Sebastopol

The Art of Hugging Practice was a sweet and deep experience. The Practice was lovingly presented and we were guided through it seamlessly. I felt quite comfortable while exploring new levels of shared, heartfelt presence.

Since then I've found myself comfortably dropping into a calm and timeless place when hugging opportunities arise. I've also sensed my own energy being settled into an easy abidance in my belly and solar plexus. I'd call this feeling grounded in a deep and satisfying way. 

Ananda, Sebastopol

What is this?

I am incredibly excited to be offering the monthly practice of The Art of Hugging, a Practice in Presence!

My intention in offering this Practice is to make room for more opportunities in our lives to come into presence and bring awareness to the moment. When we are willing to slow down, notice and allow what is here, we can then choose to turn our attention to love, connection and bliss.

The Art of Hugging is an opportunity to experience our own connection to ourselves while connecting (hugging) with another.

What a great way to practice presence and get all the benefits of hugging!

This practice opens us up to the possibility of standing in our own selves fully while meeting another, who is standing in their full self, and together relaxing and breathing into an open space of connection and resting there.

Why Practice Hugging?

Cause it feels so good!!!

Is this for You?



My next Art of Hugging Gathering will be on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm in a private movement space in Sebastopol. $15 prepaid or $20 at the door. Directions will be sent once you have registered.

Pay ahead of time with PayPal and save $5. No need to have a PayPal account to pay this way. You will be automatically registered when you pay.

As this is an ongoing Practice we will be gathering on the Second Saturday each month 10:30am-12:30pm, in Sebastopol

September 14

October 12

November 9

December 14