Partner Presence Practices

Cultivating Self-Awareness, Connection & Joy

Coming Soon

We gather near Sebastopol in the beautiful movement Space or Orchard off Bloomfield Road.

Please register and you will be sent specific directions.

$15-$30 donation – please give what you can and no-one turned away




The weather will dictate whether we gather outside or inside.

Bring layers, water, maybe a blanket, yoga mat, cushion or backjack, whatever you need to be comfortable.

It is essential that each individual assume:

Personal responsibility for their bodily safety & health.

Please be Respectful & Sensitive
to the boundaries of others & to your own.

If you don’t feel Well- please stay home & get better.

Our heartfelt gratitude for your awareness & care

Contact KimJoy with any questions at

Why Practice Presence?

This self-awareness practice is an opportunity to connect with ourselves: body, mind and emotions. Once we are fully engaged within then we engage with another. We hold the intention to stay present to our own inner experience while we are connecting/hugging with another.

What an awesome skill to cultivate! I stay connected with me while in relationship with you!

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.


"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