Relational Mindfulness: A Two Day Course

We’re here to help you explore your inner world, deepen your relationships, and find true community.

This is a training designed to give you permission to be yourself with skill & ease.

Life’s too short for chit-chat. Would you like the ability to engage in deep, meaningful conversations with anyone, anywhere?

What if you learned how to take off your masks and gave yourself permission to be who you truly are?

Can you imagine a world where you can turn any conflict into an opportunity for deeper understanding & connection?

We’re here to help you explore your inner world, deepen your relationships, and find true community.

Knowing yourself is the missing ingredient to creating the relationships you crave. The key to living authentically and building connections with others is learning how to have the awareness to identify your true desires, and through practice, articulating them to others. You have the power to lead any connection in your life toward greater depth in a sustainable way through utilizing the tools we teach.

Relational Mindfulness’s aim is to make connection tools as accessible, inclusive, and mainstream as possible. This social technology helps you to develop greater social-emotional intelligence. This course offers a unique mix of depth in awareness and profound experiential learning that will infuse deeper connectivity into your daily life.

You will walk away with:

✨ Permission to befriend & reveal the full spectrum of your emotional reality.

✨ Clarity on how to develop greater self-understanding.

✨ Increased capacity to listen to your body and the subtleties of sensation.

✨ Tools that support you to notice and challenge your assumptions about others.

✨ Skills that empower you to set and receive healthy boundaries.

✨ The ability to attune to what is going on in the group field through social awareness.

✨ Interpersonal skills that will help you connect powerfully with any human, anywhere.

Unique format to maximize the impact within your most important relationships:

🔥An integration call post-course to get support (recorded), with Dakota + Laurie.

🔥 Whatsapp group for ongoing support, connection, and cohort community.

🔥 3-free buddy passes to bring people who matter with you to Authentic Bay Area events.

Bonus Offering: We will give you a booklet at the end of the course that gives you assignments to practice these skills within your relationships outside of our cohort.

Location: October 14th and 15th - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Secret Location in San Francisco, CA.

Cost: $650.00 (supporter) and 500.00 (general!)

BIPOC + Affinity Groups - partial scholarships available by request.

Payment plans are available by request.

We value making this accessible to anyone.

Important information:

💖This is a substance-free event that requires total presence to get the most out of learning.

💖 Water + tea is provided. If you can, please bring your own containers to drink from.

💖 There is a fridge and microwave for you to store whatever you may need!

💖 You will have 60-minutes to eat lunch daily with your fellow participants.


Dakota Quackenbush (she/they) is the founder of Authentic Bay Area. She has been taking up space in the Authentic Relating world for the last 5+ years. Her background working in addiction and mental health already had her rooted in vulnerability, depth, and analyzing social dynamics when she found AR. Once discovered, she quickly began incorporating this technology into her everyday living. She is actively researching Authentic Relating’s Impact on Social Emotional Skills in Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Relationships. Her focus in life is reducing mental health stigma and making authentic, vulnerable connections the norm. Dakota regularly closes her eyes to connect to her emotions and physical sensations. When she’s not facilitating connection, she can be found writing poetry or dancing any time a beat comes on.

IG: @quitefranklydakota




Authentic Bay Area:

IG: @authenticbayarea




Laurie King (he/him) is the founder of i to i Authentic Relating. He is a queer British-Kiwi who’s current home-base is Amsterdam. His passion is creating spaces that cultivate healthy, thriving human-to-human relationships, helping people take off their masks, listen to their sensations and celebrate their aliveness on Earth. For the last 5 years, he has organized and facilitated hundreds of Authentic Relating, Dating and Embodiment workshops in Oceania and Europe. His training includes the Authentic Life Course and the Connection Institute. His portfolio includes internationally acclaimed festivals such as Stretch, and organizations such as ART International. His workshops have sparked thousands of nourishing connections, turning many strangers into life-long friends. He looks forward to holding space for you!

IG: @itoiauthentic


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