Cuddle Workshop & Cuddle Concert

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WORKSHOP-INFORMATION WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? | QUESTION & ANSWER | TIME SCHEDULE | LOCATION | CLOTHING | KARMA APPROACH | PAY-WHAT-IT’S-WORTH-TO-YOU” | “PAY-IT-FORWARD” | GIFT-ECONOMY | HOW MUCH DOES THE WORKSHOP ACTUALLY COST?| REGISTRATION | ONLINE AGENDA | CUDDLE CONCERT … 

WORKSHOP-INFORMATION

The workshop is focused on contact, with yourself and with others. We will give you interesting insights about the importance of touching and being touched. But mostly you will experience a lot in the field of personal space, relaxation and connection.

In this workshop you will learn to look at the world with very different eyes. The exercises are intense, but due to the playful structure you feel comfortable very quickly. This way you can enjoy and relax with pleasure. Certainly there will be cuddling, but we have much more for you in store.

At the end of the workshop you will have the tools to relax and connect better with other people – and with yourself – with and without touch.

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN DURING THIS WORKSHOP?

RELAXATION

Relaxation is the basis. If you are relaxed, you feel comfortable. You can make the right decisions and do the right things (and not do certain things!) Learn a number of relaxation exercises and techniques that you can apply directly in your own life.

CONTACT WITH YOURSELF AND WITH EACHOTHER

You learn to make contact with someone else in surprising ways. Find out how to use your voice and body language, and ultimately touch to make contact. You also get to know yourself better in this process.

BEING TOGETHER & COOPERATION

Sometimes you hear people say that they can do everything alone. Probably such a person means that they can do it themselves. Doing it yourself is something different than doing it alone. Discover how you can feel comfortable through being together and cooperating.

GIVING & RECEIVING

Are you mainly a giver or can you easily receive? Experience through simple exercises whether there is a difference between giving and receiving. This insight can help you to take good care of yourself – and thus also for others – in daily life.

MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

If you have been massaged, you know how pleasant and relaxing it is. But how do you do that exactly? Discover how you can help someone else relax with a few simple massage techniques.

TRUST

Trust gives a sense of safety and security. In addition, it provides peace and balance in your head. Literally and figuratively experience the support and strength of the group. Learn how you can gain and give confidence.

BOUNDARIES, CONNECTION & RESPECT

To indicate your boundary, you have to connect with someone else. When you make contact with someone, you can even feel their boundaries without words. Discover how personal boundaries and connection between people go together.

CUDDLING & TOUCH

How do you feel when you cuddle someone? Do you cuddle a friend in a different way than a stranger? Discover how you touch people and how it feels. Learn which cuddle positions you like.

QUESTION & ANSWER?

Vraag           : Who is this workshop for?
Antwoord   : For everyone who likes to experience peace and quiet for themselves and for others. Everyone is welcome and gets the opportunity to relax completely and experience a deeper connection with themselves. Experience shows that men and women of all ages and backgrounds, with and without disabilities, with or without a partner relationship, can further develop during a workshop.

Vraag           : Will we be cuddling the whole workshop?
Antwoord   : No, we do much more. The workshop consists of various parts and exercises in which you learn to make contact with yourself and with someone else. Sometimes we touch each other and sometimes not at all. During the last part of the workshop there will be cuddling.

Vraag           : What should I do if I feel uncomfortable or become emotional?
Antwoord   : It can happen that you find an exercise very exciting or that suddenly emotions pop up, that’s all allowed to happen. Whether it happens during a group exercise, an individual exercise or a pair exercise, just let your practice partner and to one of the workshop trainers know. We will Always find a pleasant solution and if necessary you can just relax with one of the trainers in the other room.

Vraag           : Can I register alone or do I have to come together with someone?
Antwoord   :
You can register alone and you can also come together with someone. We do individual exercises, exercises with pairs and with the whole group. During the exercises, there is an occasional change of practice partner. We provide an even number of participants in the group so you can always form a pair.

Vraag           : Do I have to touch and cuddle men and women during the workshop?
Antwoord   : Men and women will participate in the workshop, and in principle everyone is expected to participate in the exercises together. But nothing obliged, you should feel comfortable. You can always indicate your boundaries and needs during the workshop, and we even encourage that. We also do an exercise to train this skill. If there are things you want to discuss with the workshop trainer(s) before the workshop – or you want to request a specific workshop for a specific target group – please call or e-mail

Vraag           : What happens if I become aroused during the workshop?
Antwoord   : That can happen, but we will not accept a focus on it. If necessary, we can arrange a short break for you. In order to create a safe and pleasant environment we will immediately request the participant concerned to leave the workshop in case of inappropriate behavior or inappropriate requests.

TIME SCHEDULE

  • 13:00 – 13:15 Doors open for the participants, this way you have time to say hi and if you like changes clothes
  • 13:30 – 16:30 Workshop (In order not to disturb the participants we will close the doors when the workshop begins)
  • 16:30                End of the workshop and we say our goodbyes

NOTE: check the exact time schedule in the online agenda.

MY LOCATION OR YOUR LOCATION?

The location is situated at:

You can also order a workshop at your location. We then make appointments tailored to your wishes:

  • The costs depend on your wishes.
  • The workshop can take 2 hours or longer.
  • The maximum number of participants depends on your space. We have experience with large groups.

CLOTHING

  • Wear comfortable long loose fitting (sweat) pants
  • Wear a comfortable T-shirt with (long) sleeves and a propper collar
  • Extra socks and slippers are available
  • You can change clothes before and after class.

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THE KARMA APPROACH OF THE CUDDLE WORKSHOP

An experiment in generosity, which both requires and fosters collective trust, support and creativity of the community

Since september 2003 Martijn and Carollyne kept meeting in the University Sport Centre in Amsterdam at various Eastern Martial Arts classes (e.g. Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing). Their contact has grown into a close friendship and co-operation. Both in their own way specialized in Relaxation an Coaching they have been giving their combined Relaxation & Cuddle Workshop together for a number of years now. In this way they promote mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as genuine connection to the self and others through touch, relaxation and sincere attention.

But there is more: Carollyne has been using a payment philosophy based on trust for years in her other company. Meanwhile, the second element giving has now been added. Martijn and Carollyne have decided to join the experiment together and now also use this payment philosophy for their joint workshops and other events. The two elements:

1) “PAY-WHAT-IT’S-WORTH-TO-YOU”

By the end of the workshop you as a participant are invited to choose how much you would like to pay for the workshop. Martijn and Carollyne trust to be able to cover the costs (see below) with the money of people who can afford to pay, while also giving participants with less money the opportunity to join the workshop.

2) “PAY-IT-FORWARD”

More good news: Someone who came before you made a gift and paid the workshop for you. Now it’s your chance to Pay-It-Forward for a future participant, so the circle of giving can continue. Thus, you are warmly invited to join this experiment of giving.

WHY GIFT-ECONOMY?

This workshop provides the perfect environment to tackle this question and therewith connect with the Pay-It-Forward spirit within. In fact, you and the other participants can experience important elements of the gift-economy first hand: selfless giving, freedom of choice and the aim to create multiple positive ripple effects. In fact, one of the ripple effects is that with your monetary contribution you support Carollyne and Martijn to develop and offer more workshops based on the gift-economy, which means that more and more people can benefit from it.

HOW MUCH DOES THE WORKSHOP ACTUALLY COST?

The Cuddle Workshop requires a lot of logistics and many preparation hours. To cover all the costs for the workshop in Amsterdam (rent for location, materials, travel expenses, hour rates etc.) roughly € 590,- are needed. The minimum amount of participants is 8 people, the maximum 20 people. Thus, the average cost per workshop/person will be calculated accordingly.

EXAMPLE PAYMENT FORM

Below an example of the payment form that you will receive at the end of the workshop, which was calculated with 12 participants:


Thank you for attending the Cuddle Workshop, it was a pleasure having you!

Here is the calculation for today’s 3-hour workshop on   _ _  fill in the workshop date _ _ :

  • Today’s Cuddle Workshop has facilitated   _ _ 12 _ _   participants
  • € 590,─ divided by   _ _ 12 _ _   participants calculates €  _ _ 49,15 _ _  per person

In the spirit of generosity we would like to offer you the choice between one of the payment options below. You can hand in your form and “Thank You”-envelope to one of the trainers.

  □   I choose to pay the full amount per person of €  _ _ 49,15 _ _
  □   I choose to pay a different amount*, namely   €  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

* This amount can be higher or lower than the full amount per person 

Thank you for your contribution!


REGISTRATION

Send an e-mail with your full name & phone number and date & name of this event to info@lepeltjelepeltje.com. We have limited participant space so if you are you unable to attend after registration, please call or send us an e-mail.

We advise to arrive during the entrance period. In order not to disturb the participants we will close the doors when the workshop starts. Thank you for understanding.

We are looking forward to welcoming you.

(INFO ABOUT CUDDLE CONCERT/ CABARET SEE BELOW THE AGENDA)

In the agenda:

  • Workshops, Concerts & other Events.
  • The periods I’m absent for work training. In this periods no appoinments can be scheduled.

This calender is subject to change.

CUDDLE CONCERT/ CABARET

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BELOW THE FOLLOWING ITEMS

CONCERT-INFORMATION OUR MUSICIANS | CLOTHING | CONCERT RULES| TIME SCHEDULE | CUDDLE DINNER | KARMA APPROACH | PAY-WHAT-IT’S-WORTH-TO-YOU” | “PAY-IT-FORWARD” | GIFT-ECONOMY | HOW MUCH DOES THE CONCERT ACTUALLY COST?| REGISTRATION | ONLINE AGENDA

CONCERT INFORMATION

The concerts at Lepeltje Lepeltje Knuffelsessies & Massage are comfy and cozy. The title Cuddle Concert may imply that you are obliged to cuddle, but you are also very welcome to come enjoy the music and ambience without cuddling. After the presentation of the evening schedule – and a brief introductory round with mini Cuddle Workshop – everyone can find a comfortable set and we can start the concert.

There are plenty Terapy’s – these are big bean bags that you can sit on alone or together. The cover is made out of soft stretchy cotton, which makes the filling form like a soft cocoon around your body and at the same time support your back. In addition, it absorbs your body temperature, which allows you to fully relax.

While you enjoy the music our musical guests play you can cuddle in a safe atmosphere. No matter who comes to play for us, we ensure wonderful music and a pleasant atmosphere.

We regularly offer an opportunity to change cuddle partners. Experience teaches us: Even if you are sitting so comfy – switching to a new cuddle partner will always give you a different and usually pleasant experience – even if you have to get up for it. We are available throughout the evening to pick up and serve orders, and to assist in finding the most comfortable cuddle positions.

 

OUR MUSICIANS

  • Piano on Wheels – Michiel Brinkmann – plays for us his unique combination of laidback translike space-improv-music and familiar Jazzmelodies created in the moment.
  • Austrian musical Cabaret artist – Thomas Franz-Riegler – shares his passion for music and talks about his life with humor. He touches us with his stories, sings, and plays 7 instruments and a loop station.
  • Brazilian Cellist and talented musician – Rafael Kalil – will take us along on a wordly musical journey. He covers us with a warm blanket of Contemporary Fusion Cello to float away on a dreamy cloud.
  • The talented and cozy Jazz entertainer – Zoox Coby –  sings for us from Sinatra to his own repertoire, while playing his guitalele. Easy listening music with English vocals and occasionally a funny note.

The agenda indicates which musicians will play at the Cuddle Concert.

CLOTHING

  • Wear comfortable long loose fitting (sweat) pants
  • Wear a comfortable T-shirt with long sleeves and a propper collar
  • Make sure you are clean and fresh, but do NOT use any perfumes, or deodorants! This is because of possible allergies or overwhelming of other guests
  • Extra socks and slippers are available

CONCERT RULES

  • Clothing will stay on at all times
  • You are not obliged to cuddle, you may also sit by yourself and enjoy the music and ambiance
  • To cuddle you must ask permission and receive a verbal “yes”
  • Say “Yes” or “No” > “Yes” = Yes, “No” = No
  • “Maybe” = No, but you may be asked again at another moment
  • You are allowed to change your mind or to tell someone you’ve had enough cuddling for now
  • Ask assistence if neccesary
  • A laugh and also a tear may appear, we welcome both
  • Respect each other’s body, emotion and privacy, so don’t make photographs or recordings
  • Keep the space clean

 

CUDDLE CONCERT TIME SCHEDULE

  • 17:30 – 17:45 Doors open for the concert guests
  • 18:00 – 21:00 Concert (In order not to disturb the guests we will close the doors after the concert begins)
  • 21:00               End of the concert and we say our goodbyes

NOTE: check the exact time schedule in the online agenda.

“CUDDLE-DINNER”

During the break we serve a “Cuddle-Dinner”. You can choose a combination of:

  • Surinamese Peanut Soup with Tom Tom (made of sweet ripe bananas and green bananas)
  • Rice, Sweet Potatoe & Bread
  • Various vegetable snacks
  • Tea & Juice

All ingredients are VEGAN and organic.

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THE KARMA APPROACH OF THE CUDDLE CONCERT

An experiment in generosity, which both requires and fosters collective trust, support and creativity of the community

Since september 2003 Martijn and Carollyne kept meeting in the University Sport Centre in Amsterdam at various Eastern Martial Arts classes (e.g. Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing). Their contact has grown into a close friendship and co-operation. Both in their own way specialized in Relaxation an Coaching they have been giving their combined Relaxation & Cuddle Workshop together for a number of years now. In this way they promote mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as genuine connection to the self and others through touch, relaxation and sincere attention.

But there is more: Carollyne has been using a payment philosophy based on trust for years in her other company. Meanwhile, the second element giving has now been added. Martijn and Carollyne have decided to join the experiment together and now also use this payment philosophy for their joint workshops and other events. The two elements:

1) “PAY-WHAT-IT’S-WORTH-TO-YOU”

By the end of the concert you as a participant are invited to choose how much you would like to pay for the concert. Martijn and Carollyne trust to be able to cover the costs (see below) with the money of people who can afford to pay, while also giving participants with less money the opportunity to join.

2) “PAY-IT-FORWARD”

More good news: Someone who came before you made a gift and paid the concert for you. Now it’s your chance to Pay-It-Forward for a future participant, so the circle of giving can continue. Thus, you are warmly invited to join this experiment of giving.

WHY GIFT-ECONOMY?

This Cuddle Concert provides the perfect environment to tackle this question and therewith connect with the Pay-It-Forward spirit within. In fact, you and the other participants can experience important elements of the gift-economy first hand: selfless giving, freedom of choice and the aim to create multiple positive ripple effects. In fact, one of the ripple effects is that with your monetary contribution you support Carollyne and Martijn to develop and offer more Workshops & Concerts based on the gift-economy, which means that more and more people can benefit from it.

HOW MUCH DOES THE CONCERT ACTUALLY COST?

The Cuddle Concert requires a lot of logistics and many preparation hours. To cover all the costs for the concert in Amsterdam (rent for location, materials, travel expenses, hour rates etc.) roughly € 890,- are needed. The minimum amount of participants is 8 people, the maximum 20 people. Thus, the average cost per concert/person will be calculated accordingly.

EXAMPLE PAYMENT FORM

Below an example of the payment form that you will receive at the end of the concert, which was calculated with 12 participants:


Thank you for attending the Cuddle Concert, it was a pleasure having you!

Here is the calculation for today’s 3-hour concert on   _ _  fill in the workshop date _ _ :

  • Today’s Cuddle Concert has facilitated   _ _ 12 _ _   participants
  • € 890,─ divided by   _ _ 12 _ _   participants calculates €  _ _ 66,67 _ _  per person

In the spirit of generosity we would like to offer you the choice between one of the payment options below. You can hand in your form and “Thank You”-envelope to one of the trainers.

□   I choose to pay the full amount per person of €  _ _ 66,67 _ _
□   I choose to pay a different amount*, namely   €  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

* This amount can be higher or lower than the full amount per person

Thank you for your contribution!


REGISTRATION

Send an e-mail with your full name & phone number and date & name of this event to info@lepeltjelepeltje.com. We have limited participant space so if you are you unable to attend after registration, please call or send us an e-mail.

We advise to arrive during the entrance period. In order not to disturb the concert guests we will close the doors when the concert starts. Thank you for understanding.

We are looking forward to having you as our guest.

 

In the agenda:

  • Workshops, Concerts & other Events.
  • The periods I’m absent for work training. In this periods no appoinments can be scheduled.

This calender is subject to change.