Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club

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LL CUDDLE CLUB INFO | QUESTION & ANSWER | TIME SCHEDULE | LOCATION | CLOTHING | LL CUDDLE CLUB RULES | KARMA APPROACH | PAY-WHAT-IT’S-WORTH-TO-YOU” | “PAY-IT-FORWARD” | GIFT-ECONOMY | HOW MUCH DOES THE LL CUDDLE CLUB COST?| REGISTRATION | ONLINE AGENDA

LEPELTJE LEPELTJE CUDDLE CLUB INFORMATION

The Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club is focused on contact, with yourself and with others, ánd on the possibility to cuddle a lot. 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, connection and which cuddle position you enjoy the most.

We do a number of exercises as warming-up. Here you will learn to look at yourself and 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. (If you want to get a bigger impression of the exercises, take a look at the Cuddle Workshop)

As announced, you will have the opportunity to cuddle, chat and eat cookies in our safe and cozy space. Do you want to sit alone for a moment? Do so! Take that space for yourself. And of course you can also share intimacy without touching, super cool! It will all be welcomed warmly.

Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club - Carollyne Tjong Ayong

QUESTION & ANSWER

Question    : Who is the Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club for?

Answer       : 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 appreciate the cozy atmosphere of the Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club.

Question    : Will we be cuddling the whole time?

Answer       : Before we offer the opportunity to cuddle, we start with a welcoming circle and a warming-up. This way we get to know eacht other a little bit better and we practice some communication skills and giving permission skills. After that it is up to you whether you want to cuddle, chat eat cookies or sit alone for a moment.

Question    : What should I do if I feel uncomfortable or become emotional?

Answer       : 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 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.

Question    : Can I register alone or do I have to come together with someone?

Answer       : You can register alone and you can also come together with someone. We start with a welcoming circle and as a warming-up we do a number of exercises to get to know each other a little. This was you will quickly feel ar ease and everyone feels familiar.

Question    : Will I be the only newcomer in a new group?

Answer       : No, the composition of the group is different every thime. Sometimes the group consists of new people and repeat participants, and sometimes there are only new people.

Question    : Do I have to touch and cuddle men and women during the Cuddle Club?

Answer       : Men and women will participate in the Cuddle Club, 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 exercises, and we even encourage that. We also do an exercise to train this skill. If there are things you want to discuss with the trainer(s) before the Cuddle Club – or you want to request a specific workshop for a specific target group – please call or e-mail

Question    : What happens if I become aroused during the Cuddle Club?

Answer       : 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 Cuddle Club in case of inappropriate behavior or inappropriate requests.

Question    : Is there a possibility of sexual contact at the Cuddle Club?

Answer       : No! Although sexual touch can be positive touch, Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club wants an environment that is free from sexual agendas. We only offer a non-sexual space where you can experience the mental, emotional and physical benefits of touch and intimacy. In order to create a safe and pleasant environment we will immediately request the participant concerned to leave the Cuddle Club in case of inappropriate behavior or inappropriate requests.

TIME SCHEDULE

  • … – … Doors open for the participants, this way you have time to say hi and if you like changes clothes
  • … – … 3-hour Cuddle Club (In order not to disturb the participants we will close the doors when the workshop begins)
    * Welcoming circle with introductions, rules and warming-up (+/- 45 min.)
    * Cuddling, chatting, eating cookies and more (+/- 2 hours 15 min.)
  • … – …  End of the Cuddle Club and we say our goodbyes

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

MY LOCATION OR YOUR LOCATION?

The Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club location is situated at:

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

  • The costs depend on your wishes.
  • The Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club can take 3 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.

LEPELTJE LEPELTJE CUDDLE CLUB RULES

  • Everyone stays dressed
  • You don’t have to cuddle, you can also chat, eat cookies or just sit by yourself and enjoy the atmosphere
  • To cuddle you must request permission and receive a verbal “Yes”
  • Say “Yes” or “No” > “Yes” = Yes, “No” = No
  • “Maybe” = No, but you can be asked again later
  • You can always change your mind or indicate that you have cuddled enough
  • Ask for assistance if necessary
  • A smile and a tear sometimes occur, they are both welcome
  • Respect other people’s body, emotion and privacy. So do not take pictures and make no recordings
  • Keep the space clean

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THE KARMA APPROACH OF LEPELTJE LEPELTJE CUDDLE CLUB

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 Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club you as a participant are invited to choose how much you would like to pay for the Cuddle Club. 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 for your participation. 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?

The Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club 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 Cuddle Club meetings based on the gift-economy, which means that more and more people can benefit from it.

HOW MUCH DOES THE LEPELTJE LEPELTJE CUDDLE CLUB ACTUALLY COST?

The Lepeltje Lepeltje Cuddle Club requires a lot of logistics and many preparation hours. To cover all the costs for the Cuddle Club in Amsterdam (rent for location, materials, travel expenses, hour rates etc.) roughly € 590,- are needed. The minimum amount of participants is 6 people, the maximum 16 people. Thus, the average cost per meeting/person will be calculated accordingly.

EXAMPLE PAYMENT FORM

Below an example of the payment form that you will receive at the end of the meeting, which was calculated with 9 participants:


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

On date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the Cuddle Club lasts _ _ 3 _ _ hours
The full costs € 590,-
Participants _ _ 9 _ _

The full costs  € 590,-  divided by the the participants _ _ 9 _ _€ 65,55  per person

In june 2018 our Experiment in Generosity has started. One event has been paid by us and after that everything started rolling. Someone paid for your participation for today. Now it is up to you to pay for someone who comes after you. This way the Chain of Giving continues.

Complete one of the payment options below and become part of the Gift Economy.

□   I choose to pay the full amount p. p. for someone after me €  _ _ 65,55_ _
□   I choose to pay a  different amount* for someone after me €  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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

Thank you for your contribution!


REGISTRATION

In the agenda below you can book your participation. Click on an available activity, create your account and confirm your booking. Are you unable to attend after booking, please call/e-mail me quickly as possible. That way someone else can participate in your place or be shifted from the waiting list.

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.

This calender is subject to change.