Authentic Relating Toronto - Changing the world one connection at a time.
"In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen. Really seen."
- Dr. Brene Brown
ART is a personal-growth oriented organization and community who's mindful practices and spaces often revolve around exploring someone else's world and speaking our truth in relationship with others.

Our goal is to explore, within ourselves and others, outward expressions that more closely resemble our true internal experiences. We do this in service of expanding our awareness such that we gain more choice in our lives, which gives us access to more freedom, aliveness, and satisfaction with ourselves and our relationships.
Event Types / Practices

Connection Lab / Relating Games

Come enjoy an evening with us as we engage in a variety of relational experiments that involve exploring someone else's world and speaking your truth. Connect with like-minded men and women interested in having fun with curiosity, self-discovery, and saying what we actually mean.

The spirit of the practice is to get curious about the emotional impact you have on others and vice versa, notice what is arising in each moment, minimizing distractions like opinions, stories, past tense and defensiveness. There is no agenda and no task, nothing to do and nothing to talk about except what is going on in the group.

Circling is an organic, in-the-moment interpersonal process that's equal parts art form, meditation, and group conversation - all designed to allow a visceral experience of connection and understanding of another person's world, celebrating who and where they are right now.

Core Series

Our "Core Series" is a multi-week deep dive into the Authentic Relating and Circling practices mentioned above. The group is an intimate size of committed participants, where we stretch and build on our relational muscles with ourselves and others in the group.
Master (Leadership Course)

The Master (Circle) Course is a multi-part, multi-month relational and self-leadership development space where the intention is to recognize and identify the behaviours that hold you back from authentic expression which limit you from realizing your fullest potential.
Trainings & Immersions

We also host training for Circling via a 5-week Foundational Circling Course, a general facilitation workshop via our weekend-long "ART-Ful Immersion" and other multi-day Circling immersions such as the Core Immersion and an event called "feel. connect. expand." which adds somatic movement

Upcoming Events

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