A community of people committed to creating more authentic, intimate relationships in their lives.

In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen. Really seen.”
Dr. Brené Brown

What is Authentic Los Angeles?

Authentic Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating authentic community and vibrant connections in Southern California. We offer meetup events and trainings centered around the practice of Authentic Relating.

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and found yourself hanging on their every word? Heart wide open, your eyes filled with tears, and the goofiest smile ever on your face? Inspired by the work of Authentic World in San Francisco, our Authentic Relating Games Nights and Circling events are designed to give you that experience, often times with people you’ve never even met before. We host events that help you connect more deeply with yourself & others, while creating a space where you can discover how much richer and more thrilling it can be to speak the moment, share impact with each other, be truly seen, and more than anything to just BE YOURSELF.

Our events are a chance to take your relating much deeper…beyond the mere “data exchanges”, and will give you tools to take out into the world to create more rewarding interactions with everyone in your life.

All are welcome, and we look forward to connecting with you!


Circling (also know as InterSubjective Meditation) 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. It’s practicing using our genuine curiosity to better understand and become a connoisseur of another person’s world though present moment awareness while breaking through the assumptions and projections we have about each other.

Relating Game Nights

Our Deep Connection Mixers are an opportunity to practice Authentic Relating games. These evenings are comprised of highly interactive partner and group exercises that demonstrate and explore authentic relating, getting to know yourself better while at the same time learning to see and appreciate more about everyone you connect with.

Social Events

We don't just do events to get good at Authentic Relating - we do it to build a community here in Los Angeles of people that care about each other and enrich each other's lives. Throughout the year we often have community hikes, parties, movie nights, and more as we find that sometimes the deepest connections happen when we're just hanging out and being with each other.

Men's Group

For men in Los Angeles, we offer men's group twice a month. Sitting in circle with other men can be a powerful way to deepen one's presence, get clarity on purpose, and receive support and challenge for showing up more profoundly in our lives.

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