An intimate afternoon workshop on Quirkyalone Day with author Sasha Cagen:
Open Your Quirkyalone Heart, First to Yourself
February 14, 2016
Sasha Cagen, author of Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics and life coach for single men and women who want to seize life
Let’s be quirkyalone together this February 14
Many people act like being single is a disease, but being single is not bad at all. Being single allows you the time and freedom to discover who you are and what you love. By being alone, you discover yourself and your passions and that will only make you attractive to others for all the right reasons.
As the founder of the quirkyalone movement, I’ve been teaching others about how to live a happy quirkyalone life since 2000.
Through this afternoon workshop, we are going to come together and I am going to teach you the key skills I have learned in years of supporting quirkyalones that you can use to live a happy, satisfying life as a single person so your heart is also open to intimacy and connection–and you never settle.
To live as a happy quirkyalone takes specific mindset shifts, practices and behaviors. It takes self-compassion and a community of support.
I designed this workshop from my heart for yours. I share it with you humbly, because I know this is big and important stuff that can take years to really embody. I’m confident that learning these strategies and having these conversations is going to help you in the years to come.
For most people it can be a lifelong journey to get to this point of embracing life single or in a relationship—through this workshop, we will help you get to that mountaintop sooner.
Here’s what you will learn at Quirkyalone Together
Through this Retreat, you will learn everyday practices to challenge the negative self-talk that tells us we are deficient for being single.
Learn the three keys to be content alone and open for quirkytogether:
• Learn strategies for self-compassion as the starting point of all relationships
• Practice being open and vulnerable to grow your capacity for intimacy
• Get clear about your desires and motivations—and speak them aloud to get closer to manifesting them
As we learn how to move beyond negative beliefs that we inherit from living in a competitive, comparison-based culture, we can snap out of the “trance of unworthiness” (hat tip to Tara Brach’s book Radical Acceptance) to fully enjoy our single lives and be open for what life has in store for us.
Through this workshop you will learn how to replace negative self-talk and limiting beliefs with more nourishing practices for self-compassion. You will also get clear on your motivations and desires about what you really want in life and relationships.
You’ll meet other cool people who want the same thing and know we are all in it together with this changing world of being single, dating, and relationships.
By the end of the workshop, you will do a ritual to create a before and after – so you can move forward to embrace the privilege of your freedom and make the most of this moment in your life.
New friendships and who knows even quirkytogether relationships maybe be born.
As if that’s not enticing enough. . .
Sunday night, after the workshop, we’ll gather for quirky cocktails in Oakland to celebrate.
Spaces are limited. This will be an intimate group. Grab your spot today.
Feb 14, 2016 We’re taking back Valentine’s Day with this event from 1 to 5 pm! Join us for quirky cocktails Sunday evening.
Oakland, California, one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the U.S., a city some call the “Brooklyn of the West.” The Bay Area is the birthplace of the quirkyalone movement dating back to 2003. The workshop will be held within walking distance of BART. You’ll get details when you sign up.
Wait, what is Quirkyalone?
A quirkyalone is a person who enjoys being single (or spending time alone) and so prefers to wait for the right person to come along rather than dating indiscriminately. Quirkyalones prefer to be single rather than settle.
Quirkyalones can also be married or in a committed relationship (quirkytogether). You can be a man or a woman, any age. Quirkyalone is ultimately a philosophy about finding happiness within yourself whether you’re single or in a relationship.
I coined the word “quirkyalone” back in 2000 and together we’ve been building the quirkyalone movement every since to show people that happiness is possible single or in a relationship, and the best relationship is a quirkytogether relationship.
Watch Quirkyalone on CNN
Watch Quirkyalone founder Sasha Cagen explain “quirkyalone” to Anderson Cooper on CNN.
I don't live in the Bay Area. When will you bring this to my town?
We’re starting out with this in-person workshop in Oakland because we love in-person energy. We’ll also be offering this as an online workshop and we hope to bring this workshop to other spots in the U.S., Europe, and Argentina. We recommend you come to the Bay Area for the weekend because it’s pretty awesome to go to a quirkyalone live workshop on February 14, and if not, be sure to sign up for Sasha’s List (her email newsletter) to hear about the online and in-person workshops in other cities.
Are couples welcome?
Yes! Quirkytogether couples are very welcomed to attend!
Is this a singles scene/meat markety event? Every time I go to a singles’ event the people are creepy.
Quirkyalones are definitely not creepy. Quirkyalones and quirkytogethers tend to be pretty amazing people.
If by singles’ scene you mean a place reeking with people on a single-minded quest to find a partner, no. But if you mean a place where cool single people (and quirkytogether people) can be found, yes.
Meeting someone to date is not out of the question, however. We want you to bring an open mind and heart to connect for friendship or whatever happens. Quirkyalone couples (quirkytogethers) have been known to meet at Quirkyalone Day events. So have long-term friends. Anything is possible.
Are married women or men welcome?
Yes, actually, many married women and men identify with quirkyalone too. If you want to value the “me” inside the “we” and do your relationship in a more quirkytogether way you are more than welcome to join us.
I'm coming from out of town, where should I stay?
We recommend that you find a place in Oakland or San Francisco on Airbnb, or book a room at the Marriott or Washington Inn in downtown Oakland.
What should I bring?
Bring a quirky beverage. . . and your self!