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SoulPlay Connect - Oct 20th, 2023

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We are excited to invite you to a special "SoulPlay Connect" event on Friday, October 20th in Oakland! 

This is an opportunity to celebrate our full-spectrum human-ness in a meaningful and playful way. Where we are free to be, interact and evolve in ways that feels nourishing, without fear of judgment or shame.

This event is created by the SoulPlay Team to give you a taste of this festival's spirit of joy and connection. Come drop into your body, open your heart and let your true self-play among kindred souls.

Whether you are already a SoulPlay fanatic or you're new and have been wanting to check out our vibe, this night is FOR YOU! Perfect for people who enjoy having a lot of fun while deeply connecting and being real, with new and old friends. ;)

- Playful connection introduction workshop with Romi Elan - meet people with silliness, curiosity and play!

- Kinetic Intimacy workshop with Shantala Davis - Tap into our embodiment and activate our playful selves

- Heart Connection Ritual with Hema Ganapathy - Practicing deep connection through presence

- Celebratory DJ sets
DJ CUTTaRUGG - “NuNostalgia” reimagined classics
2nd DJ - TBD


- Facilitated connection games all night - community led connection experiences. Do you have something fun to share?

- Tea Lounge

- Cuddle Spaces

- Sober and Playful

New venue for us - the incredibly beautiful and majestic Lake Merritt Dance at the Veterans Memorial building in Oakland. We are very excited to share this magical space with you. 

Online sliding scale - $35-$55

There are 5 price options. Please select the one that best reflects your financial ability. Your generosity helps support those who are less fortunate. 

If you are only able to join late (after 10pm), we have a Special Late Entry ticket for $20. This will only be available at the door starting 10pm.


Our entire storage trailer, the one that contained almost everything we owned at SoulPlay, was stolen earlier this summer from its resting place at our venue.

The financial loss is estimated at above $50,000. Unfortunately, none of this loss will be covered by insurance. Though this is much more devastating than a financial loss. That trailer contained a lot of our history. The accumulation of things over the past 8 years of producing SoulPlay events.

Thank you so much to everyone that has contributed to our fundraiser for recovering from the theft of our trailer. We are grateful to have raised $32,000 so far (over 60% of our goal!)

Please help us reach our goal so we can continue to produce these amazing events. Thank you!!
If you are able to contribute, please either use the donation option in the tickets or follow the following link:


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