Dare to be Adventurous

Play & Connect Challenge Event for SINGLES & PARTNERS

The Ultimate Play & Connect Challenge Event

through guided fun relating & communication skills exercises.

August Theme: Tantra

What is the Dare to be Adventurous: Play & Connect Challenge Event?

Good question! The Dare to be Adventurous: The Ultimate Play & Connection Challenge for everyone, are dynamic learning events that raise the bar in relating and communication training! Improving your conscious connection skills to a higher level with fun, quick, and enlightening learning practices.​

Guided sequence of playful, fun, and enlightening dynamic learning practices that raise the bar in conscious connection, relating and communication through the Kinky and Tantra lenses. You will also embrace the authentic connection of presence, polarity, and energy with each practice. Empowering you first, with self-awareness and secondly, with your choice of…

  1. Engage fully in the practice
  2. Modify the practice to your comfort level or
  3. Discuss with a candid conversation

Dare to be adventurous and join us for an ultimate play & connection challenge.

What am I Learning?

You are learning self-awareness tools and connecting with conscious language while getting boundary-setting practice time. Supporting you to live, love and laugh fully, with a super healthy approach.

Why Approach this event with Curiosity?

You are invited to approach the Play & Connect Challenge event exercises with curiosity and wonder. Cultivating an awesome balance of confidence and courage.

The Benefits:

  • You are more self-aware and present.

  • You become a better friend and partner.

  • You are more compassionate and kind.

  • You have a better sense of empathy.

  • You take better care of yourself.

  • You are less stressed.

  • You are a better communicator. 

  • You learn how to say “no.”

  • You start trusting people more.

  • You are less angry and resentful.

  • You are clear about your “yes.”

  • You do things you actually want to do.

  • You become a more understanding person.

  • You build confidence to deeply connect with a partner.
  • You build great connection skills in a playful fun format.
  • You learn how to support a partner at their pace and comfort.
  • You strengthen your awareness of what you enjoy.
  • You strengthen your awareness of what your partner enjoys

Giving you the comfort levels to have interesting and colourful conversations in your everyday life with people you know and people you want to know.

What does the event look like?​

You will be guided step-by-step into a wide range of connection and relating exercises that engage you in a safe and playful way. Giving you the practice time to, always, be true to yourself.

For each exercise you can choose to partake with 3 choices. Known as your Play Preference:

  • to engage or
  • to modify or
  • to discuss

Event Themes Vary:

  • Tantra: Mind, Body & Energy Play
  • Kinky: Creative & Adventurous Play
  • Playful: Tantra meets Kink Combo
  • Soma Love: Body & Energy Play

Guided Exercises may include:

  • Yoga (mindful awareness)
  • Tantra (Dark, Red and White)
  • Adoration Rituals of Connection
  • improv (creative collaboration)
  • compassionate communication
  • dance movement
  • masculine & feminine polarity play
  • energetic polarity awareness
  • kinky play scenarios
  • storytelling creation
  • role play improv
  • dynamic power exchange
  • words of affirmation
  • predicament scenarios
  • touch sensation
  • and more

This is designed to bring you into full presence with yourself (your mind, body, heart, and energy). IMPORTANT NOTE: For the duration of the event you are asked to choose the Giver or Receiver role. Also known in Tantra as Active or Receptive polarity position.

 

“Just an amazing experience that allowed me to learn a lot about myself in a fun and dynamic way.” – Lisa M

“I was surprised by the wild card option. I was in teacher/student mode and you popped me out of it. I loved that it twisted my brain into being more present. I loved the pace of the evening. Great facilitation. ” – Clive

You will experience expanded possibilities for relating to another person in a more profound way. You come away with greater confidence in your ability to know and express yourself. Shift your perspective on what a healthy and playful relationship can feel and look like. Dare to be Adventurous in your learning!​

Enjoy a worthwhile, dynamic, fun and playful event that will leave you feeling nourished, open-hearted and excited to be in connection with life!

The Creation of Dare to be Adventurous

The Dare to be Adventurous: The Ultimate Play & Connect Challenge is a passionate project that came together through the creative expression of the dynamic playfulloving team (Viktoria and associates).

Recognizing and identifying with clients, and personal experience that people are in: emotional pain; struggling; challenged by awkward social relating and lack of communication skills; and most importantly, unable to be fully present. Technology has not necessarily contributed to greater intimacy. It is the opposite. It has created distance and contraction within. You are not alone.​

From this great need for deeper intimacy and genuine connection, the inspirational spark for learning events with a safe and fun container to support you and people like you. To show up fully, authentically, and be consciously present. We know that everyone has the ability to have the vibrant, healthy, and playful loving intimacy they desire.

This passion for greater intimacy helped in designing simple, quick and playful learning events. To help you integrate new relating and communication skills into your heart, body and mind in a deliciously fun way!​

Viktoria the founder and CEO of www.playfulloving.com and your event host. She is a Holistic Intimacy Specialist: Communication, Intimacy, Relationship & Sexual Wellness Coach, Counsellor & Confidante. For 15+ years, Viktoria has guided, trained and mentored individuals and couples. She is dedicated to creating safe and nurturing spaces for transformation, fun learning experiences, and practical guidelines for your success.

This is a creative new style of conscious relating. Using guided learning practices that help you quickly improve relationship and communication skills, through safe and playful exercises that support participants to be their best and most genuine selves.

The Invitation

“You are invited to integrate my approach which is based on being curious, mindfully self-aware, and to honour, respect and trust yourself first and foremost. This way you are always within your boundaries of safety, consent and comfort in all areas of your life.” – Viktoria

Who is this for?

Singles and couples/partners who attend Dare to be Adventurous events are curious and seeking to become more self-aware while enjoying new and familiar faces in a conscious community. Socialize and grow at the same time!

Participants say that these events have improved their communication skills, giving them confidence to move away from previous challenges and the awkwardness that can be experienced meeting and connecting with people.​

Our events are inclusive of everyone. Warm Welcome!

Partners/CouplesDare to be Adventurous learning event is for people looking to have a date night as a way to get closer or to stay closer – intimate, connected, bring back that spark, but seriously how? 

This is why the Dare to be Adventurous events are here! A cost appropriate outing where you will have something to talk about for years. You will be inspired with new ideas to spark your relationship. Including a space where challenging moments in a relationship have support and you can practice communication.

Singles: Dare to be Adventurous learning events are the perfect way to discover, explore and practice your intimacy skills before you meet the right person. Single and just want something to do?

Not looking for a relationship but want to get out and meet people. Join us and learn how to review and vet suitors, connect and build relating and communication skills! Bonus!

How many people attend?

Limited to 16-20 participants based on venue size. Our current venue is Alternity Elixir Bar & Lounge, 333 Bloor St. W. (Spadina subway), which has a capacity of 50, so that means lots of space for our event attendees.

​Arrival and check-In

You are invited to arrive at 7pm so you can enjoy a nourishing elixir and check-in at least 15min before our 7:30pm event start time.

​What to wear?

​Online/InPerson: Dress to impress and express yourself with colourful and textured attire, like socks, scarf, jewellery, shirt, pants, lipstick hue, etc.  Wear comfortable clothing with layers as we cannot control the room temperature for everyone. Please note we sometimes sit on yoga mats.

Super Important Note: This is a fragrance-free event due to people’s sensitivities and allergies. No synthetic strong aromatic colognes, perfumes, moisturizers, deodorant, detergent, fabric softner, etc. You are welcome to put on a “dab” of essential oil. Please note you will be respectfully asked to leave if you have a strong scent and sadly, your ticket will not be refunded.

What to bring?

  • You are always invited to bring an open heart and mind.
  • Your choice of breath freshner; candy, spray, etc.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We know a lot can happen between now and the event. When you cancel 48 hours prior to the event date by email or telephone you will be refunded the full amount. This graciously invites someone on the waitlist to attend. Sadly, we are not able to refund your ticket under 48 hours cancellation due to space rental costs.

Reviews

“First of all, I need to thank Viktoria for guiding us through this incredible journey. It was the first time I have ever attended a session like this and I was excited, eager and nervous all at the same time. We were lucky enough to have a smaller, intimate group session where we were able to be open and vulnerable and build a connection with one another. I loved that we got to reflect and express how we felt between each activity. Viktoria was incredible in guiding us and stimulating us in this truly riveting journey of self-discovery. After the session my mind was truly scrambled (in a good way) with various thoughts and feelings racing through my brain. I will definitely be returning for her future sessions.
Ash

It was an amazing evening. I discovered new interesting things about my receiver side. I had so much fun with ties. I am looking forward to going to the next workshop, so I could learn more things about myself and how to connect with others. I highly recommend this workshop to others. Learning through play is the best learning experience.
Mila

Thank-you Viktoria for being there to help me with my journey of self discovery and awareness. I found the Dare To Be Adventurous Event to be quite an eye opener. I felt safe in the environment to open myself to new possibilities. It will still be a work in progress but I look forward to your next event. The energy in the room was one that brought peace, acceptance and caring into place. Learning to communicate freely and more effectively is one of my goals and also to trust my own instincts again. Therefore, your guidance and expertise is most appreciated.  With kindest regards
Lisa

I highly recommend Viktoria’s evenings! They are always exciting and with a sense of adventure! Always a great time, never a dull moment, and always something surprising and new to learn! I’ve done many wonderful learning and socializing and playing sessions led by Viktoria! She’s the bomb!

Clarisse

A different experience for me being paired up with my partner for all the interesting exercises, building more connection with her & identifying gaps to work on. And she does not want to be a princess.

Chris

Being a natural giver I learned that I tend to take charge of situations at the detrement of meeting my own needs. Often not even knowing what those are. Opening up about this through play and conversation lead to this discovery.

O.W.

Viktoria’s facilitation created a safe space to explore deeper parts of myself and my connection with others.

Christina

Many times my intitial response was “Oh god, I don’t think I can be/do that.” And then I chose to go ahead and do it anyway. To my surprise, I was better at the game than expected and I had more fun once I was “in it”. Super fun and empowering.

J.T.

This was a beautiful and affirming experience of deepening connection with my partner. We learned something new about each other tonight.

Audra

It was a unique opportunity to connect with people at different levels. Realizing, more real life experiences like this are needed. Thank you Viktoria for this memorable experience.

Constantine

I love the opportunty to connect with other humans in openess and authenticity.

Sara

As a life-long giver, I never had the opportunity to communicate how I want to be pleased.  Dare to be Adventurous, has given me the ability to speak about my desires and pleasures. Thank you Viktoria.

Daniel

As always, absolutely love Viktoria’s workshops /activities, it’s fabulous, the space she creates and holds for each one of us. Each and everytime! Thank you so very much for all of it xxx 

Naureen

It was enlightening and empowerig. It was nice to learn to establish boundaries within my comfort zone.

Ry2814

These exercises make you more open and authentic, getting you closer to your true self.

The Memon

I realized that it’s okay to change your mind. I practiced introspection. It was enlightening. Being a receiver when I’m naturally a giver was eye-opening.  I realized I felt uncomfortable being observed and seen. Thank you Viktoria. This was wonderful & playful.

Utopia

Viktoria embodies what she teaches. This enables everyone to feel connected & safe. The practice for me was very aligned and affirming for how I live my life. I highly recommend this workshop event (and Viktoria) to everyone.

Matty

I really loved connecting with others in-person again. Doing authentic communication and touch exercises.  Practicing asking, how and what I want and giving within other people’s boundaries.

Kevin

This course helped me realize a-lot of things about myself and how I love touch and I feel challenged with the communication or speaking exercises.  The energy of the group was amazing, respectful and magical. Thanks for organizing Viktoria!

A.S.

It was affirming, because I like people to be authentic. Every exercise had a meaning of who I am. Very powerful!

Mila

It was fun to play and connect in so many different ways with so many different people. Thank you for making such an easeful space to connect.

Em

In the path of self knowledge and experience like this just reaffirms the fact that connection, humanity & kindness will always open doors & windows anywhere, any how… Thanks!

Ana

Whatever nerves I had about trying a [Dare to be Adventurous event] were quickly alleviated by Viktoria’s skillful facilitation of this event. She was thoughtful and engaging and created a safe space for the group to really dive in. Just an amazing experience that allowed me to learn alot about myself in a fun and dynamic way. I can’t wait to engage in more beautiful and healing workshop experiences. Thank you for a delicious experience, see you soon.

Lisa M

Viktoria has created a beautiful and safe experience for people to explore the world of tantra and kink in a loving and playful environment. 

We were able to connect with others within our own comfort zones through engagement or by simply discussing different topics. This event allowed us to reconnect with our natural loving state and to play within our boundaries.

I was able to experience feelings of love, empathy and laughter with strangers who offered the same level of respect and curiosity towards myself.

Thank you! You are creating important community!

Mackenzie

A safe and fun environment was created where we were guided through an evening of really enjoyable dark tantra exercises similar to speed dates.  Before starting each exercise, you and your partner set personal limits and boundaries.  This allowed you to make a real connection with your partner. The evening was an enjoyable way to meet new people.

Thank you for hosting such an enjoyable evening. Looking forward to future events.
Heart to heart hugs.

Jim B

Easy activities that were modifiable with different energetic bodies – thumbs up!

Just overall good fun

Michelle

I truly enjoyed the event.

Usually I am a [giver] but opted to be a [receiver] during the exercises. A safe environment was provided that allowed me to be open to explore this side of myself. Each activity had us check in with our partner ensuring we were grounded and ready to engage, modify or discuss the activity as well as check each other’s boundaries.

The exercises progressed from vanilla to grey over the evening. You know it was good fun when 2 hours felt like 15 minutes. By the end of the exercises my emotional and energy levels were way up.

Looking forward to  Level 2.

Rob

Loved meeting different people and had the opportunity to discuss and experience level 1 [exercises of relating] with various personalities. With each new partner and activity, the anticipation was as tantalizing as the act of doing them. I learned much about myself and was able to breakthrough my comfort zone and discovered my boundaries. Thank you 

Belinda

Thank you for a wonderful event. It was good to see you again. Loved the learning. I feel more confident in asking for what I want in a relationship as well as in intimate play.

Until next time! Gracefully,

Voss

I liked that I could experiment in a safe regulated space it felt nice to have someone other than my lover run a feather over my face and not feel like I am being unfaithful.  It was good to know I can feel pleasure with some one else.

Clarisse

Viktoria created an incredibly safe environment. She does a great deal of work to make everyone involved have a safe and good environment. I will happily return.

Thank you for a wonderful experience last night!

Wes

A great way for me to identify my role in intimate relationship dynamics, all done in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Two thumbs up!  Look forward to the next one.

Sharon

It was good practice to honestly verbalize what I wanted, and I can see how important that is to intimacy. 

Mike

I enjoyed connecting with lots of different people, feeling their energy and interacting with them.  It was a safe, yet interesting and stimulating environment.

Thanks Viktoria!

Marianne

Bring on level 2!! 

I was pleasantly surprised by your event – I like how it made me feel vulnerable, actually!

Thank You!
xo

Laura

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