What is Authentic Relating?

We will be offering deep relating skills and self exploration every Tuesday night at the

Relational Playground


You are heavily invested, and on the path of spiritual and emotional growth.

You want to create more community… especially if it includes of people with different sexual orientations, skin colors, religions, and economic backgrounds.

You know your Enneagram Type, (or want to know it) and you are ready discover and let go of some of the weird ways your personality type unconsciously sabotages relationships limiting the amount of intimacy and love you can let in.

At times you have social anxiety or feel isolated… and you want to have the skills to feel confident in forming deeper, more vibrant relationships.

In intimate relationship you get triggered and: emotionally shut down and pull back, get anxious, or lash out in anger.

You are ready to feel love more deeply in a way that awakens your soul.

Or possibly you want to be part of a growing “Authentic Relating” movement that builds trust through: self revealing, seeing deeply into others, creating safety in groups, and resolving conflict with more ease.

Any of that resonate for you?

If so…  learn more and sign up below!

Check Out our Relational Playground!

We have our opening night kickoff evening on January 31st from 6 PM – 8:30 PM, PST.
Doors and registration opens at 5:45 PM.

Register Now to attend your first night for free!

Your Host, Ben Saltzman:

I stand for deepening connections, heart openings, and your spiritual evolution.


What Happens On What Tuesday

Each Tuesday of the month will have a different theme.

First Tuesday of the month

The First Tuesday of the month is “Enneagram Growth Panels and Embodiment” with lead facilitator Ben Saltzman. Each evening we will dive into the exploration and spiritual transformation of a different Enneagram Personality Type (There are nine types in total.)

For example, on “Type Eight” night a group of 4 Enneagram Type Eights will be at the front of the room with Ben exploring themselves, revealing the inner dynamics of their type and emotionally healing. At some point all the participants in the room will all drop in and embody the type (move and speak as the type) to build understanding and compassion for the type.

Second Tuesday of the month
The second Tuesday of the month will alternate between “Shadow Light Integration” (Facilitated by Ben Saltzman) and “Influencing Energies in the Relational Field” (Facilitated by Gitanjali Hemp).
Third Tuesday of the month
The Third Tuesday of the month is “Circling and Deep Relating” skills development night. We will learn the skills in the large group then break into smaller groups of 2-8 to practice the skills and “circle” each other. Various members of the leadership team will be lead facilitators for these evenings. As soon as you register you will get a video teaching you the basic circling skills.
Fourth Tuesday of the month
The Fourth Tuesday of the month will be “Circling and Spontaneous Healing Experiments” (Facilitated by Ben Saltzman, Kerena Saltzman, and the Leadership Team.) The first half of the night we will practice circling skills in small groups, and the second half of the night we will gather as a large group and Kerena and Ben will create group experiments for spontaneous healing. (This is hard to describe, just show up and experience it!)
Fifth Tuesday of the month
The fifth Tuesday of the month may be “Spontaneous Healing Experiments” or “Grief Work.” Facilitators will vary.
Who is on the Leadership Team?

Sean Atsatt

Eric Schnieder

Leslie Benson

Ruthie Yarme

Mark Schneider

Yasmina Porter

Becca Frecso

Gitanjali D’Costa Hemp

Hannah Muse

Chris Turzo

Gregg Levoy

Stefanie Elkin

Lupe Peru

Ben Saltzman

Kerena Saltzman

Avira Wenn

There is no requirement that you attend all the evenings, but we do hope you attend as often as you can so you build the skills, learn about the Enneagram Types, and form relationships with the members of the community over time.


Want to become a full member?
If you are interested in becoming a member of the community and coming more regularly to the Tuesday nights and other events for members, please click this link to become a member!

When you become a member you get a “Membership Welcome Package” which includes extensive videos and written materials exploring the nine Enneagram Types and teaching you relational skills so you can do some learning on your own between Tuesday evenings.

Livestream and Video

Many people don’t have access to these tools and skills in their local communities and we believe EVERYONE should have access. So we will be livestreaming and/or videoing all the big group instruction and facilitation.

When we break into small groups of 2-8 people for skills practice and circling you can choose to be on video or not.

The Relational Playground will eventually be filmed

We’re Trying to Be Inclusive

We will be offering translation into Spanish for these events. If you speak Spanish or you know other Spanish speaking people who would benefit, please send them our way!


Please enter your name, email and cell phone number below to register for your free evening at the Relational Playground next Tuesday night!

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Center for Spiritual Living
1818 Felt St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

“After doing shadow work with Ben, I brought in over $165,000 in sales at my 3-day event, I asked for (and got!) double the offered advance on my new book and, for the first time ever, I’m actually saving 20% of my income each month. Best of all, I feel more open, relaxed and confident than ever before.”

Samantha Bennett

"Ben Saltzman has established himself internationally through his world renown year long program "Relational Mastery" Ben is a highly sought out individual who truly adds value to others through his extraordinary coaching methods."

Bob Proctor

​"​Change is when we learn a new skill or useful new information; transformation is when we reorganize at a deeper level, a new platform for a whole new approach to lifelong learning and growth. You'll get both with Ben Salzman. The work is immediately practical and ultimately spiritual -- new connections, new capacities, new power and freedom in living.​"​

Gordon Wheeler
President, ​Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California