What is Authentic Relating?

We will be offering deep relating skills and self exploration every Tuesday night during 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 and limits 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 meet twice a month on Tuesday Nights from 6 PM – 8:30 PST.
Doors and registration open at 5:45 PM.

Your Host, Ben Saltzman:

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


We Meet Two Tuesdays a Month

See the meeting dates listed below

Circling & Relating Games

These nights are “Circling and Deep Relating” skills development. 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.

Who is on the Leadership Team?

Mark Schneider

Yasmina Porter

Becca Frecso

Leslie Benson

Stefanie Elkin

Chris Turzo

Gregg Levoy

Eric Schnieder

Lupe Peru

Avira Wenn

Kerena Saltzman

Ben Saltzman

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. You’ll get to explore the nine Enneagram Types and learn relational skills so that you can learn and grow on your own between Tuesday evenings.

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!


You no longer need to sign up in advance. Please just watch the circling video below if it’s your first time, and just arrive at the door on one of the nights below.

Our 2023 meeting dates are:

June 6

June 20

July 18

July 25

Aug 8

Aug 22

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Pacific

Midtown Community Center
115 S Morrissey Ave, 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