Join world's top Authentic Relating Leaders for a one of a kind

Urban Retreat

Immerse yourself in the transformational world of Authentic Relating

20 - 22 May, London, 2022

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Have you ever felt your friendships, your partnerships, even your family relationships could be so much richer, more fulfilling, more inspiring?


Have you ever felt that only part of you gets seen in your everyday life and that there’s way more to you to be lived, experienced and appreciated? 


Would you like to learn how to become the centre of enriching connection in your own life, to experience profound aliveness, trust and intimacy, and learn how to bring this to others?

 Led by Sara Ness. 

  • Master essential emotional intelligence skills and watch your relationships flourish


  • Learn field-tested tools for transforming conflict into connection


  • Practice AR games and learn how to lead them with friends, in communities and relationships


  • Meet others and explore what it's like to be you within a welcoming community


We humans are wired for connection. Yet we often don’t know how to create it.


When we try to fix it by being someone other than who we are, we can end up right back at square one: uncomfortable and unfulfilled.


Once in a blue moon, it’s like the connection button somehow gets activated, and we have brilliant and fun experiences. We’re confident, vivacious, open, and conversation flows easily. We feel more connected and more ourselves than ever.


We might attribute that to the people we are with at the time, but these connection skills can be learned and practised deliberately.

This weekend-long Urban Retreat will be an expansive exploration of authentic communication, honest self-understanding, and a re-cognition of the we-space that’s created whenever humans are together that we call the relational field.

Bring valuable new skills into your everyday life


The retreat will help you bring Authentic Relating Games into the context of your real life and relationships, whether that be with your partner, your community, your team, or your family. This training is a step towards mastering your own leadership style and becoming a certified “Authentic Facilitator.”


Learn the life-changing skills of Authentic Relating (AR)

Play Authentic Relating games and learn to lead them

Improve your Relational Intelligence

Transform your relationships

Led by Sara Ness and team

Sara is the founder and CEO of Authentic Revolution. In 2012, at 20 years old, Sara founded still-ongoing learning communities in Austin and Houston that became two of the biggest AR groups in the world. She has gone on to work with tens of thousands of students in sectors from Google to Mindvalley to Burning Man. Sara's publications - including The Authentic Relating Games Manual, the core text of the Authentic Relating field - have helped seed 100+ communities in every continent (except Antarctica...yet!)

Sara is passionate about exposing the joy of human connection and exploring our creative potential through group process.

Full team announced soon.

This is for you if

  • You want to experience more freedom in your life

  • You want to let go of shame, fear and attachment to approval

  • You want to learn to use conflict creatively and go beyond blame

  • You desire to learn the art of asking for what you want

  • You want to heal your relationships and find forgiveness

  • You yearn for deeper love, connection & intimacy

“I discovered how important authentic human connection was to my soul. People I had just met provided profound reflections that revealed blind spots I had buried long ago. And I felt so energized by each day I had trouble sleeping at night.”


Nevin McConnell Engineer @ Apple

“Authentic Relating gave me a connection to what drives me from inside, a vocabulary to talk about it, and the courage to actually do it.”

Isaac Cohen

“It was a life-changing weekend....a training that changed me as a person to be able to help change the world. In short: go, learn, have fun, and be amazed.”

- Chris Gongaware 

Join the Urban Retreat

Cost £280

Signing up now will also get you these bonuses

  • 1 month membership to the Connect Online platform (where Authentic Relating and Circling events are available every day of the year
  • Authentic Relating Mini Games Manual 
  • Bonus videos from Sara Ness on the nature of Authenticity 


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Friday 20 - Sunday 22 May 2022

Highgate, London



We start on Friday at 7pm with an AR Games Immersion, finishing at 9:30pm. Saturday and Sunday we run from 10am - 7pm.


We have a beautiful expansive space in Highgate, a 2 minute walk from Highgate Tube Station. Exact address given on booking. 


This is a non-residential retreat, we will set up a group for those who might want to organise staying together.

Food & Drink

Throughout the workshop, we provide teas, coffee, hot drinks and a selection of fruits and nibbles. For lunch, you are welcome to bring your own. There are a number of places nearby where you can get food.