What We Do


Circling is a fresh way to develop presence and richer connections with those around you. It can provide fundamental and often unseen insights that, once seen, create new and exciting opportunities. It provides a doorway into flow experiences and breathes life into sometimes vague spiritual concepts and ideas.

What’s it like to experience Circling?

Circling Labs – are our Monday weekly practice sessions from 7-9 pm for individuals who have experienced Circling before and want to deepen their practice.  Once monthly, newcomers are invited to join.  An intro session is offered from 6-7 pm and then the newcomers join the experienced Circlers for our 7-9 pm session.    http://circling.eventbrite.com

Community Circling Nights (last monday of the Month 7:30-10:30 pm) have a lively and supportive atmosphere and are intended to bring community together in a group setting to experience each other and different facilitators in one evening.   http://communitycircling.eventbrite.com


Connection Labs incorporate social games that invite us beneath the surface and into a deeper experience of ourselves and others.

These authenticity games are fun, highly-interactive partner and group exercises that explore ways of seeing, connecting, appreciating yourself and others at a deeper level. They are a safe and structured way for us to go beyond small talk and beyond superficial appearances.

It’s an opportunity for us to have fun and celebrate with great people who are also wanting to explore what’s possible in connection.



You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.  ~Plato

Enter a playful experience, designed and facilitated by Amy Silverman, that incorporates Authentic Relating, Improvisation, Creative Drama, Experimentation, Game-design and Communication Games.  In our playshops, we dive into exercises calling on our spontaneity and our playfully creative, inventive and exploring natures as human beings.  Activities will often include exercises that you may even remember from your childhood or drama class but they will be experienced in a whole new way as we reflect and process them through a lens of development and co-discovery.

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.  ~Joseph Chilton Pearce


This program is designed for people in all kinds of relationships who desire better communication, deeper connection, and more experiences of feeling really seen and heard.   Friends, Parent/Child, Siblings, Roommates, Employee/Boss, Business Partners, Lovers and Spouses.    The program includes 9 private sessions and 3 check-in calls with Amy plus curriculum which includes videos, articles and practice interactive exercises.

For more information, contact Amy at authenticrelatingnyc-at-gmail.com



Authentic Relating NY is committed to generating a widespread revival of authenticity, interpersonal connection, and play.  Last year, we supported the NYCommunityChoir’s “Vocal Hug” pop-up gospel choirs in Columbus Circle and on the 2/3 Train.   In 2015, we are participating in the World’s Largest Eye Gazing Experiment and have generated the engagement of over 1700 NYers.   For 2016, we have many exciting connection-provoking public social experiments planned.  Be sure to join our mailing list to hear about them in advance.



Authentic Relating NY is currently developing an online course designed to support you in expanding and improving your relational intelligence.

For an online course available right now… we highly recommend this course, presented by our affiliates and peers, The Integral Centre in Boulder, CO.



At ARNY, we dive into all aspects of relationships including exploration of the Masculine and Feminine.  In 2016, we will be re-launching our men’s and women’s groups.


Details to come.  Join us in Summer of 2016 for our inaugural 4-day Connection Camp –  Summer Camp for grownups focused around Connection. Besides hiking, swimming, and outdoor recreation, we will also engage in Connection-Building experiences such as Acro-Partner-Yoga,  Connection Labs and Authentic Relating Games, Circling, Dancing, Art, Partner Massage and more.