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Sun, Aug 13


5801 Simpson Rd

Relateful Gathering w Michael Blas and James Dial

Day retreat w special guest

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Relateful Gathering w Michael Blas and James Dial
Relateful Gathering w Michael Blas and James Dial

Time & Location

Aug 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

5801 Simpson Rd, 5801 Simpson Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216, USA


About the event

This event goes 10-12 with a break for lunch , then another session starts 1:30-4:30 on Sunday Aug 13 that has a different style and you can do either event or both. Registration links below.

Relateful Gathering explores the question: how do we step into more alive, mindful, and loving ways of being together?

If mindfulness is the cultivation of awareness, Relatefulness is the cultivation of awareness interpersonally. Practicing Relatefulness is a frontier where any modality that explores the interpersonal space is included.

This experience will focus specifically on FOCUS.

Focus sessions are a practice that allows us to be with someone else in their world. They are not "for" the person we are focusing on because being with someone else in their world is as potentially transformative for the one focusing as it is for the one being focused on. To truly listen to what it's like for someone else is to necessarily open to a new self-understanding. We will have some group sessions and then everyone will be guided into practice themselves so you can begin applying greater presence to all of your interactions.

The benefits of this practice are innumerable. From feeling alone in a crowd to navigating family dynamics the practice of Flow promotes a fluidity that seems to promote peace around concepts of Love, Truth, seen-ness, expression, and listening.


Sunday August 13, from 10am-12pm

Led by Mike Blas and James Dial

LOCATION 5801 Simpson Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216, USA (Sacred Roots Spiritual Community at Stone Cabin Creek )

See below for registration details at bottom.


-There are liability and code of conduct waivers for this event to protect the beautiful building and ground we are holding it on. I will have physical copies at the event, so arrive early to sign and settle in. Code of conduct: Participant waiver:

-The term “safe space” has come up a lot recently and this event is more like real life, a “brave space”. There are no guarantees about how you will be received by the group. If you want a certain kind of reception then you are empowered to create it. You can bring anything you want as long as you’re ready to see how it impacts the group. While this could look like low cost group therapy, in my experience, people who come this event need to be secure in their adulthood and take agency to say yes and no. While I will be guiding the group this practice requires agency. Feel free to come and leave if it's not what you're needing.

Here’s some videos I made that can show you a bit more of kind of awareness I’ll be bringing.

Who are we?

I’m Michael Blas and I have been practicing and leading Relatefulness for 10 years in some form or another. I have a Masters Degree in Industrial Psychology and do Relatefulness based coaching with groups, couples (including parents and their adult children), and one-on-one private clients. I am the creator of the The Relateful Company’s Flow Facilitator training program.

I am also an instructor for the LevelUp Relatefulness Facilitator training (

I’m James Dial and I think Michael is awesome, he’s trained me since I was a baby relator all the way back in 2018. I’ve been described as “a facilitator who radiates the warmth of an open heart. He has a sincerity, honesty, and acceptance of what is here, which creates an atmosphere of presence, trust, and playful aliveness.” I also facilitate part time for the Relateful Company, and work in leader and team development for a Manufacturing plant in Charlotte.

Art Credit: Cameron Grayson, Sacred Connection. Support her on

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