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ABOUT YOUR CUDDLE PRACTITIONERS

AMANDA CLARKE, Founder (She/Her)    

I'm a sweet-natured, warm, and affectionate woman who loves to cuddle. For as long as I can remember touch has always been my primary love language. When I was a young girl I was always going around giving my friends hugs at school, being overly affectionate, and making a fool of myself.

 

As I got older, my interest in the healing arts led me to get certifications in Usui Reiki, Kripalu and Restorative Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. Following that, I obtained a diploma in Spiritual Psychotherapy and Spiritual Directorship at the Transformational Arts College.

 

Over the last decade, I've been immersed in various programs and workshops, studying human connection and authentic relating. It is through my continued study that I am able to bring a level of skill, passion, and presence to all my sessions.

 

Cuddling others gives me the chance to help people work through their loneliness or their need for intimacy and platonic touch. As a natural nurturer, it gives me great pleasure to hold others and be a source of comfort. In addition to cuddling, I also facilitate cuddle parties and have a private coaching practice. My practice is trauma-informed and I have taken courses to understand trauma and nervous system regulation.

 

*Certified Cuddlist, Cuddlist.com (in-training)

JENNIFER LEE (She/Her)

Hello, I’m a friendly and nurturing woman with a passion for therapeutic touch and cuddling. My approach comes from learning about the parasympathetic nervous system. I have a certificate in Usui Reiki, and have taken yoga and meditation classes. I have pursued my interest by going to workshops at The Human Awareness Institute and the Gestalt Institute of Toronto.

 

It takes 3 full seconds in a hug for your brain to release oxytocin; let's create those lingering moments of contact that will supercharge your body to release happy hormones! 30-60 min + of cuddle time can have immense benefits for your mental and physical health.

 

I offer platonic companionship with warmth, compassion, and comfort to all clients. We all need and deserve human connection. I'm okay with a quiet cuddle or I'm a great listener, too, if you just need someone to talk to.  I'm fully vaccinated and located downtown Toronto.

*Certified Cuddlist, Cuddlist.com (in-training)

KRIS LERNER (She/Her)

My intention is to hold a safe space where you will feel loved and nurtured. I am a kind and open-hearted person who is generous with affection. I provide sessions where you will be able to let go of your everyday stresses and be seen and accepted for who you are.

 

I have been a professional cuddler for over a year now. Clients tell me "I had a wonderful time with Kris. She's warm, considerate, and made me feel comfortable within no time. I felt like I was in the presence of a true healer. I could feel the oxytocin surging after the session; an indescribable after-glow. I feel blessed to have met her and to have received such a therapeutic and tranquil experience. I cannot wait to see her again."

 

I have a background in holistic nutrition which emphasizes the influences of the mental, emotional, physical and energetic aspects of our being to optimize our health. I have also been practicing vipassana meditation for the past decade which has allowed me to remain grounded which is important for holding a nurturing space for our sessions. I have taken various courses dealing with somatic training. I believe that the sensation of platonic touch is one of the quickest ways to get out of our heads and into our bodies.

 

What I love about my work is helping others and witnessing transformation. One of the most significant aspects of being a professional cuddler is the opportunity to make a positive impact on people's lives. Helping clients navigate challenges and knowing that I played a role towards their healing journey fills my heart with gratitude.

 

I look forward to meeting you and sharing my warmth and affection.

VINNY VEDOSA  (He/They)

I am passionate about learning how to give caring touch, being present, and creating safe spaces for expression.  Cuddle services to me embody these principles and offer people a gentle opportunity to discover the nurturing touch they seek.

My approach is informed by my work as a mediator, Thai massage practitioner, and study of Dr. Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent, which has all shaped how I listen and hold space for others.  My goal during each session is to allow you to feel safe and cater to the platonic touch you seek, be it sitting together, lying down, cuddling, talking, or anything that relaxes you.

 

Accessible by public transit downtown, my apartment has a studio room which I turn into a cuddle space on a mat with pillows. Relaxing music can be catered to your liking. I usually smudge the space before you arrive (unless you are sensitive to scents). The session begins when we create our agreement, including how to communicate preferences, with a focus on empowering you to voice your wants and needs.  Fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Proof is available upon request.

*Certified Cuddlist, Cuddlist.com

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