We're better together.

Cultivating Compassion, Curiosity & Play 

Welcome to the Elar Institute! 

We are an organization committed to thinking globally and acting locally to transform the way people treat people.

We believe it is primarily an educational gap that has resulted in the violence, intolerance and individual turmoil we see around us today. Our programing fills this gap. It lies at the intersection of emotional intelligence, mindfulness and creativity.

We offer classes to individuals, as well as, teams. We also, create fun, interactive projects for our community.

Apply to Attend Our 2-Day Leadership Program

Thanks to a generous grant, we are currently offering a free 2-day Connective Communication Leadership Program to 10 Orlando change-makers. Learn practical skills based in neuroscience research to lead from a space of true collaboration and inspiration.
Applications are being accepted through March 31, 2020.

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Here’s who we’ve gotten to play with:

Cherry Lake Tree Farm

R School

TEDx Orlando

Stetson University

Purple, Rock, Scissors

Pecha Kucha Orlando


From stepping into our space for a class to inviting us to perform in your living room, there’s so many ways for us to play together. Let us show you the joy and ease of connection. We promise meaningful conversations, touching moments and lots of laughter.

Our story

The Elar Name

El-ar is the sound of the letters “L” and “R” which stand for living room. Our name is a subtle way to celebrate the beauty of a living room. Not due to the furniture or any other items, but because of the context it provides. We are free to be, just as we are. It’s a place we gather with those we love. It’s where thousands of little everyday moments occur. Essentially, it’s a space of acceptance and belonging.

We didn’t always feel this way about living rooms. This was a new discovery which we uncovered through Living Room Theater.

Learn more about Living Room Theater