I have three coworkers that I work with directly (one being the manager of our "pod"). As a team we generally work on weekly goals with a meeting at the end of the week to go over accomplishments and missed targets.
The boss of our pod, Samuel then encourages a celebratory "hug" circle for each accomplishment, in which each person hugs the person to their left.
This makes me uncomfortable for multiple reasons. For one I don't think its appropriate in the workplace, and secondarily and perhaps more seriously, my coworker Johnathan always seems to conspicuously place himself to my left so I have to hug him, even once asking a coworker to switch with him so he could be closer to a whiteboard.
By all other accounts, they are great coworkers.
I work at a relatively small organization and can't afford to be fired, what would be the best way for me to address this situation, while still being able to work together?