Embodied Intimacy Intensive - Berlin
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Embodied Intimacy Intensive - Berlin

Join us for this evening event and get a taste of what Embodied Intimacy is all about. 

We will embark on a 2-day intimacy and relationship intensive (23-24 June), offering you the extremely unique experience of mind-blowing, heart opening, playful explorations of erotic, emotional and physical intimacy.

Embodied Intimacy provides a safe environment in which participants practice transformational processes of relating that accelerates the path towards deeply fulfilling relationships.

Come and out what it's all about and if you like it decide to join us for the full weekend intensive! 

Full event description here: Embodied Intimacy Intensive - Berlin - https://www.facebook.com/events/1160443627425267/

Dates: Friday, 22 June, 2018
Location: Praxis am Pfefferberg
Schönhauser Allee 177 10119 Berlin
Cost: 15e (Early Bird) 20e (Regular Price)

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-embodied-intimacy-berlin-tickets-42978118710

More About the Belly2Belly Practice:

The core of this practice involves slowing down the sympathetic nervous system until the whole body is relaxed and open to the wisdom of the gut and heart. Conscious use of breath, sound, movement, and touch increase embodiment and attunement to one another. It gently melts away the barriers to love and opens to the possibility of being nurtured by human connection. It is a tribal group practice where everyone practice with everyone. Each person is seen as a mirror and holds a key to unlock a deeper self-acceptance and harmony within yourself. Within the peace and safety of the container being held, individually and collectively, the tribe members can start to heal their relational wounds. At the speed of love we learn how to live from the wisdom of our heart instead of the worry of our minds.

More About Embodied Intimacy:

Embodied Intimacy is created to address the fact that very few of us have any formal, or conscious, education in intimacy. We live in a word that teaches us how to read, write, calculate and solve logical problems. However, we are not taught how to love and be loved in a way that fits the unique shape of our heart.

Embodied Intimacy asks you to show up and reveal yourself authentically. To take risks and vulnerably let others see you as you are. To hold others in non-judgmental awareness as their mirror to let them see into and reflect you. To be intimate and create intimacy: In-to-Me-I-See. The truth of each moment has the potential to set us free by allowing ourselves to be all that we are. Embodied congruence, authenticity and vulnerability has the power to shave off the dead callus of defensiveness and leave us more naked and available to be touched, met, intimate, and to transform and upheaval the way we relate.

This intensive and all Embodied Intimacy events and workshops are an experiential and pragmatic education of intimacy. We encourage participants of all levels of emotional maturity to cultivate their emotional intelligence. As a result of participating in Embodied Intimacy workshops you will gain trust in your authentic ability to initiate, collaborate and relate with more heart.

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The Tender Edge: Finding Unconditional Love in All of Life’s Conditions
May
14
to May 20

The Tender Edge: Finding Unconditional Love in All of Life’s Conditions

“Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.”
-Rumi

We all long for wholeness, love, and inspiration. We all want to be seen, received and welcomed as we are. We all want to say a full yes to Life, while honoring our need for safety.

  • How do we access our vulnerability and our authentic power at the same time?
  • How do we grow into deep presence and inner authority?
  • How do we bring tender self-love into areas that challenge us, such as money, sex, and relationship
  • How do we be of service in the world, while leading from our compassionate hearts?

The Tender Edge is a seven-day retreat that offers an exploration of these questions.  Through carefully crafted exercises, we can slow down to the speed of love, listen deeply to the wisdom of their own bodies, and find our authentic presence, breathing in kindness. We can discover that the conditions of our lives, rather than being problems, are doorways into a profound love of self and others.

Leading from the Heart:Inner Authority, Presence and The Tender Edge

The Ark Resort

May 14-20
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Cost: 1,270 $US

Early Bird Cost: US $1,070
Available before April 21

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Embodied Intimacy Intensive - Sweden
Apr
25
to May 1

Embodied Intimacy Intensive - Sweden

  • Tokalynga Teater Albatross (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for this weeklong intimacy and relationship intensive, offering you the extremely unique experience of mind-blowing, heart opening, playful explorations of erotic, emotional and physical intimacy. 

Embodied Intimacy provides a safe environment in which participants practice transformational processes of relating that accelerates the path towards deeply fulfilling relationships. 

The heart of the practice we will utilize is Belly2Belly, a relationally attuned dialogue and meditation practice. Body to body. Heart to heart. Pelvis to pelvis. This practice creates deep presence and embodied interactions. 

We reach these deeply embodied states through the application of the tantric tools of breath, sound, movement, and touch. Together we create a playful relational laboratory by simplifying the components of relating, intimacy and sexuality into its most basic and fundamental elements. Creating new possibilities by consciously putting the elements back together through consensual explorational interactions.

We invite you to relax and let go of the unique and shared ways we “try” to be in order to be accepted, loved, and wanted -from “doing” intimacy to “being” intimate. Within the safety of the environment you are gently invited to feel into what actually happens when you are together with another person. 

All the experiences that arise within each interaction are welcomed within mindful awareness, including feelings of rejection, abandonment and critique, as well as feelings of attraction, connection and appreciation. We are just being together without any other agenda.

At an Embodied Intimacy workshop you can learn how to:
໑ Establish a somatic sense of safety.
໑ Identify a yes, maybe, and no in your body.
໑ Hack your emotional operating system. 
໑ Optimize your human connection system. 
໑ Create transformational relationships through empowering vulnerability.
໑ Alchemize your social anxiety into the very stuff that connects you to your own humanity and brings you closer to others. 
໑ Ride the oscillation between the need for safety and connection, and the desire for freedom and individuality.
໑ Practice intimate relating and communicating in such a way that you can enjoy the ups and downs of your social evolution.
໑ Find your voice, activate your sound, and use it. 
໑ BREATHE more and deeply! 

You will not be required to do anything. Everything is an invitation to consider; all activities are optional. Your full consent is the only requirement for your interactions with others.


Dates: Wednesday, 25 April - Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Location: Tokalynga Teater Albatross, Ätran, Sweden
Cost: $7,000 KR (Early Bird) 

More About the Belly2Belly Practice: 

The core of this practice involves slowing down the sympathetic nervous system until the whole body is relaxed and open to the wisdom of the gut and heart. Conscious use of breath, sound, movement, and touch increase embodiment and attunement to one another. It gently melts away the barriers to love and opens to the possibility of being nurtured by human connection. It is a tribal group practice where everyone practice with everyone. Each person is seen as a mirror and holds a key to unlock a deeper self-acceptance and harmony within yourself. Within the peace and safety of the container being held, individually and collectively, the tribe members can start to heal their relational wounds. At the speed of love we learn how to live from the wisdom of our heart instead of the worry of our minds.

More About Embodied Intimacy

Embodied Intimacy is created to address the fact that very few of us have any formal, or conscious, education in intimacy. We live in a word that teaches us how to read, write, calculate and solve logical problems. However, we are not taught how to love and be loved in a way that fits the unique shape of our heart. 

Embodied Intimacy asks you to show up and reveal yourself authentically. To take risks and vulnerably let others see you as you are. To hold others in non-judgmental awareness as their mirror to let them see into and reflect you. To be intimate and create intimacy: In-to-Me-I-See. The truth of each moment has the potential to set us free by allowing ourselves to be all that we are. Embodied congruence, authenticity and vulnerability has the power to shave off the dead callus of defensiveness and leave us more naked and available to be touched, met, intimate, and to transform and upheaval the way we relate. 

This intensive and all Embodied Intimacy events and workshops are an experiential and pragmatic education of intimacy. We encourage participants of all levels of emotional maturity to cultivate their emotional intelligence. As a result of participating in Embodied Intimacy workshops you will gain trust in your authentic ability to initiate, collaborate and relate with more heart.

About the Facilitators: Buster Rådvik & Rachel Rickards

Buster Rådvik, MA

Buster’s dharma is being by example and leading with integrity. He literally wears his heart on his sleeve and has a reputation for pleasantly shocking an entire room with his candid emotional awareness and ability to reveal himself, transparently, no matter how awkward and messy it might look. His warm, open style gives permission for people to come home to themselves, embodied in an ecstatic atmosphere of vulnerability. Buster is an expert at gently guiding people into their bodies, through the shadow work, landing them safely into their heart, where vulnerable transparency is accessible and emotional intimacy becomes transformational. 

All of Buster’s work including individual sessions, work with couples, and groups is focused on love, sex, and intimacy. He draws his approach from a journey of over a decade of living in intentional communities, combined with his studies and practices of various body-centered disciplines of awakening. Busters gift lies in his eloquent execution and powerful ability to create a safe space for individuals and groups to fearlessly navigate their emotional bodies as the pathway to liberation. 

Buster began his career in Sweden as a professional dancer and choreographer (1991-2002). Over a period of six years, he also trained as a therapist at OSHO Humaniversity in the Netherlands (1996-2002). After a ten-year career in performing arts in Scandinavia Buster moved to the United States, where he studied and received his degree in psychology. For the last seven years Buster worked primarily as a body-centered psychotherapist with clients who struggle with trauma and addictions. Buster is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and a trained Sensorimotor Psychotherapy therapist. After living communally, apprentising and collaborating wih David Cates during four years in Seattle, WA, USA and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, he now offers his Somatic Belly2Belly inspired Embodied Intimacy events internationally. 

Rachel Rickards

Rachel Rickards is an adventurous spirit in the realms of love, sex and relationship. Her natural exuberance gives permission to others to explore their authentic selves in uncharted territory. Her never ending enthusiasm and energy for the work of transformation and the ease of play at the same time is a huge gift adding depth coupled with perspective to everything she does. One of Rachel’s greatest contributions to a space is how she is able to embody the feelings of an individual or group field with such acute awareness, that one could almost observe her as the pure reflection of what is present in the field at any given moment. 

With Rachel, comes a passion for relating and loving in alternative ways and helping people find their truth in the way they want to love and be loved. She has sincere empathy for the difficult path of relating outside of the box, but also great enthusiasm for the spiritual journey it is to find your own relationship to relating with others, and ultimately, most importantly, to yourself. More recently, Rachel has been thriving in her work with women empowerment, helping her clients to find their voice and define their boundaries; to live life actively owning the kind of relationship their heart desires. With personal and professional training in psychology, sex therapy and alternative/open relationship counseling, she is committed to helping others find their full creative expression in life and love. 

Let's stay connected! 
www.Facebook.com/EmbodiedIntimacy/
www.EmbodiedIntimacy.com

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Relational Magic: Embodied Meditation
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Relational Magic: Embodied Meditation

Remember falling asleep in your lover's arms?

Or the amazing grace of having a baby melt into your chest?

Or talking deep into the night with your dearest friend ... and the blessed relief of not needing to hold anything back?

This precious state of intimacy and connection is only a few breaths away.

Relational Magic is a profoundly simple partnered meditation practice that relaxes our bodies, opens our hearts, and softens our fears. 

Would you like to learn more about this practice?

COME BE ASTONISHED!

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WHAT'S BEHIND RELATIONAL MAGIC?

Relational Magic is a deceptively simple process that rests on multiple dimensions and modalities such as neurobiology, pranayama, focused sensory awareness, tantric ritual, intimate communion, witness consciousness, sound entrainment, sequenced relaxation, psychological regression, shadow work, neuro-linguistic programming, wizardry and primate zoology!

The exercises are designed to dissolve the Western experience of separate self into rhythmic waves of sensation and feeling that are shared with a partner in real time.

What results is a profoundly felt sense of peace and connection, a natural biochemical high that neuro-mirrors intimate love, meditative samadhi and mystical oneness.

In groups, we focus on generating intimacy, emotional openness, and physical presence in a safe, slow, guided non-sexual way. We reawaken our primal need for human connection, animal to animal, body to body, heart to heart, without the stress or uncertainty of sex. By trusting our bodies and each other, we reclaim our original innocence... and remember we are safe.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The primary practice is done in pairs, laying down side by side, clothing on, while engaging slow deep breaths with a sound on the exhale. You’ll make physical contact with your partner at a level that feels comfortable and relaxed for you both, minimally holding hands and touching knees or feet. Some people enjoy closer cuddling, and some prefer a more spacious embrace. It’s up to you.  

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DO I NEED TO ATTEND WITH A PARTNER? 

No, most people come on their own. Sometimes, couples attend together. Sometimes we'll choose partners for you, sometimes you'll choose your partner. If you attend as a couple, you're welcome to do the first pairing together. After that, we encourage you to explore with new pairings while maintaining the boundaries that are right for you. You’ll get the chance to pair with 3-4 different people over the course of the afternoon. Partnering can happen in any combination of gender, orientation, and age.  


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ABOUT INVITING OTHERS

Please only invite others after you have attended once yourself and can speak to the practice from direct experience. Feel free to reach out to Rick or Robyn via private message if you have any questions.

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We look forward to sharing with you!

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Tribal Tantra Training
Mar
1
to Mar 15

Tribal Tantra Training

Tribal Tantra is a 200 hour Month Long training experience using Tantric Ceremony, Shamanic Ritual and Conscious Dance meditation as tools to transform and empower lives in a practical and lasting way.

*Note the FB event page does not allow and end date beyond 2 weeks, but this is a month long event March 1 - March 30

We will be held by the magical and breathtakingly beautiful and private Suraya Resort near Ubud in Bali, Indonesia. This secluded location offers the perfect support for this deep and transformational dive.

Additional details, photos, graduate testimonials and payment information at: www.tribaltantratrainings.com

ARE YOU READY?
*Are you ready to move toward grace, ease and empowerment?

*Are you ready to push your edges…Are you ready to break through?

*Are you ready to experience and fully embody your right to be loved, to create, act and express?

*Are you prepared to be fully empowered and expressed in your clear masculine/feminine?

*Are you ready to let go of the guilt, fear, shame and limiting beliefs holding you back from living your life?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ANCIENT WISDOM

We will take a holisitic approach, so that you not only have the tools necessary to support you, be it in teaching and sharing your tantra with the world or simply integrating this ancient wisdom in a way which supports your life in clear and practical ways.

We will use the tools as we learn them, so that you may: learn how to listen to the subtle wisdom of your physical body and align this to your higher self, integrate your emotional body and it’s intelligence in a healthy way, discover, heal and release old wounds and traumas from this lifetime and those before, build a new relationship with the limiting beliefs, stories and egoic based characters which often derail and slow our progress.

This full integration of physical, emotional and energetic self coupled with understanding of our timeline and egoic survival instinct will best allow you to use the tools you learn to be of clean and clear service to not only your students, but also friends, allies and loves along this life journey.

During this life transforming month we will experience how the practices of Tantric Ceremony and meditations, Breath Work, Yoga, Shaking, Conscious Dance, Shamanic Ritual, and seeing and being seen in a place of embodied, empowered vulnerability will facilitate a return home to our heart center.

AWAKENING OF THE DIVINE WITHIN
Awakening is a direct, embodied experience of the divine within. This is a place beyond the simplicity of belief or the trap of knowing or believing we know. A spontaneous awakening is deeper than our will can conceptualize. This knowing becomes a permanent part of our being, physically, energetically, emotionally and spiritually

The Awakened being is now empowered for they have an experience of their true and higher self. No longer concerned with worthiness, this being will begin to cultivate the power and find the help and support needed to share fulfill their calling(s) and share their gift(s) with the world.

DETAILS:
This training takes place at a beautiful resort in Bali, Indonesia. We will enjoy 3 buffet meals, full use of all Gaia facilities including free use of our shuttle, free 24 hour drinks table, fruit basket, afternoon desserts, full use of seminar hall and all equipment , use of pool, pool towels & pool chairs and use of WiFi. Accommodation cost includes a double or triple occupancy room with a water view PLUS meals.

Training Course Cost: $4,890

Accommodation Cost Included – (Single Room Supplement additional $1,440)

Non-refundable $500 deposit required to hold your space. Payment Plan available via equal monthly on time installments. Early price locked with your deposit, provided all monthly payments are on time.

Additional details, photos, graduate testimonials and payment information at: www.tribaltantratrainings.com

Lead Facilitator: Eugene Hedlund

Founder of the School of Tribal Tantra, has been teaching these transformational arts around the globe since 2008.

He founded The School of Tribal Tantra as a gateway to accelerate those who are ready to step into their mastery. Eugene’s core passion is to use these tools and gifts in an integrated way which best serves each student.

More info videos about Tribal Tantra and Eugene Hedlund at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC10ilzVJh04mIx5dp5epgIg

Co-Facilitator: Lin Holmquist

Lin Holmquist is a mother of two, yoga teacher, yoga therapist, meditation teacher, doula & NLP practitioner. She a dakini - sexual healer and works with both individuals, couples, groups and big events in Örebro, Sweden and the whole world.

Lins dharma - calling in life - is to be in the front for a LOVE REVOLUTION that starts in YOUR heart so that we together can spread light and love in the world!

Co-Facilitator: Rachel Rickards

Rachel is adept at using sound and touch as a vehicle for unconditional love. With personal and professional training in psychology, sex therapy and alternative/open relationship counseling, she is committed to helping others find their full creative expression in life and love.

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10 Week Intimacy Challenge!
Feb
21
to Apr 25

10 Week Intimacy Challenge!

Are you ready to breathe more love into your life and relationship? 

There is a way of being together that I am extremely passionate about because it is so simple that it's profound. A practice that has forever changed the shape of my heart. This tool continues to be the leading source of intimacy in my life. That thing is called Belly2Belly. 

Belly2Belly is Relationship Magic. It’s intimacy made simple for everyone. 

In honor of this month of love, I want to challenge you to go on a 10 week journey with me and whoever you want to explore and develop deeper levels of intimacy with. 

So instead of (or in addition to) buying that box of chocolates or stuffed animal and roses… spend your energy on what your partner really wants- which is more authentic, meaningful time, connection and presence with you.  

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

My partner Buster and I met in an intentional community in Bali that used Belly2Belly as the primary way we came together for relating, for growth and dyadic or community connection. 

This practice has given my relationship the strength and solid foundation it needed to not only survive, but to thrive. 

I can say without a doubt committing to this challenge will change your life! It will upgrade your relationships and positively touch every single person you come into contact with. One deep breath at a time. 

For the past 3 years, I’ve dedicated my life’s work to sharing and spreading my love of intimacy though this simple practice. The underlying message is slowing down to make relating simple again by focusing our awareness on: breath, sound, movement, and touch. 

This isn’t a space of doing, it’s about BEING together. 

In this co-created space of timelessness, purity, innocence and authenticity the energy and love that exists between two people has no where else to go but to rise to the surface in oxytocin fueled bliss, bonding and incredibly sweet connection. 

As I continue my mission of traveling the world teaching, facilitating, guiding, coaching and living intimacy I want to offer you the opportunity to go on a 10-week journey with me to discover how deep we can go.  

To participate in this challenge all you need to do is click “going” on the Facebook event (or send me a private message to confirm your participation) After that, hang tight! I will directly reach out to you and send over the rest of the instructions (Don’t worry, it’s super simple). 

This challenge is for you especially if you want to:
* Revitalize your relationships
* Develop ninja communication skills
* Feel loved and understood
* Shower your beloved with the attention and love she so desires
* Love your partner up in a way he can receive
* Enjoy touch in a safe, sacred container, without any pressure
* Learn how to share and honor your own boundaries
* Feel safe – in ways you've never imagined
* Feel a deep sense of peace and bliss
* Create a safe space to share difficult conversations
* Disarm arguments quickly and with kindness
* Feel more connected with your partner than you ever have before

~Practicals~
Dates: Wednesday, 14 February - Wednesday, 25 April
Cost: $97 (for 1-2 people) ~ $50 for each additional person
Location: (Online Group)  www.facebook.com/groups/2166688753565328/
*(Disregard the dates/times at the top of the event, facebook makes me do that for an event this long)

The Journey: 
We will embark on this journey together supported by us, Rachel RickardsBuster Rådvik and the creator of Belly2Belly, David Cates. He has personally recorded a series of 10, 30-minute guided Belly2Belly ~ Relationship Magic journeys. I will support you through everything else along the way. 

Your Commitment (the challenge): 
I challenge you to commit 1 hour per week to this journey. You and a partner will spend 30-miuntes together dedicated to exploring intimacy. (Bonus points if you do more on your own!) 
The remaining 30 minutes will be spent in our online international community where you will interact with me, share about your experience, ask questions, gain valuable resources, build connections and participate in intimate dialogue that will grow and support you over the next 10-weeks and beyond. 

Do I need to be in a relationship to join? 
NO! You do not need to be in a committed or romantic relationship to join the intimacy challenge (although I do especially recommend it if you are). 
All that is required to embark on this journey is to commit to doing this practice for 30-minutes 1 time per week with another body. It can be any body- not just someone you are in relationship with. It’s an open journey for everyone - we all desire to have more love, intimacy and connection in our lives. I welcome singles, couples and those in multiple relationships! No matter the shape of your heart or style of relating, we can all support and be supported to bring more intimacy into our lives, together. 

Why NOW? 
Its happening SOON! In honor of this month of love, of Aquarius and Valentines day, a time when we are finding or recommitting to discover new meaningful ways to show the people closest to us how much and why we love them. 

So instead of (or in addition to) buying that box of chocolates or stuffed animal and roses… spend your energy on what your partner really wants- which is more authentic, meaningful time, connection and presence with you.  

Let me know if you are up for the challenge! 

To join the online international community dedicated to breathing more intimacy into our lives each day simply click “going” on this event or send a private message to Rachel Rickards (EmbodiedIntimacy@gmail.com)

*We are mostly doing this 10-week challenge as a labor of love. Because we want YOU to have this experience! For less than $10 per week you get 10 guided intimacy meditations (that you will keep forever) and you have direct access to us as a resource, guide and coach. 

**At the request of some members, we have set up a page to make donations. This is for philanthropic patrons who wish to further support the mission to “bring more intimacy into the world” or who wish to be a sponsor for those in financial hardship who also wish to have access to this wisdom and experience. 
♥ Thank you kindly for your love and support: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10-week-intimacy-challenge-tickets-42974021455

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Tribal Belly to Belly Relational Meditation practices
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Tribal Belly to Belly Relational Meditation practices

You are invited
to slow way down,
to drop your attention within.
Make contact
with the ground of being.
From this well, and these roots,
we meet ourselves anew.
From here
we find
each other.

~*~

Contribution:

Early Bird Ticket until the 19th October

~JUST FOR YOU $30 + booking fee

~YOU & a FRIEND $50 + booking fee


Tickets sold from the 20th October

~JUST FOR YOU $40 + booking fee

~YOU & a FRIEND $70 + booking fee

Tickets can be purchased here: http://stks.be/tribal-belly-to-belly-relational-meditation

Come and experience an evening of oxytocin-fulled connection as we explore David Cates's Tribal Belly to Belly Relational Meditation practices.

Through relaxed breathing, sounding, eye contact, and touch, we let the animal body know that it is not only safe here, but it is welcome, celebrated and honored.

We let the heart know that it is safe to love here, safe to sense and feel, safe to expand and contract, safe to have and trust its own intelligence.

Together, we gently welcome the shadow. 
No need to put on a spiritual face. 
No need to be anything other than what you already are Nothing to fix, nothing to heal; simply a series of opportunities to be intimate with the ever-changing present moment.

Meditation Structure:
The primary practice is done in pairs, laying down side by side, breathing with the body in a curious, compassionate inquiry of all that arises in real time within each person and between each pair.

While we intend for the practices to be profoundly intimate, they are done with clothing on and are not explicitly sexual.

Generally, we each get the opportunity to partner with 3-4 different people over the course of the afternoon. Partnering can happen in any combination of gender and orientation.

NOTE: 
We request that participants do not wear any fragrances or perfumes for the evening in respect to other participants. Thanks!

About the Presenter: 
Rick Smith is a master teacher trainer. Most known for his work in education, he’s presented to over 100,000 people worldwide over the past twenty years, and coached hundreds of teachers and facilitators one-on-one. His best-selling book Conscious Classroom Management, Unlocking the Secrets of Great Teaching, has sold more than a quarter million copies. He has trained facilitators of many modalities, including breathwork, meditation, dance, tantra, nutrition, and yoga.

In his work, Rick shows how “assuming the best” about ourselves and each other can result in true and lasting magic. His emotional sensitivity, goofy sense of humor, and commitment to kindness contribute to his deep presence as a facilitator.

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Puravida – Sexy Samhain!
Oct
26
to Oct 29

Puravida – Sexy Samhain!

The Celtic New Year, aka Halloween, is here and it’s of course time to have a huge celebration. Come to dance your socks off, let your hair down and get crazy! We will have a full weekend of juicy and exciting workshops and meditations, all held in an alcohol and drug free space. This is Conscious Clubbing at it’s finest.

Puravida Alcohol Update! This Puravida will have alcohol available at the bar for one hour before evening gathering each night and one hour afterwards!

This Puravida especially features…

Event Schedule Online Here

Festival workers information HERE

If you would like to book a private room for this event, please complete a dormitory booking below, indicating on the form that you would like a private room, and continue with the payment process. Once your booking has been confirmed, please contact the Booking Office on 01747 821221 to let us know your room choice and pay the private room supplement. Details of private accommodation can be found here.

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Embodied Magic: Partnered Meditation Practice
Oct
19
to Apr 19

Embodied Magic: Partnered Meditation Practice

  • 8th Ave S Nashville, TN USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Imagine being guided into deep relaxation. First, we focus on having you arrive fully in your body in the present moment. Next, we establish curiosity about your partner, opening slowly to their breath and sound. Then, with guided meditation, I will lead you on a journey to explore the inner landscape of your being.

Using breath, sound, visualization, inquiry and touch, you and your partner will experience new levels of  inner, interpersonal, and transpersonal intimacy. This is an important foundational meditation practice focused on deep relaxation of the nervous system.

When relaxation, subtle touch, and intimacy are combined in this way magic happens–the magic you need to evolve into your most authentic and empowered self. This practice, also called the “Belly 2 Belly” meditation was developed by David Cates who I apprenticed with in Bali for eight months.

This meditation is an immersion in embodied intimacy.  It is fully-clothed and non-sexual. You are welcome to bring a partner to practice with, but ideally everyone rotates partners. While beneficial to all, this practice can be particularly helpful for couples who are struggling with intimacy and communication. If you are interested in private Embodied Magic Meditation sessions for individuals, couples, and small groups, please visit: http://lalitadiaz.com/embodied-magic-meditation/

 

***Register now and invite your friends! Event needs 6 registered participants in order to take place. Registration closes 48 hrs before each event. ***

 

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CommonRoot: HoneyRoot's Mixed Gender Community Retreat
Oct
13
to Oct 15

CommonRoot: HoneyRoot's Mixed Gender Community Retreat

  • Shady Creek Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

HoneyRoot and friends invite you to to join us at CommonRoot - our October 13-15th mixed gender embodied community retreat. 

EARLY BIRD RATE on regular and professional rate tickets thorugh SEPT 1 (enter code "CR17EarlyRate" at registration)

Ready to do the deep work for the sake of incredibly satisfying connections? Ready to have fun doing so? Yea! Come to CommonRoot. We had a great time last year, and we're all ready for more. So, join us! October 13 - 15, 2017 at our Shady Creek Retreat Center home in Nevada City.

For those of you new to the adventure: CommonRoot is a retreat for women-identified and men-identified foks -- a place to explore, expand, get curious, work our edges - personally and culturally, heal, ritualize, ground, PLAY and deeply inhabit ourselves together. CommonRoot is a both a nourishing RETREAT and an EMBODIED REALTIONSHIP LAB.

Relax into yourself. Find shared ground in relationship. Expand your capacity for truth in intimacy. Mindfully, welcome the shadow. Communicate with authenticity. Express that which has been repressed. Dance. Play. Pray. Collaborate. Connect with an embodied heart. Connect with irreverent reverence. Connect with one another.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Weekend Topics:

- Embodied Awareness

- Safety and Security

- Boundaries and Intimacy

- Qualities of Love

- Polarity Play

- Welcoming Shadow

- Mutual Appreciation

- Co-Creation

Evenings consist of delicious food, exquisite musical performances, dance, and other delights.
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PRACTICAL DETAILS:

Arrival and check-in: 1:30 - 3:15pm on Friday, October 13th
Departure: 2pm on Sunday, October 15th

Shady Creek Retreat Center, Nevada City, CA

$375 - $575/person
3 price tiers depending on your financial means.

Register now (though Wednesday, Oct 11th).
and SAVE $75 on regular and professional rate tickets when you register by SEPT 1st.

Limited space available as a way to support the potency of the weekend. Please be sure you know someone connected to HoneyRoot. If not, be in touch! conact@honeyroot.org

www.honeyroot.org/commonroot

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Intimacy Fest 2017 ~ An Adventure In The Magic of Connection
Jun
15
to Jun 18

Intimacy Fest 2017 ~ An Adventure In The Magic of Connection

What's holding you back from loving people fully?

What's holding you back from loving yourself fully?

We're interested in these questions, not from a place of brokeness — but from a place of curiousity.

We want to know you. We want to feel you.

We want to see and be seen.

This is what IntimacyFest is about.

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The Path of Relating - San Francisco
Jun
4
3:00 PM15:00

The Path of Relating - San Francisco

  • 507 55th St (@Telegraph) Oakland, CA USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You can think of this workshop as intimacy and relationship bootcamp (with a twist of fun and light-heartedness)! The maps and tools we will share are applicable to ALL relationships. You can come on your own or with your partner(s) and choose to all the exercises with your partner or you can have the experience of changing partners in the exercises.

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Embodied Intimacy - Introduction - Tartu and Tallinn, Estonia
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Embodied Intimacy - Introduction - Tartu and Tallinn, Estonia

  • Tartu Centre For Creative Industries (Tartu Loomemajanduskeskus) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The quickest way to intimacy is by taking the risk of revealing yourself vulnerably, standing naked in your truth and letting go of outcome and expectations… In total acceptance and humility letting yourself be seen as you are unedited, undefended, raw and exposed. 

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Embodied Intimacy/Belly2Belly @ Hawaii Tantra Festival 2017
Jan
12
to Jan 16

Embodied Intimacy/Belly2Belly @ Hawaii Tantra Festival 2017

  • Puna Coast Pahoa, Hawaii USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our ecstatic community is gathering for this 4 day immersive festival program filled with shared wisdom and connected celebration. Are you ready to transform and empower your life in a practical and lasting way? With the elements of nautre as inspiration, we'll use ritual, conscious sensuality, embodied intimacy, communication practices, dance, yoga and meditation as tools to transform and empower our lives.

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Intimacy Embodied: The Belly2Belly Practice
Dec
29
7:30 AM07:30

Intimacy Embodied: The Belly2Belly Practice

Intimacy Embodied is an experience of profound simplicity and potent connection. Based on the work of David Cates and his Belly-to-Belly practice, we come together and share some of the most fundamental facets of our being - breath, touch, eye contact, conversation - in deeply meaningful ways, bridging the divides we so often use to separate ourselves and finding sameness, perhaps in the most unlikely of places. This is a space of meeting in pure presence, open to the mystery of what it is to be embodied and explore intimacy from there.

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Intimacy Embodied: The Belly to Belly Practice
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Intimacy Embodied: The Belly to Belly Practice

Intimacy Embodied is an experience of profound simplicity and potent connection. Based on the work of David Cates and his Belly-to-Belly practice, we come together and share some of the most fundamental facets of our being - breath, touch, eye contact, conversation - in deeply meaningful ways, bridging the divides we so often use to separate ourselves and finding sameness, perhaps in the most unlikely of places. This is a space of meeting in pure presence, open to the mystery of what it is to be embodied and explore intimacy from there.

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Embodied Intimacy - Belly2Belly - Stockholm!
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Embodied Intimacy - Belly2Belly - Stockholm!

Belly2Belly practice is relational breathing meditation done in full body embrace, cultivating connection by relating with what is here, right now. Utilizing the core tools of Tantra: Breath, Sound, Movement and Touch we are slowing down, and we are being together just as we are. As we slow down and link up breath and sound we create all these exquisite feedback loops- body to body, belly to belly, heart to heart, and we invite each other into more and more presence, trust and relaxation. 

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Cultivating Inner Authority - 'Manifesting Our Genius'
Nov
12
to Nov 13

Cultivating Inner Authority - 'Manifesting Our Genius'

  • Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We all have gifts to share – with friends, loved ones, and in our work in the world. How do we access and express our genius and share our gifts? How do we sift through the noises in our heads that tell us we aren’t good enough, or aren’t deserving? How do we include our full vulnerability while simultaneously commanding presence and making a difference?

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Intimacy Embodied: The Belly to Belly Practice
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Intimacy Embodied: The Belly to Belly Practice

Intimacy Embodied is an experience of profound simplicity and potent connection. Based on the work of David Cates and his Belly-to-Belly practice, we come together and share some of the most fundamental facets of our being - breath, touch, eye contact, conversation - in deeply meaningful ways, bridging the divides we so often use to separate ourselves and finding sameness, perhaps in the most unlikely of places. This is a space of meeting in pure presence, open to the mystery of what it is to be embodied and explore intimacy from there.

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