Embodied Intimacy ~ Community Immersion & Summer Camp!
Jul
8
to Jul 21

Embodied Intimacy ~ Community Immersion & Summer Camp!

💜Click for application to attend 💜
https://goo.gl/forms/vT4DF7K5J3CT0C0E2

What would be possible if you had 2 weeks to fully experience yourself as a loving, relational being — all while surrounded by a community of fellow intimacy adventurers?

️❤️ How many blocks to love could you remove?
🧡 How dramatically could you strengthen your relationship to boundaries?
💛 How much could you open yourself to the kind of love you really deserve?
💚 How fully could you become comfortable with the discomfort of vulnerability?
💙 How many lives could you impact with your gifts of listening, witnessing and honoring another's self-expression?
💜 How deeply could you receive being showered with love and affection?
🎉 How much fun could you have?!?

Welcome to Embodied Intimacy's Summer Camp... for adventurous adults! 😎

This 2 week relational laboratory is the grand culmination of our work together — all the workshops we've led, all the schools and trainings we've done, and all the deep breaths we've taken have led us here, for this 1 magical event that we get to share with you — our community.

We've been waiting years for this, and it's finally here.

🧘‍♀️Deep Work + Ecstatic Play 🤸‍♂️

We believe in the power of combining deep work and ecstatic play. We will dance, play and explore together, all while bringing more and more awareness and love to what's happening in relationship to one another.

We will play with our edges to both go within and reveal ourselves, as well as experiencing ecstatic bliss and innocent, child-like play.

👨‍👨‍👧‍👦‍‍‍ Authentic Community Building ‍‍‍👩‍👩‍👧‍👦

We will build a culture of trust by speaking the truth. We will care for each other's hearts and experience the solidarity of knowing that we're all the same boat. You will experience unity by seeing yourself mirrored in everything and everyone.

This is a safe environment in which you are invited to bring your deepest longing and deepest fears of connection. Here we can coexist in a delightful mix of attraction, aversion, grief and gratitude, and more. Whatever arises will be loved and welcomed with open arms.

Our shared aliveness, zest for life, and powerful self-expression will create an acceleration chamber for growth and transformation that won’t leave a single soul untouched by the wonder of living in this electric human body.

Together, we will learn that we are lovable not despite our limitations. Instead, we are lovable as a result of our limitations.

🙈🙉🙊 Activities + Workshops 🙈🙉🙊

♥️ Our favorite embodiment exercises to feel at home and powerful in your body
♥️ Community Forum - being witnessed in our full self-expression
♥️ Belly2Belly meditation to experience the subtle dynamics of intimacy
♥️ Sauna by the lake and other amazing features of the retreat center.
♥️ The Most Epic, Ecstatic Dance Parties (hosted by Buster Rhymes)
♥️ Discussions about romance and guides for alternative dating structures
♥️ Erotic play spaces, safely held and facilitated
♥️ Healing practices designed to access the deepest parts of ourselves and bring forth our blocks to love.
♥️ Small group sharing and working with our teams, led by our wonderful and highly trained camp counselors!
♥️ Playing in nature and reconnecting with your wildness
♥️ Exploring nudity and letting go of body shame
♥️ Ample solo time for integration and reflection (we see you introverts!)
♥️ Opening your creative channels for artistic expressions such as poetry, theatre, skits, music, and more...
♥️ Conscious kink & mindful exploration of shadow play
♥️ Body oil slide, cause it's awesome
♥️ And so much more!!!

💜Click for application to attend 💜
https://goo.gl/forms/vT4DF7K5J3CT0C0E2

🇸🇪️🌲🏕️ About the Venue 🌳🌷🌞

️Skeppsudden is an old farm dating from the 18th century. The place is located at Bråviken's southern beach, opposite to Kolmårdens zoo, 20 km from Norrköping and 150 km south of Stockholm. The scenic and undisturbed location provides space for both silence and experience. Here you will find forests, meadows, cliffs and a long beach, as well as a delicious apple and cherry dale. Nature grows wild and grow in a harmonious synonym filled with oaks, books, linden, chestnuts and silver pine trees. Through the area goes Via Amorosa — The Love Trail, where you can wander with new or old friends. At the beach you will also find Skeppsuddens own pier and an octagonal wood-burning sauna with panoramic windows with stunning views over Bråviken.

️🦄 Logistical Info 🦄️

📅 DATE & TIME:
Monday, 8 July - Sunday, 21 July 2019.

🏡 LOCATION:
Skeppsuddens Kursgård Järstad Östra Stenby 610 32 Vikbolandet
http://www.skeppsudden.com/

💰 COST:
*Includes all food and dorm style accommodations* (Private or double room upgrades available for an additional cost)
€1600 Before 1 Feb 2019
€1700 Before 1 March 2019
€1800 Before 1 April 2019
€1900 Before 1 May 2019
€2000 After 1 June 2019

📝 TO REGISTER:
Fill out this application ASAP to get the journey started!
https://goo.gl/forms/vT4DF7K5J3CT0C0E2

🗣 CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
e-mail: embodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

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Belly2Belly Facilitator Training - Sweden
Aug
25
to Aug 31

Belly2Belly Facilitator Training - Sweden

Belly2Belly Final Training Intensive
Taught by David Cates
(Last Chance to Learn Directly from the Master!)

THIS AUGUST 2019 IN SWEDEN

LEARN:
♥ The fundamentals (and secrets) of leading a Belly2Belly practice
♥ The tools and techniques that help our animal bodies to relax and human hearts to open
♥ How to guide others to meet and connect in the present moment
♥ How to fully embody the love that you are at the deepest level, and transmit that to others
♥ How to simplify, deepen, and amplify the work you’re already doing in the world

THE PROCESS:
• A 7-day intensive group retreat in the Swedish countryside
• Community living, nourishing vegetarian/vegan meals provided
• A mix of teaching, experience, explanations, explorations, practice and play
• Let the magic of Belly2Belly gently soak into your heart and bones
• Mentored practice being a guide for others

WHEN:
Sunday-Saturday
August 25-31, 2019

WHERE:
Atran, Sweden

COST:
€1250 - €1750
Includes food
Price varies based on accommodations (tent camping, dorm room, double room, single room)

❂ HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE ❂

This training is by invitation only. David’s intention is to work with professionals and community leaders who are already actively practicing in their field.

Fill out this brief (5-minute) form and tell us who you are, if you have studied with David before, and why you want to integrate Belly2Belly into your work.

Application: https://goo.gl/forms/UP9xT0vWtG0Ye1I23

❂ THIS IS DAVID’S FINAL YEAR OF TEACHING ❂

This will likely be the last public Belly2Belly Training Intensive taught by David. We’re pulling him out of semi-retirement for this. If you want to study with him and soak up his magic directly, this is your chance. Don’t miss out!

❂ PROFESSIONAL CONSIDERATIONS ❂

This Belly2Belly Training Intensive completes the training portion of a 2-Part Certification Process.

After completing this 7-day intensive, you’ll be confidently able to bring this partnered breathing meditation into your life and work, guiding individuals, couples and groups into greater trust and intimacy.

Completing this Training Program allows you to say that you’ve studied with David Cates, but does NOT authorize you to use the Belly2Belly name or brand in advertising your work or events.

If you’re seeking full certification as a Belly2Belly Guide, after graduating from this Training you must complete a 6-month online mentorship. During this mentorship, through monthly calls, you’ll be coached as you practice leading your own sessions and/or groups and encounter real-life practical questions and issues.

Only graduates of this Mentorship Program are certified to guide official Belly2Belly events, to be part of the Belly2Belly referral network, and to advertise as Certified Belly2Belly Practitioners, with David’s blessing and support.


❂ ABOUT BELLY2BELLY ❂

B2B is a deceptively simple practice with multiple dimensions:
♥ Neurobiology
♥ Trauma recovery
♥ Pranayama
♥ Focused sensory awareness
♥ Tantric ritual
♥ Intimate communion
♥ Witness consciousness
♥ Sound entrainment
♥ Sequenced relaxation
♥ Psychological regression
♥ Shadow work
♥ Neurolinguistic programming
♥ Wizardry
♥ 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.

The Belly2Belly Partnered Meditation Practices are relatively simple to learn. A moderately skilled group facilitator or teacher will be able to deliver the instructions and prompts without much fuss. To use a musical analogy, if you can play simple guitar chords, you can learn this song; it’s not that complex.

Belly2Belly is not built on a rigid script. It’s more jazz improvisation than following sheet music. There are a dozen main “asanas” or “inquiries” to guide your exploration. Teachers put them together into sequences based on the group, the day, your own curiosity and inspiration. Every combination has its own rewards. Great facilitators will riff on the basic chords to create their own unique Belly2Belly experiences.

The secret sauce here is the ability to model and speak from a dropped-in, relaxed nervous system. That is, you have to BE the result you wish to create in your group. If you slow down and love everyone in the room, they’ll feel that and follow you. If you’re concerned with performance and “doing it right”, they won’t be able to relax and trust you.

When you understand what works in this practice, and why, you’ll be able to let go yourself and play in the co-created group heart field as it emerges.

This Level One Training Intensive is designed to help you understand the key elements that will create successful communion for your group. Every dimension that you “get” will deepen everyone’s experience. You don’t need to master all of them. With just a few chords you can make beautiful music, and share this amazing gift with your community.

Belly2Belly has proven to work in these situations:
• As a one-time or repeating community-building experience
• To quickly deepen the connections between participants at a retreat or workshop or ecstatic dance
• As a grounding practice for magic rituals
• For couples seeking more intimacy with their partners
• For organizations or pre-existing groups wanting to work together more effectively
• For parents wanting to teach their children the skills they’ll need for bonding and relationship
• For teachers who want to sneak in a few minutes of relaxation and cohesion for their students
• For therapists who want to maximize their healing time with clients
• As specific events offered to the adventurous general public

❂ A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE TEACHER ❂

David Cates has devoted 40 years of his adult life to exploring sex, intimacy and connection. He travels the world as a deeply respected tantra teacher, sexual healer, mentor and beloved elder. His recent explorations involve using tantric embodiment practices to create synchronized group heart fields. He created the Belly2Belly practice so random strangers can move together into a palpable shared experience of trust and loving connection. David is committed to showing men and women how to tap into the power sources in our own bodies and give birth to new realities.

David will be assisted by: Buster Rådvik & Rachel Rickards
www.EmbodiedIntimacy.com

*More info about Belly2Belly and the certified facilitator team* https://www.belly2belly.org/partners/

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Embodied Intimacy Training 2019-2020
Sep
2
to Sep 8

Embodied Intimacy Training 2019-2020

✦ Come Home to Love, Eros & Your Body ✦

https://www.embodiedintimacytraining.com/

We all carry a collective trauma. We fumble in relationship, we struggle with loneliness. We’re cut off from our bodies, their juices and smells and animal desires. We manipulate our sexual partners for external validation. We try to mimic porn sex. Men are men because they get laid. Women are women because they are desired. Happiness is rarely lasting.

Would you like to experience a different kind of world?

A world where we could slow down enough to feel safe in every cell of our body... where we could put our conditioning on hold... where we can allow our senses to open and guide the way.

What if we could build a new culture together — based on trust that comes from speaking the truth?

What if we could bridge that painful gap between who we think we are in our minds – and who we experience ourselves to be through our bodies and hearts?

This world is here now. This is your invitation.

Together, in community, for one year, we will live in this new world. We will explore how to cultivate a loving, erotic embodiment in which all of us is included, even the parts that feel scary, amazing, too little or too much.

We will explore how we can heal one another, unlock our organism’s innate ability to integrate and embrace all our contradictions. Come home, through your body, to one united whole.

In this community we will cultivate trust, solidarity and mutual support. We will move from experiencing ourselves as isolated messed up individuals, to stand together in the devastating collective and historical trauma we have inherited.

This cultural wound has left us in fear of, and at war with, love and eros, the sacred energies that created us and are the essence of our joy. This wound lives in every fiber of our nervous system as a terror of not being worthy of love. Women fear intimacy with men. Men fear intimacy with women. Brothers mistrust brothers; sisters mistrust sisters.

We can't heal these relational traumas alone.

But we can engage in simple and truthful ways of being together, by quieting down the regular, superficial chitchat of social interaction. We can enter into a profound transformational intimacy with one another and with shared reality, through attuning and dialoguing — breath by breath, sound by sound, touch by touch, move by move.

You can be a part of this future.

Are you ready?


✦ What to Expect ✦

໑ Get a comprehensive, thorough and integrated emotional, relational and sexual education — the kind so few of us received growing up but need so badly as adults.

໑ Deepen your experience of intimacy, connection and free sexuality through trust and self-awareness.

໑ Shift your relationships from fear to trust to explore your deepest longings around intimacy, love and partnership.

໑ Rediscover your erotic innocence and wildness in a space of trust, permission and creativity.

໑ Reclaim your body as an intelligent instrument that works as an inner barometer for your truth.

໑ Explore what it means to embody the healthy feminine and masculine and practice your unique expression of both within a loving tribe.

໑ Learn how to be a whole human being, in body, heart and soul, in a way that naturally heals and makes life holy.

໑ Experience more self-love and self-acceptance through the mirrors of others.

໑ Transform your personal fear, shame, and trauma around who you are as a sexual being, end the war within as a political act of healing the planet.

໑ Step into greatness, become your calling, fulfill your task here on earth, to be part of a much larger spiritual evolution.


✦ Embodied Intimacy Training - Program Details ✦

This is a 9 month program starting in September 2019 and ending in May 2020.

Up to 26 group members will meet in person four times during the 9 months, for 7 days each time.

In between these modules, there will be a weekly online integration and community-building group.

You may attend an optional introductory weekend or weekend retreats lead by Embodied Intimacy to determine if this program is a fit for you. You are always invited to apply and have a personal conversation with Buster about if this is a fit for you.

✦ Certificate ✦
A Certificate of Completion is offered each participant who completes the four modules and the required integration tasks.

✦ Teachers Training (next year) ✦
For the participants who complete the Embodied Intimacy Training there will be an option to apply for a teachers training the following year. A few teacher trainees will then serve as assistant teachers during the EIT. This will allow them to infuse their work in the world with the principles and practices of Embodied Intimacy.


✦ Dates ✦

Introductory Weekends:
If you have never met us in person you must attend one of our events before you can be accepted into this program.
*see www.facebook.com/EmbodiedIntimacy/events for more workshop & intensive opportunities*

• Summer module: Bonding as Community •
2 September - 8 September 2019

• Fall Module: From Trauma to Personal Power •
4 November - 10 November 2019

• Winter Module: The Erotic Animal Hiding in the Shadows •
6 January - 12 January 2020

• Spring Module: Integration & Celebration •
2 March - 8 March 2020


✦ Costs ✦
Course fee: 42,000 SEK for private participants
54,000 SEK for companies and organizations
Includes course material, food and accommodations.
Invoiced from Sweden.

✦ Location ✦
Ätran, Sweden

✦ APPLY HERE ✦
We are now accepting applications for enrollment!
Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZbn15Ora3gs1vx2z2K6m3Zv8hO3B86NIs5EJBmTzNsIpsBg/viewform

Refund Policy:
75% until 60 days
50% 45 days
No refund under 30 days

Find more detailed information:
https://www.embodiedintimacytraining.com/

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Trauma2Trust Training - Switzerland
Sep
18
to Sep 22

Trauma2Trust Training - Switzerland

This is a 5-day advanced residential retreat for group facilitators, practitioners, those on the path of healing trauma, and anyone working to expand the edges of growth and evolution in love.

Often trauma is regarded as a problem to fix, an obstacle to relationship, or wounds that make us feel damaged and unloveable.

We would like to offer a new perspective – that trauma is an incredible opportunity. Trauma is an invitation into more realness and depth. One that has the potential to touch everyone, and bring all those in contact with it into deeper intimacy and healing.

Trauma can only do this – become a gift instead of a problem – when we are able to create a container strong enough to fully hold and integrate it.

Because trauma is stored, and healed, in the body, it’s not enough to talk about it, or do emotional processes around it. To really get to the core, we must become vulnerable again, in a place deeper than words, and move into pure embodied experience. We must reveal ourselves fully to other human beings, and co-create new patterns of relating.

This will only happen in a container that feels absolutely safe. Sometimes that safe container is with a lover or a trusted therapist. But we’re finding that astonishing transformation and profound healing can also happen – on a greater order of magnitude – when our trauma is mirrored in a group.

One person's trauma has the potential to heal an entire room.

Often, the trauma that has seemed so horrifyingly personal reveals collective wounds. In small and large ways, we’re all impacted by the shadows of sexual violence, secrecy, victimhood, perpetration, sexual hunger and shame. Parts of us are terrified of the opposite gender. Parts are locked in ancient patterns of anger, fear, denial, flight, fight, freeze, submission.

When we go into the wordless space together, co-regulating and keeping ourselves safe, we can reveal and release these traumas. Together.

Together we can land in a new embodied experience, increasingly free from those triggers, and practice bringing all of ourselves safely to love.

Want to learn how this can happen?

Want to learn how you can help to make this happen for others too?

Come join us!

In this Training you will:
• Gain tools to self- and co-regulate your own nervous system in triggered situations.
• Develop confidence in recognizing when triggers are beginning to happen – before they actually erupt.
• Develop skills to create a somatically safe field for your relationship, client or group work to deepen into.
• Learn practices and exercises that can down-regulate an entire group.
• Understand an accessible psychological theory of Trauma and why the body is so important on the path to healing.
• Identify the common strategies used to cope with trauma and typical things that happen when we come to the edge of trigger.
• Develop an accessible and practical understanding of what happens in the brain during a traumatic (re)activation.
• Listen to the body and be able to name what is happening in real-time.
• Practice reading body language in an individual.
• Practice reading an entire room, noticing when people are being driven by triggers – freezing and not breathing, agitated, disassociated and checking out.
• Know how to slow things down when the trigger wants to speed things up.
• Identify somatic and verbal tools to reconnect with the body, self, and others when a trigger creates isolation.
• Discover why it’s essential to bring much more love and presence to everything when working with Trauma.

❂ PRACTICALS ❂

TO REGISTER Purchase tickets using Ticket Tailor:
http://buytickets.at/embodiedintimacy/254745

COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): €399
Tier 2 (Tickets 11-25): €499
Tier 3 (Tickets 26-40): €599

LOCATION:
Kientalerhof
Griesalpstrasse 44
CH-3723 Kiental
Switzerland
T: +41 33 676 26 76
https://en.kientalerhof.ch/

DATE & TIME:
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 (First session begins 10:00)*
Thursday, 19 September, 2019
Friday, 20 September, 2019
Saturday, 21 September, 2019
Sunday, 22 September, 2019 (Last session ends 17:00)**

*You are welcome to arrive one day early (Tuesday) to land and arrive fully before we begin the first session Wednesday morning. Otherwise, you will travel in early Wednesday morning and also have a full day of training.

**The last 2 buses leave 17:09 & 18:09 Sunday evening, you will have no problem to make this and head back towards Bern or Zurich that night, or you may stay an extra night at the venue to integrate and leave Monday morning.

ACCOMMODATION:
Food & Accommodation is NOT included in the price of your ticket. You must purchase this separately–– directly with the venue. We recommend to stay at the Kientalerhof. You can make your booking for the weekend here:
https://www.kientalerhof.ch/seminardetails/?sid=0570e40b-dd49-4bcb-a123-13d445785776

CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact Rachel Rickards if you have any questions about the event:
e-mail: embodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

❂ FAQ ❂

What kind of training is this?
This training is practical and highly experiential. Participants will get the chance to observe and practice skills needed to work with their own trauma, to practice working one-on-one and with trauma in group settings.

Who should attend?
• Personal:
This course is ideal for anyone working with their own trauma, and for those who want to develop skills and understanding being in relationship with someone who is experiencing trauma.

• Professional:
This course is also designed for professionals who want to develop and practice their skills to help clients with a history of trauma. These skills are useful for one-on-one sessions, as well as in group work. It is also an excellent recap for advanced level practitioners who would like to review and deepen their understanding of this material.

Do I need to be a professional to attend?
No, if fact anyone and everyone dealing with personal trauma or interacting with others who have experienced trauma need these skills.

What is Trauma?
• Relational perspective: We are traumatized when we are alone with too much pain to integrate. As a result, on one hand, we go on with life dissociated from what happened. Yet on the other hand, we are at war with the parts of us that hold the trauma. The result is that we are controlled and controlling.

• Neurobiological perspective: When the brain is emotionally overwhelmed and hijacked by fear and terror it can't function as the hub of awareness from where we can be present and self aware. So, later when we are situationally triggered into our experience we are unable to hold the trauma for what it is, a memory from the past that has yet to be fully integrated in the present.

• Instinctual perspective: When the active defenses of fight or flee are not enough for the threat, the danger evokes the passive defense of submission. As a result we live our life from a sense of shame, worthlessness, and depression. Acting from a victim identity unable to know or set boundaries expecting the worst from life.

In this workshop we are going to strengthen our ability to respond to our own or others traumatic activations from a place of awareness and presence rather than an unconscious reaction.

Who are we?

Facilitators: David Cates & Buster Rådvik
Assistant & Organizer: Rachel Rickards

Refund Policy:
75% until 30 days
50% 14 days
No refund under 7 days

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Erotic Innocence & Somatic Empowerment - Netherlands
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Erotic Innocence & Somatic Empowerment - Netherlands

  • New Eden Retreat Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Embodied Intimacy: Erotic Innocence & Somatic Empowerment (Advanced Workshop)

This is an advanced workshop for singles and couples who want to experience the beauty, power and innocence of your erotic nature.

In this relationship laboratory we offer you the extremely unique experience of mind-blowing, heart opening, playful explorations of emotional, erotic and physical intimacy

You will get the chance to transform fears, share the truth of your heart and experience relating to others from wholeness, trust, honesty and authenticity.

You will learn understandable, repeatable elements that are designed to give you the embodied foundation for an erotic life that blows your mind, opens your heart and makes you grateful to be alive exactly as you are.

In this advanced workshop you will:
✨Access, trust and take responsibility for your needs, feelings and desires.
✨Learn to trust in yourself among others and that your shadow is your gift.
✨Increase your somatic, emotional and social intelligence
✨ Develop clear sense of dynamic boundaries and find your authentic “yes” to everyone
✨ Learn ways to approach yourself and others with curiosity instead of judgment, compassion instead of impatience, allowance instead of avoidance, truth instead of defensive strategies, and from choice instead of control.
✨Experience the beauty, wholeness and innocence of your erotic nature.
✨Transform fears, share the truth of your heart and experience relating to others from wholeness, trust, honesty and authenticity.
✨Reduce social anxiety and sense of personal inadequacy by being met as you are and mirrored by a compassionate community without being made wrong or told you need to be different to be loved and welcomed.
✨Learn the alchemy of relating, the practice of courageous vulnerability and transparent self-disclosure.
✨Discover how to rebuild your relationship to your drives and wild animal instincts, and transform them into a more spontaneous, powerful, fun and passionate intimacy and sexuality.
✨From your heart, deliver potent feedback that inspires others to make brave, transformative changes.

TO REGISTER:
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/embodiedintimacy/221637?fbclid=IwAR0FK58ReC0OT8U7USOV0uyj2idvDy1pAS31_BNO841briuQwN3QJLR47N0


LOCATION:
New Eden Retreat Centre, Sparjeburd 2, Hemrik, 8409CK, The Netherlands
www.neweden.org
*The closest airport is Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands. New Eden is located approximately 1.5 hours away by car and 2.5 hours away by public transport*

DATE & TIME:
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 (Check-in 15:00)
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Friday, 17 May, 2019
Saturday, 18 May, 2018
Sunday, 19 May, 2018

COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-15): €499
Tier 2 (Tickets 16-30): €549
Tier 3 (Tickets 31-40): €599
Tier 4 (Tickets 41-50): €649
Tier 5 (Tickets 51-60): €699

CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
Rachel Rickards & Buster Rådvik
e-mail: EmbodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

❂ FAQ ❂

What is included in the price?
♥ Vegetarian Food and dorm-style accommodations are included in the price for this event.
♥ Travel expenses are NOT included in the price.

Is this for singles or couples?
♥ This intensive is open for singles, couples and those in alternative relationships (open, poly, etc)

Is this a place to connect with new folks or deepen connections with current lovers?
♥ Both. If you come with your partner you are welcome to partner together for some of the exercises, but not all of them. This is not a couples retreat. It is a community immersion. We request you do at least as many exercises with other group members as you do with your partner.

What are a few of the specific results I can expect to achieve if I come to this workshop?
♥More connection and aliveness in your love relationships
♥Deepening into honesty, truth, play and passion.
♥Gain insights and skills on how to be met as you are and how to meet others where they are.
♥Be seen, heard and felt by a community.
♥Discover your unique erotic expression and practice giving it a voice.
♥Simple and effective tools that will enhance your relational and erotic experience.

Can you say more about some of the practices we will do?
♥Vulnerable Leadership Practices (Drawing from Embodied Intimacy)
♥Co-Creation and Collaboration Practices (Drawing from Embodied Intimacy, dance and theatre Improvisation)
♥Mirroring and Feedback Practices (Drawing from Zegg Forum, Humaniversity Therapy, Embodied Intimacy, Contact Improvisation, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy)
♥Rewilding Practices (Drawing from Contact Improvisation, Embodied Intimacy)
♥Shadow Work (Drawing from Humaniversity Therapy, Drama Therapy)
♥Community Building Practices (Drawing from Theatre Improvisation, Cuddle and Play Structures)
♥Erotic and Sexual Healing Practices (Drawing from David Cates, Body Work, Yin based approach to Dearmoring, Rebirthing, Tantra, Sexual Shamanism)
♥Theoretical Context (Drawing from Tamera Healing Biotope Philosophy, Sacred Sexuality, Neuroscience)

Are you qualified to attend an advanced retreat with Embodied Intimacy?

This is for you if you have attended an Embodied Intimacy Intensive, several of our workshops, or have immersed yourself in contexts where you have learned the basics of self-regulation and have an understanding of your nervous system and how to use breath, sound, movement and touch to come back into connection and aliveness through co-regulation.

This Advanced workshop is designed for you build on those already established and developed skills and to dive even deeper into the magic of healing and it’s erotic expression of playfulness, life force and creativity.

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.

About the Embodied Intimacy experience:

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

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 a loving non-judgmental awareness as their mirror. The felt and shared truth of each moment has the potential to set us free by allowing ourselves to be with all that we are. This embodied congruence, authenticity and vulnerability has the power to shave off the dead callus of our defended personality and open us to a more direct experience of of who we are. More naked and available we can respond to life as the mystery it is.

This retreat is an experiential and pragmatic education of intimacy and will increase your emotional intelligence. You will gain trust in your innate authentic ability to live and love in the ways only you can.

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Embodied Intimacy Experience ~ Stockholm
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Embodied Intimacy Experience ~ Stockholm

Join us for this weekend intimacy and relationship Community Healing Experience. This workshop is for anyone and everyone- singles, couples and also those with alternative relating styles.

In this relationship laboratory we offer you the extremely unique experience of mind-blowing, heart opening, playful explorations of emotional, erotic 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 that strengthen and enhance entire communities.

Together we will create a playful relational laboratory by simplifying the components of relating, intimacy and physical closeness down to the most basic and fundamental elements. We are creating new possibilities by consciously putting the elements back together through consensual explorational interactions.

You will get the chance to transform fears, share the truth of your heart and experience relating to others from wholeness, trust, honesty and authenticity.

You will learn simple, repeatable elements that are designed to give you the embodied foundation for an erotic and intimate life that blows your mind, opens your heart and makes you grateful to be alive exactly as you are.

You will experience the power of communal healing and how we continuously build a culture of trust by embodying and speaking the truth while being witnessed and mirrored by others.

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.

In this weekend intensive you will:
♥ Take responsibility for your needs, feelings and desires.
♥ Fully realize that your shadow is your gift.
♥ Embody knowing how to trust in yourself among others.
♥ Increase your somatic, emotional and social intelligence.
♥ Develop a clear sense of dynamic boundaries and find your authentic “yes” to everyone
♥ Learn ways to approach yourself and others with curiosity instead of judgment.
♥ Experience the beauty, creativity and innocence of your erotic nature.
♥ Share the truth of your heart and experience relating to others from wholeness.
♥ Reduce social anxiety and sense of personal inadequacy by being met as you are.
♥ Discover how to rebuild your relationship your animal instincts.
♥ Learn the alchemy of relating, the practice of courageous vulnerability and the power of transparent self-disclosure.

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.

TO REGISTER:
http://buytickets.at/embodiedintimacy/235748

LOCATION:
Heart & Hand
ög, Allhelgonagatan 5, 118 58 Stockholm, Sverige
https://goo.gl/maps/yZMuunE7uKJ2

DATE & TIME:
Friday, 5 April, 2019 (18:00-22:00)
Saturday, 6 April, 2019 (10:00-19:00)
Sunday, 7 April, 2019 (10:00-18:00)

COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): €199
Tier 2 (Tickets 11-20): €220
Tier 3 (Tickets 21-30): €240

*Food & Accommodations not included in price*

CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
Rachel Rickardsl & Buster Rådvik
e-mail: embodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

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Embodied Intimacy: Belly2Belly ~ Stockholm
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Embodied Intimacy: Belly2Belly ~ Stockholm

During this Embodied Intimacy event we will primarily utilize the practice of Belly2Belly.

Belly2Belly is relational breathing meditation done in physical connection, 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.

This beautiful practice gently guides everyone from a state of separation and isolation towards safety and oxytocin fueled connection.

The result is a simple felt presence, real time intimacy and heartfelt shared truth. The story and drama of the mind subsides and a new level of being is found in its place.

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.

At the speed of love we learn how to live from the wisdom of our heart instead of the worry of our minds.

At an Embodied Intimacy workshop you can learn how to:
✨Hack your emotional operating system.
✨Optimize human connection.
✨Create transformational relationships through empowering vulnerability.
✨Alchemize your social anxiety into the very stuff that connects you to your own humanity and brings you closer to others.
✨Comfortably ride the oscillation between the need for safety and connection, and the desire for freedom and individuality.
✨Practice intimate relating and communicating in such a way that you can enjoy the ups and downs of your social evolution.
✨Find your voice, activate your sound, and use it.
✨BREATHE more and deeply!

REGISTER with TICKET TAILOR: http://buytickets.at/embodiedintimacy/236248

LOCATION:
Heart & Hand
ög, Allhelgonagatan 5, 118 58 Stockholm, Sverige
https://goo.gl/maps/yZMuunE7uKJ2

DATE & TIME:
Thursday, 4 April, 2019 (18:00-22:00)

COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): €20
Tier 2 (Tickets 11-20): €25
Tier 3 (Tickets 21-30): €30

CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
Rachel Rickardsl & Buster Rådvik
e-mail: embodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

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Embodied Intimacy: Erotic Innocence ~ Switzerland
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Embodied Intimacy: Erotic Innocence ~ Switzerland

Embodied Intimacy: Erotic Innocence & Somatic Empowerment

This retreat is for singles and couples who want to experience the beauty, power and innocence of your erotic nature.

In this relationship laboratory we offer you the extremely unique experience of mind-blowing, heart opening, playful explorations of emotional, erotic and physical intimacy

You will get the chance to transform fears, share the truth of your heart and experience relating to others from wholeness, trust, honesty and authenticity.

You will learn understandable, repeatable elements that are designed to give you the embodied foundation for an erotic life that blows your mind, opens your heart and makes you grateful to be alive exactly as you are.

In this workshop you will:
♥ Experience the beauty, wholeness and innocence of your erotic nature.
♥ Access, trust and take responsibility for your needs, feelings and desires.
♥ Learn to trust in yourself among others and that your shadow is your gift.
♥ Increase your somatic, emotional and social intelligence.
♥ Develop a clear sense of dynamic boundaries and find your authentic “yes” to everyone.
♥ Learn ways to approach yourself and others with curiosity instead of judgment, compassion instead of impatience, allowance instead of avoidance, truth instead of defensive strategies, and from choice instead of control.
♥ Transform fears, share the truth of your heart and experience relating to others from wholeness, trust, honesty and authenticity.
♥ Reduce social anxiety and sense of personal inadequacy by being met as you are and mirrored by a compassionate community without being made wrong or told you need to be different to be loved and welcomed.
♥ Learn the alchemy of relating, the practice of courageous vulnerability and transparent self-disclosure.
♥ From your heart, deliver potent feedback that inspires others to make brave, transformative changes.

Boundaries
♥ All exercises are invitations and consensual. The focus is on exploring connection and aliveness, in motion and space.
♥ All exercises can be done with comfortable clothes on. Partial and total nudity might be invited. And if so, this to invite more sensations, sense of vulnerability, receptivity and pleasure.

TO REGISTER:
http://buytickets.at/embodiedintimacy/237627

LOCATION:
Kientalerhof
Griesalpstrasse 44
CH-3723 Kiental
Switzerland
T: +41 33 676 26 76

DATE & TIME:
Friday, 29 March 2019: 17:00-22:00
Saturday, 30 March 2019: 10:00-20:00
Sunday, 31 March 2019: 10:00-17:00
With breaks according the kitchen of the Kientalerhof

COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): 250
Tier 2 (Tickets 11-20): 275
Tier 3 (Tickets 21-30): 300

CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
Rachel & Buster
e-mail: EmbodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

FAQ

What is included in the price?
♥ Food and accommodations are NOT included in the price for this event.
♥ The price of the ticket covers the course fee only.

How I book my food & accommodations with Kientalerhof ?
♥ Reserve your space and food at the venue by:
T: +41 33 676 26 76
info@kientalerhof.ch
www.kientalerhof.ch

What language will this workshop be taught in?
♥ This workshop is taught in English, translation will be available if needed.

Is this for singles or couples?
♥ For singles, couples, and people who’s relationship style does not fit any label in particular.

Is this a place to connect with new folks or deepen connections with current lovers?
♥ Both. If you come with your partner you are welcome to partner together for some of the exercises, but not all of them. This is not a couples retreat. It is a community immersion. We request you do at least as many exercises with other group members as you do with your partner.

What are a few of the specific results I can expect to achieve if I come to this workshop?
♥ More connection and aliveness in your love relationships
♥ Deepening into honesty, truth, play and passion.
♥ Gain insights and skills on how to be met as you are and how to meet others where they are.
♥ Be seen, heard and felt by a community.
♥ Discover your unique erotic expression and practice giving it a voice.
♥ Simple and effective tools that will enhance your relational and erotic experience.

Can you say more about some of the practices we will do?
♥ Mirroring, Attunement and Feedback Practices (Drawing from Belly2Belly, Zegg Forum, Embodied Intimacy, Contact Improvisation, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy)
♥ Rewilding Practices (Drawing from Contact Improvisation, Embodied Intimacy)
♥ Erotic Healing Practices (Drawing from David Cates, Body Work, Yin based approach to Dearmoring)
♥ Theoretical Context (Drawing from Tamera Healing Biotope Philosophy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, Developmental Psychology)

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Embodied Intimacy: InMotion ~ Switzerland
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Embodied Intimacy: InMotion ~ Switzerland

Move - Connect - Play

Allow the the wisdom of your body to move you into a more alive and connected interactions.

This evening workshop is a fun relational laboratory where authentic connection with self and other is explored through simple practices of breath, sound, touch and MOVEMENT.

When we move together –in attunement with the wisdom of the body– relating with others becomes tender, playful and erotic.

In this workshop you will learn:
♥ Embodied Presence and nonverbal communication skills.
♥ Dialoging from the embodied truth of this moment while weaving in the impact you have on others.
♥ Ways to yield, surrender and let go into the ever moving connection and aliveness with another.
♥ Finding your yes and playing on the edge - to trust your gut’s yes and no.
♥ Ways to initiate, lead and express your instincts when interacting.
♥ How to lead and follow, and dissolve into an attuned dialogue with self and other, in stillness and movement, energetically, emotionally and physically.
♥ Ways to access and trust in your wild, untainted power, pre-domestication, through animal play.
♥ Ways to access the wisdom of your body and its innate drive to heal, adapt and develop new capacities.

What are we going to do?
♥ Moving Intimacy
Relational movement meditations. Solo, paired, trio, small group and large group practices.
♥ Relational exploration in presence
From intimate to intense, from stillness to movement - learning the most basic ingredients of making love.
♥ Authentic communication that dissolves our separateness -
Empowering vulnerability where you and I dissolve into a we.

Boundaries
♥ All exercises are invitations and consensual. The focus is on exploring connection and aliveness, in motion and space.
♥ All exercises can be done with comfortable clothes on. Partial and total nudity might be invited. And if so, this to invite more sensations, sense of vulnerability, receptivity and pleasure.

Who is the for?
♥ This workshop is for all levels of experience.
♥ For singles, couples, and people who’s relationship style does not fit any label in particular.
♥ For people who have some experience of Tantra, personal growth, psychotherapy, group or couple therapy, shamanism, sacred sexuality, etc. who are interested in exploring how to take the practices of connecting into movement and expression.
♥ For people who have some experience of dance, movement, theatre, and martial arts, who are curious about bringing their embodiment to connecting with others.
♥ It is also a workshop for group facilitators, body workers, therapists, coaches and other professionals who are interested in working with intimacy and movement.

TO REGISTER: http://buytickets.at/embodiedintimacy/237654

LOCATION:
Dakini Zürich
Siewerdtstraße 95
CH-8050 Zürich

DATE & TIME:
Thursday, 28 March 2019: 18:00-22:00

COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): 25
Tier 2 (Tickets 11-20): 30
Tier 3 (Tickets 21-30): 35

CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
Rachel & Buster
e-mail: EmbodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

❂ FAQ ❂

Is this for singles or couples?
This workshop is open for singles, couples and those in alternative relationships (open, poly, etc)

Is this a place to connect with new folks or deepen connections with current lovers?
Both. If you come with your partner you are welcome to partner together for some of the exercises.

What are a few of the specific results I can expect to achieve if I come to this workshop?
♥ More connection and aliveness in your love relationships
♥ Deepening into honesty, truth, play and passion.
♥ Gain insights and skills on how to be met as you are and how to meet others where they are.
♥ Be seen, heard and felt.
♥ Discover your unique erotic expression and practice giving it a voice.
♥ Simple and effective tools that will enhance your relational and erotic experience.

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An Evening of Embodied Intimacy ~ Switzerland
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening of Embodied Intimacy ~ Switzerland

  • Jupiterhaus zum Friedberg, Zürich (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During this evening of Embodied Intimacy, we will create a relational laboratory where we will primarily utilize the practice of Belly2Belly.

Belly2Belly is relational breathing meditation done in physical connection, 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.

This beautiful practice gently guides everyone from a state of separation and isolation towards safety and oxytocin fueled connection.

The result is a simple felt presence, real time intimacy and heartfelt shared truth. The story and drama of the mind subsides and a new level of being is found in its place.

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.

At the speed of love we learn how to live from the wisdom of our heart instead of the worry of our minds.

At an Embodied Intimacy workshop you can learn how to:
✨Hack your emotional operating system.
✨Optimize human connection.
✨Create transformational relationships through empowering vulnerability.
✨Alchemize your social anxiety into the very stuff that connects you to your own humanity and brings you closer to others.
✨Comfortably ride the oscillation between the need for safety and connection, and the desire for freedom and individuality.
✨Practice intimate relating and communicating in such a way that you can enjoy the ups and downs of your social evolution.
✨Find your voice, activate your sound, and use it.
✨BREATHE more and deeply!

REGISTER with TICKET TAILOR: http://buytickets.at/embodiedintimacy/237759

LOCATION:
Jupiterhaus zum Friedberg, Zürich
Jupiterstrasse 1
8032 Zürich

DATE & TIME:
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 (18:00-22:00)

COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): 20
Tier 2 (Tickets 11-20): 25
Tier 3 (Tickets 21-30): 30

CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
Rachel Rickardsl & Buster Rådvik
e-mail: embodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

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Trauma2Trust - Advanced training with David Cates & Buster Radvik
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Trauma2Trust - Advanced training with David Cates & Buster Radvik

This is an advanced intensive for group facilitators, practitioners, those on the path of healing trauma, and anyone working to expand the edges of growth and evolution in love.

Often trauma is regarded as a problem to fix, an obstacle to relationship, or wounds that make us feel damaged and unloveable.

We would like to offer a new perspective – that trauma is an incredible opportunity. Trauma is an invitation into more realness and depth. One that has the potential to touch everyone, and bring all those in contact with it into deeper intimacy and healing.

Trauma can only do this – become a gift instead of a problem – when we are able to create a container strong enough to fully hold and integrate it.

Because trauma is stored, and healed, in the body, it’s not enough to talk about it, or do emotional processes around it. To really get to the core of it, we must become vulnerable again, in a place deeper than words, and move into pure embodied experience. We must reveal ourselves fully to other human beings, and co-create new patterns of relating.

This will only happen in a container that feels absolutely safe. Sometimes that safe container is with a lover or a trusted therapist. But we’re finding that astonishing transformation and profound healing can also happen – on a greater order of magnitude – when our trauma is mirrored in a group.

One person's trauma has the potential to heal an entire room.

Often, the trauma that has seemed so horrifyingly personal reveals collective wounds. In small and large ways, we’re all impacted by the shadows of sexual violence, secrecy, victimhood, perpetration, sexual hunger and shame. Parts of us are terrified of the opposite gender. Parts are locked in ancient patterns of anger, fear, denial, flight, fight, freeze, submission.

When we go into the wordless space together, co-regulating and keeping ourselves safe, we can reveal and release these traumas. Together.

Together we can land in a new embodied experience, increasingly free from those triggers, and practice bringing all of ourselves safely to love.

Want to learn how this can happen?

Want to learn how you can help to make this happen for others too?

Come join us!

In this workshop you will:
• Gain tools to self- and co-regulate your own nervous system in triggered situations.
• Develop confidence in recognizing when triggers are beginning to happen – before they actually erupt.
• Develop skills to create a somatically safe field for your relationship, client or group work to deepen into.
• Learn practices and exercises that can down-regulate an entire group.
• Understand an accessible psychological theory of Trauma and why the body is so important on the path to healing.
• Identify the common strategies used to cope with trauma and typical things that happen when we come to the edge of trigger.
• Develop an accessible and practical understanding of what happens in the brain during a traumatic (re)activation.
• Listen to the body and be able to name what is happening in real-time.
• Practice reading body language in an individual.
• Practice reading an entire room, noticing when people are being driven by triggers – freezing and not breathing, agitated, disassociated and checking out.
• Know how to slow things down when the trigger wants to speed things up.
• Identify somatic and verbal tools to reconnect with the body, self, and others when a trigger creates isolation.
• Discover why it’s essential to bring much more love and presence to everything when working with Trauma.

❂ PRACTICALS ❂

TO REGISTER: Purchase tickets using Ticket Tailor http://buytickets.at/embodiedintimacy/225018

LOCATION:
Stichting de Roos
P.C. Hooftstraat 183
1071 BW Amsterdam
http://www.roos.nl/

DATE & TIME:
Friday, 1 March, 2019 (9:00-18:00)
Saturday, 2 March, 2019 (9:00-18:00)
Sunday, 3 March, 2019 (9:00-18:00)

COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): €225
Tier 2 (Tickets 10-20): €250
Tier 3 (Tickets 20-30): €275
Tier 4 (Tickets 30-40): €300

CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
Rachel & Buster
e-mail: embodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

❂ FAQ ❂

What kind of workshop is this?
This workshop is practical and highly experiential. Participants will get the chance to observe and practice skills needed to work with their own trauma, to practice working one-on-one and with trauma in group settings.

Who should attend?
• Personal:
This course is ideal for anyone working with their own trauma, and for those who want to develop skills and understanding being in relationship with someone who is experiencing trauma.

• Professional:
This course is also designed for professionals who want to develop and practice their skills to help clients with a history of trauma. These skills are useful for one-on-one sessions, as well as in group work. It is also an excellent recap for advanced level practitioners who would like to review and deepen their understanding of this material.

Do I need to be a professional to attend?
No, if fact anyone and everyone dealing with personal trauma or interacting with others who have experienced trauma need these skills.

What is Trauma?
• Relational perspective: We are traumatized when we are alone with too much pain to integrate. As a result, on one hand, we go on with life dissociated from what happened. Yet on the other hand, we are at war with the parts of us that hold the trauma. The result is that we are controlled and controlling.

• Neurobiological perspective: When the brain is emotionally overwhelmed and hijacked by fear and terror it can't function as the hub of awareness from where we can be present and self aware. So, later when we are situationally triggered into our experience we are unable to hold the trauma for what it is, a memory from the past that has yet to be fully integrated in the present.

• Instinctual perspective: When the active defenses of fight or flee are not enough for the threat, the danger evokes the passive defense of submission. As a result we live our life from a sense of shame, worthlessness, and depression. Acting from a victim identity unable to know or set boundaries expecting the worst from life.

In this workshop we are going to strengthen our ability to respond to our own or others traumatic activations from a place of awareness and presence rather than an unconscious reaction.

Who are we?

Facilitators: David Cates & Buster Rådvik
Organizer: Rachel Rickards

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Embodied Intimacy Intensive - Copenhagen
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Embodied Intimacy Intensive - Copenhagen

Join us for this weekend intimacy and relationship intensive. This workshop is for anyone and everyone- singles, couples and also those with alternative relating styles.

In this relationship laboratory we offer you the extremely unique experience of mind-blowing, heart opening, playful explorations of emotional, erotic 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. Moment by moment. This practice and all the practices we guide are aimed to create deep presence and embodied relational attunement. We reach these deeply embodied states through the application of the tantric tools of breath, sound, movement, and touch.

Together we will create a playful relational laboratory by simplifying the components of relating, intimacy and physical closeness down to the most basic and fundamental elements. We are 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:
✨Establish a somatic sense of safety.
✨Identify a yes, maybe, and no in your body.
✨Hack your emotional operating system.
✨Optimize human connection.
✨Create transformational relationships through empowering vulnerability.
✨Alchemize your social anxiety into the very stuff that connects you to your own humanity and brings you closer to others.
✨Comfortably ride the oscillation between the need for safety and connection, and the desire for freedom and individuality.
✨Practice intimate relating and communicating in such a way that you can enjoy the ups and downs of your social evolution.
✨Find your voice, activate your sound, and use it.
✨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.


DATE & TIME:
Friday, February 15, 2019 (18:00-22:00)
Saturday, February 16, 2019 (10:00-19:00)
Sunday, February 17, 2019 (10:00-18:00)

COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): €175
Tier 2 (Tickets 10-20): €200
Tier 3 (Tickets 20-40): €225

*Food & Accommodations not included in price*

CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
Rachel Rickardsl & Buster Rådvik
e-mail: embodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

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Intimacy: Erotic Innocence & Somatic Empowerment - London
Feb
1
to Feb 3

Intimacy: Erotic Innocence & Somatic Empowerment - London

Embodied Intimacy: Erotic Innocence & Somatic Empowerment (Advanced Workshop)

This is an advanced workshop for singles and couples who want to experience the beauty, power and innocence of your erotic nature.

In this relationship laboratory we offer you the extremely unique experience of mind-blowing, heart opening, playful explorations of emotional, erotic and physical intimacy

You will get the chance to transform fears, share the truth of your heart and experience relating to others from wholeness, trust, honesty and authenticity.

You will learn understandable, repeatable elements that are designed to give you the embodied foundation for an erotic life that blows your mind, opens your heart and makes you grateful to be alive exactly as you are.

In this advanced workshop you will:
✨Access, trust and take responsibility for your needs, feelings and desires.
✨Learn to trust in yourself among others and that your shadow is your gift.
✨Increase your somatic, emotional and social intelligence
✨ Develop clear sense of dynamic boundaries and find your authentic “yes” to everyone
✨ Learn ways to approach yourself and others with curiosity instead of judgment, compassion instead of impatience, allowance instead of avoidance, truth instead of defensive strategies, and from choice instead of control.
✨Experience the beauty, wholeness and innocence of your erotic nature.
✨Transform fears, share the truth of your heart and experience relating to others from wholeness, trust, honesty and authenticity.
✨Reduce social anxiety and sense of personal inadequacy by being met as you are and mirrored by a compassionate community without being made wrong or told you need to be different to be loved and welcomed.
✨Learn the alchemy of relating, the practice of courageous vulnerability and transparent self-disclosure.
✨Discover how to rebuild your relationship to your drives and wild animal instincts, and transform them into a more spontaneous, powerful, fun and passionate intimacy and sexuality.
✨From your heart, deliver potent feedback that inspires others to make brave, transformative changes.

TO REGISTER:
http://www.deepening-love.com/erotic-innocence-and-somatic-e/4594443661

LOCATION:
London N1 5QJ.
The venue is a 6min walk from Haggerston station.

DATE & TIME:
Friday, 1 February, 2019 (18:00-22:00h)
Saturday, 2 February, 2018 (10:00-19:00 h)
Sunday, 3 February, 2018 (10:00-18:00 h)

COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): £180
Tier 2 (Tickets 10-20): £200
Tier 3 (Tickets 20-40): £220

CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
Organizer, Lara Ilona Klein-Barge
Deepening Love ~ Relationship coaching and mentoring

Rachel Rickards & Buster Rådvik
e-mail: EmbodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

❂ FAQ ❂

What is included in the price?
♥ Food, accommodations and travel costs are NOT included in the price for this event.
♥ Price covers the course fee only.

Is this for singles or couples?
♥ This intensive is open for singles, couples and those in alternative relationships (open, poly, etc)

Is this a place to connect with new folks or deepen connections with current lovers?
♥ Both. If you come with your partner you are welcome to partner together for some of the exercises, but not all of them. This is not a couples retreat. It is a community immersion. We request you do at least as many exercises with other group members as you do with your partner.

What are a few of the specific results I can expect to achieve if I come to this workshop?
♥More connection and aliveness in your love relationships
♥Deepening into honesty, truth, play and passion.
♥Gain insights and skills on how to be met as you are and how to meet others where they are.
♥Be seen, heard and felt by a community.
♥Discover your unique erotic expression and practice giving it a voice.
♥Simple and effective tools that will enhance your relational and erotic experience.

Can you say more about some of the practices we will do?
♥Mirroring, Attunement and Feedback Practices (Drawing from Belly2Belly, Zegg Forum, Embodied Intimacy, Contact Improvisation, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy)
♥Rewilding Practices (Drawing from Contact Improvisation, Embodied Intimacy)
♥Erotic Healing Practices (Drawing from David Cates, Body Work, Yin based approach to Dearmoring)
♥Theoretical Context (Drawing from Tamera Healing Biotope Philosophy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, Developmental Psychology)

Are you qualified to attend an advanced intensive with Embodied Intimacy?

This is for you if you have attended an Embodied Intimacy Intensive, several of our workshops, or have immersed yourself in contexts where you have learned the basics of self-regulation and have an understanding of your nervous system and how to use breath, sound, movement and touch to come back into connection and aliveness through co-regulation.

This Advanced workshop is designed for you build on those already established and developed skills and to dive even deeper into the magic of healing and it’s erotic expression of playfulness, life force and creativity.

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.

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Embodied Intimacy Intensive - Berlin
Jan
25
to Jan 27

Embodied Intimacy Intensive - Berlin

Join us for this weekend intimacy and relationship intensive. This workshop is for anyone and everyone- singles, couples and also those with alternative relating styles.

In this relationship laboratory we offer you the extremely unique experience of mind-blowing, heart opening, playful explorations of emotional, erotic 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. Moment by moment. This practice and all the practices we guide are aimed to create deep presence and embodied relational attunement. We reach these deeply embodied states through the application of the tantric tools of breath, sound, movement, and touch.

Together we will create a playful relational laboratory by simplifying the components of relating, intimacy and physical closeness down to the most basic and fundamental elements. We are 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:
✨Establish a somatic sense of safety.
✨Identify a yes, maybe, and no in your body.
✨Hack your emotional operating system.
✨Optimize human connection.
✨Create transformational relationships through empowering vulnerability.
✨Alchemize your social anxiety into the very stuff that connects you to your own humanity and brings you closer to others.
✨Comfortably ride the oscillation between the need for safety and connection, and the desire for freedom and individuality.
✨Practice intimate relating and communicating in such a way that you can enjoy the ups and downs of your social evolution.
✨Find your voice, activate your sound, and use it.
✨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.


🏡 LOCATION:
Private Location. Address will be sent upon registration.

📅 DATE & TIME:
Friday, January 25, 2018 (18:00-22:00)
Saturday, January 26, 2018 (10:00-19:00)
Sunday, January 27, 2018 (10:00-18:00)

💰 COST:
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): €175
Tier 2 (Tickets 10-20): €200
Tier 3 (Tickets 20-30): €225

*Food & Accommodations not included in price*

🗣 CONTACT US:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event: Rachel Rickards & Buster Rådvik
e-mail: embodiedIntimacy@gmail.com
fb messenger: https://m.me/EmbodiedIntimacy

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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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