Embodied Intimacy - Belly2Belly*
Belly2Belly practice is relational breathing meditation done in full body embrace, cultivating connection by relating with what is here, right now. Utilizing the core tools of Tantra: Breath, Sound, Movement and Touch we are slowing down, and we are being together just as we are. As we slow down and link up breath and sound we create all these exquisite feedback loops- body to body, belly to belly, heart to heart, and we invite each other into more and more presence, trust and relaxation.
Belly2Belly practice guides everyone gently 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. In-To-Me-I-See. Sound by Sound, sigh by sigh, breath by breath it all unfolds, melts and unwinds. At the speed of love we learn how to live from the wisdom of our heart instead of the worry of our minds.
*Belly2Belly relational breathing meditation was created by David Cates (USA). Both Rachel and Buster are Certified by him to hold Belly2Belly events.
We provide a safe envionment in which the participants practice transformational processes of relating that accelerates the path towards deeply fulfilling relationships. It is simple, clear, and magical.
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 your human connection system.
-Make your relationships transformational through empowering vulnerability.
-Alchemize you social anxiety into the very stuff that connects you to your own humanity and others.
-Ride the oscillation between the need for safety and connection, and the desire for freedom and individuality.
- Use the principle of ALSO to enjoy the ups and downs of your evolution.
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.
When: Friday, 25 of November, 18 to 21:00 (Doors open at 17:30)
Where: Dansterapi Centrum, Skeppargatan 6, Stockholm
Price: 300kr at the door. Prepay via eventbrite 265 kr (incl. moms)
Feel free to contact Buster Rådvik if you have questions about Embodied Intimacy. Either PM or email him on busterr at gmail dot com. www.facebook.com/EmbodiedIntimacy
More About The Embodied Intimacy and 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 attunment to one another. It gently melts away the barriers to love and opens to the possibilty 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.
Embodied Intimacy guides everyone gently from a state of separation and isolation towards connection and self acceptance. The result is a simple and heartfelt shared truth. The story and drama of the mind subsides and a new level of being is found in its place. Breath by breath, sigh by sigh, belly to belly, it all unfolds, melts and unwinds.
At the speed of love we learn how to live from the wisdom of our heart instead of the worry of our minds.
This workshop will be led by Buster Rådvik & Rachel Rickards, Both certified practitioners and faciliators by David Cates, the creator of the Belly2Belly practice.
About 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.
About 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.
Rachel is adept at using sound and touch as a vehicle for unconditional love. She also is a skilled event production manager with 10 years of experience, whose organizational genius and open arms make her the quintessential “hostess with the mostess.” 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. After living communally, apprentising and collaborating wih David Cates and Buster Rådvik during two years in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia and Gothenburg, Sweden, she now offers Belly2Belly inspired Embodied Intimacy events internationally.