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Erotic Innocence & Somatic Empowerment - Netherlands

  • New Eden Retreat Centre 2 Sparjeburd Hemrik, FR, 8409 CK Netherlands (map)

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.


New Eden Retreat Centre, Sparjeburd 2, Hemrik, 8409CK, The Netherlands
*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*

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

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

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event:
Rachel Rickards & Buster Rådvik
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❂ 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.