Belly2Belly Final Training Intensive
Taught by David Cates
(Last Chance to Learn Directly from the Master!)
THIS AUGUST 2019 IN SWEDEN
♥ 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
• 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
August 25-31, 2019
€1250 - €1750
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.
❂ 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:
♥ Trauma recovery
♥ Focused sensory awareness
♥ Tantric ritual
♥ Intimate communion
♥ Witness consciousness
♥ Sound entrainment
♥ Sequenced relaxation
♥ Psychological regression
♥ Shadow work
♥ Neurolinguistic programming
♥ 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
*More info about Belly2Belly and the certified facilitator team* https://www.belly2belly.org/partners/
Belly2Belly Final Training Intensive