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

Embodied Intimacy - Belly2Belly - Stockholm!

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

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