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Embodied Intimacy: Erotic Innocence & Somatic Empowerment ~ Netherlands image

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

This is an advanced retreat 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 retreat 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.

Register here!!! 

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, 19 June 2019 (Check-in 17:00)
Thursday, 20 June 2019 
Friday, 21 June 2019 
Saturday, 22 June 2018 
Sunday, 23 June 2018 (Check-out 17:00) 

Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): €499

Tier 2 (Tickets 11-25): €599

Tier 3 (Tickets 26-40): €699

Tier 4 (Tickets 41-50): €799

Tier 5 (Tickets 51-60): €899

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. 

❂ About the facilitators ❂

Buster Rådvik, MA

Buster Rådvik is a professional dancer & choreographer, teacher, facilitator and somatically-focused psychotherapist. He is the founder of Embodied Intimacy, creator of Embodied Intimacy’s Year-Long Training and a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist in private practice since 2008, specializing in individual, couple and group therapy for trauma and attachment related issues around intimacy, sex and relationships. He is also psychotherapist at Khiron House, a residential trauma clinic in Oxfordshire, England. Buster 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. 

Rachel Rickards 

Rachel Rickards is a teacher, producer and relationship sorceress. As a producer she’s worked with organizations like the Golden Globe Awards, ALine Media, Mercedes-Benz Fashion week, SoulPlay Festivals, The School of Tribal Tantra and IntimacyFest. In 2014 she co-founded Embodied Intimacy, a thriving community of people interested in building relational intelligence through hands-on relating and experience-based education. Rachel also brings a passion for alternative relationships by helping people find their truth in the way they want to love and be loved. She has been featured on Showtime’s “Polyamory: Married and Dating”, she was selected to be part of Tamera’s Global Love School and has spoken all over the world about open relating, free love and the importance of sisterhood.