Really sadly this event is not able to go ahead due to venue cancelations. Relational Playground will be goign ahead in Belrin at the The Nest in September, October, November and December. Participants can transfer over to any of these.
If you have any questions please get intouch via the contact form here
Join us for this advanced Intimacy and Relationship weekend intensive, offering you the extremely unique experience
of mind-blowing, heart opening, playful explorations of emotional and physical intimacy.
Friday 6.30pm - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 7.00pm
Sunday 10.00 - 6pm
Location: Lewes, East sussex
The venue is about a 10min walk from Lewes train station and 5mins walk from bus stop.
You will be sent exact details on booking.
London Victoria it is a 1hour train journey to Lewes.
Gatwick airport is a 30mins train journey to Lewes.
Brighton is a 15min train journey to Lewes or a 15-30min drive.
Tier 1 (Tickets 1-10): £225 sold out
Tier 2 (Tickets 11-20): £250 sold out
Tier 3 (Tickets 21-30): £275
Important information on paying a Deposit!!! Paying a deposit of £80 secures you a place on the workshop - The exact price of your place depends on when you pay in full. If we are still in Tier1 when you complete your full payement then you will pay a total of £225. If we hve moved into Tier2 when you complete the rest of your payment then your total will be £250, and if we have moved into Tier3 when you complete the rest of your payment then your total will be £250.
Your full payment must be complete by 1st May 2020.
This is a non-residential retreat and you need to provide your own food. There are many local BnB's and cafes.
Embodied Intimacy: Relational Playground
Embodied Intimacy invites you to a brave space in which you can practice transformational processes of relating that accelerate your path towards deeply fulfilling relationships.
This creative relationship playground gives you a rare and unique opportunity to experience mind-dissolving, heart-melting, playful explorations of emotional, physical and soul intimacy.
Nothing is compulsory; all activities are optional. Everything is an invitation to consider and your full consent is the basis for any interactions with others.
Join us for this weekend intimacy and relationship immersion. This workshop is for anyone and everyone - singles, couples and also those with alternative relating styles.
At an Embodied Intimacy workshop you can learn how to:
Hack your emotional operating system: not letting your “triggered” emotions run the show
Slow down enough to feel what is really present - within you and between us
Growing your capacity for intimacy: to feel more of yourself together in connection
Optimize human connection: learning and knowing the way back to love
Develop a refined, alive somatic awareness: drop your story and land in the wisdom of your body
Create transformational relationships through empowering vulnerability
Establish a somatic sense of safety: feeling safe with others is an inside job
Identify a yes, a maybe, and a no in your body: never override the clear signals again
If you do override the clear signals, catch it sooner and repair it faster
Alchemize social anxiety into the very stuff that connects you to your own humanity and brings you closer to others
Comfortably ride the oscillation between your need for safety and connection - and desire for freedom and individuality
Enjoy the ups and downs of your social evolution through the practice of intimate relating and communication
Find your voice: activate your sound, and feel more comfortable using it
BREATHE more and deeply!
Together we will create a playful relational laboratory by simplifying the components of relating, intimacy and physical closeness down to their most basic and fundamental building blocks. We are then able to create new possibilities by consciously choosing to put these fundamental elements back together through consensual, explorational interactions.
The heart of our work together is a relationally-attuned dialogue and meditation practice. Body-to-body. Heart-to-heart. Moment-by-moment. “Belly2Belly.” All the practices we guide, aim to create deep presence and embodied relational attunement using the tools of breath, sound, movement, and touch.
We invite you to relax and let go of both your unique strategies - as well as the collective, shared oness - for “trying” to be a certain way in order to be accepted, loved, and wanted. We are making the shift 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,turn-on, connection and appreciation. We are simply being together without any other agenda.
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 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.
0-7 days before the event: no refund
7-15 days before the event: 25%
15-30 days before the event: 50%
Purchase-30 days before the event: 75%