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Practice evening Intimacy and Attraction®
During this exploration of Intimacy and Attraction® we will practice with a set of techniques and exercises for inviting presence, connecting through the heart, and exploring the play of masculine and feminine for strong sexual attraction. This potent set of tools will enable you to accurately, cleanly, and powerfully explore the realms of sexual polarity and heartful connection in your own life and with others. The material serves as a means to radically deepen your personal understanding of your own journey, as well as furnish you with the tools to guide others. You will learn innovative ways to: >> Invite Deep Connection The first step in any human interaction is the ability to focus one’s attention and become intimate with the current set of circumstances. This includes feeling and awareness of oneself, which then, in turn, allows us to feel another. On an even more basic level, intimacy with the present moment allows for real comprehension and connection. Attention can be cultivated and the body can be sensitized to feel and connect intimately with oneself and another. You will be taught both the underlying principles of connection and a set of exercises that foster intimacy. >> Experience Relaxed Heart Opening As we experience relationship, both in our upbringing and romantically, we develop closures and safeguards against disappointment and heartache. Feeling deep love can also bring up feelings of pain and memories of loss we have experienced. Learning how to feel oneself and connect to another’s heart, combined with the ability to make oneself vulnerable and open to intimate interaction is practiced in a set of exercises that facilitate relaxation and opening internally, as well as with another human. You will engage in an inquiry into deep heart communion. >> Create Strong Erotic Tension Erotic tension follows the law of “opposite attracts”. When two people (regardless of gender) engage in the play of sexual tension the strongest attraction is produced through the opposition of forces. Masculine/Feminine, Flow/Go, Shiva/Shakti, Penetration/Surrender are all terms describing those opposites. Learn how to artfully play with these opposites, without getting caught in gender stereotypes or assuming rigid roles. About the event We attempt to ensure equal numbers of men and women in the workshops for cohesive practice forms. Please fill out the form and complete the payment online to ensure your place. This will help us gender balance the evening. You will be relating with many individuals of the opposite gender for the sake of practice. There is no nudity, nor explicit sexual touching in the workshops. We are dedicated to the highest degree of safety, clarity, and integrity for all workshop participants. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions. Come dressed in comfortable clothing that enables movement. Layers for temperature comfort are recommended. There are only limited places, so make you sure to secure yours here: Facilitator: Ellen Waenink

De Ruimte

Weesperzijde 79a · Amsterdam

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What we're about

Welcome to Authentic Amsterdam.

We are a community based around the practices of Connection, Attraction, Intimacy and Embodiment.

If you are interested in conscious relationships, authentic relating, deeper intimacy, embodiment and development of the masculine and feminine, then make sure to check our events out!

All our events are highly experiential. Meaning you’ll learn and practice skills, and go home afterwards with tool you can integrate into your life right away.

We welcome all people of any age.

Learn about:
* The Art and Science of Connection
* Relational presence
* Touch And Movement To Sustaining Intimate Connection with self or other
* True Intimacy
* Polarity and attraction
* The authentic women's way

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