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Intimacy Embodied: The Belly to Belly Practice


  • GUAVA 4210 Holden St Emeryville, CA (map)

Intimacy Embodied is an experience of profound simplicity and potent connection. Based on the work of David Cates and his Belly-to-Belly practice, we explore what it is to establish and experience intimacy within our own selves and what happens as we share intimately with another. Throughout the session we'll alternate between being in sovereign space as well as working with several partners to share some of the most fundamental facets of our being - breath, touch, eye contact, conversation - in meaningful ways. Our focus will be establishing a foundation of deep relaxation and curious awareness of our felt experience, bridging the divides we so often use to separate ourselves and finding sameness, perhaps in the most unlikely of places.

~ Please feel free to review the Facebook invitation for more event details. Tickets are available online for $20 until 11:11pm on October 26th. $25 thereafter and at the door.

~ Doors open at 6:30pm and you are asked to arrive on time for a 7pm start of our practice.

~ While the intention is profound intimacy, there will be no nudity or overt sexual engagement during this evening. All touch is fully consensual with an emphasis on clear communicating and comfortable boundaries.

~ Please be considerate of your journey mates and come with fresh breath and no fragrances, pungent, sweet or otherwise