The Art of Intimacy
6-month in-person & online intensive
NEW YORK CITY
2019-2020 Dates TBA
March 2019 - August 2019
I want you to really get how absolutely amazing you are, and how precious and wanted your being is.
What You'll Learn in "The Art of Intimacy"
I describe Art of Intimacy as "an online and in-person 6-month intensive" but it's hard to capture the experience fully in words. Those of you who've done deep self-development work and/or body-centered practices know the intensity, transformation, and rich connections that happen in the context of a group of individuals committed to going deep.
The major topics we'll explore together are listed below. These are the things I've seen people most commonly struggle with, over my 30-plus years of experience in body work, counseling, energy healing, and sexuality and sensuality. BUT LET ME BE CLEAR:
This program will be curated specifically for you.
You bring whatever you struggle with, whether about relating to yourself or others. I'll create and guide tailored experiences to help you, specifically, know what intimacy means for you and how to bring more freedom and choice in how you experience it.
WHAT WE'LL EXPLORE IN
"THE ART OF INTIMACY"
Understand Your Seduction Style: how you give yourself away or manipulate the "other" — subtly or obviously — to get what you want (or think you do)
Uncover Your Attraction Patterns: what pulls you toward someone and turns you off about others
Find Your True Invitation (women & women-identified): how to stay fully open as you give deeply; understand that it's you — not "the other" — who is fulfilling your need for connection
Ground Fully from Your Cock & Balls (men & men-identified): being able to fully inhabit your sexuality — without holding back your power or your vulnerability
Uncover How Your Heart and Sex Are Split: understand physically how your heart and sexuality are connected (or not, as the case may be) and learn how to bring them into communication to create deep connection within yourself as well as intimate relationships
Differentiate Your True Needs and Desires: how much the unmet needs of your inner child control your adult interactions; how to make new choices to create the relationship(s) you really want
Understand the True Meaning of Consent: how to determine where you are a clear yes and no and where your boundaries are permeable. Learn how to clearly feel your own boundaries (emotional and sexual) and how to attune to the boundaries of others
Unravel Shame: the powerful experience of a "sexuality body reading;" releasing shame about your body and your emotional and sexual desires
Distinguish between Boundaries and Defenses/Resistance: the difference between a boundary (an actual energy transmission) and a defense (a response to fear)
Discovery through Sexual Fantasy Constellations: Unwind the unmet need that’s hidden in your erotic fantasies
Working with Trauma: Finding and releasing the imprints from trauma that impedes your ability to fully engage in all aspects of life
Why The Art of Intimacy?
FIRST, as I said above, this work combines my passion for guiding others to aliveness and freedom of heart and sensuality, with my decades of experience in energy healing, counseling, sexuality and sexuality healing, and intimacy.
I want you to really get how fucking amazing you are and how precious and wanted your being is. I want you to understand that true intimacy is not only about sex — but about deep connection to yourself first, and only then, with another.
SECOND, what I've come to learn is just how much the unmet needs of our childhood dictate who we are as adults. Even those of us who've done deep self-development work over many years may be less conscious of how much that inner child rules our relationships. It's one thing to know this theoretically; another thing altogether to understand it at the level of the body. This work is to support you in feeling completely free to make new choices that satisfy our needs as adults.
THIRD, I've discovered subtle aspects of how we constantly negotiate our relationships out of fear — of abandonment, rejection, being hurt, being shamed. I designed this program so that you can discover the internal strength that lets you be completely open and vulnerable when you choose to be.
FOURTH, the self-awareness and self-empowerment that create real intimacy bring incredible peace and a deep self-confidence. When we meet our deepest heart fears, we become free. From there, we can authentically connect with others, because we'll no longer be secretly angling for something we need. Instead of "re-acting" in fear, you will interact from the pleasure of self-knowledge, to create a "We space" where you are seen and you can see the other.
I want you to enjoy the delicious freedom of full sensual pleasure, healthy boundaries & an open heart.
What past participants say
During AOI, I got clear, comprehensive—and often startling—insights into who has actually been steering my "relational ship" all these years. All of a sudden, the root causes of my life-long tumultuousness in love affairs with women have been explained...and I've recaptured a sense of adventure in my dating life.
Lynn is a magician. My partner and I got HUGELY important tools and insights to navigate the ways we block love with one another, get triggered, and think it's about us—when, of course, it's all about love.
This course has benefited me tremendously, giving me invaluable insights into my romantic attachment style and grounding me way more into my body. Lynn couples great depth of theoretical knowledge with superb hands-on wisdom about the body. She brings an enormous heart and love into her work.
How the Program Works
Four 3-day in-person group workshops
Weekly video community gatherings with your cohorts
One-on-one coaching with me (Lynn Kreaden)
One-on-one coaching with a team mentor
"Homework" practices to deepen and integrate your learning into "everyday life
Details and dates for New York City are here.
The heart of this program is four separate three-day intensive workshops. Something transformative happens when individuals committed to self-honesty and growth gather as a group. I've run sensuality workshops, bodywork (somatic psychology) weekends, and weekly process groups for decades; over this time, I've developed practices (movement, vocalization, interaction/connection, cognitive) that my clients say give them life-altering insights. These workshops go deep and can be intensive and challenging — but they are rewarding in the way that only these kinds of group intensives can be.
WEEKLY VIDEO GATHERING
For the entire program of The Art of Intimacy, we'll meet weekly in a private group video conference. I've designed dialogue and body practices that can be done online and have the same or similar impacts as in-person work. And learning goes deeper when the same group meets with regularity. These will be "curated" sessions, in which I'll continue to guide the group and provide personalized attention to build on the insights from the in-person workshops.
ONE-ON-ONE COACHING WITH LYNN
Private sessions with an intimacy/sexuality coach can be invaluable. To build on the self-development you'll experience through the weekend workshops and weekly video gatherings, I'll hold private (remote) sessions with each participant. We'll connect in a healing space where you can bring all of you, without shame or judgment, and reclaim your power to experience intimacy in your life the way you'd want it.
Over decades, I've created a range of subtle-energy practices to heal and empower my clients' sense of love, sensuality, pleasure, and power. I'll share these, along with personalized variations tailored to you, specifically, that you can use to create real changes in your life and relationships. These "at-home" practices are an important part of your journey; they're a chance for you to take responsibility to integrate your experiences and make the knowledge "your own".
ONE-ON-ONE COACHING WITH GROUP MENTOR
In addition to coaching with me (Lynn), you'll have one-on-one sessions with a mentor who has demonstrated a matured and embodied understanding of the concepts.
The Art of Intimacy Program Assistants - NYC
Linda Zurak, CCEP
Linda is the co-founder and director of Pinnacle Pilates in London, United Kingdom. She has spent more than 17 years teaching movement and exploring the physical, mental and emotional blocks that keep us from living our full potential; she is a certified Core Energetics Practitioner, and has a private practice in SW London where she is currently involved with Core London, leading workshops and training seminars.
In addition she trained in Landmark Education, NLP, Gyrotonic ® Gyrokinesis ® Body Rolling and Pilates. Linda's current projects include an on-line mentoring/coaching programme and Emotional Anatomy workshops for movement teachers.
Liesbet is founder of HIPS (Antwerp, Belgium) where she teaches sensual movement and pole dance to women. It is her passion to guide women into the fluid, sensual movement of their bodies and help them find their juiciness again.Liesbet is currently in her second year of the Core Energetics training at the NICE institute in The Netherlands and has assisted Lynn on various workshops for women and the AOI.
Andy is a certified core energetics practitioner, engineer and user experience designer. Early interests included: taking the home phone apart, a chemistry set, setting things on fire, observing the natural world, chopping wood and working on cars. A passion for sustainability, technology and emotional intelligence led to a cross country road trip in a VW bus, participation in a multitude of men's groups, a career in renewable energy and another one as a body-centered therapist. Interests include: manifesting the evolution of human consciousness in the real world and the digital one, making things easier, simplifying, slowing down to speed up, sketching more, thinking superficially and loosening the grip of the mind. Specialties include: thinking, planning, learning, feeling, computers, microgrids, men’s groups, technology, presence and the Internet.
Meet our Guest Teachers
Mikaal Bates is a Leader of Men, Warrior for Women, Friend and Ally to designations all, devoted to helping Humans bring out the Truth of Who they really Are.
He leads Men’s Work, specifically designed to empower the Modern Man to rise to meet Woman and World in the post #metoo landscape.
He helps Women navigate Patriarchy and make sense of the Masculine experience through the Power of Feminine Magnetism & the ability to Receive.
He helps Non-binary humans nurture the full expression of their unique signature while cultivating safe containers for unconventional growth.
Mikaal is a practitioner of Tantric Polarity, Breath-work and Meditation. He is a Life Coach & Relationship Consultant, a Ritual Creator, Actor, Writer, Diet & Exercise Trainer, and Professional Holder of Space. He works 1-on-1 with a glorious array of Humans, and creates workshops and seminars ranging from Male Rites of Passage, Gender Dynamics, Healing the Masculine-Feminine Dynamic, and Trauma Mediation everywhere NYC to LA, Portland to Burning Man. He regularly travels to Los Angeles to train and assist with a pantheon of Beloved Teachers.
Eivind Figenschau Skjellum
Eivind Figenschau Skjellum created RYIT while in the midst of a profound initiation due to chronic health issues, death of family members and the loss of everything that had given his identity form. He then discovered how to take men on a similar journey in just three months, and with way more support than he himself had. Eivind is an internationally recognized expert in the field of archetypes and masculine psychology, a true visionary and trailblazer, and a leading figure in the Circling scene.
I’d love you to join me in this 6-month adventure
If you're still reading, it's because you want more out of love, relating, and sex.
What I know from running this program is that, if you engage with this course, you and your life will change. This course will be an "awakening" where you find out your own authentic way of relating with others and discover the freedom and strength to create what you want. You'll do so while rediscovering a sensual aliveness and freedom that, as adults, we often feel we've lost.
To join The Art of Intimacy 6-month program, fill out the online application and confirm your registration with payment, and I'll get back to you with next steps.
I'm beyond excited to have you join me.
I wish I had words to fully convey the sensual deliciousness of what this journey offers. You can get a glimpse through The Art of Intimacy videos and pictures.
But please reach out to me anytime if you have questions.
I'd love to chat with you to see if this program is right for you.
Please contact Kathryn with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org