The Art of Intimacy
6-month in-person & on-line intensive
NEW YORK CITY
October 2019 - March 2020
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.
I want you to really get
how absolutely amazing you are,
and how precious and wanted
your being is.
WHAT WE WILL 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:
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.
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 Lynn 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
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.
David Phillips is the Founder and President of Energetic Awakenings in Cleveland, OH. He is a leader in mind, body, spirit healing. David works with clients to identify roots causes that prevent them from being their full self and helps them to take actions to achieve personal transformation. His main goal is to help each client Live Life Fully! In his private practice, David works with individuals, couples, and groups. He is also a workshop leader and group facilitator for many organizations dealing with challenging topics such as racism, conflict, & LGBTQ cultural competency. David holds his Master of Education from Cleveland State University with a focus on Adult Learning & Development. He is a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner, Reiki Master, and Certified Coach.
Hannah Neighbour is the founder of Creatrix, an online community supporting women in, and holding them accountable to, their every-day creativity. She has been inspired by years of being in women's groups/workshops, a peer-led women's writing group, a background in theatre, and training in Core Energetics. Hannah recently left her office day job and city living behind in order to embrace a more embodied and creative life. She is passionate about supporting others in bringing their hearts, voices, and work out into the world. Among her favorite moments in life are those of meeting and connecting through movement on the dance floor – revealing one soft animal to another. Hannah has a BA in Theatre Arts and is a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner. She is currently splitting her time between New York and New Mexico.
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.
Armand Botha CCEP After a long career as a fitness trainer and educator, Armand took a deep dive into his own transformation and along the way discovered Core Energetics. Through his exploration he trained as a Core Energetics Practitioner in Holland. This provided a deep shift in his interaction and relationship with family, friends and colleagues.
Armand has experience working with a wide variety of issues ranging from low self-esteem, negative body image, anger management, anxiety, sexual orientation and dysfunctional relationships. He believes that Core Energetics can address the ignorance, judgement, pain, shame and fear experienced both within these communities and society itself.
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.
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 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.
Paal Christian Buntz Paal is the founder of The Wildman and he is walking on the tantric shamanic path. He holds workshops and retreats around masculine empowerment, conscious sexuality and tantra. Paal is a certified a Integral sexologist, tantra teacher/bodyworker and coach.
”Tantra is so much more than sexuality. It is a path be fully aligned, embodied and intimate with myself and daring to share these gifts with all my relations. It is a conscious way of growing and living in all areas of my life.
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 Cynthia with any questions at Cynthia@lynnkreaden.com