Begins Thursday 19th November for 4 weeks online 6.30-8.30pm GMT
In this time of coronavirus and restricted sociability why not bring your date night home this autumn? This is an invitation to create a sanctuary within your home to cultivate and open to new possibilities and nourishment for you and your relationship.
“Our intimacy muscle is atrophied” ~ Kim Rosen
Within our culture we are rarely taught the language of intimacy, so we enter relationships blind and forage for it along the way. It doesn’t have to be this way. This course invites you as a couple to devote to spending some conscious time togther. The gift of it being online is that you can be within a supportive container and in the comfort of your own home at the same time!
Though these pratices may be used to cultivate erotic connection the course will not contain any explicitly sexual content.
Over four evenings we will travel into the language of intimacy and connection. We will use Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent to create a foundation for the course and cultivate a growing awareness of how to bring this consciously into your relationship. We will explore simple, accessible practices that help us embody the wheel of consent, enjoy time together, foster honest expression and hone our verbal and non verbal ways of relating. Helping you to ease into time out of time as a couple.The group will be limited to ten couples to allow time for sharing and reflections.
Who Is The Course For? Anyone who is in a relationship who wishes to explore intimacy, touch and communication.
- It’s so easy in the busy-ness of life to lose time for each other and if you live together it can be so easy to become housemates rather than lovers, but perhaps you are longing for more?
- Or perhaps you have really good intimacy but would like some new ideas to spice it up or go deeper.
- Or perhaps you are in a new relationship and want to create a really good foundation for relating.
This course is designed to meet you where you are at and offer you different ways to be together.
Couples of all sexual orientations are welcome.
The aim is not be become more perfect in our relating, but to become more human in our relating.
How Do We Do This? By increasing our capacity to meet our edges and tolerate discomfort and by learning that our vulnerability is the doorway to intimacy. Therefore, whilst this course will hopefully be enjoyable, you may also meet some edges within it. This is often where the juice and deepening happens. Relationships can become the crucible for change and growth in our lives if we let them…..Our aim in this course is to support you to support each other.
Please note that each week will build on the last, so couples are asked to ensure they can attend all four sessions before signing up.
Dates and Times ~ Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm GMT Begins 19th November – 10th December
Online zoom sanctuary. Since this is the courses maiden voyage it is offered at the special price of £99 per couple (one payment for both of you). You can book online here
From a young age Carly has been fascinated by relationship. She has taught yoga and embodiment for 18 years and has worked with tantric practice within her work and personal relationships throughout this time. She is also a Poetry Medicine Carrier, Breathworker and a teacher of Embodied Spirituality. For the last 7 years she has studied with Kim Rosen in the language of intimacy and relationship, learning how to relate from a place of deeper integrity and honesty and how to support others in this journey. Up till now this work has mainly been held within the Butterfly School for Women, but now Carly will bring some of these teachings to facilitate her work with couples. Carly is currently finishing her training as an Integrative Psychotherapist and Psychosexual Somatic Therapist which she will complete in 2021.
Carly will be assisted by her husband and partner of 15 years James Mountain. Carly and James have explored the ups and downs of relationship through their marriage and raising their two daughters. They practice conscious intimacy as a part of their commitment to being together and look forward to sharing some of the fruits of this with you.
The Couple Sanctuary Course will include ~
– Teaching on Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent
– Ways to down regulate the nervous system individually and together and why this is important for relationship
– Exploring communication through the listening heart practice and what this can teach us about ourselves and our relational patterns
– Excersizes that explore touch as a doorway to intimacy
– Breathing practices to do together
– Time for group reflection and enquiry
All the above are practical ways to create deeper intimacy inside of your relationship and with yourself. If you have any questions please contact Carly firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can book online here
We look forward to hearing from you.
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