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Libido Fundamentals – 4day Residential Summer Workshop with Monika Körschner (Netherlands)

(This Event will be taught in English in the first instance, with translations into Dutch if needed.)

Open yourself up to the passion, lust and love for life in all areas of your life!

Dancing and practicing with the movement of sexual energy within the broader definition of ‘Libido’ as life force, birth place of creativity, vitality, presence and aliveness.

During these 4-days there is plenty of time to relax and thrive in the benevolence of continuous dancing, moving, experiencing and relaxing in being together in a closed group, at  a beautiful venue in the middle of nature with an atmosphere of lightness, space and tranquility.

OUR CREATIVE SEXUAL ENERGY is an essential part of the body’s natural expression and movement potential.  Libido Fundamentals touches the universal elements which relate to sense, move and increase the capacity to fully embody this life force in all areas of your life.

From the first cells that evolve us into being, to the deep surrender of our last exhale, a lifespan is infused with libido.
Dance can awaken this potent energy in ways that can be electrifying, joyful, overwhelming, frightening, mystifying, and everything in between. We can access this vital energy of eros in a multitude of ways — in moments of deep play or quiet meditation, a tender touch, a provocative piece of art, a sexy song, a mature gaze, the soothing voice of a poet, the sacred words of a mystic. When this energy is acknowledged, supported and expressed authentically, the potential for healing is immense and empowering. We honor the whole self.

Through Open Floor conscious dance we create an safe, sexual positive environment to engage in this complex, mysterious and in-depth investigation with curiosity, mindfulness and compassion. We seek to understand how sexuality is shaped by culture, narratives, and social conditioning, and we explore ways to liberate ourselves as we move towards erotic wholeness. Because sexuality is so often underground, ignored, or unconsciously acted out, the exploration of this territory tends to be intense, liberating, intimate and powerful. The potential pleasure and beauty of this journey is well worth the challenges and the risks.

We explore this lively, sometimes latent energy of libido with curiosity and mindfulness using the Open Floor Core Movement Resources.
We open up physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual terrain of sexuality, libido and life force.
Next to intensive movement practice this workshop also offers related exercises, sharing’s, enquiries and specific information to deepen and integrate your experience. There is no explicit sexual content or exercises.

Libido programs are open to all adults regardless of gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, sexual orientation, or relationship status. We strive to co-create an environment that is inclusive, curious and expansive, and honors the experiences each person brings into the room.

Embodied Sexuality programs are for those who:
* are looking to cultivate erotic intelligence and expand their capacity to love life.
* are interested in an embodied and healthy exploration of their sexuality.
* want to unpack the multilayered dynamics of attraction and attachment, as well as the cultural and social conditioning that inform our personal and collective stories, both past and present.
* want to intentionally connect through movement with the source of their desires to experience greater fulfillment and satisfaction in relationships of all kinds.
* want to harness the energy of libido for creative pursuits.

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is a certified  5Rhythms® en OpenFloor teacher and teaches dance and movement as a conscious practice in the Netherlands and abroad for over more than 20 years. The last 12 years  she specialised herself in Embodied & Conscious Sexuality.
She is personally trained by Andrea Juhan (founder of Open Floor) to teach this specific program. Also trained by Betty Martin in the Wheel of Consent.

“We tend to think of the erotic as an easy, 
tantalizing sexual arousal.
I speak of the erotic as the deepest life force, 
a force which moves us towards 
living in a fundamental way.” 
– Audre Lorde –

Start Thursday 31st of August 2023 at 10.00 am
End Sunday 3rd of September at 17.00 pm

4 full days/evening workshop, 3 nights, all meals.
€ 585,- early bird till 1st of July 2023, only first 10 applicants
€ 635,- second early bird till 15th of August 2023
€ 695,- after 15th of August 2023

There will be about 18 / 19 participants.
We spend the nights in cozy double and multiple rooms.
(In good weather you can also sleep outside in a belt tent with a bed. There is room for extra 1 or 2 tents (bring your own).
The price is the same for all types of accommodation.
The meals are partly organic and always vegetarian. Dietary requirements are possible, if communicated in good time.

By paying you agree with the cancellation policy, which you can find here in Dutch.

For content information please contact Monika Körschner, teacher, via 06-12602244 or via [email protected]
For registration please contact  Natacha Senders (tijdrustenruimte.nl), organizer, via 06 51818291 or [email protected]

Herberg De Dieken
Helhuizerweg 1
7451 KE Holten

If you would like to spend an extra night before the workshop, please contact Natacha via [email protected]

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