Rachel Rickards & Lennart Henning

Rachel Rickards

Rachel is a powerhouse creator. She loves facilitating groups with an intentional focus on growth and intimacy. Her stellar organisational skills have birthed countless workshops, retreats, trainings and conferences for grateful teachers and participants. In 2014 she co-founded Embodied Intimacy, a thriving community dedicated to hands-on relating, honest emotion, and always coming back to love. She brought David Cates and Belly2Belly to Europe, along with upgraded practices for regulating our nervous systems and creating safe space in groups. With partner Buster Radvik, she’s championed much-needed awareness about the influence of trauma in sex and relationships. An outspoken advocate for open relating, Rachel is insistent that we all care for each other, hold ourselves accountable, speak our truth, and develop the relational skills to keep growing together. Her fans and followers love that she lives what she preaches, sharing by video and in person the intimate real-time details of how she leans into her edges, sometimes falls, and always keeps on loving.

Lennart Hennig

They will be holding three workshops at the Festival:

Relationship as an evolutionary path (Lennart Hennig & Rachel Rickards)

Most relationships are build on fulfilling needs that are rooted in incomplete attachment experiences from our early childhood. These underlying dynamics keep recreating paradigms that touch our very core woundings around connection and lead to disconnection from the present moment reality and projection of our internal fragments onto our partners.

Attachment patterns as a part of our survival system are closely related to developmental trauma and the inner fragmentation it leaves us with. Here embodiment as the gateway into the present moment can create a profound experience of safety within the body that is the foundation to explore our inner parts, build the capacity to feel what was too much to be felt, and create a compassionate relationship between the fragmented parts within, taking back that inner wounded child and giving it attainment and safety.

Having awareness of these dynamics in a relationship and access to somatic resources allows us to detach from the identification with the wounded parts and create the possibility of relating in the present moment, through authenticity and vulnerability. This way our relationships can become powerful pathways towards inner growth instead of an endless loop of disappointment and disconnection, and we can meet each other from a place of wholeness and inner completeness, truly meeting each other’s heart and soul.

If you want to transcend this attachment-based state of relating and move into a growth-based paradigm of connection, the five principles I’m offering in this workshop provide a powerful framework to find orientation through self-responsibility, insight and speaking the truth, to enter a new world of relating that is integrated with the great cosmic journey we are on.

Belly2Belly Relational Breathing Meditation (Rachel Rickards & Lennart Hennig)

Belly2Belly is relational breathing meditation done in physical connection, cultivating connection by relating with what is here, right now.

Utilizing the core tools of Tantra: Breath, Sound, Movement and Touch we are slowing down, and we are being together just as we are.As we slow down and link up breath and sound we create all these exquisite feedback loops- body to body, belly to belly, heart to heart, and we invite each other into more and more presence, trust and relaxation. This beautiful practice gently guides everyone from a state of separation and isolation towards safety and oxytocin fueled connection. The result is a simple felt presence, real time intimacy and heartfelt shared truth. The story and drama of the mind subsides and a new level of being is found in its place.

What results is a profoundly felt sense of peace and connection, a natural biochemical high that neuro-mirrors intimate love, meditative samadhi and mystical oneness. At the speed of love we learn how to live from the wisdom of our heart instead of the worry of our minds.

Primal Play Party (Rachel Rickards & Lennart Hennig)

Do you yearn to drop into deep play and wonder – free from ideas of what is expected of you and how you should or shouldn’t behave? To unleash the animal within that knows, the passionate, wild expression of yourself that is also attuned and fully present to the subtlety of the moment?

Primal Play offers you the opportunity to be physically intimate with others in a space where there is no agenda, no expectation of “performing” in any particular way and no commitment beyond the container of the play space. This isn’t even a date, let alone a marriage proposal – it is a “brave space” and relational playground for conscious exploration of what emerges in the space between us in the present moment.

This active meditation on breath, sound, movement and touch can lead you into a depth of present-moment awareness where the strategies of the future-oriented mind fall away. When you allow the primal dialogue between the animal bodies to be felt and expressed you can simply let go and see what energy wants to move through. It might be wild and energetic or incredibly tender and still.

Primal play is an opportunity to “stay relational” while attuned in co-creative power: to find the paradoxical place of wild abandonment which is also innately aware of the needs of yourself and the other. Re-write the story of personal power: learn to dance with and trust this force – the force of life’s energy into or out of contact but always leading to deeper connection in the field of love.

Facilitators & Artists

ADA Divine Awakening 2021

Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan

Ohad Pele

Ohad Pele

Andréa Paige

Andréa Paige

Rachel Rickards & Lennart Henning

Rachel Rickards & Lennart Henning

Božo Vrećo

Božo Vrećo

Buddhi Dana

Buddhi Dana

Alice Hong

Alice Hong

Aaron Kleinerman

Aaron Kleinerman

Afke Reijenga

Afke Reijenga

Marijana Sekulić

Marijana Sekulić

Maja Dobrila Vukša

Maja Dobrila Vukša

Aklea Neon

Aklea Neon

Alexandre Alcacer

Alexandre Alcacer

Arijana Aska

Arijana Aska

Avishag Maya Zloof

Avishag Maya Zloof

Aviv Shalem Asis

Aviv Shalem Asis

Daniel Berman

Daniel Berman

Eugene Hedlund

Eugene Hedlund

Gina Yoli

Gina Ora Yoli

Xavier De Forceville & Hannah Knight

Hannah Knight & Xavier De Forceville

Humita Premmiela

Humita Premmiela

Itay Shevo

Itay Shevo

Iva Solarević

Iva Solarević

Ivan Judaš

Ivan Judaš

Ksenija Lea Ronai

Ksenija Lea Ronai

Laskarina Fegissa

Laskarina Fegissa

Lila Hovanyecz

Lilla Hovanyecz

Luba Evans

Luba Evans

Michael Finkel

Michael Finkel

Nikola Jurišić

Nikola Jurišić

Praful

Praful

Robbie Griffin

Robbie Griffin

Sabine Sonnenschein

Sabine Sonnenschein

Sophia Magdalena

Sophia Magdalena

Swahé

Swahé

Tal Shavit

Tal Shavit

Tina More

Tina More

Tuulia

Tuulia

Una Senić

Una Senić

Zazoo

Zazoo