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THE INTIMACY FESTIVAL

June 4 @ 10:00 - 23:00 CEST

The Intimacy Festival
If anything, the last years have made it very clear how important human connections are. A smile, a hug, a wonderful conversation, maybe a kiss or a long, slow massage. That’s what intimacy is for us: real, authentic, interactions from the heart.
What is Intimacy for you? Is it making love, is it scary, is it appealing? Is it something you have longed for, or maybe something you don’t know is for you?
Whatever intimacy means to you – being welcomed by another person is something we all long for, right?
Being with other people doesn’t automatically mean that you will experience belonging and feel happy. Intimacy needs more than that: it needs that there is consent, that you feel safe and welcome.
This is what this day is all about.
The Intimacy Festival is a concept where the most amazing leaders in our fields gather together to share their favorite tools, workshops, and music – and offer that to you.
The Intimacy Festival is based on these three pillars:
* Authentic connection
When we pretend anything else than what we feel in a moment, we create a certain distance in a connection. The more real we are, the more vulnerable, the closer we get. Sometimes that’s with a smile, other times that may be with sadness, insecurity or just not knowing at all.
* Celebrating expression
People come in all sizes and shapes, preferences, looks and favorite colours. This festival invites you to be exactly that: you. Whether you come in your unicorn onesie, glitter nailpolish, high heels, a business suit or anything else: you do you, and we’ll celebrate that!
* Radical inclusion
We want everyone to feel welcome here, regardless of the gender you identify with, your queerness, ability, cultural background, age, neurodiversity, or favourite flavour of ice cream. We actively stand for inclusion, against discrimination, ableism, racism, misogyny, homophobia, etc.
After three sold-out editions of the Intimacy Festival, we are back and we will take you on a journey into intimacy on a wide spectrum of flavours.
This is a festival of togetherness, belonging, coming home. Of celebrating life together, in all our uniqueness. We soar when we connect. We thrive when we love!
During the whole day, you can mix and match your favourite schedule of quality workshops. The evening program is our gift to you: Ecstatic Dance and a Playground hosted by Odessa.
PROGRAM:
Find the full program on our website. This is an overview:
10.00 opening circle + practicalities + short presentation teachers
11.00 workshop round 1 (each round has 3 workshops to choose from)
12.45 lunchbreak
13.45 workshop round 2
15.30 short break
15.45 workshop round 3
17.30 closing of the day program
18.00 dinner break
19.00 start evening program: Playground + Ecstatic Dance. This is hosted by Odessa Muiderpoort and free to attend to all participants + facilitators of the intimacy festival.
23.00 end of the evening program
FACILITATORS & SPEAKERS:
– Wendy Doeleman (Bliss Your Body) / tantra
– Karlijn Kouwenhoven aka Kabira / tantra
– Sinsia van Kalkeren / Sexological Bodywork & Consent
– Arati Bonte / Ritual Play
– Legien Warsosemito-Schenk (#metoo activist) / speaker
– Martijn Gorree / connective bondage
– Piero Flor / Cuddle Workshop
– Remke Verdegem (Transgender Netwerk Ndl + COC Leiden) / speaker
– Tony Fonderson (relationship expert) / speaker
– Panagiotis / Taka Taka (Drag King Academy + Club Church) / drag workshop
– and more coming up!
LANGUAGE:
The main language of the festival is English. We target an international audience of facilitators and participants.
FEED YOURSELF WITH LOVE
You are invited to bring food to share – potluck style!
DRESSCODE: EXPRESS YOURSELF
Wear what makes you feel comfortable and… we also invite you to express yourself. If you feel like bold colours, please do! If you feel like wearing something ‘unusual’ please do! Experiment with make-up? Be our guest! Layers are always good. Do you sweat easily? Bring an extra shirt or two. Soft things are nice if you want to cuddle. Jeans and belts can get in the way.
Invitation to the evening party: sparkles!
Please don’t wear strong scents. Aftershave and some essential oils might be quite overwhelming for people coming close to you.

Organizer

Exploring Deeper
Email:
wilrieke@exploringdeeper.com