Ritual Play Training – part 1 

for private explorers 

for movement, touch, body & sexuality professionals 

August 31 – 1 September  2019 – Berlin      OR        November 9 -10: 1h west of Helsinki           

“The beauty of Ritual Play is that the participants learn how to play. That is huge. Generally when you are close to people physically and/or you are having sex, you have a goal. And everybody working with tantra and intimacy will say “don’t have a goal.” But nobody teaches you HOW to not have a goal, what to do instead. Ritual Play teaches you that. Plus, it is fun, really fun.”                                         Dr.Betty Martinsexuality and touch coach, practitioner trainer

 

What is Ritual Play?
The Ritual Play structure was created by Marina Kronkvist as an alternative to the traditional giver-receiver dynamic used in touch-based sessions, like Tantra massage and other relaxing bodywork. The specific structure supports free-flowing two-way touch dynamic that honours both the practitioner and the client. The participants are invited, within a defined time and place, to drop their goals and instead engage in a “here and now”- dynamic that is unfolding moment by moment.

Ritual Play in a group setting, as during this weekend, is like a partnered practice similar to social meditation practices or partnered yoga. We practice in duos, trios and solo.  

 

Who is this Training for:

• Anyone who could enjoy learning a clear and engaging structure to use with friends, lover/s & partner/s

• Professionals who see ways to enhance their work and to have a clear structure to use in your practice with clients & groups. This weekend is the first part of 2 if you want to officially incorporate Ritual Play into your work and become part of the Ritual Play professional community.

 

 Ritual Play offers a clear, repeatable format for an interactive, non-verbal, two-way touch dynamic that can be used

  • By a practitioner and a client.
  • By lovers
  • By friends
  • By long-term partners
  • By community-members in co-living situations (Marina lives in a eco-village)
  • With participants in various events, groups and workshops 

 

Ritual Play is intimate in its invitation to non-verbal “in the moment”- realness.

 

The simple Ritual Play container of 4 rules, 4 invitations, 1 mat and 1 starting technique creates a safer space where somatic impulses & responses and their full range of emotions and expressions – tender, soft, distant, spicy, confronting, comforting, nurturing, erotic, hierarchical, silly, devotional – are invited to be owned, embodied and mindfully put to play in an interactive dynamic without a goal.

 

 Ritual Play is a practice for adults of all ages, all genders and all sexual orientations

 

“I hold polyamory gatherings in my free time and have co-facilitated snuggle parties in the past. What I like about Ritual Play is that it has fewer rules than a cuddle party and offers a wider range of interaction among the people playing.”  Richard of PolySaar, Germany

 

What this Training offers You:

  • Lots of experience playing in different Ritual Play variations so you learn to be & flow with your non-verbal, bodily self within this format
  • A deconstruction of the Ritual Play structure so you’ll understand why it is design as it is, so you can confidently present it to those you will play with further on
  • Understanding how to implement two kinds of safety, for both you and the client / the playpartner / the group: bodily safety (in relation to self in space) which is the base for a social safety (in relation to each other).
  • Understanding how to support a playpartner / the group to stay in full, relaxed engagement.
  • Experience of Ritual Play encounters influenced by Betty Martin’s Wheel of Constent practice, by a Feldenkrais lesson, by a BodyMindCentering somatic exploration and by Intention.
  • Introductory understanding of the nervous system functioning that is at play when we feel safe or threatened, including the new research on the Vagus Nerve complex.
  • The regulation goal for the autonomic system is not any specific point of arousal along the parasympathetic-sympathetic continuum. Rather the goal is flexibility, range, and versatility. Some situations require high parasympathetic tone (digesting), some high sympathetic tone (chopping wood), and some both simultaneously (play, sex). “Michael Samsel”

 

BERLIN August 31 – 1 September 2019 practical details:

Early bird price until 14  July: 230 euro  / Schwelle7 members 190 euro

Standard price from  15  July: 280 euro 

Where: Choriner Str. 31 in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

Training hours: Saturday 10-21, Sunday 10-17

Workshop language: English

Participants: max 20 

Registration: email Jana at jana.felixruckert@gmx.de

 

FINLAND Residential 9 – 10 November 2019 practical details:

Early bird price for 10 first to sign-up:  248 euro  

Standard price after:  288 euro   

Food & Accommodation:  80 euro / night in 2-3 person rooms. Delicious vegetarian food 3 times/ day and sauna by the lake. For a single room the fee is 120 euro / night.   

Where: Elontuli Course Center, Karjalohja, Finland  

Training hours: Saturday 10-21, Sunday 10-17

Workshop language: English

Participants: max 20 

Registration: email Marina at marina.kronkvist@gmail.com 

  

Click to learn about part 2 for full Training   or the  5-day Ritual Play part 1 & 2 Training residential 8 – 12 November 2019 in Finland