Awaken your Relationship with Moving Intimacy
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Awaken your Relationship with Moving Intimacy

Easy-to-Do Movement Explorations to Energize Your Relationship in Fun, Creative Ways
4.7 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
19 students enrolled
Created by Louis Gervais
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of my course, students will be able to navigate the doorways and obstacles to intimacy. They will have established the practice of harvesting from their experiences. The will have a new repertoire of physical explorations and experiences to draw upon in their intimate lives. And an understanding of the transformation that the body and mind go through as they move into intimacy.
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Requirements
  • This course is about intimacy, touch, pleasure and movement. All sexual orientations are welcome and represented.
Description

A Key Ingredient in a Happy Life

When we get a regular dose of intimacy, we feel sweetly connected with life and our relationships. We know a sense of trust and ease.  We feel seen and our partnership feels fed with new energy.  In the intimate moments, we feel grounded and at peace as our fears drift away.

Embark on a course to intimacy.  See clearly the roadblocks that stop you.  Know the small efforts it takes to get there.  Although there is no formula, this course inspires creative new pathways.  It provides insight into the mind of an intimate connection and the exciting role that the body and movement play in taking you there.

Discover inspiring new creative pathways to the intimacy you desire in your life.

Easy to Do Movement Exercises

Understand the Doorways and Barriers to Intimacy

Creating Spaces for Intimacy

Integrate Ideas into Everyday Life

Opportunities for intimacy are often close at hand but for many couples, it can be elusive.  This course will give you the important key elements of physical/emotional intimacy.  Whether you are exploring a new relationship or one that is decades old, the innovative movement exercises will inspire new ways of discovering your partner.

Overview

When we seek intimacy, we embark on a journey.  Over time, we slowly move from one mode of consciousness into another.  From the more familiar, powerful thinking/doing brain to a more easeful, relaxed mind. We also come into heightened awareness and appreciation of the sensing, feeling body. 

Before diving into the movement exercises, the course begins with a series of short lectures that lay the groundwork for success in the rest of the course.  These lectures explore topics like the senses, language, and breathing.  At certain times, we will engage some senses and not others.  We will differentiate between the use language versus sound as we move into intimacy. 

Once the groundwork is laid, we then explore how best to prepare ourselves and our spaces for the journey.  How to begin. How to end.  How to gather and share helpful feedback. How to make the best use of the movement material to have the most fun.

The movement exercises are the heart of the course.  Each section includes video of participants demonstrating the exercises.  Note: the demonstrators only met the day of the filming! If they can do it, so can you! Voice over instructions will help guide you.  After each exercise, a downloadable list of questions will be provided to help you speak about and learn from your experiences.

Who is the target audience?
  • My target students are couples of all orientations, young and old, long-term and newly formed. Couples who enjoy being physically active and/or creative are going to love this course. Couples that have a yoga practice will particularly pleased. Couples that have a solid foundation of trust, love and playful curiosity are ideal candidates for Moving Intimacy.
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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
01:16:18
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Who, What, When, Where and How of Moving Intimacy
6 Lectures 11:50


When Will We Get There?
01:05

How to Use This Course
02:05

Harvesting the Riches of Intimacy
01:38

Just Watch and Feel! Videos Without Words
01:56
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Getting Ready for Intimacy
3 Lectures 01:29
Preparing Yourself for Intimacy
00:00

Preparing Your Space; A Little Goes a Long Way
00:00

Transforming Your Space to Move
01:28
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How to Begin Moving Intimacy
3 Lectures 03:35
Be Impeccable With Your Beginnings
01:14

Consent! Short, sweet and important.
00:51

How to Start Every Exercise: Hands on Hearts
01:30
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Moving Intimacy on Your Feet
7 Lectures 10:28
Intimate Touch; Putting Intimacy in Your Hands
01:53

Moving Intimacy Exercise: Touching Head to Toe
03:05

Harvesting: Touching Head to Toe
00:00

Undress to Your Level of Comfort
01:28

The Undressing Ritual
00:00

Moving Intimacy Exercise: Slo Mo Touch
04:01

Harvesting: Slo Mo Touch
00:00
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Obstacles to Intimacy
3 Lectures 06:19

Sight: The Assessor
01:51

Language: We Can’t Talk Our Way to Intimacy
01:22
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Doorways to Intimacy
3 Lectures 07:31
Breath and Sound: The Heartbeat of Intimacy
03:40

Movement and Stillness
01:56

Five Doorways to Intimacy
01:55
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Moving Intimacy Horizontally
5 Lectures 07:03
Preparing the Space: Soft, Warm and Horizontal
01:50

Moving Intimacy Exercise: Embracing the Transition
02:34

Harvesting: Embracing the Transition
00:00


Harvesting: Positive Negative Space
00:00
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Moving Intimacy Through Space
6 Lectures 04:30
Consent, Speak Now!
00:00

Preparing for Traveling Through Space
00:00

Moving Intimacy Exercise: Leading Your Lover
02:36

Harvesting: Leading Your Lover
00:00

Moving Intimacy Exercise: Following Feather Light Touch
01:52

Harvesting: Following Feather Light Touch
00:00
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Watch and Feel; Videos without Instructions
10 Lectures 21:39
Hands on Hearts
01:30

Touching Head to Toe
02:30

Slo Mo Touch
02:00

Embracing the Transition: Sean and Kris
02:32

Embracing the Transition: Annie and Jason
02:30

Embracing the Transition: Annie and Kris
02:32

Embracing the Transition: Jason and Sean
02:18

Positive/Negative Space: Annie and Jason
02:38

Leading Your Lover
01:15

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Conclusion
2 Lectures 01:56
Combinations of Exercises for Your Intimacy Explorations
00:00

Integration, Farewell and Thanks!
01:56
About the Instructor
Louis Gervais
4.7 Average rating
5 Reviews
19 Students
1 Course
Movement and Dance Artist, Yogi, Intimacy Coach

Louis Gervais has been getting people moving and connecting for more than 30 years.  From creatively moving first graders to creating community with high school students, Louis especially enjoys bringing physical creativity to non-dancers. He first began exploring movement at the age of five and during his years as a dancer, went on to perform with more than 25 professional companies around the world. 

Louis has created numerous works as a solo artist and holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree in dance.  In his studies, he split his focus between danced religions and Somatics, the movement practices that explore the relationship between the body and mind. 

Moving Intimacy is a synthesis of art, Somatics and Louis’ mature practice of meditation, improvisation, sacred intimacy, Tantra and yoga.   It has evolved over the years from a weekend workshop to a ritual/performance entitled IN TO ME/SEE with 10 dancers and life music.   And now, for the first time, as an online course.