Level 1: Foundations

Do you want deeper, more meaningful, more conscious relationships with the people in your life?

Do you want to know yourself in profoundly new ways, and be a catalyst for others to know themselves as well?

Do you want to have the power to lead any relationship toward greater understanding, deeper connection, and intimacy?

Welcome to Level 1: Foundations

Our flagship authentic relating course has introduced the foundational tools and skills of this life changing practice to thousands of people around the world. The course is designed to make the learning of authentic relating as accessible, adoptable, practical, and engaging as possible, so that graduates can apply their new skills to their lives right away with immediate results.

We’ve designed this course to give you the experience of profound connection, intimacy, trust, and aliveness with anyone you want, anytime, anywhere – all within just two days (or six weeks for our online course). The tools and skills we teach work across all social contexts, from the workplace to the living room, from strangers to partners and everyone in between.

Our experienced Course Leaders expertly guide you through a curriculum that strongly emphasizes embodied and experiential learning. This is not a lecture or seminar – it is a deep dive full-immersion training that will leave you enlivened, heart and mind-opened, and deeply connected to yourself and others.

We’ve delivered the same Level 1 Course to spiritual seekers in Bali, jail inmates in Colorado, executives in New York City, and men and women from all across the social, cultural, economic, and political spectrum, of all ages and nationalities, in almost 50 locations on four continents. Universally, participants report profound and lasting transformation in all aspects of their lives. The course speaks in the shared language of human connection, and is designed specifically to include everyone in the practice of Authentic Relating, no matter what path they’ve traveled in life.

We believe that we all have the capacity to be bridges – between parts of ourselves, ourselves with others, and together with the world. The course’s mission is to build bridges, and use our bridges to heal, connect, and co-create a more enlivened, awakened world – together.

The Level 1 course includes skills and practices in these areas:

  • The ability to engage in deep, meaningful, soulful conversations with anyone, anytime, anywhere
  • A powerful language and skill-set to accurately and transparently express your authentic experience in real time, and to invite others to do the same
  • The awareness to identify your true, core desires, and the ability to articulate them to others
  • A deep understanding of the dignity of speaking your authentic voice, and the humility of using your eyes and ears to pay attention to – and learn from – the people and world around you
  • The ability to see and reflect the essential being in others, and to gently guide them into a space in which they can be fully, wholly themselves – one of the greatest gifts we can offer each other
  • A complete set of powerful tools to de-escalate conflict and to use it as a vehicle leading to deeper connection, understanding, and empathy
  • A restored connection to childlike genuine curiosity, and a perspective that sees the world with awe and wonder
  • The ability to set powerful context at both the personal and collective levels, and a clear understanding of how influential context is in informing our experience of life
  • An experience of vulnerable, intimate, beautiful connections with other participants that will leave you inspired, delighted, and heart-opened

Tuition: $395 USD

Unless stated otherwise, our courses will be delivered in English.

Authentic Relating is such a simple, effective, yet totally radical practice of how to be human together. The practice feels supportive of what I want most in life, to be deeply connected with other people. And it really challenges my relational survival strategies, and brings me right to my edge of what I’m willing to be with, to feel, to reveal.

— Chris, Level 1 Online

Choose to attend online, in-person or both

When you attend online

  • Participate in weekly sessions, allowing time to digest the material
  • Have time between sessions to practice and integrate the skills in your life in real-time
  • Engage with a global cohort, with greater opportunity for diverse perspectives and a unique combination of humans
  • Experience flexible scheduling that allows participation from your home or wherever you are
  • Access to your fellow participants through a group chat to foster continuous learning and community bonds, during and after the course

When you attend in-person

  • Create deep and lasting connections with like-minded people who live near you
  • Experience interactive practices firsthand, from eye-contact to dance and play
  • Experience the rush of energy and aliveness that comes from immersing yourself in deep connection in a shared physical space
  • Enjoy your new social connections during lunch, at course breaks, and beyond
  • Cultivate a strong sense of camaraderie with your fellow participants, having spent two full days in person and deep in this practice together

When you attend both

  • Interact with different facilitators and different groups of participants, enriching your learning experience
  • Experience the curriculum as a different version of yourself than who you were your first time taking the course
  • Experience the benefits of both immersive learning (in-person) and slow, integrative learning (online)
  • Hone your authenticity skills both in-person and online, setting you up to more skillfully interact in our modern world of communication
  • Confidently invite someone in your life to join you for your next course, now that you have experienced the value and want to share it with others

Upcoming Level 1 Online Courses

All course registration closes up to 24 hours in advance of the course start

Take our flagship course from anywhere in the world anytime of year with our ART Level 1: Foundations online course. Using Zoom as our workshop platform, our engaging and experiential curriculum has been expertly adapted to the online space to ensure that the foundational skills of Authentic Relating are both accessible and effectively absorbed by participants. With breakout rooms for more intimate connections, facilitated large group discussions to ensure maximum learning, and weekly practices to integrate the material between each session, our Level 1 Online course has proven to be a transformative, powerful alternative to the in-person course space.

  • Online courses consist of six sessions over six weeks.
  • The time zone we use for reference in The Americas is US Pacific Time (US PT). For Europe, we use Central European Time (CEST). For Asia, we use Central Indonesian Time (CIT also known as WITA). Courses will be suitable for other locations and time zones across the world. Check your time zone against these time zones here.
  • Depending on the time of year, some sessions can be affected by seasonal clock changes. Where Daylight Savings is mentioned, the dominant time zone is the first listed. Sessions in the alternative time zone will be affected. Please check your time zone here and stay alert to notifications via email.
  • To graduate from the Level 1 Online course, you will need to attend at least 4 out of 6 sessions.
  • Calls are not recorded due to the course’s experiential nature and the likelihood of sensitive shares from participants.
  • We hold a value for making our courses accessible to as many people as possible and understand that financial investment can be a barrier to this. We offer two scholarship seats per course that are available at 50% discount on the full course price. If you require financial aid to access our courses, we welcome your application here.
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