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Level 1

The ART of Being Human

LEVEL 1

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, and sustainable trust and regard?

Welcome to The ART of Being Human - Level 1

Authentic Relating Training

Level 1 Course Description

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.

As a graduate of the ART Level 1 course, you will leave with:

  • 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 profound 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 conflict as a vehicle leading to deeper connection, understanding, and empathy
  • A restored connection to childlike genuine curiosity, and a perspective that regards 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 profoundly vulnerable, intimate, beautiful connections with other participants that will leave you inspired, delighted, and heart-opened

Level 1 Online Course

Using Zoom as our online workshop platform, highly trained and experienced course facilitators guide you through a thoroughly tested and proven sequence of exercises designed to teach you the most powerful tools to create and deepen connection, with facilitated group conversation after each exercise to ensure maximum learning. We’ve constructed the exercises to ensure that the foundational skills of authentic relating are most efficiently and effectively absorbed by participants, no matter their level of prior experience or training. The Level 1 Online course includes:

  • Six 3-hour sessions once per week for six weeks in a row
  • Access to ART’s authentic relating and relationship Resource Library
  • Multiple time zones to accommodate all geographic locations

ART Level 1 Online Dates

 

START DATE: September 7, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)
>>> Conducive to The Americas & Europe time zones (check yours here)

  • Course Schedule: Wednesdays, 9am – 12pm Pacific Daylight Time // 6pm – 9pm Central European Summer Time
    • Session Dates: September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12
    • Course Leader: Keith McGuinnes
    • Assisting Course Leader: TBD

START DATE: September 27/28, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)
>>> Conducive to The Americas & Asia/Australian time zones (check yours here)

  • Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 5pm – 8pm Pacific Daylight Time // Wednesdays, 8am – 11am Central Indonesian Time
      • The Americas Session Dates: September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1
      • Asia/Australia Session Dates: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 25, November 2
    • Course Leader: Stephanie Dickinson
    • Assisting Course Leader: TBD
START DATE: October 5, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)
>>> Conducive to Europe & Asia/Australia time zones (check yours here)
 
  • Course Schedule: Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm Central European Time / 4pm – 7pm Central Indonesian Time***
    *** please note the last two sessions (November 2 & November 9) will take place at 5pm – 8pm CIT due to seasonal clock changes
    • Session Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9
    • Course Leader: Margo Fisher
    • Assisting Course Leader: Arne Drews

START DATE: October 18, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)
>>> Conducive to The Americas & Europe time zones (check yours here)

  • Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 9am – 12pm Pacific Daylight Time // 6pm – 9pm Central European Summer Time***
    *** please note that the sessions on November 1 will take place from 4pm – 7pm CET due to seasonal clock changes
    • Session Dates: October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22
    • Course Leader: Ryel Kestano
    • Assisting Course Leader: TBD

You can find more information about our facilitators here.

ART reserves up to two discounted seats at all our Level 1 and Level 2 courses for those with financial constraints. Please follow this link to access the application

The art of being human level 1 - embodied edition


September 29, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)
>>> Conducive to The Americas & European time zones (check yours here)

  • Course Schedule: Thursdays, 9am – 12pm US Pacific / 6pm – 9pm CEST
  • Session Dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3
  • Course Leader: Kate Middleton

ART reserves up to two discounted seats at all our Level 1 and Level 2 courses for those with financial constraints. Please follow this link to access the application

the ART OF INTIMACY - Level 1 for couples

 

START DATE: September 6/7, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)

>>> Conducive to The Americas // Asia & Australia time zones (check yours here)
 
  • US & Canada Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 5pm – 8pm Pacific Daylight Time
    • Session Dates: September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11
  • Asia & Australia Course Schedule: Wednesdays, 8am – 11am Central Indonesian Time
    • Session Dates: September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12
    • Course Leader: Keith McGuinnes
    • Assisting Course Leader: Stephanie Dickinson
    • Cost: $690 per couple
      Book this course here

START DATE: October 4, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)

>>> Conducive to The Americas // Europe time zones (check yours here)
 
  •  Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 9am – 12pm US Pacific Time / 6pm – 9pm Central European Time***
    ***The 5th session (Tuesday Nov 1) will be at 5pm – 8pm CET for people in Europe due to seasonal clock changes in the Americas***
    • Session Dates: October 4, 11, 18, 24, November 1, 8
    • Course Leader: Ryel Kestano
    • Assisting Course Leader: Kate Middleton
    • Cost: $690 per couple

You can find more information about our facilitators here

ART reserves up to two discounted seats at all our Level 1 and Level 2 courses for those with financial constraints. Please follow this link to access the applicationdays

other online offerings

  • Authentic Leadership Program (ALP)The ALP teaches emergent leaders how to show up in the world with dignity, humility, authenticity, and integrity, and how to produce and facilitate shared experiences that channel their unique gifts into real action and cultural transformation. Led by our most senior Course Leaders, the ALP is conducted entirely online and guides participants through an intensive and deeply immersive program that combines teachings, mentorship, self-study, group explorations, and accountability structures that together create an emergent leadership pathway that produces profound transformation in self and in the world. Click here for course dates and details.
  • Mini Courses – While our Level 1 and 2 courses are designed to provide a well-grounded foundation of practice, our ART Mini Courses bring authentic relating into people’s lives in a tangible, actionable way. We’ve offered mini courses for men, women, couples, singles, professionals, those interested in shadow dynamics, and more, with many more in the pipeline. ART Mini Courses are offered online over 3 weeks instead of the usual 6 weeks for our Level 1 and 2 courses, and at very affordable prices, to make it easy and accessible for anyone to join and learn. 

  • Free ART Webinar Series – The ART Webinar Series are free online sessions open to everyone, led by expert ART Course Leaders and guest facilitators. The Series provide teachings, insights, guidance, and exercises specifically for audiences with an interest in various themes and topics and how they overlap with the practice of authentic relating and human connection. Click here to see which topics we’ll be exploring next and to sign up to receive recordings from any past webinar.

REGISTER FOR ONLINE LEVEL 1 NOW!

Please note that we ask all participants to join each session via audio and video, so please ensure that you have the necessary internet bandwidth to participate fully. We kindly ask that you sort out any technical issues in advance, as to limit disruption to the group experience. We also ask that you check your time zone in advance to make sure that you have the correct days and times for the course calls. 

As our courses have limited spots available, we will not be able to offer any refunds due to technical/internet connectivity issues or incorrect time zone calculations. Course transfers may be offered only if available and at the discretion of ART International. Please note, a $100 admin charge will apply in these circumstances. 

 
*Graduate Discount*

If you have previously graduated from the Level 1, you can take the course again for 50% off! Email us at [email protected] and we’ll get you registered at the discounted price. 

ART Online Level 1

$345.00

Activate and expand your relational capacities to radically transform all your relationships and experience connection, intimacy, trust, and aliveness with anyone, anytime, anywhere.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All payments are processed in USD. Local currencies are listed for reference, based on exchange rates at the time the course was posted.

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Additional information

START DATE:

Wednesday October 5 – CET/CIT ($345 USD), Wednesday September 7 – PT/CET ($345 USD), Tues/Weds September 27/28 – PT/CIT ($345 USD), Tuesday October 18 – PT/CET ($345 USD)

MORE COURSES TO COME!

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Level 1 Live Course

Expert ART Course Leaders bring their years of experience and training to guide participants through a sequence of teachings, exercises, and group shares to support a deep embodiment of the tools and skills. The course blends a rigorous training with space to connect and lean into the edge of authentic expression, received and witnessed by others. We’ve constructed the exercises to ensure that the skills and tools can be learned and applied by anyone, no matter their prior experience or life path. There is no fancy language or hard to grasp concepts – the curriculum is simple to follow yet powerful in its application. 

Both days begin at 10am and end roughly at 8pm, with a 90 minute lunch break in the early afternoon, and include breaks throughout the day. 

Day 1

  • What is Authentic Relating?
  • The Five Practices of Authentic Relating
  • The Three Levels of Conversation
  • The Foundation of Connection
  • Empathy and Authentic Listening
  • The Power of Setting Context
  • Dignity and Humility, Posture and Collapse
  • Be the Guru

Day 2

  • The Role of the Witness
  • Undamning the World
  • Genuine Curiosity
  • Transforming Conflict
  • Discomfort as a Spiritual Practice
  • Relational Aikido
  • Relational Alchemy
  • Nourishment and Integration

ART Level 1 Upcoming Dates

You can read ART International’s full COVID-19 policy here

COURSES
Course Schedule: Most courses are Saturday & Sunday from 10am – 8pm; there will be a note in the schedule below if a specific course location has a different schedule. If you have specific needs regarding accessibility, please reach out to us before submitting your order to confirm that the venue for your chosen course can accommodate your needs.
 
ASIA & AUSTRALIA
  • Coming soon!
EUROPE 
  • Lyon, France – September 24 & 25
  • London, UK – October 15 & 16
    • Course Leader: Margo Fisher
    • Assistant Course Leader: Arne Drews
    • Location: The ARC Centre
  • Stockholm, Sweden – October 22 & 23
    • Course Leader: Ranjit Krishnamma
    • Location: TBD
  • Berlin, Germany – October 28 – 30
  • Luogo, Switzerland – November 5 & 6
    • Course Leader: Adriana Candeias
      • English <> Italian Translation: Zelda Michela Porru
    • Location: Il Loft, Via ai Molini 47, 6616 Losone, Switzerland
NORTH AMERICA
  • Austin, Texas – September 17 & 18
  • Boulder, Colorado – October 1 & 2
  • Portland, Oregon – October 1 & 2
    • Course Leader: Dayna Seraye
    • Location: Lolo Pass
  • Los Angeles, California – October 8 & 9
    • Course Leader: Dayna Seraye
    • Location: Private Residence – address will be given after registration 
  • Baltimore, Maryland – October 22 & 23
  • Denver, Colorado – November 19 & 20
  • Miami, Florida – January 28 & 29
    • Course Leader: Ryel Kestano
    • Location:  TBD
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA 
  • Awake Uvita, Costa Rica – November 5 & 6
    • Course Leader: Dayna Seraye
    • Location: Awake Uvita
      • Book this course or combined with the Level 2 (November 12 & 13) for $650 here

You can find more information about our facilitators here

If the venue is not linked in the list above, it may be hosted at a private home in the city. Address and venue details will be emailed to participants before the course. Should you need this information now, contact us and we’ll help you out! 

 
*GRADUATE DISCOUNT*

If you have previously graduated from the Level 1, you can take the course again for 50% off! Email us at [email protected] and we’ll get you registered at the discounted price. 

 
ART reserves up to two discounted seats at all our Level 1 and Level 2 courses for those with financial constraints. Please follow this link to access the application!

REGISTER FOR THE LEVEL 1 LIVE COURSE NOW!​

ART Level 1

$345.00

Activate and expand your relational capacities to radically transform all your relationships and experience connection, intimacy, trust, and aliveness with anyone, anytime, anywhere.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All payments are processed in USD. Local currencies are listed for reference, based on exchange rates at the time the course was posted.

SKU: N/A Category:

Additional information

Location & Date

Austin, Texas: September 17 & 18 ($345 USD), Boulder, CO: October 1 & 2 ($345 USD), Baltimore, MD: October 22 & 23 ($345 USD), Los Angeles, CA: October 8 & 9 ($345 USD), Portland, OR: October 1 & 2 ($345 USD), Denver, CO: November 19 & 20 ($345 USD), London, UK: October 15 & 16 ($345 USD), Miami, FL: January 28 & 29 ($345 USD), Stockholm, Sweden: October 22 & 23 ($345 USD)

Questions? Schedule a Call with an ART Facilitator

Scheduling a call with one of our Course Leaders is a great way to get your questions answered firsthand by the amazing humans who facilitate our Level 1 courses.

We are here to help you feel comfortable with what to expect, share in more detail about the benefits of our Authentic Relating program, and to be a sounding board as you decide if ART Level 1 is a good fit for you.

If you have a quick question that can be better answered via email, feel free to email us at [email protected]authenticrelatingtraining.com or submit your question here for a more immediate response.

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