After three years of social distancing and an abundance of online events, it is time to get into the fresh air, sing and dance together, hug and shake hands, eat the same food, see the entire body of the person you are speaking to and be able to use all your senses.
If you are looking for a partner, there will be two singles events at IEC on the 24th, Wednesday and 25th, Thursday, facilitated by the brilliant Martin Ucik, that give you a chance to meet your significant other that shares your interests and values.
This year, after a day full of interesting information and moving experiences in the workshops, every evening there will be a community building event. The preconference boat party on Tuesday, then evening socializers on Wendesday, Thursday, and Friday with a chance to look at the posters and get into conversation about their content with the presenters, meet at one of the many bars with cozy corners, soak in the spa together or enjoy the mild spring weather in the hotel grounds and swim in the lake.
On Friday, there is also the ecstatic dance event in a much larger space than before, and on Saturday, the conference will culminate in a really deep process around a large fire, after eating traditional Gulyas cooked in large metal cauldrons over a fireplace.
Many integral singles yearn to be in a love relationship with an equal and opposite partner. Alas, we have very few opportunities to meet compatible 2nd tier people in our day to day lives. And if we do, they are often clients or patients that are off limits.
So, there is no shame in having a secret hope or even open agenda to find/attract a life partner at a conference like IEC. In fact, several Integral couples met by chance or fate at such events. However, flirting or “hitting” on people can be awkward, embarrassing, and even inappropriate, and many of us are introverts who don’t even try.
Martin Ucik, author of “Integral Relationship Practice”, developed safe, playful, fun, and relaxed exercises to give interested Integral singles a chance to get to know each other on all levels of their being, and a confidential method to show their interest. Up for the adventure?
Martin is a NARM trauma informed Integral Author, Trainer, and Consultant who supports singles and couples in co-creating healthy integral love relationships.
He moved from Germany to California in the 90s where he trained with Eckhart Tolle as a group facilitator and later became an avid student of Ken Wilber’s Integral Philosophy. This allowed him to integrate his relationship experiences into his three books “Integral Relationships: A Manual for Men”, “Sex Purpose Love: Couples in Integral Relationships Creating a Better World”, and “Integral Relationship Practice: A Manual for Singles, Couples, Helping Professionals and Group Facilitators” which Wilber calls terrific and groundbreaking.
Martin currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey and California, and consults and teaches online and facilitates experiential workshops and trainings locally and worldwide.
The IEC Team