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9-10 July 2017

for Parents & Children

~ Special “post No Mind” Workshop ~

with David Cates

 Parent and child is one of the most profound loves we can experience as humans.

Yet our children grow away from us. Their lives move into school and playmates, while ours become consumed once more with work and adult concerns. If we don’t bridge these changes as they happen,  they can easily lead to the slammed doors and dark silences of adolescence.

Belly2Belly – a profound connection

What if there was a simple practice, a daily game, that brought us back together for ten precious minutes every day? Deeper than words: the profound connection of body to body, belly to belly, heart to heart?

What would you give to have your child, at every age from infant to teen, melt into your arms again? Would you be willing to learn a simple breathing practice that took you both out of your mind and into your body, where the two of you could meet in a space of unconditional love?

Belly2Belly is a partnered breathing meditation based on pranayama (breathing) exercises and current neurobiological research. Science shows us why these exercises work: by activating the polyvagal nervous system, soothing the enteric brain, shifting us out of flight/fight/freeze, and flooding the body with oxytocin (the bonding hormone that emotionally connects mother and baby during breastfeeding).

I’ve been using variations of these practices for 40 years in my professional work as a trauma recovery therapist and healer working with intimacy issues.

Special No Mind Workshop

For the No Mind this summer, the festial coordinators have inspired me to share my latest explorations with this simple magic. During the Festival, and in this special two-day workshop after, we’ll be learning
and practicing the skills you need to take this home to your family!

We’ll play with variations that appeal to toddlers, school-age children, tweens and teenagers, of all personality types. We’ll work with different approaches for mothers and fathers, for siblings
to play the Belly2Belly Game with each other… and for parents to deepen their own partnership.

Bring your kids to one of the workshops we offer during the Festival. Try it with your family. Then decide if you might want to stay at Angsbacka for 2 days after the Festival, to learn everything  you need to take this practice home… and to keep the sacred bond of parent/child alive and breathing for a lifetime.

With Love and Excitement,

David Cates


More info:

  • The course is in English.
  • The course has limited spots, book your ticket as soon as possible to ensure your participation.




Warmly welcome to Belly2Belly at Ängsbacka!


David Cates

David Cates has devoted 44 years of his adult life to exploring intimacy and connection. He travels the world as a deeply respected tantra teacher, intimacy healer, mentor and beloved elder.

He created the Belly2Belly practice so random strangers can move together into a palpable shared experience of trust and loving connection. His recent explorations involve using tantric embodiment practices to create synchronized group heart fields. Ängsbacka will be the largest group heart field ever generated with this practice.

At the No Mind Festival, David will be guiding partners and groups in this dynamic experience of Oneness. For the first time in Europe, he will be introducing a new, profoundly simple way for parents and children of all ages to synchronize their nervous systems and regain their original state of innocent trust and connection.


Practical Information

Belly2Belly for Parents & Children with David Cates
9-10 July


Starting day: Sunday 9 July

  • Arrival / check-in: 09.00 – 10.00
  • The retreat starts 10.00

Departure day: Monday 10 July

  • The course ends 18.00. Dinner 18.30 is included.



Ängsbacka offers simple accommodation in a home-like style. Please look under the tab Price & booking to see what accommodation is being offered during this course.

  • All of our accommodation alternatives have shared bathrooms.
  • The dorms consists of 12 – 20 bunk beds.
  • Please bring your own towel, bed sheets, pillow cover and duvet cover.
  • You can rent a set of sheets & a towel from us for 150 SEK per course.



The Food

Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner are all included. We serve vegetarian food, mostly organic, locally produced and made with love. In connection with your reservation, you can order a vegan diet (this is also the alternative if you’re lactose intolerant), a Gluten-free diet and notify us about nut allergies. If possible, the chef will make adjustments for other allergies, please make the request when you book. Unfortunately, we can not, for practical reasons, accommodate any other food philosophies or diets.


Angsbacka lunch


Working Meditation

A beautiful way to integrate the course is to do working meditation with us on Ängsbacka. This is a praxis that is included on almost all our courses. As participant we invite you to join us in the community for 30 minutes per day and helping out with easy tasks such as cleaning or dishwashing. You will get an introduction to your task and then you do it the same time every day. Our volunteers are very grateful for your contribution and will also help you out. We do the working meditation together!



General Information

Ängsbacka is an international course and festival center with workshop leaders from around the world. Please be aware that the main language of the courses therefore can be different, e.g. in English, Swedish or Norwegian.

It is good to bring good shoes for walking in the forest surrounding Ängsbacka and an extra towel for a visit to our sauna. You can also rent a special “Sauna” or “Sweat lodge” towel from us for 50 SEK per occasion.


Other information

In the nearby Molkom society, about 1,5 km away, there is an ATM where you can withdraw cash.

Our Café is a nice and cosy meeting place that is always open on Saturdays. Have a coffee or herbal tea along with new meetings and interesting conversations. You can also buy organic pastries, sandwiches and healthy drinks.


Ängsbacka cafe cakes


In the Ängsbacka Shop we sell a variety of health products and organic bodycare, relaxing music, books, clothes, organic incense, unique jewelry, yoga accessories and more.


No Alcohol or Drugs

Please note that Ängsbacka is a Alcohol and Drug Free place. We dont serve alcohol, and it is not allowed to drink or to be under influence of alcohol or other subtstances when you are at Ängsbacka.


Find your way here

It’s easy to find your way to Ängsbacka by train and bus, or by car. Read more about how to find your way here.



We are partnering with carpooling service GoMore. Enter ‘Molkom’ as your destination.

Price & Booking

Belly2Belly for Parents & Children with David Cates
9-10 July




Payment Methods

Tickets can be paid online by card or by bank transfer.

We encourage you to pay by bank transfer in order for us to avoid the transaction fees imposed on card payments.

If you have problems paying by card (for example due to limited allowance), please contact us for a manual payment link.

While booking you will get further instructions. After booking your ticket, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.


1) Credit/Debit Card

Pay online using your card of choice.


2) Bank Transfer

From Sweden:
Deposit payment to Ängsbacka’s Bankgiro account 5038-7448

From abroad:
Swift address: NDEASESS
IBAN: SE63 9500 0099 6026 4418 5510

The adress of the bank: Nordea, Smålandsgatan 17, 105 71 Stockholm
Account name: Ängsbacka Kursgård AB

Important! Please write what event you are paying for, (and your name if you are paying with someone else’s account).


Booking Terms

If you use BANK TRANSFER, please pay on the same day as you book.


Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation latest one month before the event starts, the cancellation fee is 350 SEK per person. Children and youth (up to 18 years old) pay half this fee. Within one month and until the event starts, the fee is 15% of the total value of your booking. The maximum cancellation fee for one person/booking is 900 SEK.
Please note that when cancelling closer than two weeks before the event starts, a doctor’s confirmation of your inability to participate is required. Refunds will not be made if you cancel after the event has started.
If Ängsbacka would cancel the event, all payments will be refunded.

NOTE that it may take up to one month before you have the refunded amount on your account.



Communication policy

As part of our communication with our customers, we may keep in touch with you who have participated in our courses and festivals by mailing or emailing:
– thank you letters and evaluation surveys
– offerings to sign up for mailing lists in a similar area of interest
– information about similar future events or events with the same workshop leaders.

We also have a general monthly e-mail newsletter where we tell about what is going on at Ängsbacka, upcoming events etc. You can opt in and out of our newsletter at any time.



If you have questions regarding the booking, payment, cancellation, our communication policy etc, please contact us:
Phone: +46 55 31 00 35. (Monday to Friday 10.00 – 13.00)