November 2018 / ‘The Art of Living, Loving and Letting go’

This is the workshop of one of my beloved teachers that I have been working with since almost 15 years! Highly recommend + I’ll be there, too 😉

A beyond duality retreat with Yoyo in Samos (Greece), 2-11 November 2018

(Voor Nederlands zie onderaan).

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www.yoyo.nl

Why would I…?
If you want to give your life and relationships a boost by getting rid of what keeps you from thriving, this is where you might want to be beginning of November.

Yoyo is a non-duality teacher, fine artist and holistic therapist from The Netherlands. In her Laborint Centre for the Art of Living she has been working with spiritual seekers since 1981, helping them to get to the core of who they are, experience unconditional love and bring out their talents. In the mornings of this retreat (10am-1pm), we will work with the body, the feelings and the mind-set, playfully releasing physical tensions, integrating suppressed emotions and eliminating sabotaging beliefs. The afternoons (3-7pm) are for meditation, swimming, walks in nature, sight-seeing and spontaneously responding to whatever comes up in the moment. The evenings are for sharing and eating out or preparing a meal together.

Samos is the greenest island of the Greek archipelago and our venue, Villa Eva, is one of Yoyo’s favourite retreat spots, situated right on the edge of the crystal clear Aegean Sea with its many shades of blue/green (in November temperatures are around 19o C). Over the years, hosts Stelios and Ellina have become dear friends.

Participation costs: € 800,- per person, including accommodation + breakfast (double studios with kitchenette) and local transport.

For information and registration mail to info@laborint.nl
or call +31 6 22492501

For a 1-hour impression of Yoyo and her work go to https://youtu.be/JaA6D42rZ5E.


DUTCH VERSION:
De Kunst van Leven, Liefhebben, Lachen en Loslaten

Yoyo is een non-dualiteitleraar in Arnhem.

Geïnspireerd door haar spirituele leermeester Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (ook bekend als Osho) werkt zij sinds 1981 met mensen die willen doordringen tot de essentie van het bestaan. Twintig jaar geleden richtte zij in haar praktijk ‘t Laborint een centrum op voor bewustwording, zelfontplooiing en levenskunst.

In deze verfrissende retraite (2-11 november in http://villaeva-samos.gr) zullen de ochtenden worden gewijd aan het loslaten van fysieke, emotionele en mentale fixaties die onze waarneming vertroebelen en onze ervaringen beperken.
De middagen zijn voor het meditatief genieten van wat zich van moment tot moment aandient. De avonden zijn voor sharing en uit eten gaan of samen een maaltijd bereiden.

Samos is het groenste eiland van de Griekse archipel en Villa Eva is één van Yoyo’s favoriete plekken voor haar retraites. Het ligt pal aan de kristalheldere Egeïsche Zee met alle schakeringen blauw en groen. Door de jaren heen zijn gastheer en gastvrouw Stelios en Ellina dierbare vrienden geworden.

(Begin november is de gemiddelde temperatuur overdag in Nederland 9 graden, op Samos 20 graden).

Deelname voor negen nachten en tien dagen: € 800,- inclusief verblijf (2-persoons kamers met kitchenette), ontbijt en vervoer op het eiland.

Voor informatie en boeking mail naar info@laborint.nl of bel 06 22492501.

Voor een impressie van Yoyo’s leven ven werk zie het interview met Patrick Kicken (53 minuten): https://youtu.be/_iUnXWm4cOg.

September 2018 / Tagesworkshop

Im bestmöglichen Kontext

Ein Tagesworkshop mit Christine Mauch & Dino Spiri

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Auf der Basis von großzügigen Räumen für stimmiges Ankommen und Dasein in Stille, Bewegen und Berühren werden wir uns den folgenden Themen widmen: Wir erkunden, wie Spannung, Verbindung und Beziehung zusammenhängen. Die „richtige“, zweckdienliche Spannung in verschiedensten Körperstrukturen schafft Verbindung im eigenen Körper, was uns wiederum ermöglicht, mit dem Raum und anderen in Kontakt und Beziehung zu kommen. Aus diesem satten, lebendigen und wachen Zustand heraus verbringen wir Zeit mit der Frage, wie wir auf möglichst zugängliche und schlichte Art und Weise Umstände für Lernen und Erleben gestalten, die uns erlauben, in einem bestmöglichen Kontext Inhalte umzusetzen und uns zu eigen zu machen.

Einfließen werden Elemente aus Contact Improvisation und Körperarbeit, spontane Highlights und Fragen der Teilnehmenden.

A condensed version in English:

We will explore how tension, connection and relationship are interrelated. The “right”, appropriate tension in our body structures creates connection in our own body, which in turn enables us to be in contact and relationship with space and others. Out of this rich & lively state we will play with the question how to create situations for true learning that allow us to adopt a proposed content as one’s own.

Wann & wo
16. September
11-17 Uhr (inklusive Mittagspause)
Studio 2, Mime Centrum Berlin (Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin)

Preis
100-60 Euro (nach eigenem Ermessen)

Anmeldung & Information
spiri.dino@gmail.com

July-August 2018 / Contact meets Contemporary Festival

July 30 – August 5
Göttingen, Germany

Intensives:
Nina Wehnert – The Mystery of Potential // Body-Mind Centering® into Dancing
Anya Cloud – The Disorientation/Orientation of Softening into the Space
Paolo Cingolani – The Sense of Time in Improvisation

‘contact meets contemporary’ wants to inform, support and inspire
Contact Improvisation by the knowledge of other contemporary dance forms. We’d like to see contemporary movements being danced in jams and a wider scale of improvisation opening the contact practice. In a mind- and heartful spirit the festival balances well developed material in classes with various frames for researching, questioning, trying and failing. For this years festival we want to put an extra focus on the improvisational part of the form.

It is a pleasure to see this festival evolving towards more depth,
clarity and freedom. Feel welcome to join us on our next cmc-adventure.
Your festival team
Jörg Hassmann, Daniel Werner, Gabi Neumann and Nadja Schwarzenbach

Registration: www.contact-meets-contemporary.de

Other actively involved teachers:
Alyssa Lynes, Anat Greenberg, Angela-Mara Florant, Bernd Knappe, Daniel Werner, Edo Ceder, Elle Erdman, Heidi Schnirch, Jörg Hassmann, Kaisa Kukkonen, Kaya Martischius, Kristin Horrigan, Lucia Sanchez, Marielle Gerke, Nadja Schwarzenbach, Otto Akkanen, Rob Kancler, Sandra Hanschitz and again with the wonderful musicians Alex Zampini and Barnaby!

Some deeper insights into the idea and history of the festival you can
find in the online edition of contact quarterly:
http://qr.net/bu9KP

Also join us on fb:
Event 2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/134333444002649/
Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/178208908981732/?fref=ts
ID: https://www.facebook.com/ci.festivalcmc?fref=ts

Watch a video about the festivals of the last years:
2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_10VawgI98
2015:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=BpVwDswB2_M
and from 2013: https://vimeo.com/79704469

July-August 2018 / CI Sommerserie!

5.Juli – 30. August Contact Improvisation Sommerserie:
9 Termine mit Nadja Schwarzenbach, Dino Spiri, Jörg Hassmann, Gesine Daniels, Anir Leben, Diana Thielen und weiteren Berliner CI Lehrer_innen!

Auch in diesem Sommer werden wir wieder einen durchgehenden Kurs in der Somatischen Akademie anbieten. Wie im vergangenen Jahr laden wir verschiedene Berliner CI Lehrer_innen ein. So kommt ihr in den Genuss verschiedene Unterrichts-Stile und tolle Menschen aus der Contact Szene kennenzulernen! Die Klassen werden vom gegenwärtigen Interesse der Unterrichtenden geprägt sein. Natürlich werden wir selber auch unterrichtend vertreten sein.

Uns alle verbindet die Freude am Tanzen und Bewegungs-Forschen und eine Wertschätzung für die Komplexität und Tiefe, die sich in der Praxis der Contact Improvisation entfalten kann.
Die Klassen sind offen für Menschen, die noch recht frisch in den Gefilden der Contact Improvisation unterwegs sind.

Serie mit 9 Termine
Kosten 117 € – Drop-In 15 €
Anmeldung jetzt schon möglich!

Dino Spiri
dinospiri.com
spiri.dino@gmail.com 0176 2337 7089


Nadja Schwarzenbach
nadja.schwarzenbach@gmail.com 0176 5670 0931

http://www.somatische-akademie.de/events/contact-improvisation-summerserie-br-serie-mit-9-terminen/106.html

June 2018 / Keep it Simple – AT Workshop

Sunday 24.6.2018
6:30-8:30 pm
Zentrum für Alexander-Technik, Auguststr. 65, Berlin-Mitte
€35
Bookings:
contactme@davidyoung.de

More info:
www.carstengolbeck.de
www.davidyoung.de
www.dinospiri.com

 

***Deutsche Version weiter unten***

Life can be complicated. Probably there is no escaping complexity altogether but we can work on our responses to it. Over a period of two hours, you will be guided through a series of simple exercises and experiences that reduce tension and increase awareness. You will learn practical, hands-on ‘keep it simple’ strategies and tools that you can apply immediately to your daily life. Through a combination of group activities and one-on-one Alexander Technique work, you are guaranteed to leave feeling more focused, energised and open.

This workshop is led by four highly skilled and passionate teachers of the Alexander Technique, an approach that keeps things simple while offering a myriad of other benefits and advantages that help you get through life. In addition each teacher brings very different specialisations to this unique collaboration: Carsten is a playwright and meditation teacher, David is a composer and artistic director, Dino teaches dance and works in production management for the dance and theatre scene and Martina is a pharmacist and also has a Masters in Public Health.

DEUTSCH
Leben kann sehr kompliziert sein. Das werden wir nicht ändern können, aber wir können unsere Reaktionen darauf ändern. In einem zweistündigen Workshop möchten wir dir Erfahrungen damit vermitteln, wie wir mit Hilfe einfacher Übungen Stress reduzieren und unser Bewusstsein für Körper und Geist erhöhen. Die Alexander-Technik bietet praktische, alltagstaugliche ‚keep it simple‘-Strategien, die wir dir in Gruppen- und Einzelarbeit vermitteln möchten. Wie die Welt danach sein wird, wissen wir nicht – aber du fühlst dich garantiert gelassener, durchlässiger und fokussierter.

Dieser Workshop wird von vier erfahrenen und passionierten Lehrer*innen der Alexander-Technik angeleitet – einer bekannten und anerkannten Methode, die durch ihre Schlichtheit und Direktheit überzeugt und wertvolle Unterstützung für das Abenteuer Leben bietet. Die verschiedenen Werdegänge der Lehrer*innen machen diesen Workshop besonders interessant: Carsten ist Autor und Meditationslehrer, David Komponist und künstlerischer Leiter, Dino unterrichtet Tanz und arbeitet als freischaffender Produktionsleiter in der Tanz- und Theaterszene, Martina ist Pharmazeutin und hat einen Master Abschluss im Gesundheitswesen.

Martina Deeken
is an Alexander Technique teacher and works in own rooms in Steglitz-Zehlendorf. After many years with intensive back-pain and lots of experiences with different therapies, body-work and relaxation techniques she got to know Alexander Technique, and this changed her life basically. Because of her job as a pharmacist in Regulatory Affairs, she really knows about stress and pressure of time in work life.

ist Lehrerin für Alexander-Technik und arbeitet in Steglitz-Zehlendorf in eigenen Räumen. Nach vielen Jahren mit intensiven Rückenproblemen und vielen verschiedenen Therapien, Trainingsarten und Entspannungstechniken lernte sie die Alexander-Technik kennen, die ihr Leben grundlegend veränderte. Durch ihren Beruf als Apothekerin in der Arzneimittelzulassung ist ihr der Arbeitsalltag mit Stress und Termindruck sehr vertraut.

Carsten Golbeck
works since almost 30 years for the theatre in various roles. As singer, actor, host, dramaturg and mostly as an author. As his work requires using his voice he met the Alexander Technique – his most important discovery next to meditation. He is busy with different forms of meditation since 26 years and now combines them with the Alexander Technique in individual- as well as in groupwork.

arbeitet seit fast 30 Jahren auf, vor und für die Bühne. Als Sänger, Schauspieler, Moderator, Dramaturg und vor allem als Autor. Durch die lange Arbeit an und mit der Stimme kam er zur Alexander-Technik – die für ihn wichtigste Entdeckung neben der Meditation. Seit 26 Jahren beschäftigt er sich mit verschiedenen Formen der Meditation und verbindet diese in Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit mit der Alexander-Technik.
www.carstengolbeck.de

David Young
is an Alexander Technique teacher with a background in music, artistic direction, sport, social enterprise and mental health. Born in Australia, he now lives in Berlin and works with people to realise their full potential. David practises at the Zentrum-für-Alexander-Technik and his private studio in a range of modes including one-on-one coaching, masterclasses and workshops.

ist Lehrer der Alexander-Technik mit einem Hintergrund in Musik, künstlerischer Leitung, Sport, sozialem Unternehmen und psychischer Gesundheit. Geboren in Australien, lebt er nun in Berlin und unterstützt Menschen auf dem Weg zur Entfaltung ihres vollen Potentials. David unterrichtet im Zentrum-für-Alexander-Technik und in seiner privaten Praxis.
www.davidyoung.de

Dino Spiri
studied Jazz & Pop with a focus on Drumming, in the Netherlands. After his studies he moved to Berlin to complete his training as a teacher of The Alexander Technique and he has taught as a certified teacher in this wonderful work since 2013. In addition, he has worked in production management for the the freelance dance and theatre scene since 2012, including engagements with Sasha Waltz & Guests, Martin Nachbar, Shakespeare Company Berlin, and Tanzkongress Hannover.

studierte Jazz & Pop mit dem Hauptinstrument Schlagzeug in den Niederlanden. Sein Studium ergänzte er mit einer Ausbildung zum Lehrer der Alexander-Technik in Berlin. Seit 2013 unterrichtet er als zertifizierter Lehrer. In der freien Tanz- und Theaterszene arbeitet Dino seit 2012 im Produktionsmanagement, u.a. für Sasha Waltz & Guests, Martin Nachbar, Shakespeare Company Berlin, Tanzkongress Hannover.
www.dinospiri.com

June 2018 / Alexander Technique Salon #3

Tuesday 19.6.2018, 7pm-9pm
Hermannstr 32, Neukölln
By donation (€15-50)
Bookings essential (spiri.dino@gmail.com, contactme@davidyoung.de)

Join this easy-going opportunity to experience the wonderful world of Alexander Technique and find out what this work has to offer.

During a relaxed two hours in a living room atmosphere, with a maximum of four participants, the salon includes some group activities as well as one-on-one Alexander Technique work.

Think:
Less pain (migraine, backache, neck pain, etc…)
Inhabiting your body more fully and being more physically present
Calming a busy mind
And much more…

David and Dino are both certified Alexander Technique teachers, colleagues and good friends!

More info: dinospiri.com & davidyoung.de

Mai 2018 / Alexander Technique Salon #2

Saturday 19.5.2018, 10am-12pm
Berliner Allee 112, 13088 Berlin
By donation (€15-50)
Bookings essential (spiri.dino@gmail.com, contactme@davidyoung.de)

Join this easy-going opportunity to experience the wonderful world of Alexander Technique and find out what this work has to offer.

During a relaxed two hours in a living room atmosphere, with a maximum of four participants, the salon includes some group activities as well as one-on-one Alexander Technique work.

Think:
Less pain (migraine, backache, neck pain, etc…)
Inhabiting your body more fully and being more physically present
Calming a busy mind
And much more…

David and Dino are both certified Alexander Technique teachers, colleagues and good friends!

More info: dinospiri.com & davidyoung.de

May 2018 / Berlin Contact Improvisation Festival

Intensives:
Kira Kirsch – Axis Syllybus – Breathing Body
Joerg Hassmann – CI Technique and Impro / Lightness and Fullness

Classes: Vega Luukkonen, Daniel Werner, Iiris Raipala, Barbara Berti, Lena Peled, Nadja El Eid, Bernd Knappe, Dino Spiri, Marielle Gerke, Helena Eflerova, Katja-Bahini Mangold, Zuzanna Bukowski, Samuli Lehesaari, Julia Melnik and more

And of course with Florian Betz & Team for the Music!
Singing Circle: Janne Hanoun
Chill out lounge: Nadja El Eid
Delicious organic vegan/vegetarian food by Inga Striezel.
Incl. AquaticMotion and EcstaticContact Party

Registration is open…
See you there!

Berlin Contact Improvisation Festival 9.- 13. May 2018

We warmly welcome you to the 7th edition of Berlin Contact Improvisation Festival!

Working with experiential somatic disciplines and Contact Improvisation in warm water and on the dance floor. The teachers offer skill building intensives, classes & labs. Discovering where movement arises, bringing it into different aspects of dance, improvisation and celebration. Nightly Contact Impro jams inspired by eclectic live musicians. On Saturday May 12 there will be an EcstaticContact Party into a Jam Celebration – open to the public.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/390922308012219/

Registration open: http://in-touch.es/en/in-touch-happenings/berlin.html

April 2018 / Alexander Technique Salon

Saturday 28.4.2018, 10am-12pm
Hermannstr 32, Neukölln
By donation (€5-25)
Bookings essential (spiri.dino@gmail.com, contactme@davidyoung.de)

Join this easy-going opportunity to experience the wonderful world of Alexander Technique and find out what this work has to offer.

During a relaxed two hours in a living room atmosphere, with a maximum of four participants, the salon includes some group activities as well as one-on-one Alexander Technique work.

Think:
Less pain (migraine, backache, neck pain, etc…)
Inhabiting your body more fully and being more physically present
Calming a busy mind
And much more…

David and Dino are both certified Alexander Technique teachers, colleagues and good friends!

More info: dinospiri.com & davidyoung.de

Qualities of Touch 2018 / workshop series with Dino Spiri & guests

***deutsche Ausschreibung weiter unten***

Qualities of Touch 2018
Well-being through Touch and Movement
Workshops on 5 Sundays with wonderful people / March-July

Inspired by two workshops that I taught together with Susanne Feld in 2017, I want to create more opportunities to continue working with smaller groups in more intimate settings. Each day of this series is co-led by one dear friend and colleague from this Dream-Team below and myself. We all work in different fields related to touch and movement.

Whether it be Shiatsu, Osteopathy, Klein Technique, Feldenkrais, Body Mind Centering or The Alexander-Technique – all involve the body/mind and touch as one of our common mediums to communicate. I am incredibly intrigued by and interested in sharing, combining and questioning the differences and similarities between these approaches. How do the various techniques direct your own attention, awareness and presence? How do they expand into touch and movement? Especially the fragile overlaps and disharmonies between the approaches hold a potential for learning.

Each Sunday of this series provides an opportunity to meet, play, communicate, and learn through movement and touch. We will take time to ground ourselves in our own bodies and there will be clear suggestions that guide us into touch and movement alone, with a partner and in a group.

For whom
Anybody who would like to explore touch and small movement in an intimate setting and under qualified guidance.
Professional bodyworkers who are interested in new ideas and inspiration for their own practice.


DEUTSCH
Shiatsu, Osteopathie, Klein Technik, Feldenkrais, Body Mind Centering und Alexander-Technik – jede dieser Disziplinen erforscht das psycho-physische Selbst in Bewegung und Kommunikation durch und in Berührung. Ich finde es seit vielen Jahren bereichernd mich mit Kolleg*innen über Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten auszutauschen. Wie laden die unterschiedlichen Techniken dazu ein deine Aufmerksamkeit auszurichten und welchen Einfluß hat das auf deine Bewußtheit? Wie wird mit Bewegung und Berührung umgegangen? Besonders das Feld der fragilen (scheinbaren) Disharmonien und unterschiedlichen Ansichtsweisen birgt Lernpotential.

Jeder Sonntag dieser Serie bietet eine Gelegenheit zum Spielen, sich Treffen und Kommunizieren – zum gemeinsamen Lernen durch Bewegung und in Berührung. Wir werden uns Zeit nehmen uns mit unserem eigenen Körper zu verbinden und es wird klare Vorschläge geben, die uns in Berührung und Bewegung führen (alleine, in Partnerarbeit und mit der Gruppe).

Für wen
Die Workshops sind offen für jede*n die/der sich mit Berührung und Bewegung in einer kleineren Gruppe und unter qualifizierter Leitung öffnen möchte.

Professionelle Bodyworker*innen, die ihre eigene Praxis mit neuen Impulsen bereichern möchten.


The Qualities of Touch-Team 2018

Dino Spiri
is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and since eight years deeply involved in practising and teaching various disciplines of movement and touch. His work is strongly rooted in practices like Klein Technique, BMC, AT and Vipassana meditation and aims to create a bedding for meeting oneself and each other.


Christine Mauch
Christine’s background includes various forms of dance improvisation, as well as being a trained Zen Shiatsu practitioner. Her teaching and practise draws on her intense research and interest in the field of body awareness, and a firm belief and joy in improvisation on all levels of life. www.shiatsu-mitte.de


Nina Spiri
Nina studied Innovation Management and her work at the moment involves facilitating ideation processes by means of empathy, creativity and communication. Different body and awareness practices have been part of Nina’s life since many years – BMC being her most recent passion/focus. In 2018 she will be certified as Somatic Movement Educator (BMC) and anticipates to integrate these new impulses in her daily work.


Alicia Grant
Alicia Grant is a choreographer and dancer based in Berlin. She received a BFA in Dance from York University in Toronto, Canada and has studied Osteopathy in both Canada and Europe. Her work in performance, video and installation has been presented from stages to swimming pools to abandoned factories to galleries. She shares why-am-i-alive dance practices at Studio 303 in Montreal, Love-In in Toronto, Ponderosa in Stolzenhagen and TanzFabrik in Berlin. She is interested in power dynamics, transformation, fear and intimacy and investigates these topics through osteopathic raves, negotiation of touch and hypnosis.


Hanna Hegenscheidt
Hanna is a certified teacher of Klein Technique and a Certified Laban-Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CMA). She has taught Klein Technique to dancers and non-dancers for many years. She is intrigued by the concept of connectivity in its broadest sense and has witnessed it being embodied and changing lives many times. In addition to teaching Hanna works as a choreographer as well as a facilitator for contemporary dance in schools. She recently received her MA in Choreography from the Amsterdamse Hoogescholen for de Kunsten.

Dates & place

March 18 with Christine Mauch & Dino
April 15 with Nina Spiri & Dino
Mai 13 with Alicia Grant & Dino
June 17 with Hanna Hegenscheidt & Dino
July 8 with tba & Dino

Each Sunday from 11am – 5pm (incl. lunch break)
Zentrum für Alexander-Technik, Auguststraße 65, 10117 Berlin


Price
One day 100-65 € We think 100 Euro is an appropriate price knowing that some people can’t afford it. Pay as you can – no questions asked.
Five days 500-300 €

We take a maximum of 8 participants per event

 

Registration
spiri.dino@gmail.com