BMC

Through anatomical information and images, through movement, touch and sensing we become familiar with the different structures of the body, cultivating a deep and subtle somatic awareness. With this awareness, we tune into the qualities of the different body systems: bones, organs, nerves, glands, fluids, muscles, senses and voice.
Using early developmental movement patterns, we explore the stages of human development, from single-celled organisms to walking beings, how they intertwine and shape and support our movement today.
Through subtle awareness of the body’s structures, through touch of the tissues and comprehension of anatomical principles, we cultivate alertness and presence in the body and find movement that feels delicious!
One-on-One sessions are opportunities to address individual questions and personal themes. Touch can reach different tissue layers, enhance the range and quality of movement and improve the wellbeing. Appointments by individual arrangement.

Classes

Events

25/02/2019 - 28/02/2019
Diversity and Balance
SAB Berlin

DIVERSITÄT und BALANCE
4 days with BMC® and IBMT at Somatische Akademie Berlin

with Jens Johannsen, Lambrini Konstantinou, Nina Wehnert, Odile Seitz, Ka Rustler, Peggy Hofmann, Heike Kuhlmann, Maren Hillert, Irene Langner, Sarah Menger, Corinne Castelli, Satu Palokangas, Ulrike Dillo, Susanne Kukies

In BMC® (Body-Mind Centering®) and IBMT (Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy) we focus on the dynamic relationship between consciousness, spirit, mind, thought, sensation and feeling. Consciousness permeates every single cell of our body, which has the ability to perceive, move, respond and transform. This week celebrates the ‘Diversity’ of nature, body and community and the potential of ‘Balance’ between all the elements of a system.
14 teachers from Berlin invite you to 4 days and 12 classes of BMC® and IBMT, to sample the diversity of their applications in one space, and enjoying the experience of body in diversity and balance through perception and movement.

More Infos and Registration:
https://www.somatische-akademie.de/events/diversitaet-und-balance-br-bmc-ibmt-woche-intensiv/106.html

04/03/2019 - 22/03/2019
The World is Sound
Berlin

TWIS | The World is Sound
Exploring the Human Voice in Motion

Exploring the Human Voice in Motion
3-Week Program with Irena Z. Tomažin, Nina Wehnert, Alessio Castellacci
March 4 – 22, 2019
Berlin

http://www.the-world-is-sound.com

24/11/2018 - 25/11/2018
Bones, Organs, Fluids
Tanzfabrik Berlin

Bones, Organs, Fluids
Body-Mind Centering® Workshop
Tanzfabrik Berlin
24./25.11.2018

Our Organs give soft, voluminous fullness. In their threedimensionality they support our bones and muscles. Fluids weave through our body as a fluid network. They connect, nourish and move us. Through our bones we experience our inner structure. They create form and space.
In the condensing and expanding rhythm of our breath and inner fluid flow we experience our being.

In this workshop we will explore different qualities of certain bodysystems (Bones, Organs, Fluids) in their multilayered simultaneity. We will explore lightness, freedom, dynamic and ease in our movements. We will experience inner organisation of bodily functions of movement, rest and activity.

Through anatomical pictures, perception and touch we will explore bodystructures and movement. We place our attention into different qualities of tissues and move from there.

This workshop is open for all levels of experience. It can be taken as a Try-Out Workshop for the BMC® Training.

Times:
Saturday 10h-13h 15h-17.30h
Sunday 10h-13h

Place:
Tanzfabrik Berlin
Möckernstr.68
Kreuzberg

Price:
95€-125€ based on your own assessment and ability to pay

Registration and Infos:
ninawehnert@gmx.de // www.ninawehnert.com

 

17/04/2019 - 22/04/2019
Easterimprofestival
Göttingen

http://osterimprofestival.info

29/09/2018 - 02/06/2019
Axis Syllabus 4 module program
Lake Studios, Berlin

AXIS SYLLABUS in research and practices
A 4 module program by Movement Artisans
cycle 2018/2019

Welcome to the 3rd cycle of axis syllabus in research & practices at the beautiful Lake Studios in Berlin, a residential setting conducive to focused and creative learning processes. The program serves as foundation for new students to the Axis Syllabus or provides a deepening for the more experienced. Each module weaves together a matrix of material that offers insights as well as guidance, and inspires autodidact studies. Body-Mind-Centering (with Nina Wehnert) will be an integral support throughout, offering complementary embodiment practices and restorative time.
In addition we invite somatic experts, speakers and other surprises (outdoor sessions, jams, dissection…) to expand the modes of learning and experiencing.


Module 1 : September 29 – October 5 (7 days)
Lumbar Hip Sacrum
Ramping & Transition Skills
Organs BMC®
Contact-Improvisation

Module 2 : November 26 – 30 (5 days)
Shoulder and Arm Navigation
Landing & Launching
Fluids and Cells BMC®

Module 3 : April 1 – 5 (5 days)
Feet & Ankle Complex
Myofascial Communication & Tensegral Bending
Embryology BMC®
Prepared Dissection Session at Charité Medicine University Berlin

Module 4 : May 25 – June 2 (9 days)
Dynamic Alignment Spectrum
Contact Improvisation
Elastic Loading / Adaptability / Explosivity
Nervous System Balance & Endocrine Support BMC®

TEACHING TEAM
Kira Kirsch – axis syllabus
Antoine Ragot – axis syllabus
Nina Wehnert – BMC®
…and more

WHO IS IT FOR
Anyone looking for bridges between movement practice, theory and critical educational approaches
Movement teachers, dance artists, athletes, therapists or body workers wanting to expand or reconfigure their movement/teaching/healing practice and analytic abilities

visit our website for detailed information, registrations are open:
www.movementartisans.net

18/01/2019 - 30/06/2019
BMC Training
SAB Berlin

Body–Mind Centering® Training

75h / 6 WE // January 2019 – June 2019 // Somatische Akademie

In this five-weekend training program, we will explore and gain deeper insight into the principles and approaches of Body-Mind Centering®. Through anatomy, movement and touch as well as partner and group exercises we will become familiar with the different structures of the body, cultivating a deep and subtle somatic awareness.

Furthermore, we will: Attend to the different body systems such as bones, fascia, connective tissue, organs, fluids or the nervous system and explore their dynamics and qualities. Learn how developmental movement patterns influence the way we move and make contact with our environment. Re-experience our embryological origins. Explore the stages of human development, from single-celled organisms to walking beings, how they intertwine and shape our movement and actions today.

My wish for this training is to spark your joy of movement and interest in exploring your body. You will be provided with profound knowledge, engage in in-depth experience and become aware of the interconnectedness of inner and outer processes: awareness on a subtle, cellular level and its expression through movement. This will create space to expand your movement potential and get to know the ways in which you express and differentiate, in other words: to inhabit your body in a new way.

Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement will serve as integration practices. Each weekend will cover a specific theme; the training modules build on each other.

The training is geared toward everyone wishing to develop a deeper understanding of BMC® and to engage with the world of body, movement and dance. Prerequisites are the desire and willingness to experiment with free movement and touch as well as a responsible approach to working with one’s own body.

WE 1: 18. – 20. January 2019 // Structural Integrity
Bones provide a supporting structure and clear inner alignment. Together with fascia, ligaments and muscles they constitute the three-dimensional tension network whose elastic, spiraling forces promote structural integrity.

WE 2: 22. – 24. February 2019 // Fullness, Three-dimensionality and Breath
With their fullness, volume and three-dimensionality organs give support, they are vivid and nurturing. Our many diaphragms create space and connectivity, the breath animates and nourishes us in turn.

WE 3: 22. – 24. March 2019 // Developmental Movement Patterns
We will explore movement stages from single-celled organisms to walking beings. Crawling, rolling, pushing, yielding, pulling, reaching, releasing and expanding from the center outwards – all of these actions originate in early movement development. They influence how we experience ourselves in and communicate with our environment.

WE 4: 26. – 28. April 2019 // Flow and Regulation
Fluids are a vast communication and transporting network in the body. Fluids connect, nourish and move us in various ways. They support presence, lightness, freedom, dynamics and stillness of our movement. They have rhythm and pulse.

WE 5: 24. – 26. May 2019 // Perception and Balance

Experience first occurs on the cellular level. The nervous system registers and regulates, and provides new impulses. It organizes the body’s functions and balances movement, awareness, rest and action.  Changes of outer and inner environment are perceived, related to each other and to previous experiences.

WE 6: 28. – 30. June 2019 // Embryology, Integration

In a fluid environment, the body’s structures and tissues form within the first few weeks of our lives. Through folding and unfolding, spiraling and cell migration we develop everything needed for a healthy life. This weekend will offer time to integrate the material learnt in the training.

Schedule
Fridays: 6pm-8:30pm
Saturdays: 11am-5:30pm
Sundays: 10am-4pm

Price:
900 € – 1150 € (based on your own assessment and ability to pay)

Booking / Info:
ninawehnert@gmx.de

www.ninawehnert.com


Contact Improvisation

From a shared point of contact, we move into improvisation. Through playing with gravity and other physical forces, rolling, falling, leaning, supporting, jumping, giving and receiving weight, following and leading emerge. The dynamics of movement and touch as well as an alert and present mind facilitate spontaneous communication between bodies. Subtle nuances set the tone for the movement.
Influenced by wonderful teachers such as Nancy Stark Smith, Kirstie Simson, Christine Mauch and Jörg Hassmann, I teach the basic principles of Contact Improvisation. I am continually amazed by the richness this dance form offers.

Events

29/11/2018 - 24/01/2019
Contact Improvisation
SAB Berlin

Contact Improvisation

Thursdays 20h-22h

Nina Wehnert & Mario Ghezzi & Dino Spiri

Somatische Akademie

Successively built classes allow an easeful exploration on weight, balance, falling, smaller and bigger lifts. We will explore rolling, surfing, gliding among other fun principles of CI. With finest awareness we will dive into fundamental essentials of Contact Improvisation and enjoy safe and pleasurable dancing in duets, trios or alone.
Attention and embodiment will be the underlying support of this journey.

Teaching languages are English and German.

Nina Wehnert & Mario Ghezzi & Dino Spiri are dancing Contact Improvisation since many years, all longtime teachers of classes, workshops and at festivals around the world. Nina has a background in Body-Mind Centering®, Mario in Chinese Energetic Medicine and Dino is a teacher of the Alexander Technique. All three share an interest and curiosity in somatic exploration.

Thursdays 20h-22h

Series I: Nina & Mario
29.Nov-24.Jan
8 classes: 104€
Drop-In 15€

Series II: Nina & Mario & Dino
31.Jan-March
7 classes: 91€
Drop-In 15€

Registration & Infos: ninawehnert@gmx.de
Somatische Akademie
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30/1.HH/4.OG
10999 Berlin


Yoga

I teach an approach to yoga that seeks out forms through mindfulness and anatomical precision while remaining adaptable to the individual body. With this inner clarity established, we move dynamically from pose to pose. The breath serves as an anchor, helping us to dwell in the present moment and return to it whenever the attention wanders. I enjoy breaking down the shapes (asanas) and philosophical aspects of yoga, exploring and perceiving them from a new angle in order to comprehend and deepen their principles and effects.

Classes