Body-Mind Centering®

Through anatomic information and images, through movement, touch and sensation, we will perceive structures of the body, making a deeper and finer experience of our own bodies possible. Through conscious awareness, we focus on the unique quality of different tissues: bones, organs, nerves, glands, fluids, muscles and senses.
As a child develops from a one celled organism to a walking individual, we explore single developmental movement stages, how they mesh with each other, support our movements, and make them possible.
As we fine-tune our body consciousness, from the cellular level to the entire anatomy, we develop alertness and presence. It is a pleasure to move with it!
In Private Sessions I offer the opportunity to dwell on individual questions and go into more personal topics. Through touch, different tissue layers can be addressed, movement range and quality increases and strengthens the sense of well-being.

Classes

  • Tanzfabrik
    Möckernstr. 68
    Kreuzberg

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    10:00 - 12:00
    09:30 - 11:30

    Probestunde 6 €
    Einzelstunde 11 €
    10er-Karten 90 €/95€

    http://tanzfabrik-berlin.de

  • Somatische Akademie
    Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30
    1.HH/4.OG

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    18:00 - 20:00

    Einzelstunde 15€

    http://somatische-akademie.de

Events

06.11.17 - 29.01.18
Chorprojekt and BMC®
SAB

CHOR UND BMC/Contact SOMATIC VOICES
LEBENDIGER CHORGESANG // EMBODIED CHOIR

06. November 2016 – 29. Januar 2017
20:00 – 21:45 Uhr 10 +1 Abende
Somatische Akademie Berlin, Paul-Linke Ufer 30, 10999 Berlin

Mareike Andersen Stimme Chorleitung
Nina Wehnert BMC/ContactImprovisation

Wir werden einfache Lieder aus Georgien und aus dem europäischen Raum singen. Es geht um die Verbindung von Körper+Stimme, um die Lebendigkeit in der Musik und die Lust am Singen.
Die georgischen Lieder, die in die Liste des Weltkulturerbes aufgenommen wurden, ermöglichen auf besondere Weise Musik und Körper zu verweben.
Mit Stimme, Bewegung, „körperlichem Zuhören“, Elementen aus Contact und BMC(r) werden wir diesmal zu zweit das Projekt leiten. Beide Ansätze ergänzen sich wundervoll. Wir freuen uns auf euch.

Keine Vorkenntnisse in BMC(r) und Contact erforderlich.
Beginn:
6. November 2017, 20:00 Uhr
Ende:
29. Januar 2018, 21:45 Uhr
Kurskosten:
175,00 €
Kurskosten Earlybird:
€ 155 (bis zum 29.09.16)
Kurssprache:
DE + EN
Drop In ist nur für den ersten Termin möglich.Kosten 15 EUR.
Anmeldung und Zahlung >> Mareike Andersen
Weitere Informationen zu BMC(r)/ContaktImprovisation >> Nina Wehnert

07.10.17 -
Conscious Dance Festival
Berlin

Conscious Dance Festival
7 October 2017
9.30h – 21h

Lake Studios – Scharnweberstrasse 27, 12587, Berlin – FriedrichsHAGEN (NOT Friedrichshain!)

Cost: 80,- EUR
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 70,- EUR (for registrations before 07 September 2017)
PLACES LIMITED

Conscious Dance Festival is a space for you to explore dance as a form to reach to the very core of your being. It’s about bringing awareness into the dance with such totality that you forget yourself in the movement and become one with the whole.

This festival is an opportunity to experience different dance forms and approaches to conscious dance, from traditional to contemporary ones. With a series of workshops a group of certified facilitators will share with us their experience and knowledge, guiding us through this magical day. Together, we’ll create the Conscious Dance Community of Berlin and meet ourselves and each other in dance and celebration.

Bring awareness into your life through dance, shake out the seriousness and wake up your natural aliveness by joining us in this day of joy, freedom and meditation.

This is a festival for everyone. No previous dance experience is required. All bodies and levels are welcome.

01.11.17 - 05.11.17
Somatic Movement Arts Festival Munich
Benediktbeuren

Infos folgen…

17.11.17 - 19.11.17
Body IQ
SAB Berlin

BODY IQ is a festival that celebrates ourselves as living, pulsating bodies. Without the body there is no experience and without experience there is no ground for intelligence.

It is a festival of and by the conscious body – ensuring discovery, exchange and unexpected synergies.

somatic research•
somatic reflection•
somatic application•

About 20 international experts, artists and teachers gather distinctions and commonalities of somatic approaches, then disseminate them into a wide spectrum of applications, penetrating – from arts to healing to politics – many domains of human activity.

BODY IQ aspires to be a platform that generates impulses for the knowledge, wisdom and wonder of the conscious, human form.

More Infos:
www.bodyiq.berlin
www.somatische-akademie.de

26.01.18 - 03.06.18
BMC® Training
Berlin

Body–Mind Centering® Training
with Nina Wehnert

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.

Total: 62,5h
The training will be taught in German and English.

Price:
750€-950€ (based on your own assessment and ability to pay)

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

WE 1: 26-28/1/2018 // 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: 16-18/2/2018 // 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: 23-25/3/2018 // 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: 27-29/4/2018 // Flow and Regulation
Fluids and the nervous system are vast communication networks in the body. Fluids connect, nourish and move us in various ways. They support the lightness, freedom, dynamics and stillness of our movements. They have a rhythm and a pulse. The nervous system registers and regulates, it provides new impulses. It organizes the body’s functions and balances movement, awareness, stillness and action.

WE 5: 1-3/6/2018 // 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.

06.11.17 - 24.11.17
BMC® Challenge
Berlin

3-week Body-Mind Centering® Challenge
Yellow Yoga, Studio Sonne, Sonnenallee 67
6.11.-24.11.2017
Mo-Fr 8.30h-10h Thursday 8.30h-9.30h

more details soon…..

07.09.17 - 21.12.17
Sparkle, Space and Suppleness
Berlin

Body-Mind Centering® Serie at the Somatische Akademie

“Sparkle, Space and Suppleness”
-The Art of Embodiment-

with Jens Johannsen, Walburga Glatz, Odile Seitz, Nina Wehnert, Sarah Menger

These sixteen classes offer basic ideas and principles of Body-Mind Centering®. We will embody structures, tissues and spaces of the body. We will explore fullness, flow, elasticity, yield, alignment and receptivity of body tissues. We will discover early developmental movement patterns, embryology and how they build a ground for everything we do and experiencing.

In movement, touch, perception, in the dynamic of rest and activity finest sensations of the body will emerge aswell as the experience of lightness in movement and ease in power.

These series of classes give the possiblity to meet different teachers, ideas and concepts of Body-Mind Centering®. It is open for beginners and experienced. Drop-In is possible.

7.9. Jens / 14.9. Sarah / 21.9. Ka / 28.9. Nina / 5.10. Nina / 12.10. Odile /19.10. Ka / 26.10. Sarah / 2.11. Walburga / 9.11. Walburga / 16.11. Jens / 23.11. Nina / 30.11. Odile / 7.12. Odile / 14.12. Jens / 21.12. Ka
!!short-time changes are possible!!

Teaching language ist german and english.

Dates: 7.9.-21.12.
Thursdays 18h-20h

Price: 16 classes // full series 192€ // drop-In 15€

Registration: ninawehnert@gmx.de

Place: www.somatische-akademie.de
Somatische Akademie
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30
10999 Berlin


Contact Improvisation

From a common point of contact, we move into improvisation. Through playing with gravity and other physical forces, rolling, falling, leaning, supporting, jumping, giving and taking weight, leading and following emerge.  From the dynamics of movement and touch, through awareness and presence, communication between bodies begins out of the moment. Finest nuances determine the movement.

Influenced by wonderful teachers like Nancy Stark Smith, Kirstie Simson, Christine Mauch and Jörg Hassmann, I teach basic principles of contact improvisation and I am yet again enthused about the richness this kind of dance offers.

Events

18.10.17 - 22.10.17
Nordtanzfestival
Hamburg

https://www.nordtanzfestival.de/english/

Contact impro dancers meet in Hamburg for 5 days to improve their technique in 2 intensives and 6 workshops and improvise together in 5 jams. The focus of the festival will be „presence“, „being“ and „awareness“. A relaxed and comfortable atmosphere will create an intense learning environment for experienced and non experienced dancers alike.

Intensives with: Måns Erlandson (Sweden) und Cyrus Khambatta (USA)

Kids Intensive with: Ilka Krug & Kai Kaldrack (Osnabrück/GER)

Workshops with: Caterina Mocciola (Italy/Berlin), Dorte Bjerre Jensen (Denmark), Lena Peled (Israel), Nina Wehnert (Berlin), Roland Nordeck (Göttingen)


Yoga

In my classes, I would like to offer a kind of yoga that is attentive and anatomically precise, manifesting itself through form arising through each body. With inner clarity, the body moves dynamically from pose to pose.

The breath serves as a constant point of attention where one can linger and return to moment by moment. I love to examine, explore, and reconsider single asanas and the philosophy of Yoga, to comprehend and deepen its principles and effects.

Classes

  • Yoga Sky
    Am Tempelhofer Berg 7d
    Kreuzberg

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    17:45 - 19:15

    http://yoga-sky.de

  • Tanzfabrik
    Möckernstr. 68
    Kreuzberg

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    10:00 - 11:30

    http://tanzfabrik-berlin.de

  • Yellow Yoga
    Studio Sonne
    Sonnenallee 67
    Neukölln

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    15:30 - 17:00
    10:15 - 11:30

    The class from 15:30 is Level B and the class of 10:15 is Level A+
    Both classes are taught in english.

    http://yellow-yoga.com