October 16-18, 2015: With 40 workshops at Somatische Akademie BerlinConceived and hosted by Somatische Akademie, BODY IQ will be happening for the first time this fall. Internationally acclaimed teachers like Mary Abrams, Prof. Dieter Heitkamp and Thomas Kampe are invited to this somatics festival taking place October 16-18, 2015, in Berlin. In 40 workshops participants will consciously explore the intelligence of the body and become acquainted with different somatic approaches like Feldenkrais, Middendorf Breatexperience, Systemic Psychotherapy, Yoga, Continuum Movement und Body-Mind Centering®. They will discuss and research the application of discoveries in the somatic field to different aspects of society, daily life, politics, science and the arts.Beyond being concerned with measuring units, Somatics is a science that provides us with a plethora of experiences and insights. It comprises the entire experiential, physical knowledge. Of central importance is the sensing and perceiving body; it is through its senses that we experience being connected with the environment, understanding this mesh through active doing, transforming it into a holistic experience through awareness. This principle of connecting perception with action and conscious reflection starts to be integrated and applied a.o. in systemic theories, neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy. Yet there are still only few people who are willing to risk the step into consciously exploring their own perception. Here, BODY IQ aims at offering stimulation and provides a platform for the wisdom and the miracle of the body.
As a center, „Somatische Akademie“ has been founded in 2012. Based on interdisciplinary and international exchange, it explores and imparts principles that are shared throughout all somatic approaches and their relevance for different fields of our society. Amongst other methods, it focusses on Yoga, Continuum Movement, the Feldenkrais Method, Movement Improvisation, Contemporary Dance, Middendorf Breathexperience & Therapy, Body-Mind Centering, Authentic Movement, Axis Syllabus, Contact Improvisation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Voice Work.
Somatische Akademie Berlin