Safe Space

Who could benefit from this?

Men* & People identifying on a queer masculinities spectrum

  • who want to explore living a vibrant, erotically and spiritually integrated life.

  • who are interested in healing.

  • who want to step into their potential.

  • who want to explore authentic self-expression through body, intimacy, movement and voice.

  • who want to cultivate a deep connection to living in the here and now.

  • who want to broaden their consciousness.

  • who want to learn to be lovers in the broadest and the most specific sense of the word.

What do I have to prepare?

  • A technical device that enables you to join ZOOM meetings with camera and speaker/microphone - there will be moments of sharing where we invite you to speak. (Download Zoom by clicking here LINK!)

  • Space for movement in your apartment or location - some workshops include dance or movement instructions.

  • Make this space comfortable with pillows and blankets for your own well being.

  • Have drinks & snacks available so you don’t miss out parts of the experience.

  • However, there will always be breaks and chances to look after yourself.

  • A notebook & pen for some workshops or for memories worth saving!

  • Wear comfortable clothing in layers (for warm & cold) that allow movement.

How will it work online?

  • For some specific sessions, the door will be locked after starting and latecomers will be turned away.

  • We will not be accepting dial-in audio-only participants at this festival.

Can I register for individual days/workshops only?

  • You can book a day pass.

  • Single workshop tickets are not available though.

 

What if I’m in a workshop and asked to do something I don’t want to do?

  • Everything you experience and are asked to do is an invitation, never a must.

  • The intensity of your journey is always in your hands. Boundaries, consent and communication are important.

  • Though we want to encourage you to dive into it, the festival by its name STRETCH implements situations or moments where we step into the unknown, which can  make it possible for magic to happen.

 

I would love to participate but cant afford it.

  • Please talk to us about flexible payment plans.

  • We may also have a few spots at reduced cost for work exchange/volunteering.

  • No one turned away for lack of funds! (let us know at info@stretch-berlin.com)

When should I log in?

  • Please try to enter any workshop about 5-10 minutes early to guarantee your spot and to work through any technical glitches you might encounter.

  • You will then be in a waiting room until we start the workshop.

  • We have Volunteers who will let you into the Zoom Meeting when the workshop starts.

What language will workshops be in?

  • All workshops will be held in English.

  • If there are any language barriers, please make the facilitator, or the assistant aware of it, so that solutions can be found.

Why is Stretch.Online specifically for people who identify as ‚male* or people who don’t identify as heterosexual?

  • Good question. The intention is not to „exclude“.

  • The intention is to provide a space that serves one particular need out of many needs that exist in the world.

  • It's a about a safe space for queer masculinities and the sexual orientations, erotic interests and intimate relational dynamics within that particular field.

  • There is no question that a festival across all gender identities and across all sexual orientations is also a need.

  • However, we specialize in events for Queer Masculinities (a spectrum of male-bodied, male-identified, genderqueer and non-binary identifying people)

What security precautions are being taken?

  • In order to participate, each person needs to register for the festival.

  • They will then get the table with the links. People who have not registered with us first, will have no access to the workshops.