Through chanting, breath, yoga, and stillness, let's revel naked in the symphony of sensation that can arise in the body. By cultivating self-acceptance we will courageously and joyfully embrace the challenges of diving in to embodied pleasure, and playfully confront any resistance to welcoming all the sensations our beautifully unique bodies have to offer. No previous yoga experience needed.
I'm currently a nomadic yoga teacher offering regular Zoom Yoga and Meditation classes, and I'm the founder of a Yoga community for GBTQ Men, hosting adventurous Men's retreats around Europe.
I'm trained in Forrest Yoga, Power Yoga and Meditation. My passion is to bring people together, to create a space where people feel free and empowered to face up to what holds them back in life, to embrace joy, to welcome pleasure, and to come alive!
09:00 - 10:30 CET
Anytime Morning Pleasure with Alexander Hahne & Nino Mar Seitz
Exploring the Ecstatic Spectrum // A naked yoga adventure exploring our relationship to pleasure through breath, movement and sound.
The invitation to this workshop goes to all those who are interested to approach one's own whole-body self, pleasure, excitement and the ability to sense. Through the collective framework we enter those states and the possibility to share these experiences. The senses and various states of an embodied self supports regulation. We focus on the breath, sounds, movement and self-touch. With that inspiration we enter a focused space for yourself to dive into embodied self-love / masturbation as much as you want. It is a self-awareness workshop for more embodied connection to yourself. There is no right or wrong, no need to do anything and no performance pressure! Of course the camera can also be turned off and on, however you want.
Alexander Hahne, Hamburg. gay transmen, sex educator (gsp) and somatic educator and Sexological Bodyworker in training. Head of workshops on the subject of body experience, intimacy and sexuality. Trainer for trans* specific awareness work as well as HIV/STI prevention for trans* people. www.alexanderhahne.com
Nino Mar Seliz, Berlin. Somatic-systemic counsellor, sexological bodyworker, somatic sex eduacator in own practice, co-teacher ISB Berlin, Trans*dad. My main idea as a facilitator is to open up non-judgmental learning spaces for peoples` approach to their own body, to (re)connect, to strengthen and nourish in order to be able to live and love with (full) pleasure through finding own resources to support this. www.verkoerperungsatelier.com
11:00 - 12:30 CET
Self Bonding Slow Dance with Pawel Dudus
„Self bonding slow dance” is a practice focused on developing a caring, commpasionate and nurturing relationship with the cosmos of your entire being. By tunining in with your internal landscape of feelings,emotions and desires you will move following your individual flow offering your body exactly what it needs. Tapping into a deeper part of your true nature and through that with the nature at large. Slow dance is a great way to savour your sensuous self.
gender expansive free spirited person*pleasure enthusiast * plant whisperer * erotic dancer for plants * choreographer * sexological bodyworker in training * personal assistant for people with disabilities * future pleasure oracle * Queer Leo and Leo rising. Miau. Current sexuality status: dating all zodiac signs.
11:00 - 12:30 CET
Embodied Fermentation / MicroSomatics with David Bloom
Fermenting foods is an essential part of human culture, and some nonhuman ones as well! Many of us have recently rediscovered home fermentation. This beautiful, productive, and delicious relationship with microorganisms surrounding us can balance some of the fear currently permeating our relationship to the microbial. In this workshop, we will somatically explore our digestive system, as well as discuss some practical methods of fermenting foods that will allow us to start fermenting like demons!
David Bloom is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, father, filmmaker, bodyworker, pianist, and tea collector. Graduated from the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin. David has taught in many contexts, including HZT Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Human Architecture Lab in St. Petersburg, K3 in Hamburg, the Masters of Contemporary Dance Education in Frankfurt, the Rietveld Academy for Fine Arts & Design in Amsterdam, & the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna. More info at: https://davidbloom.info
13:00 - 14:15 CET
Authentic Relating Games with Laurie King
Authentic Relating is an interpersonal meditation. It is the practice of acting and speaking from a place of heartfelt vulnerability and deep presence, allowing us to be in alignment with our deepest feelings and weave a more rich and truthful human experience. You are invited to play three Authentic Relating games in a safe, non-judgemental space.
Laurie is based between New Zealand and Scotland. He has a deep passion for bringing people together in safe, warm, supportive environments, and recognises how fundamental connection is to contentment and well being. Since August 2019, he has been on a mission to make Authentic Relating more accessible through facilitating workshops and retreats across the world.
13:00 - 14:30 CET
Stretch Lounge with Tony Just
We invite you to the Stretch Festival lounge, an informal open space for discussion, reflection, saying hello and relaxing. Hosted by Axel on Saturday and Tony on Sunday.</p>
Tony Just is an artist from America and lives in Berlin, and has studied meditation for three years with Axel Müller. He uses a combination of techniques, eye to eye or partner meditation and also guided meditation using colors to represent different emotions. He regularly hosts the village meditation and healing spaces.
15:00 - 16:30 CET
Eros touch Ritual / Big Draw with Julian Martin
Julian presents his award winning short movie which gives an intimate glimpse of sensual man to man massage during a performance in front of a mixed audience.
After watching the movie, Julian introduces the technique of the „Big Draw“ and guides through an exercise. The „Big Draw“ allows to have a dry orgasm without ejaculation and can be performed alone in masturbation setting, as a part of an erotic massage or sexual encounter.
Julian originally studied acting, singing and dance before he discovered his passion for massage and bodywork. He regularly organises and leads courses for men and weekend workshops in Zürich. In his work the main focus is on breath, voice, movement, touch, expression and self-acceptance. His short movie «Eros Touch Ritual» is presented at several festival worldwide and won three award so far.
16:00 - 17:30 CET
InFATuation with the Fat Mäksias with Mäks Roßmöller
Body? HELL YEAH! But when it comes to your belly fat, body negative anti-fat logics are deeply internalized and hard to challenge. There is no other tissue with such a bad reputation regarding health, performance and desirability.
Let’s gain a new frame with Mäks favorite fat facts and sense into the many gifts our fat tissue grants us unconditionally, invite peacefulness and whisper thanks to the silky honeycombs of fat.
Mäks is a psychologist, systemic therapist, artist and somatic practitioner (Somatic Academy Berlin), centering their work around fat tissue on a collective and cellular level. Asking themself how to transform the traces of discrimination in the body to build resilient communities, the endgame is the anticapitalist revolution_transformation! Their positioning is relevant because powerstructures doesn’t end at the door of somatics: They are queer, fat, middleclass, nonbinary transgender, white. And excited to meet you. Insta: the_fat_maksias
16:00 - 17:30 CET
Living Intersectional Masculinities with Tony Whitfield
Many of our lives have been shaped by ongoing struggles with the domination of white heterosexual men. Those struggles are complicated by our own embrace of the masculine aspects of our beings and the extent to which our changing individual practices of masculinity defy and are undermined by the dominant stereotype. In this workshop we will explore the intersectional relationships of race, gender, economics, ethnicity, ability and religion on the construction of our authentic, forgiving, thriving and rich masculine selves.
Tony Whitfield is an artist, designer, educator and writer who has recently relocated to Detroit after decades in New York City where he pursued a multifaceted creative practice in the contexts of academia, arts administration, curating, government and design production. His work which has been shown in galleries and museums in the US and abroad, centers on the development of narratives through the exploration of material culture manifested in images, evidence, artifacts and heirlooms. http://tonywhitfieldprojects.blogspot.com
16:00 - 17:30 CET
What Worlds World Worlds? with Jorge De Hoyos
The laziest, sexiest dance class you’ll ever take. We will gogo dance for each other in small groups. For some this sounds easy and pleasurable while for others a nightmare. But don’t worry! The aim of our gogoing is to discard all ambition, sexiness-standards and dance ability. As watchers, we’ll tune into and celebrate the sexiness inherent in each person…especially when they’re not trying. As dancers, we won’t even attempt to be good.
Jorge De Hoyos is a contemporary dancer, performer and choreographer from Southern California, based in Berlin since 2012. He recently completed a Masters study called Solo/Dance/Authorship through the University of Art Berlin. He’s currently retaking a Permaculture Design Certification course after the one he did in San Francisco 10 years ago. He started training Kung Fu and Tai Chi at the end of 2020 and it’s revolutionizing his approach to dancing and grounding.
18:00 - 19:00 CET
Queer deities with Robert Van Ravens
"Meditating on the qualities, the colors and healing aspects of several Queer deities from different cultural backgrounds. Inviting their Spirits into our hearts, consciousness and surroundings.
What can Queer history mean to us nowadays? A colorful journey connecting Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Aztec mythology, traveling from Ancient Greece, Egypt, Africa to Scandinavia..
Embrace the peace, power and harmony our rainbow tribe has blessed the world with and find support in life's challenges aka lessons.
Empower yourself with the inspiration of Queer deities. "
Robert has a background in dance & theatre. He works as a massage therapist, healer, sexological bodyworker and Sacred Intimate. Robert has followed a path of Plant Medicine for over 25 years, his studies with plant teacher Ayahuasca has influenced his work greatly. He is an initiated healer in Umbanda ceremonies, an Afro-Brasilian religion that acknowledges nature elements and deities as a spiritual pathway. Oxumaré (rainbow) is the base for his ceremonies celebrating our tribe of rainbow warriors. Since 2019 he is studying De-armouring including the healing of Sisterhood. Uniting the Queer Spirit with the sacred Feminine. Robert travels the world offering his rituals and sharing the magic and inspiration he received during many journeys inner and outer worldly.
18:00 - 19:00 CET
Unmasking Shame - Meditation and Touch in Self Love with Serge Tampakakis
What if we could set aside any shame about our sensual self or our sexual expression for a moment? How would our life look like? How would we look like? How would it feel? This is an invitation to explore this realm, a landscape where we experience our bodies with no or less shame. In this 90 min workshop we'll re-configure our relationship with shame through a guided meditation followed by mindful self touch, including acupressure and massage. In this session, some genital work is incorporated but it's not the sole focus of the workshop. Join us in beauty.
Serge has been a bodyworker and massage therapist for over 7 years. During this time he’s supported people with a wide range of injuries, physical and emotional trauma, working both from a clinical and holistic perspective. In 2016, he completed his Yoga Teacher Training, combining his passion for yoga practices, healing and bodywork. When in his classes/workshops, expect hands on work, deep powerful assists, informed adjustments and an invitation to practice your own way.