I"Ukemi" is a Japanese word used in martial arts such as Aikido and Judo, referring to how we react to forces and energies acting upon our bodies. Beyond martial arts, it is a valuable concept and practice representing an essential human ability: to adapt to the world, influence it, and be influenced by it. In this four-day workshop, we will collectively explore the art of Ukemi. We will start with groundwork and preparations, also applying principles from the Feldenkrais method. Gradually, we will transition to more interactive partner exercises and techniques, including psycho-physical exercises for self-experience and personal growth.
The workshop will be held in English spoken language, follow-up questions for clarification needs can also be asked in German. The work will take place both lying down and sitting with eyes closed, and standing and moving around the room. There will also be partner work with optional touching. Verbal exchange and discussion will also be an important part of the workshop. No loud noises but soft music will be used. If needed, a free workshop space for an accompanying assistant will be facilitated for participants with disabilities. Information about our location & studio access in Kreuzberg, which unfortunately are not wheelchair accessible, can be found here
. For questions or more information, please contact Zoé Duflot & Elisabeth Leopold at firstname.lastname@example.org