― Kurt Vonnegut
Thursday, February 8th until
Saturday, February 10th
The exact schedule will be given prior to the event. Expect about 5-6 hrs of daily practice. The schedule for this event will be held loosely and will be adapted to the groups process and desire.
Expect practice in various outdoor spaces (any weather). From beach to forest, lost places and stunning cliffs.
If you are interested in joining this event, please send a short application (introduction to you, your practice and intention as well as hopes/desires/expectations towards the intensive) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please inform yourself about our cancellation policy before booking.
How can we keep our bodies strong and supple all around? This part presents routines and methods that can be practiced and explored on an ongoing basis, preparing the body for specific physicality. The approach is oriented towards holistic development of the body and not just in isolation, as is often the case in the fitness industry.
The focus is on fear management, honing intuition, and trust in oneself. Through solo and partner exercises, creativity and problem-solving skills are challenged while effortlessly confronting fear of falling. Rolling and falling techniques are learned and tested in a playful way. Ultimately, we will transition from abstract practice to specific acrobatic material – Falling Acrobatics. The work is heavily inspired by Nil’s many years of skateboarding and acrobatic experience.
The fascination of movement in space, on the ground and with gravity, elements from acrobatics and improvisation. Rolling, supporting, upside down, jumping, slow, fast, gentle, explosive and wild. How can we navigate from isolated, technical through more integrated, sequential and ultimately to freeform practice? How can concepts and imaginative work help to enrich our practices? Nil follows an approach that aims to find effortlessness, lightness, precision and calmness in movement. It is less about learning particularly difficult elements and more about finding pure joy in expressive movement and flow.
Immersion into the urban jungle, sharpening the senses, jumping, rolling, climbing, balancing and applying the acrobatic into an urban setting. Learning to see how we can use our environment actively, how to participate in and create with it.
For this event it is necessary to have a basic practice of Acrobatics, Floor and Open Form Movement. You do not need to be a professional at all – just make sure Cartwheels, Rolls, Floormoves are familiar to you. Please remember that we will be moving intensively for many hours over many days. Also, for this event it is expected that one has the willingness to try something unfamiliar, to show openness to novel experiences.
Following the seminar, all participants will receive a summary document with videos, texts and other resources that were covered during the weekend. It is understood that the resources will be treated with respect.
Nil has been involved in a wide variety of physical disciplines since childhood and has been sharing his experiences and ideas about a holistic, long-lasting, fulfilling and joyful movement practice in his work for over 10 years.
His interest in working with the body and mind began at an early age. After studying sports science in Munich, training as a massage therapist and attending many seminars on a wide variety of topics, he began his professional work as a teacher. Nil sees continuous education, open-mindedness and constant curiosity about life as the cornerstones of what he does.
Teaching is informed by his interest and practice of many systems and disciplines, including rehab & health training, acrobatics, skateboarding, bouldering, dance, weight training, parkour, gymnastics, combat, yoga, meditation, bodywork, didactics, pedagogy, etc. The way of working is and remains dynamic: new experiences are integrated into the work, superfluous things are discarded.
The teaching goes beyond the physical: aspects such as learning experiences and processes, exploration of the self, trust in one’s own body or fear management are an integral part of the approach.
The work is informed by many teachings, including:
Tom Weksler, Fighting Monkey Practice, Moshe Feldenkrais, Katy Bowman, Ido Portal and many more.
The way Nil expresses his movement is very special in my view. The ease, effortlessness, love and care displayed everytime Nil moves is only compared with the attention & care applied in his teachings.
A lesson on how to express in a more genuine & healthy way.
So, first, about the PDF received : really nice and useful, a big work in amount of your part, I really appreciate this quality from your teaching: organization, reflections, analyses, evolution and keep it open to news changes : the spiral method is really convenient to my own practice. I need „basics“ to follow, to feel secure and to see the evolution in my practice (in every aspects of my life indeed).
As a teacher too, I’m really aware to the pedagogy, the „how“ and „why“. And on the finding flow workshop, I really appreciated the teaching organization you share. All the spirit community was amazing and full of kindness.