Saturday, January 20th
Saturday: 11:00 – 16:00 (including break)
Freezone Barcelona (C. de Santander, 31, Sant Martí, 08020 Barcelona)
Please inform yourself about our cancellation policy before booking.
Moving on the edge of the impossible. Through partners we can go where alone we can’t go. In playful scenarios we experience ourselves while supported, challenged and guided by others. From duo tasks to full group games. Our approach is inspired by various forms of movement, dance and bodywork.
How can we take care of our as well as other bodies? This part presents ideas that can be practiced and explored on an ongoing basis, preparing and nurturing the body. The approach is oriented towards holistic development of the body.
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.
To participate in the workshop you don’t need any special acrobatic or dance skills, you don’t need to be particularly agile or overly strong. What we ask you to bring is a mind willing to explore and a body craving for various movement. Also please be aware that we will practice a lot in direct contact with others – if you do not feel comfortable sharing this with strangers, simply bring a friend!
All participants of past events do not have to worry about repetitive material: the workshop is being revisited and updated frequently. While basic material will be taught in this one as well, Nil offers a great range of variations for all experience levels.
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 movement of the body, mind and soul has always fascinated me. I was already very active as a child on trees or other obstacles. I tried a lot of things from acrobatics, kick boxing to volleyball. Three years of training as a sports assistant allowed me to lay the foundation of my coaching career. Along the way, I was able to put my theoretical knowledge into practice in a gym. Now I work independently as an online personal trainer and class instructor since January 2018.
Followed by several certifications and periods of travels, I figured out how to become pain free and support my body. Through intentional and intuitive functional training I have found my way to a better awareness of life. Through meditation and dance I find inner peace, become more focused and creative! I like to mix different movement styles together and listen to what my body needs at the moment.
My studies to become a life coach, 2017-2022, at DHGS Berlin, taught me how to be a coach and combine this with my work as a trainer. I learned how to unite and balance my body and my mind. And that’s something I want to pass on! Trough my additional training in bodywork and massage I can support students holistically.