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Daniel ATREYU AIGNER

Training as spiritual-energetic healer and shaman priest at the Shamanism Academy Berlin. Since 13 years in own practice and as a training and seminar leader. Author of several books. He combines many approaches from the indigenous teachings of the indigenous peoples paired with modern methods of bodywork, body-oriented psychotherapy and herbal medicine and carried on the foundation of a clear clairvoyant and medial perception. Continue reading

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Shamanic Way

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Melanie ALDER

grew up on a farm in Appenzellerland. From the beginning, the garden was part of her life. In search of a holistic task, she came across the permaculture movement. From 2016 to 2019, she took the diploma path to become a permaculture designer. For the past four years, she has been living and working on the Naturhof, a farm that follows the principles of permaculture and is part of the Kientalerhof seminar house. Continue reading

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nature farm

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Nehrun ALIEV

gifted Roma clarinetist and multi-instrumentalist. Nehrun comes from a musical family in Turkish-speaking Macedonia. Already as a child he accompanied his father Marem Aliev musically at weddings. When he was four years old Nehrun began playing the darabuka and soon other instruments followed: piano, clarinet, keyboard, accordion, tapan (traditional drum) and kaval (traditional flute). Together with his father he is the founder of Aliev Bleh Orkestar. He had over 1000 performances with his band SsaSsa. Continue reading

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Music, Sound, Voice

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Eugenia ALTAMIRA

Eugenia is a kind and warm teacher with powerful coaching skills. Her ability to connect with people and guide them in their path of growth has changed many lives. She was a tenured professor and researcher at Universidad Latina de America for eight years, has a degree in Psychology, and practiced for several years in her native Mexico. Her need to find more effective and powerful techniques to help others create the life they desire brought her to Transformational Breath®. Eugenia has traveled the world teaching and sharing this life-changing technique. She is currently the Curriculum Coordinator for the Transformational Breath® Foundation (TBF) and Regional Liaison for Latin America. She is an international Senior Trainer for the TBF teaching in Europe, Middle East, the USA, and Latin America. Continue reading

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Transformational Breath

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Stephen ALTHAUS

Doctor, osteopath with GDK diploma and craniosacral therapist. Diplomas in acupuncture and classical body massage. Further training in TCM, ear acupuncture, pedagogy and psychology. Since 1997 lecturer at various schools of naturopathy. Certified course instructor SVEB 1. Practice for Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy since 2002 in Zurich. Continue reading

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Tronc Commun

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Vojislav ANICIC

is a Shiatsu therapist with many years of experience and specializes in the treatment of fasciae and joints and the integration of structural alignment into manual therapy. He lives and works in Basel and has been running his own practice for alignment and bodywork since 1998. Continue reading

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Further Training

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Elke BARTSCH

Social worker, non-medical practitioner. Since 1999 self-employed as a bodyworker in her own practice in Wuppertal. She works with Esalen® Massage, Somatic Integration® and connective tissue work as well as with leeches and Bach flowers. Elke is an EMBA certified Esalen® Massage teacher. Continue reading

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Esalen

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Priska BAUMANN

To care for each person individually and to accompany them on their way, that is my fulfilment. As a mother of two grown-up children, I know how important support can be in order to feel or recognise what it takes to find balance again. Integrating nature into life, self-observation, being in the here and now, recognising, looking and accepting what is there ... that is Ayurveda for me. Continue reading

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Yoga

Ayurveda

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Priska BAUMANN

To care for each person individually and to accompany them on their way, that is my fulfilment. As a mother of two grown-up children, I know how important support can be in order to feel or recognise what it takes to find balance again. Integrating nature into life, self-observation, being in the here and now, recognising, looking and accepting what is there ... that is Ayurveda for me. Continue reading

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Yoga

Ayurveda

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Niklaus BAYER

Theologian, adult educator, coach. More than 20 years on a Zen path and co-founder of "Integral Politics Switzerland". Continue reading

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Further Training

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Karin Jana BECK

is fascinated by the nourishing and inspiring power of voice and music and their connection with rituals. She works as a freelance sound and voice worker in Winterthur and leads ritual choirs and seminars. Through the voice she combines process and work oriented soul work with open spirituality. Continue reading

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Music, Sound, Voice

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Robin BECKER

Teacher, dancer, choreograph. Worked with Martha Graham Dance Company, Eleo Pomare Dance Company and her own group (which she was leading vor over 15 years). Her work is deeply influenced through her studies in a western oriented sufi-order, which she has researched on for over 25 years. Continue reading

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Dance and Movement

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Claudia BERETTA

began her Shiatsu studies in 1987 in Kiental. Teacher training at the ISS, graduated in 1992, since then teacher at ISS-Kiental, head of the Shiatsu-Shintai-School, Padova. Study of vibration and craniosacral therapy. Own practice in Padova Continue reading

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Shiatsu

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Annette BERGER

has been running his own practice in Berne since 1992 in the fields of shiatsu, trauma therapy, death and grief counselling. She also works as an adult educator. Her concern is to connect the two realities inscribed in us, the finite and the eternal. In times of upheaval this connection is essential. Only in this way can new perspectives and horizons open up for us, and at the same time we can be human. Her book was published in 2018: Everybody dies their own death - how dying changes life, Aquamarin Verlag. Continue reading

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Further Training

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Nicole BERNDT-CACCIVIO

Further Education Swiss, born 1963, studied classical and modern dance in Europe and at the "Cunningham Studios" in New York City, USA. She still has guest professorships in contemporary dance, partnering and improvisation and maintains artistic, solo and performative collaborations. Since 2004, she has been working as a biodynamic craniosacral therapist in the field of inner and outer movements and, in addition to her encounters in her practice in Biel and Berlin, she allows this experience to flow everywhere in her artistic and pedagogical research journeys. Nicole lives in Berlin and Biel and is married. Continue reading

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Craniosacral

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Isis BIANZANO

has been dedicated to the Buddhist training of mind and heart since 1983 under various teachers of the Theravada and Tibetan Mahayana traditions in Europe, Asia and the USA. Authorized by Fred von Allmen, she has been leading Vipassana and Meta courses since 2008 and is a member of the foundation board of the Beatenberg Meditation Center. She was active for 27 years in different areas of social work. Continue reading

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Vipassana

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Jack BLACKBURN

Jack first studied with Milton Trager in 1986. He is a Trager tutor and teaches Elective classes. He developed and taught a series of Somatics courses for lateral position, in addition to courses in Reiki and interactive craniosacral technique. Jack has a degree in theology. He has long been interested in verbal interaction between therapist and patient. Thus, he offers courses for body therapists combining words, touch, and proprioception to deepen the client's somatic awareness and self-competence about what is happening in their body. In 2004, Jack founded the Trillium Institute, a continuing education venue for body therapists in the U.S. and Japan. Continue reading

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Trager Therapy

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Gisela BOLLIGER

is a complementary therapist with a federal diploma and has been running a shiatsu practice for 25 years. As a specialist in psychiatry HF, she has many years of experience in the inpatient and outpatient sector, as well as in Spitex. She works as a vocational school teacher for nursing HF and mainly teaches psychiatry, crisis and dying support and communication. She has been leading Taiji and Qigong groups for 20 years. She is a passionate fairy tale lover and has completed 3 trainings in connection with fairy tales: Fairy tale telling, symbol work with fairy tales and integrative work with fairy tales. Continue reading

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Further Training

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Aurelia BOTSCH

is a dancer, musician & violin teacher, space holder and companion. She originally studied Waldorf Education and completed the training as Expressive Arts Therapist "Tamalpa Life/Art Process®" 2014 - 16 at Tamalpa Institute in Freiburg (D) and California (USA). The profound work of Anna Halprin, many years of experience in dance, performance, somatic work and body expression, as well as mindful sensual nature studies and wilderness hiking shape her being and work as an artist, as well as an educator. In addition to community and seminar activities, Aurelia teaches the Tamalpa Life/Art Process® as part of the weekly online courses at the Tamalpa Institute (D).Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) Continue reading

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Nature

Dance and Movement

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Barbara Elisa BRANTSCHEN

Business school graduate, farmers school, integral teaching patent, since 2000 active in the therapeutic pedagogical field in many ways. Training in systemic constellations (Center for Systemic Solutions, Heinz Schmid), in body-based, integrative trauma resolution (Johannes B. Schmidt) and in holistic pastoral care (IKP Zurich). Further trainings: Nonviolent Communication (PH Bern), Intensive Pedagogical Training (PH Bern), Sensitive Perception (Arthur Findley College, England/Bruno Koch, Switzerland), Trainings with Johannes B. Schmidt. Experience in course guidance, systemic constellations in combination with body-based trauma resolution (also in individual sessions), perception training and coaching. Since 2015 own practice in Bern. Continue reading

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Systemic Constellations

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Helmut BRÄUER

was a translator for 10 years and a close student for 20 years of the well-known Shiatsu pioneer Pauline Sasaki, a direct student of Masunaga, who died much too early. As a long-time companion of her workshops, Helmut Bräuer is considered in Europe as an outstanding representative of Pauline's highly developed research approach to energetic healing. Pauline's "Quantum Shiatsu" has been thoroughly adapted by him over the many years of working together and has been continuously developed into the style of EMPTY TOUCH Shiatsu, which he founded. Continue reading

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Shiatsu

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Gabriela BUCHER

After years of working as an optician and in the dementia and severely handicapped sector, Gabriela now works as an Esalen Massage Practitioner with her own practice in Zurich. Gabriela is an Esalen® Massage Teacher and is in training as a meditation guide with Tenzin Kalden in Zurich. Continue reading

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Esalen Massage