During the akzepTANZ Sense of Movement Class you will be guided through a movement journey with a small group of people.
You will leave the ego on the side to build deep trust in yourself.
Operating from this state of mind facilitates true connection with others and allows your body to speak.View Session Dates
Part I: Group Cohesion
The encounter of the group will happen on more levels than the verbal way we know from day-to-day life. Using our breath, gaze and tactile sensations we open our channels to connect and develop group awareness. Get into the present moment, ground yourself and work with the space and people around you.
Part II: Movement Tools
Find your own ways to move and learn techniques to move with others, get clear instructions on how to improvise and move together. These guidelines help to generate a mutual sense of movement.
Part III: Merging
Different movements and energies will meet and merge in a group journey. Inspired by the sound of electronic music, the group will slowly merge together into its own harmonic ecosystem. By using the expression of each individual you exchange information and messages in a nonverbal way. Allowing yourselves to share and create as an entity outside of the ego-thinking mode. You are free to attend your own needs or respond to what is happening around you.
Warm up and get comfortable with the whole group. Have a first contact with others, get into the present moment, ground yourself and work with the space and people around you.
Using our breath, gaze and tactile sensations we open our channels to connect. Different tasks will develop group awareness.
To create a safe environment individual boundaries are communicated and respected during the whole session.
In the second part you will get more technical input — guidelines and techniques on how to move with others safely and help generate a mutual sense of movement.
Finding your own ways to move and learn techniques to move with others, get clear instructions on how to improvise, move together and give sensory inputs to others.
We will try several techniques in small groups or pairs, to get out of your brain and see how movements from the outside can influence your body.
The body can prepare to open up and let go by working on basic principles like giving and receiving weight.
We will continue working with different sensory inputs to provoke authentic physical reactions and bypass the process of overthinking. This way, you allow your body to move freely and find your own vocabulary of movement.
Inspired by the sound of electronic music, the group will slowly merge together into its own harmonic ecosystem — finding oppositions and symmetries.
I will provide some initial guidance and other cues during this part of the session, but everyone is free to move however they want; there are no rules. By now you will not be in your ego-thinking mode but responding to what is happening around you. You are free to attend your own needs or respond to what is happening elsewhere.
Different movements and energies will meet and merge in this group journey, integrating sound, breath, verbal cues and complete individual freedom.
Certain guidelines will help the movement to develop with purpose. By using the expression of each individual you exchange information and messages in a nonverbal way. Allowing yourselves to share and create as an entity.
My session with Elke was a whole new level of healing—I have been in therapy for years and have been trying to heal my trauma in many different ways. But nothing compared to experience of Elke helping my body learn it is safe to trust. Her unique akzepTANZ technique cut through my stubborn mind and healed so much in my body and my nervous system directly.
I have never had an experience like this! Just one session really helped me because my past traumas had cut me off from being able to connect with other people, but giving my body this memory of intense, kind, and safe connectedness—this will help me for years to come.
The guided movement meditation with Elke was a very emotional experience for me. The experience of letting go of control over my mind and body and trusting Elke with it is very challenging for me. Therefore there is a great potential for healing und learning to trust within the meditation.
It was so good. I'm in a phase of my life where I am trying to reconnect to my body and be more present and Elke's practice really helps to do that too. It was very grounding, and easier than I thought to trust her completely, even though we didn't really know each other. I will definitely be back!
Elke is such a warm hearted person, you can totally let yourself relax in her guidance. Throughout the session I started to be so present with my body and mind. More present than in any meditation I've done before.
Elke unlocked tension I had been holding in my body my whole life. The whole experience from start to finish was amazing, there is nothing else out there like this. I would recommend movement meditation to everyone.
When I met Elke, I was struck by her relaxed presence — simply being around her put my nervous system at ease. I soon learned that she is a subtle and gifted teacher, communicating via movement, and led by her rooted somatic intuition. In our time together, she has helped me to loosen up; to let go of old stories and habits, and to allow new energy to circulate. If you’re dealing with an injury, would like to increase your awareness, or are just going through something rough, I highly recommend a movement practice with Elke.
No, the aim is to connect with the whole group. We will not work with a fixed partner but switch around. The beauty lies in the difference of each and learning how our bodies can adapt.
The sessions are in Friedrichshain.
Landsberger Allee 61,
Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the event but will incur a 15% fee.
It is possible to reschedule up to 24h before the event.
No, there is nothing sexual about Guided Movement Meditation.
It is normal that it might not feel natural to you to get into close contact with others very quickly. The sessions should always be a safe space for you and you can communicate your personal boundaries. Still you should be open to the challenge and experience to let go of this fear through the process and grow with it.
Many times it is just because we are not used to it and afraid of doing something wrong. If you can get triggered through touch easily from past traumas please consider that - You know best how much you can handle. If you have doubts please contact us and we can sort it out.
The 1:1 sessions are in German or English, whatever you prefer. For the group session it depends on the participants - we will make sure everyone understands what is happening (normally the sessions are led in English). In the end remember that we will talk a lot with our bodies anyways - the language we all share.
Of course, just inform me in advance and we can work with what is possible for you.
Guided Movement Meditation does not require any prior experience and is good for any level of fitness, if you have any injuries or limitations, remember to communicate them before your session starts. Just be open to experience new sensations and possibilities of movement in your body.
We always follow the recent regulations to minimize the risk of infection. At the moment there is no proof necessary to attend a session.
Please think about your health and the health of the people around you before attending a session. If you feel sick, please stay home!
Bring comfortable clothes that you can move in freely. We suggest nothing that is flowing around too much and can distract you when it's not sitting in place (e.g a leggings/relaxed pants and normal t-shirt works perfectly). My recommendation is to work barefoot, but you can keep socks on if you prefer. Bring some water to cleanse your system after the session.