Body Awareness

Life drawing starts again on September 9, 2020.

Corona regulations

Please note our Corona regulations , which apply to every sport. With your registration you declare that you understood and accepted these regulations.

  • Number of participants: A maximum of 12 people can take part in signing, but unfortunately only 8 people in dancing.
  • Registration: Please email beforehand bodyawareness@adolf-koch.de register, otherwise participation is not possible!
  • Trial participation: Is possible on request by email.
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  • Guest participation: Is currently not possible.
  • Confirmation of your registration: If the maximum number of participants has been reached (and only then!) you will receive an email informing you that you are participating not possible . In that case, you will be prioritised for the next event.
    So if you don't hear from us, you can come..

  • Distance rule: It must at any time a distance of at least 1.5 meters be respected.
    The distances between the sports equipment are marked accordingly in the sports facilities.
    The minimum distance is at all Contacts with other people, if possible too as part of the sports businessto adhere permanently (when practicing contact sports, the distance does not necessarily have to be respected, which is also difficult when we switch to playing).

  • Changing rooms / showers: The distance rule also applies to the changing / shower and sanitary areas and other ancillary rooms. In some sports the showers and changing rooms are closed, then we change in the event room.
    Otherwise, a maximum of 2 people are allowed in the shower / changing area.

  • Health: Please only come to our activities if you have no symptoms of a cold or any other symptoms that could indicate a corona infection.
  • Mask compulsory: You have to bring a mouth and nose cover yourself. This must always be worn indoors. However, this does not apply during sport activities.
    The mouth and nose cover must be put on before entering the building and worn until the building is vacated or until you start exercising.

  • Hygiene: When entering and leaving the building, as well as before and after using the sports equipment, hands must be disinfected. The required disinfectant is provided.
  • Body contact: Body contact must be strictly avoided, usual practices of social interaction such as shaking hands, hugs, clapping or similar should be avoided.
  • Ventilation: If there is no adequate ventilation system, we will thoroughly ventilate the rooms before and afterwards and leave the windows open throughout the event.
  • Attendance list : There will be an attendance list that we have to keep for 4 weeks . With your participation you agree to this. Please make sure that we know your current contact details .

Body Awareness

Alternating courses all around your body awareness:
Dance improvisation, life drawing, meditation and contact improvisation (each one as a course)
- to increase your body awareness, mindfulness and body positivity!

Life drawing

When? Wednesday, 20:00 - 21:30
from 09.09.2020 – 30.09.2020
Next appointment on Wed. 23.09., Block course (4 events)

Where? Familienzentrum Mehringdamm 114, Gymnastiksaal (Room 305)
Please ring the lower door bell.

For members only

Details:
For beginners and advanced in life drawing. You can decide whether you want to draw, stand model or try both in exchange. In any case, we are all naked! Some basics of drawing, anatomy, perception of the human figure and proportions will be explained in the beginning.

Please bring along: Drawing material (drawing paper A4 or A3, drawing pad, soft pencils, eraser or plasticine) and a towel.

Contact: aktzeichnen@adolf-koch.de (Maik)

Previous courses

Meditation and Contact Improvisation

When? Wednesday, 20:00 - 21:30
from 05.02.2020 – 04.03.2020, Block course (4 events)

Where? Familienzentrum Mehringdamm 114, Gymnastiksaal (Room 305)
Please ring the lower door bell.

Free for members. For guests 5€.

Details:
With our naked body as a starting point, we explore our mind and body through meditation and contact improvisation.
We usually start with a guided meditation to put ourselfs in a state of mindfulness. Then, we come into contact with space and people around us by getting in motion with the methods of contact improvisation. Through closeness and distance, weight and lightness, as well as hardness and softness, we stand in relation to ourselves, the space and the others. Accompanied by music, small solos, duets and group improvisations can arise.

Please bring along: Something to drink and possibly shower utensils.

Contact: tanzen@adolf-koch.de (Maik)

Dance Improvisation

When? Wednesday, 20:00 - 21:30
from 29.04.2020 – 11.06.2020, block course (8 sessions)

Where? Familienzentrum Mehringdamm 114, Gymnastiksaal (Room 305)
Please ring the lower door bell.

Free for members. For guests 5€.

Details:
We dance naked. We move individually out of the moment following the impulses of the body, ideas, images or music.
After the first course gave us a more general picture of dance improvisation, we will now focus more on the elements flow, impuls, tempo and space. Join at any time! After a warm-up, we engage in individual, partner, and group exercises and close the session with free improvisation and relaxation.
The aim of the course is to discover possibilities and limitations of body movements and to find new ways to move in order to enrich one's own dancing. We reflect what we noticed and saw during the session. The dance instructions can be given in English as well.

Please bring along: something to drink, a bigger towel and possibly shower utensils. We dance barefoot or in non-slip socks.

Contact: tanzen@adolf-koch.de (Maik)

Former courses

Taiji

When? Wednesday, 20:00 - 21:30
from 21.08.2019 – 25.09.2019, block course (5 sessions)

Where? Familienzentrum Mehringdamm 114, Gymnastiksaal (Room 305)
Please ring the lower door bell.

Free for members. For guests 5€.

Details:
Taiji (also Tai Chi) is for everybody, there are no special requirements. We will work with imagination and physical coordination. We don't need a yoga mat - just ourselves :) For practise you would usually wear light, thin-soled sports shoes, non-slip socks, or just go barefoot.
Taiji (as an internal martial art) combines aspects of martial arts, meditation and chinese health concepts. It's all about connecting those three aspects by assuming simple postures and slowly flowing sequences of postures. We will begin with a few basic exercises (Qigong and silk reeling) and then start learning our first Yang-style Taiji movements.
These postures and movements can be practised either in a simple way, or -depending on your individual ability- will let you discover ever more complex levels in that same posture.
Our goals in practising Taiji are to develop an awareness of our body, to practise mindfulness, to counteract everyday stress through mental and physical relaxation, to strengthen our body's self-healing powers and to improve our general posture and even everyday movements.

Please bring along: Possibly something to drink and possibly shower utensils.

Contact: taiji@adolf-koch.de (Maik)