Introduction to awareness-based body learning

20th/21st of April 2024 in Amsterdam

This workshop will be an introduction to awareness-oriented body learning. We will explore some of the principles I use in my own practice as a bodyworker.

I’m wanting to continue passing on my skills and ways of working in my center for body-awareness. Past participants in this workshop have been getting more confident in giving bodywork, trusting themselves more, being willing to make mistakes and acknowledge their own vulnerability, and other emerging themes.

These two days we will play with tools around touch, awareness, intention and breathing in a context of learning experiences. These tools are intended for home-use as well as a possible extension of professional tools. Participants of all levels are invited – provided that there is a willingness for using touch/being touched as a means of learning and within your own boundaries.

We will talk, use and explore some background concepts:
*Allowing to not know, as a starting point of the exploration.
*Body-Mind-Emotions interconnections and interactions.
*Fight/Flight/Freeze responses.
*Coping mechanism around pain, fear, shame and other emotions.
*Regulating the experience.
*Grounding in the presence.
*Allow resistance. Letting go. Surrender.

And we will apply and explore these concepts in practical hands-on exercises.

During the workshop we will work mostly in pairs – giving and receiving in alternate turns.

The workshop is conducted in English. If you are more comfortable expressing in Dutch, there is a possibility to pair up with Dutch speaking participants.

Participants are expected to not suffer from severe health issues. Please contact me before, if you have any health issues, so we can discuss possible considerations or contra-indications.

Practical details:
Dates: Sat 20th & Sun 21st of April 2024
Times: 10:00 – 18:00 with lunch break.
Please arrive at 9:45; the workshop will start at 10:00.
Location: De Ruimte, Weesperzijde 79A, 1091 EJ Amsterdam (upstairs)

Early bird pricing by 29th of February 2024: € 325,00*
Standard pricing as of 1st of March 2024: € 375,00*
* Price including VAT for private individuals, excluding VAT for businesses.
Invoices will be only issued to businesses.

*To register, send an email to – payment details to follow.
Spots are limited.

Cancellation policy:
Non-Medical Reason:
Until 8th of March 2024: 50% refund
9th of March 2024 onwards: no refunds

You are welcome to register with your practice partner or as an individual and be paired up with another individual to practice with.
We recommend you bring your own drinking bottle and snacks.
We request that you take responsible conduct in the days before the workshop to minimize health risks for the group.

If you have any questions, please get in touch: