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Organic Movement
Bothmer Autumn Conference 23 - 25 October 2020
in the Waldorf School Märkisches Viertel, Berlin
with Martin Baker and Stephan Thilo

What is organic movement and how can we use this principle in our work and in our life?
We are using the word organic to describe something that is in keeping with our being. It is used to describe something constructive, healthy and in our case, using the body in a positive way. Perhaps we choose to eat organic food; food which is grown in such a way as to be closer to its natural existence. Accordingly, with organic movement we try to get closer to a natural movement that is most likely to generate health and helps us to move in accordance with our body. We suggest we can learn to move more organically by examining the qualities and movements of the four bodies and thus understand what is natural, harmonious and healthy.

With interlaced talks, movement practice and opportunities for shared ideas we will work through the following themes:

Physical anatomy restricts and frees us to move in particular ways. If we repeatedly use the body in a way it is not designed for or overtrain it, problems develop. If we underuse it, other problems can occur. What are the restrictions and what can we deduct from its structural principles?

The surrounding rhythms of life and breath, physiology and the flow of our environment, is something we consciously try to practice with/in Bothmer exercises. When these things are missing from a movement we can feel the lack of ease and stiffening of the body. There is a kind of invisible movement - time – architecture, in which the physical body sits. So what kind of exercise is beneficial to this body?

The character of movement is recognisable. Not only can we recognise when a movement is fast, slow, rhythmic or accurate but, but we also “see”  when it is colourful, attractive and meaningful and can recognise when inner soul shines through.
The nature of the planets is a good springboard to recognising and analysing these qualities. Movements have context and implications to the individual and the world.

What is the intention of a movement and where does this intention come from? Our destiny is connected to the decisions we make, to which path and direction we take. Can we develop more awareness to our destiny?

Friday, 23.10.2020
5 pm              Registration
6 pm              Supper
7:00 - 7:30     Moving together 
7:30 - 8:00     Keynote lecture: The physical body/ Martin Baker
8:00 - 8:15     Break
8:15 - 9:00     Movement

Saturday, 24.10.2020.
7.30 – 8.45      Breakfast
9.00 – 9.30      Silent movement
9.30 – 10.30    Keynote lecture: the rhythm and the etheric  / Martin Baker
10.30 – 11.00  Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00  Movement
12.00 – 12.30  Exchange in groups
1:00  –   2.30   Lunch
 2.30 –  3.15    Movement
 3.15 –  4.15    Keynote lecture: The Astral body in the movement /
                                                   Stephan Thilo
 4.15 –  4.45    Coffee break
4.45 –  5.45     Movement
5.45 –  6.30     Exchange in groups
6.30 –  8:00     Supper
8.00  – 9.00     Members' Meeting BMI

Sunday, 25.10.2020.
7.30 – 8.45     Breakfast
9.00 – 9.30     Silent movement
9.30 – 10.30   Keynote lecture:
                       Meaningful Movement and Development / Stephan Thilo
10.30 – 11.00  Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.00  Movement
12.00 – 12.30  Exchange in groups
12.30 – 1.00    Closing movement

This year we are offering an all-inclusive fee. The price includes the course fee, meals (2x dinner, 2x breakfast, 1 x lunch), refreshments during breaks and overnight stay at the school, in classrooms.

All-inclusive fee for bmi members: 195 €

Regular fall-inclusive fee  (for non-members): 215 €

Registration deadline: October 12. 2020
Maximum number of participants: 36
Please register in time!
Because of the limited number of participants we are not able to offer the usual discount for people with high travel costs. Nevertheless, if you would like to come and you need some financial assistance, please talk to us.

The conference fee can be transferred to the following account of the GLS Community Bank:
Name of acc.holder: Int. Berufsverband für Bothmer Gymnastik e. V.
IBAN:   DE33 4306 0967 0044 297602
Note to payee:  Bothmer Autumn Conference 2020 and your name

Address: Waldorf School Märkisches Viertel,
                 Treuenbrietzenerstraße 28, 13439 Berlin, Germany

Sleeping: you can sleep in the classrooms. There will be a max of 4 people sleeping in a classroom. Please bring your mat, sleeping  bag, pillow and whatever you need for sleeping comfortably.
In these unusual times, we all need to adapt our lives and follow the health and safety requirements. Our conference is also influenced by these regulations and can only take place if we comply with these regulations!
You will find our hygiene-plan in the registration form. Please read it carefully and only submit your registration if you agree to these rules!
Please respect each other, the requirements, which the association need to follow as well as the school, who offered to host the event!
Thanks for your cooperation!

If you are traveling to Berlin from outside Germany, please check whether your country / area is a so-called risk area. People who enter Germany from risk areas have to go to quarantine, so your participation at the conference will not be possible!

Please be flexible while planning your trip! The situation can change from one day to the next, so please buy Flexi  or returnable tickets or use car pools.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that such an event will still be allowed at the time of the conference.

Please register here

If you have any questions, please write to Krisztina

Bothmer-Movement Website

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