Seminars/ Workshops

I regularly offer self-contained and time-limited seminars or workshops, which on the one hand offer a good insight into my work and the concept of Spiraldynamik® and on the other hand can be a helpful introduction to a very intensive bodywork.

It doesn’t matter if you have already done individual coaching sessions with me, attended courses with me or if you are “new” here. Depending on your needs and requests, I create seminars/workshops also in your company, your business or as part of an event.

Spiraldynamik® Workshop – 3D Healthy Feet

In the course of evolution, man has developed from a quadruped to a biped and the movement system (bones, muscles, etc.) have adapted to the changed conditions, thus guaranteeing that man can move in a dynamically stable manner in the gravitational field.

This course is about the potential of healthy, constructive coordinated movement patterns that are in our bodies and especially in our feet. Regardless of age, gender or previous experience, we can show feet a way out of painful and uneconomical movement patterns through appropriate movement interventions.

 

Contents:

  • What are coordinated feet?
  • What are the prerequisites for stable and well-coordinated feet?
  • Analysis of own feet
  • Teaching exercises for heel straightening, forefoot bolting and an active transverse arch.
  • Integration into function (into walking or training exercises, yoga positions, etc., as needed)

Spiraldynamik® Workshop – 3D Strong and precise hands

In the course of evolution, man has developed from a quadruped to a biped and the movement system (bones, muscles, etc.) has adapted to the changed conditions or explicitly formed itself in such a way that man can move dynamically and stably in the gravitational field. In this process, the hands were freed from their task of locomotion and were able to develop into true precision instruments: Grasping and releasing, touching and massaging, gesticulating and gesturing, striking, playing instruments, drawing, painting, etc..

Evolutionarily, the development of hand coordination is closely related to both the development of the brain and the development of language and culture. The loss of coordinated use of the hands is in turn closely related to technological development and the resulting lack of utilization of the hands’ potential for action. An example of this is the almost exclusive written communication by mouse click and keyboard… who still writes handwritten letters, postcards and documents nowadays?

This workshop is about the inherent potential of the hands in terms of strength, flexibility and precision and here also about the relationship to the shoulder girdle, through which the hands in turn get a clear connection to the torso.

 

Contents:

  • Teaching the basic structures and the coordinated use of the hands
  • individual analysis of the hands
  • Development of the coordinated function by means of suitable exercises and subsequent integration into the function of grasping and supporting.
  • Mediation of the individual development potential and associated exercises
  • Clarification of all questions

Spiraldynamik® Workshop – 3D Stable Pelvis in Yoga (Standing Asanas and Sun Salutation)

The connection of Spiral Dynamics® and Hatha Yoga is not a new style of yoga, but includes a clear, evolutionary-based alignment and organization in the asanas, regardless of the style of yoga (Asthanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow or others).

Each asana has a focus and effects on the physical level, but at the same time also effects on the soul-spirit-mental level. For me, the functional-sensible and clear alignment is an essential prerequisite to make all effects possible.

Here is an example Vrksasana (tree): One of the one-legged asanas, this asana internalizes the connection to the earth (rootedness) and the sky (opening), and – with proper alignment – allows for a high level of calm and serenity. And that needs the clear three-dimensional alignment of the pelvis on the stance leg side: outer spiral of the hip bone. This brings grounding and stability and allows the thoracic head to become mobile/free upward. If, on the other hand, I sink in on the standing leg side, I lose not only physical stability, but at the same time grounding and the possibility of opening upward to heaven. Tension elsewhere – such as in the chest or shoulder-neck area – in the body is often the result.

In this workshop I would like to teach this clear alignment of the pelvis step by step and make it possible to integrate it into the standing asanas or the asanas of the Sun Salutation for more stability and confidence:

  • Getting to know the movements of the pelvis and their effects on the hip joint, sacroiliac joint and lower back.
  • Getting to know muscle loops of the pelvis (most important muscle group: the muscles of the pelvic floor).
  • Learning functional pelvic abduction and uprightness
  • Integration of the learned pelvic movements into the standing asanas and asanas of the sun salutation

Angela H.

Yoga Teacher & Physiotherapist
“In search of further impulses of spiraldynamic bodywork I accidentally landed with Andrea and went through all her workshops in no time, as I was convinced by her way of imparting theoretical and practical and very creative knowledge – in depth, clarity and subtlety. As a yoga teacher and physiotherapist, I have received a lot of valuable input for myself and my own therapeutic work, for which I am very grateful to Andrea. Not to mention her elaborate handouts, which were detailed words and pictures that rounded out each workshop.”

2021