18-23 July 2019

Body Love Festival

Live Music stage with international artists. Interdisciplinary Movement Workshops and Children Program.Holistic Healing Area, Landart Installations & Organic food.

Florencia Lamarca (Fluent Body), Joy Tyson (Voice Impro), Lia Pavlidis (Tribal Shake), Ben Pavlidis (Music), Stella Caric (Urban Dance), Nadja Schwarzenbach (Contact Improv), Brigitte Breternitz (Vinyasa Yoga Flow), Marielle Gerke (CI & Somatics), Guru Suraj (Contact Improv), David & Neelam (Singing Circle), Matze Jechlitscha (Music), Crisjan (Thai Massage), Sophie Kinkel (Grinberg Method), Hugh Stanier (CI & Contemporary Dance), Zinn Da (Fire Puja)

A festival that will create a space for interdisciplinarity, encounter, exchange and sharing. An environment to explore your awareness and love of your body.

Celebrate with the international communities

Join this unique event to unite and celebrate with the international communities of body awareness, music and dance. Only one and a half hour from the most vibrant city of Europe, the site is located on a large farm in the country side directly on a lake. Come with your tent, camper or rent a room in the spacious farmhouse. Children are welcome!


Amseltango Barnin Lake. Wonderful venue in an old german farm house directly on the lake. Beautyful garden, fireplace, in- & outdoor dance floor, atelier with lake view. A dream place for our Body Love. Aditionally we rented the entire Strandbad for our festival. There we can camp, dance, cook, celebrate. With own dancefloor and all facilities toilets, shower, electricity etc. Plenty of space for campers and tents. Only 5 Minutes walk to the farmhouse.

Travel informations will come within a few weeks before the Festival starts. 

Our delicious outdoor kitchen with serve up to 80% organic food from local providers.

Come with your own tent or camper van. You can also chose between different limited rooms in the farmhouse for economical price.

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Body Love Program 2019


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  • €350 Regular Price in own tent

  • € 370 With own Camper Van

  • € 390 Bed in Farmhouse. Chose your accommodation and click one box in the form.

  •  Early Bird Price- discount of € 20 , if you paid your deposit till June 1st 2019 

Meet Your Facilitators

Lia Pavlidis

Lia Pavlidis is a passionate dancer and a dedicated dance teacher. She is also a singer and performer, heartful communicator, energy worker and coach. Lia studied Rajasthani Gypsy Dance, Afro Carrebean, Release Technique, Qigong, Gaga Technique, Contact Improvisation, as well as other progressive urban styles. With a wide focus on the emotional, physical and energetic body in general, Lia’s curiousity for movement and body language is endless. Her dance is always soulful, blending street style with a deeply spiritual inner power, connecting mother earth and father sky, with the tongue of an urban shaman.

Ben Pavlidis

is an inspired, strong hearted musician with every cell of his body. He is a songwriter, and a rapper with a great enthuisasm for grounded and clear beats and sounds ,which he also produces himself for his latest electro project DUNG. 20 years experience in his back he is known as the frontman of the berlin band OHRBOOTEN. His open minded nature makes him to connect with people in the musical cosmos where ever he is. His first contact with improvisation was freestyle rap in 2002. This is where he started to feel the spirit of freedom through rythm and rhyme. Since this experience he is trying to keep the energy of the free flow moments into his work. It inspired him until today, to play also with landscapes of sound and percussion to create a varity of dimensions you can move in as a musician aswell as a dancer.

Florencia - Fluentbody

Florencia Lamarca

Fluentbody workshop Bodies have their own language. They tell a story, and constantly seek to feel as alive and fluid as possible. Uncovering this fluidity gives us the potential to enrich our senses and imagination, to experience lightness and power, and to raise our self-awareness and the capacity for self-healing. Bodies can feel confident, soft, pleasurable and free, moving through space without any agenda or self-judgment. We will open doors to new places, shifting our emotional states through physicality. I will guide you through a journey, blending conscious and unconscious movement and dance, to unlock your own body’s story. In the workshop, you’re constantly in movement. I give a flow of evocative ideas and impulses that layer and interweave in a series of different stages allowing you to explore your own movement and possibilities, rather than copying something already set. Florencia brings 20 years of dance experience, primarily training and performing with Ohad Nahrin of Gaga Movement, with having worked as a somatic practitioner since 2011. Florencia has been traveling the world teaching unique workshops combining her extensive knowledge of movement, her choreographic research and her somatic healing

BriBrigitte Breternitz, Yogadance

Brigitte Breternitz

Vinyasa Dance – Yoga Dance Fusion Vinyasa Dance is a daily body and mind practice created by Brigitte Breternitz. It is an infinite liquid fusion of Yoga and Dance, a constant movement of body, mind and soul. Practitioners are going deeper, wider and higher in their movements. They are using body and mind sensual to step forward, closer to their dancing souls. They are using music like a heartbeat and leaded by their heart beat’s rhythm at the same time. Partitioners are playing with rhythms, atmospheres and harmonies, breathing the movements deeply and in devotion. The Dance is fluid, sensitive, real, diverse, true and timeless. Its movements are of authentic quality, coming from within. There is no right or wrong and no judgement whatsoever. It is about how movements fell, not about how they look. It is pure expression. Vinyasa Dance is breathing every move- unique for every body and soul. The Yoga puts consciousness first. It is using love and every move. says no to judging yourself or others. It is searching for the lightest yet grounded move. using the body to explore the bigger picture. It is using the body’s chakras and energy channels while moving in harmony with the music and the breath.

Stella Caric Urban Dance

Stella Caric

Urban_Stella_Workshop Footwork und Bodywork – alles ist möglich. Ich starte mit flowenden Housemoves, die uns mit Schwung über den Dancefloor schweben lassen. Schnelle Füße die sich verselbstständigen und auf eine Reise mitnehmen in typisch urbane Tiefe. Eine weite mögliche Qualität können wir mit urbanen Arm- und Muskeltechniken für uns ergreifen, auf dem Weg hierher werden wir Wellen reiten die geschmeidig fließen oder als Treppen Brüche und Kanten abverlangen. Ein Spiel mit natürlichen und unnatürlichen Bewegungen bringt uns in kontrastreiche Dynamiken vom Robotdance zu Wasserwesen die jegliche Wellen spiegeln. Musikalisch wird das getragen durch House, HipHop und Drumstarken-Beats.

Matze Jechlischka Musiker

Matze Jechlitschka

Mathias Jechlitschka loves to play guitar, what he´s already done for quite a while and with a lot of intensity. Over the years he became a good listener – he understands to create space, hold it and finally leave it, when the next is opening up. To trust the first impulse is what he´s learned through music.

Crisjan Zöllner Thai Yoga Flow

Crisjan Zöllner

Thai Yoga Flow For several years I have been work as a massage therapist, offering traditional Thai Yoga Massages and Osteothai treatments. I have been working for Spirit Yoga Spa Berlin, the spa of the renowned Hotel de Rome and My Heart mobile massage. I take regularly workshops with my teachers David Lutt (http://lulyani.com/) and Krishnataki (http://www.thaimassage.gr/), two real masters of Thai Massage. I understand Thai Massage as a holy dance between two individuals which is given with METTA. Metta is the buddhist principle of loving-kindness. It is important for me to give session from this state of mindfulness, equanimity, compassion and joy. THAIYOGAFLOW www.thaiyogaflow.com, 01631631614


Marielle Gerke

Somatic Explorations into Contact Improvisation In this workshop we will use somatic explorations inspired from Body-Mind-Centering in order to investigate and understand our Contact Impro practice on a deeper level. In my experience especially enrichening for the dance form is the exploration and embodiment of the developmental movement patterns described by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Remembering different steps of our own movement development from the moment of conception to the complexity of the unique human walking pattern can nourish, enrich and inspire our solo movement as well as our Contact Impro dances. Drawing inspirations and images from the animal kingdom where we can find similar movement organisations in water-living and/or land-living creatures supports moving from our inner wisdom and our inherent need and desire for movement and touch. Rediscovering the joy and journey how we first started to move in a pleasurable and efficient way – rediscovering ourselves, others and the environment through movement and touch shall be the main focus of the classes. Finding the breathing of the cells, our inner starfish and our soft spine using those somatisations as a point of departure for Contact Improvisation. There is always the option to explore your body in solo movements – no Contact duty at all! All levels welcome.

David-&-Neelam-Bakthi Yoga

David & Neelam

Singing Circle with Neelam and David Mages. When they met in 2003 on a rainbow gathering  they both had already fallen in love with mantra singing. Ever since mantra, bhajan and kirtan singing has been an essential part of their way. For many years they’ve been sharing that love in chantingcircles, concerts and on spiritual events.

Joy Tyson Voice Improv

Joy Tyson

Joy Tyson is a traveling troubadour, explorting the world and sharing the gift  of song and rhythm to the places and people she meets. Joy is one of the founding members of the Afro Fusion band FARAFI and a current member of the gypsy rock band SHISHKO DISCO. Her exploration began when she was 18 upon meeting her first teacher, Djensu Diallo who introduced her to the beautiful world of african music and the open hearted spirit that accompanies it. Later, delve into other traditional music’s from Brazil, Iran, India, Turkey and the greater middle east and african areas. Drawing inspiration from all over the world, improvisation and cultural fusion makes up joys eclectic style.

Nadja Schwarzbach Contact Improvisation

Nadja Schwarzbach

I am a CI dancer, teacher and improviser based in Berlin. I passionately practice CI since 2006. My sense for touch and the understanding of the human body moving has been nurtured in many ways. Important was my three years natural medicine training including different massage and bodywork styles and  attending klein technique and axis syllabus classes. Currently I am training to become an Ilan Lev practitioner and a Gestalt therapist. Crucial inspirations for my CI practice come from learning and dancing with Joerg Hassmann, Mirva Mäkinnen and Nancy Stark Smith. I assisted Daniel Werner and Joerg Hassmann during five years in the CI training program in Berlin and in international workshops. Since 5 years I co-organize the Contact Festivals in Berlin (www.in-touch.es) and for the 9th time I am part of the organizing team of the Contact meets Contemporary Festival in Goettingen (www.contact-meets-contemporary.de), and last  year I co-founded the Out of Berlin Jam (www.outofberlinjam.de).  2010 I started teaching weekend workshops and weekly classes. Since then I have been teaching weekly classes in Berlin, many weekend workshops in Germany and abroad (in Sweden, Denmark, Israel and Morocco) and on many CI Festivals in Europe and Goa/India.

Zinn Da

Zinn Da

NGO Board (IN) ZinnDa: means to be alive! A free spirit and a bundle of pure joy, there is nothing this happy soul isn’t capable of! His evolution has been quite a journey, from being a techie to transforming into an Osho sannyasin. He was born with the heart of a nomad and has been a traveller for most of his life now. What’s his purpose? one might wonder! He has been closely working with the Osho Communes, spiritual festivals all around the world and the Contact Dance Community to help in bringing spiritual awareness and spreading peace in communities everywhere. This was the thought that lead him to create his NGO: Global Cultural Exchange Organisation that brings communities around the world and people from all walks of life together in a peaceful and harmonious environment of sharing and learning.

Simone Beck Contact Improvisation

Simone Beck

SIMONE Is a straight down the line woman. Able to wander between different worlds with ease, as if they were her own; an ever on-the-go chameleon. Simone can be a graphic designer, nature pedagogue, healer, organizer, gardener and simultaneously a dancer. She appears to be a mystery who seems to be untouchable. However – and this is visible for all who wander through the world with an open heart – there is something within her which is she herself. In every movement, every word and every bat of her eyelid, … in every thought, every act and every moment is a person concealed who has  enormous empathy, understanding and pure vitality of life. And yet her actual essence is … love. The real, true and shared living-within-us … love. In the tangible world, Simone has travelled to almost every continent and spoken to people in many and various languages.  At the moment she is relishing the pleasure of having the opportunity to experience the privilege of creating a place she can call home.

Florencia Lamarca, Fluent Body

Florencia Lamarca

Fluent Body, Bodies have their own language. They tell a story, and constantly seek to feel as alive and fluid as possible. Uncovering this fluidity gives us the potential to enrich our senses and imagination, to experience lightness and power, and to raise our self- awareness and the capacity for self-healing. How can we reconnect to our body’s language and fluidity? We will take a journey through movement, connecting and feeling, to explore the intricacies of our stories. Connecting conscious and unconscious movement, we will uncover delicate, pleasurable and powerful movements, without self-judgment. We will open doors to new places, awakening physical sensations, which can also work on an emotional level. This workshop could help you navigate through feeling tired and heavy, feeling disconnected from your body or too much in your head, feeling blocked, suffering from chronic pain, or simply wanting to learn, move and explore.   Florencia brings 20 years of dance experience, primarily training and performing with Ohad Nahrin of Gaga Movement, with having worked as a somatic practitioner since 2011. Florencia has been traveling the world teaching unique workshops combining her extensive knowledge of movement, her choreographic research and her somatic healing approach.

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