Somatic Basics Training

Somatic Basics Training

200 hrs / 6 modules / 5 somatic methods / 4 teachers

Enabling unfolding and development

We believe that people strive to develop and grow. The aim of our Somatic Basics Training is to provide the conditions that support this development through an integrative connection to the body, to make it tangible and to apply it to areas of life such as work, partnership, expression, creativity, and health. This somatic training uses body-oriented learning approaches that become useful for and within the student and take on meaning. The conscious exploration of movement development enables the recognition of personal patterns, the integration of body, psyche, thinking, and acting as well as the engagement of untapped potential.

Dates 2022/23

Module 1 Ground Monday 09.- Friday 13. May 2022
Module 2 Space Monday 20.- Friday 24. June 2022
Module 3 Individuation Monday 05.- Friday 09. Sept. 2022 
Module 4 Communication Monday 07.- Friday 11. Nov. 2022
Module 5 Change Monday 13.- Friday 17. Feb. 2023
Module 6 Initiation Monday 08.- Friday 12. May 2023


New cycle 23/24: 17. April 2023 - 8. März 2024

Module 1 17.04.-21.04.23
Module 2 05.06. -09.06.23
Module 3 18.09.-22.09.23
Module 4 04.11.-10.11.23
Module 5 29.01. -02.02.24
Module 6 04.03.-08.03.24

The somatic base year is also part A of our somatic training

The Somatic Basics Training will be offered in English in 2023/24. 

Ausführliche Seminarinformationen

Didactic Principles of the Somatics Basics Training

In the interplay of different methods such as Continuum, Feldenkrais Method, Middendorf's Breath Experience, Body-Mind Centering®, experiential anatomy, Authentic Movement and Somatic Yoga, experiences and cognitive processes arise that are of great value for one's own development.

On the basis of each content-related module focus, we research and experience the corresponding body systems, effective principles, movement patterns, biological and emotional stages of development as well as their personal and social relevance. We make use of the fact that our physical development is in direct connection and interaction with our development of consciousness. Experience and reflection give us access to this. We create a space of emotional security and integrate group dynamic processes as support in the individual learning process.

Structure of the Somatics Basics Training

The Somatic Basics Training is part of our Somatic Practitioner education program. It forms Part A comprising 30 days (240 teaching units) over 6 five-day modules spread over one year. Part A is primarily for personal growth. Building on this, parts B, C, and D can be chosen. They enable the student to teach and work with individuals and/or groups.

Curriculum Overview

  • Module 1: Ground
  • Module 2: Space
  • Module 3: Individuation
  • Module 4: Communication
  • Module 5: Change
  • Module 6: Initiation


The Somatic Basics Training combines knowledge from 8 different somatic approaches in the following subjects:

  • Body - practice & experience
  • Body - applied theory
  • Philosophy/ context/ orientation
  • Application/ research/ integration
  • Processing/ individual and social relevance
  • Contained open practice
  • Hands-on

Module 1: GROUND

  • Contents: Beginning - being there - focusing sensory attention - the experience of the ground that supports from below - encounter with gravity and its counterforce
  • Principles: Arriving - Trust/ Surrender - Yielding - Tensegrity - Being carried by the ground/ the earth
  • Body Systems: Fascia-Skeleton-Musculature Synergy #1/ Cell & Cell Respiration/ Developmental Movements Overview

Module 2: SPACE

  • Contents: Distinction interior/ exterior space - spatial perception + spatial experience Alignment in space - recognition of possibilities, multidirectionality - silence - potency
  • Principles: directions/ orientation - kinaesthesia/ tensegrity - synaesthetic interaction of the senses in the perception of space - being carried by space
  • Body Systems: Fascia-skeletal-musculature synergy #2/ diaphragms - horizontal planes/ sensory motor loop/ organs/ front-middle-back body


  • Contents: I/ others/ experiencing uniqueness - being separated/ being connected - diversity/ integration part 1 - making decisions - balance
  • Principles: limits - wanting + choosing - yes/ no - center + periphery - balance
  • Body Systems: developmental movements/ proprioception/ skin - membranes / ear labyrinth


  • Contents: Communication with oneself, with others, with the environment - perceiving, sensing, feeling, thinking, acting - regulation processes - conflict management
  • Principles: closeness/ distance - diversity/ integration part 2 - flexibility + assertion - fear + solution - empathy - logic - improvisation
  • Body Systems: nervous system/ polyvagal theory/ head, larynx, mouth, hands/ fluids/ blood

Module 5: CHANGE

  • Contents: withstanding emptiness / creating space - being changed / changing - transitions / part 1
  • Principles: flexibility + hold - wish / desire / inspiration - confusion / irritation / disorientation - not knowing / carried in being
  • Body Systems: fluids - lymph / heart / lungs / rib cage


  • Contents: birth + dying - transitions / part 2 - releasing attachments - celebrating change
  • Principles: death / birth - embeddedness - basic trust - transcendence - energy - activity / passivity - being - surrender - sexuality - love
  • Body Systems: uprightness, flexion, extension / embryology - sexual organs / birth

Die Teile

Somatic Basics Training

Somatic Basics Training

Module 1: Floor

Contents: Beginning and being here - Meditation and gathering - The experience of the ground, which carries and acts as a mirror - Encounter with gravity and counterforce....



Modul 2 // Nacheinstieg Somatisches Basisjahr

In diesem Jahr ist es möglich zum zweiten Modul in das Somatische Basisjahr einzusteigen. Das erste Modul wird im nächsten Jahr nachgeholt. Bei Interesse kann die Anmeldung...



Somatisches Basisjahr Modul 3

Inhalte: Ich/Andere / Einzigartigkeit erfahren - Getrennt-sein / Verbunden-sein - Diversität / Integration Teil 1 - Entscheidungen treffen - Balance Prinzipien: Grenzen -...



Somatisches Basisjahr Modul 4

Inhalte: Kommunikation mit sich selbst, mit anderen, mit der Umwelt - Wahrnehmen, Spüren, Fühlen, Denken, Handeln - Regulationsprozesse - Konfliktbewältigung Prinzipien: Nähe...



Somatisches Basisjahr Modul 5

Inhalte: Leere aushalten / Raum schaffen - Gewandelt werden / sich wandeln - Übergange / Teil 1 Prinzipien: Flexibilität + Halt - Wünschen / Begehren / Inspiration -...



Somatisches Basisjahr Modul 6

Inhalte: Geburt + Sterben - Übergänge / Teil 2 - Lösung von Anhaftungen - Veränderung zelebrieren Prinzipien: Tod / Geburt - Einbettung - Urvertrauen Veränderung -...


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Kai Ehrhardt

Founder of the Somatic Academy Berlin, Breath Therapist/based on the work developed by Prof. Ilse Middendorf, Continuum Teacher and Heilpraktiker (Psychotherapy).

"I had the honor and privilege to learn from the two founders Prof. Ilse Middendorf (Perceptible Breath / Erfahrbarer Atem) and Emilie Conrad (Continuum) and I am pleased to be able to pass on this work." Since 2012, Kai has been developing professional trainings at the Somatic Academy as well as programs dedicated to the application of Somatics in everyday life. He has been a co-curator of the Body IQ festival since 2015. Since 2003, he has developed the approach "Authentic Eros", which integrates - as a somatic application - bodywork, relationship communication and group-dynamic processes in the area of personal and interpersonal development. He is a member of the professional associations Atem, Continuum and ISMETA.

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Marion Evers

Theater, Linguistics & Political Science M.A., Founder of the Somatic Academy Berlin and the Center for Yoga and Voice

many years of work in the field of directing & dramaturgy, author. Since 2004 Yoga teacher and facilitator of the BDY/EYU, Somatic Yoga trainer. Breath therapist according to Prof. Ilse Middendorf, breath & voice instructor. Besides the encounter of eastern and western philosophical concepts of the body, her main interest is the theory & practice of somatic practices as well as the questions of social and political relevance of "somatics" today.


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Katja Münker /

Dance | Choreography | Performance | Somatics | Artistic Research | Walking Art | Mountain Hiking Guiding

Continuing education lecturer and director of Environmental Somatics and EMERGE/ Somatic in Dance at the Somatische Akademie Berlin. Member of the German Feldenkrais Association & ISMETA-registered RSME/RSMT/RSDE.

Trained as a physical therapist, Feldenkrais teacher, and mountain hiking guide, as well as in contemporary dance, (contact) improvisation, instant composition.

Conscious and embodied learning, the potential between individual freedom and collective inclusion in the environment, as well as joy, ease, and consciousness in the movement are the focus of her teaching. Her research-oriented practice is informed by deep-sensing investigation and reflecting evaluation. Beyond teaching her work includes performance projects, conference papers, and publications focusing on somatics and choreography, as well as on walking. Regular teaching at universities including FU Berlin, UdK Berlin, and HZT Berlin. Artistic research collaboration with AREAL_artistic research lab Berlin.

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Heike Kuhlmann

Dancer, -educator, choreographer, Body-Mind Centering® SME -Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy-SMT, MA Performance Studies/Choreography, Mother

Since 2005 various research formats on dance and somatics. 2010-2021 Global Water Dances Performance Collective of Berlin - site-specific performances on the theme of water. As an ISMETA registered Somatic Dance Movement Educator (RSDME/RSME), she is interested in the human unfolding process, including the ability to meet others at eye level, find freedom of choice, and express creativity. The somatic approaches Body-Mind Centering® and Authentic Movement support creative processes by inviting complexity, dimensionality and diversity The self and relationship to the environment can be explored. Contact Improvisation is a dance form with two or more dancers by sharing a point of contact and weight. 2018-2019 Continuing Education: Discipline of Authentic Movement, Contact Improvisation.



»For me, the Somatic Basics Training is a year of experience, research and learning that connects me with myself and the world again and again. It inspires and accompanies me in my own search for meaning. «
— KS // Berlin
»Thank you for the wonderful journeys through the inner and outer landscapes.«
— Miriam // Berlin


Full price: € 2900 
Monthly installment: 12 × € 250  


Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30
  • Earlybird: 2500.00 EUR
  • Full Price: 2900.00 EUR
Zahlung Banküberweisung, PayPal

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The Somatic Basics Training is a certified training by the international professional somatic association ISMETA.


Kai Ehrhardt
Marion Evers
Katja Münker
Heike Kuhlmann

Daten & Kosten

  • Earlybird 2500.00 EUR
  • Full Price 2900.00 EUR
ZahlungBanküberweisung, PayPal
Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30