3-week morning intensive: connecting with the intuitive body
Authentic Movement and Sensorial Awareness with Alessio Castellacci
Nov 2 – Nov 20, 2015
mo-fr 8.30-10.00 at Studio Sonne
Please register here (please write us the name of the course  you want to register and your name and surname).

This 3 week morning intensive is a free movement practice beyond yoga. Learn to tap into the guidance of your intuitive body and experience a way of ‘knowing’ through the senses and the body in movement, tuning in with the unfolding dance of everyday life. 

  • Sensorial awareness: anatomy of the senses 
  • The connection of the senses to each of the chakra centres
  • The difference between instinct and intuition
  • C.G. Jung’s active imagination 
  • The 4 psychological types: thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuitive
  • the role of the pineal gland and solar plexus in intuitive knowing
  • meditating in movement/intuitive dance

This morning intensive is for anyone who wants to have more access to their own physical intuitive knowledge in work related situations, as well as in private relationships.

Week 1: we explore the realm of sensation, looking at senses, anatomy, and playing with blindfold explorations of each sense (touch, hearing, taste, smell, sight) to access the deep knowledge carried by sensations.

Weeks 2 and 3: we explore the realm of intuition with daily practice of authentic movement and other integrative techniques, which support the experience of the intuitive body (automatic drawing/writing/breathing exercises to enter a state of creative flow/guided visualisations/intuitive dance). 

About Authentic Movement: it is a simple form where one person (the mover) engages in spontaneous expressive movement exploration with closed eyes in the presence of another (the witness). This form was developed by pioneer dance therapist M. S. Whitehouse and later refined by Janet Adler following C.G. Jung’s principle of ‘active imagination’. It is a simple, yet profound practice, which offers a safe space for the free-associative body to emerge, creating a bridge between the conscious and the unconscious.

“With eyes closed, the mover listens inwardly and finds a movement arising from a hidden prompting a cellular impulse. Gradually the invisible becomes visible, the inaudible becomes audible, and explicit form is given to the content of direct experience.”
– from the Authentic Movement Institute, Berkeley


Alessio is a contemporary dancer, sound composer, and voice & movement teacher. After graduating in Developmental Psychology in Rome and Experimental Chorography at the Artez Institute of Arnhem, he moved to Berlin in 2006. Since then he has developed his pedagogical method for voice & movement integration, performed in dance shows, and composed music for many chorographers in Europe and Asia. He and Claudia Dietrich have been running SMASH Berlin since 2013 – a training program for experimental physical performance.

Alessio is very passionate about the cognitive, bodily and metaphysical aspects of any creative process, and enjoys facilitating group learning experiences by following the three golden principles: inclusiveness, sustainability, and playfulness.