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CORE STRENGTH VINYASA YOGA®
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SYSTEMIC AND INTEGRATIVE BODYWORK®

Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga®
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga® is a mindful and invigorating yoga in which the anatomy of the breath leads the way into the asanas. Strength, lightness, flexibility and endurance are built through the activation of the Core Strength Meridian, Pilates and Release Technique. We train the deep muscles of the pelvic floor, psoas and lower back and experience our skeleton as a supporting system. With pulsating, undulating movements, we recharge our bodies with energy and detoxify. We engage physically, emotionally and mentally with our alignment and recharge our batteries for the challenges of everyday life. Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga® supports a positive and joyful approach to oneself and the body. The focus is not on the form, but on the path and the sensations to get there.

At the moment I give private classes and share my practice with small groups (max 3 persons) at my practice space in Vienna. Please get in touch, when you are interested:
cattravels@silverserver.at


Systemic and Integrative Bodywork 
(Individual Sessions)

SIB.SH.jpgSystemic and Integrative Bodywork, SIB® is a body and perception training. With the help of specific touches and movements, muscular postures and tensions are guided into the anatomical connection between the skeleton and the nervous system and thus brought into a releasing motion. Thereby we also pay attention to the interplay of physical and mental processes. One treatment generally lasts 90 min. We work dressed in lying, sitting or standing in comfortable clothes. By means of SIB, the solution of a concrete request can be worked in a closly composed sequence, or be used as a continuous support of resource-oriented well-being and centering.

SIB® is based on scientific findings in neurobiology, neurophysiology and systems theory and promotes body and self-perception.

So far, SIB® has been particularly effective in:
— releasing muscle tension, especially neck and shoulder tension
— releasing lower back problems
— improvement of flexibility in the hip
— migraines and headaches
— rehabilitation after injuries or neurological diseases
— help and prevention in burn-out syndrome


Systemic and Integrative Bodywork
combines knowledge and practice from Feldenkrais‘ functional integration with solution-oriented and systemic-therapeutic methods. The fundament was created by Alon Talmi in close connection with Moshe Feldenkrais and developed further by
Nurit Somer and Gudrun Schreiner 
(SIB – Systemische und Integrative Bewegungslehre®).

In 2016 I finshed the 3 years training to become a certified practicitioner for SIB® – systemic and integrative bodywork. This body-practice is a big support for my mentoring and teaching as it works with the interrelation of body and mind, as well as the personal condition and the social field of involvement.

What people said after a session: 
„For the first time, I have the feeling that my hump can dissolve. I feel very upright and easy and my ribcage in a wide beautiful.“



„I feel very good. This is more than holidays. Completely different standing and connection to the earth through my body. Whouh!“

„I feel like everything is working together in my body now. The little toe helps the tooth gap. Compact and lightweighted. Much better pad, lower body feels so much clearer.

„I feel like a human again. Connected. The neck is so much more free and so do head and shoulders“

„Everything can drop into the ground as it should to make it easier.“

I give individual sessions to support repattering and self-healing processes feedbacking through the body, sensations, thoughts, memories and imaginations.
It is a deep pleasure for me to assist people engaging in their capacities, trust and joy for their development.

* PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A PERSONAL SESSION OR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS: cattravels[at]silverserver.at

(Photos Sabine Kaiser, with the friendly permission of the person treated.)

 

ABOUT ME
I studied at the SNDO – School for new dance development / Hoogleschool vor de Künsten Amsterdam focusing on performance and somatic practices such as: Hands-on work, Body-Mind Centering®, Alexander Technique® and Feldenkrais®. Since then I have been exploring different forms of movement, dance and somatic practices through my artistic work. Sensitivity and joy of movement were always essential. Yoga, Feldenkrais and Body Mind Centering have always been the basis of my training. In 2012 I was introduced to Core Strengt Vinyasa Yoga (founded by Sadie Nardini) through a meniscus injury, since then I have been regularly teaching people with a wide range of movement experience, – as for expample at Im_flieger, ImPulsTanz, Tanzquartier Wien, Sead – Salzburg Experimental Academy for Dance and for production trainings & support – and thereby became a certified trainer. In 2016 I completed my study in Systematic and Integrative Bodywork SIB®, which for me has connected emotional and mental processes with the body in a clarifying and inspiring way. The two methods complement each other beautifully: they are mindful, healing practices that activate the wisdom of the body: one through careful touch, the other through offer self inquire the opportunity for one’s own practice. Both are dialogic practices and have deeply inspired and expanded my connections and encounters with others and the world.

 

Private Classes.
Send me a mail and tell me what you need: cattravels@silverserver.at
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Liquid Journeys (1) @ Volkskundemuseum Wien
Sabina Holzer & Guests

Opening, practice and reflection of artistic research FLUVIAL – on bodies, water and urban landscapes.
The geological subsoil of Vienna consists of rocks that date back to a time when Vienna was still sea, until the sea turned into a lake, which then dried up and was finally covered by the sediments of the Danube and Wienerwald streams.
Acts of imagination are connected with memories. Many rivers were straightened in Vienna to make room for houses and habitable areas. Occasionally, these streams resurface. Some say water has a memory and remembers where it once was and tries to return there. Let’s come together and remember who we were and want to be, what paths we will take, where hidden shores might be. … READ MORE: https://www.volkskundemuseum.at/liquid_journeys_1_2022-08-06
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REASONABLE MESSAGES FROM UNREASONABLE DANCES

Workshop Artist Research / Improvisation / Theory @ ImPulsTanz
Sabina Holzer & Kilian Jörg
18.–22.7. // 14:45–17:15
Place: Arsenal C, (Close to Hauptbahnhof, Line 18 -> Schlachthausg.; Bus 13A.)

Further info: here

Yes! — there are vast territories with which one can only get in touch with as moving i.e. dancing bodies. Everything seems different there: pasts connect with futures; the self and the collective intermingles, strange creatures – plants, animals, anorganic particles, microbes, and humans – create assemblages we somehow feel entitled to call “ours”. How can we share these experiences? What kind of messages can we bring from these exquisite, mysterious places? What kind of reasonings linger within this troubled mattering of the vivid chaosmos? How can we render them less mysterious and more … reasonable – even much more reasonable than occidental’s old reasoning!

Reason – a big word for occidental philosophy – doesn’t come up often in the field of dance practices. And why should it? Most of the history of philosophy is concerned with repressing the body and its corporeal relating to matters. A reasonable thought has – for the longest time – been regarded as one that abstracts the most radical from bodily matters to attain outer-worldly clarity. However, in times of ecological catastrophe we feel that these abstractions bring more harm than good. We need to find ways of relating and reasoning that stay in with the manifold troubles of this planet.
While connecting with our speaking, dreaming, thinking, desiring and inventive bodies, we charter traces of wishes and wisdom about ourselves and the world we live in. Relating to this nonverbal writing in space and time, we invite some philosophies and fictions to bridge science / theory / fiction and experiences. While exploring the spaces around the words and ways to listen to this polyphony between all sorts of bodies, we are mesmerised. How to approach the intelligence of the body without subordinating the body to that big word of Reason? How to follow and set free the manifold reasonings of bodies? A whole different ecology of attention awaits us here and wants to share its potentials.

 

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ImPulsTanz – Public Moves
Care & Dare – Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga® is a bit like rock’n‘roll. With every breath we take, we nourish the golden sun in our stomach and connect with the joy in and around our body. We expand our movement possibilities, are mindful of small vibrations and strengthen our centre with the pelvic floor. It is not the final form that is most important, but the way to get there and how.
Please bring your own mat for this workshop!
Dates: 23. and 25. 07.  17:00 – 18:15
Maria-von-Zeitoun, Koptische Kirche
Quadenstraße 4, 1220 Wien (with the Schnellbahn 30min)
!Participation free of charge!

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In light of recent events, Tanzquartier Vienna invites refugees to participate in the programme of Body and Performance Practices for free. It is a great initiative!
The practice is free for all refugees & displaced people! 

connect & care

Evening Practice / Open Level
Sensitive Core Strength Yinyasa Yoga

7th – 28th of June, every Tuesday from 17:30 – 18:30.

This is an invitation into a mindful space as a blend of movement and care. I will facilitate movements and postures to stabilize, ground and nourish peaceful resilience. We will invest in regenerating practices to ease mental & emotional stress in the interplay of Yoga positions and their modifications. Often, but not always the flow of the sequence is slowed down to unfold curiosity for the here&now. We practice calm sensibility towards the movements of the breath and awareness towards oneself in order to connect to one’s own rhythms. A set of physical and energetic alignment principles offer to fuel our intentions and engage with manifold senses of empowerment and community.

Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga is a transformative style of Yoga founded by Sadie Nardini, based on the teaching of Lesly Kaminoff in the tradition T.K.V. Desikachar. It is a deep and mindful investigation of breath related wave-like movements with relaxed musculature. By softening the external body, deep internal muscles can be activated, so that motion occurs with more ease and joy, always relating to the core body as an supportive system in all our activities.
https://tqw.at/en/workshop/connect-care/