Pulsation Room

Pulsation describes the experience of our own living body with it’s tissues, fluids, interpenetrating rhythms, breaths and sounds. As unique human beings and as mankind, we are heirs of an enormous bio-lineage going back to the quivering of the first cells on earth. In that sense the room of Pulsation is a place of departure. Pulsation also implies a vast regulatory intelligence inherent in our bodies. Systemic self-regulation, regeneration, overall health and balance can be strongly impacted through somatic practices. What are the conditions that support and enhance the flow of information in the body and how can we create them? How are our emotional, mental and transpersonal states of being impacted?

Expression Room

As we transition from pulsation, we can come in contact with our individual desire and urge to express, to share and to actualize something in the world. The intentional core of this room is using the body to connect to our creative expression. How is voice, dance, performance, speech, writing, painting or any other form of expression affected when coming from a deep sensory engagement with the body?

Social Body Room

Many individuals in their body make up our social or collective body. What happens when somatic techniques and vocabulary inform cultural or even political conversations?  What is the collective “connective tissue”, the “posture” or “pulse” of our time? How is the collective in-formed by individuals and how are the individuals in-formed by the collective? What changes if the body is more included in the dialog between individual and collective?


Day two is about settling, sinking, deepening and then taking some further steps.


The last day oft the festival focuses on practical and further applications of Somatics. What areas of life from health to arts, from economics to politics can benefit from Somatics and how?


Our first day is devoted to experience, as the strength of Somatics lies in the immediacy of direct and experiential learning and discovery.

Discover and explore the cutting edge of the somatic field through immersion, discussion and application.

Pre-design your own journey through the festival or let yourself be guided by your intuition as you choose from three possible events four times a day. Although Body IQ’s program is evolving throughout the 3 days, all workshops & events are suitable for spontaneous drop-in.


There are three spaces devoted to a particular focus: the pulsation room, the expression room & the social body room.


Somatic experience gives rise to various relationships to time. Time can speed up, slow down, stand sill or dissolve. In linear time we will explore the following build-up:

Presented by Somatische Akademie Berlin. © 2015 by Body IQ Festival Berlin.