We’re very happy to be offering groups again! In order to do this, we are continuously updating our approach to Covid so that we can look after these two main aspects:
We want to offer you face-to-face workshops where you can feel free and at ease in your encounters without needing to socially distance or use masks.
At the same time we want to continue to keep the risk of Covid infection and quarantine requirements as low as possible for all of us. We are confident that through a flexible approach based on current developments, we can create an atmosphere that is as safe and as relaxed as possible. And for that we are counting on your participation!
- In general, we’ll follow the regulations that apply at the seminar location and may sometimes go slightly beyond them. It can happen, for example, that we make a current negative test result a condition of participation, even if this would locally not be required by law.
- We always keep an eye on the latest developments and you can rely on us to base our decisions on recognised scientific research.
- The following applies to the upcoming workshops for July and August: We ask you to bring an actual negative test result or do a rapid test when you arrive at the venue so that everyone can be relaxed in meeting, mingling and likely enjoying warm, close contact with each other.
- In the long run: When you register you will find out which testing measures we are planning for a particular workshop. And since there can be many weeks or months between your registration and the start of the workshop and experience shows how quickly the situation can change, we reserve the right to make adjustments at short notice if current developments either require more prevention measures or allow for further relaxation
- We generally work using PCR tests, recognised antigen tests or regular self-tests, depending in each case on the general situation and, if necessary, also on the individual vaccination status. We may also have to revisit the question of 2G or 3G in the autumn (that is of whether unvaccinated people can participate). We hope, of course, that it will not come to that! Social distancing and masks are not measures we will use within our workshops. Our groups only take place when we can engage with each other safely and freely
That’s how we envision it. At least for the coming workshops in spring and summer. And new developments can, of course, bring new possibilities or – even better! – render some or even all of the measures at some point no longer necessary.
Your Art of Being Team
Alan, Susann, Christiane und Maria
All workshops sessions are generally led by Alan. Some morning meditations may be led by his Art of Being team. In the coming years Alan’s assistant teachers will guide processes where his personal presence is not important to the process.
All workshops in Germany and Switzerland are fully translated into German by Alan’s excellent translators who have trained with him and understand the subtleties in this work.
In every workshop you are guided into EXPERIENCES. They include small- and large-group processes; solo explorations (always guided by Alan); the dynamic Art of Being meditations with which each day begins; the circle work that provides the opportunity to engage personally with Alan; occasional 20-30 minute dance sessions; and you can expect the unexpected, since what happens is guided for Alan not only by his workshop repertoire, but by the here-and-now needs of the participants.
Art of Being workshops usually have between 25 and 50 participants. For workshops where gender balance matters we keep the number of men and women as equal as possible, with assistants from The Art of Being team stepping in when needed.
Please read Alan’s short article that best answers this question. You can find it here.
Please be assured that your boundaries are sacred, and they will always be respected. Realising and learning to communicate your boundaries is actually an important aspect of Art of Being workshops.
It’s entirely up to you how close contact with others you choose. You will always be invited to find your own way, and sense for yourself how far you want to open up, what feels good and right for you. Your personal boundaries will always be respected.
It depends on the workshop. Body, Heart & Soul One is really for everybody. Since its origin back in 1986 (and from which it has continuously evolved) it has been significant and valuable for everyone – regardless of previous Tantric experience – who is seeking something richer, deeper, healthier and wiser than was offered by the sexual climate and attitudes in which they were brought up. Body, Heart & Soul parts 2, 3 and 4 are only open to people who have completed Body, Heart & Soul One. The only other Tantric workshop is Mystical Tantra. While this is not for beginners, it is appropriate for everyone who comes with an openness to participating in an experience involving sensual and possibly erotic processes.
All workshops are suitable for both singles and couples. Even Love, Sex & Shadows, the workshop specifically for couples, is open to singles who come with a friend who wishes to partner them for the duration of the workshop.
The workshop is immensely valuable if you are dealing directly with death and dying. It has been a life-transforming experience for countless people over the past 30 years, including hospice workers, and even people dealing with their own terminal conditions.
Come because you ask the question. Learning to befriend your fears is one of the treasures offered by every Art of Being workshop. As for being ready, nobody ever really is. Better to trust your wish to come, especially if you tend to talk yourself out of experiences that address your deep longings.
In order to participate in Body, Heart & Soul 2, 3 or 4 you must always first complete Body, Heart & Soul One. Even people with Tantric experience find unexpected realisations and liberating discoveries in this first 7-day workshop of the Body, Heart & Soul quartet.
Beginning where you are, an Art of Being workshop takes you progressively deeper and deeper into experiences designed to bring you where you are longing to be in yourself and your life. It is therefore essential that you are present from the very beginning of the workshop and all the way through to its close.
The daily schedule is usually as follows:
8 – 9am morning meditation
9 -10.30am breakfast
10.30am – 1pm morning session
1 – 3pm lunch break
3 – 6.30pm afternoon session (with 30-min tea break)
6.30 – 8.15pm dinner break
8 – 9.30pm evening session.
This depends on the particular seminar house and room category. Please contact the seminar house or check out their website.
Special dietary needs are dealt with by the seminar house hosting the workshop.