FAQ

On this page, we answer some of your most frequently asked questions about the Stretch Festival. If you can't find the answer you are looking for. You can reach out to us here: info@stretch-berlin.com 

Who could benefit from this?

Men* & People identifying on a queer masculinities spectrum

  • who want to explore living a vibrant, erotically, and spiritually integrated life.

  • who are interested in healing.

  • who want to step into their potential.

  • who want to explore authentic self-expression through body, intimacy, movement, and voice.

  • who want to cultivate a deep connection to living in the here and now.

  • who want to broaden their consciousness.

  • who want to learn to be lovers in the broadest and the most specific sense of the word.

Can I register for individual days/workshops only?

  • You can book a day pass.

  • Single workshop tickets are not available though.

What if I’m in a workshop and asked to do something I don’t want to do?
 

  • Everything you experience and are asked to do is an invitation, never a must.

  • The intensity of your journey is always in your hands. Boundaries, consent, and communication are important.

  • Though we want to encourage you to dive into it, the festival by its name STRETCH implements situations or moments where we step into the unknown, which can make it possible for magic to happen.

I would love to participate but can't afford it. What do I do?
 

  • Please talk to us about flexible payment plans.

  • We may also have a few spots at a reduced cost for work exchange/volunteering.

  • No one will be turned away for lack of funds! Please let us know at info@stretch-berlin.com

What language will workshops be in?
 

  • All workshops will be held in English.

  • If there are any language barriers, please make the facilitator, or the assistant aware of them, so that solutions can be found.
     

What do I have to prepare for the online workshops?
 

  • A technical device that enables you to join ZOOM meetings with a camera and speaker/microphone - there will be moments of sharing where we invite you to speak. (Download Zoom by clicking here LINK!)

  • Space for movement in your apartment or location - some workshops include dance or movement instructions.

  • Make this space comfortable with pillows and blankets for your own well-being.

  • Have drinks & snacks available so you don’t miss out on parts of the experience.

  • However, there will always be breaks and chances to look after yourself.

  • A notebook & pen for some workshops or for memories worth saving!

  • Wear comfortable clothing in layers (for warm & cold) that allow movement.

How will it work online?​

  • For some specific sessions, the door will be locked after starting and latecomers will be turned away.

  • We will not be accepting dial-in audio-only participants at this festival.


 

Why is Stretch Festival specifically for people who identify as male*?
 

  • The intention is not to exclude. The intention is to provide a space that serves one particular need out of many needs that exist in the world.

  • It's about a safe space for queer masculinities and the sexual orientations, erotic interests, and intimate relational dynamics within that particular field.

  • There is no question that a festival across all gender identities and across all sexual orientations is also a need. However, we specialize in events for Queer Masculinities (a spectrum of male-bodied, male-identified, genderqueer, and non-binary identifying people)

What security precautions are being taken?
 

  • In order to participate, each person needs to register for the festival.

  • They will then get the table with the links. People who have not registered with us first will have no access to the workshops

Do you have a hygiene concept in place for the in-space workshops? 
 

Yes, you can take part in the festival on-site and thus have access to all events that take place at our locations. Requirements to be able to participate on site:
 

  • proof of a negative rapid test (not older than 24 hours; test certificates must be issued by approved institutions; a self-test is not enough)

  • proof of a complete vaccination (at least 14 days ago)

  • official proof of having recovered from a corona infection (the illness must not have been more than 6 months ago) and no symptoms typical of Covid19.

  • Please keep the rules of distance, hygiene, and ventilation. A medical mask must be worn outside the studio.