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Possible festival pitfalls and how to navigate them

Axel Nielsen & Maevon Canter

Axel (he) Maevon (she/he)


11:00 - 12:30

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Having facilitated and participated at Stretch many times, we noticed that there are recurring themes which effect many participants. These may range from nervousness over random partnering in exercises, attraction/rejection, the “do I belong here” question and how to re-integrate yourself back into the so called real world afterwards.

This workshop aims to discuss possible pitfalls and give you practical tools to navigate them. You will also have the option to become part of a little group, that can arrange to meet throughout the festival to check in and support each other.

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Axel Nielsen & Maevon Canter

Axel is a somatic therapist based in Berlin. He has a background in social justice and has mainly worked to improve acces to health care for transgender and non-binary people. Now he works with an embodied approach to therapy, to support people of all genders and sexualities to live embodied lives. He gives workshops regularly at Village and Skinship and is the co-curator of this stretch.

Maevon has pursued an informal exploration of spirituality and movement for over 30 years. He has studied Fine Art and The Alexander Technique and calls himself a Radical Faerie. In 2009 Maevon began studying somatic practices with Authentic Eros and certified as a Sacred Intimate in the Body Electric tradition. He learnt BodyFlow massage from its creator Andy Saich and sees it as the perfect way to bring together the wisdom of touch with spirituality and sexuality.

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