Corona news

According to the new Infektionsschutzverordnung currently valid for Berlin, shiatsu treatments are allowed from 9.3.2021. I’ll be offering treatments again and am looking forward meeting you! For those of you who can’t or do not want to book a hands-on session, I am continuing my online offers for embodiment sessions. Appointments can be booked online via this website. 

I am practicing in accordance with the hygiene regulations issued by the Berlin governement. When you are coming to get a treatment, please follow these regulations:

  • – Please wear a FFP-2 oder FFP-3 mask for the entire time at the practice space and the treatment. Wash your hands after entering the space. 
  • – I am also wearing a FFP-2 mask.
  • – I am asking you to wear clothes that cover arms and legs. 
  • Please bring your own sheets and towel to cover the futon and pillow.
  • – To avoid longer waiting time in the space, please enter the practice space max. 5 minutes prior to your treatment.
  • – Inbetween sessions I leave enough time to air and desinfect the room.
  • – If you are showing symptoms of a cold or flu, please cancel your appointment. 

New Space!

With the warm september sun come news! I found a new shiatsu space in a health collective near Ostkreuz. I am really happy to be part of a collective with a focus on bodywork, TCM and counselling. Furthermore I am offering treatments once a week in the newly found Casa Kuá Queer Trans* Inter* Community and Health Center in Kreuzberg.

For your first session at the new space at Ostkreuz I have a
special opening offer until 30th November:

a Shiatsu treatment or Embodiment Session for only 45€

and this is how its gonna be from now on:
new adress, taking appointments allready: Markgrafendamm 20, 10245 Berlin
until November: Karl-Kunger-Str. 21
for Queer Trans* Inter* clients: once a week at Casa Kuá, Naunynstr. 72

Corona news

Since may 11th shiatsu treatments are allowed in Berlin. I am also starting my practice again and am looking forward seeing you! For anyone who can’t or does not want to come to a hands-on session I am still offering online bodywork sessions. 

I am working in accordance with the hygiene guidelines the government of Berlin and the Shiatsu Society Germany recommend. When you are coming to an appointment, please consider the following:

Prior to your appointment, please check if you show the following symptoms:
* coughing,
* fever,
* breathing difficulties,
* pain in the joints,
* loss of sense of smell and taste.
Those symptoms may indicate a Covid-19-infection. In this case I am asking you to cancel your appointment.

When entering the studio please wear a face mask, leave your jacket and shoes at the entrance and first thing wash your hands for at least 30 seconds with soap.

You should wear the face mask during the entire treatment. I am also wearing a face mask. 

Please wear clothes for the treatment that cover your arms and legs. And please wear socks.

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Due to the current situation around Covid-19 I do not offer shiatsu sessions until further notice. But the good news is: You can do Shiatsu at home! You can book an online session with me or watch my videos that I am gonna post from now on.

In the videos I show simple ways to do self-shiatsu, mindfullness exercises and short meditations, that support your physical and mental health. I am keeping the videos short so that it is easy for you to follow the exercises and integrate them into your daily routine.

Follow me on instagram or check my website for the latest videos.

I also created a new online-format that I would like to offer. If you feel that you need support, feel tense, are in a bad mood or are dealing with mental health issues, you can arrange an appointment with me for a video-chat or a telephone session. I listen to your issue and then find something that supports you from my fundus of relaxation techniques, mindfulness exercises, self-shiatsu-techniques and guided meditations. I guide you through the exercise or meditation. Later you can repeat this on your own at home. A session takes 45 minutes.

As I will have less income for the time to come, I am happy about any financial contribution. PayPal.Me/shiatsuniklasbro

Another way to support me right now is to buy a voucher for a shiatsu session that you can use as soon as I start with regular treatments again.

Take care and all the best to you!

Niklas

PAST WORKSHOPS:

Expand your space – Body_Space_Experience

How do I inhabit my body? How do you connect with others? How do you feel your boundaries? How much space do I take?

We listen to the inside and release to the outside. We listen to the smallest movement, follow our impulse and explore our body/space. We sense existing boundaries and play with the transition zones, gaps and blending spaces between inside and outside, between me and other people. Norms and structures in society put everybody into a certain place and allow only a certain freedom. Discrimination and experiences we make leave traces in our bodies and determine the way we are connected with or disconnected from our bodies. The workshop guides you to sense the space within you, to feel your body, to rediscover the landscape of your body. Whether you remain in your safe space or burst your limits, you are equally welcome.

We focus on the subject of body/space from three different angles. Through body awareness exercises, movement, alone or with a partner, with and without touch that derive from Shiatsu, Aikido, mindfullness training and Contact Improvisation we explore the space within us, the space between me and others, the entire space around us. In this workshop we will explore our inner landscape and find ways to feel at home in our body. You’ll find silent, loud, creative, aggressive, or smooth ways to stand your ground.

You define your boundaries and decide whether to say Yes or No. No prior experience with bodywork necessary. EveryBODY welcome. Come as you are!

Date: 14. September 2019, Cologne

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Expand your space – Body_Space_Experience

// a body-positive and empowering workshop series //

We listen to the inside and release to the outside. We listen to the smallest movement, follow our impulse and explore the space inside and around us. We sense existing boundaries and play with the transition zones, gaps and blending spaces between inside and outside, between me and other people. To sense the space within you, to feel your body, to rediscover the landscape of your body, experience yourself as a whole. Spur the energy to transform embodied (social) structures that appear as blockages or discomfort in our bodies. Wether you remain in your safe space or you burst your limits, you are equally welcome.

Within this workshop series you are invited to intensify your awareness of your body, to explore places in your body that you havn’t visited in a long time. Feel free to be curious and creative and to welcome your ressources. Be at home in your body. We are gonna focus on the subject of space from three different angles. The space within us, the space between me and others, the entire space around us. You can attend all three workshops or just a single session.

There will be breathing exercises, awareness exercises, sequences with movement, alone or with a partner, with and without touch. I work with methods derived from Zen-Shiatsu, Aikido, mindfullness trainings, Somatic Experiencing and Contact Improvisation. You define your boundaries and we are all responsible to maintain the boundaries of ourselves and others. You don’t need any experience with bodywork, nor do you need a sporty body. Come as you are!

Part 1: A journey inward

  • How do I inhabit my body?
  • Do I wish for more space – e.g. in my joints, in my life in general, within my relationships?
  • How do I care for myself?
  • Which are the resources I allready know and use to take care of the space within me and around me?

The first workshop focuses on the perception of our own body as a space that I can inhabit and create, that I can call my home. Many of us have dificulties to be connected to the body in that way, to feel free and to just BE in our body. Society is structured in a way that everybody is put into a certain place and allowed only a certain freedom. The experiences we make leave traces in our bodies and determine the way we are connected with or disconnected from our bodies. In this workshop we will explore our inner landscape and find a way to feel at home in our body.

Part 2: moving the heart-space

  • How do you connect with others?
  • Where in your body and how do you feel the connection with another person?
  • How do you feel your boundaries?
  • Where are you being limited? And how do you deal with it?

The second workshop is a playfull journey into the space between the bodies and the hearts, the space between me and you. We will be feeling into the physical space that holds the heart in our chest. And also the heart-space that opens up when people meet eachother. We connect with us and the others around us, we will dance our heart-space.

Part 3: to stand your ground

  • How do I define my space?
  • How much space do I need and how much space do I take?
  • How do I reclaim space?
  • Where am I balanced and where do I lose my stability?

In the third workshop we expand our sight beyond ourselves and the direct space around us. We explore the physical space around us, expand and take up space in the here and now with our full presence. Find your own way to stand your ground. This can be silently, loudly, creatively, aggressively, smoothly and much more.

Dates:

22.09.18: part 1: A journey inward

13.10.18: part 2: moving the heart-space

24.11.18: part 3: stand your ground

every session 3-6pm

workshop facilitator:

Niklas: Shiatsu-therapist, Aikidoka, movement-enthusiast and co-operator of an organic-shop-collective. As a queer person in this world i am constantly looking for ways to deal with discrimination, to hold my ground and to find my internal power. Movement and bodywork are what centre me and keep me in touch with my own self. For me, one of the most exciting challenges is to understand how our experiences are memorized within our bodies, and how we can use the potential that our bodies hold to instigate change in all aspects of our lives. Those are the reasons why i developed this series of workshops.

I hold my workshops with an awareness for discrimination and as a queer friendly space.

pricerange: 25-50€ per workshopday

Location: Shiatsu Niklas Brochhagen, Karl-Kunger-Str. 21 at Ashtanga Yoga Treptow

It’s recommended to bring comfy clothes to the workshop and a pair of socks. There is a changing room where tea and water are waiting for you.

You want to participate?

Sign up here: info@shiatsu-bodywork-berlin.de