Improvising &

a workshop with

Stephen Nachmanovitch
& Maria T. Kluge


27 February - 1 March 2015
Verein fur Achtsamkeit in Osterloh
Osterloh, Germany 83317

Musicians, dancers, actors, artists,
teachers, therapists, craftspeople …
for people who create, whatever the medium.

Improvising, composing, writing, painting, theater, invention, teaching, all are forms of play. Play is the starting place of creativity in the human growth cycle, and one of the great primal life functions. It is the root from which original art springs; it is the raw stuff that the artist channels and organizes with all his or her learning and technique.

As humans, we make sounds. We move. We have the perceptual finesse to create structured, integrated, and refined improvisational works in collaboration with others.

Mindfulness, playfulness, sensory awareness, and the instant communication of complex interpersonal patterns are developed in this immersive work.

This unusual, intense, packed, thought-through workshop is a renewal of creativity and courage, connecting with like-minded people from a variety of disciplines.

The workshop will take place at the quiet sanctuary of Osterloh. Space is limited to 25 people. Anyone who plays a musical instrument is encouraged to bring it, and non-musicians will be able to participate on an equal basis.

Stephen Nachmanovitch, Ph.D. performs and teaches internationally as an improvisational violinist, focusing on the intersection of music, dance, theater, and multimedia arts. He is the author of Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art. Discover more at

Maria T. Kluge is an MBSR trainer and skilled group leader in affectionate awareness practices. She brings over 30 years of experience to the field. Body therapy and yoga are integral parts of her teachings.

In Germany, Free Play is translated as Free Play: Kreativität geschehen lassen from Droemer Knaur.
Seven translations are available in other languages.

The main workshop will take place Saturday 9 am - 5 pm.For participants who wish to stay overnight, there will be opportunities to connect on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday morning. Arrive Friday 27 February at 17:00 and leave on Sunday 1 March at 12:00.

Cost: €90 for the workshop
Overnight accommodations included
Generously sponsored by the Osterloh Center for Mindfulness

MTK Osterloh SN


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