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Teaching Program 2023

Photo by: Amir Kaufmann

Photo by: Amir Kaufmann

In Berlin: Normally evening classes were held in Berlin every fortnight. ( scroll down for more information 
in the German and English language). For further information please use the contact form, see above.

However due to the Pandemic and frequently changing State regulations it is not possible to predict exact and reliable dates for our classes in 2023. We advise you to use the contact form to get up-to-date information when it will be possible for us to give classes in 2023.

Further: In Erdmannshausen ( near Stuttgart ) 3 weekends- including Movements, as well as inner and practical work – will take place in 2023: 22/23 April, 22-23 Juli, 18/19 November. These weekends are a new initiative of an independent study-group located in Munich. Please use the contact form for more information.

The material taught in the educational program was acquired during long years of study with direct pupils of Gurdjieff and represents an authentic and direct line of work.

Gurdjieff Women's Movements

Photo by: Amir Kaufmann

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Movementsklassen in Berlin

Was sind Movements?

Movements sind der nonverbale Teil der Lehre von Gurdjieff. Unser Körper wird hier mit strikt vorgeschriebenen exakten Bewegungsabläufen und Mustern konfrontiert, die es uns ermöglichen können, einen anderen Eindruck von uns zu erwecken. In seiner strengen Schönheit, und in Symbiose mit der Pianomusik, manifestiert sich das Movement, und lädt uns dazu ein, in tieferes Verstehen einzutauchen.

Was ist die Bedeutung einer Movementsklasse?
Eine Movementsklasse ist der Nährboden, auf dem eine potentielle Begegnung mit uns selbst stattfinden kann; eine Konfrontation mit unserer eigenen Wirklichkeit in diesem Moment. Dies wird möglich, weil das ausgewählte Movement – das einer höheren Ordnung entspringt- uns in dem Prozeß des Assimilierens die Möglichkeit gibt, uns innerlich an einen Ort zu begeben, der normalerweise für uns unzugänglich ist. Hier können wir Stille, wo sonst Lärm herrscht, Klarheit, wo Chaos wohnt, und eine neue Form von Verstehen erhaschen.

Was sind die Bausteine für eine gut funktionierende Movementsklasse?
Movementslehrer und Pianist müssen das Licht der Gurdjiefflehre bis zu einem gewissen Grad in sich selbst entzündet haben (nur der kann Verantwortung übernehmen, der selbst Schüler war). Es muß ein gutes Piano zur Verfügung stehen. Der Teilnehmer sollte ein gewisses Maß an Offenheit, und den Mut zu Flexibilität mitbringen.

Movements Classes in Berlin

What are Movements?

Movements are the non-verbal part of the teachings of Gurdjieff. In this discipline our body is confronted with strictly prescribed and precise movements and patterns that create new impressions of ourselves and our potential. In its vigorous beauty, and in symbiosis with the piano music, each Movement manifests itself, and invites us to a deeper understanding.

What is the purpose of a Movements class?
A Movements class is the foundation upon which a potential encounter with ourselves can take place, a confrontation with our own reality at that very moment. This can occur because the selected Movement – the creative product of a high intelligence – offers us the possibility, while assimilating into our body, to enter a normally inaccessible place in us. Here we can experience silence, instead of the usual noise, and clarity rather than chaos and a new form of understanding can come to us.

What are the conditions for an effective transmission of Movements in a class?
Movement teacher and pianist must have realized Gurdjieff’s teaching up to a certain degree in themselves (only those can take responsibility who once were pupils). A good piano should be available. Each participant should bring a degree of openness, flexibility and enough courage to learn a new discipline.