Newsletter 3 | 2016

Newsletter 3 | 2016

Dear Kientalerhof friends We are happy to present the newly translated English Version of our Website. Finally you can find all the relevant information in English as well! It has been our longterm wish to provide our seminars and offers to people from all over the world. As our educations are internationally recognized it is even more important to make the program visible in the English speaking world. This applies of course also to the French and Italian parts of Switzerland – we hope the English version is relevant for you as well.

We thank you very much for your help with spreading the word by sending this newsletter to friends who might be interested!

We offer most seminars with translation into English, nevertheless we have not translated all course descriptions – instead we chose the ones that work best with translation. By that we hope to get enough participants to be able to offer the translation for free. Otherwise you can find the terms and conditions on translation here…

Rent us!

Next to our wide range of seminars it is also possible to rent our house or our seminar rooms for your own courses. May it be dance or music, business meetings or schoolings, yoga or meditation – if you are a facilitator of any kind: do not hesitate to contact us… / More info here…

Discover your own musicality – again and again!

Mary Knysh Since 1988 the non-profit organisation Music for People has been organising and coordinating workshops and music improvisation events at Kientalerhof for people who want to develop and share free music making and singing.

Music for People was founded in 1986 by the Cellist David Darling and the flautist Bonnie Insull. They created new ways of perceiving, expressing and sharing music.

Man and music are integral to the Philosophy of Music for People. An artistic attitude of respect, cheerfulness, humour and being in the present moment has been established over the years. This attitude encourages musical initiative and cherishes the devotion to music as a result of it.

Music for people is a platform for experienced musicians and non-professional music lovers to meet, share their love to music, learn from each other and deepen their ability to play music freely.

From this protected environment of tolerance there can evolve a creative space which opens up an intuitive access to mutual music making, improvising and developing a personal musical expression.

Music for People is for all those who want to embark on this wonderful journey.

Participants who join for the first time receive 10 % reduction on the course fees (Early-bird reduction is valid as well).

02. – 03.07. Learn to Facilitate Drums Circles for Health, Wellness and Community
with Mary Knysh / Kiental
03. – 08.07. Music Improvisation (MLP) Summer Workshop
with Mary Knysh und Bernhard Maurer / Kiental
14. – 16.10. Music Improvisation (MLP) Autumn Session
with Bernhard Maurer und Alexander Merz / Kiental

„Back to the sources“ for body therapists

Taking care of our own inner resources is an often underestimated aspect of good bodywork. “Back to the sources” – we want to say! Because our own center gives the stable ground for the awakeness and aliveness of the space that we create for our clients.

Chinesische Weisheit In the chinese book of wisdom of the “Yijing” it says:

THE WELL. The town may be changed, But the well cannot be changed. It neither decreases nor increases. They come and go and draw from the well. If one gets down almost to the water And the rope does not go all the way, Or the jug breaks, it brings misfortune.

Kientalerhof offers a wide range of seminars which focus on our inner development next to the (desirable) continuing education in the specific field that they are in. This focus helps us not to lose our biggest resource – our connection with our source – and to stay free in our depth and mindfulness.

The following courses are taught in English:

01. – 07.08. Continuum Movement – the journey home to ourselves
with Robin Becker / Kiental
12. – 18.08. Jinen Butoh “The eternal transformation of life” – Japanese Art of Movement
with Atsushi Takenouchi und Hiroko Komiya / Kiental
12. – 14.08. Shin Tai – Structural work for the hip area
with Claudia Beretta / Kiental

The following courses can be attended with translation into English:

11. – 14.07. Gypsy on the Mountain
with Seraphim Von Werra, Monique Lansdorp und Michael Horowitz | Kiental
12. – 14.08. Singing, Qi Gong and body awarness for Inspiration and Vitality
with Erik Huele und Renze Ferwerda / Kiental
18. – 21.08. Osteopathy in Shiatsu – Visceral
with Jürgen Westhoff | Kiental
24. – 28.08. The human being as an embryo – The embryo within the human being
with Jaap Van Der Wal | Kiental
08. – 11.09. Bringing Shiatsu to the point – focussed work in Shiatsu
with Wilfried Rappenecker | Kiental
20. – 23.10. Structural Alignment – Fascia and Adjustment of Major Joints
with Vojislav Anicic | Kiental

New: Complementary therapist with federal diploma

Logo OdA-KT Our trainings in Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Acupressure Therapy as well as the belonging Tronc Commun (common branch) have now been officially accredited by the association of the sector of complementary therapy. We are currently working on the accreditation of our new Rebalancing education.

Kientalerhof – as well as some other schools – belongs to the few first institutes in Switzerland that have achieved accreditation. That means that the educations we offer are held according to the prerequisits and quality standards needed for the federal diploma as a complementary therapist and that they can be completed with the official certificate for this branch.

Please, let us know if you are interested in doing this training in English. We are now evaluating wether we are going to offer translation (including handouts and exams in English) or not. We are happy to accommodate you if there is enough demand.

If you have questions now, do not hesitate to contact us:

Thomas Primas
Personal Consultation
Tel: +41 33 676 76 22 or +41 33 676 26 76
Nina Pries
Personal Consultation
Tel: +41 33 676 76 25 or +41 33 676 26 76

Let yourself be touched – our treatmentcenter

When we are touched we become true to ourselves, we can listen into our body and hear our soul speaking through it. Bodywork is a great option to get in touch with ourselves on a deeper level. Meditation or Qi Gong are other possibilities. Kientalerhof is not a typical spa hotel. Our offer is small but precious and sticks out through its heartful atmosphere. We are happy to give you individual advise and to find out which treatment method might suit you best.

Personal Consultation
For appointments, questions about our treatment offers or further information please do not hesitate to contact us!

Doris Kahl
Management Treatmentcenter
Tel +41 33 676 76 26, Contact…

Workstudy Program

Our unique program is designed to provide you with an experience of self growth and to broaden and deepen your own personal view of life while living in community with others who share the same interest.

We want to support you in finding out what really matters to you, what works for you, where your values and priorities are and from which sources you receive strength. More info…

8. – 10. July Natural Sound Openair

This summer the beautiful compound of Kientalerhof will transform into a familial Openair Festival again for three days. The program consists of Singer/Songwriter-, Folk-, World-, Soul- and Popmusic. The organisors managed to acquire a number of swisswide as well as internationally successfull artists.

Our program is only available in German, but you can listen into it anyways here…

Wild Lemon Project Our Kientalerhof natural kitchen next to the team of the „Wild Lemon-Projekt“ will provide sustenance for us during these days. Juval Kürzi, one of our kitchen crew members has found this project beginning of the year. In a team with refugees he cooks and prepares specialties of faraway countries.

Depending on your budget there are different options for lodging during these days: hotel rooms, holiday appartments, dormitories or free camping on the land below Kientalerhof.

For all of you who wish to enjoy more musical and culinary delights we continue with our series of concerts this autumn with:

21.10. Concert: «Mich Gerber» | Kiental
09.12. Concert: «JÜTZ» | Kiental

August 11 – 14, SoulCamp – Call of the heart

Soulcamp Nature . Silence . Music . Dancing . Playing . Encounter . Connection . Joy of Life . Dedication

This Open Space workshop invites you to give space to your soul and listen to the call of your heart. You can lead workshops and co-create, participate or just be there, enjoy and be amazed.

The theme of this camp is “call of the heart”. In a playful way we learn and explore what it means to hear this call and follow it.

Food and Lodging: There a special prices in different categories for every budget. For more information please contact:

Nina Pries
Course Management
Tel: +41 33 676 76 25

“Follow your bliss” (phrased by the mythological researcher and author Joseph Campbell) is our central theme at Kientalerhof. Our longtime Cranio school creator and “senior teacher” Friedrich Wolf has used this theme in one of his blackboard artworks (and yes… at some point it is cleaned again and then we start again new…).

In the sense of continuing renewal I wish you a wonderful summertime from the bottom of my heart!

Best regards

Unterschrift Mario Binetti Mario Binetti

Foto: Cranio graduation class (Level 10), 2016, Friedrich Wolf Kientalerhof Newsletter Cranio-Abschlussklasseklasse 2016