Moving Meditations Retreat - Tom Weksler and Carsten Stausberg, Turkey

Moving Meditations Retreat - Tom Weksler and Carsten Stausberg, Turkey

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Join us for the Moving Meditations Retreat 2018 in Antalya, Turkey, with Tom Weksler and Carsten Stausberg! With the goal to nourish participants individual practices – be it dance, martial arts or any other movement discipline –  this special 7 day retreat in Turkey will dive deep into stillness, meditation, visualisation, breath and intention. 

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MOVING MEDITATIONS RETREAT 2018 - Internal Work for Dance & Martial Arts

With Tom Weksler & Carsten Stausberg in Turkey



Dates: 4th - 11th of October 2018

Where: TADAH Artist Habitat - Antalya, Turkey

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Moving Meditations – Self Practice

Over the last number of years, Tom and Carsten have worked intensively on the topic of self-practice in dance and internal martial arts; looking for common and not so common ground in both worlds, while exploring and creating new ways of physical cultivation.

With the goal to nourish participants individual practices – be it dance, martial arts or any other movement discipline – in this special event we will dive deep into stillness, meditation, visualisation, breath and intention.

To Tom and Carsten, self practice is an essential tool in a craftsman’s toolbox. Internal practice enables body and mind to be strong, resilient and adaptive when moving into partner work, sparring or performance. It also establishes a refined awareness of your capabilities and guides you through a sustainable, healthy and lifelong movement journey. 

Participants will learn a warm up inspired by Hatha and Shadow Yoga and the essentials of Daoist Circle Walking and Chinese Neigong, presented in a very “down to earth” approach that can be used straight away by anybody. 


Moving Meditations – Partner Work

In partner work we will apply and make use of all resources we developed in our self-practice. Using intention, breath and specific structural alignment to work more efficiently and adaptively with a partner. 

Using different methods derived from dance and internal martial arts, we will enhance our “listening skills” and become more aware of our own body, our partner and the space surrounding us. 

Participants will learn to use all resources in more and more complex situations, leading to playful exchange, exploration; as well as contact games and jam sessions.

Moving Meditations – Overall

This event will reconnect you to your innate potential.  It will provide you with new ideas and concrete methods to nourish your own practice and refine your artistic skills or craft.

This retreat is designed to cater to all skill levels and the group will be small enough to enable individual tuition during all classes.



The Presenters:

For more information about the retreat presenters, head on over to the Tom and Carsten’s presenters pages.








The Location:

This stunning retreat centre is based in beautiful Antalya in Turkey and will be our home for the week.  A safe, beautiful and calm environment for you to concentrate on what our focus for the week is.  The beach is located a short drive away, on the edge of the historical Turkish village of Side and surrounded by ancient ruins… the water colour alone is one of the many reasons to visit during your stay! 

The Training Space:


The gorgeous studio space we will be using has 12.6m by 7.9m floor space with a specialised dance floor and is surrounded by glass walls.  It is open 24 hours!



You will be staying in the beautifully crafted dorms at Till and Deniz’s Artist Habitat a.k.a. TADAH.  

Attention to detail of this location is amazing, plus nearly all the building materials were up-cycled.  Beds made of beautiful reclaimed wood, the toilet doors used to be on hotel rooms, the glass walls of the training space were originally hotel fridge doors.  Essentially, they have turned what would be wasted into a haven for us to play in!!


Each bed in the dorm is equipped with:
– Comfortable bedding
– Towel
– Power socket (2 round pin European)
– Lamp
– Mosquito net

The dorm shared bathroom facilities:
– 3 hot showers
– 3 toilets
– 3 sinks
– Changing area


The Facilities:

The living room area has a comfortable sitting area, large table for group meals/activities that require a table and an open fire (on the rare occasions it gets chilly at night). The site also has free WIFI.


Between classes there is the option to swim in the pool, lie on the sun deck, get a tour around the permaculture gardens, borrow a bike and ride to the local market (20mins)/beach (30mins) or chat with new friends in the many communal areas.

TADAH also has a beautiful natural pool.  Cleaned by the fish that live in the pool there’s no need for chlorine… it’s akin to having a private swimming lake.  Pool depth is 1.10-1.85m so most adults can stand in half of it. 

Tucked away to the side of the pool, is a sauna.  The sauna will be  fired up on one evening of the event (included in cost).  



This retreat is fully catered with 3 meals a day plus snacks.  All food is vegetarian.

You will notice strong Turkish and German influences in the food, but all with a very original twist. A lot of the food comes direct from TADAH’s own organic permaculture gardens!

During the booking process, you will be prompted to let us know whether you have any specific food requirements.



Transfers To and From the Venue:

While you will need to arrange your own flights to Antalya airport, transfers from and to Antalya airport will be organised for you. You will just need to make sure to let us know your arrival and departure details. 


Free Time:


One afternoon trip (food provided) to the beautiful local areas will be factored into the schedule for the week. We have not decided where to yet as there are so many beautiful places to choose from; including the beach, stunning canyons or a nice hike! In one location there is a walk down into the canyon with the option to swim in the crystal clear (and cold) waters for the brave! In another location we could hike/climb up to an 11th century castle on a hill. 
Don’t worry, you can bypass the adventuring and enjoy the sights from the bottom. 



Payment information:

Pricing for the retreat includes full board, 1 excursion and all activities on site and is as follows:

  • 1950€ First early early bird booking price until 15 April 2018
  • 2100€ Second early bird booking price until 1 July 2018
  • 2250€ Regular price after 1 July 2018

Payment plans are available as outlined below. Most importantly, there will be multiple training sessions and jams each day, with enough time to enjoy the leisure facilities of the venue.

Payment options:

Payment can be made via PayPal or Credit Card by using the check out above. There are three different payment options available, and you can choose your preferred payment plan in the drop down menu above.

Option 1: Full Payment
Select to pay the full amount (prices outlined above) in one go - you won't have to make any further payments.

Option 2: Half and half
Secure your spot with a deposit of the first half of the payment (price depends on when you book - see early bird deadlines as outlined above) with the remaining payment to be paid later. For example, within the first booking period make one initial payment of €975 and a further payment of €975 later. You will be notified when payment is due and receive a link from which you can easily come back to the checkout.

Option 3: Five instalments
Secure your spot with a small deposit (price depends on when you book - see early bird deadlines as outlined above) with 4 further instalments to follow at a later date. For example, pay a deposit of €390 and 4 further payments of €390 at a later date. You will be notified when payment is due and receive a link from which you can easily come back to the checkout.

And Finally…:

Once you have signed up for the retreat, we will provide you with an Information Pack which includes information on what to bring; VISA info for Turkey, the local area if you want to explore Antalya before or after the event and much more useful information.

In the meantime, please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions about the retreat.

We look forward to meeting you there!!!