Teachers we like
In recent developments, Motion Impulse has taken a step back in organising international workshops and seminars. However, if you are looking for top quality teaching in all kinds of disciplines, we highly recommend checking out the teachers below.
Every one of them is an independent teacher, performer and/or practitioner, and we are proud to have been able to support them in the past in bringing their creative ideas and teachings out into the world.
Click into any teachers page to learn more about them as well as links for further reading and contact!
If you have a venue and are interested in hosting any one of the presenters below, please get in touch with them directly via their contact information.
Mikael Kristiansen is a contemporary circus artist specializing in handbalancing. He has a background as a bboy and has a Bachelor in Circus arts from DOCH, Stockholm.
Since finishing school he has worked for companies such as Cirkus Cirkör and 7 Doigts de la main.
Aaron Cantor is an embodiment teacher, a movement catalyst and physical intelligence instigator. Over many years, he created Primal Practice, an innovative way to support wellness through playfully developing mindfulness and movement skills.
He lives in Western Massachusetts, USA with his boys Bodhi and Jasper and teaches workshops around the world.
Craig Mallett is a principal member of Physical Alchemy. He works closely alongside Dave Wardman, tinkering, experimenting and being experimented on. It was one such experiment that broke the chrysalis and propelled him into becoming a dedicated student of the Da Xuan Daoist tradition after initially having studied the traditional Chinese martial arts of Xin Yi Liu He Quan and Cha Quan under Dapeng Wang for a decade. He also gathered experience with various movement and physical cultivation arts during a period of wandering.
Natalie Reckert graduated from the „National Centre for Circus Arts“ in London in 2007 where her handstand teacher Janchivdorj Sainbayar perfectioned her hand balancing skills.
Since then she works as a professional circus performer as part of shows, in collaboration with theatre and dance companies and with her own work.
Physical Alchemy is the name of the physical cultivation and alchemical methods Dave Wardman teaches based upon his studies, training and experience in the last 14, or so, years. It is an Art of Re-patterning – just as there are martial arts or performing arts.
Maxime Vanacker is a personal nutrition and lifestyle coach. He is very passionate about the human body and what it is capable of. Over the last years, following his passion, he has travelled around the world to learn from the best in an attempt to get a deep understanding of the workings of our human body. Maxime has learned in theory and practice how nutrition and other lifestyle factors can make us the best version of ourselves.
Rafe Kelley has trained in Gymnastics, BJJ, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Systema, Crossfit, Strength & Conditioning, Modern Dance, Contact Iprov, Kung Fu, Aikido, and Calvin Ball.
His passion to is help people build the physical practice that will help make them the strongest, most adaptable and resilient version of themselves in movement and in life.
James Bailey does massage and movement work with a shamanic twist. He mainly teaches an experiential embodiment practice with particular emphasis on how to use the body in the ways that each individual wishes to. Less specific to a discipline but also tailored to a discipline where needed.
Shira Yaziv enjoys encouraging people to move in new ways while learning skills and being creative. Her background is in Capoeira, Circus Arts and Dance. Shira is the co-founder and owner of Athletic Playground, a dynamic indoor play-space, inspiring physical play through a wide variety of movement classes.
Kirsty Grosart is a gymnast turned bodyweight trainer. At the heart of what she teaches is the idea that movement is fun. She teaches how to play with movement through gymnastics strength exercises, handstands and basic acrobatics.
Carsten Stausberg is the founder of Yizong Bagua in Cologne, Germany.
As a long time student of Luo Dexiu, his main background are the Internal Martial Arts of Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan & Taiji Quan. He spent a total of about 20 years in various martial arts such as Shaolin Gong Fu, Chen- & Yang Style Taiji Quan, Karate, Judo & Wing Chun.
Read more about Carsten.
Tom Weksler is a dancer and he teaches his approach to dance and acrobatics which he calls Movement Archery.
He has a background in Capoeira, Martial Arts and different forms of Acrobatic disciplines which he has been learning from a young age.
Read more about Tom.
With a background in Sports Science, Nil Teisner teaches people how to engage in a joyful, fulfilling and long-lasting movement practice. The focus of his teachings is to find ways to make seemingly difficult movements accessible for all sorts of practitioners.
Read more about Nil.
Roman is a passionate physiotherapist with more than 18 years experience who has a clinic in Vienna. Roman and his team have been successfully working with pro and hobby athletes from various different disciplines including soccer players, 8 years of working with the national handball team, 5 years with the national Badminton team, 10 years with the State Opera Ballett in Vienna, boxers, MMA, cyclists and many more.
Please note that Roman teaches his workshops in German only.
Frederik is a tinkerer at heart. His work on The Harmonious Body is the result of this ongoing tinkering. It is the outlet for what he considers good training to be. On one hand the aim is to develop in a physically balanced way. On the other taking into consideration the totality of the human being under going the training. It is not feasible or in any way desirable to only train a human on a physical level. The whole of the human has to be considered for the training to have a desirable effect.
Read more about Fred here.