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Marlen in Berlin, Biography of my Erotic Bodywork

 MG 0878 LoAfter studying cultural and social sciences as well as law, I completed my training as a physiotherapist (with a certificate) in 2006. Today I work as a physiotherapist and body worker, (yoga) teacher and trainer in my own practice. Additionally, I am a singer, dancer and performer. My love is dedicated to the contemporary dance, contact improvisation as well as the art of improvisation in general. My foundation to all this is starting with the loving acceptance of whatever is.


I’ve broadened my bodywork in 2008 and have included the sexual aspect, the basis being the tantric ritual. Since then, I’ve explored and extended the boundaries of it perpetually. Touching people is in not only my job, but also my calling. Including sexuality into the process opens up another dimension that is exciting and deeply nourishing. What really fascinate me about the work with sexual energy is the aesthetic and the poetry as well as the breaks, variances and opposites inherent in passion and the body images. 
I define myself as queer and use this term as a helping construct for my general opinion that desire and sexuality, gender identity and love are infinitely variable and require a plethora of expression.


I am interested in kink practices, because I am interested in everything that broadens the range of human sensation and expression. I am interested in all colors of the sensational range; and our longings are the key to great creativity and freedom. The taboo and the censorship are the opponents of our playful, strong and lustful self. 
I love to accompany humans into spaces of experience, where they are allowed to experience entirely new qualities of sensations; feeling helpless as an increase of surrender, sweet pain, their own desire for power and powerlessness. Yet, also vulnerability, openness and the experience of being held in that. Possibly discovering that feelings you would have never paired are actually closely related. In all this, I like to be the sensible companion, and every time when new ways on the emotional map disclose themselves, I will learn as well. I will hold the space and support this travel journey.


In my workshops I created sexual explorative room by combining tantra with elements of dance, body work and contact improvisation. This way, our bodies become sensual, receptive, and permeable for spontaneity. The perception is being sharpened, the curiosity is awakened and we open ourselves for strong as well as for subtle impulses, surrender, pain, intensity and lust.

 

As far as places and people that have inspired me greatly along the way, I would like to mention Barbara CarellasDossie Easton, my fellow and friend Ruby Luna May, Felix Ruckert and Schwelle 7 in Berlin and Dasniya Sommer. With my collegue Klara Luhmen I was building the Sacred Kink Academy for more then 2 Years, a fruitful and rich collaboration.

 

 For rope, I´d like to mention my teachers Amalion (Berlin), the ShibariBar berlin, Felix Ruckert, Gorgone, Yoroi Nicolas, Hajime Kinoko, Nawashi Kanna, Riccardo Wildties,  Soptik Zet (Prague), Ren Yagami, Miu-Miu and more.

Counting amongst my most important teacher for dance and performance are Jess Curtis, Keith Hennesey, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Stephanie Maher and many more.