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International Association for
Anthroposophic Body Therapies


building bridges

The yurt as an oasis of relaxation at the Medical Section Annual Conference 2022

In 2020 a yurt stood in front of the west entrance of the Goetheanum for the first time during the conference.

Unfortunately it could not be set up in 2021 due to the low number of participants, but it will be there again in 2022.

Throughout the conference it will be possible to get to know the different methods of anthroposophical body therapy and to experience them on our own bodies.

In this way we as body therapists can build bridges to all other professional groups in anthroposophical medicine. 

Therapists from the following areas: Rhythmical massage, Massage according to Dr. Simeon Pressel, Massage according to Volkier Bentinck, Chirophonetics, Anthropofonetics, Bothmer therapy, Colour meridian therapy and more are available to anyone interested for application or information.

After the evening programme at the Goetheanum, the day can end in the yurt.

Weaving networks

Perspective Conference of Anthroposophical Body Therapy Online

In 2021 M. Girke and G. Soldner invited body therapists to Dornach to discuss the future perspectives of anthroposophical body therapies. The impulse lecture by M. Gierke and G. Soldner was a successful start for the 30 participants from eight different methods to enter into a lively exchange under the moderation of Rolf Heine.

Three working groups emerged from the work, which worked on the following topics throughout the year: Research; Quality and Accreditation; Education and Training.

In September 2021, an English-language perspective conference was held in online format, which also met with great interest.

Now the network is to be extended for all body therapists who are interested in moving current questions and responding flexibly and creatively to the needs that the times demand of us.

An online perspective conference in German language took place on 3 June 2022.
An online perspective conference in English will follow soon - we will promote the date as soon as possible.

A further continuation will take place in late autumn 2022.

Flagship projects

Redesign of the accreditation documents

The creation of an electronic portfolio for the accreditation of training within Anthroposophical Body Therapy is currently being carried out in collaboration with the Ita-Wegman-Akademie Steiermark/Graz.

We hope to be able to publish results in the near future!