Upcoming courses

The upcoming workshops below are for you to get a direct experience of the work I am offering, You can choose one or try all the workshops. Details of venue and dates will be published soon.

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Life in Water Life on Land

with Melody Shantala Sacco & Sebastian Bechinger

An experiential & somatic movement journey grounded in Body-Mind Centering® principles of embodied anatomy, dance improvisation and body awareness.

The focus of this series is the living body and our connection with the environment. We explore the terrestrial and aquatic origins of movement.

This process of development unfolds through a series of movement patterns which parallels embryological, infant and animal development.

You are invited to experience how the body changes and adapts to reach into the environment, play, create and relate.

It’s time to get juicy!! and move from aquatic to terrestrial beings.

Start in autumn 2019 in Vienna

6 classes in a studio +1 class in a pool +1 Individual session

Registration is required, details will be announced when we reach a number of minimum 6 people.


Embodying the Skeletal System  

Friday 7th June, 18:30 to 21:00, Saturday 15th June, 10:30 to 16:30

Body-Mind Centering® is an encompassing and embodied approach to movement, experiential anatomy, embryology and human development.
These series of sessions are focussed on the Skeletal System. Composed of bones and joints, the skeleton creates a living and dynamic structure of support within the body, giving form, protection and carrying us through space in relationship to gravity. Embodying bone supports the quality of effortless clarity.
In the session, we provide precise guidance, based on specific BMC material, to dive into your inner landscapes and body-mind investigations whilst supporting you to embody the practice in a way which authentic and unique to you.
Unfolding through a dynamic progression from mat-work on the floor to standing, walking, moving and dancing we cover the major bases for embodied wellbeing. You will be encouraged to develop body awareness, structural alignment, coordination and functional movement whilst engaging your imagination, creative expression and joy of movement.
These classes are for anyone curious and open-minded about movement, the body and wellbeing as well as for dancers, bodyworkers, yoga teachers and other special interests.

FACILITATORS: Melody Shantala Sacco and Sebastian Bechinger are Somatic Movement Educators in Body-Mind Centering®. both in German and/or English language depending on the need of participants.

LOCATION: Tanz*Hotel, Zirkusgasse 35, 1020 Vienna

PRICE: class by Donation, Workshop 30/40 euro.


21st December 2018 , 20 to 0:30 pm 

This workshop/warm-up is an invitation to a journey into embodiment and presence through the experiential anatomy and somatic movement of Body-Mind Centering®. Following BMC® principles, we will dive inside the body and its various landscapes of systems and cells, tissues and fluids, bones and flesh. With the curious attitude of an explorer, we will use imagery, movement and conscious touch to inspire, inform and transform our movement qualities, bringing our unique dance into expression, into space and into relationships to others.This class is for anyone aiming for greater awareness of the body and for more freedom in movement and expression. It will last one hour and to follow there are barefoot dances with DJ music.

Location: Veranstaltungssaal, Kirche am Gaußplatz 14, 1020 Wien.

Contribution : 10 Euro

3 Dancing Inside-out Nature workshops

Saturday 24th May – 16 – 7th July 2018 

Grounding to earth and expanding into the sky through our limbs.

An outdoor Dance & Somatic movement workshop, following experiential anatomy and the Body-Mind Centering® principles. The invitation is to guide you on an imaginary journey inside the body, with an open and curious attitude of an explorer.

Through movement improvisation practice and somatic awareness tools, we will tune to a specific system of the body (cells, fluids, bone structure, organs) to find out how it works and function and we will embody its quality.

The aim is to turn all inside-out and bring the experience of the inner-body, into the outer environment through a dance expression, as well as creating a bridge between those two realms that can support us while moving and acting during our daily life.

LOCATION: Augarten park, Wien. see google map link https://goo.gl/maps/Rw5PLtBhjfu

TIME: 10.30 to 13.00 class
following a picnic( bring something to share)

PRICE: special trial class, Free donation welcome

For next Saturday’s workshop 16th June & 7th July CHECK NEW LOCATIONS AND TIME

Themes of next dancing inside-out nature workshops:

– Structure & flow, connecting to our bones & fluids.
– Between the land & the body, listening, responding, expressing.

To confirm your participation, please email melody@embodiment-temple.com

facebook link  https://www.facebook.com/events/220823298502594/

Navel of life

Workshops for pregnant women and aspiring mothers in preparation for giving birth and becoming mothers. You are embraced as a whole a person and taken on a journey through the changes of pregnancy while accompanied in a somatic transformative movement exploration. We will use body awareness and movement tools based on experiential anatomy and embodiment practice as well as apply nurturing gentle massage techniques and guided visualization. The aim is to help you tune with your body and your baby and to listen to your needs, to support your wellbeing process as well as promote a positive state of mind.

Awareness through Touch

Emphasis on the fluid system of the body

We are bringing our focus to the sense of touch which is the first to develop and our earliest mean of communication from the uterus to the arms of our mother.
The workshop will offer opportunities to explore different types of touch and how those can impact us and bring us in different mind states.

We will practice how to connect our touch to different layers and systems of the body like bones, fluids, muscles, nervous system etc.
We will learn some nurturing touch and massage techniques, practice in partners, receiving and giving, in mutual support of our well being. Touch will happen with our clothes on.