// // Body IQ Festival // Berlin

Men, especially cis-gendered ones, take up a lot of space and hold a lot of power over others in this world. But does power over always equal empowerment, and is it possible to be an ally to those less privileged from a place of personal groundedness and responsibility rather than apology? Can listening and receiving be sources of strength for men as well? This workshop proposes that the way men relate to each other has a strong effect on the way they relate to others, and that somatic work has an important role to play in offering a safe space to explore tenderness, sensuality, and mutual support between men, regardless of their gender or orientation. We consider the terms man*, male* and masculine* to be a matter of self-definition, and welcome anyone to this workshop who feels drawn to it.