Twice a year for the past 2 ½ years,
a group of 24 individuals from around the world have been gathering
for a 15-day-long intensive rhythm training called Ta Ke Ti Na.
The facilitator and founder of Ta Ke Ti Na, Reinhard Flatischler,
has been bringing this unique and powerful rhythm process to the
world for 30 years.
What is unique about Ta Ke Ti Na?
It combines principles and techniques, not found in any other current
education system, to facilitate a holistic way of learningone
that connects body, mind and soul by accessing the archetypal realm
through rhythm, and utilizing ones body as the instrument.
In order to reach a deeper understanding of ourselves, the world
of rhythm archetypes is where the Ta Ke Ti Na learning process begins.
One premise Ta Ke Ti Na holds is that our most profound learning
occurs between chaos and order. Because Ta Ke Ti Na is done
in a group circle, the individual can experience the chaos of falling
out of rhythm, while at the same time sensing the shelter
and support of the collective. Then, falling back into
rhythm builds profound confidence that rhythm, and ultimately Life,
is carrying us. Also present is the constant component of letting
go, which creates a flexibility in the circle that allows for
self-organization to emerge. Self-organization, found
in any organic process, provides the power that guides the evolution
of a system.
It has been very exciting (and a bit of a stretch!)
for all of us at Still Meadow to host the first Ta Ke Ti Na Teacher
Training to be held in the U.S. For me personally, hosting this
training at Still Meadow has been a real privilege, as well as a
challenge, because what each one has committed to in taking this
journey is a very direct experience of what it means to be in
community. Its a living example of the perfect balance
between the individual and the collectivehow mutually empowering
it is for both to exist together!
As this will be the final examination for this Teacher Training, we need the participation
of the general public for the teachers to be able to take their
final exams. This is a great opportunity for all who would like
to experience Ta Ke Ti Na first hand to come the final session in
March and join in the circle. Participation is FREE! You
may attend as many sessions as you want; however registration is
required. For more information, call Debora at 503/658-8793 or email