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Workshops


Awakened Feminine

Komala de Amorim (Brazil)

8 - 10 November 2019

A eight-month process of profound transformation of female sexuality and opening up to love and trust. In this training we invoke the power of the feminine energy through the Tantric Goddesses, channeling the love and wisdom of the “Big Mother” to guide us through the rich, powerful and challenging universe of our sexual energy. We connect with our sexual energy as the natural and instinctual force that connects and creates, and from there we open our hearts for all the pain, the joy and the longing that we carry in our body and mind. Opening for healing and for deeper intimacy with ourselves, with life and with the principle of creation.

A eight-month process of profound transformation of female sexuality and opening up to love and trust. In this training we invoke the power of the feminine energy through the Tantric Goddesses, channeling the love and wisdom of the “Big Mother” to guide us through the rich, powerful and challenging universe of our sexual energy. We connect with our sexual energy as the natural and instinctual force that connects and creates, and from there we open our hearts for all the pain, the joy and the longing that we carry in our body and mind. Opening for healing and for deeper intimacy with ourselves, with life and with the principle of creation.


Die Before You Die

Komala de Amorim (Brazil)

15 - 17 November 2019

Death is an organic, integral part of life. Because of fear, we create a division between life and death. We cling to the past, our beliefs and memories, and to the future, the desires and dreams, and we experience life only mentally, losing the true reality of what we are. To die and to be born is a Sufi paradox, the understanding that death and life happens each moment. The death of what we believe we are, in its different manifestations is necessary for recognizing our true nature, so that we can be totally alive.

Death is an organic, integral part of life. Because of fear, we create a division between life and death. We cling to the past, our beliefs and memories, and to the future, the desires and dreams, and we experience life only mentally, losing the true reality of what we are. To die and to be born is a Sufi paradox, the understanding that death and life happens each moment. The death of what we believe we are, in its different manifestations is necessary for recognizing our true nature, so that we can be totally alive.


Heart to Heart in Tide of the Fluid Body

Dr. Michael J. Shea (USA)

21 - 24 November 2019

Advanced seminar of craniosacral biodynamic therapy, which will introduce Michael Shea, one of the world’s leading figures in the field. His approach brings a detailed look at the interconnection of two systems in therapy into a single organism and reveals the healing process in close connection with embryonic development. His poetic, deeply human, yet perfectly clear teaching impresses and inspires. We will be introduced theoretically into the dynamic morphology of the human embryo in relation to the fluid body. We will go through four stages of embryonic morphology as they are applied in biodynamic practice and explore them directly while working on tables. We will be introduced to biodynamic cardiovascular therapy and adopt skills essential to every our session.

Advanced seminar of craniosacral biodynamic therapy, which will introduce Michael Shea, one of the world’s leading figures in the field. His approach brings a detailed look at the interconnection of two systems in therapy into a single organism and reveals the healing process in close connection with embryonic development. His poetic, deeply human, yet perfectly clear teaching impresses and inspires. We will be introduced theoretically into the dynamic morphology of the human embryo in relation to the fluid body. We will go through four stages of embryonic morphology as they are applied in biodynamic practice and explore them directly while working on tables. We will be introduced to biodynamic cardiovascular therapy and adopt skills essential to every our session.


Primal Feelings - Healing Our Inner Child

Komala de Amorim (Brazil)

29 November - 1 December 2019

Most of the difficulties we find, as adults in relating to people, to life and to ourselves has its origin in the first seven years of our lives. When, at those early ages, we didn’t receive the love, care and touch that is every child’s primary need, and many times instead we have been punished, not accepted and/or neglected, we create protective layers in order not to feel the hurt. Those layers – that manifests in our physical, energetic and mental bodies – cover our essential qualities and the true potential we are all born with.

Most of the difficulties we find, as adults in relating to people, to life and to ourselves has its origin in the first seven years of our lives. When, at those early ages, we didn’t receive the love, care and touch that is every child’s primary need, and many times instead we have been punished, not accepted and/or neglected, we create protective layers in order not to feel the hurt. Those layers – that manifests in our physical, energetic and mental bodies – cover our essential qualities and the true potential we are all born with.


Contact gathering - Brno

Zita Pavlištová, Michal Turek

Weekend 30 november - 1 December 2019

During long jamming transformations and miracles happen. We want to spread long jams, bring them from Prague to other places too. To gather in various locations, meet new people and dance long: day and night, two days. We invite you all, who love long dance jams, and you, who would like to feel for the first time what it is like to dance, fly, touch and improvise in contact.

During long jamming transformations and miracles happen. We want to spread long jams, bring them from Prague to other places too. To gather in various locations, meet new people and dance long: day and night, two days. We invite you all, who love long dance jams, and you, who would like to feel for the first time what it is like to dance, fly, touch and improvise in contact.


Trager® approach - professional training - Level 2

Luca Di Napoli (Italy)

3 - 8 December 2019

Level 2 of the two-year professional training. By graduating in this training you will get an internationally valid certificate. You can become the first practitioners of Trager® approach in the Czech republic, because here the training is going to be open for first time. This introductory workshop will acquaint you with Trager® approach – integration of mind and body with two aspects of the work: „tablework“, when the client is passive, and „mentastics“, when the client is working actively. An Introductory workshop guides the participants into the uplifting experience of the Trager principles. What if this were true: The less you do, the more effective your work becomes!

Level 2 of the two-year professional training. By graduating in this training you will get an internationally valid certificate. You can become the first practitioners of Trager® approach in the Czech republic, because here the training is going to be open for first time. This introductory workshop will acquaint you with Trager® approach – integration of mind and body with two aspects of the work: „tablework“, when the client is passive, and „mentastics“, when the client is working actively. An Introductory workshop guides the participants into the uplifting experience of the Trager principles. What if this were true: The less you do, the more effective your work becomes!


Tantra Yoga for the Heart

Dagmar Volfová

Sunday 15 December 10:00 - 17:00

Festive seminar focused on the softness and lightness of the land of the heart. For peace and harmony in us for the time of Advent. A harmonium will resemble a small organ, the inspiration vibrating the life with which our voice comes together in the singing of mantras. The healing vibrations of the tones thus spread throughout the body and harmonize the energy awakened with the exercise. Yoga that we are going to do is based on the tantric principles of working with energy and chakra. We are going to add other simple exercises to awaken life vibrations in us. We will connect with our inner landscape. Practically it will help us to process emotions, to become friends with our mind and heart. We are then able to develop concentration and relaxation abilities.

Festive seminar focused on the softness and lightness of the land of the heart. For peace and harmony in us for the time of Advent. A harmonium will resemble a small organ, the inspiration vibrating the life with which our voice comes together in the singing of mantras. The healing vibrations of the tones thus spread throughout the body and harmonize the energy awakened with the exercise. Yoga that we are going to do is based on the tantric principles of working with energy and chakra. We are going to add other simple exercises to awaken life vibrations in us. We will connect with our inner landscape. Practically it will help us to process emotions, to become friends with our mind and heart. We are then able to develop concentration and relaxation abilities.


Long Wolf Jam

Zita Pavlištová

27 - 29 December 2019

Long winter jam of contact improvisation at a secluded place in countryside of Orlice Mountains. Three days spent together, wordless, in the middle of snow-covered forests and hillsides, in warm house with open view to the landscape. Dance and contact improvisation, physical conversations and meeting each other in motion together with live improvised music in six three-hour blocks. Harmony of moving bodies boosted by sound of musical landscapes. We will plunge into ceaseless stream of improvisation reflecting changes in moods, images and sounds. We jam tirelessly, both wildly and gently, with open perception and willing to be all out in each situation.

Long winter jam of contact improvisation at a secluded place in countryside of Orlice Mountains. Three days spent together, wordless, in the middle of snow-covered forests and hillsides, in warm house with open view to the landscape. Dance and contact improvisation, physical conversations and meeting each other in motion together with live improvised music in six three-hour blocks. Harmony of moving bodies boosted by sound of musical landscapes. We will plunge into ceaseless stream of improvisation reflecting changes in moods, images and sounds. We jam tirelessly, both wildly and gently, with open perception and willing to be all out in each situation.


Balancing - New Year's Eve Party

Zita Pavlištová

30 December 2019 - 1 January 2020

We will spend the time of transition from the old year to the new one dancing amid snow-covered forests and hills in warm house with open view to landscape, winter sunrise and sunset. We will slide into body, liven up and together with masters of improvised music we will jam a dance both gentle and wild, both attentive and rash. Enchanted, sensitised, immersed, sweaty and with eyes shining wide bright. Again and again we tune, search and change in contact. Contact improvisation in Orlice Mountains is an opportunity to retreat from noise, to get closer to each other and to see purely, to feel our own body and to listen deeply. Movement and physical contact, live music, great dishes, walks throughout the landscape, swimming in the ice-cold water under the rock in confluence of two wild rivers… that’s the coolest New Year’s Eve for us. You are welcome no matter if you are familiar with contact improvisation for a long time or a short time or if you are tempted to discover it. You will find out how little is enough.

We will spend the time of transition from the old year to the new one dancing amid snow-covered forests and hills in warm house with open view to landscape, winter sunrise and sunset. We will slide into body, liven up and together with masters of improvised music we will jam a dance both gentle and wild, both attentive and rash. Enchanted, sensitised, immersed, sweaty and with eyes shining wide bright. Again and again we tune, search and change in contact. Contact improvisation in Orlice Mountains is an opportunity to retreat from noise, to get closer to each other and to see purely, to feel our own body and to listen deeply. Movement and physical contact, live music, great dishes, walks throughout the landscape, swimming in the ice-cold water under the rock in confluence of two wild rivers… that’s the coolest New Year’s Eve for us. You are welcome no matter if you are familiar with contact improvisation for a long time or a short time or if you are tempted to discover it. You will find out how little is enough.


Professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Bhadrena Tschumi and Kavi Alessandro Gemin

4 - 11 January 2020

Three-year professional training, organized in cooperation with International Institute for Craniosacral Balancing (ICSB). By graduating in this training you will get an internationally valid certificate as BCST, Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner.
In this professional training the fundamental principles and concepts are taught and extensively practiced. The teachings include embryology, anatomy, physiology, holistic studies and principles of trauma resolution. The studies of these subjects have the purpose to provide the student with the necessary tools to recognize and support the expression of inherent health of the organism. A practitioner can work with different ages and expressions of health to support maintenance and an inner equilibrium of the organism.

Three-year professional training, organized in cooperation with International Institute for Craniosacral Balancing (ICSB). By graduating in this training you will get an internationally valid certificate as BCST, Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner.
In this professional training the fundamental principles and concepts are taught and extensively practiced. The teachings include embryology, anatomy, physiology, holistic studies and principles of trauma resolution. The studies of these subjects have the purpose to provide the student with the necessary tools to recognize and support the expression of inherent health of the organism. A practitioner can work with different ages and expressions of health to support maintenance and an inner equilibrium of the organism.


Craniosacral Biodynamic Therapy for Babies

Bhadrena C. Tschumi

12 - 15 January 2020

Cooperating biodynamically with neonates, babies, toddlers and their families. We organise this advanced training in cooperation with International Institute for Craniosacral Balancing (ICSB). Bhadrena C. Tschumi is offering courses to work with the little ones since 1985 and has initiated many changes in the approach since then. She is a pioneer in craniosacral biodynamics and the work with the beginnings of life.

Cooperating biodynamically with neonates, babies, toddlers and their families. We organise this advanced training in cooperation with International Institute for Craniosacral Balancing (ICSB). Bhadrena C. Tschumi is offering courses to work with the little ones since 1985 and has initiated many changes in the approach since then. She is a pioneer in craniosacral biodynamics and the work with the beginnings of life.


Training for Life VII. - Crown Chakra

Komala de Amorim (Brazil) and Gregor Khushru Steinmaurer (Austria)

31 January - 5 February 2020

Intense process of exploration and self-discovery on the levels of human consciousness through the seven energy centers. The aim of this work is to open our full potential as a human being, to reconnect our essential nature and to apply our inner discoveries in life. With the completion of the whole training, you will have acquired skills for working with people.
Crown Chakra – consciousness, spirituality and life purpose.

Intense process of exploration and self-discovery on the levels of human consciousness through the seven energy centers. The aim of this work is to open our full potential as a human being, to reconnect our essential nature and to apply our inner discoveries in life. With the completion of the whole training, you will have acquired skills for working with people.
Crown Chakra – consciousness, spirituality and life purpose.


Feldenkrais Method - Healing What is Beyond Control

Joe Stoller (USA)

22 - 23 February 2020

Workshop to heal posture of the body throught Feldenkrais Method and Awareness Throught Movement approach. Our posture plays a crucial role in the correct functioning of physiological processes in our body. In large extent it affects the way different parts of the body are being burdened and worn-out. Indisputable effect of the posture can be seen on the psyche, the way we deal with situations, enjoy our days and feel happy in our life. During this workshop you will teach your body to find new posture habits in such a way that it understands it a is open to it. You will experience joy of newly discovered somatic feelings of freedom and lightness and you will find out that already learning process itself can be a deliberating experience that you will wish to get more and more.

Workshop to heal posture of the body throught Feldenkrais Method and Awareness Throught Movement approach. Our posture plays a crucial role in the correct functioning of physiological processes in our body. In large extent it affects the way different parts of the body are being burdened and worn-out. Indisputable effect of the posture can be seen on the psyche, the way we deal with situations, enjoy our days and feel happy in our life. During this workshop you will teach your body to find new posture habits in such a way that it understands it a is open to it. You will experience joy of newly discovered somatic feelings of freedom and lightness and you will find out that already learning process itself can be a deliberating experience that you will wish to get more and more.


Bodywork According to Moshe Feldenkrais

Joe Stoller (USA)

24 - 28 February 2020, Žíl in Orlice Mountains

Five days of intensive classes of the Feldenkrais Method in the field of bodywork and massage. The Feldenkrais Method offers particular insights on using touch as a means of communication that effects underlying patterns of movement, posture, limitation, stress and efficiency. Functional Integration, the bodywork aspect of the Feldenkrais Method, is its own in depth method that takes years to learn. However, many of its underlying principles and skills can substantially enrich other massage and bodywork practices.

Five days of intensive classes of the Feldenkrais Method in the field of bodywork and massage. The Feldenkrais Method offers particular insights on using touch as a means of communication that effects underlying patterns of movement, posture, limitation, stress and efficiency. Functional Integration, the bodywork aspect of the Feldenkrais Method, is its own in depth method that takes years to learn. However, many of its underlying principles and skills can substantially enrich other massage and bodywork practices.


Setting the Mind Free - Reality Transformation

Wilka Zelders (Netherlands)

28 February - 1 March 2020

A workshop revealing the brain as a powerful tool to achieve life happiness and spiritual growth. It undeceives us from the deep-rooted habit to see the mind as an enemy of the heart. We will see the mind as a beloved part of ourselves which greatly influences quality of our existence in the world. This workshop will make you see below the surface of your mental processes and reveal your self-limiting beliefs. You wil acquire the ability to purify deep-rooted mental patterns that block your way towards freedom and you will awaken your ‚curious mind‘. You will learn a variety of powerful and at the same time amusing and enjoyable procedures and techniques to heal your mind. They work on the principle of maximum effect with minimum effort, as only such a practice is sustainable.

A workshop revealing the brain as a powerful tool to achieve life happiness and spiritual growth. It undeceives us from the deep-rooted habit to see the mind as an enemy of the heart. We will see the mind as a beloved part of ourselves which greatly influences quality of our existence in the world. This workshop will make you see below the surface of your mental processes and reveal your self-limiting beliefs. You wil acquire the ability to purify deep-rooted mental patterns that block your way towards freedom and you will awaken your ‚curious mind‘. You will learn a variety of powerful and at the same time amusing and enjoyable procedures and techniques to heal your mind. They work on the principle of maximum effect with minimum effort, as only such a practice is sustainable.


Dynamic Softness in Contact Improvisation

Joe Stoller (USA)

29 February - 1 March 2020, Žíl in Orlice Mountains

In this workshop we will vigorously deepen our delight in contact improvisation and we will widen the range of our possibilities in dance. We will become living modelling clay which is able to adapt to partner’s ceaselessly changing shape of the body perfectly naturally and smoothly. We will widen the area and increase the amount of points through which we communicate with a partner and we will thus gain ability to shift our weight so smootly as if we were a single being. Spreading wider in the space we will learn to keep number of potential ways which we can take in every single moment. For others we will become a partner with whome the dance is a wildly flowing movement game, experience of excitement and also understanding.

In this workshop we will vigorously deepen our delight in contact improvisation and we will widen the range of our possibilities in dance. We will become living modelling clay which is able to adapt to partner’s ceaselessly changing shape of the body perfectly naturally and smoothly. We will widen the area and increase the amount of points through which we communicate with a partner and we will thus gain ability to shift our weight so smootly as if we were a single being. Spreading wider in the space we will learn to keep number of potential ways which we can take in every single moment. For others we will become a partner with whome the dance is a wildly flowing movement game, experience of excitement and also understanding.


Trager Approach - Joint Regeneration

Luca Di Napoli (Italy)

18 – 19 April 2020

Introductory course of the Trager approach. Approach that will make you find out how great you can feel in your own body and what it is like when you really relax. This workshop focuses on joints, way of using them and creating environment in which they can recover and support us in our movement. Joints are the base of most of our movement. If we acquired unusual movement habits during our life or if they were created by disproportionate muscle tonus, the delicate balance between wearing and recovery is disrupted. In this workshop you will find lightness in your movement. You will distinguish which movements lead to contraction and which make you relax. You will learn ways of movement which are natural for your joints. Movements that mean revitalization rather than pure effort. You will achieve relaxation and state of the body that enable recovery to outweight the strain.

Introductory course of the Trager approach. Approach that will make you find out how great you can feel in your own body and what it is like when you really relax. This workshop focuses on joints, way of using them and creating environment in which they can recover and support us in our movement. Joints are the base of most of our movement. If we acquired unusual movement habits during our life or if they were created by disproportionate muscle tonus, the delicate balance between wearing and recovery is disrupted. In this workshop you will find lightness in your movement. You will distinguish which movements lead to contraction and which make you relax. You will learn ways of movement which are natural for your joints. Movements that mean revitalization rather than pure effort. You will achieve relaxation and state of the body that enable recovery to outweight the strain.


Awakening

Tiago (Denmark)

22 - 24 May 2020

Recognition, empowerment and use of female power. The process through which Tiago, a spiritual teacher and a great therapist, guides you is a journey through a powerful world of sexual energies which affect our lives more than we think. When we understand womenhood as a way of existence that allows us to realize the intent of the soul, then we desire to recognize and awaken our strength and connect with it. We long to fully awaken into the female body and establish spiritual union within it.

Recognition, empowerment and use of female power. The process through which Tiago, a spiritual teacher and a great therapist, guides you is a journey through a powerful world of sexual energies which affect our lives more than we think. When we understand womenhood as a way of existence that allows us to realize the intent of the soul, then we desire to recognize and awaken our strength and connect with it. We long to fully awaken into the female body and establish spiritual union within it.


Training for Life I - Base Chakra

Komala de Amorim (Brazil) and Gregor Khushru Steinmaurer (Austria)

29 May – 3 June 2020

Intense process of exploration and self-discovery on the levels of human consciousness through the seven energy centers. The aim of this work is to open our full potential as a human being, to reconnect our essential nature and to apply our inner discoveries in life. With the completion of the whole training, you will have acquired skills for working with people.
Base chakra – nourishing the roots, survival instincts, grounding and life force, basic fears.

Intense process of exploration and self-discovery on the levels of human consciousness through the seven energy centers. The aim of this work is to open our full potential as a human being, to reconnect our essential nature and to apply our inner discoveries in life. With the completion of the whole training, you will have acquired skills for working with people.
Base chakra – nourishing the roots, survival instincts, grounding and life force, basic fears.


Enhanced Body Perception - Anatomy Muscle Trains

Yakir Elkayam (Israel)

23 - 26 July 2020

Intensive workshop from the cycle Enhanced body perception – catalyst for change and healing devoted to achieving perfect movement image of body and ability of subtle work with ways of movement. Using somatic meditation, visualisations, anatomic cognition and a set of tools of Feldenkrais Method you will awaken your awareness of the physiological movement, body structure and also your somatic-emotional body. You will revive awareness of you body and wit that you can feel more colourfully, perceive more in detail and live more in full – because to wake up to your own body means to wake up to your life as such.

Intensive workshop from the cycle Enhanced body perception – catalyst for change and healing devoted to achieving perfect movement image of body and ability of subtle work with ways of movement. Using somatic meditation, visualisations, anatomic cognition and a set of tools of Feldenkrais Method you will awaken your awareness of the physiological movement, body structure and also your somatic-emotional body. You will revive awareness of you body and wit that you can feel more colourfully, perceive more in detail and live more in full – because to wake up to your own body means to wake up to your life as such.


Allies with the Tide

Bhadrena Tschumi and Kavi Alessandro Gemin (Switzerland)

30 July – 2 August 2020

First of three seminars of advanced postgraduate training tracks footprints of the tide in a living organism. It opens up new opportunities to cooperate with the intent of the tide, enhances the therapist’s ability to surrender to its guidance and by that broadens his possibilities. We will focus on recognizing the forces of the tide in action and how to cooperate with them even in situations where the body has difficulty expressing primary respiration. The three postgraduate seminars present the latest directions in which craniosacral biodynamics is going and elevate your practice to another level. Training passes on new knowledge that sets the course of the field and reveals unexpected interconnections.

First of three seminars of advanced postgraduate training tracks footprints of the tide in a living organism. It opens up new opportunities to cooperate with the intent of the tide, enhances the therapist’s ability to surrender to its guidance and by that broadens his possibilities. We will focus on recognizing the forces of the tide in action and how to cooperate with them even in situations where the body has difficulty expressing primary respiration. The three postgraduate seminars present the latest directions in which craniosacral biodynamics is going and elevate your practice to another level. Training passes on new knowledge that sets the course of the field and reveals unexpected interconnections.


Training for Life II - Sacral Chakra

Komala de Amorim (Brazil) and Gregor Khushru Steinmaurer (Austria)

2 – 7 October 2020

Intense process of exploration and self-discovery on the levels of human consciousness through the seven energy centers.The aim of this work is to open our full potential as a human being, to reconnect our essential nature and to apply our inner discoveries in life. With the completion of the whole training, you will have acquired skills for working with people.
Sacral chakra – flowing and connection, emotional identity, pleasure and sexuality, basic right to feel.

Intense process of exploration and self-discovery on the levels of human consciousness through the seven energy centers.The aim of this work is to open our full potential as a human being, to reconnect our essential nature and to apply our inner discoveries in life. With the completion of the whole training, you will have acquired skills for working with people.
Sacral chakra – flowing and connection, emotional identity, pleasure and sexuality, basic right to feel.


Incarnation of the Human Being

Bhadrena Tschumi and Kavi Alessandro Gemin (Switzerland)

24 – 27 February 2021

Second of three seminars of advanced postgraduate training teaches the practical use of embryonic perception during craniosacral treatments. During sessions, we observe the movements and gestures of embryonic development that are responsible for body formation. We are vigilant witnesses, and through our knowledge, observation and listening touch, we support the connection of the client with universal love and with the original matrix. The three postgraduate seminars present the latest directions in which craniosacral biodynamics is going and elevate your practice to another level. Training passes on new knowledge that sets the course of the field and reveals unexpected interconnections.

Second of three seminars of advanced postgraduate training teaches the practical use of embryonic perception during craniosacral treatments. During sessions, we observe the movements and gestures of embryonic development that are responsible for body formation. We are vigilant witnesses, and through our knowledge, observation and listening touch, we support the connection of the client with universal love and with the original matrix. The three postgraduate seminars present the latest directions in which craniosacral biodynamics is going and elevate your practice to another level. Training passes on new knowledge that sets the course of the field and reveals unexpected interconnections.


More than a Body

Bhadrena Tschumi and Kavi Alessandro Gemin (Switzerland)

5 - 8 June 2021

Final of three seminars of advanced postgraduate training explores the biodynamic principles at the end of life, where everything gradually goes silent and passes to death. We will discuss how craniosacral biodynamics can benefit individuals and their surroundings in the final stages of life, in terminal disease and during dying. The three postgraduate seminars present the latest directions in which craniosacral biodynamics is going and elevate your practice to another level. Training passes on new knowledge that sets the course of the field and reveals unexpected interconnections.

Final of three seminars of advanced postgraduate training explores the biodynamic principles at the end of life, where everything gradually goes silent and passes to death. We will discuss how craniosacral biodynamics can benefit individuals and their surroundings in the final stages of life, in terminal disease and during dying. The three postgraduate seminars present the latest directions in which craniosacral biodynamics is going and elevate your practice to another level. Training passes on new knowledge that sets the course of the field and reveals unexpected interconnections.