Warm and bright wishes to you all; spring is upon us in the northern hemisphere, and with it longer days and an abundance of blooms.


“The Practice of the Practitioner: a guide to hands-on bodywork from a craniosacral perspective” BERLIN

A brief word of gratitude and awe for the Practitioner workshops this past March: gratitude that there is this context in order to share knowledge, experience and practice, and awe for those who came and participated on such a high and engaged level of learning. Wonderful. Looking forward to next year’s iteration already.

We are able to continue onward with Part Two this year April 22-23, 2023. in Berlin. This is made for those who have completed Part One and have had some practice with hands-on work orienting to and the practice of perception of stillness in the Fluid Body’s liquidity.

 Practitioner Workshop 2023

Puglia, Italy

May 19-24th, Francesca Pedulla, choreographer, performer, dance/movement educator and colleague has created a wonderful workshop opportunity in Puglia, Italy.

This is an extraordinary place and space, and opportunity to dive deeply in leanring and to also practice deep resting in the south.
She and her partner, Frey Faust have created a dance centre in the area of Ostuni, where they cultivate their creative work, as well as further education for dance and movement enthusiasts, amidst their olive grove.

What she has curated is a 2-part workshop in May SPIRALING VORTEX
A morning workshop of 2-hours co-taught by herself and Frey Foust.

In the afternoon, I will lead a workshop in Moveable Cinema, Dynamic Expansion, these practice I have created and share which expand the felt-sense of the visual field, and the body within the field, while in motion. We will explore this as well as the fluid body expansive and subtle work tuned to this liquidity of ourselves and that of others. We will be working with the landscape and sea, sun and shade.

It is possible to take one or both parts of this workshop. 

All info you can find here:

Spiraling Vortex

Spiraling Vortex

As we practice under the sky amidst olive trees and move through the land and landscape, our experience at the Radice dei Viandanti will be unique.
We will source time in a co-creative relationship with nature and water's movement, deepening connections.

Axis Syllabus + Dynamic Expansion/Moveable Cinema
With Frey Faust, Francesca Pedullá and Shannon Cooney

6 h. per day:
2 h. Axis Syllabus | 4 h. Dynamic Expansion lab

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Tanzpraxis Stipenduim

Partial way into this wonderfully afforded project from the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa , I am gratefully able to be in the studio in Berlin experimenting and expanding my future choreographic endeavours. As well this is creating the space for me to be cataloguing my teaching /Dance Practices. Articulating and creating a future possible way to meet this work of Moveable Cinema and Dynamic Expansion feels akin to planting trees.

HIVE farº Nyon June 12-17, 2023

farº festival director Anne-Christine Liske who is steering a year+ project PERMACULTURE: a Perma-culture Artistic Experiment as “An attempt to integrate a permaculture practice into the ecosystem of the performing arts”.

Invited me to orchestrate a version of the HIVE residency. I am working with Anne-Christine and Sophie Tschachtli to this week-long HIVE residency in Nyon in June 2023.

farº  has attracted and assembled a group of artists and practitioners to engage in the HIVE model of an open-source exchange, and experimentation. We will be addressing these questions and bringing creative solutions and actions into our lateral exchange. Looking very much forward to this, and grateful for the opportunity to share in practices of Resilience (Theroy and Practice)as well as my organic gardening/permaculture-based into relationship with the cultural field.

farº Nyon Perma-culture

M2ACT perma-culture

In Search of a Cultural Manager

I am looking for a Cultural Manager to work together with me for my dance productions, and workshop administration. 

Specifically one
*would need to be bilingual German-English
*has an interest and experience in contemporary Dance and Nature/Ecology
*has an openness to the evolving work around where dance and health intersect
*is able to assist with a International tour Fluid Resilience in 2024
*is able to assist with co-writing and translating German <-> English and able to follow through with public support-funding systems Berlin, Germany and in Canada.
*can assist in Workshop administration, promotion and bookkeeping, (must be familiar with German Taxes, KSK etc.)

Salary negotiable based on regular monthly less than part-time engagement and increased percentage for touring and promotion.

Please send a letter of interest to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking forward to hear from interested persons.

Berlin Teaching Weekly Classes 

Special NOTE:

The Fluid Dynamics/Moveable Cinema Lab continues,
Due to a wonderful opportunity afforded by the Tanxpraxis Stipend from the Berlin Senat for Culture, I am on sabbatical from my regular weekly Wednesday classes at the Tanzfabrik Berlin for one year. 

In place is a co-teaching research lab lead by practitioners who know and have embodied my work and are sharing their own unique ways of movement research with this material. Please join them if you know my practice and wish to have fresh perspectives.

Meet: Tarlie Lumby, Philipp Meyer, Iokasti Kyriaki Zografou Mantzakidou and Claudia Tomasi.




Craniosacral/Expanded Consciousness sessions have many benefits for wellness including: deeply easing stress, deep rest for the nervous system, increased vitality, unwinding of unwanted habits, and increased general well-being. Craniosacral also has many benefits for Health (active definition of health: as "not a state but a search for equilibrium") including; improved eyesight/vision, reduced acute pain, rehabilitation in the neural field, learning disabilities, gross and fine motor problems, developmental delays, autism, headaches, tinnitus, TMJ syndrome, stress disorders, trauma and neurological conditions.

My work with Craniosacral work is a hybrid practice which includes  working with expanded consciousness and with Nature. I work co-creatively with each client given one's individuality and needs. Please note that some themes and issues could find resolution in one session, some in three to four sessions and others over time.

Berlin Practice days Monday, Thursday and Fridays, occasional Saturays.
I am also continuing to practice long-distance sessions for those who wish. I have received very positive feedback and one of the beautiful benefits of these sessions is I am able to offer continuity for my international clients. Please be in touch if this mode of working interests you.

I continue to develop and exchange this work with my regular clients who inspire me all the time, and I am open to welcoming new clients as my schedule permits.



Public transport

U-Schlesisches Tor, 450m walking OR Bus 265 direction: S-Schöneweide, One Stop: Taborstr. or

S-Treptower Park, walking 1,3 km or Bus 265 direction: U-Stadtmitte/Krausenstr. Three Stops: Taborstr.

Session details

Session duration: 70- 90 minutes

Session fee 90€ 

Please send an e-mail for session inquiries:
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Craniosacral Professional Develeopment sessions:

Sessions in this hands-on non-invasive healing practice last 90 minutes, please dress comfortably, or bring a change of clothes. For example: training pants and a t-shirt with socks.

It is optimal when one's skin is covered for this work with simple clothing for example: not too many shoulder straps, no hoodies please, fancy zippers, thick jeans etc.

Please note: Cancellations made before 24 hours notice will not be charged. Thank you for your understanding.

Termine nur nach Vereinbarung

Terminverhinderungen: 24-Stunden-Regel
Vereinbarte Termine sind verbindlich und kostenpflichtig, falls keine rechtzeitige Absage erfolgt.
Herzlichen Dank für Ihr Verständnis

Thanking always my love-life partner Jürgen Török and his work to support many aspects of the manifestations of what i am able to offer. Also my mentors: my deepest gratitude to Joanna McIntyre for her mentorship in creative work and my creative-healing practices, and to Robert Harris master Craniosacral teacher. 

Wishing you very well.
As always, grateful for your support,


Shannon Cooney, Neue Krugallee 50
12435 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)151 504 26 223
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