OUR TEAM

Ulli Wittemann
Ulli Wittemann
A passion for movement and communication has drawn Ulli to new directions since he was a child.
From practising Ballroom Dance and Hip Hop as a teenager and many years of studying different Martial Arts forms (Judo, Aikido, Kickboxing, Boxing and Muay Thai)
he finally fell in love with Contact Improvisation in 2001 during his actors studies at the University of Performing Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. After eight years of performing more than 1000 shows in the German State Theater system he decided to change his focus from performing to sharing his love for Movement, Acting, Awareness and Communication in Munich and abroad. Since 2010 he taught countless Workshops, Classes, Masterclasses and Retreats in China, Japan, India, Thailand, Bali, Israel, Palestine, USA, Canada, Turkey, Russia, Crimea and many European Countries. He is one of the Founders of the Tempelhof Contact Festival and the BODY MIND SOUL Festival in Germany and the Conscious Flow Festival in India. His teaching portfolio includes Feldenkrais, Modern Dance and his own PLAYFIGHT system, he carries a diploma in Acting and holds his Nature Retreat BEING HUMAN since 2015.
He enjoys supporting the personal and professional process of individual clients and groups in public institutions (e.g. Universities and Dance Schools) and companies as well as personal coachings in the fields of Body Awareness and Dance, Voice Training, Acting, Presence and Presentation. He believes in a healthy balance between structure and chaos, clear goals and enjoying life while unfolding our full potential as human beings.
Isabelle Pyttel
Isabelle Pyttel
is a creature dedicated to movement, healing and nature. Since a young age, she gained experience dancing on stage and as a choreographer. She studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts in Munich with a focus on Performance. A deep longing for finding her purpose fueled by a profound curiosity in the human body and energy system led her to intense Yoga practice, the study of various massage and healing techniques, connecting to the subtle energies of nature, intuition and holistic movement. She is a certified CranioSacral therapist and got an examination as a Naturopath (Heilpraktikter).
After practising Hatha Yoga and a gentle form of Iyengar Yoga for several years, she completed a Yoga Teacher Training in the heart-opening Anusara Yoga. Isabelle believes in the wisdom of our human heart and keeps researching different approaches to movement like Contact Improvisation, free dance, physical exercises and somatic awareness. Connecting the benefits of embodiment practices with an authentic artistic expression is a big inspiration for her. Another fundamental motivation to all her professional work is self-empowerment.
This shows in her private healing sessions as much as in her classes and workshops. From sharing her knowledge in movement and healing in Upper Bavaria she has grown to create events and holding groups all over Germany, Austria, India, Thailand and Bali. She sees life-long learning as a key quality for finding our path as humans in coexistence with nature.
ZinnDa
ZinnDa
ZinnDa: means to be alive! A free spirit and a bundle of pure joy, there is nothing this happy soul isn’t capable of! His evolution has been quite a journey, from being a techie to transforming into an Osho sannyasin.
He was born with the heart of a nomad and has been a traveller for most of his life now. What’s his purpose? one might wonder! He has been closely working with the Osho Communes, spiritual festivals all around the world and the Contact Dance Community to help in bringing spiritual awareness and spreading peace in communities everywhere.

This was the thought that lead him to create his NGO: Global Cultural Exchange Organisation that brings communities around the world and people from all walks of life together in a peaceful and harmonious environment of sharing and learning.

Navgrah Shanti Yagna or The Fire Pooja for Peace and Prosperity: A Yagna or Havan is a traditional Indian Pooja ceremony that involves the recital of Vedic Chants and holy offerings(Samagri) made to the fire. The combined effect of these chants and the fire together cleanse and purify the air and aura. You are free to participate or observe during the ceremony. A brief explanation about the Havan, its scientific and spiritual benefits will also be discussed.

Tikki Massala
Tikki Massala
After first traveling in India in 2005 , Tikki Masala was inspired by the deep flavors of authentic Indian classical music. in he’s productions he blends together sounds of Indian classical instruments like Sitar, Tabla, Santoor, Sarod, Flute, Tanpura, Harmonium and Vocals… with beats, synthesizers, drums and percussion. Recordings made across India from Bhajans, Kirtans, Mantras, street musicians, fellow travelers, jam sessions, concerts, nature and temple sounds are mixed together with psychedelic hypnotic electronic sounds, rhythms and bass lines. After some time the music evolved to world Beat, tribal, ethnic, Downtempo, Native Beat, fusion, dance music with influences from all over the world. He is playing a lot of his creations at Ecstatic Dance events. The interest in dance became more present, when he discovered Ecstatic Dance and other forms of dance and found that dancing was so beneficial for the personal, emotional, physical and spiritual development, opening up and discovering the freedom and authenticity. There was a call to start organizing, holding space and play at Ecstatic Dance events in India, Thailand and Europe… And share with others, what was for him such a beautiful exploration and growing in the being through movement and Dance.
Amelie & Flo
Amelie & Flo
Amelie and Flo are lovers and companions on their path to follow the „Voice of Nature“. Under this name they share their journey as a nomadic couple, dedicating their lives to connecting with our true nature within and around, and translating this connection into sound. They love to come together in a circle with others, share sound & silence, and sing as one voice. Into this, they also weave their passion for holistic voicework as a tool to free all the creativity and potential of human life.

Amelie has an angelic voice that has touched many hearts. She writes songs and is passionate about helping others to fully embody their voice through her own system VoiceYoga. Her vocal journey got really boosted 4 years ago in India and she still feels a strong spiritual connection with this land. Her other musical roots lie in vocal improvisation, heart songs from all over the world, Gestalt therapy and in deep silence.

For Flo, singing is an act of freedom, of letting go, and connecting to his emotions, his physical sensations and his being as a whole. Singing songs in a circle with others makes him feel deeply alive. He has roots in traditional music from the Alps and connects to circle songs in all sorts of shapes and cultural backgrounds. Besides voice, he loves to hold space with the beat of his drum.