Tribal-Trance-Dance-Journey Vol. 2 / October 17th – 20th 2019

A three day intensive seminar: Tribal-Trance-Dance-Journey Vol. 2
From 17 to 20 october 2019

Let your soul dance! With Trance Dance, Rhythm and Ritual live music performed by the percussion ensemble „Busch-Werk“
Direction: Sabine Rittner und Herman Kathan
Location: Gauselfingen in the Swabian Alps, Germany
Languages: English and German

Immerse yourself in the magical power of rhythm, pulsation and sound. Explore the effect of archaic cult rhythms on your own body. Let them carry you into other dimensions of reality. Give wings to your soul through dance. In a protective ritual space let go and still feel held. The live music is especially suited to the situation, which activates powerful, quiet and sensuous aspects of who you are.

In this seminar, the participants will take part in a number of rituals, each lasting several hours. There one can experience the healing, consciousness-expanding and strengthening potential of trance states. The rhythm archetypes, which will be performed in the seminar, specifically can be found in the music of Brazil and West Africa and are still in use today.

The members of “Busch-Werk” (Herman Kathan, Norbert Schubert, Tiemo Feldmann, Stefan Frommherz and Christoph Jung) are professional musicians who for more than 20 years have gained great expertise by performing with traditional ritual musicians in both West Africa and Brasil. With the help of these powerful rhythms, we can easily achieve altered states of consciousness. If these trance states are searched for in ritualized ways, safely achieved and resolved, they are beneficial and regenerating for body and soul.

They facilitate access to creativity and intuition, they support the development of resources, and they often reveal new ways to pose and respond to our questions and understand our needs.

Good to know for those who have already participated:
Each “Tribal-Trance-Dance-Journey” is dedicated to a certain mythological focus and the associated experience settings, so that further development and deepening of experiences from previous seminars are possible.

Trance dance and indigenous trance rhythms, „Ritual body postures and ecstatic trance“® according to Felicitas Goodman, hypnotherapy, breathing and bodywork, drums and meditation. At the conclusion of the rituals there will be plenty of room to process and integrate the „travel“ experiences and impulses creatively by painting or writing, in silence, in nature, in small groups, and also in the circle sharing. In the evenings, there is the opportunity to drum freely and to improvise with each other musically under the guidance of the musicians. Musical or dance expertise are not required.

In this seminar, the decades of experience of two “old masters” of the seminar work – Sabine Rittner and Herman Kathan – converge in this way synergetically.

The team

Sabine Rittner
Sabine Rittner is Psychotherapist (approb.), Music therapist, Hypnotherapist with specialization on working with altered states of consciousness and body-oriented psychotherapy. She works at the Institute for medical psychology of the University of Heidelberg (teaching, psychotherapy, trance research), as well as in private practice (supervision, coaching). For four decades she has directed seminars in Germany and abroad. She is a longtime student of anthropologist and consciousness researcher Prof. Felicitas Goodman and empowered to give trainings in the method of “ritual body postures and ecstatic trance”.

Herman Kathan
Herman Kathan is percussionist for West African and Brazilian cult and profane music, composer, director of the percussion ensemble „Busch-Werk“, director of „Tam-Tam-Mandingue Germany“, diploma in religious education. He has worked as a freelance musician and music teacher since1986. For more information visit:

The musicians of the ensemble „Busch-Werk“
Herman Kathan, Norbert Schubert, Tiemo Feldmann, Stefan Frommherz, Christoph Jung

→ The new double CD „Trance“ of „Herman Kathan’s Busch-Werk and the Masters of Groove“ is available at or

The seminar location
The “Wir-Projekt” seminar house in Gauselfingen is a former manufactory building from the flourishing period of the textile industry on the Swabian Alb. After the general decline of this industry in the 1970s, the building found a new use as a seminar house in 1985. It has been thoroughly refurbished, appealing and creative for the seminar operation, but the charm of the previous use can still be seen here and there. An insight can be gained here: If you would like to have the comfort of a single room with private bathroom, you can request a list of guest houses in Gauselfingen and surroundings. Since we occupy the entire house, in this case, cost reimbursement is only possible to a limited extent.

The lush vegetarian meals are lovingly and freshly prepared for us, but we are dependent on the assistance of the participants a little bit in the seminar. This assistance extends per meal to a reasonable time in the seminar breaks for 3 persons each. All this gives us a sensationally low price for accommodation and food!

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Start: DO, 17.10.2019, 15.30h
End: SO, 20.10.2019, 15.00h

Personal contact
Phone: 0049 7964 300034

Seminar fee including expenses for overnight accommodation
570,- €

Additional an amount of 60,- € for all meals has to be paid in cash in the seminar.

Binding participation in the seminar via the registration form.
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