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Many movement festivals or workshops focus on developing individual skills and practices. However, with MOVE NL, our emphasis is on a different dimension: fostering connection, human interaction, and a spirit of playfulness. We aim to delve into the journey of becoming a better human being. We aim to erase the boundaries between teachers and students. We aim to move better. We aim to substitute me with we.


Our vision is to recalibrate our minds to embrace a state of playfulness and to dive deep into human connection and interaction. 

Origin of  Move  NL

Over the past decade, our summers were defined by our trip to MOVE COPENHAGEN. We initially joined as participants, later transitioning into roles as teachers. Within its vibrant community, we found a sense of unity and belonging unmatched by any other experience. Stepping into MOVE COPENHAGEN felt like entering a close-knit village. Everything was provided in-house. While free to explore outside the boundaries of this little village, returning to it felt like coming home, despite having just met our fellow participants.

The festival revolved around the essence of the human body – a shared passion for movement and an inquisitive mindset towards exploring it. Our common ground extended to a shared appreciation for touch, valuing its significance in our lives. From contact improvisation to playful sparring, Thai yoga massage to heartfelt embraces, the normalization of touch within the community enriched our collective experience.

After a decade of remarkable moments, MOVE COPENHAGEN reached its conclusion. The organizers moved on, marking the end of an era. Yet, every conclusion paves the way for a new beginning.

Motivated by our experiences, we, Erwin and Virgil, felt compelled to carry forth the legacy of MOVE COPENHAGEN. We have embarked on a journey to create a new haven, our own intimate “village”, where our tribe can gather every year and feel at home for the next decade. Join us in this adventure, as we create a space where the love for sports, movement, and genuine connection converges into a festival that transcends boundaries and creates lasting memories. Welcome to MOVE NL!


MOVE NL - Movement Intensive in the Netherlands


Kloosterweg 4A, Laren (Netherlands)


Arrival Tuesday July 23rd, 09:00 - 15:00

Departure Sunday July 28th, 09:00 - 17:00

Number of participants: 35



~ Early bird €740 (until June 14th)

~ Regular Bird €790 (until July 9th)

~ Late Bird €835 (until July 21st)


 - Accommodation

 - All meals (vegan options)

 - All Movement Workshops

Who is it for?

Are you a mover who is passionate about experiencing physical interactions with others, someone who likes dancing and playfighting and not averse to some challenges? We cater to individuals who love movement in all its forms and are eager to explore it in any way possible.

If you are open to new experiences and ideas, enjoy community-based training, love partner exercises and have a penchant for bending the rules a bit, you're our kind of Mover! Embrace your curiosity and join us on a journey of self-improvement, connection and exploration!

Workshop  Level

We have highly skilled teachers who can always adjust the practice on the fly and have worked with many different levels of participants. That being said for optimal enjoyment a level of fitness that allows you to move for several days is recommended! 

Your Teachers

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Get ready to be blown away by our stellar Teacher Line Up for Move NL! Picture this: a Movement Intensive where the crème de la crème of teachers unite. It's not just an Intensive; it's a vibrant gathering where teachers dive into exploration and research, blurring the lines between teacher and student. Each instructor brings their own unique Movement flair. And when we mix it all together, magic happens. Say hello to something new, something never seen before….

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Expect luxury in connections, not in the location. We adhere to a minimalistic approach to leave room for us to fill the spaces. The dojo is a cozy walled off playground for Movement. It will have everything you need as a home and all we need to do is add connection and laughter.

The Dojo has a main building with a dormitory (housing up to 20 people), 4 bedrooms housing 15 people, kitchen, living room, two bathrooms and toilets.
You will also find an outbuilding on the site, with a utility room, shower room, and rooms for staff and guidance. In addition to the practice room in the main building, we have a large shed, with a large practice room with tatamis. There is room to sit outside around the buildings, and during warm periods some participants can also camp on the site.

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Day 1 | Opening

Arrive | Check up

09:00 - 15:00 Arrival

16:00 - 18:00 Opening Practice

18:00 - 20:00 Dinner


Day 3 | Joseph

Live | Meet

07:00 - 08:00 Stillness 

08:00 - 10:00 Break fast

10:00 - 14:00 Lebenspraxis

14:00 - 16:00 Lunch

16:00 - 18:00 Collaborative        Workshop - Human Relating

18:00 - 20:00 Dinner


Day 5 | Jakub

Move | Discuss | Party

07:00 - 08:00 Stillness 

08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 - 14:00 Fighting Monkey

14:00 - 16:00 Lunch

16:00 - 18:00 Movement Symposium

18:00 - 20:00 Dinner

20:00 - 00:00 Party with Mystery DJ

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Day 2 | Virgil

Play | Think

07:00 - 08:00 Stillness 

08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 - 14:00 Free Play

14:00 - 16:00 Lunch

16:00 - 18:00 Erwin - Know Thyself

18:00 - 20:00 Dinner


Day 4 | Tina

Dance | Heal

07:00 - 08:00 Stillness 

08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 - 14:00 Axis of Action

14:00 - 16:00 Lunch

16:00 - 18:00 Collaborative        Workshop - Regenerative Play

18:00 - 20:00 Dinner

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Day 6 | Closer

Improvise | Depart

07:00 - 08:00 Stillness 

08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 - 14:00 Closing Practice


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Impressions Of Earlier Workshops

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