This is what it's all about.
Our group practice for body and process work AAKOO is a small oasis in the middle of Basel. Situated in the midst of an incredible natural splendour of trees and water, in peace and greenery, AAKOO is a place of healing. It is a place of therapeutic work with body, mind and soul. A creation on and with the human being through our feminine intuition, our inner strength and our basic trust. Sheltered by this abundance of energy, this place houses two spaces of arriving and rediscovering, of letting go and creating anew.
What was once an individual practice is now run by us seven women as a community of practice. Out of this movement from the individual to the community, huge amounts of maintenance costs, investments, repair work and new acquisitions of CHF 10,000 have arisen and continue to arise. Only out of this pot can we as AAKOO, as we wish and live it, step out and make it accessible to others. And for this we need: YOU! We need YOUR presence, YOUR curiosity and YOUR drive - but especially we need: YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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Our project is special because ...
It is a model project as an impulse for further initiatives in this direction. We work in sisterhood, the female mindfulness, the inner power and knowledge within us. We do not judge, we do not live competition and thus allow each one of us to blossom, to be and to become. We meet each other with acceptance, appreciation and empathy. We are honest and clear and protect this space from all negativity and xenophobia. We go in harmony with what is and celebrate the unique beauty of this place. It is not our property, but we are merely its guardians. Guardians who invite you here.
In its two rooms we offer our complementary treatments in both body and process work: shiatsu, classical massage, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, European naturopathy and shamanic healing work, foot reflexology, moving meditation as well as Sexological Bodywork, Thai Yoga massage, abdominal massage and acupressure therapy, and coaching for women. We welcome people of all ages, genders and backgrounds!
This is what we need backing for.
More than ever, such places of strength need to be nurtured, nourished and strengthened. We want people to share in its diversity. We want to launch social projects and celebrate the vibrancy of life. We want to meditate together. We want to create drum circles and dance, make music and be funny together. We would like to invite people to the garden as a meeting place far away from the daily stress. We want to create space for exchange among therapists, among like-minded people, among women and men. We would like to initiate workshops and projects for and with children and young people. We would like to let this strengthening oasis in the middle of and yet far away from the city of Basel grow and flourish! For this we are dependent on your support.
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