Egwin Ertl

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About Myself

I was born and raised in Austria and started to ask questions at a very young age based on my experiences that no one around me was really able to answer.

So I started to look for answers in physics, biology and different philosophies and started practicing martial arts and meditation, soon to be followed by Qigong and Kinesiology. This was almost 28 years ago.

Over time I developed a massive interest for a great number of different modalities, reaching from self improvement to therapy, from martial arts to dance and eventually natural movement and from consciousnesswork and meditation to energy work.

After highschool I studied medicine for a couple of years but eventually decided to stop, since different experiences led me to the conclusion that I wanted to teach and show people how to improve themselves and become independent rather than being stuck in a broken system that seems to mainly treat symptoms and suffering, doing very little to actualy prevent problems in the first place.

After practicing meditation, Taiji Quan, Qigong and Bagua very intensely for many years and still always learning new methods and ideas I realized that the most important things that one can learn from all of those approaches lie in their foundation and the basic principles they use or are build upon.

Peeling off the skin of tradition, and mental constructs that were often added for a number of social, philosophical and historical reasons and often twist the basics into a complex shape that lost much of its potential simplicity and effect I always went looking for the core.

Eventually I decided to go "system free" and look for those fundamental principles wherever I was able to find them in science, experience, movement, therapy, consciousness and whatever other name a field of study is called.

Between 2000 and 2015 I taught Taiji Quan, Qigong, Bagua, martial arts, meditation, energy work, natural movement and sports in my own courses and workshops and worked with companies in health programs and burnout prevention workshops.

From 2011 to 2015 I've been running two 2,5 years long teacher training programs for consciousness-training, energywork and natural movement.

After a creative break between 2015 and 2017 I returned with more vision, new ways, ideas and drive to move forward in creating my own approach to help people understand how their body, mind and consciousness work and how to support them in getting the most out of it.

This led to Beyond Systems.

 

MY mission

Why

I was always looking for a bias free non “distorted” clear way of understanding how my body works, how I can work with it and how it is linked to mind, emotions or even my consciosuness. Just pure, working, applicable ways of development and health without all the unnecessary add ons of culture, and distoreted methods of dogmatized systems. We are free and we don’t need complicated systems to train ourselves or develop spiritually, emotionally or physically.

HOW

A clear understanding of the human form and of consciousness without added on symbolism or ideas that serve anything else than the understanding and development of one self is highly enough. Working with basic principles we develop this understanding in the body in our minds and our consciousness and have the possibility to develop our bodies potential aswell as us personally with what we already have.

WHAT

I teach basics of the human body and consciousness and how to develop to advanced stages of using them as human beings.

This can lead to improvements in wellbeing, life performance, fun, positive experiences, more energy, better movement and well connected state within oneself.

My work is available in workshops, retrets, regular classes, one on one sessions, online entry courses and for those of you who whish to spread the word about those open possibilities also in teacher training programs all aorund the world. It’s the how we do things that is different and that opens up so much more possibilities and true individual potential.

 

 

Why Beyond Systems

 Over the years of working with different systems I realized that questions like; which one of them carries more truth, is more effective, or is “the” only one you need don’t make a lot of sense since none of them are truly holistic. Most systems, or old training methods like Yoga or Qigong etc., are designed with a very specific purpose in mind which already limits their reach. Additional factors are cultural aspects of where they have been developed and so on.
However, since all of them have one thing in common, which is that they work with the human body, human energy, mind, emotions, and in general consciousness, most of them do use the same or at least quite similar fundamental principles.
Looking at those rather than the systematics that are build around them, enables you to find an approach that helps to unlock the possibilities of the human form and of consciousness outside of the restrictions of systematics or culture. In a way this is working with what you truly have instead of adding unnecessary concepts to the equation that only engage the mind and more often than not distract from the true possibilities.

“ Beyond Systems is a way to work with what you have, and develop it!”

 

Background - Systems I practiced/ Methods I learned

 

Healing Arts

- Chi Nei Tsang (daoist detoxifying organ massage)
- Pranic Healing (prana and color energy work)
- Energetic Massage (various techniques)
- 5 Years of Western Medicine Studies (not finished)
- Energetic Osteopathy
- Shiatsu (Basics)
- Meridian Massage
- Indian Pressure Point Technique
- Chackra Healing
- Axial Symmetrical Energy Work
- Druid Gate Point System
- Systemic Energy Work
- Kinesiology
- Shamanic Healing
 

 

TCM (traditional chinese medicine)

- Wai Qi Liao Fa
- Acupuncture
- Acupressure
- Moxibustion
- Cupping
- Gua Sha
- Tuina
- Anmo
 

 

Bodywork

- Alexander Technique
- Biosynthesis (body-oriented psychotherapy/ basics with various teachers)
- Postural Integration (some experiences)
- Feldenkrais (Basics)

 

 

Martial Arts

- Basics in Judo, Karate and Shaolin Kung Fu
- Taiji Quan Old Yang Style
- Taiji Chen Style
- Yi-Quan
- Baguazhang
- Some Free Concepts

 

Other Traditional Methods

- Qigong (various systems out of buddhist and daoist traditions) since 1990
- Yoga
- Aerial Yoga
- Andor (celtic movement styles)

 


Other Movement Disciplines

- Ballroom Dance
- Contemporary Dance (Basic)
- Contact Improvisation
- Fireplay (Poi, Fan, Staff, Sword)
- Rockclimbing
- Swimming
- Freediving
- Surfing
- Skiing
- Iceclimbing
- Natural Movement
 

 

Personal Development/ Energy Work/ Connection/ Philosophy

- Human Energetic Work (system free)
- Geomancy
- Daoist, Buddhist, Vedic, Celtic, Egyptian, Hawaiian, Shamanic- Philosophy
- Coaching
- Meditation (various traditions)
- Breathing Techniques
 

 

Additional experiences

- Fitnesstraining
- Kinesiology
- NLP
- Reiki
- Family Constellation Work and general Constellation Work

 

 

References

Companies I've worked with:

  • Technical University Graz

  • SIEMENS

  • KNILL Holding

  • Energie Steiermark

  • Land Steiermark

 

International Appearances:

  • TEDx Speaker

  • Fit Sport Kongress Saalfelden Austria 2018 (Presenter)

  • Radiant Wellcare Summit 2018 in Canada (Co-Founder and Presenter)

  • Taiji and Qigong Congress Germany 2010 (Presenter)