WOW & FANCE was founded in 2021 by Saskia Nitsche, a Berlin based writer. After meeting more and more writers who shared her interest in merging their writing practice with a more body focused approach and innervate it through the practice of meditation, yoga and other techniques that originate from the dedication to old wisdom teachings she created a workshop program that hopefully will not only serve those who are in search for development in these areas, but also encourage the connection between similarly minded writers and creatives.
— founder of WOW & FANCE, curator and host of workshops and classes
Saskia is a Berlin based writer as well as a dedicated practitioner of yoga, meditation and other mindfulness techniques. Beside her own writing she teaches creative writing courses in various art universities since eight years. With her workshops and classes she creates a space where the daily practice of the writer meets yoga, somatics and mindfulness. Her aim is to guide the participants back to that still place in them from where everything unfolds with ease. Having a silent mind and being grounded in the body then allows a genuine expression to arise. (Read more about Saskia)
Image: Daniel Nartschick
Jelena Carolina Kern
— host of workshops and classes
Jelena works and lives in Berlin. She studied literary writing in Hildesheim and at HKB Bern. In her artistic work she focusses on human experiences of collectivism and individualism and the body as an archive. She’s a dedicated Ashtanga Yoga practitioner and a dancer/somatic bodyworker.
Image: Jelena Kern