International TaKeTiNa® Advisory Board (ITAB)

With the rapid growth of TaKeTiNa® field, more and more certified teachers from various countries work with TaKeTiNa® worldwide. To support these teachers and assure the maintainance and increase in quality for participants, the International TaKeTiNa® Advisory Board has been implemented in 2019. It consists of some of the most experienced teachers, but also experts in various fields who will assist the TaKeTiNa® institute in making decisions, launching new projects, documenting research and implementing new training methods for teachers worldwide.

Mission

The mission of the ITAB is, to realise the full potential of the TaKeTiNa® Rhythm Process globally and to develop future visions for the TaKeTiNa® field. Board members are actively engaged in the TaKeTiNa® process, have a loyalty to the founder and to the content of the work, as well as the intention to collectively expand the knowledge and awareness of the TaKeTiNa® work internationally.

The members of the ITAB share a respectful attitude for the diversity in which TaKeTiNa® is used and taught, yet care for a clear interpretation of the foundation and integrity for how the work is represented.

Purpose

  • To protect and further the original purpose of the TaKeTiNa® Process.
  • To provide opportunities and platforms for exchange and professional development in the TaKeTiNa® field.
  • To oversee and further develop the TaKeTiNa® methodology in practice and professional trainings.
  • To provide the continuation of the TaKeTiNa® Institute’s regulatory procedures, concerning teacher certifications, contracts and the use of the TaKeTiNa® trademarked name.
  • To manage and protect the registered TaKeTiNa® trademark in Europe, USA, Australia, South America and China.
  • To collect and archive educational materials, books, print media, recordings and research associated with the TaKeTiNa® Process and its founder Reinhard Flatischler.

Members

The founding members of the International TaKeTiNa® Advisory Board, as endorsed by the founder Reinhard Flatischler, are:

Tania Bosak, Astrid Bosshard, Gustavo Gitti, Tupac Mantilla, Frank Rihm, Anna-Maria Weber and Andreas Wittwer.  
New members will be voted in by the founding members under the supervision of the TaKeTiNa® Institute.

Tania Bosak

Tania Bosak

Master TaKeTiNa® Rhythm Teacher, Musician, Composer, Actress

Tania holds the Ericksonian Diploma in counseling and hypnosis (CET Australia) and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for studies in Korean drum and dance. She is the founder and director of „Pulse Rhythm“, a specialised training method for actors and musicians. Tania Bosak co-leads the TaKeTiNa® Teacher Training in Australia together with Reinhard Flatischler and will also be researching the clinical applications of TaKeTiNa®.

Astrid Bosshard

Music Professor, Senior TaKeTiNa® Rhythm Teacher currently undergoing her Master Training

Astrid Bosshard, has more than 20 years of experience teaching music and movement at the Academy of Music in Basel. She teaches and mentors Bachelor’s and Master’s students in methodology and teaching skills. Astrid Bosshard holds a degree in music and movement education from the University Mozarteum / Orff Institute in Salzburg.

Gustavo Gitti

Gustavo Gitti has become the first TaKeTiNa® teacher in Brazil. He lives in São Paulo, writes about relationships in “Vida Simples” magazine, studies and practices Buddhist mind training under the guidance of Lama Padma Samten and works in olugar.org (an online community dedicated to human flourishment in daily life).

Tupac Mantilla

Grammy® Nominee Percussionist/Drummer, TaKeTiNa Teacher

Tupac Mantilla is nowadays one of the most creative artists of his generation. He has performed with musicians like Bobby McFerrin, Zakir Hussain, Steve Smith and Bob Moses. His work as a performer, educator, producer and clinician has been recognised worldwide. Tupac is founder of R.I.T.M.O, a groundbreaking rhythm process.

Frank Rihm

Qualified music therapist, Advanced TaKeTiNa® teacher, senior creativity and Gestalt Therapist at the Fachklinik Heiligenfeld. Co-leader in the “TaKeTiNa® rhythm therapy” training course at Fachklinik Heiligenfeld alongside Reinhard Flatischler.

In his work at the Fachklinik Heiligenfeld, Frank Rihm uses both psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy and non-verbal methods, in particular TaKeTiNa®.

Anna-Maria Weber

Concert flutist, instrumental teacher, TaKeTiNa® teacher

Studied at the Music University Trossingen with Prof. Arife Gülsen Tatu. Specialized training in music communication at the University of the Arts Bremen, Anna-Maria won several awards in international music competitions. She works on incorporating TaKeTiNa® into the classic field with her newly crafted method „body2flute“. She is also head of the TaKeTiNa® Office.

Andreas Wittwer

Musician, Music Teacher, Senior TaKeTiNa® Teacher

Andreas Wittwer holds a degree in classical church music. He majored in organ, conducting and singing. Long term engagement as choir conductor and organist. As a music teacher he has been exploring the application of TaKeTiNa® in music education.