Sarah Beckmann

Sarah Isabel Beckmann
lives in Vienna and follows her passion for Art, Dance and Compassion. 

 She is a CNVC certified trainer and has been sharing Nonviolent Communication since 2010 in Germany, Austria, Spain, Israel, and Slovenia. Sarah has been integrating dance, Contact Improvisation and NVC since 2012.

 She studied Psychology at the University of Freiburg and contemporary dance and Improvisation at the School of Dance, Improvisation and Performance (TIP) in Freiburg. Beside performance she also focuses on Contact Improvisation.

During her studies, Sarah found her passion in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and studied with Marshall Rosenberg and other trainers in Germany and the U.S.

 In her recent work she combines the art of dance and communication, using tools, inspirations and principles of contemporary dance, Improvisation and compassionate communication (NVC). This leads into different frames as retreats, workshops and art. In Vienna she leads a performance Lab “Art comPassion – Performance LAB” and explores the aesthetic and transformative dimension of NVC in Art/ Performance.

 She also uses NVC for creative processes and to support creativity in other people. Understanding life as an ongoing process of creation that we can create as an art piece, Sarah is curious to connect to the very essence of human beings and what moves them from the inside and forward. She is interested in finding ways to co-create reality embracing interpersonal differences and where you, me and we matter.


Sarah Beckmann Curriculum Vitae

Testimonials – Sarah Beckmann 2015 – 2016

"Taking part at the retreat Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow, in Austria in 2015 was for me a tremendous lift from verbal NVC expression and at the same time deepening my understanding of its principles. How does human body observe, feel, ask and react. Finally words become like the simplest step once you understand the movement in and of your body. The embodiment brings freedom and opens possibilities of verbal communication to become more authentic and natural. With the loving support and expertise of Sarah Beckmann and Robert Kržišnik the process became something that I believe every NVC practitioner would find as beneficial on their path to better understanding and co-creation of this miracle of life."

Jana Burger, Slovenia/Germany

"My experience of the workshop of Robert and Sarah in Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow was a true exploration of the world within; emotions, feelings, needs. Whatever was explored during the NVC sessions through the field of communication was later explored through the physical in the CI dance. We explored the dance of communication and the communication of the dance. I loved it!"

Vesna Klemencic, Slovenia/Austria

"I took several sessions on Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow with Robert and his guidance supported an embodied experience of some key NVC concepts such as presence, choice, authenticity and self-connection. I found the experience rich and deeply rewarding.”

Kathleen MacFerran, CNVC certified trainer, USA

 “Yes!  I found Sarah’s workshops effective, creative and powerful.  In her workshops, Sarah had us work with NVC processes through dance and movement, with little or no intellectual explanation on her part.  I found that her approach provided lived experiences of NVC concepts and processes, and enabled many or even most of us to do deep work.” Helen Adamson (Certified CNVC trainer Spain / USA)

“Thank you for this gift.  Through this workshop I gained a physical understanding of the interdependence that we human beings live in. I also physically realized the universality of feelings and needs and that I could connect to them through my body. It was an experience that made me see the beauty around me and the beauty of life. I could connect to me very lively and I observed new aspects of myself I have never seen before.” Suso

“After the Sarah’s ‘NVC and Movement’ workshop I feel connected, moved, very calm and peaceful, and fulfilled. It helped me to connect to my emotions and needs without thinking or integrating the head too much. For me, being a quite mental person, this opens a very important path and a new opportunity to connect to life and myself.” Adrian

“Now after this workshop I know myself better. What I had been trying to understand mentally without success, revealed itself now in this process, with ease and clarity. I feel that through this work a very powerful chain of changes has been awakened.” Leila

 “After the workshop with Sarah I felt connected with my vitality and very present. I connected with myself and I could feel a great opening towards the others. This work really motived me to use more the body to explore and learn NVC.” Moira

“I feel grateful and present. With this work and journey I could enter into a wonderful connection with my body, soul and spirit. I realized that the beauty of life is expressed through me and my being. The combination of Dance/ Movement and NVC opened for me a new way to connect to life.” Anna

“I feel my heart open and very much connected to myself.” Nuno

“I found gifts in all of Sarah’s sessions. I'd literally refer to your words of 'dance of life', that I again and again, found myself doing.” Mireille van Bremen

 “This workshop has been an adventure and journey into my body and its surrounding.  It helped me to find non-verbal possibilities to explore and experience my connection to myself and to others. I could relax into the movement and explore and discover the flexibility and movement options my body provides.” Felix

Contact details

Telephone: 61 7 5435 2993
Mobile: 0405 179 488

Trainings offered by Sarah Beckmann



Sarah Beckmann & Robert Krzisnik – 4 day residential retreats in eastern Australia 25 - 29th May 2017 in Melbourne and 2 - 6th June 2017 in Ballina. All details at:

NVC - Moving with Life

Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow:

An Integration of NVC and Contact Improvisation

Body-centred awareness & movement practices supporting deep embodiment of NVC,

authenticity and freedom.


For more information contact:

Tracy Adams 07 5435 2993 or 0405 179 488

Cherie Scott 



Private sessions

Private and small group sessions aound integrating Contact improvisation and other dance forms with NVC can be booked with Sarah while she is in Australia  (24 May - late June 2017). Please contact Tracy Adams to book:

E  H 07 5435 2993 Mob. 0405 179 488