Archetypes of the Soul 2 – defense mechanism typologies

3rd – 6th of October 2019 in Berlin (MahaYoga Zentrum) – no previous knowledge required

Chloe Hünefeld and Dr. Doru Bodea will present in this three and a half day seminar insights, with theoretical and practical components, about the defense mechanism typologies.

This seminar is a premiere.

About the seminar

This three and a half day seminar takes place in a relaxed atmosphere of the  MahaYoga Zentrum in Berlin, where you can unwind in the idyllic courtyard during the breaks.

What we usually call a defense-mechanism typology is an archetypal “distortion” of the energy field (known also as the aura) of a human being. Sometimes such mechanisms are also known as “wounds” which prevent us from simply being ourselves, generating self-imposed limitations.

Such “distortions” are a direct reflection of various concepts and mentalities shaped during childhood time and then kept over many years; some might have been inherited from previous existences. They now reflect both on the physical as well as on the psychic structures, thus, the bodily shape, the energy flow, and consequently, inner basic impulses and many life events are all effects of the existence of such a typology. Every human being presents more or less at least one such defense mechanisms. It will define subconscious reaction patterns, typical modalities to act, predominant manners to subtly move our energies, and it will generate fundamental needs which will be very present during daily life.

Becoming aware of the presence and understanding the behavioral patterns of such a mechanism will allow the gradual healing of the wound existing behind it. This will grant access to the “spiritual compass” existing inborn in every human being (which can be more or less awaken), named in many traditions the Spiritual Heart, and thus to vigorous steps on the path of inner transformation under its wise guidance.

What you will get in the seminar

Theoretical elements

  • What kind of defense archetypes exist and why?
  • Tools to determine the predominant defense mechanism
  • A careful analysis of both disharmonious and harmonious manifestations of all defense mechanisms and of the possible mixed interactions between them
  • Elements of recognizing the influences of the defense mechanism in the thinking/feeling/acting processes and understanding the influence of the defense mechanism typology in the daily life interactions
  • How to consciously abandon the defense “armor” and be yourself – authentic, open and relaxed
  • How to help your beloved ones in moments of stress and peak experiences

Practical elements

  • Exercises in couples or small groups
  • Introspection exercises and meditations
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Acting out the ways of interaction in a classical stage play forming a practical understanding

Your benefits of participating

  • learn to improve the quality of both personal and professional life through understanding yourself and others
  • learn how to improve relationships through tailored stress and conflict management
  • learn how to improve communication (heart to heart) with- family
    – friends
    – lovers
    – work relations
  • learn how to reduce/eliminate health problems
  • learn to consciously eliminate the defense mechanisms

Concretely for filmmakers and actors

  • learn to build authentic and credible characters (interaction between [key] characters)
  • learn to create authentic storylines from the archetypical defense mechanisms and concepts
  • learn to displaying the correct energy dynamism in dialogs and interactions

For whom is this seminar intended?

Everyone whose life focuses on transformation and growth will love this seminar. For therapists the knowledge of the archetypes of defense mechanism which blocks the human soul can be helpful to guide patients on the path of healing and awakening their full potential. For artists – such as dancers, composers, writers, directors, producers, actors and filmmakers of all departments – their professions and inspirations also revolve around representing archetypal aspects. Elaborating which archetypes are prevalent in the characters of the stories gives an immense credibility to the story line and a great outcome for the audience.

Besides all these, the study of the archetypical defense mechanisms can set free a lot of inner energy blocked into such patterns and can help everyone who is into self-inquiry, personal development and improvement of their relationships.

Schedule of the seminar

3rd of October

10:00 – 13:00 Theory and practical elements

13:00 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 19:00 Theory and practical elements

19:00 – 20:30 Break

From 20:30 evening program

4th of October

10:00 – 13:00 Theory and practical elements

13:00 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 19:00 Theory and practical elements

19:00 – 20:30 Break

From 20:30 evening program

5th of October

10:00 – 13:00 Theory and practical elements

13:00 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 19:00 Theory and practical elements

19:00 – 20:30 Break

From 20:30 evening program

6th of October

10:00 – 13:00 Last theory and practical elements

About the speakers

Chloe Hünefeld

Chloe is a healing practitioner and has been practicing the traditional yoga paths since 1995, with a focus on Tantra Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Karma Yoga. Since 1998 she has been teaching almost daily preventive health methods of traditional yoga and Ayurveda in theory and practice. Her interest has always been in the personal path of each individual to awaken the soul and thus to more harmony and freedom. One can follow her teaching on various topics of personality development, yoga therapy, Ayurveda and traditional Tantra Yoga (especially Kashmir Shivaism) in Berlin. Since her youth she has been interested in the exploration of archetypal manifestations inside and outside the human being. Chloe understands the contents of her intensive seminar as profound knowledge, which cannot only be used in art and culture, but also allows us to grow beyond our everyday self.

Dr. Doru Bodea

Doru is a Doctor of Theoretical Physics and has worked for many years as a researcher at various universities and research institutions. He practices Tantra Yoga since 1991 and is a yoga and tantra yoga course instructor himself – with 25 years of experience.

Since the youth his passion has been alchemy – and especially inner alchemy – which is described by the Tibetan Tantric tradition as the path of the soul, where ignorance turns into enlightened consciousness like black charcoal turns into a shining diamond.


Deadline for sign up: 3rd of October 2019

Early Bird: 200 € (deadline 16th of August 2019)

Normal: 275 €

Reduced: 250 € (unemployed, students, pensioners – proof required)

Members: 225 €

Couple: 500 €

Bank Information

Deutsche Akademie für traditionelles Yoga e.V.

IBAN: DE67 4306 0967 8202 1357 00


GLS Bank

Refund Policy

Complete refund until 3rd of September 2019

4th – 19th of September 2019 50 € cancellation fee

After 19th of September 2019 50 % cancellation fee of the paid price


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MahaYoga Zentrum

Brunnenstr. 147

10115 Berlin

(directly at underground station Bernauer Str. – underground line U8 [elevator exit])