Franka Rauch is an international social worker (B.A.) and peace researcher (M.A.).
She studied in Germany, Myanmar and Mexico and explores somatic and decolonial perspectives on peace in her academic research. Franka works as a coach, consultant, and trainer guided by her motto that “peace begins in the body”: her work is research-in-action on bodies as masterpeaces, bringing the holistic approach of somatics into the fields of peacebuilding, international relations, and the social professions.
She combines academic excellence with a fascination for the pragmatic: weaving together her training as a peace worker (KURVE Wustrow) and kundalini yoga teacher (RA MA Institute) she teaches conflict transformation and peace as embodied practice(s). Her interest reaches from somatic skills and tools to deal with inner conflict, to interpersonal and group conflicts as well as global crises – and the overarching ability to hold all of these within a container of peace.
Training in theatre pedagogy (Friedenskreis Halle) and somatic mediation (Jana Schildt) further refines Franka’s systemic approach to somatics, where personal and collective transformation go hand in hand. Franka lives in Hamburg and works internationally and virtually for her vision of response-able global citizenry and deeper consciousness that is accessible through the body.