CANTIENICA Cantieni-what? CANTIENICA Cantieni-what?

Our body is made for movement. Perfected over millions of years, the human physique is equipped with anything we need to lead a healthy, pain-free and active life.

Our daily routines force us to assume fixed, motionless positions or to sit for long periods of time. This leaves us confronted with an immobile, aching body.

The CANTIENICA® Method for Bodyform & Posture provides you with the framework to explore your body and its ingenious muscular network. By way of precise instructions and emphathetic coaching you will, at your own speed, discover a comfortable, pain-free posture. You will get to know the anatomically logical alignment of your bones and the stabilising qualities of the layers of deep muscle tissue. Irrespective of how old or young you may feel, how flexible or rigid, it is always the right time to set yourself in motion.

Back pain
to back gain

CANTIENICA Back pain to back gain

Our spine is the longitudinal axis that erects our body – like a long, pliable bamboo. Our entire inner workings are oriented and organised around it – bones and muscles as well as organs. Any lasting or extreme curvature, flexion or tension affects our entire posture and wellbeing.

Through the CANTIENICA®-Method, you will hone your awareness for your posture and you will learn to align your spine, stable and free from discomfort. Your spine’s deep muscles are exercised and connected to your abdominal muscles.

Activating this muscular network will reward you with stability, relief and an extraordinary sense of lightness.

This new sense of posture that is derived from the power of deep muscles can be easily integrated into your daily routines, and you can prevent issues such as muscular tension, repetitive strain injuries or frozen shoulder syndrome. You will quickly remember and internalise this new, congenial posture; you are transforming your back pain into back gain.

Pelvic floor

CANTIENICA Pelvic floor exercise

The pelvic floor is one of the most important horizontal muscular support systems for our body. Trained well, it will carry the entire torso and helps to prevent and sustainably alleviate incontinence or the descent of organs (ptosis), as well as rectifying poor posture and back issues.

The CANTIENICA®-method pelvic floor exercises activate the deep muscles of the entire pelvis and connect it with the sceletal muscles of the spine.

With every exercise, you are working towards a powerful pelvic floor and a healty back and you will learn to build power and stability from the center of your body.

To rediscover and strengthen your pelvic floor, you can either participate in regular classes or enrol in a pelvic floor workshop.

& Birth

CANTIENICA Pregnancy & Birth

During and after the enormous physical achievement of pregnancy and birth, your pelvic floor needs special attention. Both during pregnancy and in your daily routine with children, your pelvic floor plays an enormously important role in correct posture, lifting and carrying.

Your pelvic floor muscles are responsible for keeping upright your entire torso. Used correctly, these muscles are a true powerhouse to keep your spine upright. CANTIENICA®- exercise will put you in touch with your pelvic floor muscles and you will experience first-hand the support of the forces from the centre of your body. You will find it effortless to assume a comfortable posture that takes the strain of your pelvis. This will give you energy and power for the process of birth and the new challenges for your daily routine with a child.


CANTIENICA Courses / Workshops

Strengthen Your Core! CANTIENICA®-Workshop on February the 6th from 11-2 p.m. at Hebammerie Kreuzberg.

Start the New Year fresh and enhance your core strength!
Stabilize your pelvis and your back. Improve your posture by learning how to use and integrate the muscle network of your pelvis and trunks deepest muscle layers in your everyday life. With the CANTIENICA®-Method, you will hone your awareness for your posture and you will learn to align your spine - stable and free from discomfort. Look forward to seeing you in class!
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Mon Hebammerie Kreuzberg 17.30h-18.30h: for pregnant women
18.45h-19.45h: post natal/for women
Tue Hebammerie Kreuzberg 09.45h-10.45h: open class men&women
11.00h-12.00h: post natal
12.15h-13.15h: post natal engl.
Wed Hebammerie Kreuzberg 18.30h-19.30h: for women
19.45h-20.45h: open class men&women
Thu Hebammenzeit Friedrichshain 08.30h-09.30h: for women
09.45h-10.45h: post natal

All courses are ongoing, trial lessons are possible anytime, but please register via email.

Course fees depend on location and type of course, I am happy to provide exact pricing and further information via email.

Individual one-on-one coaching can be arranged anytime and costs 80 EURO (60 min).

CANTIENICA®-Workshops are centered around invididual themes such as pelvic floor, back, postnatal training or running. Each workshop imparts anatomical basics on a theoretical and practical basis. Workshops can serve as a great first step or as a means to delve deeper into a particular area.


CANTIENICA Nina Altschiller

My name is Nina Altschiller, I was born in 1976 in Wiesbaden. After completing a degree in film, theater and media studies, and after giving birth to my first child I discovered the CANTIENICA®- method in 2005. The precise, individual support in class and the new physical awareness afterwards were a profound inspiration to me, so I started to train as a CANTIENICA®-coach and began teaching after the birth of my second son in 2008.

I am certified for all regular levels (up to Platinum status) and teach regular ongoing courses for men and women as well as pre- and post natal courses.

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Nina Altschiller
Lausitzer Str. 48
10999 Berlin

Phone: 030-610 74 885
E-mail: hallo[at]

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Programing: Mathias Schaab

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on our website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.

Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access our website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified, blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to Restriction of Data Processing.”

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

Nina Altschiller
Lausitzer Str. 48
10999 Berlin

Phone: 030-610 74 885

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

3. Recording of data on our website

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.