About me

I am a relationship & intimacy artist.
Working in the field of spiritual and personal development for 12 years now I focussed on conscious partnership and alternative relationship about 10 years ago having successfully accompanied over 1.000 couples by now. I was the founder and CEO of the 'Institute for Beziehungsentfaltung' in Saarbrücken, where I invented the method of 'Bedürfnisorientierte Paartherapie' ('Needs-oriented Couples-therapy') together with the psychologist Miriam Andrea Krafft.

In the last 3 years I am bringing trauma-sensitivity and bodywork-approaches into the field of relational work and investigate the relation of the nervous system, needs, trauma, behavioral patterns and upbringing in accordance to relationship and partnership.

In private I am deeply committed to following love as my most impacting teacher. Most of my methods and ideas arise from this heartfull path and I am continually refining my teachings and expertise according to my own insights from my diverse relational experiences. I'm constantly searching for ways for connecting real love with personal integrity.


I hold a doctors degree as a cultural anthropologist and my field of interest has been relational evolution ever since. Seeing relationships as the space in which we can form culture through awareness, I passionately guide people into more selfresponsibility and vulnerable intimacy within their relationships. As a Qi-Gong Teacher and certified Sexological Bodyworker I use practical somatic approaches for more fulfillment in sensuality and bodyawareness of my clients.

I'm currently based in Leipzig (Germany) working as a couples therapist and sexual coach as well as giving trainings for new Evolutionary Relationship Coaches. I am experiencing, learning and assisting in the field of Embodied Intimacy, constantly broadening my knowledge through practice.

Dr. Rouven Schneider

(43 years old, relationship & intimacy artist, sensitivity guide, projector, lover, father, man)


  • Doktor rerum naturalium (magna cum laude)

  • Culture anthropologist & archaeology (human culture evolution)

  • Diplom-Prehistorian (Prehistory/Anthropology/Geology)

  • Certified Sexological Bodyworker (IISB®)

  • Training in embodiment, bodywork & somatic regulation of the nervous system (Embodied Intimacy®)

  • Training in somatic traumawork (Embodied Intimacy®)

  • Schoolings in trance- & meditationtechniques

  • Initiation and schooling in neo-schamanic practice

  • Schooling in occidental shamanism

  • Advanced training in systemic constellation work

  • Advanced training in solo- & group-councelling

  • Advanced training in life & couple counseling

  • Training in various therapeutic areas (including traditional chinese medicine, energy work, chakra cleaning)

  • 3 years study of Daoist philosophy

  • Certified pedagogical specialist for education & training

  • Certified relaxation therapist

  • Qi Gong instructor

  • Certified instructor for autogenic training & progressive muscle relaxation

  • Over 11 years of experience as a teacher, group and seminar leader (evolutionary relationship coach training, (open) partnership, neo-shamanism, body work, Qi Gong, personality and potential development, birth preparation, men's annual groups and much more)

You get to know me in this very personal interview. [german]


Coming home to Love