The Body Knows: A Four Week Course
"The body knows things about which the mind is ignorant" - Jacques Lecoq
The Body Knows is a four week online journey of learning to listen to the innate wisdom of your body.
The intention of this work is for you to cultivate a deep and powerful relationship with yourself and the natural world, so that you may live and act from a place of truth and courage. There will be practical and easy tools shared each week for deep exploration & release.
Through verbal, non verbal, somatic and physical embodiment practices you will tap into your body's natural urges, desires, fears and creativity to increase sensitivity, emotional awareness and confidence.
As your listening skills develop you will get to know yourself in new ways, and have a better understanding of who you are and what you need.
What we are being faced with collectively gives us the opportunity to slow down, and tune into the subtle language of the body.
Practices we will cover
Lecoq: The Moving Body
Active Listening & Journalling
I am greatly inspired by cyclical living, and have created this structure to follow the cycle of the seasons, so that we may explore the different energies and opportunities that each one brings.
WEEK 1 WINTER - Loving Attention
Intro, landing, tuning in, dropping in, gentle, slow, soft, deep listening, breath, solo, inward, personal, stillness, somatic, laying the foundation
WEEK 2 SPRING - Rebirth
Fresh, new beginning, discovery, anew, seeing the world with new eyes, wide eyed, growing, noticing, rebuilding, creating space,
WEEK 3 SUMMER - Wild Play
Wild Play, expansive, unblock, move, shift, dance, shake, shape shift, spaciousness, expressive, transform, release
WEEK 4 AUTUMN - Rewilding & Ritual
Gathering, ritual, group work, co creation, lion's mane meditation, mindfulness, harvesting, sharing what we’ve learnt, embodiment journey
This course may be of benefit if you are:
- Feeling disconnected from your mindbody and nature.
- Seeking new ways to reconnect with your bodies natural rhythm.
- Are wanting to create your own embodiment practice or add to your already existing practice.
- Seeking new ways to unlock creative or emotional blockages that are holding you back and want to create more space for self development.
- Wanting to give your body some self love and attention, to feel fitter and healthier whilst having fun too!---
About the Facilitator
Dani is a performer, movement director, activist and workshop facilitator. She has a playful and sensitive approach, combining a range of disciplines including storytelling, physical theatre and clowning.
Dani is the founder of Wild Play Lab; curating workshops, retreats and facilitating the unfolding of play as a tool for self transformation and wellbeing.
Wild Play Lab has formed collaborations across the UK with Mind Over Monkey, The Psychedelic Society, The Collective, I Am Sound, House of Togetherness, Noisily Festival, Poetry Cafe, Shine Charity, Beat Charity and Bootstrap Charity.
Dani has worked as an international performer, director and workshop facilitator for over 10 years. She has worked extensively in film, theatre, radio and TV, and has toured internationally with self devised shows.
Organisations she has worked with include:
The BBC, The British Youth Filming Academy, Contact Youth Actors Company at Contact Theatre (Manchester), The Royal Exchange Youth Company (Manchester), CYAC (Contact Young Actors Company) and Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company.
Dani is currently signed with acting agent ‘The Narrow Road Company.’
East 15 Acting School (BA Acting)
Teatr Pieśń Kozła / Song of the Goat Theatre
Rose Bruford College
Jon Davis Clowning School
The Comedy School - Mick Barnfather
The British Youth Filming Academy
Tough Cookie Mental Resilience
“It felt like a really natural way of being, of playing, allowing the child self that always sits inside the freedom to unfold without judgment. Dani's sensitivity to the whole, and the way she guided us and nudged us softly in different directions felt really natural and balanced." - Asher Sai B’Hahn
"Dani was very receptive to the groups needs. The workshop was fast paced, which kept it dynamic and allowed us to stay in the playful uninhibited state, away from the rational brain." - Genevieve
"Dani's facilitating was magical. I felt like I was softly guided into the world of play without even realising that she was taking me there, and then she held me there so gently and unobtrusively that a whole world could develop around me that was beautifully expansive, but also completely safe!" - Maddy Li
I offer three payment options to support people on a lower wage. If you consider yourself to be a high earner then paying to abundant option helps to subsidise places for people on lower incomes. We really appreciate your support.
If you feel strongly called to come but cannot afford the low income option, or to set up a payment plan split over 3 months please get in touch.
Low income - £65
Standard - £75
Abundant - £85
What you’ll need
Create a free zoom account which you can set up here: zoom.us
Arrive 15 minutes early to ensure any technical issues are dealt with.
Set up your space to be comfortable, clear and without interruptions.
Connect by computer instead of your phone. This means you can see the other participants, engage hands free and access all the optional features in zoom.
Mute your microphone when not speaking to reduce background noise.
Keep video switched on so we can all connect, and set the view to gallery.
DATES: Four consecutive Wednesdays, 29th April, 6th, 13th and 20th of May