Rewilding Our Bodies

This is a journey to discover your ‘bodymind’. The knowing that emerges from tuning in to the sensations and subtle energies of the body. Something that animals do instinctively, but we have forgotten; to express your intuition, life force and creativity.

When the body and the mind work together we can move in the world from a more whole and integrated place, using both logic and feeling to guide our decisions.

“.... This body memory converys memories of our earliest existence. It is a form of knowledge which has yet to be thought, and constitutes part of the unthought known.” (Christopher Bollas 1987)
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‘Rewilding Our Body’ invites you to share a conversation with your body and other bodies through verbal, non verbal, somatic and physical embodiment practices to explore our connection and disconnection with our earth home and our home body.

We will explore some of the following but not limited to; The Sesame Approach, Lecoq: The Moving Body, movement meditation, intuitive stretching, ecstatic dance, Alexander Technique and contact improvisation.

"We have seen the development of new ecological conceptions of the human body and health strategies that emphasize the need to restore and “re-wild” our bodies that have become separated from nature." - CHELSEA LEIPER
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The workshop does not aim to impose any particular method or teaching but for you to discover, investigate & nourish your own embodiment practice that suits you rather than a codified set of skills.

You will leave feeling energised, connectected & grounded. You will revisit a visceral reconnection with the needs of your body, a brand new capacity to innately listen and kindly love the self.

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival” - Rumi

KEY WORDS: Investigation, curiosity, research, meditation, physical, somatic, e - motion, detail, question, stretch, cellulose, touch, nature, natural, tune in, dance,

A quick word about language:

The term ‘rewilding’ feels apt and present with our current times.

Rewilding - Term used in the field of nature conserving that refers to the practice of allowing land to return to its natural state in order to restore and rebalance

Rewilding in human terms is a reminder to return to our natural state, prioritizing the needs and real - life resources we’ve evolved to rely on over the past 250,000 years.

About the Facilitator:

Dani is an actor, activist, dancer and movement director. Through self study, intensive training as a movement artist and actor Dani has worked extensively across film, theatre, radio and TV across the world with both private productions and the BBC. She has also toured self devised work internationally within a range of disciplines including storytelling, physical theatre and clowning.

One of her first jobs as a movement practitioner was with Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company working as a movement mentor for adults with disabilities. Blue Eyed Soul are pioneers in the development of inclusive dance in the U.K. They embrace ‘difference’ and produces exemplary creative partnerships between disabled and non-disabled people of all ages.

Dani’s most recent project is Wild Play Lab curating workshops and facilitating the unfolding of play as a tool for self transformation and well - being. She has been attentively developing WPL for 3 years and created successful collaborations with Mind Over Monkey, The Psychedelic Society, House of Togetherness, Noisily Festival, Poetry Cafe, Shine Charity, Beat Charity and Bootstrap Charity. She has also created workshops within the corporate sector, co - produced mindful retreats, day workshops and courses.

She has been a professional actor for 7 years since leaving East 15 Acting School (BA Acting) and has worked as a director and workshop facilitator for over 10 years. Organisations include, The British Youth Filming Academy, Contact Youth Actors Company at Contact Theatre (Manchester) and The Royal Exchange Youth Company (Manchester), and has devised and performed shows with collective CYAC (Contact Young Actors Company)

Other training:
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
Contact Improvisation
Alexander Technique
Dani is currently signed with acting agent ‘The Narrow Road Company.’

Useful Info

-Please note that we do not arrange refunds or exchanges. We welcome swapping or reselling your tickets with people you know or via Ticket Swap
-For enquires please email Dani: wildplaylab@gmail.com
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-Our UK events are intended for a sober audience. We kindly ask that you respect this request.

Access

Events at our Homerton space are up two flight of stairs, so we are sorry to say we do not yet have wheelchair access.
This event features a lot of movement and has some visual content and cues, if you are not sure if this is suitable to you please contact the facilitator.


Testimonials

"My experience of our play session, felt like a human fountain. A bubbling of beautifully guided and human spontaneous movement and play. It was amazing in a way that is hard to put into words for me. 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

"Great fun experience playfully exploring being a human. Danni was a great facilitator guiding us through the activities always making us feel really safe to explore. Look forward to coming again" - Matt kelly

“What a wonderful play session that was. This time it felt incredibly delicate and tender as well as the usual contagious laughter. Dani holds the group well, is dynamic to the needs of the group. Pulled up and out of yourself so you can feel you have left your old skin behind. Shinny and new” - Charlie Roberts


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