Rewilding Our Bodies

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

This is a journey to discover your ‘bodymind’. Using the seasons as a guide and muse we will tap into 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)* --

‘Rewilding Our Bodies’ invites you to share a conversation with your body and others 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 draw on Lecoq: The Moving Body, movement meditation, clowning, yoga, ecstatic dance, somatic experiencing, contact improvisation and most importantly, our own inspiration and intuition!

You will leave feeling energised, connected & 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.

WORKSHOP FORMAT

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.

WINTER - Loving Attention Intro, landing, tuning in, dropping in, gentle, slow, soft, deep listening, breath, solo, inward, personal, stillness, somatic, laying the foundation
SPRING - Rebirth , new beginning, discovery, anew, seeing the world with new eyes, wide eyed, growing, noticing, rebuilding, creating space
SUMMER - Wild Play , expansive, unblock, move, shift, dance, shake, shape shift, spaciousness, expressive, transform, release
AUTUMN - Rewilding, ritual, group work, co creation, meditation, mindfulness, harvesting, sharing what we’ve learnt, closing circle 

"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---

The workshop does not impose any particular method or teaching but allows you to discover, investigate & nourish your own embodiment practice that suits you rather than a codified set of skills.

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

REWILDING
The term ‘rewilding’ feels apt and present with our current times.
Rewilding - Term used in the field of nature conservation 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 YOUR 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, 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.’

Training:

East 15 Acting School (BA Acting)Teatr Pieśń Kozła / Song of the Goat TheatreRose Bruford CollegeJon Davis Clowning SchoolThe Comedy School - Mick BarnfatherThe British Youth Filming AcademyContact ImprovisationAlexander Technique---

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FEEDBACK

"This workshop opened my eyes to new creative possibilities in my life. Thank you so much for providing me with a space to be vulnerable and play amongst some lovely people!!" - Beth. C

"Dani's workshop was one of the best sessions I ever attended. She held the space so beautifully, and wove together a really smooth and playful unfolding. It felt like the perfect antidote to the busy and serious routine of London - I will definitely be back!" - Margot. B

"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. R

"Wonderfully guided by Dani, a great way to get into your body and let go of the mind" - Megan R.

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


EVENT DETAILS

TICKET PRICES: £12-£20
DOORS OPEN: 11.00
DOORS CLOSE: 11.15
To avoid disruption to the event, latecomers may not be admitted. 

ENQUIRIES: wildplaylab@gmail.com

REFUND POLICY: We do not arrange refunds or exchanges. When possible we encourage using reselling on Ticketswap.
ACCESS: We are sorry to say we do not yet have wheelchair access at our Homerton Space.
This event relies on seeing and may not be suitable for the visually impaired.
Our UK events are intended for a sober audience. We kindly ask you to respect this request.

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