The Clownlife- 2 day Intensive is coming back to Bristol this April 2018. Join us in a weekend that focuses on: Connection, Presence, Humanity, Self-expression, Play, Community, Authenticity, Risk taking/Stepping out of the comfort zone, Being seen, Listening and expressions of the Ridiculous.
This weekend is an introduction to the philosophies of Clown without expecting you to become one. We will be looking at how the practice of Clown can help us to live whole heartedly, true to ourselves in every day life as well as improving performance, building confidence and communication with others.
* Whether you are a performing artist, comedian, public speaker, wannabe public speaker, creator, innovator, drama/art therapist etc. or someone who just wants to come out of their shell and take a big risk to play and be seen this course is for you.
Clown is not just a performance expression but a philosophy and way of life, a life of connection, expressive freedom, humour, authenticity, honesty, presence, intuition, risk, commitment and the ability to fail well. It's one thing to perform clown but another to adopt the profound teachings into your life and work. This is no easy feat, it's a deep developmental process unleashing your self-expression, understanding your limitations on a visceral level and taking courageous risks to express authentically before others.
What you will get from the course:
There is no limit to the profound teachings Clown explores- which is why Clownlife offers bespoke workshops tailored specifically to the needs and desires of the group. You name what you want to focus on and we will dive right in. No two workshops are ever the same- as the focus changes depending on who is in the space. But I can say the topics below will most likely be on the collective list of intentions ...
Being seen and seeing others
Expressions of the wild self
Heightening a sense of Intuition
Accepting all of ourselves- "You are enough to be loved".
Understand how the world sees you
Share your humility
Go beyond your protective mask and stand authentically
Commit and follow through
To share honestly with vulnerability and sensitivity
To meet your limitations and challenge yourself to go further
To laugh at yourself and see the humour in your world
Having a ridiculously fun time while diving in to the depths of exploring the self.
Type of course:
A practical and playful transformational development course
Side effects may include:
Smiling, guttural laughs, freedom of expression, self-confidence, curiosity and a profound understanding of self and other.
* Class size limited to 12 people- This course has a history of selling out.
Investment: (2 day course- 11-5pm)
* Additional ticket link fees may apply- to avoid extra costs- e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for direct payments.
* Instalment plans available for those keen to join on low/no income basis- Get in touch to find out more.
Why study with Zuma?
Whilst there are hundreds of clown gurus around the world who teach their expertise and specific styles- this course was designed by Zuma in order to apply the nature, wisdom, philosophy and games of clown to expand our lives beyond the ordinary. Zuma has extensively trained with over 20 leading clown teachers worldwide for the past 10 years (including full 1-2 year intensive programs with Philippe Gaulier- Paris France and the School Of Clown and Comedy- Montréal, Francine Côté- Cirque Du Soleil) just to mention a few. "Clowns foundation, philosophy and practice can enhance our lives exponentially. Let us go beyond the ordinary- to feel what it is to truly live, beyond limitations, finding freedom from the compounds of our over thinking minds and finally be real with others and ourselves". For those who have a yearning to live deeply, full heartedly, playfully and genuinely- this course was designed for you. Offering all the best teachings from years of training with a focus on personal development and how clown can enhance your life.
Zuma is also a wellness facilitator, NLP Practitioner and co- founder of Neuro Linguistic Clowning (in collaboration with Ben Grassby NLP Bristol). Outside of her work with clown she enjoys teaching rewire the mind workshops, self healing practice, guided meditation/journeys, vocal freedom techniques and fire/ cacao ceremonies; with groups and one on one. Her keen interest in self-healing and personal development was a major player in the design of this intensive. Thusly combining years of personal developmental research and deep introspection with extensive practical study.
" If you're someone who wants to be a world-class clown, I highly recommend my teachers... However, if you’re someone who wants to be gently introduced to the world, take a risk, be seen, witness others doing the same, learn about yourself and your patterns, have a good laugh, meet your sense of humour and authentic nature, accept all of yourself, and enjoy how the philosophy of clown can enhance your life/work/performance exponentially then I look forward to seeing you on the course"- Zuma
* Refund policy:
There are no refunds on tickets, tickets can be transferable to another participant if organised by the buyer up to 12 hours before the event.
In particular cases of extreme circumstance with at least 24 hours notice of cancellation, the buyer may be authorised a transferred ticket to a course at a later date.