Bristol Clownlife Weekend Intensive:
When: October 21st & 22nd- 11am-5pm
Where: St. Werburghs Community Centre, Room 12
Bristol, BS2 9TJ
The Clownlife- 2 day intensive is coming to Bristol for the first time ever this October. Join us in a weekend that focuses on: Presence, Humanity, Self-expression, Play, Community, Authenticity, Risk taking/Stepping out of the comfort zone, being seen, listening and living in 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, 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 expressive freedom, sense of humour, truth, 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 learn:
How to be seen and see others
What's holding you back from your expressive freedom
Gage your Intuition
Take big risks
Become a goof with no shame
Accepting all of yourself
Understand how the world sees you
Share your humility
Go beyond your protective mask and stand authentically
To commit and follow through
To share honestly with vulnerability and sensitivity
To meet your limitations and challenge yourself to go further
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 14 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 payements.
125£- full price
110£- early bird (ends Oct 1st)
110£- concession thereafter (low/no income, student)
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. "Not everyone wants to be a clown- clowns have a bad rep right now- but it's 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- 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 and recently a resident practitioner at Present Moment Retreat Centre, Mexico for the past 5 months. 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.