Sense, Play, Move: Enliven your body!

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“An amazing experience of self-discovery, connection, silliness, play, expression, and a journey within.”


What does being in a body mean to you?

Are you often in your head and find it tricky to experience your body fully?

Or maybe you're the most embodied you've ever felt and seeking a playful space to experiment?

Exploring sense,movement and playful games, this workshop will delve into what it means to ‘be in a creative body’.

A practical experiential workshop designed for whoever is up for sensing, moving and playing! 

A space for you to bring loving curious attention to your body within a held, supportive container.

Discover a creative environment where you can be spontaneous, taking your physical expression to new levels, finding a fluidity and presents that runs through your whole body. 

No previous movement or meditation experience is necessary. You will be supported in where ever you are in your embodiment journey, they'll be something for everyone. 

All you need is a playful, encouraging and collaborative attitude. We will be working quite physically at times as well as slow and gentle, in groups and individually so be prepared to feel hot & sweaty, slow & steady, explore outside of your comfort zone & have lots of fun!

After class there's an option to hang out & grab some lunch at Juice Jar. 


Why come to this class?

  • Feeling stuck in your head?
  • Losing touch with your inner child
  • Feeling stiff and haven't playfully moved in AGES!
  • You fancy trying something new outside of your usual movement practice i.e yoga, running, CI, dance 


 What are the benefits?

  • You will have a lot of fun!
  • Stress & tension release
  • Leave with playful techniques to feel grounded, embodied & present
  • You will leave feeling inspired & uplifted
  • You will get to meet like minded people from the PS community 


Please Note -  this is a physical movement class. You know your body better than anyone else and we encourage you to listen to your body and move from a place that feels comfortable and enjoyable for you.  By attending you agree to take responsibility for your body. 


Movement study inspiration drawn from

  • Animal Studies - Lee Strasberg
  • Ecstatic Dance
  • Physical Theatre
  • Yin Yoga
  • Feldenkrais + Somatics
  • Laban
  • Contact Improvisation.


Where is the class?

The class will be held at Juice Jar Bristol. For directions click here





About Your Facilitator






Dani is an a trauma informed Somatic Coach, trained actor, self taught dancer, pleasure activist and movement facilitator. With over 12 years of practical experience within somatic and embodiment work she has developed a playful and sensitive approach, combining a range of disciplines including acting, contemporary dance, somatics, alexander technique, ritual, meditation 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, Soma Lab,The Psychedelic Society, Medicine Festival, The Collective, House of Togetherness, Noisily Festival, Antidote, Poetry Cafe, Shine Charity, Beat Charity and Bootstrap Charity.

Dani has worked as an international performer, director and workshop facilitator for over 12 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.’

Education & Training:

The Somatic School -  (Accredited Somatic Coach)

Trauma Informed Facilitation with Bryony Beynon

East 15 Acting School (BA Acting; Somatic & embodiment work, animal studies, archetypal work and Jungian Psychology, contemporary dance, clown, Meisner technique) 

Alexander Technique with Trish Baillie 1 yr (Manchester School Of Theatre)

Bootstrap Charity 6 month mentoring programme

Tough Cookie Mental Resilience Training 

The British Youth Filming Academy (2 Years; movement/embodiment & voice training and acting for screen)

Embodied Activism by Rae Johnson 

Jon Davis Clowning School

Teatr Pieśń Kozła / Song of the Goat Theatre (Poland, voice and prose,biomechanics, classical acting training)

15 years of professional training, teaching & performance within embodiment, movement & somatics



"Absolutely incredible, life changing session. Dani is an amazing facilitator who really helps you to embrace your inner child, be silly and play. She transports you to another world and I will be implementing the things she taught us into my everyday life." Maggie.

“What a blessing to have discovered Dani’s work! I have done one wild play workshop before joining the 6 weeks course because I was totally immersed in the first experience. I signed up out of curiosity, not knowing what to expect, and now I am amazed by the after-glow effect it left on my life. I feel much safer in my body because it’s so much easier now to just be silly and intrigued by whatever arises. Everyone on the course holds space for you—you will find respect, appreciation, love, honesty, vulnerability with different beautiful beings. Whether you consider yourself a wallflower or a wild animal, this is an open environment for everyone! You show up as who you are and be reminded that there is your facilitator’s guidance but also your body’s, so just do whatever you feel. This course was my weekly joy-dose. Thank you, Dani. Much love. ” - Maram.

“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's facilitation 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




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