Wild Play Lab: Release Your Inner Animal

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RELEASE YOUR INNER ANIMAL!

The most unique and universal expressions of our humanity occur in the moments when we are in tune with our animal nature. Whether curled up in our sleep beside our lover or child, or ravaging a perfectly prepared meal, our most basic human needs show us as the animals we are. Let your wild, unpredictable animal nature come alive!

Using play as a tool for personal transformation, we'll explore techniques that can unlock creative blocks, release stored tension and create more space for our intuitive self to emerge.

This workshop uses play, creative meditation and improvisation to bring awareness to our unconscious behavioural patterns, and begin to consciously dismantle our limiting habits in a fun, accessible and safe environment. This is a deep and powerful practice of getting ‘out of our heads’, trusting the wisdom of our body to reveal to us the secrets hiding beneath the cracks of our bones waiting to be heard. Through creativity and movement we learn how to truly listen & connect; both to ourselves and each other. A crisp awareness arises and we discover our unique rhythm that is distinct to us alone.

Taking inspiration from children and animals, we regress to the primal self. The one that crawls, climbs, and is innately curious about the world. The primal self is in tune with what is all around and within them, and it is our journey to rediscover those lost and forgotten parts and welcome them back home. Let’s dive deep into the marrow of our being and share our story. This workshop includes elements of the following:

  • Improvisation
  • Imaginative play
  • Clownish exercises
  • Creative Writing & storytelling
  • Movement & meditation
  • Intuitive vocal freedom

Keywords: Curiosity, fluidity , fun, freedom, flow, play, silliness, embodiment, clownish, connection, embodied, freeing, liberated, discovery, unknown

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ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR

Dani is a performer, movement practitioner, activist and workshop facilitator. She has a playful and sensitive approach, combining a range of disciplines including storytelling, meditation, dance, 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. She has recently created a new project called Rewilding Our Bodies; a journey to discover your ‘bodymind’. The knowing that emerges from tuning in to the sensations and subtle energies of the body.

Wild Play Lab has formed collaborations across the UK with Mind Over Monkey, The Psychedelic Society, The Collective, House of Togetherness, Noisily Festival, Poetry Cafe, Extinction Rebellion, Shine Charity, Beat Charity and Bootstrap Charity.

Dani is currently training with The Flying Seagull Project, a charity spreading joy throughout the world, through music, art, circus, dance and theatre. She's also training with Tough Cookie as a mental resilience coach to help people improve their mental resilience by equipping them with practical skills to manage thoughts and emotions.

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 Theatre
  • Rose Bruford College
  • Jon Davis Clowning School
  • The Comedy School - Mick Barnfather
  • The British Youth Filming Academy

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 collectives & self devised shows

TESTIMONIALS 

"Dani's workshop was one of the best sessions I've 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!"- M. De Broglie, 

"Had brilliant fun. Felt like a kid again meeting people and making friends so easily!' -J. Wick, Wild Play Lab

"Insane. I had terrific time losing myself into play. It was food and medicine for the soul. Dani hold it beautifully as always. Thanks for making it happen" - F. Llopis, 

"Very gently Intuitively and fantastically held - much reassurance given to move and be in ways that suit us which felt very caring and accepting. Music was wonderful - quite exquisite! Thank you very much for doing the work so that I could have a very connecting heart opening experience!!" - N. Baker 

EVENT DETAILS

TICKET PRICES: £10-£20

ZOOM CALL OPEN: 11:30

NO ENTRY AFTER: 11:45

To avoid disruption to the event, latecomers may not be admitted.

ENQUIRIES: wildplaylab@gmail.com

REFUNDS POLICY: Please note, we do not arrange refunds or exchanges. When possible we encourage reselling on Ticketswap.

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