Playfighting - Rituals of Rough and Tumble

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Join Rozi and Lucy for an introduction into the instinctual joy of Playfighting.

It's a rare opportunity in our world to give ourselves the permission to meet other bodies close-up in ways that aren't sexual, sporting or aggressive. Yet most of us can relate to the aliveness of wrangling in this way as children, or watching animals instinctually do the same...

As well as a joyful way to engage the body - Playfighting can be a tool for insight, understanding and transformation - in sense of self, and in relationships. It enables a return to innocence, so that we can explore our strength and sensations together as adults from a place of empowerment. In the ring we can become aware of our subtle competitive strategies, and how they can play-out outside of the workshop arena. Ultimately Playfighting can help us notice blindspots; overcome adversities; make peace; and apply new attitudes as confidence grows.

This class will be rooted in basics - with a focus on the important foundations of Playfighting and an emphasis on Connection. In this session we build safety by exploring ways to maintain awareness while in an encounter.
Stay tuned for sessions on deepening, With more emphasis on skills and techniques. These will be a chance to track, explore and enjoy the effects of Playfighting on the psyche.
All sessions include games, some techniques, physical play, conscious competition and energetic catharsis - with plenty of time to spar in a held Playfighting ring.

"...I felt challenged and safe the whole time. I was amazed at how quickly connections ran deep with people, and it was a very lighthearted way to learn a lot about myself...” Charlie

"So Much Fun! ...I haven't laughed so much in ages. Rozi is an enthusiastic, clear and engaging teacher" Sarah

"I feel great! Like a gym and playground all rolled into one" Andrew

"Really accessible & safe. Despite my health restrictions, I could participate & was supported..... Thx to Rozi for putting on such a breakthrough adventurous safe space. She manges to weave so much fun & play into these beautiful sessions." Richard

"Down to earth and fun but also nourishing and healing and life-giving"

"I feel closer to my inner lion-cub as a result and am still 4 days later riding the high from the session. I've been talking about it to people non-stop."

"Great fun. A tonic to the serious job of living... I hooted with laughter, roared with anger and giggled with joy."

"I arrived with my body hurting in a bad way and left with it hurting in a good way!"

"Absolutely loved being able to explore my power"

Whether you have fought before with PlayfightingUK, or informally with friends, or you're just curious to reclaim some playful power and experiment in a safe space; you're welcome to join us in Bristol on Thursday 4th April, 6.30-8.30pm.


Lucy Sheehan

Lucy learned Playfight with Matteo Tangi, a form of playfight that supports connection and conscious competition. She loves playfighting for the possibilities it creates for people to connect with themselves and each other both physically and energetically. She holds space for playfights that facilitate awareness of the shapes we take in the world and support people to create and deepen into new ways of being.

Lucy wants us to get curious about how expanded states of consciousness in relational settings can support our transformation and our relationship to the world. She explores this through her work as a trainee Core Process Psychotherapist, a movement facilitator, and as part of the Alalaho retreat team who offer supportive legal psychedelic experiences.

Rozi Hilton

A multi-skilled facilitator, Rozi holds-space at the intersection of Play and personal-development - teaching embodied awareness and authenticity. She learned Playfighting from Frank and Sheila Crux as well as Matteo Tangi; and runs PlayfightingUK - bringing the practice to festivals and events all over the country.

Rozi is a director of Wild Women Retreats and Catalista Leadership, and runs her own mentoring programmes. Her skills involve poetry, fooling, experience-design and nature connection, and are heavily influenced by the methodologies of Biodanza and Process Work.

She has a playful family with two rambunctious boys - and lives to enable awareness, acceptance and expression. Rozi considers her work a form of cultural activism.


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