Transformational Play, Sintra, Portugal
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About the Event
How would you like to give a whole weekend to your inner child and your serious self, to do nothing but be, play, relax, have fun and connect? How would you like to leave feeling light, free, conscious and happy?
Welcome to a 2.5 day workshop in Sintra, Portugal. Transformational magic happens when we bring meditation and awareness into playing and meeting. So we will play games, be in structured exercises, try silly improvisations, or exercises to help us listen and play with more attention in our emotions and what we are sensing. We will copy each others good ideas and release ourselves from the lie that we must be 'interesting' or 'original'. We will rest, pause, notice, and find out how pleasure is a springboard for change.
We will discover the limitations of playing only to win and lose physical or emotional restrictions and useless beliefs and free ourselves. We will be very loud sometimes and very quiet sometimes. We will make music and songs together from nothing. We will have a ball!. Make things up. Make mistakes. Make up something else. Lay down and rest. Be sung to. Be told stories.
We will look at the importance of play in healing the world and hear about the many play projects, initiatives and festivals springing up around the world. Maybe start something in Portugal?
We will heal ourselves and each other through gentleness and listening. We will learn the fastest roots to having a great time with anyone, anywhere. We will breakthrough our conditioning and reclaim our natural delight.
This workshop is facilitated by a storyteller and clown who has been in this work for 30 years. She brings a treasure chest of processes, stories and simple exercises from red-nose clowning and theatre. Everything is created in the flow of what appears to be emerging as the group forms, opens to itself and dives into creation in the moment. This beautiful process will bring you into your heart and body.
You need no previous experience. You will slow down and feel alive. You will rediscover play for pure pleasure. You will find out how to enjoy the unexpected. You will find your sparkle and freedom. You will feel energised, empowered and awake. You will be in a safe safe, experiencing trust and community.
TRANSFORMATIONAL PLAY Is a powerful practice to rediscover your playfulness, find out why play is such a necessary aspect in the emerging future, and gain consciousness about your movement, your playfulness and your presence meet. This unique bodywork developed by Angela Halvorsen Bogo, aims to develop YOU, your physical and emotional intelligence, your connection with source and others in an authentic, creative and joyful way.
ANGELA HALVORSEN BOGO (UK/Norway) has 30 years experience in facilitating safe, loving, fun and empowering spaces in organisations, education, community arts, spiritual communities, and healthcare. She is a storyteller, and singer and works as a specialised clown for Alzheimers patients. She runs spiritual retreats combining creativity, meditation, play and Social Presencing Theatre. https://www.transformationalplay.net
WHEN Arrival: Friday 27th you can arrive from 17.00, we begin at 1900 Departure: Sunday 29th from 17.00
WHERE https://quintatenchi.org/ LANGUAGE The event will be in English, but translation will be possible where needed.
PRICES WORKSHOP fee 200€ WORKSHOP fee Early Bird - 160€ book by 31 January.
FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION 2 nights full board with vegetarian meals. - shared dormitory or bring your own tent: 50€
To book a place send a 100€ deposit to Joana Cruz IBAN PT50 00 1 800031741270102053
QUESTIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org In case of cancelation from the participant, the booking fee is not reimbursed, but it is possible to give the place to someone else or to convert it into a coupon that can be used for future events within one year. If the event is cancelled, all money is reimbursed.
MARVELLOUS! A safe place to play, create and liberate oneself from the constructed self (one's beliefs and behaviours). Very freeing, combining movement, music and voice. And those silent times of being in the moment and exploring what is to come next. Every person became very special in this small amount of time. Glorious! Kieth Olsen
I'm feeling love, pride and gratitude. Angela has a terrific sense of what is needed moment by moment. It was challenging and fun. Andy Kennedy