MEDITATION & MOVEMENT IMPROVISATION – Integrating Creativity and Spirituality
How can creativity and spirituality have a mutually inspiring effect on one another? That is the central question we will be exploring in this 3-day workshop designed to enrich or reignite your creative or spiritual practice – whatever activity you are involved in.
We believe that spirituality and creativity go hand in hand. If either of them has to drag the other one along, or if one of them takes off on its own, then whatever practise you're involved in – creative or spiritual – is going to get heavy and burdensome or spin out of control and crash. In short: you either continue or you stop your activity. You go on unhappily or you quit and look for another one – where the same is likely to happen... unless you start integrating spiritual qualities into your creative practice or vice versa.
So, back to the central question: how are we going to do this? By taking a step back, figuratively speaking. By returning to the core of it all: you – in terms of your experience of yourself as a fully living human being with body, heart, mind and spirit. Practically speaking, this means that we will try to pinpoint the connections between spirituality and creativity through intertwined exercises in movement, physical awareness, meditation and improvisational acting.
We are two teachers who will jointly lead this workshop: Caspar Schjelbred (acting, clowning and improvisation) and Simon VJ Hansen (yoga, mindfulness and meditation). You will find more information on our respective credentials by scrolling further down.
The workshop will be taught in English and is open to anyone engaged in creative and/or spiritual practises. Or who wish to be. No specific qualifications are necessary to participate – besides, of course, the wish to pursue the purpose of the workshop: integrating creativity and spirituality.
Acting, clowning and improvisation. Caspar directs Impro Supreme in Paris and across the world since 2010. *** English translation of this web site coming soon :-) *** Co-director of Impro Academy and former artistic director of The Improfessionals, he started as a solo performer with his show PLAN C in 2012. He recently created the physical comedy show AVANT-GARDE in collaboration with HaHaHa Impro Theatre in Sofia, Bulgaria. Caspar is the main associate of Ira Seidenstein (International School for Acting And Creativity - ISAAC) and holds an MA in History of Science from the Sorbonne Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, where he specialised in the history of psychology and the study of emotion.
SIMON VITTUS JASPER HANSEN
Yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Simon has an MA in philosophy and communication, with a thesis on research within meditation and mindfulness. He is a certified yoga teacher (500 Hours in total from the Israeli-American Shy Sayer), a psychotherapist (4-year education from a governmentally approved training in Denmark) and mindfulness instructor (in the evidence-based MBSR program developed at University of Massachusetts). He lives a life centred around meditation and spiritual practice and engages in months-long retreats every year.
Web site: http://simonvjhansen.dk/
Dates: 20-22 April 2019
Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Easter)
10:00-17:00 all three days
Early bird: 330€ until March 31st
- Online booking here below, alternatively by e-mail.
62 bis rue Ernest Savart
Métro : Mairie de Montreuil