The Courage to Be – Clown 1 – A two weekend intensive – Kimberton, PA
Friday June 01, 2018 - Sunday June 17, 2018
Starts 09:30 on first day - Finishes 17:30 on last day
Encumbered by the expectations of ourselves and of others, how do we find the strength to shake off the limitations and fears that isolate us and prevent us from feeling free? How do we responsibly summon the Courage to Be?
Clowning is a state of playfulness that allows us to experience a child-like, naïve and vulnerable state of being … and paradoxically we learn, grow, and are strengthened through reconnecting playfully with what makes us most vulnerable.
This approach to clowning is not a technique (tricks, gags and routines), but a personal journey towards finding one’s unique way of being – by listening and being receptive, essential skills for any creative and imaginative endeavor. It is only in letting go of control that we begin to be surprised by the depth of that which is around us and within us.
The word “courage” comes from a root that means “heart.” Through clowning and connecting to our naturally playful and creative spirit, we can develop and sustain, in ourselves and in each other, the heart to be who we truly are, to trust life and ourselves.
This course establishes the foundation for all our work and is an essential first step before going on to more advanced courses such as Social Clowning and the Facilitator’s Training.
It means…visiting the unknown, continually saying yes to life as it happens, being honest and vulnerable, experiencing struggle…
This 2 weekend intensive precedes Clown 2 – Embracing the Unexpected (July 31-Aug 4, Hillsdale, NY) and Clown 3 – The Wisdom of Imperfection ( Aug. 6 – Aug 10, Kimberton, PA). The group is limited to 12. Early registration is advised.
Date and times:
June 1st (6-9)June 2nd (9 – 5 ) June 3rd (10 – 4)
June 14th (6-9) June 15th (9 – 5 and 7:30 -9) June 16th (10 – 4)
Venue: Rose Hall, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Kimberton, PA
Facilitator: Angie Foster
Course fee: $525.00
Deposit – $180* to hold your place
To sign up please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Your deposit is refundable 2 months before the start of the course. After 2 months there can be no refund. There is a $25 admin fee for refunds. If the course is cancelled your deposit will be refunded in full. Deposits are paid online. If you cannot pay online please contact email@example.com
Q: Can I talk to someone? A: Yes, just send an email with your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll call you as soon as we are free to do so.
Q: Where can I stay? A: Accommodation and meals are not included. You will need to find these online and we are happy to advise you. Just email us at email@example.com
Q: Are there still spaces available on the course? A: To find out contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Can you put me on the waiting list? A: Sure, just write to email@example.com to ask. We will put you on our waiting list and let you know when a place becomes available.
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