The Clown Within
with Rachel Caine
Love ! Life ! Laughter !
Performance, Teaching and Healing through the Art of Sacred Clowning
Starting from compassion, care and being fully alive in the present moment, we connect with heart, humour, joy and love, to rediscover innocence and simplicity, learn to trust, be authentic and spontaneous. Going beyond fear, inhibition or resistance, we find light-heartedness and serenity !
is the joyfully crazy world of the holy fool !
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To view Clownwithin film at Reina Sofia, Residential Home for the Elderly in Ibiza, click here.
Nov - 1Dec 2008 venue: Seekers Trust
is this precious love and laughter
This is an in-depth training course for anyone drawn to the path of the Sacred Clown. The aim is to liberate self-expression, discover creative and light-hearted solutions to the trials of life with humour and compassion, develop artistic skills with a view to performance as Sacred Clowns within our communities, and to begin to learn the art of the clown as a healer, with the ability and responsibility to transform suffering to joy. The course comprises three sections in the UK and one week's residential in Ibiza, Spain. There will be projects between course dates, and a performance in the residential home for the elderly in Ibiza as a part of the training.
workshop with Rachel is essential as a pre-requisite for this
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AWAKENING TO JOY !
11th & 12th October 2008
Venue: The Seekers Trust, Centre for Prayer & Healing, Addington, Kent
This is a weekend of joy, laughter and reconnection to your heart's energy and the humour residing there. We will play, dance, sing, improvise with each other, building a place of trust, safety and happiness. Free to explore the discovery of the red nose in peaceful and beautiful surroundings, to take risks, to be silly, to have fun ! To be silly means to be blessed, and we will be discovering some of the essential magic of the path of the Sacred Clown as we surrender to the beauty of the moment.
Moving from stillness to craziness, offering ourselves up to create joy for the rest, we will start to get a flavour of the sacred clown's calling.
For anyone interested in the one year training, this would be an ideal place to see if this work is for you. For anyone wanting to have a great weekend of light-relief and joy, this is the perfect moment.
(accommodation available for separate booking - contact
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2007
Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st March 2007
LAS ALPUJARRAS, SPAIN
Darkness to Light. A wonderful week to explore how we can bring more
peace and joy into our own lives and those of others. Looking deeply
into our own hearts, we find the place where awareness, love and compassion
can heal our wounds and we can enjoy life more. We will work with meditation
and movement, masks, dance, singing, writing and ritual, creating treasure
maps to share our passions, reawakening our sense of joy. By plumbing
the depths with the warrior's courage, we emerge light and playful with
deep inner peace. Expect to share from the heart and laugh a lot !
Saturday 31st March to Wednesday 11th April 2007
Re-discover innocence, simplicity and spontaneity ! Trust, be authentic, find light-heartedness and serenity ! The sacred art of clowning leads to a child-like emptiness from which joy can arise. We'll play and explore the journey to the red nose, work with meditation, movement, mime, music, make-up and costume, celebrating with a final group performance. The course can release enormous joy and sadness and as Clown is Master of emotion, we find ways to feel deeply, let go and experience more fully, moving from one thing to another without attachment. The light approach !
There will be a special visit to Granada for the amazing street celebrations at Easter.
April to Saturday 5th May 2007
One Year Training Group (2006/7) week in Ibiza including hospital clown performance for the elderly.
Sunday 27th May 2007 at 3pm
Mind Body Spirit
Festival, Royal Horticultural Halls, Victoria, London SW1
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th August 2007
One Year Training (2006/7) Final section at The Seekers Trust, Kent.
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November 2007
to Joy" (see details above)
AT CORTIJO ROMERO, SPAIN
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2006
Saturday 1st April :
With Doris" Performance at The Sanctuary Healing Centre, Burrowslea,
Hook Lane, Shere, Surrey GU5 9QG. 6.30pm To book ticket please call
01483 205620 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets £35 including a pre-performance gourmet supper.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER !
Friday 7th April :
HAVING A LAUGH IN HENLEY
"An Evening With Doris" - "Love Life and Loo Roll !" - Henley Community Centre, (near Ipswich), IP6 ORP. Tickets £10 / £5 concessions. To book, please contact Carmel Briggs by email to: Courses@carmel.co.uk or by telephone : 01473 831465
Saturday 8th April:
"AWAKENING TO JOY !"
Sacred Clown Workshop
Henley Community Centre (Ipswich), IP6 ORP
LET GO ! ... PLAY !.... TRUST !.......SURRENDER !........LAUGH !..... ENJOY !!!
An Introduction to the art of sacred clowning for anyone wanting to experience more joy and freedom as well as have a great day of fun and laughter.
Tickets and information : Carmel Briggs by email to Courses@carmel.co.uk or by phone 01473 831465
SUNDAY 9th APRIL WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK
Woodbridge Community Hall, (next to swimming pool) Woodbridge
Mind Body Spirit Festival, 10am to 6 pm
Clown Within short taster session and stand with more information on one year training, while Doris shares her wit and wisdom in a walkabout performance.
Sunday 16th & Monday 17th April 2006
RISE & SHINE ! - CLOWNS AS HEALERS !
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6th - 13th May 2006 CORTIJO ROMERO, SPAIN
Within" - a week's residential in a glorious centre in the Alpujarras
where there will be plenty of time for deep rest and renewal whilst
at the same time learning about the Art of Sacred Clowning. For more
information please visit: www.cortijo-romero.co.uk
Thursday 25th May 2006 BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL
Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1.
Afternoon workshop "Sacred Clowning - Joyfully Awake".
2 - 5pm
Friday 26th May Mind Body Spirit Festival, London
5pm Stage Performance of Sacred Clowning - come and be enchanted !
6pm - taster Introduction session to "The Clown Within".
Website at: www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk
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