Circle Up

A workshop on improvisation, storytelling and mindfulness.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to gain confidence – using their voice, relating to others and connecting to their body with ease. We will cover improvisation techniques, accessible yoga practice and mindfulness concepts.

The intended outcomes for this workshop are:
• to learn  how to release tension & approach challenges with energy, joy & ease,
• to practice active mindfulness through movement,
• to feel more comfortable thinking and sharing in the moment,
• to better connect with your own story and how that relates to others,
• to build confidence when communicating in a group setting,
• to gain a better understanding of the foundations of mindfulness and how improvisation and mindfulness are connected

Sunday includes a picnic lunch with vegetarian food provided.

To read more about how others have had similar experiences with improv, check out this article in the Guardian.

Laura Hart

Laura has been performing for over fifteen years. She has worked creatively with not for profit organisations such as Camp Quality, The Starlight Children’s Foundation, Ted Noffs & Milkcrate Theatre. Laura is a 2017 Young Social Pioneer with the Foundation for Young Australians – developing and sharing her improv comedy program for people with anxiety.

Laura is a member of all-female improv troupe Confetti Gun and recently toured to New York to perform in the shows Queer, Far, Wherever You Are & Confetti Gun. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Charles Sturt University with a major in Media and Theatre. Laura is particularly interested in how improvisation and mental wellbeing intersect. She sees humour as a tool to build resilience, and uses improv as a mindfulness practice. Laura is a member of the Improv Theatre Sydney Faculty & Ensemble and is the company’s Outreach, Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

She finds joy everyday in the various dogs that mingle in the park across from her home. Her right hand lady is an eight year old Cavalier Spaniel named Juno.

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Tascha is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art. She also holds a Master of Social Work from Monash University. As a social worker, Tascha has worked with refugees and asylum seekers, people with disabilities, young people experiencing mental health issues, and those at risk of and experiencing homelessness, and people impacted by eating and body image concerns in both community and clinical mental health settings.
As an extension of her commitment to empowering others and promoting self-compassion, Tascha completed her Yoga Teacher training with the Byron Yoga Centre. She uses yoga to support people to cultivate a peaceful and positive relationship with their body and mind.
Through her work she aims to enhance wellbeing by using a strengths based approach and practical mindfulness strategies. She is an eternal optimist, using positivity to encourage growth. She also strongly believes in the power of honey & a hot cup of tea.

 

Event Details

Saturday
8 December
11:30am - 3:30pm

Sunday
9 December
10am - 2pm

  • Start
    December 8, 2018 10am
  • End
    December 9, 2018 2pm
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