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 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.