Improv For Wellbeing

Improv For Wellbeing is a fun course that is suitable for every body. You will be facilitated through a range of improvisation, yoga and mindfulness exercises designed to:

  • Give your brain a work-out
  • Build present moment awareness
  • Build resilience
  • Gain a deeper understanding of mental health and how the brain and nervous system work
  • Have FUN!

Each week will have a different theme, and a variety of creative ways for you to find more ease and joy in your day to day life. You will be working with two facilitators, Natascha and Laura.

Natascha Flowers is a qualified yoga teacher, social worker, trauma counsellor and actor. Natascha has facilitated a range of creative, movement-based and mental health groups. As a social worker and counsellor, Natascha has worked with people experiencing homelessness, refugees and asylum seekers, people with disabilities, people impacted by eating and body image concerns and survivors of child abuse and complex trauma. She teaches yoga regularly, and has completed training in teaching yoga for trauma, mental health and body image, as well as accessible, body positive yoga. Natascha offers a warm, inclusive and encouraging approach to everyone she works with. She is committed to creating a supportive and safe space in all her work.

Laura Hart is a performer, producer, creative facilitator and improv teacher. She is also a qualified Mental Health first aider. Laura has worked creatively with not for profit organisations such as Camp Quality, The Starlight Children’s Foundation, Ted Noffs and Milkcrate Theatre. Laura is a 2017 Young Social Pioneer with the Foundation for Young Australians. She has trained at Improv Theatre Sydney, Impro Australia and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University with a major in Theatre and Media. 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 ITS faculty and ensemble, and the company’s
Student Welfare Officer.

This course is a gentle ramp into improv but it’s so much more than that. The mindfulness and yoga components were the ingredients that I didn’t realise were missing from playfulness… go reward yourself with this chill but fun and engaging little course.” – course participant

This workshop is valued at $200. With the generous support of the Foundation for Young Australians, we are able to offer this workshop for free!

Participants must be aged between 18 – 30.

This course is capped at 12 people per class.

If you have any questions, please email laura@improvtheatresydney.com.au

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