Clown Course London

Mime and Sacred Clown Training – Emotional Education, Healing Clown Course / Mime Workshop

What is Sacred Clowning?

It is very simple.
By being mindful of our breath, our movement and our thoughts, we bring our attention to this moment, to the here and now.
Whether we are watching summer flowers in the garden or autumn leaves drift down from the trees. Or perhaps we are with a group of people or simply sitting on our own.
By learning to let go of our thinking process and simply being more present, to be more grounded, mindfulness becomes a way of engaging with the world around us and by bringing our attention to the here and now, we bring the possibility of becoming more genuinely focused in a creative way, whether we are meditating, dancing or computer programming.
Thus when we combine creativity, mindfulness and the sacred mime clown, there arises a possibility of creating a magical childlike space. in which to sit still, to play, or to engage with another.
Imagine a child rattling a stick along the railings until something catches their eye, a butterfly flutters past. For those few minutes, time seems to stand still and last forever.
Imagine as the clown enters this magical space with an inner stillness, a deep presence and a trust in the unknown. This is healing with unconditional love.
It is using Sacred Mime Clowning together with mindfulness to reconnect to ourselves the joy and simplicity of a childlike innocence.

What is Mindfulness?

It is an ongoing process of working at being present and needs to be kept alive.
From my personal experience, mindfulness has given me the ability and option of being attentive, to being present, to holding the space inside myself. To feel what is going on, in my mind and my body and when teaching with the group.
From the beginning to the present day, my experiences and perception have slowly deepened my view of sacred mime clowning.
There is more to this than putting on a red nose.
By learning to be more alive in myself, I bring this home to my relationship with my family, my friends, my work colleagues.
My workshops now are more focussed on mindfulness and presence.
For example: I learn to let go of preconceived ideas and slowly adjust to what is. I remind myself, I have the ability in this moment to come home to my breath, to be in my body. To simply arrive and take one step at a time

Future workshops in Mime and Sacred Clowning

 The next introductory workshop for adults with the theme ‘Summer Retreat’ will be held from Friday 1 June to Sunday 3 June 2018 at Hawkwood College near Stroud, England. A grade II listed building surrounded by 42 acres of gardens, woods, pastures and a natural spring overlooking the Stroud valley.
There will be a four day workshop in sacred clowning from 8-11 June. Our venue is only 90 minutes drive from Ottawa and is located on five acres of waterfront, nestled in the upper Gatineau wilderness of Quebec, Canada, .
In  the autumn, there will be a four day residential mini-retreat from 25-28 October in the south of Italy. Our venue  looks out onto a beautiful beach.  This is now fully booked.
On December 1-2 there will be a weekend workshop ‘Deepening our practise’ for those who have done an introductory with me. This will be held at Seale Village Hall, School Hill, Seale, Nr Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1HY.
For bookings and general enquiries on the weekend residential workshop at Hawkwood College:
Telephone Hawkwood College direct on 01453 759034.
Venue: Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW, UK.
E-mail: info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
Please note, there are limited places so it is advisable to book early.

Deepening Our Practise

Workshops for more mature students.
For more information, contact Reuben directly.

Last December I facilitated a two day residential workshop at Claridge House,for adults with the theme ‘Deepening our Practise’, which was a ‘follow up’ to the introductory workshop in sacred clowning. On the 7-8th April I held the same workshop again at  The Ammerdown Centre in Somerset. ,

From 8-11 June, there will be a four day residential workshop. Situated by a lake and surrounded by beautiful countryside, the venue is 90 minutes drive from Ottawa in Canada. The workshop is a blend of introducing the student to the sacred clown and ‘Deepening our Practice’. If you are interested, contact Reuben via this website.

In  the autumn, there will be a four day residential mini-retreat from 25-28 October in the south of Italy.  This is now fully booked.

On 10-11 November, there will be a two day residential workshop for adults with the theme ‘Deepening our Practise’ which is a ‘follow up’ to the introductory workshop in sacred clowning. To attend this workshop, students must have attended  the introductory workshop. The venue is Felden Lodge, Hemel Hampstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 0BB. To book a place on this workshop, contact Reuben directly via this website to confirm availability. The cost for this workshop is £195 for both days until 15 September , then the price will be £215. The price for the two days includes the workshop, refreshments during the breaks, lunch both days, supper on Saturday evening and breakfast Sunday morning. Plus a twin room on Saturday night (shared).

Get in Touch

Contact.

Let’s Talk.

If you wish to discuss and or book a place on a workshop / course, do call or email. We would love to hear from you.
Previously they have been held mainly in England in places such as London, Gloucestershire, Surrey, Birmingham and Berkshire.
To book a place on a workshop organised by a venue such as Claridge House or Hawkwood College, contact them directly.