Even if I wasn’t very centred at the beginning of the training, the sacred clowning environment created by Reuben and supported by all the other people present, has helped me to stop thinking and start feeling things with my heart. In this second experience with the sacred clown, I have been able to continue the inner process of healing. Each time I realise something new and this time I really understood the meaning of looking after myself and taking care without expecting that someone else does it for me.
Maria 7th February 2018
Having been dipping my toes into the world of the sacred clown on the introductory courses for a while, I felt the tug of the current to wade deeper. I was not disappointed by the intermediate course, Reuben’s skill as a workshop leader and the strength and sincerity of his own practise created a nurturing and enriching environment. Gently, yet powerfully held, I was able to go deeper into the magical world of the clown. Whilst reaching into myself and reaching out to others., I was able to touch realms of possibility and the space between movement/stillness, playfulness/contemplation, joy/sadness. The great oxymorons of existence between which true creativity can take place.
Sue 14th January 2018
I feel so lucky to have been part of the intermediate (advanced) sacred clown workshop, a true journey of exploration from the heart and soul. The space was beautifully created, allowing us to express our playful, creative, joyful and magical self, which was a profound experience.
Glenn 20th December 2017
It has been the first experience I have done with sacred clowning and with clowning in general and I didn’t know what to expect. It has been a very special experience. Thanks to the support of Reuben, I was able to continue the process I started many years ago of healing my inner child. During the training, I went through different emotions, which have helped me to understand more myself. A big discovery it was to finally feel what it means to protect the space and putting boundaries.
Maria 7th September 2017
I found the sacred clown weekend an enjoyable, nourishing and moving experience. This was very much due to the warm, kind and sensitive presence of Reuben. I will be definitely be attending more courses with him in the future.
Libby 14th August 2017
I enjoyed the Sacred Clown weekend very much. There was a good balance between having space for myself and performing using a clown nose with other participants. There was a mixture of sessions on movement and stillness (where often we would connect with another participant). This enabled me to be more in the moment and bring more of myself and more awareness of my surroundings and others to the clowning session. The course was paced to meet the needs of all the participants there. A very good introduction to what the sacred clown is about.
20th March 2017
It was such a privilege to make simple yet profound connections.
25th July 2016
Big heartly thanks for your lovely sacred clown course. It is so special being with you and my sacred clown friends, sharing the space. The weekend was amazing, being in the world of mindfulness and play.
Student 11th April 2016
Wonderfully held space, well facilitated. Glad I came. Looking forward to clown again.
Student 11th May 2015
Playful and inspiring work
Student 11th April 2015
I really enjoyed the playfulness of the clown
Student 11th April 2015
Very enjoyable, lovely experience.
Student 11th April 2015
Absolutely excellent, beyond expectations.
Student 11th September 2014
I had a wonderful weekend and really got what sacred clowning is all about. You certainly enabled an inner stillness, a deep presence and a trust in the unknown – healing with unconditional love. Thank you for an amazing experience.
Carol 11th February 2014
A wonderful merging of the sacred and playful. I was afforded an insight into the depth and discipline of clowning which I found incredibly valuable and unexpected given the length of the course.
Student 11th April 2013
Beautiful, gentle, deep and opening. A lovely balance of play, stillness, mindfulness, opening and movement.
Student 11th April 2012
Brilliant, thank you Reuben, you taught us all with delight and sensitivity. I have learnt so much about slowing down and being authentic.
Student 11th April 2012
Wow! Fantastic! Wonderful! Allowed me to play innocently, something I don’t get to do too often in the real world. I want more.
Student 11th March 2012
Thank you so much for an enlightening and beautiful weekend clowning. It is a very beautiful art form.
Katie 3rd September 2011
I really appreciate I could participate in this workshop. I could find new me through expressing emotions. I love the way I am better than before I joined the workshop (in Japan).
student 11th February 2011
I was really looking forward to this workshop (in Japan)because my mum and sister had already experienced Reuben’s workshop (Norway, November 2010) and said they had really enjoyed it. I could experience what cannot be easily experienced. I felt comfortable…it was a kind of wonder. It was very good to have an exciting performance. Thank you so much.
Student 11th February 2011
Thank you for an amazing weekend. Sometimes we don’t realise how much we’ve gained from something until we return home and give it more thought.
Pat 11th May 2010
What a beautiful day, a very special experience for all of us.
D. F 11th April 2010
It seems as though I have just returned home like a different person and feel much more in tune with my creative side. I thought this happy contented feeling would subside, but it seems much stronger than ever. I keep smiling to myself. Its such a long time since I was in touch with my deeper feelings. I realise it may fade, but I am enjoying it while it lasts.
Pat 11th April 2009
I would like to take this opportunity to say how truly inspiring I found the workshop and what a privilege it was to work with you. Going over to Norway really did add to the total experience. It was well worth the trip.
Helen 11th March 2009
You brought me into a deeper contact with myself and my soul, Through the playing, the slow movements and the silent moments. I experienced the meeting with myself and the other participants as more authentic and even sacred. Thank you for making this possible.
E. S 11th February 2009
I feel most grateful and privileged to have spent those magic two hours in your Birmingham workshop.
Georgia Baron 11th December 2008
It was absolutely excellent. The calmness and gentleness with which you did everything and the depth of feeling, it was amazing what we achieved. We were able to communicate and connect non-verbally.
Linda Hand 11th December 2008
Reuben provided such a special atmosphere for our group. Through a series of seemingly simple exercises, he led us from the busy world and clutter of our days and minds back to a gentle, quiet essence, hopeful, curious, shy, innocent, optimistic, a place where each of our clowns seemed free and happy to stand up, blink and smile.
Y. C 11th April 2008
I feel as if a whole new world has opened up to me, a sense of passion for the playful clown. The inner child has awakened after a long slumber.
D. Gerhardt 11th April 2008
Profoundly nurturing and liberating.
Helen 11th December 2007
I enjoyed the pleasure of my body moving in a way I have not experienced in years.
Participant 11th November 2007
I know we all enjoyed your visit to us and I felt we had a magical time in each others presence. So big, big thank you for all that you shared and taught us. For me, the experience went far beyond words, into the domain of heart to heart contact.
CW 11th November 2007
Susan 11th April 2007
Its great, because it makes you laugh and laughing makes you happy.
Participant 11th April 2007
Thank you for one of the most special days of my life. You switched my inner light back on with your amazing gifts of love and light. Learning who I am, is exciting and scary. I loved my clown and allowing her out even if for only a short time is so liberating.
Sue Buck 11th April 2007
A joy to watch, you have a real talent for mime.
Paul Manley 11th October 2006
Reuben is warm and sensitive and full of humour when training clowns> When I watch him perform, I feel my heart and soul deeply open.
Gisela Ermann 11th May 2005
The way you related to the young people and adults through performing as a mime clown was superb and deeply moving.
D.Anglinetta 11th April 2005
Thank you for the wonderful time you spent with us. Your work is special and I feel it touched all of us profoundly.
Claire 11th October 2004
Colourful and visual….with a strong presence.
Kevin Ryan 17th June 2002
“I had the privilege to have Reuben clown for two weeks on my annual tour of Russia. He is a consummate, professional and gentle soul. Reuben brought grace to every encounter.”
Dr Patch Adams 17th December 1998