Rewilding Our Bodies: London

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“Amazingly freeing, safe and explorative” 

Rewilding our Bodies

This is a practical journey to discover your ‘bodymind’. When the body and the mind work together we can move in the world from a more whole and integrated place, using both logic and feeling to guide our decisions. 

‘Rewilding Our Bodies’ invites you to share a conversation with your body through verbal, non verbal, somatic and physical embodiment practices to explore your connection and disconnection with your body and nature.

The ticket price includes a 1hr 45 minute workshop, tea, healthy snacks and a chance to hang out & socialise after practice.

Body - Orientated techniques we will draw inspiration from are:

  • Authentic Movement.
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Taoism. 
  • Somatic Meditation: Focusing & Orientation Practice
  • Yoga & Qigong.
  • Your own inspiration and intuition.

“Absolutely incredible, life changing session. Dani is an amazing facilitator who really helps you to embrace your inner child and play. She transports you to another world and I will be implementing the things she taught us into my everyday life.” 

- Madi

You will leave feeling relaxed, connected & grounded. You will revisit a visceral reconnection with the needs of your body, a brand new capacity to innately listen and kindly love the self.

WORKSHOP FORMAT

I am greatly inspired by cyclical living, and have designed this journey to follow the cycle of the seasons, so that we may explore the different energies and opportunities that each one brings.

Spring: Sensing

Opening our embodied sanctuary by turning on our senses; noticing the subtle details and unique textures that each one brings. 

Keywords: Discovery, subtlety, fertility, rebuilding, playfulness, creating space.

Summer: Wild Play 

Leaping into liminal space and tasting what it means to embody your creativity!

Keywords: Wild Play, expansiveness, unblocking, clowning, transformation, release, taking space, empowerment.

Autumn: Rewilding

Embodying the change you want to become. 

Keywords:  Ritual, co-creation, staccato, meditation, reflection, harvesting.

Winter: Rest 

Dreaming and deeply listening to what our bodies truly need from moment to moment.

Keywords: Self love, softness, deep listening, stillness, somatics, lyrical, retreat.

The workshop does not impose any particular method or teaching but allows you to discover, investigate & nourish your own embodiment practice that suits you rather than a codified set of skills.

REWILDING

This workshop is a practical  process focused approach to embodied rewilding rather than theory based.

Many of us in the western world prize the mind over the body. This practical embodied approach is to give space for other parts of ourselves to speak, to create unity and to actively practice whole body listening.  There will be chance to share your experience verbally with the group if you feel moved to do so. 

The term Rewilding is often used in the field of nature conservation that refers to the practice of allowing land to return to its natural state in order to restore and rebalance.

Rewilding in human terms is a reminder to return to our natural state, prioritising the needs and real - life resources we’ve evolved to rely on over the past 250,000 years.

 

About Your Facilitator 

Dani Tonks: Somatic Coach & Perfomance Artist

 

 

Dani is an accredited Somatic Coach, trained actor, self taught dancer, activist and workshop facilitator. With over 16 years of practical experience within somatic and embodiment work she has developed a playful and sensitive approach, combining a range of disciplines including acting, contemporary dance, somatics, alexander technique, ritual, meditation and clowning.

Dani is the founder of Wild Play Lab; curating workshops, retreats and facilitating the unfolding of play as a tool for self transformation and wellbeing.
Wild Play Lab has formed collaborations across the UK with Mind Over Monkey, The Psychedelic Society, Medicine Festival, House of Togetherness, Noisily Festival, Antidote, Poetry Cafe, Shine Charity, Beat Charity and Bootstrap Charity.

Dani has worked as an international performer, director and workshop facilitator nearly all her life.  She has worked extensively in film, theatre, radio and TV, and has toured internationally with self devised shows.

Organisations she has worked with include:
The BBC, The British Youth Filming Academy, Contact Youth Actors Company at Contact Theatre (Manchester), The Royal Exchange Youth Company (Manchester), CYAC (Contact Young Actors Company) and Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company.

Dani is currently signed with acting agent ‘The Narrow Road Company.’

Education & Training:

The Somatic School -  (Accredited Somatic Coach Training)

Alexander Technique with Trish Baillie (Manchester)

The British Youth Filming Academy

Embodied Activism by Rae Johnson 

Jon Davis Clowning School

Tough Cookie Mental Resilience Training 

East 15 Acting School (BA Acting)

Teatr Pieśń Kozła / Song of the Goat Theatre (Poland)

 

The Venue: Soma Lab

 

 

 

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FEEDBACK @ Wild Play Lab / Dani Tonks

"This workshop opened my eyes to new creative possibilities in my life. Thank you so much for providing me with a space to be vulnerable and play amongst some lovely people!!" - Beth. C

"Dani's workshop was one of the best sessions I ever attended. She held the space so beautifully, and wove together a really smooth and playful unfolding. It felt like the perfect antidote to the busy and serious routine of London - I will definitely be back!" - Margot. B

"What a wonderful session that was. This time it felt incredibly delicate and tender as well as the usual contagious laughter. Dani holds the group well, is dynamic to the needs of the group. Pulled up and out of yourself so you can feel you have left your old skin behind. Shiny and new" - Charlie. R

"Wonderfully guided by Dani, a great way to get into your body and let go of the mind" - Megan R.

"Great fun experience playfully exploring being a human. Dani was a great facilitator guiding us through the activities always making us feel really safe to explore. Look forward to coming again." - Matt. K

EVENT DETAILS

TICKET PRICES: £24-£35

DOORS OPENS: 18:45

DOORS CLOSE : 19:00

To avoid disruption to the event, latecomers may not be admitted. 

Refunds: Please note, we do not arrange refunds or exchanges. When possible we encourage reselling on Ticketswap.
Access: We do our best to include everyone in our events, regardless of employment or health circumstances. If you would like to attend this event but are truly unable to afford the ticket price, please do get in touch with the event organiser.

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