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Create, Move, Play: JOY LAB Residential RETREAT August

Create, Move, Play: JOY LAB Residential RETREAT

August 2-4th 2019
Foxhill Retreat Centre WA6 6XB
with Artists Helon Conning and Jacqueline McCormick
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This weekend retreat is time for you to embrace your authentic, creative, playful self, and connect with others in a non-judgemental environment. Relaxing the body and mind through movement and art we can express our human experiences, connecting to our creative potential. We will experiment and play and be in the beautiful setting of Foxhill House and Woodlands.

We are both artists who use improvisation and spontaneity, focusing on mindfulness, play and enjoyment of the process. As facilitators we encourage and support all to find their innate creativity and expression. We offer a safe space where you can trust and allow. The Retreat is open to ALL abilities, ages and experience, you will start from where you are.

Take a break from the rush of daily life, immerse yourself in the quiet/ excitement of group activities or alone time. Reflect, engage, create change.

Jacqueline McCormick

Jacqueline has been teaching, performing and making dances for over thirty years, directing and performing in her company DanceAbout works that take a dancing journey through the outback of the self. She is fascinated by creating movement from sensation, especially in natural environments, as captured in her site based films; Meadowsweet, Oak and Broom, Settle, Spiral and The Walk, shot in Joshua Tree, California USA.

Jacqueline's work is greatly influenced by her research into improvisation, especially Contact Improvisation. Since 1990 she has taught CI at numerous Contact Festivals and workshops throughout the USA and Europe.

She has been on a journey of transformation the last few years, reinventing herself in her truest likeness, delivering JOY LAB workshops that take people closer to their authentic selves in each moment through movement.

Helon Conning

I am an Artist who uses Improvisation, spontaneity and the expressive processes of chance and automatism.

I look for different ways to express human experience, perception and the reality of existence through experimentation and play.

I focus on mindfulness, play and enjoyment of the process of creation. My work is collaborative in nature. Participants, and spectators can each have their own personal sense of a valuable aesthetic outcome.

As a facilitator I encourage and support all to find their innate creativity and embrace the joyful "off planet" creative experience. The activity promotes our universal collective connection with the idea that human creativity is our universal language.

" I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for. " Georgia O'Keefe

£250 includes comfortable single, en-suite accommodation, delicious meals and exceptional teaching across the weekend Retreat.

A £50 Deposit to reserve a place must be received by May 1st 2019
Final payment must be received by July 1st 2019 ( this is non-refundable unless in extreme circumstances).

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