We recommend that you take a bottle of water that can be closed, a notebook and a pen. Usually you don't need anything else.
Wake up your spontaneity.
Start to show yourself fully and freely!
Thanks to various improvisation exercises you will relax, let go and discover something very subtle and incredibly raw in yourself. You will experience many surprises during this workshop. Developing compassion for yourself, exploding into joy, and having the desire to live fully again.
Workshop program includes techniques that are designed to form an integrated spiritual practice that enhances the spirit but also goes fully into the body. It will help you to be more in the present moment, to trust in yourself, and to show yourself freely among other people.
Performance artist, dharma teacher, founder of Motion Theater®
Nina Wise has devoted her career to developing performances that address the complex relationship between body, intellect, and spirit. Her provocative original works, performed in prestigious venues in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia, have won awards for playwriting, innovative design, and new theater, including three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and seven Bay Area Theater Critics Awards.
As the founder of Motion Theater, an original form of autobiographical improvisation, Nina offers performances and trainings in this unique form of authentic self-expression. She has performed custom-designed improvised works at theaters, think tanks, conferences, medical institutions, and political events around the world.
Nina has coached numerous individuals and teams in creativity, the cultivation of presence, stress reduction, communication, and leadership. Authorized to teach by Jack Kornfield, Nina also teaches Buddhist practice at spiritual centers worldwide.
Nina is the author of A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life, and her stories and articles appear in numerous anthologies and journals. She has served on the faculties of the University of California, Santa Cruz, John F. Kennedy University, and San Francisco State University.
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Joyful Awakening – Become an Artist of Your Own Life
7. – 9.6.2019
We all want to be seen and heard. In today’s culture filled with self-criticism and doubt, authentic and spontaneous self-expression is an experience of freedom. The willingness to feel deeply, fall apart, surrender—freedom includes everything. At the heart of letting go, discover something sublime and unspeakably raw with master teacher and artist Nina Wise in improvisation exploding with surprise, unfolding, compassion, and redemption. Become completely alive and leave absolutely renewed.
Contemplative and self-expressive practices enhance one another. They quiet the mind, calm the heart, give rise to insight and happiness, and release our wildness. During this powerful weekend:
* Warm up and free up your body and voice
* Move in response to your inner impulses
* Play theater games that open you up and generate creativity and well-being
* Hone your writing and storytelling skills
* Engage in uplifting improv and easy play.
The opportunity to express the stories of our life is enormously healing. By giving both voice and movement to our lives, we gain new understanding, perceive our inherent value, and reclaim the enchantment of the mundane. Releasing our mind and body into a shared space of witnessing, with creativity and authenticity, is a remarkably therapeutic experience.
The program will include practices designed to form a fully embodied spiritual practice that will raise your spirits, inspire personal insight, create community, expand awareness, boost self-confidence, and develop presence and craft as a leader or performer. Take home the tools you need to enhance both your personal and professional life.
It is convenient to wear a comfortable clothing in which you feel good. You can change on site (especially for dance and movement focused seminars.) There are blankets available on site. You can also use the shower if necessary (can be found on the same floor as the seminar rooms).
Small snacks (biscuits, muesli bars, etc.) can be bought on site. Coffee, tea and filtered tap water are available. We take drinks in the seminar rooms only in closed bottles. An adjoining kitchen is designed for consuming refreshments. We recommend to bring your water or tea in a plastic bottle or thermos. If you forget about that, you can buy bottled water on the spot.
For lunch or dinner you can go to our vegetarian restaurant MAITREA. We recommend booking your seat at the phone number: +420 221 711 631 (11.30 am - 11 pm). If booking for a larger group, count with the so-called GROUP OFFER, where there is a choice of about 6 meals, and you will not be waiting for a long time. Reservation is reserved for you only 15 minutes from the agreed time.
Other alternatives: Country life (www.countrylife.cz), BEAS DHABA (www.beas-dhaba.cz), GIALLO ROSSA pizzeria (www.giallorossa.cz)
We are surrounded by the blue residential area. Parking (paid) is possible only in the shopping malls Kotva and Palladium, also in the Rudolfinum building (we recommend to leave the car in the P + R parking lot and to reach us by subway). In front of MAITREA, only short stops for getting off and unloading are possible.
Tram 5, 8, 14 - station Dlouhá třída: Then walk along Dlouhá street direction Old Town Square, turn the fourth lane left and there you are in Týnská ulička.
Metro A/B (green/yellow) - station Můstek: Then walk along Na můstku street and further into Melantrichova street until you reach to Old Town Square, pass the Jan Hus statue and walk into Dlouhá street and turn the first lane right.
Metro A (green line) or tram 17, 18 - station Staroměstská: Then walk along Kaprova street to Old Town Square, pass the Jan Hus statue and walk into Dlouhá street and turn the first lane right and there you are in Týnská ulička.
From Airport Letiště Václava Havla: Bus 119 to Nádraží Vokovice (green line) metro station, then earlier mentioned Metro Můstek (green line) station or Staroměstská (green line) station. Or you can take a taxi.
From Florenc Bus station: Metro station Florenc to earlier mentioned Metro station Můstek.
From Hlavní nádraží train station: Metro station Hlavní nádraží (red line) to Florenc (yellow line) metro station, then transfer to green line metro and go to Můstek (green/yellow line) metro station.
Taxi: If you don’t like traveling by public transport, you can also take a taxi. Nonstop customer service is on phone number: 14 014. MAITREA's address is Týnská ulička 6/1064, 110 00 Prague 1.