To register for .b training:
To Register for the Mindfulness and Improvisation workshops, Miami FL
Finding "Second Circle":
An Embodied Path to Power and Presence in Every Moment
Monday, February 13th, 6-8 pm
Do you find yourself shrinking from valuable opportunities for connection or driving others away with unintentional intimidation? Based on the work of renowned British acting coach Patsy Rodenburg, this experiential workshop will show you how to inhabit “Second Circle,” a physical and attitudinal way of being that generates resilient confidence, creative power, and authentic connection.
Through safe and playful movement, breathing, and speaking exercises, we’ll learn how to return easily and consistently to this place of grounded, mindful presence. We’ll also see how we often inhabit the less productive spaces of “First Circle” (hesitant hiding) and “Third Circle” (overconfident overbearing) and how they each can prove useful or productive at limited times. Lastly, we’ll explore how Second Circle applies to mindfulness and body awareness in general.
Guaranteed to shift how you move in the world!
The Way of the Mindful Improvisor:
A Playful Path to Courage, Creativity, and Connection
Wednesday, February 15th, 6-9 pm
Modern research suggests that mindfulness makes a powerful tool for developing young people’s resilience, self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and performance in academics, athletics, and the arts. Growing evidence shows that improvisational theatre does the same.
Woven together, the two transform into a single, compelling cloth. Mindfulness gains a playful, interactive expression. Improv develops a well-grounded depth. Working in concert, they cultivate the kind of charismatic, creative, connected presence that helps kids—and teachers—respond artfully to the challenges of any given moment.
This workshop will offer participants a glimpse into the power of these combined traditions. Together, we’ll create a safe learning lab that uses experiential exercises to sharpen self-awareness and revitalize relationship with the outside world. We’ll train the muscles of playful attention, introduce the power of “Yes, and,” retrain our reactions to so-called “failure,” and learn to connect with ourselves and others more resourcefully. And we’ll do all that while laughing a lot.
Enrollment for this second workshop will be limited to 18 participants.
For More Information:
Or Contact Valerie York-Zimmerman HERE or call 305-668-3590
2017 Schedule of Special Events
Miami Mindfulness and ANIMA Learning are proud to collaborate with Ransom Everglades School to offer these Mindfulness-Based Trainings in education and special events:
Mindfulness and Improvisation Workshops
Taught by Ted DesMaisons
ANIMA Learning will lead fun, creative, and inspiring workshops to develop presence, confidence and resilience.
Presented at Ransom Everglades School:
1. Finding Second Circle: An Embodied Path to Power and Presence in Every Moment ($40)
Monday, February 13th, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
2. The Way of the Mindful Improvisor: Connected Presence through Interactive Play ($50)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Discount price for both February workshops: ($75)
Location To Be Announced
3. Fully Present, Deeply Connected: The Way of the Mindful Improvisor ($75)
~ A playful intensive for actors, drama educators, and their friends
Saturday, April 8th, 2017, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
.b 4-Day Teacher Training for Teens (Non-Residential)
Taught by Ted DesMaisons
Pronounced [dot-be] stands for 'Stop and Be!' forms the foundation for an MBSR-MBCT-Based 10-lesson training for middle and high school students. It includes: PowerPoints, lesson plans, video/audio clips, manual, student booklet, and complimentary access to Teachers' Network for the first 6-months after the course. ($995)
Monday-Thursday April 10-13, 2017 8:30 am-5:00 pm Ransom Everglades School
Prerequisites for this .b Teacher Training:
1. Prior completion of an 8-week .b Foundations, IJ-MBSR, MBSR or MBCT Program
2. Formal practice of at least 20 consecutive minutes daily for at least 6 months prior.
Ted DesMaisons, founder of ANIMA Learning, is the Mindfulness in Schools Project U.S. partner and will lead us in the .b Teacher Training. A long-time teacher and performer of improvisational theater, he infuses trainings with interactive play. Ted co-hosts a new podcast:
Monster Baby: A Curious Romp through the Worlds of Mindfulness and Improvisation.