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Wednesday, August 23 • 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Like many wisdom traditions, mindfulness and improvisation can help us slow down, get present, and connect authentically.

When woven together, mindfulness gains a playful, interactive expression and improv develops a well-grounded depth. Together, they cultivate the kind of courageous, creative, charismatic presence that helps us savor life's blessings and respond artfully to life's challenges.

This workshop will offer a glimpse into the power that comes from combining these traditions. Together, we'll create a safe learning lab that uses experiential exercises to sharpen self-awareness and revitalize relationship with the outside world. Well train the muscles of playful attention, dig into the power of “Yes, and,” retrain our reactions to so-called failure, and learn to connect with ourselves and others more resourcefully through acting coach Patsy Rodenburg’s “Second Circle” of awareness. And we'll do all that while laughing a lot.

Please note: All levels of improvisation and mindfulness experience are welcome.

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Marc Purchin

Purchin Consulting
Building on over two decades of education and professional experience, Marc Purchin established Purchin Consulting in 1997 to help to empower individuals and communities to resolve conflicts through meaningful dialogue.  Marc has personally conducted 2500 mediations through contracts... Read More →

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Ted DesMaisons

Founder and Principal, Anima Learning
Ted DesMaisons has been synthesizing innovative approaches to teaching and learning for over 25 years. Since completing graduate work at Stanford Business and Harvard Divinity schools, Ted has studied and performed improvisation across North America, including with Patricia Ryan Madson... Read More →

Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm PDT
California Endowment Center 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012