Shamanik Improv Klasses: Just the Basiks
For Just the Basiks, rediscover the deep flow of playful spontaneous creation and connection. If you happen to be a bit tentative around the word “Shamanik” and the word “Improv” this is the klass for you. We’ll be extra gentle with any of your fears, and most likely you’ll end up having an extraordinary time by rediscovering the flow of play. No prerequisites. Although we are exploring the infinite, we are limited to 16 people. $10-20 sliding. At The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland between 12th and 19th St BART stops.
In our Shamanik Improv Klasses we’ll use games, dance, musik, guided imagery, the inner and outer worlds, poetry, our wits, our wyrd wyld ways (old skool www), individual, paired, and group sharing, masks, props, kostumes, channeling, charakters, and the unknown to help us explore together meaningful life themes. Less like acting, more like playing, we’ll allow our creative impulses to come through and manifest shamelessly. We’ll learn techniques that loosen up kreativity, kollaborate, and help us release inhibitions in a supportive way. In other words, no pressure to “perform”; only pleasure to play, making room for all emotions! And, as an added bonus, as part of Just the Basiks, each participant can have an optional diskounted Raven's Remedy* session with your host, Doktor Robert. Klass size is infinite and also limited to 16 people. Tickets available here online or at the door.
*Raven’s Remedy is for individuals seeking better self-understanding & healing through a Hakomi based body-mindfulness deep self-exploration method. Hakomi is a Hopi word meaning “How do you stand in relation to these many realms?” As a graduate of the Hakomi Institute, Doktor Robert is honored to offer this remedy to those who wish to discover inner resources and heal body-mind hindrances thus broadening creative capacity.
(Please note, just in case someone happens to spell it with a c, this is not Shamanic Improv; it's Shamanik Improv. These are not classes; they're klasses. It's not a cat; it's a kat. And kazoos are still kazoos.)
Doktor Robert, aka Robert Edward Earl Hickling, has coached, directed, and performed in improvisational theater since the turn of the century beginning with BATS Improv, and considers the values and skills of improvisation an amazing foundation for all things kreative. Getting a Bachelors in Ecological Design through Stanford University and a Masters of Ecological Design at SFIA provided breakthrough exposure to methods for the imaginative process. He has co-created, produced and acts in his own show called Knights of Revery. As a graduate of the Hakomi Comprehensive Training, he believes that we can explore our unconscious depths in a playful and meaningful way through the tools of improvisation and theater in a context of compassion & mindful somatic awareness. A whole lotta gratitude goes out to his friends, family, teachers, and the grace of good luck. A special thanks to Alex Warnow for the photographik kollaborations that you see here on the site. And a big thanks also to Sam Vittoria, for his unwavering enkouragement and guidance. So excited to explore together on our kreative journey. Don’t forget, this is always going on.
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