Recharge. Wed 17 to Mon 22 Aug, all day, at Le Moulin de Canole, 24540 Capdrot, France (map). 10 participants max.
Fee for 5 days including all meals (except Thursday lunch), lodging in two or three-person bedrooms and all classes and activities : £450
We can garantee you a space on this Summer Retreat if you book online.
It's easy to schedule a zoom session with us if you still have questions after exploring this page.
Terms and Conditions apply.
The retreat is open to anyone fully vaccinated against COVID 19. Deposits will be refunded if the retreat has to be cancelled by new lockdown rules. Please note that Paypal’s fee (about 2.5%) is non-refundable.
Your hosts and facilitators are Sophie Bertrand Besse and Remy Bertrand.Sophie is both trained in drama and therapy and developed an expertise in physical theatre, ensemble work and clowning (Among other trainings: Lecoq, LISPA, John Wright, Lucy Hopkins, Frank Wurzinger.) She is specialised in participatory theatre directing and devising. She creates shows with mixed casts involving communities who experienced a traumatic life journey. She is a diversity advocate and expert at holding a space with different ages, languages and abilities in the room. Furthermore, she worked with women in prison for 7 years and has led PSYCHEdelight's shows and workshops with refugee communities since 2015.
Your teacher, Remy Bertrand, is in the small club of improvisation facilitators with more than 10,000 hours of teaching experience. Currently based in London, UK, he has been teaching improvisation internationally since 2006 with imprology, in Drama Schools, universities, charities and other institutions. He has directed several large scale improvised performances with Zootrophic, a multi-discipline ensemble, co-directed improvised short films with Peter Snowdon and is hosting Love Explosion, an improvised open-stage show currently online.
Remy has trained most recently with John Write (Impro, Clown) Kate Hilder and Sten Rudstrom (Action Theatre) Mary Overlie (Six Viewpoints), Lee Simpson (Open Space, Impro), Lucy Hopkins (Clown) and Punch Drunk (Immersive Theatre).
He has learned most from his students and teaches improvisation as a transformational process focusing on pleasure, curiosity and courage.
'I have had so many zoom-meetings this year and none of them have been as much fun as this zoom event! Great to know the zoom functions can be used and played with in such an amazing, interactive and fun way! Thank you!' Theresa Rhino, Online
'I felt really supported and safe even though I was really scared on my first lesson.' Zita Konyari, Hospitality Executive
'A great mix of silliness and discovery, whatever your aims. There are skills here for daily life and on stage.' Niall Hill, VR Producer at BBC
'The most liberating fun I have had in years!' Emma Callow, Creative Lab Manager
'Always lots of laughter, questions, baffling metaphors, surprising, deep listening, connection, acceptance, movement, failing and getting back up again. All the best things!' Sophie Tidman, Senior Advisor
'An incredible, touching, and fun experience. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Joshua Brostoff, Clinical Study Director
'I have frequented Imprology courses for several years. There are always new discoveries to be made and fresh games in which to engage.' Paul Barber, Mathematician
'A very unique and positive experience. Challenging, fun, interesting and ultimately transformative.' Ben Weatherill, Mental Health Workwer
'Through Imprology I have experienced myself and others in ways that are both fun and developmental. I find the classes extremely thought-provoking and above all entertaining.' Ned Brown, Health Executive
'Every class is different and I believe this is testament to the teacher being someone who is constantly curious - always learning and exploring. I've found his classes powerfully healing as well as playful and life-affirming. They incorporate many skills which have been so useful to my own development as a therapist: anxiety regulation, presence, authenticity, vulnerability as strength, opening into the unconscious. The perfect antidote to all that we are normally encouraged to do; a beautiful retrieval of our most human selves.' Lucy Smart, Therapist
'Imprology has helped me immensely to enjoy myself more, connect with others, and stay focused.' Lucas Szczesiak, Software Engineer and Stand-Up Comedian
'A great way to relax, learn to listen and free yourself. The teaching is really inspiring, and it's really good fun!' Benjamin Kerridge, Vicar
'A space to play, reflect, challenge yourself, be present and have fun. I could not recommend enough.' Michelle Borda, Consultant in Children's Creativity
'Social anxiety was my main concern. Your course helped me much beyond my expectations.' Xavier P, Risk Management
'I had a great deal of fun and felt I learnt a lot in such a short time. I felt challenged and nourished.' Hannah Nicholas, Actor
'I found out more about myself in one day than I did with one term of my interpersonal communications course.' Rachel Melinek, Student
'The facilitator strikes a perfect balance between pushing his students out of their comfort zone and making sure everyone is thoroughly enjoying themselves. The results are transformative.' Valerie Peake, Life Coach/Musician
'Learning about improvisation was like taking the handbrake off my life.' Simon Bell, Training Consultant
'Encouraged you to step out of your comfort zone in a way which was stretching but not scary.' Sarah Woodthorpe, Accountant
'The facilitator was clearly very experienced and truly excellent.' Ruth Whaling, Psychologist
'Brilliantly delivered, suitable for all levels, built in many layers of skills, and was huge fun!' Emma Smallman, Groupworker
'Highly recommended.' Jonathan Chappell, GP
'I'm a full time stand up comedian these days and your course helped me massively.' Jonny Awsum, Comedian
'Great facilitation, great atmosphere, you'll learn a great deal about yourself, and have a laugh a minute.' Jemma Gray, Executive Assistant
'I had a great time laughing with a fantastic bunch of fun creative people every week.' Frankie Hardy, Nurse
'The Quality of teaching is extraordinary!' Benni Lehne, PhD student
'I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learnt skills which have greatly impacted upon my life.' Eve Macdonald, Youth Development
'Thanks again for such a fabulous weekend.' Deborah Rothenberg, Drama & Movement Therapist
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'You were a joy to learn with.' Ola Aralepo, Comedian
'Magnificent course, I'm so glad I took it.' Jenny Glanville, Hypnotherapist
'Many classes I come in after work feeling a little drained and every night I leave feeling excited and refreshed.' Andrew Dowe, Consultant
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'The knowledge and flexibility gained have proven especially useful to me in auditioning.' Liis Mikk, Actor