We welcome everyone in our classes. A big part of our job is to allow sufficient time and space for things to run their course, promote compassion and forgiveness to self and others and substitute the need to shine and achieve with the pleasure to give and receive.
The practice might help you gain insight into the way you relate to yourself and others; it might put a smile on your face and a little distance between you and the clamours of the world. Remember, though that it is play, not therapy, although we'd love to start a cult because that is where the real money is.
You don't need to drink or get high before a class; a good warm-up will have the same effect, only ten times better.
On an average day, we will teach you stuff you don't know or have forgotten. On a great day, we will learn together about things we didn't know existed or had forgotten.
We advocate improvisation as an optimum level of unpreparedness, and this influences the way we teach. Our classes are always highly experimental, and our facilitators will, for the most part, improvise their facilitation. When you haven't prepared obsessively, you need to pay more attention to what is happening around you and use what is there collaboratively, leading to magical moments which nobody could have anticipated. It can be scary to improvise. Our facilitators keep doing it, so we don't forget how it feels.
Rules are attempts to remedy past failures. Hence the fact that institutions tend to pile them up. We would like not to become an institution. We get high on creating new knowledge collaboratively, which is never entirely safe. We've noticed that people who feel respected tend to be respectful without having to spell it out.
We run many free events, be it classes, open doors gathering or participative shows. If you spot a paying course that you can't afford because it would genuinely deprive you of the indispensable, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- The course references;
- The amount of money you can afford to pay for this course;
- Any non-monetary ways you are offering to contribute.
We will do our best to accommodate you (money shouldn't decide everything), bearing in mind that we receive no other funding than what people pay for our classes.