My two favorite things are Improvisational Theatre and the study of our spiritual nature. When I put these two passions together the result is Spiritual Improv.
When I was living in Bar Harbor, Maine (2005-2008) I discovered ImprovAcadia the local improv theatre. I quickly fell in love with the art form. I ate it up, attended shows weekly, and started taking classes. Now I perform and train with ComedyCity Kansas City’s longest running improv troupe. From the beginning it has been more than a hobby or source of amusement. To me it was always something… spiritual.
My spiritual background is a blend of Eastern and New Thought traditions. I have found the basics of Improv go hand in hand with these teachings. The training activities for Improv acting (which consist largely of play!) work beautifully with the Buddhist principles of mindfulness and equanimity. The exercises quicken our innate gifts – or Unity’s 12 powers – Imagination, Will, Renunciation, and more.
Spiritual Improv is a mix of games, conversation, and introspection. It is a stress free compliment to your own spiritual practices without the pressure of performance or the formality of religion. The activities can be fitted to any individual or group situation. The emphasis is on creating a fun and safe place for participants.
Please let me share Spiritual Improv with your church or organization. I am available for guest speaking, team-building retreats, playshops, and fundraisers.