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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. If you want to explore more check out this article The Spiritual Discipline of Improv Comedy and this Spiritual Improv Covenant which we use in playshops.
Please let me share Spiritual Improv with your church or organization. I am available for guest speaking, team-building retreats, playshops, and fundraisers.