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We have the pleasure to announce...
Our new teaching programme called “Creative Wisdom" is a training consisting of a foundation course and 3 modules of one-week, it is an in-depht study & experimental practice of the Fool at Heart approach designed to bring creative wisdom into daily life, the arts, education, therapy and businesses.


The Creatives Wisdom Foundation is...
An experiential five-day workshop where you will be guided through a journey of Self-discovery, exploring the different aspects of the Fool at Heart. It includes an initiation into the wonder and innocence of the Sacred Clown........ (to continue click here)

  
  

Open Workshop - Awakening the Fool at Heart

posted 1 Apr 2016, 08:39 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 1 Apr 2016, 09:28 ]

*FOOL at HEART*
Open Workshop - 
Awakening the Fool at Heart
14th and 15th of March 2016
or
Creative Wisdom Foundation
(includes the Open Workshop)
14th to 18th of March 2016

Oslo, Norway 

This was our first Creative Wisdom Foundation course. A dedicated group came together, It allowed a profound and inspiring experience to manifest. Thank you. Didier Danthois

Here's what some of the participants said about this training:


Bringing the mind to the body, and the body to a resting and receiving relating with earth, is just so fulfilling. It makes me feel gathered, peaceful, trusting and empowered, and from that place anything can happen. Hanne


7 Day February Training:

posted 1 Apr 2016, 08:37 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 1 Apr 2016, 08:58 ]

*FOOL at HEART*
Sacred Clowning
"7 Day Training"
18th to 24th of February 2016

A beautiful gathering of sacred clowns. Thank you all. 

Didier Danthois


Here's what some of the participants said about this training:


The care and attention of Didier this week helped me to reconnect with my inner soul again: - from a very angry and isolated condition I was helped to feel again the joy of being alive. The grounding exercises were fundamental, to listen to my soul and be able to appreciate the clown in me. I treasure the moments shared this week – from deep human connection to pure bliss and magic. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”  Eugenia

“Exploring clowning here this week has been a wonderful way to put the learning into practice and a great mirror showing me when I am connected and present and when I am not. It has been a great learning tool and so much fun! I really have enjoyed this exploration of connecting with myself and others through clowning and have experienced and learned much from it all……" (for more see "Testimonials") Maureen

“It opened my eyes so much to clowning, that how one can teach it, learn it, use it, practice it, heal within it. My love for clowning has deepened..."
 (for more see "Testimonials") Saija 


Awakening the art of playful spirituality

posted 1 Apr 2016, 08:30 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 1 Apr 2016, 09:01 ]

*FOOL at HEART* 

Awakening The Fool at Heart

with Didier Danthois

30 - 31 January 2016

London

It seems that the timing for this workshop was perfect, we arrived together as a group very rapidly. People were simply very present and open to what was introduced, which lead us to experience together some precious moments of play, singing and healing with a little bridge to the stars. We could just take off with the "wonder" and innocense of the Sacred Clown. Thank you for your trust.
                                                                                                    
  Didier      

“My heart is so touched by the weekend workshop with you. It has already brought/shaken a new freedom into my life and my spiritual practice, an initiaton." Janey Varney

"I had a very healing time throughout - with intimacy, with the story I tell about myself, with how I feel about my body, with how I approach other people (often with fear, but you showed me what it's like to approach people with true love). Thank you for all of this, I feel profoundly moved still. I have been dipping a toe into meditation for a few years, with great resistance, but feel as if I have found a new way into mindfulness and meditation that excites me.Belinda Sherlock

"I loved the connections I made with our group, so simple yet utterly profound. Finding intimacy with such acceptance and compassion is the gift I take away from the weekend." Rachel Rogers

7 Day November Training:

posted 1 Apr 2016, 08:28 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 1 Apr 2016, 09:08 ]

"Sacred Clowning Retreat"
Casa Saraswati
8th to 15th of November 2015

This year the topic of the retreat was Presence and Humour.


A warm thank you to all the participants who came!
Didier Danthois

Some testimonials from the participants:

“It’s so good to sing Raga, and it feels like freeing the heart! It feels special and I appreciated very much singing alone with the full attention on my voice and the process of freeing the voice.”

Anna Bøgwald

“We are working with the root, the source of creativity. When we come to this essence, our wisdom naturally comes through.”

Morten Norli

Sacred Clowning "Midsummer Clowning Residential"

posted 1 Apr 2016, 08:22 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 1 Apr 2016, 09:06 ]

*FOOL at HEART*
Sacred Clowning
"Midsummer Clowning Residential"
21st to 28th of July 2015

An inspiring Retreat:
"When Presence touches Poetic Imagination - Beauty Shines out."
Thank you for your participation.
Didier Danthois

 

Here's what some of the participants said about this training:


"The combination of meditation, raga singing, movement, sharing, compassion, clowning makes such a beautiful practice. Full of GRACE and fun, too."
Jenny Norris

"What I love about this training is that it feels so complete. There is no separation between the creative process and life itself. It shows how to look at all aspects of life from a creative point of view. That gives me a lot of hope."
Morten Norli
   

Open weekend workshop - Awakening the Fool at Heart

posted 1 Apr 2016, 08:16 by Didier Danthois

*FOOL at HEART*
Open weekend workshop - 
Awakening the Fool at Heart


Oslo, Norway 
with Didier Danthois

14th and 15th of March 2015
with extra day workshop "Touching the sacred": 16th March 2015

"After more than twenty years of working with Performing Arts and Mindfulness, I have realised that the Sacred Clown is the perfect "spiritual friend" to lead us to awaken and integrate in our lives qualities like "Being", "Pure creative presence" and "True sensory awareness". This special friend simply takes us by the hand into the "now" and gives us an open space full of possibilities, away from our old habits and concepts. The performing arts combined with mindfulness and compassion give us the tools for transformation as well as a creative exploratory ground for practice. For me it feels like daring to aspire for the ultimate joy of this life, allowing us to gradually incarnate our divine nature little by little." Didier Danthois


7 Day February Training

posted 5 Mar 2015, 05:58 by Didier Danthois

*FOOL at HEART*
Sacred Clowning
"7 Day Training"
February 2015

 

A beautiful gathering of sacred clowns. Thank you all.


Here's what some of the participants said about this training:


“I liked the training a lot, to be aware of my body, my breath, and of course, my thoughts, the slow tempo. To go deep and be playful and to work with being present. I am sure this course will last long inside me, it will return to me and spread like circles of water."  Eva Ahrmalm


"I especially enjoyed the Sacred Clown work. It was a privilege to see Didier and Sara working together with their sacred clowns, and it was wonderful to witness the blossoming of the group as each of us opened up to reveal something of our inner beauty." Penny Lamport


To read up on the participant's testimonials, click here.



Awakening the art of playful spirituality

posted 4 Feb 2015, 05:32 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 4 Feb 2015, 05:33 ]

*FOOL at HEART* 

Awakening The Fool at Heart with
Didier Danthois

London

17 - 18 January 2015

It seems that the timing for this workshop was perfect, we arrived together as a group very rapidly. People were simply very present and open to what was introduced, which lead us to experience together some precious moments of play, singing and healing with a little bridge to the stars. We could just take off with the "wonder" and innocense of the Sacred Clown. Thank you for your trust.
                                                                                                    
  Didier     

“My heart is so touched by the weekend workshop with you. It has already brought/shaken a new freedom into my life and my spiritual practice, an initiaton." Janey Varney

"I had a very healing time throughout - with intimacy, with the story I tell about myself, with how I feel about my body, with how I approach other people (often with fear, but you showed me what it's like to approach people with true love). Thank you for all of this, I feel profoundly moved still. I have been dipping a toe into meditation for a few years, with great resistance, but feel as if I have found a new way into mindfulness and meditation that excites me." Belinda Sherlock

"I loved the connections I made with our group, so simple yet utterly profound. Finding intimacy with such acceptance and compassion is the gift I take away from the weekend." Rachel Rogers


For the full testimonials, please click here.





Meditation and the role of mindfulness

posted 12 Jan 2015, 02:37 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 12 Jan 2015, 02:38 ]





In this short talk, Didier Danthois talks about the mind, how it functions, and how we can work with the mind to regain it's power. This is an extract from a public talk Didier gave in Oslo on the 27th of March 2014.
 
"We all have a wisdom inside, each of us, and when we enter this quality of being, of presence, it starts to speak more. It's not that it doesn't speak normally, but we start to hear it."

                                                                                                Didier Danthois


Sacred Clowning Retreat - November 2014

posted 20 Nov 2014, 03:06 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 26 Nov 2014, 05:37 ]


This november retreat has brought together some of our most experienced "fools at heart" as well as new students who have passionately embraced this sacred art form. Thank you to all who participated!

The atmosphere was wonderful, with genuine kindness, and at the same time there was a powerful and direct energy in the group that helped in the process of transformation and opening. One of the participants remarked on how priviliged she felt for being able to witness these small miracles happening in herself and others.

Your insights have been very profound, we include them in the section of "Testimonials" for all those who wish to have a look, from the inside, at what happened during this retreat.

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