The Lila Retreat draws on a rich variety of creative approaches and invites each person to explore expressive possibilities to welcome and enter into the ‘Mystery of the Moment.’ The combination of our different approaches provide multiple entry points for connection and discovery – offering each person a way to find their own unique rhythm and style of “Divine Play”.
Almost all activities have one piece in common –they are almost always from the improvisational arts. Since the goal is authenticity and real connection moment by moment, there is less interest and emphasis in preparing and skillfully crafting our creativity.
To reach a variety of personality types, as well as to delight and stretch each person, we use a mix of practices that engage creative writing, vocal and musical, movement, dance, acting and visual arts. Sometimes they are in a context of game, sometimes ritual, sometimes simple experiment. A mix of solo, small group and large group experiences.
Each of the below approaches is a massive body of work and is taught separately in other settings; the LILA facilitators respectfully offer “golden nuggets” from some areas, while other areas have many years of skillful expertise.
Descriptions are in context to their application to the Lila Retreat.
- Applied Improvisation
- Authentic Movement & Movement Meditations
- Sound Healing
- Contact Improvisation
- Theater of the Oppressed
- Sensory Adventures
- Playback Theatre
- PsoloDrama & DramaTherapy
- Group Games & Interactivities