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THE PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF WELLNESS

This summer we are delighted to introduce a programme of special events devoted to supporting the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of Playbox families, and the wider community, across all ages.

 

After a very challenging 12 months, Playbox Theatre has brought together a team of experts, to deliver workshops that aim to offer everyone the chance to restore, to heal, and to challenge.


As a company Playbox is devoted to creativity, and to enabling everyone to achieve their potential - this summer’s programme aligns perfectly with our core mission.

 

Everyone is welcome! Events are open to members, families, friends and newcomers to The Dream Factory. Please see specific sessions for age guidance.

 

We hope that you enjoy your time at The Dream Factory this summer, and that we can play a part in building back brightly, and with strength.

Click to Select Workshop type:

Capoeira
Japanese-Inspired Day Of Healing
Capoeira

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art form, combining self-defence, acrobatics, dance, music and song.


It has some wonderful benefits for your mind, and your body…as well as being hugely exciting and great fun to participate in. Capoeira helps to reduce stess - if you practice regularly, you will notice a significant shift in mood before and after a class! The form provides a deep feeling of relaxation for the mind and the body. In fact, the intense physical exercise characteristics of a class, lead your body to release endorphins, the “Happy Hormones” which produces a sense of wellbeing, a euphoric feeling and will consequently improveyour mood. You’ll also find that the intense physical exercise will decrease level of cortisol, the “Stress Hormone”, in your body, resulting in a decrease in feelings of anxiety.


All in all, it is wonderful!

Available Workshops:

Sun 16th May 10.30am
1 Hour
7-9yrs
Sam Lees-Manning
Sun 16th May 11.30am
1 Hour
10-11yrs
Sam Lees-Manning
Sun 16th May 1pm
1 Hour
12-14yrs
Sam Lees-Manning
Sun 16th May 2pm
1 Hour
15+yrs
Sam Lees-Manning
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Friday 4th June

Join us at The Dream Factory for a family-day, filled with workshops, events and menus, inspired by Japanese culture. Please book for the specific workshops, where numbers are limited, but enjoy the additional activities at your leisure, including origami, Positive Parenting session, Japanese-inspired café menu  and children’s outdoor play-area.

JAPANESE-INSPIRED CREATIVITY, HEALING & LIFESTYLE EVENT

Mindfulness for Teens

10am-11:30am Friday 4th June

Led by Aya Jasper​

This workshop will encourage positivity and minimise negative energy. It will support the release of worries, stress and anxiety, using Reiki methods. The session will include energy work and meditation, with endless positive benefits.

Playbox Workshop 5-8YRS

10am-11:30am Friday 4th June

Led by The Playbox Team​

Join our directors for a special workshop, exploring some of the most wonderful, magical, tales from Japan. You’ll use theatre techniques, music and craft during this action-packed event.

SELF-HEALING REIKI Teens/Adults

12pm-1:30pm Friday 4th June

Led by Aya Jasper

In this specialist workshop, Aya will guide you through Reiki techniques for your personal use. She will share ‘Gendai Reiju’ (provisional tuning) which enables users to experience short-term, positive, healing benefits.

Positive Parenting/Drop in Reiki

2:30m-3:30pm Friday 4th June

Led by Aya Jasper​

Aya will be leading a joyful session, sharing her approach to family-life, inspired by her experience and her work. It will focus on praise, positivity, well-being for children and parents and the importance of positive mental-health. Aya will also discuss how reiki and a Japanese lifestyle can help to release stress, stay positive, build confidence and resilience. Everyone is welcome!

Playbox Workshop 8-11yrs

1pm-2:30pm Friday 4th June

Led by The Playbox Team​

Join our directors for a special workshop, exploring some of the most wonderful, magical, tales from Japan. You’ll use theatre techniques, music and craft during this action-packed event.

Yoga with Reiki 12+yrs

1:30m-2:30pm Friday 4th June

Led by Maddy Lesser & Aya Jasper

Enjoy all of the benefits of yoga for mind, body, and spirit, with the added element of Reiki Healing to support physical and mental well-being.