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A few testimonials of recent retreats are here below.
Sacred Clowning Retreat - Casa Saraswati
"I am so enjoying coming back to retreats here, and each one takes me to a new place on my journey on all levels - physically, emotionally and spiritually.
I feel held with great compassion by Didier in the training group, so that I can deeply trust whatever he suggests tome. Even when it challenging I know from experience that he is leading me where I need to go next to allow myself to open to this work.
I feel great gratitude far this, and I also learn a lot from seeing how he works with each one of the group, so nobody gets left behind, however disparate the levels of people experience may be.
The raga signing and use of my voice with my clowning has opened up a direction for healing, an exploration which I am talking home with me. The biggest new tool I am taking away this time is a new experience of staying present in my clowning, which feeds back into my meditation practice". Annette (Austria)
"I feel blessed to be a part of the mysterious unfolding of the process of our week together. It is very tangible Didier that you are working without ideas, following the energy of the group, which allows us to experience the magic and the healing that comes when we allow ourselves to rest in our true nature and open to the infinite field of possibilities that lives in this way of being. I feel that one of the most profound ways that I learn from you is simply your state of being. And it is so powerful to witness one another and to travel together and experience how we touch one another and how all journeys are connected. I appreciate that you take the time to integrate step by step so that we can really go deep and heal and transform. I really feel that this work is teaching me how to bridge my spiritual practice into life and my way of being in the world. Thank you." Julia (Canada)
"The week has been a challenging and inspiring journey. Casa Saraswati feels like a little bit of paradise, and I have been privileged to share in it.
I started the week like a bird with sticky wings, unable to fly – now I have had my feathers cleaned and feeling much lighter, I’m now learning to fly.
I experience a great sense of acceptance from the group and it was very healing. Having a mixed group with beginners has been very helpful for me. Their experience in this work strengthen the dynamic of the group and gave me as a beginner guidance and support far my journey this week. Spiritually this week has given me incredible support, and inspires me to take my practice more seriously and become more disciplined in my practice at home. I do believe there was a divine intervention in being here now, I have a pull to return home and I am returning feeling nourishment, relief and an ability to feel more present and connected to myself. And I also have a strong pull to return here again. Thank you.) Rachel (England)
"I feel that my clown has grown since I came for the first time two years ago. It makes my life richer and gives my clowning work a new and clear direction. I’m aware of the process and at the same time I can enjoy the changing of emotions. I really feel the healthiness of the process. One of the main point is that you are not judging at all. You wait until the person comes to the time to realize it on her own. It is so healthy to see and witness this for me. There is too much judging in the world, and here I can see life, how it can go in another way. So thank you so much! Every time, I come here, I get richer!" Lubina (Germany)
Sacred Clowning Retreat - Casa Saraswati
“The training of the “Sacred Clown” is for me a good way to come closer to my feelings and emotions. I got a better feeling for my body and of my blocked areas. I got a lot of assistance to find creative ways to reconcile with my body.” Monika
“Didier was patient and skillful and compassionate in how he used the media of body awareness/alignment and Raga singing to help make us both clearer and more accessible to be transformed.” “The depth of the group meditations especially reinspired me for my practice at home. Thank you.” “I found this blend of movement, Raga singing and meditations (walking and sitting) really nourished me.” Beverly
“The meditation, exercise, music, all brought me home to myself in a way I rarely experience, and I take this away with me.” Simon
“I feel like taken by the hand and well led through the difficulties which came up from my past. Thank you so much for this safe place to learn more about myself.” “The Raga singing is a good way to deal with unseen problems.” “A lot of space for the development of each group member on his/her way led by Didier with sure instinct, based on a long working experience.” Lubina
Midsummer Clowing Retreat - Casa Saraswati
“I loved discovering my clown’s make-up in such a special, ritualistic way. Also moving through blocks to connect with others. I developed tools to help root me in my clown. These tools helped me move through some fears about performing and being seen. I connected with my clown but I feel she has so much more to express – she would like to get a bit crazier and freer… all in good time.” Jenny
“I feel so happy for this week, for this journey of healing and creativity we went through together. Here I felt accepted and welcomed with everything I am, and truly seen.”
“I loved meeting my Clown! So sweet, meeting myself which has always been there. Playing out who I was in that moment, free and letting the energy flow.”
“We were opening up to each others, sharing difficulties and being met in a good way, with understanding and getting guidance from Didier which was right to the point!” Anna
“In this course the training was special because of the performance. I really liked very much the body connection exercises; and feeling the whole body of clowns! Also the singing lying on the floor with all feet in the centre was very special. I experienced the flow from one exercise to the other as extraordinary!” Gisela