Midsummer Clowning Retreat

An Improvisation in Nature

“Through the Gateway”

Tenerife 21-28 July 2016


NOTE that this retreat is only open to those who have attended a minimum of an Open Workshop with Didier Danthois.

This year the theme of the Midsummer Clowning Retreat is"Through the Gateway".


We will be exploring the passage from the ordinary perception of daily living to the magical world of the Sacred Clown. 

The beautiful nature of Casa Saraswati and each one of us will contribute to inspire a poetic clown journey through the "Gateway" into the Wonderland of pure presence. Our magical tools will be mime-clowning, dance, singing and the spirit of play. 

This course will include guided sessions of make-up and costumes. 


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Workshops 2016 in Europe


Awakening the Fool at Heart

Vienna, Austria :  23 - 24 April 

Creative Wisdom Foundation, 5 Day

London, UK : 31 May - 4 June

Sacred Clowing Retreat

Tenerife, Spain: 12 - 19 November


 with Didier Danthois


"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   


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Here below you have a description of a typical open workshop "Awakening the Fool at Heart". Click on it to see it bigger.

Our coming Retreat at Casa Saraswati

7 Day Training in Sacred Clowning 

The Poetry of Being

Tenerife 18-24 February 2016

Canary Islands


"The February 7 Day Training comes with the first signs of spring bursting through the luscious grounds of Casa Saraswati. Just like nature, we will enter the creative mystery, of “Being” and slowly unravel the unique Soul Poetry hidden in our true nature. This kind of exploration naturally takes us to a quality of authenticity and purity beyond words, to an art that reminds us that life is rich and abundant, that human beings and the stars may be linked by invisible bridges."         


Didier will be giving supporting guidance to each individual following their needs. We will slowly uncover the range of expressions of your clown, and gradually reveal the innocence, wonder and natural humour inherent in Sacred Clown Theatre.


  • For booking and the full information, please contact us by writing to bookings@sacred-clown-as-healer.co.uk
  • Note: There is an early bird discount if the deposit is paid in by January 10th.
  • Requirement: It is necessary to have attended at least one weekend open workshop with Didier to apply for this course.

Our work is known as

"Teatro del corazón"

in Spain, see our website in English and Spanish


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