What did Lisa learn at clown camp? Still a bit hazy from her experience off in the woods of Northern Ontario, Lisa reports back in on her experiences training to clown.
Ted and Lisa start by acknowledging the typically chilly conditions of late-summer San Francisco (2:14) before Lisa jumps into explaining the basics of “Baby Clown” (4:45). Lisa tells some stories from her time on the Clown Bus (9:04) and considers the valuable gifts of not knowing what’s coming (13:20). Ted asks if we could consider clowning a mindfulness practice—and the answer might surprise you (14:39). Lisa talks a bit about what inspires her about clowns (19:44) and describes the markers she carries from her experience, including the red nose (26:11). The pair considers parallels between Clown Camp and other summer camp and retreat experiences (31:30) before Ted shares his contrasting recent experience with an image and fashion consultant (33:18). To close, Lisa describes her experience transitioning back to “civilian” life (40:57).
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San Francisco improvisors Ted DesMaisons and Lisa Rowland explore the beautiful, surprising and unruly intersections between mindfulness and improvisation as they seek to befriend that oft-hidden and sometimes scary part of all of us that can lead to a life well-lived.