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Mindful Movement and Wellbeing


Feel refreshed in your mind and body with our special workshops blending lively exercises and engaging activities.


A collective of local artists, overseeing by Circle of Two, with  an extensive background in theatre, dance and health & wellbeing, are creating specifically for the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery these moving meditation workshops. Each workshop will be led by a different facilitator with a unique approach on how to connect with ourselves and our environment through dance, interactive storytelling, mindful movement and somatic exploration.

Free admission. Voluntary donations appreciated.

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Interactive Storytelling: Saturday 10th August - 2pm to 3:30pm

Open to all though specifically aimed at children and their families

  • You will explore the gardens and discover the hidden worlds they hold, creating a story together and embodying different images as you journey through your collective imagination.


Qigong and Mindful Movement: Friday 16th August - 2pm to 3:30pm 

Open to all though specifically aimed at adults of all abilities

  • In this workshop you will coordinate breathing and gentle movement to relax and strengthen the body and mind, letting your senses connect with the different colours, sounds and sensations that the beautiful Walled Garden has to offer. 


The Act of Holding: Tuesday 20th August - 2pm to 3:30pm 

Open to all though specifically aimed at vulnerable adults and their carers.

  • Experience the transformative effects of nature in a nurturing movement workshop held amidst the enchanting Walled Garden of Sunbury Embroidery Gallery


Interactive Family Dance Workshop: Wednesday 28th August -2pm to 3:30pm 

Open to all though specifically aimed at families with young children

  • Using the beautiful surrounding of Sunbury Garden for a playful and interactive dance & movement session including music, sensory elements and colourful props. 


Get to know our workshop facilitators 

Circle of Two Circle of Two is an acrobatic theatre company based in Surrey, founded by Ralph Taylor and Celia Mendizabal. They have an excellent track record of delivering high quality, family accessible theatre. They have performed internationally in outdoor theatre festivals, circus and variety entertainment for more than twenty years. Credits include Giffords Circus (UK) and Circus Benneweis (Denmark); WeiWuYing Children’s Theatre Festival (Taiwan); Spraoi! (Ireland); Royal Caribbean Cruises. Recent events and engagements include Just So Festival (UK) and Kristiansand Dinnershow (Norway). They are experienced in teaching circus and theatre workshops to people of all ages. Celia Mendizabal is also a qigong and movement facilitator and an associate artist of SpiralArts Dance Theatre. Ralph Taylor is a puppeteer and a storyteller. He is also a shiatsu and reflexology therapist.

Impulse Dance - With a postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban, Michaela has worked as a freelance dance facilitator with several companies including Trinity Laban, ABC Ballet School, Artis, Dance Woking. She is now delivering dance classes for the over 60s, in Age UK centres, dementia care homes, and in a new project with Visit Staines. She has experience in working with a variety of ages and abilities, including babies and toddlers, primary school children and SEN schools creating pieces together with the dancers' input for performances on stage and at outdoor events.

Beatrice Perini - Beatrice Perini is an independent artist, choreographer, movement director, Health and Wellbeing professional, consultant, and facilitator in the fields of dance, circus, and contemporary theatre. She’s got over 20 years of experience creating site-specific work and performing in outdoor settings both in the UK and abroad. Her experience extends to creating and delivering tailored arts and education programmes focused on health and wellbeing, inclusivity, and accessibility, specifically in the fields of Creative Health and Social Prescribing.

Organisations and companies she’s worked with and consulted for include GLA, Culture Mile and ArtULTRA, Southwark Council, AWA Dance, and Creative Partnership; outdoor specialist companies such as Arts and Gardens, and dance-theatre companies such as Anjali Dance, Candoco, AKADEMI, Tangled Feet, and Sign Dance Collective; she’s a senior associate artist of Scarabeus Theatre and an on-going collaborator of the company since 2005.

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