What people have said...
“These four meetings marked a profound shift in me. I felt a return to my old and dear love of theatrical expression, in a very open and truthful way. Agata teaches embodiment, a way of bypassing the ego into true performance, that is not so much a performance as a true inhabiting of self. The work she invited in me and in the other women was very moving and beautiful and an honour to witness. Agata held the space in a quiet, focused way that supported the group. She worked with creative, inspiring physical exercises, writing, speaking, and sharing, and every evening wove us into the performance space so skillfully that is was almost without our noticing! I am deeply grateful to have had this chance to work with her, she is a wonderful teacher. “
"It was such an edge for me to participate in this Stories for Change process. As someone terrified of anything even vaguely performative it meant me meeting some pretty deep-seated fears. Agata held the space with a tender firmness that allowed me to gradually find myself performing without really realizing it was happening. By week four I spontaneously found myself free-style dancing 'on stage' for a whole 5 minutes in what to me felt like truly touching in with the core of my true essence. Watch out world, this one has been unleashed ..."
"This is truly powerful work, I never EVER (!) thought i would want to do anything theatrical but this work has transformed my perspective on healing and the performing arts. I thought performance was about pretending, but actually I feel that I have allowed my self to be seen more fully and express my self more authentically. I've even been improvising which I thought was petrifying but have now discovered is hilarious and fun."
“We seem to have shared so much in our few meetings. I wouldn’t have thought that I was able to perform even to a very small audience referencing very sensitive occurrences in my life. Previously I have found it difficult to move across a stage with an audience. Also previously my mind has gone blank when asked to write prose and even more so for poetry. All that I achieved in your group in such a supportive environment was done without fear and trepidation, with fun, sincerity, enjoyment and confidence. “
"Agata holds a deeply nourishing space with graceful ease and a playfully light touch. This is a space where imaginings can take form and the archetypal forces within us all can emerge to tell their stories. Profoundly beautiful work (and play).”
"I loved the whole way this was held, sometimes lightly, sometimes with great depth, but always with a huge sense of permission and allowing whatever was there to flower."
"I am taking more acceptance of parts of me that are normally tacked away."
“This work gets to the heart of performance, to the vulnerability and honesty of the solo performer. And even more, it goes a long way to heal the rifts between women, the competition and the judgement we all suffer from, and invite us to truly be witnesses and celebrants of each other’s journeys.”
“Performing my story was utterly new and felt so energetic. I realized that the energy came from being in the moment and unscripted and untrammelled by my habitual thinking. What I appreciated was experiencing creativity coming out of my body and presence! And being witnessed, being seen... as a friend of mine once said, ‘thank you for seeing me because that’s how I know that I exist’"
"This is important work you are doing-especially the work of empowering woman to have a voice and to bring their beingness more visibly into the world. The space you hold is gentle and safe and allows a natural unfolding and easy uncovering of the rich story each of us carries. During these few weeks I have found a new lightness and playfulness in my relating to the world and I am delighting in seeing this life as a story that can be re-imagined."
"Transformational of inner life and community, connecting work with women of all ages and experience. Best piece of group work I have been part of for years."
"Excellent programme. I wouldn’t change anything!"
"A very different women’s circle but so valuable I want to do this every week as I discovered and learned so much and brought such depth and richness to my life. Everyone should get a chance to do this work."
"I love Agata's work - it's stimulating, exciting and nourishing. I'm always surprised by what comes up and being received in all my authenticity is a real gift. The way she combines self-inquiry and presence, performance and storytelling are truly unique. What happens in that space is sheer magic. I highly recommend experiencing this amazing approach to story-telling from your heart and your being. It's deeply moving and transformative."
"Agata is very creative and sensitive to what I want to work with and how to get the best out of me. She prepares thoroughly and thoughtfully for the sessions and also reflects on the sessions after they are finished. So she is well prepared yet also delightfully flexible and creative during each session whilst holding the overall goals of our work together.
She is wonderfully present and responsive to me as her client. She is perceptive and creates a space for me to work in that allows for unexpected depths. She also has a light touch and a sense of humour"
"A space held in a gentle and encouraging way. I felt really safe and welcomed in these groups and loved being moved by other people expressing very deep stories."
"No wonder this workshop was so full to the hilt!
What an amazing, capable, generous, wise, acknowkedging, safe and inspiring facilitator you are Agata.
I am so deeply touched by the depth of sharing by every woman, containing gifts of vulnerability, rawness, roarness, power and deliciousness in plummeting past the delvey depths beyond fears and insecurities, self~doubts and inner sabotage, to the deepest and most vulnerable depths of our true self~expression.
I cried my way through every woman's sharing; tears of being deeply touched, of recognition...of healing."