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Photography by Denise Sanna.

26 & 27 OCTOBER 2024 | VIENNA
Physical Lab presents
EMBODIED AWARENESS: Unleashing Authenticity through Mindfulness & Movement


In a world where hustling and numbing ourselves has become a common and almost automatic response to the heaviness of current events, it is essential to reconnect with our empathy and inner awareness. This workshop, presented in affiliation with Jil Clesse, offers a unique opportunity to explore the power of vulnerability and empathy through mindfulness practices & conscious movement and rewire our brains to form new healthy habits.

As actors we need an even more heightened state of awareness for our bodies and impulses, as we are the ones telling the stories through which we invite our audience to connect to their feelings and inner life. Knowing the Self is the performer’s key to working with pleasure rather than pressuring the body into simply functioning for us.

Join us for a transformative weekend workshop where we will delve deep into the realms of embodied self-inquiry. Through a series of carefully curated exercises, participants will be invited to move intentionally being in touch with their essence as well as the ground and air around them.

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  • Breathwork and Mindfulness Practices

  • Tuning into Bodily Sensations

  • Freedom through Repetition

  • Embracing Impulses through Conscious Movement


  • Connecting Inner Silence with Outer Expression

  • Authentic Movement & Playfulness 

  • Embodied Voice & Embodied Expression

Over the course of the weekend, participants will strengthen their capacity to be present with their emotions and impulses, leading to a deeper connection with their inner selves and surroundings. This workshop is ideal for actors, performers, and anyone interested in exploring the intersection of body, voice, and spoken word.

Reserve your spot now and embark on a journey towards the freest version of yourself in every moment - fully awake, fully aware, accessible & flexible.

Born in Luxembourg and now based in Vienna, Jil is an international actor, singer, and voice coach who graduated with honors in 2014 from MUK Vienna with a Bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre. Her journey in the performing arts began in 2012 when she produced JRB's play The Last Five Years at the Schubert Theater in Vienna, where she also portrayed the character of Cathy.

Throughout her career, Jil had the privilege of performing in various renowned theatre productions, such as Les Miserables, Showboat, Carousel and Mass. She performed in prestigious venues like Festspielhaus Salzburg, Semperoper Dresden, Admiralspalast Berlin, Raimundtheater Vienna just to name a few. She further showcased her artistry by originating the title role of Schattenkaiserin at the Tiroler Landestheater. Jil's creativity extends beyond the stage, as evidenced by her debut album "halbe.unendlichkeit," released in 2020. Her recent performances as Timna in I Feel Love and as Anita Berber in Berlin Berlin have captivated audiences and showcased her dynamic range as a performer.

In 2022, Jil embarked on a new creative journey by developing her first original production, ICH:DU:WIR, exploring themes of identity and belonging. This merged her passions for theatre aswell as self-inquiry and personal growth as she is currently pursuing a Psychotherapy training program at the University of Vienna. She also completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2017. Her passion for holistic well-being and the arts shines through her multifaceted pursuits. In 2022, Jil wrote and premiered her solo play, Rosa Sucht Das Glück in Vienna. In the same year, she started working closely with Yorgos and the Lab. With a diverse career that spans across Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria, Jil is excited to continue pushing boundaries and creating meaningful art that resonates with audiences worldwide.



Photo by: Denise Sanna



Join Jil for this two-day autumn workshop on mindfulness and movement. Participants will be lead through various exercises in order to free the mind and body to uncover true, inhabited presence. Attendees should plan to prepare: comfortable clothes, a water bottle, notebook, and a monologue or any other text of your choice in a language you prefer.

Komm zu diesem zweitägigen Herbstworkshop und arbeite mit Jil an  Achtsamkeit und Bewegung. Die Teilnehmer:innen werden durch verschiedene Übungen geführt, die den Geist und den Körper befreien und dich zu mehr Präsenz führen. Bring Folgendes mit: bequeme Kleidung, eine Wasserflasche, ein Notizbuch und einen Monolog oder einen anderen Text Deiner Wahl in einer von Dir bevorzugten Sprache.


Tanzstudio Margit Manhardt
Neubaugasse 38
1070 Wien

Date & Time:

Saturday, 26 October & Sunday, 27 October 2024

10:00 - 18:00


€250 Standard price 
€230 Labber price*


We have a cancellation policy of three weeks prior to the start of the Lab for short workshops and one calendar month for residencies. After this, we cannot offer refunds unless another participant can be found to take the place.

Please note that if you are unable to attend a workshop after you have applied, you may transfer your place to a new participant. In the case you cannot find someone to take your slot, an Administration Fee will be charged for assistance in finding a new participant. Fee subject to length and level of the workshop.



Physical Lab presents
Embodied Awareness with Jil Clesse
26 & 27 October 2024
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