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Vital Play Works - Pilot Workshop | March 25

This one-day in-person training focuses on reconnection and dynamic collaboration in companies and organizations.

Vital Play Works - Pilot Workshop | March 25
Vital Play Works - Pilot Workshop | March 25

Time & Location

25 Mar 2023, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT-7

2885 Ettie St, Oakland, CA 94608


Vital Play Works - Pilot Workshop 

With Peter Sweet and David Poznic

Event Details:

March 25, 10AM-4PM

In-person at:

The Orange Room

2885 Ettie St,  Oakland, CA 94608

This is a free event.

Register here:

Vital Play Works is dedicated to helping organizations cultivate a culture in which every person reaches their full potential, especially in the challenging new context of remote and hybrid work environments. Online tools give us effective ways to collaborate over distance, but they leave out key aspects of human interaction that are essential for building empathy and trust. Drawing on decades of professional work across a range of disciplines, founders Peter Sweet and David Poznic have created a new system to address the unique challenges of remote work and self-organized collaboration.

This one-day in-person training focuses on reconnection and dynamic collaboration.

Reconnecting remote teams in a live setting, we emphasize non-verbal interaction to intensify precisely the type of contact that is hardest to transmit online. This allows people, in a very short time, to establish the trust that provides a solid foundation for remote work moving forward. The stronger this foundation, the more people feel free to express themselves and to invest in their work and the relationships that support it.

In collaboration training we use a series of interactive, movement-based exercises to enable people to recognize their individual patterns when working in a group. Vital Play does for workplace training what the flight simulator does for aviation: it gives people a way to try, fail and learn how to fly, without crashing in real life. By experiencing their habits in a playful setting, people are empowered to step beyond their comfort zones and to explore new ways of responding. Through practice, they ingrain these new patterns so they can enact them in the future, even in high pressure moments in their lives and work.

Teams that do collaboration training together gain invaluable insights by observing the dynamics of their particular group and expanding the possibilities of how people interact within the team. Participants practice taking initiative in one moment and supporting the initiative of others in the next.

Reconnection and dynamic collaboration training strengthen trust and provide tools for developing a culture that enables individuals and organizations to thrive.

About the Facilitators:

Peter Sweet is a certified teacher of both the Alexander Technique and the Wutao breath and movement system. He studied physical theater at the Helikos International School of Theatre Creation in Florence, contemporary and classical dance at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Salzburg and circus at Ecole du Cirque Zofy in Sion (CH). In 2009 Peter created Balance in Challenge, a unique program that teaches personal development through movement awareness. Peter served as the director of performance in the circus department at Die Etage Berlin for 4 years. He is a thesis advisor and coach at Fonty’s Netherlands Master’s program in choreography and has been a guest teacher at the Stockholm University of Dance and Circus, Zurich University of the Arts and the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich. Peter is based in Berlin and works internationally directing professional theater companies, teaching workshops and performing his new duo show Foolish Doom, a fantastical comedy about the climate debate.

David Poznic: From teaching acrobatics and dance across Europe to making a documentary in Brazil, David’s career has led him to coach, perform, create, and teach in more than 20 countries. With a voracious appetite for learning, David has 12 years of higher education under his belt, including an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, 3 years at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, and physical theater conservatories in Belgium and Italy. David has worked as Director of Havik Circus in the Dominican Republic, performed acrobatics in an 80-city tour with Cirque Dreams, spent two years in India as circus coach and personal trainer to Bollywood movie star Aamir Khan, and has toured the world performing and teaching in a variety of disciplines in 6 different languages. David integrates movement and theater practices with neurolinguistics and psychology, working to help people learn to live, and to move, with more power, freedom, and flow.

For more information please contact Peter Sweet directly at


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