The Adventure Project blends improvisation, laughter yoga, mindfulness exercises, and retreat activities to create immersive, authentic experiences that enable you to discover, connect, and create a deeper awareness of your inner self, surroundings, and team.
Founder & Chief Adventure Officer, Amy Angelilli uses her 15+ years of improvisation experience to facilitate personal and professional transformation by bringing her passion for play to people of all ages. Also a certified laughter yoga leader, she has worked in nearly every environment imaginable from retreats and conferences to summer camps and senior centres.
Benefits of The Adventure Project:
From improvisational theatre and laughter yoga to interactive play and team building, living a life bursting with adventure has many benefits to your mind, body and soul. Here are just a few of them.
Increased confidence and comfort in social settings
Improved public speaking skills and acting abilities
Improved listening and observation skills
Enhanced creative-thinking, decision-making and brainstorming abilities
Team development skills and increased social intelligence skills
As a certified laughter yoga leader, Amy’s organic process of creating a room full of laughter will connect your group for a session of stress relief and bonding. Whether it’s a corporate lunch hour or conference, Amy’s laughter yoga techniques focus on breathing, laughing and eye contact to create interdependence amongst your group. Also available as a virtual, online experience.
The Laughter Lounge is a place where professional development can blossom through creativity sessions that enable team members to work – and play together! Through cooperative play, the team practices thinking quickly and connecting deeply, so members laugh and grow together. Because no one ever does anything alone, and, everything is conducted in a safe, supportive environment, team members shine! Positive team members make for winning teams and in the Laughter Lounge everyone wins.
Team Building Facilitation
Creating an engaged team within your corporate culture or organization can lead to less turnover and more productivity. Those are just a few of the reasons why The Adventure Project offers Team Building Facilitation including communications and empathy training. From non-profit organizations to on-site corporate retreats, effective team building creates trust, encourages communication and increases collaboration.
Emcee & Moderator
Whether it’s a meeting of 20 or a conference of 2,000, Amy’s high-energy, enthusiasm, humour and interactive approach will keep your event on track and your guests entertained. No corporate function is too large or too small: fundraisers, holiday and staff parties, trade shows, product launches, seminars, awards ceremonies and more.
Through interactive speaking (put away that PowerPoint!), Amy will deliver what she calls “edu-tainment” at your next conference or retreat. Amy will help her audience discover a mini-adventure by talking with – instead of at – participants. Consider it a collaboration between speaker and audience.
Retreats for Grown-Ups
Camp isn’t just for kids. Whether you’re planning a corporate retreat or camp for grown-ups, Amy will have your group excited to take part in the festivities through a variety of activities including laughter yoga, team building exercises and improvisational group games. Amy’s extensive background as a camp counselor for kids and grown-ups means she’s always ready to lead a playful, immersive experience.
There’s no better adventure than one that gives you and your group joy and connection! The Adventure Project can host a custom playshop for your retreat, offsite meeting, or corporate event! Whatever your needs may be, The Adventure Project can create a playshop that gets people connecting, playing and discovering.
Imagine an ice breaker event on steroids – that’s a Yes Mingler! Here, Minglers say, “yes” to meeting and making connections with as many fellow Minglers as possible. How? By jumping into facilitated cooperative play in real life, in real time! The Yes Mingler is ideal for conferences and corporate events as it serves as an un-networking activity because attendees are focused on having fun instead of distributing business cards. Use it at the beginning of your event, and Minglers not only get to know each other, they also get to enjoy each other.
“In the midst of an intense, stressful week, Amy made it possible for our team to take a step back, decompress, laugh together, reconnect, have fun, and relieve some stress – all of which better prepared us for the week of client programs that we were about to undertake. We approached our demanding projects with more team camaraderie, grounded-ness, creativity, and feeling at our best. As a facilitator, Amy was able to keep the mood light and help us not take ourselves too seriously. With a personable and approachable attitude, she was able to create an atmosphere where we immediately felt comfortable, clearly guided, and stress-free.”
– Elizabeth Shaw, Event Strategist, The Event Influencer
“I had the privilege of attending one of Amy’s laughter yoga sessions at a recent conference. Using a unique combination of meditation, gentle stretches, improv, and laughter, Amy creates a delightful experience that feels exactly like recess for grown-ups. It’s been a long time since I have participated in such uninhibited, joyful play. I came to the session feeling tired and came out of it feeling serene and rejuvenated. Thank you for sharing your amazing superpowers of laughter and play, Amy! If everyone did laughter yoga with you, we might come very close to achieving world peace.”