Categories: Participatory Performance Art, Theatre, Healing Practice
Dates: January 1, 2014 – Present
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Oakland
The Flight Deck, Oakland
OSHO Studio, Berlin
Marin Campground

Robert Edward Earl Hickling, Founder, Guide, Doktor Robert
Guest Coaches
All Klass Participants
Photos on this page by Darren Miller.


In Shamanik Improv Klasses we use games, dance, musik, guided imagery, the inner and outer worlds, poetry, our wits, our wyrd wyld ways (old skool www), individual, paired, and group sharing, masks, props, kostumes, channeling, charakters, and the unknown to help us explore together meaningful life themes. Less like acting, more like playing, we allow our kreative impulses to come through and manifest shamelessly. We learn techniques that loosen up kreativity, kollaborate, and help us release inhibitions in a supportive way. In other words, no pressure to “perform”; only pleasure to play, making room for all emotions!

Some Klass titles:

  • Life Series: A Journey from BeforeBirth to the Afterlife
  • Planet Earth Series : A Jolly Jaunt From Who You Are to the Kosmos
  • Material World Series: a Fanciful Fantasia from Home to Spirit
  • Society Series: an Exhilarating Excursion from the Individual to Aktions


“I cannot recommend Doktor Robert’s Shamanik Improv Klasses highly enough. The klasses have been sheer GENIUS. They are works of art that you can crawl inside of and dream, play, cry, laugh, dance and imagine.” -Rachael K.

“Martha Graham, Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Carl Jung, Virginia Woolf… anybody who’s ever done anything of importance has been doing Shamanik Improv. They didn’t quite know that name. The name needed to be ripening on a tree and finally the fruit is juicy enough for us to actually devour it and know what it is. It is Shamanik Improv that we’ve all been getting these whispers of for millenia.”
-Daniel R.

A participant acting out a scene from his life.

Klass bonds go deep as we delve into the realms of life and play.

Testimonials from Klass participants.

Dancing is a part of Shamanik Improv and the Life Series: A Journey from BeforeBirth to the AfterLife.

Doktor Robert (Robert Edward Earl) guides the klass in Shamanik Improv. He designed a different t-shirt for every stage of the 12 weeks of the Life Series. This one is “The Essence of Adolescence”.

All spirits, animals, plants are welkome in the klass. And there’s a different, theme-relevant ritual drink that begins each session.

Guided meditations and drum-induced shamanik journeys are integral parts of the klasses.