i also did shana's narrative longform class, which reminded me that yes, narrative longform is still my main love in improv. we did some mini-longform shows.. they were rather.. insane. but i had a lot of fun, and was laughing a lot. seriously, i forgot how much fun improv classes can be.. especially since it's been a while i've taken an actual "class". a lot of the ones i've done recently were 2 or 3 hour workshops.. where there's more judgement and i feel the need to prove myself. there's a chance to maybe do 2 scenes in a workshop, so i feel pressure to do well in those 2 scenes.
anyways, shana is definitely one of the most generous and nurturing improv teachers i know, and i've laughed so much in her classes.. even though i was rather tentative about it in the beginning. her and andy, their classes definitely fall under "therapy".