A good performance, whether on stage or in everyday life, is seated in the breath. Breath is the foundation of everything—confidence, poise, strength, grace, and physical and vocal communication. This workshop explores the fundamental elements of Finding Your Voice, both metaphorically and physically, through breathing, movement, and meditation. No experience is necessary and all ages and body types are welcome. We will explore different techniques that are easy to learn and can be incorporated into your busy life. You’ll leave the workshop with a printed sheet with simple instructions for building an at-home, at-work, at-play practice. Please wear comfortable clothes in layers and warm socks that can be removed for walking meditation (or bring socks with gripping soles to keep you safe and secure!). We’ll conclude our time together with brief readings, from selected plays, poetry, and prose, in a wondrous sharing of our newly found voices.
Marti LoMonaco, Ph.D., RYT-200 (Kripalu), is Professor of Theatre and Resident Director at Fairfield University where she has grounded her teaching and theatre work in breath, movement, and meditation for the past 27 years. What for years has been standard actor training practice is now being enjoyed by everyone as a means of building presentation skills, eloquent expression, and present moment awareness. Join Marti in this joyful experiential journey to find our voices as individuals and in harmonious community.