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DEEP DIVE - Breath, Body &  Voice

With Barbara Houseman
Deep Dive
Barbara Houseman

Learn the techniques I employ with my A-List clients


Have you worked with Barbara before and would like to take your work even deeper?

Are you new to working with Barbara and would like to remove blocks, build confidence and grow skills so that you can take your work to the next level?

Each retreat has a maximum of 10 people and is tailored to the needs and interests of the participants - so there is plenty of opportunity for individual work and feedback in a safe and supportive environment.

It takes place in beautiful North Wales with time to enjoy the outdoors, to rest, breathe and slow down as well as a time to play and grow.

A chance to profoundly transform breath, body, voice & performance.  

Stage to Screen Sunrise Actor Training

Barbara's work starts with voice, passes through the physical

and results in a character.

Her teaching helps total performance.

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What we'll cover

This retreat will enable you to explore connecting deeply with your inner and outer voice. Removing the blocks that stop you from fully expressing your authentic self with confidence and ease whether speaking your own words or the words of a script and whether you are communicating/performing in person or on screen.  


There will be a mixture of deeply organic work and practical, tangible technical work which you can easily carry into your everyday life. The first four days will explore all aspects of inner and outer voice work and connection to text. The last two days will focus in on individual work on text.

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What's included
  • Shared accommodation at our custom built studio and retreat space in the rolling hills of North Wales

    • Off-site private room available, get in touch​

  • Food package for arrival evening and first morning and kitchen basics ie tea, coffee, spices, oils etc (the rest you’ll order with local delivery)

  • Tailored and specialist coaching 

  • Tubing on the white waters

  • Wild swimming and country walks with Steph to awaken the senses

  • Open flame dinner on the Welsh moors

Stage to Screen Sunrise Actor Training

"What I love so much about Barbara's work is her understanding of the voice not only as a performance tool but as a door to a person's culture, their upbringing and the story of who they are.


Barbara's work has guided me through that door and onwards to performances where I have been able to fuse together our British classical and my Black British cultural present and take it out into the world with pride.


She is the best of the best."

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  • You'll be staying in our custom built studio and retreat nestled in the rolling Welsh countryside.


  • ​Sleeping up to twelve people, our accommodation is the perfect place to relax and bond with your group.   

  • We have a patio garden and balcony for moments of calm and boundless countryside to explore.  

  • Want to find out more about the accommodation?  Click here! 

  • Getting here is easier than you think. You can drive or we can help with car sharing / collection from Chester/Ruabon if someone's not passing your route. And the T10 bus stops right outside our door!

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Are you ready to let go of the stories and take your craft to the next level?

Let's Do It!

  • How do I get to my Both Feet Actor Training Retreat?
    It's easier to get to us than you think! All our retreats are run from our home base Bodlondeb Studio & Retreat: Bodlondeb Studio & Retreat Dinmael, Corwen, LL21 0NY You can get here by plane, train, bus or car - Good to know: In order to ensure all retreat participants can have as much fun as possible, we try to encourage roughly three - four people from each group to drive. Often groups under this number will come together and hire a car for the period to allow flexibility. (This can be confirmed the week prior to your retreat when your groups WhatsApp chat group is created.)
  • What should I bring?
    Rest assured that a week before your retreat you'll be sent a Welcome Pack with all the information you'll need. Within that there is a full packing list. However, if you want to get ahead... Decent solid footwear for outdoor walking Decent footwear for wet outdoor activities (no crocs for Stand Up Paddleboarding, coasteering or canyoning where relevant) Wet shoes/crocs or trainers that you are prepared to get wet are suggested if you're coming wild swimming (they make the walk in kinder). Lightweight clothing such as leggings/shorts/joggers, t-shirt/synthetic top/fleece - We always advise having many layers available to you. Waterproof jacket/trousers (weather depending). Swimwear (and a little wet clothes bag) Wet shoes/crocs or trainers for swimming if relevant Hoodies, jumpers or fleeces Small rucksack Towels - Shower one and swim one Indoor studio shoes if you’d rather have footwear on in the studio. Hat, gloves and scarf (weather depending) Consider what you'll need if one set is drying out... Must haves… Bath towel & towel for activities where relevant Any special food requirements Bottle of water Notepad & pen General suggestions Slippers & PJs Suncream (I’m being hopeful!) Insect repellent Cash for washing machine Most forgotten items: Note pad and pen, waterproofs, towels, swimming stuff inc. shoes, walking boots and trainers.
  • Will I get down time?
    Yes! All our courses and retreats are created to are designed to allow you some free time and reflection time.
  • Do you provide meals and can you accommodate my dietary requirements?
    When you sign up for a retreat you'll be given the opportunity to inform us of any dietary requirements and medical conditions we should be aware of. In terms of food/meals... Retreats under 2 days: Your food will be provided in line with yours and the groups dietary requirements. Retreats over 2 days: We provide your first meal for your arrival day and a welcome breakfast for your first morning in line with the groups dietary requirements. It is the groups responsibility to put in a group food order for your retreats meals. There is time scheduled in to do this upon arrival however, you may wish to this order through in advance.
  • I have additional needs. Can you accommodate them?
    If you feel you have additional needs, contact Steph and we can work through it together.
  • Where can I find more frequently asked questions?
    Simply click here and you'll find our full extended list of FAQs
  • Where can I find the terms and conditions?
    Click here to read our full list of terms and conditions.
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