10-night residential actor training with accommodation in North Wales
Both Feet Retreats - deeply immersive, experiential and tailored programmes designed to deeply connect you to yourself, each other, and your craft by combining actor training with outdoor activities like white water stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, canyoning, abseiling, foraging, sump diving, rock jumping, scrambling, archery, making dinner on the camp fire and so much more.
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Who’s it for?
This retreat is available for any professional and emerging actor serious about their craft and their career. (18+)
Why this course?
In one way or another we’ve all done a load of changing over the last year or two. This course is an opportunity to come to rural Wales to reflect, fully embody, appreciate and reconnect with yourself, your craft and each other whilst breathing in the fresh country air, having a huge amount of fun and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
As an acting coach I won’t teach you how to put on a show, I’ll offer you ways to safely take it off.
I’ll remind you what’s underneath the programmed behaviors you’ve developed over your lifetime so you can be available to live truthfully under any given circumstances of any character, of any story.
We’ll explore what it is to listen fully and openly.
To be instinctive and impulsive.
To be honest.
In that exploration, we’ll look at what gets in your way. We’ll hold a mirror up so you can get to know your tool deeply and how to use it creatively, safely and purposefully. The Meisner Technique is the best way I know how to do this.
Together with my coach training, the step by step exercises of the Meisner Technique and the immersion with the great outdoors we’ll drop the training from your head down into your body so you can feel what it is to act from your gut.
We’ll relearn how to listen on a night walk,
We'll calm the chaos on the white waters,
We’ll connect with our breath, the earth and everything in-between to ground your craft.
You will not forget it.
What will it look like?
Day 1: Arrive 4-5pm, meet at 5pm.
Days 2, 3, 4, 5: Discovering & exploring Meisner's exercises that help you listen more openly and respond more honestly + outdoor activities!
Day 6: Morning off and afternoon white water rafting
Day 7, 8 & 9, 10: Working through the exercises that help with the impulse to move, living truthfully under given circumstances & Meisner's bold and powerful text analysis with time to explore taking direction + outdoor activities!
Day 11: Group meeting at 9am, leave by 11am
August & November 2022 Prices
Shared room - £790 (£750 early bird)
Private room off site - £880 (£840 early bird)
Course only - £630 (£590 early bird)
NB early bird discount ends 5 weeks before
Book now with only a 50% deposit and pay the rest later.
Talk to us if you need a payment plan in place.
The Price includes:
- Accommodation (as chosen)
- Food package for arrival evening and first morning and kitchen basics ie tea, coffee, spices, oils etc (you can let us know food requirements on booking).
- 8 days training with Steph in The Meisner Technique from basic repetition all the way through to scene work and taking direction.
- A beautifully fused coaching experience from the acting studio into the wild and back again with Steph and our partner activity instructor.
- Activities: Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Exploring, White Water Rafting and night walk.
NB we reserve the right to change or adapt the activities if necessary
Arrive open and you will leave changed
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Get in touch if you have any questions.