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An Actor Connects:
The Meisner Intensive Retreat

12 day

Bring clarity and depth to every audition, every rehearsal & every performance.

Listening, trusting, leaning into the fear and jumping are all phrases you’ll be familiar with. As a mBIT Master Coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, HeartMath coach & Meisner specialist, Steph's coaching will give your body a full experience of what those words really mean.

This retreat 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. 

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The work with Steph has been easily the most
influential training I’ve done as an actor.
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The numbers...

95+

Coached

Hours

11

Nights Accommodation

5

Outdoor Activities

2

1:1

Sessions

10

Friends for

Life

"I learnt more about my craft on this retreat than I did during 3 years at drama school."

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The only training of its' kind in the world.

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. 

Why invest?

The training and activities are fused as a shared and integrated experience so I'll be coaching you every step: 
👉 Learn to stand, even when your knees are wobbling
👉 Hold space when you want to hide
👉 Jump before you hesitate
👉 Play with text in a way that brings you alive
👉 Get out of your head & out of your own way
👉 Be present
👉 Show up, fully
👉 Be open, be kinder
👉 Be easier
👉 Be connected, with yourself and each other
👉 Be the kind of actor everyone wants to work with​

👉 Be one step closer to Both Feet LIVE

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Stand up paddle boarding

Outdoor activities 

The outdoor activities are there to reinforce everything we've been learning in the studio but simply coming at it from a different angle. It's been carefully designed to ensure you leave knowing how to use the tools rather than them be a concept in your mind.

A sneak peak into what a day might look like if we're adventuring.

🌱Up and out a beautiful walk (we don't wild swim on activity days).
🌱 Back for breaky.
🌱 Sharing something tasty & making enough coffee/tea for 10. 
🌱 Start the session at 9:30 with music, movement, breathing & check-in.
🌱 Break for hot drinks!
🌱 Rest of the morning training & exploring the work
🌱 Breaking for lunch, taking turns cooking & sharing food together.
🌱 Getting ready for stand-up paddleboarding!
🌱 Driving in convoy to get there.
🌱 Failing spectacularly & celebrating each other’s wins!
🌱 Coming together for dinner or a drink at a pub.
🌱 Returning to the studio for a wind-down with Steph.
🌱 Sitting together on the patio or the snug to reflect on the day.
🌱 Or maybe having some solo time or doing a self tape!
🌱 Snuggling down in bed, closing our curtains ready rested for tomorrow.

 

The price includes

🏡 Accommodation in shared rooms (with ensuite).

Private rooms nearby are available at extra cost.
🏡 Welcome dinner on the first evening and breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian meals are available with advance notice. The group can order food for delivery for the rest of the retreat.
🏡 9 days training with Steph in The Meisner Technique from basic repetition all the way through to scene work and taking direction and preparation.

🏡95+coached hours with Steph including the swims, walks, activities & studio time!

🏡 1:1 time with Steph during the retreat and 2 weeks after you've left.

🏡 Scenes selected specifically for you.
​🏡 A beautifully fused coaching experience from the acting studio into the wild and back again with Steph and our carefully chosen partners.
🏡 An invitation to wild swim and/or walk each morning
🏡 Activities: Canal Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), Exploring in Snowdonia, White Water SUP & fire cooked dinner on the moors.
​NB we reserve the right to change or adapt the activities if necessary
​🏡 A day off to rest, explore or both!​​

Arrive open and you will leave changed.

Script Work Yerma Alina Burwitz Stanley Rawlings
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Who coaches you?

As well as being a Meisner specialist, Stephanie Morgan is also an INLPTA certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP), a HeartMath Coach and a mBIT Master Coach (where neuroscience backs up ancient wisdoms). Her teaching and coaching is a fusion of all of her learnings. 

Steph is fuelled by her passion for creating a space for actors to discover you do not have to suffer for your art. 

Steph is a practitioner with nearly 20 years’ professional experience in the performing arts. Since 2005, she has worked in theatres across the country as a performer, Venue Technician, Stage Manager, Assistant Director and Director. She taught Acting to Undergraduates and Masters’ students at ALRA Drama School and ICTheatre & has been a guest practitioner and lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire. 

Steph trained in the Meisner Technique under Scott Williams (The Impulse Company) and Keith Farquhar (Moment to Moment) and has been teaching her version for many years.

She also is the founder and creator of Bodlondeb Studio & Retreat in North Wales, where our Both Feet Retreats take place. 

 

Where?

We run all of our retreats from our custom built studio and accommodation at Bodlondeb Studio & Retreat, Corwen, North Wales.  

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside and sleeping up to 12 people, it is a space where you can hold yourself lightly enough to create, connect, share and explore.

Want to find out more?

Click below to see the space in detail.

 

 

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

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  • Sun, Sep 15
    Sep 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – Sep 26, 2024, 1:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Sep 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – Sep 26, 2024, 1:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
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  • 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 - https://www.both-feet.co.uk/find-us 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.
Actor Reviews
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Emma

Golding

"This lady is one of the most hard working,

badass people out there.

This course sounds amazing - any of my acting friends out there who haven't worked with Steph or who have any want to try something different, should definitely give this a go."

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Nathan

Graham

"I thoroughly enjoy training with Both Feet because they give you the safest environment to thrive, fail and push boundaries."

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Leanne

Rowley

"Do this actor pals... outdoor adventures meets the best training you can find meets campfires and stars and rivers and paddle boarding and... did I mention campfires?

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Nathan

Haymer-Bates

"I've been working with Both Feet Actor Training for about five years now.  They have not only changed me as an actor but my whole perspective of it too.  They are sooo amazing! If you are a working actor or just starting your journey I urge you to look at this."

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