TEN BREATHS AWAY is a series of ten-breath sequences geared toward those who find themselves on the spot in front of others and need to reach for the right words at the right time:
DOCTORS, LAWYERS, SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, CORPORATE MANAGERS, TEACHERS…
ANYONE WHO BREATHES, REALLY!
These exercises are fun, easy to get the hang of, and provide a foundational base to give your body cues to calm down in order to COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY. The full curriculum includes a general warm-up, several ten-breath sequences, “character creation”, and more.
One hour introduction to include starter sequences and anatomy lesson
One day from 4-6 hours and can include choice of 3 specific modules and one writing exercise
Two days, 4-6 hours per day, dinner out the first evening, lunch both days, several writing exercises and more
Many jobs with high levels of specialized experience often come with little training in public speaking and communication. Professionals who want personalized training in public speaking and intercommunication can get one-on-one time for a personal experience.
Group or one-on-one courses for children three and up. Focusing on theatre, literacy, and working together.
The ten breath sequences you learn in these workshops were born in the spur of the moment, “you are only ever ten breaths away”, while leading an impromptu breathing exercise during a session of Arts in Prison, her volunteer commitment through Open Hearts Open Minds. This turn of phrase has transformed into a full curriculum of breathing based exercises, in several ten-breath sequences; pulling from stage training, a bit of yoga, a little anatomy, and her own breath explorations as an actor, teacher, and human being.
“You have made a difference in my life. Your presence makes my time easier in this environment. Thank you for the gift of your time.”Joshua
“You are truely a one of a kind blessing and we all really appreciate your work and efforts. You help keep our creative spirits alive and make this process easier to believe in. Thank you so much.”Steve
About Lorelei Kennedy
Lorelei Kennedy was born and raised in the rural Alaskan frontier. Cold, long winters made her an indoor child and she spent most of her time reading by candlelight and cultivating an inner world full of sparkle, charm and whimsy.
Lorelei began a love affair with theatre in middle school and for the past 25 years has been seen onstage, offstage, and back stage shaping that inner world. She now teaches theatre classes to kids and breathing-based workshops for adults and gives them all the power to take center stage and say “this is who I am”.
When not teaching classes, Lorelei can be found playing guitar, avoiding the dishes, or getting her nails done. Lorelei received her both her BA in Theatre and English and her Master of Science in Theatre Arts – Performance from Portland State University. She couldn’t be more grateful to Devon Allen for her love and support throughout the program.
Above all, Lorelei strives to bring some sparkle, charm and whimsy to each interaction in the world!