Upcoming Events

January

Mini Workshop

You’ll learn the basics of the Ten Breaths Away Starter Sequence and leave feeling refreshed and wanting more! There’s a quick anatomy lesson and then we’re on to the good stuff. You’ll get an accompanying PDF illustration and guided audio version just for showing up! This lesson can be taken with you anytime, anywhere, so you can calm down and speak up. You Are Only Ever Ten Breaths Away.

This session includes a 10% discount to either an online Ten Breaths Away Membership or to the Love Yourself: Breathing & Weekend Workshop happening in Portland, OR on February 16 + 17, 2018.

Short Workshop

Join me for a 3-hour workshop that expands on the basics of the Ten Breaths Away Starter Sequence, we experience a fun mindful coloring activity, and best of all, gives you a clear set of tools to use when working on your individual voice goals. This session also includes an in-person assessment of your current needs and specific practices to rehearse and build upon.

This session includes a 10% discount to either an online Ten Breaths Away Membership or to the Love Yourself: Breathing & Weekend Workshop happening in Portland, OR on February 16 + 17, 2018. PLUS, an opportunity to sign up for private coaching at a discounted rated!

February

Ten Breaths Away: Calm the F*ck Down and Get Back to Life

Join a small cohort of women over a weekend workshop as we dig deep and learn how identify your anxieties with breathing, movement, and writing exercises. We’ll focus on the discovery of self: both the practical functions of your body: what it does, and why it does it, and the tools to train to calm down immediately – no matter the situation.

If your anxiety is always on your mind or your panic keeps you from presenting your best self, this workshop gives you everything you need to succeed!

Fast, easy, and f*cking effective. You Are Only Ever Ten Breaths Away.

Sound like just what you need?

March

Series

Join me for a 4-week series that begins with the Ten Breaths Away Starter Sequence and ends with a presentation worthy of your audience. Come prepared with a goal or piece to work on; we’ll use it from the start and work with it every step of the way.

Weeks 1 + 2 focus on the physical preparation and rehearsal foundations using the Ten Breaths Away Starter Sequence

Week 3 allows for in-class rehearsal, personal assessment, and refinement

Week 4 provides space for final rehearsal and piece presentation to show off how far you’ve come!

This series is a quick and dirty way to get your skills up to par and your piece on it’s feet – ready to take the world on.

Day

Come prepared with a piece you’re working on (pitch, conversation, or something else) and join me for a day-long workshop that expands on the basics of the Ten Breaths Away Starter Sequence, an anatomy lesson, and best of all, gives you a clear set of tools to use when working on your individual voice goals. This workshop also includes an in-person assessment of your current needs and specific practices to rehearse and build upon and a break-out session that allows for personal coaching and rehearsal time. The day ends with a fun, no-pressure presentation of your piece and you’ll leaving feeling both prepared and confident that you’ll get what you want!

Be you. Be proud. You Are Only Ever Ten Breaths Away.

In School Residencies

The first time I saw a theatre teaching artist in action, I was 22 and a guest at my younger brother’s elementary school. I’d been through every facet of theatre: on stage, back stage, cleaning the stage, anything; everything. Nothing fit. For the previous decade, I’d been slowing building my acting (theatre, film, TV) and theatre tech (mostly sound and stage managing) resumes while simultaneously trying on service and office jobs and beginning my bachelor’s degree journey. I watched my shy little brother up in the front of the classroom with his plastic jug puppet and silly voice – and having a great time. It clicked and I knew that this was what I was supposed to do. I have spent the last 15 years in pursuit of that very thing: Professional Theatre Teaching Artist.

Along the way I have worked with a variety of theatres both in the Portland area, and across the US. I spent some time completing my BS with an emphasis on Theatre Arts and a Minor in English and an MS in Acting for good measure. Always one to continue my own education, I spent the 2017-18 school year completing the Teaching Artist Studio training program through Young Audiences and the Professional Development hours through Right Brain Initiative required to be on both rosters.

I have honed a particular specialty in using the tools of theatre to teach and integrate social and emotional skills. My approach is hands-on, humorous, and honors each participant’s comfort level, while having so much fun – and building self-confidence, communication, and collaboration skills. The basis of every class starts with Ten Breaths Away, a breathing method I created in order to calm down instantly and get back to what you’re doing. Good for both kids and adults.

Private Coaching

Private Coaching

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Starter Package – 4 hours

Ongoing and Custom rates

Semi/Group Coaching

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Starter Package – 6 hours

Ongoing and Custom rates

Team Building

Speaking Engagements

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Topics:

Grief & Gratitude

TED talk style (teaching a super-mini workshop)

Performance

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