Mind & Motion

My new class! Relax, Places, Action: Exercise & Relaxation for Actors

Posted in Blog news by Meghan Pickrell on June 19, 2011

This is the view from class!

When studying as an actor in New York I found that I did my best work in class after my teacher, Terry Schreiber, lead us through a physical warm-up and relaxation routine. I practiced many of those exercises as well as others that I learned as a somatic professional before auditions and performance. However, it was always invigorating and encouraging to practice within a class setting. “Relax, Places, Action” (RPA) was developed with the desire to offer actors an ongoing exercise and warm-up class for auditions and performance.

RPA is a physically oriented multidisciplinary approach aimed at releasing tension and increasing presence for the actor. As you may know, tension is a killer for performance. Even after hours of preparation and emotional investment, tension can kill an audition. Part fitness and part relaxation, this one hour class opens the mind and body to greater awareness. Using pilates, yoga, and relaxation techniques, RPA will help you to master your auditions by channeling anxiety into usable energy. Tone your body and prep for auditions in the same hour!

Where: RPA is located at the historic Yamashiro Restaurant
When: Every Monday at 9:30am
RSVP: Please sign-up by emailing Me! (Meghan)
Cost: Only $12 bucks people

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  1. mom said, on June 20, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Great concept! We need to get the word out to actors!


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