Wowza! Another amazing week with Steph at Both Feet's Retreat, Bodlondeb Studio, in Wales. This time I was there to continue my Meisner training after the pandemic delayed my previous courses in Leeds. They say everything happens for a reason and on this occasion that's definitely true, as I'm so glad I couldn't do the Core Course in Leeds and had the opportunity to work here again! The group were incredible and we experience some amazing activities together, including: white water rafting, foraging, cooking on open campfire, star-gazing, wild swimming - and so much more!
I won't list everything I've learnt with Steph as that would take ages and also ruin the beauty of working with her, but my biggest takeaways of the retreat are:
- Learning to listen to what my body needs. Not just in acting, but life too.
- How the breath really does impact everything in our body! The Autonomic Nervous System is pretty clever!
- How to fully commit my body and therefore my mind to whatever I'm doing. Again, just great life advice, but absolutely beneficial to acting!
I am already jealous of the next group going this weekend and am stalking Both Feet's website for future retreats or Leeds-based courses so I can work on what I've already learnt!