Sexual Embodiment For Stage & Screen and Auditioning With Confidence Workshops

Take your ACTING CAREER to the NEXT LEVEL!

Sexual Embodiment for Stage & Screen

Testimonials

“Working with you opened windows of inspiration and opportunity.  I’ve become more self aware of my thoughts and feelings and have become more of a confident person from that.  Every session brought a new feeling and a new form of growth and I was always excited for what the new session would bring.’

Embodiment for Actors 8 week course
Harper – Actor/Entertainer 

‘Highly recommend this class to any Melbourne based actor! Or anyone who wants to build their confidence in a safe and empowering environment’.
‘Last class of @mareeshefford Embodiment for Actors.  Ally Sanford, Working Actor’

‘I undertake privates with Maree and she integrates many powerful embodiment techniques allowing me to create characters with great depth and authenticity’ She is a wonderful teacher!’ Danielle – Actor

‘Working with Maree was a transformative experience. I learnt alot about myself and was challenged in an empowering way through the feminine archetype work. Highly recommend’. Jessica The Jester, Entertainer

Maree’s approach to facilitating her classes, is that everyone feels that they’re in a safe place, whether you’re new to body work, or someone wanting to deepen their practice in a group, you will be trained by someone who is very knowledgeable, confident and sensitive to the needs of each learner in the room’. Loretta, Dancer 

‘Working with you opened windows of inspiration and opportunity.  I’ve become more self aware of my thoughts and feelings and have become more of a confident person from that.  Every session brought a new feeling and a new form of growth and I was always excited for what the new session would bring’.
Harper Lawrence,  Musical Theatre student

‘Maree possesses a highly attuned ability to access actors emotional blocks and bring these to the conscious level. She weaves a sacred space and I feel totally safe at all times’.  Kate


An actor who fully enhabits their potent creative energy is charismatic and magnetising to watch.  Embodiment is the often missing but essential ingredient to delivering compelling charisma and presence on stage and screen. In this workshop you will  learn how to unlock your own creative energy and powerful magnetism. You will also learn how to create repore, chemistry and intimacy with any scene partner, as well as other essential ingredients to create compelling characters onstage or screen.

Acting Classes Melbourne

An introduction to physical embodiment work.

Outcomes:
Freedom of expression through the physical instrument
Increased range
How to create engaging, dynamic, alive, stimulating and connected performances

Embodiment 8 week course will include:

Dance movement
Sound release
Embodied Movement
Tantric Breathwork and Postures
Embodied Energy Flow *
Journaling
Shadow Work utilising archetypes **
Mirror Work
Mirror Techniques
Primal animal essence ***
Visualisations

*Embodied energy flow is a physical process involving organic movement and breath
**Shadow work uses archetypes to bring the shadow to the light
|***Primal animal essence exploring your raw primal energy

Archetypes explored include:


Virgin
Lover
Harlot
Goddess
Priestess
Diva
Warrior Woman 

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Your Facilitator
Maree Shefford is a professional actor and has appeared in many tv, film and stage plays. 

Recent work includes ”Million Dollar House Hunters’ 9NOW and has an upcoming supporting role in a feature film, currently in pre-production.

Maree has over 14 yrs teaching experience in the area’s of embodiment, physical acting and tantric yoga.

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Costs
$200.00

T & C’s
Prepaid only. Once payment transferred no refunds unless class is cancelled.

Venue
 175 Chapel Street, St Kilda (studio entrance Brighton Rd)
Parking: Street
Public Transport: closest train station Windsor, Tram 67 or 70 

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Private Classes 

Private classes are available for beginners through to advanced practitioners and can be tailored for each individual student depending on their needs, experience and preferred style. 



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Embodiment For Actors offers physically based courses designed to awaken creative flow and activate body/breath connection, to encourage intuitive impulses.

Auditioning with Confidence
Take your auditions from average to awesome

Auditioning With Confidence offers practical techniques and processes, to enable actors to attract ongoing professional acting work.  We show you how to and give you a working process which ensures you are fully prepped and confident before every audition. Learn to audition and self test with absolute confidence.

Area’s covered include:

Taking your audition scenes to the next level
How to develop a positive mindset
Technical requirements – where to place the reader, eyeline etc
How to attract and manifest energetically the roles you need to take your acting career to the next level
Expressing your uniqueness and individuality
Relaxation techniques
Spontaneity, thinking on your feet, taking on board any direction given
Thinking outside the square


Cost:
1.5 hr $150.00

T’s & C’s
No refund once payment transferred.


T & C’s:   Bookings must be prepaid 7 days in advance.  You can pay online or by internet transfer (Dance 4 Fitness A/c details will be emailed if you choose this option).
No refunds once payment is transferred.

Creating Characters Organically – Workshops

This workshop will allow you to organically explore character creation from your authentic truth.

The course will include the following modalities:

Dance movement
Sound release
Embodied Movement
Breathwork
Embodied Energy Flow *
Journaling
Shadow Work utilising archetypes **
Mirror Work
Mirror Techniques
Primal animal essence
Visualisations
Sensory
Masculine & Feminine polarities
Archetypes including Lover, God/Goddess, Priestess/Priest
Inner Warrior/Shadow Warrior

Outcomes

The desired result for the actor, is a freedom of expression through their physical instrument and increased range, allowing engaging, dynamic, alive, stimulating and connected performances, which in turn will significantly increase actors chances of acquiring roles in the industry.

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Past Clients

Dan Hamill – Audition Prep 2013 – 2017, Love Child TV Series Lead Actor
CAE – Council of Adult Education
Elwood & St Kilda Community Centre
Moorabbin Tafe
Monash Uni
Victoria Uni

Current – Laneway Learning, Monash, RMIT, Melbourne Uni

Testimonials

‘Working with you opened windows of inspiration and opportunity.  I’ve become more self aware of my thoughts and feelings and have become more of a confident person from that.  Every session brought a new feeling and a new form of growth and I was always excited for what the new session would bring’.  Harper Lawrence

‘I undertake privates with Maree and she integrates many powerful embodiment techniques which allowing me to create characters with great depth and authenticity’ She is a wonderful teacher!’ Danielle

‘Working with Maree is a transformative experience. I learnt a lot about myself and was challenged in an powering way through the feminine archetype work. Highly recommend.’ Jessica

‘‘Maree’s approach to facilitating her classes, is that everyone feels that they’re in a safe place, whether you’re new to body work, or someone wanting to deepen their practice in a group, you will be trained by someone who is very knowledgeable, confident and sensitive to the needs of each learner in the room’. Loretta

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