Helena Walsh Acting Retreat | April 2023

'Slow down, do less, be more Acting Retreat Greece'

22.04.23 - 28.04.23

With Helena Walsh & Benjamin Mathes.

Join us on this unique 6-night immersive retreat experience taught by two of the world’s leading acting coaches, Helena Walsh and Benjamin Mathes. 

This is your invitation to allow yourself to ease back into your inner wisdom, creativity and peace. Our intention during this retreat is to dive deeper into the wisdom of our bodies and connect to our inner intuition, receiving guidance on your journey to new strength, heightened aliveness and renewed creativity.

Reawaken to love and joy, by immersing yourself in tranquil nature, share endless laughter and awaken your spirit in leadership, and to your unique authentic self…

Join us for a weeklong exciting journey of profound healing and renewed aliveness. This retreat will leave you feeling empowered to make the changes you want and to lead your life with grace.

Take time from your everyday life to regulate your nervous system, awaken your inner power, light up and open your heart to the joy and love always surrounding us.

This is for you who intuitively know you are meant for more and you feel ready to awaken and remember your great abundance.

Imagine…

  • How would your acting evolve if you were more present? 

  •  How would your practice evolve if you were more inspired? 

  •  How would your relationship with the other actor evolve if you were more receptive? 

  •  How would your relationships on set evolve if you were more resilient? 

  •  How would your presence evolve if you were more empowered?

What if you could navigate any circumstance creatively and with deeply empowered presence?

For actors who wish to bring their acting to the next level in a co-creative trusting environment so that you expand into your greater potential.

AN IDYLLIC RETREAT LOCATION.

Pelion Homes

An idyllic retreat location led by a dedicated team to support our experience. They have created a sanctuary that offers an abundance of opportunity to gain new perspectives, new impressions, appreciate a different rhythm of time and find greater balance in life.

This mountainous land and its natural beauty is the perfect antidote to the demands of modern living and fast paced lives. The space, the surroundings and the nourishing practices invite meaningful connection with nature and oneself.
NO distractions.

INTRODUCING

HELENA WALSH | VOICE & ACTING COACH | HUMAN EMPOWERMENT & RESILIENCY ORGANIC INTELLIGENCE® CONSULTANT.

For over 25 years, I have been transforming personal and collective lives, as a voice, acting coach and empowerment coach in the international arts world. I studied voice through the International Roy Harte Centre in the south of France and trained in Fitzmaurice Voicework® at Central in London. I was appointed to the role of European director of the Fitzmaurice Institute and was the co-director of the Freedom and Focus Fitzmaurice Voicework® Conference in 2016 and 2018 in Dublin and London respectively.  

Over the years, I became more and more interested in trauma, PTSD and anxiety, which were coming up a lot during workshops with my clients. After burning out in 2017, I discovered Organic Intelligence®, and since then I have been training and working as a human empowerment and resiliency consultant. 

My work in Organic Intelligence® complimented the work I had embodied through Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Roy Hart and my mentor Andrea Ainsworth. I became more curious about how we could create a more organic and holistic approach to the actor’s process. So, with my friend and colleague Benjamin Mathes of Crash Acting LA, we co-created a ten-week advanced acting process. This was inspired by the week-long retreats we regularly host in Clonakilty, West Cork, where actors from LA, Ireland and Europe come together for an intensive week of acting and surfing. “The Actor’s Practice” is a compassionate and deeply transformative practice which moves both the actors process to a whole new level and changes their lives for the better. This leaves the actor confident, unshakable and inspired to feel more pleasure and curiosity in their life and art. 

'Join us on this unique 5-day immersive retreat experience taught by two of the world's leading acting coaches, Helena Walsh & Benjamin Mathes.'

BENJAMIN MATHES | ACTING COACH AND TEACHER | AUTHOR | FOUNDER OF URBAN CONFESSIONAL: A FREE LISTENING MOVEMENT.

For over 25 years, I have been transforming personal and collective lives, as a voice, acting coach and empowerment coach in the international arts world. I studied voice through the International Roy Harte Centre in the south of France and trained in Fitzmaurice Voicework® at Central in London. I was appointed to the role of European director of the Fitzmaurice Institute and was the co-director of the Freedom and Focus Fitzmaurice Voicework® Conference in 2016 and 2018 in Dublin and London respectively.  

Over the years, I became more and more interested in trauma, PTSD and anxiety, which were coming up a lot during workshops with my clients. After burning out in 2017, I discovered Organic Intelligence®, and since then I have been training and working as a human empowerment and resiliency consultant. 

My work in Organic Intelligence® complimented the work I had embodied through Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Roy Hart and my mentor Andrea Ainsworth. I became more curious about how we could create a more organic and holistic approach to the actor’s process. So, with my friend and colleague Benjamin Mathes of Crash Acting LA, we co-created a ten-week advanced acting process. This was inspired by the week-long retreats we regularly host in Clonakilty, West Cork, where actors from LA, Ireland and Europe come together for an intensive week of acting and surfing. “The Actor’s Practice” is a compassionate and deeply transformative practice which moves both the actors process to a whole new level and changes their lives for the better. This leaves the actor confident, unshakable and inspired to feel more pleasure and curiosity in their life and art. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Daily, there will be voice, body, character integration work and nervous system regulation work with Helena Walsh. The work is inspired by Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Organic Intelligence® and Neurosystemics™ and works from the principles of stability, support, pleasure and play. It is a journey into alignment of imagination body and breath, working with the fight / flight / freeze mechanisms that ignite in the actor’s nervous system when working with creative impulse. We will explore the subtle nuances in our rich vulnerability so that the experience of your character is more embodied and alive.

It is a fusion of the relationship of the physiology and biology with the imaginative circumstances of the story.  The scene work is about being in and experiencing the story, building a belief in story through specific tools given by Ben and Helena to give you an unshakable craft so that you can risk, be dangerous and more creative as the actors in the incarnate experience of your character.

  • How Ben works with you:

Through exercise, scene work, and discussion, actors will explore The Path™, a revolutionary 4 point process designed to bring more depth, ease, and joy to your acting and auditions.

Students will work closely with Benjamin and Helena in this intimate-group setting of limited participants, receiving focused and personalised feedback. 

  • How Helena works with you:

Helena started to work with this in more detail and discovered, that her actor’s performances became much more complex. They started moving out of intensity and into complexity. They started moving out of the “what’s wrong attention” and into real enjoyment and pleasure inside their lives, their work with story, their relationship with character and their relationship with their scene partner.

Helena  works with Organic Intelligence®, and that’ll be working one to one with you in the room. And then she works with the Neurosystemics™ of the group. This is really about compassionate, collective change and co-creativity and how do you in groups, find your voice and speak from a place where you feel very much yourself, your authentic self and then Helena will be working with you on embodying the text.

A lot of the work Helena has been doing over the last five years, has been studying nervous system regulation with some of the top people in the world. Because Helena began to realise that one of the biggest challenges for actors was performance anxiety and personal anxiety.

This retreat can be pretty powerful because you’re together in a room, and it’s for a concentrated time. It’s a pretty enjoyable, playful, transformative, powerful few days. If this sounds like something that you would really enjoy, then come join us.

ARE YOUR READY TO JOIN?

Head over to Helena’s website below to make your application. Places are limited.  
 

Helena Walsh | Retreat Website

HOW MUCH IT COSTS.

One payment of €2000 EUR or five monthly instalments of €400 EUR

Final payment required by February 28th, 2023.

THE ACCOMMODATION AT PELION HOMES

Feel where you belong

The retreat space offers spacious, traditional villas and stone houses.

Each villa has a private pool.

Each villa will be shared between guests. Capacity per villa and room options vary.

Price includes accommodation of TWIN ROOM with shared bathroom (shared between 2 or 3 people).

THE FOOD

Meals are prepared and made with love by ‘Pelion Homes and Retreat’ chef’s. All ingredients are handpicked, using seasonal and locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients. The retreat centre has its own organic vegetable garden. Any dietary preferences/requirements can be discussed after registering your interest.

Price includes each day:
Two (2) Full Meals (Brunch, Dinner) Plus nuts, fruits, local tea & Greek coffee available throughout the day.

Experience a wonderful infusion of Mediterranean cuisine and let their retreat chef’s work their magic.

Pelion Homes Retreat Centre

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