The Mindful Actor Workshop
- An exploration through the 7 Chakras -
- Get out of your head and into your body -
The Mindful Actor Workshops all use the Chakra system as a guide and a tool. We explore acting and movement based exercises to cultivate embodied presence and a deeper understanding of the human condition as it relates to the energy body.
This class has guided many professional working actors as well as "non" actors, who see themselves as creatives. No acting experience needed or necessary to get something out of this course, but an open mind and willingness to play is key. If you do act professionally, it will give you a new system to embody character, and provide grounding and meditation tools to support you in your work and auditions.
Along the way, the work will gently help you discover your blocks in life and give you tools to begin to move past them. By understanding how you hold your energy, finding balance and wholeness becomes an achievable process and character embodiment becomes limitless.
"When I first took The Mindful Actor's Workshop, I experienced a melding of my voice, my body and the text in a way I never knew was possible. Following Missy's instruction and steps, I learned how experience shapes a character's physicality and perspective. By using these tools, defining a character and tapping into the universality of story became easy for me. It allowed me to get out of my head and into the being of the character. " - Veenu
"Chakra work is so incredibly useful to the actor because it is a universal tool that reminds us that we are all human beings shaped by our diverse environments. This kind of physical training has allowed me to grow more conscious of my own blocks in my work. Missy creates a non-judgmental space where I felt free to explore even the most extreme and explosive sides of myself. " - Cristina
About Missy Cross:
Missy has been teaching acting since 2012, she is an actor, director, theatre producer and sings in the touring blues/rock band, Wooden Horsemen. Adding to her own research and practice of this work, Missy has studied Chakra based acting in New York City, as well as is an ongoing student of mediation, yoga and Qi-gong which she brings to all of her classes.