Performing as a Path to Presence


Sandra Joseph

June 2-4, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$285 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

A good performance—whether on stage, at work, or in life—is about saying “yes” to whatever is happening in the moment.

In this workshop, Broadway star Sandra Joseph, who has performed for millions as the leading lady in The Phantom of the Opera, creates a safe and supportive environment where you can face the obstacles to presence and transform your life.

Whether you have never been in front of an audience or have been performing for years, you have the opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zone as you belt out a show tune, perform a monologue, or take a turn at an improvisational exercise.

Utilizing the tools of professional performers—including breathing exercises, meditation, gentle yoga, qigong, vocalization, and visualization—you will learn:

  • Five pathways to presence to use in any stressful situation so you can show up and do your best
  • Mindfulness-based methods combined with tools that allow you to stay true to your best self when stakes are high and obstacles are abundant
  • To move through fear and self-doubt toward full self-expression and your highest career or creative aspirations.

Tame your inner critic, calm your nerves, and increase your confidence in this workshop as you move through fear, tap into your unique brilliance, and move forward with more authenticity, spontaneity, and boldness—on stage, at work, and in life.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Realize the unique performance goals you have always dreamt of pursuing.

  • Learn effective practices for staying present and successfully overcoming performance fears or self-doubt.

  • Say “yes” to the experience of each moment, so you can participate fully and flow gracefully with what comes up.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Things to Bring

    Bring favorite songs, monologues, or speeches.

  • What to Wear

    Dress to move and stretch


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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