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2011 Jelilou Actor’s Training and Film Project

This actor’s training has two parts.  It includes the ” Breathe into Action and Breathe” workshop which meets  Thursday evenings, 7:30 -10:30 starting Jan. 6, 2011, and the “Jelilou Monologue/Scene Class” which meets Saturdays, 3:00 – 6:00, starting Jan 8.  The project will produce 10 short films  generated by the work of both classes.

BREATHE INTO ACTION AND BREATHE
Jan 6, 20. Feb. 3, 17. March 3, 17, 31. April 14, 28. May 12
The workshop begins with dynamic breathwork (also known as rebirthing).  Participants are coached to relax, allow and sink into their present moment internal experience with breath and awareness.  As participants relax and let go, deeply held physical and emotional tension comes up to be  released through sound and expression.   Many times, unresolved issues or memories from the past or challenging present day situations come to awareness.  Participants are coached::  to fully feel the experience with breath and awareness; to witness the experience physically, emotionally, mentally; and also to inquire what negative core belief about self is being revealed.  The second part of the workshop takes it a step further.  A protagonist is chosen by the group to bring to the psychodramatic stage his/her issue or situation that wants more exploration.  Group members are cast to play the various roles in the drama.  The intention of the work is to bring to the stage an issue or situation so as to explore its storyline/script, emotional content and physical behavior.  This allows the protagonist to more fully resolve the situation by fully experiencing it and also to try out desired changes.  Dramatic and comic theatrical scenes emerge from the process and are filmed.  Actors are trained by improvising many roles and characters.

JELILOU ACTING CLASS
monologues/scene work/original performance pieces
Jan 8, 22. Feb. 5, 19. March 5, 19.  April 2, 16, 30. May 14
Using improvisational tools from psychodrama, participants add authenticity, depth and texture to their work by anchoring a chosen monologue or scene to a relevant situation from their personal life experience.  With this preparation, actors bring to the stage real life experiences that have the same or similar emotional obligations as the character of the play.  As a result, the actor learns to inhabit the character’s role with presence and aliveness that is exciting and believable to watch.  As well as excellent training for the actor, the process yields original dramatic scenes many of which will be filmed.

Entire training cost: $5oo.  or $100. monthly pays for 4 classes.  Participants may join on the first class of the month, Jan. through May, but must make a commitment for the entire month and complete that month’s film work.  Additional charge for copies of filmed work.

Location:  Shakti Yoga Studio B, 7906 High school Rd, Elkins Park, Pa. 19027

Jelilou Acting Class


monologues/scene work

original performance pieces

Using improvisational tools from psychodrama, participants

add authenticity, depth and texture to their work by anchoring

a chosen monologue or scene to a relevant situation from their

personal life experience. With this preparation, actors bring to the

stage real life experiences that have the same or similar emotional

obligations as the character of the play. As a result, the actor

learns to inhabit the character’s role with presence and aliveness

that is exciting and believable to watch. As well as excellent training

for the actor, the process yields original dramatic scenes.

Every Thursday beginning 10/21 – 12/16

Time: 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Fee: $25. per class. $120. for 6 session card

Jesse Torgerson M.A. is founder/director of Jelilou Productions and

the creator of the Jelilou acting process. Jelilou Produtions has

produced and performed two original productions

in the Philadelphia area.


Shakti Yoga

Studio B (entrance by the bakery)

7906 High School Rd.

Elkins Park, Pa 19027

Group Dynamic Breathwork


Shakti Yoga ~ Studio B

7906 High School Rd.

Elkins Park, Pa. 19027

Sundays 4 – 6 p.m.

9/19, 10/3, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5

Dynamic Breathwork is a clearing process using a circular connected breath technique and focused awareness. This bi-monthly class invites up to 10 participants to deepen their awareness and ground in present moment experience. With this technique, emotional and physical stress held in the bodymind automatically surfaces and releases. With repetition, participants feel more confident in their ability to let go into their experience which allows deeper and deeper stress structures to surface and release.  As more and more stress releases, more and more pleasure, well-being and aliveness increase. Let go of fear and feel more alive.

$20. per class. $100 for 6 session series.

Group Dynamic Breathwork

Learn to use a dynamic breath technique and focused awareness to release emotional and physical stress from the bodymind.  Participants are coached to breathe deeply, relax and let go into present moment experience which allows emotional and physical holdings to unravel and release.  As tension releases, pleasure and well-being increase.  Each session lasts two hours and costs $20.

Dates:  May 23,  June 6 & 20,  July 3   4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Shakti Yoga  Jenkintown,  Pa.  19046

Acting Class Monologues and scene work

Using improvisational tools from psychodrama,  participants add authenticity, depth and texture to their chosen monologue or scene by anchoring it to a similar situation from their personal life experience.  As preparation, the actor brings to the stage a real life experience that has the same or similar emotional obligation as the character from the play.  Using emotional memory,  the actor learns to inhabit the character’s role with presence and aliveness that is exciting and believable to watch.  Come to a class and check it out.

Dates:  May 20,  June 3 & 17,  July 1

Class meets 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. and limited to 10 participants.  $20. per class.

Shakti Yoga  605 West Ave.   Jenkintown, Pa  19046

Coming in January 2010

Dynamic Breathwork comes to Saratoga Springs, NY at Joy of Yoga,  January 16, 2010

Dynamic Breathwork is a clearing process. Participants bring a circular connected breath technique (also known as Rebirthing) and focused awareness to the present moment. With this technique, emotional and physical stress held in the bodymind automatically surfaces. As participants learn how to relax and let go into their experience, the stress held in their bodymind quickly unravels and releases. Benefits include more and more relaxation, clarity and well-being. As stress releases, pleasure increases.  $20.  5:30 – 7:30.  After initial meeting, class meets every third Friday of each month.

Dynamic Breathwork comes to Woodstock, NY at Bliss Yoga, January 17, 2010

This monthly 2.5 hour workshop of Dynamic Breathwork is divided into two parts. In part one, the technique is instructed and participants are guided into their own experience. In part two, participants, using the same technique, eye-gaze with a partner. This technique is very helpful in relationships as it cultivates a grounded sense of self in the presence of others. Bring a partner or partner up at the workshop. Part two includes several rounds of eye-gazing. Class limit: 10 people, 1:30 – 4:00. $35.  Worshop meets every third Sunday of each month.

Starting January 5, 2010 at Bliss Yoga in Woodstock, NY

A weekly Dynamic Breathwork class invites up to 8 participants to explore and deepen their awareness of their present moment experience. With this technique, emotional and physical stress held in the bodymind automatically surfaces. With repetition, participants feel more confident in their ability to let go into their present moment experience which allows deeper and deeper stress structures to surface and release. As more and more stress releases, more and more pleasure, well-being and aliveness increase. Let go of fear and feel more alive. $15. for each class.  Every Tuesday 11:30 – 1:00

Group Breathwork in Philadelphia, September 2009

Experience the Joy of breath in this experiential hands on meditative breathwork session facilitated by world renound healer Jesse Torgerson. Lay down and do an ancient breathing technoque to clear your energy centers, enotional centers, and spiritual blockages! Great for all levels of students including beginners and advanced students.

If you are interested, please contact me.

Bi-monthly Psychodrama group starting in September, 2009 in Philadelphia

Psychodrama brings to the stage and re-enacts unresolved issues, events and relationships in our lives.  New options and unexplored roles bring healing, resolution and integration to the wounds of the past and challenges of the present.  Group members play the various roles in each other’s drama.

If you are interested, please contact me.

Bodymind Therapy Training in Philadelphia beginning in March, 2009

Bodymind Therapy Training includes instruction and process of Dynamic Breathwork, Cellular Release Somatic points and client centered dialogue techniques. Dynamic breathwork is a circular connected breath technique that accesses and releases deeply held tension and trauma still held in the nervous system.  The somatuc points of the Cellular Release system access and integrate emotional/physical armoring that has outlived its usefulness. Client-centered dialogue technique and inner child imagery acknowledges the participant’s inner healer as the agent of transformation.

The training teaches a specific line of inquiry and the skill of feeding back the client’s responses.

The purpose of the work is to dissolve emotional/physical armoring that has out-lived its usefulness thereby accessing more authenticity and wholeness. Using breath and somatic points, clients access and integrate their fear-based cellular memory. Moment to moment awareness of breath and experience continues the process of dissolving fear which allows a larger, more wholesome context for integration to emerge. Basic premise: The participant heals or transforms her/himself. Wholeness is the ground of our being. As we release fear, authentic wholeness emerges automatically. This experience is enhanced by our recognition of it.

The complete training is offered in 3 separate weekends. Each weekend begins with a Friday night session focused on Dynamic Breathwork. All day Saturday and Sunday includes instruction and process of the somatic points in the Cellular Release system. To assist in processing somatic point activation, the first and second weekend includes instruction of a client-centered dialogue technique and inner-child guided imagery. The third weekend offers guidance in self-care for the therapist.

$350. for each weekend
$975. for all 3 weekends

For more information, contact me.

Group Breathwork Sessions in Philadelphia

Experience the Joy of breath in this experiential hands on meditative breathwork session facilitated by world renound healer Jesse Torgerson. Lay down and do an ancient breathing technoque to clear your energy centers, enotional centers, and spiritual blockages! Great for all levels of students including beginners and advanced students.

August 8, 2008
September 12, 2008
October 10, 2008
December 5, 2008

All sessions will be from 7:00–9:00 PM
Green Life Yoga
Fee: $20.00 per person

Please call 215-482-1749 or email info@greenlifeyoga.com