Sunday, November 20, 2016
12:00- 5:30PM | NEW YORK, NY
The 3rd Fit for Broadway Workshop will take place in New York City on Sunday, November 20th, 2016. This Workshop is dedicated to creating a Broadway-filled oasis as we explore the deeper layers of what it means to be Fit for Broadway through focusing on the mind, body, spirit connection in mediation and mindful practices. We’ve invited our Broadway guests to help highlight this theme in their panel discussions, and Broadway mentor small groups.
Inspired by feedback from previous attendees at our first two workshops, we will be narrowing our focus, introducing longer segments so attendees can experience more time with our Broadway special guests and our wellness experts.
(**Please Note: We realized the need for more time to dive deep and do not want to rush our FFB transformation so this Workshop will not include workouts.The December FFB Workout will focus solely on fitness so if you are interested in expanding your mediation and mindful tools for living in the city, this is the Workshop for you! This workshop is especially great for anyone injured or unable to join us in the more physically intensive Workshops.**)
This FFB Workshop caters to anyone in New York City who is interested in cultivating a deeper understanding of self & spirit in relation to their work!
(Limited tickets available)
<<EARLY BIRD TICKET SALES END ON NOVEMBER 2 >>
THE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
12:00-12:10 PM— REGISTRATION
registration begins promptly at 12:00PM where you will be be designated your Broadway mentor.
12:10- 12:20 PM — WELCOME! (The Main Stage)
Jane Jourdan of Fit for Broadway
12:20- 12:30 PM— Broadway Special Guest Mentors (The Main Stage)
12:30- 1:30 PM — Broadway Mentor Small Group Sessions (in The Wings)
small group hour long mentor sessions with one of our Broadway Mentors
1:30-2:00 – Juice with Jus by Julie (The Main Stage)
enjoy a delicious healthy boost of energy from Jus by Julie, a local juice company changing the way we Jus!!! 🙂
1:45- 2:00 PM— Haus Urban (in The Wings)
Hassan Sayyed introduces skincare for performers & explains the top tips for distressing your skin!
2:00- 3:00 PM —Broadway Keynote Speaker (The Main Stage)
Broadway’s SIERRA BOGGESS best known for her roles in The Little Mermaid, Love Never Dies, Phantom of the Opera, & School of Rock- The Musical.
3:00- 5:00PM Aya & Tyler (The Main Stage)
sound bath, mediation, energy work, and learning the tools to find mind, body, spirit wellness in the city with sound healers, Aya & Tyler
5:00 – 5:30 PM— My Intent (in The Wings)
MyIntent— What’s your WORD?
5:00- 5:30 PM Farewell
FFB Workshop Swag bags introduced, & Farewell
Sierra Boggess has played Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera multiple times and received an Olivier nod for originating the role in the long-running tuner’s sequel Love Never Dies; in the fall of 2016 she prepared to once again step into the Paris Opera House as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (production postponed). Boggess has additionally appeared on Broadway in School of Rock—The Musical, It Shoulda Been You, The Little Mermaid and Master Class; her other West End credits include Les Miserables.
“I was someone who always suffered with low body image self esteem. I was someone who hated my body for most of my life, which breaks my heart thinking back to how much time I spent being cruel to myself because I felt disgusted by my own body. It’s so horrible what we do to ourselves! Yoga, opened my heart and mind in a way that I give LOVE to myself and CELEBRATE what my body can do! Giving yourself a mantra telling yourself you are connected and meant to be alive and to stretch and be flexible are all metaphors for how we must live OUTSIDE of the workout room! By doing all these poses, having a mantra, twisting your body, balancing, focusing, you become GRATEFUL instead of HATEFUL! Hey! I just made that up! Grateful instead of hateful! Let’s use that mantra! And really “yoga” means “union” and we are UNITED and we are ONE and we are loving ourselves so that we can love each other. It’s a practice of love and it has helped me be grateful that I get to borrow THIS amazing body while I am on this earth! So let me treat it with respect and love so that I can be a vessel for good!”
Patrice Covington has been seen all over the globe, belting tunes with all-star Broadway casts of smash hit shows and with her own original music. She plays the role of Squeak in The Color Purple Revival and co-stars with super star talents Jennifer Hudson, Heather Headley and Danielle Brooks. She and her cast mates of The Color Purple recently became Tony Award Winners for the category Best Revival of a Musical. Patrice has also shined in Berry Gordy’s Broadway show Motown The Musical in the role Martha Reeve’s and performed alongside American Idol’s Ruben Studdard in the National Tour with the Grammy nominated cast of Ain’t Misbahvin’. Patrice has also been seen as Effie in the Broadway National Tour of Dreamgirls, and was a part of the Tony Award winning show, The Book of Mormon. Patrice debuted an EP produced by actor and singer Chaz Shepherd. Her music is also featured on web-series such as Tony Clomax’s 12 Steps to Recovery and the theme song to Robert Hartwell’s Broadway Quick Change. Her single “Life Feels Good Right Now” and music video can be seen and heard nationally on several major cable networks including Centric and Magic Johnson’s Aspire TV. For more please visit www.PatriceCovington.com and follow @Sangtrice on all social media platforms.
“I spent most of my childhood and adult life in a beautiful plus sized body. Heartache and life threw me into learning how to love myself into this new body and healthy frame of mind. After losing nearly 100lbs I have gone from playing Effie on the National tour of Dreamgirls to playing Squeak in The Color Purple on Broadway. I’m proud of that and me… Me loving myself from the inside out resulted in me just wanting to be my best in every aspect of my life and then everything just started to change. You are what you think.”
Beth is originally from Columbus, Ohio and started her performing career traveling the country in the 1st National Tour of 42nd Street. She then became a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall performing in the Christmas Spectacular. Her Broadway credits include: Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, White Christmas, Bullets Over Broadway and she’s currently in Something Rotten! On Your Toes at City Center Encores! Favorite regional shows: Minsky’s, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Chicago, Kiss Me Kate, and Crazy For you. TV credits include SNL, 30 Rock & Jimmy Fallon. Outside of performing, she’s currently the Master Trainer at Body By Simone, a dance-based fitness studio in NYC. She occasionally teaches tap at Broadway Dance Center AND also has a dessert blog with her best friend! JustDessertsNYC.com.
“[My fitness routine is] a mix of cardio, strength training, and yoga. I always take dance class but I’m also a fitness trainer at Body By Simone where we do a mix of dance cardio and strength training. I also love hot vinyasa yoga to stretch my muscles. I always remind myself that I’m doing what I love and have been doing since I was 3 years old. It’s in me to perform and it’s a nice positive reminder that nothing can go wrong if you’re doing what you love.”
Max Clayton Bio: Broadway: Something Rotten, On The Town (u/s Gabey), Gigi (Martel, u/s Gaston). Regional: Hartford Stage (Anastasia world premiere), Paper Mill Playhouse (The Bandstand world premiere), Signature Theatre (West Side Story, Riff), Kansas City Starlight (Footloose, Ren McCormack), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Oklahoma!, Slim) Kennedy Center (Gigi), Marriott Theatre (On The Town, Gabey), The MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, MTWichita, NSMT, Palace Theatre. BFA, CCM. @maxmclayton
“Sports and performing absolutely go hand in hand. Whether it’s with dancing, or just standing still and being present and comfortable in your body during a scene, having a background in sports is a huge advantage. People always ask, “how long have you been dancing?” When I explain that I didn’t really take an official “dance class” until college, I usually get a confused and amused reaction. I certainly did lots of choreography in shows during high school but I was never interested in taking class. But when I started dancing at school, I had an athletic foundation and was able to apply all of that to my dancing, partnering, lifting etc… We all [have bumps in our road to Broadway] You’ll hear “no” more than you’ll hear “yes” and that is OK. Don’t blame yourself and try your best not to compare yourself to anyone else. If you look like someone or have the same skill set as someone else, so what? No one, NO ONE, in the whooooole entire world is YOU. Remember that.”
Aya and Tyler are New York City based sound healers who share their 21st century approach to mediation through the power of sound. This workshop will aim to transform the performer’s mind body spirit connection.
In this segment you will…
- HEALING & THERAPEUTIC SOUND BATH experience the transformative and healing power of sound vibrations in their signature meditative sound bath with crystal healing & ancient tibetan bowls, **new to the FFB mediation Workshop experience**
- PRE-SHOW, PRE-AUDITION ENERGY REBALANCING EXERCISE learn a practical guide to building radiance as a performer and balancing your highest energy. Experience and learn partner techniques to awaken your energy flow and align mind body spirit awareness aiding focus, alertness, and confidence. *Tools great for cast mates, dance partners, or audition friends*
- MOVING MEDITATION, QI CENTERING Qi means vital flowing energy. During this practice you will learn a grounding and centering sequence through a moving meditation, radiating your highest self and connecting you to your highest potential.
- ENERGY MEDICINE a daily energy routine to help awaken eyes, an instant reset for bright clear, radiance. **Perfect tool before pictures, shows, auditions.**
- THE NEW YORKER’S 10 MINUTE MEDITATION learn the “New Yorker’s 10 Minute Mediation”, perfect for your pre-audition, pre-performance practice or to help find your calm in the greatest city in the world!
- ESSENTIAL OILS MINI WORKSHOP learn how to incorporate essential oils into your daily practice as a performer from finding your calm, igniting your energy, or creating passion for your art!
Aya and Tyler have been my sound healers in New York City for the past year and the transformative experiences I have had with them are too many to count. From sound healing therapy to practical exercises for easing anxiety to finding mind body spirit balance, Aya and Tyler are an essential part of building my Fit for Broadway lifestyle. – Jane J.
FFB “SWAG BAG” PARNTERS
Our Workshop “FFB Swag Bags” will be filled to the brim with Fit for Broadway’s favorites including healthy snacks, skincare, fitness gear, free class passes to New York City’s leading wellness and fitness studios in Manhattan, plus more surprises!
Look around, look around…
LOCATION: YG STUDIOS
(New York featured photo by @gmp3)