Event Details

  • When: Friday, 08 June 2018
  • Dates: Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June

    Times: Friday 7.30-9,30 pm. Saturday 9-5pm, Sunday 9-12.30pm

    Course Fees: £175 payable to Ashley Ramsden.

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP: A Breath of a Weekend

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: A Breath of a Weekend

In search of a deeper breath, a deeper self with Ashley Ramsden and Olivia Olsen.

“Listen are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?” Mary Oliver

When I speak my breath carries everything I say and am.

This mostly happens unconsciously. But what would happen if I gave myself the space to breathe more deeply? Invaluable things await me there.  Greater confidence, the ability to be more present for myself and others; even a voice that has integrity, strength, connectedness.

On this weekend you will receive individual coaching to help you inhabit your body and your breath in ways that will benefit you whatever your occupation.

Working with your pure presence in the presence of others, with what comes up in moments of tension, your relationship to your voice and the images you have built about yourself we will invite you to breathe into places where your breath has perhaps never been before.

For anyone needing to breathe deeper:  people involved in presentation skills, storytellers, actors, executives and 9 billion others suffering from stress.

No experience necessary. We all have plenty!


Olivia Olsen currently teaches movement and voice for business professionals in the University of Toronto. She comes from a movement background, studied acting in London and has worked as an actor in Britain and Canada. She holds an MA in Voice from Central School of Speech and Drama where she coaches Voice for Performance. She has a Post Graduate Degree in Voice from York University Toronto and has also trained and instructed for ten years at Canada's National Voice Intensive where movement to language relationship thrives. Olivia has been a course leader in the School of Storytelling since 2011.  

Ashley Ramsden is a co-founding director of the International School of Storytelling, the longest running centre of its kind in the UK. He has run countless courses there and all over the world working with storytellers, teachers, healers, business people, children, parents, activists and animal communicators to mention a few! He continues to tour with his many one man performances and is a speaker of Sacred Poetry.