Post Performance Recovery - Workshop - October 29 2018

Post Performance Recovery -Tools to Reset from the Stress of Performing

Monday, October 29th, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00pm
Theatre Ontario Boardroom
Suite 350, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto


Are you an actor struggling to let go of a character? A director working on intense material? A teacher looking for tools to support students in their performing careers?

Performing is an intense job. We give our whole selves over to it – sometimes even losing ourselves in it. It creates physical tension and mental stress, and challenges us to go to deep emotional places. And it can be difficult not to take our work home with us at the end of the day.

How do we deal will this? How do we cool down after performing? How do we make sure that what happens on stage, stays on stage? 

 In this hands-on workshop we’ll explore a series of simple, practical exercises to help you release the  physical, mental and emotional stress accumulated from performing and come back to yourself.  We’ll talk about vicarious trauma and the importance of creating boundaries between your personal and performing lives. And we’ll learn how to build a personal practice you can use after a performance or rehearsal, to help you do all this.

Plus, you’ll go home with a copy of Mairin’s e-book – Perform. Release. Repeat: Developing Your Own Post-Performance Recovery Practice. – that includes written and audio versions of all the exercises explored in the workshop and more!

Meet the Instructor…

Smit_MairinMairin Smit is a Performance & Wellness Coach, Yoga & Meditation Instructor, and Founder of Five Winds – Performance & Wellness Coaching. She is passionate about helping performers achieve vitality, balance, and personal wellness throughout their performing careers. 

Mairin coaches performers using body and movement based methods and meditation techniques to help them prepare for and recover from the stress and intensity of performing. She also works with performers in need of a refresh to find focus and precision in their performing careers. Her clients include actors, dancers, musicians, athletes, leaders and entrepreneurs who spend significant time presenting in front of audiences.

She has led workshops on yoga for performing, performance preparation and post-performance recovery at Canadian Stage, Toronto Fringe Festival, Hillside Festival, Ankh Yoga and Peel District School Board. Her work on performance and wellness has been featured in Intermission MagazineElephant Journal and Cue to Cue: The Performers Podcast.

Mairin holds an HBA in Theatre Performance from the University of Toronto. She is a certified yoga instructor in Hatha, Restorative, Yin, and Chakra yoga and a Mindfulness Meditation teacher. She served for seven years as the Artistic Director of Glasswater Theatre, a Toronto based independent theatre company committed to fostering new methods of performance creation and exploring the intersection between reality and theatricality. She has worked in Toronto and abroad as an actor, director, and arts administrator.

Mairin is currently based in Toronto, ON where she coaches performers from all over the world in person and online. Find out more about her work on her website:


Course Fee 

$35 plus HST Regular Price

$17.50 plus HST for Theatre Ontario individual and organization* members

*Theatre Ontario Organization Members may send 1 delegate at the member price.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy 

  • If we receive your cancellation more than 5 business days before your workshop, you will receive a full refund less 10% administrative charges.
  • If we receive your cancellation 5-1 business days before your workshop, you’ll receive a 50% refund.
  • If we receive your cancellation on the day of your workshop or you do not show up for your workshop, no refund will be issued.
  • If Theatre Ontario cancels a workshop you will be refunded in full.



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