"I am very fortunate to have come across Carol early in my acting journey. And while I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most renowned acting teachers in the U.S., I still use the lessons and experiences from her class to evaluate what a good teacher is. And indeed, Carol's technique which takes a few hours to learn but a lifetime to master, has been a guiding principal in my whole growth process as an actor. Many acting approaches are more about tricks to cover up or workaround a performer's problems; imitating life. Carol's work is about tapping into the subconscious in a directly physical way and accessing the soul of the artist. And because of that, it has taught me so much more than just performing but about being human itself.”
Josh Murray Actor
Carol's book, ‘Breathing, Awareness and Joy,' is such a practical and also spiritual necessity for the actor. Carol has a way of giving the actor practical steps to practice the work, but also explains the whole approach as to why the work is necessary, important and helpful. Not only did this book help my acting technique and practice, but also helped me as a human to see the world in a healthier way. The point of the book isn't to book work, but I have booked much more since reading and practicing the breathwork. You won't be disappointed-get it now!
What an interesting approach! It feels so gentle and harmonious releasing the actor from all kinds of stress and violence. I have to tell you, you spoke right into my heart! From the introduction to the very last page I got fascinated, encouraged, consoled, scolded, amused (what a beautiful sense of humor!), and even deeply, deeply moved.
Evita ZimaliActor - Athens, Greece
I continue to write my new play, June and Nancy, and I am constantly moving through blocks of fear and perfectionism. I was not sure how bringing bits and pieces of my play into class would help in the beginning; I just trusted that this process worked, so I did. What I was able to learn was that it wasn't until stepping into the lives of these characters did I truly understood who they were. Not sure that I still do completely, but what I do know is that by being fully present with The Breathwork, I was actually able to take a clear inventory of my writing. I am so excited to continue on this journey with you, and am truly grateful of the process that you guide me through.
Michelle RamoniActor & Playwright
I can just trust you to be my eyes -- well, better than MY eyes. Someone who can see me more clearly than I see myself. I know if I'm just wandering or waffling directionless, you will see what is blocking me or getting in my way and will offer me a way to work with it, and then I will suddenly find RELEASE and then I feel SO much better! Then I feel hopeful again about moving forward and creating more -- I feel all the possibilities instead of all the ‘can’ts’
Gabrielle Maisels Actor & Playwright
"I was reading the Chabad webpage about the symbolisms of light for the holiday of Chanukah, and I came across this paragraph..."
'The ultimate luminary is one who effects real change in others: transforming the darkness into light. teaching and training others to take those emotional triggers that spawn feelings of anger, inadequacy, helplessness and lethargy, and channel them properly so that instead they produce passion, productive introspection and commitment to self-improvement. This is real light. Not one that is superimposed, and not one that will vanish when the ‘sun sets.’
"This is what you have done for me, and for that I am eternally grateful.”