Yoga + Improv - Lisa Ferris & Zach Huddleston - Studio 2

iO West

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Sunday, November 13, 2016
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Sunday, November 13, 2016
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028

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What's Included

DATES: Oct 16 & 23, Nov 6 & 13 The practices of yoga and improv have a lot in common: they’re both about being present and listening to yourself, they’re both incredibly challenging, and they’re both huge Los Angeles cliches. In this 4-week workshop, we’ll do sessions of yoga immediately followed by some improv training. We’ll explore how better awareness of one’s body impacts your work on stage and what corners of your play you can unlock by pushing the comfort zones of your body. It will be sweaty and hilarious. Prerequisites: Improv - Completion of 2 levels of improv training at any theater. Yoga - None. Though you will need to bring or borrow a mat. Lisa Ferris is a veteran improviser and yoga instructor. She’s completed multiple yoga teacher trainings and teaches yoga at YogaWorks and other studios across LA, including regularly at IO. She’s a graduate and performer at multiple improv theaters and has been known to do handstands at parties. Zach Huddleston is an improv instructor at IO West, a performer (HeyDay, Armando) and the Co-Artistic Director of the Theater. He loves yoga though his body continues to deny him in scenes.

About This Organizer

The LA branch of Chicago’s famed ImprovOlympic, iO West boasts dozens of L.A.’s best improv and sketch comedians as alums. Based on the work of director Del Close and co-founder Charna Halpern, iO pioneered the long-form improv style known as Harold, and created a story-based approach to improvisatory acting. iO West classes include seven levels of advanced improv training, as well as sketch and television writing programs, and students can also enroll in shorter workshops in subjects ranging from storytelling to commercial audition and beyond.  

L.A.'s premiere improv and sketch comedy venue, the iO WEST Theatre (formerly Improv Olympic), features the best improv and sketch comedy in Hollywood, with shows on two stages, seven nights a week! Celebrity guests perform with veteran improvisers every week. iO WEST's 99-seat, two-level Mainstage theatre includes a full bar, cocktail service, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The Andy Dick Black Box is “the lab in the back:” an experimental space that is open to all ages. Additionally, iO WEST offers improv classes, writing classes, and much more. Our alumni feature the best and brightest actors, writers, and directors in the entertainment industry, including: Emmy-winner, Tina Fey, as well as Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn, Adam McKay, Mike Myers, Jack McBrayer, Seth Meyers, Chris Farley, Andy Dick, Andy Richter, as well as numerous writers and performers from Saturday Night Live, MADtv, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, 30 Rock… not to mention the most promising talent of tomorrow.

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