DAY TEN – Finally, A Day of Rest

Tuesday, May 21 – The last day of teaching was fantastic. It seems I always go through the same pattern in my teaching. First day – cautious and slightly nervous beginning, myself and students hoping for some moment of magic or inspiration. Middle days – we settle into a routine and slowly get to know each other and I get my grounding and they gain confidence. Final day – go out with a bang, fireworks and, often, unexpected waves of gratitude and enthusiasm – from both sides. I realize how lucky I am to have these experiences over and over again. Each time with a new group of students, each time ending with such powerful connections and 50-100 new friends. Miraculous. I am grateful every day.

Some quick shots of the final day …

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Exploring the Interrogation Process with Natalia (director), Dima (interpreter) and Nicholas (actor)

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Mark and Natalia (director). Natalia soon became the first contributor to the Travis Technique DVD Project. She is very proud of that.

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Mark demonstrating techniques to generate emotions within the character.

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Part of the rest of the class.

DSC_0245And at the end of the day. Book signings. And millions of questions.

And a few wonderful birthday gifts.

And now I will spend the rest of DAY TEN … resting. Most likely will not go anywhere. What I call a pajamas and bathrobe day. Love those days. Never have to get dressed. Can sleip into bed and take a nap at any time. Putter around for hours. Listen to music. Enjoy life and all the wonders that it brings. A great day.

Tomorrow. Moscow. Exploring the city again with good friends.

More news soon. Cheers, M.

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