Preacher Gym: A Sacred Playground for Creative Exploration

Beginning and ending with prayer, this workshop invites participants to consider embodiment as an essential aspect of preaching.  Florence McGregor works within theatre and church to teach classical vocal and physical modalities to enhance performance and delivery.  Based in a deep love for the spiritual connection of text and sound within the body, this series of workshops will move through physical and vocal warm-ups to textual, vocal and emotional exercises, an analysis and practice of classical reading through pronunciation and punctuation to enhance the presentation of sacred texts. The workshops explore being physically and emotionally present for the purposes of creating Divine intimacy with each other and with sacred texts in our churches. 

During the last 15 years Florence has been teaching and studying classical vocal and physical modalities that practice the specific and sacred connection/relationship between ‘actor - audience’ and ‘preacher - congregation’. "Preacher Gym” was one of the workshops at the Toronto Festival of Preaching this year.


Mondays, January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel College. 

Workshop series fee is $225.00 (plus HST) Early-bird is $200 (plus HST) by December 15, 2014. Deadline for registration Friday, January 16, 2015. For further information contact Betsy Anderson 416-813-4096

Florence MacGregor reg form 

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