Workshops and Retreats for Personal Growth

New Age Magazine Cover "An inspiring retreat shows how confronting stage fright can be a fun – and funny – way to tap into hidden confidence and creativity. This is women at their best – laughing, empathizing and noticing and applauding every tiny milestone that anyone reaches. They are happy to share their vulnerabilities as well as their tissues. Goodman, a bundle of positive energy, cultivates this atmosphere of trust and openess.... [She] somehow manages to be charming and challenging at the same time."  

     – New Age Journal
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Katie Goodman

A workshop of laughter and self-discovery, exploring improvisational theatre games as tools to:

• Access your inner creativity
• Learn to trust your ideas

• Stay in the flow of the moment
• Listen to your intuition
• Gag your inner critic
• Break from perfectionism
• Overcome performance fears
• Laugh and release tension
• See yourself as a creative, self-confident person
• Bond with other creative souls, laugh and have fun
         ...and discover how to apply these lessons to your daily life.

Why Improv?

• Comedy Improv games are designed so that you don't have time to censor yourself. Your ideas flow from their source without self-criticism and self-consciousness getting in their way. The games train you to bravely trust the quality and validity of your ideas.
• Comedy Improv games pull you into their current. Learning to feel comfortable in this flow, to let go of the controls and surrender to the moment, opens you to a rich source of creativity and self-confidence.
• Comedy Improv takes us out of normal time and interactions. It's a diagnostic tool in discovering how we operate. We can look at ourselves, laugh with others, and learn.

The lessons of this workshop apply to anyone and everyone's life, art, work, play and relationships.

"Katie Goodman's improv-comedy/life coaching approach is fantastic. Her guidance and feedback taught me more about myself than years of therapy, giving me insights I never thought possible without the help of psychotropic mushrooms. Line up to buy her books and workshops--she's worth it!"  –Martha Beck, Best-Selling Author


Real Women Profil 

By Megan Ault Regnerus

"While one might describe Katie Goodman as an actress or comedienne, those labels would fall short of explaining what happens when genius meets seemingly ceaseless energy."
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Click Here to read a lovely blog from an enthusiastic workshop participant!

"We were captivated by her energy, her personal and accessible style and the compassionate humor—we’re still talking about it. In a word, a huge hit! To my delight—and to the audience’s—she handled them with grace, insight, and wit. I know I left enlightened and invigorated, and that’s a terrific gift. And, I think those who can transmit that power— the power of creative ideas— those folks have a responsibility to do so. It’s valuable information; it’s the sort of thing that keeps a community’s soul alive. And, Katie can bring that.”
-Dean Williamson, Sunflower Center for Arts

"I knew the workshop would energize me and give me confidence, but I'm amazed at the strength of the energy and confidence this weekend has inspired. Katie possesses a real knack for putting people at their ease. Her inner peace and strength draw others to her and her humor and intelligence keep them around." –Pam S.

, workshop participant

"I have loved Katie’s shows and when a friend suggested that we attend her seminar, I immediately agreed. On the way over, though, I panicked because I have always been shy and could not really see myself participating in comedy exercises with people I don’t know! But Katie put everyone at ease right away and it was a day of full of fun, confidence building, and making new friends. And I found that I can in fact be funny! Katie is amazing – so warm, energetic, and creative and she brings out the best in everyone around her."  –Dominique Bravo, workshop participant

"Improvisation for the Spirit answers the question "How can I be whole in all that I do, achieve and who I interact with?" It was beautiful! Katie wonderfully blended a playful yet professional approach in all the activities. She chose a curriculum that spoke to me and the others in an encouraging way." –Lisa K.

, workshop participant

"I was in need of a non-judgmental, accepting environment. I realized how simple and relaxed my life really is but how difficult I make it. Trusting that everything will work out in an improv game can apply to life. Kate is terrific." –Marjorie D.

, workshop participant

"Katie told us to clear our minds and the comedy would come. I told her there would be nothing there. I was wrong." –Anne W., workshop participant

"Wow! I am still trying to process all that I learned at your workshop. Improv is not my comfort zone for sure, but it did expand it.  You are an amazing, gifted teacher and professional. I admire you for all your abilities to make people comfortable, help them to play and be creative. What a treasure you are."
- Allyson A., workshop participant


Click here for Katie's workshop schedule, or to register.