Working in the performing arts requires huge amounts of physical and emotional energy. Meditation can help to harness that energy for the moments we need it most. Whether you’re performing, recharging, getting out of character, or just relaxing, we hope you find these meditations helpful.

Meditations designed and delivered by Deone Zanotto, owner and founder of Performance Based Meditation. Shortly after winning the green card lottery, Deone moved to New York and was almost immediately cast in a Broadway show. Not sleeping well, and under incredible stress, Deone found meditation, and suddenly her life looked completely different. She began sleeping through the night, and handled the pressures of her new job with ease, grace and joy.

Deone is passionate about meditation, and has had a daily practice for more than 13 years. After studying in New York and Los Angeles she decided it was time to share her skills with other performing arts workers.


Performance Energy 

8 minutes

Harness energy, confidence and mindset for performance! The perfect addition to your pre-show warm up, or even before auditions, presentations, awards nights – any time you need to find performance energy.



Wind Down

6 minutes

You’ve expended so much energy during a performance – this isn’t about losing that energy, but about allowing the mind and body to rest and be calm, so you are able to call on that wonderful energy whenever you need it.



Express Show Wind Down

3 minutes

You’ve expended so much energy during a performance – this is a quick meditation to help you get out of ‘show’ mode and back into ‘life’ mode.




7 minutes

This meditation helps you to get out of a character, out of a show, or even out of a scene and get back into your own body. It involves running your hands over your body and flicking away energy with gratitude.




6 minutes

This meditation involves stepping through a ‘doorway’ – either actual or imagined. Great for getting out of character (in whatever way ‘character’ applies to you), take some time to kindly and gently move forward as your wonderful self.


Perfect for anytime:

Extend Breath

4 minutes

Extending your breath can have an incredibly calming effect. A great technique to use before an audition, before you step out on stage, in the middle of an argument, when you’re stuck in traffic – any time you need to feel calm in the ‘right now’. 


Perfect for anytime:


12 minutes

Often in the arts we spend so much time giving of ourselves – our energy, time, emotions, and empathy. Take time out to extend that kindness to yourself, and embrace self-love as an active act of self-care.

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