Our Training

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Few things have the power to influence the human heart and even belief systems like the Arts do. What would you say made a more lasting impact on you growing up - your favorite movies and songs, or your economics class?  It’s time for the Christian artists to come out of the caves and take up their God-given calling. Not just to conform to the world’s way of doing things, but to explore the vast limits of God’s creativity in us.

At REGA we teach and develop methods that engage the body, mind and soul using techniques that are emotionally safe and freeing all at once. We draw from the raw materials already in us - who we are, our personal history, our bodies - and maximize the inherent creativity in each individual, while also taking them beyond what they thought was possible.  Through body awareness training coupled with the disciplines of acting and singing, we learn about the instruments we’ve been given, how to become aware of the physical nuances needed for our craft, and how to make choices that will communicate our desired message or make our point most effectively. Our approach helps to de-layer the fears and insecurities that tend to hinder each student from being the free vessel they long to be.  Once they feel safe to open up their hearts, trusting that the Lord is giving them the freedom to do so, our students discover new levels of their creative potential.

 

Our Values

Artist Investment

REGA is about investing in each individual artist—who they are based on their unique gifts and personality. Our highly qualified teachers have top-level industry experience, create an encouraging environment, and take the time to get to know and build on the strengths of each student.

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Healthy Arts Techniques

At REGA, we feel strongly about bringing arts training that is healthy for each individual’s spirit, mind, and emotions. We always seek to create an atmosphere in which students feel safe and free to explore the limits of their inherent creativity.

Community Creation

REGA is a community of artists across varying levels and backgrounds who are here to support one another, grow together, and create beautiful and penetrating works of art.

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Spiritual Integrity

At REGA we acknowledge and embrace the intersection between the Arts and our spiritual nature. We address some of the spiritual questions and issues that come up for Christians called to the Arts industries, and provide mentorship and encouragement for those who see their faith as being integral to their art. Our spiritual oversight is Times of Refreshing Christian Center, NY, under the headship of Dr. Robyn Kassas.

 

Statement of Faith

At REGA we believe that all people are created in the image of God, all fearfully and wonderfully designed. Our values come from our Christian faith, the central tenet being that we ourselves are fallen humans who live and have our being only by the intervening mercy and grace of a loving God, expressed ultimately by the sacrifice of His only son, Jesus Christ. Because of that atoning sacrifice, we have the joy and privilege of living freely out of this life-altering Divine love and grace, and we seek to be vessels through which that love and grace flows to others. Some of our classes will draw from a connection to the Holy Spirit as the One who gives Life and reveals Truth. While the leadership of REGA hold to these beliefs, we do not require the same of every teacher and guest artist we bring on board. We invite students from any background of faith and of any belief system to come and take our classes and be a part of the REGA family. We only ask that each student be respectful of the authority of each instructor and leader, and of our value system, as outlined on this page.  All are welcome here!

REGA has an affiliation with Times of Refreshing Christian Center (TORCC-NY), and spiritual oversight by Dr. Robyn Kassas, head pastor of TORCC-NY.

 

Statement of Diversity

We believe that all men and women, of all races, colors, and ethnicities, are created in the image of God. We believe that every human who enters the doors of REGA is of equal, infinitely precious value, no one greater, no one less than. We consider it a privilege to be entrusted with the artistic growth of every person who wishes to study under our direction, and we are accountable before God for not only the fair and equal treatment of every person and student, but to follow Christ’s directive to love our neighbor as ourself. We enthusiastically welcome students from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and belief systems, and endeavor to create a community that is void of colonization or partiality of any kind.  It is our desire to create an atmosphere in which every person in the room knows they are not only accepted, but loved and valued.