I’ve always felt like I’d go utterly mad if I didn't express myself in creative ways. It never felt like an option or a choice, as much as a necessity to express myself in order to stay relatively sane.
As a child I started performing first in acrobatics, which transitioned into modern dance, and later on, as an actor in both traditional and experimental theater. In my teens, I added writing to my creative outlets, and in my twenties, I started painting and drawing. Meanwhile, I was performing the whole time.
Happy as a pig in mud
Being in the flow of the creative process, and collaborating with other creatives is truly my “pig in mud” spot, my absolute happy place.
Throughout my twenties, I continued to perform both as a dancer and an actor, only interrupted by four years of conservatory theater school training, during which time I had some health problems that lead me to Reiki and the healing path. Ever since I discovered Reiki and experienced an almost miraculous healing from it, and decided to become a Reiki teacher, the healing and creative paths have been inseparable for me.
After graduating with my BFA in Theater from New World School of the Arts in Miami, I moved to New York City to pursue performing and ended up working as a dancer and choreographer. The cold winter and a boyfriend who lived in Los Angeles, convinced me to move out west. I’ve been in LA, primarily Santa Monica, since 1995.
I married, had a daughter and got divorced, all in relatively quick succession. I was teaching Reiki and working as a massage therapist, as well as directing lots of independent theater productions on Theatre Row in Hollywood. The divorce forced me to focus more on making money to provide for my daughter, and the healing arts took over as my livelihood for a number of years. For a little over a decade, I opened and operated three Pilates studios, and went to business school for my master’s degree in Organization Development. During this time, my creative expression was limited mostly to my spare time, writing short stories and blogs, painting, and producing a short film.
Finding my inner and outer voice
A mutual friend, a Santa Monica College professor and game composer, David Javelosa introduced me to Mark Estdale on a scuba diving trip to Catalina. We quickly connected over our mutual interest in the creative process of the actor, and we became close friends. In 2003 I became involved with Mark’s LA productions initially as production coordinator. Following the success of OM London, Mark opened up OM Los Angeles (Vault 501) in 2016 which provided an expanded opportunity for us to work together. Mark asked me to be Vice President for the new studio and demo space in LA which gave me an opportunity to step into full-time creative work again. After two and a half years as VP of OM Los Angeles (Vault 501), I transitioned to the role of Director of the GIVR method. I now offer voice over training there and in theater programs in colleges across the US.
To this day, the creative and the healing arts are still interwoven in my work. As a VO teacher, director, and actor, I get to play in the creative field with super talented people. And as a practicing healer and Kabbalist, I get to help creatives connect to their creative flow using the teachings of the Universal Kabbalah, where we work directly with the creation process in a method called the Four Worlds, used for bringing ideas into manifestation.
Trine C Jensen - Credentials
- Trine is a sought after voice over teacher, healer and artist. She teaches actors and other creatives how to get into the flow of the creative process. The work directly connects them with the creative force that is abundantly available to co-create with, and which flows through all of us.
- After two-and-a-half years as Vice President of OM Los Angeles (Vault 501), Trine has transitioned to the role of Director of the GIVR method training in the U.S. and as such she works closely with Mark Estdale, continuing to develop and refine the GIVR method, and at times teaches with him in London.
- Trine is a certified healer and coach, and has traveled extensively studying the performing arts, and multiple traditions of healing, meditation, and shamanism. She is a practicing Kabbalist trained in the teachings of the Universal Kabbalah, considered to be the mystical spiritual tradition of the West.
- Trine‘s more “earthly” credentials includes her BFA in Theatre from New World School of the Arts and she holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, She is also a Professional Certified Coach, and has been a lineage-holding Reiki master and teacher for close to thirty years.