Yoga for Singers Workshop with Sarah Whitten

28 Mar 2015

1773 Beacon St., Brookline, MA

Tags:

Masterclass/Workshop

Venue:

All Saints Parish

Time:

10:00am-1:00pm

Presenting Organization/Ensemble:

Greater Boston Choral Consortium

Conductor/Keynote Speaker:

Sarah Whitten, instructor

The Greater Boston Choral Consortium presents its annual winter workshop:

"Secrets to a Singer’s Best Sound: Yogic practices to unlock your vocal potential"

Led by Sarah Whitten

For more information, visit http://bostonsings.org.

The Greater Boston Choral Consortium presents its annual winter workshop:

"Secrets to a Singer’s Best Sound: Yogic practices to unlock your vocal potential"

*Space is limited; advance registration required. Please email your name, email address and choir to gbccinfo@gmail.com. 

**There will be a mandatory waiver to sign in order to participate. Yoga mats optional.

 

The top concerns I hear from singers are:

  • My voice gets tired in rehearsals and performance.
  • I can’t hit the high notes easily.
  • My shoulders and neck hurt.

And, to add insult to injury:

  • I get nervous when I perform

Imagine taking the stage grounded in a well-aligned body, connected to the breath and mentally focused. It may feel impossible, but this is what yoga, as a practice that looks at the whole being, does for you as a singer. 

In this 3-hour workshop we will explore yoga-based practices that address the above concerns as well as others. Please dress in clothing that moves easily and bring a yoga mat if you own one. There will be time for questions at the end.A 500 hour certified Yoga Instructor, Sarah trained with Barbara Benagh in the slow flow method, a fusion of Iyengar and Hatha yoga. She is also influenced by the teachings of Rod Stryker and Sarah Powers. A classically trained singer, she is member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing she holds a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy as well as a Masters in Vocal Performance, both from The Ohio State University. She has completed additional coursework in Voice Disorders through the MGH Institute of Health Professions. A member of Harvard’s Holden Voice Faculty for over a decade, she has presented yoga workshops for professional and amateur singers at the New England Regional NATS summer conferences, the Buckeye NATS chapter, the Boston NATS Chapter as well at colleges and universities and secondary schools around Boston.

For more information, visit http://bostonsings.org.

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