Ancient Practice meets Modern Times
Muscles naturally tense in difficult communicative interactions. Vocal Yoga for Breathing and Alignment helps students release tension from parts of the body- neck, chest, shoulders, back, abdomen, and buttocks- where it has built up from shallow breathing, poor body posture, and fight or flight.
BREATHING: Deep abdominal breathing and rib cage expansion exercises help to increase respiratory volume enabling students to learn the foundations of achieving a strong, confident voice quality.
ALIGNMENT: Counteract the effects of forward folding body posture associated with hunching over your technology devices. Students will learn simple posture adjustment techniques used by stage performers to stand tall to convey confidence.
SOUNDING: Speaking fear and anxiety results a tendency for the vocal pitch to rise as the speaker produces sound at the level of the throat. Students will use gentle yoga postures paired with sounding to practice dropping the voice into the body to achieve a grounded vocal resonance.
Loose fitting clothing is recommended. $15 Pre Register/ $20 Drop-in
Techniques are derived from The Heather Lyle Vocal Yoga Method.