3-Week Morning Challenge: Yoga and Voice with Joanna
Oct 26-Nov 13, 2020
Studio Sonne; Sonnenallee 67
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Our voice is part of our personality and our being. Just like breathing and speaking, singing is a natural process and an innate form of human expression. In this morning challenge you will gain deep insights into vocal training and singing, alongside a physical yoga practice. You will get to know the connections between voice and mood and possibly come to understand why you find singing difficult. A strengthening, mindful Hatha Yoga practice will prepare your body for the vocal exercises, playfully integrating the voice into the practice and celebrating the joy of singing.
During these three weeks you will receive both theoretical and practical input from classical vocal training, a deeper understanding of pranayama and asanas as well as their effect on the body. Together we will learn mantras and other songs which you can practice and use for yourself in the future.
Introduction to the function of the voice on a spiritual and physiological level:
– How does the interplay of breath and sound work?
– How does the body work as a resonating space?
– What does it actually mean to sound authentic and free?
– Deeper immersion into pranayama and heart-opening yoga asanas for a more conscious breath.
– Physiological voice exercises to help perceive voice and mood more subtly and precisely.
– What prejudices do we have towards our voice?
– Free improvisation and singing songs and mantras together.
– Training our sense of rhythm.
– Individual questions and reflection on the previous weeks.
– Tension and relaxation – asana and meditation – sound and silence.
– How is my voice and how is my mood?
Joanna Kupnicka is a musician and singer, voice and yoga teacher, choir director and nature lover. She has been practicing Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga for 20 years and teaching them for 7 years, with a particular focus on injuries and individual limitations of the musculoskeletal system. She had her first magical experiences with choir music as a child and ever since then working with polyharmonics has been her greatest passion. Voices sounding in unison is very likely the most beautiful and powerful music in the world.