3-week morning challenge: „Yoga & Voice“ with Joanna Kupnicka
Sep 05-23, 2022
Mo-Fr 08.00–09.30
Gelber Raum (Mariannenstr. 48) & ONLINE
English
165€  

To join ONLINE please register here.
To join in GELBER RAUM register here.

This morning-challenge is held Online via Zoom and in Gelber Raum. You will receive the Zoom-Info to join the morning-challenge together with your booking confirmation via e-mail. The number of participants in Gelber Raum are limited to 20 yogis. Yogis who register for the online format are not allowed to join in-studio (due to the limited number of participants in Gelber Raum).
Yellow yoga will record the morning-challenge and the recording will be available to watch for 48h for all yogis.

Our voice is an important part of our personality. Every voice is unique. Just like breathing and speaking, singing is also a natural process and a natural human expression. In this morning challenge, you can learn about voice training and singing and practice yoga at the same time. You will learn about the connection between voice and mood and possibly understand why you might find singing difficult.  We will prepare you for singing through a strengthening Hatha Yoga practice. During these exercises, we will playfully integrate our voice and celebrate the joy of singing.

During the three weeks you will receive theoretical and practical input from classical voice training, a deeper understanding of pranayama and asanas and their effect on the body. Together we will learn some songs and mantras, which you can then practice and use for yourself.

Week 1
Introduction to the function of the voice on a psychological and physiological level:
– How does the interaction of breath and sound work?
– How does the body function as a resonance space?
– What does it actually mean to sound authentic and free?

Week 2 
– Deeper immersion in pranayama and heart-opening yoga asanas for a more conscious breath.
– Vocal physiological exercises to perceive voice and mood more subtly and accurately.
– What prejudices do we have about our voice?
– Free improvisation and singing songs and mantras together.
– Training an understanding of rhythm.

Week 3 
– Individual questions and reflection on the previous weeks.
– Tension and relaxation – asana and meditation – sound and silence.
– How does my voice sound and what is my mood?

Joanna Kupnicka is a musician and singer, teacher for voice and yoga, choir leader and nature lover. She has been practicing Yoga for 20 years and teaching Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga for 10 years with a big focus on the Individuum.  She made her first mystical choral experiences as a child. Since then it has been a great passion to work with polyharmonies. Hardly any other music is as powerful and beautiful as voices sounding together.