Learn to Listen and Love Your Voice
No two voices are the same, as our voices are as individual as our fingerprints and are part of the uniqueness of what makes you recognisable as you. We all need to rely on our voices to convey a range of important messages as well as expressions of joy and love.
I know through my work as a therapist that when your voice is impaired then this can cause feelings of frustration, vulnerability and even economic hardship. Perhaps you are needing to be economic with how you use your voice and are avoiding taking calls or conversations because your voice is unreliable or fatigued and are limiting reading to your children at night. Perhaps you are hesitant to speak in public because your voice may falter.
Voice difficulties are not profession specific and can include singers, teachers, clergy, classroom assistants, barristers, builders, call centre workers and fitness instructors.
This workshop will provide you with some underpinning knowledge of how your voice works in a holistic way. It will teach you how to recognise your own vocal health and give you tips on how to improve your individual voice through knowledge and yoga and give you more confidence in using your voice.
Please note that individual voice therapy will not be offered during this workshop and this can only be offered after an examination by an Ear Nose & Throat Consultant.
This workshop will encompass an interactive educational presentation and yoga class that is focussed upon the subtleties of the amazing gift of your voice.
It will give you more awareness of how our voices are impacted by our bodies and our lifestyles and to learn that our voices don’t just suddenly disappear and will teach you how to listen, optimise and nourish your voice. Voice exercises often involve making some odd noises and face shapes, but doing this in a group setting with my guidance is liberating, fun and supportive.
What to expect
- To learn how voice is produced
- To learn what factors impact our voice quality
- To learn about vocal hygiene
- To learn how a sense of constriction and spaciousness impact our voices
- To understand the energy of our voice
- To learn some breathing exercises that will improve your vocal resilience
- To learn some key poses that will help you to open and maximise your voice
- To learn some voice exercises to help calibrate your voice
- Handouts to take home
What to bring to class
- A journal
- Yoga mat
- Yoga bricks/blocks
Who this class is for
What our students say
GeorgiaLast Monday was my first yoga class and being online was different but your set up was really clear and easy to see the class.I haven’t been doing yoga for long and I only have experience in solo home practice, so it nice to get feedback on how I was doing with the poses and to enjoy being in a group.I have a goal to become a lot more flexible and to be more relaxed as I hold a lot of tension. I really enjoyed the class and will be rebooking.
AprilThe retreat for me it was a very illuminating, connecting and sacred space that was created! We had space to be alone and to be together, and that balance was so spot on and allowed us all to honour ourselves and one another is such a loving way! I learnt more about my own energetic boundaries and when I need to prioritise recharging to stay focused and present with others! It was a LOT in one week but that’s what made it so transformational! I also had some amazing mystical experiences in that week, the presence of my nan with me during meditations and an overwhelming heart opening and expansion in one of your classes! Lots of tingles and magic!
Claire BaxterI always reap the benefits from Sam's classes both in a spiritual and a physical sense. I'm utilising the option of buying the classes that I would have usually attended or participated online live. This currently fits in with me as I have a full house and no real structure. Buying the classes allows me to fit yoga in where it's possible...and peaceful within my home! Allowing me to feel the full benefit of my yoga time and space without kids or partners stomping though my Savasna! Saying that I'm really looking forward to attending the studio again, as although I am benefiting from these choices in how and when I practice, I do miss the physical connection from Sam and my fellow yogees.
Claire BaxterI just wanted to say thank you for the Water element Hatha yoga. As always, it was a super lesson and very reflective of my needs at the moment.
Tara PerlakiLoved everything about the retreat week – and the fact that this created and put together off the back of massive changes, was so impressive.It felt like the first time in the course, that I had got to know my fellow yogi’s on the course and that made it even more special.The whole experience was so positive!
Event Timeslots (1)
15th January 2022