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
Janet OliverYou asked for feedback on my experience at Same Star Yoga, so here goes: The location - Really convenient! I'm delighted the studio is so close to my home. Design and interior 'decor' - A beautiful, calm and relaxing space. Perfect for practising Yoga. Teachers - All the classes I've attended have been expertly led. The teachers are very attentive to students' needs & requirements. Prices - Very reasonable. I like the idea of the multi-class passes, which are very handy for those of us who want to try out different sessions.
Pernilla VizardI just booked my first class with you, so looking forward to seeing your studio! I’ve been practising with Gaye Gorman since I moved here five years ago, but since lockdown it’s been all on line so cherishing the chance to go to a live yoga class again. Your website is beautiful and so many exciting classes on offer. I wish you every good fortune in this new venture.
Gaye GormanThank you so much for all your help yesterday to make it a successful day. Everyone was so appreciative that there is such a lovely space to practice their yoga.They all felt so comfortable and at ease and definitely connected to the vibe you have created in the building.
Rachel MannI can't recommend this studio and the teachers Faye and Samantha at Same Star yoga enough. I am now doing my Yoga Teacher Training with them which I feel shows how highly I regard their level of tuition.
Ollie & HollyJust a quick email to let you know that my experience with you both at Same Star Yoga has been extremely eye opening for me. I’ve always enjoyed yoga in the setting of my own home as didn’t think personally I would be able to relax and enjoy it as much but I was very wrong. On both occasions the venue was so chilled and inviting and the level of instruction and warmth from you both was absolutely critical to enjoying such a lovely experience. I shall definitely be coming again and thank you both very much. Couldn’t recommend it enough to enjoy on your own or like I did as a couple.