Your most important tool as an asana teacher is your voice. I work with yoga teachers to help them use their voices skillfully and healthfully. I offer workshops and one-on-one sessions.
Even the most respected teachers could elevate their teaching by learning to use their voice to communicate more effectively. You can be good, and with insight, you can become great.
It is a lot to ask of your untrained and habitual speaking voice. When you teach, you may use your voice for an hour or an hour and a half. You may teach several classes a day. You can only benefit from developing methods that protect, train, and sustain your voice, deepening your connection to the primary tool you use to educate your students.
In today's Zoom yoga class culture, getting feedback on your classes is easier than ever. You record a few yoga classes in the cloud and send me a link to access them. I will be your eyes and ears. I watch, listen, and take notes. We set up an online session to review your top priority concerns, which can be your choice, or I can offer my insight: vocal habits and hygiene, crutch words, or ways to refine your communication and teaching skills. After we meet, I will send you my notes with suggestions for vocal exercises that will help you protect or enhance your voice and speech. After a month, we will check in again to discuss your discoveries or resolve any questions you may have, or we will set up private lessons as needed.
"Sarah Bell as a voice coach for my yoga teaching has been eye-opening! Sarah dedicates her ear and expertise to evaluating hours of my classes so that she can identify the ticks and crutch words that distract from my message as a teacher. She gave me exercises I use to warm up my voice, and highlights ways for me to be more effective so that I can better connect with my students. She brought humor and focus to the experience. Her perspective is original and her notes will continue to be useful.”
"I can’t help to sit during the teacher training and think to myself - “Speaking of Yoga” helped me out tremendously to understand the importance of "voice.” "
"Thank you so much for such a beautiful and inspiring workshop! It's incredibly difficulty to give a snapshot of how breath and the voice work but you did it with such ease and clarity. I've added the warm-ups you gave us to my morning practice and I've noticed even more resonance, especially going through the chakra sounds. I would love to keep in touch as I begin to explore yoga and voice in my own work."
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