Bethlehem, PA Lyric mezzo soprano Megan Durham serves on the voice faculties of DeSales University, Lehigh University and Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. Megan also works as a Singing Voice Specialist (SVS) in partnership with medical professionals as part of a voice care team to habilitate singers diagnosed with voice disorders. As a certified yoga teacher and YogaVoice® Practitioner, Megan is passionate about how mindfulness based practices allow singers to re-pattern the body's response to fear and trauma. By mitigating unnecessary muscle tension and calming the mind, singers can reveal what is innately beautiful and authentic in the voice by asking not "is it correct?" but rather, is it "free?" To have a personal "yoga practice" implies an ongoing process rather than finite product mindset. It suggests a lifestyle, a way of being. YogaVoice's transformative approach to voice pedagogy allows the singer to form a vocal practice in the same way--to create a way of singing that is also a way of being.
Emmaus, PA YogaVoice® is integral to my teaching beginning with my belief that every singer has a true and beautiful voice that can be expressed through practice and exploration. I use sounding work, vowels, yoga breath work, physical poses, intention, meditation and more to uncover the beauty of every individual voice. With an open and light heart we joyfully explore whatever repertoire you enjoy and find what you want to communicate through it.
Northern NJ Denise is a certified YogaVoice® and Sound Healing Practitioner and Yoga Instructor (CYT 500). She is also a professional classical singer, certified energy worker and kirtaniya (yogic chant). She discovered yoga and energy healing after experiencing severe whiplash in a van accident while on an opera tour. Although she began exploring yoga initially to relieve physical pain, it completely shifted her life and led her to explore sound as a healing and spiritual practice. A great believer in the power of vibrational healing, Denise’s mission is to assist others in finding their voice, be it speaking, singing, or one’s inner truth/soul expression. She works with anyone in search of her/his true expression. By empowering oneself, one can experience physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing that reflects into daily life. Her studies of YogaVoice®, sound healing, meditation, chanting, and other healing arts have taken Denise to India, Guatemala, Nepal and Nova Scotia, in addition to many special experiences in the states. She has completed advanced training in IET (energy therapy) and Avesa Quantum Healing and is a certified Himalayan Singing Bowl Sound Practitioner and Teacher through the Atma Buti Sound and Vibrational School in Boulder, CO.
Fredericksburg, VA Toni Maxine completed her training as a certified YogaVoice® Practitioner in August 2016. Additionally, she holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance/Vocal Pedagogy from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy/ Music Education from Henderson State University. Toni combines the tenets of YogaVoice® with her years of experience as a performer, formal training as a vocalist, and educational background in vocal pedagogy to provide her students with a rich learning experience focused on growing their individual singing potential. Toni appreciates the deep spiritual connection that comes from music and uses the chakras, asanas, and pranayama practice to deepen this connection and free the self for authentic expression. Her award-winning vocal studio is committed to developing the talents of her students of all age levels in a safe and nurturing environment.