Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholars

Vocal Yoga

Weekly Classes, Free & Open to the Stanford Community

Vocal Yoga is a weekly drop-in voice workshop designed to help you get your voice in shape.  These sessions are open to the entire Stanford community.

Date*: Wednesdays during Spring Quarter 2014 (March 31 - May 28, 2014) ; drop-in
Time: noon to 1:00 pm
Location: Room C-110 in the Graduate School of Business

Join the Vocal Yoga email list for more class details (https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/vocalyoga) or contact thomas@stanford.edu for more information.

* Class is held during fall, winter and spring academic quarters only (when undergraduate students are on-campus): Academic Calendar for 2013-14.

From: https://undergrad.stanford.edu/tutoring-support/hume-center/speaking/workshops


Special Sessions for Postdocs: April 1, 8 and 22, 2014

Dates: April 1, 8, and 22, 2014 
Time: noon-1 PM
Instructor: Thomas Freeland, Ph.D., Lecturer, Oral Communication Program

Vocal Yoga is a weekly voice workshop that has been offered at Stanford for ten years, and this session is being offered for postdocs.  The instructor, Tom Freeland, received his PhD in Drama from Stanford in 1999.  He is a lecturer in the Oral Communication Program at Stanford where he teaches public speaking  and vocal technique. Vocal Yoga is based upon the training Dr. Freeland underwent in  acting school, and he specializes in making these techniques accessible to non-actors for use in their careers.

Vocal Yoga for Postdocs will be offered over three sessions, you may sign up for one or all of the sessions.  

Session 1, April 1st: General relaxation and breath control; decompression of the spine and alignment of the body; release of tension in major zones of the  body (head and neck, shoulders, arms, ribcage, lower spine, pelvis, and legs). 

Session 2, April 8th: Release of free, open, projected sound; range and resonance of tone, breath support of full vocal vibration. Register:

Session 3, April 22nd: Shaping of sound through clear, consistent articulation; the thrill of consonants; connection to clear intention and focused delivery;  exploration of texts to seek out opportunities for the voice.  Register:

 

 

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