MY APPROACH TO BREATHING
Developing free and responsive breathing helps you relax and improves the experience of whatever you do.
We’ll work together to clarify your needs and discover what’s really useful. Rather than pursuing a predetermined ideal, I’ll help you understand how your breathing works and unlearn old habits of breathing so you can become more present and free.
Depending on your needs, we can focus on these and other areas:
Learning how specific exercises and bodywork can help you experience greater freedom in your breathing.
Learning mindfulness and other meditation practices to be more fluidly present and able to focus on what matters.
Learning how breathing can help you speak or sing from your core.
Developing a better relationship with your breathing.
I am a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®--which offers a wealth of perspective and exercises on breathing. Depending on your needs, I may also draw from a variety of other approaches.
Approaches to Learning
The work is conceptual, experiential and practical, and the emphasis changes as needed.
Why Conceptual? Because how you understand something affects how you do it. Many people, even after study, have narrow, inaccurate, and unhelpful ideas about breathing.
Why Experiential? Because it’s not enough just to understand something. In order to learn something deeply, you also need to be able to experience it directly.
Why Practical? Because it’s important for our work to be useful outside of the studio.
What I Offer:
Private Lessons in Breathing
I offer private lessons in my West Hollywood studio to help you with breathing.
Breath-related work can also be done in voice workshops -- offered locally, nationally and internationally.
The Fitzmaurice Voicework Teacher Certification Program is grounded in a deep, varied, and practical exploration of breathing.